The SpaceSituated within a charming historic building, and its funky modern extensions, the apartment is full of character, open and airy with easy access to the garden. The TV room, all bedrooms, and the balcony are located in the original historic house. They have fireplaces, high ceilings and honey coloured original pine floors. The airy sunroom, dining room, well-equipped kitchen, bathrooms and entry hall are contained in the modern additions, fully equipped with modern appliances and fixtures.
The apartment has two guest bedrooms with Queen size bed each and the optional third bedroom with a double size sofa bed.
So the apartment is comfortable for up to 5 adult guests or a couple with up to three children agreeable to sharing a bed/bedroom. Guest AccessThe house is entered from Little Howard Street through a garden gate (or garage). The gate leads to the main door through a small, secluded, and charming garden. Both the garden and the apartment provide a cosy and very private space in an otherwise lively neighbourhood while being only few minutes walk to the city centre. The garden features a protected deck, available from the outside and from the garden room for a relaxing outdoor respite or a coffee break. Interaction with GuestsThe apartment is available for the exclusive use by guests. Guests will be welcomed by the owner or her representative who lives in the neighbourhood. The NeighborhoodThe house faces the colourful and vibrant local commercial centre of Wray Avenue, but the main access is from the quirky Little Howard Street. Both offer plenty opportunities for interaction with the rich and friendly neighbourhood life. Wray Avenue itself has evolved into a local hub with lively cafes opened for breakfast and lunches, a wine bar and our very own Italian delicatessen opened for extended hours 7 days a week.
The apartment is also in a walking distance to the cappuccino strip and city centre, with its cafes, restaurants, shops and banks, cinemas, clubs, Fremantle Markets as well as Notre Dame University and the convention centre in Esplanade Hotel. It is also just minutes away from the historic West End and Arthur Head A class reserve, and many other heritage attractions, such as the UNESCO listed old Fremantle Prison (a former Convict Establishment), the Round House, Town Hall and the Fremantle Arts Centre. And the local parks, including the skateboarding park, sandy beaches with Bathers Beach is only 10 min walk away, the famous microbrewery Little Creatures and the well-being hot spots of South Fremantle with a range of venues to choose from, such as yoga, beauty spas, gym, chiropractic to dawn meditation on South Beach. The guests can access it all on foot within minutes. At the same time its particular setting makes the apartment and garden secluded from the hustle and bustle of the town, thus allow guests after a busy day, to retreat to a quiet and private home away from home. Getting AroundThe apartment comes with a garage available on the property for guests who arrive in a car. However there is also a convenient public transport only 2 min down Little Howard Street and across South Terrace. From there guests can travel on a free bus called CAT that connects all Fremantle’s historic and recreational attractions with the Railway Station.
Fremantle is also well connected with Perth’s CBD and other beach suburbs by the convenient rail line and a network of busses, all available at Fremantle Railway Station, only 15min walk or 5min drive away from the house. Other Things to NoteAccess to internet is available on the premisses.
The apartment has been designed on the environmentally friendly principles i.e. it provides control of the internal climatic comfort by northern orientation, eaves and an effective cross ventilation. The climatic comfort in winter is provided by the heated floor, and electrical oil heater.
The garden is attended monthly by the gardener, paid by the owner.
The apartment is cleaned prior to arrival of the guests and after they left. Should the guests stay for a longer period of time I could recommend services of a reliable and affordable cleaning lady. Her contact details are available on request.