Image: The stunning Whitehorses holiday home | Source: Private Properties

Luxury Holiday Homes for the Ultimate Summer Getaway

Most West Australians have fond memories of childhood holidays spent down south. From carefree mornings spent playing on the beach to cosy winter evenings playing board games by the fire, the region still holds a special place in many of our hearts.

Renting out a holiday home down south is the perfect way to recreate these memories with some added luxury and perhaps with a few more visits to the wineries than before. If you’re planning on getting down the region this summer then these are some of our favourite places to stay.

Bunkers Beach House

This beachfront home resides on the front row of the spectacular Bunker Bay. Designed by architect Gil Nichol, the home is made up of two levels of floor to ceiling glass doors and windows, five ensuite bedrooms and balconies with ocean views. The home has a fully equipped kitchen and an airy open plan feel that’s perfect for entertaining that extends onto the alfresco. Whether you spend your days here lounging with a book on the outdoor day beds or making the most of your direct beach access, there’s no doubt that this is somewhere that you will be returning.

Image: Bunker’s Beach House’s sprawling alfresco area Source: Private Properties
Image: Fully equipped character kitchen Source: Private Properties
Image: Enjoy a morning coffee or evening wine here Source: Private Properties

Whitehorses

This double story beach house truly captures the essence of the Margaret River Region. Overlooking the rugged coastline, the home’s stylish timber deck with an outdoor shower and dining space is where you will be spending most of your time. Inside, you will find an open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge room with a fireplace and flatscreen TV. The bedrooms are found on the ground floor level of the home, along with bathrooms, laundry, an outdoor dining area and BBQ to make the most of those warm summer evenings.

Image: Whitehorse’s styling exterior Source: Private Properties
Image: Curl up by the fire and watch the storm roll in Source: Private Properties
Image: Wake up to ocean views Source: Private Properties

Barefeet Retreat

Follow the lead from the name of this holiday home and feel free to leave your shoes in the car. The three-story beach house is full of character with coastal details found in everything from the whitewashed weatherboard kitchen to the hanging balcony egg chair that’s perfect for reading a good book. With views to the Yallingup coast, expansive decks and four luxuriously comfortable bedrooms, Barefeet Retreat is the perfect place to escape for a week. Plus, you won’t have to leave your pets behind with four-legged friends welcome to stay as well.

Image: Summer heaven at Barefeet Retreat Source: Private Properties
Image: Enjoy the coastal-inspired bathrooms Source: Private Properties
Image: Relax on the balcony’s hanging egg chair Source: Private Properties

Marribrae

Deep in the scenic Gunyulgup Valley is the countryside escape of Marribrae. With a private swimming pool, grassed terrace and eight acres to explore, you can enjoy the simple life in style. The holiday home has a large kitchen and three expansive dining areas with a BBQ and pizza oven. If you’re bringing the kids then they won’t be short of things to do with a tree swing, trampoline, cubby house and nearby creek. With an open stone fireplace and underfloor heating to keep you warm in winter, this property is perfect all year round.

Image: Marribrae’s Tuscan style terrace and pool Source: Private Properties
Image: Stay warm by the fireplace Source: Private Properties
Image: Laze by Marribrae’s private pool Image: Private Properties

Sea House

Full of coastal charm, Sea House provides you with the perfect space to recharge. Situated above Yallingup Beach, this stylish coastal home offers views across the surf breaks and plenty of sunny spots to enjoy your morning coffee. The downstairs level is made up of comfortable living spaces and bedrooms, with a games room, outdoor lawn and balcony looking over the coast. With plenty of space for families, a large cosy fireplace and proximity to some of Yallingup’s best attractions, you’re bound to have a good time at Sea House.

Image: Sea House’s coastal open plan living area Source: Private Properties
Image: Sea House’s light and airy bedrooms Source: Private Properties
Image: A space to relax Source: Private Properties

The Lookout

Looking over the dramatic Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridgeline, The Lookout offers breathtaking views from Cape Naturaliste to Canal Rocks. With its combination of exposed wood beams, comfy couches, high ceilings and a wood fire, the holiday home provides a cosy space to take in the scenery. The property consists of a spacious deck and an open-plan style interior. If you’re travelling with friends then you might have to fight for the master bedroom and its prime coastal views. Pack your bathers and a few good reads and you will have everything that you need.

Image: The Lookout and its ocean views Source: Private Properties
Image: Wake up to the waves Source: Private Properties
Image: The Lookout’s cosy living space Source: Private Properties

Looking for more places to stay in WA? Read about the best hotels, luxury resorts and glamping in the state.

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