|Location:||Robinson, Albany Western Australia (“Horse Country” as the locals describe it)|
|Cost:||$165 per night (as at 1 August 2017)|
|Mode of activity:||Luxury Accommodation|
|How to find them:||AirBNB|
Wow! There is no other way to describe Stable BASE. Originally designed by owner Tom (an architect himself) in 2015, this separate wing of their house was built as a studio for guests with horses to stay. That’s right, you heard me! You could float your horse down there, yourself and your horse can reside on the property and explore Albany’s thirty something kilometres or Bridal Trails! #errrmagahd
We initially booked this place as a mums get away as they offered two rooms with their own ensuites for $165 per night, however we had no idea what a niche this place was. New, contemporary and we have our own bathrooms, ummmm heck yes!!!! What we came to discover was this place was completely wheelchair accessible, so in addition to it being so modern it was also spacious (for a studio!).
Communication with both Tom & Sam was incredibly fast and they were more than accommodating when we requested a very late check out! It’s been a very long time since we have stayed somewhere this good and we think it’s worth sharing this amazing place with the families out there! We can’t wait to take our kids back to see the free range chickens, the horses and to have a picnic on the table in the middle of their property (pic below).
Very briefly, due to circumstances we were late to check in, however when we did arrive (very tired from a long drive and hiking adventure) Tom had lit us a fire an on the kitchen table was fresh homemade multigrain bread, fresh free range eggs, coffee and jam, which we quickly toasted up and hoed into! Tom popped his head in, said hi, gave us his suggestions for dinner and after that we were left alone without any further interruption.Some important notes that I like to hear when booking accommodation, the shower pressure was great and
Some important notes that I like to hear when booking accommodation, the shower pressure was great and shower head was like a waterfall. It is fully self contained, you don’t need a thing and everything they provide is quality and enviro friendly (inc the kettle). The toilet seat was soft close and the showers were completely mould free. The water was from the rain tank and felt amazingly soft! (either Perth water is terrible or there was a conditioner in this water). The wood fire heats the entire place including the bedrooms, we were sooooo comfortable and cosy all night. The parking is not undercover, so you are bound to get wet walking from the car to the front veranda, however, it is Albany people, if you don’t get wet you weren’t in Albany.
It is five minutes from town centre and fifteen minutes from main attractions like The Gap, Natural Bridge and Albany’s Historic Whaling Station. This place is perfect. We will be back!
Tash & Linds
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