The Hottest Holiday Homes To Hire In Western Australia
Dotted around Western Australia’s southern regions are some of the state’s most awe-inspiring holiday homes. When it comes to travelling in style, sometimes a 5-star hotel in the city just doesn’t tick the boxes. Often you need a little more space and privacy, especially when travelling with family or friends.
That’s where Private Properties, a luxury holiday homes reservation service, comes in. With over 100 stunning examples of architectural works of art in their repertoire, there’s no doubt you’ll find a jaw-dropping home to host your WA getaway.
From airy beach houses to upscale farm stays, here are just a few possibilities.
Injidup Bay House
Imagine waking to clear views of turquoise and deep blue waters lapping against the white sands of Injidup Bay. This incredible view, which includes contrasting colours of unspoilt native bushland, is available from every room at Injidup Bay House.
This private home, located near Yallingup in the Margaret River region, is perched upon 5.5 acres of sloping countryside, away from the beaten paths. If privacy and obscurity is desired, this place delivers. Decked out in rustic timber and Indian slate fixtures, the seven-bedroom, five-bathroom mansion sleeps 12, inclusive of the onsite guest house.
From $1225 per night, your group will enjoy a beautiful coastal home that offers multiple spaces to play, relax and entertain. Think sitting areas with plush leather sofas, a games room with a pool table and old-school video games, poker room, movie theatre, even a hidden wine room. And let’s not forget the spacious outdoor decks and infinity pool.
Before you think the terms luxury and farm do not go together, stop right there. Deepdale Farm is not your typical country homestead. After driving through the branded security gate, you’ll begin to see why. From large-scale sculptures plonked around the manicured grounds to impressive paintings throughout the house, this farm is more art gallery than stables.
Located near the rural town of Toodyay, a 75-minute drive northeast of Perth, Deepdale Farm is one of the newest luxury homes in Private Properties’ portfolio. But the heritage-listed home is far from new. Although it was built in the mid-1800s, the house has recently undergone a significant revamp to create an ‘old-meets-new’ style.
There is room for 16 guests between the main house and the guest house, which is a stone’s throw away. The homestead features beautiful timber floorboards, Italian marble, elegant furnishings, plush bedding, and a spacious kitchen with all the mod-cons. There’s loads of space inside, but you’ll also have free range of the immediate grounds, heated swimming pool, tennis court, deluxe fitness room, olive groves, the woolshed, and a renovated barn that’s ideal for group gatherings and celebrations.
Don’t want to drive from Perth? No worries. There’s a helipad.
Lantana House is a modern beach house with style upon style. Overlooking Albany’s Middleton Beach, it also offers extensive views of the Sterling Ranges and Porongurup National Park. That’s why Lantana makes a luxury base for hikers and nature lovers exploring the deep south.
This three-bedroom double-storey home is bright and airy with plenty of natural light and sunshine on chilly south coast days. But you won’t have to rely on the sun to keep you warm – there are two inviting gas fireplaces. With multiple nooks and window benches to curl up with a hot cuppa and a good book, you’d be forgiven for skipping the nature walk to stay inside.
Wine lovers visiting WA tend to make tracks for Margaret River, but the Swan Valley produces some mighty fine drops too. And it’s closer to Perth – 30 minutes by car.
Upon arriving at Tannamurra, you may think you’ve taken a wrong turn and ended up in Italy. The peach-coloured holiday home looks like the villas of Tuscany, complete with vine-covered exterior walls, timber-framed windows, expansive gardens, lemon trees and al fresco dining.
Inside, the décor matches its Italian theme: antique furniture from around the country, as well as Italy and France don every room. There are four bedrooms for up to eight guests, a gorgeous country kitchen, a reading room, and everything you’ll need for a getaway in wine country.
Florida Beach House
Overlooking its namesake, Florida Beach House is an absolute beachfront property in Dawesville, a suburb of Mandurah. And an unusual one. Contemporary in design, the unique shape of the roof allows optimal light to shine through the massive glass panes and sliding doors to create an indoor-outdoor look and feel.
Stark white walls and cabinets inside add to the brightness of this chic beach house, which sleeps nine people in four bedrooms. If golf is your game, you’re in luck. The Cut Golf Course is beside the property, making it the perfect location for a beach/golf vacay (and all the skylights will have you up and on the green with the sun).
(Lead image: Injidup Bay House / supplied)
Published 04 September, 2019