Bask at Loves Bay, Kiama
A dreamy beach house with killer views on the South Coast of NSW.
Serenity & Spacious
MARCH 2019 | OUR FAMILY OF SIX | 2 NIGHTS
Bask at Loves Bay has a charm from the moment you open the gate and walk down the long steps to the front door. As soon as you enter the house, you’re greeted with gorgeous views of the ocean. To be honest, I didn’t notice anything else as I headed straight to the balcony.
The house is a split-level design divided into three wings. From the front door, you walk straight into the kitchen and dining room, and there are a few steps to the sunken sitting area that has a balcony to the outside and stunning water views.
Off the kitchen is the living area, then on one side is what I called the boy’s wing. There are three bedrooms, two upstairs and one downstairs and a second bathroom. To the other side of the kitchen is the main bathroom and up the stairs is a loft-style master bedroom with a private balcony which takes in ocean views.
To use my 70/20/10 styling rule, I would describe Bask as 70 per cent Hamptons, 20 per cent coastal, and 10 per cent classic. Bask has that oh, so important holiday feeling, and the home’s look and feel works well with the style of the house. My favourite room is the sitting area. It’s more of a formal living area, but it still has a relaxed style where you can put your feet up.
The bunk room is styled well, so is the upstairs twin room. The mix of colour makes it pop – giving it a sense of fun!
I loved Bask’s sense of calm and space, and it felt like the ocean follows you wherever you go. For me, I really enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, there’s lots of space, and again that ocean view with a glass of wine while cooking was heaven.
My boys loved the grass out the back. They played football out there every day, usually after we had been playing a board game. Ben loved the design of the home with the different levels, and the wings (you can’t take the builder out of him). All of us agreed, though, that the view was our favourite part.
We planned to stay at Bask the whole time (it was at the beginning stages of social distancing). For us, it was about taking time out, not taking in the local neighbourhood. But, with the coast walk literally on your doorstep, we couldn’t help but head out with the kids to explore. They lasted about 30 mins each way.
Ben and I decided to get up early the next day and walk into Kiama for a coffee. It’s such a gorgeous coastline with undisturbed beauty. The walk took around 60 minutes, and the coffee from Wild Patch Café was worth it. On the way back, we stopped off at the beach, which is about five minutes north of Bask. You need to do this walk when you stay; it was a highlight of the weekend.