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The Best Luxury Accommodation in Margaret River

Western Australia's southwest is the go-to for any Perth local yearning for a romantic getaway. Here is a decadent guide to some of the best luxury accommodation in Margaret River Region.

Bina Maya

Dreaming of a resort with all the trimmings or a country hideaway in the woods? Perhaps you're after a coastal architectural extravaganza designed to impress, or maybe a nature-inspired glamping experience is more your thing?

The Margaret River Region is just a three-hour drive south of Perth, unless you're flying into the Busselton Margaret River Airport. Either way, it won't take long until you're luxuriating in Western Australia's southwest, indulging in an epicurean adventure or wine tasting the days away.

We hope this guide helps you choose the best accommodation for your next romantic getaway in the Margaret River Region.

Empire Retreat

Right in the heart of Yallingup, the adults-only Empire Retreat is a sanctuary of indulgence, style and luxury. The retreat includes eleven guest rooms, each architecturally designed to ensure complete privacy, a spa, a chic and sprawling deck that overlooks native bushland, and proximity to some of the region’s best dining options. 

Sink into sumptuous king-sized beds, soak in the indulgent bathtub or savour an outdoor shower. Step out onto your private balcony or terrace, where you can enjoy your morning coffee as you tune into the sounds of the native bushland surroundings. With private courtyards, sun-drenched balconies, and the most indulgent of amenities, every inch of Empire Retreat is designed to elevate your stay to new heights of luxury and comfort.

1958 Caves Road, Yallingup

Smiths Beach Resort

Smiths Beach Resort 

This elegant beachfront property is among Margaret River’s most sought after luxury accommodation options. Perched on the pristine shores of Smiths Beach, Smiths Beach Resort is a secluded sanctuary that’s all about cool coastal charm. Nestled between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin on the stunning Cape to Cape walking track, you can unwind, reconnect, and create unforgettable memories in total beach bliss. 

From sleek beachside villas to stylish apartments, Smiths Beach Resort offers a range of elegant and luxurious accommodations, with spacious interiors, luxurious amenities, and panoramic views of the sparkling Indian Ocean.

67 Smiths Beach Road, Yallingup

Aqua Resort (Image Credit: City of Busselton)

Aqua Resort Busselton

Aqua Resort is usually the luxury digs of choice when the A-listers, celebrity chefs and famous actors roll into the Margaret River Region. Situated in Busselton and with the gentle waters of Geographe Bay lapping at your feet, the resort comprises of stand-alone Grove Beach Houses in various configurations ranging from one to five bedrooms, some with plunge pools and all with understated elegance. Don't despair if you haven't scored a villa with a private plunge pool as the 25-metre infinity pool with an outdoor spa and steam room caters well to the most discerning of guests at this beachside resort.

605 Bussell Highway, Busselton

Moonrise Farm

Moonrise Farm

Valley views, verandahs and fireplaces are just some of the charming features at Moonrise Farm. With two character cottages and a farmhouse, this farmstay is the perfect getaway for lovers, in particular the ever-so-romantic Dairy Cottage.

Three properties sleep 18 in total, including the four-bedroom Farmhouse and three-bedroom Moonrise Cottage, which is ideal if your friends are tagging along and you're craving some privacy from the frivolities. Situated in an idyllic pocket of Rosa Brook, guests are only 15 minutes away from the heart of Margaret River and a million miles from reality.

673 Rosa Brook Road, Rosa Brook

Olio Bello

Olio Bello Lakeside Glamping

Glamping among olive groves is a unique way to indulge in both nature and luxury, which is why Olio Bello is the ultimate Margaret River escape. One of the state's most awarded boutique producers of olive oil, the 320-acre property also plays host to sixteen safari style bungalows that hug around a lake, plunging guests into understated luxury with low environmental impact yet maximum comfort. Bespoke interiors, sunset viewing decks, air-conditioning, eco-fans and private ensuites will delight, as will the olive oil products you get to sample. The property also includes an alfresco cafe, retail outlet, private yoga, in-room olive oil massages and walking trails. 

36 Armstrong Road, Cowaramup

Private Properties - Injidup Bay House

Private Properties

Priding themselves on managing high-end properties in spectacular locations, Private Properties have over 100 dreamy holiday homes in their portfolio, many in the Margaret River Region. One of the most recent properties to join the ranks is Marmaduke, where you don't even need to leave your bed to appreciate the sweeping views of Gnarabup Beach. Alternatively, a short stroll from Dunsborough's Geographe Bay, Wooky Nook is cocooned in peppermint trees, native gardens and natural materials for you and your honey. Be captivated by the extraordinary house and unique design of Injidup Bay House, in one of Western Australia's most spectacular bays in Yallingup. Or be lulled to sleep by the sound of crashing waves at Blue Skies at Bunker Bay, sitting just metres from the shoreline and sharing a private laneway with the Pullman Bunker Bay, which allows guests access to the resort's facilities. 

16 Griffin Drive, Dunsborough

Swell Stays

Swell Stays

Swell Stays have curated a range of well-appointed properties all over the Margaret River region. They cater to all budgets, including rustic beach shacks to mansions fit for royalty. Tree Haus and Kaya Karri are moments from the Margaret River township and right on the edge of the Karri Forest. Float in the hilltop infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean at Baudin Beach House or lose yourself in those sweeping views across Hamelin Bay, Cape Leeuwin and Naturaliste National Park at Hamelin Bay Vista.

2/31 Station Road, Margaret River

Cape Lodge

Cape Lodge

A long-term member of the Luxury Lodges of Australia, Cape Lodge exudes all the understated elegance of a country lodge and gourmet attributes of the region. The private residence sleeps up to eight guests, while 22 secluded rooms and villas can be found in the main lodge, or overlooking the lake and the 40 acres of manicured gardens and vineyards. Oozing romance from every luxurious corner, the property also holds claim to the highly lauded Cape Lodge Restaurant, with its beautiful degustation menu sourcing from the surrounding paddocks and ocean, and paired with regional wines. With a selection of expeditions available, including Cape to Cape treks and bespoke wine tours, it's easy to see why this romantic spot is so popular with honeymooners.

3341 Caves Road, Yallingup

Pullman Bunker Bay

Pullman Bunker Bay

Adorned with local materials reflective of the landscape, including hardwood flooring and limestone feature walls, the studios and villas at Pullman Bunker Bay exude luxury. Witness the moon rising and setting over the ocean from the onsite Other Side of the Moon restaurant, or lie zen and horizontal at the Vie Spa. The heated infinity pool, tennis courts, gym, landscaped grounds, outdoor games and picnic areas all encapsulate the Pullman's holistic philosophy of the four pillars of wellness: sleep, food, sport and spa.

42 Bunker Bay Road, Cape Naturaliste

Bina Maya

Bina Maya

Secluded within 7.5 acres of native Yallingup forest, the tree-scape views at Bina Maya feature scenes regularly captured by local artists. A stay in either the four-bedroom residence or luxury villas can be a surreal experience, especially as you reconnect with nature and slip into the outdoor bath at Villa Two. Well-equipped kitchens, king-sized beds, free-standing baths, wood burners and private balconies with those epic forest views all assist in providing the ultimate escape...and yet you're only a few minutes from Yallingup Beach and Dunsborough.

While you're there, treat yourself to an in-house spa treatment, yoga sessions, food delivery and even a chef. You truly won't need to lift a finger - except to book in all of these exclusive services, of course! 

51 Bina Place, Quedjinup

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