About Us

We specialise in the management of exclusive properties throughout Australia, offering short and long term rentals plus unique event spaces for corporate and private events.

Are you looking for an amazing private venue to host your next event? Perhaps on the hunt for a family holiday rental in a beach side home? Or you’re a corporate traveller looking for comfortable accommodation away from the stale hotels?

Whatever your property needs may be; you can be sure The Scout Group can help you.

With an extensive background in hospitality and property management, a keen eye for detail and a passion for the Australian landscape you can be sure we have sourced only the best properties. Our teams fine attention to detail ensure that all of our properties are immaculately presented, serviced regularly and most importantly an absolute pleasure to stay in.

When staying in one our hand picked properties, we tailor the experience for our guests to their exact requirements. In doing so we are able to provide all the modern comforts of a home but also the luxury of a 5 star hotel too. The Scout Group provide hotel standard housekeeping, quality linen, an ‘essentials’ welcome pack, free WIFI and will arrange to meet you at the property and hand over the keys. We also offer a concierge service, which means we are on call to provide any assistance throughout your stay.

If you choose to host an event with The Scout Group at one of our properties, we also offer the service of your very own event planner. Your event planner can organise event and promotional staff, catering and fit out requirements including waiters, caterers, furniture hire and glass wear plus any other necessities required. With premium service contacts in this industry, we only collaborate with the best, ensuring that you receive the finest in quality and reliability.

Our Services

– Property Appraisals
– Photography & Styling
– Marketing
– Insurance
– Condition Reporting
– Hotel grade housekeeping
– Event Styling
– 24/7 Concierge

Meet the Team

Laura Houston

Founder / Director
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With a passion for property, Laura established The Scout Group out of the idea that accommodation didn’t have to be an impersonal experience; it could be a bespoke experience tailored to a persons needs and one that they would never forget.

With a remarkable background in marketing, it was early on in life where she found her true passion. Laura got her start in hospitality, working the restaurant circuit for over 7 years, managing an impressive list of high-end restaurants. It was here that Laura learnt how important it is to provide amazing service and how it made the difference between a truly memorable experience, to one a person would rather forget.

After spending the next few years in the real estate sector doing property management (specialising in short term leasing), Laura realised she could combine her two loves of hospitality and property. From there The Scout Group was born. With a large demand of guests wanting accommodation that suited their personal needs, The Scout Group set out to create tailored experiences for their clients that didn’t seem to be available anywhere else.

Whether it was families wanting holiday rentals with extra space, the corporate traveller wanting short term accommodation or high profile international guests needing a home away from home. The demand for unique spaces for accommodation and corporate or private events was huge.



‘I cannot recommend Laura highly enough. From a hosting perspective, she is exemplary. She organises everything so you don’t have to lift a finger and, more importantly, you can sit back while she ensures both your property is in tiptop condition and your guests are treated to a concierge service. When first listing my property, Laura went to great lengths to create an accurate inventory – photos included – and designed a welcome manual complete with instructions on how to operate everything in our apartment, which the guests really appreciate. She misses nothing; she noticed, for example, that our kitchen stools might cause scratching on our beautiful wooden floors, so went out and grabbed some foam stoppers to prevent damage. This is just one example of her attention to detail and her sincere concern for our property. This is obviously important to us, as it is a luxury property and a business investment, so to have someone keeping a constant eye on the details relieves the worry of protecting our investment’

R Griffin | Property Owner

‘The Scout Group were a delight to work with and every detail of the organisation was seamless. We had a very successful launch event at an exceptionally special venue, and would recommend working with them  to any client.’

Elzabeth Walker | Marketing Manager, Robb Report