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.


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.


For every booking made from now until March 31st, 2016, Roo's Retreat will be donating 10% of bookings to The Walk to End Women's Cancer which I am participating in on April 2nd/3rd, 2016.

I'd like to take this opportunity of thanking each and everyone of you for booking and making this donation on your behalf.


Calendar for 2016

Holidays and Observances:

Public Holiday in Western Australia for 2016

New Year's Day - Friday 1st January

Australia Day - Tuesday 26th January

Valentine's Day - Sunday 14th February

Labour Day - Monday 7th March

Good Friday - Friday 25th March

Easter Monday - Monday 28th March

ANZAC Day - Monday 25th April

Mother's Day - Sunday 8th May

Western Australia Day - Monday 6th June

Father's Day - Sunday 4th September

Queen's Birthday - Monday 26th September

Christmas Day - Sunday 25th December

Boxing Day - Monday 26th and 27th December

New Year's Eve - Saturday 31st December


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.

Pink Orchid Thai Restaurant - Open 5pm-9pm. Closed Mondays.

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
Perth City

Joondalup Arena Leisure Centre

Joondalup Hospital

Stringybark Winery



Golf Courses:-

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


Burns Beach
Mullaloo Beach
Hillary's Resort


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.

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 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.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning! We loved our stay at Roo's Retreat. The view from the front of the property is amazing and it was great to watch the roo's hop in at night. The bedrooms were all nicely laid out, nice decor and clean. The master bedroom is enormous and also with amazing views. The kitchen was well equipped and we liked how it opened out into the living area. It's a great place for a group of friends to stay together. Location is great, though we didn't really leave the property so can't comment on things to do around the area.
Date published: 2016-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Overseas Visitors This house is in a great location for a bush getaway close to Perth. The kangaroos are so cute. The house itself is very spacious and fully equipped. It is lovely to sit on the balcony taking in the view with a glass of wine, very relaxing. Be a great place to bring overseas visitors and not far from the Swan Valley.
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing - as usual Third time I've stayed at Roo's. Rose and John never fail to impress. Profiteroles in the fridge this time (muffins and cupcakes the times before) The home is remarkably well appointed - everything that you can think of is there. So relaxing and the view.....breathtaking. We love feeding and watching the kangaroos. I would recommend this property to everyone.
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Graduation Family Stay Thanks Rose & John our stay at Roos Retreat could not have been easier. With our sons Graduation at Pearce Air Force base your property allowed all our family members plus both our parents the opportunity to come over and stay 8 minutes from the base. The accommodation was awesome with bathrooms for all and excellent cooking and modern facilities. The view from the verandah was very relaxing to look out from as you watched the Kangaroos jump all over the place. Thanks for the cakes and the little chocolate gifts as well. We can recommend this venue if you are travelling with family and friends or if just need an escape.
Date published: 2015-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Five Star Property! What a gorgeous property, amazing view and superb presentation. We even got cupcakes, wine and kangaroo chocolates on arrival!!
Date published: 2015-08-29
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Air conditioning, Wheelchair accessible, Parking, Dishwasher

Wheelchair accessible, Non-Smoking, Eco-Friendly
Outdoor grill
Entertainment and Family
DVD player, Video library, Parking
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen, Child's high chair, Microwave, Dishwasher
Linen and Cleaning
Linens provided, Iron and board, Towels provided
Heating and Cooling
Air conditioning
Cot - On Request, Baby Rocker Chair, Change Mat, Baby Bath, Foxtel


Rates quoted for max 4 persons minimum 2 nts. Extra $125 per person for 2nts. Child Price $55 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)
This property has a standard rate of: $254
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $260 $520 $1820 2 $65 $55
* $300 $600 $2100 4 $75 $60
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Security deposit $500 p/s Portacots $25 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. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

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