About the property
- House3767 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Dress Circle Sydney waterfront location
Prestige property. Dress circle location. Outstanding waterfront family executive two storey home in Coogee. Direct beach access. Extensive gardens. Period features combined with modern convenience. Multi million dollar property. Quiet. Spacious. Exclusive. Well located for access to all that Sydney has to offer. A place where memories are created.Views. Views. Views.
This spacious 2 storey waterfront house offers a fabulous family or executive location.The house retains many of its period character features as well as a blend of new, modern comforts. Sleeps 8 comfortably in proper beds.
Large, private, peaceful and luxurious. The views are stunning from every aspect.
Expansive living areas take up the entire ground floor. All rooms have panoramic water views. All floors are polished hardwood 90 year old jarrah timber floors. A superb granite and caesar stone gourmet kitchen leads to the eating area and onto its own balcony. Bifold doors retract back to allow the sea breezes in and uninterrupted views of the beach and the terraced gardens below. Adjacent is the family living area, the focal point of the house with its 10 metre floor to ceiling glass window views taking in a massive expanse of blue sky, horizon and ocean. The full width balcony completes access to the outside and ocean views beyond. Views of the constant array of sailing boats, whales (in season) paddle boarders, scuba divers and swimmers are a constant from these rooms. The family room has its own gas Jetmaster fireplace and digital TV with surround sound. Luxury 3 seater , 2 seater and Ottoman lounge easily accommodate 8. On the same level lies the formal living room with its own set of floor to ceiling windows providing, at one end, a different view of the gardens and beach below; and at the other end the floor to ceiling windows view directly onto the private lawn, formal hedge and wrought iron fence. Also on this ground level there is a separate marble guest toilet and vanity. The internal laundry (complete with clothes shute from the second floor) retains a separate pull chain toilet and another shower (perfect for returning from the beach below). The formal living area has another formal lounge and wing chairs providing another separate retreat or gathering area..There is a second original marble wood burning fireplace to provide great ambience.
The internal laundry has a washing machine, and drier.
The house is fully furnished and equipped to a very high standard, bed linen, towels and all tableware and cooking facilities are all available.
The front door opens into a separate wood panelled entry foyer.
A New Zealand Kauri Pine formal wooden staircase weaves its way up to the first floor where the 4 bedrooms are located off a separate foyer with its own small balcony. The master bedroom contains a king sized wooden sleigh bed with superbly comfortable latex and pillow top mattress. A large attractive feature French style wardrobe with built in TV provides comfort in the master bedroom. Large curtained windows provide fabulous water views past the 2 tropical palm trees.A separate en-suite leads off the master bedroom. The shower screen (as with that in the main bathroom) has a wonderful artistic feature in its fibreglass small fish and netting patterned screen. A second bedroom has a double bed with original burr walnut bed head. A feature of this room also is its uninterrupted direct water views. The large central bedroom with 2 single beds and desk also has direct water views and leads out via French doors, as do the other two bedrooms, to a sunroom study office. This in turn leads via external hinged doors onto a large, under cover, upper floor private balcony and a continuation of the impressive water views. Finally a bright, sunny fourth bedroom with Double bed and Burr Walnut wardrobe completes the bedrooms. On this level also is the main bathroom with bath and shower as well as a separate toilet ( totalling 4 toilets and 3 showers in the house, not including the external garden shower also for quick rinse off).
The house is blessed with space and outdoor areas to be able to take advantage of different times for the sun or shade. . A spotted gum wooden deck with 2 large palm trees accessed directly beside the house has stunning beach views providing another superb al fresco area. There is also ample space to wander and play in the extensive gardens at the rear or pass through on the way to the beach below. Or you can relax at the garden settings in the front of the house with the sound of trickling water by the wall fountain in the formal garden.
Garage parking for 1-2 cars, or on street parking in such a quite cul de sac often available as well. Electronic gate, Video intercom.
Beds are made up. All linen and towels provided, as well as complete sets of quality crockery and cutlery and glasses. Gourmet kitchen equipment and appliances. Wireless broadband internet, gas BBQ, Flat screen TV,DVD.
The house is positioned above the beach of Gordons Bay, on the famous Coogee to Bondi Beach Coastal tourist coastal walkway. A gate at the end of the private, terraced gardens leads directly to the beach below, nature reserve and coastal walk to Bondi Beach. Gordons Bay is a secluded oasis, hidden north of Coogee Beach and south of Clovelly Beach. It can only be accessed by the public via the Coastal Walkway with parking available at either Coogee or Clovelly Beach. Gordons Bay is Sydney's exclusive secret hideaway beach in the Eastern Suburbs yet well located only 15 minutes to the city, Sydney Harbour or to the airport , . All houses in this coveted street, recognised as one of the best in Sydney eastern suburbs, are multi million dollar properties.
Close to golf, tennis, parks, playgrounds and to shops, markets, cafes and nightspots. Short walk to public transport to harbour ferries and all the sights of Sydney. Minutes to horse racing, Stadium Australia (football etc), Sydney Cricket Ground and Centennial Park (the city's main park).
15 minutes from Sydney airport; 15 minutes to CBD
5-10 minutes walk to Coogee beach and local shops, cafes and restuarants. Excellent public transport facilities to and from Coogee Beach eg Bus to city 25-30 minutes; bus to Bondi Junction train station 10-12 minutes
Suits executive or family
Amazing location. Spectacular views. World class. Memorable.
Surrounding area: ( The Age, October 17 2014)
Originally used as a coastal retreat by Sydney's wealthiest families, Coogee has long since opened its doors to people from all walks of life. However, its free standing coastal properties remain refuges for the rich, with beach and ocean views to envy.
Serviced by bus and about seven kilometres from the CBD, Coogee is perhaps a little quieter than its infamous neighbour Bondi, but offers similar amenities. It is close to serious retail therapy at Bondi Junction and greener pursuits at Centennial Park. The coastal walks remain hugely popular, particularly when Sculpture by the Sea hits town.
We have just returned home from a fabulous trip to Sydney over the New Year period visiting our daughter who moved out there from the UK in June
We rented the house for 8 nights overlooking Gordon's bay, it was everything we had hoped it to be! The location was fabulous & we particularly enjoyed being able to walk down the garden to the bay & to Coogee beach, yet far away enough to be quiet & relaxing.
The house was delightfully presented, clean & organised, complete with all equipment required for a pleasant home away from home stay. A fully inclusive booklet of instructions & local information was supplied which we found very helpful too.
We are a family of 6 adults & found the house to cater for us easily regarding space & especially plenty of bathrooms.
The views from the kitchen & living space are amazing & lying in bed listens to the waves lapping made it completely idyllic.
We will definitely be visiting again! Thank you
This is a multi million dollar home, fully furnished and detailed appropriately. So, we require a Security Bond of $AUD3000 at or prior to Check-In. This is repaid to the Guest after Check-Out following an inspection of the property, although the Property Owner is entitled to deduct any reasonable and lawful costs incurred as a result of the Guest not adhering to the following Agreement.
THE GUEST AGREES WITH THE PROPERTY OWNER:
1. To maintain and leave the premises in a clean and tidy condition. All rubbish is to be disposed of properly in outside bins. If the property or its items are not clean, then additional cleaning may be charged at cost.
2. The premises will not be used for any purpose other than as residential accommodation and that no more than the number of people specified in the Guest's email application will be residing.
3. STRICTLY no parties or functions or gatherings of any kind are to be held without the written consent of Property Owner.
4. That the Guest or anyone on the premises during the Guest's stay will not cause a nuisance or annoyance to neighbours by loud noise or offensive behaviour or language.
5. That should any of the rules 2, 3 and 4 above be broken, then the Property Owner or his agent is entitled to re-enter the premises and on their own appraisal, may elect to provide a warning or to terminate the stay immediately without owing compensation to the tenant.
6. To pay the cost of repair or replacement for any item(s) damaged or removed from the property.
7. Not to move (so as to protect the floors) or remove any of the furniture or effects from the premises.
8. Not to keep any animal or bird on the property.
9. Smoking is not permitted inside the house or within 4 metres from any door or window and should not inconvenience any occupant or neighbor.
10. No responsibility taken for the Guest's personal property.
11.Excessive heating or energy costs may attract additional fees.
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- May 8, 2018
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Stunning position and spacious,comfortable home
Excellent location and a clean, comfortable and spacious home. We had everything and more that we needed for a happy family reunion. Stunning views of the ocean with easy access. Thank you to the owners for their exceptional effort to make our stay comfortable.
Thank you Deidre. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay and allow you to celebrate your special family reunion and a birthday too in our home. It always gives us pleasure when guests treat our home with the respect it commands and appreciate it for its quality , comfort, cleanliness and, of course, its superb location. We would be happy for you to stay again. Kim
It is amazing, the house is beautiful and with a wonderful sea view. The house is clean and got everything we need. A private little path allow walk down to the beach and coastal walk direct from the house, it is very convenience. The owners are very nice and prepared a folder of info. to help travelers. I must come back next time and will recommend it for everyone I know. Thank you. Calvin
Thank you Calvin. It was a pleasure to host you and your guests in our home. I am glad you enjoyed your stay so much. Similarly we were impressed with how tidy and clean you left the property despite your very early morning departure. We would be more than happy for you to stay in our property again. We look forward to your return visit. Kim
The location was great but house very disappointing
Dear Lorna I was surprised and disappointed to read your review and quite astounded by it.To give such low ratings on comfort, cleanliness and quality is quite astonishing and unfounded. Quality King furniture, antiques, a gourmet kitchen, motorized retractable awnings etc does not warrant these remarks. You do not say what exactly was disappointing to you and I have to wonder what it is you expected. If there were any issues (and we were not aware of any) during your stay surely these could have been raised while you were here so that they could have been attended to? We went out of our way to make your stay comfortable. A welcome pack with coffee and tea, jams, milk, fresh bread champagne; etc was provided to welcome you. We allowed accommodation for the 9 people in your request beyond the stated maximum of 8 persons providing an extra mattress, mattress protector, sheets, doona and towels for that extra person as well for a token fee. We provided numerous items to make your stay comfortable including dish-washing powder , multiple toilet rolls rather than one toilet roll per toilet , washing liquid and many other items not provided normally in self catering accommodation. We left a full information package providing walking maps, transport information, taxi numbers, cafe and restaurants information, and information on cross flow ventilation and many many more items to make your stay easy. We accommodated your family's needs by allowing early entry for your husband on a Sunday morning 5 hours before the stated arrival time. We also allowed late departure for one of your guests after the others had all left. This required two visits on the day of your departure. You had arranged a departure time of 9 am and when met you asked if one guest could stay on and leave in the afternoon (after the stated check out time). Again we accommodated your request. As for cleanliness the house was thoroughly cleaned, floors vacuumed and washed, surfaces scrubbed, windows washed, mattresses turned etc,. Gardening was done and lawns were mowed on the Friday, only a day or so before your husband's Sunday morning arrival. I can only guess that perhaps there may have been a light dust that might have entered prior to your arrival as Sydney had cyclonic conditions just prior to your arrival but this would have been minor if at all. The external areas were swept after these storms a day or so prior to your arrival. We had not intended raising some of the issues we found a
Wonderful place to stay
This house is quite unique, we have rented places all over the world but this is truly special. It is large, light and airy and throughout there is glass and stunning views of the bay. In the morning the whole place is bathed in sunlight and you can hear the sea and the birdsong. We will never forget our stay here. There is a delightful garden which leads down to the beach where it is safe to swim. The coastal footpath runs past the house and the walks to Coogee and Bondi are lovely. It only takes 15-20 mins by cab to get into the centre of Sydney but there are buses too from Coogee to Sydney. The house is very comfortable and well equipped and we all slept well in the beds, lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves. The best bit for all of us was the stunning view out of sea. It is very expensive to rent but worth it
Thank you Simon. It was a pleasure to host you and your family in our stunning home and hear that you enjoyed it so much. We would be happy for you to visit again. It truly is a unique place which only a lucky few are able to enjoy and experience. The view and location, as you acknowledge, are simply outstanding on a world-class basis. Properties in this cul de sac are arguably some of the most coveted in Sydney. Since your stay, our adjoining neighbours' house, like us, with direct waterfront views overlooking the water, sold for a record breaking $9 million, testament to the fact that "the view and location are certainly one of the best Sydney experiences you could want." We hope to see you again. Kim