Bella Retreat is a haven set on 13 acres of jarrah and red-gum forest, you will feel complete privacy and tranquility yet are 5 mins from the township of Margaret River and 10 mins to the beach.
Awarded 'Top Vacation Rental 2013' by Tripadvisor.
Bella Retreat has 4 bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms and sleeps a maximum of 8 guests.
We do have a second dwelling (Forestview Escape - see photos) which is situated 50 mts from Bella. This sleeps a maximum of 6 guests. You will be sent separate pricing/details for this if you want to book it too.
If you love the peace and tranquillity of a beautiful forest setting but love also to be centrally located then this is the property for you. Margaret River is a very special place which needs to be experienced as it is one of the most beautiful areas in south Western Australia. The surrounding area will leave you with plenty to do but the best part of all is just enjoying the surroundings of your 'home away from home' for the time you spend here.
Located half way between Margaret River township and the stunning Redgate Beach, with award-wining wineries, Xanadu, Voyager and Leeuwin Estate just down the road, Bella Retreat is the ideal getaway.
You're in the heart of the Maragret River wine region and which ever way you turn there's a winery waiting to be explored.
Famous for international surfing competitions, Margaret River mouth is 10 mins drive away where spectacular scenery and awe inspiring waves may be viewed along this stretch of coastline.
We are happy to now provide free wi-fi for our guests. (Please note - no downloading of videos, music etc out of respect to other guests and our limited usage)
PLEASE NOTE : WE HAVE A MINIMUM 2 NIGHT BOOKING.
BELLA RETREAT is nestled amongst 13 ACRES of jarrah and red-gum forest where you will feel complete privacy and tranquillity.
Access the property via a 200mt long driveway winding through the forest and once you arrive take the time to observe the native birds, flora and wildlife as you stroll through the surrounds.
We have regular visits from kangaroos especially at sunset and sunrise.
The array of wildflowers and majestic gums to be viewed from the paved pergola at Bella Retreat or the many porches of Forestview Escape, invite guests to enjoy outdoor living in gorgeous natural surroundings.
You will have plenty to see and do such as visiting art galleries, fine dining experiences, art galleries, plentiful wineries, caves to visit, horse-riding, swimming, surfing and much more. Enjoy the best the south west of Australia has to offer.
Come for a romantic holiday, visit the many festivals in the region or bring the family for an adventure.
BELLA RETREAT provides visitors with comfort and stylish decor and is completely fully equipped for your stay. Your beds are made up and ready for you and towels, bath mats, etc are provided. JUST BRING YOUR SUITCASE!
There are 4 bedrooms :
Bed 1 - Queen Bed - Sleeps 2
Bed 2 - Queen Bed - Sleeps 2
Bed 3 - 2 x Singles - Sleeps 2
Bed 4 - Bunk Bed - Sleeps 2
and 2 Bathrooms (No 1 w/separate bath, shower & vanity & toilet. No 2 w/ shower, vanity and separate toilet)
Fully equipped kitchen and laundry, TV/DVD/CD, BBQ and fabulous outdoor entertaining.
There is a large selection of CD's, a large flat screen TV, games, videos and DVD's, to suit all ages on those cooler nights when you just want to snuggle by the wood fired pot belly stove. For the warmer days, we have standard fans for each room.
Child friendly, we have a small play area complete with swings and a larger area between the 2 properties with spring free trampoline and 'assault course'.
Well behaved dogs are also welcome upon approval.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE
PRICING ON THIS SITE IS FOR LOW SEASON ONLY ($220 PER NIGHT). IT INCLUDES 2 GUESTS. EACH ADULT OVER THIS IS $20 PER NIGHT AND EACH CHILD IS $15 PER NIGHT.
DIFFERENT PRICING WILL OCCUR FOR MID AND HIGH SEASONS.
"Love it! Bella Retreat is the perfect escape away. Our large family who range from 5 months old to 68 years old, all loved staying here and have vowed to make it an annual event. The best part was seeing the kids go 'free-range', enjoying the tyre swing, huge trampoline, secret fairy pathways and obstacle course. Tranquil and peaceful, yet so close to all the attractions of the Margaret River region. "
Rebecca April '13
"Bella Retreat was perfect for our family get-together. Because we had the two cottages, we had some privacy as well. The ambience was casual and relaxed and the grounds were beautiful. We loved it and hope to be back next year"
Karen Mar '13.
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Margaret River is a destination that truly offers something for every age, taste, budget or ambition. The region is most famous for its wineries that produce many fine white and red wines that are exported all over the world. The Margaret River flows through the centre of the region, passing the Margaret River Township that is 8km from the ocean. Although the area is named after this town, it spreads all the way along the coast from a few kilometres south of Busselton, out to Cape Naturaliste and the spreads over an area about 30km-wide down the south coast to Cape Leeuwin, Australia’s most south western point.
There are many comprehensive websites which you can visit and explore which will inform you as to the many wonderful things you can see and do during your stay in the Margaret River Region.
There are numerous Natural Wonders, Caves, Beaches, Wineries, Art Galleries, Golf Courses, Horesriding, Fishing, Whale Watching, Surfing and of course a vast array of cafes or fine dining restaurants.
Interaction with Guests
We value our guests privacy so although you are able to contact someone 24/7, we will leave you alone otherwise.
Keys are collected from the office or from a key box just outside the office outside of work hours.
Weekdays 9-5 only.
The Margaret River Wine Region is truly one of the great holiday destinations of the world. Blessed with a perfect Mediterranean maritime climate, the four seasons are gently defined in the soulful corner of Western Australia
What is known as the Margaret River is an area that begins just south of Busselton, stretching out to Cape Naturaliste in between Dunsborough and Yallingup then further south along the coast to Cape Leeuwin – imagine a cone superimposed on the map of the south west of Western Australia. Cape Leeuwin is Australia’s most south westerly point, where the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean meet.
Year-round, the Margaret River Region offers premium wineries, superlative galleries and art, remarkable caves, superb and diverse accommodation, fine dining, beautiful coastal and forest scenery, excellent swimming, fishing, world-class surfing beaches and history.
It is an area of outstanding hospitality and beautiful country with rolling green hills and thick forests. Caves Road is named after the several large caves that it joins, with daily guided tours available. The coastal scenery is rugged and breathtaking in many parts. There are many fantastic beaches from the world class surf beaches of Prevelly and Yallingup to the tranquil clear waters of Geographe Bay.
You will definitely need your own transport!
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT TIMES
Unless arranged in advance with the OWNER, Check-In Time is 3 PM and Check-Out Time is 10 AM. During the low season and for mid-week bookings, these times can very often be flexible. All requests for varying check in/out times will be accommodated wherever possible. Late departure without prior approval may result in a partial forfeiture of the security bond.
A refundable security bond of $100 is payable on all bookings. The bond will be refunded in full after the house has been cleaned and checked, provided there are no damages or excess cleaning or additional expenses incurred, usually within 5 - 10 working days after guests vacate. A breach of any of our "House Rules" may result in forfeiture of the bond.
LINEN & TOWELS
The accommodation includes the supply of all linen and towels for the specified number of guests & beds. This includes pillows, continental quilts or doonas, bed sheets, bath towels & bath mats, and tea towels. The supply of bed linen and bath towels is always included in the price. Beach towels are not included.
There are rules which are listed in the kitchen of Bella Retreat & Forestview Escape. You are asked to abide by these.
Most importantly, and as our only water comes from the skies, we ask guests to be aware of their water consumption. (i.e. keeping showers short etc)
Guests are expected to look after and take all reasonable care of the property and all the furnishings and equipment included in the property and to observe the “No Smoking Inside” requirement for the duration of the holiday. PLEASE BE ULTRA CAREFUL IN THE SUMMER MONTHS SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO SMOKE OUTSIDE.
Guests must return any furniture that has been moved to its original position. No furniture or equipment for use inside the property is to be moved outside.
It is the responsibility of the guests to ensure that the property is left in a clean and tidy state at the end of the holiday. This means that guests must wash & put away crockery, glassware & cooking utensils; remove all foodstuff from the refrigerator; thoroughly clean the barbecue; and sweep up excess dirt and sand on the floors. In the event that cleaning of the house exceeds the cleaning time allowance, the guest will be charged for the cost of excess cleaning at the specified hourly rate and this amount will be deducted from the security bond.
All rubbish must be taken to the bins at the roadside before you leave.
Otherwise, cleaning is provided as part of your rental cost.
Well behaved dogs are welcome upon approval from the owner.
Under no circumstances are guests permitted to bring pets without first seeking permission.
There is no internet at the property however you will be sent a document explaining where to find a great internet cafe 5 mins away in Margaret River. However, smart phones do pick up wi-fi here.
The deposit is non-refundable if notice less than one month prior to arrival is given. The full rental will be forfeited if a booking is cancelled less than 14 days prior to your arrival.
The house was very good, well equipped and clean. The location is excellent, close to Margaret River center and the good wineries but at the same time very quite and private.
I didn't get to meet Belinda personally but she was extremely helpful during our e-mail communication.
We had a lovely time at Bella Retreat. The house was great, very comfortable and incredibly well equipped. Our toddlers loved the trampoline and play areas and we really enjoyed taking walks around the grounds of the property watching the kangaroos watching us in the fields behind the house, and listening to the kookaburras up in the trees. We were lucky enough to be visited one morning by a kangaroo and joey, right up to the back deck of the house, amazing! The house was well situated, close enough to town but also away from it all, a fantastic retreat in the bush!
I had a great time at bella retreat . It was the perfect weekend . It's located so close to the town centre and yet the property feels like your in your own world . Such beautiful grounds to walk around . The beds were beautifully made with fresh towels and everything was very clean and welcoming when we got there . The outdoor area was great for entertaining and the indoor fire was so cozy . A nice big gas oven to cook our roast in . The large selection of movies was great for the Saturday hangover. I definitely recommend staying here , I will definitely go back again some time .
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