MAXIMUM 8 ADULTS
Spacious architect-designed family-friendly home on a 1800sqm block, situated 300 metres to North Avoca beach and rock pools. Wake up to the sound of waves crashing on the beach and enjoy a 2.3 metre long aquarium with beautiful colourful fish and stunning panoramic views. Cosy up around the wood fire burner (wood provided) or in the (gas) heated spa during the cooler months. During the warmer months swim in the heated swimming pool and spa, or head down to rock pools and one of the best surf beaches on the coast (and without the crowds of many of the other beaches!).
Magnesium salt is used in the swimming pool for health benefits and the pool is heated with an electric heat pump from the beginning of September until the end of April so the pool is kept consistently warm. The spa is gas heated, allowing it to be heated as desired at any time of year.
Reverse-cycle air conditioning has been installed in the bedrooms to assist you to cool down on hot days.
We have a large organic vegetable garden that you may pick fresh produce from (we will provide a map with information on what is ready to be picked at each time).
Our light-filled open plan (and well-equipped) kitchen, living and dining room (with stereo sound system) flows on to an expansive entertaining deck and overlooks a large backyard with a trampoline (fully enclosed, springless) and space for a little game of soccer. The four bedrooms are upstairs whilst downstairs is the living area (which includes a dedicated play room stocked with many toys, board games and a Smart TV with Netflix, DVD player). Spacious bath in the main bathroom.
Bedroom one has a queen bed, ensuite, TV with DVD/CD player, with a private timber deck looking on to bush.
Bedroom two has a queen bed and a timber deck with panoramic views looking out to North Avoca beach.
Bedroom three has a double bed with single bunk above and pull-out double bed mattress.
Bedroom four has a double bed with single bunk above and pull-out double bed mattress.
Off street parking for four cars.
We have council approval and have signed a contract to have installed in our back yard a heated underground saltwater (with magnesium salt for health benefits) concrete swimming pool and spa. It is expected that this will be completed by the end of September. If, for stays after 28th September, wet weather or other issues result in the pool not being completed and ready for use a 30% refund will be paid on the nightly fee or the booking may be cancelled by the renter with a full refund given. Normal pool safety fencing will be around the pool even if it is not filled with water. If the pool and spa need to be cancelled for some reason (eg excessive requirements for piering) then a 10% refund will be given and fee-free cancellation allowed (if preferred by renter). Given the costs already incurred we are very much hoping the latter doesn't happen!
North Avoca is a quiet community. We have great relationships with our neighbours and do not want our renting out our house to cause problems for them. No loud music or outdoor noise after 10pm. No pets and no parties (hens, footy or bucks weekends). Maximum of 8 adults allowed.
Compulsory cleaning levy of $200 per stay.
Linen (sheets and beach/bath towels) can be supplied for an additional fee. If you would like for it to be supplied, but beds not made (it would be then up to you to make them) the cost is $25 per bed per stay (the cost of our hiring the linen). If you would like the beds made then the cost is $40 per bed per stay. This to recoup the costs charged by our cleaners.
This is our family home. It is set-up for families. If you are making noise late at night, there are more than 8 adults on the premises, or we believe you are damaging our property we will evict you immediately with no refund given. This is our family home, and whilst we lock away personal belongings, photos etc when people stay, it is still the home in which we are raising our two young children. Our neighbours are our friends and we do not want our renting out the house to have a negative impact on them. No parties and no smoking allowed. If you want to stay up drinking until 3am this is not the house for you sorry. If you want a spacious and luxurious house by the beach with panoramic views, lots of toys and space for kids to run around, then this house would be great for you.
For those interested in having bucks parties or more than 8 adults: We will evict you immediately, with no refund given (as per Airbnb policy). This is due to our having been lied to in the past. The last time this happened the house was booked for a man, his 7 month pregnant wife, and three other couples. Turned out to be at least 15 men on a bucks party. Whilst three separate groups of neighbours informed us that it was a large group of men, we decided to allow them to stay and were reassured by them that they would be quiet and no damage would be done to the house. We arrived home to find a whole window frame (not just the glass!) missing, our $1800 trampoline broken, blood on walls and broken glass in the house, on the deck, in outdoor furniture, and in our backyard etc. Our fishtank developed a serious algae issue and we found a bucket with urine in it on an upstairs deck (despite there being three toilets, one of which was next door to the attached bedroom). On the Saturday night noise was made until 3am and women wearing only g-strings were apparently running around our backyard. My locked underwear drawer had been opened (there are 10 empty drawers in the master bedroom alone for guest use). Both of my children got cuts on their feet from missed broken glass. We found a small plastic sachet with a powdery substance in it, hidden underneath our outside cushions (which our kids love to use for making hide-outs). We will never make that mistake again. As mentioned above, we will evict immediately and call the police if necessary. This is our family home. Whilst we lock away all of our clothes, photos and personal belongings when people stay, please do not forget that it is the place in which we are raising our children. The fact that it is our home is great for families wishing to stay, as it means it is very well equipped, with many toys etc.
IF YOU TELL ME CHILDREN ARE PART OF YOUR GROUP, I WILL NOT LET YOU IN TO THE HOUSE UNLESS I SEE AT LEAST ONE CHILD. NO REFUND GIVEN IF CHILDREN DO NOT COME.
No trailer boats.
We have two kittens in our fully enclosed vegetable garden. They are never allowed in the house as I am allergic. We will ask a neighbour to feed them during your stay so you will not be responsible for them unless you wish to be :-) They have lovely temperaments (have never scratched our kids despite them being a bit rough with them!)
PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO BOOK THIS HOUSE OUTSIDE OF STAYZ OR AN AFFILIATED WEBSITE. DO NOT TRANSFER MONEY TO A BSB ACCOUNT OR THE LIKE. PLEASE ONLY PAY FOR A BOOKING USING THE STAYZ OR AFFILIATED WEBSITE SYSTEM.
We have a "reasonable use" policy with regards to our rubbish bins. When staying for a weekend, you may use:
- half of our large 240L red bin (that is, 120L, versus Lane Cove council allowing 80L per house for a whole week).
- half of a large 240L recycling bin (the same amount that Lane Cove council allows per household for a whole week).
The same amounts are allowed for people staying Monday to Friday, with double for those staying for a full week.
This is to ensure there is space in the rubbish bin for guests who stay after you. If there are no guests staying after you we will let you know and you will be able to use more space. Unfortunately, if there are guests staying after you (and before the next rubbish collection), the cost incurred in disposing of the excess rubbish will be taken out of your bond.
In the Christmas school holidays the house is available from 1st to 3rd January and then from the 9th to the 28th January 2019