Crystal Pacific – Palm Beach
Keen to jump up on a stand-up paddle board and tour the Talle creek? Book yourself in for a mini-break at this two-bedroom Palm Beach retreat and saddle up for a whole lot of swimming, snacking and whiling away the days under the Gold Coast sun. Found only 30 m from the sandy oasis that is Palm Beach, this primo coastal pad boasts some swanky amenities – think a private hanging daybed on the large sundeck, a mineral magnesium pool complete with sun loungers and a retro 60s television set. This is livin’ Barry.
Hikari – Kingscliff
Just a minute’s stroll away from Kingscliff’s beautiful beachfront sits Hikari, a luxe mid-century-inspired abode that will have you living your best sun-soaked life. This lavish getaway spot is designed to be open so that guests can enjoy the surrounds, with an alfresco firepit area, four bedrooms (it sleeps eight – so yes, you can bring the whole gang!), a magnesium pool, a gate that leads to three km worth of pathways and much, much more. Trust us when we say you won’t get bored at this dynamite beachside destination.
Rainforest Gardens Chalet – Mount Cotton
Always wanted to getaway to a cabin in the woods? Well, here’s your chance. This charming chalet found at Rainforest Gardens in Mount Cotton is set in a hoop pine forest and boasts panoramic views to North Stradbroke and Moreton Bay. Inside you’ll find a plethora of comfy amenities and all of the creature comforts including a queen bed, a large ensuite, an expansive balcony, a kitchenette and even a wood fireplace that is sure to spark some romance. Outside, you can take a stroll through the flourishing gardens and say hello to the friendly farm animals, which include alpacas, geese, ducks and chickens.
Located at the entrance of the Noosa Lookout and National Park, breathtaking accommodation spot Babar House will have you taking multiple snaps for the ‘gram. Styled by iconic interior designer Anna Spiro, this three-bedroom work of art is made for making memories in. Once your peepers have taken in the impressive interiors, you can soak up the sun by the pool, go hiking on the nearby walking tracks or spend time shopping up a storm on Hastings Street.
Those looking to embark on a relaxing weekend getaway should look no further than this cosy cottage nestled in Lower Beechmont. Featuring a large covered verandah with views of the Gold Coast skyline, an indoor fireplace, two bedrooms and plenty of spaces to take in the starlit serenity, this quaint lodging will have you thinking you’re in a dreamy far-flung land – which just so happens to be surrounded by gum trees. Plus, the cottage is the perfect launch pad for day trips to nearby day-trip destinations like Binna Burra, Springbrook, Canungra, Tamborine Mountain and O’Reilly’s.
Stay by Del Rainbow – Byron Bay
With the border bubble once again open to travellers, we are more than just a little bit excited to return to Byron Bay – and this beautifully curated space is the perfect place to make a temporary home whilst you visit the seaside town. Found atop the Del Rainbow Showroom and Store, a hub for sustainable, Australian and international fashion labels, the loft-style apartment comes complete with an open-plan that is made up of a expansive living space, two beds, sky-high ceilings and playful decor. Plus, you’re just moments away from Byron’s thriving Arts & Industry Estate, where you can explore a multitude of local businesses and creative hubs.
Grounds of Cabarita – Cabarita Beach
Pack your togs and your best beach umbrella – we’re headed to Cabarita Beach. That’s where this renovated three-bedroom 1960s cottage is located, and where you can base yourself for your beachside getaway. Just a few tracks from shops and a bounty of Cabarita’s secluded beaches, this dreamy home is the perfect spot for you to slow down, lose track of the days and souse yourself in the cerulean saltwater. Luxurious conveniences like sparkling water on tap, a pool, air-conditioning, large rain showers, king-sized beds and lush gardens are all at your fingertips – all you need to bring is a book and your best mate.
Palmer & Gunn Wee Tiny – Austinville
Although Palmer & Gunn’s appropriately named ‘Wee Tiny’ might be small in size, its character is larger than life. This tiny house, which sits pretty by a creek in Austinville, comes complete with a woodfired cedar hot tub, a queen-size bed, a charming verandah, an outdoor kitchen, a cast-iron woodfired heater and lots of antique furniture and trinkets. Eager to check out of the rate race and check into nature? This small-scale slice of paradise is the perfect place to perch for a bit of well deserved R&R.
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