This spot definitely has a summer-house-in-the-Hamptons feel. It’s just 300 metres from Mount Martha beach, but if that’s too far, there’s a solar-heated pool and a cedar hot tub. The interior is white and bright and tastefully decorated, with plenty of open space and double doors that open onto the outdoor entertaining area.
Cathedral ceilings let the summer light in, and two fires (one gas and one wood-burning) ensure you’ll be cosy if the temperature drops at night. There are three bedrooms for a maximum occupancy of eight people. You can fight over the king bedroom with the ensuite bath, although you don’t lose much with the other two queen rooms (both with walk-in wardrobes).
The house is elegant, refined and tasteful, but it doesn’t skimp on the mod-cons – there’s a smart TV (with Netflix and Stan); a Denon surround-sound cinema system; Smeg kitchen appliances; and an espresso machine with coffee grinder (beans are provided). You’ll find plenty of herbs and spices and essentials to use in the spacious pantry, too. Dogs are also welcome.