Instead of chasing the northern sun with the rest of Australia this winter, we suggest heading south to this beauty-of-a-beach-house on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula.

Located in the remote and quiet seaside town of Corny Point, three hours from Adelaide, is The Decks – a simple weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.

The concept of this architectually-designed house was to reincarnate the iconic beach shack. And what a sleek and sexy beach shack this is.

Yes, a seaside holiday could be considered an odd choice for a winter break… but it’s pretty cosy at The Decks, with the under-floor heating and wood fireplace sure to warm your bones.

And, although you may not actually strip down to your togs and go swimming in the midst of winter, we agree nothing can beat that view of the Southern Ocean right on your back step.

Enjoy it from the kitchen as you cook a hearty winter dinner, in the lounge area whilst sipping your homemade Nespresso coffee, on the deck soaking up the warm winter sun, and – if you’re lucky enough to score the main bedroom – from the sheets, as it will be the first thing you see when you wake in the morning. Lucky you.

The Details
Where: Corny Point, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Cost: From $365 per night (minimum of two nights)

Enjoy this article?

You can find it in Issue 51 along with
loads of other great stories and tips.