21 CYPRESS CRES
CABARITA BEACH, AUSTRALIA
Australia’s most unique beachside property, Halcyon House consists of 19 rooms and two luxury two-bedroom suites, a beachfront pool, terrace area, and Paper Daisy, a destination restaurant headed by one of Australia’s most exciting chefs, Jason Barratt. Acclaimed design, professional yet personal service, and industry-leading food and drink combine to offer the ideal setting for luxurious beachside holidays.
The property’s 21 boutique rooms were each uniquely designed by Brisbane-based interior designer Anna Spiro. Photo courtesy of Halcyon House.
The extensive renovations of Halcyon House were led by Sydney-based architect Virginia Kerridge, while the property’s 21 boutique rooms were each uniquely designed by Brisbane-based interior designer Anna Spiro. Many pieces and furnishings are vintage, including John Derian sofas, Madeline Weinrib rugs, and drawings by Wayne Pate.
1. Halcyon House was a former beach motel called Hideaway Hotel. 2. We were featured Condé Nast Traveller’s Gold List. A prestigious award. 3. No two rooms are the same. Each is unique in its furnishings.
Halcyon House’s interiors are designed for maximum comfort. Each room is unique, with its own bespoke wall coverings and art.
Halcyon House Poolside Photos courtesy of Halcyon House.
There is so much to do in the region, but many of our guests choose to stay put when they stay with us. It allows them to truly relax and enjoy the comforts and features of the hotel, such as the pool with food and beverage service as well as the spa and our award-winning “Hatted” restaurant, Paper Daisy.
The ideal day, we think, is to have a wander along the beach after breakfast, then head to the spa for a pre-lunch treatment followed by some shopping in the boutique. Then, we’d lunch in Paper Daisy and spend the afternoon poolside with a few cocktails before dinner. Bliss!
Dining, spa treatments, and shopping.
I’ll typically ask the chef or hotel staff what they recommend and go with that so that I don’t default to just ordering the same things. At Halcyon, we update our in-room dining menu seasonally, so it’s really hard to pick a favourite. Right now, we’re really loving the Kelp Baked Fish or, for something more snackable, you can’t go past the Grilled Wagyu and Rosemary Skewers or Green Rice Crumbed Prawns.
Too many to list here! We’ve had international bands play, synchronised swimmers perform, surprise engagements with all the bells and whistles, and lots more. Our team can truly do it all.
Easy. It would be to spend them at Halcyon House, and perhaps have a surf lesson at Cabarita Beach – just voted Australia’s Best Beach 2020.
I think if you speak to our guests they would say it was us! But, there are so many great pockets to our beautiful location.
It sounds cheesy, but honestly, we are blessed with beautiful seasons in our location. Our winters are mild and offer sunny, warm days and cool evenings. Many of our guests escape to the region from their colder climates during that time of year. Summer is wonderful too, as we are on the beach and there is really nothing like cooling off in the ocean or the pool on a hot summer day.
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Luxurious! It’s like Halcyon House in a towel.
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