4 Bedroom house that sleeps up to 17 guests in a peaceful South Canberra suburb
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Permitted outside and all butts must go in the bin
after discussion with owner
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
My family and I enjoyed our stay at this property and recommend it for larger groups as there was plenty of beds and space for everyone. The check in was a little stressful as we didn't receive these details including the entry code and the owner was overseas but luckily she had someone helping with the property and were were able to check in thankfully. Overall though the property presented well and was exactly what we needed for the family to stay for a family wedding. Definitely would hire again if required.
Home Away From Home
Nice comfortable home with lots of areas to accommodate all occasions. We had a great time. Thanks
Stay at Janine’s home
The house is pretty big and comfortably accommodated our big group of 14 members with 4 kids. The house was pretty clean. The kids enjoyed the stay more than the adults. There were plenty of board games and a huge hit was the glassed chess board. The kitchen was fully provisioned. The beds/blankets were tidy. Overall 5 star rating from our end
Well maintained and comfy stopover
Recommend and would stay again
Our family recently stayed at Janine’s guesthouse as we were visiting Canberra for a family wedding. We were looking for a large, clean, house suitable for 5 adults and 5 young children. We had read previous reviews on the Stayz website stating that this accomodation was exactly what we were after, so we went ahead and booked.
I find it quite difficult to actually describe our experience, as it was so disappointing! We have never written a negative review about anywhere we have stayed before, however I think it’s important that other families with young children are pre-warned what to expect, before booking.
We actually arrived an hour or so before our arrival time, due to having unsettled babies in the car. Janine was cleaning the house on arrival and she was very pleasant about letting us in early. That we appreciated. Once she left we went to find our rooms and make some lunch.
Let’s start with the kitchen. Beyond dirty. Every glass, plate, cup etc needed a wash before using. The high chair was also filthy. There was a large amount of left over food from previous guests (or Janine) in the dirty fridge and left over garbage on the kitchen bench. Not quite the welcome we hoped!
The floor had been vacuumed, but clearly not mopped. We all had dirty, dusty feed after walking around and therefore had to wear thongs to walk around. We felt uncomfortable letting our children play on the floor, and as there was NO aircon we took the kids on to the deck to play.
The deck area and garden is not safe at all for young children. The outdoor settings were beyond filthy, as were the chairs and BBQs. We decided to eat out so we didn’t have to use the kitchen facilities or dirty tables and chairs.
The bedsheets appeared to be clean, which was good! However, all of Janine’s stuff was in the main bedroom making us feel like she had just popped out for the weekend! The fan in the master bedroom was so noisy we couldn’t use it as it kept the baby awake. There were even dirty flannels and half used shower gels in the grubby shower. Not pleasant when trying to bathe your children! The towels however approved to be clean, thank goodness!
Cockroaches and spiders everywhere! Insect spray had kindly been left for us, which is no surprise considering the infestation we saw!
This review could go on and on. We were beyond disappointed with what we experienced and were extremely tempted to leave after just 1 night. The only reason we didn’t leave was be
Fantastic Home Away from Home
Our family group of 13 people found this a lovely home, a quiet retreat away from the City. We had all the facilities, fully furnished living and dining rooms, very clean, well equipped kitchen with everything a home kitchen would have.
The big pergola with bbq faciities, and the private garden at the back provided a very safe play area for our kids. Unfortunately our kids couldn't find any chickens or eggs!!
This beautiful, spacious house is located in a quiet residential area and we would be happy to recommend this house for family stays.
Eventhough I haven't met the owner, Janine, she helped us with email communications before we came, and always kept in touch to check that our stay was as expected.
We really enjoyed our 3 nights stay at Janines.