About this listing
A GREAT LOCATION WITH EVERYTHING- BEACH, PERTH CITY, RIVER AND FREMANTLE.
A large spacious home a short stroll to the river and the River Vu room has views to the river overlooking the pool. It is relaxing, quiet and comfy.
Our listing is a large renovated modern spacious home just 3 minutes’ walk to the river foreshore, restaurants and café s. The area is a fairly affluent suburb 3.9 km from central Fremantle and 16 km from Perth city.
This RIVER VIEW ROOM is large bright & airy room (2.8 mtr. ceilings with ornate cornices) with a very comfy orthopaedic queen bed, a large desk and office chair, TV in room, drawers, ample robes, bedside table and lamps, large mirror/dressing table, and occasional chair for reading or other. You have VIEWS to the river and overlooking the pool. The bathroom is spacious and kept very clean it may be shared if other guests.
Other rooms available:
Garden vu room- https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/54877
Cosy room- https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/92945
What makes this place special is the location alongside the beautiful Swan river and native reserves in the enviable riverside location of East Fremantle, between Fremantle and Bicton. The area offers recreational foreshore areas, natural limestone cliff formations and a very large reserve area. Walking and cycling paths meander along the Swan River foreshore. Tennis Courts and Point Walter Public Golf Course are literally ‘up the road’, situated hilltop capturing sweeping views of the Swan River.
FREMANTLE‚ known as 'Freo'‚ is Perth's port and maritime playground on the mouth of the Swan River located just a few minutes (by car) and 20 mins from Perth the capital . It has a lively street life‚ a thriving café culture (locally known as the cappuccino strip) and an alternative arts scene amidst the workings of a fully functional port. There is a thriving university life with Notre Dame University occupying many of the heritage buildings in central Fremantle.
Guest use of :
•Wi-Fi throughout house/bedroom.
•Queen sized pocket sprung orthopaedic bed.
•Use of SEPARATE LOUNGE AND DINING AREA.
•FLAT SCREEN TV (80cm) in bedroom
•COOK TOP for evening meal
•SEPARATE FOOD CUPBOARD
•OUTDOOR SEATING AREA.
•There is a GUEST KITCHENETTE BENCH with kettle & toaster, micro-wave and sandwich maker for making, tea, coffee, snacks, salads, breakfast, drinks etc..
•Breakfast - we are not licensed to provide but we can help you organise some, please ask in advance.
•LAUNDRY and clothes line is available for stays of 3 days or more (machine+ w/powder $2.00 p/load).
Interaction with Guests
We look forward to meeting you and are here to welcome you and help where we can. We mainly use separate areas of the house so we offer our guests as much privacy as possible. We do however get on with our normal activities of daily living which includes cleaning, maintenance and gardening.
We like active guests who explore during the day and share their experiences with us in the evening. If guests want to spend ALL DAY/EVERY DAY in bed or hanging around the house, this place is probably not the place for them!
There are popular bars, café's, and restaurants close by the house on the water front along with 2 Yacht Clubs. Sometimes if you are lucky YOU CAN SEE DOLPHINS when walking along the river side. Swans, ducks and pelicans are a regular feature of the river scape along with Yachts and boats etc. There is also Tennis Courts just down the road.
THERE ARE MANY ACTIVITIES AND THINGS OF INTEREST: Brochures and information on many activities/timetables are available in the house. There are quite a number of restaurants, bars and coffee shops within reasonable walking distance. I HAVE A WHOLE LIST (WITH AUTO LINKS) OF THINGS YOU COULD CONSIDER DOING SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO SEND IT TO YOU LET ME KNOW.
TRANSPORT near the house- There is a bus service to Fremantle or Perth city centre that runs during the day (3 min walk) or another that runs late into the night 1.3 km (12 mins walk).
We are next to the river, beach and Fremantle. Perth City Centre is a short (30 min) bus &/or train trip away. So you have the best of both within easy reach. You can enjoy the quirky atmosphere of Fremantle, take long riverside walks or go to the beach 5 mins away by car.
TRANSPORT from Airport. There is now a bus from the airport which requires 1 bus transfer. Ask me how. A Taxi from the airport is approximately $55-$60 depending on time of day and terminal.
Other Things to Note
Air-conditioning is an evaporative system regulated for whole of house.
Please IF MAKING A BOOKING REQUEST use the actual name of the person/s wanting accommodation and a photo. We would appreciate some general information about yourselves e.g. name, age, country of origin, (both guests), and purpose of your trip (e.g. work, holiday, family visit). We hope to meet you and provide you with a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
We ask generally that guests use simple common sense and respect for our home.
•Clean up after yourself and leave things as you find them.
•No food permitted in bedrooms (we have storage for your food)
•Smoking allowed in rear garden Pergola area only.
•Only current guests allowed on the property.
•There is additional cleaning fee for each additional week or part thereof.
• We require a copy of ID on arrival.
•Wifi (not unlimited) we have fair use policy and maybe subject to router maintenance overnight. Excessive data usage can result in access restriction. We accept no responsibility for loss of connection that is out of our control.
•Non return of keys is charged @ $50 to replace lock and all keys
A lovely home in a very peaceful location and the River Vu room was just as beautiful as it looks in the photo. Ric and Julie were very friendly and only to happy to share their local knowledge, which was very much appreciated. I found it an easy walk to the local shops in both directions and not far from the bus stops. I really enjoyed my stay, thanks Ric & Julie :)
This was my second stay at Julie and Ric. I was so happy last time and couldn't choose another place to stay. This was an wonderful experience. I would recommend this accomodation to anyone. The house is beautiful, clean, with an very nice outdoor, the surroundings are magnificent. Julie and Ric are wonderful people, very generous and caring. They make you feel welcome. this is a safe place to be. Highly recommended, believe me you won't be disappointed.
Thank you again for your generous review Ursula. I hope you have settled back at home and not missing us too much (lol). Just kidding. I hope you had a wonderful mothers day (beautiful lady) with your kids and hubby. Hope we get to meet again.
Au revoir pour le moment.
Great big house in a very neat neighborhood.
I had a bike to move around (very safe and easy, I definitely recommend that!), not sure how easy it would be with public transportation?
Very close to the Swan river, and not so far from Fremantle, which is a great place!
The room was big and comfortable, with a very nice view. The common area is large and well organized, bathroom is also big, well equipped and clean.
Julie and Ric are very kind and helpful hosts!
A great experience!!
Julie was very welcoming and helped us when we needed it and left us alone when we didn't. The location is great and we had a wonderful time enjoying freo. The room was lovely and very comfortable. Thanks Julie!!!
A very comfortable room in a fantastic location. We didn't spend that much time in the house (we were visiting family for Christmas), but everthing we needed was provided.
Julie gave us some great tips on where to eat and made us feel very welcome.
I would definitely recommend this as a good option for the Fremantle area, and I would stay here again.
Thanks Brigitte for your positive review. Glad you were comfortable and enjoyed your visit to Fremantle. Thanks for your feedback and suggestion also. We do have a light on at night in the atrium stair area which gives an ambient light through the lounge, dining, passage ways. This is on a timer and goes off around midnight. I guess that was a bit early for you guys. I guess if you had mentioned it while here I could have extended the timer.
Also the outside sensor light stays on and gives light inside long enough to find a light switch. Thanks for coming to stay with us.
Julie & Ric were great hosts. Both very friendly, helpful and interesting people. The house is very nice with a good setup and very clean and tidy. The room was more then big enough with ample storage and a nice bed. Julie & Ric provided information about how to get to their place and then whilst their, made sure everything was going well and answered any questions. A very enjoyable stay with two very lovely people.
We were happy to return and were greeted warmly
This was a comfortable and airy room with an outlook down to the river
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About the Host, Julie & Ric
We are a down to earth couple that have been lucky to host some really lovely people over a few years. We are generally pretty quiet and a little on the shy side and don’t like to be intrusive. It is our intention to give our guests space but we are available to chat should you wish and we try to help out where we can and want our guests to be comfortable and enjoy their stay with us. We generally reserve some parts of the house for ourselves however there is some areas of overlap. Our aim is to provide a little bit of separation to provide more privacy than would otherwise be possible in a share situation. We like to be at home, generally pottering around (renovating and gardening).
We would really appreciate it if you fill in a bit of your Airbnb profile with picture...so we can put a face to the people who are interested in staying with us...
Our aim is to provide some comfortable and affordable accommodation for travellers, in a gorgeous location. We might be able to assist in local knowledge and tips for getting about. We want guests to enjoy a comfortable place to stay as we understand this importance when we have travelled ourselves
If we can help let us know.
Have a great stay in the sunny Fremantle and Perth, we hope to have the pleasure to meet you and help you enjoy your stay.