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11+ Luxury Accommodation Dunsborough (Locals Guide 2024)

Looking for the best luxury accommodation in Dunsborough? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

Having made the beautiful Margaret River region my home since 2016, I’ve become deeply enamoured with its stunning landscapes, superb wineries, and serene beachfronts. It’s this love and knowledge of the area that fuels my desire to assist you in planning your ultimate luxurious holiday here.

As an owner of a hotel owner since 2011, I’ve had the privilege to host and help thousands of holidaymakers curate their dream vacations in Western Australia. I’ve gathered invaluable insights and a wealth of experience about what makes a stay in Dunsborough truly special. Whether it’s an upscale resort featuring breathtaking ocean views or a boutique villa nestled amongst picturesque vineyards, Dunsborough offers a variety of luxury accommodations that can be tailored to your unique preferences and expectations.

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, a family holiday or a solo retreat, I’m here to guide you in making informed decisions that match your desire for luxury with the best that Dunsborough has to offer. I know you have plenty to research as it is with your holiday to our beautiful region, so I won’t beat around the bush. Are you ready to discover the 11 best luxury escapes Dunsborough is famous for?

Let’s find you somewhere nice to stay!

Don’t have time to go through the entire list? Here are my picks for Best Luxury Accommodation Dunsborough:

My Top 3 Picks: Luxury Accommodation Dunsborough

#1 Top Pick


Melo Studios Luxury Accommodation

✅ 1.5m round bath

✅ Luxurious provisions

✅ Walking distance to beach

#2 Pick
Stylish loungeroom at Empire Spa Retreat

Empire Spa Retreat

✅ Adults only retreat

✅ Complimentary breakfast

✅ On-site day spa

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#3 Pick

Whalers Cove Villas

✅ Situated right on the beachfront

✅ Self-contained

✅ Great for families

⭐Want more luxury accommodation? Check out my Guide to Luxury Accommodation Margaret River for more! ⭐

11 Best Luxury Accommodation In Dunsborough

1.Melo Studios Luxury Accommodation

freestanding bathtub at melo melo studios, luxury accommodation Dunsborough
View of bathroom at Melo Studios, luxury stays Dunsborough (photo: Expedia)

RATING: 9.7/10 – with over 45 positive reviews! | 🌏DISTANCE FROM DUNSBOROUGH: 500m |📍LOCATION: 4A Prowse Way, Dunsborough WA

✨Why You Should Choose Melo Studios Luxury Accommodation

Melo Studios Luxury Accommodation is the perfect place to stay for a romantic getaway, family break or group of friends celebrating a special occasion. Located just one kilometer from the heart of Dunsborough, you’ll have easy access to many cafes, restaurants, shopping boutiques, and of course the beach! These two-bedroom studios each come with a private ensuite, kitchenette, laundry and BBQ facilities – so you can make the most of your stay.

❤️Why You Will Love Melo Studios Luxury Accommodation

✅1.5m round bath for a day spa experience

✅Luxurious provisions

✅Architecturally designed space

✅Walking distance to the beach

“We loved the style and quality of the accommodation – a real touch of luxury. The property was very well-provisioned and exceptionally clean. We stayed in August and, once we warmed the place up, we were very cozy. The location couldn’t be better, very close to the center of town but in a quiet street.” -Mark (see more reviews)

2.Empire Spa Retreat

Stylish loungeroom at Empire Spa Retreat
Stylish loungeroom at Empire Spa Retreat, luxury accommodation in Dunsborough (photo: Expedia)

RATING: 9.3/10 – with over 290 positive reviews! | 🌏DISTANCE FROM DUNSBOROUGH: 5km |📍LOCATION: 1958 Caves Road, Yallingup WA

✨Why You Should Choose Empire Spa Retreat

Empire Spa Retreat is the perfect adults-only place to relax and just get away from it all. Set on 12 acres of vineyards and native gardens, this stone and timber farmhouse offers a guest lounge with a fireplace, comfortable sofas and stunning views. Also located on site is the Empire Day Spa, a carefully designed experience to pamper your mind, body, and soul. You will not find more indulgent surroundings anywhere else in the southwest!

❤️Why You Will Love Empire Spa Retreat

✅18+ only

✅Complimentary breakfast available daily

✅On-site day spa

✅Premium facilities curated with the utmost care

“Brilliant stay with my partner. Third time staying here and it never fails to impress.” -Olly (see more reviews)

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Entertaining area at Djurapin, 5 star accommodation Dunsborough
Entertaining area at Djurapin, 5 star accommodation Dunsborough (photo: Expedia)

RATING: 9.4/10 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM DUNSBOROUGH: 400m |📍LOCATION: 8/3 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough WA

✨Why You Should Choose Djurapin

Djurapin is the perfect place for an escape with friends and family with this 3-bedroom, 6-bed holiday house that can host up to 8 guests in total. Located only 50m from the beach, and a master bedroom that has glimpses of the beach, a huge alfresco area and a private jacuzzi, you won’t be short of things to do. Plus, it is only 400m from Dunsborough town-centre, so you can easily make the short stroll into town to explore the fantastic dining scene and bar culture.

❤️Why You Will Love Djurapin

✅50m walk to the beach

✅Heated, private jacuzzi

✅Architecturally designed with floor-to-ceiling windows

✅Amazing entertaining areas

“The property was absolutely beautiful, the quality was exceptional, everything in this property has been carefully considered. Would highly recommend Djurapin for a perfect getaway.” -Lee (see more reviews)

4.Whalers Cove Villas

Aerial view of Whalers Cove, Dunsborough resorts 5 star
Aerial view of Whalers Cove Villas, Dunsborough resorts 5 star (photo: Expedia)

RATING: 9/10 – with over 110 positive reviews! | 🌏DISTANCE FROM DUNSBOROUGH: 950m |📍LOCATION: 3 Lecaille Court, Dunsborough WA

✨Why You Should Choose Whalers Cove Villas

Whalers Cove Villas offer the perfect beachfront accommodation in Dunsborough for your next family getaway. Located 950m from Dunsborough town center, these villas offer a great family-size space with 2 or 3 bedrooms and all the comforts of home. The villas are situated in a quiet cul-de-sac and are surrounded by landscaped gardens, making it a perfect place to relax. They have complimentary WiFi, BBQ facilities, fully equipped kitchens, and laundry facilities and are within walking distance to the beach and shops.

❤️Why You Will Love Whalers Cove Villas

✅Situated right on the beachfront

✅10-minute stroll into Dunsborough


✅Tremendous value

“Large spacious villa which had everything we needed. Good quality linen and towels provided. Great to be able to do washing with powder provided. Location was great, quiet street but still central with only a short walk into town. Friendly staff with easy arrival after hours. Would be good value for a larger group using all bedrooms.” -Sarah (see more reviews)

5.Dunsborough Beach Cottages

Outside view of Dunsborough Beach Properties, luxury properties Dunsborough
Outside view of Dunsborough Beach Cottages, luxury properties Dunsborough (photo: Expedia)

RATING: 8.9/10 – with over 340 positive reviews! | 🌏DISTANCE FROM DUNSBOROUGH: 1km |📍LOCATION: 95 Gifford Road, Dunsborough WA

✨Why You Should Choose Dunsborough Beach Cottages

Dunsborough Beach Cottages offer comfortable, fully self-contained accommodation that is perfect for a family holiday. Enjoy garden views your private balcony, relax in the spacious living area with its high raked ceilings and open fireplace or take advantage of the fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Each cottage also has a BBQ and outdoor setting, so you can enjoy alfresco dining with friends.

❤️Why You Will Love Dunsborough Beach Cottages

✅Beach-front accommodation

✅Garden views

✅Fully equipped kitchen

✅Walking distance to town and metres from the beach

“Highly recommended! The location is amazing. A short walk to the main town centre, and an even shorter walk to the beach! The property is spacious, clean and well-presented. It was perfect for the family!” -Amla (see more reviews)

6.Lanterns Retreat

Outside view of Lanterns Retreat, luxury hotels Dunsborough
Outside view of Lanterns Retreat, luxury hotels Dunsborough (photo: Expedia)

RATING: 9.1/10 – with over 580 positive reviews! | 🌏DISTANCE FROM DUNSBOROUGH: 1km |📍LOCATION: 16 Newberry Road, Dunsborough WA

✨Why You Should Choose Lanterns Retreat

At Lanterns Retreat, you’ll find luxury accommodation in the heart of Dunsborough. Relax in their spacious and stylish suites, featuring king beds, large private ensuites with double spa baths, complimentary port and chocolates, a log fire in winter, wifi and other amenities. Unwind in the picturesque gardens, take a walk to nearby beaches or explore all the amazing attractions Dunsborough has to offer.

❤️Why You Will Love Lanterns Retreat

✅Fluffy bathrobes

✅Quality toiletries

✅Walk to the beach

✅Quality furniture with luxurious bed linen

“Lanterns retreat had most beautiful outlook from our room. Lovely outdoor seating to enjoy a drink. Walk to gorgeous waterfront and to town centre. Best location and gorgeous tree lined street. Serge was excellent host. We loved his retreat and will recommend it to family & friends.” -Timothy (see more reviews)

7.Bina Maya Yallingup Escape

Outside bathtub at Bina Maya Yallingup Escape, Dunsborough luxury resorts
Outside bathtub at Bina Maya Yallingup Escape, Dunsborough luxury resorts (photo: Expedia)

RATING: 9.9/10 – with over 600 positive reviews! | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 7km |📍LOCATION: 51 Bina Place, Quedjinup WA

✨Why You Should Choose Bina Maya Yallingup Escape

If you are looking for a beautiful luxury escape in Dunsborough, start here! Located in the Yallingup Hills, Bina Maya Yallingup Escape is the perfect escape for luxury and seclusion. The surrounding area is very private and peaceful, and you will even see kangaroos make an appearance in the evenings from the comfort of your balcony!

❤️Why You Will Love Bina Maya Yallingup Escape

✅Free-standing bath and fire

✅Forest views

✅Fully equipped kitchen

✅Near some of the best wineries and breweries in the region

Very secluded and private, warm and welcoming like a home away from home but far better. -Shayne (see more reviews)


External view at Yaringa, boutique accommodation Dunsborough
External view at Yaringa, boutique accommodation Dunsborough (photo: Expedia)

RATING: 9.2/10 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM DUNSBOROUGH: 2km |📍LOCATION: 10 Smith Street, Dunsborough WA

✨Why You Should Choose Yaringa

Yaringa is the perfect place for a beach holiday in Dunsborough luxury accommodation, boasting a garden, terrace and barbecue facilities. It offers air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi and sea views, plus private parking. It’s also within walking distance of the town center, making it a great base for exploring the local area.

❤️Why You Will Love Yaringa

✅Great views of the ocean

✅Modern design

✅Beautiful alfresco area perfect for entertaining

✅Free-standing baths and log-fire

“Fantastic place to stay, beautiful location and well set up for a group without being on top of each other, we will definitely stay again!” -Kylie (see more reviews)

9.Ocean Retreat

Bird's eye view of Ocean Retreat, luxury holiday houses Dunsborough
Bird’s eye view of Ocean Retreat, luxury holiday houses Dunsborough (photo: Expedia)

RATING: 9.7/10 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM DUNSBOROUGH: 800m |📍LOCATION: 6 Nicholas Court, Dunsborough WA

✨Why You Should Choose Ocean Retreat

Ocean Retreat allows you to enjoy a beautiful stay in a luxury home in Dunsborough. This large holiday house is just 200m from Dunsborough Beach and offers a great location and an opportunity to relax in style. It also provides air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi, plus a garden and barbecue facilities. It’s close to the region’s best wineries and breweries, but there are also plenty of nature-based activities you can do nearby, such as hiking, diving, and fishing.

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❤️Why You Will Love Ocean Retreat

✅Spacious outdoor terrace

✅4 bedrooms

✅Equipped kitchen with fridge and oven

✅Walk to the beach

“Absolutely loved this property! Was extremely clean and spacious and the entertainment options were fantastic for all ages and in my opinion much needed given the area is fairly quiet. Super easy to walk or drive into town and the beach is just across the road.” -Adriana (see more reviews)


View of back garden area at Milly's, luxury houses Dunsborough
View of back garden area at Milly’s, luxury houses Dunsborough (photo: Expedia)

RATING: 9.6/10 – with over 20 positive reviews! | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 1.7km |📍LOCATION: 8 Curtis Street, Dunsborough WA

✨Why You Should Choose Milly’s

Milly’s is the perfect location for a relaxing break away in a luxury holiday home in Dunsborough. This brand-new holiday home is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac location in Old Dunsborough and is just a 10-minute walk away from the town centre and beaches. With a spacious lounge area, beautifully appointed kitchen, stylish alfresco dining and garden area, 4 King size bedrooms with luxurious bathroom facilities and a TV/games room with Pac-Man video game, you will never want to leave!

❤️Why You Will Love Milly’s

✅Spacious lounge area with impressive audio-visual setup

✅Beautifully appointed kitchen

✅Stylish alfresco dining and garden area with bar servery

✅4 King size bedrooms and luxury bathrooms

“The kitchen area was so spacious and inviting! The kids loved the house especially the games room and the separate outdoor house! We loved the quiet street outside for their bikes and skateboards. We also loved cycling down to the foreshore, proximity to the Country Club where we enjoyed footgolf/tennis/easy access to bike trails!” -Ciera (see more reviews)

11.Forest View Villa

Open plan living area at Forest View, luxury accommodation Dunsborough WA
Open plan living area at Forest View Villa, luxury accommodation Dunsborough WA (photo: Expedia)

RATING: 9.4/10 – with over 40 positive reviews! | 🌏DISTANCE FROM DUNSBOROUGH: 1.5km |📍LOCATION: 1652 Caves Road, Dunsborough WA

✨Why You Should Choose Forest View Villa

Forest View Villa offers an excellent location for a holiday getaway in Dunsborough. Situated on the edge of the forest, this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom villa features peaceful views of the surrounding bushland and is just 1.5km away from Dunsborough Town Centre. Enjoy easy access to all the restaurants, shops and galleries Dunsborough offers, or take a short drive to the beach or some of the nearby wineries and breweries.

❤️Why You Will Love Forest View Villa

✅All bedrooms are air-conditioned

✅Bush views

✅Fully equipped kitchen

✅Near some of the best wineries and breweries in the region

“This place is a hidden gem, literally. An easy 15-minute stroll along a beautiful bush path into town. Evenings on the balcony were beautiful and quiet. Beds and linen were the most comfortable we have experienced in a holiday home. We would 100 percent recommend this little gem and we will be back to stay again and again.” -Shayne (see more reviews)

Dunsborough Foreshore

FAQs: Dunsborough Luxury Accommodation

What kind of luxury accommodations are available in Dunsborough?

Dunsborough offers a variety of luxury accommodations to suit different preferences. These include upscale hotels with top-notch amenities, stunning beachfront villas, boutique bed and breakfasts, and luxury holiday homes with breathtaking views.

What amenities can I expect in Dunsborough’s luxury accommodations?

Luxury accommodations in Dunsborough typically offer a range of high-end amenities. These can include spacious rooms with elegant furnishings, ensuite bathrooms, gourmet dining options, outdoor pools, wellness facilities such as spas and gyms, and personalized concierge services. Many also provide stunning views of the surrounding nature or ocean.

Is Dunsborough a good location for a luxury getaway?

Absolutely! Dunsborough, with its stunning coastline, beautiful local wineries, and proximity to Margaret River region’s attractions, provides an ideal setting for a luxury getaway. Coupled with its range of high-end accommodations, it’s perfect for those seeking relaxation and indulgence.

Can I find pet-friendly luxury accommodation in Dunsborough?

While not all luxury accommodations in Dunsborough allow pets, there are some that do offer this option. It’s always best to check with the specific property beforehand to understand their pet policy and any additional charges that may apply.

Are there luxury accommodations in Dunsborough suitable for families?

Yes, many luxury accommodations in Dunsborough cater to families. They offer family-friendly amenities such as multiple bedrooms, spacious living areas, full kitchens, and often activities or facilities designed for children. Always check with the property directly to ensure they meet your family’s needs.

Old Dunsborough Boat Ramp

Wrapping Up: Luxury Accommodation Dunsborough

Dunsborough offers a range of luxury accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets. From beautiful holiday homes with fully equipped kitchens, spacious lounge areas, stylish alfresco dining and garden areas to villas nestled on the edge of the bush with peaceful views, each accommodation option provides a unique experience of comfort and luxury.

With reviews from delighted guests, you can rest assured that these luxurious properties are well-maintained and sure to provide you with a memorable holiday. Book your stay today!

Australia Travel Planning Guide

🚑Should I buy Australian travel insurance?

100% YES! — Australia has “free” healthcare but it’s only for citizens and permanent residents. Foreigners visiting need travel insurance in case anything happens on their visit. I like SafetyWing – their Nomad Insurance starts at just $1.50 USD a day!

🚗Should I rent a car in Australia?

Yes — Renting a car is a necessity in most of Australia! If you want to go on road trips or adventures outside of the major cities, and even if you’re staying in a major city, you’ll want to rent a car. If you are visiting Margaret River, it will be even more important that you hire a car, you’ll need it to be able to get around and see all the great attractions and wineries!

🏨What’s the best way to book my Australian accommodation?

My go-to for Australian hotels is Booking.com. Pretty much all registered accommodation use Booking.com (but not necessarily any of the other major booking platforms), and even most of the holiday homes and caravan parks use Booking.com too!

If you’re planning a trip to Australia where you will stay at multiple locations, it’s super handy to have all your accommodation listed in one place, and accommodation owners like Booking.com because it’s easy to contact the guests using the messaging platform if the guest has an international phone number.

I sincerely hope you enjoy your visit to Margaret River!