The Lifestyle Guide 2018

LIFESTYLE GUIDE 16 Combining the creature comforts of home with breathtaking backdrops is what makes these unique holiday homes the perfect place to escape the city and recharge your batteries. HOME AWAY FROM HOME EQELENI Eqeleni – Byron Bay Hinterland Retreat Just a 40-minute scenic drive from Ballina Bryon Gateway Airport and nestled on the hillside of the breathtaking Byron Bay Hinterland, Eqeleni is every bit as beautiful as its surrounds dictate. It’s situated at the end of an idyllic private driveway, making it the perfect choice for a relaxing family escape and complete with four bedrooms that each offer stunning views of the hinterland. A 14-metre saltwater pool with its own island bar overlooks one of Byron Shire’s most sensational vistas, while an open-plan living area and chef’s kitchen flow seamlessly into a variety of outdoor entertaining areas. Air-conditioning for summer and a cosy log fireplace for winter make for the perfect temperature all year round. The master bedroom is a magical enclave of luxury, complete with a king-sized bed and a stunning ensuite. The rainforest shower and freestanding bath have only a glass enclosure between them and the hinterland, meaning you can relax in complete serenity. Thereare twoother bedroomswithqueen - sized beds that open onto the verandah, plus a fourth bedroom that has a trundle bed for little ones. The separate, self-contained cottage is complete with a queen bedroom, kitchenette, lounge and bathroom, making it perfect for guests, a nanny or anyone who wants their own privacy away from the main house. Eqeleni won the Stayz 2017 Interior & Design Award. There is something magical about this property that promises luxury, relaxation and rejuvenation at every turn. accommodation/22