There is no doubt this place is a spectacular contemporary home. Multi-levels with all sorts of bells and whistles. I think there was a flat screen TV in every room and Indonesian furniture featured heavily. We just stayed the one night and our timing wasn't great as my wife had been unwell so she spent much of the afternoon resting in the room. The room was quiet and comfortable, so it made for good respite. The room is on the smaller size though, with the walk-in robe almost half the size of the bedroom! I had a good look around the house and even indulged in the swim spa. The design of the house tends to mean it's a bit echoey (not a word I know, but west way to describe it). With the spa jets on, I had to have the TV turned right up and that echoed through the room and upwards. With the jets off, I could hear the other couple staying chatting with the hosts. This tends to happen across all of the levels. As to the hosts, they are incredibly welcoming and clearly proud of their property. I did feel a little overwhelmed at times by their effusiveness and felt like I had to engage in conversation rather than sitting quietly. But there are plenty of areas to do that. If you are looking for a cosy, quiet B & B, I don't think this would be it. But if you like modern design and engaging with your hosts, go for it.
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- Starhaven Retreat, an internationally acclaimed home, as seen on Grand Designs Australia, offers stylish accommodation. The ideal choice to stay, meet & relax with a difference. Its beachside location offers stunning surrounds with fantastic views across the bay to Melbourne. Relax in the spa & sauna or simply enjoy a drink & movie in the starlit cinema. "You should be here!" ... more less
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