My Mum, design queen, has a collection of umbrellas a croquet mallets by the front door of their beautiful Adelaide Hills house too. The umbrellas are extremely useful (especially when ice storms are predicted) and although we don't play croquet, the mallets are a fabulous prop!
I love the combination of white upholstery and black and white high shine furniture. Of course, with windows opening up onto such a fabulous view, it is going to be hard to go wrong.
Now, where to find myself a fisherman with a cottage like this.....
All photos courtesy of Stephen Shubel