Eclectic Room for 1or 2 Guests

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Pakenham Street, Mount Lawley, WA 6050, Australia
Linda & Ian
Your host, Linda & Ian
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You are welcome to stay in a bright, comfortable room (email hidden) home close to the Perth CBD, public transport, river walks and the trendy Mt Lawley cafe strip. Your spacious room comes with eclectic decor and artwork, a comfortable queen-size bed and a Mac computer with reliable wifi. The bathroom is directly opposite your room.

Our property has a huge wild backyard with a mini eucalyptus forest, productive banana trees and 2 natural springs. The benches in our kitchen are made of wood from a Queensland Mahogany planted in our yard over 27 years ago. A balcony set in the treetops is a perfect spot to take in the unique surroundings.

Breakfast is basic 'help-yourself' and includes a choice of muesli, toast and eggs. A range of teas and (plunger) coffee is available at any time. You are welcome to use the kitchen any time, including the Thermomix! All linen and towels are provided.

Our home is semi-detached - the duplex next door is also available for short stays on Airbnb (see our 2nd listing). Ten years ago we built (with our own hands!) our master bedroom and bathroom downstairs. Oliva, our loveable 17yo hipster son, lives upstairs and speaks pretty good Italian. Lola, our golden cocker spaniel, will also delight!

Our solar-powered electricity, rain water collection, recycling and composting will appeal to guests seeking green-accommodation.

The Swan River is at the end of our street ~ a gorgeous walk (or bike ride) in one direction takes you to the free CAT bus in East Perth, inlet cafes, Perth City Farm* and the Perth CBD. The pathway in the other direction meanders for miles through wetlands and parks. Our canoe, called 'Carrot', and a range of push bikes & helmets are available to use.

The duplex is just 10mins drive from the domestic airport (20mins from the international) and 3mins from the interstate train station. Off road parking is available at the front of the duplex.

* Perth City Farm has a fabulous coffee shop and organic produce markets on every Saturday from 7am - noon.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $580 /week
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
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  • We loved staying in this fabulous house in a great location, the hosts were warm and friendly and really interesting people. Would stay again in a flash!

    April 2014
  • Beautiful house in a beautiful quite area of mt lawley, immaculate, very comfortable rooms. Great bike ride along the swan to the cbd or a 10min walk to plenty of restaurants and cafes in beaufort st. . Linda an Ian were awesome hosts, the garden and the terraces are perfect for relaxing. Recommended! Thx Linda and Ian!

    April 2014
  • For the second time I stayed here. I had a new room, large and quiet. Linda and Ian are very friendly. I enjoyed my stay.

    March 2014
  • Linda and Ian are nice people. The accommodation is very close to the city and the river. The apartment is in a very good state. They have a lovely dog!

    March 2014
  • We stayed with Linda, Ian, Oli and Lola for just over two weeks while house hunting in Perth. The family is absolutely lovely and from the beginning we felt as though we were staying with good friends. We stayed both in the 'unique home' and the 'eclectic room' as the unique home had already been booked for part of our stay. Both the self-contained apartment and the big room in Linda and Ian's house were spotlessly clean, comfortable and private.

    There is a lovely park with a jetty two minutes walk away and the Mount Lawley cafe strip is not far away either. We walked into the city for a Fringe show in 40mins and drove to the dog beach at Scarborough in 20 mins.

    Staying at Linda and Ian's beautiful home has been a wonderful introduction to Perth for us. We already miss the shady garden (possibly the only green we've seen since moving to Perth), the comfortable bed, the gas kitchen (our new kitchen is electric and it took me fifteen minutes to cook an egg this morning) and the breezy balcony. Somehow it stays cool at Linda and Ian's, though the rest of the city is blistering.

    Our dog Keen already misses floppy-eared Lola and is moping about with nobody to play with.

    February 2014
  • Linda and Ian are wonderful hosts and have a lovely place in a great location. A couple of points worth bearing in mind: the bathroom is shared and there is no aircon in the bedroom so, if you hit Perth in a heatwave, it can be quite hot. But a great experience overall.

    December 2013
  • Staying in Lindas and Ians house was a very special experience.
    The house is sooo exceptionally, lovely, creativ and harmoniously that I didn´t want to go out. And after all Linda and Ian are so interessting special people that you would like to stay longer.

    December 2013
  • I spent a fantastic 6 nights with Linda and Ian and felt as if I was part of the family. Even when their friends came to stay I was included in meals and activities. Their hospitality and generosity were fantastic and conversation was so easy. Linda was extremely helpful in taking me to some markets and train stations until I became familiar with the area. The house was in a fabulous location for a visitor, with a stunning walk along the Swan River to get into the CBD or a 5 minute walk to the train. In many ways I was sorry to leave so I would definitely recommend a stay here.

    December 2013
  • Perfect! Lovely house and easy stay! Recommended!! Looking forward to meeting the hosts when I do another Perth trip as they were away when I stayed. ( even so, they made my stay easy)

    September 2013
  • I had a wonderful time staying with Linda and Ian & co. -- I was only there for a night but wish I could have stayed longer. Both house and hosts were warm and welcoming, and if you appreciate art and design you'll especially delight in this place. A quick train ride to Perth CBD is a 5-minute walk and about a 10-15 minute walk to the main street of Mount Lawley makes it a nice location for those interested in a more local side of the city. Would definitely stay here again!

    September 2013
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Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
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Hi, we're Linda & Ian and we're lucky enough to live on an amazing patch of Earth in Perth with our 17yo son Oli* and our golden cocker spaniel Lola. We love sharing our home of 28 years with visitors and the 'fix rather than replace' motto we've used to decorate and maintain it! It means it's quirky as well as comfy and all with a low planetary foot-print : ) We're especially proud of our kitchen benches which are crafted from timber milled from a tree we planted over our 27yo son's placenta soon after we moved in. We love yoga, meditation, being resourceful, designing houses, listening to music (most sorts), movies (making & writing them occasionally too!), karaoke-for-therapy and social justice! Our 1st experience of Airbnb was in New York where we stayed on a heritage-listed ferry boat anchored in New Jersey - the views across the Hudson of the Manhattan skyline were amazing!!! We love Airbnb because it's contributing to the development of the 'new currency of reputation and trust'. There's a couple of powerful TED talks by Rachel Botsman on 'collaborative consumption' that you might like to check out on Youtube - the most recent one talks about Airbnb. We have 2 listings on Airbnb (a funky room & a self-contained duplex) so please take a look at both. Looking forward to hearing from you soon : ) * Oli speaks pretty good Italian!
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