Every holiday season families flock down to WA’s popular south west region and it can be a tricky time trying to organise alternative care for our four-legged friends. You may be surprised to know that there are a handful of high-end holiday homes that are pet-friendly, so you no longer need to part with your fur-family to enjoy a luxurious getaway.
Beach Box, Dunsborough
The beach is so close to this stunning property that you can watch the waves lap against the shore as you BBQ up a storm on the upstairs alfresco area. This architect-designed, double story house gets its name from its stylish, cube-like exterior.
Conveniently located just a minute’s walk from the beach and a 20-minute walk to the town centre, at Beach Box you can spend your days exploring the Dunsborough area, and your nights toasting marshmallows around the outdoor fire pit. Boasting a spacious living area on the ground floor, which includes a TV, table tennis table and kitchenette, the house opens onto a fenced-off garden area, so the little ones can entertain themselves outside.
The spacious property features 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, catering to up to 10 people. Dogs can also bring a buddy along, with the owners allowing for two pooches to join the party. Beach Box is also kitted out with the latest tech, including TVs, Foxtel, Sonos speakers and Wi-Fi.
A 3-night minimum stay is required in low season, and it’ll cost you an extra $150 if you want to bring pets. Book Beach Box in Dunsborough for your next getaway.
Cowrie Cove, Peppermint Grove Beach
With Cowrie Cove being only a two-hour drive from Perth, you don’t have to travel far from home to feel a million miles away. Positioned on the Peppermint Grove Beach sand dunes, this beachfront holiday home is only 150m from the water, so you and your canine companion need only take a couple of steps before you can both wet your paws.
Arguably, the most impressive aspect of the property is the upstairs area: a dedicated retreat isolated from the rest of the house for a lucky couple, featuring a master bedroom with a large spa bath that offers ocean views. There’s even an open fireplace to keep you nice and toasty as the evenings grow chilly.
The lower level of the house includes a family games room complete with a pool table, three more bedrooms, a bathroom and powder room. Relax near the lounge room fireplace in the evenings with the doors open to the garden and the ocean views.
Minimum 3 nights stay in low season. Sleeps 10 people (6 adults and 4 children). Additional $150 per booking for a maximum of one small/medium dog. Book Cowrie Cove in Peppermint Grove Beach.
Located 5 minutes away from the iconic Smiths and Yallingup Beach, this luxurious holiday home is the ultimate family holiday home. With expansive views of the remarkable Gunyulgup Valley, this spacious 6 bedrooms home established on 8 acres of land is where country living meets comfort and luxury.
Arriving on the property, you’ll find a beautiful home with expansive windows and bi-fold doors, flooded with natural light and a crystal-clear swimming pool. Entertain the kids with the tree swing and cubby house while the adults enjoy a drink on the jetty by the dam and observe the local wildlife. While you’re there, you can discover great food and art at the Little Fish restaurant, art gallery and wellness centre, all within walking distance of the home.
With a large space for entertaining at one end of the property, and accommodation with 6 bedrooms, laundry, and garage at the other, this is the place to make great memories with your friends and family. Keep cosy around the stone fireplace and prepare delicious meals with the fully appointed kitchen, BBQ, and pizza oven. Dinner can be served in one of the 3 superb dining areas – just take your pick!
Note that there is a minimum stay of 3 nights during off-peak season. The property sleeps 8 guests, and conditions and fees apply for pets. Book Marribrae in Yallingup here.
Nikabel Beach House, Dunsborough
Situated on Dunsborough’s picturesque coastline, this beautiful old cottage just screams beach vibes. With it’s ocean-inspired design completing both the outside and inside, this upmarket beach house offers amazing ocean views that your family, friends and four legged friends will feel inspired by.
Perfectly located near the beach, Nikabel is also close to a playground, boat ramp and a paved walkway into town. Nature lovers can embark on a walk through the pristine Meelup Regional Park, which is situated less than 10 minutes away from the home.
What makes this house even better is the fact that it has been split into two sections. The front of the house features an open plan living space, along with a master bedroom, bathroom, and a bunk room. Enjoy views of the bay on the front deck, which includes an outdoor dining and lounging area. Ideal for the kids or a second family, the back of the house features a second living room and 3 more bedrooms, bathrooms, and a laundry room. It also opens up to a secure back garden and a separate games room with plenty of activities for everyone.
Minimum 3-night stay during off-peak season. The house sleeps 9 adults and 2 children, with conditions and an additional fee for pets. Book Nikabel Beach House in Dunsborough and get ready to unwind.
Barefeet Retreat, Yallingup
Positioned high on a hill with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, this stunning home will bring you closer to the carefree lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. Within walking distance of some of Yallingup’s most magnificent attractions including Yallingup lagoon, Caves House and Ngilgi Cave, this is the perfect place to rekindle the childlike wonder in each of us. What makes this property special is the sense of familiarity of an Old Yallingup vibe that’s hard to replicate anywhere else.
With 3 levels in the spacious home, there will be plenty of opportunity to appreciate the Yallingup coast. The master bedroom, located on the upper level comes with its own balcony and sweeping ocean views. 2 more bedrooms are located on the mid-level, along with a second living room, and the 4th bedroom on the lower level comes with its own lounge, bathroom and outdoor deck. There is a spacious open plan living area on the upper level, equipped with a kitchen, dining area, sheltered lounge and BBQ deck area. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the abundance of indoor and outdoor living areas, all of which boast superb views of Yallingup coast and its surroundings.
Minimum 3-night stay required during off-peak season. The house sleeps 6, and up to 2 small or medium dogs are allowed. Fees and conditions apply. Book Barefeet Retreat in Yallingup for a relaxing holiday.