Palma | Palm Beach
The cutest cottage in the heart of Palm Beach.
Stylish & Location
MARCH 2021 | 2 ADULTS | 2 NIGHTS
As I pulled up in the driveway, this holiday property, a quintessential coastal cottage, just made my girlfriend and I smile. But, as soon as we walked in the front door, it went from being a cute cottage to a stylish abode.
The main hub of the property is the living area with the cute little bar style kitchen, which looks out to the view over Pittwater, and honestly, all you want to do is look at that view. Off the living area is the main bedroom. Positioned at the front of the house, the bedroom’s floor to ceiling windows take in that view.
The second bedroom is at the rear of the house with two single beds (also has two trundles). The bathroom is original but has an old-worldly feel, so it doesn’t feel out of place. There is a small deck at the front of the cottage, which is the perfect place for some afternoon cocktails or your morning cup of tea.
Using my golden rule of styling, the 70/20/10 rule, I would describe Palma as 70 per cent coastal, 20 per cent monochrome, and 10 per cent organic.
The HPO, Carla, is an interior stylist, and it shows. Her cushion chops are perfection, and her use of texture and paired back relaxed coastal has made this original home come back to life. I feel like I’m in Bali in the well-known Kim Soo homeware store.
As a girl’s trip away with one of my besties, we just loved having time to connect in a stylish space. It felt like time stopped, but we didn’t really come up for air. The location of the property was the best. We could go out and explore and then stroll back home.
We spent most of our time in the living area. It was so stylish you didn’t want to leave. The white painted floors were one of my favourite elements.
We both loved that you could take in the view from most rooms. It didn’t matter if I was in the kitchen preparing a G&T, waking up in the morning from my four-post bed or in the shower; that view was framed.
The location of this property was perfect. We were only a couple of doors up from Barrenjoey House, and we went there for dinner and drinks both nights as it was just too easy and delicious. Take my advice and order one of their margaritas.
The beach was a 10-minute walk, and what a gorgeous beach it is. We walked up to the lighthouse (which will have your heart thumping), and the view at the top is amazing! On the way down, take the stairs, and you will find yourself surrounded by palm trees (bliss!).
The Boat House is an enduring favourite of mine for breakfast and lunch – there is something special about sitting out on the wharf on a sunny day with fantastic coffee and food! For a spot of shopping, stop in at The Boat House Home, where you’ll be sure to pick up a few homewares.
We booked in for a head massage just up the road from Palma, a bit of an Indian style at Palm Sanctuary.
While we didn’t have a chance to venture out on the water, the ferry over to Patonga is located across the road from Palma and is a definite must if you have the time.