Inspired by nature... Heaven's Gate is located in secluded and idyllic Hydeaway Bay which is set in the stunning aquatic playground of the Whitsunday's and Great Barrier Reef.
Australia's Best Beach House
* As awarded by TV’s recent Channel 9 program “Unreal Estate”
This series looked at all of the best houses in Australia
Also confirmed by Ch 7’s “Australia’s Best Homes”
Sky and Evan have over 30 years developing experience and specialise in creating spectacular homes in amazing locations. This includes properties in Maui, Alaska, New Mexico and now Australia. Sky and Evan believe Heaven's Gate is their finest creation to date.
Situated on 50 acres and with absolute sandy beachfront, Heaven's Gate is your own private tropical haven. This magnificent property has been designed as a private resort and will spoil you in every way allowing you to either holiday or permanently reside there.
Immerse yourself in Heaven's Gate... no expense has been spared on this magnificent residence, which provides only the finest things in life.
Australia’s best beach house has absolute beach frontage, on 50 acres of the best the Whitsundays can offer, and we believe The Whitsundays is the most beautiful part of Australia. The very large ( 1,350 sm ( 14,500 sq ft )) residence is secured within a 1400 square metre courtyard with fully landscaped tropical gardens and includes a private 2 bedroom caretaker's house, separate from the main residence. No expense has been spared in the creation of this amazing mansion.
Your privacy is assured with a locked gate 2km away, plus the secure courtyard and security system.
As you enter the main residence you are greeted with an impressive stairway and water feature, plus an elevator to the living/dining area. The central and spacious living area has been designed to capture the light and maximise the stunning Coral Sea views. The living area opens out to the entertaining deck complete with spa and wet edge pool which can be heated or cooled.
The main residence enjoys a grand master bedroom with a stunning ensuite including walk-in shower, a bath and a spa bath. A private owners retreat with office and den is included in the master bedroom wing. The office is equipped high speed internet. Two other master bedrooms with their own private ensuites and powder room for guests are located the second wing. The ground floor contains two more bedrooms.
Heaven's Gate offers everything from your own helicopter pad and hanger, seaplane hangar, Cinema, games room, tennis court, fully equipped gymnasium, wine cellar and security vault. To keep guests entertained the property also includes many activities. See separate activities tab.
The sheltered tropical waters of Sinclair Bay provide deep water access and a safe mooring for your yacht and visiting boats.
Explore the stunning Whitsunday Islands. Imagine having lunch on Whitehaven Beach (Australia’s best beach) followed by shopping at the resorts of Hamilton Island or a game of golf at the renowned Dent Island golf course.
Nature abounds with the surrounding bushland and local wildlife of kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburras and eagles being regular visitors. The Great Barrier Reef is on your doorstep and offers arguably the best snorkelling, diving and fishing in the world.
The house itself must be very large, exceptionally well constructed, stunning to look at, using the best quality materials, with a cinema, gym, tennis court, swimming pool, multiple garages and a separate caretakers house etc . Heaven's Gate ( HG ) is 1,400 sqm / 15,000 sq ft, with all of the above. We have attributed 25% to this category as we feel H G could not be improved upon, therefore it gets all 25%.
Beach location. It must be on absolute beach front with no public right of way between the house and the beach, allocated 14%, again HG gets all 14%.
Privacy is important, therefore the house needs to be on a minimum of a 400m x 400m block ( 40 acres ) with trees either side of the house so that neighbours cannot see or hear you, also you do not want to be seen from the road. HG has an electric gate 1.8 km away. Allocated 9%. HG is on 50 acres, therefore HG gets 9%.
Climate for a beach house; You do not want it to get cold or too hot. This puts you between latitude between 19 degrees South and 23 degrees South, a distance of 600km. 9%. HG is at 20 degrees South, therefore it gets 9%. Average temp maximum is 27 deg C and average minimum 21 deg C.
Your area needs to get a high number of sunshine hours every year and only a few hours of rain, but sufficient to live off rain water, not bore water. 6%. HG gets 6%. We get over 8 hours sunshine per day annual average and most of our rain comes in January to March.
The beach must be beautiful light sand, not pebbles or course sand, allocated 5% HG gets 5%.
Services & Shops
Services, shops. You want shops near by. 5% . HG gets 3%, ( yes less than perfect ) it is 35 minutes to the nearest large shopping centre.
Restaurants nearby. You want to be able to pop out for a good meal near- by. 5%. HG gets 5%, it has two beautiful little resorts within 5 minutes drive with excellent cuisine.
Tranquillity. You do not want traffic, aircraft or any other noise disturbing you. 4%. HG gets 4% ,there is no passing traffic or regular commercial aircraft .
The sea must be the archetypal azure blue sea. 4%. HG gets 4%.
Beach access is important, you don't want to be climbing down a cliff to get to it. Allocated 3%. HG gets 3%.
The shore must be protected from the ocean waves so you can launch a boat any time and you don't have the constant roar of the sea. 3%. HG gets 3%.
Air purity. You do not want to be near a city, a mine, a sewerage plant, a chemical factory or any other obnoxious feature. At HG we can usually see for 80Km (50 miles) Allocated 3%. HG gets 3%.
Ideally you want to watch the sun set over water every night of the year, but on the East coast that makes it difficult. 3%. HG manages it. It faces West and looks across a bay, 3%.
There must be an abundance of fish life, which requires rocks and coral. 2%. HG gets 2%.
It must be within a reasonable drive of an airport. Allocated 2%. Ignoring the facts that Heavens GateÂ has its own helicopter pad and is suitable for amphibian aircraft, the nearest Commercial airport is 45 minutes away. HG gets 1%.
Lastly, it's a little bit spiritual but you want good Feng-Shui karma which requires hills behind and the sea in front 1% HG gets the 1%. It is the hills and the prevailing South Easterly winds that create the tranquillity necessary for 12.
Heaven's Gate scores 97 out of 100. We know of no other house in Australia that can get close to this score.