December 2020

This was a really nice place to stay for the night before we caught our morning flight. It had everything that we needed as a family and was spotlessly clean.

Chris S

January 2020

Dear Sharon,
Good day & apologies for not being able to write back any sooner.
I’d like to thank you for our wonderful stay at lovely villa# 7. We had a great time and would recommend Florentine Villas to all our friends wanting to visit Melbourne.

Wishing You a Merry Christmas and a lovely New Year.
With best regards,

Arfa J

December 2018
Clean, comfortable and in a good location close to shops
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

House was lovely, very clean had everything and more that we needed fir our stay.
Sharon was great to deal with nothing was a problem for her and she always got back to
you quickly. I would highly recommend to stay here and will do again. Thanks Sharon.

Judy R NSW

November 2018
Fabulous Villa
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Spacious accommodation in the perfect spot for us. Easy drive from the airport and close to our destinations.
Sharon was so easy to deal with and was very responsive to queries. The villa was perfect for us and as we were travelling with our dogs, we were pleased with the very secure courtyard and garage. This gave our dogs room to run and plenty of shelter.
The beds were very comfortable which is always a big plus for us! The villa was clean and had everything we needed for our stay.
I would highly recommend Florentine Villas and hope to stay there again on our next visit to Melbourne.
Thanks Sharon 😁
Lorraine S QLD

February 2018
Thank you for everything during my fathers stay.
I will definitely be using your villas again in the future if required and recommending you to anyone who requires accommodation in Melbourne, short or long stay.
Kind Regards
Lucy T

November 2017

Thank you so much Eliana we can’t wait to get back. Noah is asking for your villas, and the cats, and calling it our house. That is most important to us for Noah to be happy and relaxed comfortable in a living space. I much appreciate the help and understanding given to us. And we are so happy we found you.

Thank you again!

Gratefully yours,

Maria K

February 2017
Excellent property
We flew up for a wedding and the manager made it so easy for us. The house was so clean and comfortable and enjoyable.
Fatema M. NSW

January 2017

Had a Great Time!

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.

Kylie R, SA

January 2017

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.

Jovevski Family, NSW

January 2017

We had a great stay… the villa was amazing thanks Eliana.

Michaelson family, NSW.

January 2017

Thank you Eliana, We had a very enjoyable stay and the villa was incredibly immaculate. Thanks again.
Roger and Di., SA

December 2016

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

December 2016
Fantastic place to stay in Melbourne. Great location, free Internet, its all laid on and spacious. I stay there regularly.
Chrissy R,  Vic

October 2016

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

October 2016

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.

Ivan P, NSW

October 2016
Hello Eliana,
Everyone enjoyed their stay once again, the villas are a credit to you and Gerry.
We thoroughly enjoyed unit 7/1 with the large lounge suite and pool table.
If that happens to be available for our next visit (Nov 2016) we would really appreciate it.
Cheers, Trev.
Trever B

August 2016

Suited our purpose and found everything we needed. Wifi wasn’t working though, but we made do. All in all we were happy and will keep in mind for next time.
David P. Vic

June 2016
The virtual tour is a good marketing idea. We had 15 wedding guests who stayed in 6A and 7-1 between 3 and 9 days in April 2015. All were very happy with the arrangements and facilities. We thought this accommodation very good value for money.
Kirti K  Melbourne

February 2016
Absolutely beautiful accommodation. Very reasonable price for what you get. Great for long term and short term accommodation. The villas are a very generous size. Beautifully decorated. Everything was clean, and tidy on arrival. The owners have gone the extra mile by providing things like milk, tea & coffee, soap, washing powder etc to get you started. All linen and towels provided. I love the fact that there was a washing machine and dryer, as well as iron and ironing board. The rooms were a good size and they offer a lot of different bedding configurations to suit your needs. Wifi is included in the tariff which is great, and is really fast, no lagging. I could quite easily live in these villas. The villas were so close to everything, shopping centres, train station, bowling, you name it! So perfect! The owners are so lovely and helpful 🙂 I would definitely recommend and definitely return!!
Alex B   QLD

September 2015
Hi Eliana. Well I’ve left a few little extras to leave for your next guests… I’ve been recommending you to everyone – you have a little gold mine here in Sydenham!  I can’t thank you enough for how much you have helped us out during a very stressful time. I’m sure I’ll be back again one day.
Sue P  (Vic

August  2015
Hi Eliana,
Thank you very much for the accommodation.  We really enjoy it.  We will be in contact again for more accommodation in the future.
Kind regards,
Mark & Mary Smith  (NSW)

August 2015
Thank you very much for providing a lovely place for us to stay in, we were provided with every thing we needed to enjoy the special event we attended.
The Kazanowski familyAugust 2015
Hi, Eliana,
Thank you for the accommodation.  Everything was awesome as usual.  Thank you again,

Seneti O

July 2015
Hi Gerry,
I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed staying in the villa.
Plenty of room, close to the shopping centre, being able to prepare our meals, indoor garage, it was great.
I’ll certainly recommend the villas to any of our friends/family that might be coming to Melbourne in the future.

Thanks again.

March 2015
Hi Gerry,
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
Hi Gerry,
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
Kind regards
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.
In appreciation,
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.
Kind Regards,
Yvonne & Gordon S. QLD

February 2015
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.
Thank you.
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
Hi Gerry,
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!
Regards, Viola.

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
Hi Gerry,
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
property …
Michelle P (TAS)

May 2nd, 2013
Hi Gerry,
I’m sorry I haven’t contacted you earlier, we have had a crazy few days back
in Adelaide.
I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic accommodation, it was absolutely
sensational and we will 100% be back!

June 20th, 2013
Hi Gerry
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
Best Wishes
Jean B (SA)

February, 2011
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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February, 2011
Hi guys,
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.
Good luck

May 5th, 2012
Dear Gerry,
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
Hi Gerry,
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
Dear Gerry,
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
Hi Gerry,
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
Hi Gerry,
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
Warm Regards,
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
Thanks again
Lien and Val (NSW)

December 2008
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
Hi Gerry,
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)

8 June 2008
Gerry & Tina,
Thank you so much for your wonderful villa. We truly enjoyed our stay and will
definitely be back with more friends.
Allysia & Stacey (NSW)

18 June 2008
Hi Gerry,
Shurnell and I would like to extend our grateful thanks to you for your wonderful
hospitality at the villas. Getting 12 people settled all the way from Canada would
have been a logistical nightmare, especially having people come in and leave at
different times and dates, but your accommodation at the villas was just fabulous. It
was truly a home away from home for them as they really loved it and in fact did not
want to leave when the time came. Everything was just great and the wedding went
off without a hitch. Thank you for taking the burden of finding accommodation for
the lot and adjusting to the different times at short notice too.
I would highly recommend your villas and have been shouting your praises to
everyone who asks. I would tell anyone about the villas without a moments
hesitation. They were better than any hotel. I wish you all the best and continued
success at the villas and once again “THANK YOU” from the bottom of our heart.
Gregory & Shurnell W. (Canada)

25th July 2008
Hi Gerry,
Just to let you know that we had a fantastic holiday in Melbourne, we loved our 2
bedroom villa it was just perfect! Close to shopping centre and train station.
The unit was very comfortable, clean, roomy and the personal touches made it seem
warm and inviting. Highly recommended to our friends and family and we will
definitely stay with you again. Once again thanks for making our holiday more
Sue H. (WA)

14 December 2007
We absolutely loved this place. From the initial communications with the owners, to
the added extra touched (such as soft drinks on arrival), to the wonderfully new and
clean villa, to the location – we thought this place was exceptional value for money.
We will definitely stay there again. Thank you.
Alistair McN. (VIC)

30 December 2007
Hello Gerry,
Marion and I would like to thank you for a wonderful stay at Florentine Villas. The
unit was exceptionally clean and modern, the bed very comfortable and the location
ideal for our purpose. We look forward to staying there again each time we come to
Melbourne. It is better than some 5 star places we have stayed in the past.
Ron & Marion C (QLD)

3 January 2008
Excellent villa. We really enjoyed the stay at Florentine Villas.

20 January 2008
Dear Gerry,
We found the Florentine villas a great place to stay and it provided us atmosphere of
home. We were fed up staying in the hotel and finally found this lovely place.
Whenever we come to Melbourne, we will stay in your villas. Most importantly, you
are a very nice person and helped us out of the way.
Dr. Rashid M and Dr. Saiqaa A. (Saudi Arabia)

22 February 2008
Our stay at Florentine Villas
My family and I had a pleasant stay at Florentine villas in February 2008. We
were welcomed by our very friendly host and given his phone number to call
if we needed anything. He provided a pack filled with information on things to
do and see as well as useful information such as emergency numbers and
transport timetables etc. The villa was homely, simply furnished, very clean
and well-equipped. We felt it’s location was well placed, with excellent
transport links and a reasonable commute to Melbourne centre and also
beautiful beaches. Our stay at Florentine villas was in our opinion great value
for money, we would highly recommend it to our friends and intend to come
for a stay in the future.
Simon, Claire, Kieran & Lydia G. (UK)

19 March 2008
Fully features including things the other guys might charge for; telephone, internet,
keyless entry, attached garage, full laundry, etc. Also at Hume Drive an on site
staffed office and easy driving to road networks. Hope that it is not snaffled up by
permanent stay tenants.
Graeme J. (New Zealand)

24 September 2007
Hi Gerry & Tina,
Just wanted to say thank you both of you for making our stay in Melbourne an
enjoyable one. The accommodation was beautiful and the service was outstanding.
Will definitely look you up next time we are in Melbourne. All the best,
Lou & Rose F (NSW)

2 October 2007
Dear Gerry & Tina,
On behalf of my husband and I would like to thank you for the opportunity to stay in
your gorgeous Florentine Villas. It was by far the most cleanest place we have stayed
in and the friendly service and advise offered by both of you was well and truly above
and beyond our expectations. You supplied all the conveniences of home in your
villas making it feel just like home. The folder with all the local shops, restaurants
and things to do was a valuable help too as we are not from Melbourne ourselves. We
definitely look forward to coming back next year. Regards,
Melina R (SA)

12 October 2007
Hi Gerry,
Thank you very much. This is a great rate. I will pass these details on to
management. I’m sure they will appreciate the reduction in the rate. As you know
everyone has been very happy with the accommodation at Florentine Villas. I will
forward the invoice to our finance department for processing. Thanks again for great
service. Kind regards,
Rosemary H (VIC)

13 October 2007
To Tina & Gerry,
Just a quick note to say a big thank you for such a wonderful stay. The villas were
fantastic and all those ‘little extras’ made a difference. We will definitely be
recommending your villas to others and will certainly be back.
Alistair & Christine M (VIC)

28 October 2007
We were very impressed, from the first meeting with the Proprietors right throughout
the whole stay. We were treated like VIP’s and the accommodation was first class,
spacious and very comfortable. The location was great with very easy access to
Melbourne and surrounds. We would certainly recommend this property to anyone,
the kids have already asked when they can go back.
Karen & Robert F (SA)

29 December 2007
Thankyou for the wonderful accommodation at Torquay. Out stay was relaxing and
enjoyable. We loved the position with the beaches and ships right at our door step.
Many thanks, Regards,
Albert & Bernadette T (VIC)

23 January 2007
Tina & Gerry,
Thank you. The place is very nice and welcoming and clean. We would recommend
it to our friends from Perth.
Marc, Jus, Pierre and Sophie (WA)

18 April 2007
Hi Gerry,
Sorry it has taken me so long to send this but I just wanted to say thank you for fitting
us in with short notice at your villas back in late October 2006. We were impressed
with your service and the units you truly are a home away from home we just wish we
could have stayed longer. We will recommend you to everyone we know if they are
going to Melbourne. Thank you.
Mark and Wendy M (NSW)

7 May 2007
Hi Gerry,
Many thanks for your assistance throughout Darren’s stay. I will definitely keep your
details on file and contact you if we need long term accommodation in the future.
Best wishes,
Rosemary H (VIC)

21 May 2007
Hi Gerry,
Just a short note to thank you for making my visit to Melbourne so comfortable. I
found the accommodation you offered to be of an excellent standard – very
conveniently located for access to the city and the airport, both by car and public
transport. Also having Watergardens Shopping Centre in walking distance was very
convenient. I am hoping to return to Melbourne at the end of the year and will be in
touch with you when I have a better idea of my dates in order to make another
reservation. Regards,
Hannah G (NSW)

31 May 2007
Thank you for your help, you are a life saver. It’s a big relief to find a place so
quickly. Darren S (VIC)

3 September 2007
Dear Gerry,
Thank you for your extremely comfortable, warm and clean accommodation. Our
daughter lived around the round but did not have room for us, for here it felt like we
were living nearby. It was lovely for us that our family could come into our ‘home
away from home’. My husband had been unwell with the flu prior to coming and it
was really nice that he had somewhere to stay and recuperate while the women went
shopping down at Watergardens. We will be returning when our new grandchild
arrives and look forward to staying with you then. It was the best accommodation I
have ever stayed in, in Melbourne. Kind regards,
Carolyn T (NZ)

17 October 2006
Tina & Gerry,
Wow! Wow! Wow! What a great spacious place to stay in and enjoy (and we had
the smallest unit!) Great to have plenty of tea, coffee, sugar and washing powder
supplied. Will spread the word to our friends. Many thanks,
Shirley and Kevin (NZ)

20 October 2006
Thank you for the use of your unit. Well appreciated by my family. Beautiful stay,
\Chris & Kelly (NZ)

22 October 2006
Superb accommodation, great owners who supplied everything required. Highly
recommend to anyone. Many thanks Gerry and Tina,
Allan and Christie (NZ)

24 October 2006
Tina & Gerry,
Thanks very much for the stay at your lovely villa, very comfortable.
Nan, Pop, Ruby, Colin and Ash (NZ)

26 October 2006
To Gerry,
Your advertising is right: the villas are a “home away from home”. We’ve enjoyed
our stay here! Thankyou for providing such comfortable accommodation.
Again, thankyou
Brendan and Susanne (NZ)

3 January 2007
Dear Gerry,
Just a note to thank you very much for such an enjoyable time had in Australia. Your
house was absolutely fantastic. I have stayed in houses before in Ireland and thought
they were first class but they wouldn’t compare to this one. Everything about it was
beautiful, and we couldn’t ask for any better. Everyone of us thought the same and
thanks again. Yours faithfully,
Anna C & family (Scotland)

10 January 2007
Hi Gerry,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for providing us with such
wonderful accommodation when we were really in need. The unit was fantastic and
the kids really settled in nicely for their 9 week stay. You truly bend over backwards
to help us out. Thankyou.
Joanne A. (VIC)

We had a very comfortable stay – it’s a great house.
John, Noeleen, Nigel, Naomi, Lauren, Mich and Caleb B (NSW)

25 March 2006
Gerry & Tina,
Thankyou for letting us stay in your beautiful house. We will be back maybe through
the year sometime. Once again thankyou, its so nice here.
From Belinda and the crew from NSW.

2 April 2006
To Tina & Gerry,
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay and your perfect hospitality.
Sharon D. (NZ)

24 April 2006
Gerry & Tina,
Thank you for a wonderful stay. The villas are beautiful and extremely clean. We
will highly recommend your accommodation. Kind regards,
Ashley and Marika (VIC)

29 April 2006
Thank you so much for your help and thanks again for a wonderful “home away from
home” stay. Again we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your villas.
Regards, Marika (VIC)

12 May 2006
Thank you, Gerry and Tina
The place was great!!
Cheers, Robert & Judith (Bulgaria)

13 May 2006
Gerry and Tina,
Thanks very much for having me. It has been very good. Best of luck,
Lorelle (sorry the mess) (SA)

1 June 2006
We enjoyed our stay and will pass the word on. See you again.
Dawn M. (NSW)

22 July 2006
Dear Gerry,
Thankyou for your phone call in regards to our stay at the villas. We had a wonderful
time and the villa was absolutely gorgeous. My daughter settled in well thanks
goodness after such a long trip. We will most certainly stay again when are down that
way as the villa is great value for money and nice and close to our relatives.
Thankyou once again and we will see you in the future. Kind regards,
Tracey M. (NSW)

7 October 2006
Dear Gerry,
Thanks for everything – all the pleasure was in extra details and cleanliness! All the
Anna B. (NSW)

15 June 2005
Dear Gerry & Tina,
Thanks for a most pleasant stay – have enjoyed every minute. You certainly have
thought of everything in the way of equipment, etc. to really make this a “home away
from home”. Hope to be able to stay again when I’m in Melbourne. Regards,
Carol (WA)

30 July 2005
Dear Gerry & Tina,
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for making our stay at Florentine Villas
such a pleasant one. We have all been very happy here for the last 3 weeks. You
were able to accommodate us at such short notice on our arrival from the UK and the
accommodation was just like being at home! You were both friendly, helpful and
make our arrival in Australia a welcoming one. Many thanks,
Sam, Jon and children (UK)

5 September 2005
Dear Gerry and Tina,
Helene and her entourage returned to Brisbane on Monday after a wonderful short
break in SUNNY Melbourne.
They were all very happy with the Melbourne sunshine … to my surprise.
The other highlight of their trip was the excellent accommodation they enjoyed while
in Melbourne and the wonderful hosts. They tell me that both you and Tina went out
of your way to make them all comfortable … what can I say but thank you and we
will definitely see you again and I will certainly recommend your wonderful lodgings
to anyone who will be visiting Melbourne.
My son Kristen also says thank you for the laser light which he left at your unit on our
last holiday that he though he lost.
Thank you Tina for your generous hospitality and your care and concern. See you
again. Best regards,
Brian, Helene and Kristen (NSW)

4 November 2005
We’ve enjoyed our stay here. The unit fit us perfectly. I will recommend this to
people around us.
Eva and the rest of the Swedish bunch (Sweden)

23 March 2006
Thanks, we had a lovely stay. All the little extras made a wonderful difference.
Alison (NSW)

23 March 2006
Dear Gerry and Tina,
A little something for you in appreciation. We enjoyed our stay in your lovely units
and hope to be back one day. Thank you.
Kind Regards,
Denis, Raelene and kids (WA)