About this listing
Stirling House is one of Darwin’s most unique historical tropical homes, tucked away on a large, quiet hideaway nook of Larrakeyah, adjacent to the CBD. Enjoy breezy spacious old-world Darwin with high ceilings, hardwood floors and antique furniture.
You are invited to stay in Stirling House, one of Darwin’s most classic and unique historical tropical homes.
Located in a quiet and secret hideaway nook of Larrakeyah (the closest residential suburb to the CBD), our place is an old-world elevated Top End family home, full of charm.
Harking back to the yesteryear Burnett era of simple breezy tropical design, the residence features high ceilings, wooden floors and walls of louvres all round. It is tucked away on a large secluded and shady block (2000 sq. metres).
Upstairs, the large master bedroom has a king four poster bed, with an optional extra single bed available. The second bedroom (2 single beds - bunks) and third bedroom ( a queen bed) are joined by a lockable sliding door, which can be opened to accommodate families. With an optional fully self-contained apartment downstairs (1 king + 1 single w/ its own bathroom, indoor/outdoor kitchen and atrium living room), this house is great for groups and families looking to experience a different kind of Darwin. (For more information, the downstairs self-contained apartment is listed separately on Airbnb as Stirling Atrium Apartment.)
Our living room features antique and retro furniture, unlimited NBN WiFi, a large screen TV, a stereo, and even a few board games to keep everyone entertained.
Our newly refurbished retro kitchen maintains the spacious simplicity of the colonial era - with all the essentials you need to feel at home. Organise a family dinner and bake to your hearts content. Or relax on the back or side verandah and dine whilst you watch the sunset over the tropical garden.
We have tried hard to stay true to the classic post-colonial design features of our home, which by nature suits low energy consumption. The home utilises open-topped walls and a steep-pitched roof to enable cross-ventilation - no matter which way the breeze is blowing - but there is also air-conditioning available in two of the bedrooms upstairs ( the king and the queen rooms) and the large bedroom downstairs.
The property has a large front driveway with off-street parking for 6 cars. We have more than enough room to accommodate trailers or caravans. We welcome families and are happy for you to bring your pets (although we do ask that they stay outside and will need to be on a lead as the property is not fully fenced).
Interaction with guests
We are long time Darwin residents with lots of local knowledge. We are happy to help with advice about whats around to see and do. We are only 15 minutes away so can easily sort out queries as required.
We are exceptionally well-located for the town’s features. Our home is the closest residential suburb to the CBD. We are an easy walk from the Cullen Bay Marina, the Casino or the famous Mindil Beach Markets (where you can sample amazing local tropical culture and taste a range of food and drinks from many countries).
One minute away are buses that will get you to most places in Darwin that you may need to go, with direct routes to three of the main museums as well as beaches, the botanical gardens and nature reserves.
There are playgrounds for the kids nearby, with a small one a few doors down. It is 10 or 15 mins to the university, the airport, Marrara Stadium, and the hospital.
Other things to note
Please note that the pricing is usually for 6 people in the upstairs of the house only. We have a special reduced price for February and March 2017 for 2 people upstairs. Each additional person upstairs during this time will be $20 per night.
The self-contained 1 bedrooms downstairs apartment incurs an extra charge ($90 per night in the low season and $130 per night in the high season)
Additional guests and trundle beds (to sleep up to 12) are available for $20 per night each.
Linen and towels and unlimited wifi are included.
Please note: This is a family rental house. While it is suitable for family gatherings and special occasions it is not suitable for loud parties. This is our own home and we are very happy to share it with others when we are away. We like our guests to treat it as they would their own.
This property is nonsmoking. Pets are welcome but they need to remain outside. Please note that we do not have a front fence on the property, so pets will need to remain on a leash in the garden.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I have been living in Darwin for close to 15 years and I love it here. I am looking forward to sharing my house with people from Australia and around the world and hope that they will love Darwin as much as I do.