5 Star Resort or Luxury Beachfront Holiday Home?

5 Star Resort or Luxury Beachfront Holiday Home?

We are often asked the question – 5-star Resort or Luxury Beachfront Holiday home?  Some say 5-star resort all the way!  Others say, hang on, there is nothing better than having your own private resort with everything (and more!) offered at the 5 star resorts – often at a much better price by renting your own private, luxury beachfront holiday home.

So, we’ve done the comparison.  We’re not keen on disappointing our neighbours by naming their specific business (as we all have our benefits and all of us are keen on promoting our beautiful local area), but the information below is based on information we could find when comparing our La Maison Pacifique luxury beachfront holiday rental with two beach resorts close by..  We are delighted with our findings.

The Costs

Always a biggy – how do we compare on costs?…  The following table shows per person per night rates based on current rates for 7-10 March (3 night weekend) or a weekly stay 7-14 March 2015.

The Options

5 Star Option 1

5 Star Option 2

La Maison Pacifique

3 night weekend 7-10 March, 2015








Cost per person per night (3 night weekend)




For the week 7-14 March, 2015




Cost per person per night (weekly stay)




Must admit that we were a little surprised by this!  We feel La Maison Pacifique is better value across the board, and that is just on costs!  *note our weekly rate has not changed since September 2013!

The Bedrooms and Bathrooms

La Maison Pacifique master bedroom with private balcony

La Maison Pacifique master bedroom with private balcony

Quite different configurations here, but we are happy with ours.  Even better at La Maison Pacifique – you get a whole house!

5-Star Option 1

  • Resort Room and 2 bedroom apartment configuration.
  • 2 x king size beds, 2 x king singles (can be made into a king bed)
  • 3 bathrooms.

5-Star Option 2

  • Range of configurations available to suit guest needs.
  • 2-3 bathrooms

La Maison Pacifique

  • 5 bedrooms, 4 marble bathrooms
  • Master – Four poster King size bed.  Massive walk-in-wardrobe.  Marble bathroom (and in-room Villeroy & Boch bath) is situated in its own wing – across a walkway – turn right at the top of the stairs – at the beachfront side of the home.
  • Three queen bedrooms on the first floor are off to the left of the stairs, through the upstairs sitting/media room, through a doorway to their own wing with their own two bathrooms, one with full size bath.  All bedrooms have robes – one with a walk in!
  • Fifth (king) bedroom is downstairs, off the main entrance and with its own bathroom and shower.  Has two king singles which can be made into a king bed.  We can cater for wheelchairs too!

Distance to the Beach

5 Star Option 1

5 Star Option 2

La Maison Pacifique

Distance to Beach

30 metres

30 metres


Casuarina Beach

Casuarina Beach

Yes, at La Maison Pacifique, we are literally on the beach front – you walk straight out the garden gate onto the dunes and the clean white sands of Casuarina Beach.

It is like having your own private beach and there are plenty of places to swim between the flags – at Cabarita Beach or head north to Salt Beach at Kingscliff which is patrolled 365 days a year.


We also have an incredible array of inclusions.  This is anything from direct costs (local/STD/Mobile phone calls, full internet access all included at La Maison Pacifique) at no extra cost to the extra inclusion by just being at a treasured holiday home.  La Maison Pacifique offers:

Extra facilities

La Maison Pacifique Lounge with Fireplace

La Maison Pacifique Lounge with Fireplace

  • Large lounge with open gas fireplace
  • Large Caesar-stone table to seat 10 and extra large outdoor table on deck
  • Range of fun games and activities (Scrabble, Monopoly, Pictionary, Spicks & Specks, cards etc)
  • Reading books and magazines (including subscription to Ocean Road Magazine) to relax
  • Media Room downstairs and Separate Living Room upstairs
  • Monitored security alarm system
  • Keyless entry (yes, you get your own personalised code)
  • On-street parking at the front gate and on the garden blocks next door (crushed gravel areas behind gates)

For the Chefs

  • Personal Weber-Q BBQ
  • Miele Appliances – Steam Oven, Microwave, Oven, in-built Capuccino Machine, Dishwasher
  • Cookbooks
  • Brand new fridge with filtered water and ice
  • Large range of extra appliances – pizza oven, food processor, hand mixer, blender etc

The Electronics

  • Sony 55″ LCD Internet TV x 3
  • Wii console
  • XBox console x 2
  • Playstation console x 3
  • Apple TV
  • Foxtel/Austar – premium service
  • iPod docks
  • Bose Lifestyle entertainment system downstairs
  • t-hub for web access
  • full wifi internet and home phone line access

…just BYO console games…

La Maison Pacifique Pool & Spa

La Maison Pacifique Pool & Spa

…and your own private…

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Full laundry with Asko washing machine and condensing dryer

Yes, you don’t have to share it with anyone!  Screaming children optional 🙂

…and easy access to…

…and to be environmentally friendly, we have:

  • Connected 31 brand new solar panels
  • Upgraded our airconditioning systems
  • Ceiling fans in all bedrooms
  • Opening windows to let those sea breezes in
  • Herb garden for guests to enjoy
  • Have our Bush Tucker Garden with fruiting trees, tea garden, tropical garden and citrus garden areas

…For our wedding accommodation guests:

  • A bottle of Veuve Cliquot Champagne and box of Lindt chocolates on arrival
  • Plethora of photo opportunities in the house, on the beach front or boardwalk and as our Bush Tucker Garden grows. in amongst the private garden

…and if that isn’t enough…

  • Check-in is easy – enter your own personalised code into the gate and front door and you are in!  All arranged before you leave home and great instructions for when you are there
  • Pay via credit card
  • Each group receives their own La Maison Pacifique candle
  • You can use our order groceries online and have it met and unpacked prior to your arrival (small fee)
  • Order other extra services at cost – extra cleaning, linen, champagne, flowers, etc

Have we managed to convince you yet?  All of the above reasons are our concerted efforts to ensure that your holiday can not only start the minute you arrive, but that it will be your best yet!  So, 5-star resort or Luxury beachfront Holiday Home?  You know our decision…

Happy holidays – dream about what is possible; believe you can do it; make the most of your annual leave; plan, book and enjoy your holiday; then dream about where you will go next!  It is your turn!

…and… if you are looking for a resort-style luxury beachfront holiday home for your family holiday, romantic break  wedding accommodation, (watch our video here), or a girls getaway  contact us at La Maison Pacifique for availability and a quote….  Remember, our rates compare really well with local 5-star resorts – and La Maison Pacifique is private – on the beach – walking distance to cafes at Cabarita Beach – perfect spot for whale watching (June to November each year) – children optional!

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Until next time – enjoy your day wherever you are from La Maison Pacifique “The Peaceful House” and your boutique designer luxury holiday home vacation rental in Casuarina, New South Wales, Australia – half way between the Gold Coast QLD and Byron Bay NSW, Australia.

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Di Hendy
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La Maison Pacifique
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