Between River & Sea, 5 minutes' walk to Perth's best beaches

Between River & Sea, 5 minutes' walk to Perth's best beaches

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms
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Our home

We have a modest comfortable house in a great location. (Main picture is view of the Swan River just 5 minutes' drive from our house, or 15 minutes' quiet walk.) High ceilings (3m) with ornate cornices & picture-rails in the dining- & lounge-rooms. Cool in summer & warm in winter. Glass-doored wood heater in the loungeroom for winter (we would light it perhaps 45 evenings in total, almost never during the day; when it's cold at night here in winter we usually have sunny days 21-22 degrees C). Reverse-cycle air-con in the dining room. Spacious bright kitchen, ceiling fans in bedrooms & lounge-room, bathroom adjacent to both bedrooms, office with broadband internet access, 76cm wide-screen digital TV with DVD. (see notes below for future new house)

Property features

Who we are

  1. We're a couple, Michael & Denny, Australian-born, sometimes manage to pass for mid 40's, (actually a little older, we're "baby-boomers"!!). Michael has a degree in Business & Languages, works full-time in the new homes industry, Denny works part-time. We like cinema, beach, picnics, a bit of tennis; Michael likes stand-up paddleboarding (you can have a go!). On parle francais, se habla espanol, falo portugues (um pouquinho), si parla italiano (Michael). We had our first ever exchange September '06 in the Basque country, fantastico! Haven't been out of Australia since then, looking at 2010, all offers considered. We are about to build a 2-storey home behind us, which should be ready mid-2010 (takes a long time here!).

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Your neighbourhood

One of Perth's best suburbs (millionaires' row 1.3km from our house on the river), only 5 minutes' walk to beautiful beaches (photo is of Cottesloe Beach, about 10 minutes' walk), short bike ride to river, 5 minutes' drive from golf course, verdant school playing fields directly in front of our house, 2 minutes' walk to train station (direct line to the Port of Fremantle, 10 minutes, & Perth city centre, 18 minutes). Deli (convenience store) 50 metres away, supermarket/shopping centre 700 metres away. Great climate, sunniest city in Australia, little rain in the dry summer, often only need a short-sleeved shirt during the day in winter. You can visit Perth all year round, see www.bom.gov.au for weather. Local golf course is semi-private, with river & ocean views, you can play there for only Aus$20/25 (9 or 18 holes). I have right-handed & left-handed golf clubs (full sets) that you can borrow. Surfing beach walking distance from us (best time of year for waves is autumn/winter/spring, need wetsuit in winter/spring, vest in autumn, just board-shorts in summer for the small summer waves), also wind-surfing, boogie-boarding, swimming, snorkeling. Tennis courts & lawn bowls nearby too (5 minutes' drive), only a few dollars a game (we have racquets). Mosman Pk Lawn Bowls club has fabulous river & city views. Train & bus very close. Denny's car may be available to use. Camelot open-air cinema (summer only) 5 minutes' walk (see www.luna.com.au).

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