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The Red House, Margaret River

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

The owners of The Red House are West Australian and will provide a mobile number, email address and banking details from Western Australia for your enquiry. There's a three-night minimum stay required at the Red House.

The Red House is an architect-designed straw bale home set on five acres of jarrah and mari forest mid-way between Margaret River town and the beaches, and just a ten minute walk from the river and the main waterfall.

Strawbale houses have super-thick walls making them super-insulated. This keeps the Red House warmer in winter and cooler in summer than standard homes. Strawbale walls also give you a sense of tranquility and peace not matched by conventional houses.

Finished to the highest level, this is one of the most eco-friendly and popular holiday homes in the district.

The huge open-plan living room has two sets of four-metre wide cafe-style bi-fold doors opening out to the north-facing gardens and the forest. Relax inside and watch the blue wrens, the black cockatoos, the parrots and the kangaroos in the garden.

The open-plan living room features a big LED TV with DVD player, surround sound and hi-fi. Every Foxtel channel and all of the terrestrial channels are available. There's also a PS2 with Singstar if you like karaoke!

The solid jarrah dining table is three-metres long and seats 10 people in comfort. The second living area has a huge wood burning stove set against a granite wall.

The wood burning stove with abundant firewood will ensure your warmth and cosiness whatever the weather!

Bedrooms are luxuriously appointed and all have big timber French doors that look out to the gardens. The beds are all hand-crafted from jarrah or tuart with top-class linen. The main bedroom has a king-size bed, the next two bedrooms have queen-size beds, and the fourth bedroom, in the tower, has a pair of king-size singles.

The main bathroom has a hydro-therapy spa bath with two pumps and 26 jets. This is a huge room with a big window looking out over the forest.

The gourmet kitchen has an Ilve six-burner range, dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer and solid jarrah bench tops as well all the kitchen utensils you'll need. We also provide herbs and spices, glad wrap and alfoil. All you need to bring is food and drink!

Kids will love the tower bedroom with its stalactite-style lampshades and cosy feel.

There is a table tennis table with bats and balls in the separate outbuilding.

Broadband wifi with range extenders allow you to access the internet from any room in this very big house.

There's a 5kW solar system on the roof of the garage ensuring that almost all of the electricity used at the Red House is provided by the sun.

This is a spectacular home in a gorgeous forest location close to everything. It's what "down south" is all about.

The red House is NOT AVAILABLE FOR SCHOOL LEAVERS so please do not apply as no exceptions are made.


Mountain biking has become very popular in Margaret River and the Red House is very close to the South Carters trails as well as the Pines, the most famous of Margaret River's mountain bike areas. A five-minute ride from the Red House will take you to the western side of the South Carters trails.

Margaret River is one of the world's great surf spots with one of the pro circuit competitions taking place here each year. Kite surfing and wind surfing are just as popular in Margs.

The wineries and breweries are world-class and Margs is filled with restaurants and cafes.

For families, there's a huge range of things to do - from swimming and snorkelling at the local beaches to walks in the forest and visits to wildlife parks and mazes. Horse riding, whale-watching, caving, rock-climbing and abseiling or climbing the Leeuwin Lighthouse. There's lots to do!

Location and surroundings

The Red House is set in a jarrah and red gum forest filled with wildflowers and grass trees. It's just ten minutes walk to the river and it's mid-way between Margaret River town and the main beaches (a ten-minute drive each way).

You reach the house via a 200metre long driveway winding through the forest.

You can walk down to one of the nicest stretches of the river or cycle to Margaret River town or Cowaramup via the rails-to-trails paths that criss-cross the district.

Local attractions

You're in the heart of the Maragret River wine region and whichever 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.

More Details

Ron MacNeill
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


Margaret River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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The Red House, Margaret River
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful Property

  • 4 of 5

Lovely house and so many large areas inside and outside to spread yourself out. Located in a great forest setting with resident kangaroo's each evening. House is great for families. 10min from centre of town and we made the Brewhouse our local, they serve fantastic beer and food. It was nice to have Wifi at the house when the reception was not so good for Vodafone users. The strawbale's keep the house nice and warm or cool when it is hot outside. The owner is really helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Feel the serenity

  • 5 of 5

A stylish and super comfortable stay, it will be our first choice if we return to Margaret River

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Red House. The house itself was beautiful, it had a cosy wood fire which was perfect for a winters night and the open plan living was just what we needed. The bedrooms were styled beautifully and so comfortable. Outside was peaceful surrounded by bush. It was the perfect place to spend a weekend down in Margaret River and we would love to return and stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Absolutely beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

My family and I did a 3 week trip around Australia together, staying in places all along both coasts, and by far this was our favorite place. The home is absolutely stunning, as is the surrounding property. The atmosphere is so warm and inviting. The design of the home is so unique, as are all the furnishings and decorations. Absolutely loved being here. Couldn't recommend enough, and was perfect for 3 adult couples!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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A beautiful big house with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

The Red House is a beautiful big house in a great location. The rooms are large with great beds and linen. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. It's fairly close to town but in a quiet, forested location. The hot water was a bit temperamental even with the booster on but not a. If deal. Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Excellent property for a large family

  • 5 of 5

Lovely large house and very comfortable for a large family. Great kitchen, dining and TV area. Kids loved bedroom upstairs and table tennis table in garage. Would definitely stay at The Red House again.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Other Activities:

Beaches, wineries, forests


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund