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Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is probably one of the best places we have stayed! The view is awe inspiring and it feels like a 'Little House on the Prairie' with its log fire and private setting. Even though we didn't have the best of weather we were surprised how many things there were to do in Albany and would definitely recommend doing the...

Thank Richard M
Nichola_and_Ben, Owner at The Sleeping Lady Private Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Richard M for taking the time to review us. So glad you made the climb up the Granite Skywalk despite the rain, as the weather can create a different and interesting view across the landscape. It was an absolute pleasure to meet your family and to share some of our yummy avocados with you. Kind regards, Nichola

Reviewed 5 December 2016

We found this place absolutely amazing, despite that it might be out of the way for most people. The cottage was very well maintained and clean, and there were modern conveniences to make our stay comfortable. The host, Nicola, was very friendly and helpful, and took trouble to drop by to say hello to us in the evening. I would...

Thank Tay L
Nichola_and_Ben, Owner at The Sleeping Lady Private Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Tay L for your amazing review. For those people that like to get away from it all, it is certainly an ideal spot. We are pleased that you found the chalet clean and comfortable. We like to say hello to our guests and to make sure they have everything they need. Many guests are keen to ask for...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 October 2016

From the moment we made contact with Nichola to enquire about making a booking, she could not have been more helpful. You know when you get a feeling about someone when you talk to them over the phone. Well I got this feeling about Nichola and made a booking accordingly. She could not have been more helpful with giving us...

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Nichola_and_Ben, Owner at The Sleeping Lady Private Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Jason M – we love receiving such wonderful feedback! We are so pleased that you had a great time. You and your wife were such delightful guests; it was an absolute pleasure to share information with you and make sure you got the most out of your stay. You certainly did get out and about to enjoy all...

Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you love seeing a mountain in the distance, this is the place to stay in our mostly flat Western Australia. After a day walking and discovering wildflowers, we enjoyed the gentle view of the undulating 'Koi Kyeunu-ruff' (The Stirling Ranges). The ranges are certainly not The Alps, but they are such a delight to gaze upon. We stayed for...

Thank Veronica0310
Nichola_and_Ben, Owner at The Sleeping Lady Private Retreat, responded to this review

Dear “Veronica0310”, Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. The mountain view is what takes away many a guest’s breath on their first stay with us. Guests often say they never tire of gazing upon the ranges, with its ever changing view. Staying for 4 days meant you were lucky enough to be able to take plenty of time...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! This chalet is simply stunning. Nichola who greeted us when we picked up the key was welcoming and gave us lots of information and helpful recommendations. The Sleeping Lady is 10 minutes from Mt Barker and 30 minutes to Albany, so you have more than the Porongurups to explore if you tire of all the wine tasting... Or forget...

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Nichola_and_Ben, Owner at The Sleeping Lady Private Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Esmeralda P, Thank you so much for your review! It certainly put a smile on our faces to read your lovely comments and hear that you had such a great stay. Thank you for sharing your photos- hope you found a pot of gold (or at least some wine!) at the end of that rainbow! As you experienced, the...

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We stayed here with our children in July 2016. Nichola was a lovely host - so welcoming and helpful from the minute we first made contact. The accommodation had everything we could have possibly needed plus plenty of little extras that made our stay just that little more special. I'm talking fire already set, coffee pods at the ready, kitchen...

Nichola_and_Ben, Owner at The Sleeping Lady Private Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you ‘JHACS’ for your kind words. We are so thrilled that you loved our chalet and all the little extras that made it special for you. The chalet is a great base for family days out walking in this beautiful part of the world. It was an absolute pleasure to meet your family and we look forward to seeing...

Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had stayed here a few years a go under the previous owners and in part of the main house it's self. We had always wanted to experience self catering in the chalet and this we did for five nights. Firstly, Nichola and Ben are great hosts. Even before we got there, they communicated with us on...

Thank Carrie433
Nichola_and_Ben, Owner at The Sleeping Lady Private Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Carrie433, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Wonderful that you returned for another stay, this time in the self-contained chalet. We know how precious time away from everyday life is, so right from the time of booking through to departure, we wanted your stay to be fantastic. It sounds like we achieved that! Thank you so...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 6 May 2016

The amazing view has to be mentioned straight away - looks out over vineyards and then across farmland to the Stirling Ranges. Takes your breath away, from the verandah (great for a cup of tea or coffee) or from the main bedroom or from the kitchen/living area. Second bedroom looks out onto lovely old fruit trees of the orchard around...

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Nichola_and_Ben, Manager at The Sleeping Lady Private Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Carolyn D, Thank you for your fabulous review. The view from the chalet is pretty amazing isn’t it! It means a lot to us to hear your lovely comments about the chalet. We pride ourselves on offering a clean and comfortable home away from home with all the little extras. Glad you appreciated the wood fire burning - there...

Reviewed 23 April 2016

My Husband and I recently stayed here for a weekend, it was so relaxing it took all our effect just to get out of bed! Nichola was a fantastic host. We had a platter delivered for dinner which lasted us to the next night for pre dinner nibbles. Plus we had breakfast delivered and that accommodated two morning. All of...

Thank Jacquie R
Nichola_and_Ben, Owner at The Sleeping Lady Private Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Jacquie R, We are so pleased you found The Sleeping Lady the perfect retreat for relaxation. It is truly so peaceful here, making it a wonderful place to just unwind from the normal pace of life. It was our pleasure to deliver your special breakfast basket and cheese platter complete with homemade and local produce. Glad you got chance...

Nannup, Australia
Reviewed 19 March 2016

The Sleeping Lady is the perfect base from which to explore one of the lesser known gems of WA's south west. The cottage is compact, but has all the amenities for a comfortable stay, as detailed in other reviews. We were impressed by the little attentions to detail, such as a roll of Gladwrap, which indicate the thought that has...

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Nichola_and_Ben, Owner at The Sleeping Lady Private Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Numbat, Wow! Thank you for such a wonderful review! So glad you were impressed by the little attentions to detail, as we feel it is those things that can make all the difference. The Porongurup Shop and Tearooms (8km away) does have a few basic provisions, such as milk, bread, local yoghurt, cheeses and a few staples for those...

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Private and secluded 2 bedroom self-contained chalet with spectacular views down the vineyard rows and across the valley to the Stirling Ranges. We are located on the warm northern slopes of the Porongurup Range National Park. Close to Castle Rock Granite Skywalk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sleeping Lady Private Retreat

Address: 2658 Porongurup Rd, Porongurup, Western Australia 6324, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Porongurup
Price Range: ₹ 8,501 - ₹ 9,841 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Sleeping Lady Private Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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“Try stock on food (bread etc) before you arrive. Mount Barker is a good place to buy groceries on the way in if you are coming from Perth.”
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