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Wilderness House

213 Wilderness Rd Near the top of the hill with roadside signs on the driveway., Margaret River, Western Australia 6285 Australia
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Bed and Breakfast accommodation with a guest kitchen and self catering Wilderness House is perfectly located - 8 minutes to town and only 5 minutes to Surfers Point, the beaches and cafes. Midway between the 2 Capes and in the heart of the wine growing country Wilderness House is close to everything you want to do in the Margaret River region. We have 2 luxurious bedroom suites which are spacious and private. Each suite has aircon, TV/DVD, patio and garden/ bushland views. The ensuite bathrooms have rain water showers and pamper items . Breakfast is served in the guest sitting room or on the terrace. With a microwave, BBQ, kitchen equipment and fridge guests are easily able to self cater. Set in acres of bushland, where kangaroos visit to feed on the lawn , you can also hear the sounds of ocean and birdsong . Movies at Cape Mentelle, concerts at Leeuwin Estate ,Caves, the golf course, beaches and the Cape to Cape walking tracks are all close by.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
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Shared kitchen
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jan C wrote a review Mar 2020
devon12 contributions8 helpful votes
What a fantastic place to stay if you want to tour Margaret River. Beautiful,spacious,immaculate accommodation in a wonderful setting with a friendly,knowledgable host. Everything was perfect,especially the evenings spent listening to the birds! We can not recommend Wilderness House more!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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davidccvass wrote a review Mar 2019
Coolum Beach, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
Perfect B & B to experience the Margaret River Region. Location is very close to famous surf beaches, as well as the township and is central to most of the wineries. The host Gayle is pleasant and informative without being intrusive. Gayle made us the most delicious banana pancakes for breakfast on our first morning. The only issue was my partner was upset when the pancakes didn't appear on our second morning, They were that good. The bedroom is high end (twenty foot ceilings), with a large modern en-suite attached including a terrific ceiling mounted rain shower with excellent pressure and continuous hot water system :) Highly recommend this B & B.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Responded 18 Mar 2019
Thank you for such a positive review David. Happy to serve those pancakes again when you next visit. Wishing you happy days, Gayle
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Caitlin F wrote a review Sept 2018
Perth, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful property and amazing host. Fantastic location for exploring Margaret River and surrounds - tucked away in the bush away from the busy rounds. Really nice breakfast in the morning - berry pancakes were to die for. Very relaxing and peaceful setting, beautiful room. My partner and I had a great weekend - thanks again.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 25 Sept 2018
Lovely to see this review Caitlin and learn that you were so happy with your stay st Wilderness House. All the best to both of you. Gayle
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colind321 wrote a review Mar 2018
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Wilderness House is a wonderful spot to base yourself if you are wanting to explore the Margaret River Region. Extremely comfortable modern Rooms with a great Host who allows you your space but cooks a wonderful Breakfast. The garden setting is nice as you have your breakfast and the Kangaroos great you on arrival at dusk. We also were given some nice advice regards wineries with gardens from our Host. We certainly would recommend this B&B to anyone visiting the Margaret River Region.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Either Room would be good!!!
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Response from Gayle C, Owner at Wilderness House
Responded 28 Mar 2018
Happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Wilderness House. Such a lovely review and thank you very much. Also thank you for the booking.com review. The rain has come and Brightened up the garden . Hope you are both safely and happily home.
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John D wrote a review Feb 2018
Lancelin, Australia9 contributions
Welcomed by Gayle with a smile. Wonderful large room, clean and comfortable modern well appointed. I would stay here over any of the larger hotels and recommend this as a first choice. Thanks Gayle we will be back for sure. Loved it !!!
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 Mar 2018
Hello John and thanking you for this very lovely review. Happy the you both enjoyed your stay at Wilderness House. Gayle
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phoenix555 wrote a review Dec 2017
Brisbane, Australia186 contributions160 helpful votes
LOCATION: a tranquil bushland setting, the house was easy enough to find, and is located five minutes to Prevally Beach one way, and about ten minutes to Margaret River CBD. We had a regular kangaroo mum and her joey each morning, plus lots of birdlife. Whether you're in your room, or the communal lounge room, you've always got windows full of nature. ROOMS: Gayle has done a lovely job with the interior styling, and it feels very relaxing. The north-facing room had a high peaked ceiling, huge bed, TV, side tables, wardrobe, sitting chair. The blue-tiled bathroom was beautiful and large, complete with hairdryer (and scales?!) and large towels. The shower had a trio of shampoo/conditioner/shower gel, and unlike many hotels where you wouldn't touch the cheap hair products, these ones were good. You have your own private little outdoor setting too. Our only complaint with the room was that the curtains didn't cover the whole large window out to the garden. For many people, this 400mm wide strip offers a beautiful window to nature, a bonus where you can see the birds feed on the nuts and nectar. For us it meant we were waking up at 5am every morning, and pillows over the head didn't seem to do enough to block out the light. Make your own choice as to what's important to you – a sleep-in, or a light-filled window to nature. AMENITIES: There is a communal lounge room to chill out in, with books/brochures about the area, along with tables inside and out. A little kitchenette has a toaster, kettle, sink, mini-fridge. Later, after our day out and wanting an afternoon tea, I found that there were no clean cups, and only two dirty cups (from the other guests' breakfast/morning tea) – I found it odd that there wouldn't be more cups available other than for breakfast. There was washing-up liquid and a tea towel available however. The next day though, there were four clean cups later in the day, so just an oversight that day it seems. FOOD: breakfast options include mini-cereals and milk, muesli and yoghurt, bananas or berries, orange juice, tea and coffee (instant or percolated), croisants, multigrain or white bread, the usual toppings (vegemite, honey etc). Poached eggs on toast are available on request. We certainly didn't leave hungry! Would we stay here again? Probably not due to the window/light/sleep issue being important to us. For 5am early risers, this would be a bonus not an issue. Would we recommend others to stay here? Yes.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Response from Gayle C, Owner at Wilderness House
Responded 2 Jan 2018
Truly sorry to learn of your struggles with early morning sunlight after you have left when these could have been rectified during your stay at Wilderness House. A move to the south suite or placing a cover over the window would have resolved the problem while you were staying with us. It's unfortunate that you struggled with pillows and sunlight when direct discussion would have rectified your difficulties. Thank you for your appreciation of the other aspects of Wilderness House.
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KSueda wrote a review Aug 2017
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Enjoy posh Mediterranean interior and Aussie hospitality. Clean, and beautiful. Degital cleasing without wifi connection. Five minutes to the famous surfer beach. We had breakfast at our requested time, 8:30am. Easy drive to the city centre.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 16 Aug 2017
Thanks for this review. Pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Wilderness House and took the time to write about it.
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robyncollins wrote a review Aug 2017
Kent, United Kingdom5 contributions8 helpful votes
I have not stayed at Wilderness House but recently went through the site Airbnb to book two nights in November (since cancelled). It’s a cautionary tale for others and one I wish to share. Others seem to have good things to say about host Gayle Cornould’s amenities, the cleanliness of the property and its facilities so I am happy to give the benefit of the doubt here. My experience with her lays elsewhere: 1. The misrepresentation of her accommodation on the Airbnb site My requirement when searching for accommodation was for two separate bedrooms, single occupancy for each. At the time I booked, the Wilderness House Airbnb site clearly stated that the accommodation was for “entire house, two bedrooms, two beds”. I have screen grabs of the site outlining this and it was on this basis that I booked. Host Gayle Cornould confirmed my booking with an email saying, however, that the accommodation was only for two people in a suite. When I queried this and said that I had booked on the basis of two bedrooms, she said it was stated “clearly” on the Airbnb website that only a suite was available with another bed available for the room if I wanted. In an attempt to try and settle this, I then offered to take the other suite but she said she didn’t offer single occupancy, that I should “book at Quality Inn” and I could take it up with Airbnb if I wanted – oh, and this was her final email on the matter. She said I could cancel the booking at no cost to myself. I had no alternative but to do so. On 1 August 2017, several hours after the confusion she caused with my booking due to her inaccurate and misleading website, she changed the description of her site. I took this as a clear admission that her original description was inaccurate. If anyone wants the full transcript of emails between Ms Cournould and myself, as well as fuller screen grabs, I’m happy to provide them. 2. The refund of my deposit When it became clear that Ms Cornould would not accommodate my attempts at a settlement, as mentioned above she said in email correspondence that I could get my deposit back at no cost to myself. When I went to do this, I discovered that only 50% would be refunded. I referred this to her and she did not reply. I emailed again and her answer was “You have to cancel the booking directly with Airbnb I can't”. This was patently untrue as the Airbnb site said that the 50% deposit refund was with agreement with the host, ie her. Again, I emailed her and reminded her that she had undertaken to refund my deposit to me at no cost to myself. It was only then that she contacted Airbnb, which is what she should have done in the first place. Airbnb immediately contacted me to arrange for my entire deposit to be refunded. It took four attempts I should not have had to make in the first place before she acted. Her actions were stalling, blocking and deceptive - at best. 3. Her conduct When she realised that this transaction was not straightforward, ie I had booked on the premise of two bedrooms, her manners deserted her. For example, rather than try to reach a resolution with me or accommodate me, her solution was to tell me “Use quality inn if you want an alternative option”. She was curt in her dealings. For example, “This is my final reply on this issue and you can consult directly with Airbnb if you wish”. She lacked integrity. For example, the way she dealt with the refund of my deposit. And, she failed to take any responsibility for this matter by not apologising or even being the slightest bit courteous. I might not have been a customer this time but I might have come back and recommended other people.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Responded 3 Jan 2018
Hi team at Trip advisor I have replied to this review and today deleted my reply as this guest has never stayed with us at Wilderness House, is an Airbnb enquiry guest who sort tobook both suites for a single rate and has had no experience of our services It has been on the website for a year and I would argue she has not met the guidelines as she was never a guest. Please can you now remove this review .... it is bonkers.?
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Chynalucia wrote a review Apr 2017
Basel, Switzerland113 contributions97 helpful votes
My partner and I stayed at Wilderness House for 2 nights, but truly wished we could have stayed longer. Gayle was a friendly and welcoming host, who went out of her way to ensure we had everything we wanted, including giving us some advice on where to eat in town. The house is stylishly decorated, and the bed was wonderfully comfortable to sink into after a long day of winery tours. The bathroom is big enough to hold a party, with a fantastic rainfall shower too. Breakfast was plentiful and fresh, and if you aren't eating out in town, I highly recommend an evening of your own-cooked dinner on the back verandah, where you can listen to the sounds of the Aussie bush. Wilderness House is also only a few minutes' drive from Prevelly Beach, a stunning example of Australia's crystal clear waters and a great nearby place to watch the sun go down into the ocean. The directions were explained well by Gayle, but it was quite easy to find. If you're wanting somewhere that's in walking distance to amenities like shops and bars, then this place will not suit, however if you're wanting a bit of luxury in the peaceful surrounds of the beautiful bushland, then this is perfect. With only 2 rooms, you will never be crowded by other guests, a big bonus in my book! I can't recommend this wonderful place enough, and will definitely be staying here when I next return to Margaret River.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Responded 13 Apr 2017
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AussieMez wrote a review Jan 2017
Perth, Australia25 contributions4 helpful votes
We were relieved to be able to find a pet friendly accomodation close to nearby sights of Prevelly, Margaret River town, wineries, outdoor cinema and Caves Road. An extra bed accomodated for my sister and I with modern amenities . We were provided with a welcome good start to the day with a generous continental breakfast and fresh coffee. There was an incident with our dog who fretted when we reluctantly left him at the accommodation for a couple hours one evening but our host was gracious and reassuring for which we are very grateful.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wilderness House
Which popular attractions are close to Wilderness House?
Nearby attractions include Gnarabup Beach (2.4 km), Margaret River Mouth Beach (2.3 km), and Surfers Point (2.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wilderness House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Wilderness House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Wilderness House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Wilderness House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wilderness House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Voyager Estate, Mikis Open Kitchen, and Drift Cafe MR.
Are any cleaning services offered at Wilderness House?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Wilderness House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ellensbrook at Mokidup (13.9 km).
Is Wilderness House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.