The Doonan Glasshouse, Noosa Hinterland
About this property
Staying at The Doonan Glasshouse at 92 Valley Drive is like having an entire luxury resort all to yourself. And one you may never want to leave.
Built by owner-architect Sarah Waller to reflect the feeling of being on holiday all year round, this award-winning home is truly one of a kind.
Combining 1950s modernist architecture with modern resort-style luxe the design focuses on seamlessly blending the house with its natural lush surroundings. The result is a very private and luxurious sanctuary that is a beautiful oasis of calm. The monochromatic palette used throughout might be stark in any other setting, but here it just works and is a stunning example of why less is more.
The colours of the beautifully manicured green lawns and the sparkling pool beyond are subtlely reflected in the interior furnishings, helping to create a feeling of flowing transparency between inside and out. The expansive white terrazzo flooring and completely flat roof create the illusion that the house is simply floating on air.
Great care has been taken to ensure that nothing detracts from the expansive views. Fully retractable stacking glass doors on both sides of the house can be pushed back to completely open up the main living area to the outside. Enjoy stunning sunrises, sunsets and clear starry nights, unimpeded by light pollution, from one of the many comfortable seating areas around the property.
The Doonan Glasshouse sleeps up to 10 guests across 4 bedrooms and a media/lounge room that can sleep 2. The master retreat with Queen bed offers the same lush but private views over the landscape. An award-winning and spacious ensuite with deep bath and separate rain shower can be accessed from either side of the room. The room leads out onto the concrete terrace that continues around the house.
And if relaxing baths are a favourite past-time you can enjoy one under the stars, in the outdoor bath, or shower, accessed from the master retreat’s ensuite. This zen-like space is completely private and not overlooked by other properties.
Bedrooms 2 and 3 are identical and feature Queen beds and lovely window seats that catch the afternoon sun. Both have ensuites with showers. The 4th bedroom also has a Queen bed and is adjacent to a 4th bathroom with walk-in shower. All rooms have ceiling fans and are air-conditioned.
There are two indoor lounge areas. One with large SmartTV and thermostatically controlled gas fire, the other with an additional TV and large lounge suite that can be made into a Queen bed on request. This room can be closed off.
An additional outdoor but covered lounge area overlooks the garden and pool while an outdoor kitchen provides a secondary cooking area, with BBQ, Wok burner and wine fridge.
The focus of the main living area is uncharacteristically but intentionally on the kitchen, encouraging guests to come together to enjoy lazy breakfasts, long lunches and early sundowners. Generously sized black and white kitchen benches provide ample space for food preparation and entertaining.
A separate butlers pantry contains all the appliances you could wish for, a range of pantry items, and a second fridge and sink area. This clever design helps to remove clutter from the main kitchen area, in keeping with this home’s minimalist personality.
The 17m long swimming pool with shallow “beach” end takes pride of place in the middle of the rolling lawns, and is perfect for relaxing on the floating beanbags. A pool-side cabana has a 2nd BBQ and lounge seating, or relax in the hammock between the coconut palms. There is also a cosy fire pit area, perfect for the cooler winter evenings.
A complimentary selection of locally sourced produce and beverages are provided to guests on arrival.
| Exceptionally quiet and private
| Close to everything in Noosa yet far enough away to enjoy the peace of the rural location
| Full-size locally produced amenities provided in all bathrooms
| Luxury bathrobes for guest use
| Range of vegetables and herbs to use when in season
| Integrated BOSE sound system to provide the soundtrack to your holiday
| Walk-through office area
| Full laundry with washer and dryer
| 2 BBQs, one by the pool, one in the outdoor kitchen with wine fridge
| Large lawn areas
| Parking for up to 6 cars – 3 in the driveway and 3 in the gravel parking area at the top of the driveway next to the road.
Doonan is a 15-minute drive to Noosa and its numerous beaches, if you choose to venture beyond the Glasshouse. Eumundi with its famous markets is also a short drive away, and you have the beautiful Noosa Hinterland to explore right on your doorstep.
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Contact us today on 1300 810 944 to check availability and let us arrange your next Noosa Hinterland luxury accommodation at The Doonan Glasshouse.
Guest services such as catering and health and wellbeing can be arranged on request – please contact us to discuss your requirements.
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Please note that the wide expanses of full height glass do allow some view from the road to the kitchen and living areas (hence the name), however, the bedrooms and pool area are totally private and are not overlooked.