Pretty Beach House

Sophisticated, serene, romantic

Bouddi Peninsula


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At a Glance

This intimate private guesthouse with four luxurious wood-paneled lodges feels truly connected to nature.

Indagare Loves

  • The secluded forest setting, particularly that of the Hideaway Pavilion, which lives up to its name
  • Bouddi Spa’s local flower- and herb-infused spa treatments
  • Hearing ancient dreamtime stories from Aboriginal elders at nightly smoking ceremonies


Set on a hilltop above the town of Pretty Beach on Bouddi Peninsula, Pretty Beach House was closed for more than two years after a fire destroyed the property in 2012. Now fully restored—the property reopened in 2015—this sophisticated and luxurious guesthouse is a destination difficult to leave.

Built in collaboration with local artisans and craftspeople, Pretty Beach House feels intimate and authentic, constructed with a mix of new and repurposed brass, stone, timber and travertine, and exudes character and charm. The design is sensitive to the environment, with interiors and furnishings taking inspiration from the colors and textures of the surrounding landscape. There are four private pavilions, each named after its best feature—bayview, treetops, hideaway and the retreat—that surround the main house. The seven-and-a-half acre property can accommodate eight people at a time. Each pavilion has views through gum trees down to the waters of Pretty Beach.

The main house offers a collection of shared facilities, including an open kitchen, guest lounge, an intimate dining space, wine cellar, an infinity pool and poolside pizza oven in an al-fresco dining area. Stefano Manfredi, one of Australia’s most influential chefs, heads the kitchen and creates a simple yet superb dining experience for guests.

Activities include indigenous dance and didgeridoo smoking ceremonies around a fire, guided bush walks and boat charters. The Bouddi Spa allows guests to relax with treatments designed to bring physical, spiritual and environmental aspects into balance.

Who Should Stay

Couples seeking a private and pampering experience.

Written by Lisa Jackson

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