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Penguin Shack - Rockingham

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Ideally located & just a 1 hour drive from Perth City.

The Penguin Shack is the perfect place to get away from the city without having to travel too far. It has loads of character, featuring high celings & polished floorboards throughout & has a lovely relaxed feel about it.

It's in a very convenient location too being one street back from the beach where there are free use public bbqs & a children's playground, it's a 10 min walk away to Mersey Point (where you catch the ferry to the beautiful Penguin Island) & directly across the road is a supermarket, bottleshop, post office, cafe, restaurants & a bus stop which takes you to the train station, which can then take you to either Perth City or to Mandurah.

The Penguin Shack is fully equipped with everything you need. Even the linen & towels are provided. There is also a porta cot & high chair available on request.

It has 2 bedrooms, the master room has a queen size bed & the guest room has a double bed. It's perfect for a couple & still very comfortable for up to 4 people.

The house features a living room with TV, DVD & many DVDs to choose from, stereo, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, bathroom with claw foot bath, seperate shower, sunroom & a fabulous decked outdoor entertaining area with tropical gardens, bbq, outdoor setting & a heated spa under a gazebo.

The Penguin Shack is ideal for a romantic getaway, small family or small group of friends. You can take in the fresh ocean air, take a stroll to the many beautiful local attractions, enjoy a hot spa, soak in the clawfoot bath by candlelight or just simply relax & enjoy!

There is an abundance of marine & wildlife just a short walk away including dolphins, sea lions, penguins, pelicans & all sorts of other marine & birdlife.

The surrounding area is also ideal for kite surfing, kyaking, fishing, boating & of course swimming.


Please see below for nightly / weekly rates, but please note there will be exceptions to the prices for public holidays & the Christmas & Easter periods.

A fully refundable bond of $100 - $300 (depending on length of stay) is also required for all stays.

More Details

John Newman
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Safety Bay in City of Rockingham

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

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Penguin Shack - Rockingham
average rating of 4.8444443 based on 45 reviews

Good location, nice theme

  • 5 of 5

House was set up well with plenty of information and supplies which made our stay really pleasant and convenient. The spa was lovely and the backyard is really nice to sit in. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are grateful for the effort you have made to write a Review. We aim to keep our property clean, neat, tidy and interesting for our guests, but also endeavour to give real value for the investment the guest has made. We appreciate your feedback.
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The Perfect Little Getaway

  • 4 of 5

John's property is beautifully kept and presented. It is close to the beach and all the necessary amenities including an amazing barista. The bed was SO comfortable and it was delightful to be welcomed with a thoughtfully stocked fridge and a lovely bottle of wine. A clean, comfortable, quiet retreat. Thank you, John!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Sharon for the time you have taken to lodge a review as we are particularly pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the beaches and nearby restaurants so convenient. as for the Penguin Shack, we always endeavour to leave it clean and comfortable for our guests. The small extras are our appreciation to you for having chosen the Shack for your holiday and are gratified that you believe you had value for your investment. John and Glenise Newman
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Fantastic cozy home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. Central to everything. Everything you need straught across the road. So close to the nicest beaches and boat ramps. Lovely owners who go above and beyond. Did I mention the spa?

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kim, it gives us great pleasure to read your Review as it tells us we must be doing something right and that perhaps your investment was well placed. We are constantly aware of the cost and sacrifices guests make, just to have a few days break from busy lives. Hence, we try to give value and prepare our cottage to give some delight and endeavour to meet the expectation of the guests.
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Marangaroo, Western Australia, Australia

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much John and Glenise your house is amazing we had such a wonderful stay. The weather wasn't great but we made the most of our Family holiday. Great range of movies for the kids and great board games. The fact that you left the little condiments, milk and bread is such a lovely thing to do. We will most definitely be back this Summer. Take care

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Misty, Thank you so much for the time taken to submit your review and your ratings suggest that you were pleased with the Penguin Shack. Quite remarkable really as you had appalling weather the whole time and with the needs of 2 children being curtailed in many ways, it must have been difficult and telling to a degree especially as you would have wanted more options for the family. I must say that we were surprised that you were able to relax particularly as the premises were left in an absolutely superb condition which left us so appreciative and grateful. John
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the accomodation and location was fantastic. Would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, Greatly appreciate the time both you and your family have taken to submit your review, and yes we endeavour incredibly hard to present the Penguin Shack in an inviting and pleasant retreat. WE know the Spartan 20's feel is not to every ones taste but we concentrate on cleanliness, service and quality. With thanks, John and Glenise
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A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have selected a better location for our break away. It has a very relaxing feel about the home and the spa was the highlight! We were pleasantly surprised that it was so close to the beach and amenities. We will definitely return and make it an annual get away for us. Thanks John for the early check in - it was much appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our apologies Cathy and Michael as we missed the review you have submitted and we are fully aware of the effort that is taken by anyone who takes the trouble to write a response demonstrating the essential aspects that contribute to a successful or disappointing holiday. More importantly we are sincerely gratified that you feel your investment was worthwhile and provided happy memories of the break away from home that is often expensive and not as fulfilling as one would have hoped. Glenise, my wife who is in a wheelchair these days is always asking me to make sure things at the Penguin Shack are presented, just so...this way or that way, and while she is always there to attend to the individual touches, from March on she has not been in the best of health, so as a consequence I missed your reply. Much gratitude from both of us. John and Glenise
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