Rockridge is the most charming holiday rental in the Australian beach house retreats. A vacation in this private villa will take you back to long, hot summers of a bygone era. This is an original 1940's Palm Beach home of the romantic old school. If you're feeling nostalgic for gin and tonics in a european style villa by the seaside, Rockridge will take you there in an instant.
Palm Beach is the weekend destination for busy Sydneysiders who need only drive an hour north to this glamorous peninsula of paradise. With arguably the best views in 'Palmy', this idyllic four-bedroom timber and stone beach house exudes character, charm and desirability.
First built as a gentleman's residence, the house's unique features include beautifully crafted joinery, original cabinetry, quirky collectables and a stone fireplace. But modern life has its creature comforts and everything at Rockridge is taken care of. A new, fully equipped marble kitchen, swimming pool, spa and in-built gas barbecue leaves no stone unturned.
White-washed walls and floors make for a relaxed and unmistakably beachy ambience. Light-filled, open-plan living, dining and sun rooms enjoy an unrivalled sunny vantage with a north-east-westerly aspect. With the sun wrapping around the house from morning to dusk, lazy late-afternoon drinks on the deck, by the pool or in a hammock is what the good life is about. There are many amusements on the northern beaches, however contemplating eating in or dining out is all thats required.
The elevation of the house commands unobstructed and expansive knockout views looking over to the famous Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Pittwater, Whale Beach and the ocean beyond. Easy walking access to the beach is directly across the road, where the original common sandstone and wooden steps lead to the popular southern end of the beach with its ocean pool. The sandstone and timber decking overlooks a garden surrounded by an acre of Australian bush and tropical palms. As there are no immediate neighbours at Rockridge, you feel at one with the surrounds, just as it should be. This is a Sydney beach villa getaway at its best.
â€¢Four bedrooms. Upstairs: two king-sized bedrooms with a balcony each, and one queen-sized bedroom. Downstairs: one bedroom with a bunk bed.
â€¢Two bathrooms, plus a powder room.
â€¢Superior linen, towelling and Aveda toiletries.
â€¢Magnificent views of the Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Pittwater, Whale Beach and the ocean beyond.
â€¢Easy access to beach via steps directly across the road.
â€¢High-set views from the upstairs bedrooms and deck.
â€¢Upstairs bathroom has charming 1940s details and features a separate shower, bath and pedestal basin.
â€¢Open plan living, dining and sun room.
â€¢Large white marble kitchen and separate laundry with all modern amenities.
â€¢Stone fireplace, gas heating and ceiling fans.
â€¢TVs, DVD player and CD stereo.
â€¢Huge private garden with decks, patios, lounging areas, deck chairs, barbecue and outdoor dining furniture.
â€¢Child-protected swimming pool and spa.
â€¢Undercover parking for one car. Outdoor parking for one car.
â€¢Rockridge allows for a maximum of 8 guests