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Central Coast Accommodation: The Best Luxury Stays

For a getaway that’s just over an hour from Sydney. This edit of luxury accommodation on the Central Coast delivers in spades.

Bells at Killcare, The Lodges

A hotspot for weekend getaways, the Central Coast is a dreamy destination that is full of natural goodness. From surfing beaches to the lush hinterland, and everything in between. You'll find national parks, hidden bays, rambling countryside, and a burgeoning foodie scene that is sure to delight. From couples-only retreats to family-friendly eco-cabins to holiday homes with jaw-dropping views, we’ve rounded up the best luxury accommodation on the Central Coast. And the best part? It’s all within a 90-minute drive of Sydney. 

Bells at Killcare, The Lodges

Crafted especially for small group getaways and family stays, the newest accommodation offering at Bells at Killcare is the epitome of boutique brilliance. The Lodges have been designed with memory creation at the core. The ground floor is home to the two luxuriously appointed guest rooms, an indoor rain shower and a freestanding bath. Meander outside and you’ll discover your private pool, heated to an ideal 24 degrees, double day bed and outdoor rain room. 

The second floor boasts a lounge room perfect for group gatherings, complete with a fireplace, wrap-around terrace and lavishly stocked kitchen and larder. A sunset deck with sweeping views out across the national park and Hawkesbury River rounds out the offering. 

With tranquillity the order of the day, you won’t have to take on the mental load of deciding where to dine either. Your only choice will be to decide whether you’d like to take your breakfast at The Wild Flower Bar & Dining or receive a gourmet hamper delivered to your room to be devoured poolside. 

107 The Scenic Road, Killcare Heights

Ravensdale Retreat

Set within a 200-acre private valley, Ravensdale Retreat is surrounded by a dramatic landscape of natural bushland. Entering the property via a private road, passing cow pastures and horse paddocks along the way, you’ll arrive at an architecturally designed house that will feel far removed from your everyday. The house and separate studio combined sleeps up to 15 people and boasts an entertainer’s kitchen, outdoor pool, internal spa, and a wood-burning fireplace.

Yarramalong Valley

Salt Deck

Overlooking Avoca Beach, this Hamptons-style beach house is just begging for group getaways. Salt Deck is set over two levels, each with an entertaining deck that has uninterrupted views of the coastline. Although the beach is a short stroll away, you won’t be in a hurry to leave this beauty that boasts five bedrooms, a gourmet chef-style kitchen, spacious living areas with plush furnishings and an infinity pool with filtered views. Everything about this Central Coast accommodation speaks to a luxury stay. 

60C Cape Three Points, Avoca Beach



Giving new meaning to the term ‘lost at sea’, the aptly named Lilypad is just about as luxurious as it gets. Kitted out with resort-style comforts yet entirely self-contained, this one-of-a-kind floating villa off the shores of Palm Beach reimagines the concept of luxury waterfront living. The ultimate isolated stay for two, overnight packages are all-inclusive and offer guests world-class amenities such as chef-prepared meals, an onboard wine cellar with a collection of hand-picked bottles, an onboard infrared sauna, and your own self-drive tender for exploring nearby beaches.

While away the hours paddle boarding, swimming, and enjoying each other’s company with no distraction from the outside world before cosying up by the open fireplace with one of your sommelier selections. Add this one to your bucket list!

1017 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort 

Pullman Magenta Shores Resort is just 90 minutes from Sydney but you're bound to feel a world away on the tranquil estate that consists of 52 acres of prime beachfront land. No need to jump in the car as a golf course, spa, three swimming pools, a tennis court, restaurant and bar are all on your doorstep. 

1 Magenta Drive, Magenta 

Osprey House

Set amongst the trees, high on the southern headland overlooking Avoca Beach, this summery beach house is all about comfort and mesmerising ocean views. The outdoor deck and manicured garden are where you’ll be spending most of your time. Osprey House itself is two separate residences, connected by a landscaped garden pathway (you will have both spaces to yourself), it sleeps up to 14 people and has a Hamptons beach style vibe. 

14 Cliff Avenue, Avoca Beach

The Boathouse Hotel

A seaside stay with a whole lot of beachy vibes, The Boathouse Hotel is an iconic part of Patonga village. A popular lunch destination (ocean-fresh fish n’ chips, anyone?), The Boathouse Hotel offers three, self-contained apartment-style accommodation above the hotel. Pick from the one-, two- or three-bedroom apartments, all light-filled and spacious with barefoot luxe interiors, plus a private balcony with views over Patonga Bay. There is also the Patonga Cottage up for grabs which sleeps 10 if you're travelling in a group. When you’re after a quick, relaxing getaway in a beautiful seaside locale, this is it.

6-8 Patonga Drive, Patonga

Pretty Beach House

Perched on the fringe of Bouddi National Park, Pretty Beach House is made up of four glamorous guesthouses, plus a restaurant and spa. All meals are included in your stay, with dinner being quite the affair with tables laid out for a degustation which centres on seasonal produce. Book the Treetops guesthouse, and you’ll wake up to eucalyptus trees and ancient angophoras. Oh, and did we mention the view?

83 Highview Road, Pretty Beach

Barrenjoey House

When you think of pub stays, coastal chic décor and a serene waterfront location don’t immediately come to mind, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at Barrenjoey House. Light, bright, and airy, its seven stunningly appointed guest rooms are unpretentious yet thoughtfully refined — think marble-topped ensuites with L’occitane toiletries, Netflix, a complimentary mini-bar, and ocean views.

However, what lies beyond is what will really win your over. Guests have exclusive access to the upstairs lounge and courtyard which is a gorgeous start or end to any day. Downstairs, plenty of cosy spots to wine and dine await with the locally loved restaurant and bar the perfect setting for date night.

1108 Barrenjoey Road, Palm Beach

Kim's Beachside Retreat

On the shores of Toowoon Bay, surrounded by bamboo rainforest, this adults-only, luxury resort was made for romantic getaways. Each lodging is private, from the timber bungalows to the upscale spa villas, and they all have views of the bay. With a restaurant, cocktail bar and pampering service, there is very little reason ever to leave this secluded Central Coast accommodation. 

16 Charlton Street, Toowoon Bay

From beachside abodes to hinterland hideaways, there are so many places to stay on the Central Coast. If you loved our edit of the best luxury accommodation on the Central Coast, then be sure to check out the must-visit foodie destinations and the best beaches on the Central Coast.

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