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Situated south of Perth, Dunsborough is home to epic stretches of coastline, Meelup National Park and wineries that will have you going back for more. From sipping on the finest reds to hiking through picturesque bushland, we've got your accommodation sorted so you can get back to organising the perfect itinerary. Keep reading to find the ideal home for you, ranging from luxury to budget-friendly stays.

Where to book holiday homes in Dunsborough

Stayz
Stayz: Best for country homes
If seaside escapes aren't quite your style, Stayz has you covered with a plethora of homes situated in Dunsborough's inland.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay on a date set by your host
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HomeAway
HomeAway: Best for unique stays
Browse through a wide selection of homes, apartments, lodges, cottages, villas, townhouses, chalets and cabins with HomeAway.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay on a date set by your host
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Booking.com
Booking.com: Best for the whole package
Organise your entire domestic vacation with accommodation, flights, airport transfers, car rentals and even attraction tickets all in one place with Booking.com.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay on a date set by your host
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HomeExchange
HomeExchange: Best for budget-friendly stays
Don't break the bank for your next Western Australia holiday with HomeExchange's range of cheap stays. Swap homes or pay with the site's Guest Points.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You'll need to become a HomeExchange member which gives you unlimited stays for a year
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Airbnb
Airbnb: Best for waterfront properties
Have the sun and sand a stone's throw away with Airbnb's wide range of accommodation options located right on the water's edge.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees aren’t always included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay upon booking

How did we pick these Dunsborough stays?

Our editorial team selected these Dunsborough stays on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences in Dunsborough to make recommendations.

Where should I stay in Dunsborough?

  • For beaches: It doesn't get much closer to the action than accommodation on Geographe Bay Road or Bay View Crescent. For walking distance to the beach, the city centre is also just moments away.
  • For national parks: Old Dunsborough (north of the main city centre) will give you direct access to Meelup National Park via Cape Naturaliste Road.
  • For family-friendly activities: The southern end of Dunsborough or the north of Quindalup will have you near Xcape at the Cape, which is a water park for the little ones. There's also jetski tours available by the beach.
  • For wineries: For all your wine-tasting desires, you'll want to find stays in Quindalup or its surroundings. There are also a number of vineyards further inland, including Palmers, Vintners Ridge Estate, Happs Wines Margaret River and Aravina Estate.

Where to stay in Dunsborough for cheap

If you're looking to save a bit of money on your trip, then you'll ideally want to stay on the western side of Dunsborough, further inland. Some of the holiday homes on the budget-friendly side are past Cape Naturaliste Road or Caves Road. You'll find these houses are usually more of a country stay with ample living space, but they may lack a swimming pool or jacuzzi.

Where to stay in Dunsborough for luxury

Enjoy a slice of paradise in Dunsborough with homes on Geographe Bay Road, Bay View Crescent and the waterfront of Old Dunsborough. These luxury and high-end homes will be right on the water or within a moments walking distance. In most cases, you'll either be immersed in views of the ocean or surrounded by trees for extra privacy. These stays are quite the treat with large, outdoor entertaining decks with barbeques, fresh interiors and multiple bedrooms for your friends or family.

Where to stay in Dunsborough for pet-friendly accommodation

Finding pet-friendly stays on the coast is not difficult with many stays situated in the middle of the city centre as well as Old Dunsborough. You'll find many of them are minutes away from the main coastal strip of Dunn Bay. Some dog-friendly attractions include Centennial Park and sections of the foreshore. We recommend these stays for their proximity to the beach as well as the large, grassed backyards they have on offer.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is it legal to stay at a holiday home in Dunsborough?

Yes. Holiday homes are open once again to visitors.

What do I need to bring to a holiday home in Dunsborough?

We recommend packing the following for your WA getaway:

  • For the beach: Beach towels, snorkels, tent or sun umbrella, sunscreen and a hat
  • For hiking: Comfortable walking shoes, backpack and a reusable/insulated water bottle

What should I consider when I'm staying in a holiday home in Dunsborough?

To make your stay that much more comfortable, we suggest keeping an eye out for these holiday home features:

  • Air conditioning: Stay cool after a long day in the sun by ensuring your stay has central air conditioning.
  • Private parking spot: If you intend to drive to Dunsborough, or you're renting a car, you'll want to make sure that there's at least one parking spot allocated for you.
  • Outdoor dining space: With so many homes offering those picturesque ocean views, we recommend booking a stay with an outdoor eating area. There's nothing better than dinner with a view.
  • BBQ: Not only will it save you money on eating out, but having a BBQ also gives you another reason to spend time outside.

How do I get to my holiday home?

With no airport or train station in Dunsborough, you have the choice of travelling by bus or car. We recommend driving down as it will make getting to and from your stay a whole lot easier. As mentioned above, you'll want to make sure your holiday home has a private parking spot included with the property. If you choose to take public transport, your best bet will be to take a taxi to the stay.


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