Australia’s best Island Villa!


VIP offer: stay for 5 nights and receive 1 free (for bookings made in May)
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We invite you to come and experience our very own Bedarra Island Villa. Recently refurbished by the award winning interior designer Rob Davidov, the Villa and adjoining Studio is simply paradise. Winter is the ideal time to visit Far North QLD and our amazing Villa should be on everyone’s bucket list!

  • Relax or play Robinson Crusoe style on the beach.
  • Swim in the protected waters of Doorilla Bay – very family friendly!
  • Snorkel right from the beach.
  • Fish for the delicious Coral Trout or Mangrove Jack.
  • Crack open a fresh coconut and make a cocktail!
  • Switch off and enjoy the sites and sounds of paradise.
  • Hire a fishing or scuba charter.

Enquire at: Contemporary Hotels + Beach Houses + Villas

Bedarra Island

Play in the family friendly Doorilla Bay. Right on the Villa’s doorstep!

Bedarra Island Villa

Dine with priceless views.

Bedarra Island Villa

Unwind with tasteful designer interiors.

Bedarra Island

Relax and enjoy island tranquility.

Coral Trout

Fish for delicious Coral Trout!

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Anzac special: 1 FREE night!

Anzac Special: Stay 3 nights and receive the 4th FREE.

As Anzac Day falls on a Thursday we thought we would offer a complimentary night to all 3 night bookings so you can enjoy an amazing 4 night long weekend at any of our available properties!

With properties at Palm Beach, Port Stephens, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and Wombarra we’re sure to have one to suit your needs. Have a look at the images below for a snap shot…

Bookings can be made by calling 9331 2881 or – just mention this for your free night!

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Palm Beach Villa

Bedrooms: 4x King
Sleeps: 8 + 4 children
This designer property features en-suites for each room, swimming pool and situated on the cliff with endless ocean views. Put simply this is pure luxury and relaxation!

Seidler House

Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
This Southern Highlands property speaks for itself, dramatic valley views, swimming pool and 3 fireplaces enhance what is an already impressive architectural masterpiece by the late Harry Seidler

Mending Wall

Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
Hidden away in the Blue Mountains Mending Wall was shortlisted for the 2009 World Architecture Festival. Autumn is a sensational time to visit the region and the clear night’s sky can showcase the distant city lights. Simply put this place is amazing!

Northview Villa

Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
Perfectly positioned at Palm Beach this amazing sandstone house boasts a swimming pool and sensational entertaining spaces.

Wombarra Reef House

Bedrooms: 3+1
Sleeps: 6+2
Right at the beach this property has an amazing Easterly aspect, large spa and lawns and hammock. Total relaxation!

Whale Beach Villa

Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: 10
This sensational Villa boasts a swimming pool, spa, expansive deck space and close proximity to Whale Beach.



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Escape to the Blue Mountains + Hawkesbury these holidays

Looking to escape the City this silly season? With Christmas and New Year’s Eve fast approaching Contemporary Hotels has two amazing properties suited to groups of friends or families who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and relax in the countryside. Importantly without having to drive too far!



Angel Wing: Located on Jenolan Caves Rd this property is not only an architectural stunner, its views over a magnificent valley and through to the surrounding cliffs are simply breathtaking. Sleeping 8 guests you can spend your days entertaining, relaxing, bushwalking or even pop down the road to see the world famous Jenolan Caves.




Sentry Rock: Arguably one of the best decked out properties right on the Hawkesbury River, the attention to detail in this immaculate property is something to behold. Sleeping 6 guests your days can be filled with swimming in the river, fun and games on the impressive lawns or taking a dip in the swimming pool which turns into a massive spa!


If you’re looking for something a little closer to home then we have a few properties still available in the Palm Beach and Whale Beach areas too. Contemporary Hotels also soon to announce a property in Bowral which is ready for interested guests, please enquire.


We hope you have a terrific time this Christmas, we would love to help with any holiday plans so please don’t hesitate in contacting us.


02 9331 2881

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Sentry Rock, Hawkesbury River (its beauty might make you shiver…)

No other waterfront view could possibly compete and no other décor could simply woo you into an instant Zen quite like Sentry Rock does. Come stay at our new Hawkesbury River property – join us in the most fabulous cabin fever you will ever experience.

Perched on the outskirt of the Hawkesbury River in Wiseman’s Bay, Sentry Rock is the luxury retreat you possibly can’t deny yourself of.  Burnt orange slabs of timber pop out of a taupe landscape – a landscape draped in vibrant forestry and a reflecting river. Sentry Rock is the dream location for the outdoorsy soul. It is the backdrop for an afternoon siesta, the supreme setting for a fish and bevvy or the ultimate playground for children. You won’t find better riverside accommodation on the Hawkesbury than Sentry Rock!

To put it bluntly, this masterpiece is your easy and most stylish choice for a weekend getaway.  Ideal for families, Sentry Rock accommodates up to six guests – there are three bedrooms inclusive of two kings, one with an en-suite, and one twin with two king single beds and bathroom.

To best describe the vibe drifting throughout Sentry Rock, I would have to say that of ‘tepee chic’. Varnished warm tones and Aztec prints are blasted throughout the rooms, complementing the relaxing invitation of canvas white materials.

Imagined as an “aquatic wonderland”, Sentry Rock is grounded on ten acres of riverfront land. The property encapsulates its rich history of culture through its dynamic and spontaneous interior and exterior design. It is nostalgic of an alpine Navajo home but beautiful for its Australian waterfront heritage. Sentry Rock is a diamond in the rough of the Hawkesbury wilderness.

Sentry Rock has just made its footprint in the history of our Contemporary Hotels collection, so to secure a reservation this Summer, book today!

Phone: (02) 9331 8031


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City + Country + River + Beach: 4 sizzling new properties!

Make a booking in October (for anytime) and we’ll top it off with a complimentary night!

City: Penthouse Manhattan (sleeps 6)

Penthouse Manhattan is nothing short of ‘a knock-out’. Its view is one in a million; instead of looking over the Brooklyn Bridge your eyes are feasted on the beautiful city high-rises down to our Harbour Bridge. Exuding an extraordinary sophistication with its caramel marble flooring and mahogany interiors this penthouse is definitely a property for those who possess an artistic appreciation with its new, modern furniture, European gourmet kitchen and luxury appointments redefining contemporary living.


Country: Angel Wing (sleeps 8 adults + 2 children)

Like nowhere you have ever been before. Embedded deep in the Blue Mountains near Jenolan Caves, Angel Wing emits a magical ambiance – one where the neighbouring cliffs glow scarlet at nightfall and the designer light and water features imposes a soothing temperament and celebrate the delicate nature it is buried in.


River: Sentry Rock (sleeps 6)

Located near Wisemans Ferry, just outside of Sydney, Sentry Rock is the easy choice for a weekend getaway. The property is ideal for families, accommodating up to six guests – there are three bedrooms inclusive of two kings, one with an en-suite, and one twin with two king single beds and bathroom. Perhaps the vibe which drifts throughout Sentry Rock is that of ‘tepee chic’ – varnished warm tones and Aztec prints are blasted throughout the rooms, complementing the relaxing invitation of canvas white materials


Beach: Sereia (sleeps 8)

Sereia is an idyllic Palm Beach retreat that basks in its sundrenched position above Palm Beach & Pittwater. With beautiful American coastal inspired interiors by Marco Meneguzzi , the indoors and outdoors blend together to create stunning entertaining areas and an unforgettable experience of classic comfort and luxury.

Penthouse Manhattan:

Angel Wing:

Sentry Rock:


Phone: 02 9331 2881

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We Adora Bora Bora!

Stuck on what to do these school holidays? Contemporary Hotels are offering you an irresistible three night stay at the fabulous Bora Bora House in the Northern Beaches, with a complimentary night on the October long weekend.

Bora Bora House is nostalgic of a Balinese villa; it is a paradise as well as a home. Situated on the blissful waterfront of Cottage Point and embedded deep within the scenic Ku-ring-gai National Park, this property is ideal for guests who lust after a holiday hideaway. Impressive, panoramic views are witnessed from every room including the multiple entertaining pavilions. The design evokes an eco-friendly, stylish zest – it is crafted from sandstone, timber, glass and bamboo. The trickling of water echoed from a massage room would be quite fitting in its ambiance – whilst you won’t find that here you can invest in a massage from Ripple Day Spa, who will come to Bora Bora House! We love to splurge on a bit of lavish R&R…

The award-winning home features a magnificent infinity pool – why not float in the pool and send the kids down to the private tidal beach where they can make a ruckus out of sight and go fishing off the jetty…  Whilst you probably won’t want to leave the property, there is the option of going down to the Cottage Point Kiosk to have a bevvy or to discover the area’s copious flora and fauna and Aboriginal rock art.

Only being a thirty-five minute drive from the Sydney CBD,  Bora Bora House is the place-to-be in the heat of Sydney Spring!



Phone: (02) 9331 2881


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When the heat’s a killer – venture to Barrenjoey Villa!

We’ve been loving the Sydney heat this past couple of weeks, what a perfect time to head up to Palm Beach and kick off the glory of Summer. Urging for a weekend-getaway? Check-out Barrenjoey Villa, a stunning property of ours from the Palm Beach holiday collection. Perched on the edge of Pittwater, Barrenjoey Villa is better known as “the perfect Palm Beach’’ property.  Attention Sydneysiders, we are offering the epitome of easy-living and romance! Spoil yourself, a significant other or the whole family for a holiday in one of Sydney’s most relaxing, user-friendly and stylish homes…

Experience a luxurious, beachfront paradise. A home with style. A playground for a man with an appreciation for fine yachts and paddle boarding, for a woman lusting after a sun tan and or for children to splash around in the safe protected waters of Pittwater.

The property is beautifully designed; clean white interiors and an open-plan living structure allow for the stylistic interiors and prominent setting to really pop! The vibe of Barrenjoey Villa is nothing short of easy-living – private beach front access and an unpretentious panache allow guests to experience high-end short/long term accommodation without having to fret over finicky interiors, travelling long distances to a beach or limited space for your friends and family to combine.

The French provincial inspiration of Barrenjoey Villa merely encourages the mood of a romantic utopia, already existing. The master bedroom is simply divine, it overlooks the water and invites in the morning heat – getting out of bed will be your only struggle of your stay!

Inquire today at Contemporary Hotels

Ph: (02) 9331 8031

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Bedarra Island Villa is “Heaven on Earth” in “The Australian issue” of Belle Magazine out now!

Contemporary Hotels are thrilled to be sharing some very esteemed company in the lastest all Australian issue of Belle Magazine.  With a six page feature on the newly re-imagined Bedarra Island Villa titled “Heaven on Earth” Belle Magazine showcases the recently re-designed Villa and Artists studio accommodation in one of the most magical pieces of paradise in Australia, we look forward to sharing more of the feature with you in the coming weeks and in the meantime pick up the latest issue of Belle to see Bedarra Island Villa and many other unique and luxurious properties in their special Australian edition.

Bedarra Island Villa in the all australian september/october issue of Belle Magazine

Belle Magzine – The Australian Issue featuring Bedarra Island Villa

Bedarra Island Villa is available for stays through Contemporary Hotels + Beach Houses + Villas

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A Sneak-Peak Into Bedarra Island Villa’s First Impression

A Sneak-Peak Into Bedarra Island Villa’s

First Impression


Bedarra Island Villa…what an experience. My first journey to this exquisite island paradise certainly left a distinct mark on my holiday experiences, lifting the bar for my next destination. I’ve always been in favour of an R&R getaway… lazing by the beach, reading that book that’s been gathering dust under the bed, swimming in warm waters and guiltily enjoying not having any phone reception for a week… Whilst I was not surprised that this oasis delivered all these hopes – the villa’s blissful exuberance of designer luxury and complete serenity heightened my lusts to desire something so much more out of your usual holiday retreat…

We gallivanted around Mission Beach until our private boat ride to Bedarra Island arrived. It was quite a pleasure to do the week’s grocery shopping at the local supermarket all at once. This was certainly a nice change from the hectic stress to prepare a last-minute ‘spag bol’ at home. Finally, there was time amongst us to experiment with that salivating slow-roasted lamb Donna Hay recipe I had wanted to cook for so long. If I didn’t want to cook one night – so be it! At Bedarra there is simply nothing wrong with devouring an entire tub of Ultra-Choc Sara-Lee ice-cream for dinner. The kid’s didn’t complain either!

My not so elegant entrance upon the somewhat shabby-chic water taxi to the island definitely made my husband and I a tad nervous since we were travelling with our two kids for the first time to somewhere with no ‘kids club’. What had we got ourselves into? A whole week away with two bored and whiney children who were sure to pick our brains to take them to see the latest Batman 3D or irritate each other to bits. We were worried that we wouldn’t have enough food to outlast us the seven days. Was I about to endeavor as the lead in Castaway II…?

Within a split second I was airborne and all of the negative worry-wort thoughts literally ‘flew’ out of my head. I held the kids Spongebob towel over my head as it flapped fiercely in bursting’s fresh, salty air. To be utterly honest, I remember this making me feel like a 1950s movie star. I closed my eyes to imagine a cream chiffon scarf draped over my locks, fluttering perfectly behind me as a swiped on another coat of red lippy and pucker up to my hunk with a European tan, seductively smoking a Cuban cigar. As soon as the fresh breeze withered away and my eyes had stopped weeping in response – I looked around to discover that I still had a smelly old rag on my head (which appeared to take a similar form to a birds nest). What did surprise me was this visual perfection we were motoring into of crystal clear, turquoise waters, luscious green vegetation and milky glistening sand. Hidden amongst the coconut palms we could see the luxurious Bedarra Villa…

A beautiful blue Ulysses butterfly welcomed us, fluttering in a figure-of-eight towards the sparkling oasis of Bedarra. Waving our arrival was the two caretakers.  They kindly helped us with our luggage and groceries as well as gave us a thorough tour of the amazing property. I couldn’t wait to hop in the organically shaped avocado bathtub in the studio pavilion. Bring on the overflowing bubbles from the tub and my champagne flute!

Our island holiday was nothing short of amazing. My fears of the kids getting bored instantly faded away – they didn’t want to leave! Each day they spent snorkeling in the protected, tropical waters of The Great Barrier Reef, taking underwater snaps of local sea turtles and corals of the most amazing colours and shapes. There was no shortage of food either! My husband and I took the kayaks out each day to explore the coastal bay and attempted to go fishing. To be perfectly honest, I’m not the most ‘adventurous’, ‘skilled’ or remotely ‘coordinated’ woman alive – so needless to say there was quite a celebration when I caught the first coral trout for dinner! We cooked it on the Barbie with a little lime zest, salt and pepper and alongside a bucket of icy cold Coronas. There is nothing more satisfying than catching your own dinner – Rex Hunt style!

When swaying in the hammock to recoup after an induced food-coma/sleep off the exhaustion from the midday sun – the best way to ‘get up & at ‘em’ after a siesta is to take the path up to the Bedarra Island outlook. It’s great for when you’re feeling a little sluggish and the views – well, they speak for themselves really.

On my last day I sat for hours on the beach, feeling the sand turn cold as the clouds shifted in and out of distance. I rested sipping on refreshing coconut water. Each day the kids spent hours hollowing out coconuts from the sheltering palms, making them into funny faces and saving a few for mummy to use as a cocktail vessel! As much as Bedarra Island Villa was the ultimate beach holiday destination for my family – I can’t wait to spend a week here just with my husband! Excuse me for a second while I dream about the luxury of snoozing in till noon in the serene master bedroom, taking a dip in The Great Barrier Reef whilst completely in the nuddy and being dare devils as we head off for an exhilarating adventure across the island…

Website: Bedarra Island

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