Book Kyle’s Cottage


Important information

Eligibility

Kyle’s Cottage is located at 12 Greenshank Drive, Roebuck Estate in Broome, 2,240kms north of Perth. The local community has donated funds, goods and time to provide this respite accommodation for families who are in need of a break from the gruelling treatment schedule faced when a child is or has undergone intensive treatment.

The Kyle Andrews Foundation Inc is able to provide at Kyle’s Cottage a week of holiday accommodation at no cost (*) for families with children undergoing treatment for serious illnesses or for families who have recently experienced the bereavement of a child.

Families referred by Princess Margaret Hospital Social Workers, Canteen, Camp Quality, Starlight Foundation and the Leukaemia Foundation are eligible. The Foundation will also look at all cases presented outside of those organisations listed. All applications will be assessed on a case by case basis. 

Booking Procedure

Families are welcome for a seven night stay please fill in the online application form. Booking allocations will be made from request applications and first visits will take precedence over families requesting subsequent bookings.

If you are having trouble making a booking please contact us directly and we can help.

Rates & Cost Assistance

The first stay at Kyle’s Cottage is complimentary for families undergoing oncology treatment at Perth Children’s Hospital in Perth. Families may also apply for travel assistance to get to Broome but this is not guaranteed.

Individual cases are presented to the Kyle Andrews Foundation Inc. committee for determination on the financial assistance deemed appropriate.

Families are welcome to apply to enjoy further visits to Kyle’s Cottage at their own travel cost and can make application to The Kyle Andrews Foundation Inc. committee. If approved the subsequent visits will incur a fee of $500 per week.

Preference for holiday dates will always be given to first time guests and families with kids undergoing treatment.

Accessibility Features

Kyle’s Cottage is wheelchair friendly with large open rooms, ramps, open shower space and bathroom and toilet rails.

Located close to paths for walking and near to playgrounds and parks.

Complete with Kyle’s Cottage is setup and ready with everything you need, including transport, a swimming pool and disability facilities.

Guests have access to the full home and pool. We have a caretaker on site in a seperate residence to maintain the property.

Exit Procedure

It would be appreciated by incoming families and our caretaker if certain jobs can be undertaken.  We will of course, take into consideration early flight times impacting on how much housework is achievable before your departure.

Exit Procedure Guideline:

  • Wash, dry and fold all linen.
  • Re make beds if time permits.
  • Place dirty dishes in the dishwasher and run the wash cycle.
  • Remove all rubbish to bins.
  • Wipe over bathrooms.
  • Clean kitchen.
  • Vacuum floors.
  • Clean BBQ and replace cover.
  • Refuel and clean car.

Cleaning

Families will be expected to maintain a high level of cleanliness in the home as it will be presented to a very high standard on your entry.

What to Bring

Kyles Cottage is fully self contained. You will need to bring your personal clothing and personal care items. And provide your own shopping. The Cottage is fitted out with;

  •  Washing machine and dryer
  •  Dishwasher
  •  Microwave
  • Bed & Bath Linen
  • Cutlery & kitchen utensils
  • Crockery
  • TV & DvD player
  • WiFi
  • Wheelchair
  • Shower Chair
  • Cot
  • High Chair
  • Stroller
  • Toys and Books
  • Board games

The Foundation provides a 5 seater automatic sedan vehicle for our use whilst in Broome.  It will be fully fuelled on your arrival and it is to be expected that you refill before your departure ready for the next family. Carseats are available for young children, toddlers and babies.

Limited basic items such as toilet paper, tea, coffee, sugar etc. and cleaning product will be provided on entry but families will need to shop and provide for their own needs thereafter.

Things to Note

Check in for Kyles Cottage and the Gibb Retreat is AFTER 2pm. Checkout for Kyles Cottage and the Gibb Retreat is BEFORE 10am. Self check-in with a lockbox. Instructions will be provided once a booking has been confirmed.

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events

Cancellations

Free cancellation may be available for a confirmed stay. Please contact us directly. Please read our full list of Accommodation Terms and Conditions.

Terms & Conditions

The following terms and conditions upon which a property is offered, booked and occupied for respite or holiday rental under the contract between the Charity and Guest are in place to ensure an appropriate code of conduct is maintained by all parties. It is deemed that once a Guest confirms a booking they have read, understood and are willing to abide by these Terms and Conditions at all times.

Company Details

This website (www.kyleandrewsfoundation.com.au) is operated by Kyle Andrews Foundation Committee and friends members as a charity organisation.

ACN: A1007542U /// ABN: 82 730 387 129 /// CHARITY: 20957

Address: PO Box 3414 Broome WA 6725
Phone: Lee Anderson 0417 463 830 or Anne Adcock 0421 865 118 For all accommodation enquiries.
Email: info@kyleandrewsfoundation.com.au

Definitions

“Charity” – means the Kyle Andrews Foundation.
“Guest” and “Guests” – means the person or persons who have respite accommodation or paid to stay at one of the Kyle Andrews Foundation Properties overnight for the period of the accommodation booking and includes the person who has made the booking.
“Property” – means the dwelling in which Guests stay overnight and includes all fixtures and fittings, furniture, equipment and household items and is managed by the Charity.

1. License not a tenancy

The following Terms and Conditions are made on the basis that:

a) Guests are granted a limited permission to occupy the Property for respite or holiday purposes.
b) This is not a residential tenancy agreement under the residential tenancy legislation.
Failure to comply with the Guest’s obligations in the Terms and Conditions may result in termination of permission to occupy the Property and eviction; and
c)The Charity reserves the right to cancel any bookings if, and not limited to:
i) There is a change of ownership or change of use of the Property.
ii) Local Government Respite or Holiday Accommodation approval is withdrawn.
iii) The Property becomes uninhabitable.
iv) Any other legally binding reason.

2. General Obligations of Guests and Visitors

Guests and visitors must:

a) Comply with all House Rules, Planning Approvals and Local Government By-Laws.
b) Maintain the Property in a clean and hygienic state during the stay.
c) Not partake in any illegal activities during their stay.
d) Not smoke inside the Property during their stay.
e) Respect the residential amenity and security of the Property and neighbours.
f) Refrain from anti-social behaviour and abide by noise curfews.
g) Guests must control and be responsible for visitors and ensure that visitors comply with the House Rules.
h) Comply with any instructions from the Charity and authorities during their stay.
i) Notify the Charity of any damage, breakages, theft and/or potential risk or liability discovered during the stay; and
j) Notify the Charity of any disputes or complaints as soon as is practical.

3. Deposits and Payments

Respite Accomodation Deposits and Payments

a) Bookings will need to be guaranteed with a $100 deposit into our bank account at time of booking confirmation, your Family name as the reference (very important!).  The balance is payable one week prior to the family arriving.  A receipt will be issued for your payments.

b) Our Policy allows a maximum stay of one week for families. An application for extended stays may be made to the The Kyle Andrews Foundation Inc. for committee assessment.

Extra Costs the may apply:

The Charity has the right to charge extra costs to cover any of the following once a Property has been vacated.

a) Damage to the Property, furniture, fixtures, and fittings
b) Loss or damage to household items (eg. linen, appliances)
c) Disturbance to neighbours
d) Excessive cleaning costs
e) Excessive rubbish removal

4. Cancellations by Guest and Unused Services

All cancellations are to be received in writing, either by mail, fax or email 28 days in advance of arrival. Please contact us directly to make a cancellation.

The Charity will not be held responsible if the Property does not meet the expectations of the Guest.

5. Booking Amendments

Guest requests for changes to bookings are to be made in writing either by mail, fax or email. Requests for amendments will be assessed on a case by case basis and are subject to availability. Please contact us directly to make a booking amendment.

6. Arrivals and Departures

Check-in is 2:00pm and Check-out is 11:00am.

Early check-ins and/or late check-outs are sometimes available. Please contact us directly for late check-outs or early check-ins.

On departure it is expected that the property be left in a similar state to its condition on arrival save for normal cleaning. Please ensure the fridge is clean, dishes are washed and put away, floors are swept and furniture is returned to its original location. Failure to complete these tasks may result in additional cleaning charges which will be passed on to the Guest.

7. Keys

Guests will be provided with one set of keys to the property which will be left at the property in the lock box provided.

Guests are requested to leave the keys in the location they were found on departure. If Guests lock keys in the property accidentally then they are to contact the onsite caretaker for assistance. Lee Anderson 0417 463 830 or Anne Adcock 0421 865 118.

Please do not try to break into the property as any damage caused may be deducted from the security bond.

Lost keys will be replaced at the expense of the Guest. Under no circumstances are Guests to have extra keys made for the property. If this occurs, then the Guest may be liable for the cost of changing all locks at the property and new keys made.

8. Security and Personal Liability

Broome is a relatively safe place but we encourage you not to be complacent. Keep the property locked while you are not home and report any suspicious activity immediately to the police or the Charity. Please also ensure you do not leave valuables in vehicles or boats as this is the most common type of theft e.g. fishing equipment, personal items in cars.

Guests are responsible for the security of the Property and their own personal items during the course of their stay. Guests must ensure the Property remains locked and secured when they are absent. Guests are liable for the theft or damage of any items belonging to the Property during the period of their stay.

The Charity will not be held responsible for the theft, loss or damage of any personal property belonging to the Guest. It is strongly recommended that Guests arrange travel insurance to cover theft, loss or damage of personal items.

9. Maximum Number of Guests

The maximum number of adults and children at each property is governed by The Shire of Broome under the Holiday Accommodation Policy and is set as part of the approval process for the property to achieve Local Government Planning Approval for Holiday Accommodation.

It is a requirement of the Charity and Guest to ensure these limits are obeyed and in the case of more Guests staying than permitted the Local Government may revoke planning approval and the Property will no longer be permitted to be used as Holiday Accommodation.

The onus is on the Guest to ensure that Guests do not exceed maximum numbers and all Guests are accommodated in habitable rooms. Under no circumstances are Guests to stay in tents, swags, caravans, camper vans or any other form accommodation at the Property. Whilst visitors are permitted, they are not to stay overnight and the number of visitors must be managed to ensure there is no burden on the Property or neighbouring properties.

10. Noise and Residential Amenity

The Charity accomodation is invariably located in built up residential areas with established neighbours wishing to enjoy their daily lives. Whilst the neighbours and surrounding home owners are generally accommodating and welcoming of guests, excessive noise is not tolerated at any time and there are strict noise restrictions between the hours of 10:00pm and 8:00am.

Noise restrictions include but are not limited to loud social noise, music, televisions, children, and outboard boat motors. Guests must not create noise which is offensive to neighbours during arrival and departure, at any time throughout their stay, and especially between 10:00pm and 8:00am.

Guests must abide by any noise abatement conditions, standards and orders issued by police or any regulatory authority to minimise impacts upon the residential amenity of neighbours and local community.

11. Functions and Parties

Functions and parties are STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Any gathering, celebration or entertainment permitted at the Property must not conflict with residential amenity and must comply with all House Rules. In particular, properties are not to be used for:

a) Wedding ceremonies or receptions;
b) Large hosted events with numerous visitors; or
c) Commercially catered functions.

12. Guest Booking and Occupation of Property, Age Limitations and School Leavers

The Guest making the booking must be an adult and occupy the Property for the entire period of the booking. The Guest must notify the Charity if making the booking on behalf of another party. At all times during the stay children and Guests under the age of 18 are to be supervised by a mature adult.

Groups of school leavers or groups under 21 years of age are not allowed to occupy any Property. If any groups of school leavers or groups under 21 years of age are found to be occupying any Property, then they will be asked to leave the Property immediately and no refund will be given for any unused portion of their booking.

13. Pets

Pets are not permitted at any of the Charities Properties. Guide dogs and Autism Assistance Dogs are exempt from this house rule. All Guide dogs and Autism Assistance Dogs must are the responsibility of the Guest.

14. Parking

Guests and visitors must comply with parking regulations and show consideration for neighbours. Each Property is allowed a specified number of vehicles and/or trailers in accordance with the Shires Accommodation Policy. If the number of allowable vehicles and/or trailers is exceeded, then Guests may be required to remove excess vehicles from the Property and park them elsewhere.

15. Rubbish

a) Guests must dispose of rubbish in accordance with the usual practice at the property in the allocated bins.
b) Guests are required to ensure that bins are placed on the kerb on the designated collection day and empty bins are promptly brought back in.
c) Guests are responsible for removing any excess rubbish which does not fit in the allocated bins or is too large for general collection.
d) No food or bait is to be left in fridges or freezes on departure.

16. Properties with Pools

Guests use pool facilities at their own risk and must ensure adequate supervision is provided at all times to children. All pools have safety fences and guests must ensure the safety fences remain operational at all times and gates are not prevented from closing and climbing objects are not left near fences.

Absolutely no glass bottles or glasses are to be taken into pools areas.

Guests are not permitted to interfere with automated pool cleaning equipment or filtration devices.

Guests are obliged to report immediately to The Charity any accidents, damage or concerns regarding the pool or associated pool safety and cleaning equipment.

17. Cyclones and other significant weather events

Broome and the North of WA is a known cyclone risk area. In the event of a cyclone Guests are obliged to ensure they take proper care to ensure personal safety and minimise potential damage to the Property.

There is clear cyclone information provided at all properties in season. In the event of a cyclone watch guests are to:

a) Ensure they heed the direction of the Charity, local emergency and government services
b) Continue to monitor cyclone warnings and advice on the internet, local radio or television. Refer to www.bom.gov.au
c) Secure all loose items, bring in outdoor furniture, bins etc.
d) Secure lightweight boats and boat trailers
e) Stock up on emergency supplies and ensure a first aid kit is on hand.

18. Consequences of failure to comply with the Terms and Conditions

The consequences of not complying with the Terms and Conditions can include enforcement action by the Charity, security services, local authorities, or the Police.

Enforcement action is subject to Australian Consumer Law and other relevant legislation. Such enforcement action could result in termination of permission to occupy the property, eviction, loss of rental paid, deductions from the security bond and extra charges.

It is therefore important for all Guests to be aware of their obligations and to make any visitors to the Property aware of these requirements in order to maintain the amenity of the Property and its neighbourhood.

19. Privacy Policy

Please refer to KAF Privacy Policy page.

20. Website Terms and Conditions

Please refer to KAF Website terms and conditions page.

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