Awe-inspiring Australian coastal retreats

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The beach house is as intrinsic to the Australian summer as zinc cream, mangoes and cricket.  It is etched in our childhood memories and still makes its siren call to city dwellers in need of light, fresh air and ocean.  

Virgin Australia’s Voyeur magazine visited six of the best.   Here’s was they had to say about The Roozen Residence, Western Australia.  

Plenty has been written about this copper, concrete and glass house in the Margaret River beach-side hamlet of Prevelly, about 3.5 hours south of Perth.  “You don’t get an oceanside retreat more beautiful”, “Brings a cinematic sensibility to an overwhelmingly beautiful site”, “A modern interpretation of a luxurious fortress of solitude”.  Need we go on?  Just a little perhaps.  

Three king-size bedrooms (all with Indian Ocean views), expansive decks with sun beds, a Harmon Kardon sound system, a beautifully fitted out kitchen with a Nespresso machine and sweeping lawns are the basics.  Then there are the extras:  a grocery service, in-house masseuse, babysitting and an on-call chef among them.  

The beach is five minutes walk away, along with The White Elephant Cafe serving great food and coffee.”

180 ocean views from every room