$500AUD per night
Hilltop Villas, Apartment 5, 20 Henderson Street, Sunshine Beach
The most memorable holidays are the ones that weave together a rich tapestry of adventure and experience. The kind where laughter is spontaneous, conversation free-flowing and joy all-consuming. But in amongst the action and exploration, carving out those rare moments of stillness is just as vital and enriching. And at this Hilltop Villa in Sunshine Beach, you can strike a balance between the two.
Nestled within a canopy of verdant green, the spacious apartment occupies the penthouse level of a boutique complex of five. Evoking the feel of a classic beach retreat, it blends luxury with lifestyle and indoors with out – all oriented towards a spectacular ocean panorama more than deserving of the title ‘paradise’.
With a secure lift ensuring accessibility, the floorplan of the villa has been thoughtfully planned to allow for privacy and retreat while encouraging a sense of community among family, friends or a combination of the two.
The bedrooms are positioned in close proximity, allowing parents to keep an eye on their little ones. Features include a private furnished undercover balcony off the master, which is designed to encourage moments of alone time away from the rest of the group. There’s also a luxurious soaking tub in the ensuite, artfully positioned by wooden shutters to let bathers draw in washes of warm sunshine.
In the central zone of the apartment, lifestyle takes centre stage in an open-plan space fashioned in nautical shades of blue and white paired with timbers, natural textures, eyecatching artworks and expansive banks of glass. A spacious kitchen is tailor made for culinary creativity, with all the space and mod cons a keen chef could desire. Plentiful seating allows them to remain part of the fun and conversation as they cook, with meals served casually at the island bench, around the dining table or on an alfresco zone cooled by ocean breezes. This entertaining space is one of three covered communal terraces spread across the front and sides of the apartment that combine to give visitors maximum enjoyment of a bush and beach panorama that stretches beyond 180 degrees. Access is via the comfortable and welcoming lounge space, itself ideal for games nights, cosy chats or even an afternoon of TV binge watching.
Within the complex, visitors can make use of the inground pool on a warm summer’s day, while the delights of water with waves lie just a short distance away on Sunshine Beach, which includes a patrolled area and surf break. Also within walking distance are lush Noosa National Park – a haven for hikers, bushwalkers, photographers and more – a surf club and the acclaimed cafes and cuisine of the local village.
Other high-profile attractions such as Gympie Terrace, Hastings St and Main Beach are just a short drive away. Here, you can browse and buy in vibrant boutiques, take your pick of exquisite menus created by talented local chefs or simply feel the smush of golden sand between your toes. You may even find one of those moments of incredible stillness that help you to connect with nature – and yourself. It’s about embracing that feeling of wonder and letting in a sense of restoration and retreat. And where better for it than this spectacular corner of the world?
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Pool (Private)
- Pool (Communal)
- Washing Machine
- Pet-friendly (fees applies)
- Nespresso coffee machine (BYO pods)
- Ocean views
- North-easterly aspect
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
1 x king-sized bed, ensuite with stand-alone shower and large bathtub
1 x queen-sized bed, ensuite with stand-alone shower
2 x king-single sized beds (beds can be zipped together to make a king bed upon request prior to arrival)