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Homestay in Glen Huntly - Melbourne, Australia

About the Homestay

Suburban Period style
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

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 home to stay with Aussie couple. If you are looking to experience an ambience in an Aussie home and not just a place to live (privacy or join in) we are a Large 2 storey (5 bedroom) renovated 100 year old "Australiana" 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 and love to share our relaxed Australian way of life.

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

Bedrooms available for booking

   

Upstairs -near Attic
From $55 per night
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
Weekly Price
$385
$770
Monthly price
$1,650
$3,300
Downstairs
From $55 per night
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
Weekly Price
$385
$770
Monthly price
$1,650
$3,300
Upstairs
From $55 per night
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
Weekly Price
$385
$770
Monthly price
$1,650
$3,300
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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

Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen
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.

75 Reviews

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    Australia
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    I picked this (my first) homestay in a rush, my initial interest was the look of the lovely old home. From the moment Joy opened the front door, my one night in Melbourne was filled with wonderful hospitality, great Irish coffee (thanks Owen) and I met some delightful international students. I can't believe how relaxed I was staying with people I had never met before, but that is testament to Joy and Owen making you feel right at home.
    If I need to revisit Melbourne again on short notice this will be my goto choice, as it will be like going home. Thank you.

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    Singapore
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    It was my first time in Melbourne and I'm definitely coming back for another holiday because of this lovely home stay experience. My room was tidy and clean. Joy was hospitable and she made me feel at home right away. I enjoyed the dinners prepared by Owen as well. That was why I came back for dinner every night when I was here. It has been such a long time since I played UNO cards. How refreshing! Thanks, once again! And see you next time, Joy and Owen!

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    United States
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    We just had one night with Joy and Owen. They are extremely nice people and have a great home. We would definitely stay there again!

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    United States
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    June 2018

    Very welcoming - thank you for your hospitality. Great food!

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    Australia
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    April 2018

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Australia
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    March 2018

    Very welcoming and homely environment! Would definitely recommend staying with Joy next time you need a homestay in Melbourne.

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    United Kingdom
    Age 18 - 24

    4 hearts
    March 2018

    Lovely place with such a pleasant host!

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    Denmark
    Age 75+

    4 hearts
    February 2018

    Both Joy and Owen are very friendly and ready to help their guests and made my stay rather easy. Their home is very special, because one has to get accustomed with the many things they have in the house. Above all I like Owen's Irish coffee, it is very good.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Glad you enjoyed your stay Kim and that you enjoyed Melbourne city and surrounds. Yes Owen does make the best Irish Coffee... keep enjoying life and maybe see you again

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    Austria
    Age 35 - 44

    4 hearts
    January 2018

    Joy and Owen are really welcoming people who like to talk to people. If you need something just ask them. Joy even called for me the car rental company to organize a really nice deal for my trip to the Great Ocean Road.
    However I didn't like the bed in the room too much. It is on rolls so if you try to sit in it and lean to the wall it moves away from it's place. Further when I arrived there was under the bed a layer of dust which was not cleaned.
    It was really cool that there were always fresh free fruit available and Joy even did the laundry for me without any extra cost.
    All in all I liked it very much to stay with Owen and Joy cause they are so welcoming and helpful!

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    We value all feedback and thank you for it. There would not be a layer of dust under the bed a layer means a blanket in our language ie thick however it is easy to hv a little dust as we hv beautiful wooden floors and they are always cleaned however yr comment is noted and interesting that it was a fine point amongst all what we did for you whilst here ie spending time booking cars, supplying you with free fresh fruit at any time and als washed, dried and folfded yr washing for free ... however it is disappointing that you make these comments after the fact and regarding the bed the wheels could hv been taken off easily if you had hv asked and bought to our attention it is always good to know if there is anything yr not happy with at the time not after to future homestays. You must remember you are staying in a home NOT hotels and you are paying very minimal to what you would pay in a hotel. However wewish you well for yr further travels

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    United Kingdom
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    January 2018

    What a beautiful oasis and home. Joy and Owen are wonderful hosts and it is a shame I did not book longer with them hindsight is a wonderful thing. Next time with husband in the massive so comfortable bed I had. The house interior is worth a visit on its own and goes on and up with large cottage in the back. Thank you Joy and Owen for your hospitality

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Joy in ,

    Thank you Gwen for the lovely review... We really enjoyed having you to stay and look forward to your return with hubby in tow. So glad we converted you from a love of Sydney to a now lover of Melbourne...although so happy that you are loving all OZ...lol Have fun on your further travels of our wonderful country...

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