About the Homestay
...... ours is a relatively new, yet modest home in a quiet suburb close to parks, gardens, high-ways, public transport and a health-wise walking circuit.
Our community and city council is high on recycling and those practices would become more familiar and included in our welcome pack to our guests.
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Previously chicken farms and agricultural lands, our home is located in the southeastern suburbs of metropolitan Melbourne. The local greens comprise of golf greens while our local communities host farmers markets and local exchange hubs. The local council town planning includes business-park hubs as well as direct factory outlets giving you the chance to support the local economy as well.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Horse Stables
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Modest neat comfortable casual; double socks instead of footwear is preferred inside floored / carpeted areas.
CODE OF CONDUCT
DIY | PAYG
clutter-free DIY or PAYG housekeeping available per service-charge.
unlimited out-door socialisation offer local, community, cafes, restaurants etc.
Homestay booking: 100% payment in advance.
BYO consumables or PAYG as discussed.
Service charge $40 per person per week.
Cancellation Policy: 7 days’ notice for any cancellation.
Intoxication / Substance Abuse
ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABILITY - RE-USE-REMOVE-RECYCLE
City Council regulations apply and available in welcome-pack on arrival.
CHECK-In time is 4:30PM
CHECK-OUT time is 10:00 AM
Smoking is not allowed.
Thank you for the perfect stay. A home away from home! Grace was very welcoming and went out of the way to take me to the shops too. Will be back soon.
Grace was very nice and helpful in every respect. The house was clean and comfortable.
I highly recommend staying here.
It is very rare(at least with me) to find a comfortable place to stay in as a student. I find myself lucky to have been with Grace and family. From cooking, to driving to work together, to hanging out and sharing stuff, there has never been a sense of togetherness as strong as this one with someone who was a stranger to you before. Grace has been very generous throughout my stay and always made me feel part of the family. I have immense gratitude in my heart for whatever I have received from her. She makes a great host and there is no two ways about it. This has been my home away from home and I thank the entire family for having me as part of their lives.
My family and I were truly blessed to have stayed with Grace.
We came to Australia with no family and friends. But that is not the case anymore.
For someone who is going to reallocate permanently to Australia, Grace was very helpful, informative and proactive in guiding us in every possible way.
We felt that we were at home, although thousands of miles away from ours.
I would definitely recommend anyone visiting Victoria to live with Grace and her wonderful family.
Shafaq & family from Dubai.
Grace is a awesome women and her home is nice to stay in the Melbourne suburb.
All the time it was a very warm welcome and she involved me in the daily routine.
Grace supports me continuously and find solutions for my daily trips to Melbourne CBD. Usually it takes time to found out how it all works in Melbourne but with Grace at my side,
I could combine business and vacation excellent without loosing time.
I recommend this homestay with "five hearts" due reasons like hospitality, support & simplicity. For me Grace is doing more than a normal guest host.
Thanks Grace, Maik & Uta (Germany)
I've been extremely busy since my stay with Grace but I've made sure I could find time to write this review. I really wanted to leave a review because my stay with this beautiful family was fantastic.
The house was extremely clean with accessible bathrooms and kitchen. The room was regularly cleaned during my stay and it was fantastic to have my own little clean space. The bed was extremely comfortable and I always had a good night's sleep.
Grace and her family were extremely welcoming. I was often included in family meals and had many pleasant conversations. Her two children are both very fun and mature for their young ages. I was always made to feel at home, yet still had my own space when I needed privacy. I am by no means a cat person, but Grace has two of the most friendly cats I have ever come across, even they were a delight.
Overall, I would definitely recommend staying here, no matter how long you are staying. Grace will do everything she possibly can to make your stay enjoyable! 10/10!
Very good. Highly recommended.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.