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Staycation Stays with a Twist

Add these to your AirBnb Wishlists for no regrets.



NSW


Wonder on the Water - The Salty Dog, Newport



As seen on Ch7 Morning Sunrise, House&Garden, Inside Out, Homes to Love Au, My Favourite Stays Au & NZ and Stayawhile magazines, the Salty Dog is a cosy wooden boathouse for two that invites you to relax and just 'be', to go off grid and reconnect with mother nature at her best. Set up as a romantic getaway for two, the boathouse offers one loft bedroom with a queen bed, while downstairs is a combined lounge dining and kitchen with windows all around so you get a sense of being on a boat on the water. The only way onto the boat from land is by dinghy and there's a ladder for easy access straight into the water.
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Embrace Eco Farm Life - Peach Dome, Mororo



You won’t forget your time in this memorable eco space located in the heart of the iconic Peach Farm in Mororo in Northern NSW. Set on the picturesque dam bank, this gorgeous Geodome is 100% off grid and part of an eco-working farm community. Surrounded by farm animals, spacious paddocks and a peach orchard, you’ll be blessed with the luxuries of modern glamping in a traditional camping environment.
 
Rest up in a comfy king size bed, laze the day away in your swing chair and watching the ducks float by all day. One of the best perks of this stay is that you’ll have access to all the goings on at peach farm – join in with feeding the animals every morning at 8am, or if you want extra shut-eye you can also wander down on your own time and meet them!
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Private Resort Living - Two Acres Home, Clunes



In the heart of Clunes village, this pared-back, private resort inspired property offers a tranquil four bedroom, two bathroom holiday home across two acres of tropical gardens and lush rainforest. Designed with raw and organic textures, the entry opens to the substantial open plan kitchen, dining and living area with timberland ceilings, a large open wood fireplace and Spanish plastered walls. As you stroll out onto the spacious undercover timber deck, the landscaped tropical gardens, rainforest and infinity pool create an unforgettable first impression. 

Outside you have multiple entertaining options, all taking advantage of the breathtaking natural surrounds. Escape the heat in the 12m infinity edge swimming pool, relax perched amongst the palm trees in the cabana and dine alfresco on the spacious timber deck with an inbuilt BBQ and bar fridge. Enjoy long conversation around the outdoor fire pit with large timber bench seats. Culinary guests can also pick their own vegetables and herbs from the raised garden beds and fruit from the trees.
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VIC


Bush Side Villa - The Grove Estate, Porepunkah



This villa’s pièce de resistance is the scenery it sits in, specifically the 360-degree views of the surrounding bush side, valley and the Region’s famous Mt Buffalo.
 
And it’s these views that dictate the look, feel and floorplan of the villa. Each of the five bedrooms has equally impressive views of the countryside as does the kitchen, dining and living area so you can fully appreciate the nature you’re holidaying in. It’s perfectly designed for you to take advantage of the property’s privacy while soaking up the views and serenity. It’s not just about the outside though, as there are plenty of thoughtful spaces from reading nooks to impressive dining options inside and out, with the outdoor dining and couch seating overlooking the Olive Orchid.
 
Enjoy the wood fire for ambiance and warmth on those stormy nights, relax in the comfortable leather couches or at the spectacular dining table with soaring ceilings and huge picturesque, double-glazed windows looking out at the magnificent valley estate and Mount Buffalo.
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Wine and Glamp - La Cosette, Gruyere

 


Glamp in one of the most picturesque natural bush settings in the Yarra Valley. Overlooking the owner’s vineyard and based next to a conservation reserve, with the Yarra river at the foot of the property, La Cosette - the little one - promises a cosy experience in a grand location. With some of the most breath-taking views on offer in the Yarra Valley, La Cosette is surrounded by top name wineries and the best food choices in the Yarra, so stay in and relax with nature or go explore, the choice is yours!
 
La Cosette - a 5m Belle Tent - is cosy and intimate but comfortable and luxurious. Styled to be both beautiful inside and appointed with all the necessary comforts to make your stay a memorable one, rest easy in a queen sized bed fitted with luxurious pure linen bedding, a couples bean bag and cushions for lazing together inside or out. Other amenities include: a Nespresso machine, picnic rug, a fridge, an electric "woodfire" heater, a fan, an outdoor lantern, recharging station, storage, as well as a large private outdoor space to enjoy the sun and views. For the ultimate wine walk, guests are encouraged to walk through the vineyard and farm or stroll slightly further down to the famous Yarra River at the foot of the property.
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Sea-nsational Views - The Pole House Fairhaven



The Pole House - the most photographed house on the Great Ocean Road, and probably Australia!

 

Suspended 40 meters above Fairhaven Beach, the Pole House is one of Australia's most iconic homes. Recently renovated, The Pole House adds a luxurious modern setting to a holiday experience like no other. Whilst carefully planned and crafted, The Pole House is not about accommodation, nor is it about facilities or amenities, of which it has many, The Pole House is about the experience. Picture yourself waking to the sound of crashing waves, opening your eyes to find yourself suspended above the most spectacular coastline in the country. The Pole House is about adventure, so take yourself to the edge and indulge in one of the most unique, iconic and awe inspiring destinations. Sea you there.
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WA


Train Tourism - The Carriage, Mundaring



The Carriage is a luxurious, beautifully decorated South Australian train carriage Circa 1901 that was once part of the Barossa Valley Hotel. Lovingly restored with the highest attention to detail, the Carriage is nestled on ten acres of natural surroundings only 3 minutes drive from the historic village of Mundaring, 15 minutes from the town of Gidgegannup and 20 minutes from the Swan Valley.
 
The train carriage consists of a lounge, dining and kitchen area with a beautifully restored “Petit Godin” 19th-century fireplace, a bedroom featuring a super king sized bed and separate bathroom complete with shower and slipper bath. Reminiscent of luxurious train travel of a bygone era, you’ll be transported back to a time of luxury and decadence. Disembark from the train carriage and you’ll find yourself upon your own station style decking, ideal for spending a lazy afternoon or entertaining friends. Perfect for a romantic getaway with a twist or for those hunting for a completely unique place to stay.
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Waterfront Oasis - Infinity's Edge, Bayview



This rare waterfront property in Bayview brings together inspired design with uninterrupted marina views. Enjoy the luxurious open plan living flow to the alfresco dining area, BBQ and infinity edge pool to make the most of this mesmerising setting. Inside, expect a deluxe island kitchen, five plush bedrooms, chic bathrooms and internal laundry. Take the kayaks over the marina or explore the area’s abundant walking trails, cycling tracks and pretty parks with the convenience of being just minutes to the CBD.
 
The open plan living and dining area opens to an entertainers’ patio replete with an outdoor kitchen, BBQ grill and alfresco lounge. This is an idyllic spot to watch the sunset with a glass of wine or cook up a feast utilising the region’s notable fresh produce. You and your friends will love sunbathing on the grassy lawn and making a splash in the stunning wet-edge swimming pool. Enjoy water edge access and take out the four kayaks for an adventure on the marina.
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QLD


Byron Barn - Hillview Homestead, Currumbin Valley

 


Nestled along the top of a small ridge line, Hillview Dairy circa 1893 overlooks the stunning escarpment of Mt Tallebudgera, Currumbin Creek and the farming Valley landscape. For over a hundred years the Old Dairy Bales has sat as part of the fabric of a thriving Dairy Farm in the spectacular Gold Coast Hinterland. Surrounded by acres of National Parks, it transports you into another time, whilst still a stone’s throw from all the attractions and the luxuries of the Southern Gold Coast and Byron.
 
Hillview Dairy is a wholesome, heartwarming and truly magical space, thoughtfully restored which we absolutely love to share. Featuring 2 separate large King sized rooms each with a sofa bed, the Barn accommodates 4 guests comfortably.
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