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Apricari - oasis by the sea

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Wake up to spectacular ocean views and sounds, watch the whales from the deck, hear the black cockatoos and just unwind and enjoy.

'Apricari' means to embrace the sun for relaxation and pleasure. And that is exactly what you will do here. Unspoilt beaches, great surf, hiking trails, mountain bike tracks, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, golf, koala art, wine tasting; all within easy reach. Shelly beach is just 50m away or a 2 minute stroll. Bartlett or 'little beach' 5 minute walk, Sharkies 10-15 min walk via the head land loop, and Rainbow patrolled beach 10-15 walk. Or hop on a bike or in the car and you are there in no time. Or just simply relax on the verandah, in the garden or on the lounge.

Apricari is a two story house that easily suits two families with its 4 bedrooms, rumpus room and 3 bathrooms. With its two levels it is big enough to accommodate up to 8-10 people and yet cosy enough to also cater to 2-4 people.


- 2 Bedrooms with queen bed

- 1 Bedroom with king single

- 2 Bathrooms (master bedroom with ensuite)


- 1 Bedroom with queen bed

- 2 Singles bunk bed in rumpus room

- 1 Single bed in rumpus room

- 1 Single trundle bed in rumpus room and another extra spare mattress

- 1x Sofa Bed / Futon (folds into double bed) in rumpus

- 1x Cot in rumpus

- 1 Bathroom

The house breathes good vibes with its modern and comfortable interior style that makes you instantly feel at home. All of today's conveniences are abound (free WIFI, full Foxtel, TV's with internet, 3D DVD player, Stereo system, USB charge points, modern appliances, Lavazza Modo Mio coffee machine as well as another drip machine, high quality fresh linen, well stocked pantry for a care free stay. The owner spends her time between Sydney and Bonny Hills, hence you will find a fully functioning house with proper furniture.

Fresh food and green lovers, please treat yourself to the herb and veggie garden.

Pets are allowed with pre-approval from owner. Dogs to be kept outdoors on verandah, in garden and down stairs in rumpus and garage only. Just chat to me about your needs. The gate in the back garden enters onto the headland reserve which is easy for dogs to stroll around. Great hiking trails are accessible straight from the house to dog friendly beaches.

Apricari is a non-smoking house, hence smoking outside only.

Large double garage and drive way offers ample space for cars, boat and other fun equipment.

Really big family?

Apricari can also be rented in conjunction with the house right next door (Akama Lookout & Vista) to accommodate even bigger families, together the properties can fit 20-22 people subject to availability.

No school groups or under 18 groups

Transparent rate structure

Standard check-in time: 3pm

Standard check-out time: 11am


* 4 key beaches a stone throw away

* Fishing off the rocks next to the house

* Garden links into headland reserve with (dog friendly) trails towards best beaches

* Crowdy Bay National Park within 15 min drive

* Close to great surf breaks, e.g. Bonny Hills, Middle Rock, Point Plomer, Cresent Heads, Scotts Head

* Extensive garden with edible treasures

* Local surf club 2 min drive / 10 min walk

* Local tavern/bistro 5 min drive. Free courtesy bus available

* Local supermarket, grocery store and fuel within 5 min.

* Bigger supermarkets 10 min drive

* Port Macquarie town and gourmet restaurants 25 min drive

* Golf course 15 min drive

* Billabong koala park 15 min drive

* Timbertown Wauchope 25 min drive

* Three wineries within 10 min drive

* On the koala sculpture art trail, from Port Macquarie to Bonny Hills

* Highland waterfalls and hinterland 30 min drive

* Laurieton local markets (3rd Sun of month) 10 min drive

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017


Other Activities:

Beach, surf, outdoors


Bonny Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great property

  • 5 of 5

We were 4 couples, 2 kids and 2 infants. We thoroughly enjoyed the property. Loved the home theatre system. The property itself was in good condition with tasteful fittings. We would recommend this place to our friends

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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  • 5 of 5

Two couples; our 2yr old grandson; and labrador stayed at Apricari for the weekend. The house was perfect for us. Plenty of space; plenty of everything......

Thank you. We really had a lovely, relaxing time.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Great home away from home for our 3 families for our recent holiday. We really enjoyed the stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

Everyone had the best time at Apricari over New Years. The property is fantastic for groups and is in the best location. The owners were very helpful and there were even info cards about all the surrounding beaches and activities. Would 100% stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Manly, New South Wales, Australia

The Perfect Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented Apricari for Christmas and it was absolutely perfect! It is spacious, comfortable, fully equipped, has great outdoor seating & an easy walk to several beaches. It exceeded our expectations and we can't wait to book our next stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Perfect relaxation destination!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Apricari as a group of friends who were in Bonny Hills for a wedding. The house was fantastic - spacious, and great for lounging around in the lounge room or on the balcony. A fantastic view, it was great to sit out on the balcony having breakfast and watching whales. The house was very well appointed with everything you could want in the kitchen, and board games, DVDs, a BBQ, plenty of bedding, towels etc.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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  • 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 8 guests. Property has 8 beds and can sleep a maximum 12 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $300 per stay
    Linen/cleaning: $15 per person

    Optional Costs
    One night stay: $100 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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