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Enjoy Waterfront Luxury from Five New Holiday Homes

  • Written by Janine Pittaway

Beautiful Yallingup Lagoon, calm blue Geographe Bay and the pristine tree-lined stretch of the Margaret River - the South West is home to some of the best water vistas around.

Private Properties has released five new world-class holiday homes and Managing Director David Moyes said all on the water's edge.

 “You can surf, swim, snorkel and kayak to your heart's content before heading back to the luxurious comfort each of these homes provides,” he said.

“Enjoy superb ocean sunsets or bushland views from expansive outdoor entertaining areas and relax with a bottle of Margaret River wine from one of the 100-plus local award-winning cellar doors on the doorstep.

 “Winter and spring are beautiful in the Margaret River Region and I'd recommend booking these homes now while there is still availability,” he said.

Sundowner, Yallingup is a Hamptons-style home with sweeping ocean views from Yallingup hill, and is a lovely walk down to the picturesque swimming beach and surf breaks. The crisp white kitchen and dining area with deluxe coastal furnishings expands onto the balcony, where you can wine and dine overlooking the Indian Ocean. If you're craving a moment to yourself to cosy up in the sun, the master bedroom has a private, ocean-facing balcony. It's the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of tea and a good book. This luxurious accommodation is also within walking distance to Caves House Hotel and the stylish new Lagoon Yallingup restaurant.  Sundowner sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms. From $3,045 for a 5-night stay off peak.

Bushland Retreat, Margaret River is situated on the outskirts of Margaret River townsite, but looks out over native bushland while still being close to wineries, breweries, eateries and attractions. This tranquil holiday home is surrounded by both the river and towering eucalyptus trees, so you will smell the sweet, fresh air as soon as you step foot into the forest garden. Better yet, hop on one of the bush trails and wander down to the serene river. One of the walking tracks will even take you straight to the Margaret River Brewhouse. After a day getting back to nature, cosy up in front of the statement fireplace, and enjoy a meal in the timber floored dining room. Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, with 2 bathrooms. From $1,895 for 3 nights in the off peak season.

Apricus, Yallingup – this light, bright open-plan holiday home is awash with timber details and modern white furnishings. Apricus' coastal décor will ensure you immediately switch to holiday mode on entering the front door. The master bedroom also has a deep bath, ideal for chilly winter evenings. Perched above Yallingup's coastline, you will be treated to some glorious sunsets from the balcony. As you watch the sun descend towards the Indian Ocean, pour yourself a glass of local wine as you take in the colours of the vibrant bush and the turquoise ocean. Apricus is a short walk to Yallingup Beach, as well as an adventure playground, Lagoon Yallingup café and historic Caves House Hotel for a pub lunch by the fire or live music. Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms. From $2,995 for 3 nights off peak.

Barefeet Retreat, Yallingup – Soak up ocean vistas from almost every room of the house – including the kitchen, dining room, master bedroom, and the spacious balcony. This luxury holiday home spans over three levels, and there is a sheltered BBQ deck accessible from the top floor. Despite its luxe styling, Barefeet Retreat still has a relaxed vibe, so you can truly, as the name suggests, get barefoot and make the most of being so close to one of the region's most picturesque beaches. Leisurely wander down the hill to the family-friendly Yallingup Lagoon, and make the most of the bustling Caves House Hotel. There are also iconic surf breaks nearby, so bring your boards. Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms and you can bring your pooch on holiday too. From $2,395 off peak for 3 nights.

Forest Beach House, Dunsborough - This striking holiday house is shrouded by the Meelup Regional Park and Geographe Bay, so you'll be treated to views of both native bushland and the sparkling turquoise bay. Only a stone's-throw from the water's edge, you'll find it hard to resist the rockpools and coves of Dunsborough's coastline. There's easy access to walking and biking trails, so you can explore the area and beach hop at ease. The modern industrial style home was nominated for this year's WA Architecture Awards and features polished concrete floors, charred timber and plush leather couches. Forest Beach House has 4 bedrooms plus 3 bathrooms and can sleep up to 8 people so it's ideal to get couples or families together to enjoy beautiful Dunsborough. From $2,995 for 3 nights off peak.

Private Properties' local bookings experts can provide advice and information on these properties, their locations, local attractions, and other high-quality homes available. Along with their cleaning and maintenance teams they work tirelessly behind the scenes to create a seamless end-to end-experience for discerning holidaymakers.

To find out more about these luxury holiday homes, and many more, visit, call 08 9750 5444 or email

About Private Properties
Private Properties exclusively manages more than 100 West Australian holiday homes from Perth to Toodyay and Albany. Marking more than 25 years of operation, Private Properties is based in the Margaret River region and employs experienced and knowledgeable locals who truly understand the region. Our end-to-end service allows Private Properties guests to unwind, relax and celebrate moments that last.

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