Covecastles, Shoal Bay West
Tel: 800 223 1108 (toll-free)
Tel: 264 497 6801
Concierge.com's insider take:
When New York architect Myron Goldfinger was chosen to design this modern, secluded enclave, he imagined castles in the sand. Now guests can live out their own royal fantasies in The Point, a five-bedroom villa with soaring ceilings, a big private pool on a raised terrace, an outdoor hot tub, and decks overlooking the villa's own sandy cove. Well-to-do commoners can also choose from 15 smaller villas and beach houses just steps from the water, all with a distinct, highly stylized, white-stucco grace that has been twice featured in Architectural Digest. Interiors by Goldfinger's wife, June, are sumptuous but relaxed: custom rattan furniture with raw-silk cushions in jewel shades, hand-embroidered linens, fully equipped kitchens with chef-grade appliances, and Georg Jensen flatware. Some people find the atmosphere so relaxing that they never want to leave their houses; and since all meals can be delivered, they don't have to.
Closed late August through mid-October.