Make Your Next Down South Trip A Memorable One At These 10 Luxury Coastal Escapes
The only thing better than a down south getaway is spending it amongst the beautiful surrounds of luxury accommodation and, if we’re being fancy, somewhere close to the beach. Exclusive Escapes is an online marketplace specialising in beautiful accommodation all around out State’s stunning south west region, providing the perfect stays to make your holiday even more memorable.
So if you and yours have been craving a special getaway in this special part of the world, we’ve done a bit of digging for you to find a bunch of options close to some of the best beaches the world has to offer, along with some of fantastic wineries and breweries. We’ve also done our best to find places with some availabilities in the coming months, meaning you can still enjoy some sun and surf before it starts to get a bit chilly:
Gracetown still remains a little hidden gem down south, out of the hustle and bustle of Dunsborough and Margs but close to both, and Grace is a beautifully restored cottage overlooking Cowaramup Bay and a great way to enjoy the area. A short stroll to the beach, it features three bedrooms, air con throughout and awesome ocean views while sipping coffee of the famous North Point surf break, which really comes to life during the Autumn months.
Book Grace HERE.
Bella Vista (Dunsborough)
Located right on the shores of Old Dunsborough, this architecturally designed home is perfect for families, with ocean views, expansive garden, games room, kayaks, ping pong table, dart board and more. The house itself features beautiful high ceilings, a heap of natural light and a front balcony overlooking the ocean with full dining table and BBQ – you’ll never want to leave.
While you’re in Dunsborough if you’re really looking to zen out, Devahiti Yoga is a welcoming, relaxed gentle hatha yoga studio offering private sessions, sound bowl massages and more.
Book Bella Vista HERE.
So you may find yourself close to the beach in Geographe Bay’s Azotea house, but we do admit it’ll be hard to leave its spectacular rooftop plunge pool! With six bedrooms across and two separate living areas across three floors able to sleep 10, it’s the perfect place to enjoy some peace and quiet in whatever section of the house you’re in. It’s just gonna be hard to leave that pool…
Book Azotea HERE.
Shore House (Dunsborough)
This modern 3-storey house has some fantastic views from both first and second floor balconies, set just across the road from Dunn Bay – perfect for a morning stroll or bike rides along the purpose-built bike path. You’ll find large alfresco areas for sundowners, or a cosy little gas fireplace in the main lounge room if the nights are getting a little bit cool.
If you’re looking to level up your Dunsborough stay with some great food and drinks (and perhaps a couple of bottles of wine to enjoy in those alfresco areas), the best way to experience the great wineries in the region is by tour, with Gran Via Tours and Margies Big Day Out two of the best operators in the region.
Book Shore House HERE.
If you like to keep active on your holiday, Bayscape features a few “hidden” beaches, a cycle path and kids playgrounds right on the doorstep all within a quiet cul de sac. The main floor features open plan living, dining, kitchen and living area opening up to a balcony overlooking Dunn Bay.
Book Bayscape HERE.
Ohana is not only a welcoming location for big groups of up to eight guests, it’s also very welcoming to your furry friends with a large secure garden – just as long as they stay outside. Inside meanwhile you’ll find a huge family living area filled with natural light, large screen smart TV and a wood combustion heater for cooler nights. If you’re chasing a pretension-free stay a little out of Dunsborough proper, Ohana is it.
Book Ohana HERE.
Designed by a renowned Dunsborough architect and taking in epic views of Whalers Cove, Allure is three spacious stories of luxury just behind the main part of town and right on the beach. There’s private outdoor areas with wide balconies, barbecues and outdoor heaters. You’ll also find a media room, outdoor shower to wash the sand off, modern kitchen and more.
If you’re looking to add even a little more luxury to your down south stay, why not tour the wineries on board a classic muscle car with Mr Mustang Hire – superbly rated and a fun, different way to experience the famed Margaret River winery region.
Book Allure HERE.
Surfside 7 / 8 / 9 (Yallingup)
If you want to get a little closer to the action and some of the region’s rugged surf coast, Surfside is three villas right across the road from Yallingup Mainbreak, and just around the corner from Smith’s Beach – two of the most popular surfing spots in the area. They also put you right along the Cape To Cape Track and the slightly less intense Wardanup Trail, ending at stunning Ngilgi Cave. Or for the chillers out there Yallingup Lagoon is a delightful spot for some snorkelling and lazing on the sand.
Layout wise each villa has plenty of space for up to eight guests, with balcony views, enclosed courtyards and ducted air con – all the creature comforts you’ll need. Plus one of the south west’s best pubs, Caves House, is just a hop, skip and a pint away. If one of the Surfisde options isn’t tickling your fancy, there are two other excellent standalone house options within the same enclave – Rabbits Break and Yallingup Lagoon Beach.
Sand Castle (Dunsborough)
Sand Castle’s solid wood floors, streaming light and spacious feel offers a real honest reflection of what it’s like to live the down south lifestyle. Literally across the road from Dunsborough Beach, it’s an awesome spot for the kids to run riot while you take it easy on Dunsborough time.
Book Sand Castle HERE.
Coming Soon: Idle Hour (Yallingup)
If waking up to spectacular ocean views outside your bedroom sounds like the ideal way to spend your holiday down south, Idle Hour sitting atop Yallingup hill is the absolute one for you! There’s also plenty of balcony space outside the room to enjoy a couple of wines while you watch the sunset – real life will feel like it’s a million miles away! Bookings will be open shortly, in the meantime you can learn more here.
If one of these don’t tickle your fancy, or you just want to explore more luxury accommodation options down south, head to the Exclusive Escapes Website now.