Terrace house close to city centre

Homestay in Albert Park - Melbourne, Australia

About the Homestay

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  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

We live in a two bedroom Edwardian terrace house in an inner Melbourne suburb. We are right on the tram line to the city centre and walking distance to Port Phillip Bay and St. Kilda. Although the house is small we have a separate upstairs guest room suitable for one or two people and there is an attached full bathroom. I love to cook, so the kitchen is central to the house surrounded by a dining area and sitting room which opens on to a tiny sunny outside courtyard at the rear which includes an outside kitchen and a spa. We have our bedroom, bathroom and a private sitting room downstairs. I am particularly interested in historic buildings and know the city of Melbourne and its laneways very well. Having lived in Geelong, we are also very familiar with the surf coast and the Great Ocean Road. Our knowledge of sight seeing in Australia is very broad, we have travelled extensively in our own country as well as overseas. We both like good food, wine, the theatre, music, travel and meeting new people.

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 90 nights

Available for given dates

Upstairs bedroom
From $57 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is a sunny double room with access to a small outside balcony area with views of the city. We have a three way bed - i.e. it can either be single, twin or king sized. There is a well appointed bathroom.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
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About the Area

Our house is on the south side of the city near the bay in an older tree lined suburb. The No. 12 tram from the city to St. Kilda has a stop 1 minute walk from our house. There are options to using slightly different tram routes to the house and also a bus service. We are 3.1 km from Southern Cross Station in the Melbourne CBD.

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


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

Not too much noise or late stay ups during the working week days.

Smoking is not allowed.

22 Reviews

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    Hong Kong
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    May 2019

    Judy and Howard are friendly hosts. During my stay, they basically treated me like a family member and we talked daily to share our own opinions. Great breakfast is offered with various choices of food to eat. Very clean room and independent bathroom with everything tourists need. Basically, the house is similar to the high-quality-hotel with a much lower price. It is convenient to take the tram 12 and go to CBD. Middle park nearby is fantastic with a clean beach. Thank you for your caring, Judy and Howard!

    Herrick on 22 May 2019

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Judy in ,

    Thanks Herrick. Best wishes for all your plans for the future.

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    United Kingdom
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    May 2019

    Had a second stay with Judy & Howard and was yet again made to feel perfectly at home.

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    United Kingdom
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    April 2019

    Lovely stay with Judy & Howard, very helpful, friendly and generous. Highly recommended

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    April 2019

    The minute you walk into Judy and Howard's house, you feel right at home. Apart from the fact that it is beautifully renovated, it is a lovely, warm environment. The hosts are so welcoming and evidently, enjoy sharing their home. The bedroom and bathroom are upstairs so you feel like you have your own space. The bed was comfy and everything is very clean, especially the bathroom which is always a good sign!! Breakfast is left out for you to help yourself. The location is fabulous, right in the heart of the delightful Albert Park. I really enjoyed my stay here, chatting with Judy and Howard was a highlight too. My husband and I would love to stay again next time we are in Melbourne. I thought it was great value. Thanks Judy and Howard.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Judy in ,

    I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would love to have you stay again.

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    December 2018

    Um lugar maravilhoso, composto por pessoas maravilhosas, muito cordiais, muito atenciosas, eu amei, uma casa familiar, que super indico a todos, aonde eles sempre estao dispostos a ajudar, a orientar e traz isto a falta que sempre temos dos nossos familiares, portanto quero aqui externar a minha gratidao por ter ficado neste lugar e super indico a todos.

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    Age 25 - 34

    4 hearts
    November 2018

    Judy was a good host. The room was very clean. The best was that we had a very nice bathroom attached to our room. The only thing was that we didnt have a door in our room.

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    Saudi Arabia
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    November 2018

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

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    Very nice family!!!!
    During all my stay, they really take care of me. I really enjoyed each meal with them, and they make me confortable inside their house.
    I had my own privacy: my room and my bathroom which was really clean and nice.

    So I really recommand this lovely family !!!

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    August 2017

    My husband and I had a wonderful time with Judy and Howard. Judy and Howard are very friendly and helpful.
    We had so many great experiences.
    The house is pretty and clean and the neighborhood is quiet and nice.
    I strongly recommend you to stay with Judy and Howard when you travel to Melbourne.

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    South Korea
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    July 2017

    Judy and Howard were great host. I had really good time with them.
    They were very nice and kind. I hardly recomend to stay Judy's house if someone look for a homestay house. The house also very cozy and clean. I felt quite warm when I stayed with them and they were treat me like their kid. You can have cereal, bread, milk, tea and fruits for breakfast.(You can help yourself.) I really wanted to stay more with them.
    Thank Judy and Howard. I was very happy to be with you.

    주디와 하워드는 아주 친절하고 멋진 호스트 입니다.
    혹시 멜버른에 홈스테이 장소를 찾고 있으신 분이 있다면 아주 강력하게 추천하고 싶습니다.
    집은 2층 구조로 1층은 부엌과 거실, 주디와 하워드의 방이 있고 2층은 온전하게 손님이 사용할 수 있습니다.
    방은 아주 깨끗하고 안락했으며 바로 옆에 욕실이 붙어있어서 아주 편리합니다.
    아침식사는 시리얼,토스트,우유,차,과일 등 부엌에 모두 준비되어 있으니 원하시는 만큼 알아서 먹으면됩니다.

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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 199 $£€ 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.

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