It’s no secret the Sunshine Coast is an exceptional holiday location. With widespread sandy beaches, lush bushland and thriving rainforests, it’s a much-loved destination for relaxation, exploration and adventure.
Often people fall so in love with the Sunshine Coast that they never want to leave. But while a permanent move here is not always an option, there is another way to enjoy this region throughout the year – by building your very own holiday house.
As the Sunshine Coast’s leading holiday home builders, we know exactly what it takes to create a stunning luxury holiday house in this area. Keep reading to discover 5 elements that set this type of build apart from a regular home.
1. A prime location
A holiday home is all about the destination, whether it be a stunning mountain plains or beautiful, tropical beaches. You’ll want to select a prime location in close proximity – ideally, walking distance – to the area’s main attractions, amenities and shopping strips. By being close to all the action, daytime activities will be a breeze and you can focus on what’s most important – relaxing!
Of course, a prime location means something different to everyone and while that might be among the hustle and bustle for some, for others this might mean a remote corner of the rainforest. A high-quality holiday house builder will be able to help bring your unique vision to life, no matter the location.
2. High-end fixtures and finishes
Building a luxury holiday house is the perfect time to select all those high-end finishes you’ve always dreamed of having in your home but couldn’t quite justify. While a custom home build may see you prioritise your needs over your wants, a holiday house is when your desires can take centre stage.
If you’ve always fantasised about marble benchtops, SMEG appliances or a freestanding bathtub with breathtaking views of nature, this is the time to include it. A high-quality holiday house builder will be able to work closely with you to select each and every fixture and finish to help you achieve the ultimate luxury retreat.
3. Breathtaking views
A luxury holiday house should be so well designed that laid-back days spent entirely at home are equally as enjoyable as those full of activities. You’ll want to be able to enjoy your destination location from the house, and this means taking advantage of the stunning surrounding views in the build. Optimise these outlooks by integrating large windows and skylights, installing balconies and crafting functional outdoor living areas.
4. Smart features
A holiday is all about taking time to relax, recharge and rest. One of the best ways to maximise time spent on R&R is to integrate smart features into your holiday house design. Automating systems like lights and power, security and entertainment will provide you with more time to spend on the important things. Smart security systems will also provide peace of mind for those times when you’re not at your holiday house as you’ll be able to keep an eye on your space from afar.
Another smart feature to consider is an automated air conditioning system that can be programmed to prevent mould growth. We recently set this up for our Little Cove clients, whose holiday home is located in the humid Noosa region. Every week the system turns on and runs a dry cycle to extract all moisture from the space. This helps to keep the house clean and dry, even when the owners are away.
5. Luxury outdoor living
A Sunshine Coast holiday is all about enjoying the warm weather. This means your luxury holiday house needs to include plenty of outdoor living areas for relaxed mornings, laid-back days and enjoyable evenings. For some this comes in the form of a spacious deck or outdoor teppanyaki bar, while for others a luxurious pool is the ultimate outdoor living feature. Ease of access to the inside should also be prioritised as you want your holiday home to flow seamlessly between spaces.
Of course, the idea of a holiday house is to visit for short period of times, which means you’ll need a way of caring for your outdoor areas while you’re away. We recommend an automated irrigation system, which can be controlled through an app from any location, to help keep your garden alive while your house is vacant.
Looking to build a luxury holiday house on the Sunshine Coast? Get in touch with the region’s leading holiday house builder, SX Constructions, today.