About the Homestay
Yes, this homestay is exactly what you are looking for. A beautiful home, stunning views, with a friendly family, so close to Perth city you can walk. The stay is worth every dollar for the private room with luxury ensuite bathroom, your own courtyard and a large flat screen TV in your room set up with GoogleChromeCast. This is your dream holiday, stay in a multi-million dollar dream house with amazing river views. Your room and bathroom are like a luxury hotel but with the comfort of home. This will be an incredible experience you will remember your entire life.
Not to mention, invitations to free preview movies at the cinemas, because Susan is a film reviewer and she often takes students with her.
PLEASE NOTE: We only accept females and do not take couples or males. We also only accept bookings for one week or over. We might accept a booking for less time if it is within two weeks of your arrival date and we don't have another booking. We keep our calendar up to date, so check that first. Thank you.
Please note we have a gorgeous Maltese Shitzhu called Ella. She is well behaved and non-allergenic and doesn't shed hair or smell. She will say hello to you when you come home and she is very sweet.
We have hosted many students over the past ten years. Our homestay is absolute top quality, only 8 minutes by FREE bus to the city with your own large room with single bed, desk & built in cupboards. There is also a double chair to sit on. The home is right on the Swan River next to cycle and walkway paths and the view is absolutely stunning. You can jog on the paths outside to stay healthy, walk across the new Matagarup bridge to visit the Stadium or walk about five minutes to The Cove where there are restaurants and coffee shops. So much to do.
Get in touch. We are friendly and welcoming.
Your will have your own private luxury ensuite marble bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. You don't share with anyone in the house. We have our own two bathrooms for the family. Also you have use of large private sitting room with television outside your bedroom. Beautiful courtyard outside with river views for you to use. We don't usually use it. So it's very private.
Our homestay is one of the closest to Perth City with a free CAT bus minutes away that gets you to central city in 8 minutes and comes every eight minutes too. There is also a nearby train station less than 1km walk.
So if you need to go to the city by bus or train the transport is free in the central area transit system. You also save by enjoying delicious home cooked meals (our guests often say the food is one of the highlights).
Imagine sitting on the veranda enjoying your breakfast while watching the famous West Australian black swans glide across the water. It's magical.
Our homestay welcomes only females in single occupancy per room. Please, if you are a male or a couple we cannot accept your booking, so do not enquire. Thank you.
We have a beautiful, four bedroom, three bathroom home in one of the best streets on the river in the very pleasant, tree-lined, inner city suburb of East Perth, Perth. East Perth is in the convenient free transport zone of Perth City. You will not find a homestay closer to the city.
The fee includes delicious dinner and a light help yourself breakfast. There are no other charges.
We are a caring, outgoing family and have shared our house for many years with international English language students. We love helping students enjoy their time in Perth by sharing our knowledge, teaching them about Australian culture and helping with English. Don’t worry if your English is not good. We are very patient and will help you.
Our home is situated on the river-front next to a park that runs directly to the Swan River. It’s an amazing lifestyle. You can take walks or jogs by the river and even walk to the city (about 25 minutes), which is only 2.9km away (so close). There are outdoor exercise machines at the river and walking paths. You can also enjoy eating your breakfast while sitting outside on the verandah taking in the magnificent view.
￼￼￼We have all the modern conveniences, like large Plasma TV, DVD Player, and loads of movies you can borrow, Nintendo Wii, X-Box, Cable TV with current movies and more. We even have a huge home cinema.
You have use of our washing machine for your laundry FREE.
Our family is very friendly and we have two boys, 17 and 15, who are charming but a little shy. You can practice your English with the children and us at dinner time. We always eat dinner at the table as a family. Susan is a film and book reviewer and author. So, if you like movies we sometimes take students to the movies with us for Free or give them free movie tickets.
We are right next to Perth City. The Free CAT bus stop is two minutes’ walk (1 block). The time to the city is approximately 8 minutes by bus, and buses come every 5 to 15 minutes. You will also be within a few minutes’ walk to East Perth shops and cafes through beautiful, well-lit tree-lined streets.
We enjoy very healthy food; lots of fruit, vegetables and salad. Our menu is varied with roasts, pasta, Asian, Italian, hot dogs, barbecues and even homemade pizza, plus more.
You do your own laundry using our washing machine and clean your own room. All the rest of the housework we do.
We are sure you would enjoy your time with us in Perth and create some wonderful lifetime memories. We look forward to meeting you.
- Games Room
- Swimming Pool
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is right on the foreshore of the Swan River with the best views in Perth. East Perth is a beautiful village suburb right next to Perth City. It is 3km to the city centre. Walking distance to the city is 25 minutes or you can catch the FREE CAT bus which runs every seven minutes. East Perth has a supermarket and many cafes and restaurants. It's a fantastic place to wander and explore. Very handy to travel, too.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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
- Half Board
Diet Type available on request
- Nut Allergies
PLEASE NOTE: We only accept females and do not take couples or males. We also only accept bookings for over two weeks. We might accept a booking for less time if it is within two weeks of your arrival date and we don't have another booking. We keep our calendar up to date, so check that first.
You can come and go as you like with your own key. No friends to visit without first getting permission. You must let us know if you won't be home for dinner by 9am in the morning. Otherwise, we are really easy going.
For bookings longer than a month: Once you arrive if you change your plans, you must give us one month's notice to discontinue the homestay. I will try and get another student to replace your booking and then refund your payment. If I do not, then you forfeit ONE month of the homestay payment you have made.
Smoking is not allowed.
I stayed only one week with Susan and her family and little Ella. I felt very well and liked the accommodation they offer. I had a nice room with private toilet and bathroom. All is clean and very modern. The contact/conversation between me and Susan was easy going. She picked me up when I arrived Perth at the train station, i ve got dinner, if I wanted to have, and the house ist close to town. It is a good place to be fast in the city. I can recommend Susan's homestay.
Hi guys, I can really recommend staying with the Randazzos. :) You have a very big room, your own bathroom and a TV next to your room. Besides, you have the possibility to watch films in the home cinema of the Randazzos! There is also a balcony next to your room where you can enjoy the good weather. :)
The house is very clean and close to the city, too. You can just take a free bus which comes every 8 minutes. Furthermore, the view of the Randazzos` house is so beautiful! They live near to the Football Stadium of Perth and the Gloucester Park. The latter is the perfect place for jogging or other sports. And there actually is a small outdoor gym area which you can use for free! Additionally, it will only take you 15 minutes by feet to go to Heirisson Island which is an island where you can see wild kangaroos! :)
Susan and Franco are very chatty and open-minded which is good to improve your English. Susan is a film reviewer and took me to several premiers for free, for example to Fantastic Beasts and Jack Reacher. The food is always fantastic and healthy, especially Franco cooks very good Italian food (the selfmade herb bread makes addicted). Finally, I can say that the Randazzos are a lovely family and I really enoyed my time with them. I will definitely come back when I am in Australia again! :)
The Randozzo's are a very outgoing, open-minded and friendly family. I have very much enjoyed staying with them over the past four weeks and appreciated all their help and advice. Every day, a delicious dinner was prepared which I could enjoy together with the family while having interesting conversations. Furthermore, the family lives in a lovely house with an awesome view down to the Swan River and close to the city centre. Yet, the neighbourhood is really calm and pleasant to live in with many cafes, restaurants and a supermarket nearby. Throughout the past few years I've stayed with a couple of different hostfamilies and I have to say that the Randazzo's were/are by far the best among all. I felt at home right from the beginning.
Thanks a lot Randazzo family!
I stayed with Susan, Franco and their children for four weeks and they made me feel like I'm part of their family. The whole family is very friendly, helpful in whatever nees required and open minded.
The house is beautiful, room very cosy and warm, fantastic view plus next to a lovely park and the swan river!
I had an excellent stay and would highly recommend this family!! :)
I look forward to staying with them again
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) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.
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.