5 Simple Things - Winter Escapes

Winter can feel monotonous when confined within the same four walls for an extended period. To alleviate this, we have curated a list of our beloved Riparide destinations, perfect for a winter getaway.

1. Surfstables - Mid North Coast - NSW

Nestled among the trees, this rustic retreat in Smiths Lakes, Mid North Coast, NSW offers an idyllic escape. Situated in close proximity to Celitos Beach and Smiths Lake shops, this cozy cabin has been lovingly renovated using reclaimed timber, adding to its rustic charm. The accommodation features a comfortable bedroom with a King Bed, a discreet Murphy bed (King Wall bed), and a loft/mezzanine area complete with a Queen bed. With the lake just a two-minute drive away and pristine beaches within a five-minute drive, this location is a haven for water enthusiasts, offering excellent opportunities for swimming, surfing, fishing, and kayaking.


2. Casa Warrandyte Bush Retreat - Yarra Valley - VIC

What was an old 2 bedroom fishing cabin in the late 70's, the Casa Warrandyte Bush Retreat has been transformed into a mid-century retreat in a section of the Warrandyte State Park. Situated 50 minutes from Melbourne CBD this retreat is the perfect escape for inner city folk who have a taste for mid-century architecture and styling. With the State Park literally at your doorstep; you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a day of captivating walks before indulging in an evening of relaxation. Unwind in the outdoor hot bath, accompanied by a glass of wine, and culminate your day with a cozy night in front of the fireplace.


3. The Barn - Goldfields - VIC

Hidden behind the rough sawn timber exterior of this American style timber barn you will find a light and bright welcoming space. Equipped with an indoor fireplace and library this abode is the perfect winter escape. Check out the local attractions around the area including Turpins Falls and Pink Cliffs Geological Reserve to name a few.


4. The Ranch - North Coast - NSW 

Experience living off the grid without compromising lifestyle where you will be able to relax and enjoy pristine surroundings of the Clarence River in luxury. The setting of the house is remote and serene, a quiet refuge from everything, free from distractions and run only on solar power. Amazing views and vistas in all directions.


5. Log Box Red Hill - Mornington Peninsula - VIC

Don't be fooled by her rustic facade. When you enter you are instantly transported into a unique space designed to inspire. The cabin ceiling boasts raw cypress beams, distressed concrete floors, banquette seating, wood heater, walls adorned with stunning interchanging artwork, lux amenities and a private deck overlooking the most breathtaking bush landscape. Prepare to be overcome with calm as you witness spectacular sunrises from your comfy king bed.

Winter Getaway Essentials

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