Hidden away in the hidden streets of Kingscliff’s new crown jewel, Salt Village, is a handful of five-star luxury abodes waiting for you to discover them.
It’s Thursday afternoon. The late summer sun douses the Northern NSW Coast in golden rays and a dense heat that lures visitor and denizen alike to its famous shores.
Half an hour north of its celebrity cousin, Byron Bay, and twenty easy minutes to cosmopolitanism-by-the-sea, and a major airport, Coolangatta, is the burgeoning new sea-side dream: Kingscliff.
There hasn’t been a more contemporary family holiday destination like this in years. Driving through the beach-side main street, you’ll meet an impressive surf beach, complete with a passionate surfing community, surf club, and an abundance of alfresco dining options. All in walking distance is Cudgen Creek, grass-lined banks decorated by water sports and activities for all ages, public covered BBQs, and dog-friendly, wide open spaces for ball games.
Drive only minutes through National Park, and you come to Salt Village, which raises the bar for family holidays from arrival. Located right on North Cassurina Beach, Salt melds upmarket beach living with community spirited holiday-making. There is a large park for outdoor activities and gatherings, as well as a choice of cafes, boutiques, and restaurants to suit all palettes.
Further into the village, a quiet, tree-lined suburban setting, are some magical holiday homes, just yours for the taking.
One such property is Corporate Boardies Beach Retreat; a beautifully lit, paradisiacal mansion with manicured gardens, tucked away, only minutes walk to the beach and main village.
The mammoth entry welcomes you with its high ceilings, decadent artworks, and open plan living that sprawls through two living rooms, ample dining room and kitchen, all looking out over the magical pool and BBQ area. The space allows for individual space, as well as several spaces for formal and casual gatherings.
Upstairs, four double bedrooms house plush bedding, built-in wardrobes, and ceiling fans. The master bedroom commands the house with its own television, walk-in robe, double shower, freestanding bath, balcony overlooking the pool and national park, all to the soundtrack of the nearby ocean. It houses a neighbouring study, which can double as a complete, private extra bedroom.
White, sand and turquoise themes throughout the home brings the beach inside, extending the luxe, holiday by the sea feeling, and the amenities, including fresh bath and beach towels, make you feel you’re on holiday at home.
Corporate Boardies Beach Retreat has a gentle sense of modernity collaborating with its natural environment; as well as offering technological extravagances such as an in-house sound system, reverse-cycle air-conditioning, Foxtel and Wi-Fi, complimenting the natural colouring inside, the beautifully colour-lit salt water infinity pool gives off hues of aqua and mauve from dusk, hugging the natural shrub fence that spills out to native scrub, all to the backdrop of Pandanus palms.
The pool area is what family holidays are made of; the BBQ area looks over the pool, adjoining two outdoor lounge area, as well as an outside dining setting. There is also a small shaded astro-turfed area pool side, giving a safe space for children’s games, or even an afternoon picnic.
The well-equipped kitchen will impress with its enormity. There is a walk-in pantry, coffee machine, gas cooking, and dishwasher, as well as lots of preparation and serving space; it makes way for a special family meal such a Mothers’ Day lunch or Christmas dinner. A selection of books awaits you downstairs, which you can take with you and join those in the media room, or out by the pool. The formal living area boasts a fireplace which you can enjoy a board game in front of on a cosy winter evening.
Despite its immaculate newness, the thread throughout this house is it feels like home. Details have been considered to ensure you are well-catered for and your stay is a comfortable one, and every season catered for.
Corporate Boardies Beach Retreat and its sister abodes offer a real treat for those looking for a new, secret holiday destination where you can enjoy the comforts of home, whilst basking in Northern NSW’s best-kept secret in luxury holiday accommodation.
Be one of the first to discover these gems, before the word gets out.