Sandy beaches. Golden beaches. Paddle Pops.

There’s nothing quite like an Australian summer – or an Australian summer house.

Here, 16 chic retreats to spend the season in…from $145 a night.

Koda Beach Bungalow, QLD

Le Soleil, SA

Three Hummock Island, Tas


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Hyams Beach Seaside Cottages, NSW

Sorrento Cottage, Vic

Millers Rest, Vic


$200 – $300

 Adventure Bay Retreat Cottage, Tas

Happy Shack, NSW

Gidget goes to Culburra, NSW

Bear Gully Coastal Cottages, Vic

Windsong Beach House, SA

Lantana Cottage, WA


$300 -$400

Sunsan’s Beach House, NSW

Flame Tree Beach Cottage, WA