4 Luxurious Central Coast Winter Getaways We Love

Despite the weather cooling down, La NiƱa is finally over and the sun is shining here on the beautiful Central Coast – and we have plenty of stunning spots that are perfect for your winter getaway.

Our partners over at Belle Escapes specialise in luxury weekenders, with the winter holidays and beyond booking quickly. This week, they’ve given us a sneak peek inside four properties that, at the time of writing, still have some coveted availability for the perfect escape as the mercury drops.

1. Amani Luxury Eco Lodge

Located in a secret spot only moments from the beach, Amani Lodge is a luxury retreat designed in perfect harmony with the environment. Nestled on 20 acres of natural bushland, everything has been meticulously considered to let you escape the ‘busyiness’ and relax with a digital detox – there’s no wi-fi or TV here.

winter getaways amaniInnovative Australian design combines with sumptuous style and superb craftmanship to create spaces that are really something special – think reclaimed beams from Balmain’s wharves, imported stone features and artworks sourced from around the globe.

This property is perfectly set up for two couples, and includes all the creature comforts you could want for a winter getaway -a wood-burning fireplace, outdoor fire pit and even a traditional Kol Kol wood-fired hot tub.

2. Avoca Beach Penthouse

This incredible beachside apartment spans an entire two floors, and is the perfect spot to catch the winter whale migration with sweeping views of beautiful Avoca Beach, its headlands and the ocean. The beach itself is only 100m away from this sundrenched penthouse, which has been effortlessly styled by Coco Republic to achieve the perfect balance of exceptional quality, inspired design and effortless liveability.

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This escape offers three bedrooms, each with a queen bed – so whether it’s a couples trip, family trip or a surfing trip with the girls (or guys), this residence can do it all. Walk down the street for a swim or surf, hit the markets on the weekend, or even catch a movie at the iconic Avoca Beach Theatre – your next Avoca Beach winter getaway awaits.

3. Alaya @ Toowoon Bay

An architectural wonder, this beachfront residence sets the bar for contemporary coastal elegance. Designed by Mark Eastham with clean lines, bespoke finishes and understated luxury, Alaya overlooks the calm and stunning azure waters of Toowoon Bay. Each of the three exceptional levels of this house frames the beach and ocean, whilst ducted climate control and a gas fireplace ensures that you stay cosy on cool winter’s nights.

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Alaya boasts five bedrooms and sleeps eight, so is perfect for a large family winter getaway. With direct access to the beachfront and the lifeguard patrolled beach of Toowoon Bay, this sheltered spot is perfect for your next winter escape.

4. The Schoolhouse at Watagans

If a country escape is more your vibe, look no further than this picture-perfect, meticulously restored schoolhouse. Beautifully located amongst 1.2 lush and private acres, set against the towering red cedar canopies and rainforests of Watagans National Park, this gorgeous property will take you back in time.

winter getaway watagans schoolhouse

High ceilings, fireplaces and pioneer craftsmanship add endless nostalgic charm to the 1895 schoolhouse, encircled by oak trees and birdsong. With three bedrooms and room for six guests, between the schoolhouse and its connected second residence, this home has plenty of room for entertaining, lounging and relaxation. There are family-friendly sporting facilities across the street, including a tennis court, and the shoreline of Lake Macquarie is only 20 minutes away. Sit back with a book on the porch, explore the National Park or have a sprawling picnic on the lawns – this home begs you to embrace life’s simple pleasures in a picturesque country setting.

To book these stunning escapes (and many more), you can visit Belle Escapes online or call their office on (02) 4360 1717.

Once you’ve booked your escape, you can also check out our other articles to guide your Central Coast experience.