Best for… families
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With five bedrooms (including a bunk room) and two bathrooms, set in private leafy gardens with a huge lawn and heaps of space to play, this Nedlands home is a kids’ paradise. There’s plenty of appeal for the adults, too, thanks to a vibrant modern art collection, gourmet kitchen and indoor/outdoor living area … and the centre of Perth is seven kilometers away.
Best for… private pool
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A private plunge pool with deck and entertaining area directly overlooking Cottlesloe Beach… it’s double the aquatic fun at this renovated three bedroom beachfront house with two bedroom and amazing beach views across to Rottnest Island from the living areas.
Best for… home chefs
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This huge five-bedroom house in Swanbourne, close to Cottlesloe beach and Claremont, has a swimming pool, games room and a kitchen built for the most dedicated amateur chef, including two ovens and double-sized fridge. To enjoy the fruits of your labours there’s a formal dining room and al fresco entertaining area with retractable awning.
Best for… outdoor entertaining
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More a mini-resort than a mere beachfront house, this modern two-storey home in the coastal suburb of Hillarys (21 kilometers north-west of Perth) boasts a huge landscaped swimming pool, in-ground trampoline, lawns and huge elevated covered outdoor entertaining area with lounge chairs and outdoor kitchen. There are six bedroom and four bathrooms, all just across the road from Whitfords beach.
Best for… pet friendly
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Pups and other four-legged friends are welcome at this charming art deco cottage with cute paved courtyard and two bedrooms in inner suburban Mount Lawley. Head to the nearby river precinct for dog off-leash exercise areas - or walk the five kilometers into central Perth.
Best for… romantic couples
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Right in Perth’s city centre, this super-stylish one-bedroom pad with white marble kitchen and all the mod cons has it sewn up for a romantic weekend. The apartment complex also has a huge swimming pool with sun-soaking deck and gymnasium.
Best for… heritage lovers
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This inner-city warehouse-style townhouse was originally a Salvation Army building; it was built around 1929 and was used to help those in need. Getting around is a breeze: a free city bus stops at the doorstep. There are three bedrooms and a private internal courtyard that’s perfect for a quiet moment
Best for… a beach getaway
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You can’t get much closer to one of Western Australia’s most-loved beaches. Just walk 70 metres from this eco-friendly house and you’ll feel the sand of North Coogee between your toes. It sleeps up to 10 and is a short walk to three cafés that are perfect for a lazy beachside breakfast. Fremantle is just a five-minute drive.
Best for… large groups
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With five bedrooms and enough space to sleep 12, this family home in Wembley is perfect for hosting the extended clan or for a catch-up with friends. It has a large kitchen and ample dining and living areas for adults to sit back and relax, plus a backyard, pool and trampoline to keep kids entertained. It’s only available while the family that lives here is travelling so snap it up when you can.
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