Whitehorses Private Properties Holiday Home Gnarabup

It’s fair to say that a room with a view always comes with bragging rights.

And it needn’t always be 5-star extravagance. Sometimes it’s just a balcony with birdlife, a view of the ocean or bay, or a secluded gem that honours privacy. Thankfully, the Margaret River region offers an abundance of secluded retreats overlooking nature. Indeed, with a fire crackling and a good glass of Margaret River wine – you might not ever want to leave. We’ve rounded up a top ten to get you inspired.

Chandlers Smith Beach Villas
View from your balcony at Chandler’s Smiths Beach Villas

Rugged Coastlines

Aquatic Visions

Stunning coastal views of Prevelly in Margaret River, contemporary décor, the sounds of the ocean, and Netflix – what more could you really ask for in a weekend getaway with a loved one? This is the perfect couple’s retreat and is centrally located to wineries, attractions and Margaret River mainbreak. But with a view like this – you’ll be happy to stay put.

Best for: Couples
Price point: Mid-range

Chandlers Smiths Beach Villas

This is arguably one of the best value-for-money escapes in the Margaret River region. The view from Chandlers takes in 180-degree views of Smiths beach and is a short stroll to the Cape to Cape track and beachfront, and an easy drive to Ngilgi cave, Black Brewing Co, and a dozen great local wineries. Wide landscaped lawns with barbeques allow for simple family lunches, and the fabulous viewing decks are perfect for soaking in a sunset. You’ll want to stay more than a few nights here so plan for a good part of a week.

Best for: Families
Price point: Mid range

Injidup Spa Retreat

This is the ultimate in luxury. Think honeymoon material if you are booking for someone special. A view overlooking Injidup Bay, a private plunge pool, and local produce hamper on arrival. The resort has a wellness spa onsite, allowing guests to really relax and renew.

Best for: Couples
Price point: High end


A perfect winter getaway to wrap up by the fireplace and watch the waves at play.  Whitehorses looks out over the Gnarabup coastline and is superbly appointed to have you living like a local in luxury.  From the master suite, you will barely have to lift your head from the pillow to see the mesmerising ocean views.

Best for: A special occasion with friends
Price point: High end

Blackwood River Houseboats Augusta
The Blackwood River to yourself on a houseboat is not an everyday experience


Blackwood River Houseboats

Blackwood River Houseboats offer an unassuming beauty. Located on the Blackwood River in Augusta, this is a part of the world that rarely sees the limelight. You can guide your houseboat down the river and wake up with the landscape to yourself, the sounds of the birds, and the elements surrounding you. Perfect for those who love the outdoors, fishing, or just taking in nature.

Best for: Adventurers
Price point: Mid range

Turner Caravan Park Chalets

A relatively new addition to the popular Turner Caravan Park in Augusta, are four beautifully designed character chalets right on the foreshore of the Blackwood River. Pack the paddleboards, bikes, and plenty of Margaret River wine because you are not going anywhere. You won’t be watching the clock, the kids will be entertained, and you’ll have the riverfront all to yourself. If you like the simple things in life, but also the comforts of a modern residence, this is barefoot luxury at its finest.

Best for: Families of up to five people
Price point: Budget to Mid range


Aqua Resort

Aqua Resort in Busselton offers contemporary architecturally designed homes with views over pristine pools or beachfront. Mature peppermint trees are dotted throughout the accommodation site, providing privacy and a perfectly Australian holiday feel. Direct beach access allows you to take a walk on the sand along Geographe Bay, or bike along the managed tracks into Busselton or Dunsborough.

Best for: Couples or Families
Price point: Mid – High range

Karri Trees

Karri View

Whether it’s stargazing at night on the property, taking in the treetops from your balcony view, or appreciating the natural vista from the alfresco dining area, Karriview offers an abundance of vantage points. The accommodation is located close to Gracetown and the sounds of the surf can be heard in the distance. Wineries are close by, and national park trails on your doorstep. This place ticks more than a few boxes.

Best for: Suits all travellers
Price point: Mid range

Aqua Resort - View from Lounge
Aqua offers poolside views on Geographe Bay

Farmland and Natural Bush

Redgate Forest Retreat

The Margaret River region turns a stunning green in winter, and a drive along Caves Road will reveal pastures prolific with fruit trees and olive groves. Cows, alpacas and sheep dot the landscape, happy in their home. Redgate Forest Retreat offers an insider’s view to the farming roots of the region. Located between the vintage town of Witchcliffe and Redgate Beach, the villas sit in a patch of pastoral paradise. Dogs are welcome and will also love the space.

Best for: Travelling with pets or needing wheelchair access
Price point: Mid range

Yelverton Brook Eco Spa Retreat & Sanctuary

Nestle by a log fire in a stone built chalet, or warm up in an outdoor private spa at the foot of your accommodation. Yelverton Brook Eco Chalets offer accommodation in the heart of natural bushland, and taking in the view of the natural setting means encountering wildlife like kangaroos, possums, woylies, and bandicoots. Prepare to spot more than one friendly marsupial on your stay.

Best for: Animal lovers
Price point: Mid range

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