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Glen Ayr Coastal Retreat Thirroul

Bedrooms 1
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Self contained guest room in tranquil garden setting in central Thirroul.

Walking distance to restaurants, beaches, public transport.

Contains queen size bed and one 'click-clack' futon sofa bed.

Ideal for couples or couple with 1-2 small children. (please check with owners about numbers when making inquiries)

Self contained kitchenette with microwave, all crockery and cutlery, bar fridge and a fully equipped kitchen. A gas BBQ is available also.

Own bathroom facilities (shower only)

Features include private deck, air-con, WI-FI, TV/DVD, NETFLIX, Ipod docking station.

Come and explore Thirroul and surrounds and stay with locals at Glen Ayr Coastal Retreat - one of the original boarding houses of Thirroul.

Everything is provided for your stay. No need to bring linen or towels.

Breakfast consisting of season fruit, homemade muesli, a selection of breakfast cereals, bread tea and coffee (pods), juice included.

Want to eat breakfast out?

We can arrange for one voucher at a local Café in the middle of Thirroul.

Are you coming for an event?

Glen Ayr Coastal Retreat Thirroul is located very close to wedding reception centres at Bulli Tops Paromora House, Sublime Point and Cliff Hanger.

If you prefer not to drive, let us know in advance and we will make every effort to drive you to your event destination. Leave your car here and have a worry free night.

Glen Ayr Coastal Retreat Thirroul is less than 500 metres walk to Anita's Theatre. If you are coming to Thirroul for a show, stay the weekend and enjoy all Thirroul has to offer.

If there is a mid week show at Anita's or need one night contact owners for a one night only stay. this applies for MID WEEK ONLY. Not for Friday - Sunday.

Gourmet hampers can be arranged at additional costs designed to suit your tastes and seasons. It can include bacon and eggs to cook at your leisure, fruit juice, homemade biscuits, seasonal fruit, chocolates, wines, cheeses, breads and crackers. Hampers must be ordered at time of booking. PLEASE NOTE: 5 days notice required for hampers.

Our kitchenette has had a recent upgrade to create more bench space. The small bar fridge has replaced the larger fridge and a new coffee machine.

Glen Ayr's Terms and Conditions are issued with a booking sheet when you make an inquiry to stay.

Glen Ayr is a part of Thirroul's Cultural Heritage

DH Lawrence described this property and main residence in the opening chapters of Kangaroo the novel he wrote whilst residing at another well known property in Thirroul.

'The town trailed down from the foot of this mountain towards the railway, a huddle of grey and red painted iron roofs, Then over the railway, towards the sea, it began again in a scattered, spasmodic fashion, rather forlorn bungalows and new 'stores' and fields with rail fences and more bungalows above the fields and more still running down to the creek shallows toward the hollow sea................'

The main residence at this property Glen Ayr was one of the original boarding houses of Thirroul and is well over 100 years old. The studio/garden flat was built in 2008 has been designed to compliment the main house.

Thirroul is rich in history and this property was one of the original boarding houses from the very early 1900's till the 1940's. It was purchased by the owner's family in 1942 and converted to a family home for a growing family of 8 children. It has been lovingly restored to its former glory and has a true ambience that evokes tranquillity, creativity and restfulness.

Enjoy the cafes and restaurants of Thirroul

Have a holiday, eat out. ... .... Thirroul is making its mark on the café and restaurant scene with the number of high quality eateries from casual cafes to sophisticated dining.

National and International acts perform regularly at Anita's Theatre and Beaches Hotel both less than a 5 minute walk.

Sundays are now market day on the coast with the Foragers Market on every Sunday offering wonderful food, live music and original crafts. There is a Vintage Market last Sunday of the month.

Coledale Market has established itself as the must do market. It's on the 4th Sunday of the month and well worth the trip. Offering handcrafts, great food, music and a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. A great chill out market.

If the allure of coffee, the allure of fresh produce and local wines have you dreaming of the perfect escape ....come and enjoy Glen Ayr Coastal Retreat at Thirroul.

Bring your bikes or use the ones at Glen Ayr Coastal Retreat to explore the 25 Km of winding bike track into Wollongong and beyond.

Visit the Apple farm at Darkes Forest on the way down or way home, its such a unique hidden treasure within 25 minutes drive of Thirroul.

Many surf breaks offering plenty of waves for all. Come and enjoy we will be happy to host you.

We are here to make your stay memorable for all the right reasons.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017


Other Activities:

beaches cafes Anita's Theatre


Thirroul Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Glen Ayr Coastal Retreat Thirroul
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews
WA, Australia

Quiet and central, lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our 5 nights here. The hosts are easy company, and happy to chat or give you privacy. Everything we needed was included, including a portable little stove. The unit is well appointed and clean, and situated within easy walk to the beach, train station and central shops. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review Marie. It was our pleasure to host you and Ollie and hope to see you again
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Carss Park, New South Wales, Australia

WE felt part of the family

  • 5 of 5

Definitely be back, Was Clean , Quite, and had everything we needed and so close to shops .... and it smelt Amazing when we opened the door , Heaven ... Thank you Donna and Andrew

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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A Real gem

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best rental accommodation places we've ever used. Quiet, comfortable bed,well equipped with everything we needed. Alot of space and the hosts were super friendly and helpful, although not at all intrusive. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney south coast


  • 5 of 5

Excellent service and place. Great value for


  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Finley, New South Wales, Australia

Perfect hosts!

  • 5 of 5

A weekend away with my two children in a retreat that left nothing wanting. Perfect hosts that made us feel welcome from my first contact. I can't recommend this highly enough. The little touches and attention you get mean the world.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Central Coast, NSW, Australia

Excellent accommodation, wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Dear Donna

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and accommodation. The room was so cute and comfortable, and very private. The extra things like fresh fruit, juice, chocolate biscuits, etc was so lovely. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review Katie we will be happy to host you anytime. Summer is coming and Glen Ayr is the perfect beach break warm regards Donna and Andrew
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • 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 3 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $100 per stay

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