Stunning heritage homes, beautiful beaches, trendy bars and restaurants serving up downright delicious eats make Fremantle one of Perth's most charming and eccentric neighbourhoods.
If you want to get in on this action and make the most of a staycation in our wonderful city, look no further than this carefully curated list of Fremantle's best Airbnbs to book right now.
We'll take a cool converted warehouse loft any day of the week, which is good because Fremantle sure has a lot of them. This loft terrace is full of charm and surprisingly calm despite being moments from the main strip. You're pretty much walking distance to everything, but the best part might just be how (dangerously) close you are to Bodhi's bakery and its mindblowing almond croissants. Book here.
Plympton Pool House
Look no further than Plympton Pool House in East Fremantle for a laidback poolside staycation that's not too far from home. This architecturally designed studio is brimming with natural light, rattan furniture, leafy greens and gold accents. You could spend all day lounging by the pool on the shaded deck chairs, but when you're ready to get up and go, walk to the iconic bars and trendy boutiques of George Street. Book now.
Silver Street Studios
Silver Street Studios is likely to be different to any Airbnb you've ever stayed in. This South Freo space was previously an artist's studio and a gallery and is now an award-winning retreat, with breathtaking high ceilings and a rustic design, plenty of nooks and crannies, colourful rugs scattered on the floor and a lush outdoor area. Did we mention there's also an outdoor tub to soak yourself in after a day of beaching and brunching? Book now.
The Old Joyce Factory
Built in the 1920s, the Old Joyce Factory is recognised as one of the first warehouse converts in Freo. Just a couple minutes walk from the heart of it all, relax in a double-story, light-filled apartment reimagined from what was once an old mattress factory into an arty and imaginative space. Book here.
If you've been to Freo before, chances are you've walked past this cute cottage already. Located in Walyalup Koort just minutes away from all trendy cafes, bars and restaurants, Warder's Cottage is one of Freo's oldest and most iconic buildings. This stay was built in 1858 and has been reimagined in the most Freo way possible, keeping the character from the original house. We can imagine ourselves sitting in the courtyard curled up with a good book on a warm summer day. Book now.
This beautiful Airbnb gives you the opportunity to reside in a classic Fremantle character home with photo-worthy limestone walls, high ceilings and an 1880s-style veranda. The interiors of Minderoo House are modern, but the heritage charm shines through with its stained glass windows and white fireplace. Lounge in the sunroom with a book, have a cuppa outside and soak up the cosy Freo vibes. Book now.
Built in 1905, this spacious, fully restored, and luxurious apartment in the beating heart of Fremantle is perfect for your next romantic retreat or group staycation. This two-storey home is airy, light and carefully curated by the hosts. With 14ft ceilings, antique decor, Japanese-style en suites and a claw foot tub, you'll feel like royalty. Walking up the beautiful pine stairs leads to your own sunroom/entertainment area. But it doesn't stop there. You will be greeted by a leafy rooftop garden with magnificent 360-degree views of Fremantle and the ocean. Equipped with an outdoor seating area, this space is perfect for afternoon drinks and nibbles. Book now.
The Loft House
This home has the handcrafted spiral staircase of our dreams. If that isn't wow enough, this open-plan loft home captivates with its exposed brickwork, local artwork and clever design. Each beautiful space flows into the other, with bi-fold doors off the living room that bring the beauty of nature inside with your own alfresco deck area. Upstairs, your main bedroom and luxe bathroom await, including your own private balcony to watch the sunset. To round out your 5-star staycation, wander down to Madalena's Bar at the end of the street for some freshly-caught seafood and a local vino to match. Book now.
West End Apartment
This sleek, modern apartment is giving us New York renovated loft. The exposed brick walls, stunning dark accents and sky-high ceilings are a wonder in Freo's iconic West End. We wouldn't fault you if you wanted to stay in and unwind, sip a coffee and people-watch from your private courtyard overlooking the street. But, if you're up for some adventure, walking shoes are a must, with the city's best attractions right at your doorstep. Book now.
This cosy Heritage cottage has been restored and refreshed to showcase its best features, including original jarrah floors and embellished ceiling roses while giving it a more modern, livable feel. Location, location, location is the real winner for this stay, surrounded by the best of Freo. You’ll feel like a real local staying in this cute heritage cottage. Book here.
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