Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Great Australian Holiday Homes
As Great Australian Holiday Homes go, Maitraya, about 25 minutes east of Albany in southwest WA, is far more “mansion” than perhaps anything else on our list. Entirely self-contained, it’s designed to house several Brady Bunch-sized families, as well as corporate groups and functions. Set on 500 acres of ocean-fronted bushland surrounded by national parks, the house itself encompasses 6000m2 and has eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a two-level wine cellar, gym, 13m indoor pool, glass-covered conservatory, 20-seat theatre – and that’s before you even get to the private airstrip, cricket pitch, tennis courts and footy oval. And before you get the impression that Maitraya is reserved for the super-rich, consider this: based on its $14k a week rack rate, if you fill it to its 16-adult capacity, that’s just $125 a night per person. For a week in coastal splendour you’ll never forget, we’d say that’s well worth it.

Details // Gull Rock Rd, Nanarup, WA. From $14,000 per week. www.maitraya.com, (08) 9361 9044.

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