Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Great Australian Holiday Homes
If you’re after that picture perfect beachside town – complete with 14kms of bleached white sand, an immense rainforest backdrop and more than enough sophisticated eateries, boutique shops and art galleries to entertain you for an idle week or two – look no further than northern Qld’s Mission Beach. It’s no surprise that several fancy holiday homes have sprung up in the area as well, but Sejala Beach House could well be, like Cinderella, the fairest of them all.

The old timber house sleeps six and is set under shady coconut palms with private grounds leading directly on to the shores of the Coral Sea. Sejala has been redecorated in a white, light and pristine provincial boathouse style, with a lofty pavilion roof, a large flow-through living space, simple cane furnishings, several terraces, a private pool surrounded by flower gardens and hammocks slung in cool, quiet corners.

Details // Mission Beach, Qld. From $660 per night, per couple., (07) 4088 6699.

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