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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

May 1 to Sept 27 - 3 nights for the cost of 2. Ask owner as exclusions apply

The Whalers Retreat is a superb 2 storey, 3 bedroom beach house. It comfortably sleeps 6 adults. It has polished floors with french doors opening onto two verandahs, which have beautiful views of Jervis Bay. It is fully self contained with a traditional fireplace. The Whalers Retreat is a short stroll to the 3 beaches of Hyams Beach.


The Whalers Retreat is located in the bayside village of Hyams Beach. It boasts the whitest sands in the world. It is surrounded by the beautiful Jervis Bay Marine Park and Boderee National Park.

Local Attractions


~dolphin and whale watching

~snorkelling and swimming

~historic Berry and Kangaroo Valley

~Bundanon, home of the late Arthur Boyd

~maritime and naval museum

More Details

Property Manager
Helen Brophy
Member since: 2003
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Helen Brophy

I taught and lived in the beautiful Shoalhaven for 12 years but left the area when I married. My visits back to the area I loved, with my growing family, were so frequent my husband decided that we needed a house at Hyams Beach. When our lovely, pink house came on the market we knew we had found our own special place.

Helen Brophy purchased this house in 1999

Why Helen Brophy chose Hyams Beach

We love sharing our home and the stunning Jervis Bay surrounds with others. We have many repeat visitors and have forged friendships with people who also consider Whalers Retreat, their own little piece of paradise.

What makes this house unique

The Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Telegraph and New Idea have featured articles on the Whalers Retreat over the years.

Please read below a couple of our visitor reviews:

“THANK YOU, for such a beautiful  “home” and getaway!

My god, Whalers retreat is an absolute heaven!  More than I could ever imagine! Believe me, my partner was extremely excited upon the surprise for  our anniversary. She could not believe her eyes. And I might  just add, everything that your ‘home’ provides, is truly wonderful. Its unique, homely appearance and comforts are truly beautiful! More than anyone could imagine. What you have to offer on your doorstep within Jervis Bay is the icing on the cake. We had a dream getaway - beautiful weather, stunning views, great day trips, relaxing comforts and gorgeous wildlife to make our special occasion ‘special’. We’ll be back for sure Helen. You have an amazing place!”

“The pictures in the magazine and brochure lived up to their expectations. It was beautiful seaside cottage in a picturesque setting. We had a lovely few days. Thank you for all your attention to detail and excellent local advice.”

“Your house is very cute and amazingly well stocked and comfortable - thank you - there were so many finishing touches. We absolutely loved Hyams Beach, the birds, everything. It was a real treat and we really do not want to leave.”

“Wow! We all loved this cute little pink house. It is not too big, not too small, but just right. We have had a great time. Many thanks.”

“As ever, it was 100% perfect. “

“We came for a weekend stay. A thoroughly enjoyable break. Very impressed by the quality of the accommodation and cleanliness.”

“We have been happy holiday house renters for 30 years and this is the nicest house we have ever stayed in.”


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Hyams Beach, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Travel cot also available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews

Comfy, clean and quaint.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend here. Very comfortable, well stocked and a beautiful open fire. Location is excellent, near beach access and the local shop/cafe. Helen is a good communicator and very accommodating. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 07/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sonja and family for selecting Whalers Retreat for your weekend escape to Hyams Beach. It was lovely having you stay with us and hopefully we will have you back at Whalers Retreat and Hyams Beach sooner, rather than later.
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Perfect accommodation for a couple or for 2 couples + extras in summer or in winter

  • 5 of 5

We booked last minute and found Helen to be so lovely and prompt (contacting via their site is an even better option!)

It was just me and my partner but the place didn’t feel too big, even though there is 3 bedrooms. We had a very wet weekend but the fireplace was divine and there was plenty of wood stocked up for us! We were able to get across the road to the beach for a number of walks and some beach fishing in between rain falls and BBQ-ed fresh fish for dinner on the outdoor deck. The bed was comfy and the views from upstairs to the water were beautiful. We indulged in wintery DVD watching and board game playing in front of the fire. The kitchen was well-equipped and we found we had everything we needed. We didn’t want to leave and we will be back for a summer weekend next time!

  • Review Submitted: 12/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely stay, couple of minutes away from the beach

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very comfortable and very well located in the centre of the village.

  • Review Submitted: 23/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Caroline for staying with us once again. As always, it is a pleasure to welcome you Whalers Retreat and Hyams Beach. We love our special part of Jervis Bay, our home away from home and sharing them both with lovely people.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

We thoughrly enjoyed our 1st weekend getaway as family with our new baby boy !

  • Review Submitted: 29/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for selecting Whalers Retreat for your first family holiday accommodation Chris and congratulations on your new baby. One family has been staying at Whalers Retreat since our first Christmas of owing it - 1999. I am sure the fact that it is the only time he is allowed to have ice cream every night has nothing to do with it!
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful beach house!

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Helen and Phillip - Whaler's Retreat had everything we needed in a beautiful location - so close to the beach and walking trails. The property was immaculate and private and provided the perfect Winter escape for our family. We'll be back in Summer to enjoy the water!

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kerrie for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review. As a fair skinned red head I only use the beach early mornings in summer. So I love the colder months where I can go to the beach later in the day. My favourite time is winter as I do love the open fire. Hopefully we can welcome you back in the not too distant future.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great location and size

  • 5 of 5

This property was great for our family of four, nice views and it was fantastic watching the sunrise in bed! The property was in a quiet location down a driveway, and it was great to have off-road parking. There are DVDs and games to keep you entertained when you're not out enjoying the beautiful white beach. The place is not huge but suited us perfectly, we wished it was a bit warmer outside so we could enjoy the deck a bit more, however we were very comfortable inside for our meals. The property did not need heating whilst we were there and seemed to hold its heat well after the sun had gone down.

  • Review Submitted: 25/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kat for writing a review for Whalers Retreat. I also love the sunrise from the bed - I even took a lovely sunrise photo across the bay from my bed not long after you stayed. On my last visit, my photo of a whale just off shore from the upstairs balcony was not as good. Watching the whale though from Whalers Retreat was spectacular. We often see dolphins but the whale was a first.
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Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Hyams Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Hyams Beach


Rates & Availability

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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