Hot Tubs, Heated Pools And Fireplaces: 6 Of The Cosiest Winter Stays Down Under - Men's Health Magazine Australia

Hot Tubs, Heated Pools And Fireplaces: 6 Of The Cosiest Winter Stays Down Under

Take a break this winter.

If you’re not quite ready to go into hibernation this winter (who needs a self-imposed lockdown), we’ve rounded up 6 of the toastiest staycation homes to book with saunas, spas, cinema rooms and fireplaces. 

Whether you’re looking for a cosy farm-stay escape, or city extravagance, here are our picks from VIC to QLD.

1. Sky Melbourne

Sleeps 8, 3 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms. Melbourne, Victoria.

• Upstairs bar
• Entertaining lounge
• Shared pool
• Shared gym and conference room
• Sauna and steam room

Take up a heavenly position indoors or out at Sky Melbourne where there’s no shortage of panoramic city, bay and mountain views. You have all you need on-site and within arm’s reach of this exceptional three-bedroom two-level penthouse, which enjoys a central Melbourne location. Feel on top of the world as you sit at the upstairs bar, watch the city sparkle from the multiple balconies or experience the ultimate in luxury in the outdoor jacuzzi.

Shift into relax mode as you gather around the fire pit, on the lounges, at the outdoor table or soak in the jacuzzi. Inside, the high-end additions continue with a sauna and steam room. Aliving area with floor-to-ceiling glazing, oversized curved lounge and a baralso add to the appeal of this level. And there’s even more to enjoy in this complex with a theatre, swimming pool, and gym.

2. Lawndale

Sleeps 10, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. New South Wales, South Coast & Southern Highlands, Berry Region.

• Outdoor entertaining and BBQ area
• Infinity edge swimming pool
• Unique fireplace
• Farm animals & rural surround 

The original Lawndale Cottage, built in 1870’s has stood the test of time in the private, serene and highly sought-after Foxground valley. Lawndale is a home filled with old world charm, offering a rustic, farm-house experience and getting back to basics in a rural setting. 

Immerse yourself in a unique, country-esque style of living, perfect for those hoping to discover the beautiful region! In the evenings, unwind in front of the open fireplace while sipping on one of the many local red wines available from the region or afar.

3. Contempo on Main 

Sleeps 8, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom

Queensland, Gold Coast

• Private beachfront Pool
• Spa 
BBQ terrace

Feel the gentle sea breezes and breathe in fresh salty air from the waterfront decadence that is‘Contempo on Main’. With 18 meters of direct beach frontage with sensational views of the ocean.Head down to the private swimming pool area for a swim which has amazingviews, barbeque terrace, spa, and direct beach access with a patrolled beach just metres away.

This apartment is perfectly located right above the famous Main Beach waterfront mere steps fromthe white sands and surf. The trendy cafes, bars, restaurants, and boutique stores of Tedder Avenueare within easy walking distance, or you can easily head into the city. 

4. Bela Deluxe Penthouse

• Multiple living rooms
• Shared Swimming pool, Gym, Spa, Sauna
• Study

This stunning apartment is drenched in luxury with immaculate finishes, private sky pool, and panoramic ocean views, positioned in a sought after Gold Coast location only 300m from the beach. Close to shops, cafes, bars, and the surf, your decadent beachside getaway awaits!

Leave your cares at the door as you step inside this gorgeous apartment perched high above the streets of Mermaid Beach. The main living area is simply exceptional with an open plan design, pop up gas fireplace, sleek entertainer’s kitchen, and floor to ceiling glass which opens out to the expansive balcony.

The residential building has fantastic amenities including a swimming pool, spa, outdoor dining area, and gymnasium. 

5. Bluewater Oasis

• Sleeps 14, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
• Queensland, Gold Coast

Welcome to Bluewater Oasis in Broadbeach Waters. This large modern holiday home has everything you need for a magic holiday experience with your large family or group of friends. As you walk in the door you will love the open space of the home with a modern kitchen, funky furnishing and a view from every room overlooking the beautiful Broadbeach waterfront.

The theatre room is complete with a huge screen projector, Space Invaders game machine and retro popcorn machine making it perfect at night when the family need a break after swimming in the pool all day. Adding to the activities is the classic board games as well as a pool table – keeping you entertained through the cooler months.

6. Flinders Gem

Sleeps 8, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom. Victoria, Mornington Peninsula, Flinders.

• Light-filled open-plan living spaces
• Heated swimming pool
• Covered al fresco and deck

Offering unprecedented privacy yet only a short 300 metre stroll to the village, a large level allotment of 1,057sqm (approx.) has been expertly considered to deliver a stunning residence of an earthy, almost rustic aesthetic through the prominent use of timber and recycled brick. Inside is a story of modern luxury, where a light-filled open-plan kitchen, dining and living space is anchored by the brilliant brick open fireplace and beautiful wide oak flooring.

Ensuring zoned privacy, the floorplan separates a large master suite (with luxurious en-suite and walk-in-robe) from three further bedrooms, two bathrooms and additional sitting room/study at opposite ends of the home. Between them lies those gorgeous central living spaces where floor-to-ceiling glass opens to a covered alfresco and deck, heated swimming pool and manicured gardens beyond.

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