Craft breweries and wineries abound in this Western Australian spot yet so do the offerings of the natural world. Return to nature when you’ve had enough of wine tasting exploring local-favourite natural springs, limestone caves of Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park or watching out to sea for migrating whales.
We’ve curated an edit of some of the most luxe Margaret River Airbnbs for budding sommeliers and Romanticists alike. Read on for our top picks, from riverside chalets to architectural ventures hidden by bush.
Handcrafted on the edge of the Karri Forest along the Margaret River is the rammed-earth villa Karri Loam. A retreat for those wanting to take a step back, a soak in the outdoor tub after dining alfresco on the terrace would not go astray.
Tucked between Margaret River town and the beaches of Prevelly is this luxury home offering a sense of seclusion while not being far from the spoils of the western state’s tail. Architecturally designed, this solar home features an open plan living space with surrounding views of nature. A perfect spot to open a new bottle around the fire pit.
Modern and minimalist, Stargazer Lookout boasts a wealth of panoramas – from ancient grass trees to granite outcrops to you guessed it, the stars. A short drive from town, Surfer’s Point and wineries – and a hike down the winter creek – you’re positioned for a true getaway from big city noise.
It’s hard to beat the views of ocean and the Margaret Rive itself from this riverfront chalet. Soak in the spa bath or steam shower before getting cosy by the fire after a day of exploring the water. You can bring your dog along for getaway too – though it might be best to keep them on a lead if they tend to wander due to the visiting kangaroos.
An elegant yet humble stay, this seaside Airbnb was thoughtfully designed with natural lighting front of mind. With floor-to-ceiling windows and a courtyard enclosed by crafted limestone walls, it’s a coastal escape for all year round. If you’re brave of heart, rinse off under the outdoor rain shower after strolling back from a winter ocean dip.
Featuring an outdoor cinema, sunken fire pit, giant chess set and built-in pizza oven, Caves Manor is an epicurean’s delight. Backing onto the famed Cape to Cape walk through Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, it’s a true retreat for homebodies and nature lovers alike.