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BELLA RETREAT IS SET ON 13 ACRES OF PRIVATE, PEACEFUL FORESTED LAND

Belinda Taranto

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks English
People14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Belinda Taranto

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks English
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 March, 2015
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BELLA RETREAT IS SET ON 13 ACRES OF PRIVATE, PEACEFUL FORESTED LAND

People14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday cottage in Margaret River - Bella Retreat

Centrally located between the town of Margaret River and the beach

Bella Retreat is a haven in every sense of the word. 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 gorgeous and famed beaches of the SW.

Ideally located within minutes drive of Margaret Rivers renowned vineyards (LEEUWIN & VOYAGER to name a few) you will access the property via a 200mt long driveway winding through the forest.

Once you arrive, time will slow down and you can take the time to observe our native birds, flora and wildlife as you stroll through the surrounds.

Feel privileged to see the kangaroos roaming through the property, especially abundant 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 beautiful natural surroundings.

Bella Retreat provides visitors with comfort, stylish decor and is completely fully equipped for your stay

We have 2 houses : BELLA RETREAT & FORESTVIEW ESCAPE. Ideal for 2 families who want to be together but will also have the privacy of their own space.

PLEASE NOTE :

FORESTVIEW ESCAPE can only be booked if BELLA RETREAT is also booked.

PRICING RELATES TO BELLA RETREAT.

If you want to book one house only, this will be it.

Please contact owner for full pricing for both Bella Retreat & Forestview Escape

We do this because guests come here for the privacy and do not want to see 'strangers' spoiling that sense, so we do not book out the houses to separate parties.

DETAILS

BELLA RETREAT

One minute walk from Forestview Escape, this secluded single storey holiday house with high timber vaulted ceilings is tastefully and stylishly furnished. The array of native flora viewed from the paved pergola along with the glorious gum trees providing the backdrop, invite guests to enjoy outdoor living in splendid surroundings.

This 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house (Sleeps 8) has a spacious dining/ living area with a brand new wood burning fire which warms the whole house in winter. A completely equipped kitchen with everything you will need for your stay only requires you to do your shopping in one of the local supermarkets. Enjoy delicious meals either cooked on the barbecue for summer months or in our large chef style oven, dining inside bathed in candlelight in winter. A comprehensive selection of board games, DVD’s. CD’s, music system, Ipod player and books are also available.

FORESTVIEW ESCAPE has beautiful views of tall Karri trees from almost every room. A quiet and secluded setting with an abundance of birds and kangaroos, this newly renovated home has been created as a comfortable and relaxing holiday haven.

An extensive covered deck on 3 sides brings the forest almost into the house to create a peaceful haven in a bush environment and is a unique setting in which to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle in stylish surroundings. Native gardens abound and pathways lead you to our dam and beyond, leading you to explore around the whole property.

It has 3 bedrooms and 2 beautiful bathrooms, both with views, a well equipped kitchen and al fresco seating on 2 of the veranda’s surrounding the house. Dining inside for 6, TV (for DVD’s only), pool table and piano will more than keep you occupied if you should need to be inside. With a wood burning stove and overhead fans in all rooms, it is perfectly equipped for all conditions..

Child friendly, we have a small play area next to Bella Retreat and a large area between the 2 properties complete with 'assault course' and large spring free trampoline.

YOUR BOND

A $200 refundable bond is due for each booking.

EXTRA GUESTS:

No more guests than the number quoted for in your booking may stay at the property. If more guests are noted to have stayed, this will be deducted from your bond

CLEANING:

Due to the limited time available to service the home, we request that guests ensure the home is left clean and tidy. Additional charges will be made against the bond should the home require more than a basic clean.

NB The BBQ and pot belly fireplace must be cleaned by guests after each use.

WOOD is provided free for guests. We respectfully ask that guests to not use our supply for the outdoor fire in the childrens playground (only to be used from May to October). You can source plenty of wood from the forest. Money will be deducted from you bond if you are seen to have not abided by this rule.

More Details

Details for holiday cottage Bella Retreat, 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

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. GUESTS PLEASE NOTE : We have 2 houses on the property, BELLA RETREAT (Sleeps 8) & FORESTVIEW ESCAPE (Sleeps 6) . Pricing relates to Bella Retreat only. If you are over 8 guests you will need to book Forestview Escape too. The base rate for this is $200 per night. We accommodate a maximum of 14 guests through both houses. They are situated about 50 metres apart. We do not rent them out separately, only to the same group if required. If you book one house only, this will be BELLA RETREAT.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Belinda Taranto (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
1 March, 2015

About Belinda Taranto

I feel very lucky to be able to own a property in such a beautiful area such as Margaret River. My home is in Perth but we have a wonderful housekeeping team who look after Bella Retreat and all its valued guests. I spend as much time there as is possible and value my time there enormously as time slows down, I reconnect with nature and realise how wonderful it is just to hear the sounds of the forest. Special times watching the kangaroos early mornings and as an art lover, wine lover and great coffee and dining experience lover, I am in my element! The stunning beaches surrounding us are food for the soul too!

Belinda Taranto purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Belinda Taranto chose Margaret River

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 beaches, caves, wineries, fine dining experiences, art galleries and the township itself 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.

What makes this cottage unique

Bella Retreat is situated in the heart of the Margaret River wine region. 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.

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.

Go and have a coffee or dine in one of the restaurants on offer in the Margaret River township or browse through the array of interesting shops and art galleries which are only 5 mins drive away.

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. Swimming and surf beaches are within a short drive and the cafes, hotels and restaurants of the region are within easy driving or cycling distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The weekend was lovely. We decided not to venture far from the house, and there is so much to occupy the kids they were all very happy to stay put. The trampoline, tyre swing & fire pit were great – the kids loved collecting sticks in the forest with the wheelbarrows.

This is the first time we’ve used both houses & that worked out so well – my mum stayed down there with my sister, brother in law & their baby. It was nice and quiet when they need it, and at the same time it was close enough for our kids to wander back and forth whenever they liked to visit Granny.

The new addition of the massive deck on the north side is beautiful! We used to love sitting on the south side, on our previous weekends at Bella, but with 12 of us, plus the baby, the deck was perfect, and really adds to the functionality of the house.

We look forward to our next weekend at Bella Retreat!

Rachel & Family
Aug 2014
  • 1 of 3
People14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

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Bella Retreat Is Set On 13 Acres Of Private, Peaceful Forested Land
average rating of 4.6 based on 8 reviews
4

Well equipped, tranquil location.

  • 4 of 5

An ideal location for adults and children alike. The property is spacious, well equipped and exactly as described. There is a good selection of games for young and old, a great choice of CDs and probably the best TV/video instructions we have ever come across. The pretty garden has many paths, ideal for kids with imagination, and the grounds are spectacular. Margaret R over town is an easy drive wi splendid restaurants and wineries nearby. Redgate beach is minutes away and provides good fishing and swimming. We would highly recommend this property to family, friends and anyone looking for a peaceful break. We had two occasions to call the owner and manager and both times we were met with highly efficient and polite service.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

The Perfect Place To Relax!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights here & absolutely loved it! It is the perfect base to explore the Margaret River region. The facilities were great, and there was plenty to keep our 3 year old nephew entertained. We especially enjoyed sampling the local wine whilst sat on the veranda at Forestview Escape....Spotting Kangaroos & other local wildlife! I'm sure we'll return in the future. Alastair

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great Place - Perfect for big groups.

  • 5 of 5

Really good place. Great campfires (as long as it's not fire season) and great play areas for kids. Facilities in the houses were great, and everything you needed was there (and labelled to excess).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Dont want 2say how amazing it was- might fill up

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing weekend away at the Bella Retreat. Spent some great time with Friends and got engaged on the property itself.

The pictures do not do the property justice.

Go there be amazed and rebook.

I will be rebooking!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Bella retreat....an awesome place!

  • 4 of 5

Where to start? Firstly with the good things, and there are plenty of them!

Very homely, very well equipped. Beautiful grounds and gardens. Lovely with the fires glowing. Great big bathroom, plenty of room to move. The swings and trampoline are a hit for the kids.

For the not so good, and these aren't really criticisms, more improvements that could be made.

Lighting over to the 2nd BBQ, and maybe even a little shelter over it. A gas heater would be nice too, under the patio. Towel heaters and heat lights in the enormous bathroom would be nice.

Really, thats about it! Really lovely place! Hope to stay again sometime!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
285 Kilometres
Perth Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Margaret River
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Vasse Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Margaret River
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Redgate Beach or Prevelly Beach

Ideally located within minutes drive of Margaret Rivers renowned vineyards (LEEUWIN & VOYAGER to name a few) Beautiful bush setting on 13 acres of jarrah and red-gum forest, you will feel complete privacy and tranquillity. Relax to the sounds of native bird and wildlife with regular visits from Kangaroos. 5 mins drive to beaches and township of Margaret River, you will have plenty to see and do like visiting art galleries, coffee and gift shops, caves to visit and much more. Enjoy the best the south west of Australia has to offer.

Winner of 'Top Vacation Rental' in Margaret River 2011 and rated 'Excellent' by XXXXXXX.

Bella Retreat provides visitors with comfort, stylish decor and is completely fully equipped for your stay. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. 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.

Forestview is 80 mts from Bella and is newly renovated with brand new kitchen and bathrooms. Beautiful views over the Karri Forest from one of the 2 porches, it has 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, pool table and piano.

You can only book 'Forestview' if you book 'Bella Retreat' too.

Prices are for Bella Retreat only and unless you stipulate that you wish to take the 2 properties, this is the house where you will stay.

We value our guests privacy and understand that they book with us because they want to enjoy the peace and quiet of the bush setting without interruption. This is why we only book the one party in the 2 properties.

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.

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Prices & Availability

From AUS$220 Nightly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Margaret River, South West

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Low Season
2 Feb 2015 - 2 Apr 2015
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AUS$600
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Mid Season
3 Apr 2015 - 19 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
AUS$940
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20 Apr 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
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4 Jul 2015 - 19 Jul 2015
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Low Season
20 Jul 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
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26 Sep 2015 - 11 Oct 2015
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Additional pricing information

Booking/Cleaning Fee AUS$100
Extra guests over 2 AUS$ 30 per person per night
Pet Fee AUS$0
Refundable Damage Deposit AUS$200
Notes Cancellation Policy:
For cancellation or postponement we require at least 30 days notice in order to refund your payment. An administration fee of $50 per booking applies to any approved refund. If less notice than this is provided, we are unable to return your deposit and the $50 booking fee still applies. If less than 7 days notice is given, you will lose 50% of your total tariff. Over our Peak
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Margaret River in South West

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bella Retreat 1 Main Bathroom ( shower, bath, vanity, toilet) 1 x Other Bathroom ( shower, vanity, laundry) 1 Separate toilet Forestview Escape 1 Main Bathroom (large shower, large vanity, toilet) 1 Other Bathroom (shower, vanity, toilet)
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk-Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bella Retreat 2 x Queen bedroom (Sleeps 4) 1 x Singles bedroom ( 2 x Single beds - Sleeps 2) 1 x Bunk bed room (sleeps 2) Max : 8 guests Forestview Escape 1 x Queen bedroom (sleeps 2) 1 x King bedroom (or 2 x Singles) (Sleeps 2) 1 x Singles bedroom (Sleeps 2) Max : 6 guests
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Porch Furniture
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You will be right in the heart of the Margaret River region of south western Australia. Famed for its wineries, beaches, art galleries, gourmet fine dining, caving and many more attractions to mention here, Bella Retreat is perfectly situated between the coast and the township. Gorgeous forested setting with plentiful visits from our friendly kangaroos at sunrise and sunset. Landscaped gardens, bountiful flora & fauna, abundant wildlife but most of all - complete peace & tranquillity all to yourselves!!
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