If you’re going to do summer right, you well and truly need to rent a bangin’ beach house. Yep, sure as anything, as the warmer weather rolls in, your inner-city shoebox will low and behold start turning into an uninhabitable sauna. But fear not, this (literally) sticky situation is totally preventable.
Cue the perfect beach house, cool winds, hammocks and Hampton-style pool decks. Now that’s the kind of summer you deserve. Here are the best beach houses to rent this summer!
There’s nothing low-key about this one and we’re damn grateful for that. Because where else would you get three levels of pure tropical goodness with expansive wrap around decks, outdoor showers and pizza ovens, an epic BBQ area, a trampoline (for all you kidults) and the true gem—an indoor pool. And don’t get us started on the beach views and the fact that it’s surrounded by pure jungle.
Though little in size, The Cottage is a big deal. You’ll be walking distance from both Clarke’s Beach and the heart of Byron, but let’s be honest, you won’t be leaving this humble, timber abode offering up a world of charm for groups or a couple-y getaway. Oh and not to mention the plunge pool and outdoor private bath.
For the more secluded getaway, Beach Escape is the quiet nook where you should be spending yyourdays reading on its deck, listening to the waves crashing on the beach (it’s pretty magical like that). There are four levels of blissful vaycay vibes, a sandy shoreline to chill on, and just a casual outdoor spa overlooking the bay.
Tucked away into a glade bordering Bouddi National Park, this lil’ charmer is just minutes from Maitland Bay. There’s an insanely bright garden (Botanic Garden eat your heart out), a resort-style pool and a home theatre which seriously makes Birdsong your ultimate summer hideaway.
Hamptons Beach Palace
Note: size actually matters here. This gigantic spot of property has a handful of spaces made for BBQs, large dinners, sitting around (you know it) or playing a touch of backyard cricket. No doubt if you’re head of a clan that’s larger than most, Hamptons Beach Palace is the epic beach house to bring them all to this summer.
Two words: backyard swing. And you can bet all the suntan oil in the world that you’re going to spend your entire stay riiiight here (alternatively the hammock does pretty well too). Cue an awesome stereo to keep the holiday tunes rolling and one helluva massive BBQ to cook all the snags.
Tides Beach House
You’ll have pretty much everything you need at Tides Beach. From elevated ocean views out to Bird Island, a 10 metre swimming pool (to fill with all the inflatables ever), table tennis in the garage and an open BBQ area, no doubt it’s your ticket to a summer that all others envy.
The Beach House
Literally right on the sand, this beach house is the epitome of open plan which means those damn fine summer feels the entire time you bunker down here. If your plans for the warmer days look something like chilling out in an in-ground spa, watching the sunrise every morning, and going to the beach every day you’ll want to hit book on this Newcastle gem.
Image credit: The Beach House at Merewether