Situated on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Pemberton in the cool, south west corner of Western Australia, our new purpose-built accommodation offers a unique style of escape.​

Our Accommodation

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We provide a new 2 bedroom retreat with queen beds fitted with electric blankets for those cooler winter nights.  Our accommodation features:

  • Bathroom (with bath and shower) and separate toilet.

  • Quality linen, towels and electric blankets provided.

  • Heated towel rack.

  • Self-catering with fully equipped modern kitchen - all you need to bring are immediate food requirements (we do, however, provide complimentary muesli and cereal, tea, coffee, sugar, milk, home-made biscuits plus a fruit bowl).

  • Comfortable lounge and dining with TV/DVD.

  • Reverse cycle air-conditioning, and heating available in bedrooms.

  • Cosy log fire in winter which will ensure your stay is comfortable and warm.

  • Wireless Internet access.

  • Baby's cot and high chair available on request.

Quotes from our Visitors' Book

  • "Thanks for a wonderful few days - we certainly found it hard to leave! A stunning property....we certainly would love to return." - A and S, Mandurah

  • "Relaxing, serene and welcoming. You have created a beautiful space that inspires the mind and makes us thankful for the simple pleasures in life - fresh air and a beautiful quiet natural space." - M and A, Newcastle

  • "What a lovely surprise! True paradise with everything you could possibly need or want having been anticipated! We loved our stay and are sad to be leaving." - S and J, Sydney

  • "We had such a peaceful and relaxing stay - just what we needed." - R and J, Fremantle

  • "Wow - what a garden and your warm hospitality - our stay is too short!" - H and K, Barossa Valley

  • "Loved the warm log fire on arrival. Very comfortable and clean accommodation. The bird life is amazing and your garden one of the most beautiful and stunning we've seen! Loved the dogs too." - J and R, Germany

  • "We loved the spacious accommodation and your garden is just superb - we enjoyed the relaxing ambience and the abundant bird-life." - C and R, Adelaide

  • "What a lovely piece of paradise! The dogs, the wonderful bird life, beautiful grounds and comfortable, clean accommodation. Thank you for providing a wonderful retreat!" - E and W, Maine, USA

  • "We could not be any happier at finding your amazing garden to have our wedding ceremony in. You put so much time and effort to make your garden even more stunning for our special day..Thank you from the bottom of our hearts." - H and A, Bridgetown

  • "This is a lovely and peaceful place with such a beautiful garden! We have had good nights' sleep and had breakfast on the deck while watching all the birds!" - E and A, Norway

  • "Many thanks for providing such a beautiful space to stay. Loveliest place we've stayed in Australia - happy gardening!" - T and C, Canada

The Setting

  • Check out our photo gallery and Facebook page for a preview of the gardens and accommodation at Lakeside.

  • Our garden is a bird-watchers paradise with masses of wrens, robins, finches, parrots, rosellas and more!

  • Sit on your private deck with barbecue and take in the abundant bird life while you sip on a local wine.

  • Unwind and relax in comfort while you experience the peace and tranquility of the Southwest in our large garden surrounded by towering Karri trees.

  • The accommodation offers splendid views of the gardens which has been open to the public in the Australian Open Garden Scheme and Festival of Country Gardens.

  • The 6 acre property features several stands of majestic ancient grass trees - some as tall as 4 metres, a large lake with fountain, winding walk tracks and is surrounded by karri trees which are the third largest trees in the world. Our garden display includes many cool climate plants such as rhododendrons, azaleas, mollis azaleas, many varieties of deciduous trees as well as Australian Natives.

  • There are benches throughout the garden where you can just sit and absorb the serenity of your surroundings.

  • Be captivated by the early morning mist hovering over the lake at dawn.

  • We would be happy for you to celebrate your wedding in our garden and, with sufficient notice, would be prepared to plant annuals to suit your colour scheme.

  • Have Wrens feed out of your hand

Bookings and Enquiries

Our Guests are enjoying the exclusiveness of the accommodation, retiring in the evening to a cool evening breeze out on the deck or to the warmth of our wood fired lounge with a glass of local wine.

We offer a 2pm afternoon check-in and a 10am morning check-out, though we are happy to suit your individual needs. If you require specific arrangements or would like to place a booking you can contact us by email, telephone or, alternatively, use the form below to enquire.

Our quality self-contained accommodation sleeps 4 and our rates are $160 a night for one or two people, plus $35 a night per extra person. The rates increase to $180 a night for one or two people, plus $35 a night per extra person over the peak Christmas, New Year and Easter periods.

Our contact details are:

Sally & Charles Rothon


phone: (08) 9776 0993

facebook: Lakeside Garden Retreat

Getting Here

Pemberton is located approximately 335 km south of Perth.

The Kwinana Freeway and new Forrest Freeway make the journey a cruisy 1 1/2 hour trip to Bunbury, then you turn left along the South West Highway, travelling through the charming country towns of Donnybrook, Balingup, Bridgetown and Manjimup. Drive straight through Manjimup for a further 15km then turn right onto the Vasse Highway heading towards Pemberton. Travel for 12km, then turn left into Browns Road. Drive for 1.2km (passing the Lavender and Berry Farm on the left) turn left at the next road - Plackett Drive.

We are on the left at No. 188 Plackett Drive - LAKESIDE GARDEN RETREAT - Welcome!

Navigate your way using Waze, Google Maps or Apple Maps.

Things to Do in Pemberton

Pemberton has a huge number of attractions suited to all ages. Why not explore some of the following while visiting the region:

  • Big Brook Dam with its soaring Karri trees - safe for swimming and a beautiful sandy beach - great for picnics - there is a 4km walk around the dam.

  • The Pemberton Tramway experience - take a slow tram ride through the beautiful Karri forest in an old fashioned open tram with experienced guide.

  • Two lookout trees which visitors can climb to the platforms in their upper branches - the Gloucester Tree is 61 metres high and the Bicentennial Tree, 75 metres high.

  • Beedelup Falls with its suspension bridge crossing the falls, spectacular, especially in winter.

  • Donnelly River Cruises - a unique experience - cruise along a 12km section only accessible by boat.

  • Pemberton Discovery 4wd and Winery Tours - take a trip to the Yeagarup Dunes - the largest landlocked dune system in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Fresh Trout and Marron - buy direct from local farms, or catch your own in the farm ponds .

  • The Wine & Truffle Co - the largest producer of fresh truffles in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Equipark Horse Trail Rides.

  • Gloucester National Park - on our back doorstep.

  • Pemberton lies on the Bibbulmun Track which winds through some of the most beautiful stretches of the Karri forest.

  • Spectacular wildflowers in springtime.

  • Pemberton is home to some of the best wineries in the South West region which has gained global recognition for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines.

  • View the Pemberton Wine Region website for information on wineries in our area.