Bounded by antique angophoras and with sights throughout eucalypts down to the gleaming Brisbane Waters, Pretty Beach House is a super-urbane private guesthouse in a delightful location, just 100 kilometers or 90 minutes drive north of Sydney. All-inclusive rates (all meals, snacks and considered selection of beverage) and guided walks through the Bouddi National Park are on offer and once you get there, you’ll never want to leave.
Guests are greeted as if in a private home, where all meals, snacks, beverages and a measured assortment of alcoholic beverages are included, as part of the warmth. With only three, one-bedroom pavilions surrounding the Main House on the seven and a half-acre property, guests are offered privacy with never-ending service.
The pavilions: Treetops, Bayview and Hideaway have views through a collection of ancient angophoras and resident eucalypts down onto the dazzling Brisbane Waters. The pavilions offer king bedrooms with separate dressing rooms, combustion log fires within an open-plan sitting areas oriented to take advantage of the views.
The dining and lounging areas and bathrooms lead onto private decks with day beds and heated plunge pools. The décor is uncomplicated and sturdy, with tub chairs in vintage leather, 1930’s travel trunks, hand crafted tables, and excellent Belgium linen. The Main House, positioned in the heart of the estate, has an atrium style dining and lounging area, intimate cocktail bar, wine cellar, open fireplace plus infinity pool and deck. Interiors harmonize the bushland surroundings, featuring local sandstone and recycled timbers. Local artists have taken advantage of the fallen angophora branches and created sculptures that attribute throughout.
They also offer tailored massage and beauty treatments in the privacy of guests’ pavilions. Couples can be pampered at the same time.
The Manfredi method to minimalism, grace, service and fabulous food is obvious in every aspect of the culinary delights of Pretty Beach House. Italian born Stefano Manfredi is one of Australia’s most renowned and powerful chefs and a primary example of contemporary Italian cuisine. Guests may dine in the atrium dining room, privately within their own pavilion, in the wine cellar or al fresco on the landscaped property. An extensive range of premium wines and spirits has been selected to complete the cooking encounter.
The tranquil characteristically Australian bushland setting offers respite and relaxation, however it can also become the center of a full expedition experience.