Island House

Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia
A Contemporary Island Paradise

These two newly-built homes sit side by side on the world heritage site of Lord Howe Island, a place of extraordinary natural beauty located in the Tasman Sea, hundreds of miles off the east coast of Australia.

It's an almost impossibly lovely castaway location, surrounded by a forest of Kentia palms and centuries-old Banyan trees. Island House was conceived by owner Tim Maxwell as a place to breakfast while listening to the birds in the forest, to catch fish then cook them with friends or family - while surrounded in art, sculpture and other objects that make a house feel like home. It's somewhere to light a fire, read a book, have a bath under the stars, all in total privacy.

Read more about the art in this home in our Stories section here.

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The houses are constructed from enduring materials that reflect the island's timeless nature - hardwood and copper exteriors, with wide oak floorboards and solid oak walls creating elegant high ceilings.

Interiors are filled with books, art and great furniture. A collaboration with ceramicist Keiko Matsui brought striking kiln-fired bowls to the property, walks down alleyways in Kyoto brought artisanal objects, while a trip to Copenhagen brought original mid-century furnishings.

Meanwhile, new and second-hand bookstores were combed to fill the library in each house with a broad range of novels, art and design books, cookbooks, and other quirky titles.

"We are constantly searching for items that tell a story," says Tim, "about where they’re from, how they are made and that are driven by principles of quality. These items are not for show or to be admired from afar, they are there to be used and enjoyed as they were designed."

This is a place for indulgence. Each house has an audiophile-quality sound system. Both kitchens are equipped with beautiful Japanese and European culinary tools, and fridges are filled with an assortment of island-grown produce from its sister business, the Nursery, located just 100 metres down the hill.

Gardens provide generous lawn areas, shady palms, and a number of fruit trees and herbs, as well as those super cool copper bathtubs.

This vacation home rental in Australia is offered in its entirety, sleeping up to eight guests, but individual houses may be available on request.


ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The houses come with fully stocked bars and complimentary beverages, as well as fully-appointed kitchens filled with Australian produce and island-grown vegetables. A private chef can be arranged at additional cost. 

There is an adventure room filled with equipment that can be used for island activities, and a transit room that can be used as a sitting area, a conference room, private cinema or gym.

There is cable TV and internet, with quality sound systems and large internal fireplaces. There is a fire extinguisher and first aid kit. This location is suitable for events.

 

AROUND

For millions of years, nature has been working and evolving to create the timeless beauty that is Lord Howe Island, and its unassuming appeal provides a private place to relax and explore.

As a world heritage site, it boasts fantastic coral reefs, untouched beaches, and tropical forests throughout. There are many species of fish, birds, and plants that you won't find anywhere else on earth.

 

LOCATION

Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia. Nearest airport: Lord Howe Island

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round

 
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Island House
Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia
Island House
Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
Island House, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia | vacation home rentals
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Island House
Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia
Sleek Design & Dazzling Natural Beauty

These two newly-built homes sit side by side on the world heritage site of Lord Howe Island, a place of extraordinary natural beauty located in the Tasman Sea, hundreds of miles off the east coast of Australia.

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Kitchen 2 fully appointed kitchens with European appliances and artisan utensils
Internet Wifi
Bedrooms 4
Bed Type Super kings
Kitchen 2 fully appointed kitchens with European appliances and artisan utensils
Bathrooms 5
Accommodates 8
Kid-Friendly Families welcome
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 5 nights
Check-In 3:00 PM
Check-Out 11:00 AM
Tax 10.00 % for total rate
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
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