Description

As a summer or winter retreat the award winning Silver Street Studio has an ambient charm which is hard to beat.The Studio is the perfect place in which to relax, and to escape all pressures of contemporary living, whilst being within instant reach of everything Fremantle has to offer.

Originally built as an artist's space, then gallery, the Studio has now been thoughtfully converted into a comfortable and eclectic retreat. The space has been constructed from large local limestone blocks rescued from a former church, magnificent one hundred year old timbers from 'Rob's' (South Fremantle) Jetty, and other wonderful items of memorabilia, including a turret, from the old Swanbourne Hospital.

Entry into the property is through a small wooden door within a 'medieval' gate. Ivy trails over high limestone walls which seclude a lush courtyard garden. In summer, this area is shaded by a plane tree, a poinciana, palms, an olive tree, a weeping mulberry and a grape vine. This is an ideal setting for a private breakfast, a leisurely lunch, or evening BBQ.

Huge glass doors connect this leafy outdoor area to the downstairs living space which is open plan - has a well equipped kitchen, a dining area and a comfortable lounge. The rugs and furnishings, together with the idiosyncratic architecture create a lovely environment.

The upper studio level, originally used for producing ceramics, is now reached internally via a sculptural steel staircase. The bedroom area has a very comfortable queen size bed, supplied with best quality bedding and crisp white linen sheets. A small mezzanine connects this space to a bathroom/dressing/sitting room. This upstairs space opens onto the north facing balcony which provides a wonderful 'open air' spot for a sumptuous bath under the stars (see image). The former kiln room, to the left of the balcony, has been converted into a peaceful reading/meditation space. This northern balcany can also be reached via a limestone stairwell connecting to the courtyard below.

A downstairs store room houses two mountain bikes which are made available to guests on request.

On arrival we give you a bottle of fine Western Australian wine, locally grown macadamia nuts, flowers, Margaret River olive oil soaps, plus a delicious breakfast hamper for your first morning. Besides a selection of beautiful fresh fruits, this contains locally made jam, WA roasted coffee beans, gourmet teas, home-made meusli, free range eggs and freshly baked bread from our local bakery just at the end of the street.

An single bed can be made available on request and/or a cot for a small baby.

Please note that the Studio is not safe for active toddlers, the very frail or fainthearted. It is a wonderfully ecclectic, idiosyncratic, space that truly rewards the adventurer, and those with creative spirit who want something a little different from an ordinary hotel suite. This well known icon has a fascinating history and weaves together many a local story.

The Studio is in a superb location

Silver Street Studio is private, yet centrally placed and near all facilities. It is two just hundred metres from the Yacht Club, Fishing Boat Harbour, and within easy reach of both South Beach and/or Central Fremantle.

We are very close to a variety of great local restaurants, specialty shops, galleries, fresh food outlets, a supermarket and cafes. These include Ootong and Lincoln just at the end of our little street, Manna Wholefoods, Abbis, the ever popular German bakery, and more - all within 100 metres. For those who want to be 'renewed', there is a beauty / massage centre close by and a yoga centre just across the road to help with the final unwind.

You won't need a car to travel around town. Everything is walkable although, the free CAT bus service runs every ten minutes from the end of the road, taking a circular route around Fremantle via various sites of interest, also stopping at the railway station for those wishing to travel into the centre of Perth. But why not borrow our mountain bikes and explore Fremantle: take a picnic, follow the many cycle tracks to quiet beaches through the coastal heathlands.

We are close to many holiday attractions and historic sites

Enjoy the beach and a range of available water sports: the cafe life, art galleries and other local attractions. These include the WA Maritime Museum, Fishing Boat Harbour, the Round House, Fremantle Jail and the convict built underground canal system, Fremantle Markets, the Fremantle Arts Centre (the former convict built asylum) and wonderful local eateries. Fremantle has a vibrant night life. There are great day trips available and regular ferries leaving for Rottnest Island, local fishing spots, and whale watching areas.These can all be booked through the Tourist Office.

You can of course, just sit at 'home', listen to music, watch TV/a DVD, play chess or find a really good 'read' from our excellent selection of books - and relax.

Here are a few comments from our Studio guest book:-

"A magical retreat for lovers separated by half a planet. Thank you Hugh and Judy. We will be back". Sandy and Don from North Fremantle and Denver, USA.

"What a lovely beginning to married life! After our wedding, this place was a perfect getaway from crazy preparations. Thank you for all the small touches, a truly incredible work of art". Sophie and Adam, Perth, WA.

"Textures, colours, contrasts, wood smells, patterns of light, varied spaces, harmony and all the special touches made SSS a very memorable base for our Australia Day 2013 in Fremantle. Thank you very much Hugh and Judy for a very nice stay". Jonty and Loren Eales, Kalgoorlie, WA.


Please refer to the photo gallery at the top of our web page. For a close up view of the Studio. Click on each image.

If your required dates are taken, we invite you to look at our web page for Coral Street Cottage, which is also registered with the Stays Group. VISA and MASTERCARD facilities are available.

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Silver Street Studio is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WONDERFUL RETREAT WITH ALL THE CONVENINCE Such a beautiful place to stay, do not be put off by the word Studio, it is very spacious and light filled relaxing environment. Love the complimentary "Welcome Hamper" with local produce and fine foods, this is such a treat after a long journey. All the conveniences you require for a business or holiday trip in beautiful surroundings - great artwork, courtyard garden and plenty of books and magazine to read while relaxing in a big armchair or soft sofa. Great local Cafes and shops are just out of the front door on South Terrace and about a 5- 10 minute walk to central Fremantle and markets. Will definitely try to get back to Silver St Studio for a long relaxing holiday soon!
Date published: 2014-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic stay in Freo! Just returned from a 3 night stay at Silver Street and loved it. The place has a great feel, Judy the host was very helpful and provided a great hamper of breakfast goodies for our stay. Made good use of the bikes to get in and out of Cottesloe too. I highly recommend this place, you won't be dissappointed!
Date published: 2014-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Home away from home! Amazing studio, a true hidden gem filled with gorgeous, eclectic treasures. Judy shows such attention to detail and really thinks of everything you might need. I got ready for our wedding here and the calming space was perfect. Also the perfect location for pictures, it is a photographers dream! We also honeymooned here after, I cried when we left! I am so glad we found this place, cant wait to go back :)
Date published: 2014-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved every minute This place is beautiful! My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and fell in love with the studio the minute we walked through the door. It was great to have a place to sit and relax after a chaotic few weeks, and there were heaps of good restaurants and bars within easy walking distance. We're already making plans to return next year.
Date published: 2014-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hidden Gem in South Fremantle We had a wonderful stay at the Studio for three days after our wedding. The Studio has been beautifully decorated and Judy and Hugh have thought of everything we needed to enjoy our stay including a beautiful welcome hamper. This is a must stay for anyone who loves Fremantle as you are steps away from the café strip and South Beach. Thanks for a great stay.
Date published: 2013-11-20

Features

Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Washing Machine

internet connection
2 x Mountain bikes available on request
2nd DVD player in bedroom
Airconditioning
Barbeque
CDs, games, books, DVDs, i-pod dock
Clothes dryer
Complimentary bottle of fine West Australian wine
Cooking Facilities
Cot
DVD player
Free WiFi
Gourmet coffee maker and teas plus a complimentary breakfast hamper of local produce for your first morning
Heaters
High chair
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Microwave
Non-Smoking
Single sofabed in downstairs space + extra single bed
Stereo
Towels Supplied
Washing Machine
gas heater + reverse cycle air con upstairs,
hair dryer, plumbed bath on upstairs veranda

Prices

We charge on a sliding scale depending on the length of a stay. Please check with owner. We have a minimum stay of 4 nights at $275.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $275 $550 $1925 4 $25 $25
Additional Costs
Optional costs*
Linen for extra sing $25 p/s
sturdy cot and linen $25 p/s

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 3 people.

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