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Cape Howe News:


"Me Time"

You may have thought you have left it too late to book accommodation for the summer period - not so. We have vacancies through January and well into February to catch the last of the summer sun. February is an ideal time to visit when it's generally quieter after the school holidays are over. Just perfect for couples looking for some "me time".  So, why not plan a secret escape and head south for some quality time with your loved one? Indulge further with our "Life's Little Luxuries" package which includes the use of fluffy bathrobes, slippers, chocolates, scented oils and a big breakfast hamper with a hot loaf of bread delivered to your door. And if that's not enough, why not book a massage treatment from our qualified therapist in the comfort of your own cottage - she will leave you feeling relaxed and blissfully scented long after she's gone.

Click on Book Now to check availability but be quick!

New Managers

We would like to introduce our new managers - Adrian (Adonis) & Michelle Dear who are very capably looking things for a year whilst we take a break. They are a lovely bubbly couple who like a good laugh so, make sure you call in and say hello. All the usual services and extras are still available including our yummy room service meals.



Another Gold Win

Yes, we did it again. In November we were thrilled to be the first winner of the WA Tourism Award for Self Contained Accommodation. Winning this new category now means we have wins in three different accommodation categories - Hosted, Deluxe and now Self Contained. We now progress to the National Finals in February, 2017 - so fingers crossed. We would like to thank all of our wonderful guests, suppliers, supporters and friends who encourage us to keep doing what we do and to do it well.



"The Gold List of Australian Accommodation, by Star Ratings Australia, showcases the best of Australian accommodation, celebrating independently rated properties that rank the highest across millions of guest reviews from websites all around the world.
The 2017 Gold List of Australian Accommodation celebrates those properties who continue to exceed guest expectations at every turn.
Congratulations again goes to  Cape Howe Cottages for the 2nd consecutive years listing in the  State Top 10 for Self Catering Accommodation."

There are only 10 properties selected for each category so we were understandably proud that we made the grade for the second year in a row. Thankyou to those guests that posted such lovely reviews and we are genuinely committed to exceeding your expectations.April 2016 Gold List of Australian Accommodation- Logo

Lonely Planet Guide

We were thrilled to again be included in the Lonely Planet Guide for Australia, and we are listed as one of the "Best Places to Stay" and the "Top Choice" for accommodation in Denmark - Western Australia. Having used Lonely Planet Guides ourselves we have found them invaluable tools for travelling. We have many guests telling us that they found us in the Lonely Planet Guides so we know they are a very well respected publication !!

The Lonely Planet Guide states: "Our promise...You can trust our travel information because Lonely Planet authors visit the places we write about, each and every edition. We never accept freebies for positive coverage, and you can rely on us to tell it like we see it."

This months quote from "Quotations with an Attitude"
"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."
- Winston Churchill"Perfect all year - be inspired."

Guest book comments

  1. Brooke & Jez, York WA
    So relaxing. A perfect way to celebrate Jeza's 32nd and my completing of my first teaching term. We had pizza for dinner, a spa for dessert and a nice bottle of red. A bitter-sweet stay. Loving every moment, yet the thought of real life lurking in the background. Yet, real-life feels miles away. That's the beauty of this place. Hope to return and stay more than one night next time. Thank you so much Gaynor and David for providing us with such a luxurious, relaxing and romantic stay. 20 out of 10!! It's that good.
  2. Jody & Dave - Perth
    Seldom are we idle and a visit to this part of the country was just what we needed. I think we are "tanked up" on the rest and relaxation - just in time for the chaotic months to come. Loved the delicious home cooked meals, the spa by candlelight and very comfortable bed, and waking up to birdsong. Highly recommend the property walks, star gazing and checking out the nearby beaches. And we especially appreciated Gaynor and David's gracious hospitality. Thanks for a lovely time. In 29 years of marriage, we agree it's one of our favourite times away as a couple.
  3. Peter & Jane - Canberra
    A rare piece of paradise nestled amongst the trees. Your warmth and engaging manner is refreshing in a somewhat saturated market of mediocre hosts and establishments. If we ever get back this way again, we'll certainly stay here <strong>again</strong>.
  4. We haven't been to Albany for 30 years, Albany and the beaches were beautiful. The accommodation was in a good walking spot to the main centre,the accommodation was a bit small for 4 adults but it was lovely. May 2016
  5. Our stay at The Wardroom was wonderful. More than just a cottage hidden away in bushland with incredible views. Close to the ocean, tracks leading through wildflowers, an abundance of bird life and much more. Kind hosts who delivered a hot home cooked meal on a blustery night. Our July visit was short but left us wanting more of the peace and tranquility and the desire to return another time. Thank you Gaynor and David.

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