Topdeck at Snelling Beach is an off-grid, luxury escape peering over the winding Middle River as it meets the ocean at Snelling Beach. Designed as a sanctuary from the busy, modern life, Topdeck provides a space for you to retreat, relax and indulge in a truly unique location on the Island’s North Coast. With four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms we can comfortably accommodate up to ten adults.

Just over an hour from Penneshaw (and the Sealink ferry terminal) and 45 minutes from Kingscote (and the airport), Middle River and Snelling Beach make for the ultimate getaway.

Thoughtfully designed to maximise the awe-inspiring surroundings, almost all rooms throughout the house feature huge double-glazed windows that allow you to drink in the views (and spot the resident Kangaroos) and let the natural light stream in, except of course if you choose to take advantage of the block-out window treatments (we know a sleep-in is necessary when on holidays).

The open plan living, dining and kitchen space allows for easy entertaining and flows effortlessly out to the expansive deck. This space is also home to one of our favourite features, the North-Eastern corner, with its huge windows that frame the river just like a cleverly captured oil painting. And let’s not forget the cast-iron Cheminees Philippe fireplace. Talk about romantic!

No matter your skill in the kitchen, you’ll find everything you need to cook up a storm, including a pantry stocked with staples, Nespresso coffee machine, two fridges, two ovens, a dishwasher and microwave. A BBQ can be found in the alfresco area too.

At the end of the day, take your pick from one of our four bedrooms, three of which boast king-sized beds. No one likes living out of a suitcase, so unpack your belongings into the built-in robes and make yourself at home. The fourth bedroom features two queen sized beds atop a built in ‘stage’ — perfect for children, or up to four adults. This bedroom also includes a second television, toys and games, and makes the perfect hideaway for the kids after dinner. You won’t be disturbed by traffic here and a great sleep is all but guaranteed.

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