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Short Stays@Janines - 4 bedroom holiday house

Gordon, ACT, Australia
  • House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps16
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME, SOUTH CANBERRA LOCATION - GREAT FOR LARGE FAMILIES OR RESPONSIBLE GROUPS. The hens are very entertaining and will 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.

WE WELCOME BUSINESS, SPORT AND HOLIDAY TRAVELLERS. 1 NIGHT TO 3 MONTHS. 1 to 17 guests. Check with owner/manager for your individual requirements and quote.

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 2015
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        8 queen


        • 2 Bathrooms


              • Budget
              • Family


                  • Linens Provided
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Fireplace
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Free Wifi


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining Area


                              • Books
                              • DVD Player
                              • Games
                              • Stereo
                              • Television
                              • Toys


                                  • Balcony
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Outdoor Grill


                                      • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Sauna


                                              • forests

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • skiing

                                                    House Rules

                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                    Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                    42 Reviews


                                                    Latest reviews

                                                    Awful experience!

                                                    ANDREW R.NSW

                                                    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

                                                    SAMANMALI F.Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

                                                    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.

                                                    Excellent property

                                                    PJ Y.Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia

                                                    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.

                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                    Thank you PJ

                                                    Perfect for a Canberra visit

                                                    Marcus C.Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

                                                    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.

                                                    Great place for families

                                                    Danielle 11 M.

                                                    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.

                                                    Awesome family house

                                                    Our stay at the guest house was very pleasant. Everyone enjoyed it thoroughly. The house is well equipped. Loved cooking in the kitchen.

                                                    Highly recommend it for family stay..

                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                    Thank you. I'm so gad you enjoyed my home. Yes I love cooking in my kitchen too.


                                                    Gordon, ACT, Australia

                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                    Cleaning Fee
                                                    Additional Guest Fee
                                                    Damage Deposit

                                                    For this property: ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night) The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average) The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week Rates listed based on 14 guests. Property has 11 beds and can sleep a maximum 16 guests Mandatory Costs Bond Deposit: $500 per stay Linen and cleaning: $200 per stay

                                                    42 Reviews
                                                    Excellent 4.3/5
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