IT’S in a tangle of private driveways and windy lanes, so once you find the entrance to 27 Rayner Rd you’ve almost lost track of how high you are, and what might be in store.

Indeed the first view is a shady barbecue area, away from the glare of the water and sun. It would be an ideal retreat on hot days or balmy evenings.

On entering the house the first thing that strikes you is that“new house” smell, despite the fact the house is 12 months old

And then your senses are overcome by the huge ocean view.

It stretches from Whale Beach to your left, all the way past Killcare and out to sea.

It is breathtaking and makes most visitors stop dead in their tracks when they see it.

Glass louvres and aluminium doors bring the sensational view, the breeze and the light into the house in bucket loads, while the beautifully designed Jetmaster fireplace hints at what it must be like in winter to sit comcozy cosy and contented with that view at your fingertips and the underfloor heating at your toes.

The adjacent kitchen is lean and Caesarstone sleek, designed to blend into the background of this view-driven property.

The three levels are handled in a sort of loft style, with exposed staircases between floors.

The upper floor holds the main bedroom with a very generous bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, while the lowest floor is more about playtime.

This level has another, bigger living area with space to sprawl jlon the sofa or sit at a casual table and peruse the papers. Out the door is another delightful kickback option in the sparkling shape of a magnificent swimming pool.

With its infinity edge, and the illusion of being suspended, the fully mosaic-tiled and gas-heated pool is as much an architectural feature as a practical one.

There is a sun terrace and a courtyard here, as well as two bedrooms all within a few steps of a sunbake (yes, I know, unhealthy and all that, but with protection sunbathing is a simply delicious way to unwind).

Wide European floor boards keep the house light, and storage keeps the home clever.Lockable walk-in cupboards are available for those who may consider renting the stylish property out. Weekend escape travellers flock to Whale Beach and often end up dreaming of owning such an extraordinary piece of real estate.