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salrye, straw bale studio

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

salrye is a unique eco friendly straw bale studio situated near Gnarabup Beach and was completed in Jan. 2014 by the owner/designer ,local skilled tradesman and artisans.

The studio is a 10 minute drive from Margaret River township, if you would like to to try local produce from the farmer's market or wineries or check the internationally awarded galleries at the bottom of town near the River.

The studio features half meter thick lime rendered walls and north facing floor to ceiling windows so in summer the long eaves exclude the sun's rays,the walls keep the inside cool and the seabreeze naturally flows through the house.

In winter the lower sun streams well into the house and the warmth is retained by the floor and walls making it a wonderfully comfortable enviroment for guests year round.

The large bedroom/ensuite has french doors leading out to a north facing secluded paved verandah /courtyard with table and chairs in a native garden setting,perfect for alfresco breakfast or lunch. PLEASE NOTE This is a one bedroom studio. Extra guests use sofa bed in the lounge area.

.The living area also has French doors leading out to the northern deck with bar b que ,herb/vege garden and succulent plants in a rockery.

The sofa in the lounge converts to a bed with inner spring mattress for additional guests. Extra guests are charged $30 each per night.

The west deck catches the seabreeze and has a remarkable set of re-claimed

Indian Cedar antique entrance doors.

The kitchen is fitted with stainless steel appliances and is equipped with a great variety of top of the range cookware and crockery., ideal for sampling the local produce from the farmer's market and wineries.

Step out of the Cedar bathroom door to a secluded outdoor shower ,great for rinsing yourself and bathers after a pre- breakfast swim at one of many beaches within walking distance

The owners Gordon and Ashesha have traveled extensively and worked abroad and this is reflected in the quality and range of international ,local and reclaimed fittings and furniture such as Moroccan lamps,Middle Eastern rugs,Indian sari curtains and locally sourced hand crafted Marri benchtops in the kitchen and bathroom

The linen is bamboo or Egyptian cotton, the doonas are down and feather.

All laundry is done on the premises, not in an Industrial laundry.

Beach towels supplied on request.

The driveway has room for 2 to 3 cars and or a boat (boat ramp 5 minutes drive)

salrye is within walking distance of one of the few protected beautiful beaches in Margaret River.

The oval at the end of the stret is a dog exercise area, local dog beaches within walking distance.

Driveway gate secures your dog in a shady area.

Literally down the road there are quality white sand and reef swimming,diving and fishing an excellent cafe nestled into the southern headland.

Walking/ riding trails go from Gnarabup all the way to the wonderful vistas of Surfer's Point and the mouth of the pristine Margaret River.

At least 8 world class surfing breaks are a 5 minute drive from salrye's doorstep.These include hollow beachbreaks, points and outer reef bombies suitable for professionals to beginners.

The Cape to Cape Track can be easily and quickly accessed so if you feel like being pampered after a day's trek the choice is there.

If you would like to borrow a bike there are many forest and beach trails nearby.

The owners Ashesha and Gordon are there to assist( if needed)

Both owners are ex English language teachers in Perth universities and overseas so if international guests need language assistance or specific programmes (eg IELTS) they can be arranged.

Ashesha has extensive experience and a passion for international cuisine, having run cafes in London and Fremantle so if guests would prefer a home cooked breakfast or lunch hampers (special diets catered for) just ask,-especially on weekends!

Gordon is a local canoe /wine tour guide and keen surfer so if you need information or advice in these areas please feel free to ask.

More Details

susan hoyles/gordon haynes
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018


Gnarabup House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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salrye, straw bale studio
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia

Good location

  • 4 of 5

We thoughly enjoy our stay,Susan was very accomodating.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little house in a wonderful location, short walk to the beach, a lovely beachside cafe, and some nice walking tracks. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic little property. The manager of this property was so accommodating and lovely. Close to so many attractions. We loved our stay :)

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Thomas, always good to get great feedback.
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia


  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do it justice, the place is excellent. Lovely feel to it.

The deck is great, the shower to die for, and so close to the beach!

Perfect place for you and your pooch to hang out, the house has everything you need.

Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, pleased you enjoyed your stay. Come back in Spring or Summer and appreciate the area in better weather.
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Great place, great location

  • 5 of 5

Place is lovely & relaxing. So close to the beach & has everything you need.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests - highly recommend. The studio was extremely clean after they left. Thank you both.
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Beautiful & Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Three of us stayed for 2 nights. We loved the furnishings (especially the amazing door!) and it had everything we needed, with a touch of exotic luxury. The outside deck was a real sun trap, perfect for winter reading. The passive solar design worked a treat and the house was studio was warm at night, without needing the heater. I didn't bring my dog, but I may another time - it's great to have that option.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Emily, Come back in Spring - with your dog! Cheers, Susan
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

beaches, surf, wineries, bush

Wineries, restaurants, surfing, kite surfing, stand up paddle board hire, canoe tours.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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