Where to Stay on Your Next Holiday

Summer is finally beginning so it is time to get away. Lucky for us we live in a sun soaked, ocean filled country, that we have got so many magnificent beach houses and holiday getaways to choose from. Here is our list of the best, and make sure you get in fast.

Quarterdeck Clifftop, Blairgowrie, VIC
This enormous beach house located in the highpoint of Blairgowrie has views from every room, overlooking the Marina on one side and Port Phillip Bay on the other. There are decks on both levels to watch the boats float along in the open waters of the Bass Strait for their calm port in the bay.

The Ocean Retreat, Falmouth, TAS
Ocean views are one thing, but feeling as though you are hovering above the dramatic waters of the Bass Strait? That is something different. The Ocean Retreat is a glass walled beach house that makes you feel as though you are outside all of the time. The only problem is it is tough to know where to start. Perhaps preparing local delicacies in the chef’s kitchen, lazing on the plush coastal furnishings sunbaking, wading in the heated plunge pool, or even grabbing sunlight on the deck’s chaise lounges? It’s a difficult life.

Wye River, VIC
For an ultra romantic escape from the sea, The Deck House in Wye River is a fantasy. Suspended above a secluded cove of shore, the 180-degree sea views from this house will knock your socks off. The interior style of this magnificent house is to die for, with views of the surrounding beach areas.

Newell Beach, QLD
Located in Boonooloo, this beach house is perfect for any holiday maker. ‘Boonooloo’ means surrounded by water, and the title doesn’t lie; directly on the sea’s edge looking across to Port Douglas, you can jump from the infinity pool and on the sand, run to the waves of the Coral Sea, and then dry off at the palm-shaded hammock on the foreshore. The rooms in this airy wood-clad harbor open up to allow the outside in, and tall glass panels frame the gold beachfront.

Queenscliff, VIC
This house is built on high sand dunes and screened off by tea-trees, by which a private path results in a shimmering stretch of Queenscliff beach. The Dune House’s architect owner specialises in open, contemporary coastal interior design, reflected in the indoor-outdoor feel of the magnificent hideaway where retractable glass doors permit the sea breeze and native gardens in. Outside there is a sumptuous day bed large enough to get a few; enjoy good food and company round the dining table on the deck, and if you have had your fill, lay back on the couch in sunlight.

Tammar Ridge, SA
You are at Tammar Ridge on Kangaroo Island, and this scene is real. A hilltop beach house surrounded by 35-acres, floor-to-ceiling shopfront windows catch the coastal and rural scenery on each side, if lounging, resting your mind or bathing, the stunning views will not escape you. While in a setting that feels totally secluded, you are close enough to partake in all of the gourmet offerings of the island. Though we would suggest picking up supplies in your way because when you arrive, you will want to remain.

Barefoot in Broken Head, Broken Head, NSW
Nestled in rainforest south of the Byron Bay Lighthouse is located Barefoot in Broken Heads. Here, five bedrooms are housed in different Balinese-style buildings connected by walkways and decks, so you can escape to relax whenever you desire. If you can snag it, you will love the egg-shaped bath on the honeymoon suite’s private patio. There is a pathway leading from the home to incredible surf, and you are nearby two of the most deserted and beautiful beaches in the region Bray and Kings, equally hidden down jungle paths. When you are ready to wash off, plunge to the infinity edge plate that flows effortlessly into a 20-metre lap pool.

Gnarabup, WA
With Western Australia’s incredible swells crashing just beyond your doorstep and the Margaret River a 10-minute trip away, this sublimely cool beach house has all of the makings of an exceptional summer retreat. Every room in this spacious home comprises designer furnishings, select artworks, and stunning interior design style. Prop your head across the lap pool’s edge and watch the waves roll in, allowing the Seahorse Beach House work its relaxing magic.

Beachview Bellerive, Hobart, TAS
This trendy Californian style bungalow is only 200 metres from Bellerive Beach. And in enchanting Hobart, you can anticipate the shore won’t be the sole scenery to Look forward to, all of the roads here are lined with outside beautiful heritage buildings. Blossom into super glossy interiors where polished timbers work as a canvas for Designer artworks and furnishings. This trendy beach house, is only a short stroll from Bellerive Village, and a water-taxi can transport one to Salamanca Markets and towns.

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