About the Homestay

Coastal Modern
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

We are a friendly (does everyone say that?!) couple living in a lovely home close to the beach. We bought our home 5 years ago and have enjoyed renovating it to a high standard. You would have your own recently decorated bedroom and your own bathroom. You would have access to the internet (not included in rent). I enjoy cooking and evening meals can be negotiated (a light breakfast is included in the room rate). We are close to the beach, marina, shopping centre, library, Tafe and University. We are also very handy to the train station - I take the train every day to work and on the express it is only 25 minutes to Perth city. I love being in the city all week and then by the coast on weekends. There are some great parks around here and some nice walks. We love this area.

I am English and moved to Australia 20 years ago. My husband is Welsh and has lived in Australia for 8 years. We have only been married for 7 years and you will find us a very happy couple. We are quite social and have a good network of friends but we also enjoy our quiet times at home; especially outside enjoying the garden and patio; we love to bbq and host friends outside. We are both well-travelled and appreciate the diversity of people and other cultures. We enjoy having visitors in our home. We are the type of people that have enduring friendships. We look forward to hearing from you and hope to be a part of your travelling plans.

Additional Info

There is parking available at our house should you be travelling by car or wish to hire a car in Perth.

The room rate includes the following services: regular room cleaning, laundry, and internet access.

Additional available services at an extra charge (payable directly to your host on arrival):
Airport transfers: 40.00 AUD one-way
Dinner: 15.00 AUD per person per night

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Bikes for use
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 6 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Single guest room
From $40 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room has walk in robe & dresser. We would be happy to also put in a small desk should this suit a student. Recently decorated. New carpet. Light & airy.

  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
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Double Guest Room
From $42 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Attractive room with double bed. Overlooks garden. Recently decorated. New carpet. Dressing table. Light & airy. ($75 per night if a couple)

  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2 guests
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About the Area

Our house is close to the beach, major shops, train station (which I use through the week for work). We are about 30km from the city of Perth - 25 mins on express train. We rarely travel into the city on weekends as we are closer to the city of Joondalup and there are a lot of local restaurants, cafes and things to do in our immediate area. The bus stop to the train station is about 5 min walk - however, if we are home (and my husband is usually home) we would happily give you a lift to the train station as it is less than 10 minute drive.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Shopping Centre
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Half Board

House Rules

We are pretty easy going but do ask anyone staying to be respectful of our home and our belongings; as we will respect you and your belongings while you are with us. You will be free to use the kitchen and rest of the house at our discretion but we ask you to leave it as you find it. Owner prefers to do own cooking but if you enjoy cooking meals yourself we are open to this by prior arrangement at time of booking (eg use of the kitchen for cooking around standard/normal meal times - lunchtime/dinner time; rather than all hours of the day/night). Please do not adjust the heat/air con settings yourself but ask us. Please do not invite anyone we have not met into our home; if you would like to invite a friend (and we'd like to encourage you to make friends in Australia!) just agree it with us in advance.

Smoking is not allowed.

2 Reviews

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2017

    There are no words to explain my travel it was a very great experience.
    For my opinion it's the best Holiday in my life
    a wonderful 1 month with Karen and Bryan.
    They are always here for me in order to helping me to surprise my girlfriend or to helping us for visit Perth.
    Thank you again karen and bryan for my Holiday and I hope to see you again one day!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Karen in ,

    Hi Joel, thank you for your lovely review. We really enjoyed having you visit, especially helping you surprise Julie. It will seem strange for a while now you've gone. I'm so glad you enjoyed Perth and we were able to help you see some of it. Australia is such a big country with lots to see and do, as you've discovered. We think you will be back one day; if not we may see you on Reunion Island!

    Thank you for being such a nice house guest and for the lovely review you left us on Homestay. It was lovely meeting you.

    Best Wishes

    Karen & Bryan

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    March 2016

    It was an amazing experience to stay with host Karen. You feel really at ease, happy and very helpful with them. Karen and her husband have a very good sense of humor and always there to care for you. They have helped me a lot to plan my itinerary to visit Perth. I found a lot of space there and they knew very well how treat a human being. I advise anyone who want to go to Australia, you will not regret your stay with Karen. Thank you, and best of luck.

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