Why stay at Stableford Cottage Holiday Home? Because after leaving in Perth, WA for so many years and going “Down South” so often, well it made sense! The first thing was: Why do we have to pay so much to stay there? It comes to a real budget at the end of the year. So while we did go camping during the first years and explore the Busselton – Margaret River region in depth, we eventually had our first kid, and then our second kid! While we love camping, we wanted to experience something different, like Air BNB and short term accommodation and be in a comfortable home, with proper beds, and a shower and toilet that is not 250m away :). Also we wanted to ensure that the places we stayed at had a PROPER short term rental permit, and therefore an appropriate liability insurance cover. Why is this so important? Well because when your kid gets hurt in the place you rent, or damages something very expensive, you might only have to pay for the excess, and not the full cost of the whole Air Conditioning system for example! Most AirBNB hosts don’t have a permit issued by the city council and hence don’t have the right insurance to cover your family when you stay in their place. It is a gamble – But we don’t like to take our chances when it comes to people. So, at Stableford Cottage, you can stay with the peace of mind that if you happen to get injured or hurt while at our place, we have liability cover… as we have a lawful permit issued by the City of Busselton and renewed each year. That’s when we thought it would be nice to have our own place, rent it to holiday makers just like us (and mainly families) with all the right insurance cover for everyone’s benefit 🙂 The whole idea behind creating Stableford Cottage is to encourage people to go on holiday to Dunsborough without breaking the bank: An affordable holiday home. The other idea behind this project is to create a home that is kids friendly, with all the things you need when you travel with babies and young kids like a portable cot, a pram, kids bikes and a bike trailer for 2 small kids to sit in, step stools, high chairs, a fully fenced garden, a cul-de-sac where no cars drive past so the kids are safe, an outdoor playground with swings for kids to enjoy being outside, some kids DVDs in case you can’t access the internet or don’t have a Netflix account, some kids books, kids cutlery, etc… You get the idea: a KIDS FRIENDLY home, which is also suitable for adults only of course :). You can come without having to think about all those bulky things or bring them in the car when the car is already so full! Oh, last thing the house is a single storey so no dangerous stairs. We really want this holiday home to be a place where people create memories and share good times with loved ones. We want people to enjoy Stableford Cottage as much as we enjoy it, and enjoy the Busselton – Dunsborough – Margaret River region as we enjoy it. Being ideally located in Dunsborough, Stableford Cottage Holiday Home a self-contained accommodation is very central: Yallingup in less than 10 min drive, Dunsborough CBD in less than 5 min drive. You can go to the beach by bike if you want as its less than 2km away, and flat. Also did I mention Simmo’s Ice cream is around the corner? Just like The Clancy’s fish bar, and Meelup beach 🙂 and its amazing blue waters ideal for swimming and snorkelling. The location of Stableford Cottage is ideal as you are close to the shops, cafes, beaches, and the markets. Forgot to buy something at Coles? Need fuel? It’s just a few minutes drive. The house itself is in a very quiet area (cul-de-sac), with lovely neighbours and great views on Hole #7 on the Golf course. You can even access the Golf Course through the gate in the garden. It is a 3 x 2, with a carport and plenty of parking space at the front. It comes with free WiFi, and there is a lounge room at the front with a TV, a bathtub in the big bathroom and 2 showers. The master bedroom has a Queen size bed, the other bedrooms have 2 x Single beds (and an extra floor mattress if you need it) and 1 x Double size bed. If you want more space you will find a sofa bed in the lounge room (converts into a Double bed). Stableford Cottage is self-contained. You will find all of the below facilities: big fridge & freezer, dishwasher, oven, electric hotplate, BBQ, washing machine, clothes dryer, reversible air conditioned (A/C) in the living room/ kitchen, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, iron, hair dryer. We have a Nespresso coffee machine which you can use with Nespresso compatible coffee pods, and you can use the golf clubs if you wish to go golfing! We have some basics available to you at no surcharge like washing powder, dishwasher tablets, hand soap, tea towels, oil, sugar, salt & pepper, instant coffee, tea, milk pods, sponge and garbage bags. We only ask you to bring your own bed linen (flat/fitted sheets, quilt and pillow covers) and bath/ beach towels as this is a service that we find not a lot of people are interested in and that makes the stay substantially more affordable. We also ask you to bring your own toiletries. It helps keep costs low. All of the pillows and mattresses are protected with waterproof protectors for your comfort and hygiene. The cleaning fee is always a flat fee that we charge to our guests at the same price we are charged by the cleaning company. This allows us to welcome you in a perfectly clean and tidy home just like you should expect it. In 2019 we have re-painted the whole house and we plastered the main living room/ kitchen to make it more modern, bright and freshen it up (we didn’t quite like the dark bricks)! We have ensured that all locks are child-safe and that no child can get stuck in any bathroom nor toilet without an adult being able to unlock it from the outside. All the lights throughout the house have been changed to LED lights to be more eco-friendly, bright and long-lasting. What we love about this house: It has plenty of space for a family, an outdoor area under the pergola, an area for kids to play, a bit of plants here and there, and a stunning view on the golf course and Eucalyptus trees. It’s always green, and we always get some ducks coming around as well as parrots. A few streets back you can spot kangaroos grazing everyday. In the house you will find a book/ guide we have put a lot of effort in writing and that has all the necessary information about the Busselton – Dunsborough – Margaret River region, itineraries, and some of the best addresses you will find in the area for Food, Wine, Beer, Bread, Beaches and more! It also has the house rules and information about how to use our appliances. We are passionate about that region and we want to share it with people and get them to discover this beautiful part of Western Australia where you find crystal clear turquoise waters and white sand beaches, wineries and tall Eucalyptus forests all in the same place! Call Sophie to check availability on 0434 286 076 or send us an email at [email protected] You can direct message us on our Facebook page too: www.facebook.com/stablefordcottage or check our website: http://stableford-cottage-dunsborough.business.site Read more...
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