To be honest, my thoughts are the same. However, my wife will be at home all day and quite likes the idea of the "beach holiday" feeling the Shoalwater place will offer - It's a detached bungalow with a reasonable garden including a patio and BBQ area with some trees for shade. Right in the middle of a residential area.
The Freo property on the other hand is best described as a mid-terrace bungalow with a patio area to the rear. No garden and just a pull-out awning for shade. Its a 10 minute walk to the beach, crossing over a main road along the way. It's on the edge of a residential area
I'll be the only one with a car.
The Freo property is closer to the CBD and work for me. It also includes free wi-fi.
Freo is $100 per week more expensive.
Both are a 15 min walk from a big supermarket (Woolworths in Freo and Super IGA in Shoalwater)
If it were me I'd go for Freo but I know my wife would prefer Shoalwater. I'm thinking of what she'd like and she's thinking of what I'd like so we're at a bit of a stalemate LOL!
The Freo property is one of the ones with a bright red roof here: http://g.co/maps/ncp3p
The Shoalwater property is around here: http://g.co/maps/m99mf