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Shady Retreat, Kallaroo, Joondalup, Perth

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Overview
4 bedrooms
1 bathroom
7 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Holiday Rental House
Shady Retreat is situated in one of the most popular holiday areas of the coastal region of Perth. Just a couple of minutes drive to the family friendly Mullaloo beach with park and BBQ facilities. Whitfords shopping centre and cinema complex is a 2 minute drive or you can walk quite easily. Just a few minutes further down the coast road and you're at Hillary's Boat Harbour which has endless entertainment for the children, the fascinating Aqua underwater experience and an abundance of dining options to tempt you. Check out the Pinaroo Valley Kangaroos just 5mins down the road, take in a game of golf at Joondalup resort which is less than 10mins away. The train station and freeway are just five minutes away. Whatever you choose to do in the day, you will find that Shady Retreat offers a ...Shady Retreat is situated in one of the most popular holiday areas of the coastal region of Perth. Just a couple of minutes drive to the family friendly Mullaloo beach with park and BBQ facilities. Whitfords shopping centre and cinema complex is a 2 minute drive or you can walk quite easily. Just a few minutes further down the coast road and you're at Hillary's Boat Harbour which has endless entertainment for the children, the fascinating Aqua underwater experience and an abundance of dining options to tempt you. Check out the Pinaroo Valley Kangaroos just 5mins down the road, take in a game of golf at Joondalup resort which is less than 10mins away. The train station and freeway are just five minutes away. Whatever you choose to do in the day, you will find that Shady Retreat offers a peaceful, comfortable home from home to return to for a relaxing espresso under the pergola and later, the traditional Aussie BBQ with your favourite beverage. Free unlimited Wifi keeps you in touch while you relax and unwind. An efficient gas heater will keep you cosy at the cooler time of year in front of the flat screen tv or playing one of the many board games provided. If you still have energ to burn we also have a table tennis table. The property sleeps up to seven guests offering one queen bed, two double bedrooms and one twin single room. Although there is only one bathroom which can be annoying with larger numbers, the toilet is seperate. We have just today 4/10/20 finished installing new kitchen, new laundry and have carried the new solid flooring through into the hallway and bedrooms. The house has also been freshly painted. Photos of the new kitchen are displayed and new photos of the laundry and bedrooms will follow. As I'm a huge animal lover, I do allow pets at the property on approval, so ask me about yours. I have a huge back yard which is perfect for the family dog. Please always contact me directly as an online booking will not be accepted without prior approval of your pets.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Pets are allowed strictly on application with the owner. Please disclose your intention to bring a pet prior to booking the property. Smoking is not allowed inside the property but there is a large alfresco area where you are welcome to smoke.
Bedrooms
2 Doubles3 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Linda H
Hosting since January 2010
Languages spoken: English, German
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsWhen you book with us at Shady Retreat I always have plenty of contact with you prior to your arrival to make sure I know your needs for your stay. I will be at the house to meet you, show you around the house and pass on all the local knowledge I can offer. I have plenty of written information in the house but I can help you with any questions you may have or ideas appropriate to your visit. During your stay we are 10 mins away and you will have our mobile phone number in case of any questions, advice or problems. We enjoy hosting our guests and have remained friends or at least in touch with many of them, especially the ones who were migrating.

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Reviews (7)
Departure570052
Departure570052
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Disappointed
This accommodation was booked for my mother and Aunt who are regular visitors to Perth from the UK. They always stay at holiday rentals in this area, as this gives them the independence and freedom to explore. On their arrival all windows were open, and they could smell cleaning products. The musty smell throughout the property did not become apparent until a little later in the day. The smell was so overwhelming they could not eat, drink or sleep in the property. They did not unpack their case or use any of the facilities. I sought new accommodation for them and they left the following morning. Of course the property owner was defensive and denied the issues raised. I understand this property is a source of income, however, the truth is it did not meet the standard required, as outlined above. The owner gave a partial refund. If you value your annual leave and hard earned money please reconsider using this property or arrange an inspection before you book. On a positive note, Tridadvisor were very helpful, easy to contact and supportive.
Visited November 2019
Written 16 February 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
m H
m H
I met the ladies at the property and we did a tour of the house and chatted for quite a while. They seemed very happy with the accomodation and no comment was made about a smell. The windows were not all open at all. I don’t know why the ladies decided not to stay at our home, but in terms of the suitability of our property as a comfortable place to spend your vacation, I would just say to you, please read all the other reviews of our property on this platform and on Airbnb to make your decision. Enjoy your holiday 😊
Written 11 May 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lesley R A
Lesley R A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Home from home and owner very helpful and friendly
We have just arrived back from staying at Shady Retreat had a warm welcome on our arrival and a welcome pack to start us off lovely place to stay There was everything you need for cooking beach towels for the beach The beaches and shops are all close by Nice garden to sit in we had all we needed and had a lovely holiday with our family who live not far from there We would recommend it as a place to stay for a holiday Lots of places to eat out if you do not want to cook We would love to come and stay again as it was like Home from Home
Visited April 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 28 April 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
m H
m H
Thank-you for your kind comments Lesley. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. You really looked after our house like it was your own home indeed. We look forward to seeing you next time you're out here visiting your family and thanks very much for the box of chocolates. My favourites yum yum. All the best to you and Gordon. Linda and Mario
Written 30 April 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

wendym19721224
wendym19721224
North West England, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful place to stay
We had an amazing month at Shady Retreat and was greeted and made so welcome on arrival . We were made welcome from the start. We didn't want for anything in the house, we even had beach towels to use. I loved washing clothes and them being dry in half hour. I've just been looking at the photos again on trip advisor and I'm missing our holiday home. Our 4 year old daughter loved the little bicycle that Linda let her play with whilst we were there. The Queen size bed was so comfortable it's made us look at our mattress at home and think we need a new one. The house is in an excellent location with amenities close by. Mullaloo beach is beautiful and so close. When we all return as a family I will be contacting Linda and booking here again without a doubt. Very highly recommend.
Visited January 2016 Travelled with family
Written 16 February 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
m H
m H
Thank-you so much for your kind words. We've been very lucky to have had some lovely guests staying at our house, yourselves included. We do try to make the house as nice as possible and provide our guests with everything we can think of to make their stay as comfortable as we can. We so appreciate that you have taken the time to leave us your feedback and we certainly look forward to hearing from you next time you come for a family visit. All the best, Linda and Mario
Written 17 February 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kezster125
Kezster125
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Quiet location, cosy home
Our family stayed in this 4br home for 2 weeks in June and although the home is a little bit dated, it is super comfortable and cosy. The location of the house is wonderful. We had a great time there! Few minutes drive to the big shopping centre and a few minutes drive to the beach or hillarys. The back yard is lovely and peaceful to relax in. Thank you Linda for having the home really well equipped and also for being so helpful. We will be back one day 😀
Visited June 2015
Written 27 June 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ClarryRS
ClarryRS
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location, fabulous house, wonderful owner
I rented the Shady Retreat for about a month in December 2014 with my son and his fiancee and we all had a great time. The property itself is about 20 minutes from Mullaloo beach and very close to all other amenities. The owner made us very comfortable in this clean, spacious and remarkably cool (although the temperatures outside were 35deg Celsius or more) house. I would certainly recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet vacation property which is minutes away from everything one could possibly want.
Visited December 2014 Travelled with friends
Written 23 April 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Karen W
Karen W
England, United Kingdom4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent accommodation
Excellent accommodation in a great location. Walking distance to Whitfords shopping centre. Couple of minutes to the beach and easy distance to Hilary's - the families favourite place in Perth. This wasn't our first time in Perth, and we will be returning again to visit family and won't hesititate in staying at Shady Retreat again.
Visited March 2015 Travelled with family
Written 19 April 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Clarebeargrogan
Clarebeargrogan
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A peaceful home from home.
Myself, husband and 3 children all stayed at Shady retreat when we first arrived as immigrants from the UK. The house is homely and comfortable, my favourite room being the master bedroom which has a fabulous bed! Linda the owner welcomed us as if we were family, and helped us feel at home in Australia straight away, which we very much appreciated. I now intend to book Shady Retreat for my family and friends when they come to visit us here in Perth!
Visited December 2011
Written 9 October 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Outdoor amenities
  • Garage
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
Parking
  • Parking available

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About the neighbourhood
Kallaroo is right in the heart of the most popular central region of the 'Sunset Coast'. No other part of Perth can boast the range of facilities that are right here on your doorstep. The heart of this region is Hillarys Boat Harbour which is a world class facility with a huge variety of shops, restaurants and cafes. The 'Great Escape Leisure Park and AQWA under water aquarium along with a sheltered children's beach and BBQ area. Australias number 1 resort golf course, Joondalup Resort is just a 5min drive from Kallaroo as is the Pinaroo Valley where you can observe many Kangaroos at close quarters. Mulaloo Beach which is a 2 min drive from your holiday home, is perfect for the beach lover. Beautiful white sand with BBQ and picnic facilities, lifeguards and toilet facilities. Stay into the early evening on the beach or at the very popular Mulaloo Beach Tavern to experience our magnificent sunsets. If its a bit of shopping you fancy, Whitfords Shopping Centre is one of the largest centres in Perth and is a 2 min drive from your house or you can walk if you prefer. There are many dining options there along with a huge cinema complex.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Kallaroo is approximately 45 mins by car from the International airport and just a slightly shorter drive from the domestic airport. The closest train station is Whitfords If you google Transperth, you can use their journey planner which gives you bus/train times, suggested routes and estimated journey times for any travel around Perth using public transport.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Shady Retreat, Kallaroo, Joondalup, Perth

Shady Retreat, Kallaroo, Joondalup, Perth is able to accommodate up to 7 guests. See all property details.

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