Wouldn’t this have been a divine place to be cooped up during our recent storms? Truly the pinnacle of luxury accommodation and hospitality, the Pretty Beach House is back with a new look after a two and a half year hiatus.
Perched on a seven and a half acre promontory of the Bouddi National Park and Broken Bay (a 90-minute drive from Sydney), the four pavilion hideaway is under the direction of hoteliers Karina and Brian Barry, the masterminds behind the equally nice, Bells at Killcare.
Designed by Sydney interior designer Michelle Leslie, she has created an extraordinary and unique property that both reflects and supports its local environment. With four private pavilions, three freestanding and one penthouse, Pretty Beach House can sleep eight people at any one time.
Each pavilion has a generous king bedroom, separate dressing room, deluxe bathroom, open-plan sitting area and a fully stocked bar. Colours and textures of the surrounding landscape inspire the interiors and furnishings, with three of the four pavilions opening out onto a private deck with a day bed and their own plunge pool.
Also on site is The Main House, which includes a library, open plan kitchen, restaurant (with renowned restaurateurs Stefano Manfredi and Julie Manfredi Hughes at the helm), bar, pool and outdoor lounge with fire pit. The property also includes a beautiful purpose-built day spa for in-house guests, a perfect complement to a guided native bush walk or mountain bike ride through the many coastal walking and riding trails.
As you can imagine this luxurious and quintessentially Australian experience doesn’t come cheap, with the all-inclusive stay starting from $1,000 per person per night! All bookings require a minimum stay of two nights.