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.
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.
A $200 refundable bond is due for each booking.
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
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.
Details for holiday cottage Bella Retreat, 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair accessible
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