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Margaret River Holiday Home

In 2002 Hiromi and Richard combed the Margaret River region for 12 months searching for the ideal Margaret River holiday home location. As they walked through the main door of what was to become the Riverzedge Retreat and walked past what is now known as the Jungle Room , they were both absolutely stunned and unprepared for the view that greeted them as they looked through the main window of the living room.

Though Richard had lived in the Margaret River area since 1989, it was the first time he had seen this magic stretch of the Margaret River. It was quite hard to believe that this holiday home, which is actually in town and only 800 metres from the town centre could be completely surrounded by the forest and enjoy such an unobstructed view of the Margaret River.

So why RiverZedge with a Zed? The single most stunning aspect of the location is not just the fact that it is one of only a handful of properties that affords total river frontage but it is the uniqueness of the aspect of the exclusive river view the Riverzedge guests enjoy.

This Maragret River holiday home is nestled on one of the few Z bends of the Margaret River on the Margaret River weir, the old town water supply. What does this mean for you? In a sentence, one of the most beautiful, serene and unique vistas in the whole Margaret River region.

Out at the beach, views of the ocean are a dime a dozen and you are usually on a maximum of a quarter acre block . However, this amazing Margaret River holiday home sits on a one acre block of over 4000 square metres facing towards the river and forest.

The Riverzedge’s position is also centrally located to world class beaches, award winning wineries and exquisite restaurants perfect for those famous Margaret River extended lunches.

Try the Japanese style master bedroom, soak away in the Jarrah Spa room, entertain in the Santa Fe Living Area, hang in the Jungle Room, chill out on the Greek style day beds, take in the stunning sunset colours from the balconies, bring a canoe along and paddle up the riverc, cook up the delicacies of the region in your modern kitchen, relax to a soothing massage surrounded by forest or sample the areas internationally acclaimed wines over a lazy alfresco barbeque lunch. The Riverzedge retreat has a mood for every occasion.


Richard met Hiromi on a whale shark trip in Exmouth in Australia’s North West in 1998. She was backpacking around Australia and was working and living on a dive boat . Richard was filming a documentary on whale sharks for Discovery Channel and ended up on the same boat.

He courted her for 12 months before she finally gave up to his persistent invitations to go out for dinner. They were married at the Riverzedge Retreat in 2004 in a fancy dress wedding with the theme of “Come as your favourite country”. A night that the locals still talk about.

Hiromi is a qualified masseuse who initially learnt to massage in Japan but has also undergone intensive training in Perth, Margaret River and Coral Bay. Richard is a Producer and Director of documentary and runs his own Production Company called Aquarius Productions. His company specialises in conservation and social issues stories. www.aquariusproduction.com. Between these jobs, bringing up a very active son and running this Margaret River holiday home full time, they remain very, very busy.

Upon purchasing the Margaret River holiday home in December 2002, they then spent 4 months fulltime renovating the house and called for help from tradesmen, friends and family from all over the world. The Riverzedge opened for Easter 2003 and the response has been overwhelming.

Hiromi is from Tokyo and Richard is originally from Newcastle near Sydney. In December 2005 they welcomed their first boy into the world in Margaret River. His name is Genji which means ‘Phantom Samurai’ and watching him climb around the many staircases of the property they definitely sense he has a little ‘ninja’ in him.

Richard was originally drawn to the area because of the Margaret River surf. Some of the biggest swells in the world pound the Margaret River coastline from Cape to Cape. It rivals Hawaii in its size and consistency with some waves reaching 7 metres in height, about the size of a 3 story building!! Hiromi is now also addicted to the sport and no doubt Genji will soon follow.

The couple spends most of the year in Margaret River. They also spend a considerable amount of time travelling with Richard’s documentary work and visiting the grand parents in Tokyo and Newcastle.

The location needs to be seen to be believed and the long and growing list of return clients is testament to the allure this property has on the guests that are fortunate enough to have stumbled upon one of Margaret River’s best kept secrets.

Contact this amazing Margaret River holiday home today!