The SpaceWe offer 2 ensuite rooms, side by side, in a separate wing of the house offering either a garden or a pool view. These rooms can be provided as 2 doubles or as a twin and a double, so we are a perfect choice for two couples or a family with up to 2 children.
Internet access with free WiFi which is unrestricted for Netflix use. Guest rooms each have a 32" smart TV.
Mollie is our very friendly and cute English Border Collie who is great with people and children and loves to throw sticks! For wildlife watchers, local kangaroos visit the property and you can see them around the olive grove and sometimes on the lawn during twilight hours.
We grow a lot of our own food here in our 2 acre olive grove, stone fruit and citrus orchards and aquaponics set up, some of which ends up in our guests' breakfasts when in season. Many of our guests are interested in self-sufficient living and we are always happy to give our guests a tour of the grounds if they are interested, usually with a seasonal sample or two... with more information on our 'Stratham Retreat' (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) page.
Feel free to explore the garden, stretch out in the hammock or with some yoga in the gazebo, swim in the pool or relax on the back veranda.
There is a heated outdoor shower for guest use and yoga mats and pool towels are provided for guests on request. Guest AccessBoth our guest rooms are in a separate wing of the house with their own private entrance, so you can come and go as you please, after you check in.
Breakfast is served in the breakfast room in the main house. The house operates completely on filtered, UV treated rainwater, so all our tap water in the house tastes great too! Complimentary tea and coffee is provided in the kitchen on your arrival and available throughout your stay.
Although we don't provide meals, apart from breakfast, we have a dedicated guest fridge/freezer in the dining room for your use with ice, ice bucket and wine glasses provided on request. We are also happy to advise on some great local places to eat out.
We also offer separate storage for your bicycle(s) or set of golf clubs. Interaction with GuestsWe will usually be there when you arrive, to settle you in, offer a cup of tea or coffee and help with any queries or recommendations for getting about or sightseeing in the local area. Otherwise, we will leave you to it, so you can enjoy your privacy and the tranquil setting. The NeighborhoodStratham is a tranquil area featuring native bushland and the beautiful coastal views of Geographe Bay from Stratham Beach, where the sunsets are sensational. Just across the highway you can make your way to the vineyards and breweries of the Ferguson Valley. Head south to Margaret River to sample local delicacies, to Busselton to walk the Jetty or just explore the coastline and magic that is the Geographe Bay wine region.
For triathletes, we are less than 20km from the Busselton Ironman WA bike course, held annually on the first Sunday of December. There are some fantastic options for cycle routes and run trails locally and the South West Sports Centre is just 5 minutes drive away with a 50m indoor pool, a 25m outdoor pool and a fully equipped gym.
For golfers, we are ideally placed next to Capel Golf Club, boasting one of the best set of greens in WA with a very attractive 18 hole course and hundreds of kangaroos lazily grazing on the lush greens and surrounds. Set on relatively flat terrain with grass greens and fairways surrounded by an abundance of tuart, jarrah, banksia and peppermint trees and home to major annual events such as the Capel Open, Summer Cup, Easter Medley, Mineral Sands Cup, Capel Cup and the Capel 3000. Getting AroundWe are ideally located off the main highway between Busselton and Bunbury with ample free parking on the property.
A car is highly recommended for getting about, with The South West Sport Centre and Dalyellup Shopping Centre both just 5 minutes drive away. Our local Stratham beach, great for fishing, dog-walking and sunsets, is a 2 minute drive, 25 minute walk or 5 minute bike ride.
There is a choice of all the major car rental companies in nearby Bunbury, easily reserved online.
Without a car, there is a bus service which runs from Perth Airport to Bunbury town centre and on to Stratham Services (just 2km away from Stratham Retreat) and then Busselton and Dunsborough. We offer a courtesy pick up or drop off service to Bunbury Visitor Centre or Stratham Services, by prior arrangement. Other Things to NoteWe work as professionals in the areas of triathlon racing/coaching and aerial acrobatics performing/teaching. If you are visiting the area to compete in a local triathlon or would like to know more about local triathlon training routes and trails, let us know! You can also book in a 1-2-1 aerial silk, hoop or loop class with Michele during your stay here if you are feeling adventurous! More information about our coaching work is available on our sites: (URL HIDDEN) and (URL HIDDEN)