Where To Stay in Balingup: Locals Guide

Kaya, hello. I’m Wendy, a Londoner who moved to Perth in 2000.

I’ve been lucky enough to travel extensively within Western Australia, including the quaint country town of Balingup. In this post, I’m sharing my favourite places to stay here.

Balingup, in the Bunbury-Geographe region, is nestled amongst green rolling hills and the beautiful Preston and Blackwood River valleys. This country town makes the ideal weekend getaway from Perth or as a stop on the way to the southern forests or Great Southern region.

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Looking for accommodation in Balingup?


If you’re booking a trip to Balingup or the surrounding area, we’ve got you covered. Below are some of the best accommodation options near Balingup. We find Stayz/VRBO cheaper than Airbnb 🏩

  1. Applegate Lane Chalet – adults only suites. Rated 9.5⭐️
  2. Gypsy Rose – quirky & cute wagon accommodation. Rated 9.7⭐️
  3. Balingup Timbertop Cottages – cottages with cosy wood fires. Rated 9.7⭐️
  4. Blackwood Valley Suites– lovely Mullalyup accommodation. Rated 9.5⭐️

Balingup Holiday Rentals

1. Applegate Lane Chalet

RATING: 9.5⭐️

Applegate Lane Chalet is an adults-only accommodation in Balingup comprising of two suites in a chalet with a full kitchen, dining and living area with TV.

This holiday home is perfect for a romantic getaway, a girlie weekend, or two couples travelling together.

bedroom with double bed with red velvet cover and cream cushions
One of the suites in Applegate Lane Chalet

2. Gypsy Rose Wagon

RATING: 9.7⭐️

The Gypsy Rose is the ultimate romantic accommodation in Balingup. This unique tiny space enables you to live like a gypsy traveller but with modern comforts like a kitchen, magic bathroom, luxurious queen bed, and a cosy fire to curl up in front of during winter.

Sit on the private deck and enjoy a glass of champagne while listening to the birds and taking in the beautiful gardens.

You have access to the gardens and can help yourself to the herb garden and fruit trees in season.

Get up to date prices here

a gypsy style interior of a wagon
The cute & romantic Gypsy Rose Wagon

3. Blackwood Valley Suites

RATING: 9.5⭐️

Blackwood Valley Suites offer premium accommodation in Mullalyup with a King size bed and large couch in front of your own open fire. Even marshmallows and chocolates are provided!

Tea/coffee making facilities are available along with unlimited internet, a large Smart TV, and luxurious bathrobes. Your suite includes a kettle, a toaster, a fridge and a microwave to make your own breakfast.

blackwood valley suites looking out onto green fields and a lake

4.Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages

RATING: 9.4⭐️

Set high in a hilltop forest above the mist line is a magical 46-acre natural bushland property. Six fully self-contained, cosy bush cottages are set apart for privacy with stunning views overlooking the town of Balingup and the fruit orchards below. Each Cottage has a wood fire and its own BBQ on the deck.

It’s a great option for couples, families and small groups looking to getaway from it all and reconnect with nature. Connect with your ‘inner child’ and join the owners, Deb and Brian for the daily farm animal feeding sessions.

Get up to date prices here

wood fire and bottle of wine at balingup heights chalets

Have you booked accommodation?

We use Booking.com for most accommodation bookings as they offer free cancellation on many properties and have a price match guarantee. We book through Stayz (part of VRBO) for private accommodation as we find it is often cheaper than Airbnb.

Tip: Accommodation gets booked quickly, especially during the WA school holidays. To avoid disappointment, book early.

Balingup Accommodation with Spa

5. Balingup Jalbrook Cottages, Jalbrook Estate

RATING: 9.2⭐️

Jalbrook Cottages consist of six deluxe rammed earth cottages set amongst private gardens. Four of them are adults-only with hot tubs, king beds, log fires, large day beds and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Red Robin is a two-bedroom cottage, perfect for two couples with queen beds in both bedrooms, and a hot tub spa on the deck.

Blue Wren, another two-bedroom cottage, is ideal for families with a queen-sized bed, two king-sized singles, and a sofa bed.

Electric blankets, spa robes & towels are included, along with a breakfast basket for the first morning with homemade bread, fresh milk, free-range eggs, and local produce in season.

Get up to date prices here

large spa overlooking garden
Jalbrook Cottages with hot tub jacuzzi

6. Blackwood Inn Innkeepers House

RATING: 9.4⭐️

Blackwood Inn Innkeepers House, a luxury adults-only retreat, is set in the hamlet of Mullalyup. The rooms are spacious and feature lounge areas, gas log fires, mood lighting, and a two-person spa bath. Fresh milk is provided along with a selection of Robert Timms coffees and a variety of Twining’s teas.

A delicious cooked breakfast is included in the tariff and they also offer A la Carte dining for guests each night.

Get up to date prices here

suite at blackwood inn innkeepers

Balingup Accommodation Pet Friendly

7. Balingup Timbertop Cottages

RATING: 9.7⭐️

Timbertop Cottages sits on a 53-acre grazing family farm 9 km from Balingup. Perfect for relaxing and connecting with nature.

There are two self-contained cottages that sleep six people with views of rolling hills and farmland. During winter, snuggle in front of your cosy log fire with a glass of local wine and cheese platter or in warmer months, watch the sun set from your verandah.

Pets allowed on request.

Get up to date prices here

a wooden cottage in the bforest surrounded by trees at balingup timbertop cottages

8. Anahito Studio

RATING: 9.5⭐️

This studio apartment has a satellite flat-screen TV, a shower, washing machine and dryer, and a kitchen with a Nespresso machine, fridge, stove, an oven and a microwave. Situated on a 55-acre farm, the views are beautiful from the decking.

Pets allowed.

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9. Brookvale House Balingup

RATING: 9.2⭐️

Pavilion Cottage has its own private garden, situated on a 120-year-old property surrounded by mature European trees. This Balingup accommodation is pet-friendly, allowing up to two small dogs. However, if you have two large dogs, please contact the owners to discuss. Your dogs are allowed indoors and there is no extra fee.

The property also has a one-bedroom cottage complete with a fireplace and fully equipped kitchen.

room with brown leather sofa

Our Accommodation in Balingup WA

10. Birdwood Park Estate Farm Stay

We stayed at Birdwood Park Estate Farm Stay, a rustic 3-bedroom American-style barn house set on a 17-acre hobby farm bound by Balingup Brook on three sides and the Avenue of Honour on the fourth. The property has a wood burner to keep you warm in the winter and a fully equipped kitchen. The views of the surrounding rolling hills are beautiful, and the farm stay is a perfect base from which to explore Balingup and surrounds.

Our daughters loved the friendly goats, and the fresh bread, cereal, and fruit was a wonderful bonus. The accommodation is pet friendly too.

We booked through Stayz as they were cheaper than Airbnb.

Get up to date prices here

Where To Stay in Balingup: Locals Guide
Birdwood Park Estate Farm Stay

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Flights ✈️

We fly Virgin Australia domestically due to their competitive prices and fantastic customer service, and fly with Qatar Airways to Europe.

Accommodation 🏩

We mainly use Booking.com for accommodation as they consistently have the lowest rates with free cancellation on most properties.

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Campervan/RV Rental 🚐

DriveNow is a good resource to compare campervan hire in Western Australia as it includes all the large companies like Britz, Maui, and Jucy as well as smaller ones.

Travel Insurance 🌏

Cover-More and Travel Insurance Direct are our preferred travel insurance companies for domestic and international travel.

See this Travel Insurance for Australia guide for more information.

Don’t wait any longer – book your stay today and start enjoying the peaceful countryside of Balingup.

We use Booking.com for most accommodation bookings as they offer free cancellation on many properties and have a price match guarantee. We also book through Stayz (part of VRBO) for private accommodation.