7 scenic Airbnbs in Margaret River you can’t afford to miss

Take a moment to soak in the serenity.
A house nestled in the Margaret River valley.Airbnb: Infinity Chalet / Photography: Hamish Stubbs

As the name suggests, the town of Margaret River is nestled alongside a river in Western Australia which winds its way from the Whicher Range to the ocean, attracting big-wave surf enthusiasts. But while the region has dozens of picturesque towns, Margaret River’s proximity to the coastline offers some breathtaking opportunities, alongside vineyards and wineries, art galleries and gourmet delights. Just a three-hour drive from Perth, Margaret River is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway.

A vineyard and winery in Margaret River.
Vasse Felix, Margaret River’s founding wine estate. To explore their wine collection, visit Vasse Felix. (Photo: Vasse Felix)

Things to do in Margaret River

Margaret River wine tours

Visitors would be remiss for not indulging in a wine tour with Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc specialties of the region. A tour operator can take the hassle out of organising the day otherwise a drive around Margaret River will reveal some fantastic wineries.

The white facade of Voyager River Estate, Margaret River.
The Voyager Estate’s Manor House. To see more, visit Voyager Estate. (Photo: Voyager Estate)

A ten-minute drive south of Margaret River, Voyager Estate boasts an impressive 170-year farming history focusing on organic produce. Their Chardonnay and Cabernet from the MJW range are elegant and savoury best paired with their seasonal tasting menu. Close by, the Leeuwin Estate offers a weekly cellar door with a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the estate’s winemaking with delightful Chardonnay and Cabernet.

The Margaret River Chocolate Company

A short drive north of Margaret River is where chocolate aficionados will find the delicious Margaret River Chocolate Company. The chocolate factory has been an icon of the region since 1999 and is where you’ll find chocolates and sweet treats all made on-site with plenty of free tastings. Or stop for lunch at the Chocolate Café to enjoy the many other delights like their decadent chocolate brownies, known as the best in Australia.

The Margaret River caves

Hidden near the coastline are four spectacular limestone caves that are home to fossils, stalactites and deep winding chambers that transport visitors to an ancient world. One of the most popular sites is Mammoth Cave in Boranup where fossils of Megafauna can be seen on a self-guided tour. For a breath-taking experience, the Jewel Cave near Augusta has immense crystal chambers with one of the longest straw stalactites making this a must-see stop.

A wide cave with stalactites.
The Jewel Cave. For more, visit Margaret River. (Photo: Margaret River Region)

Where to stay in Margaret River

A modernist kitchen with a long, white marble island and black timber ceiling.


Paddock House

A modernist bushland retreat

Combining a bold architectural design in a lush bush setting, the Paddock House almost feels like a work of art with three bedrooms, spa-style bathrooms and a generous deck opening onto the landscape. While there are many things to do in Margaret River, you may just prefer to stay indoors!

Key features:

  • 2 luxe bathrooms
  • Courtyard and outdoor shower
  • Contemporary interiors
A retro-style studio living room with timber panels and a block glass wall.


Studio Jungalow

A cozy, contemporary apartment

This two-bedroom apartment located just outside of town is perfect for couples and small groups looking for a relaxing and unique stay. Boasting beautiful timber detailing, concrete floors, indoor plants and a private courtyard, this luxurious apartment proves great things come in small packages.

Key features:

  • Bespoke timber details
  • Architecturally designed
  • Glass block wall
A bright, white living room with creeping vines and indoor plants.


The Green Door

A serene house among the trees

This modern stay invites the outdoors in with sweeping views of the forest with plenty more greenery inside. Offering three bedrooms and two bathrooms across two levels, this spacious house is perfect for nature lovers with an additional outdoor alfresco area to enjoy the serenity.

Key features:

  • Accommodates four guests
  • Bright, modern interiors
  • Forest views
A modern timber deck opening onto the trees.


Freshwater House

A spacious house in Burnside, Margaret River

Set on eight acres in the pristine Margaret River valley, Freshwater House is perfect for larger groups with four bedrooms and three bathrooms accommodating up to eight guests. An open-plan living area is offset by a stunning limestone fireplace while expansive doors open onto the deck to relax in nature.

Key features:

  • Modernist timber design
  • Alfresco dining
  • Stone terrace
A modern bathroom with grey tiling, a freestanding bath and timber details.


The Leaf House

A restful forest sanctuary

This calming forest stay is a stone’s throw away from Margaret River with two-bedrooms high up among the treetops. Relax in the luxurious bath and double shower or spend time on the deck overlooking the forest to fully soak in the natural splendour.

Key features:

  • Outdoor BBQ area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Designed by Margaret River Style
A large timber and stone cottage living room.


The Enchanted Stone Cottage

An expansive, comfortable cottage

Just a short five-minute walk to town, this cottage is ultra convenient and extremely cozy. Set within a rustic stone and timber structure, the three-bedroom, two-storey abode has everything needed for a comfortable stay including an upstairs retreat area, an open log fire and bar, plus stunning views of the valley.

Key features:

  • Accommodates six people
  • Outdoor area and pizza oven
  • High-vaulted ceilings
A limestone dining room with concrete floors and a timber table.


Stonehaven Lodge

A home away from home

As the name suggests, Stonehaven Lodge is an impressive limestone and concrete house conveniently located near Margaret River and Surfers Point. The three-bedroom house is suited for family holidays with ample space, comfortable furnishings and even a retro game machine to occupy the kids.

Key features:

  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Two spacious bathrooms
  • Outdoor BBQ area

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