1. Australia
  2. WA
  3. Perth
  4. Perth Hills
  5. #73115


House, Perth Hills

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

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Min 2 - 5 nights stay

11 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
2 bathrooms


2014 STAYZ Award Winner - Best Outdoor Lovers Property WA

Ballakup is the perfect tranquil bush getaway, and yet only minutes from Millbrook winery and the many historical and natural attractions of the Jarrahdale-Serpentine area. Why drive 4 hours or more to the south-west of Western Australia when you can be amongst the beautiful Jarrah forests of Jarrahdale in around 45 minutes from Perth.

Ballakup is not your average holiday house. Why not treat yourself to something special? The modern but earthy house boasts a unique blend of architectural features such as skillion and barrel vaulted ceilings, quality finishes and a stunning solid jarrah deck contoured around native grass trees.

Set in just under an acre of forest, bush and grass trees this custom designed home backs onto state forest with the Munda Biddi mountain bike and walking trail literally right behind the property. Kangaroos, emus, cockatoos and other native wildlife abound.

Jarrahdale has a long and interesting history with logging in the area dating back to the mid-1800s. Local attractions include the Millbrook award-winning winery/restaurant, an operating saw mill, museums, Koala and wildlife parks, Serpentine dam and National Park, endless walking and mountain bike trails, parks and picnic areas.

Ballakup is perfect for a quick weekend getaway, a relaxed holiday with friends, family holidays, tourists visiting Perth or for that romantic trip away. Mountain bikers, hikers and nature lovers will also love it.


Ballakup has 4 large bedrooms, with a full ensuite bathroom for the main bedroom. There are 3 queen size beds, 3 single beds (one a trundle bed) and a double sofa bed. The main bathroom features a spa bath and sumptuous travertine marble tiling. The main living area has polished jarrah flooring, a deluxe kitchen, a 10-place dining suite, a cosy wood-burning stove and a stunning view over the deck and bush beyond.

Quality furniture and appliances, a wood-fired heater and air conditioning ensure comfortable living year round. Freshly cleaned bed linen and towels are provided.

Sorry, but we do not allow parties, functions or pets.

Local Attractions

Local attractions include:

Millbrook Winery - fabulous winery and award-winning restaurant

Serpentine National Park and Dam - beautiful scenery, picnic spots and great cafe

Serpentine Falls - lovely picnic area, scenic walks and great place to see kangaroos up close

Historic Jarrahdale Town - museums, walks, Tavern, etc

Heritage Sawmillers Saw Mill - last remaining saw mill in Jarrahdale

Cohunu Koala Wildlife Park

Munda Biddi mountain bike and walking trail

New Jarrahdale Skate Park - awesome concrete skate park for the kids

Langford Park walking trails and mountain bike cross-country race course

Kitty's Gorge and many other scenic hiking trails

Numerous picturesque picnic spots and parks

or a little further afield in the Perth Hills:

Perth Hills Wine Region

Araluen Botanic Park

Lesmurdie and Serpentine Falls

Wungong Dam and reservoir

Mundaring Weir and Hotel

Canning Dam and Reservoir

Mt Cooke and other Perth Hills region trails

Armadale Reptile and Wildlife Centre


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Washing machine

Air conditioning Clothes dryer Dishwasher Heating Hot tub Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Towels provided Video library Washing machine
Ballakup is rated 4.783333333333333 out of 5 by 60.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great layout and very clean and tidy There were seven of us in total and we enjoyed our stay of 3 nights for a nice long weekend. Just a short walk into town to the general store and cafe and main shop just a bit further up the road. Sitting out on the deck was very peaceful and although road is not too far away the amount of traffic was not noticeable. All amenities were good and did not need for anything else. The wood fire got a good workout as the house can get pretty cold.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Property Great Location - you don't need to travel to Margaret River as you have nice pub near buy, restaurants, great pine forest and walking trails. Location is the best and all this just 40 min from Perth. Very spacious house can comfortably fit 10 people, has all you need for a long or short stay. Will be back in a few month!
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent property! This was our second time to this property. However, a first in winter! On this occasion, with some cold weather, we had an opportunity to really crank up the wood fire. Owners supplied plenty of wood. It worked a treat! We were kept so warm in the kitchen, meals and living area. Small heaters were provided in the bedrooms to take the chill off. Plenty of blankets supplied. Lovely bush setting and with the Munda Biddi trail at the back door, there was no excuse not to go for a walk. Highly recommend the Jarrahdale General Store Cafe for a meal. Fresh and generous servings. We'll be back again Joe and Una. Thank you! Helen + 7
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A house of contrasts This is a gorgeous looking house, in a gorgeous location. The floor plan is excellent for a holiday, especially with another couple or family, and looking out at the trees is magical. Unfortunately, it has some issues which really impacted upon our stay. The house is not designed for cold (or I would guess hot) weather. The ceiling in the bedroom is also the roof - it seemed there was no ceiling space, no insulation - and our rooms were freezing. Judging from the number of additional blankets in the cupboard we weren't the only ones who found it cold! A heater was provided in each bedroom, but it was still cold in there. The enormous windows overlooking the trees and front deck are single glazed, and have no blinds/curtains. Apart from the privacy issue, it meant most of the heat from the wood heater went out the windows. We burnt an awful lot of wood to keep the living space warm. As mentioned in another review, the Munda Biddi runs directly behind the house, so be prepared to see people on the track, as the kitchen windows also have no coverings. Overall, this is a gorgeous house in a great location - Millbrook Winery is sensational; it's nice to be able to walk into town; and direct access to the Munda Biddi is also great. But choose your season carefully!!
Date published: 2016-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy accommodation in beautiful setting Ballakup is ideal if you are looking for a well-appointed spacious house in which to spend a few relaxing days with friends or family in a quiet natural bush setting. The somewhat sophisticated architectural influences provide seamless integration with the surrounding environment, yet it is situated a short stroll from Jarrahdale village and close to other local hills attractions. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-06-28
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