Affordable Accommodation to Book Before Christmas

 

Affordable Accommodation to Book Before Christmas

Spring time offers a great window to visit the region between the rushes of the school holidays.

With West Aussies currently flocking to the regions, it’s wise to pick the right windows for travel. Between October and December you can get the most out of the Margaret River Region, with beaches to yourself and flexibility of booking at top restaurants and local attractions. It’s also a great time when accommodation deals are available. We’ve listed some well-priced accommodation options below, some with great mid-week and weekend rates between now and Christmas.

Hamelin Bay Stingrays

Discover white sandy beaches against limestone rock and a family of sting rays at Hamelin Bay Holiday Park.

Hamelin Bay Holiday Park

You couldn’t ask for a prettier location than Hamelin Bay Holiday Park. Situated directly on the bay you are on the doorstep of one of the region’s most picturesque beaches and can take the boat out for some sunset fishing, or cook up a barbie with produce from the on-site general store. Cabins are a convenient and great option, but camping is just as fun and there are plenty of excellent sites under the peppermint trees. With Boranup beach stretching to the north and Cosy Corner to the south, there is so much to discover in this part of the world. And of course – don’t forget to say hello to the friendly family of sting rays who live in the bay!

Prices: Beach Cottages from $160 per night, Park Cabins with Ensuite from $135 per night, and powered sites from $35 per night. 

Littlewood Farm and Chalets

With a reduced mid-week rate, Littlewood Farm and Chalets is a great affordable option that is the epitome of barefoot luxury. Set among the trees overlooking 30 acres of private woodlands, Littlewood is a boutique chalet where you can experience rustic charm. New to the region, bookings won’t last long, so secure your stay before the busy summer season hits.

Prices: From $159 per night

Peppermint Grove Beach Holiday Park

Positioned right on the water on Geographe Bay, and only a 2 hour drive from Perth, Peppermint Grove Beach Holiday Park is an excellent choice to switch off from the world and relax. Imagine your days of taking the 4WD for a drive along the sand, playing a round of mini golf or tennis, reading a book under a shady tree and then taking a bottle of wine down to the beach with a loved one for sunset. Peppy Beach has it all and there’s no need to venture further afield. With woodfired pizza nights and a liquor store on site, it really is the perfect Aussie holiday.

Prices: Studio Units from $90 per night for two nights for two or more people. Powered sites from $38 a night. 

Great value at Edge of the Forest.

Stay Margaret River

Situated in the heart of Margaret River, Stay’s offers a range of comfortable and affordable accommodation options from standard queen rooms through to king spa rooms or the spacious semi self-contained apartments. All rooms have stunning views over the hotel grounds and gardens with top of the range facilities to make your stay more comfortable. And right on the doorstep of the region’s world class wineries and beautiful beaches.

Prices: Stays are offering a special of two-nights accommodation for as little as $122.50 per night. The deal includes;

  • Complimentary mini bar in your room upon arrival
  • Daily breakfast in Willow Grill
  • Additional $25 voucher to spend in Willow Grill
  • A complimentary beer, wine, or soft drink from Willow Grill Bar

Rosewood Guesthouse

If it’s comfort in the heart of town you’re chasing, Rosewood Guesthouse is an obvious choice. A traditional B&B located within walking distance of Margaret River’s eclectic main street, Rosewood is like a home away from home. You’ll wake up to a lovely breakfast of your choice served by friendly staff and can choose from a range of suites – each with private bathrooms, televisions, fridges and kettles and all beautifully presented. You’ll be centrally located to visit the regions wineries, galleries, and restaurants and will be well rested to take on some popular attractions too.

Prices: Rosewood are offering a pre-Christmas special where a three night booking includes a welcome cheese plate and bottle of wine and four nights adds a complimentary transfer to Voyager Estate, Leeuwin Estate, Xanadu Winery or The Brewhouse in a Rolls Royce!  Available on their site. 

Edge of the Forest Motel

With the Margaret River Brewhouse a stone’s throw from your accommodation, and positioned right on the rails to trails biking tracks, Edge of the Forest connects you with nature and local produce with ease. Start your morning with a coffee at The Hairy Marron, then hire a bike and cycle through the forest along the beautiful Margaret River. Have a well priced and exceptional lunch at the Margaret River Brewhouse and sit with a locally made craft beer overlooking the karri trees. Voted in the Trip Advisor Top Ten Best Value Accommodation in Australia – Edge of the Forest Motel is just that – great value.

Prices: Edge of the Forest are offering a special from Sundays to Thursdays over November 2020. Stay four nights pay for three. See their website for details. 

Appreciate animal encounters at Sunflowers Animal Farm and Farmstay.

Caves Road Chalets

Pack the pooch – this place is dog friendly. And with 64 acres to run, he’ll be happy and worn out at the end of the day. The self contained chalets each feature one or two bedrooms and a flat screen TV. Combine your trip to Caves Road Chalets with a trip to Gnarabup dog beach and breakfast at the White Elephant Café, then lunch at The Beer Farm (which also welcomes dogs), and relax at your accommodation with a bottle of wine to finish off the day.

Prices: Book direct and receive farm fresh eggs and freshly ground local coffee on arrival. Mid-week prices start at $195 per night. 

Margaret River Holiday Cottages

Beautifully presented cottages at an excellent rate, Margaret River Holiday Cottages are clean and comfortable and surrounded by quintessential West Aussie bushland. Springtime means the baby animals are out and daily bottle feeding is a gorgeous experience and accessible right where you are staying. The accommodation also offers Margaret River’s only indoor heated pool which is a bonus all year round!

Prices: Extend your stay and pay less. Check discounts here. 

Margarets Forest Holiday Apartments

Spacious and modern apartments on the edge of the rails to trails hiking and biking tracks and a hop, skip and a jump from Margaret River’s main street. Margaret’s Forest Apartments are a great choice if you are interested in exploring the local bushland and river systems, and you won’t have to get in the car once you’re here.  You can walk practically everywhere! Book a tour with Kelly Tannock at Walk Talk Taste which takes you up the main street for a taste of some of the restaurant’s seasonal menu items and local wines.

Prices: Margaret’s Forest Apartments offer Weekly Specials for 5 night bookings, mid-week specials of 25% off two-night stays, and repeat guest specials. See their website for details. 

Margaret River Holiday Cottages

The quintessential rural retreat at Margaret River Holiday Cottages.

Karridale Cottages and Hop Farm

An alternative and rustic accommodation option – set on a secluded Hop Farm in Karridale. Eco-conscious and sustainability themes run throughout, with studios built of rammed earth and stone sourced from the property. Furnishings are modern and comfortable, and a stunning claw foot bathtub looking out over the bush is the perfect way to relax. Visitors can check out the recently completed hop farm and learn about the planting and growing process while there. Karridale is a beautiful location where you can check out local olive and honey farms, Glenarty Road Winery and the Karridale Tavern.

Prices: From $160 per night for Studio accommodation

Sunflowers Animal Farm and Farmstay

A great place to book between school holidays if you have young kids. Sunflowers Animal Farmstay is the perfect way to get up close and personal with the very friendly farm animals, wildflowers, and walking tracks with each of these options provided on the 315 acres of farmland. Springtime is also excellent for meeting the new baby animals, and at Sunflowers, bottle feeding is offered twice daily. Accommodation consists of four self-contained units at excellent prices.

Prices: A unit for four people starts at $179 per night and includes free entry to the Animal Farm, free buckets of animal food every morning and afternoon, free daily pony rides for kids up to 7 years, free DVDs and a tractor ride every 2nd day.

Eight Willows Retreat

Perfect for couples or young families looking for an escape before the Christmas rush, Eight Willows Retreat offers contemporary chalets on 75 acres of native forest and vineyards. Staying put on the property is easy with breakfast baskets available and the opportunity to hand feed resident joeys around property, trout fish feeding for guests, and a variety of fruit trees to enjoy. The location is centrally located and around 15 minutes from Margaret River town and beaches. Enter MID20 PROMO CODE for online bookings

Prices: Eight Willows Retreat are offering 20% off mid-week bookings for stays between Sunday November 22nd – Thursday December 17th when you book direct. Enter MID20 PROMO to secure the deal. 

Broadwater Resort

Broadwater Resort sits right on the picturesque Geographe Bay.

Jasper’s Accommodation in Pemberton

With an onsite bar serving the largest selection of whiskey and bourbon in the south west, along with a curated selection of Pemberton wines, Jasper’s is a fantastic getaway further afield from the Margaret River Region. The cabins are luxury spaces, architect-designed and with beautiful king sized beds with quality linen. Double glazing ensures they remain cool in summer and warm in winter and reverse cycle air conditioning allows you to set the temperature to your liking. Private decks are perfect for relaxing or parking up your bikes if you’re keen on hitting the tracks.

Prices: Prices from $179 a night including complimentary linen, fresh milk and coffee. 

Broadwater Resort

The Broadwater Resort is located in Busselton on the edge of the incredible Geographe Bay. The hotel offers a range of hotel-style or self-contained accommodation options perfect for couples and young families. Broadwater Resort is also pet friendly with some rooms accepting your pawsome friend and with a dog beach at the door-step, it’s an ideal destination for the whole family. Two boat moorings also sit directly in front of the resort and are available on enquiry if you have your own motor boat or yacht.

The $27.50 per night pet supplement fee includes bowls, beds and blankets for your beloved four-legged friend – accommodation from $180 per night and save 13% for stays of 2 nights or longer.

Bushy Lake Chalets

Positioned between Margaret River’s main town and the iconic Prevelly Point, Bushy Lake Chalets offer a range of farmhouse style homes on 5 acres of woodland. The chalets are built with separation between guests in mind, allowing you to enjoy the peaceful nature of the surrounds. Wifi, a woodfire, and spas are a staple in each.

Prices: At Bushy Lake Chalets – the longer you stay, the cheaper the rate. See their website for best prices. 

Central Avenue Apartments

Modern, spacious and walking distance to Margaret River town, Central Avenue Apartments tick a number of boxes. Located 150m from the main street, you can easily wander into town to jump on a tour bus, book in at a popular dining spot along the main street, or peruse the galleries and local artisan stores. All of the apartments are self-contained with fully equipped kitchens, comfy leather lounges, Foxtel in both the lounge and main bedrooms, luxurious king size beds and deluxe waterfall showers.

Prices: Prices start at around $245 per night.

Now that you know where you’re staying, it’s time to book

Sophie Mathewson

Author Sophie Mathewson

Sophie has a background in producing content for television and digital media. After living and working across Europe, the US, Melbourne, and Perth, Sophie made the educated decision to settle in Margaret River. She is passionate about storytelling, and delivering content in new and unique formats. Business aside, Sophie has a bit of an odd weather obsession and appreciates witty people with excellent personalities.

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