Curtin Family Home – Cottesloe

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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 – Lovely to stay in a historical and yet very comfortable family home. A reminder of yesteryears. Frances. 

 – Very comfortable home close to all important amenities. Staff quickly responded to any of our calls for assistance. Thank you, Wendy.