Settlers Rest: off-grid eco cottage in Cowaramup

In the heart of Cowaramup, find solitude and simplicity in this off-grid, eco-aligned cottage, Settlers Rest. After staying at Anita’s other airbnb, a quirky Glampavan, I was in utter awe of the sublime views, serenity and cosiness of the accomodation. Find my blog post here of our Glampavan Stay.

Settlers Rest however, is now probably my favourite of the two. I mean, who can resist those pastoral views and rustic charm. The newest addition to the airbnb, an outdoor deck. This was great as we were spoilt for seating choice.

The owner Anita, is an artist, so the house is decorated with gorgeous eclectic works of art. My favourite is her Klimt inspired artwork above the round sofa. This cottage is technology free- so no television, no heater, no microwave. Just a fireplace, pot-belly stove, puzzles and instruments. This however, made it truly the most relaxing, detoxifying airbnb experience I’ve had.

The bedroom:

The minimalist kitchen comes well stocked with appliances, a vast range of teas, marshmallows to roast by the fire and my favourite addition- mulled wine packets! The cottage is rainwater based, so the tap water is clean to drink.

I brought my slow-cooker down with me- best decision because who doesn’t want a hearty bolognese in a cosy cottage. Located in Cowaramup, you’re spoilt for wine selection. Howard Park and LS Merchants are only a few km’s down the road. The town central is also only 5 minutes away, we stopped by the evening prior to grab fresh eggs and bacon from Gourmet Food Merchant for breakfast.

The opportunities to walk around the property freely are incredible. Each evening we would walk down to the gate with a glass of vino and say hi to the cows (trust me you can hear them moo’ing at night). The forest walks and sunsets across the horizon were indescribable. The swing was also a great addition. Having no light pollution nearby also allows great opportunities for star-gazing.

Here is the accomodation link:



  1. June 9, 2022 / 1:27 pm

    Big News for Cowaramup! The West Winds Gin company is building a Distillery/tavern in the middle of town, which is great for people staying in Metricup and Cowaramup as it means they don’t have to go into Margs for a night out! If it’s open at night that is!
    It’s half built atm so should be ready before next summer!

    • June 10, 2022 / 1:13 am

      Oooh amazing! Ill have to take another trip down and check it out

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