The Edge Retreat is a unique house overhanging a granite ridge amongst bushland in the Chittering Valley, 50mins North East of Perth. This section of the property, where the land drops away is known as “The Edge of the World” by the owners, as it enjoys spectacular views East over the Valley. Open Winter Seasons only (May to September).
For reasons we’re gonna put down a) most of us don’t actually live in houses with baths anymore, and b) outdoor baths are just freakin’ awesome, everyone loves a little soak under the sun. We’ve done the research and found 25 awesome options around Perth and Western Australia that will have you soaking away til your hearts content on your next little vacation:
Hidden Valley Forest Retreat (Margaret River)
This secluded luxury retreat is set on 110 acres in the heart of the world-renowned Margaret River Wine Region. Each self-contained chalet at Hidden Valley Forest Retreat Margaret River includes a kitchenette, private spa bath, log fire and air conditioning.
The Grove at Ryan’s Rest (Pemberton)
The Grove is a brand-new property from the people behind possibly WA’s most popular Airbnb – @ryans_rest. The Tiny House on Wheels is very well equipped, with an upstairs queen bed complete with opening skylight and views over the lemon orchard. There is a full bathroom, composting toilet, hot and cold running water, full kitchen, medium sized refrigerator/freezer, oven, and two burner hot plate as well as air conditioning. The highlight of the property however is no doubt the incredible wood fired outdoor bath!
Little Hop House (Donnybrook)
Little Hop House is a small home nestled amongst the green, rolling hills of the Preston River Valley in beautiful, southwest Western Australia. Situated on a working hop farm, only five minutes out of the nearby town of Donnybrook, but a world away from city life.
Sunrise Tranquility is a luxurious four bedroom, three bathroom rural home in the Yallingup Hills. Take your pick for entertaining, either the large dining area with a view or the cosy outdoor kitchen, complete with fridge, stove and pizza oven and plenty of seating. Step up top enjoy 6-seater spa and transition to the alfresco log burner and comfy lounge.
Yallingup Lodge Spa Retreat
Set in Yallingup on 7 acres of bushland, 2.4 km from Yallingup Beach, Yallingup Lodge Spa Retreat offers quirking spa bath accommodation with and access to a garden with an outdoor swimming pool. They have an on site day spa, which embraces the ancient healing traditions of Ayurveda. The spa features hand carved limestone walls making the couples treatment room a stone and fire cave experience. Complete with rainwater steam room, chromo therapy bath and couples vichy room the spa provides a large variety of treatments. Private yoga, meditation and personal training is available to add to your retreat.
Dogs are allowed in some suites.
Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort (Exmouth)
Boasting ocean or marina views from your private balcony, Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort overlooks Exmouth’s stunning Sunrise Beach and offers an infinity pool, restaurant and bar. Guests have direct access to Ningaloo Reef.
Heavenly Waters (Toodyay)
Heavenly Waters is a new Luxury Eco couples camping experience, located along the pioneer heritage trail just an hour from Perth and 15 minute’s drive to the historic town of Toodyay. Surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and breathtaking views, Heavenly Waters provides an opportunity to escape from busy city life and engage yourself in the heart of the Avon Valley.
Petit Eco Cabin (Yallingup)
A single, architecturally designed timber cabin, nestled into the trees by the lake, overlooking a certified organic vineyard. Ample amounts of natural light filter through the trees with vineyard & farmland views framed by each window.
The Cabin (Margaret River)
The Cabin is a beautiful artisan building made using local timbers and rustic decor. It’s comfortably set amongst 75 acres of farmland in the charming Witchcliffe in the Margaret River region. Spend your day exploring the beauty of the area and end with a warming fire, relaxation time in the outdoor bath and star gazing.
Amaroo Retreat (Mount Helena – 50 minutes from the CBD)
Nestled amongst the gum trees, switch off your phone for some ultimate me-time. Unwind with a spa bath on your private deck (with a glass of bubbly, of course) or book in for a soothing massage at their day spa.
Photos by @savourthemomentperth
Mudstone Spa Retreat (Pemberton)
Mudstone offers luxurious private accommodation located just 15 minutes from the townsite of Pemberton. The Cottage (pictured) has a 5 person Jacuzzi hot tub, sauna, fireplace and bath tub, all built around a 100 year old train carriage.
Carlotta Eco-Friendly Retreat (Nannup)
A fantastic eco-friendly retreat suitable for families or couples, set on the edge of the bush with a spring fed swimming hole, eight metre long jetty and rope swing.
Burnside Organic Farm (Margaret River)
Burnside Organic Farm offers four self-contained bungalows on the property. Situated a good distance apart to allow peace and privacy for all guests. The bungalows are built from natural materials including stone and timber, have full kitchens, wood fires and spacious outside entertaining areas. Guests have exclusive access to the kitchen garden, farm walks, access to adjoining National Park tracks and complimentary wine tastings.
Garden Pavilion (Yallingup)
Chittering Heights (Lower Chittering)
Less than one hour’s drive from Perth, Chittering Heights is an extraordinary destination situated high above the Chittering Valley with views that stretch forever. Relax in your own private spa amongst towering gum trees and enjoy breathtaking views over the ever changing Chittering Valley, The Brockman River and the surrounding Australian bush fauna and wildlife.
Stargazers Lina (Pemberton Region)
Located on an avocado farm on the Donnelly River near Pemberton, sit back and relax as you enjoy the spectacular views from your very own outdoor spa!
Kangaroo Valley Homestead (Perth Hills)
Palm Chalet on the Blackwood River (Nannup)
Losari Retreat (Margaret River)
Offering luxurious apartments with a private patio, spa and BBQ facilities, Losari Retreat Margaret River is set on 66 acres and is bordered by National Park (guests can go hiking on site!)
The Edge Retreat (Lower Chittering)
Tree Chalets (Busselton)
Woodlands Retreat (Porongurup)
Woodlands Retreat is a chalet nestled in the spectacular Porongurup Ranges that can be booked for 2 or 4 guests. It includes a heated spa, fully serviced kitchen and is a short drive to wonderful wineries, hiking trails and nature reserves.
For more info and bookings head here!
Blu Peter Penthouse (North Coogee)
This one bedroom penthouse apartment has panoramic ocean views of Coogee Beach. Styled by Blu Peter Homestore, this apartment is tastefully decorated and is great for a couples weekend getaway. You have full private access to your own deck with BBQ, lounge area, hammocks and a large private spa.
For more info and bookings head here!
Hillview Chalet (Denmark)
The Grove Distillery & Brewery (Margaret River)
La Forêt Enchantée – la Cabine (Margaret River)
Pender Bay Escape (North of Broome)
One of the best spots up north for whale watching, Pender Bay Escape is owned and operated by Goojarr Goonyool Aboriginal Corporation – a registered charity committed to whale conservation. Located approximately 190km north of Broome, on WA’s Dampier Peninsula, Pender Bay is a natural maternity ward and resting ground for humpback whales. The small campsite is perfect seclusion and getting the whales all to yourself, to go with the private beaches and epic fishing, lookouts, walks and more.
Given its size, bookings are essential.
Photo by @rachelgrixti
El Questro Homestead – Cliff Side Retreat (Elquestro Wilderness Park, Durack)
Nestled within the Kimberley’s vast and ancient landscape and hidden amongst burnt-orange cliffs and lush, green lawns sits El Questro Homestead, a pocket of luxurious exclusivity where you’re encouraged to make yourself at home.
Berkley River Lodge (The Kimberley Coast)
Australia’s most remote luxury lodge experience, only accessible by air, getting to the Berkeley is half the adventure. Set eyes upon breathtaking wilderness landscapes by river cruise or helicopter flight.
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