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The Straw House, huge pet/family farmhouse

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Dear guests. Please note that our rates for the 'Big' dates (Easter, Christmas, Gourmet Escape, Leeuwin Concert etc) are set at a minimum of $500 per night. This includes up to 10 guests, so is no more expensive than our normal rates, but allows us to avoid renting the house out to just 2 people at these very busy times. Additional guests are charged at our normal extra rate. Please NB that Stayz does not allow us to clarify this in our pricing schedule, so just ask for the correct rate when enquiring for availability.

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This beautiful quirky straw bale house has all the ingredients for a magical holiday. The house has a rambling quality, which makes it ideal whether you are a couple wanting a cosy hideaway, or a large group wanting a special retreat. Completely secluded amongst olive groves and bush, with glorious evening light on the magnificent karri trees, you can relax on the front veranda and listen to the sounds of nature, with kestrels, wagtails, blue wrens and frogs all around.

When the wind comes from the West, you can hear the crashing of the surf on Redgate Beach just over the ridge.

The house has the wonderful insulating qualities of straw - cool in the summer, warm in the winter. A wood heater with abundant firewood from our own plantation will ensure your warmth and cosiness whatever the weather!

Stroll around the farm, and you are likely to see kangaroos and emus. Go spotlighting at night in the natural bush behind the house, and you'll find possums, phascogales, bandicoots and maybe even a coupan!!! :)

The house itself is spacious, with several living areas, 2 TVs with free-to-air satellite reception, a fully equipped kitchen, with plentiful good quality pots, pans and appliances, an enormous marri wood dining table, beautiful lead-light windows and comfortable beds.

There are 6 large bedrooms - 5 with queen beds (one is on a loft), and a 6th bedroom with twin beds. The enormous upstairs lounge can be closed off for a 7th bedroom with a sofa bed.

There are 3 bathrooms with loos, so no need to queue!

There is a slate top pool table in the games room, as well as a table tennis table which can be wheeled out for a game on the back patio.

A short drive down Redgate Road takes you to the wonderful beaches of Redgate, or head to the bright lights of Margaret River only 10 minutes away. The prestigious wineries, Leeuwin Estate, Voyager Estate, Xanadu, Cape Mentelle and Redgate are 5 minutes away.

Alternatively, just stay put, relax, and enjoy a bit of bucolic bliss!!!

We like to offer favourable rates for longer stays - just ask.

Other public holiday week ends 3 night minimum.

LEAVERS - we do accept leavers, but under some fairly stringent conditions. We've been very pleased with most of our leavers groups, and believe in giving them a fair go.

Activities

There is horse riding in the vicinity, or bring your mountain bikes for a blast through the famous Margaret River trails. There is a local surf school, and plenty of wind-surfing or kite surfing for the intrepid. Fishing, whale-watching, caving - everything is here or within easy reach. Go rock-climbing or abseiling. Take a Winery Tour, climb the Leeuwin Lighthouse - whether you want to fill your days with activity, or nothing at all - this is the place to do it!

If you are interested in any particular activites, ask us to provide info on local providers. We'll do our best to help!

Pets

We welcome well behaved dogs of all sizes. There will be a $10 fee charged per dog per stay, with a maximum of 3 dogs.

Dogs deserve holidays too! And they do love it here - so much space to run and play.

The house is 400m from the nearest road, so a safe distance from the sparse local traffic.

We ask owners to keep their dogs off the furniture and out of the bedrooms, and not to leave them unattended inside the house. There is a 'dog den' with a kennel inside to keep your dog/s safe when you go out without them. Alternatively, they can be chained on the verandah, or shut in the laundry room or the games room if necessary.

If they have coats that shed hair, owners should be prepared to clean up the hair for the benefit of future visitors. Owners are also asked to clean up their dogs' droppings from the garden area and around the outside of the house before they leave.

It's a 5 minute walk to the other end of the farm where there is an abundance of farm and pet animals, including ducks, chicken, peacocks and guinea pigs, so your dog/s must be kept under strict control when visiting these areas. Around the house we get visited occasionally by kangaroos. Please don't let your dog/s chase them. However, feel free to let them chase rabbits!!!

More Details

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

Map

Other Activities:

Wineries, beaches, forest

Amenities

Boranup House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing

Reviews

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The Straw House, huge pet/family farmhouse
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews
Malaysia
5

Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

The group of us consists of young and old thoroughly enjoy our stay at the straw house. We are welcome by the chocolate cake and red wine that the host left for us. The house was big and cosy, the bed was soft and comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped with everything you need to whip up a feast. Love everything about the house!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! We hope you'll visit again some time.
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Perth, WA, Australia
5

Marvellous!!!

  • 5 of 5

Had family from overseas (8 including a baby) and wanted a big place. Throughly enjoyed the quirkiness of the house. Loved our four day stay ( weather wasn't to kind to us ) but we had fire on and just chilled. Plenty to do and see on the 35 acres without going anywhere else. I would most defiantly stay here again. this place had everything including high chairs and porta cot.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Lorraine! We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and the surroundings. And we really appreciate that you are such great guests too. See you again some time! Carolyn, Mark, Zo and Kozy.
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
4

Great Property...everything we needed provided.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Strawhouse. Lovely location and setting. The House had everything we needed for our 5 day 4 night stay - including games and a fantastic selection of DVD"s.

Thank you to Zoey & Koz for looking after us - especially the beautiful cake a lovely wine on arrival.

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
5

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every part of the house and area. The owners are amazing making us a cake and wine. We will definitely be coming back on a regular basis. Accommodated us all as well. Just wonderful. Loved it. Thank you

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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4

Serenity

  • 4 of 5

There were 11 of us and the house had plenty of room for us all.

This is ideal for large groups and families.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks, Allyson. We're really pleased you enjoyed all the space for your Leeuwin Concert weekend.
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
5

Fantastic house!

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks for a wonderful, relaxing stay at straw house! Such a wonderful house in a peaceful location. We'd love to come again to watch the splendid fairy wrens and kangaroos!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Pippa! We're so pleased you enjoyed the house and its surroundings. The bird life really is worth coming for! Looking forward to seeing you next time you come.
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Notes

  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 9 beds and can sleep a maximum 14 guests

    Optional Costs
    Per dog: $10 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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