Experience West Australian beach side living on natural timber floors with cool summer breezes in this original 1950s villa just 5 minutes walk to the beach. Self contained private living with all amenities to make a very comfortable stay.
This villa is located at the rear of the property with back laneway access to the beach and car parking space. The property is very relaxed with unique holiday ambience and friendly neighbours. There is a spare king single bed on the enclosed verandah and we can arrange an extra bed in living room if required.
The property includes all basic amenities including crockery/cutlery for 4, cooking utensils, wine and champagne glasses, microwave, gas oven/cook top, toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee maker, gas bbq, bed linen, bath towels, hair dryer, washing machine, ironing board, cott and high chair available on request, 2 x bicycles, snorkelling gear, beach towels, umbrella and beach chairs.
Interaction with Guests
My wife and I live nearby and will show you how everything works. We are keen to help in any way we can, but happy to leave you as you please.
Cottesloe is one of the best located swimming beaches in Western Australia with great walks, local pubs and lots of restaurants and takeaway options just up the road.
We have spare bikes available or the nearest train station is Grant St, just 10 minutes walk where you can go shopping in Claremont, Subiaco and Perth City or go explore the port City of Fremantle the other way. Also a local bus on our street goes directly to Perth.
Other Things to Note
The famous Cottesloe main beach is about 10 minutes walk south, otherwise our local beach has a great swimming and snorkelling spot just 5 minutes away. There is a great market on Saturdays just a short drive away.
This is a residential area and we expect our guests to respect our neighbours peace and privacy at all times. Definitely no loud parties or anti social behaviour. Absolutely NO SMOKING allowed inside the Villa, outdoor smoking is ok
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Great unit, with a homely feel and everything we needed. We felt comfotable straight away. David offered us friendly and helpful advice whenever we needed. Perfect location, close to the beach and a lovely quiet area. Would recommend this highly!
Fantastic cottage with everything we could need and perfect location for beach and cafes. David was very welcoming and helpful.
Had a wonderful time at David's retro beach house in cottesloe. David was the perfect host with nothing being to much trouble. The best thing tho is the location of the beach house! 5 minute walk from the beautiful cottesloe beach with all the bars and restaurants. We would defiantly recommend David's beach house to anyone wanting to experience Perth and Cottesloe and all it has to offer.
Many thanks to David and Iris for offering such a wonderful place to stay. My husband and I stayed for six nights and really wished we could have stayed longer!
The Cottesloe location is fabulous, just a couple of minutes walk to the beach and within easy access of the city. We didn’t have our own car, but the bus stops at the end of the road and the train station is less than a ten minute walk away.
The apartment is very tastefully decorated with a real attention to details and is equipped with all the amenities needed for a long or short stay. The Nespresso coffee machine was a real bonus for a coffee first thing in the morning! The bed was very comfy and the place was spotless throughout! The owners have gone to great lengths to provide detailed information about the facilities and surrounding areas. David and Iris were so friendly and welcoming and it was genuinely a pleasure to have met them.
Contact during the enquiry was very friendly and making the booking was quick and easy. We arrived earlier than the check in time, but it was no problem to drop our bags off in the morning before the previous occupiers had left.
We had plenty of privacy as the apartment is completely separate with it’s own front door and with it’s own private garden at the rear.
We were also able to use the two bicycles which was another great bonus in getting around.
All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Hope we can make it back next year!
David was very welcoming and when we arrived showed us everything available in the villa which has been made very comfortable. Knowing we liked the area he recommended the closest local beach, an easy walk away. He was very helpful when we had, what turned out to be, a small problem with the tv and brought over lots of dvds for us to watch. We were sorry we could not avail ourselves of his and his wife's hospitality.
I recently stayed at Retro Beach Cottesloe for a month. I am originally from the Cottesloe area but live in the UK so was looking for a great little place to feel at home whilst visiting my family.
David and Iris have certainly made the place extremely comfortable and easy to relax in and I absolutely loved it, it was hard to leave as it became my home away from home.
David was so welcoming when I arrived and always available if needed for anything. The provision of bikes and snorkelling gear was a great bonus, and there is a lovely, private outside seating area with fresh tomatoes, strawberries and mint that Iris welcomed me to pick from if I wanted to. There is also a BBQ which was perfect.
As I grew up in this area, I can say honestly to anyone looking for a place that it is in a fantastic location if you are looking for a beautiful, beach lifestyle. It is only 5 minutes walk from the most beautiful beaches that Perth has.
Again, thanks to David and Iris, as I loved this home away from home. Beautifully decorated and so comfortable. I will miss the daily walks and swims on the stunning beach when I am back in the UK. I will certainly stay again when I come back to Perth.
The Retro Beach cottage was exactly the way David described it. It is like a home away from home. Tastefully decorated with a lovely Christmas tree and nativity scene to make us feel right at home. And pristinely clean. The Nespresso machine was a bonus for us as coffee lovers.
The cottage is in a perfect location - less than 10 minutes from the Cottesloe beaches. It is quite, tranquil surrounds and we would highly recommend it.
And David is the perfect host. He made sure we had everything we needed and made some suggestions for local site seeing. By the time we left we felt like we were saying good bye to a friend.
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Married with 3 grown up kids and excited to be part of the Air BNB community, love preparing our place for a comfortable stay, meeting people from around the world and helping guests discover the best of local food and West Australian beachside living.