Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Great Australian Holiday Homes
The Angkasa – a Malay word meaning “The Heavens” – truly is a place to die for. The Asian-influenced four-bedroom mansion on Coolum Beach was designed by architect Andrea Cheah to be a modern urban expression of restrained tropical elegance, with a heavy emphasis on soaring glass, deep brown timbers and smooth shining marble. Its four oversized residential suites (Tropical, Canopy, Rainforest and the superb Ocean Penthouse) each have balconies with stunning views, while the wider house is superbly and tastefully furnished.

A gourmet kitchen, entertaining area, indoor/outdoor dining areas and spa terrace complete the picture, while The Angkasa’s location on the Sunshine Coast obviously brings a thousand tiny pleasures into play, from golfing to deep sea fishing to diving to hinterland tours. This is cool, contemporary holiday living at its finest.

Details // Mona Vista Crescent, Coolum Beach, Qld. From $6000 per week. www.theangkasa.com.au, 0411 820 829.

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