The SpaceThe Sunset Apartment at 'Longbeach Clifftop Retreat' is perfect for a self-catering coastal holiday for a group of up to six family guests or friends wishing to enjoy the property together, or perhaps professionals visiting the area on business. (approx 220 sqm).
The combined kitchen, dining and lounge area has ample room to relax together and if you feel the need for some quiet time, there are 3 separate decks with tables and seating, 2 spacious bathrooms and a landscaped communal garden below to enjoy. The coastal accommodation is situated on the upper-level of the large residence with its own private entrance.
There are 3 spacious and widespread bedrooms that lead off in all directions from the main living area that include 6 beds. All rooms are supplied with quality mattresses, pillows and doonas and offer plenty of storage space, as well as radio alarm/iPod docks.
The 'Stellar Suite' can sleep 3 (1 x Queen plus Daybed with futon), has its own private deck with ocean views, plus a large bathroom with antique bath, shower, vanity, toilet and hair dryer, as well as a laundry facility for washing and drying clothes.
The 'Owl and the Pussycat Suite' sleeps 2 (1 x Queen) and provides ocean and bush views and the 'Spotted Gum Suite' can either provide a couple's quiet repose from the main activity, or perhaps 3 children or teenagers may enjoy it for its out-of-the-way position (2 x Long Singles can make a King plus a full-sized Daybed). This suite has lovely treetop views. Both rooms share a spacious bathroom with sea views, shower/roman bath, vanity and toilet plus hairdryer.
The combined living area has access to two separate decks. The large southerly deck has sweeping ocean views, outdoor seating and a gas BBQ is available for a small fee. This space is perfect for unwinding at the end of the day with friends and a sensational sunset. The northerly deck is smaller and overlooks wonderful bush, bird life and offers opportunities to moon-gaze at night and watch the sun rise early in the morning. Smoking is permitted outdoors on the decks. Guests are also welcome to use the Infrared Sauna with light & sound therapy.
The living area has 2 large, comfy couches, a 55cm Smart3D/LCD TV, Blu-ray Player plus CD Player. Your group can enjoy a fully-equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave and many other useful kitchen appliances and the dining area has seating for 8. There is a washer and dryer and guest parking for up to three cars.
Guests are also welcome to borrow from the DVD Library and are also invited to use the Infrared Sauna at the end of a busy day when they wish to invigorate or relieve tired muscles from a busy, adventurous day.
The Sunset Apartment has been decked out, wherever possible, with sustainable and natural materials that aim to reduce harmful effects on the environment. Australian-made furniture, Australian woollen quilts, quality pillows and natural-fibre mattresses have been carefully chosen for your comfort, as well as their ecological benefit and appliances have been installed for their energy and water efficiency. Lighting can be bright or subdued and though the residence has air-conditioning, guests can make use of the soothing summer sea-breezes through the open windows and doors.
You will find a supply of bathroom toiletries and kitchen and laundry cleaning products that have been chosen for their environmentally-friendly credentials and we encourage recycling and provide a compost bin for food scraps to help feed our hungry worms.
• Apartment Cleaning (required) $150 per stay
• Bath & Bed Linen Hire (optional charge). Add a little extra luxury with your bed pre-made for your arrival - $20 per person/per stay . You are very welcome to bring along your own towels and bed sheets (Top & Bottom Sheets plus Pillowcases).
• Gas BBQ (optional charge). The charge ensures that the BBQ has gas and is kept clean and well-maintained for your use - $25 per stay.
• Availability for 2 extra guests for short stays 2-3 nights. Will depend on group dynamic - please enquire ($20 pp/per night)
Whether your stay is for a romantic weekend getaway for two, a relaxing mid-week vacation, a longer family holiday of a week or more, or exploring a beautiful destination for a couple of singles travelling together, our hope is that you will find time to connect with the abounding nature that inhabits this magical place and enjoy your time at the ''Sunset Apartment' and our tranquil Longbeach Clifftop Retreat surrounded by tree and sea! Guest AccessGuests staying at 'Sunset' are welcome to enjoy the residence's clifftop garden offering sweeping views of Batemans Bay's pristine, sparkling waters. Just a short walk from your private apartment, through the garden gate and along the top of the cliff are a number of access trails that step down to an array of gloriously quiet coves, all of which are idyllic for safe swimming, rock-pool exploration, exquisite sunsets or perhaps, just quiet contemplation. The gorgeous Maloneys Beach and Long Beach are also situated at either end of the cliff (with quick access through garden gate) and both provide safe swimming, opportunities for water sports of every kind, and occasional viewing of dolphins.
There's a small coffee shop within walking distance that sells wine, beer, a basic supply of groceries, as well as freshly-made croissants, bread and newspapers on the weekends.
Many restaurants, takeaways and holiday attractions are only a short drive from the retreat, including the wonderful Mogo Zoo that focuses on endangered species and breeding programmes (please see Map). Interaction with GuestsI live onsite and look forward to meeting new guests and providing assistance wherever I can. After you've been given your keys and a short 'welcome tour', you are welcome to make yourself at home in the privacy of your accommodation.
If you have any questions or concerns during your stay, all you need do is text me and I will help wherever I can.
I would very much appreciate you providing your ETA for me some hours before your arrival, or even the day before – thank you. The NeighborhoodOur private and secluded ‘Longbeach Clifftop Retreat’ is perched up high on the northern side of Batemans Bay - where the forest meets the sea!
An array of gloriously quiet and secluded coves are just minutes away from the property and Long Beach and Maloneys Beach are also within walking distance. The coastline here is perfect for safe swimming, fishing, boating, rock-pool exploration, exquisite sunsets or perhaps, just quiet contemplation.
Guests are welcome to spend time relaxing in the communal Clifftop Garden that provides sweeping views of Batemans Bay’s sparkling waters. Beau, our resident Belgian Shepherd will be very happy to greet you in the garden, but please keep Beau safe by closing both gates behind you. A number of trails along the cliff-top that step down to the coves below can be reached within just a couple of minutes from our garden gate.
The glorious Murramarang National Park and Marine Park with amazing sea-views is also within walking distance from the property and provides access to isolated, pristine beaches, amazing rock formations and abundant wildlife. To reach the entrance of the park, just pass through the gate at the rear of our garden, head left along the clifftop bush trails, down to Maloneys Beach and then along the sweeping coast line to reach the glorious rainforest and shoreline.
If you want to make a day of it, you'll need to pack water, something to eat and of course your bathers, lotion, etc, as there are no shops in the Park. If you forget yours, I can lend you backpacks with water and sunscreen, as well as provide a sumptuous lunch hamper for an additional cost (please provide 24 hours notice for this service).
You can also enjoy early Sunday morning Tai Chi at Maloneys Beach and there’s a small cafe that sells wine, beer, a basic supply of groceries, as well as newspapers, freshly-made croissants and bread on the weekends and the cafe is open Wednesday to Monday.
Batemans Bay and its many fine restaurants, cafes, takeaway outlets, shops and holiday attractions are only a 10 minute drive from the Retreat and the popular Mogo Zoo is less than a half-hour drive away.
I do hope you get the chance to enjoy this secluded and magical spot and look forward to your visit sometime very soon!
Long Beach, New South Wales, Australia Getting AroundThere is a local Bus Service from Long Beach to Batemans Bay, and a Coach Service from Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne.
There are also flights from Sydney to Moruya and I can arrange transport to and from the Moruya Airport for you at a small charge. Other Things to NoteRevitalise mind, body and soul with the sound of birdsong, fresh sea-breezes and the natural aromas emanating from the Spotted Gum woods nearby. Sightings of sea-eagles gliding on the ocean-air, dolphins playing in the bay and families of kangaroos grazing on the cliff top can often be enjoyed.