The clues are all in the name at Coastal Luxe on the Mornington Peninsula, on Bunurong land. Nestled deep in a banksia forest, just a short stroll through dunes to the Bass Strait’s crashing waves, the down-to-earth haven sits cocooned in tranquility. Enter the wood-cladded structure from up high, after crossing a suspended wood bridge fringed by foliage and the sound of cicadas and birds. You’ll feel the weight of the world slip off your shoulders as you step into the airy, split-level space dappled with bright light and filled with vintage decor and art – the evolving story of owners Keryn and Steve Nossal’s life and travels. Celebrated in coffee table books for its modernist design, the luxe beach shack is no slouch for sustainability either. The sun provides power for your stay and everything’s been selected to lessen impact – from design practices to furnishings. Built for multi-family get-togethers, take your pick of spots to gather inside: the pool-slash-cinema room, around the fireplace or in the feast-worthy dining area. Outside, you’ll find the spa, fire-pit and grassy lawn waiting to be filled with the sound of joy-filled family gatherings – four-legged fam included!
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