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With a name that aptly translates as “Yes, Why Not?” you’ll be hard pressed to find fault with this well-groomed number on Queensland’s Oak Beach. Another hit from the award-winning Chris Vandyke, who specialises in open-plan buildings that are drawn from tropical and Asian influences, Si Como No is born of a cool architectural savoir-faire, and is distinguishable from the neighbours for its structural elegance and zigzagging roof edge.

Both interior and exterior are characterised by soft stone colours, dark polished wood, white linens, deep green foliage, palm leaves and the occasional splash of intense red. Glass doors and windows open on to stripped decks and an azure 12m lap pool, and the ocean can be heard from any one of the four king-sized bedrooms. This one’s only recently on the rental market, so be the first out there to kick the walls and lap up the luxury. Why not indeed?

Details // Oak Beach, via Port Douglas, Qld. From $500 per night. www.executiveretreats.com.au, (07) 4098 1418.

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