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Burrawirrai Swanhaven

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property


Welcome to Swanhaven and your 1960s holiday home, Burrawirrai. We were told that this Aboriginal name means 'by the water'. Swan Lake is across the road - only 30 metres away - with easy access to private sandy beaches, good fishing and very safe (predator-free!) swimming. Take a short walk to the end of Lake Drive where you can enjoy Swanhaven's picturesque recreation area with picnic tables, barbeques and a bike track to the next township of Cudmirrah.

Burrawirrai accommodates six guests in two bedrooms and a small bunkbed room. A backyard retreat/sleep-out accommodates two extra adults and may be hired for a small additional fee. Towels and linen are not provided, but can be arranged for an extra cleaning fee. Quilts, throws, cushions, pillows and pillow protectors are provided.The bathroom has plenty of hanging space for beach towels, and includes a shower and tub combination. The lounge and dining rooms create a fantastic communal area with lounges positioned for optimum bush and lake views. At the end of the day, Swanhaven's sunset will calm the most frazzled nerves!

Set on a spacious corner block with native gardens and a huge four metre deep verandah, Burrawirrai faces National Park to the north and pristine Swan Lake to the west - only a stone's throw away.

Be charmed by beautiful landscapes painted by artist, Lolita Hamilton (available for sale), quirky retro pieces, relaxed furnishings, and perhaps a visit from one of our resident possums or kangaroos.

The South Coast awaits you at Burrawirrai.

Getting There

We are a scenic two and a half hour road trip from Sydney. Turn off the Princes Highway to go to Sussex Inlet, drive about ten kilometres then, before reaching Sussex Township, turn right into The Springs Road. After about three kilometres, turn right into Hoffman Drive. Continue for 150 metres and we are on the corner, in Lake Drive.

Time for ...

Swimming - The lake is suitable for young children who like to paddle. The water is shallow and so clean that the visibility is astonishing.

Kayaking, sailing and windsurfing - The lake is safe enough to explore for hours. It is an enclosed waterway and only opens to the sea every three years or so. This makes for relatively predictable conditions.

Waterskiing - There is a deeper part of the lake which lends itself to motorised water sports.

Cycling - Whether on road, off road or along designated cycle tracks, cycling is the way to go.

Watching a movie - There is a quaint cinema in the main road of Sussex Inlet, only five minutes by car.

Visiting the Club - There are RSL and Bowling Clubs in Sussex Township. Courtesy buses pick-up and drop-off in Swanhaven.

Going to the Beach - Berrara Beach is only a few minutes drive down the road. If you're feeling energetic, walk south for fifteen minutes to Cudmirrah Beach.

Taking a drive to Milton - The place is full of curio shops, excellent cafes and award winning restaurants.

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa Crawford
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018


Sussex Inlet House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The bathroom is spacious and includes the washing machine.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 3 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Small room with bunk beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Burrawirrai Swanhaven
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

WOW..we'd like to say a big thank you for such a wonderful stay.

This review is well overdue. We stayed at Burrawirrai over the Christmas break.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. So relaxing, so comfortable. Perfect location to sit and read and just be with nature. We can't wait to go back! Thank you so much for being a home away from home!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Swanhaven, NSW, Australia

Very good

  • 5 of 5

The house is well appointed is perfext for our needs. There are only issues really. The window are very hard to open and some impossable. Also I didn't relise the shower was over the bath, I have a disability and find it hard stepping up not having anything to hold on to.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Fabulous nature reterat!

  • 5 of 5

Burrawirrai was a wonderfully quiet and serene nature retreat perched on the edge of Swan Lake. My stay provided the perfect antidote to the urban rat race. The house was clean and tidy, and the lovely host even provided a bike at my request. I would definitely recommend this place if you are looking for peace and serenity.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Surrounded by nature

  • 4 of 5

We had a great few days here. Surrounded by trees. The house has everything you need and more. It is a well maintained 60s house with quality furnishings. We loved having dinner on the verandah and being visited by the local possums. Enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Fanatic couple of days in a great house.

Great outlook and very comfortable with lots of room for the kids.

Lisa was very accommodating and so friendly.

I would recommend this property without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Beautiful location, lovely house.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house in the very tranquil Swanhaven. We had a lovely time, swimming in the lake, walking through the national parks and visiting nearby beaches. The house is fantastic and we spent most of our time there relaxing on the large veranda. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a holiday house.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brendon, Thanks for the fantastic revue! If you ever wish to stay at Burrawirrai again, please remind me that you are a return guest so that I can organise the best deal for you. Warm regards, Lisa
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Other Activities:

Swan Lake


Rates & Availability

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

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