Eagle Bay Residences | The Grand
Ultimate in Luxury Getaways - The Grand
For years, we’ve holidayed in the south west of WA. Beach escapes were the highlight of summer, spelling three (or more, if we were lucky) months of crystal waters, friends catching up, wineries, breweries, the freshest seafood and the juiciest triangles of drippy pink watermelon. If it’s even possible, winters are even more beautiful - the smell of salt and wet earth, the warmth of a crackling fire, plus the world’s best red’s and cheeses. I mean, the region is irresistible all year round - do we hear any arguments?!
It was natural, then, that a stay at Eagle Bay Residences “The Grand” was calling. This stunning home, set amongst trees on the hill overlooking some of the clearest water in the world, is unparalleled in its luxury and grandeur. This home is, however, designed to really “live” in - with privacy and relaxation in mind - and after a few days we found ourselves rather disappointed to have to leave and return to reality. Eagle Bay Residences “The Grand” was calling. This stunning home, set amongst trees on the hill overlooking some of the clearest water in the world, is unparalleled in its luxury and grandeur. This home is, however, designed to really “live” in - with privacy and relaxation in mind - and after a few days we found ourselves rather disappointed to have to leave and return to reality.
The Grand features 7 beautifully appointed bedrooms, all of them featuring crisp white linens and an elegant neutral colour scheme. Rooms come complete with electric blinds (just a click from bed welcomes the sun every morning, when you’re ready for it, of course!), television, and integrated lighting controls - most also have an ensuite, complete with the rainwater shower heads of our dreams. The two master suites on the top floor are particularly extravagant - both have a huge lounge space, dressing room, plush carpeting and marble bathrooms with freestanding bath AND shower. Waking up, you have panoramic views of the sea - sunny or stormy, it’s a sight to behold. We recommend breaking out your luxe nightwear - you’re gonna want to post an “I woke up like this” selfie!
All three levels boast complete living spaces, including a fully equipped kitchen. The bottom floor is the spot to send the kids, with a huge games room - they can choose between pool, table tennis or air hockey, get rowdy with some board games, or settle in with some popcorn for a movie in the private cinema. Our little people, aged ten, eight and six years went a LITTLE mental with excitement when they saw the recliner chairs and big screen - we bought our own popcorn and movies along, but there’s a selection if you forget! There is also a gym just outside this level, plus a jacuzzi and a ground level pool for that post pump dip.
Jump in the elevator (yes, you read that correctly - The Grand features an all too convenient elevator!) and stop on the first floor to relax on the beautiful verandah overlooking the pool, or have a proper grown up game of pool or snooker on a full size table. Step up another flight of stairs and you’ll find yourselves in the main living area, a palatial space that our party of eight felt like we barely filled! This features full kitchen, dining, bar, and lounge, with huge stacking sliding doors opening up to the outdoor living area. Your eye will go DIRECTLY to the sparkling blue pool - actually, we struck it incredibly lucky on Sunday, as the clouds parted and the sun appeared, making it warm enough for a little poolside time and a swim.
It’s a very short walk down the road and you’ll find yourself on pure white sand, looking at the azure waters of Eagle Bay. While the masses will always flock to Meelup, this stretch of perfect beach remains uncrowded on even the hottest summer days. It’s safe for kids, with only small waves if any and no strong undertow - but it’s also fodder for the perfect, jealousy inducing Insta snap (#beachplease) with your crew. And if its waves you want, there are surf breaks right around the point to please even the most diehard board riders. Our favourite time to visit Eagle Bay is at dawn, as the sun rises and lights the sand - we shared the empty beach with a seal on this visit, but locals will tell you that dolphins and even whales aren't uncommon to see in these parts.
There are too many fantastic wineries, restaurants, breweries, cafes, galleries and natural wonders dotted around this region to name them all, but our personal favourites include the stunning new Amelia Park dining establishment on Caves Road, Maker and Merchant in Dunsborough for a Margaret River Roasting Company brew, and the Margaret River markets on a Saturday (if you don’t try Claudio Biscotti’s homemade pastries or the Mala Dumplings, you’re a mad man). In terms of the landscape, the dramatic beauty of Sugarloaf rock can be found just down the way from The Grand, and is best viewed at sunset (in the company of some people you love, a bottle of chardonnay, and a tasty slice from Dunsborough pizza mavens Peace Pizza!).
Mere words can not do justice to the views, nor to the opulence of this magnificent property. You could happily and easily accommodate a host of family or friends at any time of the year and NOT be tripping over one another - very important when on an action packed holiday and a little “time out” is needed at points. We know it’ll be a holiday that you won’t forget, because WE can’t get our all-too-short weekend out of our heads!
Check out the website for Eagle Bay Residences and start planning your ultimate escape – tell ‘em ACR sent you.