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Escape@Culburra ABSOLUTE BEACH FRONT luxury beach house with amazing views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

"The Perfect Beach house for all seasons !"Multi Award winning, pet friendly

"The Best in Culburra " Katw Nov 17

"Escape is by far the best holiday home we have ever stayed in " Letitia April 17

"The Perfect Beach House " according to SMH 52 Weekends Away.

Winner of 6 South Coast Tourism and Stayz Awards.

Luxury Designer Beach House, Absolute beachfront, amazing views, huge deck, open fire, north facing, lovely, flat lawn area, pet friendly, multi award winning holiday home

Escape is one of the rarest of gems on the east coast - faces due north and right on the beach in the premier "dress circle " of Culburra - located at the superior safe (patrolled in summer ) swimming south end of Culburra Beach near Tilbury Cove.

Our prices are accurate and our calendar is completely up to date. Please do not enquire about dates that are blocked on the calendar. Please note we do not accept parties or weddings under any circumstances ie NO WEDDINGS Or Parties (Please, please do not ask )

Book early as we get booked out very quickly

First vacancies

Wed 25th April (ANZAC DAY and school hols )-27th April (2 nights)

Sun 29th April-Fri 4th May (5 nights)

Mon 7th May-Sat 12th May (5 nights)

OUR STORY - we came to Culburra for a cup of coffee with friends and bought a house! It was rundown, multicolored and derelict but in one of the best locations on the east coast of Australia. We embarked on a totally makeover and Escape was created. Follow our very own Grand Design project with our photo books at the house.

Escape is the perfect holiday home for families, groups of singles, couples and holidaying with your dog. We are located near many of the local wedding venues at Terara, Merribee, Nowra and Berry so the perfect base for guests and families.

•ABSOLUTE BEACH FRONTAGE - walk from our garden onto 4km of beautiful Culburra beach. Our own private beach access! Located in the best,dress circle,south end of Culburra Beach - great safe swimming and patrolled in summer.

•AMAZING VIEWS - all the way up the coast from all living areas and main bedroom .Be lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean. The main bedroom is spectacular!

•CHILD /TODDLER FRIENDLY : Cot with all linen, highchair, safety fences, indoor and outdoor toy boxes, books and games, large flat lawn area off the deck .It's a great garden for adventures.

•ONE LEVEL- a very rare thing for a beach house-suitable for more mature guests, rails in shower and toilet. A great floor plan with all living areas opening onto the deck

•ENORMOUS DECK overlooking view with Weber BBQ ,outdoor table, large market umbrella and sun lounges with big lawn area below

•HUGE OPEN PLAN KITCHEN open plan living, large dining table (seats 10) all new appliances, good cookware, 2 comfortable separate lounge areas.

•FLAT LAWN AREA lovely native garden, pots of herbs

•OPEN FIRE and a shed full of firewood wood, electric heaters.

•FULL PANTRY contains flours, sugars, oils, sauces(basically everything you have in your pantry at home) Nespresso coffee machine, Weber BBQ Slow Cooker, pizza maker

•WHALE WATCHING from deck October to December. We have a telescope.

•DOLPHINS all year round

•3 BEDROOMS (2xQueen ,1x Double plus 2x2 bunk beds) sleeps 8-10.Linen and towels are provided for all bedrooms and made up for guests arrival and fully included in rates..

•2 NEW BATHROOMS, new laundry, large Kleenmaid washer and dryer.


•LARGE PLASMA SMART TV, Bose sound system, I pod dock


.ECO friendly house. Solar hot water ,mulched garden, safe cleaning products

•DVD library, games, puzzles, library full of "beach reads", magazines -even current ones! Lots of local tourist information at the house as well as exclusive access to Jen's "Best in Culburra" tips!

DOG FRIENDLY – inside and out. Fully fenced, large front yard, secure side courtyard .Treats provided and we even have dog tags to lend to your puppy while they stay with us. The beach is always dog friendly and leash free at certain hours every day depending on the season


WINNER of 2016 South Coast Tourism Silver award for Self Catered Accommodation

WINNER of 2015,2014 South Coast Tourism Gold Award for Holiday letting.

WINNER of 2015, 2013 Stayz "Peoples' Choice Award ".

WINNER of 2014 National Stayz Award for best " Pet Friendly " property.

Reviewed by SMH "52 Weekends Away " as the " Perfect Beach House "


Culburra is the quintessential Aussie beach side town

Culburra Beach is on your doorstep (literally) and Warrain Beach 5 minutes walk. Both are surf beaches. My surfing sons tell me its the perfect combination.

The "bowlo " is fabulous and we have a Woolies which is a large, well stocked shop with long opening hours. They will home deliver - have your shopping waiting! There is also a fabulous new restaurant/coffee shop in the centre of town called The Little Snapper.

Culburra is nestled amongst some of the Shoalhaven's most beautiful countryside.

Near bye lake and Shoalhaven River for boating - 2 boat ramps.

Great fishing; beach and river, catch fish in front of the house.

Lovely beach and bush walks nearby; Jervis Bay, National Parks, Kangaroo Valley, Berry, Milton, Abrahams Bosom. Book on local walks available at Escape which also gives information about dog friendly local walks.

The local attractions include Callala Beach a 15-minute drive away. Towards Currarong, you'll find many more secluded white sandy beaches including gorgeous Honeymoon Bay. Delicious seafood is available at Greenwell Point.

Great local fish and the best oysters in Australia from near bye Greenwell Point.

Visit fantastic local wineries and restaurants

Oyster farms at Greenwell Point.

Dairy Farms - visit a Robotic dairy farm, great fun!

Golf; 3 courses nearby

Horse riding

Great for bike riding. Culburra is very flat and quiet, easy to ride to the headland at the end of the street, down to the lake, river, lighthouse and shops.

Children's playground with picnic facilities 5 mins up the road or accessed from beach via Tilbury Cove.

Surf school just up the road; arrange surf lessons, hire boards, wetsuits, kayaks, paddle boards.

Jervis Bay is 15 min drive away.

Lake Woollumboola nearby is famous for its birdlife.

We are 2.5 hours from Sydney and 3 hours from Canberra.

We are puppy foster carers for Guide Dogs NSW. Puppies spend their first 12 months with us prior to starting their "official " Guide Dog training .They absolutely love their holidays at Escape and we have lots of photos at the house or on our Facebook page. Escape@Culburra

Escape is not available for weddings, pre wedding celebrations, schoolie groups or parties of any kind. For your added security, this property Escape@Culburra is only managed in Australia and we never request payments be made to overseas bank accounts.

REVIEWS Please read our reviews from our previous guests -100% recommended from 170 guest groups since we started Jan 2011.

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Culburra Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Escape is not available for weddings, pre or post wedding parties, schoolies, groups of young people under 25 years of age or parties of any kind.
  • Pets are allowed by prior negotiation with the owner. Please do not allow pets on the furniture or in the main bedroom which is carpeted.
  • Max capacity is 8 adults and 2 children (7 beds ) Please do not park on our lawn .
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Rails in shower,no hob ,wheelchair accessible
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , toilet is in separate room, Stone floors ,Rails in toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen size bed with sitting area -very large room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 4 twin/ single , 1 double bed and 2x2 bunk beds with proper mattresses
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a local taxi service plus the local bowling club provides transport . We have the number of a trusted local babysitter We have information on local wineries, food tours, dophin and whale watching trips and bird tours We can organise extra cleaning services (own cost) Culburra beach is dog friendly and leash free at certain times of the day depending on the season.


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Escape@Culburra ABSOLUTE BEACH FRONT luxury beach house with amazing views
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  • 5 of 5

Having just returned home from celebrating a milestone birthday at "escape" with my family (human and dog) I am now looking at my diary to see when I can go back. Fantastic location, inviting home, beautiful gardens and dog friendly beach - bliss! Thank you Jen and Ian for our wonderful holiday and providing so much more than normally found in holiday accommodation.

I will be back very soon,


  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled the celebration was such a success and Happy Birthday !! We would love to have you back at any time !
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The Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Escape. And we will be back. The house is comfortable and has every convenience one could think of and then some. Our dogs love it. Gorgeous beach at the doorstep. And nothing beats the sound of waves as one falls asleep.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shobha and Sam -wonderful to have you back again and so glad that Sam caught so many fish off the beach outside Escape! What a win !
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Magnficent beachfront property,Just perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at this beautiful property with magnificent relaxing views right on the beachfront.We walked on gorgeous Culburra Beach twice daily with our bouncy labrador who also had a wonderful time!Jen has thought of everything in the house.All is there if you need it..including coffee pods/dog tags/toothbrush.shampoo etc etc..there is a fabulous kitchen with all you need for cooking...We just love this property.It was our third visit.Defiinitely the best in Culburra!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Mary You and the gorgeous Martha are always welcome @ Escape !
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Sensational Beach Location

  • 5 of 5

Escape has it all - beautiful beach house, perfect location, incredible view, a fantastic host and labrador friendly! We had a wonderful week. Thank you Jen : )

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

A perfect getaway with friends, family from overseas and 2 labradors, view is splendid, garden perfect and private, a cooks kitchen, comfy beds, games and bookstand special thoughtful touches like laundry powder and a shower to wash the salt and sand up half way up the hill no gritty floor.Best house we have stayed in at Culburra.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jane - you were terrific guests and we loved your enthusiasm ( and gorgeous labs ! )
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Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

Our Family have stayed at Escape a few times over the last few years and we absolutely love it. The moment we open the front door and see the view, it truly feels like home. Jen has thought of everything you could possibly need and more, such a thoughtful host and has always been so helpful.

Escape is a beautiful house in the most peaceful location, we love the simplicity when staying there, walking thru the garden to the beach, sitting on the deck watching the ocean, dolohins and ever changing skies, truly the most relaxing break you could wish for.

Our Family will definitely be back, thank you Jen.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Jennifer Rhynehart
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Jennifer Rhynehart

We are an active, retired couple with a large family of children and grandchildren .Escape is our much loved, family beach house .We enjoy travelling,gardening, hiking and spendingg time with our family and beloved golden labrador, Rolly .

We are also puppy raisers for Guide Dogs NSW and our foster puppies love ther holidays @Escape!

Jennifer Rhynehart purchased this house in 2010

Why Jennifer Rhynehart chose Culburra Beach

In Feb 2010 we went to Culburra to visit a friend for a coffee and bought a house ! It was rundown and multi coloured but in arguably one of the best locations on the east coast of Australia. It faces due north, has its own direct beach access onto 3 kms of pristine south coast beach and has magnificent views all the way up the coast. We did our own Grand Design project, gutting the house ,adding the huge deck and fitting it out with all new furniture and appliances. We have a great photo book of the "transformation of Escape " at the house. Many of our guests return every year and we have over 170 5 star reviews .We have also won many national and state tourism awards.

We opened for guests in Jan 2011 and since then we have hosted 288 guest groups receiving 170 5 star reviews .Many of our guests are regulars coming back year after year .We get a great deal of enjoyment from providing a great guest experience .We also frequently enjoy the house with our family and friends which I think gives it that unique family ambience which is so often mentioned in our reviews.

We are new to the delights of the South Coast and continue to be delighted by its beauty and pristine nature.

It is just as fabulous in winter as in summer with its direct north aspect the house fills with sunshine while the open fire heats the whole house at night.

What makes this house unique

We stayed in many rental properties when our children were growing up and Escape is a "wish list " of all the things we'd have wanted in a rental house !

The most unique thing about Escape is its location -one of the best spots on the east coast -faces due north with direct beach access down the south safe swimming end of Culburra Beach

We pride ourselves in providing an excellent, quality holiday experience .All the beds are comfortable with quality linen and towels , all the appliances are of good quality and in excellent working order, we have a full pantry and many extras which are not usually included in holiday letting properties .We are also pet friendly -it is rare to get such a quality property which allows pets both inside and out .

I think many of our reviews highlight the many special things about Escape .

We have won many National and regional tourism awards and display our awards proudly at the house !


Nearest Beach
Culburra Beach
Car: recommended
Other Activities:


Culburra is a quintessential Aussie beach side town .Culburra Beach is on your doorstep (literally) and Warrain beach 5 mins away. Both are surf beaches. There is a quieter bay area at the south end of Culburra Beach called Tilbury Cove which is perfect for children. It is 50 m from the house .

The house is also located down the south , safe swimming, patrolled end of the beach.

We can see pods of dolphins in the bay all year round and whales during their annual migration (Sept to December )

The "bowlo"(Bowling Club )is fabulous and Woolworths has a large, well stocked shop in town which home delivers. There are some fabulous coffee shops and restaurants in town.

Culburra is nestled amongst some of Shoalhaven's most beautiful country side. For boating enthusiasts there is a near bye lake plus the Shoalhaven River ( 2 boat ramps ).There is great fishing in the river and off the beach. There are lovely beach and bush walks near bye :Jervis Bay National Park, Kangaroo Valley, Berry, Milton and Abrahams Bosom.

The local attractions include Calla, Currarong and Jervis Bay a short 20 min drive away. Near Currarong you will find many more secluded, white, sandy beaches including gorgeous Honeymoon Bay.

Great local fish and oysters are available at Greenwell Point. Visit many local wineries-the South Coast has some fabulous wineries including Two Figs, Silos Estate and Coolangatta Estate.

There are 3 near bye Golf courses and horse riding

Culburra is great for bike riding as it is so flat.

There is a children's playground with picnic facilities 5 mins up the road or accessed from Tilbury Cove.

There is a Surf School just up the road: arrange surf lessons or hire boards, wetsuits kayaks, stand up paddle boards or paddle boats.

Lake Woollumboola near bye is famous for its birdlife and we have the contact for a local birdwatching tour

Unique to Escape is "Jen's Handy tips " -a comprehensive guide to all the insider information accumulated from our family and feedback from guests .We also have a host of maps and brochures available at the house .

We email this to our guests just prior to their arrival


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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