Immerse yourself in the enchanting allure of Margaret River, a serene haven nestled in Western Australia’s southwest corner. Embark on a journey where verdant vineyards roll seamlessly into pristine beaches, and ancient forests stand as silent witnesses to the passage of time. Experience world-renowned wineries, delight in the culinary artistry of gourmet dining, and navigate through a labyrinth of underground caves boasting fascinating limestone formations. Engage in exhilarating outdoor activities, from surfing at Prevelly Beach to trekking along the Cape to Cape Track, and allow the stunning vistas to take your breath away. As the day winds down, rest assured that even your four-legged companion can partake in this blissful retreat, as Margaret River offers a variety of inviting pet-friendly accommodations. Welcome to a holiday experience that’s as relaxing as it is unforgettable.
Pet-Friendly Retreats in Margaret River
1. Nature Retreat & Eco Sanctuary Margaret River
Nestled in the heart of Osmington lies Shambala Margaret River’s Meeting House, a haven of tranquility and holistic healing. This radiant sanctuary, cradled by nature, invites you to surrender to the soothing rhythms of the earth, allowing your spirit to find its harmony. Each element within this retreat has been thoughtfully curated, infusing the comfort of home into your restorative journey. The surrounding realm of Margaret River adds an extra layer of enchantment to your stay, promising a holiday experience that is as unique as you. Shambala specializes in crafting bespoke retreat experiences, tailored with precision to your needs. Whether for individuals, loved ones, or even corporations, the retreat’s integrative approach to well-being, healing, and empowerment ensures a transformative experience that resonates deeply within. Here, amidst the whispering trees and nurturing ambiance, you are invited to exhale, unwind, and reconnect with your true essence.
2. Redgate Forest Retreat
In the enchanting landscapes of the Margaret River area, Redgate Forest Retreat is an extraordinary sanctuary nestled within 167 acres of lush surroundings. This captivating haven boasts a stunning 70-acre bluegum plantation and an expansive 50 acres of untouched natural bushland. The artfully appointed homestead and chalets, each with their private, enclosed yards, offer an idyllic retreat in this serene corner of the world. Perfectly positioned opposite the renowned Leeuwin Estate and a mere stone’s throw away from the scenic Redgate Beach, this location brims with the magic needed for an unforgettable escape. At Redgate Forest Retreat, they understand that pets are family too; it warmly welcomes dogs to join their humans on this beautiful getaway. Each dwelling comes with a spacious, fenced backyard, and there are no extra charges for your furry friends. While dogs are welcomed in the houses, kindly keep them off the furniture and bedrooms. For strolls around the property, please keep your pets on a leash to ensure a harmonious experience for all.
3. Jarrah Grove Forest Retreat
Nestled deep within 86 acres of private, untouched forest, Jarrah Grove Forest Retreat provides an exquisite sanctuary of luxury accommodation. Within this tranquil haven, two uniquely designed, self-contained rammed earth chalets await. Each one exudes an essence of spacious, contemporary living, complimented by generous outdoor spaces where nature’s beauty can be fully embraced.
Strategically situated a mere 15-minute journey from Margaret River, Jarrah Grove Forest Retreat offers a serene forest seclusion whilst also being conveniently close to the region’s finest dining establishments, wineries, pristine beaches, and numerous attractions.
This retreat is not only a delightful haven for couples to celebrate special moments, but it also welcomes the furry members of your family, offering a pet-friendly environment. Jarrah Grove Forest Retreat is more than just a place to stay; it’s a realm where cherished memories are formed, a sanctuary where you can unwind, rejuvenate and reinvigorate your mind, body, and soul. Immerse yourself in the luxury that the forest has to offer. Come and experience Jarrah Grove Forest Retreat.
Pet-Friendly Farmstay Margaret River
4. Margaret River Farmhouse
Enveloped in a vast expanse of unending landscape, this idyllic retreat offers an oasis of tranquility, far removed from the everyday hustle and bustle. It’s a place where children can relish the boundless freedom to run, play, and cycle, while adults can luxuriate in the serene atmosphere, soaking in the stunning panoramas of verdant farmland, gentle livestock, and picturesque wineries.
This haven is situated in the rural charm of Margaret River, a mere ten-minute journey from the bustling town centre. Spanning 125 acres, the property is a rich tapestry of landscapes, with 60 acres dedicated to native bushland that’s laced with walking paths for exploring the ever-changing, seasonally rich flora and fauna.
Three expansive ponds dot the property, each one a magnet for diverse wildlife. As the day slowly dissolves into the spectacular hues of a rural Southwest sunset, you can often spot kangaroos and emus from the comfort of your deck. It’s the perfect backdrop to savour a glass of exquisite wine from one of the many renowned vineyards of the celebrated Margaret River wine region.
5. Margaret River Hideaway & Farmstay
Nestled just a gentle 5-kilometer journey from Margaret River, the Margaret River Hideaway and Farmstay presents a charming retreat that playfully marries the idyllic calm of the countryside with the vibrancy of a lovingly cared for menagerie. This delightful haven spans 23.3 hectares (57 acres) and provides a warm and welcoming home to a diverse ensemble of creatures, including contented sheep, graceful alpacas, robust cattle, chattering geese, playful ducks, charming guinea fowl, majestic emus, vibrant peacocks, and clucking chickens.
On Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the air fills with excitement as both young and old look forward to the much-anticipated animal feeding experience. An intimate communion with nature, the Margaret River Hideaway and Farmstay is a sanctuary where unforgettable memories are made and cherished.
6. The Farmhouse
Perched atop a hill in Yallingup, a much-desired gem within Margaret River’s crown, is a breathtaking property that exudes charm and tranquillity. Every corner of the house has been thoughtfully designed to capture and showcase the stunning vistas that unfold in all directions. This sanctuary of serenity is just a short five-minute drive from family-friendly beaches, world-class wineries, breweries, art galleries, legendary surf breaks, and idyllic fishing and snorkelling spots that the area is celebrated for.
Invite relaxation as you nestle into a garden chair or claim a spot on the balcony, a glass of local wine in hand – perhaps from one of the vineyards that dot the view before you. As you sip, watch as the day-to-day dramas of the native wildlife unfold, with the sight of kangaroos grazing in the garden offering a special treat. This is a place where the soothing rhythm of nature sets the pace, and every moment is beautifully captivating.
Pet Friendly Cottages Margaret River
7. Harmony Forest Cottages & Lake side Lodge
In the heart of the Margaret River wine region, Harmony Forest cottages and Lakeside Lodge offer a haven of tranquillity, perfectly blending with the stunning landscape and vibrant wildlife that call this place home.
Nestled amongst seven secluded, exquisitely adorned cottages, each boasts a twin spa room with panoramic views of the encircling Karri forest, offering all the comforts for a private, serene retreat. The Lakeside Lodge, tucked within the Karri Forest and overlooking the serene Harmony Lake, is a spacious sanctuary, promising pure relaxation and peace.
Imagine waking to the melodious symphony of birdsong, immersing yourself in the calming embrace of the forest, and truly understanding why so many of our guests consistently choose Harmony Forest as their preferred sanctuary in Margaret River.
8. Caves Road Chalets
Tucked away in the picturesque bushland that Margaret River is celebrated for, Caves Road Chalets stands as a sanctuary from the everyday hustle. Each chalet is an oasis of comfort, outfitted with air-conditioning, cozy wood-burning fires, and the finest linen, offering everything you need for a serene holiday.
From the doorstep of your chalet, the many wonders of the Margaret River region beckon. Plunge into the mesmerizing azure of the Indian Ocean, just moments from your retreat, or embark on a soothing hike through the verdant bushland, basking in the captivating flora and fauna. Caves Road Chalets, your tranquil corner in the heart of Margaret River, awaits.
9. Kookaburra Cottage at Woodstone Estate
At the heart of nature’s grandeur, Woodstone Estate welcomes you with an overwhelming sense of tranquillity and serenity. As you meander through the estate, the whispering trees and the untouched beauty of 18 acres of pristine nature invite you to surrender to peace and quiet. With its private lake, inviting hiking trails, and a plethora of wildlife, Woodstone is the ideal sanctuary for relaxation and soaking in the offerings of the region.
Kookaburra Cottage, with its expansive open-plan living area, epitomises comfort. The kitchen, a cozy fireplace, air-conditioning, and high ceilings adorned with stunning exposed beams, all contribute to a sense of being nestled in the heart of nature. Despite this seclusion, you are only minutes away from the vibrant Dunsborough township, abundant with cafes, restaurants, and galleries. Furthermore, the region’s finest beaches, wineries, and activities are virtually at your doorstep. Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of Woodstone Estate, your hidden gem in the heart of Margaret River.
Garden Views Cottage
Pet Friendly Holiday Homes Margaret River
10. Fairlawn Estate
Nestled beside the tranquil Vasse River, the illustrious Fairlawn Estate, an exclusive and private sanctuary, unfolds its majestic presence. Encompassing a vast 2000 acre working farm, Fairlawn Estate gracefully interweaves the rich tapestry of the past with the vibrancy of the present. Once the cherished residence of John and Georgiana Molloy, the grand homestead, constructed in 1840, stands as the district’s inaugural dwelling.
The expansive homestead exudes opulence, boasting a lavish 1000m2 of Jarrah wood flooring. It houses a fully-equipped kitchen, intimate cocktail rooms, and a historic ballroom, complete with a warm, inviting fireplace. As you step outside, the estate’s gardens offer a mesmerizing display of colours, changing their hues with the passing seasons, further enhancing the allure of Fairlawn Estate. This tranquil retreat truly embodies a luxurious slice of history in the heart of Margaret River.
11. Busselton Home, Secret Garden, Hot Outdoor Bath and pet friendly
Nestled within serene gardens adorned with a charming fountain and inviting bird baths, this elegantly furnished sanctuary serves as an idyllic retreat for families or corporate gatherings. The highlight of the outdoor space is a hot claw foot bath, a perfect spot for unwinding under the starlit sky. Parking is ample, accommodating four cars and a boat.
A mere minute’s stroll will lead you to swimming pools and gyms, while a brief 20-minute jaunt unveils the beautiful beach. The cottage itself features three cozy bedrooms, with WIFI and every modern comfort to ensure a seamless stay.
The enchanting ‘Secret Garden’ and sun-kissed lawn offer tranquil spaces for relaxation, or perhaps a delightful BBQ on the patio calls your name. Feel the warmth of a home away from home while exploring the nearby wineries, bars, and restaurants that make the Margaret River region so special. Your dream holiday awaits in this tranquil haven.
12. Waters Edge Margaret River Est 2010
From the moment your bags grace the foyer, this haven, affectionately named ‘Waters Edge,’ established in 2010, promises to wrap you in a cocoon of tranquility that feels like a home away from home. Embracing an ‘all are welcome’ ethos, this nurturing retreat warmly invites your whole family, including your well-behaved furry companions.
The house takes great pride in being a child-friendly sanctuary, with a safely fenced backyard where young imaginations can run wild. An impressive library of children’s DVDs, engaging toys, and fun-filled board games ensure there’s never a dull moment. Yet, if a change of scene is in order, the local park and playground, a hub of joyous laughter and adventure, is just a leisurely five-minute stroll away.
Nestled just off Cape Naturaliste Road, this enchanting retreat offers the perfect blend of convenience and nature’s bounty. It’s a stone’s throw from Dunsborough Town, placing you right on the threshold of some of the region’s most splendid beaches – Meelup, Eagle Bay, Bunker Bay, and Yallingup.
The renowned Margaret River wine region, a rich tapestry of charming restaurants, quaint cafes, delightful shops, and captivating arts and crafts, is easily accessible, making ‘Ryze’N’Shine’ an idyllic base for your Southwest sojourn.
Under new stewardship, the property now boasts spacious living areas furnished with a discerning eye for quality. The new proprietors have poured their hearts into every detail, ensuring the property embodies everything a family or group of friends could desire for a memorable holiday, no matter the occasion or the season.
As you complete this exploration of Margaret River’s finest pet-friendly accommodations, we trust you’ve discovered a treasure trove of options that will warmly welcome your beloved pets. These enchanting abodes ensure your four-legged companions are part of the holiday experience, offering comfort, space, and a sense of belonging. From quaint cottages nestled in lush vineyards to tranquil retreats with expansive playgrounds, we hope you’ve found your perfect fit. In the heart of Margaret River, may your journey be filled with joy, adventure, and memories to cherish. Wishing you an unforgettable holiday in 2023, filled with all the comforts of home for you and your pet.