About This Listing
Situated in one of Perth's premium riverside suburbs, we offer 5 star amenities, with no hidden extra costs. Our accommodation is a "new build" suite, separate and to the rear of the main house, with a private entry and off street parking x 2.
Consists of a huge bathroom with double sized shower (heated towel rail, gowns; body lotions and shampoo provided); a well equipped kitchenette with a microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee machine and sandwich toaster; breakfast/meals seating at the kitchen island; leather lounge seating; and a king size bed with views over the pristine pool and lush gardens. There is no cooker/stove in the apartment, however, a Weber Q barbecue is at your door for your use. Reverse cycle air-conditioning ensures your comfort, and we only use top quality linen. Other necessities provided include a 55" TV; free use of 200 ++ movie and concert DVD's; hair dryer; iron and ironing board; a safe; free internet access; and laundry needs can be met in-house. Your larder will be stocked with tea and coffee, milk, cereals and bread of your preference (by prior arrangement)
We are located on the southern banks of the Swan River, which places us a 10 minute drive from Fremantle and 20 minutes from the City of Perth. A 10 minute stroll will get you to restaurants (Italian,Thai,Indian and more) and the local wine bar. We are only a short walk to bus services, which will take you to Fremantle or Perth. The Swan river is barely 100m/yds from the front door, and a cycle way/footpath follows the river to Perth or Fremantle. We offer free mens and ladies cycles with helmets, which are mandatory.
- Naturally, a walk or cycle along the banks of the Swan River. Within minutes from home, you can stop at the "Point Walter" reserve, and enjoy riverside alfresco dining, or picnic under shady trees.
- A round of golf at the local public golf course is a 3 minute drive away.
- Visit Fremantle with its historic buildings, the Port and cafe strips. Enjoy fish and chips on "Fisherman's Wharf" in the fishing boat harbour, or a beer at the iconic "Little Creatures" brewery. The Maritime Museum and the old Fremantle Jail are a must see on the way to the markets which open Friday to Sunday.
- From Fremantle, travel 30 minutes by ferry to Rottnest Island, named by Dutch explorers after the Islands ratlike marsupial the "Quokka". Bike or bus around the Island, and swim in crystal clear waters at secluded beaches.
- Next surf at Perth's world famous beaches, including Cottesloe and Scarborough. They offer food experiences from cafe to fine dining, alongside pearl white sand and blue waters.
- Stroll (for free), through "King's Park's" 400 hectares of botanical gardens, which overlook Perth City, and showcase our Native flora. Perth is also home to a World class Zoo and Aquarium, highlighting Native species.
- Take a road or river journey to the "Swan Valley", which is 16kms east of Perth. It is renowned for boutique breweries, vineyards and alfresco dinning.
- Sit around the pool at home and do NOTHING!
Depending on occupancy, we can be reasonably flexible regarding check in/out. Please advise us of your arrival times in advance, so we can best facilitate your needs.
At peak times we may require a checkout by 10am (for cleaning purposes) and check in after 2pm. We can secure your luggage (by prior arrangement) after check out.
You have access to the swimming pool and BBQ area. This encompasses the patio, and most of the grounds adjacent to your suite. You have off street parking for two vehicles, and entry to the suite via a private gate. A clothesline is provided for your use.
While the suite is in use, we will only access the pool area for maintenance and gardening. You also have use of a gymnasium located in the main garage - Cross-trainer; recumbent cycle; multi gym; punch bag; hand weights; TV; fans... non air-con.
Interaction with Guests
YOUR PERSONAL PRIVACY:
We will strive to ensure your privacy. We are however, happy to give advice, and help out as much as possible at your request. One of us is usually around the house. A quantity of information regarding attractions and transport is provided for your convenience. We can't cover everything, so feel free to ask.
An airport bus transfer to Fremantle is available for $45 AUD for two persons. A taxis to the door is about $55 AUD. We recommend a taxi, or booking a hire car for your stay, as Perth is not "blessed" with a public transport system like large International Cities, however there is a regular bus service a 3 - 5 minute walk from the apartment.
SMOKING is allowed outside the suite and ashtrays are provided. NO smoking inside.
Please respect our home and gardens. Accidents happen so please tell us, so we can rectify damage.
Take care around the pool and avoid activities which may place anybody in danger. (running) Please minimise jumping and diving, especially at night to reduce noise impact on neighbours.
No parties or outside guests due to insurance coverage.
What a start to using AirBnB for the first time - from a warm welcome, fresh muffins and a property so beautifully presented! Trish and Nigel have made a place so comfortable, so clean, so well appointed and the little extras like all the food essentials(even muesli with no coconut!) that make it so easy to stay and not worry about rushing out to find a supermarket. The property is well located and easy to get around Perth, Fremantle and Nigel provided fantastic assistance in helping us get around and find areas we would never have discovered! As it was our first time in Perth we could not have better guidance - and also getting a bike to explore around the local area which is truly stunning - on the banks of the Swan River. At a moments notice Trish provided a wheat heat bag for Marie - these are the personal extras that we are sure is always available at this beautiful accommodation - a big thank you Trish and NIgel and hope to be back!
The welcome and explanation was excellent.
The environment was very quiet and serene.
Great location for the city and Freemantle.
My mother & I came to Perth on an emotional journey, and from the moment we arrived, we knew we were in safe hands. We received the warmest welcome, and were truly thankful for the absolutely beautiful room & facilities, unbelievably well stocked cupboards & fridge (surprise muffins & ice-creams - W.O.W.), every aspect was so thoughtfully done. Honestly lovely location & easy to get around, especially with Nigel's map! We cannot praise Trish & Nigel highly enough. In one word, magnificent. And we will definitely be back !!!
Thank you Trish for providing us awesome stay in this fabulous apartment, comfortable bed, spacious room and toilet with good shower. I will definitely recommend this If you're staying in Perth!
Trish and Nigel were the friendliest of people and made every effort to make us feel welcome. The studio apartment is wonderfully located just a sort distance from the beautiful Swan river foreshore. ideally equipped for a short stay, we would most certainly consider another visit
Roger & Brenda Bailey
What a beautiful little oasis this place is. The unit is immaculate and has everything you might possibly need- and more! So many additional comforts and luxurious high end furnishings. Trish and Nigel were great hosts and I believe, have the perfect balance of being around to talk to but in no way imposing on your stay. More than accommodating with late/ early arrivals and departures. ️thankyou for the lifts (I got a little lost) and for the drives about the area- very much appreciated! Also, must take the bikes out as perfect cycle routes right from the house that are very scenic and relaxing! Felt like a really welcomed guest and this goes a long way in choosing this type of stay over the hotel route. Highly recommend - would recommend a car if staying longer than a few days. Thanks for having me!
Our first Airbnb experience, and it couldn't have been better. Clean, spacious and private, with everything you could need for a comfortable stay. We loved the use of the bikes, and the Entertainment Book was a thoughtful addition. Trish and Nigel were terrific hosts - we'll be back!
About the Host, Trish
Nigel and I are retired business owners, looking forward to applying our experience to the hospitality industry. This all started for us after a recent trip to Europe, where we had the good fortune to share the homes and local knowledge of two wonderful families. We realised upon returning to Australia, that we had an opportunity to share our own home and knowledge of Perth with other travellers. Nigel and I share similar interests revolving around our incredible lifestyle in Perth. Socialising; sports; activities around the river including canoeing and fishing; cooking; travel; and loving our life. We have two dogs: Dexter, a Portuguese Water Dog (related to President Obama's), and Ted, a miniature Poodle (unknown parents). Both dogs are easy going, and as they live inside, they won't impact on your privacy around the Suite.
You will find us both easy going and ready to help, with one of us usually around the house and available to give advice. We are also happy to provide transport for a familiarisation of the local area, or to pick up hire car etc. I will be managing all your bookings and arrangements, and Nigel is my unpaid "handyman".
We look forward to making your stay enjoyable, and to ensure that you get a real taste of Aussie living.