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Kookaburra Lodge - Spacious country retreat

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2015 NATIONAL FINALIST - Stayz Holiday Rental Awards.

In low season enjoy 7 nights for the price of 6.

The Lodge is a spacious Queenslander with relaxed Hampton's inspired interior styling. It's nestled on 3 acres of mostly cleared bushland with panoramic views of the ocean and Mount Duckworth. In a whisper quiet location in the upmarket Yallingup hills but only minutes from the beaches, restaurants and award winning wineries of the famous SW, West Australia wine region.

It is has been furnished with the upmost care to make your visit here a home away from home with high quality furnishings, linens and kitchenware throughout. It's a perfect place to kick back and relax with friends and family.

Enjoy alfresco dining and BBQ's on the vast wrap around verandah and rinse the beach off your feet in the outdoor shower.There are large entertainment areas both inside and out. At dusk pick up your glass of wine and watch the friendly West Australian wildlife including dozens of Kangaroos grazing in the large child friendly garden. We also have 2 Kookaburras who come and visit especially when it's BBQ time.

Kookaburra Lodge is an extremely comfortable and peaceful place to stay any time of the year. Wide shady verandahs to keep you cool in the summer and cosy fireplaces in winter and a seating and bonfire area in the garden. Book your escape now.

House Features

The heart of Kookaburra Lodge is the vast open plan living, dining and kitchen area which opens up through two sets of bifold doors onto a large outdoor covered entertainment area with hood covered gas bbq, outdoor fireplace, dining table and with relaxing armchairs to savour the view.

In the living room there is an open wood fireplace to enjoy real log fires in the winter months.The house is well insulated and designed for cross ventilation to keep the house pleasantly cool all summer.

The outdoor table easily seats 8 for relaxing on beautiful evenings and admiring the panoramic view while kangaroos laze in the sun.

Kookaburra Lodge will comfortably accommodate up to 8 people in 4 bedrooms, 2 with ensuites and a further bathroom and separate toilet. Three bedrooms (Master, Studio and Bedroom 2) have queen size beds and the fourth has a double. All have high quality mattresses and linen. All bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans and heaters for the winter. The Master bedroom has large patio doors opening onto the verandah with its own seating area offering beautiful views from this romantic bedroom with ensuite and dressing room and it also has reverse cycle aircon.

There is a large laundry with washer and dryer and a study overlooking the garden, this also has an electric piano for those who are musical.

The large Studio bedroom is reached by the verandah and has its own sofa, TV, Playstation and outdoor seating area, perfect for older children who like their own area or couples wanting more privacy. It also has reverse cycle aircon.

You will find many little quiet seating areas to escape to through out the property, sit in the adirondack chairs and watch the sunsets and sunrise, enjoy a coffee or glass of red while surrounded by native Australian bushland and stunning views.

Due to there being many open tread stairs leading to the verandah from the garden, a wrap around verandah with open wire balustrade and a small pond the house is only suitable for those with older children and babes in arms.

LOCAL ACTIVITIES: You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment and leisure. Australia's best surfing beaches are less than 5 minutes away where you can surf, stroll or swim.

Alternatively you could head into Dunsborough, Yallingup or Margaret River for coffee or just to browse in the many boutique shops and galleries.

If wineries and restaurants are more your thing then you will find many world class restaurants and wineries along Caves Road which contribute to making this region internationally famous for high quality wine and food.The Studio Restaurant and Gallery (voted Best Country Restaurant in Western Australia for the past three years) and is a short drive away on Marrinup Drive.

You are also a short walk away from the popular Yallingup Bread Bakery where you can buy delicious freshly baked sourdough bread right from the oven or take short stroll to Petra Olive farm, which has an impressive array of Olive oils, tapenades and other mouthwatering deli products at their local farm shop.

Conditions of Stay

Check in time is 2pm and check out time is strictly 10am unless otherwise arranged with the owner.

Our house is in a beautiful, tranquil area and to maintain this tranquility we do not accept large groups of adults, bookings for parties, functions or weddings, and strictly NO LEAVERS' bookings are accepted.

Local caretakers are vigilant and have been instructed to close down any large unauthorised gathering of people at a property, and guests will be asked to vacate within 24 hours.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure the booking. Payment of the rental deposit constitutes the clients acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. No refunds are granted if cancellation occurs within a month of occupancy.

Balance of the rental amount must be received in full 28 days prior to occupancy. If not the owner has the right to cancel the booking and attempt to re-let it.

The owners will make every effort to ensure the property is available as booked. However the owners reserve the right to make alterations to bookings due to unforeseen circumstances.

To maintain a good standard for our guests we require certain conditions to be complied with. We appreciate most will respect our property but the occasional abuse requires that we state the following conditions.

Number of Guests should not exceed the number stated on the Confirmation Notice or subsequently agreed in writing or email. Fees will apply for excess guests not agreed with the owners in advance.

Parties and Functions are strictly prohibited. The price charged is for domestic use only and not commercial. Accordingly this rate does not allow for the extra wear associated with functions in terms of cleaning, garbage removal, wear and tear, repairs etc. Use contrary to this may result in loss of your bond and/or additional payments.

Damage, Breakages, Theft and loss are the tenants responsibility during their stay any breakages will be taken from the damage deposit / bond and if greater than this amount then you will be liable for this.

Departure - the property should be left in a similar state to its condition on arrival. It just be left clean and tidy, all rubbish and food removed and placed in the bins at the end of the drive. If you used the BBQ please clean this too and laid all dirty dishes in the dishwasher and switch on. There is no need to strip the beds as this will be done for you after check out. Check-out time is strictly 10:00 am at the latest, to allow time to prepare property for next any incoming guests.

Disturbance to our neighbours, including excessive noise, is prohibited and may result in termination of rental and loss of damage deposit/ bond.

Bond is payable at the same time as the balance amount. The bond will be refunded within 7 days in full subject to the above conditions being met. It is designed to cover any additional costs incurred including but not limited to, any breakage, damage or excess cleaning requirements, extra guests beyond those declared ..etc.

There is a strict NO SMOKING policy- No smoking is allowed at all on the premises please.

No fires to be lit during the fire season. Please check with the Shire when these are in operation as dates are subject to change. But from November to May there must be no open fires or bonfires.

Sadly pets are not allowed due to the high number of kangaroos on the property.

Loss - the owners take no responsibility for the tenant's personal property.

Bed linen and towel and kitchen tea towels are provided (one bath towel per person). No beach towels are provided.

Variations to these conditions may only be made by prior arrangements with the owner in writing

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017


Other Activities:

Beaches,restaurants, wineries


Yallingup House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Kookaburra Lodge - Spacious country retreat
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fabulous property in a central location!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 6 nights and choosing this property as our base was the best decision as we felt right at home from the moment we arrived. Comfortably slept all our guests, and was a great place to start and end each day given the fully stocked kitchen of all the utensils you need, large dining table and panoramic views of the countryside and glimpse of the ocean! Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you Danielle for your lovely review we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, we hope to see you back one day !
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Why bother?

  • 5 of 5

Why bother to look around for properties that you might or might not like? Pictures posted by agents and owners are normally the best the property has to offer. Yet, more often than not, the reality is far from the truth... not in this case!!!

The house and location are out of this World. Open spaces, attention to details, superb customer service, lovely landlords and Allan, the caretaker, is extremely friendly and helpful.

Kangaroos do roam free in the garden and the sunsets are amazing. This is not the typical IKEA house with the feeling of cheap. This is the real deal and I cannot fault this place in any shape or form.

To give you an example, the main TV was not working and within 24 hours a replacement was installed and a new TV arrive within 36 hours.

Well done guys!! You have made our Trip truly unforgettable!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: I think we are the lucky ones to have such an amazing family come and stay that really appreciates our beautiful SW region, house and most importantly the kangaroos! Thank you so much for your wonderful review, I will pass this on to our lovely caretaker Allan who will be very appreciative too. We hope you may be able to come back and stay again one day. Take care and safe travels.
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Lovely property!

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from a lovely stay at Kookaburra Lodge. The entire Lodge is elegantly furnished for all to enjoy. It has a beautiful outlook were you can watch the Kangaroos jump by. The Lodge is very well equipped so there is no need to worry that you may have left anything at home - its there! For our frozen Singapore friends there was plenty of heating for this part of the year. We would absolutely recommend anyone to book Kookaburra Lodge. We hope to be back ourselves one day.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Monica for taking the time to write a lovely review for us, we really appreciate it. Come back and stay anytime!
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property with a couple of friends for 4 nights and our stay was absolutely amazing. The view of the ocean, the kangaroos out in the back paddock, the kookaburras singing as the sun went down and the fire place out on the deck was truely incredible. The house and surroundings were immaculate and the place wonderfully located. It truely felt like our home away from home. We would hightly recommend this beautiful residence to anyone wanting to relax and unwind.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review! We love that you had a relaxing time and that you appreciated the kangaroos and house so much. Come back soon!
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Hidden Gem !!!

  • 5 of 5

An amazing location and even more amazing property. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay for my 30th Birthday. I wanted a place to simply relax and enjoy the southwest with close friends. It is pretty difficult to sit on the deck overlooking the ocean in the morning sun and not be instantly relaxed. The house is wonderfully furnished and you absolutely feel like royalty stepping foot inside.

We will most certainly be back again and would recommend this property to anyone wanting to truly relax and enjoy themselves in the southwest.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Exellent location and views

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the Lodge. Perfect for 4 couples. Spacious. I would highly recommend the Lodge to others and will stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Trish for your review, we are so happy you had a good time and look forward to welcoming you back again one day.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 8 guests. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $1000 per stay

    Optional Costs
    Travel cot: $30 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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