Happy New Year and welcome back to work/school everyone! While I’m still in the holiday mood, just like the rest of you, let’s take a look at some happy holiday pictures!
For our trip itinerary, please click here.
Bed & Breakfast is always a preferred choice over a regular hotel when we go travel. Unlike big-city hotels that involves no interaction with others, B&B’s give us the personal touch and always guarantee a warm and friendly stay.
During our recent trip to Margaret River, we chose to stay in Pinda Lodge which is nestled between Margaret River and the ocean. It took us 10-minutes to drive from the town and less then that the wineries and the beach. From the verandah we can hear the Margaret River rapids and, on a still day, the sound of ocean waves beyond. It is truly a beautiful place!
The hosts, Jan & Rob who live on the premise are wonderful! They recommended us plenty of local attractions, helped us with dinner reservations and prepared a delicious homemade breakfast every morning. With a personal touch from the hosts, this unique guesthouse ensures our comfort in every way.
There’s a little squeeing going on in our suite as soon as the door is closed behind us. I was most impressed with the room and the extraordinary attention to details…
like the luxurious four poster bed laid with a ‘his’ bath robe and a ‘hers’ bath robe
each morning the sun shines through the glass window and we woke up for another wonderful day
a HUGE bathtub overlooking the private verandah
Earsley & Windsor range of guest products
scented candles and wine glasses for that romantic touch
our suite’s glass door opening to a private screened patio
I love lying down in a hammock; swinging gentlly, humming a tune and dozing off after a filling breakfast.
but I have to fight for the hammock space against kampungboy! hehe
the Vineyard Suite
The very next day, Jan also showed us to the other rooms after the other guests have checked out to head back to Perth. Each room is distintively beautiful on its own.
the Wild Flower suite
the Ocean Suite
the Family Suite that can stays up to 5 person.
THE COMMON AREA
The guests common area is beautiful. There is a fireplace, wall of handmade bricks and overstuffed comfy couch that resemble a cozy cottage.
There are signs that this is truly a place to rest & relax – walls of books of every variety, glasses in a cabinet and chess set in the living room.
Adjacent to the guests’ common area is Jan & Rob’s living space. We “intruded” their place for a while, and came back with a feeling that this is an ideal retirement home.
The guest dining room with French doors opening to verandah with garden and forest views.
cabinet of Margaret River wines
the breakfast menu
free flow of milk, juices, cereals and fresh fruits.
butter & toasts
my mushroom and thyme omelette with Margaret River cheese factory cheddar and chives
served with strips of luscious char-grilled bacon
the holiday breakfast – 2 Margaret River free-range eggs, char grilled bacon, grilled tomato, pan fried mushrooms with thyme and hash brown.
After breakfast, Jan helped us with the planning of our itinerary of the day.
Although less than ten minutes from the Margaret River town site, Pinda Lodge is set in a delightful rural setting with beautiful floral and faunas.
The lodge’s caretaker, Buddy is a very affectionate, loyal family dog that loves to play and take fetch with balls and sticks.
he’s so adorable!
Every morning, while we were having breakfast, Buddy would bring us some sticks to lure us into playing with him.
The spring season, which lasts from September to November is pretty awesome. Endless dry, sunny day with an average temperature of about 15 degree celsius.
the garden gazebo
fresh produce from Pinda Lodge’s own herbs farm
We had a wonderful stay in Pinda Lodge. The room we stayed in was very comfortable, large and clean, and with lots of thoughtful extra little things. The home made breakfast, using only Margaret River fresh produce was marvellous. Jan & Rob made us feel very welcome, and overall we have absolutely no reservation in recommending the Pinda Lodge. We only wish we have more time to spare at this lovely B&B.