Kyle’s Cottage, Broome
Family respite home
We understand that going on a holiday when having a child going through treatment and therapy for a life-threatening illness can be financially difficult. It is also difficult when families have recently experienced the bereavement of losing a child.
The Kyle Andrews Foundation provides a week of complimentary holiday accommodation for eligible families with children.
This cottage is also available to nursing staff working in the Oncology Ward at the Perth Children’s Hospital for a minimal cost.
Respite for families and carers is so important for the health of everyone.
We want the families to be able to have the option to go on a holiday, escape the day-to-day stress, to have a break and recuperate. Often children who have been on Kyle’s Camp share photos, videos and stories of their exciting trip and want to return with their family. Kyle’s Cottage was set up for this purpose, to support unwell children with a family holiday in Broome or for families who have suffered a recent bereavement.
The cottage is a large, modern, fully furnished and tastefully decorated three bedroom, two bathroom, open plan living residence with facilities for people with a disability. Of course – we have a swimming pool because we think that’s an important element to having a great holiday!
The cottage can accommodate up to 8 people and is self-contained; all you need to bring is your personal clothing, toiletries and provide your own food on arrival.
We’d like to thank the tremendous support from local Broome businesses and people that donated their time, money, materials and goods to the development of the cottage and to those businesses who provide ongoing maintenance support of the home. The Broome community are incredibly proud of this home and what it provides to Western Australian families.
Families in need of respite accommodation are welcome to apply for a seven-night stay.
Our committee will review each application and booking allocations are confirmed from these online requests. We will also accept referrals from the family Doctor and the Social Workers at PCH. First visits will take precedence over families requesting subsequent bookings.
We’ve tried to think of all the important things you will need to have an enjoyable holiday in Broome.
- facilities with disability access, swimming pool, fully self-contained
- transport provided, large yard, close to the beach
- washing machine, clothes dryer, dishwasher
- microwave, bedding linen, bath & pool towels
- cutlery, kitchen utensils, crockery, TV & DVD player
- wifi, wheelchair, shower chair
- cot, stroller, highchair, toys & books
- board games
Broome is a delightful coastal town 2240kms north of Perth, steeped in history and world renowned as a holiday destination. The Cottage is five minutes away from one of the world’s best beaches, Cable Beach, with turquoise water, white sand and ‘pindan’ coloured cliffs and the most magnificent, stunning sunsets.
For more information on Broome and all its activities please visit the visitor centre website here.
We provide a five-seater automatic sedan car for your use whilst in Broome. Child car restraints are also kept at the Cottage. The car will be clean and fueled on arrival and we would appreciate it if it is left in the same condition.
Terms and Conditions
Eligibility is determined by the KAF Committee. It is based on the illness of the child or a referral from the Social Worker at PCH or the Childs Doctor.
Deposits & payments – first stays for eligible families is complimentary.
Our policy allows a stay of one week for families. An application for extended stays may be made to our committee for assessment.
Subsequent stays – approved further stays will attract a fee of $1,250 per week. You will be invoiced for your stay a few months prior with payment to be made into the nominated account. A receipt will be issued for your payments.
Holiday lease availability – general bookings
We will consider applications for a holiday lease of Kyle’s Cottage at a nightly rate when the house is not being used by families for support. This revenue supports the ongoing costs of the property. The Cottage will be based on availability, although peak periods such as school holidays are not available for general holiday bookings.
To request a general holiday booking please contact us.