FAQ – Olio Bello

FAQ and Things to Know

There are so many things we want to tell you about our Olio Bello Lakeside Glamping, but here’s just a few, to help with planning your visit:

Olio Bello is approximately 300km from Perth and located in the heart of the Margaret River wine region. The property is accessible from both Caves Road and the Bussell Highway. Our address is 36 Armstrong Road, Cowaramup – for your GPS.

Glamping is a trend taking the world by storm and Olio Bello is excited to be a part of it. It is all about luxury camping and connecting with nature without the hassle.. It’s defined as “glamorous camping” – a holiday that’s good for the soul.

There are six six luxury lakeside bungalows, nestled amongst gum trees, around the farm lake.

Yes, from 2019 all guests can select from either a LakeView or LakeFront Bungalow. Although all bungalows offer picturesque views of the lake and property, guests can secure a Guaranteed LakeFront bungalow via our booking sites. LakeView reservations may be upgraded to LakeFront, where occupancy allows

For the remainder of 2018, all 6 Bungalows will be named LakeView and assigned according to occupancy.

All of our luxury bungalows are styled and designed with the same fit-out and attention to detail. The LakeFront Bungalows, however, offer uninterrupted views across the lake and property and their decks open directly onto the grassed lakes edge. Our LakeView Bungalows are set slightly back into the trees and are angled to maximise views of the lake from the decks. LakeView reservations may be upgraded to LakeFront, where occupancy allows.

All of our safari-style bungalows have been styled with the same attention to detail and luxury fit out. You won't be disappointed. Our team is committed to helping you find the best bungalow for your purpose and budget - wherever possible.

If you have more than one couple - you might consider the LakeView row, nestled back in the trees for added privacy, and proximity to designated parking, the BBQ facilities and Cafe. These bungalows also offer views across to the lake. LakeView Bungalows may be upgraded to LakeFront, where occupancy allows, but we will always do our best to keep groups as close together as possible.

Our Lakeside Bungalows are designed to offer luxury en-suite accommodation with King or Twin beds for 2 adults. A luxe sofa bed is provided for additional guests (1 adult or 2 children maximum) again, either King or twin single setup.

Yes, the bungalows can comfortably accommodate up to two children on the luxe sofa bed (King or twin single). We make parents aware that there is an small unfenced drop around the edge of the bungalow decks, and that they are in an area with an unfenced body of open water. Please note, we do not charge for infants under 2 and do not provide facilities such as cots and highchairs. Please consider your neighbours when bringing babies glamping. All minors (under 18) must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian.

Yes, there is one Lakeview bungalow fully designed for people with disabilities, including parking facilities.

No, Sorry. The Bungalows are not suitable for pets of any kind, but there are some great pet retreats in Margaret River! Our Café, however, is dog friendly and open from 10am to 4:30pm daily.

Check in is at 3pm. Check out at 11:00am.

We offer self check in anytime from 3pm onwards and a lazy late checkout of 11am. As our accommodation is very popular and cleaned to a high standard we can only offer a slightly (max 1 hour) earlier check in/later checkout by prior arrangement and where availability allows. Please contact us in the week before arrival to make your request and check your email to receive the check in access instructions that you will need to gain access.

Yes, there is a reverse cycle air-conditioner in the Bungalows and real flame eco heaters in winter. We also encourage use of our eco-ceiling fan, wherever possible.

Yes, all quality linen and towels are provided, along with bathrobes and extra blankets and luxury throw rugs for warmth, as required.

Your sense of adventure, a good book and your camera! In addition, we recommend you bring some closed walking shoes for the farm and a warm jacket (at all times of the year).

As one of Australia’s most awarded boutique producers of olive oil, we offer a full tasting room of gourmet farm produce, farm-shop, Café, Restaurant and designated walking trails. We also provide board games and books for the true ‘glamping experience’. Remember those things?

Yes, we provide a mini eco-clean for all stays longer than three days.

Yes, of course! And Bathrobes (oops!)

Yes

Olio Bello Lakeside Glamping now offers free WiFi to glamping guests in room and in our café area. Please see your in room information for updated password. Please note, however, that we are located in the 'country' and connection can be slow at times. We suggest you bring your own device/toggle as needed for Work emails, Netflix, etc.

No, sorry. The lake is not accessible for recreational purposes. However, there are beautiful walks around the lake and the sunset views are superb!

The pristine beaches of Gracetown and world-famous surf breaks are only 5 minutes away.

Margaret River is 15km from Olio Bello and the township of Cowaramup is only 5km away. Olio Bello also has its own gourmet farm shop and tasting room, open daily. There is also a small convenience store at Gracetown.

Olio Bello is ideally located amongst all of Margaret River’s leading tourist attractions and world-class wineries. Please ask our friendly staff for recommended day trips during your stay.

Yes, we are proud partner with a number of highly recommended tour operators and showcase the spectacular region. Whether a private or group tour – simply ask your glamping hosts on arrival, or check the website to book in advance.

Yes, the popular Olio Bello Café is open daily from 10am to 4:30pm showcasing the fresh, gourmet and organic produce direct from the farm. Coffee from 10am and last food orders at 3:30pm.

No, but due to its popularity, it’s a good idea to reserve our table with our staff, or via email prior to arriving.

Guests can order directly from Olio Bello Café menu (last orders in the Café at 3pm) or why not pre order our ‘Glamper Hamper’ for a picnic or evening enjoyment. There is a small kitchenette in each bungalow with a microwave, but cooking is strictly limited to our communal Barbeque area. Margaret River also offers a number of fantastic restaurants to enjoy during your stay. We encourage long lunches and sunset gourmet platters – the Mediterranean way!

Yes, our Glampers communal BBQ is located between the bungalows and the cafe. Grab some fresh tastes of the region (Farmers markets in Margaret River every Saturday morning) or our top pick – the chorizo from the Venison farm round the corner. Pre order some salad from the cafe before 3pm and you're set! Dinner Aussie Style!

Yes, There is a fully licensed Café and a mini-bar and fridge in each bungalow with a showcase of local Margaret River wines and beers.

Yes, absolutely! Olio Bello provides pure rain water across all of its facilities.

Olio Bello has dedicated 'Glamping Hosts'. Please don’t hesitate to email us at glamping@oliobello.com, or call +61 89 7559771, if we can help in any way.

Happy Glamping

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