NO PETS ALLOWED
JANUARY availability is 8-14 and 22-28, 3 day minimum booking, free linen with 7 day booking. The cottage is nestled on a 4.5 acre secluded property in the Yallingup Hills with a winter creek that flows from June to November. It is a 5 min drive to Yallingup and Smiths Beaches, 12 min to Dunsborough, 30 min to Margaret River and surrounded by award winning Wineries, Restaurants and Art Galleries. Far enough away from town to avoid the crowds but close enough for your morning coffee and swim.
There are regularly Kangaroos wandering the property and the night life in the trees include the critically endangered Western Ringtail Possum, Brush-tailed Possum, Brush-tailed Phascogale and Western Pigmy Possum. The bird life is amazing with 43 species identified to date. The Splendid and Red Winged Fairy Wrens hop around on the paving every day looking for insects and admiring themselves in the windows. We also have Red, Yellow and White Breasted Robins, Red Capped Parrots, 28 (ringnecked ) Parrots, Western Rosellas, Red Cheeked Firetail Finches, Spotted Pardalotes and White and Red Tailed Black Cockatoos to name a few. It feels like you are in a "bird hide" sometimes when all the birds are at the birdbaths.
The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking your own meals and there is hooded gas BBQ under the verandah. A wide verandah and floor to ceiling windows and doors surround half the cottage. Under the verandah are numerous chairs, a day bed and there is 6 seater table and umbrella on the deck. There is a great open plan kitchen/dining/living area with a wood fire with child proof guard for winter and air conditioning for summer, flat screen TV, video / DVD, Foxtel.
BEDROOMS AND ACCOMMODATION:
The 3 bedrooms accommodate up 6 people. There is 1 bathroom which is semi-ensuite to the main bedroom. The toilet is in a separate room. There is a laundry with a washing machine and dryer.
Main Bedroom has a Queen sized bed with a semi en-suite bathroom with French windows looking out to the veranda.
2nd Bedroom has a Queen bed and French windows looking out to the veranda.
3rd Bedroom has a Double bed.
* All beds have doonas with covers and pillows.
* Linen is not included however the cleaner can be provide all linen/towels etc for a cost of $20per/person/stay. If Guests do not wish to pay for linen, they must bring their own bed linen, towels etc.
There are some lovely walks along the emergency fire brigade tracks at the back of the property eg. a 500 m walk will get you to the Petra Olive Estate to look at their farm shop or have a coffee and biscotti or antipasto selection. A 5 minute drive away is Yallingup Wood fired Bread for freshly baked warm bread. We are a 30 min walk (3 km) or 3 min drive from the well known Little Fish restaurant at Gunyulgup.
Once the birdlife quieten down at night you can even hear the surf pounding Smiths Beach and Yallingup.
There are 2 kayaks at the cottage for your use.
There is full mobile phone coverage in this location.
We only rent the cottage out to mature adults and families. Local caretakers and our permanent neighbours keep an eye on the property and are vigilant. They have been instructed to contact us if they notice anything suspicious at our property and if any pets are seen on our property.
The Cottage is STRICTLY NO SMOKING inside and out due to the EXTREME bushfire hazard 6 months of the year, as the cottage is on 4.5 acres of mainly Eucalypt bush. If you are a smoker you need to look for a property that allows smoking.
The property is registered as Land for Wildlife with the Department of Parks and Wildlife so there is a strictly NO PETS POLICY- NO EXCEPTIONS. That includes small dogs.
Minimum stay is 2 nights, 3 nights for long weekends, 4 nights for Easter. Over Xmas Holidays a 5 night stay is usually the minimum unless there are less days between other bookings, so please ask.
NO TRAIL BIKES OR 4 WHEELERS TO BE BROUGHT ONTO THE PROPERTY.