About the property
- House2798 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights
Spacious Sanctuary set on 260 acres -Views Ocean, Woodland, Wineries
Sanctuary between Woodland, Valleys and the Ocean - "For the Birds" is an architecturally designed, totally refurbished, spacious residence, comprising 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, gourmet kitchen and three large reception rooms. Situated on one of Yallingup's most beautiful properties, comprising 260 acres of undulating hills, woodlands kangaroos and ocean views. World class Wineries on the door step, Dunsborough, Yallingup & beaches close by, the perfect retreat.
Located off Abbeys Farm Road, within Margaret River's renowned wine region, (Aravina, Wills Domain, Cape Clairault, Deep Woods, within 1 - 4kms) and backing onto the Yelverton National Park, this light filled home is a very short distance to Dunsborough and Yallingup townships and wonderful surrounding beaches, award wining restaurants and galleries. The perfect combination, far enough away to avoid the crowds, close enough for your morning coffee and swim.
With excellent separation of accommodation, "For the Birds" was designed to accommodate both families and couples alike. Comprising two large separate living areas both with slow combustion wood stoves, formal dining room, four spacious bedrooms all with extensive storage, two fully renovated bathrooms, including large rain shower in ensuite, large formal dinning room, kitchen with large cooking range, pantry and laundry, this home is totally self-contained.
Whether you want the ideal family holiday, need to escape with friends, require the perfect venue in which to prepare for a wedding, or looking for the ideal location to explore the Margaret River wine region, this wonderful property is the perfect choice.
Additional Facilities - For The Birds
Additional facilities include: Casual 8 seater dining table, formal 8 seater dinning table and an outside webber BBQ with outside table and seating for 8. Extensive kitchen and cookware, large range cooker, microwave, two fridges and dishwasher for your entire cooking requirements. Quality linen and towels provided. TV players in the living areas and stereo equipment. TV in Master Bedroom. Satellite internet, (no streaming services).
Separate laundry including washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board. Porta cot with linen, high chair, change mat.
Baby Grand Piano located in lounge.
Double car-port with additional on-site parking.
Walking access to the 260 acres of the property. Includes 100 acres of jarrah, karri, marri and red gum woodlands, with abundant bird and wildlife.
Bed 1: King Bed with ensuite.
Bed 2: Queen Bed
Bed 3: Queen Bed
Bed 4: Bunk, Queen bottom, single top
Reverse cycle air-conditioning (cooling and heating) through-out property
Ceiling fans in living areas and pedestal fans provided
King and Queen beds have electric blankets fitted during the winter period. Firewood provided for the two slow combustion stoves during winter.
For more photos, reviews and updates visit For The Birds Yallingup, Facebook page.
RATES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Min: Stay 2 nights
Min: Stay 3 nights long weekends.
Min: Stay 3 nights autumn, winter and spring school holidays.
Min: 4 nights stay at Easter
MIn: 5 nights stay over Christmas, New Year and min 3 nights summer holidays.
Additional cleaning and laundry fee of $200
"For the Birds" is a non-smoking household, sorry no pets.
For The Birds is licenced by the Busselton Shire Council to sleep up to 8 persons (including children and infants).
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 07, 2018
About Joanna Boston
Part time lawyer/consultant and mother of two lovely and spirited boys, I divide my time between managing For The Birds Yallingup, consulting, and renovating my fixer upper in Perth. My down time is spent with friends and family, walking the family dog, a naughty puggle called Henry and escaping to a quiet corner to read or watch the latest British or Scandinavian detective series.
Joanna Boston purchased this House in 1978
Why Joanna Boston chose Yallingup Siding
My father, a local GP, fell in love with Hillbrook Farm when driving from Busselton to surfing in Yallingup. He used to drive along Abbeys Farm Road and look at the property. An opportunity arose in 1978 to purchase the farm, (We had no farming experience at that time!). With a national park behind, over 100 acres of woodland, ocean views, valleys and predominately north facing slopes, wildlife abounding, Hillbrook Farm is considered one of the most picturesque properties in the Yallingup Escarpment. In 1984, my parents commissioned a local architect to design our our family home. For The Birds was completed in 1986 and was occupied by the family until 2013. Over the past 5 years, For The Birds has undergone extensive renovation to the garden, house and general surrounds.
What makes this House unique
Set in private 280 acres, For The Birds Yallingup was designed to maximise space, and focus the house on the incredible views of the ocean, interlocking valleys and woodlands. With three large living areas, a master bedroom wing separate from the three other queen bedrooms, the house is appointed with a mix of modern and antique furniture, to give the feeling of a beautiful home away from home. The kitchen and adjacent pantry, (with store basics), has all that is required to satisfy the most discerning of cooks. (Large cooking range, two fridges, microwave, dishwasher, nespresso ...). The bedrooms all have large built in wardrobes, with lots of storage, and quality linen and towels provided. Three televisions, books and games are supplied, even a telescope . A large laundry, with a washer and dryer for easy family washing is in on hand. Everything you need, to come away, and relax. Ten minutes to everything, but far enough any to avoid the noise of tourist crowds.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Very Welcoming Property
We thoroughly enjoyed our family holiday at "For The Birds". The property was spacious and well appointed. It was comfortable and an easy home in which to relax. The outside space was fabulous with its views to the valley and fields and plenty of space for children to enjoy. The tree swings were an added bonus. It was an easy drive to nearby attractions and a lovely haven to come home to after enjoying those attractions. We highly recommend it.
Karen, it was an absolute to delight to have your family to stay with us over the Christmas/New Year break. Thankyou so much for choosing For The Birds Yallingup, welcome any time.
Magnificent sprawling peaceful home
Joanna has been an incredible host - email communication has been prompt and instructions have been spot on. The home is neat, decorated beautifully with super comfy furniture and stylish art work. It has everything and above that you would need for a home away from home stay (coffee machine, curling iron - yes!) The home interacts with nature so well with many wall to floor windows throughout the house. The baby grand piano is an absolute bonus and we enjoyed a good family jamming session around it. Beautiful memories made and will definitely be back - often..
Thankyou so much Janice, it was a privilege to have your family. So pleased the baby grand was enjoyed ... and yes we try to think of everything .. even the curling iron .. love to have you stay with us again.
gorgeous location and views
Beautifully located amongst farmland and state forest with views down the rolling paddocks to Geographe Bay. Loved watching the kids play and run around outside, listening to the many song birds and seeing kangaroos at dusk time. Gorgeous wild flowers all around. Kids enjoyed playing the baby grand piano. It was still chilly, so we chopped wood and got the fireplace going, which heated up the room perfectly. The house was very roomy for us, a family of 5 and found it a perfect place to entertain friends outside with the view. We did find the internal layout a little cumbersome, with many doors and no direct outdoor access from the kitchen area, so it didn't 'flow' as well as we thought the location and view would warrant... Overall a very enjoyable stay!
The Perfect Home for a getaway
For the Birds was the perfect home for our big family getaway! Very comfortable for 3 couples and 2 children. We watched the kangaroos from the dining room in the morning. The wood burning heaters kept us very cosy even on the coldest nights. The house is so spacious, we had all had space without sitting on top of each other! The kitchen was well equipped to to stay in and cook. The location is perfect. Would absolutely recommend For the Birds and plan to book again!
Wonderful, wonderful property
I don’t know where to begin to explain how great this house was. We had three families staying and so having 3 bedrooms with 1 king and two queen beds was brilliant for the adults. The linen was clean and fresh and the whole house was very neat and tidy. The kitchen was better equipped than I have ever known a holiday house to be. The coffee machine was a welcome item! Two fridges were good too with such big families. The bathrooms were a great size and the showers were to die for! Great pressure of water.
The surrounds of the house are beautiful. Kangaroos and mist was the morning view. Lovely walks around too and great bird life. We have lovely little red wrens visiting us.
It is only a 15 minute drive to various eating spots so its location is perfect.
Communication with the owner was very good.
We will definitely be returning visitors.
5 stars all the way around.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 7 day break at "For the Birds". The house is comfortable and well equipped. There are wonderful views across rolling paddocks to the ocean. The peace & tranquility was well appreciated. The name didn't disappoint us either. There were plenty of birds to enjoy. Beautiful Splendid Wrens, Golden Whistlers, Yellow-Rumped Thornbills, Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Baudin's Black Cockatoos... just to mention a few. The kangaroos were numerous as well. We look forward to returning to "For the Birds" some time soon.