Stay the week in a Prime Minister’s house.
This former home of Australian Prime Minister John Curtin is located in the beachside suburb of Cottesloe and is available for short and long term rent. Relax and unwind in this comfortable home with family or friends close to the beach and a range of seaside amenities.
John Curtin, wartime Prime Minister of Australia, and his wife Elsie built this house in 1923. Over the next seventy-five years, four generations of the Curtin family lived here.
The house underwent major conservation and interpretation works in 2010 including restoration of the garden. Inside you will find fascinating information on the day to day lives of John, Elsie, their children and even their dog, Kip! If you want to know more, read the Curtin Family Home booklet or let ‘Elsie’ tell her story through an audio tour of the house.
This National Trust project provided an exciting opportunity to focus on what is an often neglected part of the John Curtin story – the importance of his home life to the success of his Prime Ministership. 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 and is one of only three former prime ministers’ homes that are in public ownership.
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–We absolutely loved our time staying in the Curtin family home. It was an absolute privilege to have the opportunity to experience Australian history in such a hands-on way and a wonderful opportunity for our children to learn more about our country’s history and the lives of PM Curtin and his family. The home is beautifully appointed and very comfortable. The location is fantastic and the large fenced grounds make for an easy stay with children. But a stay here is unlike any other because it is such a uniquely important destination. I cannot recommend it highly enough for those who want a very special Cottlesloe experience. – Emilie, December 2020
– Thanks for having us in such a beautiful place. Our little ones had an amazing time in the backyard. You cannot beat the location of this home, so close to the beach and Cottesloe café strip. Outstanding place to visit. – Kerby, December 2020