Located just 2.5 hours’ drive south of Sydney, the just launched Mandala Beach House is nestled on the northern shores of Jervis Bay, in the coastal village of Callala Bay. Situated across the road from the ocean, the home accommodates up to 12 guests making it a fabulous spot for a family or group getaway. And for interior lovers, it’s got design cred too courtesy of its luxe coastal spaces that were created by interior stylist Jessi Eve.
“Influenced by natural elements, I pulled together a palette of sandy neutrals and grey stone tones paired with soft sky pastels and ocean blues. The textures and materials are connected to nature with natural cotton, linen, rattan, and timber featuring,” says Jessi when explaining the feel throughout the home.
Jessi’s fresh palette is complemented by timber, raw texture and lots of natural light that is captured via skylights and myriad clerestory windows. Overall, the home has an inviting, lived-in feel.
“Holiday homes, in general, are moving more towards a beautiful homely feel rather than sterile and purely practical accommodation. The most popular places nowadays are Instagram-worthy with lots of visual interest at every corner, both in the design and styling. For me, Mandala Beach House nails that,” says Jessi.
Inside the home there’s a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living and dining areas, multiple hangout zones, and five bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms (the games room can double as a sixth bedroom if required). The home’s master bedroom has a luxe, deep-set bath with views over the bay too.
The alfresco spaces are rather covetable also. There’s a furnished balcony with ocean views, an outdoor bar and barbeque, a saltwater pool and grassed area for the kids to run. And while on the topic of kids, the home is very family-friendly and comes equipped with baby gates, a high-chair and travel cot too.