|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Golf, Luxury, Romantic, City, Ocean, River|
Description from the owner
Experience a beautifully renovated traditional Australian cottage. Located on a tree lined street a 3 minute walk to the cafes, shops and restaurants on the bustling Albany Hwy in Victoria Park East. This cottage is a mere 7 minute drive to the city centre and is an ideal city base to enjoy all that Perth has to offer.
A short drive will take you to the Perth city attractions of the Bell Tower, Kings Park and the Barrack St Jetty. A 3 minute drive has you on the Swan river foreshore in South Perth and 25 minutes will take you to the stunning Indian Ocean or inland to the Swan Valley Wineries.
A 20 minute drive from the Internati...Read more
Central Character House- Perth
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Additional Location Information
Central to all that Perth has to offer, namely Vibrant Cafe strip, City, River, Ocean, Swan Valley and Wineries
Location Type City, Ocean, River
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in AUD) (change)
|Rate Summary||$193||$193||$1,348||$0||3 nights|
|Dec. 1 2012 - Feb. 28 2013
|All Other Dates||$193||$193||$1,348||-||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $24 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than guest(s)
Additional notes from owner
Prices quoted are for upto 4 guests, additional nightly fees apply when more than 4 people staying
Additional discount available for longer stays of more than 14 nights - please enquire.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 08, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Central, full of Character but...!!
My husband and I along with my best friend stayed here 3 nights during our australian trip. Yes the house has plenty of quirky characteristics, but, it is only set up as two bedrooms not three. The door of the main bedroom did not close properly unless you applied the lock!! The second bedroom had two single "camp beds". The third room was another sitting room with no indication that it could be used as a bedroom.
My friend used the second bedroom and it was as well that there was not a second occupant as the camp beds were very noisy every time you moved!! Also there were no wardrobes in any of the rooms, just hanging rails and coat hangers.
Also I do not know what the electrical regulations are in australia for rental property, but there were so many trailing wires connected into one extension lead after another even to the extent of one running under a rug in the main bedroom, and another one ran from the hallway lamp under that door in order to be plugged in to a socket in this bedroom!!
This situation is maybe acceptable if it's your home but I feel it's not right if this is a property for the rental market.
Apart from that the location is within walking distance of shops, cafes, restaurants providing all that you may need for a stay in this area.
Response from The Owner - 06/15/2012
Thank you for your review, I wanted to advise in respect to some of your comments. In the description of the house it does state that there are 2 bedrooms and the 3rd is the sitting room where there is a double bed settee. This bed will be made up and the room prepared as a bedroom when requested in a booking, your group was 3 people and so the sitting room was left as a living room .
Thy single beds are not 'camp beds' but metal framed as opposed to divan bases with standard depth mattresses. We will investigate any noise from these as there have been no negative comments previously. Yes there are no wardrobes only metal hanging frames with ample hangers and a storage cupboard and storage boxes in each of the 2 bedrooms.
The house dates back to approximately 1920 and has been totally rewired unfortunately some of the new power points are not in the correct places for some of the table lamps hence the need for extension boards.
At Central Character House it is very important that all our guests enjoy their stay and your comments will certainly be looked into.
the property was fantastic. everything we needed was there. bus stop across road to go straight into city, shops and restaurants at other end of street(2 mins walk away). the owner, Annie, was incredibly helpful even before we arrive and made it a real pleasure to stay there. would definitely use again if ever in perth.
Response from The Owner - 01/15/2012
Lee is was a pleasure to meet you and your family, I hope you do stay again. Regards Annie
Comforable Cottage/Great Location
Lovely comfortable cottage in a very convenient location. All necessities provided and lovely garden. Short stroll to many cafes and restaurants that are quite cheap and cheerful. Well appointed kitchen for cooking when you feel like it. Some good Dvds for the down days.
Would love to stay again
Great hospitality in Perth
We truly enjoyed our stay in Perth with annie Cowx. The house is an old lovely house with character. All amenities available en a super helpfull and friendly owner. Perfect location near a park for kids and supermarket near as well.
Response from The Owner - 08/18/2011
Thanks Inge it was lovely having you stay for your months visit
Terrific! Lovely quaint cottage - thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
* Lovely house, beautifully and comfortably furnished. Everything you need is there, including emergency food supplies. Warm and comfortable ambience - just like home.
* Close to public transport - bus stop down the street, 20 mins to Perth city. No need for a car.
* Walking distance to shops and a restaurant strip.
* Very friendly service - Annie is lovely and has thought of everything to make her guests' stay enjoyable.
A Warm and Cozy house
I would like to thank annie for her warm hospitality service. It is an awesome experience to stay there especially travelling with my 17 month old child for the first time.
The location is centralised with easy access to Coles and Woolies with short driving distance. It is about 7 mins drive to city and 15 mins drive to the airport.
The self-contained house is cozy and comfortable to stay even with temperature dropped to 10 degree celsius in one of the nights. The garden is beautiful. The bushes in the courtyard are neatly trimmed and well taken care of.
Overall, we have enjoyed our stay. Thank you very much!
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Lovely home and an oasis in the east victoria park
We experienced wonderful warm hospitality from our host annie for one week at the start of our holiday over good friday and easter day. The house is beautifully appointed and vey homely.
We found the location of Character House superb; only 10 minutes drive to Perth City.
Access to the Swan Valley (a fantastic scenic area to explore) and the Fremantle was very easy. Would highly recommend staying here and hope to return.
Magda and Tono
Beautiful House coming from the touch of beautiful owner
I booked this house for my family to stay during my wedding day. Every parts of this house speaks the beauty of victorian style. The house has played an important part for me because I did my wedding make up preparation & photo shots here . Every part of the house either kitchen, the bed rooms, living room, the garden are great spots to take photos. Thank you annie for making our day lovely & I love your bed because it was super comfortable. It helped me to rest very well the night before my wedding day.
All the comforts and convenciences of home away from home
We arrived in Perth after a long flight from Vancouver, Canada. The age ranges of the passengers were from 10 to 75 plus. The home was better than what we thought it would be. Annie was the hostess with the mostess. She went above and beyond to ensure that we had what we needed in the home and even offered us the use of her private residence area if we wanted.
With the breakfast items, the character of the home, the convenient location, the accomodating nature of the hostess and of course her big smile, how can anyone give this place anything less than a 5. I only hope that annie has her flat screen TV now (the only thing my kids missed).
Response from The Owner - 01/09/2011
Thanks Rema you were all such great guests. The flat screen TV was installed just before New Years Eve....sorry it was a bit too late for the kids...so come back please.
Great Holiday in WA
Best described as a "Home away from Home" rather than a rental house. You got the warmth and comfort the moment you walked in the front door.
Central to neally everything in Perth it was an ideal location to base the holiday.
The Owner went to extra effort whenever possible, and also recommended great restaurants and places to see, and was a delight to deal with.
Would definitely stay here again.
Home away from home
Annie was a wonderful host, a very friendly person, we look forward to staying again next we visit Perth.
This was our second visit to Perth and this beautifully furnished character cottage. It has such a sense of warmth and style down to the beautiful cotton bathrobes and the generous food provisions. Interesting art work and comfortable surroundings. So easy to walk to our favourite restaurant the Prophet this really is a home from home.
Auckland, New Zealand
A gorgeous cottage...
We stayed at the Central Character Cottage in July this year. We just loved it. Annie has her home set out beautifully with lovely decor and the extra touches. Annie went the extra mile for us and we thoughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you for everything annie.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
-Beautifully furnished in modern style and touch of bohemian art.
-Very comfy & clean.
-At strategic location, 10 min away to Perth city center, variety of restaurants just down the road, located in quiet neighborhood
The host annie... we all love you!
We arrived quite late in the evening, and annie put a note in the room welcoming us...
we feel like we were in the 'reality program' where we received notes from the host.. welcoming us.. helping us what to do... etc2... :)
Definitely we will choose this house when we happen to 'repeat' our vacation..
Response from The Owner - 10/02/2010
Hi Fadhill, Thanks to you and your family such a delight to have had you staying.. I do hope you return to Western Australia again. Regards Annie
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
perfect for our stay
We often visit Perth to see family, but have been searching for the perfect place . . . and now we have found it. With a great location, cozy furnishings, and a gracious host we will try to stay here upon return visits. Annie even prepared the second bedroom for our toddler son, with books and, games, and rubber ducks for the bath!
Response from The Owner - 08/25/2010
It was a pleasure meeting you and your family
fiona and michael
comfortable, spacious and welcoming
We were very happy with our choice of the cottage as a base for our stay in Perth to catch up with family. The furnishings and appliances were of a high standard and annie, the owner, very generous and welcoming. The cottage is in a lovely area with lots of old cottage and close to shops, Perth city and the River. There is a busy road on one side of the house but we found that the traffic noise was not an issue at night. It was cold and wet for most of the time we were there but the house was warm and a lovely place to come home to at the end of the day. We would almost certainly want to stay there again when we next go to Perth.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Great home away from home!
Central Character House is a real home away from home! It is ideally situated
close to the city centre, shops and eateries. It is fully equipped with everything
you would need to have a comfortable stay. The owner, Annie, is very friendly
and helpful. We had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend this
Response from The Owner - 04/21/2010
Thank you Edwina,
It was lovely meeting you and your family and the new kettle will always remind me of your visit.
Best wishes Annie
Home Away From Home!
Annie, the owner was fantastic! She greeted us with a warm welcome and made us feel like home! The house was cosy and very comfortable and we truly felt it like a home away from home.
The bedrooms were really comfortable, especially the lounge room with the sofa bed.
The kitchen is well equipped which makes cooking so much easier to prepare for a family of 5 or 6.
The bathroom is clean and nice with clean towels provided on the rack. The outdoor shower is a great alternative on a hot day.
The location is great as it is near Perth CBD, short walk to the shops at East Victoria Park with varieties of cafes along the strip.
I like this place and I would definitely stay here again on my next visit to Perth and will recommend this place to anyone who plans to visit Perth.
Thanks Annie for making our stay a memorable one!
Central Character House has made our trip to Perth very enjoyable.
It is located conveniently near shops and restaurants, while just a short drive away from Perth city.
The house itself is beautiful and very homely. Personal favourite is the kitchen, this is the common area where me and my family hang out.
Definitely suitable for family or a group of friends (4-6) traveling together.
No doubt, this will be where I'll be staying when I'm next in Perth.
Response from The Owner - 11/08/2009
It was good to meet you and I hope you do visit again.
UK (now Margaret River, WA)
Home away from home
This is our second visit to Character House in one year and we absolutely love staying here. We own a guest house 3 hrs south in Margaret River and are quite particular where we stay on our visits to Perth and so we were very lucky when we came across this little gem. The location is perfect for access to the city and within walking distance there are some wonderful cafes & restaurants The Profit being our favourite!). What we really love is the classy decor & comfort of this cottage, it is so well equipped and the attention to detail is what makes this place a home away from home. From the lovely fresh garden flowers, crisp bed linen & towels, selection of teas & coffees, magazines & info on all the local attractions and amenities. The owner is delightful and very welcoming, nothing is too much trouble and will assist you with any of your wants and needs without any bother or stress. We always have a most relaxing stay and love sitting on the porch with a glass of wine during the summers evenings. We highly recommend this wonderful property when visiting Perth.