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All you need is your favourite person, and the Margaret River Region can surprise and delight by helping you to get romantic.

Whether you are after a rustic getaway, indulgent luxury, gorgeous farm stay or stunning natural setting, we have combed the region up and down to find the perfect lodgings to spark the fluttering of hearts.

8 Paddocks
Soak in the outdoor bathtub at 8 Paddocks. Photo: Supplied

8 Paddocks

Nothing says romance as being tucked away in quiet and serene landscape made of rolling hills, natural bushland, pasture and vineyards. Right in the heart of the Margaret River Region, 8 Paddocks’ sleek and luxury chalets have been carefully fitted with high end local Australian Made materials and finishes and comfy king size beds dressed in the finest of linen. Unwind together in the late afternoon on the deck enjoying a wine or two or cosy up by the outdoor fire pit toasting marshmallows. Soak in the spectacular outdoor Concrete Republic bathtub and gaze the clear night sky while you listen to the calming sounds of the surrounding farm; this is the perfect escape for couples looking to connect with each other, nature and stillness.

Empire Retreat

A lush grove of eucalyptus trees envelops you once you’re down the driveway and through the rusty wrought iron gates at Empire Retreat. Pass through the ivy-covered antique wooden doors and you’re in the drop dead gorgeously styled reception, complete with cushioned lounges, a sun-drenched breakfast room and cosy wood fire for the cooler seasons. The entire site has been furnished with impeccable taste by sister business Empire Homewares. The adults-only retreat has 11 rooms of various levels to select from, including the Farmhouse suites or villas. The verdant grounds are surrounded by vines, olives, native bush, a dam and even geese, providing the most romantic of destinations. The on-site spa (a must) uses all organic Sodashi products. Breakfast is offered daily, and gourmet hampers for two can be organised in advance.

Tree Chalets

Here we give you the more modern and luxurious version of a sustainable cabin in the woods, nestled extremely privately in a rose gum plantation, with a cast-iron claw-foot bathtub on the deck. The interiors are modern yet extremely comfortable, with a fireside couch, kitchen and beautiful bedding to match the muted tones of the eucalypt surrounds. They have personally seen to special occasions on site like proposals, and offer different hamper options on their website, with a mix of bathing and beauty products, chocolates, strawberries and champagne…or, if you’re booking for the cooler months, our personal favourite, “fireside treats”, which includes two mugs, marshmallow, hot chocolate mix and cookies. Plus, the property is adults-only, so serenity is guaranteed.

Tree Chalets Busselton Photo Credit West Beach Studio
Tree Chalets: A sustainable and luxe cabin in the woods. Photo: West Beach Studio

Olio Bello Lakeside Glamping

As well as its oil, farm café, pantry and beauty products, Olio Bello is now well known for its Lakeside Glamping. Sixteen luxury safari bungalows lie on the shores of the property’s large dam, flanked by some 8000 olive trees on the 320-acre organic farm. There is really no need to leave when the activities range from lunch at the café, oil sampling, walks through the grove, mountain biking, card and boardgames, bocce, cricket, croquet, or the option to organise a treat from the wellness menu or yoga. The bungalows are each kitted out with an ensuite, kitchenette and viewing deck, with breakfast baskets provided for multiple night stays. There are also glamper hampers, a take away menu or DIY summer barbecue options.

Burnside Organic Farm

Picture soaking in a deep stone bathtub with rustic copper and brass tapware on a wooden deck, limestone wall behind you, after a day spent learning and interacting on an organic farm. With a biodynamic vineyard, permaculture market garden, avocado orchard, caper plantation, bee hives, cows, pigs, chickens, sheep, there’s a lot of fun to be had. Burnside Organic Farm offers a few accommodation options, but recommend their limestone bungalow as the most romantic, with the aforementioned Pinterest-worthy tub. Guests have exclusive access to animal feeding, the kitchen garden, and wine tasting experiences (zinfandel and vermentino) and can learn oodles from hosts Lara and Jamie McCall on permaculture and self-sufficiency. The limestone bungalow has a modern farmhouse interior with rendered walls, timber ceilings, a timber and stone kitchen and, essential for the colder months, a pot belly fire.

Burnside Organic Farm Outdoor Bath
Soak the day away at Burnside Organic Farm. Photo: Supplied

Gilgara Retreat

‘Old world luxury’ comes to mind at Gilgara Retreat, a quiet and private adults-only enclave with a traditional farmhouse, garden suites, impeccably manicured lawn and cottage garden only five minutes from Margaret River. Gilgara has been the location for many a high-end wedding, so no wonder that it is revered by couples to get away and treat themselves (even for a ‘digital detox’, as recommended by the venue itself). Two accommodation options are available; either one of five ensuited king bedrooms in the traditional homestead, where the shared lounge, reading and dining rooms feature crisp white interiors, wooden floors and traditional furnishings like green velvet chesterfield armchairs; or the self-contained, modern garden suites with spa baths, rammed earth walls and native garden views.

Injidup Spa Retreat

Perched right on the ridge of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park – with 180-degree views of Injidup beach – lie 10 adult-only villas, each with a private plunge pool, sun loungers and a dreamy, spa-like aesthetic. The rooms are white and cream with earthy and timber accents, where guests can be pampered right on site. The Honeymoon Villa boasts a stunning bowl-shaped terrazzo bath tub, but all the villas have an ensuite, private patio, fireplace and kitchenette with a breakfast hamper and wine on arrival. In terms of fancy-pants extras, you could try in-villa dining with a private chef or choose from Injidup Spa Retreat’s holistic, natural and organic wellness menu.

Bodhi J Injidup Day Spa
Treat yourself to a luxurious getaway at Injidup Spa Retreat. Photo: Supplied

Tanah Marah

So you want some romance, but you are the active types. How about somewhere with kayaking, a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, gym, lawn games and a library? The Tanah Marah estate, which sits between Margaret River and Cowaramup, houses six self-contained chalets around a massive private lake. A vast lawn and gorgeous forest play the backdrop to these rammed earth rooms, with warm and inviting interiors, rammed earth walls and modern kitchen and lounge areas. The lake is recommended for its epic views or as a dreamy picnic spot for two. Otherwise settle in on your private terrace, laze on the outdoor lounge setting and say hello to the friendly herd of sheep as they graze on by.

Tanah Marah Lake View
Settle in on the private terrace at Tanah Marah. Photo: Supplied

Jarrah Grove Forest Retreat

There’s bound be someone reading this pining for a romantic weekend, but can’t bear the thought of leaving their pooch at home. Enter Jarrah Grove Forest Retreat! There’s lots to keep you and your beloved furry friend feeling loved up, including walk tracks through 86 acres of private forest, the option to BYO mountain bikes, and a hot tub under the stars! (Doggo might have to sit that one out). The self-contained rammed earth chalets are 15 minutes south of Margaret River, and feel warm and textural throughout, with wooden floors, kitchen, a wood fire and modern interiors. The bathroom caters beautifully, with a deep two-person bathtub set in a bay window, and a two-person rain-head shower. As well as the hot tub outdoors, there’s a private covered timber deck and barbecue. Pick from one of four hampers for that little extra spark, we recommend the indulgence hamper or bubbles and choc to get the romance flowing.

Bina Maya Yallingup Escape

Barefoot luxury and self-catering villas with a hotel service feel – that is the mantra of Bina Maya Yallingup Escape. There are three villas on site, but the one-bedroom option is best suited for a romantic weekend (or book the whole venue for an elopement!). The award-winning accommodation lies on 7.5 acres of bushland and has been designed with a modern Scandi décor, ensuites with rain showers and free-standing tubs. There is a myriad of in-house services on offer such as a private chef (think: romantic three-course for two), wellness yoga, massages, wine tours and more. A breakfast grazing board or cheese, charcuterie and wine can be arranged too.

Bina Maya
Get back to nature with a restorative getaway at Bina Maya. Photo: Supplied

Losari Retreat

Losari Retreat is perfectly peaceful and brimming with European influences on its 66-acre grounds – think arbours, statues, bubbling water fountains – and four different villas, each with a covered outdoor spa. The modern villas are each equipped with ecofires and immaculate outdoor living spaces, while the property itself is a popular wedding destination, especially with its lakeside viewing deck. The team at Losari also specialise in romantic getaways, with eight carefully curated choices. The most opulent would be ‘Luxe it Up’, a 3-night stay with grazing platter on arrival, breakfast hamper, a Scenic Helicopters beach picnic trip and a seven-hour private vine tour in a vintage car with MR Mustang Hire. Otherwise, ‘The Day Spa’ includes a couples massage in the villa, or ‘The Romance’ is the best bet for a proposal: in-house chef, local sparkling and Vasse Virgin gift pack included.

Dunsborough Ridge Retreat

With a tranquil forest location, infinity pool by the bush and unique brick and timber villas, Dunsborough Ridge Retreat lies just a beautiful walk away from Goanna Gallery and Happs Wines. There are four villas to choose from, each with handcrafted timber touches throughout, and vast skylight and feature windows letting in glimpses of the surrounding treetops. The design is innovative in maximising the experience with the natural surroundings, and the villas themselves are tactile and spacious, made of timber, brick and render. Dunsborough town is only 10 minutes away by car.

Chambré Estate

Longing for a romantic getaway and some well-deserved downtime at the same time? Indulge in the luxurious, newly renovated guest rooms at Chambré Estate, where every detail has been carefully curated for your comfort and enjoyment. Spend hours and hours soaking in a gorgeous outdoor bathtub. Finally finish that book or go for a walk in the beautiful native bushland and rolling farmland surrounding the estate. Unwinding with your favourite person, what a treat! Whether you’re on your honeymoon or not – their Honeymoon Suite will deliver that extra touch of romance you’re after. You won’t regret it!

Chambre Estate
The Honeymoon Suite at Chambré Estate. Photo: Supplied

The Haven Margaret River

This uniquely designed love nest offers a high end, boutique stay whilst still making you feel right at home. A beautiful cosy romantic getaway to relax in and base yourselves, surrounded by nature and located minutes from the town centre and beautiful beaches, wineries and more.  The Haven Margaret River boasts two king bedrooms, lounge by the fire, kitchenette with starter breakfast, local goodies including wine, chocolate, freshly baked woodfired bread and more. Sit back and enjoy the picture window views, BBQ on the deck while the sun makes its way behind the treetops. The outdoor shower option lets you take in the stars under the warmth of water drops. Single level access, wide doorways, hallways, and a large wet room offers easy accessibility.

Pullman Bunker Bay Resort

If you’re going to treat your loved one to a romantic getaway, why not choose a resort that just won top honours for 5-star luxury accommodation? Their luxury villas are designed for privacy, with a comfortable king size bed, oversize bath and quality amenities. The Pullman Bunker Bay’s ‘Time for Love’ package includes breakfast served in your room or in the hotel’s restaurant — magical ocean views included — a bottle of champagne on arrival, a gift and late checkout. Jump in the magnificent infinity pool, visit the beautiful Vie Spa and don’t forget to check out their tempting cocktail list.

Pullman Bunker Bay
You won't be able to get enough of Pullman Bunker Bay's stunning ocean views. Photo: Supplied

The Roozen Residence

Your special person is the only thing in the world you love more than surfing? Then The Roozen Residence is made for you. The luxury beach house is situated smack bang in the surfing centre of the region, with breathtaking 180-degree ocean views from every room. Watch surfers ride world-class surf breaks during the day, and experience dramatic sunsets and listen to the waves roll in at night. Its secluded location offers a romantic backdrop, making it an ideal retreat for couples seeking a luxurious escape with 5-star elegance. Think in house massage, private chef and daily servicing if required. Don’t forget to pack your wetsuits!

Rústicoq Bed & Breakfast

Is it a good dose of heritage charm that stirs up all your butterflies? Stay in the recently renovated historic building with elegantly styled guest rooms and communal areas filled with rustic flair. Established in 1938, the building that is now the home of Rústicoq was THE original bakery and is fondly known locally as the old Bakehouse where the original 3-metre-deep wood fired bakers’ oven still resides. The beautifully styled spaces and outdoor areas the perfect back drop for getting ready and pre wedding photos. Make your stay unforgettable by also booking into lunch at Rústico at Hay Shed Hill.

Heritage charm flows into every curated detail at Rústicoq Bed & Breakfast. Photo: Supplied

Esquire Classic Charters

If you’re planning the perfect proposal, an unforgettable ride in a Silver Spirit Rolls Royce won’t hurt your cause. Or maybe you don’t want to worry about driving after a romantic lunch or wine tasting and are after a seriously luxurious transport option. Get in touch with Esquire Classic Charters and elevate your journey into a true celebration. Special bonus: the intimate chauffeur experience includes snapshots of you two lovebirds, if requested. Pick ups are available from Busselton, Dunsborough, Yallingup, Bunker Bay and Margaret River.