Waters Edge Margaret River

– Established 2010 –

About Us

WATERS EDGE was designed and built by my husband Frank with help of an architect best friend. Our quality finishes throughout include hand crafted jarrah kitchen benches, polished rare West Australian Blackbutt timber floors, and the best stainless steel appliances.

Our accommodation is spacious, nestled on a half-acre block with landscaped native gardens and magical forest views. Early morning walkers can meander through the walk trail opposite the property through natural forest leading to the riverbank and an abundance of wildlife.

We are perfectly located minutes away from the main street of Margaret River with a variety of must-see specialty shops, café’s, restaurants and galleries. We are also close to the best surf and swimming beaches, golf course and major must-see attractions and activities in the region.

Ideally suited for couples and groups alike, families with children (plenty of activities for them as well) can relax knowing that the property is fully fenced. The local park / playground is 100 metres away with many activities for the toddlers.

We welcome you to relax and enjoy all the comfort of WATERS EDGE!


Our region offers a selection of the best must-see attractions and must-do activities, world class wineries, surf breaks, beaches, vineyards, caves, and restaurants perfect for those famous Margaret River long lunches.

WATERS EDGE is ideally located in the heart of town, central to the Margaret River and directly opposite forest walk trails. The local park is a 5 minutes walk away and the town centre is a 3 mins drive (15 mins walk).

Close proximity to wineries, beaches and all major attractions of the region.


Set in a quiet location, this superbly appointed luxury home features 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets, including twin spa and a clawfoot bath.  The best Gourmet kitchen and three covered entertaining areas two with forest and garden views.

  • Fully self-contained (all inclusive) (sleeps 8)
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet
  • Spacious lounge, dining and living zone with quality furnishings
  • 4 queen beds plus 1 king bed (which can be converted to 2 king singles)
  • Deluxe linen, towelling and toiletries, including beach towels.
  • Ceiling fans located in 4 bedrooms
  • Luxury bathrooms with Bidets
  • Homemade bathroom amenities
  • Hairdryers in each bathroom
  • Complimentary tea, fresh milk and coffee are all provided for your convenience
  • Large Gourmet kitchen with top quality appliances & kitchenware
  • Nescafe’ Dolce Gusto Pod coffee machine, purchase your favourite pods from supermarket
  • LCD TV’s/DVD located in all 4 bedrooms + large flat screen TV in lounge (Foxtel Sports and Netflix)
  • Extensive children’s & adult DVD Library + board games (350 + video’s to choose from)
  • Slow combustion wood fire, (wood provided) plus reverse cycle air conditioner
  • Expansive outdoor entertaining decks (3) + gas BBQ
  • Portable cot + linen, high chair & baby monitor available if required (no additional cost)
  • Laundry with automatic top loader and dryer
  • Double lock up garage + additional parking area
  • Fully fenced, PET friendly (with approval)
  • Directly opposite forest, walk trails and the Margaret River
  • Complimentary wines from Redgate Wines, Margaret River

Please feel free to contact us to discuss any special requirements for your stay.

Is this house child friendly?

  • We are often asked this question and can happily say WATERS EDGE is child friendly
  • The balcony that’s wraps the entire entertaining/livings areas has a non climbable glass railing so toddlers have plenty of room for safe ‘outdoor’ activities.
  • This large property is fully fenced and the well behaved family PET is also welcome.
  • All the bedrooms are secluded away from the main living areas so the afternoon siesta won’t be interrupted.
  • Port-a-cot available. Sheets and blankets are supplied. There is also a high chair for feeding and a baby monitor.
  • There is an extensive children’s library of top-rated DVD’s, toys + board games. DVD player and TVs are located in all bedrooms.
  • WATERS EDGE is situated directly opposite state forest, some top walk trails and the Margaret River and just 5 minutes’ walk to the local park/playground.


  • Margaret River Child Minding Service – www.margaretriverchildmindingservice.com
  • View our photo gallery to see the many defining features that will ensure a memorable stay
  • Best suited to those seeking a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.

Please note: There is no charge for children under 3 yrs and all of the above is inclusive of the rate quoted… No hidden/additional costs.

1. Experience a ‘long lunch at a leading winery restaurant
Leeuwin EstateVasse FelixVoyager or Aravina to name just a few of the best or you may prefer to go to a boutique winery like ‘Woody Nook’.

2. Taste some of Australia’s best Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon.
Book one of the many wine tours available South West Creative Tours   or ‘organise your skipper’ for the day; maps available at Waters Edge.

3. Visit some of the best world renowned surf beaches.
Head to Surfers Point and take in a beautiful WA sunset or take a 30kms drive to the south of Margaret River to the majestic Hamelin Bay. Beautiful swimming beach with resident stingrays to greet you. The best time to see these fascinating creatures are when the fishing boats come into shore, as the stingrays like to feed off the scraps left by the fishermen. This happens usually early in the morning or late afternoon and is a must-see attraction.

4. Canoe the tranquil Margaret River
Paddle down the beautiful Margaret River – Bushtucker Tours is well known with many accolades over the past 20yrs. Paddle down the Margaret River, visit a must-see cave, walk the beautiful cliff, see wildlife, wildflowers and untouched wilderness. All ages and abilities welcome .

5. Walk a section of the top-rated ‘cape to cape track’ or other cycle/walk trails
Section maps are available at Margaret River Visitors Centre or Waters Edge.

6. Encounter the underground wonder of the caves (JewelMammoth and Lake Caves) one of the best activities in the region.
The Augusta Margaret River Visitors Centre operates three spectacular show caves. Jewel cave a personal favourite.

7. Visit the art and craft galleries of the region.
The Margaret River region is inspirational and home to many internationally and nationally acclaimed painters, jewellers and craftsman. The main street of Margaret River hosts Jahroc and a further 10min drive minute drive down Boodjidup Road is the Payet Gallery (jewellery, blown glass and artworks). All of the art galleries are vastly different and equally exquisite. Further afield you will find Yallingup Gallery and the Gunyulgup Gallery, all are on the ‘must see’ list.

8. Go off road exploring in the Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park
Drive through the Majestic Boranup Forest. The Boranup Forest sits in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, 20kms south of Margaret River. You don’t need a 4WD to get ‘off road’, there’s an excellent scenic drive through the forest and beautiful walking tracks, excellent for wildflowers best seen in the spring months.

9. Leeuwin Lighthouse, Augusta
Historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is situated at the most south westerly tip of Australia, standing at the point where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet – 8 kilometres west of Augusta and 40min drive from Margaret River
Map and information available at Margaret River Visitors Centre

10. Whale watching (seasonal)
Migrating Humpback and southern right whales leave the cold, food rich Antarctic waters and begin arriving in Augusta around June.
Augusta and Busselton are perfectly placed to view these spectacular animals as they make their way past, often stopping off for a rest and play . To get up close and personal, whale watching tours can be booked with two local tour companies, Naturaliste Charters or Legend Charters, another must-see attraction to experience.

The Margaret River region is blessed with a stunning array of natural attractions & activities worth visiting year round. I have listed my ‘top 10 things to do in Margaret River’ but if you google ‘Top 10 in Margaret River’ you find so many more options to choose from.

Guest Reviews


“Fabulous house, well presented, comfortable with everything we could possibly need. Well worth the money & we shall be back”

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Book club girls

“Thank you for a wonderful weekend. We loved the house and all the little extra touches that helped make our stay special and comfortable. Everything was really clean and well maintained. We will be back soon”

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Stunning Property With family over from the UK I was looking for a property that was large, comfortable, well equipped & in the heart of Margaret River. Water’s Edge certainly fulfilled all my expectations, a stunning property with impressive views & gorgeous bathrooms! Being able to bring our dog was [...]

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“A lovely spacious immaculate home the facilities and finishing touches were above and beyond! The accommodation was excellent and everything was provided for you. The covered outdoor areas were a massive hit as the weather was unusually bad that weekend! The wood burner was enjoyed by all including the dog…… [...]

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Excellent family property We stayed at the house with four adults four children and the family dog. The house has everything you could possibly need and had a great fenced yard for our dog and the young children. It had a terrific entertaining area and beautiful bushland walks only minutes [...]

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“The images on the website don’t do justice to this beautiful home, it really is breathtaking and has been built and decorated with obvious love. My family and I (including our furry kids) enjoyed our stay here and hope to revisit again in the future. We can’t recommend it highly [...]

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“This is a fabulous house. I wish we had stayed longer to make better use of the great spaces around the house and to sit and watch the bush surrounds in peace. Highly recommend this accommodation and will definitely plan to stay here again.”

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“We have had a very enjoyable stay at WATERS EDGE. Fantasic facilities and a luxurious house to stay in. Everything was so clean and tidy. We loved the little things that you left for us; like the soaps, soft towels, biscuits and not to mention the red wine. Thankyou Helen [...]

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“Thank you for letting us stay in your amazing home. A wonderful holiday retreat for our large family which will provide many happy memories for years to come – Your house is beautiful, we all enjoyed our stay”

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“The house was very comfortable and allowed our family to stay together on our visit to Margaret River. The facilities and furniture were immaculate and the house itself…just beautiful. Thankyou for the opertunity to stay at your property. We would definitely stay here again when travelling to Margaret River” Regards, [...]

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“Fantastic house for a family holiday. House was beautiful with all the little extra touches. Loved all the soaps and lotions etc, beautiful bathrooms……perfect location

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Lee and family

Awesome house Stayed at WATERS EDGE to spend some quality time with family. The website photos do not do this house justice. It was perfect and beautifully decorated with all the amenities that anyone could possibly need. The weather unfortunately was not kind to us but we loved sitting by [...]

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Helen was very friendly, helpful and quick to respond to my queries. The house was beautiful! It was clean and very well presented. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Waters Edge. The house was so beautiful and I wish we could have spent more time there to enjoy all the different [...]

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“Lovely House, ideal for families and couples, excellent large outdoor entertaining areas and fully equipped kitchen. Main bedroom/bathroom is beautiful. Wish we could have stayed longer.”

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Hayley and Dan

“Your house is lovely and we really enjoyed our stay. Much appreciated being able to bring our dog too. Awesome views overlooking the forest which was nice to wake up to everyday”

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Chris, Kaz, Lynsey & Eileen

“Excellent house and very comfortable with very amenity possible. The location is perfect and we really enjoyed the walks through he bush trails and swimming in the river. We would highly recommend Waters Edge to all our friends and look forward to staying here again  Thank you, Helen”

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“Its been great – top class, will be back for sure. Loved the main bathroom, such an amazing house. Great BBQ area. Thank you for making our stay easy and most enjoyable”

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Molinaro family

“Place was beautiful, exceeded all of our expectations, wish we could of stayed longer”

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“What a great place to stay! Helen could not be more accommodating they even let us take the dogs!!The house is in a perfect location, it is very clean and comfortable, It is a home away from home. Perfect for a trip with family or friends! We will recommend to [...]

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Luxury Weekend Our group consisting of four adults spent last weekend at Waters Edge and rated it as an exceptional home. Frank and Helen should be highly commended on their design and attention to detail from the luxurious features throughout the property to the smallest statue that gives the home [...]

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Dave & Linda

Outstanding With my family from the UK we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Waters Edge. The house is amazing and has so many different areas we meant we could all be together our have our own space. A beautiful place to stay. ★★★★★  5 out of 5

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Perfect getaway Rented in Australia for years , this has to be one of the best we have experienced , cannot fault location , presentation , and attention to detail. Would recommend this property , would certainly consider another rental should the opportunity arise. ★★★★★  5 out of 5

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Easter break. We had family members across from Melbourne and they had not been to the region before- this house and surroundings were a perfect introduction! Everyone (including the dog) thoroughly felt refreshed and relaxed after our time at WATERSEDGE. Really appreciated having milk in the fridge ready for our tea after the long drive down. Thanks again for the use [...]

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“This house is BIG, very nice and well maintained. They have many dvds, games, great facilities, so you don’t need to bring anything from your home. We are absolutely satisfied with it and we’ll definitely consider coming back for another relaxing escape.”

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“Very cosy house and you have provided us with more than enough necessities/information. Loved all the labels on all the facilities/lights. Mosquito coils and candles were useful and thoughtful. Very nice BBQ area. Loved the proximity to town centre. Beautiful BIG property, my family and I really enjoyed our stay”

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Wonderful stay ! Water’s Edge is a very welcoming and comfortable house. It’s in a great location: close to the town – handy for meals – and across the road from the forest – great for morning walks. The house is very well equipped with everything you could need and has lots of spaces where the family can [...]

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“Fab time! Nice quiet area, big dog friendly home with every facility needed. Beautiful décor and very welcoming hosts. Views over the forest are spectacular. Will definitely be back”

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“Waters Edge Margaret River is a beautiful home – I say ‘home’ and not ‘house’ because the decor and attention to detail made it feel like a home away from home – not just a holiday house. The place was clean, the quality of the facilities outstanding. Everything in the [...]

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“Great home, easy access to town and attractions of the region. Great facilities and appreciate that we could bring our dog”

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“Wonderful home, superbly appointed. A great time spent with family and friends in a “home” environment that afforded a pleasant mix of spaciousness & yet was private when needed. We all enjoyed your home, thanks Helen”

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Incredible Wonderful facilities! There were 7 of us and we stayed for 2 nights. The kitchen was very well equipped, plenty of space to move with great outdoor seating areas, all of the house was beautifully furnished and decorated. You could definitely see how much care has gone into making [...]

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Beautiful Home We spent two nights in this property. It is very well equipped, beautifully designed with great style and lovely finishing touches. A central and quite location. A lot of thought and presentation has gone into this great place. l would definitely recommend it! It’s a shame we are [...]

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“We really enjoyed our stay. Being a large family group the house was well suited. The forest and walk trails were great and the house and facilities fantastic. Perhaps a walking map and additional big screen TV would have been great, but these minor points are overshadowed by the great [...]

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“This place was absolutely fantastic – Really enjoyable stay”

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Helen & Frank – Thankyou, we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay . The accommodation is great, plenty of space for all 8 of us, including the baby. The location is excellent and we took advantage and did all the ‘touristy things’ but so nice to come home at the end [...]

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“Lovely house, everything we needed (except we couldn’t find a hair dryer) Great location close to town and owners very helpful”

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