Our pick of the best places to stay in Margaret River. From Margaret River hotels to private houses for rent, we pick the best accommodation in Margaret River.
The Margaret River region in Western Australia is a hugely popular Australia family holiday destination. We have visited many times over the past eight years and every year it gets more and more busy with holidaymakers.
With all these tourists, there is obviously a large choice of places to stay in Margaret River. Whether you are looking for a Margaret River hotel or prefer to look at a choice of houses for rent in Margaret River, here we help narrow down your choices.
We have stayed at several different accommodation types over the years, including a Margaret River beach resort, Margaret River apartments and several Margaret River holiday homes. Here we share what we think to be the best accommodation in Margaret River.
One thing to note: if you are visiting during a popular holiday period (Christmas & New Year, Chinese New Year, Australia Day, Easter) then you will need to plan ahead and book your Margaret River accommodation well in advance as it gets busy.
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Pullman Bunker Bay Resort
The Pullman Bunker Bay Resort is the most renowned Margaret River resort, and is a great choice for families.
The one and two bungalow-style villas at this Bunker Bay accommodation include kitchens and laundry facilities, and accommodation is free for 2 children under 12 years sharing their parents’ room.
This luxury accommodation in Margaret River is just a few steps from the fabulous Bunker Bay beach and also features a stunning outdoor heated infinity pool. A Kids Club is also available for children aged 5-11, and they offer a babysitting service. Perfect!
Smiths Beach Resort
Do you dream of waking up to stunning ocean views every morning? Smiths Beach Resort is another of the best places to stay in Margaret River next to the beach.
And what a beach! Smiths beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the area.
The self-catering accommodation at this stylish resort ranges from 1-bedroom Margaret River beach apartments to 4-bedroom Margaret River beach houses, with all rooms featuring private living areas with full kitchen, outdoor barbecues and private parking spaces.
There is also an excellent onsite restaurant, Lamont’s, as well as a gourmet deli and bottleshop, plus swimming pool and tennis court make this an excellent option for a relaxing Margaret River retreat.
Sunflowers Animal Farm
If you’re raising city kids like me, then you could cause some major excitement by staying on a Margaret River farmstay for your holiday. Sunflower Animals Farm provides farmstay accommodation in four separate Margaret River holiday cottages.
These Margaret River cottages are distinctly no-frills in design, but guests staying here get unlimited access to the farm, including free buckets of animal food, as well as the opportunity to get involved in the farm activities, such as pony rides, tractor rides and collecting eggs.
Find out more information about Sunflowers Animal Farm here.
Regency Beach Club
This luxury accommodation in Dunsborough is handily located just a short walk from the town centre, where you will find a supermarket, shops and several restaurants.
Regency Beach Club offers a range of 1- to 5-bedroom Margaret River house accommodation, all facing out to sea. All houses are individually designed and priced, but all come with gardens and balconies or patios with barbecues. There’s also an outdoor swimming pool, gym and tennis court on site.
If you don’t have any luck with Regency Beach Club, check out Halcyon Bay next door – it offers more of the same.
Margaret River Holiday Homes
Hiring a private holiday house in Margaret River is a great option for families – and especially if you are more than one family vacationing together.
There are loads of large holiday rentals in Margaret River, which give you all the space you need for the kids to run around and entertain themselves, and come with laundry, barbecue and kitchen facilities to help make life easier.
Choosing to book a private hire Margaret River property also gives you the flexibility to choose whether you want to stay in Yallingup close to the wineries, or whether you prefer to opt for Margaret River beach accommodation in somewhere like Eagle Bay or Prevelly.
There is a fabulous selection of beautiful houses and accommodation near Margaret River – and they can work out to be good value when split between families.
Family Friendly Holiday Homes in Margaret River area
We have researched a few options of Margaret River family accommodation to help you narrow it down.
Cathay: Beautiful Family Holiday Home in Yallingup
We have stayed in this beautiful Yallingup holiday house (see the photo above also) a couple of times and it is definitely one of our favourites. It is in easy reach of both the wineries and beaches.
It has four bedrooms, so perfect for a large family or two or three families holidaying together. It also has a large kitchen/diner and large lounge, so plenty for space for everyone.
Families will love the sizeable pool and garden with barbecue, trampoline, cubby house and poolside entertaining area.
Beach House Dunsborough
This stunning beach house is located just metres from Dunsborough’s best beach and has sweeping views of the bay.
Not only is it located close to the beach, but is also just a five minute walk along the beach to Dunsborough for access to shops, supermarkets and restaurants.
It has four bedrooms and three bathrooms so plenty of space for two or more families. There is a barbecue and pizza oven for family dinners at home.
Roozen Residence – Prevelly holiday home
Just a four-minute walk to the beach and an eight-minute drive to Margaret River town, this luxury beach house has 180-degree ocean views from every room.
This 3 bedroom house has a contemporary design and features an open plan living and dining area with gourmet kitchen and a large deck with sweeping views out to sea.
Other suggestions of holiday homes include:
- Beachfront Prevelly – 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 150m from Gnarabup beach, balcony with sea views
- Space & Light, Dunsborough – 4 bedrooms, large format kitchen, fireplace, and a heated swimming pool within the backyard.
- Green Park Retreat, Quindalup – beautiful 4-bedroom house 3-minute drive from Dunsborough, spacious with landscaped gardens and private pool.
- Fragrant Harbour, Gnarabup – 4 bedrooms, 10-minute walk to beach, stunning views, private pool and garden
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