We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“One of our favorite places”

Review of Jilba Cottage

Jilba Cottage backed by Porongurup National Park
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Jilba Cottage backed by Porongurup National Park
Porongurup Region Map Welcome!
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Inquiry
Excellent
20 reviews
Jilba Cottage backed by Porongurup National Park
Porongurup Region Map
Welcome!
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
Long time member of Hosted Accommodation, Australia
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Inquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Porongurup, Western Australia

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 20 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
English first
Any
English first
billandsa...
Kalamazoo, MI. USA
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“One of our favorite places”
Reviewed March 8, 2019 for a stay in February 2019

Jilba has something for everyone. Not overly extravagant, it very comfortable. Everything is maintained in like new condition, from the ever sharp knives to the pristine BBQ. This is a place of peace and tranquility. Surrounded by flowers and located on a working farm, nature abounds. No need to go far to see wildlife, just sit on the verandah to see all the many birds of the area as well as the Roos. Jim and Joan are very welcoming and a wealth of information about the area. You will not be bored! A generous breakfast is provided the first day...almost enough for two days. A sample of kalamata olives is provided, crafted from the 400 trees on the farm. The only problem is that Bill has now been permanently spoiled and finds all the deli store olives lacking. Joan will be glad to pack up some for you to take home. Possibly the only caveat...access to the cottage is via a stairway, possibly an issue for the mobility challenged. You can walk the extensive property or explore the many parks in the area. We highly recommend.

Date of stay: February 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Mar 11, 2019
Hi Bill & Sandy,
Thank you for the lovely review - it is much appreciated. It was a pleasure to meet you both and have you stay at Jilba. Jim & I hope you enjoyed the remainder of your stay in Western Australia, as well as Kangaroo Island. Maybe you will get back this again in the future and we would love to welcome you again to our beautiful part of the world.
Thank you for the photo - the snow looks lovely. However, it is hard to conceive the temperatures your part of the world gets down to and for that much snow, especially when the slightest hint of snow creates so much excitement here in W.A. All the best to you both. Warm regards, Joan & Jim
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Maggie T
Esperance, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Blissful peace!”
Reviewed January 12, 2019 for a stay in January 2019

This was our second stay at Jilba Cottage and we will go again. Jilba Cottage is a well equipped, self catering, 2 bedroom unit that is beautifully located in the Porongorups. The views are spectacular and the peaceful environment provided us with 4 days of peace, rest and relaxation. The short drive to Albany or Mount Barker was easily done and we enjoyed the wineries and nearby beauty spots.
Our thanks to Joan and Jim, our hosts, for a wonderful and peaceful break.

Date of stay: January 2019
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jan 14, 2019
Hi Maggie & Jim. Thank you for taking the time to review Jilba Cottage and to give it and us such a glowing review - it is much appreciated. It was lovely to have you stay again and to have you enjoy the peace and tranquillity our beautiful part of the world offers. All the best. Jim and I look forward to seeing you both again in the not too distant future. Warm regards, Joan & Jim
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Helenbill...
1 review
“6 night stay”
Reviewed January 7, 2019 for a stay in December 2018

Jilba Cottage became our home for one week during the otherwise pressured month of December.

The warm, country-style hospitality of Joan and Jim helped us to unwind quickly into our holiday. Jilba cottage was the cleanest accommodation that we have ever stayed in. It was light, warm and comfortable. The birds, flowers and views from the living space and bedrooms were absolutely beautiful. It is located on an incredible property, with extensive gardens and groves of both olives and avocados.

Jim and Joan’s exceptional regional knowledge enriched our experience in the South West Coast. They were generous in their sharing of geology, botany and regional culinary delights and thus we were this able to tailor our activities accordingly.

We found the location to be a convenient platform from which to explore the Porongurups, Denmark, Albany and the Stirling ranges. For the reasons above, we ended up staying three additional nights - still - we would have loved to stay longer.

I would encourage others to book longer than they anticipate that they would want.

Thank you Jim and Joan, we will be back!

Date of stay: December 2018
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jan 10, 2019
Hi Helen. Thank you for the fantastic review - it is much appreciated. It was a pleasure having you and Greg stay and hope to see you both again in the not too distant future. It was great that you were able to stay the extra few days, as there is so much to see and do in our beautiful part of the world. Hope you enjoyed Esperance and that the speedy trip across the Nullabor in time to catch the ferry to Tasmania, was not too onerous. All the best for wherever your next ventures take you. Warm regards, Joan & Jim
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
David T
Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing place to stay”
Reviewed December 22, 2018 for a stay in December 2018

Jilba is an amazing cottage nestled into the Porongorup Ranges. The cottage is very comfortable and well appointed. The views are outstanding.

Date of stay: December 2018
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Dec 24, 2018
Hi Amanda & David, Thank you for the lovely review - it is much appreciated. It was a pleasure to have you, Brooke and Olivia stay at Jilba. All the very best for the festive season and for a happy, healthy and fulfilling 2019. Warm regards, Joan & Jim
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MasseyHar...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Jilba Cottage, a jewel in the Porungorup”
Reviewed November 21, 2018 for a stay in November 2018

Jilba Cottage is a very comfortable, extremely well equipped Cottage with stunning views, situated in the Porungorup. It is surrounded by beautiful rose gardens with a great variety of native wildlife species including Kangaroos, Kookaburras, Red winged fairy wrens, and many more. Joan and Jim are wonderful friendly hosts with a wealth of knowledge and advice on the attractions of the area. We were provided with an abundance of food for our first complimentary breakfast - in fact it lasted us for two days! The Castle Rock Granite Sky Walk is close by and in fact the farm can be seen from the top! We only booked for 2 days - we should have booked for much longer with hind sight! This will give us an excuse to return again in the future.

Date of stay: November 2018
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Nov 23, 2018
Hi Ashley and Catherine, Thank you for the great review - it is much appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful part of the world, albeit a short one - it was a pleasure to have you both and we hope to see you again some time in the future. Enjoy the remainder of your stay in W.A. with your daughter and family and safe journey home to the U.K. Wishing your both all the very best for the festive season and for a happy, healthy and fulfilling 2019. Kind regards, Joan and Jim
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
paddyNewZ...
Levin, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fabulous cottage on the outskirts of a National Park”
Reviewed October 12, 2018 for a stay in September 2018

We stayed at Jilba Cottage for 11 days, it was just fabulous. We couldn't imagine staying for a shorter period, there is just so much to see in the National Parks, surrounding districts, and beyond. This area is amazing. The property is so quiet, with just wakeup calls from the ravens & parrots. The cottage is just perfect, with everything one could want. Joan and Jim are awesome people, they are so keen to make the trip a memorable one & so knowledgeable of the area. We loved their visits, Thank you both for a lovely time; for sharing your 'home' with us. We wouldn't hesitate to return, and would recommend Jilba Cottage without hesitation.

Date of stay: September 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Oct 13, 2018
Hi Molly and Brent. Thank you for the fabulous review - it is much appreciated. It was a pleasure to have you both stay at Jilba and we are glad you took the time to explore the myriad of things our beautiful part of the world has to offer. Hopefully you will put W.A. on your bucket list to visit again some time in the future, as there is much to see and explore. Hope you enjoyed Perth and had a safe trip home to N.Z. Best wishes, Joan & Jim
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
helen-chu...
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Ready to re book!”
Reviewed June 12, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

My husband and I have just returned from a short winter break at Jilba Cottage.
Can honestly say this is, by far, the best self contained accommodation we have encountered anywhere.
The attention to detail and personal comfort is outstanding.
The hosts are very welcoming whilst at no time being in any way intrusive.
Jim and Joan provide invaluable knowledge about the regions many attractions.
Jilba Cottage, in addition to being exceptionally well appointed, has stunning views and a breathtaking backdrop of National Park. It was great to be so close to the amazing walks and award winning wineries.
Already checking the diary for the next getaway!
Paul and Helen
Trigg WA

Date of stay: June 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jun 14, 2018
Wow, what a fantastic review! Thank you, Paul and Helen - it was very much appreciated. It was a pleasure to have you stay at Jilba, albeit for such a short time. Jim and I hope to see you again at Jilba in the not to far distant future and to hear more of your early days, Helen, growing up in the Porongurups. All the best. Joan and Jim
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a vacation rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from inquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travelers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travelers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing