About the property
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Nestled in an acre of shady Karri Forrest grove on the Wilson Inlet foreshore at scenic Denmark, Western Australia, enjoy a memorable holiday experience at The Coombe, embodying a sense of tranquillity, space, peace and light.
The Coombe is a two bedroom modern rammed earth and glass luxury holiday home, inspired by the Usonian hexagonal designs of Frank Lloyd Wright, in particular the Berger House. With all rooms enjoying sweeping unsurpassed views over Wilson Inlet and the Nullaki Peninsula through floor to ceiling glazing, a friendly relaxed atmosphere is generated by open plan living and wrap around verandas.
West lies the Valley of the Giants and Tree Top Walk, north is Mt. Barker with its produce and wineries, wildflowers and the Porongorups, east is the Great Southern centre of historic Albany. Eco-tourism includes seasonal wildflowers, whale watching, mushroom hunting and bird watching. Whatever your interests, The Coombe is sure to please; perhaps relaxing with a book warming before the JKent Stove, savouring one of Denmark's fine wines at sunset, or just absorbing the fresh clean air and natural serenity from the veranda where you will see many species of bush and water birds in their natural environment.
Situated on the shore of Wilson Inlet close to the bar and Ocean Beach
This lovely home is cosy, comfortable and convenient abundantly equipped down to a hairdryer with quality furnishings, crockery, suites of glassware, cutlery and linen. Both en suite bedrooms have a q.s. bed, electric blanket, down doona in winter, quality blankets in summer, bedside lights and a clock radio. They are on opposte sides of the house and very private, The gourmet kitchen has besides the usual oven and cooktop a microwave, wok, electric frypan, rice cooker, food processor and dishwasher plus the glorious view as a meal is prepared. There is a Weber Q barbecue on the verandah. We leave a selection of herbs, spices and dryfood in the pantry for your convenience as well a birdseed for the birdfeeder which attracts a variety of parrots and honeyeaters. The smart and comfortable outdoor furniture on the covered verandah is a delightful place to sip a glass of wine and relax after a day of sightseeing and enjoy the bush and water birds that are in abundance. We leave a large pile of wood under cover to feed the Kent slow combustion heater which warms the house and with the glass front the flickering fire is a delight to watch. There is an excellent library of books, dvds and videos to curl up on the lounges by the fire and read or watch and just let the world go by.
We supply the superior Mt. Romance bathroom amenities to both bathrooms, a complimentary jar of homemade Grapefruit marmalade and Spicy Tomato Sambal, and for a stay of 3 nights or more an excellent bottle of Harewood estate wine. We regard the winemaker James Kellie as the best in the Great Southern district.
The house is well situated to take in all the interesting day trips.
The famous surfing Ocean Beach is only minutes away, and just 13 ks along the road to walpole are the wonderful beaches of Mad Fish Bay, Elephant Rocks and Greens Pool all together in the William Bay National Park. These are quiet, safe swimming beaches with white sand and chrystal clear water with the huge outcrops of smoothe rock that stretch from the beach out into the ocean that are fun to walk - or run - over.
Further along is Bartholomew's Meadery, The chocolate Factory, and The Toffee Factory that also make cider and "A Bit on the Side" ;preserves and chutneys. The Tree Top Walk is at Walpole and you can begin your day early with a cruise on the Walpole Inlet, an experience the Muir family have made memorable
If you like bushwalking the Bibbulmun Track is at the end of the street with several tracks up to the Monkey Rock lookout, or along the Inlet with lovely water views.
Along the scenic, historic Scotsdale Road are many renowned wineries and cafes. Scotsdale Road has a gentle incline through the karri trees, it began life as a track for the bulloch teams that pulled the karris to their destination for the first tree fellers. Later is became a railroad, but now is a beautiful bituman drive. Along the way is a cheesemaker and the Alpaca Farm where you can hand feed the Alpacas and all the other little animals there.
On the road to Albany, just before the scenic drive turnoff, is "WoodWorks", a display of wood craftsmanship hard to beat. If you take the scenic drive past Cosy Corner and Torbay it is easy to access The Gap, Natural Bridge and the Wind Farm. Back into Albany you come to the Amity, the reconstruction of the ship that brought the first soldiers and settlers to Albany. Then around the stunning coastline to Mr. Clarence, the Forts, Middleton Beach and Oyster Harbour.
When back at "The Coombe" it is so lovely and relaxing you will never want to leave.
Ian & Lauris Grose
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 05, 2018
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
What a relaxing house! You wouldn't want to leave.
The view was fantastic. Owner Lauris is so easy to talked to and very thoughtful. The sofa is little old, but that doesn't bother us at all. Beds are very comfy and everything you need for the stay is provided (towel, linen, toiletries, cooking ware and condiment, even nespresso machine and pods).
There is just 5 mins walk to the inlet. and less than 10 mins drive to town centre. Feeding birds was such a joy in the morning and evenings.
We extend for extra day because we didn't want to leave.
Thanks Lauris and Ian for your hospitality. Will come and stay again.
Dear Di, It was a pleasure to be able to accommodate you for the extra night, we are delighted that you and your parents enjoyed your stay. It was such a shame your father had that painful accident and I hope the drive home was not too uncomfortable for him. We look forward to you holidaying at "The Coombe" again, return visitors have chocolates as well as wine waiting for them on arrival. Best wishes, Lauris and Ian
Cosy house with best view
We very much enjoyed the stay in the Coombe, which has the best inlet view. Kids loved feeding birds.
We are always delighted to know our guests enjoy staying at our lovely house. Thank you very much for your review, with your busy life we appreciate you taking the time and trouble to post the review. If you are ever able to holiday there again return visitors have chocolates as well as a bottle of wine. Best wishes, Lauris
Delightful property BUT with a caveat
A delightful property with sweeping inlet views. But be aware that the Rental Contract does not provide the Terms and Conditions, nor is there an in-house guest information booklet, both of which, in our case, led to a most unpleasant event that marred our experience.
Dear Alan, I know you enjoyed your week at "The Coombe" but it was very distressing that you had an unpleasant finale. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with joy, happiness and much laughter. Ian and Lauris Grose
Lovely relaxing stay. Few things could be improved but all in all a great stay!
Dear Traccey, Thank you for your guest review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. If you are ever able to return there will be more wine and goodies for a stay of 3 nights or longer. Best wishes, Ian and Lauris Grose.
Nice Location and excellent veiws. Nice greeting on arival from Lady across the road.
The Best Anywhere
We spent 16 days/nights at this fabulous home straggling Feb/Mar. It was truly one of the most enjoyable stays we've ever had anywhere, and we travel the world. We so appreciated not being given a list of 'dos and donts', simply no smoking. One sensed the welcome and hospitality of the owners, Ian and Lauris. Although we live far away in Alaska, we plan on returning next year for, hopefully, a longer time. Cannot recommend this place enough.
Dear Margaret, Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post such a wonderful review on the Stayz site. I do appreciate it very much. It was delightful to have guests from the other side of the world, and if you return from all that way away there will be a hamper as well as wine waiting for you on arrival. Perhaps next time we will be able to arrange to meet face to face. Every best wish, Lauris