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Short Stays@janines - Large Comfortable Space. Pets Welcome Generous Back Yard

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4 bedrooms, desk, iron/ironing board, travel crib
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop
Smart TV, fireplace, books, music library

Overview of Short Stays@janines - Large Comfortable Space. Pets Welcome Generous Back Yard

Short Stays@janines - Large Comfortable Space. Pets Welcome Generous Back Yard

4.4/5 Excellent

Entire home

4 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 15

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest stays
Canberra, ACT

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNguru7 min drive
  • Popular LocationMundang Beach7 min drive
  • Popular LocationTuggeranong Town Park Beach7 min drive
  • AirportCanberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.)27 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 15
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
    1 twin/single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
    1 twin/single bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
    1 twin/single bed
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed
    1 twin/single bed
Common area
    2 twin/single beds
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Short Stays@janines - Large Comfortable Space. Pets Welcome Generous Back Yard

Family-friendly Canberra vacation home in Gordon with outdoor pool
Your home away from home, South Canberra location. 7 minutes drive away from Tuggeranong town center. 20 minutes away from the CBD. Great home for large families or responsible groups and businesses or sports clubs.

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

At Short Stays @ Janine's house we offer comfortable clean and well equipped accommodation for budget-conscious travelers. 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 a full 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 has central ducted gas heating.

The 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 floor mattress under the master bed. 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 queen-size bed, and a single bed, bedside tables, and built-in double wardrobes. Sleeps 3.

The lounge room has a very comfortable, quality 3 seater "Moran" double sofa bed. A 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 a single floor mattress.

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

The family room has a 3 seater lounge and a single reclining armchair. a double sofa bed, making it possible to sleep 17 guests very comfortably. (There is an additional charge for over 8 guests @ $25 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 and smart tv are available for staying connected. Code is provided before your arrival.

You want to COOK and eat in? No problems. In the KITCHEN you will find:-
- the coffee plunger. beans and grinder 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 banana bread.
- the yogurt maker, another yum. The nearby woollies sell the yogurt sachets to make overnight.
- the juicing machine, so bring your fruit...
- the distilled 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 backyard suitable for children and well-behaved pets.

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

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

Local Attractions eg Lanyon homestead, Tuggeranong Indoor leisure center 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 are 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 doonas. There is extra linen, blankets, and doonas 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 separate large freezer. Plenty of room for all your drinks, ice, and ice cream. So come stay at "Janine's" and stay cool this summer. There is also a portable blow-up rectangular wading pool that can be set up for your arrival on request.

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, woolen blankets, and thick doonas. There is linen, extra blankets, and doonas in the linen cupboards. Still not warm! kidding right? You can also warm up with freshly ground and brewed coffee made using the coffee plunger provided. Or tea. And cook up a nice warm meal in the fully equipped kitchen. So come stay at "Janine's" and Stay Warm!

Personal service

Tell us what your requirements are and we will do our very best to accommodate them -
transport, car hire, bus timetables,
restaurant guides, gift baskets, shopping
opening times of specific tourist attractions, market guides, etc
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer private pools and fireplaces. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations are furnished with sofa beds, dining tables, and kitchen islands. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and desk chairs. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

Recreational amenities at the vacation home include an outdoor pool and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach sun loungers


  • Private pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shared/communal pool
  • Sauna


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car not required

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Children's toys
  • Travel crib
  • Children's books
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Children's games
  • Highchair


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee grinder
  • Blender
  • Kitchen island


  • Dining table


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • Smart TV
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Video library
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Fenced yard
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat

Work spaces

  • Desk
  • Desk chair


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In the mountains
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Bicycling on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 15

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Short Stays@janines 4 Bedroom Holiday House Gordon
Short Stays@janines 4 Bedroom Holiday House
Short Stays@janines 4 Bedroom Holiday Gordon
Short Stays@janines 4 Bedroom Holiday
Short Stays@janines - 4 Bedroom Holiday House Gordon
Short Stays Janines 4 Bedroom
Short Stays@janines Family pet Responsible Group Friendly

About this area


Located in Canberra, this vacation home is in the mountains and on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Commonwealth Park and Namadgi National Park, while National Gallery of Australia and National Museum of Australia are cultural highlights. Traveling with kids? Consider National Zoo and Aquarium, or check out an event or a game at Manuka Oval. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Nguru - 7 min drive
  • Mundang Beach - 7 min drive
  • Tuggeranong Town Park Beach - 7 min drive
  • Ngadyung - 8 min drive
  • Namadgi National Park - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Kingston Canberra Station - 17 min drive
  • Canberra, ACT (CBR-Canberra Intl.) - 27 min drive


  • P. J. O'Reilly's — 6 min drive
  • Charlie's Sala Thai Restaurant — 6 min drive
  • Ace High Eatery and Bar — 6 min drive
  • Indian Grill Restaurant — 6 min drive
  • Decadent — 6 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 7 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 7 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 7 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 7 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 7 reviews
1 - Terrible 14%

5/5 Excellent

Great property. Clean. Well maintained.

1/5 Terrible

Terrible and do not recommend choosing this host.
The host cancelled 1hr and five minutes prior to check-in. This cancellation was delivered via email. Due to this I did not see the email until a later time. When I replied to say the method of cancellation was not acceptable I received and email stating that I was prohibited from staying and a policy was attached in a seperate email. I found this to be highly aggressive as at no point had we stated we would be stay there regardless. The only positive was that of an immediate refund being processed. I am disappointed given that there was knowledge that I lived five and a half hours away so more notice would have been appropriate as would a phone call or message. We were half an hour from reaching the accommodation and coming from all over the state. My contact details and address were provided when booking so there is no excuse for such poor communication.

5/5 Excellent

Dear Janine, Thank you so much for hosting us . It is a beautiful home and we really loved our stay. It has made us feel like home and we would definitely come back when time allows next. Thank you. Regards, Jakir and the family.

5/5 Excellent

Family Weekender
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.

5/5 Excellent

Home Away From Home
Nice comfortable home with lots of areas to accommodate all occasions. We had a great time. Thanks