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shellies on the beach Big House

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

great for big family groups . Sleeps 8

BIG HOUSE:( Pet Friendly on request ) ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT,

Also currently we have SPECIAL OFFERS ON REQUEST

Charming big spacious 2 storey beach-house backing on to the beach with your own beach path through the tropical garden. Polished timber floors, with a beautiful Bali feel.

Character-filled eco-chic family friendly home nestled behind the dunes in one of the BEST POSITIONS in Sawtell. This big comfy beach house offers a stainless steel kitchen with a gas cooktop, a 10 seater dining table, relaxing open-space living area downstairs with a ROMANTIC double Bali bed, a reading den. And a PIANO !

We are not 50 shades of grey marble, we are comfy and quirky. The Big House has 3 decks/balconies, and 2 bathrooms plus an outside hot shower for after-swims. Free wifi.

Upstairs: 2 romantic Q bedrooms with joint ensuite with shower and spa bath; rumpus room with lounge, TV, a king single bed, a single day-bed, another outside daybed on the top balcony, 2 decks and lots of room to spread out. Double Bali bed downstairs.

YOUR OWN BEACH PATH at the bottom of the garden to gorgeous Sawtell beach with rock pools, headland and surf. A hot/cold outside shower when you get back.

Cafes, pubs and boutiques , and a MOVIE THEATRE all a short stroll in fabulous Sawtie main st.. Tennis, golf, lawn bowls, famous Rock pool, surf club, and a much loved Movie Theatre reopened, all a short stroll away.

Luxurious Bali styled garden has our Buddha Bar hut, and yr path to Sawtell beach.

Sleeps 6 - 8 (extra guests above 6 = $20 p/n)

We are proud to say we have hosted well-known artists, actors, a famous conductor, a judge ( with her pet cat) a poet laureate, a family with a pet Joey, and many many happy families with their grandparents and grandbabies.

If our calender says we're booked, still please enquire as it may not have been updated.

LITTLE HOUSE: Pet Friendly on request

Next door in the same beaut spot right on the beach, but private from the Big House, offering an intimate tropical hideaway experience. 1 Q bedroom downstairs, plus Bali day bed in living area. Mezzanine floor( loft) has 1 Q,+ 1 S (ladder access, great for the kids or the young at heart.,but not for old or infirm). One bathroom, with internal laundry. Gas cooktop, great air conditioning. Outdoor BBQ and seating areas, cool Gazebo. Sleeps up to 6.

Luxurious Bali styled garden backs onto beach dunes, and your own private path to Sawtell beach. An outdoor entertainment area for dining, bird and wildlife watching, or laZing in the tropical garden. Dogs must respect wildlife.

A short STROLL TO THE VILLAGE for almost everything you would need.

Fab one and two-story Beach houses.Shellies on the Beach Big house and Little house

You can book both beach houses and enjoy a big family gathering (total sleeps 12 -14, )with a luxurious Bali garden and Buddha Bar Bali hut. Your path to the beach leads from the garden. The gardens can be opened to accommodate large outdoor seating for family get-togethers.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Shellie

Shellie is a retired artist, and gallery owner. She loves the beach, people, kids, pets and good wine.

Shellie purchased this house in 1988

Why Shellie chose Sawtell

BEST location in the area . Fabulous big house with loads of character.

What makes this house unique

Shellie will tend to your every whim and make your holiday a wonderful memory.


Sawtell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No loud noise after bedtime. Please tidy up kitchen before you go. Turn on dishwasher. Leave beds Put towels in washing machine area.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom/ensuite has a toilet and a bath/spa., Downstairs bathroom is shower and toilet . An outside garden Après beach hot shower is popular
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , These beds are in a big spacious rumpus/ TV/ area upstairs.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Known as a queen bed in Australia. Upstairs. Ensuite .
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , This is a romantic Bali bed in the downstairs area.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Known as a queen bed in Australia? It's upstairs w ensuite
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Happy family round table garden entertaining, next to the private beach path and the Bali Hut.


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(37 traveler reviews)

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shellies on the beach Big House
average rating of 4.5945945 based on 37 reviews

Holiday heaven in Sawtell

  • 5 of 5

We had a blissful two weeks in Shellie's Big House. Teenagers, dogs ... we had the lot but the house and location were just perfect. A few steps to a sublime beach for swimming and surfing, an easy 5 minutes walk to coffee shops and cafes and a house that kept us comfortable and cool. The outdoor shower is the best I have ever used and the dog beach 1km away was a rare treat every morning for a walk and a swim.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Armidale, New South Wales, Australia

fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

wonderful location, perfect place for our family to relax

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Tamworth, NSW, Australia

Quirky and terrific location

  • 4 of 5

Had the pleasure of catching up with six girlfriends for a long weekend at Shellies Big House. The character and quirkiness of the house added to the atmosphere and we had a wonderful time. There's lots to appreciate with an eclectic collection of décor items. We spent a lot of time in the lush garden and were happy to share the space with the local wildlife. During out stay Shellie called in to say hi. It was obvious she gets great pleasure having people stay in her house and have a great time. All in all a terrific getaway!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent property Jacaranda Villa

  • 5 of 5

Communication was excellent with owners with lead up to stay, giving us a welcome pack which detailed some attractions around the area. Property was clean, modern and spacious, we had 3 families stay which was a total of 7 adults and 4 children plenty of room. From the pools and bbq areas to canoeing and games room, it was a great place to stay unwind and enjoy some quality family time, peaceful surrounding would not hesitate in returning to this beautiful part of the world. Thank you Lisa

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Great location - right on the beach. House was fantastic - everything had been thought of. Host was very welcoming and went out of her way for us. Would definitely stay there again. We had both houses and it was great for a big group.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful beach house

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here numerous times, its is very homely and exactly what you want a getaway to be. Every time we stay here if we have visitors they are blown away by the location, how many rooms it has and all the little surprises you have when walking around the home to the front entrance walking on a pond, the beautiful art, to the notes that Shellie leaves around the house. The beds are super comfy and it is in such a beautiful location, it really makes you appreciate life and what it has to offer.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Coffs Harbour Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Stroll to Pubs and clubs
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Sawtell club or BIG Club
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Stroll to an amazing variety
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Sawtell Main Beach is at yr back garden
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Great beach, village, cafes, v

Our guests love being able to stroll to the beach cafes , jazz bars, and return to the Big cool lush and private garden and Beach house. Pets are welcome.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.