If going away to your own luxury holiday home is a dream that’s going away in this crazy market, these Ko properties are your refreshing solution. Each but an hour or so in the car from Sydney, all five luxury escapes now fit right within your time and budget constraints.
Yes, you could buy a share in one of these properties, and let Ko manage the entire experience, providing all the benefits of a luxury holiday home, without the stress of maintenance and managing taking turns (you don’t even meet your co-owners).
Or, if you happen to have a lavish budget, nothing is stopping you from buying into one luxury Ko co-ownership mansion in the Southern Highlands, and one up at Pittwater. It’s all legitimate blue chip investment equity.
Co-ownership has exploded in the United States and Europe, and this is the first opportunity for Australians to get in on the best thing ever to happen to the holiday homes sector.
For many a Sydneysider, a happy place up north or down south is a luxury from childhood now lost to dreams and an impenetrable property market. So, with so many luxury properties strewn along the NSW coastline and sitting empty most of the year, Ko Co-Founders Ryan Frisch and John Hanna, decided it was high time to introduce a co-ownership platform to the Asia-Pacific.
CEO Ryan Fritsch said, “We were excited to announce our launch in Australia last year, starting with properties across New South Wales. Our offerings include prime holiday home locations near Sydney like the Southern Highlands, the Northern Beaches, and the Central Coast, and further north we offer properties in Byron and Southeast Queensland on the Sunshine Coast. We also have properties in Bali and Japan, and we’ll launch in Thailand in 2023.”
The Ko platform allows up to eight co-owners to own a property and split the costs accordingly, with Ko managing it on their behalf.
Ryan Frisch said, “To clarify, we are not the property owners, what we are is the platform connecting the existing owner with prospective buyers. And we’re collaborating with agents to find buyers and sellers. They know everything about their local markets, they are our biggest ally.”
CTO John Hanna said, “Our model is to provide transparency on the process, but also to give people options. We want to make it as flexible, but also as fair as possible.
“Owners have the option to sell only a portion of their property to capture liquidity, and retain the rest. Prospective buyers looking at a holiday home are only purchasing the amount of equity that is appropriate for them, now.”
Obviously, it’s got to be luxurious – five stars please – with architectural touches and oozing elegance, preferably tucked away in a private corner of stunning nature. And of course, when choosing a luxury holiday home, practical considerations need to be made such as accessibility, accommodation features, and local facilities.
Ko offers all of this – a fully managed experience, taking care of all aspects of property management, administration, and maintenance.
Ryan Frisch confirmed: “Each one of the properties that we’ve selected is quite special. I physically walk through all the properties to make sure I am satisfied with them.
“If I could pick just one… my wife is a very big fan of Poppaea down in the Southern Highlands in Mittagong. She absolutely loves it.
Take a look at these beautiful Ko properties to whet your appetite for a forever getaway home…
“Poppaea” at 22 Nero Street, Mittagong is an AUD $8,000,000 architecturally reimagined pavilion-style farmhouse that features five bedrooms, a self-contained one-bedroom guest studio, and outdoor areas with a mineral pool. The cost for one share of ownership is AUD $1 million and the estimated monthly expenses are AUD $469.
This spectacularly lavish 21st-century farmhouse at 22 Nero Street, is a true gem in the highly sought-after Southern Highlands region of Australia. In the charming country town of Mittagong, this hilltop estate is nestled among picturesque rolling countryside. A tempting hour or 100km drive south from the edge of the sprawling and traffic-choked metropolis of Sydney, Poppaea is a world away from care.
Designed by architect Kathy Barnsley, the newly completed residence boasts five bedrooms, including a master retreat with panoramic views and luxurious ensuite, as well as a self-contained one-bedroom guest studio. The outdoor areas are equally as luxurious, with a mineral swimming pool, a limestone terrace, an alfresco lounge area, and a rear garden studio that can be used as a home office, art studio, or exercise space. This home is a perfect blend of modern luxury and classic elegance that is sure to take your breath away.
Ryan Frisch says, “So the interesting thing about Poppaea is that the owner is also the developer of the property, so that property was quite bespoke in its efforts. All the really intricate woodwork around the home was sourced from a 140-year-old bridge. They took the bridge apart and cleaned all the wood and then structured it. The result is absolutely stunning.
“Poppaea has these unique architectural intricacies but then very tech-savvy pieces in the same house. It’s a smart house, with smart speakers throughout. It has electrified privacy glass in the bathrooms. So, it has all these really beautiful blends of very, very high quality intricacies and then the tech-leading piece, which obviously as a tech-forward business CEO I’m quite a fan of as well” he said.
This stunning beachfront property is situated in the exclusive and secluded Pearl Beach, a beautiful oceanfront enclave located just an hour north of Sydney. Valued at AUD $13,100,000 million, the cost for one share of ownership of the home is AUD $1,637,500 million, and the estimated monthly expenses are AUD $469.
12 Coral Crescent is the perfect home for those seeking a peaceful and tranquil escape from the city life, surrounded by abundant bushland and a peaceful atmosphere.
The home features five spacious bedrooms and three stylish bathrooms, making it ideal for families and friends to clock up priceless quality time.
The kitchen is a foodie’s paradise, with top-of-the-line appliances ready to create a feast, including a Smeg 900mm wall oven, induction cooktop, and microwave; and Miele rangehood, and a Miele dishwasher to get it all cleaned up. And of course, the butler’s pantry is also equipped with a Smeg 600mm wall oven, Miele integrated fridge, and Fisher and Paykel main fridge and dishwasher.
Breathe easy planet lovers – the property is fitted with an energy-efficient 9.6kW solar system with 32 Solar Edge panels and a Tesla Power Wall 2 battery, making it environmentally friendly and easily controlled with a smartphone app.
With only one road in and out, Pearl Beach offers residents a tranquil and isolated environment. You’ll only be found if you want to be! The nearby popular beach of Patonga Beach is just a short drive, and the expansive Brisbane Water National Park provides endless natural beauty for bush walks. 12 Coral Crescent is a destination that you will leave feeling peaceful and rejuvenated.
Ryan Frisch said: “I absolutely love the Pearl Beach property. My wife and I had our anniversary dinner 200 meters down the road at the restaurant there.
“The Coral Crescent property, sitting right there on the beach, is the Palm Beach equivalent on the Central Coast. It feels a world away from the rest of the northern beaches because you are going over to the other side of Pittwater, which is quieter.
“Coral Crescent has a really stunning view, and it is a brand-new build. That house is built like a bunker, so it will last a millennium right there in the dunes. But the benefit of being there is looking out over the ocean, and it feels quite remote, but you’re only an hour drive away from Sydney“ he said.
38 Coasters Retreat, north of Pittwater on Sydney’s Northern Beaches peninsula, is valued at AUD $4,400,000. The beautiful four-bedroom home with a spacious outdoor area, including a heated pool, outdoor shower, and barbeque. The cost for one share of ownership is AUD $550,000, and the estimated monthly expenses are AUD $260.
The spectacular property is accessible only by boat. The home offers breathtaking water views of The Basin and the surrounding Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Coasters retreat design consists of three interconnected curved roof pavilions. The first pavilion houses an open kitchen, dining and living space, with glass walls that open directly to covered outdoor decks overlooking the water. The second pavilion contains the master bedroom with an ensuite and a space for relaxing and watching TV. The third pavilion contains two double bedrooms with ensuites and sleeping lofts for children, as well as a laundry room.
The home also features a recently added studio and outdoor entertaining area, reimagined by Ian Traill Architects. It has also been upgraded with new fixtures, fittings, and finishes, offering its new owners a truly unique piece of paradise. This is a rare opportunity for those seeking a secluded, executive retreat with breathtaking views and easy access to nature.
Ryan Frisch said: “Our unique property in Coasters Retreat at Pittwater in Sydney’s northern beaches also stands out to me. For the average person to live up there full time – because it has no road access, you can only go by boat – that’s a difficult life choice to make. But as a holiday home, being able to jump on the ferry from Palm Beach, go over to Coasters, enjoy some time completely disconnected surrounded by a national park, right on the water… that’s incredible. What a cool way to spend a couple of days.
“It feels incredibly remote because quite honestly it is. Despite just being a couple of minutes ferry ride from Palm Beach and the rest of the northern beaches, it feels like a world away” he said.
Nestled in prestigious Berner Street, this AUD $11,000,000 architect-designed home boasts a front-row view of Dixon Park Beach and is just steps away from the iconic Merewether Beach, rated the number one best city beach nationally in 2018. The cost for one share of ownership is AUD $1,375,000 million and the estimated monthly expenses are AUD $573.
The home, designed by EJE Architects, draws inspiration from its coastal surroundings and offers a contemporary lifestyle. With easy access to the beach, you can also keep an eye on surf conditions or watch whales migrating in the winter from your warm hideaway. In summer, this home is perfect for holiday gatherings with family and friends, and serving up long alfresco lunches by the pool.
The two-level home features four bedrooms, four bathrooms (including two ensuites), multiple living areas both inside and outside, a home office, and an inground swimming pool for when you don’t feel like going anywhere.
Berner Street’s luxury finishes include C-bus home automation, marble highlights, a kitchenette in the large ground-floor family room, built-in cabinetry with Venetian plaster feature, an HIK vision doorbell, zoned reverse-cycle air-conditioning, and a gas fireplace for cozy nights in.
This AUD $8,000,000 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom property is truly unique. Located on a beautiful 5.7-acre tree-lined landholding, it combines contemporary luxury with visionary architecture for a one-of-a-kind living experience. The cost for one share of ownership is AUD $1 million and the estimated monthly cost is AUD $521.
Designed for privacy with a stunning lake view, this property welcomes you with a peaceful atmosphere and open spaces. The flow between the living areas and private outdoor oasis is seamless, making it perfect for entertaining or relaxing. The outdoor space tempts you with a gleaming in-ground pool, outdoor living zone, and custom-built brick oven, providing a tranquil resort-style feel.
The high-spec kitchen features premium appliances, including a Wolf dual-fuel oven and rangehood, making it a dream for home cooks.
The home offers up to five luxurious bedrooms and four showroom bathrooms, along with other remarkable features such as spotted gum floors, plush natural wool carpet, ducted air conditioning, an imported French Axis wood burner, double-glazed floor-to-ceiling glass, solid timber v-groove ceilings, and parking for up to 10 cars.
With its exclusive Warners Bay address, only 1.2 km from waterfront restaurants and boutique shopping, this property offers the best of both worlds: exceptional lifestyle convenience and the privacy of a country home. And with the LMCC LEP, you can rest assured that your view will never be obstructed by new construction.

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