Galwiji Homestead Terms and Conditions of Stay

In all things, we aim for your stay at Galwiji Homestead to be as enjoyable as possible. This has been the overwhelming experience of guests to date.  To avoid any misunderstanding, the terms and conditions for your stay at Galwiji Homestead are as follows.

In brief:

  • No smoking and no pets
  • Please pay the balance of the rental amount 7 days before arrival (if you pay by credit card through the Galwiji Homestead website, it will be deducted automatically), otherwise your booking may be forfeited
  • If your booking does not require beds in all of the bedrooms of the house, we may block off the unused bedrooms to reduce the cleaning / servicing load
  • Please keep to the agreed check in and check out times otherwise there may be additional charges
  • On check in, we will ask a representative from your group to provide us with photo identification, and ask them to read and sign a document acknowledging among other things the various OHS considerations of farm living.
  • Variations can be agreed upon but only if we agree in writing.
  • A deposit is required to secure the booking. When you pay the deposit, this means you accept these Terms and Conditions.
  • All bookings require a $500 security deposit.

A little more detail:

If you require a cancellation, any money paid is not refundable, unless we can re-let the house for the entire period.  If a refund is made (due to the property being re-let) we will deduct a $100 cancellation fee.

We will make every effort to ensure the property is available as booked.  However, we reserve the right to make alterations to bookings due to unforeseen circumstances.

Barring unforeseen circumstances, we expect you to keep to agreed check in and check out times (+/- 15 minutes).  We live some drive away.  We reserve the right to withhold money from your security deposit if we are kept waiting over 15 minutes.

The number of guests should not exceed the number agreed in writing.  We reserve the right to charge for excess guests not agreed with the owners in advance.

Parties and functions are strictly prohibited.  The price charged is for domestic use only and not commercial.  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.

Smoking is strictly prohibited, due to the constant risk of bushfire.  We may deduct extra charges from your bond should cigarette-related litter or any cigarette-related wear and tear be detected in and around Galwiji Homestead.

Damage, breakages, theft and loss are your responsibility during your stay.

The property should be left in the same state as its condition on arrival.  Check-out is at 10 a.m. (unless otherwise agreed upon in advance), to allow time to prepare property for next guests.

The security deposit will be refunded in full within 14 days, subject to the above conditions being met.

The security deposit is designed to cover any additional costs incurred including but not limited to, any breakage, damage or excess cleaning requirements and any extra guests beyond those declared.

We take no responsibility for any loss / damage to your personal property.

We hope you enjoy your stay at Galwiji Homestead.

  • The children spent the weekend outside and there was plenty to occupy them. The fresh flowers were appreciated.

    Audrey WallaceIvanhoe, Vic (April 2016)
  • Everything is here that we need and plenty of room for all. It’s nice and clean and open, and nice and quiet and peaceful.

    Tracey GordonMinjah, Vic (Mar 2015)
  • Loved the peace and quiet and great open spaces for the kids.

    Elizabeth KnowlesBox Hill, Vic (July 2015)
  • We loved being able to spend the whole day here with plenty for everyone to explore (across kids aged 4 to 8). It had an incredibly-well stocked kitchen with everything we needed on hand to make meals.

    Emily BoothMelbourne, Vic (Aug 2015)
  • Overall, it was a ten out of ten experience. The best part was the amount of space, the activities and the utilities provided. The communication before the trip ever started was very professional and friendly.

    Tiani WaltersBoronia, Vic (Sep 2015)
  • Glorious weather allowed students to explore outside. The big room was ideal for rehearsals. The beds were warm and comfy.

    Gaye EdmondsPoint Cook, Vic (May 2015)
  • Had a ‘ladies’ long weekend away here. We had the whole house to ourselves with plenty of firewood to keep the fire going. Plenty of space, great for a family reunion as sleeps 12+ all kitted out with lovely & warm, clean, comfy beds. Fully equipped kitchen.

    Geraldine PragnellNunawading, Vic (Apr 2013)
  • 10 out of 10 for facilities, cleanliness and value for money. We enjoyed the long walks, the nature, and spending time as a family.

    Carol ClemenceFlorida, USA (Jul 2014)
  • Our stay was like being at home with the bonus of new surroundings. What a wonderful part of the world.

    Esther IngramBonang, Vic (Feb 2015)
  • I stayed at Galwiji homestead on two different occasions within a gap of one week. I can call this home away from home. So serene and calm, so neat and well maintained. I appreciate their care for fine details-be it in the kitchen, the beds, the baths or the fire place. It’s a perfect holiday homestead to relax and regain your energy. Go for it!

    Hari VegeMelbourne, Vic