80s luxury motel The Isla debuts in Batemans Bay

The luxury property The Isla opened in Batemans Bay, welcoming the first guests to the 80s-style beach motel on Wednesday.

Located on Beach Road, Batehaven, in the Eurobodalla area of ​​the NSW south coast, The Isla offers 18 retro bedrooms which have been restored with modern design and amenities including bespoke oak furnishings , terrazzo elements, brushed brass accents and AH Beard beds.

The rooms also offer contactless check-in so guests can easily access them via their mobile phone.

A former garage on the property has been transformed into a poolside lounge that flows into a communal dining area where bespoke vending machines offer locally crafted goods, such as Dangerous Ales beer, cocktails from Poor Toms Gin and drinks. ST Ali espresso martini.

Designed by a group of friends from Canberra, The Isla was created by award-winning architects These. The property features Australian designers with seating by Design by Them, lighting by Coco Flip Design Studio, and artwork by Vynka Hallam and Tegan Franks.

Isla co-founder Yanna Dascarolis said the challenges of bushfires and closures have given people a new appreciation for “our beautiful Australian backyard”.

“There is something so wonderfully nostalgic about the Aussie motel; it feels like home away from home,” she said.

“We immediately fell in love with this property and saw the potential to create something truly special; it was an honor to be able to breathe new life into it.

Dascarolis said she’s excited for people to discover the area.

“It’s a beautiful pocket of the world and the perfect getaway to get off the grid. Pristine beaches, vast expanses of green and a beautiful community of people,” she said.

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