The SpaceYour accommodation consists of an extra large room with either a King sized bed or two singles. (Please contact us immediately upon booking to state your preference or the bed will be made up as it was with the previous guests) Beds are dressed with quality linens and pillows. We offer a lovely, self-contained area with ensuite and private access,
As the room is large and spacious, there is room for a sofa and coffee table set before a flat screen TV. The sofa opens out to a double bed. We provide an extra air mattress to insure those sleeping on the pullout enjoy a good night's rest. There is also a small bar fridge and kettle. We supply freshly ground coffee for use in the french press and a variety of tea bags. A jug of full cream milk and another of water is left in the fridge.
Our beach inspired bathroom is also extra large and roomy. It is equipped with hair dryer, shower gel, shampoo and bath fizzies. There is also an iron located under the sink. The deep, claw foot bath is perfect for a long, lazy soak after a day out bush walking or enjoying any of the amazing outdoor activities possible with what nature has provided to our area.
For those booking for 2 nights or longer, there is a complementary bottle of bubbly stocked in the bar fridge to sip while you relax and take in the lovely view.
As this room backs onto a rock shelf behind, it stays cool in the summer. There is a ceiling fan and louver windows to enjoy the pleasant sea breezes.
Your room opens through French doors onto the patio outside. There is a sitting space with table providing you an open air location to appreciate the views over Pittwater laid out before you!
As the house is elevated, our driveway is steep and can be tricky to negotiate. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION THAT THERE IS A SPACE FOR YOU AT THE TOP OF THE DRIVEWAY BEFORE YOU COME UP! Alternatively, many prefer to park across the street in Yarrabee Close and get their exercise in the walk up the hill! The view you will enjoy once there is well worth it!
OTHER NOTES ON THE DRIVEWAY:
The drive is S shaped. With the car in low, take the curves wide. Alternatively, we are happy to assist you to either drive your car up, or help with luggage with advance notice. Carla is available to chat on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
There is a set of 11 steps from the driveway to the patio which provides entry to your room. A key will be made available in a safe lock box for you to come and go as you please.
The entry to our family home is from the same patio, through a separate door. If there is no one at home, we are always available on the mobile for any queries.
Just ask if there is information we may have left out. We will look forward to meeting you! Guest AccessGuests will have access to a large, private room with lounge area and separate entry. A spacious ensuite has a clawfoot bath and shower.
To avoid disappointment later, we do stress that there are no cooking facilities available. Guests are welcome to enjoy the sitting area outside of their room for a bit of sun, to enjoy the view and the fresh air! Interaction with GuestsWe have loads of local information which we are happy to make available to our guests if required. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood is very beautiful. We would encourage all of our guests to take a walk around the block and enjoy all it has to offer. There is a local deli and also an organic market available in this block. There are two places to grab a nice coffee on the plateau. Both available in the block.
Angophera Reserve is located within 500 meters of our driveway. The reserve, once home to koala's, boasts beautiful angophera trees and a peaceful 20 minute bush walk to a small waterfall (if there has been rain).
While we do not offer cooking facilities onsite, guests not wishing to eat out are encouraged to make like a local and head down to Clareville Beach located a few minutes drive away. Here you will find a wonderful harbour-safe beach area and several free electric BBQs for your use.
There are also several picnic tables, a beach shower, toilet facilities and a fantastic view out over Pittwater, embracing the marine culture with a vast array of boats moored peacefully in the bay before you.
If wanting to leave the cooking and cleaning to others; there are over 30 places to breakfast in Avalon alone. Plenty more cafes and restaurants are available in the neighboring suburbs of Newport, Whale Beach, Palm Beach and Mona Vale.
Taylor's Point is a favorite spot of ours and is located a two minute drive away...on Hudson Parade. This area provides a wonderfully shady grassy area in front of a small, safe harbor beach. At one side of the netted swimming enclosure, there is a wharf which provides a great place to cast in a fishing line, or a place to dive in to enjoy a cooling swim.
For those interested in a complete experience, we can organise a guided meditation within Angophera Reserve which will relax and ground you. Please contact us to make arrangements.
There is also a fairly easy 20-30 minute walk into Avalon, or another bush trail walk into Newport....If you wish, please enquire as to a possible walking tour which we can make available for you as we are in the process of establishing several to offer on Air BNB but have not nutted out the particulars at this point! Getting AroundWithin a 500 meters, there is a bus stop near the corner of Stromboli place which provides service to the local communities and has morning and evening schedules to and from the city using the express E88 and E89 services. The 191 bus service provides a loop service via Taylors point into Avalon which takes about 9 minutes.
Those who enjoy more physical activity, can enjoy a beautiful walk into Avalon taking Lower Plateau Road to the Angophera Reserve where a bush track takes you through the reserve exiting onto Palmgrove road where it is a 15 minute walk on into Avalon.
Huber drivers are also available but Taxi services are limited. With advance notice, it may be possible for Tim or Carla to collect you from a nearby location. (Huber rates applicable) Other Things to NoteWhile we can offer off-street parking, our driveway is steep and we would not recommend a first time visitor attempt to drive up it.
Many of our guests choose to park in the cul-de-sac of Yarrabee Close located across the road and get in their steps for the day!
We are happy to assist you in getting your car up the drive if you wish. Please contact us beforehand so we can organise a time that is suitable.
The claw-foot bath is another consideration our guests need to be aware of. While it is deep and beautiful to have a nice long soak with the complementary home-made bath fizzies; it can also be an obstacle for those with mobility issues.