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(08) 6282 1900

The Bush Retreat

The Bush Retreat is the perfect solution for you if you need a little R&R from everyday life. Located a short drive from Cockburn Central Gateway, Garden City and Fremantle, this house is ideal for anyone who still wants to be close to all the action. We welcome you to stay at the Bush Retreat and enjoy a relaxing break away to recharge your batteries, meet some new people and take some time to relish in your own space.

Why choose the Bush Retreat

Located in Beeliar, the Bush Retreat boast comfortable living space, perfect for anyone looking to enjoy some peace and quiet without being too far removed from the action. Take a minute for yourself in the courtyard, take a trip to the local coffee shop, or enjoy a walk in the surrounding suburbs.

You can also take advantage of the features:

  • Foxtel and home entertainment systems
  • Alfresco dining
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Trained Disability Support Workers 24/7
  • Recreational opportunities
  • Vehicle available for guest outings
  • Laundry services
  • WiFi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Community activities

Things to see and do

Fremantle
(15km from the Bush Retreat)

Not too far from the Bush Retreat, is Fremantle, the hot spot for great food, amazing historical buildings and loads of shopping.

You can’t go wrong with a day trip in Freo; take a tour of the Fremantle Prison, find a treasure at the markets, or relax at any one of the many cafes that line the streets and laneways.

 

Adventure World
(6.3km from the Bush Retreat)

There are over 30 attractions at Adventure World, including rollercoasters, waterslides, wildlife experiences and pools. Perfect for a hot summer day, Adventure World is open September to April.

Coogee Beach
(7km from the Bush Retreat)

Coogee Beach offers more than sand, sun and water. The newly renovated Surf Life Saving Club provides you with a spot to enjoy some food and watch the happenings of beach goers. Whether you’re a water baby or not, Coogee Beach’s pristine white sand and clear blue water is the perfect spot to spend your time.

 

Cockburn Ice Arena
(6.5km from the Bush Retreat)

There’s always something going on at the Cockburn Ice Arena, including discos and birthday parties. Whether you’re a seasoned skater or new to the ice, it’s all at your own pace, which makes it perfect for anyone to try out.

Pricing

Pricing is determined by your funding stream and cost is advised once your eligibility is confirmed.

A fee of $46.00 per night is required to be paid to cover a range of services not included in your funding plan, including:

  • Meals and drinks
  • Foxtel
  • Internet access
  • Transport vehicles

In addition to this, board and lodging also goes towards the general upkeep of the Houses, to ensure that your stay with us is as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Please note: If you have NDIS funding the $46.00 per night (board and lodgings) is included in your funding, therefore you won’t need to pay this additional cost.

Contact Us

The Bush Retreat is open for viewings. If you wish to view this home before coming to stay, please contact our friendly Customer Engagement team on (08) 6282 1900 or email [email protected] for more information.

Frequently asked questions

General information

What time is Check in / Check out?

Check in and Check out is available from 3-4pm. Alternative arrangements can be made with each house. For more information, please call our friendly Customer Engagement Team on (08) 6282 1900.

What amenities do you provide in the rooms?

  • King-size single ensemble beds or fully adjustable hospital style beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Bedside table
  • Chair
  • Lamp
  • Desk (on request)
  • Clock
  • TV point (on request)
  • All linen

How many people can sleep in a room?

Each guest has their own room; however, The Beach House (Rockingham) has 2 rooms with 2 individual beds if you are interested in sharing with a friend.

Is there Wi-Fi at the guest houses?

Free Wi-Fi is available at each house for our guests to use. As streaming services are not available, we recommend you download movies and TV shows before coming to stay.

Do I need to bring spending money?

During your stay, there will be a number of activities that are available for you to join in. Some will be free activities, and some may require entry fees, like bowling or rock climbing.

Can my support worker/family stay with me?

Rocky Bay has qualified staff on hand to make sure your stay is fun and comfortable, while also meeting your support needs. Your family/support worker are welcome to pop in to visit.

How will you know what I like and don’t like?

Our staff takes time in getting to know you before your staycation. We want to know everything that makes you you to ensure your holiday is as comfortable as possible. Our staff not only care about what you like and don’t like, they are highly qualified and experienced in support, so you never need to worry.

Can we rent the house as a family for a holiday?

The houses are not open to rent privately by groups, but your family are always welcome to pop in for visits.

How old do I have to be to stay at the guest house?

To holiday at one of our guest houses, you need to be at least 18 years of age.

What to bring

Can I bring my pet?

For the safety of your pet and the other guests in the home, we can’t accept animals in any house.

Can I bring in some additional items to make my bedroom more like home?

Of course! We want to make sure that your stay is as comfortable as possible, so if you would like to bring in additional items we are happy to accommodate you. We recommend that you label your property with your name and record it on your clothing list so that it makes it home with you at the end of your stay.

Should I bring food?

Each guest house caters to specific nutrition requirements and mealtime management plans. Our support workers will cook your meals for you. We even invite you to assist with the planning and cooking, if that’s what interests you!

How much clothing should I pack?

It’s not essential for you to bring much in the way of clothes as we have washing and drying facilities at each guest house. Our support workers will happily launder your clothes for you.

During your stay

Who will give me my medications?

The guest houses have qualified support workers that assist with personal care and medications.

Please note: For your safety, all medications must be supplied in a Webster packed by your pharmacist.

Is there car parking available?

Yes, parking is available at each house, Please check with our Customer Engagement Team on (08) 6282 1900 for more information.

Can I still go to work or other commitments?

You are welcome to come and go as you please while you holiday in our guest house. If you have a schedule to stick to, like work hours or appointments, we recommend that you organise transport arrangements through family or a support worker.  

Are Rocky Bay staff trained to follow Eating/Drinking and Swallowing Plans?

Our staff are all qualified in Eating/Drinking and Swallowing (Meal Time Management), and are happy to prepare your meals for you.

Fees

How much is board and lodging and what does it cover?

The board and lodging fee is $46.00. It covers a range of services that we offer, including:

      • Meals, snacks and drinks
      • Foxtel
      • Internet access
      • Transport vehicles
      • Laundry
      • Amenities

    This cost also goes towards the general upkeep of the house to ensure your stay with us is as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Please note:

The nightly amount paid by the Department of Communities covers cost of staffing and administration.

If you have NDIS funding the $46.00 per night (board and lodgings) is included in your funding, therefore you won’t need to pay this additional cost.

Do I pay board and lodging if I have my meals via a PEG?

If you use a PEG feed and have the full supply of formula with you, your board and lodging fee is reduced to $36.00. If you have a combination of formula and food, the board and lodging fee will be $46.00.

Reservation changes and cancellations

What if I need to cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation at any time by contacting our Customer Engagement Team on (08) 6282 1900. For Block Funding we prefer a minimum of 48 hours’ notice of cancellation to allow others to fill the reservation. If you have funding under the NDIS you will need to provide 5 days for cancellations. More information can be found on the NDIS Cancellation Policy page.

Can I make changes to my reservation?

You can request changes to your reservation at any time by contacting our Customer Engagement Team on (08) 6282 1900. The sooner we know what you prefer, the more likely we are to make it happen.

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