Thursday, August 26, 2021
Room with a view: 13 holiday homes with a dreamy view
Whether your ultimate getaway is a seachange or a treechange, we have the picture-perfect holiday home with the dreamiest of views. Take a look at some of these ‘rooms with a view’ in Western Australia’s vibrant Margaret River region.
South West homes with the best coastal views
With oodles of with genteel Old Dunsborough charm, this oatmeal- and azure- hued home has an effortless vista. Fresh morning sunshine spilling over the balcony, take in Geographe Bay with just the green grass and a huddle of whispering peppermint trees in between. It’s the perfect spot for a mimosa and a book while you stretch your legs out on the lounge chair.
This modern, coastal gem commands spectacular 180 degree views along the Leeuwin-Naturaliste ridgeline and across the vast Indian Ocean. Soak up the vista from the balcony, and nearly every room, with morning coffees through to sunset drinks.
Bunkers Beach House
Absolute beachfront bliss at one of the world’s most beautiful bays. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the home with light and virtually every room has breathtaking views. Just a leisurely amble across the garden to enjoy beachside sunrises and starry nights whenever the mood strikes. But when it’s time to retreat, you’ll love the natural vegetation that cocoons your abode.
The deck is the ideal place to soak up the views of waves rolling toward the shore, or you can snuggle up indoors by the dancing flames of the fire. The master bedroom has a fabulous, uninterrupted view across the treetops to gleaming Eagle Bay. Mere steps to the soft, warm sand, why not set up a picnic beneath the colourful sunset sky?
Feel like a movie star as you sip a cocktail while floating languidly in the plunge pool. The Indian Ocean stretches all the way to the horizon – and you get a front seat. If visiting in winter, there’s an almost identical view from the bath tub upstairs. Long, lazy bubble baths and fluffy slippers will be the order of the evening.
The elevated vista from the elegant sun deck is like something from the Mediterranean with impossibly white sandy beaches, aquamarine water, and tufts of greenery. The exquisite landscape can be accessed from almost everywhere: lazing in the lounge room, from the kitchen while cooking dinner, and even as you float in and out of slumber in your king bed.
Part cosy lodge, part nostalgic beach house, The Lookout is snug as a bug high in the rugged Yallingup hills. Enjoying an enviable 180-degree panorama from Cape Naturaliste to Canal Rocks, this is views galore – particularly from the master bedroom. Leave the sliding doors open on a balmy night, sheer curtains billowing in the breeze, with waves splashing and stars twinkling overhead.
Clean lines and minimalist beauty – Whitehorses is where you’ll rediscover your mojo. This is a storybook location enveloped in nature’s harmony, overlooking the famous white caps with low-lying greenery spilling out beyond your doorstep and bright sunshine overhead. Take in the great outdoors as you stroll about the open plan kitchen and lounge in total peace and quiet.
South West homes with the best country views
Situated amongst thickets of jarrah and marri trees, this minimalist contemporary home is 100 per cent trendy style. Featuring glass, concrete, and wood, you’ve never stayed anywhere as cool as this. The view is designed to be taken in from every corner, but we particularly love the master bedroom. With enormous windows at the foot of the bed, this is luxury and privacy deep in Dunsborough bushland.
But…what if you want both beach and rural views? Say a hearty hello to Farm Break! Secluded in bushland positively teeming with quaint wildlife and spectacular views to the hazy blue of Bunker Bay. And did we mention the tennis court, golf course and private lake that lays below the tumble of trees outside? Farm Break contains two villas, joined by a shared stone wall and central timber doors.
A handsome and elegant property with commanding views of everything we love about WA’s South West landscape: a patchwork quilt in shades of sage, olive and emerald; fluttering birds and unhurried kangaroos; and the Indian Ocean in the distance. The stone fireplace is a particularly lovely spot to rest, with floor-to-ceiling windows with views skirting across the treetops.
Deep in the countryside with a sweeping panorama across tranquil Gunyulgup Valley. Ease yourself into the spa bath complete with views across the vale, without a care in the world, keeping your eyes closed as you observe the melodic echoes of Australia’s South West. And, after rising, watch kangaroos just metres away as you crunch thick toast on the deck.
Feeling a little like James Bond’s ultra-cool exclusive hangout, this architect designed home is tucked away in secrecy. Pad your way from the hanging egg seat, past the unbelievable nine-metre retractable doors, to the pool deck area. The outdoor fire pit roars to life as you sit back with a glass of red, counting shooting stars as they zoom overhead in the black-ink country night sky.
Browse our portfolio of luxury holiday homes today. To book any of these properties and enjoy your own ‘room with a view’, phone (08) 9750 5444 or jump online.
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