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Jacaranda House where beach meets rainforest

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Just one hour from Sydney by car or train, nestled by the world’s second oldest National Park, spectacular Mount Mitchell and pristine beaches. Spacious 3 bedroom house with wide, sun-drenched deck overlooking a tropical garden. Just minutes’ walk to the beach, cafés, shops and train. A romantic, private getaway for up to three couples or ideal for a family, sleeps up to six, with large kitchen, dining and living areas; covered parking.


2 rooms with Queen sized beds

1 room with two single beds that can be made into a Queen sized bed

Separate toilet, vanity area and bathroom with shower and bath

Large dining and living area that opens out to a large outdoor deck

Large well equipped kitchen also opens out to the large outdoor deck

Outdoor deck has three modular tables that allows for seating up to 10

Outdoor BBQ

Large private tropical Garden

Entrance foyer with Keyless Entry (pin code) containing historical photograph gallery

Undercover parking

Close to a range of cultural, nature and sporting based activities

*Short walk to (patrolled) Stanwell Park Beach, Surf Club, lagoons, creeks and parks

*Cafes, an Art Gallery, boutiques, convenience store and bottle shop also a very short walk away

*Fish from the rock platform at Coal Cliff and Stanwell Beach

*Relax at Stanwell Park Beach, children's playground with refreshments from the kiosk

*Nearby Public Baths, Ocean Pools, horse riding, mini golf

*Walk the Sea Cliff Bridge, climb the Wodi Wodi Track, row at Audley Boatshed, bushwalk in the world's second oldest National Park

*Bike ride to Wollongong along the coast and the famous Seacliff Bridge

*10 minutes' drive to Helensburgh, supermarket, specialty butcher and grocer, wine cellar, library, Helensburg Tradies Club

*Breakfast, lunch or dine at the Scarborough Hotel, a short drive away...ocean views, picnic and barbecue tables in the lower grounds...dolphins and whales to watch in season

*Visit Anita's Theatre at Thirroul for live music

*Visit coastal beaches - Austinmer, Garie, Wattamolla Beach...

*Foragers', antique, food and clothing markets and music events at several villages...Bulli, Berry, Coal Cliff... very pleasant drives away

*Visit Symbio Wildlife Park nearby to view hundreds of exotic, native and farmyard animals

*Visit the Hindu Temple

*Ride horses on trails at Darke's Forest and Otford (glow worms sometimes in the old tunnel)

*Shop for plants, gardening equipment and outdoor furniture at Helensburgh

Stanwell Park has a fascinating history

Jacaranda House is situated between two natural creeks (Stanwell and Hargraves Creeks) and two of the first houses owned by famous Australians. Sir Thomas Mitchell built the first house in Stanwell just down the road from Jacaranda house and it overlooks the main beach and two lagoons that are fed by the creeks. Sir Thomas was Australia's first Surveyor General who discovered and mapped much of the early colony. He declared Stanwell Park the jewel for where he wanted to reside. Just up the road in the other direction is 'Hillcrest', where Lawrence Hargraves first designed his box kite that lifted him 16 feet off the ground (hence the name of the local cafe) and led directly to the Wright Brothers' ability to take the first heavier than air powered flight. Indeed the first commercial airplane ever built was named in honour of Lawrence's remarkable contributions. As an interesting aside, two houses up from Jacaranda is Articles Art Gallery, originally the second Mitchell House and later the first Guest House in Stanwell Park (opposite the first location of the railway station) and nearby the famous rail line viaduct. In honour of this history, Jacaranda House has a gallery of historical photographs.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017


Other Activities:

Beach,Bush Walks,Hang Gliding


Stanwell Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Jacaranda House where beach meets rainforest
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
London, United Kingdom

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

4 of us stayed for 2 nights, plenty of space and very relaxing house with great terrace. 5 min walk to beach and cafes so perfect location. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Blaxland, New South Wales, Australia

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

The overall cleanliness of the property especially the kitchen and shower track were the only disappointment . It's in a great location , wide verandah and garden were a plus.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Easy, comfortable home in a beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

The house is in a great location. You are surrounded by the mountains, native birds, and within walking distance to the ocean, and great cafes. The home itself is very simple, but very easy.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Good property in a lovely location

  • 4 of 5

Spacious, very comfortable and perfect location but let down by poor cleaning e.g. Animal hair all over carpet and layer of grime over table tops, tile skirtings etc

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

A wonderfully hidden paradise escape.

  • 4 of 5

My partner & I really enjoyed our Jacaranda House run away escape. It is surprisingly spacious inside, & the decor is light & relaxing. I loved the peace & serenity of the rainforest-like surrounds; on the veranda, it was like being up in a treehouse.

Suggestions? The kitchen needs a broom so that we can sweep the floor; there may be one, but we couldn't find it. The large kitchen IS a huge plus; perfect for slow-dancing while cooking.

The assortment of kitchen crockery was bordering on clutter; we had to do a serious rearranging of the kitchen in order to use the kitchen benches.

We also weren't sure if there was a laundry attached, even though there was a clothesline outside.

Also, the shower rose is positioned a bit low; we were continually donging our skulls against it.

But we still loved this tucked away little paradise, & would like to return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with a few friends and had a relaxing weekend. Comfortable, close to beach, walks and cafes. Loved the spacious balcony with BBQ and enjoyed the lush greeny surrounds.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 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 2 guests. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $350 per stay

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