Wedgetail View is an Eco-house in the tree-cloaked Walpole Wilderness adjoining the Walpole-Nornalup National Park. A good place to join the Bibbulmun Track or the Munda Biddy bike track. The Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk is just down the road.
“This place is the perfect holiday home with open plan areas that are spacious with most windows overlooking magnificent views. There is an indoor fireplace for cold days or nights and loads of casual seating and other amenities. The best part is the sound of silence! (No cars, trains, planes or people...only nature) The birdlife is amazing including Red Winged & Splendid Fairy wrens, Golden Whistlers and Wedgetail Eagles to name just a few! The house is clean, tidy and stocks all the basic necessities to get by. Mary and her caretaker Peter are wonderful hosts who are very good at attending to any requirements or information. Would definitely recommend this house and location to anyone thinking of a bush style eco retreat that is still close to all tourist attractions in the area so you can be a busy or as lazy as you like.”
Spacious and comfortable rammed earth home on 5 peaceful acres. Beautiful forest views from every window. Walk inside the ancient tingle tree opposite our driveway. Only a 7 minute drive to Walpole town and the perfect base for setting off into the Walpole Wilderness. Your adventures could include the Tree Top Walk, Circular Pool, the WOW Wilderness EcoCruise, Walpole and Nornalup Inlets Marine Park, Conspicuous Cliffs, Mount Frankland, Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail. Enjoy your stay!
“Sophie is an honest and open host who clearly wishes her guests to experience some of the joy that she has derived from living and working in this corner of the world. Right from the onset, Sophie's level of email communication was prompt, clear and professional and she was clearly engaged and willing to answer my 'out loud,' thoughts about what to do in the area in such a short time frame. Red Tingle Retreat has heart; it is a home with many stories to share I am sure. This wonderful earth rammed property has been dropped in amongst the native flora and fauna delightfully hidden with just the red earthed gravel driveway to guide you. There is plenty of parking on the property including a useful carport. The check in details were simple and accurate and unlike some Airbnbs, I felt immediately comfortable in the space. On entry, we were met with a 'welcome table,' strewn with an array of walking trails, tours and places of interest. Built in cupboards were fondly stacked with a mix of novels, magazines and encyclopedias. The natural light spills into the large open plan living/dining and kitchen which seems to be built around a tactile timber pillar. The kitchen is simply laid out but is surprisingly well stocked and there are enough utensils, pots, pans, kids' plates, mugs, plates and bowls to probably stay a month without using the same thing twice. Why Red Tingle Retreat? Well for me this is an easy response. If you want to be unplugged from your everyday life for a few days, be enthralled by darts of blue and blurs of brown, grey and red as the little wrens dance on the patio before vanishing into the abundance of trees and bushes, be inspired enough to wake earlier than usual to see the first rays of sunlight filtering through the trees, watch kangaroos in their natural habitat, witness a quokka (*yes, a quokka!) traverse the road in front of you, chill out in the house, trample around the property or head for the Valley of the Giants before sampling some of the local wine and produce, then this is the place for you. Homely, awesome beds that clearly agreed with me as I slept solidly for a change, a fantastically deep bath, a beautiful natural timber dining table that invites board games, chatter, nibbles and roast dinners with friends and plenty of opportunity to enjoy the moment. Thanks Sophie for enabling others to share a slice of this. We hope to return for sure.”
Guests have the house to themselves with great views of the Walpole Inlet.The Bibbulmin track is at the back gate and if you turn left it's a lovely 2km walk into town or turn right and 500 metres will take you to the Walpole river & golf course.
“The Big Blue House was a fantastic place to stay. Everything about this place was big, but in a good way. Very comfortable upstairs living space with huge modern kitchen with everything you could need as well as a well stocked pantry. The downstairs bathroom is also huge and luxurious. The best feature is possibly the massive balcony with views of the inlet and bushland, with possibly the most comfortable rocking chairs you could ever sit in to watch the world go by. I can highly recommend this place.”