Palm Beach, NSW, Australia • Sleeps 15 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 (+ 2 powder rooms)
As you ascend through lush and protected bushland to Crane Lodge, the hum of cicadas and the distant thump of surf sets the beat of your new internal rhythm. Hewn into the craggy sandstone that forms Barrenjoey Peninsula on Garigal Country – between Avalon and Palm Beach – the sweeping five-bedroom enclave is Sydney’s Northern Beaches at its best. Channeling both secret treetop getaway and luxurious island resort, it is surrounded by a protected spotted gum forest where native fauna roam. The sustainably powered house is filled with local art and all the mod-cons for families and friends to relax and revitalise. Whatever your situation – couples retreat or multi-gen family reunion – there’s a selection of carefully curated packages available too, including private chef meals, yoga and water activities and wine on arrival. Slip into holiday mode and hop between the heated ‘rock pool’ and cedar hot tub or stretch out on the purpose-built yoga deck for full zen. Or if you’re tempted by some activity, glide across Pittwater by SUP before retiring to the hammock or deck to soak up aperitivo hour around the BBQ.
Things we love
Cedar Hot Tub
Ocean and Forest Views