Luxury holiday houses to rent for your next group getaway
Accommodating a family getaway with the whole clan will never be a challenge in Queensland, with plenty of luxury holiday homes available to call escape to for a while. Tucked away into some of the state’s most wonderful coastlines and hinterlands, luxury homestays are turning the quintessential Aussie beach holiday on its head to something smarter, more sophisticated, and more comfortable than your regular twin room hotel.
For around the same price of a resort stay, you can experience beachside living for a moment in time, with all the comforts of home in someone else’s. Pack the buckets, spades and even man’s best friend (for some), and head to one of these beautiful luxury holiday houses in Queensland.
A stunning luxury beach house on the water’s edge
There are few holiday homes on the market that meet the opulent expectations Alinghi Beach House in Agnes Waters has set. Voted one of the world’s top five beach houses, this glorious seaside home has to be seen to be believed. Imagine a private morning yoga class on the expansive seaside landing, before a dip in the pool with your friends, and retiring to the entertainer’s kitchen to whip up a spread with one another.
A tranquil getaway, Alingi is nestled amidst fourteen acres of native bushland at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef and overlooks the breathtaking Honeymoon Bay. A larger luxury holiday house, Alinghi Beach House sleeps ten guests across four bedrooms, and has an additional Master Pavilion which can be booked on special request. Located only 6km south of Agnes Waters and Seventeen Seventy, the beautiful bays and surrounds are only a short drive to be experienced. Or, stock up and stay in, there’s plenty to enjoy about the property before the famous Agnes sunset showers hues of yellow and pink across your group getaway. Unfortunately this property is not wheelchair accessible.
Enjoy togetherness at The Grand, Broadbeach
Bask in the Broadbeach lifestyle and take up residence at The Grand, a waterfront property adorned with every Gold Coast getaway trimming. This luxury holiday house is built at the end of a canal and perfectly captures east-coast living with two alfresco dining areas, upstairs and downstairs, for you to relish the upstream views of Surfers Paradise.
The kind of place you dream about on a darker winter’s day, The Grand is a contemporary open plan space that treats you to architecturally designed living areas, lofty entry ways, stylish kitchens, and a luxe jacuzzi that will have you digging out a holiday read for an excuse to melt away a little longer.
Perfect for a couple of families together or a big group of friends, this five-bedroom, three-bathroom water-front residence is fitting with all the trimmings for an activity packed getaway. Keep yourself active with kayaks, fishing rods, table tennis and a home cinema for the occasional rainy day. Or, explore the area while you’re right behind Pacific Fair and Broadbeach’s newly renovated Star Casino.
An intimate getaway at Bunyip Retreat, Scenic Rim
The next-generation weekend away turning Scenic Rim into a must-visit destination with family or close friends. The Bunyip in Scenic Rim is an intimate retreat that caters to no more than eight adults, a stunning luxury holiday house on a vast piece of land that overlooks the Great Dividing Range.
While it’s ordinarily separated into four apartments – perfect for romantic getaways – the retreat is available for ‘whole of house’ bookings, making it the ideal spot if you’re looking to reconnect with loved ones and ground yourself with the natural surrounds. Each room is fitted with creature comforts like a fireplace, Nespresso coffee machine, and BYO capabilities, making time away from the group as enjoyable as the time with.
It might appear Bunyip isn’t within cooee of adventure, there’s plenty to pack into a few days there, with a luxury pool, communal fireplace, and the option to book a thrilling helicopter tour of the local wineries.
Noosa less travelled at Gooloowa Luxury Lakehouse
Uncover parts of Noosa you never knew existed with a stay at Gooloowa Luxury Lakehouse, at Eumarella Shores Noosa Lake Retreat. Tucked into the banks of Lake Weyba, part of 50 stunning acres of eco-conservation reserve, you and up to five others can check in and indulge in a weekend of nowhere to be, in no particular time.
Located just eight metres from the lake’s edge, the floor-to-ceiling glass will make you feel as though you’re hovering atop of the water. Watch the moon rise above the lake at Gooloowaa (meaning moonlight), and spend your days lapping in special memories with family or close friends in this three-bedroom, two-bathroom luxury holiday house. Go for a paddle in the canoe, enjoy a drink on the deck, or share a cook up together in the luxury kitchen.
Family getaways and luxurious surroundings co-exist in Cairns
Finding a luxurious family getaway need not be difficult, especially in North Queensland, where holidays can be both friendly and lush. Enjoy the freedom of a group holiday with a little extra privacy at Trinity Beach Palace in Cairns, which accommodates up to ten people within five individual retreat homes.
Trinity Beach Palace is nestled quietly within 10,000 square metres of park-like tropical landscaped grounds, boarded by 130 metres of Far North Queensland beach front. With plenty to explore in the surrounding areas like Palm Cove, your getaway to-do list won’t be short on experiences. Be comforted knowing once you’re done, your individually decorated villa awaits you and your tribe to melt down into the evenings sharing good food and great company.
Experience a piece of Bali in Tropical North Queensland
The ideal way to explore your own backyard while still enjoying a taste of Bali, the Bali Hai in Mossman is a luxury holiday house for rent that provides your group with the best of both worlds. Take the stress out of orchestrating a group getaway and escape to Tropical North Queensland, where 80 acres of rainforest property is your new home to daily private yoga sessions, in-house catering and reconnecting with loved ones as the stresses of regular life disappear behind the palms.
The Bali Hai in Mossman accommodates up to eight guests within their Balinese inspired beach villas, with each retreat complete with creature comforts, state of the art entertainment systems and gourmet kitchens. There are few greater joys in life than sinking into your own private getaway among friends and indulging in ‘Island Time’ without leaving home soil.