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“Great value, convenience, location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Whalers Cove Villas
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great value, convenience, location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2010

Excellent location for a quiet holiday in the Margaret River area. Beachfront property, although only a few of the bigger units actually face the sea. It is in a beautiful setting, and the property is very well maintained. Clean, functional, units come with a variety of room/bath combinations, and lots of space in the living / dining areas. Car porch parks just one car. It's close to Dunsborough shopping, and yet very quiet and secluded. There's a big supermarket in town and other shops that provide all holiday needs. Internet available at own cost.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Busselton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2009

Stayed for 3 nights. The location is awesome, villas (cottages) were very clean. The beds lovely and comfortable and the staff extremely helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. The walks along the path next to the beach were fantastic and also not far at all to walk into town to restaurants or to stock up for provisions. Great to sit on the veranda sipping a drink watching the ocean. What more do you want in life!!! Thanks again for a most enjoyable stay. See you again next year!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank KazzaB21
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perth W.A.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2009

In a tranquil beachside setting, these beautiful apartments are fully equiped for year round relaxation and entertainment. I have been back many times. It is walking distant to the town centre of Dunsborough where you have the choice of a great variety of restaurants, shops and variety stores.The ambiance and peaceful playground of the ocean is right there in front of you.
We took our fishing rods and relaxed on the shore, the next day we visited many of the local wineries and art galleries. There is so much to do if you want to go out with organised tours, on walks or visiting the local caves.My daughter just loves the surf at nearby Margaret river, which is a top surfing location world wide. I would recommend and I will return to Whalers Cove as i believe they have everything to offer if you are traveling or holidaying with family or friends.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank chez_perth
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Perth
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2009

Whalers Cove Villas are simply the best beach accommodation in in Dunsborough. There are about 20 well-designed villas to choose from and the ones on the beach were so wonderful because you walk out onto the lawn and straight onto the beach.
The pretty lawn area was full of couples and families enjoying their stay and there's one house on the end where you can watch life on the beach from the lounge and kitchen.
Whalers Cove was just perfect for us because it's the closest to the beach (we checked other resorts) it has a lovely village atmosphere as you drive the curve around the villas, and it's within 5 minute walk of Dunsborough's shops along a stunning beach.
The big advantage here over the stiff sea breeze of Yallingup and Margaret River resorts is that Whalers Cove is on the sheltered side of the coast. We saw people staying at the end house with the timber balcony enjoying drinks most afternoons overlooking the calm beach when Yallingup was all windy and choppy.
The villas at Whalers Cove are apparently individually owned so it's hard to describe different interiors. All were very spacious with freedom to stretch out. Most are rammed earth with timber interiors, and every one we saw seemed to have happy people enjoying a down south beach experience.
The caretakers were also happy people with great tips on which wineries to see and where to go, a sure sign of a good, well-run resort. Also, the pretty shades of blue and white in the water in front of Whalers Cove out to sea really were wonderful every day.
We were very happy here on this pretty, calm beach all day.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Welltravelled70
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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2009

We are regulars at Whalers Cove for several reasons - it's very well located right on a calm beach, the villas are spacious, clean and well appointed and it's in a great location close to Dunsborough township but still an easy drive to all of the attractions that the area has to offer.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank PerthGail
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Perth
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2009

The location of Whalers Cove is fantastic, the beach is beautiful, a short walk to the shops and some lovely walks along the path ways by the beach all make this a wonderful holiday spot for all ages.
The accommodation is always clean, spacious and private.
The Mangers, Dawn and Garry are bright and cheerful and nothing is too much trouble for them.
All of the above augers for a "perfect holiday"

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MaxandMillie
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Wattaworld, Owner at Whalers Cove Villas, responded to this review, July 20, 2010
Thanks for your kind review. Whalers Cove is the longest-established resort on the beach here and we have many repeat vistors because of the absolute beachfront location and village atmosphere.

There are 18 different villas here including 5 absolute beachfront villas, all architecturally designed and with different interiors. That's why some Tripadvisor comments will have a certain description and others will be different.

If Tripadvisor readers want to see the different stylish interiors for clarity, please do a web search for Whalers Cove Dunsborough.

This is the start of the Margaret River wine region and now only 2 1/2 hours south of Perth thanks to the new dual-lane highway.

We encourage any-one who loves fresh country air and being right on the beach in the Margaret River wine region to come to Whalers Cove here in Dunsborough.

The beach in front of Whalers Cove is white sand and the beaches along the whole Margaret River coastlne are stunning.

We thank our Tripadvisor reviewers for pointing out that Whalers Cove is here on the sheltered side of the coast, because it helps Tripadvisor readers to understand that Margaret River and Yallingup can be blown out in the afternoon by strong sea breezes.

Thanks also to our guests for pointing out that there are many award winning wineries within minutes of Whalers Cove here in the Margaret River wine region.
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Perth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2009

We found Whaler's Cove villas to be very conveniently located and just the type of place we were looking for to relax and be left alone to create our own type of holiday. The villa we were in was very well equipped and had everything we needed and more. It had a fire as well as reverse cycle air which was wonderful to have with a young baby in the villa. We found the management to be very friendly and so helpful to us - unexpected things pop up when you are booked to travel with babies and they were extremely flexible which was fantastic. We will be back!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Welltravelled076
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Additional Information about Whalers Cove Villas

Property: Whalers Cove Villas
Address: 3 Lecaille Ct, Dunsborough, Western Australia 6281, Australia
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Location: Australia > Western Australia > Margaret River Region > Dunsborough
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Dunsborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Whalers Cove Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Closest accommodation to the beach in Dunsborough. Our absolute beachfront location makes Whalers Cove Villas the perfect choice for couples, groups and families. The 2, 3 and 4 bedroom villas are free standing, private and have a friendly village-style atmosphere. Dunsborough is the gateway to the Margaret River region where you can experience fine wines, restaurants, beaches, shops and other recreational activities such as golf and fishing. The villas are walking distance to the local cafes and shops. Please note that we do not accept Leavers. ... more   less 
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