Stirling House, a unique historical tropical home

Stirling House, a unique historical tropical home

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Danielle & Will

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 12
2 baths

About our home

You are invited to stay in Stirling House, one of Darwin’s most classic and unique historical tropical homes.

Located in a quiet and secret hideaway nook of Larrakeyah (the closest suburb and walking distance from the CBD), our place is an old-world elevated Top End family home, full of charm.

Harking back to the yesteryear Burnett era of simple breezy tropical design, the residence features high ceilings, wooden floors and walls of louvres all round. It is tucked away on a large secluded and shady block (2000 sq. metres).

Upstairs, the large master bedroom has a king four poster bed, with an optional extra single bed available. The second bedroom (2 bunk beds) and third bedroom ( a queen bed) are joined by a lockable sliding door, which can be opened to accommodate families. With an optional fully self-contained apartment downstairs (1 king + 1 single w/ its own bathroom, indoor/outdoor kitchen and atrium living room), this house is great for groups and families looking to experience a different kind of Darwin.

The delightful living rooms feature antique and retro furniture, unlimited NBN WiFi, a large screen TV, a stereo, and even board games to keep everyone entertained.

Our newly renovated retro kitchen maintains the spacious simplicity of the colonial era - with all the essentials you need to feel at home. Organise a family dinner and bake to your hearts content. Or relax on the back or side verandah and dine whilst you watch the sunset over the tropical garden.

We have tried hard to stay true to the classic post-colonial design features of our home, which by nature suits low energy consumption. The home utilises open-topped walls and a steep-pitched roof to enable cross-ventilation - no matter which way the breeze is blowing - but there is also air-conditioning available in the three larger bedrooms.

Guest Access

The property has a large front driveway with off-street parking for 6 cars. We welcome families and are happy for you to bring your pets (although we do ask that they stay outside and will need to be on a lead as the property is not fully fenced).

The Neighbourhood

We are exceptionally well-located for the town’s features. Our home is a stroll away from the CBD, Cullen Bay Marina, the Casino or the famous Mindil Beach Markets where you can sample amazing local tropical culture and taste a range of food and drinks from many countries.

Getting Around

One minute away are buses that will get you to most places in Darwin that you may need to go, with direct routes to three of the main museums as well as beaches, the botanical gardens and nature reserves.
There are playgrounds for the kids nearby, with a small one a few doors down. It is 10 or 15 mins to the university, the airport, Marrara Stadium, and the hospital.


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More about us

  1. We to explore new parts of the world.

  2. Travelling as a family holds so much adventure!

  3. We all love quirky, off-the-beaten-track spots. Something different...

Dream destinations


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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Great spots a walk away at Cullen Bay
Cool bars
Bars just down the road
Cozy cafés
Cafes abound at waterfront spots nearby
Retail therapy
Walk into the CBD to shop away
Bit of culture
Mindil Beach Markets just down the hill
Walks in the park
Gold courses and Darwin Botanical Gardens a walk away
Spot of exercise
Plenty of exercise spots in all directions, gyms too
Day tripping
Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks, an ideal base to explore

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