Curtin Family Home

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Relax in the surrounds of this famous historical home located in the heart of Cottesloe; this is your chance to stay in the home of the former Australian Prime Minister, John Curtin. The Curtin Family home was once the residence of war time PM John Curtin & his family.

Just a 3 minute walk to the Boatshed Markets and the cafe/restaurant/bar Cottesloe precinct.

Single level family home restored by the National Trust & formally opened by the Prime Minister in March 2011. Original period features throughout the home including a beautiful front & rear garden with white picket fence.


Ducted reverse cycle air conditioning throughout (heating/cooling).

Master bedroom with 1 King bed, wardrobe & chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 with 2 Single beds (Can be converted to a King), wardrobe & chest of drawers.

Bathroom has shower & toilet with original features including the basin & windows. Complimentary starter pack of Outback Essence guest amenities supplied in each bathroom. Fragrances selected from various parts of Australia, providing guests a truly Australian experience.

Bright original kitchen with appliances & cookware; stand-alone oven/cooktop, range hood, fridge & microwave. Tea & coffee facilities including complimentary tea, coffee & long life milk.

Separate dining room for 8 plus a sunny breakfast table next to kitchen.

Large living area with original details alongside modern touches such as large flatscreen TV, DVD player, IPOD dock & workstation.

Outdoor setting for 6 in gorgeous garden plus BBQ.

Full laundry facilities in separate building at rear of house includes washing machine/tumble dryer & large clothes line.

Quality bed & bath linen, plus beach towels provided.

Hairdryer, iron & ironing board included.

Private garage for 1 vehicle plus a spare outdoor car bay.

Curtin Family Home is a National Trust of Western Australia heritage property.

Former Australian Prime Minister John Curtin’s family home in the beachside suburb of Cottesloe, Western Australia is available for short stay accommodation. It’s one aspect of a unique approach to ensuring a sustainable future for the nationally significant property.

John Curtin, wartime Prime Minister of Australia, and his wife Elsie built this house in 1923. Four generations of the Curtins’ extended family lived in the house for the following seventy-five years.

The house underwent major conservation and interpretation works in 2010 including restoration of the garden. Interpretation of the place included the production of series of internal panels, a self-guided audio tour, a booklet website and the dramatic performance season.

This National Trust project provided an exciting opportunity to focus on what is an often neglected part of John Curtin – the importance of his home life. The unassuming nature of the Jarrad Street House reflects the nature of the man and his family and helps explain his political convictions and directions for the nation during WWII.

The property has been in the care of the National Trust since 2002. The National Trust plans to use the house for residential accommodation while continuing an interpretation program during which guest curators will interpret aspects of the Curtin family story annually.