More often than not, your choice of accommodation can make or break your holiday. If you are looking for a luxurious self-contained home-away-from-home, our Top 10 Holiday Homes in Australia in 2022 are guaranteed to add a touch of style and indulgence to your next getaway. We have compiled some of Australia’s best holiday rentals and private luxury villas that are architectural masterpieces, lavishly appointed, and located in some of the most desirable holiday locations. Enjoy!
10. Alkina Lodge, Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Consisting of not one, but three self-contained residences surrounded by unspoilt nature, Alkina Lodge offers families and groups a unique holiday experience on the Great Ocean Road. When staying in one of these architect-designed, 4-bedroom homes, you’re only a 20 minute drive from the awe-inspiring 12 Apostles and endless deserted beaches where you can enjoy the majestic Southern Ocean.
9. The Roozen Residence, Margaret River, Western Australia
Located in Margaret River region, overlooking the Indian Ocean, The Roozen Residences is recognised as one of Australia’s best beach houses. This luxury holiday home offers a contemporary style of accommodation, open plan architecture, and unsurpassed 180-degree ocean views from every room. Whatever the occasion, this retreat is simply breathtaking, with spaces perfect for just vibing out and tuning into the tranquillity of the vast seascape.
8. Calabash Bay Lodge, Berowra Waters, New South Wales
Surrounded by pristine eucalypt bushland and offering breathtaking views over the Hawkesbury River, Calabash Bay Lodge is a luxurious retreat located in the exclusive Berowra Waters. Accessed only by boat or a scenic seaplane, this waterfront escape is ideal for those seeking a secluded spot for a weekend getaway. Seek out secluded bays by boat, take a dip right in front of the lodge from your own private pontoon or explore the area’s rich Aboriginal culture and history.
7. Mandalay Luxury Retreat, Whitsundays, Queensland
Boasting a relaxing coastal setting, Mandalay Luxury Retreat is an exquisite resort-style home located at Shute Harbour in Mandalay. This tropical-inspired abode is nestled in a sprawling garden overlooking views of Airlie Beach Lagoon and the surrounding landscape. The interiors feature an open plan layout, with cosy furnishings and large full-length windows all around, taking advantage of the awe-inspiring scenery.
6. Bella Vista, St Andrews Beach, Victoria
Bella Vista is a luxury 4-bedroom beach house on the Mornington Peninsula that overlooks the 14th hole at St Andrew’s Golf Course and features spectacular uninterrupted views of Arthurs Seat to Cape Schanck. Here you can hit the beach, which is only a 750m walk via the National Park, before enjoying a BBQ on the deck and then relaxing in the outdoor hot-tub spa. Heaven!
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5. Byron’s Brae, Possum Creek, New South Wales
Set on 7.5 magical acres of north coast sub-tropical landscape in the hills of Possum Creek, Byron’s Brae is designed to capture every ray of sunshine, offering its guests a comfortable and private holiday home with views that stretch forever. Located only minutes away from the charms of Bangalow and 20 minutes from the vibrant surf town of Byron Bay, this is the ideal home for those looking to spend quality time together relaxing by the pool and exploring the local sights.
4. Sky High, Mount Franklin, Victoria
Sat on top of a ridge of 50 acres with 360-degree panoramic views, Sky High is an ultra-modern home located in Mount Franklin. This stunning retreat is purpose-built with the views in mind, with floor to ceiling windows carefully positioned to take in the idyllic landscape. The arrival point is via a central courtyard around which the other spaces radiate, including 4 bedrooms with flexible bedding arrangements that effortlessly cater to groups of friends or families.
3. Villa St Helena, Byron Bay Hinterland, New South Wales
Introducing Villa St Helena, a luxury estate located on St Helena Ridge. Set in a manicured garden with stunning ocean and hinterland views, this iconic, double-storey retreat features contemporary nautical-themed designs with high-end furnishings and timber accents. Eight lavish bedrooms await, along with a gorgeous selection of amenities including a full Bosch kitchen and an inviting outdoor pool.
2. Crane Lodge, Palm Beach, New South Wales
Crane Lodge is a modern, luxury villa that is surrounded by lush angophora bushland. Featuring 5 bedrooms and located just moments from some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches, here you can relax by the pool, find a hammock nested between palm trees or share a story around the open fire pit that looks across the canopy.
1. 88SOUTH, Boomerang Beach, New South Wales
Overlooking the golden sands of Boomerang Beach, 88SOUTH is an architecturally designed home that is perfect for a family or group of friends. Featuring 5 bedrooms, multiple living spaces and decorated with modern furnishings, you’ll instantly feel the ‘beach-vibe’ the moment you arrive. Spend your days lazying around the 13-metre lap pool or at the beach. It’s a hard life.
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Image credit: Villa St Helena, Byron Bay, Australia
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