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The Bower Bird Shack, Bush & Beach!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

If you love camping and love the bush, but want comfort as well (without the colourbond fence!)

- The shack is for you!

The Bower Bird Shack is a cosy apartment built from new and recycled materials and with an ecologically sound waterless toilet. It is nestled in the bush near the popular Sharkey's and Coledale Beaches. It is up and away from the blustery nor-easters that come through in a cool, bush setting. So relaxing and private, yet close to shops, restaurants, clubs, cafes and of course, beaches.

From the comfortable queen bed, you may see, if you are quiet enough, a Bower Bird hopping about its business in the green foliage. There is also single bunk beds in the generous sized family bedroom and a sofa bed in the sitting area.

The Bower Bird Shack is a hidden treasure. It has the comforts of a queen size bed with a top quality latex mattress. The family bedroom is separated from the rest of the apartment with a door, it has 1 queen and a set of single bunk beds in the bedroom with fantastic views out the large bedroom windows into the natural bush garden.

A fully equipped kitchen (quaint early 80's style in great shape) with stove top, oven and grill. The kitchen and lounge are one cosy space, with a raised bench to enjoy a coffee and the peaceful bush.

The bathroom is equipped with a separate shower with a large rain shower head and separate bath. A unique feature of the shack is its ecologically sound waterless toilet. This is a state of the art Canadian designed composting toilet system certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 41.

You will find, however, that you want to spend most of your time outdoors. The outdoor area has a dining table under the trees and is pleasantly private.

If you love the relaxed atmosphere of camping, but want a comfortable bed - This is for you! Bring your own linens to take advantage of our low advertised rate, or ask us to supply them for $25 per person per stay.

Enjoy privacy, bush and why not have a campfire at night!

There is a barbecue with outside lighting

PETS are welcome at The Bower Bird Shack

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Please Note, The property is NOT FENCED. Therefore, all pets are required to be on a lead or controlled at all times when on the property. For many pets, this is o.k. as we have a long lead available, and they are happily tired after great big runs on the local leash-free Sharkey's Beach. Pet-sitting is available by arrangement when suitable, however, pets are not to be left in accommodation unsupervised.

CHILDREN are also welcomed at The Bower Bird Shack.

Please Note, however: The property is NOT FENCED. There are potential hazards for unsupervised children as you would expect in a bush setting adjacent to a furniture workshop and with creek nearby. The bower bird shack is nestled into the Illawarra escarpment with fantastic bird life, water dragons and you may hear the resident wallaby thump past at night or dawn

Please note: there is NO TV RECEPTION at the shack. We supply a television and DVD player, with a selection of DVDs, novels and magazines

More Details

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

Map

Other Activities:

Beach and bush

Amenities

Coledale Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing

Reviews

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The Bower Bird Shack, Bush & Beach!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 9 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4

Relaxing and peaceful.

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed my stay here as is was a green and tranquil location away from the bustle but within minutes from the beach on foot. Our dog loved it and the dog friendly Sharkey's Beach. Local cafes are amazing too. However, it is not everyone's cup of tea as there is no Wi-Fi or access to TV channels on the property. This was a plus for me. Comfortable with all the necessities, secluded but a stone's throw away from shops, activities, beaches, etc. Would definitely go back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Southern Highlands NSW
5

Gorgeous bush shack!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here...so peaceful, surrounded by green. The cabin is roomy and has everything we needed...very comfy bed and pillows, clean, friendly host, great breakfast. Just lovely. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This little hideaway was exactly as we had hoped: quiet, beautiful, close to beaches and equip with all the necessities. Perfect for our short getaway with our pup.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Coledale, New South Wales, Australia
5

Outstanding location and setting

  • 5 of 5

The 'Bower Bird Shack' is a slice of heaven with a beautiful rainforest setting that is so peaceful... yet 1 minute to the beach, shops, train and all other conveniences. Highly recommend this property for a couple or family of 4 as it offers great affordability in a superb location. Carol and Brad are wonderful hosts and we will be back to Coledale again...

Regards Frank & Kerri

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
1

Lawn being mowed at 7am. Is not peaceful.

  • 1 of 5

We were happy with the stay but I was dumbfounded that on our last morning we were woken by the lawn being mowed right outside before 7am. This is taking the mickey, No apology just a huff from the kid when I asked what he is doing as we where asleep. Most unprofessional plus I doubt under the bed has been vacuumed in a year or two

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Coalface. The location is fantastic for those who wish to feel like they're away from it all, yet it's near enough to anything you will need. The unit is clean and has everything. The views were fantastic, as was the garden. We and our chihuahua will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Notes

  • 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 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $200 per stay
    Cleaning: $55 per stay

    Optional Costs
    Linens supplied: $25 per person

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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