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Nuns Beach House at South Rosedale

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

October school hols still available. Contact me for an exact quote. Scroll down to read our reviews.



Popular beach house in idyllic, private location perched just above the pristine, golden sands and turquoise waters of Nuns beach - a secluded cove flanked by wooded headlands, 15 minutes south of Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast.

Gorgeous, uninterrupted views of the ocean, beach, bush and headlands from the entire upstairs open plan living area, as well as from the main bedroom and ensuite, and the bunk bedroom at the back of the house.

Situated on a narrow bushy lane leading to a headland and surrounded by its own native garden with no immediate neighbours, ‘Nuns’ is not overlooked and it doesn’t overlook any other house. It's very non-suburban, quiet and private without feeling isolated. You really feel like you're in your own private, holiday oasis!

Two gorgeous sandy beaches (Nuns and South Rosedale) within a couple of minutes' walk of the house down bush tracks and another small bay (Tranquil Bay) just 5 minutes' beyond Nuns beach.

Much of the upstairs of ‘Nuns’ was recently renovated and now boasts a large, light, open plan kitchen/dining/lounge room decorated in a relaxed, coastal style with plenty of white paint and limed timber floorboards. The new kitchen with breakfast bar is fully equipped, with stainless steel Fisher & Paykel appliances. There’s a refectory style dining table seating 10, and in the lounge area, a stunning feature gas log fireplace and a 34 inch flat screen Sony TV/DVD player.The gorgeous ocean, beach, bush and coastal views are now visible from the entire open plan area. You can even see Burrewarra lighthouse in the distance. It's almost incomparable.

Nuns Beach House comprises 2 separate areas. Please note, there are no internal stairs. You may rent just upstairs, or upstairs and downstairs (you will never share Nuns with another party if you rent upstairs only).

There are 3-4 bedrooms upstairs, sleeping a maximum of 8 people and 2 bedrooms downstairs, sleeping a maximum of 6. The main living areas are upstairs.

Nuns provides comfortable, self-contained accommodation for 2 or 3 families or a group of friends holidaying together. You may choose to split your group between the top and bottom parts of the house, but Nuns Beach House sleeps a maximum of 12 IN TOTAL. It is most comfortable and suitable for groups up to 6 adults and 6 children.

Please note that we do not usually rent the house to large groups of adults under 25 yrs and no parties of any kind are permitted. Nuns Beach House is a non-smoking house and is not suitable for dogs.

Note re Tariffs


Tariffs on STAYZ may not always be accurate and are an indication only.

Weekend tariffs apply whether your stay starts on a Friday or Saturday.

Three night minimum on Long Weekends and 4 nights on Easter Weeekend. Xmas School Hols usually 1 week minimum.

Tariffs are based on up to 8 people renting upstairs only.

More than 8 and renting downstairs as well attracts additional tariffs.

Contact us for a precise quotation, which is based on time of year, length of your stay, the number of adults and children staying (up to 12) and whether you would like the whole house or just upstairs. A 5% booking fee will apply to all bookings made through Stayz from February 2016. We pay this booking fee directly to Stayz along with another 5%. A cleaning fee of $125 applies to all bookings for standard cleaning by our caretaker. Excess cleaning fees will apply if the house is not left as it is found.



South Rosedale is approximately 3.5 hrs south of the centre of Sydney, 4.5 from the Northern Sydney suburbs, under 2 hrs from Canberra and a comfortable days drive from Melbourne. It is a small, pretty, peaceful, coastal village nestled in the bush, located off the scenic tourist drive between Batemans Bay - 15 minutes north - and Moruya - 20 minutes south. The area is undeveloped, the beaches and waterways are sparkling and unspoilt and often deserted. The closest shops are at Malua Bay or Tomakin, a 5 minute drive from the house. Batemans Bay and Moruya offer more extensive shopping.

Local Attractions


Romantic, private beaches protected by bush and rugged, wooded headlands, and long stretches of sand - 2 beaches within a few minutes walk of the house down bush tracks, great for paddling, rock pooling, swimming or surfing. Four national parks and 2 nature reserves for bushwalking, scenic drives, swimming or picnicking plus a multitude of lakes and waterways for day trips. Swingparks, tennis courts, shopping, galleries, boat trips, fishing cruises, sailing, canoeing, whale (October) and dolphin watching, golf, horse riding in and around Batemans Bay (15 mins). Arts & crafts, cosy cafes and the zoo at Mogo (10 mins). Country market (Sat am), cafes and jazz festival (Oct) at Moruya (15 mins).



"Perfect! This is a beautiful beach house, very well set up. It rained most of the time we where, and we had a large group, but it wasn't an issue. Downstairs is completely soundproof from upstairs, so the grandparents (us) didn't have to get up at the crack of dawn when the grandkids did. You have got to go outside to go downstairs, but this added to the separation and quiet. The large dining room table with benches is great for games etc in the wet weather Nun's beach is gorgeous and the house overlooks the beach as in the photos", Paul, Jan 2016

"Had a delightful stay at Nuns - swimming each day, bush walking, beach walking etc etc. Cooked up a storm and did reiki and played scrabble around the fire. Loving your continued renovations – it is so light and bright – gorgeous. I’ll be back again and again". Ingrid, June 2015

"Thank you for sharing your beautiful, serene palace with us. We will definitely be back". Brett & Kaz, June 2015

"Great place to stay. There was a group of seven of us and the house was great with lots of bedrooms and space. We were able to cook up a feast while enjoying the view. It was so close to the beach we could wander back and forth several times during the day". Celia, March 2015

"Great location. We had a relaxing stay. Great location and we had everything we needed. It was a quiet and private area away from traffic and town noise. Short driving distances to shops. There was a great variety in beaches and walks short drives from the property. While we like going to different places around the country I think we just might return to this one", Megan, March 2015

"A comfortable place to stay, a gorgeous view, and 2 wonderful beaches within close walking distance: what more could you want? We had never been to this area before and wished we had more time to explore it. A few days was not enough. It is incredibly beautiful and interesting. The house has lovely views straight out onto the beach and nearby coves. There are no shops nearby but this is part of its attraction. 15 minutes drive to Bateman's Bay or about 20 minutes to Moruya means that excellent food can be brought in easily. More basic shopping can be done nearby". Lesley, Feb 2015

"What a beautiful property. Incredible views, stunning living conditions, and only minutes walk from the beach. Jackie made the process exceptionally easy for us to rent nun's beach house and we had just the perfect weekend away. So much so we decided to stay on. Thanks Jackie, we hope to return to this great find in our favourite location". Alex, Dec 2014.

"Our group had a fabulous long weekend stay. Amazing views, right on the beach surrounded by beautiful bushland. House was comfy, plenty of bathrooms for a larger group, ample space in the kitchen and lounge". Ella, Nov 2014

"My partner and I spent 3 nights here. Such a beautiful property with incredible views overlooking Nuns beach from the lounge room. It’s also only a short drive down the road to Moruya and about 20 mins to Batemans Bay. A great location for a romantic, getaway".Karen, Nov 2014

"Thank you for sharing your magnificent house with us. We loved it soooooooo much.

An idyllic location, quiet and peaceful surrounded by gorgeous gardens and bushland beyond. The ocean and coastal views are outstanding from the newly renovated lounge/dining/kitchen and from the balcony and master bedroom and ensuite. Combined with the sound of the waves rolling in this beach house is just wonderful". Ingrid, September 2014.

"Thank you for having our group at Nun's Beach House this weekend - we had a wonderful time and even saw dolphins from the lounge room!" Helen, September 2014

"We really enjoyed the fantastic location and lovely property". Sue, September 2014

"We have arrived back at home and wanted to thank you for the lovely house stay. A very relaxing and well maintained house, well done. We saw whales every day and a seal around on the point". Mihkel, July 2104

"Thanks for our lovely holiday at Nuns Beach House. We had a fantastic visit and a great catch up, thank you. The space and views are wonderful". Renee, July 2014

"The renovation work you have done is amazing, we loved the big, bright open-plan living area with its expansive views. It was only when we looked again at the online photographs that we realised what a difference you have made to that part of the house. The well-stocked new kitchen provided all the equipment we needed along with plenty of workspace. The new heater was great keeping us warm and cosy when the southerly wind blew up. The easy access from the house to both Nuns Beach and South Rosedale Beach was really handy. saw dolphins when walking along the beach. The large living room windows afforded us all a view of the pods of whales we spotted over the weekend. We had a marvellous weekend. Nuns Beach House was perfect for our group of friends to relax and socialise". Dee & Harry, June 2014

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 1, 2017


Rosedale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Nuns Beach House at South Rosedale
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Beautiful location and Comfy House

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful time at the house. It is pretty much unrivalled in its location and access to the beaches. The rooms were very comfortable. The hosts were a pleasure.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you Arabella. We are so glad you had a good time. We hope to welcome you to Nuns Beach House again. Kind Rgds, Jackie
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  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful beach house, very well set up. It rained most of the time we where, and we had a large group, but it wasn't an issue. Downstairs is completely soundproof from upstairs, so the grandparents (us) didn't have to get up at the crack of dawn when the grandkids did. You have got to go outside to to go downstairs, but this added to the separation and quiet. The large dining room table with benchs is great for games etc in the wet weather

Nun's beach is gorgeous and the the house overlooks the beach as in the photos

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hello Paul, Thank you for your review and I am glad you had such a lovely time. Hope to 'see' you again.
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family holiday at Nun's Beach House. The house was just great - everything we needed and in a beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 8 guests. Property has 8 beds and can sleep a maximum 12 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $600 per stay
    Standard cleaning : $125 per stay

    Optional Costs
    Linen: $20 per person

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