In our search for the best beach house to rent in Australia, we have selected five amazing beach houses which we believe to be the best of the best. We hope you will agree that beach living simply doesn’t get better on the Aussie shoreline.
1. Alinghi Beach House, Queensland
Voted to be ‘one of the world’s top 5 beach houses’ by UK Independent, Alinghi Beach House, Queensland is an amazing and unique designer beach pad, hanging out over the ocean and pictured above.
The house features award-winning eco-design and breath-taking beach-front views. It is part of the prestigious and exclusive and secure Rocky Point Estate with just 6 other houses, which lies about 6 km south of Agnes Water, and has direct beach access.
Set in 14 acres of pristine Australian bushland, Alinghi Beach House nestles into the cliff, giving it a sense of total privacy. Nestled in 14 acres of lush green bushland at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, the house overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The surrounding national park is absolutely stunning. The views are jaw-dropping and the only sound is that of the waves crashing onto the rocks below.
The house comprises 2 elements – the Main House and the Bedroom Pavilion, which are situated around the central ‘Platform’, a huge stone terrace overhanging the ocean. The view is mesmerizing and the sound of the crashing waves is almost hypnotic. The doors in the bedrooms all open up completely so that you are lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean and are woken by the spectacular sunrises.
The Private Estate features a 30m saltwater swimming pool shared exclusively with the 6 other homes on the estate, direct access to the private beach at Honeymoon Bay, an entertaining cabana also with direct beach access, BBQ facilities, an outdoor bar, a grass tennis court, and parking for up to 3 cars.
The house features 2 king-size bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, 1 king-size bedroom, and 1 bunkroom which share a family bathroom with the 3rd king-sized bedroom. All are situated around a huge stone terrace overhanging the ocean with mesmerizing views and the hypnotic sounds of waves crashing below.
The house is fully equipped with a state of the art kitchen with Miele & Gaggenau appliances; spacious open plan living and dining area, study, laundry, BBQ courtyard, outdoor bar and pool with outdoor shower. The house also enjoys a Bose audio system; 50-inch plasma TV with Foxtel & Apple TV; iPod docking station, wifi, and broadband throughout. The property is let on a self-catering basis.
In terms of groceries, the property comes equipped with the basics to get you started: chilled beer, wine, and a complimentary hamper of local organic produce on arrival as well as complimentary LÓccitane toiletries.
This tranquil hideaway does not have neighbors in the traditional sense, but it is home to an abundance of wildlife. During your visit, you may have the opportunity to meet wallabies, goannas, turtles, echidnas, and a vast variety of birds. The external lighting is all low-voltage so as not to cause distress to wildlife, particularly nesting turtles which breed at Honeymoon Bay and the neighboring beaches.
Please note this property is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair access.
2. Latitude 34, Gerroa, NSW
Latitude 34 is a luxury beach house with amazing Pacific Ocean views and an infinity pool. It sleeps 6 and is a fairly incredible ocean-front property.
Found in the quaint hamlet of the seaside village of Gerroa, this house is superbly convenient for Sydney and under a 2-hour drive from Sydney’s CBD. You can also take the ferry there and is just 10 minutes from Kiama or Berry.
The landscape around the Gerroa headland is of rolling hills, farms, and mountains. On the south side of Gerroa is Seven Mile Beach, which is surrounded by its own National Park.
This is a wonderful beach house to spot local dolphins and also to watch whales during the migration season. The sunrise in the morning is over the ocean and the sun sets over the mountains.
This beach house was created by one of Australia’s leading Interior Designers and is pretty special with a contemporary atmosphere. It is one of the most luxurious beach houses on the South Coast and has been featured in many leading interior design magazines.
During the day you can enjoy the private saltwater pool, a BBQ, or just relax on the deck. The deck is the place you want to be, whether you prefer a beer or a cocktail as the sunsets.
You can surf, snorkel, dive or swim in front of the house at Shelley Beach or enjoy the sands of Seven Mile Beach. Play Golf at the stunning Golf Course which is minutes away or try your hand at tennis at the nearby courts.
Or if you are feeling more adventurous, Gerringong, Kiama, and its’ famous blowhole, Berry, the historic village of Jamberoo and Minamurra Falls National Park are close at hand. Kangaroo Valley, the Fitzroy Falls, the Southern Highlands, including Bowral and Bundanoon and Jervis Bay are a bit further away and make brilliant day trips.
3. Hyams Beach White Sands: The Beach House
This architecturally designed home is a stunning beach house on Jervis Bay. It sits right on the shores of Hyams Beach where you can enjoy the ‘Whitest Sand in the World’. Surely this is just what you need from one of the best beach house rentals in Australia?
This beach house offers million-dollar views over the bay and the beach, which regularly includes sightings of dolphins all enjoyed from the comfort and luxury of this incredible house.
The property comprises two separate houses. You may rent either or both of these depending on your personal requirements and both include original artworks and luxurious furniture.
The Beach House is the larger property and sleeps nine people. It has 4 very spacious bedrooms, 2 with ensuites, master bathroom with a stone bathtub. Vogue style indoor/outdoor open plan living/dining, elegant fireplace, and central heating for the cooler months. For holding a dinner party, there’s an entertainer’s kitchen with all the high-end appliances that one would expect to find in a house of this caliber including espresso coffee machine.
The house also includes a large sun deck directly overlooking Hyams Beach, fully equipped laundry, 3 car garage, and all the entertainment technology you could wish for. You can also make use of a bespoke pool table and canoes. Stroll down to the beach through the stunning manicured gardens.
Please note we do not accept bookings for weddings, parties, or any commercial functions.
There is also a Boat House that can be rented as part of this property, which has high curved ceilings, spacious rooms with high-end finishes, and beautiful soft furnishings. The open plan living and dining area has floor to ceiling glass doors that concertina back to reveal a beautiful private courtyard. The courtyard is equipped with a BBQ and dining facilities together with tasteful sculptures and a water feature. Both properties can be found right next to the beach.
4. Witta Circle Beach House
Witta Circle Beach House is the ultimate beach house, located minutes from Hastings Street, in the exclusive enclave of Witta Circle, Noosa Sound.
This quality residence at 18 Witta Circle is nestled within one of Noosa’s most prestigious enclaves and only a short stroll to Hastings Street and Noosa’s Main Beach.
18 Witta Circle sleeps up to 11 guests across 5 bedrooms and 2 levels. The house offers space and comfort. It is perfect for large or extended families or small groups of friends looking for a luxury getaway.
Upstairs you will find the master suite with King bed and a second bedroom with twin Singles. Downstairs there are 3 further bedrooms. Bedroom 3 features a Queen and 1 x Single and an ensuite. Bedroom 4 features a Queen bed, while bedroom 5 has 2 x Singles. These two rooms share a bathroom.
Also on the ground floor, you’ll find a large open plan and fully-equipped kitchen, living, and dining area. There are an 8-seater dining table and separate media (with Austar)/lounge room. For winter coziness the fireplace offers warmth on those cooler nights.
The living area flows seamlessly out onto the outdoor living area. There are a generously sized pool and outdoor table setting to seat 8.
Witta Circle is a residential island situated just behind Hastings Street and is connected by bridge to Noosa Parade, a tree-lined avenue that stretches along the river to the center of Noosa. Homes here attract record prices due to their fantastic waterfront outlooks and close proximity to Hastings Street and Main Beach.
5. Liapari Beach House
Liapari Beach House is just by the beach and the sea, but is hidden away in the neighbouring Littoral rainforest, thus offering complete privacy and seclusion. The pool in front of this beach house edges onto a grassy area from which you can climb over the rocks to reach the beach.
This beach feels like your own private paradise. It is, of course, sandy and ideal for a paddle. A few steps away from this picture-perfect beach is this luxury beach house, which welcomes you back with all the warmth and serenity of a luxury pad adjoining the ocean.
Within this beach house, the architectural use of stone, glass, and timbers is et against a backdrop of the rainforest and frames the vista outside perfectly
The living space enjoys an open intimacy; and yet is surrounded by what seems to be an ever distracting picturesque and ‘mind-blowing’ seascape.
6. Sapphire Seas Beach House
Sapphire Seas Beach House is the perfect beach house with a pool deck right next to the warm sands of the beautiful and private Sapphire Beach.
Sapphire Seas Beach House is a beautiful, luxury beachfront holiday home, nestled in Coffs Harbour’s most exclusive private beachfront estate. The house has 4 large bedrooms, 3.5 limestone bathrooms, and around 450sq meters of living space, comfortably accommodating 11 people. It’s the perfect holiday for 1 or 2 families or a group of friends.
7. The Seahorse Beach House
The Seahorse Beach House offers luxury accommodation in Gnarabup, 10 km from Margaret River. The property features unobstructed views of the ocean, an outdoor lap pool (solar heated), and an alfresco area. There is reverse cycle air-conditioning in each room and is beautifully appointed.
With Western Australia’s incredible swells crashing just beyond your doorstep and the Margaret River a 10-minute trip away, this sublimely cool beach house has all the makings of a luxurious retreat. Every room in this spacious home includes designer furnishings and artworks, and breathtaking ocean views. Prop your hear over the solar-heated lap pool’s edge and watch the waves roll, letting the Seahorse Beach House work its relaxing magic.
There is a large deck to enjoy breakfast or an evening drink under the stars. Go for a swim in the private pool or cook up a feast in the high-end kitchen. The beach cafe “White Elephant” is just a 10-minute walk away and of course, the swimming beach is just a few steps away.
Relax and watch whales from the daybed-for-two, spot the whales in the distance. Swimming, snorkeling, and fishing opportunities abound. It is just a stroll down to the beach and the sound of the waves will beckon you for daytime beach fun as well as to watch the sunset.
Dunsborough is 45 km from The Seahorse Beach House, while Yallingup is 39 km from the property. The nearest airport is Busselton Regional Airport, 50 km from the property.
8. Swell, Palm Beach
Is the perfect beach house a house just steps from the golden sands of Palm Beach – then this is Palm Beach’s perfect beach house, arguably on the best beach in Sydney. Swell has floor to ceiling views of this yellow sand beach and the horizon from almost all the rooms.
The house has an adaptable floor plan which enables the house to be converted from one large residence into 2 self-contained levels. Both levels offer ocean and beach panoramas from all living areas and bedrooms.
Other highlights of this beach house include a private, sunny entertaining terrace overlooking the beach, polished timber floors, a spacious main living room with lounge, dining and family areas, and the second living area, plus the property has two kitchens.
9. Latitude 34, Gerroa, NSW
The View is an amazing beach house with sweeping views over the Pacific. Ideal for romantic couples, or families looking to entertain friends, this is a luxury holiday rental guaranteed to please.
This property is large with a number o separate living quarters, with four amazing bedrooms and two bathrooms plus an additional outside bathroom by the pool area. This house sleeps up to eight guests. The large pool has a decked terrace with a glass front so that guests can enjoy unrestricted views across the bay and Palm beach.
A stylish kitchen offers a large island workspace and glass doors that open onto the back deck area where you can enjoy a drink under the stars and panoramic views over the ocean.
The View is an architecturally designed contemporary structure, making maximum use of the expansive views out the back, and a beautiful lush front veranda lending a sense of tropical paradise.
10. Villa 3 Niramaya
Villa 3 Niramaya is a luxury resort home, located in the beautiful Niramaya villas & spa resort.
Niramaya Villas & spa resort offers a huge selection of luxurious villas with free WiFi, a private plunge pool and a patio with a BBQ, Niramaya Villas, and Spa is just 10 minutes’ walk from Four Mile Beach. Guests enjoy a restaurant, a bar, and a 30 yards pool.
Bordered by rainforest gardens, Niramaya Villas are a 5-minute drive from Port Douglas and a 15-minute drive from Mossman Gorge. Palm Cove is 35 minutes’ drive away.
You can work-out in the fitness center or play a game of tennis. The Niramaya Spa offers soothing massages and treatments. The tour desk books Great Barrier Reef cruises and Daintree Rainforest tours.
Niramaya Restaurant & Bar is a seasonal restaurant located on the grounds of Niramaya Villas and Spa. Guests are also welcome to self-cater in their villa. complete with tropical pavilion style architecture your own heated pool, lush colorful landscaping, all in total privacy and peace.
Villa 3 Niramaya is a luxury 3 bedroom home that is very special and nestled within this private gated estate. This is an ultra-luxury home that features a rainforest backdrop, a large waterfall at the rear of the property. The property sits on over 950m2 of tropical paradise. There is a very large lush backyard for the kids to play or just lay on and enjoy the sun in total privacy.
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