About this listing
Spacious room with ensuite for your exclusive use. This character home offers you a relaxing lounge with open fire and tranquil outside area. Fun loving, sociable brother and sister duo will help you enjoy either peaceful privacy or mass amusement!
You’ll be hard pressed not to enjoy your stay in Bayswater, a beautiful, central suburb of Perth. This newly renovated character home offers you a relaxing lounge with open fire and tranquil outside entertaining area, ready for whatever your holidaying pleasures may be. You’ll be welcomed openly and warmly during your stay.
Our home is the second on a large privately owned block and has recently been renovated to a functional 3 x 3. Your beautifully decorated room contains a double bed comfortably sleeping 2 guests, quality linen, walk-in wardrobe, ceiling fan and heater and the ensuite is kitted with a toilet, basin, large mirror and shower.
To make yourself feel at home, away from home, you’re invited to use the common areas; lounge, dining, kitchen, laundry and outside entertaining area, all of which contain the necessary ‘mod cons’ to make your stay a comfortable one. The lounge has an open fire place which can be used in the cooler months for added comfort and that holiday feel. Additionally, bi-fold doors in the dining area bring the outside in, or the inside out, when looking to relax over a meal in the warmer months. Enjoy a drink and unwind after your days activities surrounded by everyday comforts.
Guests have access to the whole house and amenities, excluding only the two bedrooms occupied by house residents. The kitchen is fully equipped for you to prepare meals should you wish and continental breakfast supplies (cereal, bread, tea, coffee, milk) will be available to you at all times and is included in the cost of the room. You’re welcome to use additional kitchen basics such as oils, spices, flour, and pasta. A small tip covering what you have used would be appreciated though not expected.
The laundry is also fully functional with laundry detergent, top loader washer and outside clothes line which is available to you should your stay require it.
Unlimited WIFI is available for guest use, login details are provided upon check-in.
As we appreciate your travel schedule won’t often parallel our work schedules, check-in and check-out times are fully flexible. Details for both will be provided upon confirmation of booking.
Interaction with guests
We are a relaxed family and we enjoy offering our space to travellers. Your comfort is our main concern and as such your privacy is respected at all times. If you are looking to get more out of your holiday both of us are very approachable, social and enjoy speaking with guests to get to know their traveling interests and recommending places to visit. Depending on our plans we will often invite you to join us on outings with friends and family. Guests are welcome to relax with us around the home at all times however, if you prefer your privacy your room is spacious and light allowing you to read and/or rest whenever you like.
Our home is modest and old fashioned in its design in that rooms run off from a centralised kitchen; as such we may see each other often outside working hours and personal schedules. Having said that, Eric works full time, Monday to Friday so is usually only around the home in the evenings and over the weekend. Kate also works full time and has quite a busy schedule with study and training commitments before and after business hours but is most often than not around for evening meals. Noise will be kept to a minimum as we go about our morning and evening routines wherever possible. Your room is quite far from the front door and kitchen however so we anticipate noise levels to be of little concern.
Kate enjoys entertaining friends and family over dinner when time permits and likes to hold small gatherings which you will be invited to join. You’ll be advised at the time of booking if a dinner is scheduled so you’re aware in advance. Very rarely will a dinner be scheduled after you’ve already confirmed your booking, however if it were we would always seek your endorsement to avoid any inconvenience.
Regular evening meals can be a bit haphazard as we both try and juggle differing work/life schedules but if we’re sitting down to dinner together guests are always welcome to join and share their stories over the meal and a glass of wine or beer.
We have a pet cat, Mr Darcy, who can be (as his name suggests) ‘pretentious and aloof’ at times but very friendly. You can catch him lounging outside in the sun… most of the day.
Bayswater is centrally placed, right next to the airport although not in the flight path and well connected to the rest of Perth. The CBD is 10 mins away by car and train and approximately 20mins away by bus. Train lines will take you through to local beaches such as Cottesloe in approximately 20mins, Fremantle and Mandurah are a little further afield but lovely for a morning or afternoon trip.
There are a number of lovely walkways to the Swan River, a short stroll, from the house including the Bayswater gardens, Baigup Wetlands and Bird Sanctuary. We are also close to the Swan Valley for winery tours and the famous Margaret River Chocolate Factory.
The neighbouring suburb of Maylands has a gorgeous strip of cafes and shops and Mount Lawley even more so.
Located within walking distance:
* Bus Stop (10 min) – #55 & #48 directly to Northbridge and Perth City
* Train Station (10 min) – Perth-Midland line
* Groceries (10 min) – IGA
* Takeaway (10 min) – Pizza, Fish & Chips, Bakery
* Hairdresser & Beautician (2 min walk)
* Car rental (20 min) - Bayswater Car Rental
* Post Office (10min)
Northbridge (10mins by train, 20 minutes by bus)
- Pubs, Clubs and small Bars
- Perth Cultural Centre - Museum, Art Gallery, Library
- Restaurants with cuisine from all corners of the globe
Mount Lawley - Beaufort Street (20 minutes bus or 10 minutes by car)
- Cafe's, Bars, Fine Dining Restaurants
- Art Markets
Swan Valley (20 minutes by car or take a tour bus from the city)
- Wine Tasting, Chocolate Tasting, Cheese and more
If you are coming from the airport, Uber will cost you about $20 and a taxi will cost approximately $30. We may be able to offer a lift from the airport if prearranged at time of booking and schedules allow.
Parking is available on the front verge for those guests who have cars which, in our quiet street and neighbourhood is a very safe option.
There are a number of ways to get around Perth, train bus and car. We are very close to train lines and bus routes, local freeways are also easily accessed.
Other things to note
Let us know if you have any particular questions, we’re always happy to help where we can.
- First and foremost please make yourself at home
- Whatever you can find in your room, incl. any toiletry items, you’re welcome to use
- You will find information on train schedules and guides around Perth just outside your bedroom, on top of the cupboard.
- Feel free to use all kitchen utensils and appliances
- Please ensure that all doors are locked when leaving the house
- We thoroughly clean the room between bookings but cleaning during your stay is up to you. New linen is available to you on a weekly basis.
- The house is kept clean and tidy during your stay but we request a little assistance in picking up after yourself.
- There are bins in your bathroom and the kitchen. Larger items can be placed in either the recycling or general waste bins located just outside the laundry.
Please respect us and our home;
- Please no smoking inside the house or in the undercover entertaining area. Smoking is permitted in the outside area off the carport.
- We considers ours an enviro-friendly house, please turn off fans, heaters and/or lights before leaving the house.
- Please pick-up after yourself and keep common areas tidy.
- Keep noise at bay by a reasonable hour to respect our neighbours also.
- No drugs permitted on site.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
My name is Kate; I am a Perth local and have lived here full time for 10 years, before that spending time in country WA. I’m very laid back, easy going and enjoy a challenge, an adventure seeker at heart. I love opportunities to try new things and weekends are often spent experimenting with a new creative outlet. I’m an active person and like to keep fit by running, cycling, swimming, boxing, playing soccer and basically any other activity I can get my hands on!
I enjoy reading and cooking for friends and I love meeting new people, that’s the best thing about travelling! I’m looking forward to the people I’ll meet while hosting and the ways I can help people during their travels, whether that be to tell them about local events, show them the sites or simply help them reset by enjoying a quiet weekend away, undisturbed.
Check out Instagram for snap shots of life around Bayswater: kldrussell