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Hebe Cottage - On the Banks of Oyster Harbour - Just like Grandma's Place!

Kalgan, WA, Australia
  • Cottage1345 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights

3 Brm Olde Worlde Cottage


Situated on the outskirts of Albany, on the banks of Oyster Harbour where the Jarrah meets the Sheoak, Hebe Cottage is the ideal location to relax and unwind or visit Albany's many natural and historical attractions. Surrounded by a cottage garden overflowing with roses, liliums, clivias & hydrangeas, in absolute seclusion, it is just a short stroll to the boat launching ramp and children's playground.

This 3 bedroom, self contained accommodation set on a one acre property, boasts a timber kitchen with full sized oven, fridge, cooktop and microwave. The cottage has complimentary WiFi, reverse cycle aircon, a cosy wood fire for cold, winter nights & delightful cast iron beds & furniture from a bygone era.

Beds include QB, DB and two SB. Linen is provided.

Enjoy a starter breakfast of homemade bread & fresh, free range, Sussex eggs if available. BBQ on the covered entertainment deck overlooking the rose garden or simply watch the Firetail Finches, Red Capped Parrots & Rosellas from your front verandah. You might even see a Western Spinebill if you are lucky!

We know you will be enchanted by our Two Rivers Region & will want to return again & again!

Explore The Amazing Two Rivers Region - ALBANY'S WATER PLAYGROUND!

The beautiful Two Rivers Region is the ideal location for exploring the King & Kalgan Rivers, nearby national parks, bushwalks, wildflowers & the magnificent bays & beaches such as Nanarup Beach & Lagoon, Ledge Beach, Boiler Beach, Two Peoples Bay & the "Jewel in the Crown of Albany's Coastline", Little Beach & Waterfall Beach.

IF YOU LOVE NATURE BASED HOLIDAYS, this is the place for you!

Kayaking, sailing, paddle-boarding, skiing, swimming, fishing, crabbing, prawning, surfing, snorkelling, bird watching & bushwalking.

Nature has provided it all in this magical, unspoilt & enchanting place!

Take a stroll along nearby Oyster Harbour, savour the freshness of the sea air on your face, see the amazing kaleidoscope of colour over the sheltered waters at dawn & dusk or watch the pelicans feeding in the shallows waiting for fish as the boats come in.

Go snorkelling around the boiler at nearby Boiler Beach or the protected waters of Nanarup Lagoon. Snorkel amongst the fish at Little Beach or look for the leafy, sea dragons hiding in the seaweed at the picturesque Waterfall Beach.

See the spectacular Queen of Sheba orchid during August in nearby Gull Rock National Park. Pitcher plants, banksia coccinia, boronia, crowea, pansy orchids, snail orchids, fairy orchids, rattlebeaks & star of Bethlehem are all close-by in nature's wonderland during Springtime.

Finally, no trip to Albany would be complete without visiting the world-class NATIONAL ANZAC CENTRE at Heritage Park. Set high on Mt Adelaide with the most magnificent vista of King George Sound, the Anzac Centre overlooks the departure point for the First & Second Convoys of WW1. In late 1914 over 41,000 Australians & New Zealanders (around 30,000 of them Australian) left Albany bound for Gallipoli & the Western Front.

Visitors follow the real life experiences of 1 of 32 characters through the horrors of the Great War by the use of interactive displays & technology. It is a poignant memorial to those who made the ultimate sacrifice or who were forever changed because of what they had endured.

A must for all to see!


Especially For Kids

Children under 2 years stay free!

High chair & portacot available at no additional charge.

Stairgates for outdoor living area under covered patio.

FREE WIFI, stereo unit with docking station, DVD player, DVDs, LED TV, book library, puzzles & games. BEAN BAGS to sit on!

Bring your bikes & snorkelling gear as well!


Rosalie T

Member Since 2015
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Rosalie T

Growing up on a wheat & sheep farming property which was settled in the early 1900's, I have always loved everything relating to that period. The furniture, the embroidery, the hairpin lace, the conserving & preserving & the slower pace of life. Hebe Cottage is furnished just like my grandmother's place on the farm with embroidery, crochet doyleys, patchwork cushions & quilts & is tucked away from the hurly burly of life, yet only 10 minutes away from the centre of Albany.

Rosalie T purchased this Cottage in 1982

Why Rosalie T chose Kalgan

Hebe Cottage is a short stroll away from Oyster Harbour & the boat ramp. The walks along the harbour are particularly beautiful in the mornings & evenings. Cyclists, joggers & kayakers are welcome & there is a locked shed for their security. The Two Rivers region is close to the King & Kalgan Rivers, beautiful secluded beaches & national parks yet it is only 5 minutes away from the nearest Woolworths at Bayonet Head.

What makes this Cottage unique

You will love the genuine, cast iron beds & furniture from the 1900's. The QB & DB came from the Victorian Goldfields. The single beds were found in Albany. The rest of the furniture was collected over about 5 years. Families are especially welcome & there is an extensive book & DVD library for the kids. Sit & watch the sun going down on the decked area in Summer & Autumn watching all the birds that come to visit the garden. You won't want to leave!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 queen
      • 1 QB 1 DB 2 SB


      • 0 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        tub, shower, Separate toilet
      • Bath Shower enclosure Separate toilet

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          10 minutes away from city centre. 5 minutes away from nearest Woolworths & Pharmacy
        • Near The Ocean
          Just a short stroll to Oyster Harbour. Close to secluded beaches in the Two Rivers Region eg Two People's Bay, Little Beach, Nanarup Beach & Lagoon, Boiler Beach, Gull Rock Beach & Ledge Beach.
        • Rural
          Semi rural suburb 10 minutes away from the centre of Albany. 5 minutes away from Woolworths & Pharmacy, Bayonet Head
        • Waterfront
          Just a short stroll to Oyster Harbour & the boat ramp.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      Jotul wood fire Unlimited wood supply for cold, winter nights
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Wi Fi
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      leather 2 seater lounge 2 wireless chairs 2 bean bags 2 additional bridge chairs in dining room
                    • Parking
                      Plenty of room for bikes, boats & trailers
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Very English Hornsea & Staffordshire china Depression glass Cooking utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Home away from home! Everything you could possibly need to be self contained.
                        • Microwave
                          Generous size s/s Smeg microwave
                        • Oven
                          Electric with separate grill
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Gas cook top.
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                  Extensive children's books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Music Library
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Cottage garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • museums
                                        • bay/sound
                                        • forests
                                        • library
                                        • marina
                                        • cinemas
                                        • playground
                                        • recreation center
                                        • reefs
                                        • restaurants
                                        • winery tours

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • paddle boating
                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • eco tourism
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • photography
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • whale watching

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • paragliding
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • equestrian events
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                    • mountaineering
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                    • surfing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                        • Enjoy a special CHRISTMAS @ HEBE with traditional, handcrafted Christmas decorations & home made cookies. Minimum booking of 4 nights.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

                                                          31 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Home away from home!

                                                          PAUL F.Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

                                                          Hebe Cottage (more a small family home actually) was a great base to explore Albany and all it has to offer. We spent 8 nights here and were always glad to return to it after a big day of touring and walking. Town and all the restaurants are only a 10 min drive away - bottle shop, fuel and supermarket is only 2 mins away. We were tired and late to arrive on the first night but our host suggested an Indian meal home delivered - arrived in an hour and was delicious! Rosalie was very generous with advice and suggestions and there was plenty of extras thrown in too - Fresh bread, eggs and milk all ready to go. Fireplace on a cold night or sunny deck in the afternoon overlooking the back valley. We highly recommend Llittle Beach in 2 people's nature reserve on a sunny morning - Devine!

                                                          Wonderful property!

                                                          KIM A.Perth, Western Australia, Australia

                                                          We really enjoyed our second holiday staying in Hebe cottage. The house has everything you could possibly need & is a fantastic base to explore Albany & the south west of WA. Owners & hosts, Rosalie & Wayne, gave us great tips on what to see and do in the area. We will definitely be back!

                                                          Cosy cottage.

                                                          RAHERA G.Perth, Western Australia, Australia

                                                          The place has everything you need for a convenient and comfortable holiday. Cottage was super cosy and clean and kids didn't want to leave. Hope to come back soon. Thanks!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you Ra for your lovely comments. Children love Hebe Cottage. They get the chance to stay in a place just like Grandma's but which has FREE WIFI. They can curl up beside the wood fire in their bean bags watching DVD's, reading the many children's books that are especially for them or play draughts & chess with Mum & Dad to while away the cold, winter nights! Families are always welcome to stay at Hebe & we hope to see you all again soon.

                                                          excellent property

                                                          nicole d.Perth, Western Australia, Australia

                                                          very enjoyable stay. very well equipped. quiet location

                                                          Lovely property in a very pleasant location

                                                          COLETTE H.Perth, Western Australia, Australia/ Ireland

                                                          Lovely homely cottage in a lovely location . Very private . Very well equipped . Good wifi . Lots of local information .

                                                          Lots of wildlife and gorgeous garden ..A real home from home

                                                          Hebe is Holiday Heaven

                                                          SHAUN J.Adelaide, SA, Australia

                                                          Hebe Cottage was a lovely surprise. Rosalie has thought of everything with the cottage being extremely well equiped. It is clean, tidy, comfortable and an extremely relaxing place to holiday. We loved sitting on the outside deck enjoying the breeze, bird life, garden and views. Our daughter also loved the fact it had children's DVDs, games and books. Thanks for a fabulous stay in Albanny Rosalie.


                                                          Kalgan, WA, Australia

                                                          In the Two Rivers Region, ALBANY'S WATER PLAYGROUND. King & Kalgan Rivers close-by for fishing, kayaking, skiing, swimming & bird watching. Wildflowers & walks in nearby National Parks in the SPRINGTIME.

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                                                          31 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.9/5
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