Five holiday rentals with lighthouse style

Five holiday rentals with lighthouse style
Five holiday rentals with lighthouse style

Opossum Bay, Tasmania’s “The Lighthouse”

Five holiday rentals with lighthouse style

In Tasmania’s Opossum Bay, this unique lighthouse is one of the more quaint options on the list. It sleeps six, with three large bedrooms, and is of “holiday shack” style. The main room has an ensuite and private deck, and all the rooms have views of the ocean.

The little lighthouse has the beautiful spiral staircase feature, and includes indoor dining, alfresco dining and costs $285 to $390 per night with a minimum booking of three nights.

It’s right on the beach, dubbed The Lighthouse, and has featured in magazines and television programs. Bright red, with a green roof, compared to the neutral-toned properties around it, you can’t miss it.

It comes with a canoe and paddle board, “various beach and board games”, an open fireplace and a barbecue and appears well suited to families.

Property Observer loves the seaside circular window, one with telescope, and the stylised boat kitchen.

Photos courtesy of Stayz.com.au

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Troubridge Island Lighthouse, South Australia

 Five holiday rentals with lighthouse style

This lighthouse makes second place on our list as while, alike to the majority of other lighthouse accommodation offerings, you’ll be in the circa 1850 Keeper’s cottages and not the lighthouse itself (due to heritage requirements for many) the cottage is so close that it’s barely an issue.

Fairy Penguins nest on the island, and while you need to bring your own linen and food, the different four-bedroom cottage accommodation options hold up to 10 people a piece and provide full cooking facilities. Near a white sandy beach, it also has a wood heater/pot belly fire.

Called Troubridge Island Hideaway, it’s a perfect name for the out-of-the-way lighthouse, that has been repainted in its stunning red and white original horizontal colours. The original lighthouse was created in England, and shipped in pieces to Australia, functioning from 1856 to 1981, before becoming a conservation park in 1982 when purchased for $42,000 by the state government. Permits are required to visit the island.

Pricing is from $360 a night for a family in a cottage.

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Image courtesy of lighthouse.net.au

 


Burnett Heads, The Light House, Queensland

Five holiday rentals with lighthouse style

The closest accommodation to the functioning Burnett Heads Lighthouse, this is accommodation that typifies the area. It has views of the ocean or harbour from every window, and has a lovely verandah. It was apparently the old pilot stations’ house, and was moved to this location in the 1930s.

It has four bedrooms, a two-way bathroom with a claw-foot bath, and encourages pet owners to stay. It is a walk to amenities, and also offers a bit of private beachfront.

It’s available from $99 to $199 a night, and it would suit someone who is heading to Burnett Heads’ The Lighthouse Festival that celebrates the nautical history of the town. This history permeates through the local neighbourhood, with even the local real estate agency using the lighthouse it their logo (as below).

Five holiday rentals with lighthouse style

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The Lighthouse Keeps Cottage, Aireys Inlet, Victoria

Five holiday rentals with lighthouse style

Our Victorian entrant to the list are these Aireys Inlet cottages, built in the 1890s, that are in “near original condition” (but with comfort upgrades). With five bedrooms, two kitchens and two bathrooms, they’re located opposite the Split Point Lighthouse.

Pets are welcome (although a surcharge applies), and there’s a gas BBQ, and a combustion fire.

They’re available from $400 daily, and we couldn’t leave them off the list due to the pristine photos offered of the residences.

The two assistant keeper’s cottages were auctioned in March 2004, with an undisclosed result over $1.5 million. Apparently, hundreds of people attended the auction.

The lighthouse itself was originally called Eagles Nest Point, and was built in 1891. It has a distinctive red roof.

https://www.greatoceanroadholidays.com.au/accommodation/1952

Photos courtesy of Great Ocean Road Holidays.

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Belle Helena, Byron Bay, New South Wales

Five holiday rentals with lighthouse style

For an upmarket experience, the fifth on our list has to be Belle Helena, which has views of the ocean and Byron Bay Lighthouse. For a slightly more removed lighthouse lover, the property sits on 200 acres, with a 25 metre lap pool, tennis court, six-seater cinema, wood-fired pizza oven, gymnasium, yoga room and driving range.

With artworks and furnishings, it has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a day bed/massage table. It includes an open fireplace, and a second wing of the home that offers a double-sided fireplace, pool table, another bedroom (and bunk room for children).

Altogether, the main house and second residence sleeps up to 22 guests. For 14 guests (each additional adult is $100, each additional child is $50), it costs $20,500 per week for New Years, $17,500 per week for Christmas and Easter and $2,500 per night for January and school holidays.

Those on a slightly more subdued budget can rent it in the “low season” for $1,900 per night plus a $250 cleaning fee.

It’s pretty much amazing, and that it has lighthouse views (and from the infinity edge pool, according to the agent) just tops it off.

https://www.uniqueestates.com.au/rent-residential-real-estate/house-mcleods-shoot-nsw-23058140000

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke

Jennifer Duke was a property writer at Property Observer

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