Pearl River Houses
Pearl River House and River Valley Villa are the former residence and converted studio of a well-known local artist set on 5 acres in an exclusive and picturesque location. Architecturally designed both house and villa are oriented to retain privacy while taking advantage of the stunning views over to the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and down ‘the’ Margaret River to the famous River Mouth and out to the Indian Ocean.
Only 2 minutes drive from Surfer's Point in Prevelly and an 8 minute drive to Margaret River town, staying at this property will give you that elusive, 'well kept secret' feeling.
Kayaks are available for guests of both house and villa to take a leisurely paddle either up river or down to the Rivermouth.
Gnarabup beach in Prevelly is a lovely safe beach for families with young children. You can snorkel or hire standup paddle boards in Summer, or sit on the deck of the "White Elephant" cafe for a light meal or coffee. There is also a boat ramp nearby for those guests planning some time on the water.
The property is home to many native animals. Enjoy your evening watching the kangaroos or even an emu dine in the valley and be serenaded by birds of all description. We have been fortunate to have been provided with a list of local native birds spotted by an extremely knowledgeable guest. Ornithologists welcome!
More information~Pearl River House~ is comprised of 2 storeys. Enter from the top lawn limestone entrance and walk over the tropical bridge that spans the secret garden . The top level is an open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area with vaulted ceilings that opens onto a huge deck with a balinese-style daybed and hero views of the river valley forest and ocean. The master bedroom has a king size bed with a huge window that frames a painting-like view. The ensuite bathroom has a wood surround bath tub, toilet and separate shower. Downstairs is a landing with floor to ceiling glass doors that open onto the walled garden. The lower storey has 2 bedrooms - 1 with a queen bed and cot and has a beautiful aspect through french doors opening onto the back garden. The other bedroom is perfect for kids with a double bed and 2 single beds. There is a bathroom downstairs as well as a separate toilet and laundry with washing machine and ironing facilities. For your comfort year round the house has a reverse cycle air-conditioner, as well as extra fans and column heaters if necessary. An outside shower is situated in the secret garden which is perfect for after the beach. There are a number of picturesque sitting spots around the house, providing an ideal place to enjoy the scenery no matter where the wind is blowing from!
~River Valley Villa~ is two storey with open plan kitchen/living/balcony and loft style bed on the top floor. Enjoy your views from the balcony while enjoying a gourmet barbeque or a glass of the world-famous local wine! Downstairs has 2 bedrooms with a combined bathroom and toilet. The common area downstairs also has a spare single bed and cot.
Please note that guests or either house or villa do not have access to the common courtyard unless booked out by the same group.
Weddings considered, please apply to owners
*Important Notes for families with young children* ~ There is a koi pond in the house garden. There is a large unfenced dam in the paddock, and the river a few hundred metres from the house. While children love to roam this property, young children need to be closely supervised when outside and the owners accept no responsibility if this fails to happen.
~ Dog owners, please note that the property is semi-rural and is surrounded by National Park. We have many visiting kangaroos. Your four-legged friend is very welcome if he/she is social, well-behaved and with an even temperament. There is no enclosed yard.