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Jilba Cottage

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Jilba Cottage backed by Porongurup National Park
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
2 nights minimum
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Joan & Jim Baily invite you to relax and enjoy a welcome break in their two bedroom, fully self-contained Jilba Cottage and hope you will enjoy your stay with us. The unit is accessed by stairs to a wide deck, overlooking some stunning panoramic views. Situated on the southern slopes of the ancient Porongurup Range, Jilba Enterprises is a 77 hectare working cattle, avocado and table olive property. We also have a small plantation of Eucalyptus saligna trees, which we are growing for furniture timber use. For nature enthusiasts, bushwalkers and lovers of fine foods and wines, Jilba offers an ideal central point to relax and enjoy your exploration of everything the magical Great Southern region of Western Australia has to offer. Jilba is 43km north of Albany & 35km east of Mount Bark...Joan & Jim Baily invite you to relax and enjoy a welcome break in their two bedroom, fully self-contained Jilba Cottage and hope you will enjoy your stay with us. The unit is accessed by stairs to a wide deck, overlooking some stunning panoramic views. Situated on the southern slopes of the ancient Porongurup Range, Jilba Enterprises is a 77 hectare working cattle, avocado and table olive property. We also have a small plantation of Eucalyptus saligna trees, which we are growing for furniture timber use. For nature enthusiasts, bushwalkers and lovers of fine foods and wines, Jilba offers an ideal central point to relax and enjoy your exploration of everything the magical Great Southern region of Western Australia has to offer. Jilba is 43km north of Albany & 35km east of Mount Barker and the property is also within easy driving distance of the Stirling Ranges, with the many attractions of Denmark and Walpole as options for day trips. There is something to appeal to all members of the family. Enjoy peace, tranquillity and fresh country air, plus panoramic views from Jilba Cottage out over our beautiful gardens, olive grove and rolling farmland to Albany & the rugged south coast. Wake up to a dawn chorus of Kookaburras and carolling Magpies. Catch a glimpse of cheeky Blue Wrens, New Holland Honey Eaters, Golden Whistlers, Grey Fantails and Robin Red Breasts, which inhabit our garden; also, pesky Ring Neck, Red Capped & Western Rosella parrots, the bane of fruit growers’ lives. You may also see a Wedgetail Eagle spirally lazily in the sky above the farm. Enjoy a BBQ and relax with one of the area’s many superb wines. Revel in the magnificent sunsets and the sight of kangaroos coming out to graze at dawn and dusk. Also, enjoy the antics of our Guinea fowls, which roam at will all over the farm, keeping all the bugs at bay. As well as enjoying our produce - in season, you may also like to help with avocado and olive picking. You are welcome to take a stroll through our gardens, around the farm, or up into the National Park, immediately behind the cottage. For wildflower enthusiasts and keen bushwalkers, the Porongurup Range and National Park (now Heritage listed) is a must. Explore the many walks and trails in these ancient ranges and experience the beautiful scenery, seasonal wildflowers and abundant bird and wild life Relish the superb contrast between the low mallee country (immediately to the east of us) and the tall timber country to the west. Also, explore the region’s magnificent, wild, rugged coastline and the many idyllic beaches. Follow the superb wine, food, art and craft trails throughout the region and tempt your palate, tasting the many award winning food and wines. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: ABN:46335424568More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Joan B
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2015
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Reviewed March 8, 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...More

Date of stay: February 2019
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Joan B, VR Owner at Jilba Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded March 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...More

Reviewed January 12, 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...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Joan B, VR Owner at Jilba Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded January 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...More

Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Joan B, VR Owner at Jilba Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded January 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...More

Reviewed December 22, 2018

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

Date of stay: December 2018
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Joan B, VR Owner at Jilba Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded December 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...More

Reviewed November 21, 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...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Joan B, VR Owner at Jilba Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded November 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...More

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Reviewed October 12, 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...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Joan B, VR Owner at Jilba Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 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...More

Reviewed June 12, 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...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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Joan B, VR Owner at Jilba Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded June 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...More

Reviewed April 26, 2018

This beautiful, well equiped cottage was the perfect 'get away'. The kitchen had everything we needed - even a gravy boat. The views were stunning and the peacefulness and tranquility invited relaxation. Coupled to that, the welcome provided by Jim and Joan Baily was generous...More

Date of stay: April 2018
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Joan B, VR Owner at Jilba Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Thank you, Maggie & Jim, for your great review and for choosing Jilba Cottage for your stay - it is very much appreciated. It was a pleasure having you and we hope you can manage to come again, so that you can experience more of...More

Reviewed April 18, 2018

Too short 2 night stay with 4 friends. We took our American friends on a whirlwind trip to the Great Southern and had the good fortune to stay at Jilba. The cottage was really well equipped and really clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the breakfast...More

Date of stay: April 2018
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Joan B, VR Owner at Jilba Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Hi Gill, Thank you for your lovely review - it is much appreciated. It was a real pleasure having you, Geoff, Uli & Sheila to stay and Jim and I hope to see you back again for a longer visit in the not too distant...More

Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

What a brilliant, patch of real West Australian rural property.. A total pleasure and privilege to have spent only a few day's there...If you, like us, love gardens, this is the place to stay. Avocado's Olives, every fruit tree ,all types of flowers, mixed with...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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Joan B, VR Owner at Jilba Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2017

Hi Chris & Paula, Thank you for taking the time to review Jilba Cottage - the glowing review is much appreciated. Jim & I look forward to pershaps seeing you again in the future. In the meantime, travel safe. Warm regards, Joan

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Secure Parking
Shared Yard
Stove
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
For nature enthusiasts, bushwalkers and lovers of fine foods and wines, Jilba offers an ideal central point to relax and enjoy your exploration of everything the magical Great Southern region of Western Australia has to offer. Jilba is 43km north of Albany & 35km east of Mount Barker and the property is also within easy driving distance of the Stirling Ranges, with the many attractions of Denmark and Walpole as options for day trips. There is something to appeal to all members of the family. Enjoy peace, tranquillity and fresh country air, plus panoramic views from Jilba Cottage out over our beautiful gardens, olive grove and rolling farmland to Albany & the rugged south coast. For wildflower enthusiasts and keen climbers & bushwalkers, the Porongurup Range and National Park (now Heri...
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