Very clean, neat and tidy! Was great to have a few drinks in the fridge on arrival (my 2 year old was very excited the milk had a straw lol) help was only a phone call away. Love the idea of the keyless entry, but now hubby wants it for our house! Was just missing a few essentials but nothing major that couldn’t be bought at the supermarket, which is only a few minutes drive and has everything. The kids loved that we got the internet working and they could have some down time playing their tablets! Thank you for making our holiday enjoyable with a lovely house.
Eliana we would like to thank you very much …and we look forward to staying at one of your villas once again next time. Your villas are great.
We had a great stay… the villa was amazing thanks Eliana.
Michaelson family, NSW.
Thank you Eliana, We had a very enjoyable stay and the villa was incredibly immaculate. Thanks again.
Roger and Di., SA
Thank you Eliana.
Everything is just so lovely. It really feels like a home, which is refreshing to see after some of the places we’ve stayed at. We will be praising your villas. Thanks.
Anna & Neil, WA
Thank you very much for the use of your Villa , it was so nice and clean ,And been able to cook or meals there , as well as the internal access from the garage ,
Greg W, NSW
Just returned home from another short stay in Melbourne. Florentine Villas has yet again accommodated us above and beyond our expectation. Close to all amenities, clean fully furnished house, and a massive garage that was able to house and secure our collectable vehicle. I have no hesitation in giving my highest recommendation to Florentine Villas. Will definitely book again in the future. You won’t find better accommodation in Melbourne.
We stayed in one of your Delahey villas in December last year and really enjoyed our
visit. We found the villa to be clean, spacious and conveniently located. We will be
back in Melbourne again later this month and need another villa. Details attached.
Congratulations on your 10th birthday!).
Fiona T NSW
8th October 2014
Thanks so much for the opportunity to stay in one of your villas. They are so well equipped
and homely. ….right down to having a garage to house the hire car!
We’ll be back again. Thanks again
Jannine H. WA.
November 24th 2014
Attention Gerry and Tina:
My friend and I stayed at Florentine Villas recently. We were extremely impressed with the
decor and furnishings in our 2 bedroom villa but really appreciated the finer finishing
touches that our unit had. They had gone beyond the call of duty to include significant little
extras that ultimately made the villa seem more like a proper home. The sense of pride was
obvious and the villa itself was spotlessly clean. These villas would be the best holiday rental
villas/units we have ever stayed in. Highly recommended.
Alison S. NSW.
February 17th 2015
Hi jerry we have left the villas 7:30am today we have been very happy with the villas we
have left it clean & tidy other than some towels in the tub need washing thank you our stay
was too comfortable that my 6yr old didn’t want to leave he loved it that much he didn’t
want to go home saying i like this house it was lovely thanks again will recommend to all my
family and friends & put on Facebook.xx. Rosa B NSW
February 18th 2015
Hi Gerry, Sorry its a bit belated, but did want to say a huge Thank You for making our eleven
days at Willis Place in December 2014, such an enjoyable, easy, experience. We had such a
busy schedule of family events that we were hardly there, but it was so lovely to come
‘home” & relax! Your personal contact was very much appreciated & we look forward to
another visit to your Villas.
Yvonne & Gordon S. QLD
Dear Gerry and staff, as promised a short note that we are happy to be included on your
testimonial page. Thank you, the accommodation made our family weekend together really
great. We recently spent time at the 3 bedroom villa at Willis Place.
We found the villa to be excellent, very well equipped, clean and serviced.
As it was extremely hot weather we appreciated having air conditioning and good sun
blocking window furnishings.
Nothing was too much trouble.
We would highly recommend the accommodation, it’s certainly 5 star.
Brenda S. QLD
July 11th 2013
Christine wrote: “Thank you very much Gerry & Tina for your hospitality the
past few weeks we stayed at your Villas. We do travel a lot my husband &
myself as I told you, we found that your villas are very unique and spotlessly
clean, very close to shops, transport, airport and the city of Melbourne 15
minutes away. The little touch of supplying Tea, Coffee and Soft Drink. We
look forward to see you again before Christmas with our friends next time.
Would recommend these Villas to the Queen!!! Sincerely Chrissy & Brad”
August 5th 2013
“Just like to say a big thank you to both Tina & Gerry for a very relaxing and
stress free stay at Florentine Villas. Your staff were fantastic in giving us
information about Melbourne and the service was always served with a smile.
We will be telling all our friends in Merimbula about your villa’s so their next
visit to Victoria can be as good as ours, see you both very soon and God
bless.” Mark K
26th September 2013
We have enjoyed our stay at the Florentine Villas. The 3-bedroom villa is just
the right size for 5 of us, and it is very well equipped. The appliances and
finishes are of good quality, and the place is spotlessly clean. I also
appreciated the personal attention you have shown towards us, making us
feel very welcomed. I’ll definitely tell my friends about your place, and shall be
in touch again when we next come down to Melbourne. Thank you!
16th February, 2014
Hi Gerry, it’s Aneta and Peter T., we stayed at 7 Willis place, just wanted to let
you know we have just left, and also a big thank you, we really enjoyed our
stay and the accommodation was spot on, it was perfect. Thank you again
and we will definitely consider staying at the villas in the future!
14th April 2014 (posted on Facebook)
Gerry and Tina have always gone out of their way to ensure that our stay is always of
the highest standard. Our villas have always been immaculately presented and
inclusive of all the features we would normally have at our home. As a motoring
enthusiast, they have ALWAYS been accommodating for our special needs and is the
ONLY rental accommodation we have found in Melbourne that offers garaged
accommodation for our vehicles. We stay at Florentine Villas regularly and my wife,
3 year old daughter and I have absolutely no hesitation giving Florentine Villas our
highest recommendation and look forward to our next stay with Florentine Villas in
the near future.
Ivan P. NSW
November 23rd, 2012
Well today is the day that we leave this lovely Holiday Let and move to our
permanent home in Tarneit.
We’d like to thank you for your hospitality and we have felt very at home whilst
staying here. It really is a home away from home.
I hope I don’t forget anything! I have changed our address on everything I
can remember, but if you do receive post, let me know and I will come back to
pick up. I don’t expect anything now. Thanks again for all your help before
we got here and thanks to Wendy for letting us in when we first arrived – she
was such help. Regards,
April 26th, 2013
We enjoyed a wonderful 3 night stay in April 2013. Everything waqs
wonderful and everything was there that was needed for our short stay or for
even a longer stay. Cant wait for our next getaway to spend more time here.
Perfectly located away from the busy roads and nice and close to a shopping
center and Essendon DFO. Peace privacy and perfection wraps up this
Michelle P (TAS)
May 2nd, 2013
I’m sorry I haven’t contacted you earlier, we have had a crazy few days back
I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic accommodation, it was absolutely
sensational and we will 100% be back!
June 20th, 2013
I am sorry for taking a while to e-mail you., but I wanted to thank you so much
for making our stay with you so enjoyable. Mark and I stayed with you over
Easter in your two bedroom villa for nine nights at the start of our visit to see
my son and again for the last five days before we returned home to England.
The accommodation could not have suited us better – clean and spacious with
everything we could need in a real ‘home from home’ – including a lovely patio
garden. Just as importantly, you made us feel so welcome and were so
accommodating of my granddaughters, who loved to visit ‘grandma’s house’!
The location of the villa was excellent for visiting my son in Hillside – and close
enough to escape back to for some R and R and giving them space too !
Thank you – we will certainly stay at Florentine Villas when we next visit
Jean B (SA)
I can’s fault Florentine Villas. Gerry Stack (the owner) was helpful and
pleasant. The quality of the accommodation was excellent.
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We live in Taylors Lakes, 20 mins by road from the city and when in laws
were coming to stay and didn’t want to stay with us (thank you God), we put
them in Florentine Villas down the road in Sydenham. Walking distance to
train station and the owners were very friendly and helpful. The in-laws are
staying there again for 3 months when they come this year and I know of
other Brits who started out there and it seemed to suit them well.
May 5th, 2012
It is fantastic staying at your place – calm and comfortable! Thank you very
much. We will definitely recommend Florentine villas to our friends in
July 27th, 2012
Sorry I have not emailed earlier but I want to thank you for providing us with a
wonderful stay at your Florentine Villas. I found the place had everything
available to make our stay great and close to home which was wonderful. I
will gladly recommend your villas to everyone I know. Thanks again,
Judy K (VIC)
August 15th, 2012
Thank you for your warm and welcoming chat. We stayed in the two
bedrooms unit for 5 nights, it was a good first impression when I was walking
down to the front door I was already safe just like my own home. The unit has
lovely large rooms. I was more than impressed with the size and cleanliness.
All the white goods were of good quality. It was good to have secure garage
and that keyless entrance door. Thanks again, we really enjoyed our staying
and I am happy to recommend it to friends. Regards,
May 16, 2009
Gerry, we had so much fun here, the kids simply love the place, unfortunately
we have to head home tonight. Thank you for hosting us in your lovely home.
Ala-uddin I. & Family (Malaysia)
June 3, 2009
Gerry, we had a lovely time at your villa. I shall be recommending it to our
friends. Thank you.
Jay J (NSW)
June 8, 2009
Thank you very sincerely for allowing Mum and I to stay on the weekend at
your lovely unit. We had a lovely time with my family on Sunday. Your units
are lovely and very well equipped for a comfortable stay. I should know, I
work in a Holiday Rental for a Real Estate Office. Once again, Gerry, your
kindness was greatly appreciated.
Jeanette and Dorothy W. (VIC)
June 28, 2010
Hello Gerry, I just want to thank you for the lovely place, we had a chance to
stay and experience. Close to all amenities and our friends. We enjoyed our
stay very much. It was home away from home. I know it’s about 5 months
now, better late than never. I am telling everybody about your lovely place.
Thank you once again.
Neeta, Trevor and Kamish A. (NSW)
November 13, 2010
Based on an advised by a friend and we booked with GERRY and arrived a
couple of days back. It’s marvellous! Great place – 2 bedrooms (despite we
would need only one but 2 bedrooms is the smallest unit), lounge, dining area,
laundry, kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, plenty of china, etc. etc.) bathroom
and separate toilet, terrace and garage. It’s so much better than a simple
hotel room particularly for longer as we do. A/C and heater also provided.
The fridge was stocked with “emergency” soft drinks on arrival to get us going.
Close to a very nice shopping centre and rail station for easy connection to
Melbourne. Gerry, the owner, is extremely helpful and full of advise if
Irma K (Germany)
January 31, 2011
Kist a quick email to thank you for our time at Florentine Villa’s last week. The
Villa was exactly what we needed and we will definitely be back. We loved
being in Melbourne, having time with our family, but also having a place of our
own to stay in. Thanks again, sorry it’s taken me a week to write this! We
returned to a very busy week!!
Grace T (NSW)
March 12, 2009
Hi Gerry, just a short note to say that we are finally settled in our new home in
Templestowe. Thanks for all your help during our first few weeks, it sure
easied the whole process and your villas provided a comfortable and
enjoyable stay indeed.
Llewellyn B (South Africa)
April 14, 2009
Gerry, I would kile to thank you again for being able to fit us in. The funeral
went well. The family enjoyed staying here. We had been praying for
accommodation to fit us all together and still be in a close proximity to our
relatives and the funeral chapel and never thought we would get somewhere
as nice as this in such a perfect location.
Darlene Mc (NSW)
April 16, 2009
Thank you, Gerry and Tina, for an enjoyable stay. If we have forgotten to do
anything, please let us know. Hope to stay with you again sometime in the
Jane and Colin C (NSW)
May 2, 2009
How are you? Hope everything is well. I just wanted to pop a quick email (a
very overdue one – just found your business card the other day!) I know
when we left you in Melbourne for a 4 week trip to Perth back in March last
year, that we would contact you again and stay with you again on our return.
As it turned out, me and the kids never used our return ticket, and Gary only
went back briefly to relocate our shipment. On arrival to Perth we fell in love
with the place, it was pretty much spot on what we were looking for, so we
have lived here for a year and have settled in beautifully and are much
enjoying life. However, Gary has not managed to find an exiting and
challenging job here, so our future is looking uncertain with regards to staying
here but we’re just crossing fingers something will come our way. Anyway, I
just wanted to stay a big thank you again for providing us with outstanding
accommodation on our visit to Melbourne and for great hospitality. We had a
wonderful time at your place and it was by far the best accommodation
throughout our whole journey. I hope all is well and good luck with your
business, take care,
Carin (the Swede), Gary (the Scotsman) and Freya and Tom (the 2 cheeky
monkies) R. (UK)
May 5, 2009
To Gerry and Tina,
Brian and I wish to thank you for the accommodation only for you, we would
have been in the outback … Special Thanks for allowing my dog “Oba” to be
with us. God bless
Best wishes to both of you,
Luz and Brian L . (VIC)
14th August 2008
On behalf of the other two families that stayed at Florentine Villas, I would just like
to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
We were lucky enough to have three villas all together, and as we were there for
football reasons, the kids were still able to kick the footy around, as there was plenty
of room outside as well. The villas were also of exceptional size inside and very
modern. It was easy to become very relaxed and make ourselves comfortable after a
big day at the footy.
We were all very impressed and would recommend them to our friends.
Thanks again and thanks for an enjoyable stay.
Sharon R (QLD)
26th August 2008
Thank you for the exceptional hospitality. The place was fantastic, and thanks to you
both we had a wonderful stay. We were thrilled to bits, not only was the unit
exceptionally clean, it was also very spacious. It had all the comforts of home. Gerry
and Tina checked on us a couple of times to see how we were doing and if we needed
anything, their hospitality, which we greatly appreciated, was warm and welcoming.
Nothing was too much trouble. We recommend the villas to our friends or anyone else
planning to visit this area. We had a great time!
Thanks once again for your warm hospitality. Look forward to seeing you in the
Ken & Martina (TORONTO CANADA)
September 28, 2008
It is difficult travelling with young children and the Florentine Villas was ideal.
We had the 2 bedroom villas and it was just perfect for the 4 of us. It was
more than we anticipated, other accommodations may advertise many special
features however disappointingly there always seems to be a catch otherwise
Our unit was modern, spacious and yes, very clean, much
much more than any 4 star accommodations you may find elsewhere. The
washing machine and dryer was extremely handy, laundry powder was also
provided which was a bonus. We hired a car so the lock up garage provided
security against damage which was perfect. We thoughourly enjoyed our
stay and wouldn’t hesitate to return again……it is definitely a “home away from
Lien and Val (NSW)
Just a note to say thankyou for such a lovely stay at a lovely apartment. It
was lovely meeting such nice, kind and genuine good people. We hope you
have a happy Christmas and wish you all the luck and good fortune, and
happiness in the new year. Thankyou so much again.
Mr and Mrs. M. Dexter (VIC)
14 April 2008
Yes, we had a great time and I know now where to come in the future.
Dave D. (New Zealand)
12 May 2008
To Gerry and Tina,
Thankyou for making our seven week stay in Melbourne comfortable. Wishing all
the very best for the future.
Phil, Annette, Henri and Daisy D. (UK)
29 May 2008
Absolutely brilliant, clean, spacious and well appointed, the proprietors were very
helpful and friendly. It was very good value for money, we would stay again on our
next visit to Melbourne.
Karen S. (SA)