Lakeside Apartments South Yunderup Honest Review

If you’re looking for a comfortable and affordable place to stay near Mandurah, Lakeside Apartments South Yunderup is a great option. The apartment is spacious and has all the amenities you need, including a full kitchen, laundry facilities, and a comfortable living area. The location is also excellent – it’s just a short walk from the Murray River and the local taverns.

We’ve stayed at Lakeside Apartments in South Yunderup, near Mandurah, three times so can provide an accurate and honest review of this accommodation.

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Lakeside Apartments South Yunderup

Location of Lakeside Apartments

Lakeside Apartments are only a 10-minute drive from Pinjarra whilst a 20-minute drive from Mandurah. South Yunderup is made up of small canals at the mouth of the Murray River. It’s a popular place for houseboats and you will see many of them up and down the river.

The closest supermarket is the IGA in Austin Lakes, which is a 2-minute drive. The store is well-stocked and the food is fresh. We bought most of our provisions from there.

If you don’t feel like cooking, Jetty’s Bar & Grill is just a stroll down the road with views of the river. Another pub, The Sandy Cove Tavern, is a 2.5 km walk which took us around half an hour. The popular Ravenswood Hotel is a 3.5 km walk or a 4-minute drive.

cheese and buscuits with champagne on a balcony overlooking the lake at south yunderup apartments
A lovely spot to watch the sunset from the balcony

Lakeside Apartments South Yunderup Review

There’s a choice of either two-bedroom apartments or three-bedroom villas. We stayed in the two-bedroom apartments, once with lake views and the other times with garden views.

The master bedroom has a Queen bed while the second bedroom has twin beds. They each have their own bathroom too which is very handy.

The kitchen is a good size with an oven, cooktop, fridge, microwave, dishwasher as well as other small appliances. There’s also a washing machine and dryer located in the cupboard in the living area.

The lounge has a TV and DVD player and leads onto a balcony/verandah with seating.

The whole apartment has reverse cycle air conditioning which can be used for heating during the cooler months as well as air-con in the summer.

The apartments are kept clean and have all the facilities, they are just a bit outdated. This is reflected in the price though.

Facilities

There are two outdoor pools in the complex, one of which is heated. There are also sun loungers around the pools to relax on while the kids play. The barbecues are handy if you don’t want to cook inside and would like to enjoy the lovely weather.

Our daughters enjoyed the Games Room with free air hockey and pool tables. It rained while we were there and it was good to be able to enjoy some fun family time. There’s also a lounge attached to the Games Room with a TV. Free WiFi is available here but only in the Games Room which is a bit annoying.

If you’re feeling energetic, there are tennis courts and some lovely walks close by.

a house boat on the murray river near south yunderup
The picturesque Murray River near Lakeside Apartments

My Thoughts on Lakeside Apartments South Yunderup

Lakeside Apartments South Yunderup represent good value, however, they are looking a bit tired now and could do with an upgrade. Since staying here, we have rented a cabin at the Mandurah Caravan and Tourist Park which included heating, air conditioning, bathroom, and a kitchenette. The holiday park is family-friendly with a swimming pool, playground, pedal karts, and jumping pillow.

See prices here.

Other Accommodation

We use Booking.com for most accommodation bookings as they offer free cancellation on most rooms, have a loyalty program (Genius), a price match guarantee, the site is user-friendly and they have great customer support. We also book through Stayz for private accommodation as they are often cheaper than Airbnb.

If you want to stay in South Yunderup, both the private rentals Kannie Kottage and Reflections on the Murray have rave reviews.

If you’d prefer to stay in Mandurah, I like the Seashells Mandurah and The Sebel Mandurah. Mandurah Ocean Marina Chalets are a good budget option.

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