Barra Luxe Beach House: In the 1970s ‘beach shack’ voted the BEST holiday home in Australia

Voted the BEST holiday home in Australia for 2021 in the 1970s ‘beach shack’ – complete with a pool, covered patio and fire pit

  • A 1970s beach hut has been voted the best holiday home in Australia for 2021
  • Barra Luxe Beach House has been converted into a super stylish modern beach house
  • The property features a fire pit, a covered patio and a pool to relax in
  • It beat stiff competition from New York-style lofts and converted churches


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A 1970s cabin converted into a beautiful luxury beach house has won the award for the best holiday home in Australia for 2021.

Barra Luxury Beach House, located in Park Arkwright on the Sunshine Coast, beat stiff competition from properties in Victoria, WA and the NSW Far North Coast to be named best in the Stayz Holiday Home of the Year Awards.

With five immaculately appointed bedrooms, four bathrooms and all the mod cons of a stylish beach house, Barra Luxe Beach House offers luxurious beach living a few minutes’ walk from the excellent Yaroomba Beach.

A 1970s cabin converted into a stunning luxury beach house has won the award for the best holiday home in Australia for 2021 (Barra Luxe Beach House pictured)

A 1970s cabin converted into a stunning luxury beach house has won the award for the best holiday home in Australia for 2021 (Barra Luxe Beach House pictured)

Located in Park Arkwright on the Sunshine Coast, Barra Luxe Beach House beat competition from property in Victoria and the NSW Far North Coast to be named best (deck pictured)

Located in Park Arkwright on the Sunshine Coast, Barra Luxe Beach House beat competition from property in Victoria and the NSW Far North Coast to be named best (deck pictured)

Located in Park Arkwright on the Sunshine Coast, Barra Luxe Beach House beat competition from property in Victoria and the NSW Far North Coast to be named best (deck pictured)

With five immaculately appointed bedrooms, four bathrooms and all the mod cons of a stylish beach house, Barra Luxe Beach House offers luxury beach living (exterior pictured)

With five immaculately appointed bedrooms, four bathrooms and all the mod cons of a stylish beach house, Barra Luxe Beach House offers luxury beach living (exterior pictured)

With five immaculately appointed bedrooms, four bathrooms and all the mod cons of a stylish beach house, Barra Luxe Beach House offers luxury beach living (exterior pictured)

The home — which sleeps 12 and costs $901 per night — comes with a pool, covered sundeck, and stylish finishes such as whitewashed floorboards, polished concrete floors, and living areas flooded with sunlight.

Guests can use the outdoor fire pit, shower and BBQ.

There are loggerhead turtles, sea hawks, black cockatoos, dolphins and whales that are often spotted on the nearby beach.

It is close to Yaroomba Beach (pictured), where loggerhead turtles, sea hawks, black cockatoos, dolphins and whales are often spotted

It is close to Yaroomba Beach (pictured), where loggerhead turtles, sea hawks, black cockatoos, dolphins and whales are often spotted

It is close to Yaroomba Beach (pictured), where loggerhead turtles, sea hawks, black cockatoos, dolphins and whales are often spotted

The house — which sleeps 12 and costs $901 a night — comes with sun-filled living spaces (pictured)

The house — which sleeps 12 and costs $901 a night — comes with sun-filled living spaces (pictured)

The house — which sleeps 12 and costs $901 a night — comes with sun-filled living spaces (pictured)

It also includes many stylish finishes such as whitewashed floorboards and polished concrete floors (pictured)

It also includes many stylish finishes such as whitewashed floorboards and polished concrete floors (pictured)

It also includes many stylish finishes such as whitewashed floorboards and polished concrete floors (pictured)

Those who have been lucky enough to visit Barra Luxe Beach House have left rave five-star reviews on Stayz.

‘What a fantastic house with many separate gathering places!’ a recent reviewer wrote.

“We were five old friends away for a three night stay to recharge the batteries and this place ticked all the boxes.”

Another added: ‘We had a great weekend at this property and enjoyed our stay very much’.

A third wrote: ‘Barra Luxe Beach House is a beautiful large house with great facilities and separate areas with four bathrooms so it is perfect for large groups and accommodated our group of 11 very comfortably’.

There is also a fire pit for guests to enjoy while staying at Barra Beach House (pictured)

There is also a fire pit for guests to enjoy while staying at Barra Beach House (pictured)

There is also a fire pit for guests to enjoy while staying at Barra Beach House (pictured)

Those lucky enough to visit Barra Luxe Beach House have left rave five star reviews on Stayz (one of the bedrooms in the photo)

Those lucky enough to visit Barra Luxe Beach House have left rave five star reviews on Stayz (one of the bedrooms in the photo)

Those who have been lucky enough to visit Barra Luxe Beach House have left rave five star reviews on Stayz (one of the bedrooms in the photo)

Perfect for as many as 12 guests, the house provides an ideal space to relax and get away from it all (dining area pictured)

Perfect for as many as 12 guests, the house provides an ideal space to relax and get away from it all (dining area pictured)

Perfect for as many as 12 guests, the house provides an ideal space to relax and get away from it all (dining area pictured)

The 2021 Stayz Top 10 Holiday Homes include Barra Luxe Beach House, as well as a New York-style loft retreat in South Australia, a converted church in Victoria, and another beachfront getaway in WA.

“The winning homes reflect current travel trends, with more and more vacationers making frequent and sometimes last-minute road trips to private vacation homes in coastal locations,” said travel expert at Stayz Simone Scoppa.

“The homes reflect the different tastes Aussie families have in homes, from luxurious coastal experiences to unique regional lodging.”

For more information about the top 10 properties, please click here.

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