About Denise O'Connor
Hi! - my name is Denise OConnor, I'm a Building Designer who specialises in the design of energy efficient, solar passive homes. I grew up on this property and have always been interested in houses, how they are built to overcome site conditions, what factors make us comfortable and generally anything to do with the "Australian" way of living. I firmly believe in this way of living - these homes are a joy to live in and cost less to run and maintain. I'd love to work by the "Whole Concept Approach", to be responsible for all components, placement on site, design layout, interior design, furniture, lighting, colour and landscaping on a project. Realistically, it is a "rare client" that would allow this, so therefore it was very rewarding to have the opportunity to create my own "whole concept" at "The Edge". Speaking personally, I like a house to be a place I can retreat, it has to be in tune with the surrounding landscape and look like it belongs and I like the interior to reflect the mood of the site. I like it to be small enough to be cosy yet large enough to accommodate friends when required. I like loads of natural light to visibly connect with the changing seasons. I like the sun to flood into the house in the winter, to be warm at night, to have a cool place to retreat in Summer and a sheltered spot to enjoy the full moon or watch a good storm!. This balance of priorities and compromise varies within each of us but The Edge Retreat is my special place and provides all these things for me, and I hope it gives you the same feeling.
What makes this House unique
The Edge Retreat provides a "Step off" from normal everyday life. The distinction between inside and out is blurred, natural bushland totally surrounds the house and the central deck is open-ended so you will walk outside when traversing between pavilions. That outside element makes you feel confronted, refreshed and excited all at the same time. It will "re-set" you not to be in an environment that is always controlled. The outdoor Fire pit, the bathhouse and the raw nature of this setting will re-humanize you and you will be re-invigorated by staying at this magic place.
Pool / Spa
Children not allowed - House is positioned on a Steep RidgeHouse is positioned on a Steep Ridge
No pets - No Pets allowed as Property is a Working FarmNo Pets allowed as Property is a Working Farm
No smoking - House is in a Bush SettingHouse is in a Bush Setting
Max guests: 4
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Ideal place to reset and get back to basics just an hour out of Perth.
Baths over looking the edge are worth every penny of your stay.
Really happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at The Edge Rhydian. Thank you for taking the time to review, we hope to see you again one day.
Only one word
...and that is just PERFECT. Highly recommended.
Odd & Virginia, thank you so much for leaving the house impeccably, I hope to see you again one day at The Edge.
My Wife and I had such an amazing weekend away at The Edge Retreat. The location and view is awesome, especially from the outdoor hot tubs. The house is really nice and modern with everything you would need. Communications with Denise were great and check in was super easy. We loved the outdoor fire pit where we cooked up marshmallows and smores each night. I'd come back in a heartbeat. Thanks for the relaxing weekend away.
The Edge Retreat provided the most relaxing weekend we have ever had. It was so nice to stay somewhere rustic and real rather than a sterilized environment one might find in a hotel. The fact that we had the whole house to ourselves with no-one else around added to the ambience of how life must be living in the countryside. The view, the facilities and the style and quality of workmanship that this home provided was simply divine and we could let all our worries disappear as we immersed ourselves in the luxury. We literally would have paid double for our weekend at the Edge Retreat so thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us, we will be back!!!!
Thanks for the lovely review Anne, and glad you could experience why we think its so special up here. You are welcome back anytime. Denise OC.