Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

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:
February 20, 2018


Bonny Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • 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
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 5 queen
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

90% Complete
9% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Apricari - oasis by the sea
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Perfect for a Big Crew

  • 5 of 5

We brought together four hubs of a family and their young adult offspring so we had a large crew together from all over, just after Christmas. We loved the easy clean, outdoor feel to the house. Large fridge was great, food prep easy, plenty of plates, serving dishes, appreciated the dishwasher. Ping pong table given a thorough workout, loved the decks, much cricket watched in the afternoons. It was hot at night and it would have been good to open the western side windows upstairs a bit more - they were on a short lead (probably so no kid can fall out or no burglar get in). We walked, went to the beach and played golf at the course down the road. The house really suited our clan, and our goals of somewhere easy and comfy to gather together.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Sydney Australia

Great holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Apricari - plenty of space, very clean, lots of pantry items, great views and toys. Especially loved the black cockatoos that visited almost daily and the views from the deck. Will definately be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Just Magnificent

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Apricari- oasis by the sea; terrific ocean views from within the house, especially from the huge all around balcony; we managed to watch whales from the balcony as well as from the nearby beach; two story property with generous spaces throughout; we enjoyed the bike ride and table tennis in the rumpus as well as wonderful herbs in the garden. The bush track outside the backyard gate is great; all in all a wonderful experience; we recommend it to everyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


  • 5 of 5

Seeing Dolphins and Whales from the Balcony of this wonderful house was the icing on the cake! Great location, beautiful decor, highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
North Coast NSW


  • 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: April 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Other Activities:

Beach, surf, outdoors


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 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

You might like these similar properties