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Minke, Historic Whalers Cottage at Hyams Beach

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Minke Whalers cottage was built in 1926 by Mr Francis Langridge who walked from Melbourne with his family looking for work.It was built from local hardwood cut on site and forms a pair of the original,Historic Whalers cottages on Cyrus Street.

The cottage has been recently fully restored & offers all the modern comfort & styling you would expect.

The whale watching season is also a great time to visit. Don't miss this spectacular annual migration of the Humpback Whale in the pristine waters of Jervis Bay Marine Park. "Minke" has a special arrangement with Dolphin Watch - discount vouchers are available at the cottage. The Northern Migration runs in June and July, the Southern Migration from late August to end November.

Hyams Beach is the jewel of the Shoalhaven and acknowledged as one of the world's most beautiful holiday locations. The magnificent sweep of beach is celebrated in the Guinness Book of Records for possessing the whitest sand in the world.

The cottage is not suitable for children or pets.

The bedroom and lounge windows face the Bay and views are also visible from the front verandah and expansive side deck. There are large glass doors between our eat-in kitchen and deck. The many colourful birds are prolific in the area, as are the dolphins in the Bay & regular sighting of Kangaroos in the surrounding Booderoo national park ! We have a selection of games & books available with a small but perfectly formed library, TV and DVD player available.

Confirmed bookings require 50% deposit (direct debit transfer )

Balance of tariff (plus $300 refundable security deposit) is due 21 days prior to stay after which the address & access details to the cottage will be provided.

A full refund less 10% administration costs will be made if cancellation is notified 2 months prior to date of booking.

An alternative date for your stay will need to be made for cancellations of less than 2 month's notice.

Cottage not suitable for Children or pets.

A hundred metres from Minke is the village's popular and renowned cafe with excellent home cooked breakfasts, lunches & evening meals.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017


Hyams Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Minke, Historic Whalers Cottage at Hyams Beach
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
ACT, Australia


  • 5 of 5

I don't really want to say anything nice as it will be even harder for me to book this gorgeous cottage again. The cottage is beautiful. The interiors are lovely, the location fantastic with a very short walk to the beach and cafe. Although it rained for most of the time I stayed, I took the opportunity to read, relax and enjoy this gorgeous cottage and stunning location. I will certainly be back to stay here.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Beautiful stylish cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Exactly like the photos, stylish, clean and just across the road from the Hyams Beach. A lovely walk down the street to beautiful Chinaman's Beach.

Emails réponses were very quick and the cottage was equiped with all things you need for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Minke Magic

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the Minke Whalers Cottage. It was just the weekend getaway we needed. Situated in the perfect location-close to the beach & cafe.

It rained for most of our stay, but we were still able to snuggle down with the tele, the football on the radio & I found a fabulous book to read from the awesome little in-cottage library- I even purchased it afterwards.

The cottage had everything we needed, was tidy and had such beautiful character.

I feel like I know the owners (after just a few emails). They were extremely welcoming and prompt in response to any questions I had.

Just brilliant...we'll definitely return to our Minke retreat.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Balgowlah Heights, New South Wales, Australia

Just as good as our last visit

  • 5 of 5

A return visit to this devine cottage, unfortunately the weather wasn't great. Minke was a great place to curl up with a book, watch a DVD, play board games, ducking out for a beach walk & swim. A short drive to the National Park.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: Stayz
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Manly, New South Wales, Australia

Best property in Hyams Beach!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my husband stayed here for a week after our wedding and it was perfect!! It was close to the beach and the few days it rained we were cosy watching a nice collection of DVDs available and sitting on the balcony watching all the native birds. The place it self was just like the pics - if not better! Nice and clean and had everything we needed. The owners were very responsive to all our emails. Can't wait to get back to Minke it will definitely be a regular thing!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Lilyfield, NSW, Australia

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming cottage that's been tastefully renovated. It's well-placed for a walk to the beach, and Hyams Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in NSW in my opinion. The furnishings and appliances (SMEG, Dyson) have been chosen with care, with an eye for high quality. I even liked the art! Would happily stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Hyams Beach





  • 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 2 guests. Property has 1 beds and can sleep a maximum 2 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $300 per stay

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