“When we get off the plane, we return to a lovely clean tidy house with fresh beds made”

Patti and her family own a spacious 3 bedroom bungalow in Perth, just five minutes from the South Perth Foreshore. With Perth Zoo on the same road, the 1940’s Californian-style flat is an absolute dream house for guests with kids.

Every summer, Patti and her family head away for two months to visit family abroad. Airbnb seemed a great option for keeping the house occupied while they were away, so Patti started using the platform to rent out her home, initially managing the listing herself.

“Doing this was very satisfying,” says Patti, “but of course we could only set it up once – and we returned from our trip to a dirty house, which was never fun…”. That’s where Airsorted jumped in – allowing Patti to have multiple guests while she and her family went away. Having Airsorted managing the property also meant Patti no longer had the hassle that can come with managing a property yourself. “With Airsorted as the [guest] contact,” she says, “we don’t have to be available 24/7 to answer queries about the property. The house is cleaned and the linen replaced between guests so that the bookings can keep coming. Plus when we get off the plane, we return to a lovely clean tidy house with fresh beds made.’

Kid’s bedroom in Patti’s home

With Airsorted’s help, Patti and her family now spend the summer months deep in the wilderness on their beautiful boat, away from their phones and the bustle of city life – but with peace of mind, knowing that their home is in safe hands. “It’s very good to be receiving income from our house and not having to deal with the bookings, cleaning and queries as they come up”, Patti explains.

Patti’s and her family’s sailing boat

So what’s next for Patti? She and her family are embarking on a new adventure this year – they’re going to sail around New Zealand’s Southern and Northern Islands for a full six months! And of course, we’ll be here to look after her home and her guests while they’re away.

Front of Patti’s family house

If you’re not from Perth and considering a visit any time soon, Patti has some good recommendations for visitors: The new Optus Stadium sports ground, the Swan River for a nice stroll, rent and cycle a bike along the South Perth foreshore, take a trip on the Hotham Valley Railway, visit the Aviation Heritage Museum, or head to Crown Casino for a show and a meal.

The top 5 Perth neighbourhoods for Airbnb hosts

Perth is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in Australia.

The stunning Swan River, with its famous black swans that give the river its name, cuts through the city, flanked by numerous riverside parks and picturesque views. Meanwhile, Kings Park and Botanic Garden – the largest inner-city park on earth – boasts views that take in the city, the river and South Perth. The city certainly has a lot to offer to both visitors and residents.

Demand for Airbnbs in Perth has been growing exponentially since it launched in 2016, so there’s no better time to list a home on the short-lets platform. In December 2018 alone, Airbnb hosts in Perth accommodated nearly 14,000 guests!

The way Perth is Sprawled along the West coast means that you’re never far from a glorious white sandy beach. However, this doesn’t mean the city is uniform – each Perth suburb has its own unique personality and offers something a little different to potential guests on Airbnb.

While every Airbnb property has its own charm, there are some neighbourhoods that stand out as perfect places to be an Airnbn host in Perth. Here are our top 5:

1. Scarborough

Located just 20 minutes from the City, Scarborough is perfect for a weekend escape.

With cool bars and restaurants lining the seafront you can enjoy a locally brewed beer or Aperol Spritz and watch the sunset. On Thursday evenings in the summer you can visit the Scarborough Sunset Markets and choose from cuisines from all over the world while watching live music at the amphitheatre on the beach.

As a result, the area is undeniably popular for visitors. Airbnbs in Scarborough are booked out 75% of the year, while hosts are raking in an average nightly rate of $164.

What’s more, the Scarborough Esplanade has recently undergone a $30 million revamp – it has never looked better!

2. Cottesloe

Perth’s most popular seaside location, with over a kilometre of stunning white sand beaches, Cottesloe offers incredible ocean views from the many restaurants and bars along Marine Parade.

The suburb has that wonderful small town feel, making it perfect for those looking to escape the city life, but with a return to the city only a short train ride, or 20 minute drive away.

As with Scarborough, Cottesloe’s Airbnb hosts have their home books out 75% of the year,  with nightly rates even higher – averaging over $230 in the area.

In March, guests can enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition on Cottesloe Beach all month, with sculptures by multiple artists displayed on the sand.

With everyone flocking to the gorgeous beaches to make the most of the Aussie sunshine, it’s the perfect time of year to get a property in Cottesloe listed on Airbnb, .

3. Subiaco

Subiaco, known locally as ‘Subi’, can be found just on the other side of King’s Park. It couldn’t be easier to get out and visit Subiaco from the city, just hop on a train from the city and Subi’s the next stop.

The neighbourhood has earned a reputation as Perth’s ‘urban village’, with tree-lined streets and beautiful, characterful homes. If you’re looking for cool boutiques, quirky wine bars and cosy coffee shops, Subi’s Rokeby Street is the place for you.

While there’s loads to see in Subiaco itself, it’s also a great base from which to explore Perth. In fact, Airbnb’s in Subiaco are booked out 80% of the time throughout the year, and Subi’s Airbnb hosts are earning an average of $150 a night from bookings.

4. South Perth

Sitting right on the south shore of the Swan River, South Perth has stunning views of the City.

Just 10 minutes from the main city, South Perth is easily accessible from train stations across Perth. Its popularity is clear – Airbnb hosts in South Perth are averaging $160 a night at their properties, with 70% of their available nights booked each year.  

Sir James Mitchell Park lines the water, and hosts numerous food stands for South Perth ‘StrEATS’ from Wednesday to Sunday evenings – a great place to grab something tasty to eat while watching the sun go down on one of the small riverside beaches.

South Perth is also home to Perth Zoo, an enormous 41-acre zoo with a range of experiences on offer, from bushwalking to exploring an Asian rainforest.

5. Fremantle

At the mouth of the Swan River, Fremantle (or ‘Freo’) is one of Perth’s more relaxed, bohemian areas, complete with cool indoor markets, colourful coffee shops and seafront bars and restaurants.

When wandering Fremantle’s streets, you can expect to see Victorian-style architecture and countless street performers. You can also enjoy a dip and a bite to eat at Bathers Beach.

Freo’s an ideal place to stay while visiting Perth. You can take a 30-minute ferry from the port town to Rottnest Island, home to the utterly unique quokka – a smaller relative of the kangaroo.  

With over 700 guests staying in Freo each month, Airbnb’s are booked an average of 70% of the year, and hosts in Fremantle make over $150 per night, on average.

In full swing: The Perth Fringe World Festival

Western Australia’s most eagerly anticipated event of the year has finally arrived… Right now, Perth is playing host to a flood of comedians, circus performers, musicians and many other artists.

That’s because Fringe World – the third largest Fringe festival on earth, with over 700 shows spanning 130 venues all over Perth – is now in full swing.

Kicking off on 18th January 2019 and running until 17th February, Fringe World brings a month of constant excitement to Perth, with the epicentre of the festivity at the Woodside Pleasure Garden in Northbridge.

In 2018, the eclectic mix of artistic performances and shows saw an attendance of nearly 1 million people. It’s no surprise, then, that demand for Airbnb accommodation in Perth soared during the festival last year.  

February 2018 had the highest Airbnb occupancy rate of any month last year (92%), and it’s clear that 2019 will be no different.  

With such a huge surge of people travelling to Perth each year, this is an ideal time to open up your home to those coming in search of a Summer they won’t forget. Listing your home on Airbnb is a clever way to make the most of this busy time of year – and earn a good bit of extra cash!

Airsorted’s property management service makes the experience of earning money from hosting smooth and hassle-free.

We handle everything needed to manage the renting of your property successfully, from 24/7 guest communication to cleaning & laundry.

And meanwhile? Why not enjoy a little summer travelling, or experience a bit of the Fringe yourself…

Try our pricing calculator now to see how much you could make from renting your property with Airsorted. Visit www.airsorted.com.au/perth