Description

Roo's Retreat is a beautifully presented retreat perched on a hill. Close enough to amenities, entertainment and the beach to maintain contact with the 21st Century but far enough away for tranquility!

Roo's Retreat is an ideal place to share with family and friends: be adventurous and experience an early morning bush walk to explore the surroundings or head for Perth's original market town of Guildford with it's quaint shops and cafe's.

Accommodation:

1 Kingsize Master Suite with ENSUITE
1 Queen Bedroom with ENSUITE
2 Twin Bedrooms with ENSUITE
1 Double Sofa Bed in separate Sitting Room

All bedrooms have direct access to verandah with lockable doors to bedroom and interior.

Please Note: Due to kangaroo's roaming freely around the property we are therefore, unable to accept pets, either inside or outside.

THIS PROPERTY IS UNSUITABLE FOR WEDDINGS/FUNCTIONS


















Location

Roo's Retreat is set in the Perth Hills only 45 minutes drive north of Perth International Airport and 40 minutes to the nearest beautiful beach.

Local Amenities - 5 minute drive

Steakhouse - Red Roof Bar & Grill provides pick up and drop off from Roo's Retreat. Please book shuttle by 6pm. Seats up to 10 persons.

Hotel, Cafe, Medical Centre, Chinese, DVD Hire, Supermarket, Post Office plus more..,

RAAF Pearce - 8 minute drive

Outback Splash - 15 minute drive

Major Shopping Centres:-

Joondalup Lakeside
Whitford City
Karrinyup
Perth City

Joondalup Arena Leisure Centre

Joondalup Hospital

Stringybark Winery

The Maze - 'OUTBACK SPLASH' DUE TO OPEN DECEMBER, 2013

Guildford

Golf Courses:-

Chequers Golf Course
The Vines Hotel & Golf Resort
Joondalup Hotel & Golf Resort

Beaches:-

Burns Beach
Mullaloo Beach
Hillary's Resort

Beaches

The Joondalup City comprises 16km of stunning coastline, stretching north from Beach Rd in Marmion, through to Burns Beach Rd in Burns Beach. The beaches located in this area are:

Marmion Beach
Pinnaroo Point
Ocean Reef Beach
Sorrento Beach
Whitfords Beach
Beaumaris Beach
Hillarys Marina
Mullaloo Beach
Burns Beach
Hillarys Beach
Of these beaches, the most popular are Sorrento, Hillarys and Mullaloo. The Sorrento and Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Clubs provide lifeguard patrols on weekends and public holidays, while midweek lifeguard patrols are supplied by the City in conjunction with Surf Lifesaving WA.

And for children:-


Swan/Chittering Valley

We are proud of the diverse Shires with the lovely Chittering and Swan Valley and all our other beautiful scenery with it's magnificent wildflowers and friendly people.

The Swan Valley is Western Australia's oldest wine region and has earned its reputation as Perth's Valley of Taste. Situated just 25 mintes from the city, the Valley seduces visitors with a rich fusion of wine, food, art, scenery and nature. You can experience its many wonders along the award-winning Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail - a 32 kilometre loop taking in more than 150 attractions including wineries, lively breweries, fine restaurants, bustling cafes, distilleries, shops, accommodation and roadside stalls selling fresh local produce. The Swan Valley in Western Australia is a world of surprises just minutes away from Perth's doorstep.

Today Guildford is one of only two towns in Perth on the National Trust register and many fine colonial buildings from the township?s earliest days continue to grace the streets.

You can learn much about this fascinating history by setting out on one of the self-guided heritage walk trails which meander through the streets . The walk trails start from the Swan Valley Visitor Centre. Here you can view Guildford?s original courthouse (c. 1866) and interpretive displays that explain much about the region?s past.


Unique Market
Be sure to visit the James Street antique strip, which offers one of the largest ranges of secondhand wares outside Perth. There?s also quaint home décor outlets, specialty gift shops, galleries and clothing stores.

To discover a real treasure, visit the Guildford Heritage Art Markets, held on the third Sunday of the month. Here you can buy handmade goods and fresh homemade foods in a market typified by its country-style charm.

Eating out
With several dining experiences to choose from, why not soak up the village atmosphere and visit one of the restaurants, pubs and cafés. Ranging from quaint tea rooms and historic pubs to venues that offer tapas, Thai, Italian and modern Australian fare.


Chittering Valley

The myriad of orchards, farms and vineyards that dot the hillsides of the Chittering Valley ensure that this part of Western Australia is well worth a visit.

The 76 kilometre Chittering Valley Wine Trail winds from Chittering through to Gingin and passed a number of public sculptures: the Bull, Willy Wagtails, the Nest and the Travelling Monk. Each sculpture depicts a story that relates to the area. Historical sites of interest in the area include the Old Well at Muchea, the Chittering Museum and the Holy Trinity Church in Chittering.

There are seven wineries to visit and numerous places along the way that sell fresh local produce from the farm gate.

The grapes of the region include grenache, viognier, chenin blanc, chardonnay, verdelho and shiraz.

Highlights of the area include:-

The Golden Grove Observatory in Chittering - the observatory is situated in an orange orchard and is one of the best and most accessible commercial observatories in Perth.

STRINGYBARK Winery, Restaurant and Function Centre in Chittering, WA was established in 1985 and was named as a result of its original owner?s connection with STRINGYBARK CREEK in North Eastern Victoria.

In much earlier times, the legend of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly became folklore following the shootout with Sgt. Kennedy and Constables Scanlon and Lonigan at STRINGYBARK CREEK.

The location is truly special and particularly comes alive during spring with magnificent wildflower displays?..and all only 20 minutes from Roo's Retreat.

Bullsbrook

Bullsbrook is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia in the outer metropolitan area. It is located with the City of Swan. The original Bullsbrook townsite is located slightly west of the current town, on the 17 km mark of the Midland Railway. Bullsbrook is also the home to the RAAF Pearce airbase, a major training facility for the Royal Australian Air Force.


Home of the Maze which offers fun activities, a parkland area and the chance to picnic with koalas, kangaroos and emus - if you don't get lost amongst the many mazes!

RAAF Pearce - which held a very successful Royal Air Show in May 2012.

Redroof Steakhouse

The rustic restaurant is a great dining venue all year round offering a welcoming open log fire in winter through to air conditioned comfort during the summer. It also provides a free shuttle service from Roo's Retreat to the steakhouse and return, for up to 10 people, must be pre-booked.


Calendar for 2014

Holidays and Observances:

Wed 1 Jan New Year's Day
Sun 26 Jan Australia Day
Mon 27 Jan 'Australia Day' observed

Mon 3 Mar Labour Day (Western Australia)
Mon 10 Mar Labour Day (Victoria)
Mon 10 Mar Eight Hours Day (Tasmania)

Fri 18 Apr Good Friday
Sat 19 Apr Easter Saturday
Sun 20 Apr Easter Day
Mon 21 Apr Easter Monday
Fri 25 Apr Anzac Day

Mon 5 May May Day (Northern Territory)

Mon 9 Jun Queen's Birthday (Most regions)

Mon 29 Sep Queen's Birthday (Western Australia)

Mon 6 Oct Labour Day (South Australia)
Mon 6 Oct Labour Day (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales)
Mon 6 Oct Labour Day (Queensland)

Tue 11 Nov Remembrance Day

Wed 24 Dec Christmas Eve
Thur 25 Dec Christmas Day
Fri 26 Dec Boxing Day
Wed 31 Dec New Year's Eve


Public Holiday in Western Australia for 2015

New Year's Day - Thursday 1 January

Australia Day - Monday 26 January

Labour Day - Monday 2 March

Good Friday - Friday 3 April

Easter Monday - Monday 6 April

ANZAC Day - Saturday 25 and Monday 27 April

Western Australia Day - Monday 1 June

Queen's Birthday - Monday 28 September*

Christmas Day - Friday 25 December

Boxing Day - Saturday 26 and Monday 28 December





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Roo's Retreat is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 50.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality home The friendly welcome was just a beginning. Roo's Retreat is thoroughly well stocked with platters, glasses, bowls etc for entertaining. The teapot, coffee plunger and even ice bucket were all used during our comfortable stay. Finding that each bedroom is ensuite was a bonus. The master suite is so spacious and all the rooms have a wonderful outlook over the valley or garden. Airconditioning and the heater made the home very cosy on a wintery weekend. The living space and decking are just MADE for relaxing - there's plenty to do but just as wonderful to do nothing at all. We hope to return.
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely incredible! Our stay here was absolutely wonderful! The home is beautiful and the views are breath taking! Its like a sanctuary not too far from home, there is no doubt that we will return! Such a nice relaxing place to stay and its great for kids too, stocked up with all kinds of games, heaps of kangaroos to watch and heaps of room to run around! The rooms of the house almost all have an ensuite and everything is stocked with bits and pieces that you wouldn't think to bring but were definitely handy to have! Our whole party of 10 had a great time and we all had plenty of space!
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Third time and will be back! This was my third time staying at Roo's Retreat. I just keep coming back! It is the perfect weekend getaway for a group of friends. Close to the city, yet you feel far enough away to have left it all behind! WONDERFUL accommodation. You could not ask for anything more. Thank you again for the wonderful stay. 6 stars!!
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely AMAZING! Highly Recommend!!! We recently had the pleasure of spending a weekend at Roo's Retreat to attend a wedding nearby. From the moment we arrived we were impressed. As we drove up the driveway, kangaroos were jumping around! The Owners of this property have outdone themselves with SO many little touches, from the fresh muffins they left out for us, to the provided bottles of shampoo, conditioner etc. We stayed with extended family, and our 2 year old daughter, and they catered for absolutely everything!! We really cannot recommend Roo's Retreat highly enough. We will absolutely be back, and based on the previous reviews, so will everyone else ;)
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We've just had a splendid family weekend at Roo's Retreat and will be highly recommending it to friends. It's an excellent set up they have there. Apart from the great house arrangement with en suites for all the bedrooms, indoor and outdoor eating areas and gorgeous views, what sets them apart are all the extras that are included (chocolates, chilled wine, pastries on arrival, toiletries, quality linen and towels) that immediately make you feel that this is not just a weekend getaway, but a fancy place where you're a guest of honour. And to be specially greeted on arrival is extra nice.
Date published: 2013-12-04

Features

Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Wheelchair Access, Parking, Dishwasher

Airconditioning
Baby Bath
Baby Rocker Chair
Barbeque
Change Mat
Cooking Facilities
Cot - On Request
DVD player
Dishwasher
Eco-Friendly
Foxtel
High chair
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Microwave
Non-Smoking
Parking
Towels Supplied
Wheelchair Access

Prices

Rates quoted for max 4 persons minimum 2 nts. Extra $110 per person x 2nts. Child Price $45 per child under 15 years old per night.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $240 $480 $1680 2 $60 $50
* $260 $520 $1820 4 $65 $60
* $260 $520 $1820 2 $65 $55
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs
Bond deposit $500 p/s

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 4 adults. Property has 7 beds and can sleep a maximum 10 people.

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