No matter what time of year it is, heading down to Margaret River is always a good idea. Summer? Dip your feet into the crystal clear waters of some of the best beaches going round. Winter? No problem. Get cosy around a fire with your nearest and dearest will cure any of those mid-year blues.
Round up the crew, or prepare to get cosy with your special someone, we’ve curated a list of the best accommodation in Margaret River. From luxury stays to holiday homes, the region has it all.
Olio Bello Glamping
Glamping at an award-winning organic farm? Count us in. The luxe safari-style tents at Olio Bello are surrounded by incredible landscapes and perfect for couples, a girls getaway or a big group celebration. Head’s up, the food served on the farm is epic, so make sure you book in as many meals as you can.
Mile End Glamping
You’ve gotta see Mile End’s light-filled dome glamping set up to truly get an idea of just how special this is. The speccy domes are transparent so you can lay down, get comfy and look up at all the sparkly little stars you can’t possibly see back in Perth. A private outdoor bath, king bed, kitchen and utter seclusion make this a date night you’ll never forget.
Wild Goose Camping
Run by husband and wife team Chloe and Clint, Wild Goose Camping doesn't have any permanent structures so the duo can set you up in a seriously luxe tent at sites across Margaret River to suit the escape you’re looking for.
Two Blind Cows
Just outside of Margs in one of our favourite little towns Cowaramup, you’ll find Two Blind Cows, an exo-luxe glamping retreat on the Woolrabunning farm. Nestled in the middle of Australian bushland, you’ll find enviable seclusion. If you find yourself ready to hit up the food and drink scene, there’s a heap of places nearby.
Luxury Resort Stays
Smiths Beach Resort
Waking up to the sound of the ocean your vibe? You’ll fall in love with Smiths Beach Resort. This luxurious resort overlooks the pristine Smiths Beach and is the ideal place to kick back and relax. Couples, families, or groups - there’s a heap of options to choose from.
Looking to be a world away from the big smoke? Empire Retreat is adults only and is designed to treat your mind, body and soul. Stone baths, a steam room and rainforest shower suites - run, don’t walk and book this one stat.
This 5-star lodge was voted Best Boutique Hotel in Australia and it’s little wonder why. Surrounded by some of the best wineries in Margaret River, undisturbed forest and a picturesque lake - it’s pure indulgence.
Premalaya’s mission is to create a place of love and we’re pretty sure you’re gonna feel all sorts of good vibes when you leave this place. Hit this one with the girl’s for a spot of wellness and yoga, or get all cosy with your special someone - this one is a real treat.
Indijup Spa Retreat
In the mood for a lavish getaway? The ridiculously beautiful Indijup Spa Retreat features 10 adult only villas, each with a private plunge pool and sweeping ocean views. There’s a Bodhi J spa on site, so we’re sure we don’t need to say any more.
Holiday Homes For Big Groups
The Roozen Residence
This insane beach house is one of the region’s most popular holiday houses for groups wanting just a bit (ok a lot) of indulgence. Every room has 180-degree ocean views and the master bedroom sits in its own wing of the house. Designer furniture, hotel quality king-size beds and an epic entertaining area. They weren’t messing around when they built this one.
Got something serious to celebrate? River’s Edge, which quite literally sits on the edge of a river sleeps up to 10 and is a whole lot of special. The rustic interiors and timber-lined bedrooms lend themselves to a cosy winter weekend spent with friends soaking up a little bit of nature and a whole lotta good times.
This original old settlers' home on Moonrise Farm sits pretty between wineries and forest in the serene countryside of Rosabrook. Grab a group, put on your best platters and sit back to watch the wildlife go by.
As if sweeping views of the ocean weren’t enough, the architectural wonder that is Incognito features a pyramid glass ceiling over the enormous living area so you look up and marvel at the stars. The open fireplace, private ensuite spas and jacuzzi room have us hanging out for a wintery escape down to this part of the world.
Set on eight acres of rolling hills, book a stay at Freshwater House and stroll down to swim in a rock pool by a waterfall on Margaret River. With its massive outdoor entertaining area, sun loungers and heaps of activities, you’ll be sure to satisfy every one of your crew.
Holiday Homes For Couples
This converted shipping container oozes all kinds of unique styles with its mix of new, recycled and natural materials. The best bit? You’ll be treated to a breakfast of local wood-fired bread and farm fresh eggs. The fire will even be ready on arrival. Sounds like a sweet deal to us.
Ready for a little quiet and connection with nature? This gorgeous little studio is close to town so you and your special someone can dine and come home to a little piece of paradise.
With postcard-worthy views over the river, you’ll be forgiven for finding it hard to get out and explore the region. Set yourself up with a picnic, soak up the sunset and finish your evening in the spa bath looking out over the estate. There’s nothing more romantic than a stay at Infinity Chalet.
Bussells Bushland Cottages
These super cute and very private cottages are a piece of home away from home. Just a hop and a skip from town, you can stock up on supplies before settling in for the evening around the potbelly stove with a drink in hand. Kangaroos say hi on the daily, and there are heaps of beautiful birds to look out for.
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