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Homestay in Glen Huntly - Melbourne, Australia
From $55  /   per night

About the Homestay

Suburban Period style

HOME AWAY FROM HOME -- Large fully furnished private really nice room with built in large robes, king or single bed and all linen provided. Bright,clean centrally heated and air conditioning.
We are a great, friendly, quality charming and gorgeous Aussie style place to stay with Aussie couple. If you are looking for a home and not just a place to live (privacy or join in) we are a Large 2 storey (5 bedroom) renovated 100 year old home and beautiful (2-1/2 bedroom)cottage at back of our home. Three large bathrooms (shared)
We have no children or pets here, but we love sports and take an interest in everything and love people of all cultures.

GLEN HUNTLY – Zone 1 – fantastic location – close to everything
- 4-8 minutes (depends on how much or how fast you walk ...lol) direct walk to train/tram, bus stops and shops and cafes
- 15-20 minutes train ride to Melbourne city centre (depends if train goes direct or through the city loop)
- 20-25 minute tram ride (No. 67) to St Kilda beach
- 10 minute bus ride to Chadstone (largest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere with shops, theatres, bowling alleys etc)
- 3 minutes walk to green parks/bike tracks – we have 4 bikes and helmets which we are happy to loan to you
- 15 minutes walk direct to outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts (weather permitting)
- Nightrider bus 980 stops about 20 minutes walk from home if late in the city centre
On arrival -
- beautiful towels and soap in your room
- Freshly laundered sheets, doona covers and all linen
- Brochures available of places to visit and where you can book and how to get there ...also ....

1) Complimentary - Breakfast including – juice, fruit, tea/coffee (coffee machine – Lavazza coffee), cereal, toasts – help yourself
2) You are welcome to help yourself to tea/coffee at all times
3) Complimentary - Washing done and folded twice a week/ Irons, ironing board and Elna press to use
4) Compimentary - We have 4 Bikes & helmets if you wish to use for bike rides, lots of bike tracks in Melbourne and areas
5) Complimentary - DVD/CD library (heaps of varied music) and huge Book library , also (avid collection of movies –current and great selection)
6) Also available is WIFI complimentary

We used to include our dinners however as food prices have rapidly increased in Melbourne we also make available -
** Beautiful big cooked dinner at night - home cooked buffet style help yourself dinner (as per our picture) – $15 per night per person if you would like, or bring some food in or dine out - up to you
Note:
** We have had to include a $20 Cleaning Fee on leaving your room prior to checking out. We ask for this on arrival with your payment - with thanks

Additional Info

Languages in our house are varied - Joy speaks English, some Turkish, some French, little Italian & Spanish, Owen - English, Northern Irish

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Bikes for use
  • Computer
  • Games Room
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Bedrooms available for booking

   

Upstairs -near Attic
$55
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
2 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

We have double room or single if needed. Room - King size bed or single. Beautiful light , built in robes & all linen - upstairs or downstairs

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$55
$110
Upstairs
$55
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

We have double room or single if needed. Room - King size bed or single. Beautiful light , built in robes & all linen - upstairs or downstairs .

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$55
$110
Downstairs
$55
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

We have double room or single if needed. Room - King size bed or single. Beautiful light , built in robes & all linen - upstairs or downstairs

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
$55
$110
You have selectedTotal Booking AmountPayable Upon Booking

How it works

About the Area

We are in the south eastern area - 8 ks from the city and only 4 mins direct walk to all transport - train/tram and bus stops. It is a lovely peaceful "village" type of place but with some great shops and Chadstone only 10 minutes bus ride away (the largest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere). Lots nice cafes, restaurants, bars and great fashion shops and markets sometimes. Go into the city centre in 15-20 minutes by train or by tram for longer relaxing time.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Water sports
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Light Breakfast
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Board
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian

House Rules

General house cleanliness- rooms are expected to be kept clean
Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance

We are really happy when you offer "Is there anything I can do to help especially around dinner time" - it's always appreciated - things like empty the dishwasher, or any little thing.
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

41 Reviews

  • 3 hearts
    March 2017

    Made welcome an unusual but cluttered house. Very little room round our bed because of cabinets covered with sheets. Nice good value evening meals. Disappointed to be told at the last moment to vacate our room by 9.00am.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    You had a downstairs bedroom right next to our beautiful bathroom - the bedroom has a giant king size bed. Also in addition to cooking many dinners for you, we offered you in your stay plentiful breakfasts with the freshest and wide variety of fruits as well as other breakfast foods and we went out of our way to cook a large roast dinner complete with Yorkshire puddings and Australia's best roast lamb and pork and dessert, and because of your complaints about going to our wineries here in outer Melbourne we actually offered you 2 bottles of our own expensive wines which you drank in our home (at no cost to you) to appease your disappointment of the wineries of which we have some excellent ones in outer Melbourne. We do ask our guests to vacate around 10am (as per in most hotels) but state that our guests are quite welcome to stay in our home - loungeroom, family rooms etc until flights. I personally also organised a hotel for you, booked it and printed out the documents. We did offer to take you to the next main station at Caulfield to save you carrying luggage but you declined. Its a shame you have felt this as our 39 other reviews seemed to have been more than happy. We hope you have an enjoyable stay at your Homestays in New Zealand as you mentioned you would not be having dinners there.

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  • 4 hearts
    March 2017

    Thoroughly enjoyed the company of both Joy and Owen and lt was very pleasurable having dinner with the other guests...Lots of laughs!!..The house is absolutely amazing..The room was very clean & accomodated my needs..Joy is a Great detailed stylist!!..The garden surroundings are so well laid out & an abundance of colour...All so relaxing..l highly recommend them BOTH as hosts..Rose

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Thank you Rose for your review.. we have seen you come back again and no doubt will see you again too as you have mentioned. Happy to have you stay when you are in Melbourne if we have a room. So glad you found our house relaxing and also enjoyable - we love this atmosphere

  • 4 hearts
    February 2017

    Joy and Owen are very caring people whose concern is to make their guests stay happy and comportable. Food plentiful, evening meal usually home cooked food at a very reasonable price of $10. Profile could do with updating. Wouldn't recognise Joy from current picture.Distance from Southern Cross station to house much further by taxi then stated.
    Would recommend.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Hi Ally, so funny re our pic.... I guess because I don't always wear make up...and my hair changes sometimes...however yes it is much better to get a train to glen huntly and city to glen huntly is 8ks but sometimes taxis when they have new travellers will take you the long way....lol Hope everything goes well for you and perhaps see you another time.

  • 5 hearts
    February 2017

    Hi I am Nana , I have recently stayed in Joy's house,since it is close to the train station, it provides very convienent transport to the city.

    We are impressed with a wonderful room, the bed is increditably comfy, thr kitchen is full of rich breakfast, actually brunch for us.

    Joy is so kind that she would spend her time chatting with us, her husband Owen is also a nice gentleman whom we had a short but nice and happy conversation.

    We highly recommend you guys try her dinner, it's more than delicious, we especially love the curry chicken, literally of chef cooking level.

    I must say ,without her advice to the tour in the visitor information centre, we can't say we have been to Melborune at all.

    If anyone go to Melborune, I am sure Joy is your right choice, thanks again Joy, your hospitality is very much appreciated.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Lovely to have you both stay and so happy that you enjoyed our Homestay and most of all our lovely city Melbourne. Come and see us again soon

  • 5 hearts
    January 2017

    I stayed with Joy and Owen for one night, they were very welcoming and I immediately felt comfortable.
    The room was nice and clean, and everything you need provided for. They make you feel at home and I really enjoyed staying with them.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    We loved having you to stay... and would welcome you back anytime. Keep in touch and good luck on life's journey... joy and owen

  • 5 hearts
    January 2017

    We had a wonderful time at Joy's homestay in Melbourne. Joy and Owen were very nice and helpful in every way. They welcomed us with tea and biscuits eventhough we came very late in the evening. We slept like babies in the room and ate good and big breakfasts before our trips in the surroundings. They gave us a lot of tips what to do and the dinners we had with them were very good and the company and discussions at the dinners were better than good. If we return to Melbourne we'll definitely come back to Joy./Bitte and Ulf

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Thank you for the nice review.... We loved having you to stay and so glad you are having nice time in New Zealand before heading home. We would love to have you stay again . Joy and Owen

  • 5 hearts
    January 2017

    Very nice place and very friendly people!
    À very good place tout stay in Melbourne close to the train , in a nice and quiet suburb. Thanks to Joy we felt like at Home during our stay!

  • 5 hearts
    January 2017

    Great Place, Friendly People

    I usually get hotel when I'm in Melbourne but they can be too expensive on high demand days like Friday's. The next best thing is definitely Homestay, I had my own room and the people who owned the place were friendly.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Thanks Danny, you stay was short but nice to meet you and if you need a 1 night let us know and if we have room you are always welcome

  • 5 hearts
    December 2016

    Wonderful hosts , very accommodating.
    Beautiful house and grounds , nice rooms . All that you would need :)

  • 5 hearts
    December 2016

    brilliant stay, very helpful host family