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Happy Dogs Margaret River

Bedrooms 1
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property




Our beautiful self contained limestone cottage, with fully enclosed, secure backyard, accommodates couples and their loyal canine friends. With walks from the door step down to the Margaret River, bush walks along the 'Rails to Trails' track, and a 15 minute walk to town. Our cottage is fully self contained, equipped with oven and hotplates, BBQ, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, fireplace and TV with DVD player. The bedroom has a queen bed, and lounge a sofa bed for extra guests. Extra guests charge is $30 per night. There is a lounge with dining area and bathroom with washing machine

Happy Dogs is only a short drive to the beach, and beach front cafes the 'White Elephant' and 'Sea Gardens'. Take a surf at one of the world's best surf breaks or hire a canoe or paddle board and explore the Margaret River.

Located in the heart of Margaret River, wineries are in abundance. Happy Dogs is close to the exclusive wineries of Cape Mentelle, Voyager Estate and Leeuwin Estate. Popular with the tourists is taking a drive up Caves Road experiencing many wineries, the chocolate factory, venison farm, cheese factory and the olive oil soap factory to name a few. Or head South towards Augusta to experience one of the regions fascinating caves, the Boranup Forest and Hamelin Bay.

We also offer customised wine tours. Please enquire for rates when booking our accommodation.


Pet Friendly

Happy Dogs encourages you to bring your dog with you on your holiday. The cottage is fully fenced and very secure for your canine pal. We provide a kennel, but do encourage you bring your own dogs bedding.

There is information in the cottage regarding local dog walks, the dog beach, and dog friendly cafes, restaurants, wineries and breweries. We can point you in the direction of lovely bush walks from the doorstep of Happy Dogs. We have a border collie/lab on the property but she is separate from your private backyard.

We request dogs are kept outside. We can make exceptions for dogs to be inside but please state the breed of your dog and if you want him/her to sleep inside when requesting to book our accommodation.


The Neighbourhood

The cottage is located in a quiet and peaceful street. Due to our close proximity to town we do have neighbours so there may occasionally be neighbourly noises such as children playing and lawn mowers.

Please also respect our neighbours and avoid your dogs barking when you are out. Bring toys, bones, their own bedding etc.

Do not hesitate to ask for further information and we look forward to having you stay.

More Details

Rachel Slade
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018


Margaret River Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Happy Dogs Margaret River
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
Perth, WA

Perfect pet friendly getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a short getaway with our dog Murphy. The backyard was spacious & secure for him & he loved his daily visits from Scooter! Rachael & Stu were lovely & welcoming. We didn't need to ask for anything as everything was clearly explained & what you would need for a getaway was all there. The log fire was a blessing in the chilly evenings which made the whole stay that extra bit cosier. The cottage was clean, tidy & well equipped. We would certainly stay here again & will recommend to friends with and without pets.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Ballajura, Western Australia, Australia

Simply superb!

  • 5 of 5

There is absolutely nothing to fault at this property. Beautiful, spotlessly clean and with fresh flowers and passion fruit on arrival! The hosts are super friendly and courteous. The property is stunning and sooo close to Margaret River! For once the backyard is actually 100% dog proof. ( many claim to be but arent, well relax because this one actually is! ) Whenever we next come to Margaret River this would be the only property we would choose!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

great stay

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to take our pooch on holiday with us and found Happy Dogs catered for him nicely. We were greeted and welcomed warmly and left to enjoy our stay. Comfortable cottage and close to shops etc. room for the pooch to run around and a lovely wood fire for cosy evenings too.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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We'll be back!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed at numerous dog-friendly places around WA and we frankly picked Happy Dogs Margaret River simply because we'd never been there and had never heard of it. We didn't even read any reviews prior to going. In fact, this is my first ever review of accommodation!

We had been to many "good" places that catered to our needs so we thought this place would be just as good. We were wrong. The OTHER places really need to step up their game. The astonishing thing about Happy Dogs is that everything seemed genuinely effortless, as if they'd been doing this for decades!

1.) The human hosts, Rachel and Stuart were two polite, professional, friendly locals who knew exactly what we needed. The brochures and maps were so useful, we didn't; even have to plan our time until we got there.

2.) The doggie host, Scooter, is a well-trained, friendly Border Collie-Lab cross. So friendly that our first morning, he greeted me at the door!

3.) The place was basically a nice little home with a collection of current DVDs for our late night chill-out sessions, chopped wood for the cool nights, a spacious living area, large bedroom, huge closet (with sufficient hangers), all the kitchenware we would need, a washing machine, iron/ironing board, modern TV, FREE Wi-Fi, huge secure yard. Even the couch seemed to be a perfect place to rest after a long day of sightseeing. The bathroom is large and has everything you'd need-even an over supply of toilet paper and not only towels, but face towels. They even had extra plastic bags for us to use!

4.) Lastly, this place is true value for money. Because we have stayed at so many other places, we can't help comparing. Every other place was more expensive and was simply not as good.

Conclusion...The next time we are in Margaret River, we'll be staying here. If it's booked, we will re-schedule!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I had a lovely stay and so did our happy pooch! Loved the house and woodburner. Place was gorgeous.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Western Australia, Australia

Perfect for us

  • 4 of 5

Myself, my husband and our dawgie stayed at Happy Dogs for the recent long weekend. This limestone cottage is roomy, wonderfully clean and has everything you need. We had a wood fire which was really cosy and I can imagine that in the heat of summer this cottage would also be very comfortable with the limestone walls and ability to open up the sliding doors. Even the linen was crisp white and smelt beautiful. Heaps of room for our girl to run around and chase the birds. A credit to Rachel (and Stuart) to have the foresight to build accommodation that very comfortably suits 2 adults and a dog. Thank you, we shall be back !!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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