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“Clean, comfortable accomodation close to National...”

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Jilba Cottage backed by Porongurup National Park
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15 reviews
Jilba Cottage backed by Porongurup National Park
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Jilba Cottage Lounge & Dining Room
Jilba Cottage fully self-contained Kitchen
Jilba Cottage queen sized Bedroom
Jilba Cottage second Bedroom
Jilba Cottage Bathroom, Laundrey & Toilet
Complimentary Continental Breakfast to welcome you on First Morning
View of Gardens from Jilba Cottage Deck
You are welcome to wander & relax in our beautiful gardens
Sunset from Jilba
Wildflowers in Porongurup National Park
Granite Skywalk on Castle Rock, Porongurup National Park
Upper of two Skywalks, Castle Rock, Porongurup National Park
Climb to Granite Skywalk - spectacular panoramic views to Albany & South Coast, plus Stirling Ranges
Visitors to Jilba Gardens
Two more visitors to Jilba
Guest meeting Jilba Cattle
Enjoy local wines at our annual Porongurup Wine Festival & be part of Taste Great Southern
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Porongurup, Western Australia

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Geoff C
Perth, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Clean, comfortable accomodation close to National Park and wineries.”
Reviewed 21 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Well presented and well equipped accommodation. Quiet rural location, close to National Parks and associated walking trails. Easy access to Albany, Mt Barker and beyond. Warm, welcoming hosts and generous continental breakfast supplied for first morning.

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Liked best: Quiet rural location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Apr 2016
Thank you, Geoff, for taking the time to review our cottage - it is much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful part of the world, albeit the weather wasn't in your favour, we hope to see you again sometime in the future, Kind regards, Joan
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Lisa P
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Quiet and tranquil”
Reviewed 20 February 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Jilba cottage is set on the porongurup mountainside with an amazing view all the way to the Ocean and Albany. Set on a farm, we saw lots of cows and kangaroos and other wildlife in the national park, which is set right behind the accommodation! The hosts were wonderful and accommodated our changing dates. They also were full of information for things to do in the area.
Yummy breakfast supplied, comfy queen size bed, lovely shower. We sat on the deck out the front with a glass of wine - so relaxing!
30 mins to Albany, 10 mins to the skywalk and lovely wildflowers.
Had a great time.

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Liked best: View from the deck
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
20 Feb 2016
Thank you Lisa & Janaka for taking the time to review Jilba Cottage - it is much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again some time in the near future in our beautiful part of the world. Tell your friends.
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NannaNann...
Western Australia
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Gem in the South”
Reviewed 12 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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This cottage in the Porongurups is the perfect place to stay when visiting the area. Joan and Jim are welcoming and provide a home away from home in a quiet peaceful setting nestled in the National Park.Thank you for a wonderful stay.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: No dislikes
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
13 Nov 2015
Thank you Merryl for taking the time to let Jim & I know that you enjoyed you time in our beautiful part of the world. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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leanne_pe...
perth
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Serenity and surrounded by nature”
Reviewed 9 October 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Jim and Joan’s cottage, the hospitality and area knowledge they extended to us made our trip even more enjoyable and memorable. The cottage was comfortable and clean. For the two of us there was plenty of space. We were welcomed with olives (from Jim and Joan’s Olive trees) and a continental breakfast for the next day. The farm and its surroundings was scenic and we spotted a family of wild kangaroos on the edge of the property during the stay. Our evenings were blissfully quiet on the property, it's well away from the main road. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking meals and on the first evening we fired up the BBQ on the deck at sunset. Our favourite space was at the dining table eating breakfast and looking out to the trees, the elevated position of the cottage meant we were at eye level to the top half of the trees. Jim and Joan left some binoculars and a handy information book on the species of birds that you can spot on the property, we saw quite a few at breakfast time. For those wanting a quiet retreat and have a strong interest in Australian nature we recommend a couple of nights at Jilba Cottage. We felt so relaxed afterwards.

There are plenty of nearby hiking trails, including to Castle Rock, an amazing skywalk view from the top. Small boutique wineries are within a five minute drive, highly recommend Castle Rock Winery. For adventurers, there is the hike to the Bluff Knoll summit 1,097 m above sea level (weather permitting).

The closest town for shops and restaurants is either Mt Barker (20 mins drive) or Albany (30 mins drive).

There is loads to see and do in Albany, it would be worth adding an extra week on your stay to explore this area - loads of nature and historical sites. Some great cafes in the town centre too.

If you are driving from Perth, bring along supplies for the evening dinner, that way you can enjoy dinner on the deck and relax!

We enjoyed our stay so much we returned a couple of months later for the new year. It was such a unique stay, to be able to wake up on a farm and surrounded by nature. Loved it!!!

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Liked best: waking up on a farm!
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Nov 2015
Thank you Leanne & Derek for taking the time to let Jim, I & prospective guests know that you enjoyed you time in our beautiful part of the world & the wealth of things to see & do. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Murray R
Perth, Australia
1 review
“A well located country escape close to so many great experiences and places to see in the heart of the Perongurups.”
Reviewed 30 September 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We have stayed at JILBA as hosts of Joan and Jim Baily several times over the last 5 yrs and look forward to many more.
The first impession was of the great location set up against a Perongurup National Park and the Castle Rock skywalk backdrop. The accommodation is clean and modern and provides a great outlook, from a sweeping balcony,towards the coast and Albany.
Joan and Jim are perfect hosts and have generously assisted us get the most from our varied Perongurup experiences.
JILBA provides a great base to explore a few vineyards, climb up Castle Rock and enjoy the spectacular view from the skywalk, visit the Stirlings or the Albany war memorial or just walk in the national park and enjoy the wildlife and SW scenery.

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Liked best: The setting and location.
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
27 Nov 2015
Thank you Murray & Marilyn for taking the time to let Jim & I know that you enjoyed you time in our beautiful part of the world. It was great to see you again & we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. There is still lots more for you to see & do.
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