About the Homestay
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.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
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
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Sports arena
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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
- Use of Kitchen
Not too much noise or late stay ups during the working week days.
Smoking is not allowed.
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.
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.
Loved staying with Judy.Lovely home,very friendly,very clean,safe nieghbourhood.
I have enjoyed my stay with Judy and Howard very much. They have gone out of their way to make me feel welcome and ensure that my visit to Melbourne greatly exceeded my expectations. Their house is warm and friendly and provided me with a perfect balance of privacy and interaction. It is located within easy reach of the city in a safe and picturesque inner city suburb. Thank you Judy for sharing your home and family with me and I hope that I have the opportunity to visit with you again. You have left a little bit of your heart with me and I thoroughly recommend your homestay to anyone wishing to experience a taste of Melbourne life and culture in a warm and friendly family environment. Love Quynh
Great accommodation and Judy was a very sweet lady. I would highly recommend it to anybody to stay there. A Light breakfast is supplied for you to help yourself. You have the freedom to come and go according to your schedual. I stayed there on a business trip and was very happy. :) If you have a car she gives you a parking ticket, also she gives you a MiKey card for catching trams round Melbourne. *****
We stayed with Judy and Howard for 3 nights and had a really nice time there! When they say that their home is your home, they do mean it. They certainly know how to welcome guests and make them feel at ease. Nice time and discussions, lots of good pieces of advice on what to do in Melbourne and how to get there. We had the first flood for ourselves with a private bathroom, the house is in a nice neibourghood close to public transport... A place to recommencer for great moments, memories and kindness.
Absolutely love staying with Judy and Howard. They made me feel very comfortable and gave me plenty of tips for my stay in Melbourne. I can't wait to stay with them again.
Great location, really enjoyed being in a nice area close but away from the city and just a few 100 metres to a tram either to St kilda or Melbourne city. Very clean. Friendly hosts. Room upstairs and own ensuite was great. Room however needed a door as the upstairs nook was also used by the owners for computer access and no door on our room was an issue for us. Overall good stay.
The week at Judy's home was fabulous. Friendly Judy and her kind husband made us feel ourselves welcome. Their home is located close to the sea and the city center. Fantastic couple and fantastic situation. We want to give them 10 hearts.
It was awesome stay with Judy and Howard. They are friendly and warmhearted. We appreciate your sharing of those interesting spots and we love the way of travel like a local. The house is cozy and we feel like stay at our home. We will definitely stay at their place when we back to here.
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 (minimum booking fee may apply) 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 by prior arrangement.
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.