AFL Finals Fever
Published Thursday, September 5, 2019 in Lifestyle & Inspiration
Where will you be watching the big games?
Even if you’re not a footie tragic, there’s an undeniable frenzy of excitement that hits during AFL finals season every September. And if your team triumphs, you’ll always remember “where you were”.
If you’re planning your usual get together at a friend’s house or a sports bar, why not mix it up this year?
How about this: a bunch of friends, a luxury home to relax in, big screen TV, BBQ, spa or sauna, loads of lawn to kick a football around at half time, and a big kitchen to whip up snacks for sustenance. Book a Private Properties home this September! Put your feet up, turn the up volume and enjoy the best footy finals season of your life.
Let’s help you narrow down your options.
A home with big screen TV
Bayview Bliss, Dunsborough
A contemporary home made for entertaining. There’s a sunken theatre room, an alfresco area with built-in BBQ and a beautiful view looking towards the bay through the Peppermint trees. Sleeps 8.
A sleek rural Dunsborough property that is perfect for a social weekend away. A games room with projector, big screen TV, NBN broadband, Sonos, Foxtel, billiards table and wood fire. Sleeps 10.
A home with an amazing BBQ
Out in stunning secluded Eagle Bay – one of the South West’s ritziest areas – is Talo House. Enjoy the open-plan games room with TV and table tennis. We love the upper deck with alfresco dining, BBQ and bar fridge. Sleeps 8.
Secluded, luxurious, rural Yallingup setting. There’s an incredible, unique BBQ area in the breezeway with a stone fireplace and TV. You’ll also enjoy Netflix, table tennis, foosball, a fire pit and a plunge pool. Sleeps 8.
A home with a gorgeous spa
Wilderness Rise, Margaret River
Style, glamour, and 180-degree bush views. Soak in the heated outdoor tub at half time surrounded by acres of tranquil private bushland. The lap pool, indoor sauna, table tennis and four push bikes are waiting for you. Sleeps 8.
Resort-style digs with an amazing outdoor area: a 20-metre pool, heated outdoor spa, lounge chairs, and cabana. During the break, kick a football around on the sprawling lawns. Sleeps 8.
Homes with fabulous outdoor entertaining areas
Classy property that provides the ultimate luxury and private experience. A gorgeous, wraparound verandah with dining and seating areas, and beautiful bay views. Two fireplaces, infinity pool and lounge chairs. Sleeps 8.
Deck House, Eagle Bay
The huge combined living, kitchen and dining area opens seamlessly onto a large deck area. There’s a reading nook, fireplace and outdoor fire pit to relax by. Sleeps 12.
Watch the game with the locals
Our homes are perfect to set up your afternoon and watch the football but if you do want to venture out to experience the finals with a lively crowd, there are lots of pubs and bars to visit.
The historic Margaret River Hotel on the main strip is a great place to sit down and enjoy a few beers or wines while watching the game. Built in 1936, this local watering hole showcases sports games all year round. The food is pretty impressive too. There is also Settlers Tavern with a sports bar, live music, pool tables and an outdoor area. Or, if you want something a bit more upmarket, lounge in the bistro of The Common (just a short drive outside of Margaret River, at Gnarabup) and catch the AFL while playing a few games of pool and tucking into some amazing food.
If you’re a serious sports fan, it would be a crime to miss Inswing Sports Bar, the “undisputed home of live sport” to catch a game. With 25 sports screens, including four 150-inch HD screens, a darts room, pool tables and a museum of sporting memorabilia, this is the place to be in Albany this September.
Find your way upstairs to the Elevator Bar at The Pourhouse and watch the game on the big screen TV. Down the road is The Dunsborough Tavern in the centre of town. This is a casual spot the locals frequent, and it offers sporting game broadcasts and live music. Great food, great atmosphere and a whopping big screen TV outside.
The finals series runs from September 5 through to September 28, 2019. Find out more about the teams, dates, broadcast times, what channels are screening the games, and more. Make this AFL finals season one to remember – get your team together and have a spectacular sporting weekend away.
Contact our booking consultants on +61 8 9750 5444 for details and advice, or go online to secure your footy weekend accommodation.
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