“We stayed at Karen and Wally's home in Roleystone, Perth in April 2018. They have a lovely home about 30 minutes drive from the city centre in a very pleasant area with delightful views across a tranquil bush filled valley. Their home is immaculate, with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Even kangaroos close by occasionally! The roads and highways make it very easy to get around, driving into Perth was no bother. We travelled by ferry across to Rottnest Island from Fremantle, which was a great day trip. Hired e bikes on the island and had a good look around, well worth the visit. Margaret River is a comfortable drive away although with so many interesting towns along the way, we decided to stay overnight there and enjoy the area. There are many fabulous caves to explore and the wine trail was well worth the drive, especially at this time of year, the vineyards were at their colourful best. We found lots to do in our two weeks there, great places to eat nearby. I recommend Roleys on the Ridge and the Roleystone Club as just a couple. We had great communication with Karen and Wally and look forward to meeting them when they come to stay here in New Zealand. A perfect holiday.”
Karen's reviewsAs a host (4)
“We were fortunate enough to have an absolutely perfect exchange with Karen and Wally for two weeks just after Christmas 2017 and cannot rate them highly enough. The home was lovely- it was modern, clean, had everything you could wish for and was so peaceful with incredible views overlooking the valley. Everything was left meticulously for our arrival, and they were so organised with a booklet of information to cover every scenario- obviously very experienced home exchangers! We were made to feel extremely welcome and were able to treat their home as our own. Karen and Wally were very easy to communicate with in the run up to the trip and throughout our stay. They went above and beyond to make life easy for us travelling with two young children and arranged car seats, a cot and a high chair for our arrival, which was unbelievably kind and something we wouldn't have expected at all. We feel lucky to have had such a wonderful time in Perth and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.”
“We had the most relaxing stay in Karen & Wally's home in Roleystone. it is a unique property situated about 35 kilometres from Perth city although only takes 30 minutes to be in the thick of the City. A very comfortable home, we spent many happy hours lazing by the pool and drinking wine on the Deck. Every morning we were greeted by Kangaroos over the back fence and other wildlife which came to say hello. Cy the cat was friendly and we enjoyed many cuddles with him. Karen & Wally left us a welcome gift of some delightful local wines and lots of brochures for us to peruse and make decisions on our daily adventures. We particularly enjoyed our visits to Sandalford and Millbrook Winery. The Camfield Hotel next to the new Optus Stadium was the venue for a catch up of like minded home exchangers from around the World and Australia. Our car exchange was great as we needed this for our day to day travels. Thank you Wally & Karen, it was a pure delight to have an exchange with you. We look forward to many years of friendship. Vicki & Kim”
“We really enjoyed our two-week stay at Karen and Wally\'s home in the Perth hills. Theirs is a beautifully kept home and swimming pool close to the town of Armadale and about 30 minutes from Perth and Fremantle. Karen and Wally had left the house very welcoming for us. We also enjoyed the company of their very affectionate cat, Cy. Their home is ideally situated to explore the area. We enjoyed the annual Cottesloe Beach sculpture exhibition, Kailis famous restaurant in Fremantle, Rottnest Island, and a drive down to Margaret River and back along the scenic coastline. They left our house as they found it and we would definitely recommend them as home exchangers. We enjoyed meeting them in person at the airport as we were leaving and hope to keep in touch.”
Where is it?
Traditionally an orchard growing area Roleystone is now a beautiful bush suburb of Perth. All lots are a minimum half acre which equates to privacy and tranquillity. Our local area offers great bush walks, vineyards, local artists, golf, cafes, theatre and botanical gardens. It has all the necessary amenities in its village like centre.
Perth is Australia's sunniest capital and has a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild winters. It is a city of many attractions - described as a place to experience the best of both worlds - soft sandy beaches and thriving metropolis of creative restaurants, bars and cultural attractions. Only 30 minutes from bustling Perth and Fremantle (by car or train) we are well situated to explore these many attractions.
Western Australia boasts some of the best unspoilt beaches in the world from which you can view dolphins at play and whales on their migratory journey to and from Antarctica. There are many tours in and around Perth from scenic river cruises and wine tours to snorkeling and fishing. To the south west you can visit many places of interest -vineyards, tree top walks, natural formations, wildlife, local artisans to mention just a few. To the north is the Pinnacles, the famous Monkey Mia and further north the wonderful Ningaloo Reef. There are numerous other interesting places to visit and experience in Perth and WA which are unique to this country and state.
Perth is regularly voted as one of the most liveable cities in the world and we would love to share it with you.
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