The SpaceSUSTAINABLY built air conditioned eco cottage with additional freestanding donga. Total of 4 bedrooms, 3 small bedrooms, all with new carpet, and one large main bedroom with recycled cork flooring. The cabin houses the main bedroom (one queen, one single) as well as the bathroom and one small bedroom. The donga is located behind the cabin so there are a few steps to walk (outdoors) between them. The donga houses the 2 remaining bedrooms (one double, one single) as well as a kitchen/dining/living area. The donga has lots of windows and a great breeze most of the year but currently has no flyscreens due to damage by previous guests so you may get some bugs visiting when you open windows.
The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, oven, fridge, sink, kettle, toaster, electric frypan etc. There is also a Cafe Italy coffee machine - please bring your own capsules if you wish to use it. Note also that the home has bore water so the kettle builds up with calcium quickly. This is perfectly fine to drink, but may come as a surprise if you are not used to water with heavy minerals. We descale it occasionally but it builds up with every use.
The bathroom contains the eco toilet (drop toilet) plus a shower and sink. Due to high calcium and lime content in the water, you may notice scaling on the tiles but rest assured they are wiped and disinfected each time between guests.
Beautiful bush views from deck (currently being replaced due to white ant damage) and all round. There is a hot water spa on the deck (please clean out leaves yourself as they reappear within minutes), but if you use it, please be careful on the decking while it is under maintenance.
Linens, towels, toilet paper, firelighters, matches, firewood provided. Bring your own personal insect repellant and if you plan to light the log fire, please collect your own kindling. Guest AccessThe property is private and secluded, away from the hustle and bustle and surrounded by beautiful tuart and gum trees and horse paddocks. It is just a short 5min walk to the famous Lake Clifton thrombolites and the Cape Bouvard Winery. Down the coast just a short drive from Mandurah and in the heart of he people region. Interaction with GuestsHelp available at any time during stay (unless we happen to be off on holidays). Extras by arrangement, including horse rides, fresh organic bread delivered in morning. The NeighborhoodThe property is a short 5min walk from the world famous thrombolites in the beautiful Lake Clifton and the Cape Bouvard Winery. It is just a few minutes' drive from the 4WD beach track that runs from White Hills to Preston Beach and is close to the estuary.
Herron is part of Mandurah and part of the Peel region of Western Australia. This uniquely beautiful and interesting area includes part of the Yalgorup National Park and its Ramsar registered wetlands.
Just a few minutes walk from the famous Lake Clifton thrombolites. Lake Clifton has one of only two reefs of living thrombolites in the southern hemisphere.
The Peel Region is one of the nine regions of Western Australia. The natural environment is what gives the Peel Region its distinctive, attractive character. People from different regions are attracted by the areas abundant resources, picturesque environment and enviable lifestyle.
Stretching from the white sands and blue water to the rugged terrain of the Darling Scrap, the Peel Region offers a wide range of outdoor activities from exploring expansive waterways and national parks, visits to the wineries, and bush walking along the trails of the vast Jarrah Forests.
The Peel Region offers unique experiences such as a visit to historic Pinjarra, one of the oldest towns in Western Australia, and Serpertine National Park which is abound with scenic beauty of ancient landforms and lush green forests.
The Peel Region, just 45 mins south of Perth, is a natural adventure playground made up of the regions of Mandurah, Murray,Waroona, Serpentine/Jarrahdale and Boddington. All with something different to offer, the Peel Region is full of diverse and beautiful spots for weekend getaways and short breaks in Western Australia.
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More information on the broader area (Peel region including Mandurah, Murray, Dwellingup and Waroona): (URL HIDDEN) Getting AroundClosest public transport is 10 minutes away in Dawesville. In short, you'll need a car! Car rental is available either at Perth Airport or cheaper options in the city or in Mandurah (locally). Other Things to NoteIt is a rural property and accommodation is basic (no luxuries). Due to overwhelming guest demand we have chosen to provide NO television so you can stay in tune with nature. We do offer NBN internet (free of charge) if you can't help yourself! :) Remember this is a rural property - please take responsibility for yourself and your children. We clean the home thoroughly of mice, spiders, dust etc but don't be surprised if you encounter some - it's the country after all! :) You are in the middle of bush and spiders re-surface overnight.
The drop toilet is environmentally friendly but that also means at certain times of year you may get the occasional interesting odour.
Importantly, the "play equipment" out the front is for decorative purposes only and does NOT meet Australian Standards. No responsibility will be taken for injuries as a result of using it! Decking has white any damage and is due to be replaced - again no access permitted.