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Cockatoo House - cozy house in the inner north

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Situated in a quiet loop street, this comfortable family home is available for short and medium term lets. Rather than stay at a B&B or a hotel rent an entire house. You will be less than a 5 minute walk from the popular Watson shops which provide groceries, a post office, a take-away, restaurants, hair salons and more. Plus bus connections to anywhere in Canberra. EPIC is within walking distance.

Cook at home inside in the well equipped kitchen or outside under cover on the BBQ.

Cockatoo House has one bedroom with a queen bed, one bedroom with bunks, one bedroom with a double bed and a study with another single bed. A portacot is available. Basic price provides doonas, pillows, bathmats, one towels and tea towels. Full linen and towels for all or some bedrooms can be arranged at most times during the year.

Two living areas provide plenty of space. Plus there is a covered deck and fully fenced back garden.

The Canberra Attractions

There is so much to see in Canberra and lots of it is free! Don't miss Old Parliament House or the War Memorial Museum to get a close up look at our history. Visit the Australian National Museum, Questacon, the National Gallery of Australia, the Botanic Gardens and Lake Burley-Griffin. If you visit the High Court or Parliament House at the right time you will see democracy in action!

Other Places of Interest

Other things to see around the Canberra area are the Zoo, Gold Creek Village and Mt Stromlo. Plus, right on your doorstep you can explore the Mt Majura nature reserve and have a personal encounter with the kangaroos!

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Watson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , bunks
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , This room has less privacy as it is walk-through space
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Cot is a travel portacot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill


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(107 traveler reviews)

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Cockatoo House - cozy house in the inner north
average rating of 4.2897196 based on 107 reviews
Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia

Perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

Cockatoo House is an older property and was very cosy and perfect for our needs. We stayed for five nights with our two children and my parents. The beds were comfortable and there was more than enough living space for all six of us - with two living areas and two large dinner tables. The lounge suite was comfortable and had four recliners - perfect for putting our feet up after a day of exploring! The house was well heated with central heating and an additional gas heater in the lounge (we stayed in winter) and there were more than enough pillows and warm doonas and blankets.

The kitchen was well equipped with good bench space, a full-sized fridge/freezer, microwave, stove, oven and more than enough plates, cups etc.

The property is also very pet friendly. We have a medium breed dog and she loved the yard. The yard is securely fenced and has a large, covered, verandah so we could happily leave her while we explored Canberra. There is also a small park with a playground a few blocks down from the property.

The house is only a 15 minute drive to the centre of Canberra and was therefore very close to all major attractions. The local Watson shops were very convenient and have a chemist, supermarket, take-away and several restaurants. They were only a quick walk (600m) away.

We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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QLD, Australia

Did the job!

  • 3 of 5

House has excellent heating and is in a good position. Refrain from using linen service, exorbitant cost, terrible quality linen, no top sheets provided, had to make beds ourself and one sheet had not been cleaned sufficiently enough.....still had hairs from previous guest/s. Not impressed!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Apologies to Lauren for a catalog of errors on the linen service. I had said we could not do full linen at these dates but at the last moment she asked again and I agreed even though I was away and could not supervise process. So beds were not made up, somehow sheets were not clean despite coming from laundromat and Lauren had a bad experience. Not to our normal standard.
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent Property!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Cockatoo House. The gorgeous wisteria pergola in the back yard was in flower and our two dogs loved the yard as much as we loved sitting on the back deck. Very quiet suburb with dog friendly cafe nearby. Clean and comfortable and centrally heated.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen Many thanks for your review. The wisteria is amazing this year!
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Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Property was located close to everything we needed and was very pet friendly. we had a comfortable stay with so many extras provided.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Victoria, Australia

Very Quiet Area

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Cockatoo House, plenty of space for our family of 5 , kitchen is well equiped , ducted heating warmed the hole house , lounge area comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We spent a wintry week in Canberra for a soccer tournament, and found Cockatoo House made an excellent base - it was spacious enough for two adults and four kids, centrally located to the venues and other activities, and very warm and cozy to come back to each day. Also plenty of hot water for showers!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Other Activities:

Exhibition Park (EPIC)




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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