Rowley House is a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house that can accommodate up to 8
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About Jeanne Swarts
We purchased Rowley House in 2009 in a very derelict state. Over the next three years we renovate and modernised the house. We moved into Rowley House in 2012 and lived there until 2016 when we moved to Mira Mar, another suburb of Albany.
Jeanne Swarts purchased this House in 2009
Why Jeanne Swarts chose Albany
We fell in love with the beautiful old house that offered a glimpse into Albany's past. We enjoyed being in town being able to walk to restaurants and cafes and always being close to all the many annual events that happens in town. Some of our favourites were the Albany Classic Car Race in June and the Albany Downhill Mountain Bike Race.
What makes this House unique
Rowley House offers a suite of modern conveniences e.g Netflix and free WiFi. The beautifully appointed kitchen with its magnificent Falcon cooker will make cooking and entertaining a pleasure. Luxury touches such as a Nespresso coffee machine will make your stay memorable. For adventurous guests the house provides 2 mountain bikes and a surf ski. Situated on Mt Clarence, the various mountain bike trails and new Mt Clarence down hill track will provide hours of fun. Younger guests will enjoy the trampoline, a wide variety of children's toys, DVD's, board games and a Nintendo Wii.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A lovely location & property
The house is ideally located within a short stroll to the town centre & right next to everything you'll need. The house comes complete with everything you'll require without having to go to the local supermarket for the basics (unlike a lot of properties). We were lucky enough to have the dogs (2 x Westies) allowed to stay with us & they loved it. Secure Laundry & backyard. Overall, it's one of the best properties we've stayed in, I've already recommended it to some friends & we'll be back when next down south.
Great house & location
A really comfortable house in a great location. The little touches make it really comfortable and welcoming. Walking distance to cafes, close to bike and walking trails and fabulous view of the harbor. Highly recommend it!
A great stay in Albany
A wonderful home with beautiful decor and an amazing view which was difficult to leave. Will definitely be back!
We spent a week at this property and would highly recommend it. Great location with water views. The house was centrally located, beautifully decorated and the garden well maintained. The backyard was secure for the dogs. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need. Loved the decor in the downstairs bathroom. Will stay here again.
Great house in great location
We rented the house for two nights over a weekend for an annual catch-up in May. House was clean, warm and comfortable and the few queries we had were answered promptly by the owner. Great convenient location. Would definitely consider again for an Albany visit.
Well equipped comfortable home in lovely location.
While you are in our beautiful town, I would suggest some of the following as well worth your while:
Albany Whale Tours. July is a very good time for some spectacular whale watching in Albany.
National Anzac Centre. When you are in the area, which is very close to Rowley House, your should also take a drive up to the war memorial which offers 360 degree views over Albany. You can also reach it through a scenic bush walk (only about 2km) on Mt Clarence.
Natural Bridge & Gap which is a spectacular Southern Ocean experience.
Whale World, a view into the cruel whaling past of Albany which was the last operating whale station in Australia.
Little Beach which has been voted one of the best beaches in Australia.
York Street is Albany's main street and just a few 100 metres from Rowley House. There are many coffee shops, bars, restaurants and unique shops in York Street to explore.
We always enjoy a day trip to Denmark. There are many wineries with excellent restaurants (The Lake House, Pepper & Salt, to name a few), a cheese factory, a meadery, a chocolate factory, a toffee factory etc. Ocean Beach (well known to surfers) Greens Pool and Elephant Rocks are some of my other Denmark favourites.
The Albany Tourism website is called Amazing Albany and will give you many more ideas should you have a little bit more time available or if your family have any specific interests.
At the house there is also an accommodation guide with a lot of information and maps of the area.
I also have a Facebook page called rowleyhousealbany where I from time to time post local events and other local interesting news.