Hi there! I’ve had an awesome time staying with fellow airbnbers on my travels and I would love to extend the invitation for fellow travelers. I liked the option of good cheap accommodation wherever I went, and feel that Perth should have that option
My place is a 4 bedroom house, you will staying in the private spare room. The room contains a comfortable double bed, desk, mirror, storage space, along with fresh linen and towels. Use of the internet, kitchen (+ complimentary tea and coffee), gym and laundry facilities are also included in your stay. There is also use of our living area and TV + movies and board games for the quiet night in.
The house has a spacious living room, sunroom, backyard and alfresco area + barbeque. The house also has a variety of fruiting mango, mandarin, guava, lemon and lime trees. Summer months produce a crazy amount of mangoes so feel free to have some if they are ripe.
*WHY PICK ME?*
The benefit of staying with me is that I am quite knowledgeable about Perth and the surrounding metropolitan area. I have lived in W.A. most of my life, and in Perth for close to 10 years. Many people who come to Perth say that it can be boring, however they don’t know where to look. There are always events, shows and entertainment on.
If you like, I can provide you with maps, information on the best sightseeing spots, tell you were the best restaurants to eat are, and let you know which clubs and bars to visit and which to avoid. If I am free, I can join you on your travels... I like exploring new areas and make a great guide, plus I am always up for a good night out.
This place is situated in the suburb of Booragoon. The area is very safe with many parks, shops and restaurants. Garden City, one of Perth’s major shopping centres, is a 3 minute walk. Garden City has lots of great places to eat, 2 major supermarkets, 3 department stores, several currency exchange places, and many other interesting shops. The Applecross shopping area is a 15 minute walk away and contains many excellent restaurants and coffee shops.
Finally, Perth is quite a safe city. There is little crime so it is very safe to walk around at night. There are only a few places to avoid, but they are out of the way. If you are concerned, I can inform you on these areas.
*GETTING AROUND PERTH*
CAR: A visit to either Perth City or Fremantle is 15 minutes by car. UWA and Curtin universities are 15 minutes by car, and Murdoch University is 3 minutes around the corner. Renting a car in Perth can be a better option for an extended period of time. It is quite easy to drive around Perth, due to there being no toll roads, and free parking in most areas.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: My place is conveniently situated close to Booragoon Bus Station and Bull Creek Train Station. Direct buses run to both Fremantle (501 to Fremantle Station) and Perth City (940 to Esplanade Busport or Wellington St Station) from Booragoon Station, and takes roughly 20 minutes. Check (website hidden) for bus schedules.
*TRAVEL FROM THE AIRPORT*
DRIVE: It's a 25 minute drive from Perth International and Domestic Airports. This is quite close as Perth’s Airport is located quite far from the city centre.
TAXI: Taxi’s usually cost about AU$50 one way.
SHUTTLE SERVICE: There is a airport shuttle bus that runs every 50 minutes. Just go to the CONNECT Kiosk and book from there. I believe the shuttle can take you to Boorgagoon/ Booragoon Bus Station (the Fremantle shuttle). Just ask at the desk, the cost shouldn't be more than $33 (or $44 for two people.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: The 37 from the Domestic Airport Terminal 4 will take you to the Esplande Busport, then transfer to the 940 which will stop at Booragoon Bus Station. You'll need to take the free transfer bus if you're arriving at the International Airport Terminal, which takes you to the Domestic Terminal. This will take 60 - 70 minutes and cost about $4.
I can provide a spare mobile phone for use if you are unable to obtain one. I can also provide a bicycle.
If I am able to, I can pick you up from the airport but you will have to arrange this before arriving.
NOTE: Please contact me before making a booking, and if you wish to inquire about dates available (even if they are red on the calendar).
We absolutely loved our stay in Richard and Chris place they made us feel more than welcome. They were so helpful and friendly. Any questions we had they helped us as much as they could. Richard has hundreds of films on his computer that he let us use when ever we wanted which was awesome as we stayed in most nights. Two really great guys that have a beautiful home. So grateful to have met them. Richard brought us into Perth City for a night out we met up with his friends and we had a really great night. I would recommend for anyone to stay here. We loved it so much we didn't want to leave. We still have to go for Tacos hehe. Thanks for everything.
Richard and his brother Chris were very hospitable during our stay at their place.
Richard even got up specially to bid goodbye when we had to leave at 5am Sunday morning.
We did not speak much with them during our stay as we were out touring Perth most of the time, but we've thoroughly enjoyed the stay at Richard's place.
Their place is only short 15mins drive to Fremantle and Perth city, and about 3 mins drive to Garden City.
The room was pleasantly scented as well; it made our stay really pleasant with all the necessary amenities. The washer and dryer were also big help to our laundry, too! My boyfriend also had a good time working out at their cosy gym corner with Chris.
Have no complaints about their place and will definitely recommend them to any one who is looking to stay near the major attractions in Perth.
Thanks, Richard and Chris!
I'm really glad, that the start here in Perth was so good. We could stay at Richards and Chris house, we enjoyed the stay there. They were very friendly and helpful, so we hope to meet them again.Furthermore the next bus stop to the city is about one minute
Everything was perfect, so we definitely recommend them.
Richard provides a lovely room in a friendly house. He's a great host and I couldn't fault the accommodation and couldn't ask for more. It's got very good transport links and is an easy walk away from local shopping. Thank you!
nice place...nice environment...close to bus stop...the only thing I was a bit worried is the bath room door...it was a bit stuck/jammed and when I closed the door it was like slamming the door...I was a bit worried that I might wake up everyone in the house if I used the bathroom in the morning/evening...but richard told me that he will replace the door immediately...overall it was great to stay at richard's place..and will contact richard again if I come to Perth...
Richard and Chris are superb hosts!! During our stay in their home they help us a lot to settle in our new city. We think that it´s great to meet people like them when you are moving to a foreign country because they make you feel like home. They are super nice, helpful and easygoing people! Besides their place is very comfortable, well located and perfect if you like to workout :)
Thank you very much for everything!! See you around!!
Richard was more than a capable host. From the very first moment he cared a lot about me and my girlfriend. A welcome tea/coffee and a nice chat later we got into our room, which was really neat and tidy! Little candy and towels inclusive. Throughout our stay Richard proved to be hospital and lovely. We enjoyed a movie night in his home cinema as well as a proper night out where he showed us some really cool bars around Perth. All together I am a 100% happy with our stay at his house and we would do it again at any time!
Very clean and comfortable room in a great house. Close to transit-- bus around the corner and train about 20 min walk, which made it easy to get around Perth and surrounding suburbs. Richard and co. were friendly and helpful, and made us feel at home. Great value for the money, especially in WA!
Richard was a perfect host! He was more than helpful with helping me to figure out how to get around in Perth, what to see and do. Whatever I needed, he was able to assist me with. I could not have asked for a better experience with my accommodations. The room was perfect - comfortable bed, clean towels, plenty of space to spread out my belongings. I chose Perth to begin a long trip traveling the world and Richard's place was an ideal spot to start the journey! Thank you Richard!
Richard is an extremely friendly host. He always lend a helping hand whenever I need one. The room provided was spacious and it was very comfortable in fact. My two-week stay had been really wonderful, with the suggestions he provided, I never regretted visiting those places.