Jeremy & Claire Hurst
About Jeremy & Claire Hurst
We are Claire & Jeremy, and together we are peeps behind Quenda Guesthouse. Our guesthouse is a blend of both of us. 🌿Long before I knew him, Jeremy had a dream to move to the hills, and have a guesthouse. Like me, he is a traveller at heart, and creating our guesthouse was a way of continuing the travel vibe, and meeting people, while being right here at home! 🌿Being a greenie at heart, our house and guest rooms (which are separate to our house) are eco designed (from top to bottom - just ask him!) - by Jeremy. (And that’s not even his day job!) It was built in 2010, and has been an ongoing labour of love ever since! 🌿I (Claire) came along in 2011, when the guest rooms were built but bare, and the pool was empty! Funnily enough, I worked in a B&B many years ago in London (although Jeremy insists our relationship was not based on this helpful criteria! 😂) 🌿Nearly two years ago, we launched our first guest room, and the rest is history! 🌿Being a naturopath, it was essential to me that we create and serve beautiful, fresh breakfasts. This has become a highlight for our guests (as per their feedback) - we just serve what WE would want! Certainly no cereal boxes or processed food here! 🌿What’s the best part, and why do we do it? Honestly, it’s the people we get to meet! It’s always about people, isn’t it? It has been so much fun, getting to meet people we wouldn’t otherwise have met. To us, this just reinforces the idea that 99.9% of people in this world are good people. People just like you and me. 🌿And to get to see them relax, take time out, and be in nature? Well, that’s just the best! ~~~~~~~ C&J
Jeremy & Claire Hurst purchased this Bed And Breakfast in 2010
Why Jeremy & Claire Hurst chose Hovea
We are surrounded by nature, and love helping guests relax and get away from it all, while being in complete luxury. Our breakfasts are created by our in-house naturopath, and are often a highlight for our guests. And, the view from our freshwater pool cannot be beat!
What makes this Bed And Breakfast unique
With our eco design and unique architecture, our property is often described by guests as a destination in itself. We are also very close to walking trails, and there is a waterfall and a national park on our street. Together with our delicious and healthy breakfasts, we enjoy offering a unique and relaxing stay for guests.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
It was such a relaxing time spent there and the room was very clean which was a big deal for me.
Absolutely loved every minute of it. The hosts were amazing. Would definitely go back especially in summer to enjoy the pool. And omg the highlight of it all were the breakfast. So delicious and healthy. Just one thing i believe is needed in the room is a small microwave and a bar fridge as it was a bit inconvenient to keep food in the eski. We had to throw some of the stuff when we left as it went bad. And also lights outside are needed. Other than that it was perfect. Would definitely recommend.
No air conditioning, too hot for summer. Lovely Owners, nice breakfast.
We stayed in summer and unfortunately found the room way too hot to be in as there is no air conditioning. The room is nicely presented, the breakfast is yummy and the owners are lovely. If the room had air conditioning we would have given five stars but it felt too uncomfortable to be in due to the heat.
Thanks for taking the time to review us, and we are so sorry to hear that you weren't completely happy with the heat. We take on all feedback, and thank you so much for your honesty.
Unfortunately, we experienced some unusually hot weather when you stayed, it was 43 degrees! We understood that this was not ideal for your stay, and we did our absolute best to support you, by offering you the use of the big room in our house during the day, which is air conditioned. It was great to see you cooling off in pool throughout the day. We hope you enjoyed the cold kombucha, too!
We do make it clear on our listing that the room isn't air conditioned, as we rarely get hot nights here. We have a ceiling fan over the bed, and as it cools down at night in the hills, this is usually more than sufficient to keep cool. We were happy to hear from you and Chris that you slept well at night during your stay.
It was lovely to host you and we hope you had a fabulous time in Africa after your time with us.
We hope to see you in the hills again!
Claire & Jeremy
We had a gorgeous couple of days up in the hills, exploring the surroundings and enjoying bush walks.
The accomodation is exactly as the photos and impeccably clean. The bed was so amazing we asked about the brand, which is a common query apparently.
Claire & Jeremy are perfect hosts and we’d have no hesitation recommending them or this lovely BnB.
Thank you for taking the time to review us, Amanda!
It was our pleasure to host you & Paul! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. You’re welcome back anytime!
Perfect getaway in the Perth hills!
From the moment we arrived it was perfect. Little touches such as our names on the door made it that extra special. A quiet space to relax and just listen to the nature. Perfect hosts, there to chat and give you information about the area but also allow you to have your space. We loved chilling by the pool and the breakfast was amazing!! Would stay again when visiting this area again. Thank you!
Thanks so much for taking the time to review us, Alicia & Joe! It was a delight to host you both, so glad you enjoyed your stay here!
We’d have you back anytime!
J & C
I decided on a last minute getaway to the Perth hills and I was not disappointed.
Clare and Jeremy were amazing hosts and have done a fabulous job of creating a beautiful and relaxing haven to escape too.
The room felt luxurious and comfortable. Netflix for a little binging was a nice bonus.
The drop pool that looks out to the Forrest was simply picturesque.
And finally the highlight of the stay would have been the delicious, healthy and satisfying breakfast that Clare and Jeremy prepared everyday. My favourite was the breakfast Buddha bowl however the Spanish eggs, fresh fruit bowls, crepes and Bircher muesli did not disappoint either, it was all amazing.
Not only would I highly recommend this beautiful retreat I can not wait to go back there again myself.
Thank you so much for your beautiful words, Jandie!
So glad you enjoyed your stay - thanks for taking the time to review us.
We’d love to have you back! See you next time!
J & C
Tranquil romantic accommodation nestled in the Perth hills
My husband and I just spent 2 nights here for our 10 year wedding anniversary here. It was tranquil, peaceful, and thoroughly enjoyable. Encouraged us to spend quality time with each other and explore the beautiful local waterfall and trails.
The hosts Jeremy & Claire are very welcoming and friendly and they cook a fantastic healthy breakfast!! The accommodation itself was modern, very comfortable and well thought out. We would highly recommend Quenda Guesthouse to anyone and look forward to coming back again in the near future.
Thanks so much for your kind words, Sonja! So glad you guys enjoyed your stay, we were honoured to host you for your anniversary!
It was so lovely to meeting you and Andrew. You are welcome back any time!
Jeremy & Claire