SPACE - plenty of space, to just take a moment......
Ard na Mara is a place of respite, it is away from the hustle of Busselton and the bustle of Dunsborough. We do have strong mobile phone connection and wifi however we encourage you to switch off - you deserve a break from the relentless communication and "always available" mentality. Take a moment to sit and enjoy the views whether it is of the ocean yes we even have ocean views, the extensive garden or the Peppermint Tree grove. Sit back in the Adirondack chairs, take a deep breath and relax…..
Moving inside we like to call it Australian Bush Hampton's style; please look at the gallery for images but you can comfortably cater for 8 guests with one King room, two Queen rooms and one Twin single room and we have 3 bathrooms. We are very spoilt with heating and cooling with shutters, fans, reverse cycle air conditioning and in winter - a slow combustion wood heater. With white washed vaulted ceilings, black butt floors, there is a sense of openness yet cosiness and a scenic outlook through every window.
At Ard na Mara we very much like our creature comforts and you will find it is very well stocked including a Nespresso Machine with pods, Bose sound system, sandwich press, Fetch TV with Kids Channel and we even have a Kitchen Wizz should you wish to cook up a storm We have all the usual amenities such as BBQ, DVD player with DVD library – a bit retro but we like that, TV and the rate includes a selection of coffees, tea - however if you have a favourite then please feel free to bring it with you. We have a selection of board games, and a number of books to read from the Ard na Mara library. The linen is provided and it is all 5 star hotel quality including fluffy bath sheets why bother with teeny tiny bath towels and crisp white sheets on the bed. In the winter months, all beds have electric blankets – snuggle time
We are 6 minutes from Smiths Beach, 7 minutes from Yallingup Beach and 9 minutes from Dunsborough. Our local restaurants include Studio Bistro, Little Fish, Lamonts @ Smiths Beach and Petra Olives – please check out the Ard na Mara Guest Directory for “THE” places to go
Outside dogs are welcome and we have a large fenced in backyard this contains our Scottish Terrier and German Shepherd without an issue, water and food bowls are provided but we ask you bring the bedding and please pick up after your dog - we have bags provided for this.
We are fully decked out to cater for babies and children including cutlery, plates, high chair, step stool however if you could please provide your own linen for the portacot including mattress protector.
School Leavers: Please ask about our "semi-hosted" Leavers Package.
The $600 bond is refundable after a satisfactory property inspection.
Ard na Mara literally translates to height or hill and sea, we would love to welcome you to our home in Yallingup and your host Leith Moore is available if you need any assistance. We are lucky that Leith runs Vino Culture - a fabulous wine tour company just in case you need one Leith is also happy to organise airport pick up and drop off as well as a pre-arrival grocery delivery should you wish to be fully stocked before you arrive We very much look forward to welcoming you to our home – Ard na Mara.
Fáilte a Ard na Mara
Welcome to Ard na Mara