A boutique beach retreat built amid a forest of gum trees, Sydney’s Pretty Little Beach House looks pretty spectacular. You won’t find trendy house music or flat-screen televisions adorning the small, independent resort, which has wisely shrugged off all-out opulence for relaxed luxury. Each of the resort’s three, private beach pavilions come with private pools and villas outfitted with plush, natural linens and warm, modern furnishings. Visitors who’ve had their fill of soaking and dolphin watching in nearby Tallow Beach will dine on a menu created by renowned Sydney chef Steve Manfredi. [via coolhunter]