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The Best Stays in Australia for a Slice of Euro Summer

These dreamy stays serve up an abundance of Euro summer charm without you ever needing to book a long-haul flight.

Lo Scoglio

Dreaming of a Euro summer but not ready to hop on a long-haul flight? Australia offers a delightful array of European-style accommodations that transport you to the sun-soaked landscapes of Italy, Spain, Greece, and France.

Imagine waking up to the rustic charm of a Tuscan villa, savouring Spanish tapas under a pergola, or lounging by a pool with white-washed walls reminiscent of a Greek island paradise.

Whether it's the languid beauty of regional Provence, the pulsating energy and art scene of lively Barcelona, or the serene, sun-drenched courtyards in Amalfi, these enchanting stays bring a slice of the Mediterranean to your door. 

Euro Summer Stays in Australia: For a Slice of Italy...

Lo Scoglio

Lo Scoglio

Like a grand Tuscan villa meets a neo-classical Sicilian mansion, Lo Scoglio is a sprawling stay in one of Australia’s most beautiful regions, offering an inviting experience for any discerning traveller. 

This luxurious Italian-style villa combines comfort, luxury, and five-star service. A masterpiece of design and regeneration, Lo Scoglio's architecture and interiors echo the charm of Florence and Palermo, with handcrafted details, vintage Italian furniture, and lush gardens aplenty. 

Revel in the seclusion and privacy of your own residence, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. Whether lounging by the pool, exploring the gardens, or simply unwinding in the luxurious living areas, every aspect of your stay is infused with the essence of Euro summer. 

451 Coopers Shoot Road, Coopers Shoot, NSW 

Halcyon House

Halcyon House

On the golden shores of Cabarita Beach, Halcyon House is a stunning retreat offering a slice of Euro summer. Inspired by the Amalfi Coast, it's a design-lover's dream, with all 21 rooms onsite uniquely decorated to reflect the chic, coastal elegance of Southern Italy.

Spend your days basking in the sun by the pool, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and ocean breezes, capturing the essence of a Mediterranean escape. The laid-back yet luxurious atmosphere invites you to unwind and immerse yourself in the beauty of your surroundings.

As evening falls, dress up for a romantic date night at the two-hatted Paper Daisy, where the culinary experience rivals that of the finest Italian eateries. 

21 Cypress Crescent, Cabarita Beach, NSW

Guestlands (Image Credit: Guestlands)


Designed and built by owners Jenny and Peter Guest, Guestlands is a Mediterranean paradise just 40 minutes from Sydney.

This immersive experience will throw you into the deep end of an Italian-inspired medieval-style village where cobblestoned streets run beneath fairy lights through sunset-hued houses.

At the end of the winding path, you’ll find a beautifully manicured European garden with a sky-blue pool, tree-lined colonnades, and quiet corners for romantic moments. Another novelty feature is the Chess Garden, with oversized pieces and playing field. 

Enjoy self-serve breakfast, complimentary mini-bar treats, and a daily happy hour with free vinos and antipasto. The only thing you need to consider is whether you want to spend some quality time with your partner, or book the entire estate for an epic group experience you'll rave about for years to come. 

10 Blacks Road, Arcadia, NSW

Euro Summer Stays in Australia: For a Slice of France...

Spicers Clovelly Estate

Spicers Clovelly Estate 

Spicers Retreats know how to craft an escape that perfectly encapsulates your European wanderlust. Nestled amidst rolling valley vistas, this sophisticated estate exudes luxury with its French-inspired design, lush gardens, terrace swimming pool, blissful day spa, and acclaimed restaurant.

A tree-lined driveway leads to a serene provincial guest house, where muted tones and soft textures create an atmosphere of tranquility. Opulent guest suites feature heated marble bathrooms, luxurious linens, and soothing hot tubs, while larger groups can stay in the charming Montville House or the elegant French Cottage.

The two-hatted Long Apron restaurant serves modern French bistro cuisine; make a beeline for a table under the shaded verandah. Guests can even savour picnics by Lake Baroon, indulge in petit fours in the library, or enjoy wine tasting in the lounge.

38-68 Balmoral Road, Montville, Queensland 

Mona Farm

Mona Farm

Nestled in the picturesque town of Braidwood, NSW, Mona Farm transcends its rural surroundings to offer a luxurious European-style retreat more reminiscent of Avignon, France.

This heritage-listed estate boasts award-winning gardens and meticulously restored buildings, blending English-inspired charm with French-countryside idyll and contemporary sophistication.

You'll uncover a curated collection of modern Australian and international art scattered throughout the estate, enhancing its allure as a haven where art, nature, and luxury converge harmoniously. Other bespoke experiences await, from tranquil walks amidst the manicured gardens to immersive culinary delights and private chef encounters. 

140 Little River Road, Braidwood, NSW

Euro Summer Stays in Australia: For a Slice of the Greek Islands...

Raes on Wategos

Raes on Wategos

Nestled at the pristine Wategos Beach in Byron Bay, Raes on Wategos epitomises luxury and tranquility with its Mediterranean-inspired ambiance. This boutique hotel offers an intimate escape characterized by whitewashed walls, breezy terraces, and panoramic ocean views that evoke the idyllic charm of a Greek island mansion.

Each of Raes' individually styled rooms and suites exudes coastal elegance, featuring bespoke furnishings, plush linens, and private balconies or terraces overlooking the azure waters. Unwind by the infinity pool, indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments, dine on incredible, oceanic fare at the renowned onsite restaurant, or simply stroll down to the beach for a day of sun-kissed serenity.

With its blend of coastal chic and Grecian allure, Raes on Wategos promises a sophisticated retreat for those seeking a slice of Euro summer paradise in Australia.

6-8 Marine Parade, Byron Bay

Samphire Rottnest

Samphire Rottnest

The allure of the Greek Islands has been brought to life on the serene shores of Rottnest Island at Samphire Rottnest. This exquisite retreat echoes the charm and beauty of Santorini and Mykonos, offering a Mediterranean-inspired paradise on Australia's doorstep.

Samphire Rottnest's luxurious suites, with their crisp white walls and muted accents, offer breathtaking views of the turquoise waters surrounding. 

Spend your days lounging by the large, curved pool, an extension of the ocean that'll transport you to azure blue waters of Milos. Dine al fresco at the resort’s restaurant, where the menu features fresh, locally sourced ingredients prepared with a Mediterranean flair. It's a little like a seaside taverna - and a lot delicious.

As the sun sets, sip on a cocktail and gaze out to the vibrant hues of the sky reflecting off the tranquil waters.

Corner Parker Point Road & McCallum Avenue, Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Berkeley River Lodge (Image Credit: Berkeley River Lodge)

Berkeley River Lodge 

Nestled on the Kimberley Coast, Berkeley River Lodge is Australia’s most remote luxury retreat, accessible only by air. Your adventure begins the moment you take off. From above, admire the lodge’s 20 identical villas perched majestically atop coastal sand dunes, reminiscent of Santorini’s iconic red cliffs at Akrotiri.

Upon arrival, let the rhythms of nature envelop you as you step onto your sun-soaked private veranda. Spend leisurely afternoons lounging on the comfy outdoor daybed or indulge in ultimate relaxation under Kimberley moonlight in your open-air bathtub.

Amidst the rugged beauty of the Kimberley Coast, savour the essence of a Euro summer escape, enveloped in the raw, untamed splendor of Australia’s most secluded luxury lodge.

Berkeley River, Western Australia

Euro Summer Stays in Australia: For a Slice of Spain...

Tower Lodge

Tower Lodge

A Spanish oasis in the heart of Hunter Valley, Tower Lodge is an unmissable destination. After a multi-million-dollar renovation, this luxurious retreat showcases a grand Pamplona-inspired aesthetic across its 14 palatial guest suites.

Imagine soaring ceilings, pristine finishes, and couple-friendly bathtubs as the standard, while larger suites elevate the experience with private hot tubs, cosy fireplaces, and expansive outdoor living spaces. Every corner of Tower Lodge exudes Spanish elegance and charm.

Food lovers will find their paradise at Sebastian, the Basque-inspired on-site restaurant. Start with drinks by the fireplace in the adjoining lounge or by the courtyard fountain on a balmy summer evening. 

6 Halls Road, Pokolbin

The Swell

The Swell

Welcome to your home away from home at The Swell, where you’ll find everything you need and nothing you don’t. Dripping in a luxurious, free-spirited 70’s aesthetic, each room features a considered use of rich materials, intricate patterns, and bold accents, creating a space that is heaven to look at and a dream to relax in.

Imagine the breezy, sun-kissed vibes of Mallorca and Ibiza woven throughout the hotel's design, bringing a touch of Mediterranean magic to your next Byron Bay escape.

Whether you’re lounging by the sparkling pool, enjoying a cocktail at the chic bar, or indulging in gourmet dining at the on-site restaurant, every moment at The Swell Hotel is designed for your comfort and pleasure. 

11 Butler Street, Byron Bay, NSW

Sea Sea Hotel

Sea Sea Hotel 

Nestled in Crescent Head, Sea Sea Hotel evokes a 70s-inspired boutique charm that channels the essence of a Euro summer infused with Australian surf culture. Progressive, laid-back and fun, this modern eco-luxury retreat offers more than accommodation. It's a cultural haven where guests immerse themselves in local art, music, and a vibrant pulse reminiscent of the quixotic energy of Barcelona's streets.

Channel the waves of the Canary Islands by joining the hotel's vibrant communal surf club. Delight in the hi-fi audio lounge, where live music fills the air, or unwind by the dreamy pool surrounded by swaying palms and lush greenery. Captivating art exhibitions, featuring both local talents and international creativity, offer an enriching cultural experience, making every moment at the hotel a blend of relaxation and artistic inspiration.

30-34 Pacific Street, Crescent Head, NSW 

Sun Ranch

Sun Ranch

In the Hinterland of Byron Bay lies this Spanish-inspired luxury escape dubbed the ‘Hotel of Good Times.’ Located on 55 acres of lush, rolling hills and an exclusive 350-metre creek frontage, Sun Ranch is an other-worldly oasis that seamlessly fuses the laid-back allure of a 1970s Californian ranch with an Ibizan twist.

Sun Ranch was dreamt up to serve as the ultimate destination for creative souls to recharge and unwind with a luxury holiday - so you just know it's bring all those Euro summer vibes required to take your mind, body and soul on a much-needed reprieve. 

17 Byron Creek Road, Coopers Shoot, NSW

Euro Summer Vibes: Day Spa Edition

The Banya

The Banya 

Described as an 'immersive social, bathing and dining experience' you're going to want to dedicate an entire day to The Banya. Built on the sun-drenched bricks of a former bank, The Banya is a modern experiential twist on a traditional European bathhouse — a first of its kind in the heart of Mullumbimby.  

Kick things off at The Bathhouse, which features a lap pool, two hot mineral pools, a wood-fired sauna, a steam room and a cold plunge. There are also several massage treatment rooms and a gorgeous rooftop sundeck for post-treatment relaxation.

After the Bathhouse, guests are encouraged to stay for a long lunch or enjoy a few drinks. The on-site bar and dining are focused on casual refinement with small share plates and nutritious staples. Wine, cocktails and health elixirs round out the offering. We already feel zen - and like we've escaped to Europe!

35-37 Burringbar Street, Mullumbimby 

From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the whitewashed charm of the Greek Isles, Australia's European summer-style accommodations offer a magical escape without the long flight and dreaded conversion rates. For more dreamy Euro vibes, pretend you're in Paris in Melbourne (thick hot chocolate, Pinot Noir and incredible fashion all a requirement) or flaunting your tan at these Mediterranean-inspired Sydney hot spots

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