About the Homestay

Suburban Spacious
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

...... ours is a relatively new, yet modest home.

Flanked by golf-greens often frequented by the local fauna and seasonal flora, our home offers a choice of less than a quarter km access to the fast lane cruise control if you are so inclined, or an approximate 2 km a fitness circuit of or an enjoyable walk to the local shops and access to public transport each way and voila - all roads lead to home !

With the kitchen at the hub of our household, our home has three open plan living, dining and family common areas. Out of five bedrooms in all, three bedrooms are furnished and available to guests. These bedrooms have access to shared bathroom facilities. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is an additional cost.

Our family of three includes my two children who are university and secondary college that is just around the corner from our home, and myself. My children are enhancing their aspirations, of what promises to be the makings of a psychologist and architect.

We speak english at home and my children study French, Indonesian at school. My daughter is learning Italian as a specific interest. I'm first-aid, asthma, anaphylaxis and CPR qualified as well as a trained fire-exquingisher and child-seat restraint fitter. I have also acquired training by my sons paediatric cardiologists to manage supra ventricular tachycardia - a congenital heart condition that my son has.

So between the three of us, we have quite a bit of neurotransmission firing up our motivation and spirits and wait upon our two Australian Mist cats.

We have a reasonable out-door yard space that is regularly maintained and our garden is a work-in-progress... green-thumbs are always welcomed.

I love cooking, baking and enjoy making any thing from tasty treats to sumptuous home cooked meals. Meals are not included unless otherwise agreed and are welcome to join in at my kitchen which rocks with all hands on deck.

Guests are encouraged to maintain the used areas and the common facilities . Utilities would be chargeable at cost. Our household generally does not eat pork. Any other needs can be discussed, and negotiated.

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.

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • TV
  • Smoke alarm

Bedrooms available for booking

Note 3 night min stay 

   

SouthWest-end
From $33 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Your ground-level room is furnished with a sleep-comfort king-single bed suitable for one person. Multi-layered window coverings provide nighttime privacy and ambience of natural daylight overlooking our quiet leafy avenues and manicured gardens.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$42
Weekly Price
$264
Monthly price
$1,008
NorthEast
From $75 per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double, 1 Single, 1 Pull-Out Sofa Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Your room is furnished with a sleep-comfort king bed suitable for one or two person or a family of three with room for a baby-cot. Multi-layered window coverings provide nighttime privacy and ambience of natural daylight overlooking our open-air backyard.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Fridge
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
$94
$135
Weekly Price
$595
$850
Monthly price
$2,268
$3,240
Westend
From $41 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Your ground-level room is furnished with a sleep-comfort queen bed suitable for one or two persons. Multi-layered window coverings provide nighttime privacy and ambience of natural daylight overlooking our quiet leafy avenues and manicured gardens.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Nightly Price
$52
Weekly Price
$327
Monthly price
$1,248
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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
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Horse Stables
  • 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

House Rules

DRESS CODE
Modest neat comfortable casual; double socks instead of footwear is preferred inside floored / carpeted areas.

CODE OF CONDUCT
Our home thrives in an attitude-free, abuse free, substance-abuse-free, alcohol-free, drug-free, abuse-free clutter-free, noise-reduction, environmentally friendly home, of mutual collaboration and cooperation.

AMENITIES
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.

ENERGY CONSERVATION
Energy conservation is part of the overall extended home and community culture and applies to all utilities as well. Set daily usage rate applies extra.

WATER CONSERVATION
Set daily usage water rate applies extra. Our guests are encouraged to embrace the three-minute rule in wet-areas while leaving the area clear and dry. Observing standard and specific Occupational Health &Safety regulations perspective assists in reducing risks and hazards while supporting an environment conducive to a low-irate levels. Laundry facilities are at a set cost per cycle of each usage.

HOUSEKEEPING
Guests maintain their own live-in spaces and responsible for clutter-free common areas at all times. Housekeeping is available at a fixed rate per service-charge.

SOCIALIZING
We welcome our guests to participate in our family gatherings family and activities. As a general rule, we encourage all other activities at common out-door locations either in our local community. In turn, your support at our local cafe's, parks, gardens and shopping centres that provides a large variety of entertainment and choice would go a long way in supporting the local economy.

PAYMENT
Payment Method: Please note that we require our guests to payPAL 100% of the booking total to us in advance of the booking to hold your room (on top of the 15% deposit is paid to Homestay.com)

CANCELLATION
Cancellation Policy: We ask our guests to give us at least 7 days’ notice for any cancellation. Any cancellation later than this will not be refunded.”

ZERO
Intoxication / Substance Abuse

ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABILITY - RE-USE-REMOVE-RECYCLE
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.

Smoking is not allowed.

5 Reviews

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    India
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    July 2018

    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.

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    Pakistan
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    August 2016

    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.

    Warm Regards,
    Shafaq & family from Dubai.

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    Germany
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    June 2016

    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)

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    Australia

    5 hearts
    April 2016

    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!

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    India

    5 hearts
    March 2016

    Very good. Highly recommended.

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