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Hamptons Shack Boathouse

Bedrooms 1
Space 387 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Hamptons Shack Boathouse Dangar Island Waterfront and Private Beach

One hour from Sydney. Newly built and spacious with stunning water views. Hot Tub and Pet friendly. Renovated by an interior designer in Hamptons style with cathedral ceilings. 36 square metres of internal space plus deck. Private sandy beach on the water in a tranquil setting. The Hamptons Shack Boathouse has become one of the most popular holiday lets on the Hawkesbury. With many guests returning!

WITH OUR COMPLIMENTS: The booking includes luxury toiletries, coffee, tea, snacks, port and gourmet chocolates. Also our must have octopus socks for your comfort.

Dangar Island recently featured third out of 100 in the Australian Traveller magazine as one of Australias top 100 most undiscovered spots.


Dangar Island is located a quick one hour drive or train ride from Sydney CBD. Trains run at least hourly from central to the Hawkesbury River train station.

Located two minutes by water from the mainland. Transport to island can be by water taxi (this takes 2 minutes and generally costs $30 and drops you at the door!) or hourly ferry service. Most guests come by water taxi. If coming by car, park in Brooklyn.

What to do on Dangar

The River Postman boat cruises along the Hawkesbury River run from Brooklyn regularly. Kayak available hire from Brooklyn. Fishing and swimming of the pontoon is popular with guests. Basic fishing rods provided. Enjoy a pleasant stroll around the island. Visit the local café or bowling club. The water taxi can take you to various 5 star restaurants or get the ferry to Brooklyn and enjoy the local restaurants there.

Relax and unwind!

The island has a café which is open daily and located on the water. It has artwork and jewellery designed by local talented artists.

The bowling club restaurant is open Thursday evening, Friday evening, Saturday lunch in summer, Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch. The first Friday of every month is open mic night and is very popular with the locals and wider river communities.

Dangar island is full of wildlife and nature. Many variety of birds and occasionally dolphins and turtles can be spotted.

A great spot for kids to enjoy playing and swimming on the private beach or Bradleys Beach and fishing of the pontoon. Dangar Island has a children's park near the bowling club. The boathouse has many board to entertain guest of all ages.

Simply enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the enchanting Dangar Island and the coastal ambience of the Hamptons Shack Boathouse. The most common feedback we have had so far is 'We will definitely be back!'

ROMANTIC additional option (book in advance): Also available upon request during your stay Bubbles & cheese platter $70, Moet & cheese platter $120 Veuve & cheese platter $130. Let us know when you are arriving so we can organise the platter and champagne to be left in the boatshed for your arrival.

Winter bookings : The boatshed is well insulated and heating is provided. Beds have electric blankets, extra rugs and throws are provided. Watch the sun go down from the hot tub on colder days followed by a complimentary port to end your day. The spa tub is popular.

Summer bookings: Enjoy swimming and fishing on your own private beach or visit Bradleys Beach. Lounge on the deck chairs provided and enjoy the view. The 3 fans (one is a dyson fan!) along with the breeze of the water ensure a pleasant temperature.

SPA TUB with water views. Just let the owner know when you would like to use the tub as it is located on a private area just up the stairs on the main property.

The loft area has a double bed and a king single. The 4th bed is the day bed downstairs.

Winter Prices June to August

Monday to Wednesday : $190 pn

Friday and Saturday: $310

Thursday and Sunday: $230

Summer Prices (excluding major public holidays and peak season) September to May:

Monday to Wednesday: $215 pn

Friday and Saturday: $360

Thursday and Sunday: $255

Exceptions include public holidays and school holidays.

Dogs allowed. We love dogs! Dog bed for small to medium dog is provided and dog bowl. It is an enclosed area and difficult for dogs to escape. When making your booking with pets, please select the pet extras option clean charge of $25.

Note a laundry facility can be made available for bookings of 4 days or longer.

Price is based on 2 guests. An extra $15 per guest applies for more than 2 guests per night. Minimum charge for an extra guest is $30. $25 cleaning charge per stay for up to 3 dogs.

Check in 1pm and check out 10am. We are happy to answer any questions you have!

No excessive noise/music after 9.30pm. This is a residential area.

More Details

Leanne Bremner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Leanne Bremner

We love travelling, fine food and wine. Relaxing on Dangar and watching the famous Dangar Island sunsets! We have two dogs, who are horribly spoilt. One Boston Terrier Pandora and One Boston Terrier Chihuahua cross called Otto. We get much pleasure seeing our guest enjoying the boathouse and the charms of Dangar Island. The positive feedback we have had to date makes it all worth while. We are always happy to answer guests inquiries and special requests. We are generally onsite just up the steps. I am ex merchant banker who retrained as a naturopath and now run an online business Naturopath Vitamins from home. My husband Warren is an IT Project Management specialist. My motto in life is treat others as you expect to be treated.

Leanne Bremner purchased this studio in 2011

Why Leanne Bremner chose Brooklyn

Enjoy stunning views and being right on the water in a privately located area with your own private beach and hot tub. Pet friendly. Enjoy the ambience , luxuries and uniqueness of the boathouse. The boathouse has been designed and decorated by an interior designer.

What makes this studio unique

Luxury chocolates, snacks and port. Hot tub on cold winter nights. Well insulated and heated throws are also provided. Quality linen and towels are provided.


Brooklyn Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 387 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower ,shelving, basin and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 3 queen
  • on double bed one king single plus daybed downstairs.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming


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Hamptons Shack Boathouse
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews

Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent weekend away from the hustle and bustle of life. The Boathouse was clean, tidy and very well set up. Our walks around the island were great fun and the fishing rods and games kept us amused. A great get away for the weekend. Already recommended to friends!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical getaway

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful getaway from the hustle and bustle of Sydney. The boat house was clean and lovely in every particular. We'll be back for sure

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Glad to see you both got some much needed rest and relaxation time!
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Manly, Sydney, NSW

Very unique, clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 plus dog Ziggy had a relaxing 3 night stay. This beautiful little boat house is easy to get to, just over an hours drive from Sydney (northern beaches). It is comfortable and you really don't want to leave while you are there. The view is loverly and interesting as you watch all sorts of boats go by. We came home feeling like we had a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Hidden little gem on the Hawkesbury river

  • 5 of 5

This little gem was our best find of 2017. We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay in this picturesque boat house. Leanne has created a warm and welcoming 5 star space that anybody can enjoy. Bring your wine, cheese, crackers and some bait and you will not have to venture further that the gorgeous little jetty to have a good time. Just sit back, relax and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dangar Island, New South Wales, Australia

Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Cute,cosy, clean and relaxing! This was a great little holiday away. Would highly recommend! Both boat shack and hosts where 10/10!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Balmain, New South Wales, Australia

Amazing weekend Away!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the “Beach Shack”! We loved watching the sunset while sipping on wine and our fur baby enjoyed the little beach area too. It’s the first vacay where we could take our dog so it was great and made it a lot easier (didn’t need to find a dog sitter). Overall it was amazing and will look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michelle. It was cute to see George your dog enjoying playing on the beach.
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Other Activities:

Private Beach, Pets,waterfront


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.