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Tarabuco Cottage - Forest Magic

Bedrooms 2
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Set in a 3 hectare natural bush block, Tarabuco is a beautiful cedar chalet style cottage, nestled in amongst the trees, huge front windows that allow a lot of natural light into the main living/ lounge area. Relax in the comfy sofa and chairs while watching the birds outside, or curl up at night and watch a dvd or play some board games. There is a small paddock on the side where mornings and twilight you may spot a kangaroo or two grazing, possums or a blue wren outside, take the boule outside and play a twilight game with the bevy of your choice. Tarabuco is a simple cottage surrounded by nature, so it is most suitable to people that also love nature and wish to respect it, or just enjoy the peace and quiet.

Light the wood heater, with a flue through to the ceiling, that heats up the whole house making a warm and cosy wintery retreat, whilst the mostly slate floor keeps you cool in summer. The pitched tin roof is just magical, with the sound of the rain.

There is a mezzanine floor for the second bedroom that is very open to the stunning rafters and has a Queen ensemble, and single bed setup (there is also a trundle bed if needed). There are Japanese paper screens that can separate the Queen bed from the single for some privacy although please bare in mind that it is a very open space, and may not be suitable for some people. A family of four to six would be ideal although the mezzanine is not suitable for very young children, due to the staircase. Downstairs is the main bedroom that is comfortably set up with a Queen bed.

The open plan living area has a huge wooden dining table to share fabulous meals. The kitchen has a microwave and gas oven and basic kitchen amenities. There is a small bathroom with shower recess and vanity. There is a new bbq outside on the front verandah, with outdoor table/bench. All the water at Tarabuco comes from a large rainwater tank behind the house, so we ask that guests respect the water and conserve as much as possible.

Situated less than a ten minute drive to Margaret River township, and even closer to the nearest wineries, such as Xanadu, Leeuwin and Voyager. It's only a ten minute drive to two of the most beautiful beaches, Prevelly and Redgate. Follow the winding Caves road south to reach the famous Margaret River caves through beautiful Karri forests. A car is essential to stay at Tarabuco.

Pets may be allowed with email permission from the Property Manager. No School Leavers are permitted. Please note this a No Smoking House.

For your added security, this property is only managed in Australia and we never request payments be made to overseas bank accounts.

More Details

Melanie Bastian
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018


Margaret River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Tarabuco Cottage House Rules The Guiding Principles for Guests and Visitors are: •This is a home; •Treat it as your own; •Respect your neighbours (i
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Small functional bathroom with vanity, toilet and shower recess.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Main downstairs - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Upstairs Mezzanine - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Tarabuco Cottage - Forest Magic
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. The house was clean and comfortable. Lovely to sit by the log fire at night. Beautiful surroundings, close to the town centre and not too far from the breweries and wineries. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Great home in a great setting. We would love to visit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Quiet cottage in the bush

  • 3 of 5

We felt comfortable in the cottage however cleanliness left a bit to be desired. Had to wash all dishes and cuttlery before being able to use it. There was rubbish left behind from previous guests. We stayed 5 nights and got given 1 towel each and 1 tea towel. With no washing facility we felt this was poor. We did however contact the manager who gave us the code for the storage. The oven Mitsubishi are disgusting and the oven filthy. There were cobwebs and dead bugs in the corners. The whole place needs a good clean.

We run a B&B in New Zealand and would be horrified to have our place in such a condition.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Renata, Thanks for your feedback, however I would like to remind you of our text message conversations regarding Tarabuco Cottage as I am not sure you included all your impressions: Renata: The cottage is lovely and cosy. There is a cupboard full of recycling which hasn't been removed. Just thought we would mention it. We will dispose of our rubbish as instructed. Kind regards Renata and Dave Mel: Thanks for letting me know the cleaners should have checked though will let them know. Have a wonderful stay. Renata: Good morning. As there is no washing machine here we are wondering if the cleaners will come and provide us with clean tea towels. There is only one here not enough for 5 days. Thanks Renata Mel: Renata - the code for the shed is *****. Please help yourself to the tea towels. We must have a new cleaner as they should have left two for you at least many apologies. Let me know if you have any difficulties getting into the shed. Kind Regards Mel Renata: Thank you very much. We love it here. Renata We will take all your suggestions on board and make sure the oven and dishes are clean and wish you all the best for your business in hospitality. Kind Regards Mel Bastian
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Bush retreat

  • 5 of 5

loved the house and location we were surrounded by lots of beautiful trees and bush. Loads of space for the kids and dogs to run around. Great owners who left a lovely welcome message by the door and a bottle of red wine. Will definatley stay again. Thanks Mel

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perth, WA, Australia

Beautiful getaway close to town

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay, the house was very clean and tidy, with a homely feel.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Beautiful place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

Close to everything in Margaret river. We loved every minute of our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Other Activities:

Wineries, beautiful beaches


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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