As a sister property to Bells at Killcare and operating as part of the group, Pretty Beach House, a pinnacle of Australian luxury accommodation and hospitality is the four-pavilion hideaway, perched on a seven and a half acre promontory of the Bouddi National Park and Broken Bay.
Under the direction of hoteliers Karina and Brian Barry of Bells at Killcare, Sydney interior designer Michelle Leslie led the restoration, achieving the right balance between relaxed and impeccable. Together with a carefully selected team of craftsmen and highly skilled artisans, Leslie created an extraordinary and unique property that both reflects and supports its local environment.
Restauranteurs Stefano Manfredi and Julie Manfredi Hughes have led the premium hospitality offering, with Stefano’s custom designed, Italianate Ambach kitchen the centre piece of the The Main House opening onto Italian black granite bench tops and a stunning bar. The atrium-style dining styled under the tutelage of Manfredi Hughes allowed guests to dine on Stefano’s world class Italian cuisine while looking out to the stunning waterways that surround the Bouddi Peninsula. Guests dined from handmade rustic pottery dishes and plate ware from Manfredi’s friend and artisan potter Leno Alvarez of Hill End and the finest white French porcelain Limoges dinnerware from Bernardaud.
Stefano Manfredi curated over 100 hours of playlists for guests to enjoy during their stay. A passion of his outside of the kitchen, the music selection was chosen to suit any guests’ mood with playlists titled Soul, Roots and Blues, Rock, Italian Singers, World Music, Surf Music and more. Manfredi also curated the vinyl record collection and video library available in each pavilion.
After 10 years of stellar leadership, in 2017 Stefano Manfredi handed over the reins in the kitchen to his team on the ground, whilst Manfredi Hughes natural ability for strategic marketing and brand management can be appreciated in the continued evolution of this landmark brand.
Pretty Beach House is a proud member of the Luxury Lodges of Australia. These luxury lodges are are exclusive by virtue of their remoteness, their special location and the small number of guests they accommodate at any one time.