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The Straw House, huge pet-friendly family farmhouse

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7 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel cot, free WiFi
Balcony
Smart TV, fireplace, DVD player, table football
Smart TV, fireplace, DVD player, table football
Smart TV, fireplace, DVD player, table football

Overview of The Straw House, huge pet-friendly family farmhouse

Entire home

The Straw House, huge pet-friendly family farmhouse

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

7 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 12

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Forest Grove, WA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCalgardup Cave11 min drive
  • Popular LocationCaveWorks & Lake Cave15 min drive
  • Popular LocationMammoth Cave15 min drive

Space details

7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 12
250 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
    1 single bed
Bedroom 4
    2 single beds
Bedroom 5
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 6
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 7
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Shower
Bathroom 2
    Shower
Bathroom 3
    Shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Straw House, huge pet-friendly family farmhouse

Family-friendly holiday home in Forest Grove
Dear guests. Please note that our rates for the 'Big' dates (Easter, Christmas, Gourmet Escape, Leeuwin Concert etc) are set at a minimum of $500 per night. This includes up to 10 guests, so is no more expensive than our normal rates, but allows us to avoid renting the house out to just 2 people at these very busy times. Additional guests are charged at our normal extra rate. Please NB that Stayz/Home Away does not allow us to clarify this in our pricing schedule, so just ask for the correct rate when enquiring for availability.

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This beautiful quirky straw bale house has all the ingredients for a magical holiday. The house has a rambling quality, which makes it ideal whether you are a couple wanting a cosy hideaway, or a large group wanting a special retreat. Completely secluded amongst olive groves and bush, with glorious evening light on the magnificent karri trees, you can relax on the front veranda and listen to the sounds of nature, with kestrels, wagtails, blue wrens and frogs all around.

When the wind comes from the West, you can hear the crashing of the surf on Redgate Beach just over the ridge.
The house has the wonderful insulating qualities of straw - cool in the summer, warm in the winter. A wood heater with abundant firewood from our own plantation will ensure your warmth and cosiness whatever the weather!

Stroll around the farm, and you are likely to see kangaroos and emus. Go spotlighting at night in the natural bush behind the house, and you'll find possums, phascogales, bandicoots and maybe even a coupan!!! :)

The house itself is spacious, with several living areas, 2 TVs with free-to-air satellite reception, a fully equipped kitchen, with plentiful good quality pots, pans and appliances, an enormous marri wood dining table, beautiful lead-light windows and comfortable beds.

There are 6 large bedrooms - 5 with queen beds (one is on a loft), and a 6th bedroom with twin beds. The enormous upstairs lounge can be closed off for a 7th bedroom with a sofa bed.

There are 3 bathrooms with loos, so no need to queue!

There is a well-loved slate top pool table in the games room, as well as a table tennis table which can be wheeled out for a game on the back patio.

A short drive down Redgate Road takes you to the wonderful beaches of Redgate, or head to the bright lights of Margaret River only 10 minutes away. The prestigious wineries, Leeuwin Estate, Voyager Estate, Xanadu, Cape Mentelle and Redgate are 5 minutes away.
Alternatively, just stay put, relax, and enjoy a bit of bucolic bliss!!!

We like to offer favourable rates for longer stays - just ask.

Other public holiday weekends 3 night minimum.

LEAVERS and under 30 year olds - we do accept young crew, but under some fairly stringent conditions. We've been very pleased with most of our younger groups, and believe in giving them a fair go. There will be a returnable bond payable of $100 each. This is to be paid in cash on arrival and will be returned in cash on your departure after a satisfactory inspection of the house by our managers or ourselves.

Activities

There is horse riding in the vicinity, or bring your mountain bikes for a blast through the famous Margaret River trails. There is a local surf school, and plenty of wind-surfing or kite surfing for the intrepid. Fishing, whale-watching, caving - everything is here or within easy reach. Go rock-climbing or abseiling. Take a Winery Tour, climb the Leeuwin Lighthouse - whether you want to fill your days with activity, or nothing at all - this is the place to do it!
If you are interested in any particular activites, ask us for info on local providers. We'll do our best to help!

Pets

We welcome well behaved dogs of all sizes. There will be a $10 fee charged per dog per stay, with a maximum of 3 dogs.
Dogs deserve holidays too! And they do love it here - so much space to run and play.
The house is 400m from the nearest road, so a safe distance from the sparse local traffic.
We ask owners to keep their dogs off the furniture and out of the bedrooms, and not to leave them unattended inside the house. There is a sheltered dog enclosure to keep your dog/s safe when you go out without them.
If they have coats that shed hair, owners should be prepared to clean up the hair for the benefit of future visitors. Owners are also asked to clean up their dogs' droppings from the garden area and around the outside of the house before they leave.
It's a 5 minute walk to the other end of the farm where there is an abundance of farm and pet animals, including ducks, chicken, peacocks and guinea pigs, so your dog/s must be kept under strict control when visiting these areas. Around the house we get visited occasionally by kangaroos. Please don't let your dog/s chase them. However, feel free to let them chase rabbits!!!
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds, dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.

This Forest Grove property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Carolyn Forte and Mark Robertson
Speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Children's books
  • Stair gate
  • Children's toys
  • Travel cot
  • Children's games
  • High chair
  • Children's dinnerware

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Paper towels
  • Kitchen island
  • Blender

Dining

  • Dining table

Bedrooms

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed

Bathrooms

  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove

Entertainment

  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Table football
  • Ping pong table
  • Games room
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Fenced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit

Laundry

  • Washing machine
  • Near coin laundry

Comfort

  • Heating

Pets

  • Pet friendly

Suitability/Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector

General

  • Sleeps 12
  • Unit size: 2691 sq ft (250 sq m)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

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About this area

Forest Grove

Located in Forest Grove, this holiday home is in a rural area and by the sea. Arlewood Estate and Green Valley Vineyard are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and Forest Grove National Park. Scuba diving and surfing/boogie boarding offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with cave exploring and mountain biking nearby.

What's nearby

  • Calgardup Cave - 11 min drive
  • CaveWorks & Lake Cave - 15 min drive
  • Mammoth Cave - 15 min drive
  • Leeuwin Estate - 16 min drive
  • Boranup Gallery - 18 min drive

Restaurants

  • Leeuwin Estate - 12 min drive
  • Watershed - 12 min drive
  • Yahava koffee works - 14 min drive
  • Temper Temper - 14 min drive
  • Voyager Estate - 15 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.9

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 58 out of 64 reviews
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5.0/5

Cleanliness

5.0/5

Amenities

5/5 Excellent

A lovely stay at The Strawhouse
It was a picturesque and comfortable location, just as shown in the site pictures. The owners popped in and were lovely and it was interesting to read through the history of the place and the property in the provided photobook. My group and I had a lovely stay at The Strawhouse :-)
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

A great weekend getaway
The Straw house was our first experience renting a property ourselves as young adults, Carolyn and Mark were such lovely people and made us feel so welcome as soon as we arrived. The house itself was so cozy and full of space with a beautiful view! Thank you once again for letting us stay in ur beautiful home, we loved it and hope to be back soon :)
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

50th Birthday
We were looking for somewhere we could have friends together for a 50th celebration. The straw house fit the bill perfectly as it is a rural area where we didn’t annoy anybody with our sing-song. The property is lovely for a winter stay. The house is well insulated and the wood heater makes everything nice and toasty. A visit to the little farm through the forest is an added treat. It was a stay away with a difference.

5/5 Excellent

Amazing Holiday Location
We absolutely loved staying at the Straw House and the owners were super helpful and friendly. The house is well laid our for bigger groups liuke we had and having two seperate living areas was great with teenagers. The farm is beautiful and such a relaxing place to stay, while being very close to anywhere we wanted to visit. Can't recommend highly enough.

5/5 Excellent

Fabulous getaway
We had the best time. Everything was here and more. We’ll definitely be back!