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Peaceful, Spacious Apartment to Rejuvenate

Entire guesthouse hosted by Francess
2 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath
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2 recent guests complimented Francess for outstanding hospitality.
A PRIVATE FLAT- Genuinely sustainable lifestyle, so please wash & dry your recycling [rubbish] & use the compost bucket etc - see manual.
2 friends can have own separate sleep room - please advise prior for bed setup. Separate kitchen & dining 15% discount/wk 25% /mth. EXPERIENCE healthy clean SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY-LIVING, KS bed, garden views & birdsong, wildflowers. Non-smoking property.
30km - Perth, 6km train, buses ~1km walk. 20 mins - airports
Delightful place to relax, cook a simple meal

The space
Cleaning Fee refund Incentive to recycle, leave clean, save on a/c in Home away from Home - 6km to small city. National Park Hills are 300m from front door, where you can see west to the city, coast and north, south as far as the eye can be seen with a short walk in the park to our highest mount. Half hour train to Perth city centre :-) Single people have lived here long-term when rents were expensive. Cleaning fee had to increase due to 30% of guests causing about 6-10 hrs extra cleaning. See below how to get refund of $70 :-)
The garden apartment is well separated and no disturbance from the house. BIRD-WATCHERS, NATURE LOVERS, WALKERS & MOUNTAIN BIKERS, plus people visiting hospital, family, out-of-state parent-access to a child over school holidays have found it great value for money.
My priority is to provide affordable, comfortable, clean accommodation. Please help keep it affordable by leaving it almost as clean as you found it. The spare single bed needs to be arranged in the 2nd room when needed. The room has a dining table in the winter sunshine, so a multi-purpose spare room. This is the affordable alternative to expensive hotels or even luxury Bnb's. No Frills - just comfort, peace & a wonderful environment.
If you'd LIKE TO TRY SUSTAINABLE ECO-FRIENDLY LIVING - THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY. We sort & clean all recycling to the standard now set for all localities in WA, so please read the manual so we can do our bit to stop our planet becoming a total rubbish dump for future generations :-) and please don't contaminate the rubbish bins with dirty, wrongly place rubbish.
Using compost bin, washing & sorting all your rubbish as noted in manual, cleaning up spilt cooking so it doesn't bake on, drying shower screen after use, washing pots & utensils will earn refund of $70 of the cleaning fee, LEAVING $30 for washing all linen & cleaning the whole flat.
It is a very healthy, peaceful place to REJUVENATE, RELAX & CONNECT WITH THE AUSTRALIAN BUSH, ON THE EDGE OF THE METRO AREA.
Gardens boast wildflowers, vegetables, fruit and sustainable living - including pure rainwater to shower in and drink. Solar PV & battery storage about to be installed, raintanks only, no fertilisers or chemicals.
The property was purchased to house a number of single, mature women unable to afford a unit alone. Now, we hope to set up COMMUNITY-LIVING where gardens are shared with owners of various dwellings on the same property, cars parked in front. Come & try it before you buy for a weekend or months' holiday :-)
Until 28 March, yard is dug up to upgrade septic to water recycling to plants - to save water :-)

Guest access
The 4 ROOM FLAT has a large main area with large comfortable bed, 2 double sofas, a TV, stereo radio, plus a sunny separate room with 6 seater dining table -great for winter sun.
SEPARATE ROOM CAN HAVE A SINGLE BED SET UP SO TWO FRIENDS or parents and child CAN SLEEP IN THEIR OWN ROOM. It's not 2 bedrooms off another living area. KS bed is in living area as shown in photo, and single can go in separate room with dining table.
You are welcome to come to the main house to chat or use the laundry. It may also be another accommodation option if you prefer the original main room, bathroom, toilet in the house https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/19088489? for much better disabled access. A wheeled walking frame does not fit through the narrow door into flat's toilet/bathroom, unfortunately. There is also a step up into the main entrance from outside.

Other things to note
Please read the 'Manual'. Flexible check in prior to 10pm. If you do arrive after that time, please bring torch, park below letter box in front of rain tank & be as quiet as mice. Please no Pets due to other guests having many allergies.
Note - Limited WIFI can be arranged to access emails by coming to main house to use my Dongle modem. No video downloads. One of the limitations of country-life. Hence, I can offer affordable spacious accommodation on the National Park border :-)
In keeping with affordable - Bath towels are washed/replaced every 7-10 days depending on your length of stay. Sheets can be washed approximately midway if you stay longer than 3 weeks.
Most people have particular preferences regarding milk, so I've given up trying to provide it. There is tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper and a good size fridge & freezer for you to look after your own breakfast, etc. The aim is to be affordable, spacious and comfortable - where you can have your privacy :-)
At the moment, it takes 3-4 hours to clean the apartment, and we hope that you can help bring that time back down so that we don't have to increase the cleaning fee.
I've had to increase the nightly fee as the heating/cooling air-conditioner is being used so much that it's taking all of the fee to pay for it.
The walk to the bus involves an uphill walk, and of course downhill on return. Arrangement can be made for a lift with the host when she drives to/from train station if necessary.
Plenty of space to park a car.
The property is a non-smoker zone, clean, green with many sustainable features:- recycling and conservation :-) Extra cleaning fees will be charged if recycling guidelines are ignored. REFUND of $60 if you do all that has been asked on this listing. Most people do it every day at home & here :-), but unfortunately I'm still spending 6-10 hrs extra cleaning on 30% of the guests. Please wash things. Plastic bags can be hung on line near the bin for crushable plastics. Please consider future generations by joining our community's efforts to clean up our environment.
A PRIVATE FLAT- Genuinely sustainable lifestyle, so please wash & dry your recycling [rubbish] & use the compost bucket etc - see manual.
2 friends can have own separate sleep room - please advise prior fo…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Hangers
Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
Hair dryer
Air conditioning
Washing machine
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Darlington, Western Australia, Australia

Friendly, quiet neighbourhood of people in tune with their environment. Near National Park and kangaroos occasionally visit in the garden. Winter streams and wildflowers abound. No passing traffic as we are at the end of a cul-de-sac.
The local community retains the spirit of helping out neighbours, preserving the environment and being a healthy, happy place for children to grow up, adults to recuperate after work hours and often enjoy self-employment.
Many artists and writers reside in our area, including your host. Despite WA's short history, our area has a pioneering history.
Friendly, quiet neighbourhood of people in tune with their environment. Near National Park and kangaroos occasionally visit in the garden. Winter streams and wildflowers abound. No passing traffic as we are at…

Hosted by Francess

Joined in May 2017
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Friendly, helpful, thankful person who loves travel and meeting people.
During your stay
I work at home often, but also at an office for flexible appointments. Flexibility is the key, but arrangements to meet up are most welcome.
I am really happy to share information about the area, and if not too busy take you for walks in the National Park to the lookout, and show you where the kangaroos relax.
There is a delightful village 4km away with art gallery, cafes and area historical information about the region with diverse heritage.
I work at home often, but also at an office for flexible appointments. Flexibility is the key, but arrangements to meet up are most welcome.
I am really happy to share inform…
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House rules
Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events