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6 Dreamy Luxico Stays To Bookmark For Your Next Winter Escape

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With winter fast approaching, we’re already dreaming about what a mid-year escape might look like. And while more travellers might be heading overseas to escape the colder months this year, there’s nothing quite like the convenience of a holiday closer to home.

But if you haven’t got a holiday home of your own, Australia’s first ‘home hotel’, Luxico offers exclusive access to rent some of the country’s best holiday houses. There are hundreds of luxury stays to choose from and every retreat comes with a personal concierge service who can help arrange groceries, restaurant bookings, provide insider tips and more. Imagine all the amenities of a resort, with the same privacy as if it was your own property.

Plus, if you are lucky enough to be a holiday homeowner, you can also list your property with Luxico – and your earnings might even fund your next getaway!

We’ve pulled together six of our favourite Luxico stays from across New South Wales and Victoria, so you can start planning your dream winter escape!

12th May, 2022

Natural Lane, designed by Dominic Finlay Jones, available to rent on Luxico. Photo – Christopher Frederick Jones

 

 

Natural Lane, designed by Dominic Finlay Jones, available to rent on Luxico. Photo – Christopher Frederick Jones

Natural Lane
Byron Bay, NSW

Experience the peace and quiet of Byron Bay in wintertime by the fire at this cosy abode. The four-bedroom escape offers calming garden views without even having to step outside, as Natural Lane’s walls of floor-to-ceiling glass in the open-plan living, dining and kitchen room frame its bushland surrounds.

There’s a serene main bedroom with luxurious timber details for the parents, while kids can enjoy their own space in the second queen bedroom, and two others that feature stylish bunk beds. Nestled close to the beached at Suffolk Park, with lush lawns and a private outdoor deck – what more could you want?

Book Natural Lane here

Halarah, with landscape design by Fiona Brockhoff, available to rent on Luxico. Photo – Peter Marko

Halarah, with landscape design by Fiona Brockhoff, available to rent on Luxico. Photo – Peter Marko

Halarah, with landscape design by Fiona Brockhoff, available to rent on Luxico. Photo – Peter Marko

Halarah
Main Ridge, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Country living meets the coast at an amazing 60-acre property in Main Ridge, on the Mornington Peninsula! Set on an incredible winery and cattle farm, the farmhouse features three-bedrooms and multiple living zones, overlooking rows of grapes and lush rolling hills.

Inside, a natural colour scheme, timber floorboards, high ceilings, skylights and panelled walls complement the relaxing surrounds, while the kitchen serves as the heart of the home, with room for the whole family to come together and enjoy some quality time. And you can soak up all the peninsula has to offer with wineries, beaches and the hot springs a short drive from the property, which is located 10 minutes from Flinders village.

Book Halarah here

Wollumbi Estate, available to rent on Luxico. Photo – Saskia Wilson

Wollumbi Estate, available to rent on Luxico. Photo – Saskia Wilson

Wollumbi Estate
South Coast & Southern Highlands, NSW

Despite being only 90 minutes from Sydney, Wollumbi Estate has all the makings of a magical retreat in the French countryside. The grand homestead is filled with charm, as the picturesque exterior covered in vines and French provincial-inspired interiors help provide the ultimate sense of escapism. Experience an authentic farmhouse kitchen, ornate ceilings, columns and antique crystal chandeliers inside, or wander the idyllic gardens, nearby lake, olive groves and a vineyard outside.

Seven bedrooms are located in the main homestead and there’s also a barn with a fire-pit and pool table, so the property is perfect for larger groups or a big family looking for a truly luxurious trip away!

Book Wollumbi Estate here

Sweven, available to rent on Luxico. Photo – Jason Busch

Sweven, available to rent on Luxico. Photo – Jason Busch

Sweven
Cattai, Sydney, NSW

This treehouse-style residence is billed as ‘one of Australia’s greatest estates’, and with 141-acres of scenery to explore, it’s easy to see why. Internationally renowned architect Timothy Moon designed the sprawling, elevated property to make the most of its spectacular location, tucked away amongst lotus-filled lake, tree plantations and sheep filled paddocks.

Guests can stay in one of the home’s two winged pavilions built from New Zealand schist rock and Queensland sugar mill timber. There’s room for up to eight people in the main house and two in the guest cottage, while even the large outdoor entertaining area and a separate treetop office are complete with breathtaking views.

Book Sweven here

The Lee House, available to rent on Luxico. Photo – Derek Hendersen

The Lee House, available to rent on Luxico. Photo – Derek Hendersen

The Lee House
Watsons Bay, Sydney, NSW

The Lee House is a renovated three-bedroom cottage tucked away near Watsons Bay and Camp Cove beach. This light-filled oasis has a breezy, relaxed vibe all year round, with a fireplace to keep you warm on the colder nights and a covered balcony primed for any weather.

Spread over two levels, the contemporary house has it’s own resort-style garden and two spa-like bathrooms. Couples or a family can take some time out inside among the warm, stylish wooden interiors, and explore all of Sydney’s hotspots – including South Head National Park, local cafes and Watsons Bay Wharf.

Book The Lee House here

Mudbrick House, available to rent on Luxico. Photo – Get Flashed Photography

Mudbrick House, available to rent on Luxico. Photo – Get Flashed Photography

Mudbrick House
Balnarring, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

With six bedrooms, an outdoor pizza oven, a cubby house, wine fridge and outdoor fire pit, this Balnarring pad is a dream getaway for the whole family. The brand-new house has been carefully designed to cater to groups of up to 12 people, and has room for everyone to gather and unwind by the fire with the best of the Mornington Peninsula at your doorstep, just minutes from the renowned Jackalope Winery and Balnarring Beach.

Manicured gardens help create a sense of privacy, and if you really want to treat yourself, you can even book a private caterer to cook for you at the property, so you don’t have do a thing!

Book Mudbrick House here

Luxico is gifting all The Design Files readers with a $200 voucher to start planning your next winter escape. Follow this link to obtain your gift.

If you’re a homeowner looking for a higher level of care and better financial return for your holiday home, list your home with LUXICO today.

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