The SpacePrivate bedroom at the back of the house with a queen sized bed and all the furnishings to ensure you have a comfortable stay. Plenty of space for your clothing with a build in wardrobe and drawers. You will have fresh sheets, towels and items to ensure you have an enjoyable visit. Guest AccessParking – You can park safety on the drive way or if you are concerned for your cars well being I can make room in the garage for you.
Internet – we have free WiFi you can use (within reason). This information will be provide upon check in.
Bathrooms – You will have joint use of the bathroom.
Cleaning – We have a fortnightly cleaner here who does the bathrooms, kitchen, toilets and floors however please tidy up after yourself in between cleans. We have a dish washer so you don’t have to wash dishes by hand. You will be provided with sheets for the duration of your stay. If you are staying longer than a week another set of sheets will be provided. You will be provided with towels for your use during your stay. Unfortunately we are not a hotel so sheets and towels are washed in house and not professionally pressed. They are good quality and very comfortable but please don’t be expecting hotel quality.
Washing – We have a washing machine and dryer that you are welcome to use during your stay.
Kitchen – the kitchen is pretty much fully stocked with utensils, appliances, cutlery, plates, etc. If there is something you require that I don’t have please ask and I will try and source it for you (within reason). We have a Nespresso machine and Thermomix that you can utilise.
Fridge/pantry – There will be room in the fridge/freezer/pantry for your items.
Food – I will happily provide some basic breakfast items for you and you can use my coffee and tea. We have olive oil, spices, flour and pantry basics you can use too. Anything else is up to you. Sometimes we do themed dinners (like Mexican, English, Korean). We love learning about other people’s food and culture so if you want to host one we can all chip in some money, help cook and enjoy a dinner together. Alternately if we are hosting a dinner night you are welcome to join!!
General – You are welcome to go into any room, except our private bedrooms and office. We want you to feel like our house is a home away from home.
Garden – unfortunately the dogs have destroyed the garden so it is not the nicest place to visit. I will always ensure that doggie mess is cleaned up frequently during your stay but the garden is a work in progress. Interaction with GuestsAbout the animals
If you love animals you will feel right at home here. Our animal companions have great little personalities, which I am sure you will come to know (and hopefully love). All animals are allowed inside. Unfortunately, where animals dwell there is sometimes mess and hair. This will be cleaned often but please let us know if you are unhappy. If you do not want animals entering your room, please shut the door.
Ava – AKA Good Cat
Ava is a 6 year old rescue cat. She is very timid, so you probably won’t see much of her. Don’t be offended if she runs away from you, she is scared of most people. Ava spends her days relaxing on my bed.
Allegra – AKA Fat Cat
Allegra is an 8 year old rescue cat. We call her Fat Cat as she has an insatiable appetite and a belly to match! She loves cuddles and sleeping. You will often see her lurking around the kitchen come dinner time, trying to steal a bite of your food.
Leonado Dog Vinci
Leo is our baby. He is an 18 month old Labrador x Golden Retriever. He is full of love but he isn’t for the faint hearted. He is still very much a puppy and likes to jump up to give kisses. He will be very excited to meet you but once the excitement is over he will be calm and placid. Leo is mostly well behaved however he does throw little tantrums so when we are not home he is banished to the outdoors. Always keep your door shut so that he can’t get into your room! He has a fetish for sock stealing. He is names Leonado Dog Vinci as he is a puppy prodigy and has invented many ingenious ways to steal food, socks and other items.
Maddy is a sweet hearted 3 year old Labrador x Golden Retriever. She just wants cuddles and to be your best friend. Maddys personality is much quieter than Leos but once you get to know her you will see how special she is.
There are also two resident bunnies here, April and Oliver. They reside outside and you probably won’t have much to do with them unless you want a cuddle. They are both hand reared since they were babies and their mother rejected them so they are very used to humans. The NeighborhoodBanksia Grove is a relatively new little community. We are close to bush, parks (with BBQ facilities) and the Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Precinct (about a 10 - 12 minute drive). You will find a train station, cinema, bars, restaurants, retail stores, grocery stores, etc, in Joondalup. It is nice and quiet here and if you enjoy walking, we do a daily dog walk, which you are welcome to join in on. We are a 5 minute drive from the Banksia Grove Shopping Centre, which has take away restaurants, café, pharmacy, medical/dentist practices, grocery store, liquor store, amongst other things. There are two pub/bistros close to us; The Duke, which is an English style pub, is 6 minutes away and The Ashby is 8 minutes away. We are just over 30 minutes away from the beautiful Swan Valley, 5 minutes from Barbagallo Race Way and less than 15 minutes from The Maze Fun Park. Burns Beach is 15 – 20 minutes away, with a beautiful café and walking paths. Getting AroundIf you do not have a car you can still easily get around. Bus stop 26935 is an 8 minute stroll from the house and bus 390 will take you into Lakeside Joondalup. Buses leave relatively frequently throughout the day. From there you can catch a train or bus to where ever you want to go.
I drive so if you need assistance I would be happy to help where possible (please note I work full time so sometimes I will be unable to assist but I will do the best I can).