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Ooi House Margaret River Ocean Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Ooi House and Chalet are architectural award winning design by Kerry Hill and Heritage Listed with the Australian Institute of Architects under Nationally Significant 20th Century Architecture.

Pricing shown is for the 3 bedroom house which sleeps 6 guests. For 6-8 guests over 3 nights pricing may be around $120 per person per night. Peak periods are $1000 p n. $650 is the standard off peak house rate and the chalet is $200 per night for a 2-3 night stay.

Only ever book using the payment system of a legitimate established travel site. Never pay into a private bank account.

FEATURE SUMMARY

Award Winning House and Chalet Sleep 8.

Exclusive neighborhood of large blocks of land overlooking the river and national park.

Private 6 Acre property including olive grove with 100 trees.

Property views of ocean and national park ridge.

Centrally located to Margaret River beaches, wineries and Town is directly 3 miles inland (10 min drive)

3 bedrooms with king beds and ensuite bathrooms in the House.

Chalet has 4th king bed, large bathroom with bath, ½ kitchen and ocean views.

Walkway to river beach from NW corner of the property.

Ooi House built in 1997 is a exceptional holiday home, well loved and well presented. With a fully equipped kitchen, outside BBQ and dining area plus Wifi, several sitting and lounge areas inside and outside, the Koi pond is at the center of the house surrounded by glass walls. The open design has long views from every aspect of the living space, long hallways and bedrooms. The House and Chalet sleep 8 but we often rent to couples or just two rooms off peak.

We have local management close by.

Ooi House is one of the first modern minimal architectural homes built in australia and one of the best examples of this design worldwide.

Ooi House was originally built to be part of an Aman Resort, set on 6 acres of garden with 100 olive trees on the banks of Margaret River. The property is located on the coastal hills up from the River Mouth Beach, close to Prevelly with ocean and ridge views over the river at it's widest point. Ooi House and Chalet are private and not overlooked by other properties and the location is central to all the Margaret River beaches and the Town, the best wineries in the area are nearby.

The master bedroom has 20' ceilings, and a moving wall of Japanese sen veneer to separate the large modern bathroom with massive bath. Japanese sen is a main detail throughout the house and chalet. The master bedroom has outside door to a small concrete courtyard with views out to the ocean and over the northern banks of Margaret River.

The House is designed into two sections with a large steel and glass living area and cantilevered roof separated by an internal Koi pond and central open air deck by a hallway and separate roof for the private bedrooms which is 12” thick rammed earth walls with two of the bedroom suits linked to outside courtyards and the central bedroom linked to a light filled study. Each bedroom has 2-3 doorways (inside/outside)

The local use of rammed earth walls creates a cool environment for summer and retains the heat in winter. The many courtyards provide sheltered outdoor sitting areas and trap the winter sun.

A full glazed glass wall in the living area exposes the large open space to winter sun, drawing the eye to the spectacular all-round views. The living area is surrounded by glazed walls giving long external views to the West, North and East. Each area is designed for a long view through the entire house and out into the landscape. The long views extend from the olive grove of 100 trees on the east side of the house, down the long hallway and out towards the ocean on the west. This view is also from the front door, over the koi pond which is surrounded by walls of glass and out over the sunken lounge and deck to the ocean. If you lie on the bed in the central bedroom the view is over the koi pond, through the living space and out to the ridge over the river on the north side.

Ooi House has been hugely influential in Australian modern architecture. The house has been seen by hundreds of architects, students and builders. People have flown in from the eastern states just to see the colour of the rammed earth walls and study the exceptional details and specifications.

The property is for holiday rental only. Under the AMR Shire regulation Ooi House is licensed for accommodation purposes.

No School leavers.

There is a 1 meter drop from the front deck and an open central koi pond not suitable for toddlers.

The outside ventral blinds are set and cannot be used. We are in the process of sourcing a stronger tape to restring them, Most of the blinds although operational need re taping, we don't allow guests to play with them.

Ooi house is designed so the sun does not fall on the north windows at the height of summer but comes in and warms the house in winter. Ooi House was built with an awareness of the weather and changing seasonal landscape, it is not a house that protects you from what is going on outside, if there is a storm you feel it and you see it clearly through all the glass, horizontal rain or lightening, if the moon is full and lighting is low inside then it's brighter outside and you will see the moon and skyline.

Stayz Award Winner over many years.

RAIA AWARD description from website- 'Ooi House'

Built on the banks of WA's Margaret River, Ooi house is a single-storey, three bedroom holiday residence with a guest chalet intended to be the first of several. These relate to courtyards, pools and decks. Because the semi-rural site is not overlooked by other properties, the design of both houses promotes transparency and openness. Materials (stabilised earth walls, tallowood floors and screens, steel roofing, glass) have been chosen to relate to the natural context and local trade practices. The plan divides the main house into two zones: a steel and glass living wing with a skillion roof, and a private wing, made with earth walls under a pitched roof, of two bedroom suites linked by a courtyard. The chalet is built of similar materials.

Jury Verdict-A house at peace with the landscape and the horizon. A house of details, although every junction and element has been thoughtfully and carefully resolved to a high level of consistency. There is a continual delight and surprise as one moves from space to space. While its rammed earth walls and the giant kauri locate it firmly as part of the south west of Western Australia, the calm refinement and elements such as screens and reflecting pool impart an Asian sensibility. This is a house of great serenity. It acknowledges its exceptional site, directing views towards the river, bush hillside and the ocean. It also sits in dramatic contrast to its environment, a light pavilion anchored by its rammed earth spines. This house resurrects some of the fading traditions of Australian domestic architecture, giving them an added sophistication and sensitivity which results in empathy of form, space and texture with the landscape. It belongs to the school of seductive architecture.

from Dedece website description of 'Ooi House'

The use of pavillions seperated by a spine of circulation is evidenced in the project by Kerry Hill Architects. The house utilises the local use of rammed-earth with the bedroom pavillion surrounded thereby presenting an almost solid barrier to the cold south-westerly winds. Its ridged roof is lifted above the rammed earth walls, seperated by timber strips. Courtyards have been inserted into the house to provide sheltered outdoor sitting areas and to act as sun traps in winter. The living room is contained by a full glazed wall, with the roof lifted in a mono-pitched to the north, thereby maximising the exposure of the room to the north sun and the spectactular all-round views. Part of the house is anchored into the slope but the living room, with its lifted roof, is elevated over the site, emphasising its transparent lightness. The plan of the house is rectilinear and uses a great amount of full-height glazing. There are two distinct zones within the buildings, that of the sleeping zones made out of thick rammed earth and living areas such as dining/linving spaces are made out of light steel structures and transparent walls.

More Details

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

Amenities

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
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing

Reviews

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Ooi House Margaret River Ocean Views
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews
South Korea
5

Mind blowing property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 visited from South Korea for 2 nights, and 3 days in October Spring.

The moment we drove along the pathway, and we first saw the house from a distance, everyone was like WOW! We cancelled all our tour plans for the following day just to enjoy the house, and even bought lots of groceries to cook at home- including barbeque session. A short walk down to the river, with kangaroos, rabbits, birds and lovely Seb- golden haired Brodie Collie friendly neighbours dog who often visits, and took us to the river! Such a pleasant experience indeed..Wished we could have extended another day but someone else has already booked the place. Will definitely come again next year. Just a tip-2 nights wont be enough, at least 3-4 nights here.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
5

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Ooi house with the family. The house design was unique and each room was decorated and furnished beautifully and really captured the essence of Margs. The house itself catered for all our needs with super comfortable beds, heaters for each room, and many more little perks i.e. lovely natural hand washes and shower gels. The location was close to the main town and felt very private and secluded. Amazing views and plenty of space to really enjoy the landscape. Both the owner and manager of the property were very accommodating and helpful when we needed additional information. Thank you for an excellent stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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5

Amazing house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with extraordinary interiors and views. Wish we could have stayed longer. Definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
5

A Christmas to Remember!

  • 5 of 5

Ooi House was the perfect place to spend Christmas with the family this year. We were looking forward to this getaway so much and Ooi House truly delivered. The house itself is perfect, it is all that you could want for a comfortable and relaxed stay with friends or family. An added bonus which we all loved, are the ensuites for each bedroom which is such a luxury.

The location of the house is perfect, we didn't need to leave the house for the four days that we stayed.

We loved walking down to the river and taking the kayaks to the river mouth for swims and daily activities and highly recommend this little adventure to anyone staying at the house.

We can't wait to visit again - thank you Ooi house for making our Christmas time with family so special.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Singapore
5

Amazing House!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house in a very private location but within good proximity to Prevelly and the Margaret River. It is well maintained and very modern and spacious.

It would have been nice if there was more heating available in the main room to take off the chill in the morning and night but otherwise, it was perfect for what we wanted. We are told it has been unseasonably cold and wet this spring so maybe we just weren't acclimatized.

I would highly recommend the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Wendy, you were great guests and we hope to see you back again sometime. Winter was a bit extreme this year and never seemed to end, it's still beautiful in this region with the wild weather and fabulous restaurants which are not as crowded.
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
5

Stylish and spacious

  • 5 of 5

This is a stylish and well appointed house. We travelled with two other couples. Every room has an ensuite and the design ensures all of us had privacy when wanted but plenty of communal options when wanting to be sociable. With an abundance of wineries, walks, cafes, amazing views, gourmet farms in the surrounding areas, we were never lost for things to do. We would definitely recommend this stunning house for a very special getaway. It's architectural features are a pleasure to the senses and it is very well stocked with good quality cooking equipment and dinnerware to make it easy to enjoy company over great food. The fireplace and large bath tub made this great for a romantic evening also!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Dear Richard, you were amongst our favorite guests for the year, you really loved Ooi House and totally enjoyed Margaret River. Such a pleasure to have you stay. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Other Activities:

Margaret River beaches, local

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Taxes and fees are additional

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 6 guests. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $1000 per stay
    linen hire: $20 per person

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