A Nostalgic Escape to the Glamour of Yesteryears with a modern twist.

Nestled in the picturesque locale of Mount Eliza, Victoria, lies a hidden gem that harks back to a bygone era of elegance and leisure – Solara. As its Latin name suggests, this sun-kissed abode is an ode to the golden days, drawing inspiration from the iconic poolside glamour captured by the legendary photographer Slim Aarons.

Slim Aarons, known for his seductive images of the socialites in their opulent settings, often by the pool, encapsulated a romantic, stylish, yet effortlessly casual lifestyle. His lens peered into the lives of friends and neighbours in Palm Springs, immortalising moments of pure, unadulterated joy and leisure. Solara, in its essence, seeks to transport you to this picturesque tableau, like a scene from one of Aarons’ celebrated photographs.

Imagine stepping into Solara and being instantly whisked away to a world where time stands still, and the only agenda is relaxation. The décor, a thoughtful blend of vintage charm and modern comfort, mirrors the casual elegance that Aarons vividly captured. Each space is designed to evoke a sense of nostalgia, inviting you to unwind and indulge in the luxury of doing absolutely nothing.

The heart of Solara is its outdoor pool area. It’s a sanctuary where you can bask in the sun, take a leisurely dip in the saltwater pool, or lounge with a cocktail in hand, surrounded by lush greenery. It’s a space encouraging you to revel in life’s simple pleasures.

But the allure of Solara extends beyond its walls. Located just a stone’s throw from the beach and across the road from the iconic Ranelagh Club, this holiday accommodation offers a plethora of activities for the sporty and the social. Whether you’re up for a game of tennis, a sailing adventure, or simply soaking in the spectacular views from the fully licensed clubhouse, Solara ensures that your stay is anything but ordinary.

The charm of Mount Eliza, with its quaint boutiques, cosy cafes, and stunning coastline, adds to the overall experience, making Solara a place to stay and a destination to explore. It’s an invitation to step into a world where the past and the present merge, creating a holiday experience that’s both timeless and contemporary.

Solara is also dog-friendly (upon request). Some essential features include air-conditioned accommodation with multiple balconies, a sea view, and free private parking; the property is just 500 meters from Ranelagh Beach and 1.2 km from Canadian Bay Beach. This holiday home has four queen-sized bedrooms, a stunning entertainer’s kitchen, and two bathrooms. Guests can take in the ambience of the surroundings from an outdoor dining area or keep themselves warm by the fireplace on colder days. The backyard is a BBQ haven with lush green grass, beautiful garden beds and a shaded patio that extends indoors to the entertainer’s kitchen.

In essence, Solara is more than just accommodation; it’s a portal to an era of glamour, leisure, and effortless style. It’s where you can leave the hustle and bustle of modern life at the door and step into a scene from a Slim Aarons photograph, where every moment celebrates the art of living well.

So, if you’re yearning for a getaway that promises relaxation, nostalgia, and a touch of glamour, look no further than Solara in Mount Eliza. Pack your bags, leave your worries behind, and get ready to be transported to the hub of an imaginative period and holiday lifestyle that will leave you enchanted and longing for more.

Solara House
8 Rosserdale Crescent,
Mount Eliza

Contact: 04 3281 2077


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