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We may not even be in spring yet, but one way to improve the mood in these gloomy end-of-winter times is to start planning your upcoming summer of fun and sunshine! And the best way to really get excited about summer’s potential is to organise a weekend getaway with the gang, preferably by the beach. We’ve done a bit of digging and found some places that still have some availabilities over summer, so dive in below:
Searenity is perched on top of Peppermint Grove sand dunes with panoramic views of Georgraphe Bay, halfway between Bunbury and Busselton. You can relax on the beach all day long, or do some exploring of great local galleries and wineries before coming home to an outdoor firepit or chilling on the couch watching TV. There’s also pool and foosball tables for a bit of fun for the kids if its a family adventure you’re after.
How does 50m from beautiful Eagle Bay beach near Dunsborough sound? Surrounded by large trees and featuring an awesome outdoor entertaining area and outdoor modular lounge for lazy days in the sun, it’s also got a cosy little woodfire for those chillier nights. Has all the amenities you could need including a gas barbecue, you just need to bring some towels and linen! Plus pets are allowed (with a fee).
The Bay House
If you’re chasing something a little more modern with spectacular views of Cowaramup Bay then look no further. The Bay House comfortably sleeps eight and puts you right near the charming surrounds of Gracetown along with the Margaret River region’s wineries and world class surf breaks. Perfect for families or a small group of friends, there are ample entertaining spaces with epic balconies, an ethanol fireplace, huge TVs and more.
Another spot about as close to Eagle Bay beach as one can get, you can basically roll into the water after watching the sunrise from one of two balconies! It features two spacious open plan living areas, five bedrooms and three bathrooms along with epic verandas surrounded by gum trees and natural bushland. They’ve also got kayaks to take out on the water and an outdoor fire pit for cool nights down south.
One of the most unique-looking accomodation options we’ve found, Boathouse is a crazy-looking new home overlooking Flinders Bay in Augusta, only 50m from Granny’s Pool and a minute’s stroll from main beach. It’ll be hard to leave the huge deck and luxury, modern fit-out though, including a separate studio converted from an old 1920s boat shed – epic!
Augusta Beach Front
This house at 1 Storm Bay Road in Augusta was built in 1980s and has become something of a landmark in the area thanks to its unique location in Flinders Bay, offering 270-degree views of the Southern Ocean. This means during whale watching season there’s a good chance you’ll spot a few enjoying a coffee (or beer) on the balcony, before embarking on your trips exploring everything the great south west has to offer. Pets are also allowed (with a bond)!
For a touch of class and charm this elegant little beach house in Old Dunsborough is an absolute winner, just a seven-minute walk from the netted swimming beach and playground. The lower level of the house has three large bedrooms, a large bathroom + spa bath, wrap around balconies, outdoor hot shower and a big rumpus room filled with board games, while upstairs features a nice entertaining kitchen, potbelly stove, gas barbecue, balconies among the trees and more.
Another Eagle Bay gem, the immaculate Koolbardi residence is set within native bushland at the end of a private cul-de-sac, and features a large upstairs open plan living area, two decks for maximum relaxing and a comfy downstairs TV room. There’s a barbecue to enjoy while basking in brilliant views of Eagle Bay, plus there’s a nice wood fire to keep you warm during cooler months. An absolute stunner and ridiculously priced!
Bonnie is part of a private lakeside community of accomodation options, set within the heart of the Margaret River wine region on Wilyabrup Vineyard Estate. This house features four large bedrooms, with a slow combustion fireplace, nice modern kitchen and a killer deck overlooking the lake with a barbecue and hot outdoor shower. This accomodation also has a sister house called Piper, which can be booked together with Bonnie for larger family gatherings of up to 20.
Bay Shore Villas – Main Break & The Point
This last one is a bit of a cheat, but if you can book them together it’s perfect for groups of up eight people. These Bali-inspired villas offer direct access to Lancelin Bay, located centrally in town each with two bedrooms with king beds, luxury bathrooms and modern kitchens.
Head to the Stays Section for more great accomodation options around Perth and Western Australia