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DIRECT ON RIVER-FRONT! - ARCHITECT HOME - PLUS 3 MIN WALK TO SUNSETS ON BEACH!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 2,960 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

Overview

About the property

Unique opportunity! Architectural masterpiece, private home direct on the RIVER!

Unique opportunity! Architectural masterpiece, private home directly on the RIVER-FRONT in North Fremantle.

Dolphins often out in the Bay whilst you are having breakfast on your Balcony!

Plus - 4 minutes walk to the best BEACH in Perth!

Top 10 Reasons to book your accommodation here:

– Experience an award-wining, Architect-designed residence.... whilst enjoying stunning, uninterrupted views directly over the River from inside, just metres away

–Chill out on your huge, private Balcony directly overlooking the River – approx 40m2 in size.... & then walk to watch the stunning sunset over the Beach - just 3 minutes away

- Agonise every day as to whether to swim in the River or Ocean – both are so close.... or to use the free Bicycles to ride to Fremantle, Cottesloe & around the River

–Pop down to the local “Foodie Enclave” of cafes, bars, & restaurants.... & then come Home to enjoy the massive space in the “open-plan” Lounge, Dining & Kitchen area

– Be creative in the enormous, fully-equipped gourmet Kitchen, or choose to BBQ outside.... all whilst experiencing great, local insights & endless tips from your Host – see the Reviews

UNBEATABLE LOCATION: Home is directly on the River Waterfront with uninterrupted views of the River. Great swimming in calm waters of the Swan River in Rocky Bay, directly in front of the villa - river water is very fresh here as the villa is near Freo & the Ocean, plus 4 minute walk to calm waters of LEIGHTON BEACH – with glorious daily sunset views from the beach out over the Indian Ocean.

10 minute walk to North Fremantle's "hipster foodie enclave" - as recently described in the national newspaper - Propeller & Habitue Restaurants, Mrs Brown Bar, Short Black Sheep Cafe, Old Bridge Cellars, This Little Piggy Food Co, Flipside Burgers & Mojo's Live Music Club. 10 minute walk to North Fremantle's "foodie enclave” & 2 bicycles free to use off to explore.

Stay in the absolutely best location in FREMANTLE -announced as one of the "Top 10" Cities in the World to visit, according to Lonely Planet! -plus walk down to 2 of the "Top 5" Fremantle "foodie" hot spots! - as recently listed in the national newspaper.

REVIEWS: The Home has only recently listed on this site, so only a limited number of reviews. There are 2 recent reviews of the home from another booking site, which are copied below.

FEATURES OF THE HOME FOR GUESTS: The Home is absolutely HUGE! - with three stories, all levels have a 12m wide frontal view facing the River, with full-height glass windows & doors to take in the views. The entire Ground level of the Home is for Guest's personal use, which is fully self-contained, with its own private entrance & private parking. There will be no other rental guests in the Home.

This includes the following: In the Front, river-facing, section of the Ground level:

-Huge Master Lounge Room (40 m2) with couches seating 6 people, looking out onto the River

-Adjoining 10-seat Formal Dining area overlooking the River plus separate Breakfast Bar with River views

-Monster sized, fully-equipped gourmet Kitchen with full-size separate Fridge & Freezer. The kitchen is fabulous and huge - a chef’s delight! -Includes gas hotplate, electric oven, twin fridge/freezer combo, island & a new dishwasher. Plus an Adjacent Laundry with new washing machine and dryer.

PLUS: In the Rear section of the Ground level - in a quiet space:

-Master Bedroom with Queen size bed & 3-door Built in Robe

-2nd Bedroom with Queen Bed

-3rd Bedroom with Double Bed

-Bathroom with vanity, shower & bath, & a separate

-Private WC/Powder Room with hand-basin.

(1.5 bathrooms under rental home descriptions)

There is also sleeping options for 2 additional people in the common areas of the home.

NB: To clarify, some older guest reviews are now out of date. We recently did a major renovation, so ALL bedrooms do have direct access to the Bathroom.

OUTDOOR LIVING & BICYCLES: Guests will also have private use of a monster-sized Balcony on the 1st Floor (1 level above the Ground Floor) directly overlooking the River - 11m wide, 4m high, offering totally unobstructed River views. Outdoor Table & Chairs are ready on your private Balcony approx 30m above the River itself - the feeling is amazing being so high, yet private! Your Balcony can be accessed directly from the kitchen – so indoor/outdoor living is super easy. Gas BBQ also ready to go also!

2 bicycles free to use by Guests off to explore Fremantle, Cottesloe or Perth itself.

Fast ADSL Wi-Fi throughout.

LOCALITY: In a private cul-de-sac with almost no car traffic – just local residents. Small " Village" setting of only approx 40 homes in an exclusive enclave, all homes are similar, multiple-level private residences. Villa is very safe & secure. Fully alarmed & all doors/windows key-bolted. Security film to glass at ground level. Private access via locked gates with a high Boundary Wall around entire property. Super quiet, super peaceful – add on to this the River setting, & its feels like you are in Margaret River, WA - or on the Mediterranean Coast!

ACCESS: You really don't need a car! 3 minute drive, or 10 minute cycle, to the heart of FREMANTLE & the Shopping, Entertainment & Café Strip there -or also the same time to COTTESLOE Beach & all its activities. Plus a 2 minute walk to regular “circle-route” BUS Stop on Stirling Hwy. 7 minute walk to North Fremantle TRAIN Station – direct to PERTH CBD in 20 minutes, or to the heart of Fremantle in 2 minutes, just 1-stop.

WELCOME: The Home environment is very private & super relaxed, given the location.

My Partner & I live "part-time" on the 3rd level of the Home, 2 levels above Guests on the Ground level, thus providing genuine privacy for Guests. We have all our own facilities, plus there is a separate, private entrance to the Home for Guests, and seperate private Guest parking, so there is absolutely NO intrusion on Guests.

Welcome! :)

PS - I would be delighted to help you in planning your trip -destinations, transport, local insights, etc, best regards, Justin

Please note: Strictly NO Smoking - Inside or Outside. We love Pets, but please do request in advance & prior to booking. No Parties, Events or Functions.

Use of the home is limited to the Guests that are part of the booking. It may be possible to provide some exceptions on this requirement, please ask in advance of booking.

Thank you and welcome!

RECENT REVIEWS:

“Stunning design in an ideal location- can't be beaten!” - 5 of 5 stars By Jennifer

We choose this rental as the photos sold it to us and they don't even show it off to it's true magnificence! We were keen to get the feeling of being outdoors by the water with the luxury of being indoors! ….we were grateful to have somewhere so amazing and still affordable!

Justin was an amazing host and gave lots of perfect hints and tips along the way and nothing was ever too much to ask. We borrowed his bikes and spent the four days travelling between Cottesloe/North Fremantle and South Fremantle with ease- it's the perfect city to cycle in and nowhere is more than 15 mins away.

Leighton beach was also the nicest in the area and conveniently only a 5 min walk- Justin also told us about a secluded beach by the river which was perfect! Food in the local area is outstanding- try Bread in Common in Fremantle and Propeller in North Fremantle which were our favourites (so much so that we went to both for breakfast and dinner!). Would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone and you can't beat the location."

“You cannot find a second place like this in Perth” - 5 of 5 stars By Joy

It is looks unreal. When I saw the ads for this place, I hesitated and was wondering, "this is cannot be real. Is this a scam?” Now I am writing my first Trip Advisor review. In some cases, it is not you who has chosen the place but the place has chosen you. As an obsessed world traveler, this place is everything I am looking for. The architecture style of this place is spectacular. The whole house is a designer piece like a grand glass piano. The glass window frames the Perth blue sky and white clouds like a live postcard. You may observe the boats, birds and flowing sky.

Location, Location! I did jogging, cycling and swimming in front of the Home, very private beach and bike track, sometimes you even can see dolphins. 10 mins drive to Hippie Fremantle with the best bars, bookshops in Perth. You also can take bus and train to Yuppie Subiaco and the city. 10 mins walk to a hidden food and café street at Vic Street. The owner who started this project is a very helpful and multicultural professional, and his dog Indi is adorable. I don't feel like sharing this, but I will double my happiness to share my experience

More Details

Property Manager
JUSTIN
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, spanish, italian, Indonesian, Malaysian
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

About JUSTIN

After now welcoming over 150 guest groups from all around the world, I'm excited to have been recognised as a "Super Host", based on reviews left by our past guests.

I started using Home-stays whilst travelling often for work to avoid the “same-same”, mundane hotels & for the joy of connecting with others around the globe. Then I thought….. why not share the same experience with others?!

I'm fortunate to live in a stunning, beautiful location in a fabulous city. You are welcome to stay in my home as mostly built by myself, and experience true, local insights!

I will send you a listing of local Tourist Tips and some custom on-line Maps I have made up…. to help you in your trip dreaming!

Myself? an Australian guy..... young at heart!

- An independent traveler (not a tourist)

- 80+ countries & still exploring....& still learning.

Always up for a chat over a pilsner/vino/macchiato/whatever!

Perhaps it's better to read my reviews, than for me to talk more about myself here. Cheers & travel wide!

Welcome, Justin :)

JUSTIN purchased this house in 2008

Amenities

Fremantle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2960 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Use of the home is limited to the Guests that are part of the booking. It may be possible to provide some exceptions on this, please ask pre booking.
  • I will email Guests a custom On-line Map I have made up for use on mobile or PC. The Map highlights all local attractions & some great day trips!
  • More than happy to help out in your Trip Planning! cheers Justin
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • WC & Powder Room - toilet , Private toilet room with hand-basin
    Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • In the Rear section of the Ground level - in a quiet space: -Bathroom with vanity, shower & bath, & -Private WC/Powder Room with dedicated-use hand-basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , includes 3 door built in robe
    3rd Bedroom - 1 double
    2nd Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Living Area - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Double inflatable mattress & 2 comfy Couches
  • In the Rear section of the Ground level - in a quiet space: -Master Bedroom with Queen size bed & 3-door Built in Robe -2nd Bedroom with Queen Bed -3rd Bedroom with Double Bed There is also sleeping options for 2 additional people in the common areas of the home. NB: To clarify, some guest reviews are now out of date. We recently did a major renovation, so ALL bedrooms do have direct access to the Bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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DIRECT ON RIVER-FRONT! - ARCHITECT HOME - PLUS 3 MIN WALK TO SUNSETS ON BEACH!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Hong Kong
5

Great property, great location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a terrific house with an amazing view. It’s right next to a cycle path along the river with parks and kids playgrounds nearby. Comfortable beds, one bathroom, large kitchen with all mod cons including a Nespresso machine. Great internet and Netflix function on the TV. Large folding verandah doors let the breeze through and allow you to step outside and enjoy more of the stunning view of the river.

The hosts are really friendly and knowledgeable about local attractions and things to do near by. They were very keen to help in any way to make sure we made the most of our time there - thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Alex for your lovely words, it was totally our pleasure in hosting your delightful family. We genuinely enjoyed our interaction and particularly the farewell drinks on your balcony! Really hope to host you again in the future with our best regards, Justin and Jean.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
5

Fantastic property, highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay On River Front in Nth Fremantle. Fantastic location, with amazing views of the Swan River from ground floor, not too mention an easy stroll to the pristine beach! Also a nice park right around the corner & direct access to the Perth/Freo bicycle track. Having the bikes on hand was great too!. The home is spacious & well equipped including a pantry stocked with basic essentials. A good WiFi connection & Netflix just a bonus. The hosts are very friendly, helpful & easy to contact. Will return again for sure, thanks Justin & Jean

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Shane - the pleasure was ours in hosting you & your family, totally lovely people! Entirely respectful towards the home.
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Singapore
5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location with a beautiful balcony view! Thoughtful place with design inputs by the owner himself! Justin is very friendly and provides many valuable insights + tourism tips. All arrangements done promptly. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Eileen - the pleasure was ours in hosting you & your family, totally lovely people! Entirely respectful towards the home.
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Karratha
5

Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, on the river (and by the sea) with amazing views - shame that we were so busy to take full advantage of it all. The home has everything that you need. Bathroom is accessed via the master bedroom, which is fine as there is a separate semi ensuite, but just need to be mindful if you really want privacy. Travelling as a family this caused no issues at all. Owner is very helpful with providing maps, local knowledge, the best places to visit, eat etc.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Steph - the pleasure was ours in hosting you & your family, totally lovely people! Entirely respectful towards the home.
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Denver, Colorado
5

Great Space, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 4 nights after Australian Open in February 2017. Generous space for 2 to 4. Ok for 6. Crowded for 8. Well equipped oversized kitchen. Great dinning table. Few staples by previous guests. Wonderful east facing view from Living room, kitchen and balcony. Clothes washer great convenience. Protected area for line drying. Owner provides great local knowledge. Walkable to train. 25 minute train ride to central Perth. Walkable to river beach. Walkable to Indian Ocean Beach. Endless driveable beaches north and south of Fremantle. Excellent WiFi. Quiet neighborhood. Not suitable for loud rowdy groups after 9:00pm. Owners' reply promptly to text or e-mail. House rules appear extensive, but we had no problem with them (two 50+ year old home owners). Suggest getting copy before booking. Will stay again on next Perth area trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Kay - the pleasure was ours in hosting you both, lovely people! Entirely respectful towards the home.
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5

AMAZING PROPERTY!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely stunning. We had a great time in Justin's wonderful house. The place is exactly as described. We had the whole ground floor for our use and it was absolutely perfect also with kids. There is a nice playground just around the corner and other options are available within walking distance.

The view from the second floor terrace which we could use was enormous. With some luck you can see dolphins in the mornings.

Justin is a very open minded host always open for a small chat or tip for your activities.

Would I stay there again? Of course! It would be my great pleasure. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Jason - the pleasure was ours in hosting you & your family, totally lovely people! Entirely respectful towards the home.
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
PERTH
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
MRS BROWNS
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
NORTH FREMANTLE
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
NORTH FREMANTLE
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
DUENDE
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
LEIGHTON
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

ON THE RIVER-FRONT!

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Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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