Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Great Australian Holiday Homes Five ensuite bedrooms, a three-tiered private theatre, gymnasium, flood-lit tennis court, butler station, 22m pool, eight-person spa, on-demand helicopter and a TV in every room; this ridiculously swanky Côte d’Azur-style villa would put Brad and Angelina’s French chateau to shame.
The immense and absurdly luxurious property is in fact more like a top-end resort than a holiday home, languishing on its own private acreage in the hills above Coffs Harbour, 750m above the Pacific Ocean and with outstanding views from every outlook. Wear good sturdy shoes and take a packed lunch and bottle of water if attempting to walk from one end to the other. Oh, and don’t be surprised if you bump into George Clooney in the spa.
Details // Coffs Harbour, NSW. From $1000 per night. www.villavivante.com, 0411 336 666.