About This Listing
Spacious self-contained retreat with unique retro style, loads of comfort and a huge jungle backyard. Located a short walk from the beautiful Swan River, public transport and the Mount Lawley cafe strip. Consistent 5star reviews from happy guests.
You are invited to stay in a spacious self contained duplex brilliantly located close to public transport, the Swan River, the Perth CBD and the popular Mt Lawley cafe strip. With contemporary art and retro furniture throughout, the home has an eclectic style and comfort as well, including a great beds, a well-equipped kitchen and a deep bath. A balcony set in the treetops is the perfect place to enjoy BBQs and breakfast.
Reliable wifi is available throughout.
The duplex is attached to (but very independent from) our family home. An "Eclectic Room for 1 or 2 Guests" (our other Airbnb listing) is on 'our' side of the building. A shared laundry with washing machine is located on the ground floor at the rear of the house.
The duplex is set in a huge enchanted backyard with a mini eucalyptus forest, productive banana trees, vegi gardens all fed from 2 natural springs. The kitchen benches in our family home are made of wood milled from a Queensland Mahogany planted in our yard over 28 years ago. Our solar-powered electricity, rain water collection, recycling and composting will appeal to guests seeking green-accommodation. Lola, our golden cocker spaniel, will also delight!
The Swan River is at the end of the 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 guests.
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.
* The walnut veneer bedroom suite has a comfortable double-bed and a choice of pillow-types. Sheets are organic, bio-dynamic cotton. Cleaning products and hand wash are all eco-friendly. A single futon bed is located in the lounge + privacy screen if required. A sweet Moses basket and a travel cot are available for guests with little ones.
** Perth City Farm has a fabulous coffee shop and organic produce markets on every Saturday from 7am - noon.
No smoking inside.
Linda and Ian were terrific hosts, helpful and friendly and a fund of information. We loved their home, so comfortable and a lush garden oasis in the centre of Perth. Five minutes from the Swan river, where we watched dolphins nearby one evening. We borrowed bikes and went for lovely rides. If you have no car, it's not too far from the local station, which connects to the centre of town in just a couple of stops. The kitchen was well equipped, but there are loads of great local restaurants. Best of all, for a travelling couple missing their dog back home, was Lola, who made us feel much, much better, and very welcome.
Linda was kind enough to let me check in early. The duplex is as depicted in the photos. I enjoyed sitting out on the balcony to have my breakfast and as stated, it is rather unique. Linda was warm and welcoming but unfortunately, we only managed to speak for a total of 5 min as we were both busy.
I had a vehicle so I was not reliant on public transport. Local restaurants would be, I estimate, about 15 min walk.
In all honesty this was my very first AirBNB experience & I was very apprehensive. From first contact Linda made me feel very comfortable with the whole booking /paying experience.
The home has a very warm & comfortable feel, from the moment you enter, it is spotlessly clean, has all the kitchen utensils you could possibly need & is very quirky!!
Bed is comfy, excellent phone & wifi reception.
Although Linda, Ian, Oliver & dearest Lola reside next door, you have total privacy, including your very own leafy balcony.
We were there for Mothers Day & invited our friends over for break-fast, & entertained them on the balcony. A tropical (website hidden) Lawley is a leafy, inner-city suburb of Perth, well serviced with bus & train & boasting arguably one of Perth's most popular coffee/restaurant strips on well known Beaufort Street.
Close proximity to the river, which has great walking & bike tracks (bikes & helmets kindly supplied)
All in all we had a memorable experience & would recommend, if you are looking for something a little more different to the norm.
We have been traveling for two months and needed a relaxing place to stay. This was it. We didn't want to leave. The treehouse balcony went beyond our expectations and we spent every morning there drinking our coffee feeling like we were in a tropical rain forest. The house is comfy with a colourful bohemian flare, a spacious bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room for our 15 year old. The kitchen is well appointed and we made our dinners there most nights. Ian and Linda were incredibly friendly and helpful while at the same time very cognizant of our privacy. This was a welcome space after a day in the bustling building boom of Perth and drought like conditions. Once you entered the house, you felt like you were in Indonesia. The house is also very convenient to public transportation with two train stations a 5-10 minute walk and the free cat bus just 20 minutes walk along the river park. We didn't miss having a car at all.
Great hosts and very close to the city. Would recommend :)
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About the Host, Linda
Hi I'm Linda and I live with my husband Ian, our 19yo son Oli and our golden cocker spaniel Lola on a wonderful patch of Earth in Mt Lawley not far from the Perth CBD.
We love sharing our home of 30 years with visitors and the 'fix rather than replace' motto we've used to decorate and maintain it and our other Airbnb listings. It means they are quirky as well as comfy and all with a low planetary foot-print : ) We especially love the benches in our kitchen which are crafted from timber milled from a tree we planted over our 29yo son's placenta soon after we moved into our home.
We also love yoga (bikram and yin), meditation, being resourceful, designing houses, listening to music (most sorts), movies (making & writing them occasionally too!) and karaoke-for-therapy. We are conscious consumers and choose fair trade, socially just, sustainable and organic options as much as we can.
Our 1st experience of Airbnb was in New York in 2012 where we stayed on a heritage-listed ferry boat anchored in New Jersey - the hosts were wonderful and the views from the ferry 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 3 Airbnb listings : our eclectic spare-room, a self-contained duplex and the Cheetah Cave! Please check them out and if you're interested to book please be in touch with any questions.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon : )
With gratitude and love, Linda, Ian, Oli & Lola