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Stirling House - Classic Tropical Darwin

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

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 suburb and walking distance from 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 bunk beds) 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 Stayz as Stirling Atrium Apartment:

The delightful living rooms feature antique and retro furniture, unlimited NBN WiFi, a large screen TV, a stereo, and even board games to keep everyone entertained.

Our newly renovated 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 the three larger bedrooms.

The property has a large front driveway with off-street parking for 6 cars. It has a BBQ for your use. 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).

We are exceptionally well-located for the town’s features. Our home is a stroll away from the CBD, 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.

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.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope to help make your stay in Darwin comfortable and cosy.


Our advertised pricing is for the upstairs only.

There is an additional fee of $90 per night (low season) or $130 per night (high season) if you would like to use the downstairs self-contained 1 bedroom apartment as well. The pricing is for 6 people upstairs and 2 people downstairs. We also have two mattresses available that can go in any of the larger rooms. Additional people are charged at $20 per person.

Usually if you do not require the apartment we will rent this out separately. (This is negotiable.)

Feel free to chat to us about a discount for longer stays or off season stays.

We have a minimum stay of 4 nights. We will try to accommodate stays of less than 4 nights but may then need to charge a cleaning fee. Our low season rates may incur an additional cleaning fee.

We require a refundable security deposit (or bond) of $800.00

Please note that prices may change and are at the discretion of the owner.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
7 November, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Larrakeyah, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Stirling House - Classic Tropical Darwin
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Great property.

  • 5 of 5

Great location just a short walk to town. All 10 of us fitted nicely with plenty of room. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Perfection, this place is amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Ideally located just outside the CBD of Darwin, 5 mins walk from the famous Mitchell street & in the opposite direction, it is 5 mins walk from Cullen Bay, ideal for couples and for family style restuarants. This beautifully retro

styled, elevated house is a 'must book'! Danille & Will were perfect hosts, providing us with personal numbers if we needed anything & also a bittle of champagne to celebrate our elopement! The upstairs & downstairs units are perfect for a weekend away or for weeks away! The Jarrah timber flooring is beautiful to walk upon and stare at, the high ceilings make the house extremely cool, even for Darwin, and the funky kitchen has everything you need!! This place is ideal for anyone!!

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Mum can we take the house home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the space it provided our family of 5. The kids loved the retro kitchen and the Master bedroom was beautiful. Only downfall would have been the kids bedroom's. The aircon which covers almost 2 bedrooms only just manages to keep the rooms cool as the internal walls don't go all the way to the ceiling, so the cool air escapes into the rest of the house.

  • Review Submitted: 12/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Albany, Western Australia, Australia

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this house because of it's size and location. It was the perfect house for our family get together in a quiet street. We all loved it! Air conditioning in the living area would have made it perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 12/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Western Australia, Australia


  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect accomodation with plenty of space and beautifully furnished.

You are so close to the centre of town and key locations around Darwin but in such a quiet little area. We were upstairs, would be great to hire both up and downstairs if you had a larger crew. Very happy guests.

  • Review Submitted: 26/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Optimum location for Darwin


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Larrakeyah, Australia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Australian Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
Tariff 2
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
Standard Rate
1 Apr 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 6 guests. Property has 9 beds and can sleep a maximum 12 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $800 per stay

    Optional Costs
    dwn flat off season: $90 per night
    extra beds : $20 per night
    dwn flat high season: $130 per night

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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