Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Great Australian Holiday Homes This brand new $6m home in Queensland’s Palm Beach has Gold Coast written all over it. It’s one of a small group of luxury waterfront properties managed by Dream Holiday Homes, and as such it’s highly typical of the collection: extremely modern, extremely big, and with a focus on rock star glamour. Piled like a contemporary wedding cake onto four storeys of glass, balconies, bi-fold doors and open-plan living areas, Nautica fronts right on to Palm Beach itself. But if you can’t drag yourself the short distance to the ocean, fear not: you can walk right from your undercover dining area with built-in BBQ, straight into the welcoming embrace of a gorgeous L-shaped swimming pool.
The five-bedroom, five-bathroom mansion has a designer kitchen and dedicated kids’ lounge with TV and video games, and there’s no shortage of activities, with the Gold Coast’s plethora of Theme Worlds all within short driving distance.
Details // Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach, Qld. From $990 per night. www.dreamholidayhomes.com.au, 08 9260 4460.