Native Dog Cabin
BREMER BAY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Located on spectacular Point Henry Peninsula, adjacent to Bremer Bay, Native Dog Cabin is situated on fifteen acres of pristine coastal bushland just 650m above its namesake Native Dog Beach, and features private uninterrupted views over Dillon Bay and the Southern Ocean, and west across to the Stirling Ranges. A short walk to the coast are Blossoms Beach and Native Dog Beach, two of the best swimming and surf beaches in the area. A five minute drive to Bremer Bay will bring you to a selection of places to eat and drink, as well as other town amenities. The home provides a perfect spring-board for exploring the south coast of Western Australia, with numerous beaches, national parks, walking trails and other local attractions all within easy reach.
NATIVE DOG CABIN
Native Dog Cabin provides luxury accommodation for up to six guests. Designed by Chindarsi Architects and proudly built by Baileys Living, the home features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a large open plan communal area, all with expansive ocean views. The long-house design draws inspiration from the local farm sheds and fishing shacks, its architectonic form sitting discretely within the coastal landscape. The carefully detailed use of raw materials such as corrugated iron, timber and concrete to both internal and external spaces, creates a relaxed and comfortable cabin feel.
Two spacious master bedrooms, each with a king size bed, bookend the home, maximising privacy for guests. A third bedroom offers two single beds for flexibility. All three rooms are well appointed with built-in robes, linen bedding, bespoke art, direct outdoor ocean terrace access, and spectacular views across Dillon Bay.
A generous solid oak dining table seats up to eight guests comfortably. An Eames House Whale sits atop a large sideboard containing, plates, platters and glassware provided for use by guests. From the home, one can sometimes see whales coming in to Dillon Bay for a rest as they migrate along the southern coast. A small gas BBQ is also available for use by guests.
An ensuite attached to the one of the master bedrooms, and a second bathroom each featuring a generous shower, recycled timber vanity, mirror cabinet, and toilet, both enjoy ocean views. Towels, bath matt, soap, shampoo and hairdryer are provided for use by guests. A washing machine is provided in the Laundry, as well as clothes drying facilites.
The well-appointed kitchen features an induction cooktop, fan-forced oven, microwave, integrated fridge/freezer, and dishwasher. A sink with an ocean view makes doing the dishes an experience in itself. A coffee machine, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery and all the standard cooking utensils have been provided for guest to cook up a storm, should they wish.
Lounge & Ocean Verandah
A large modular sofa and upholstered armchair provide comfortable spots to relax and take in the panoramic view. Large sliding glass doors open up onto a generous verandah space, outdoor lounge, fire-pit and deck for sunning. The lounge also features a wood-fired stove for heating, television, and wireless Sonos sound system.
Wi-Fi, Car-Charging & Back-Up
A high-speed, low-latency broadband satellite internet service via Starlink (SpaceX) is complimentary for guests. This sustainable home generates it's own power from roof-top solar photovoltaics, which is paired with a battery back-up system, and a universal car-charging point. Rainwater is harvested for use, and waste water is treated and reticulated back into the surrounding landscape.
EXPLORING THE LOCAL
Point Henry Peninsula offers eight world-class beaches to choose from for exploring rock pools and beach-combing - Native Dog Beach, Blossoms Beach, Short Beach, Little Boat Harbour, Banky Beach, Fishery Beach, Main Beach, and Dillon Beach. There's also another called Secret Beach, but you'll have to talk to one of the locals to find out where this one is...
Fitzgerald River National Park
The Fitzgerald River National Park is one of the largest in Australia and offers some great walks for the more adventurous. Climb to the top of West Mount Barren for spectacular views of the coastal plain. Head out to Point Ann, an important spot along their migration route where whales give birth, offering a superb spot for whale watching and wildflower displays.
The Bremer Bay Canyon is located approximately 70kms off shore from the Town of Bremer Bay and is a hotspot for marine life due to nutrient upwelling. Local tour operators offer daily tours of the Canyon from January to April, giving you a chance to get up close to Orcas (Killer Whales) and a rich diversity of marine life. Diving beneath, search for leafy sea dragons in the sea-grass meadows closer to shore.
The Telegraph on Bremer offers a superb breakfast or lunch within the beautiful heritage stone Telegraph Station (1896) designed by the State Architect at the time - George Temple Poole. Head to the Mount Barren Restaurant at the Bremer Bay Resort for a great pub meal. If you're feeling thirsty, The Bremer Bay Brewing Company offers a range of local craft beers and tasty meal options. Orcas Coffee Van offers beach-side barista coffee for those needing a caffeine hit.
Fruits of Land & Sea
The Bremer Bay Fish Processors offers a range of seafood, sustainably sourced from the Southern Ocean. If you're a fan of shellfish, abalone is farmed locally by 888 Abalone and is available at both the Bremer Bay Rural and Hardware, as well as the Bremer Bay General Store. Gnornbup Wines is the local winery located at the edge of the townsite and is the Great Southern's most eastern vineyard. Their wine is available for purchase from the Wellstead Museum Cafe, and the port is available (along with a range of other local wines from the Great Southern Region) from both the Resort and the General Store.
Sport, Culture and Retail
The story of the early European settlers who arrived in the Great Southern to establish farming districts in a harsh and remote corner of Western Australia can be explored at the Wellstead Museum and the Old Telegraph Station.
For those looking for something more physical, Bremer Bay hosts an 18-hole golf course with stunning coastal and bush vistas, tennis courts, lawn bowls cycle paths, skate park, mini golf, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and diving.
Pop in to Seachange Store for a local souvenir or gift for that special someone.
"We’ve just had a fantastic stay at Native Dog Cabin. The design and fit out is aesthetic, sleek and functional. The view is mesmerising and visible from every single room in the home."