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Short Stays@Janines - 4 bedroom holiday house

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom house that sleeps up to 17 guests in a peaceful South Canberra suburb

Your home away from home, South Canberra location. 20 minutes away from the CBD. Great home for large families or responsible groups and businesses or sports clubs.

The hens are very entertaining and may lay you some eggs for breakfast. They are looked after so all you need to do is enjoy them.

No parties allowed. No noise after 10pm. This lovely 4 bedroom house is in a very quiet and peaceful suburban street.

This house is rented as the whole house exclusively for up to 17 guests.

At Short Stays @ Janine's house we offer comfortable clean and well equipped accommodation for budget conscious travellers. Whether you are visiting the National Capital for work or leisure, friends or family, we can take care of your accommodation requirements. Self contained or serviced.

Fully furnished four bedroom house with fully and well equipped kitchen, linen and towels provided. Your beds are made up with fresh clean linen ready for your arrival. With electric blankets on all beds except top bunks in winter, the house is central ducted gas heated.

Main bedroom has a queen sized bed and walk in wardrobe with the ensuite containing a shower, hand basin and toilet. There is also a spare single trundle under the master bed with the spare mattress in the bunk room. Sleeps 3.

Bedroom 2 has a queen bed, a single bed, two bedside tables, a mirrored dressing table and a walk in wardrobe. Sleeps 3.

Bedroom 3 has a queen size bed, a single bed, 2 bedside tables, a mirrored dressing table with stool and a walk in wardrobe. Sleeps 3.

Bedroom 4 has a double/single trilogy bunk bed, bed side tables, single bunks and built in double wardrobes. Sleeps 5.

The lounge room has a very comfortable, quality 3 seater "Moran" double sofa bed. 2 single seater high arm reclining lounge chairs and another 3 seater lounge. A slow combustion wood heater for winter with wood supplied. A large screen TV, games coffee table and CD player.

The separate dinning room has dinning table and chairs to seat 8 guests. And a wine glass cabinet.

The family room has a 3 seater lounge and a single reclining arm chairs. a double sofa bed, making it possible to sleep 17 guests very comfortably. (There is an additional charge for over 10 guests @ $27 per extra guest) This room houses the far infrared therapeutic 4 person sauna. It has two dining tables to seat another 10 guests.

Another way of looking at it is the property is it can sleep 6 single guests in 6 different rooms. Or 11 single guests sharing rooms in separate comfortable beds. Or a total of 17 guests. (6 couples + 5 singles)

Free WIFI for staying connected. Code is provided prior to your arrival.

You want to COOK and eat in? No problems. In the KITCHEN you will find :-

- the espresso coffee machine. It grinds your beans, it brews those grinds and it froths your milk. Mild and creamy flavoured beans are provided.

- the pasta machine, loads of fun and incredibly delicious fresh pasta can be made. Try it.

- the bread machine. I personally like to make fresh onion bread and the banana bread.

- the yogurt maker, another yum. The nearby woollies sells the yogurt sachets to make overnight.

- the juicing machine, so bring your fruit...

- the drinking water filter. Wonderful pure water.

- a fondue set, blender, popcorn machine, citrus juicer, cake mixer, rice cooker, slow cooker, wok.

- Lots of other cooking equipment.


Front covered verandah with table and chairs, partially covered large back deck with two large outdoor settings and stainless steel 4 burner gas BBQ with side gas cooker. Large fully fenced enclosed back yard suitable for children and well behaved pets.

The hens are very entertaining and are looked after, so no need to worry about them. However, if they do get out, (because they escaped while you were collecting their eggs, and you are most welcome) they will return to their hen house just as the sun sets, this is when you can lock them away again safe from foxes. Please do not let them out if your dog is also staying.

Well located, close to clubs, dining and entertainment centres, 2 minutes drive to Lanyon, 7 minutes to Tuggeranong, 25 mins to Canberra city.

Parties and Functions are STRICTLY prohibited. The price charged is for domestic use only and not commercial. Due to respect for my elderly neighbours and neighbours with young children loud noises will NOT be tolerated after 10 pm. Without their blessing this wonderful house would not be available for holiday use. Accordingly this rate does not allow for the extra wear associated with functions in terms of cleaning, garbage removal, wear and tear, repairs etc. Use contrary to this may result in loss of your bond and/or additional payments. ESPECIALLY WHEN DISTURBING THE PEACE. IMMEDIATE EVICTION WILL RESULT. My neighbors phone me when these conditions are broken. This property is within walking distance of the vikings football club so your partying should be done there. Most clubs have curtesy buses to drive you home. After parties are also not permitted.

Close to all major attractions eg Floriade, Parliament House, National Galley, National Library, War Memorial, etc.

Local Attractions eg Lanyon homestead, Tuggeranong Indoor leasure centre and heated pool, ClubLime and ClubPink fitness centres, Lake Tuggeranong, Tuggeranong Hyperdome shopping Centre, Tidbinbilla tracking station and Cotter Dam extention constructions.

Off street parking

Very close to public transport

Rooms serviced by arrangement for longer stays.

Year round comfort.


Canberra can get pretty hot in summer, but you will stay cool at "Janine's"! Firstly the house walls and roof are fully insulated. The living areas and two bedrooms have a northerly aspect with large glass windows to let in the cool night air with block out curtains to keep the day time sun out. All beds have top and bottom cotton sheets, and summer dooners. There is extra linen, blankets and dooners in the linen cupboards. Every bedroom has ceiling fans. You can make freshly ground and brewed coffee using the coffee machine provided, or iced coffee, or tea and sit on one of the shaded decks to watch the children play under the garden hose or my hens antics. They can be quite entertaining. Make a salad and enjoy a BBQ. Using the fully equipped kitchen with its extra large fridge and seperate large freezer. Plenty of room for all your drinks, ice and ice cream. So come stay at "Janine's" and stay Cool this summer.


Canberra can also get pretty cold in winter but you will be warm at "Janine's"! Firstly the house walls and roof are fully insulated. The living areas and two bedrooms have a northerly aspect with large glass windows to let in that winter sun. Thick curtains to keep out the cold winter nights. There is a slow combustion wood heater in the lounge room with wood, kindling, paper and a long fire lighter supplied. They are located in the wooden box next to the fireplace. The whole house is also centrally gas heated. This is programmed for your general comfort but may be adjusted to suit your personal comfort. The instructions are located inside the control panel found in the family room. There is also a far infra red sauna in the family room. Very warm and therapeutic. Hospitals use them to speed up healing. The instructions are posted inside the unit framed on the wall. But basically you just press and hold the large on/off button to turn on and press and hold the same button till the indicator lights turn off to turn the sauna off. All double and queen sized beds have electric blankets. All beds have top and bottom flannelette sheets, woollen blankets and thick dooners. There is linen, extra blankets and dooners in the linen cupboards. Still not warm! kidding right? You can also warm up with a freshly ground and brewed coffee made using the coffee machine provided. Or tea. And cook up a nice warm meal in the fully equipped kitchen. So come stay at "Janine's" and stay Warm!

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Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Gordon, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Ensuite off master bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Main bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , There is a single trundle stored under the queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , 3 single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

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Short Stays@Janines - 4 bedroom holiday house
average rating of 4.3255816 based on 43 reviews

Well maintained and comfy stopover

  • 5 of 5

Recommend and would stay again

  • Review Submitted: 12/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awful experience!

  • 1 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 18/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fantastic Home Away from Home

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 15/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We stay at Janine on Saturday 18th. It was very comfortable and clean and everyone had a great stay. It was pleasent and very cosy. We enjoy the back patio and the bbq area. We all had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 23/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you PJ
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Perfect for a Canberra visit

  • 4 of 5

I stayed overnight at Janine's place with my research group and we had a relaxing, spacious and enjoyable time.

It's perfectly located for a brief Canberra visit (we had a symposium at the ANU) and then a remote getaway where you can put your feet up, have a BBQ and relax with the chooks.

More than 8 may be a squeeze unless you're just sleeping there, but it's certainly capable of hosting a sizeable number of guests during the warmer months.

  • Review Submitted: 22/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for families

  • 4 of 5

We only had an overnight stay at Janine's place but it was terrific. Plenty of space, comfy beds, large kitchen with everything you could need for preparing meals for yourself, close to the local IGA. Even some toys for the kids to play with. Janine was flexible in accommodating our need for an early check in and a later check out, which we greatly appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: 11/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Kilometres
lanyon vikings club
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
murrumbidgee golf course
Nearest Train
22 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Monaro Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Kilometres
Thai Som Tum Restaurant
Nearest Ski
194 Kilometres
Perisher Valley
Nearest Beach
158 Kilometres
Batemans Bay
Other Activities:

Tuggeranong south Canberra


Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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