Hotel of the Week: Pretty Beach House, Australia

  • An outdoor pool along with an open kitchen is available in the main house for guests to use day and night.

    An outdoor pool along with an open kitchen is available in the main house for guests to use day and night.

  • The Retreat is the largest of the pavilions spread over two levels with a separate living space upstairs.

    The Retreat is the largest of the pavilions spread over two levels with a separate living space upstairs.

  • The Treetops Pavilion is set high up on top of the main residence.

    The Treetops Pavilion is set high up on top of the main residence.

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Nestled in a rare Australian native bush land setting, high above Pretty Beach, the intimate private property has garnered multiple awards since it opened its doors in 2009. The one-hour drive north of Sydney will take you to the luxury retreat’s bucolic haven of tranquility.

Why you’ll want to go: The retreat’s magical setting surrounded by ancient angophoras and views of the of the sparkling bays of Brisbane Waters, combined with the hotel’s core philosophy of providing memorable experiences to its guests makes it the perfect option for those looking for a getaway that is as equally unforgettable as it is rejuvenating.

Rooms: There are four individual pavilions that are similar yet distinctly different. With authentic interiors and unique soft furnishings, each has a rustic feel and overlooks stunning views of the surrounding territory. Floor to ceiling glass doors open to generous poolside decks with double day bed and sun lounges.

Things you can do: Your stay at the retreat is inclusive of a nightly Indigenous Didgeridoo smoking ceremony, mountain bike riding, and lunch or dinner at sister property Bells at Killcare, but if that’s not e nough, a signature itinerary of selected excursions can be designed daily from a list of bespoke experiences including guided bushwalk, horse riding, private cooking classes with your personal chef, golf, and many more. Relaxation can be taken to yet another entirely new level with the Bouddi Spa, which offers a range of spa treatments thoughtfully designed to rebalance the synergy between mind, body and soul.

For more information, visit Pretty Beach House.

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