Funky beach house in the heart of South Fremantle
About Alison Richards
I professionally manage a variety of holiday homes in the Fremantle area. When not working I take an avid interest in real estate, renovating, rugby union (being a kiwi I am a All Blacks supporter), browsing through art galleries & antique shops and getting away for short holidays.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Max guests:7 (sleeps up to 7 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Another great stay in this house which is excellently located and a relaxing and character-filled place to stay.
funky little timber framed house in South Fremantle, close to lots of cafes and pubs and the CAT bus. house and garden need a bit of love though. only one parking space is major downer.
Quirky but perfect
Location is perfect. House was a perfect base to explore Fremantle. Loved it all.
Very basic house might be ok for a short stay
The house was clean and well located- broken front window and large hole in back door - we twice had uninvited guest- we blocked the hole with a box. We booked in for 16 days - only one tea towel one set of towels and bed sheets supplied - so we had to keep washing them to have clean linen - only trouble no cloths dryer and only line a wire between two poles not large enough to hang a sheet so we had to go to the local laundry. No wadrobes only hat racks to hang your cloths. The house only has 3 bed rooms -beds for 5 not 7 as advertised- a old wire sofa bed on the inclosed back room would make a very uncomfortable bed if you had 7 people here. As it was just two of us the house was a good size - very cramped if we had wanted to use the extra beds. Only 4 chairs around small kitchen table - no other table or chairs inside. Advised not to park in drive way as people living behind use this drive way - only trouble 2 hour street parking - we could park on the verg- but often the person who lived behind parked on the verg - with her visitor parking in the drive way so we often had to park around the corner or down the street- packing up to leave has been hard as we had to park at the end of the street. Not sure about the art work as the nudes painted on the walls looked out of proportion with deformed hands and feet, but very beachy and colourful - if you like that type of thing. I would say for the price asked -shop around a bit as we had friends who booked into a house in Alma street who paid less and got a lot more for their money - the real problem for us was the parking and if the owner had been upfront about the parking when we looked at booking we would have found something else. Over all we had a good stay in Fremantle . If you book this house bring what you need as not much is supplied and what is supplied is very old. It is a good location
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To clarify, Cool House is self contained accommodation with 3 bedrooms in the main house plus the garden bedroom. The reading room is not part of the bedding configuration.
A clothes dryer is provided as advertised. Guests frequently find the lines useful to dry their swim suits and beach towels.
Street parking is clearly advertised with no time restrictions on the verge directly outside the house where previous guests have had no problem parking.
There are multiple kitchen chairs provided with each set of guests moving them between the kitchen and outdoor tables depending on where they wish to eat.
This arty, heritage cottage was clearly not to this guests taste, however if you want a relaxed beach shack holiday, Cool House is ideal for you.
First impressions we thought the house was very nice neat and tidy.
Great location with pubs and food outlets close by. We got the free bus which loops around Fremantle which suited is as we didn’t have a car. Only negative thing was one bed had sand in the sheets and the shower proved difficult to use ( getting temperature right). Otherwise no complaints.
Charming but in need of a revamp .
Whilst we enjoyed the charm of the cottage and the excellent situation so close to many great tourist spots and facilities we felt the cottage badly needs refreshing to maintain its original charm and appeal.
The cleanliness was average. Bed linen was good and the beds comfortable. Beach towels mentioned by other tenants were not available which was disappointing as our family were on limited luggage coming from overseas.
We did have a problem with the barbecue as it was left in a disgusting state by a previous tenant and required a good cleaning before use. This was not dealt with very sympathetically when reported. Also we needed to clean away cobwebs from the bathroom and toilet and some in the bedrooms.
Parking can be tricky but once we learnt the established pattern worked ok.
Our week was however very enjoyable in Fremantle though and it’s certainly a great city to visit for an exciting holiday.
A few things to see and do in Fremantle:
The oldest building still standing in Western Australia today is the twelve-sided Roundhouse. The first permanent building to have been built in the Swan River Colony in the late 1830s, this building offers stunning views over Bathers Beach and the Indian Ocean.
Holding a fascinating history built as a high-security prison by convicts, the Fremantle Prison is one of Western Australia’s most significant cultural attractions. Opened to the public in 1992, this building has since offered tours that will take you through the chambers and the history of this icon.
Fremantle Arts Centre
Originally built as a ‘lunatic’ asylum in Western Australia, the Fremantle Arts Centre offers residencies, exhibitions, live music and art courses for locals and tourists.
Fremantle’s legendary ‘Cappuccino Strip’ offers many outdoor cafes and restaurants for you to enjoy a locally brewed beer or Western Australian wine whilst people-watching.
Dating back to 1897, the Fremantle Markets have always served as a market, originating as a wholesale and produce market until the 1950s.