4 Bedrooms With Beautiful Views
There's nothing like heading to bed on your vacation and knowing no alarm will be waking you. This is your time off, to relax and indulge in mindfulness, and rising naturally is one of life's greatest gifts. Plus, when you wake to endless views at your mercy, that's truly heaven. Here's four pristine bedrooms, equipped with inspiring views to enjoy as you rest.
Tammar Ridge, Snellings Beach, SA
Sweeping ocean views meet modern design at Tammar Ridge on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island. From its lofty perch atop a hill, this pretty pile overlooks Snellings Beach and is blessed with panoramic 360-degree views. A perch at the outdoor setting on the timber deck is the best vantage point to admire these vistas, or gather in the open-plan living, kitchen and dining area to gawk at it through the massive floor-to-ceiling windows. The house can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests, and comes with sleek entertainment systems, a roaring wood fire, and a stash of games. When it comes time to get your feet sandy, simply wander down the gently sloping hill to the beach.
Carpe Diem Houseboats, Mannum, SA
Dust off your boat shoes because you’re taking to the high seas. Or rather, the waters of the winding Murray River. While some getaways promise proximity to the water, Carpe Diem Houseboats does one better: it puts you on the water. These floating stays ferry travellers between riverfront towns and places of interest. Each of the vessels in Carpe Diem’s fleet is two storeys and comes with three good bedrooms, a large kitchen, dining area and upper deck area. When the sun is out and the air is warm, the deck space is where you will want to spend most of your time either soaking up the Vitamin D, reading a book or scouring the water to decide the location of your next swim stop. Travellers also don’t need the experience of a past Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race entrant to take the helm of one of these houseboats. Lessons are provided upon arrival.
Stowaway Kangaroo Island, Cassini, SA
Sneak away to the restorative scenery and sea air on Kangaroo Island at these couples’ havens. Stowaway KI’s retreats have been designed to give loved-up duos the ultimate escape. The two one-bedroom havens sit on an isolated property, flaunting spectacular ocean and pasture views. The stays are set well away from one another, giving all guests ample privacy. In each stowaway, couples will find a contemporary fit-out that comes complete with a self-contained kitchen, a double-sided fireplace, and a gorgeous marble ensuite. The spotlight-stealer is the Scandi-style sauna, but there is also a sunken hot tub on the deck if you prefer soaking to steaming.
Altamira Retreat, McLaren Vale, SA
McLaren Vale is renowned as being a luxury holiday destination, with its dreamy beaches and luscious vineyards. The Altamira Retreat, located on a stunning nine-acre vineyard, makes for a divine weekend away for whatever the reason you wish to escape. The retreat has been artfully dressed, the owners using vintage and eclectic pieces collected from their own travels, and a healthy hamper of gourmet provisions awaits all guests as a welcoming gift. Expect locally-sourced goods such as pasta, tomato sugo, shortbread and more.