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Minke, Historic Whalers Cottage at Hyams Beach - The Whitest sand in the World!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Minke Whalers cottage was built in 1926 by Mr Francis Langridge who walked from Melbourne with his family looking for work.It was built from local hardwood cut on site and forms a pair of the original,Historic Whalers cottages on Cyrus Street.

The cottage has been recently fully restored & offers all the modern comfort & styling you would expect.

The whale watching season is also a great time to visit. Don't miss this spectacular annual migration of the Humpback Whale in the pristine waters of Jervis Bay Marine Park. "Minke" has a special arrangement with Dolphin Watch - discount vouchers are available at the cottage. The Northern Migration runs in June and July, the Southern Migration from late August to end November.

Hyams Beach is the jewel of the Shoalhaven and acknowledged as one of the world's most beautiful holiday locations. The magnificent sweep of beach is celebrated in the Guinness Book of Records for possessing the whitest sand in the world.

The cottage is not suitable for children or pets.

The bedroom and lounge windows face the Bay and views are also visible from the front verandah and expansive side deck. There are large slider doors between our eat-in kitchen and deck. The many colourful birds are prolific in the area, as are the dolphins in the Bay & regular sighting of Kangaroos in the surrounding Booderoo national park ! We have an extensive selection of games & books available ,TV and DVD player.

Confirmed bookings require 50% deposit (direct debit transfer )

Balance of tariff (plus $300 refundable security deposit) is due 21 days prior to stay after which the address & access details to the cottage will be provided.

A full refund less 10% administration costs will be made if cancellation is notified 2 months prior to date of booking.

An alternative date for your stay will need to be made for cancellations of less than 2 month's.

A hundred metres from Minke is the village's popular and renowned cafe with excellent home cooked breakfasts, lunches & evening meals.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Property not suitable for children of any age or pets.Maximum of 2 adults permitted.
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Queen Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

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Minke, Historic Whalers Cottage at Hyams Beach - The Whitest sand in the World!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

It is a gorgeous place to stay in a gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

So tidy, clean and well thought out.

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful - the weather so kind and cottage charming and so convenient. We shall repeat.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage so wonderfully and generously decorated and furnished. The owners had thought of nearly everything and so stylish.The only problem we found was where to put OUR clothes as the chest of drawers was full of linen! The aspect of the cottage was just right for windy days and so close for swimming. The books very interesting. We apologise for leaving something in the fridge by accident and had to put breakfast in the dishwasher as we didn't have any teacloths. Loved the Family store and did appreciate the parking place on busy Saturday last. Loved reading in the front verandah in the shade but would have loved a comfortable seat on the back deck. ?

You may need to know the light in the bathroom needs a new bulb. Fascinated by the Dyson a/c which we had to use twice!

Overall it was a very charming, comfortable, memorable week thank you and we hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Simply divine!

  • 5 of 5

Adorable in the outside, comfortable and fully equipped on the inside.

Such close proximity to the beach and the homemade muffins each day at Hyams Beach Cafe were a plus!

Really enjoyed the selection of games and books/magazines - play Finska in the backyard with beers. Highly addictive!

Really really enjoyed our stay at Minke!

  • Review Submitted: 13/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cute place

  • 4 of 5

Nice quick break! Would go back again sometime!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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ACT, Australia


  • 5 of 5

I don't really want to say anything nice as it will be even harder for me to book this gorgeous cottage again. The cottage is beautiful. The interiors are lovely, the location fantastic with a very short walk to the beach and cafe. Although it rained for most of the time I stayed, I took the opportunity to read, relax and enjoy this gorgeous cottage and stunning location. I will certainly be back to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Beautiful stylish cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Exactly like the photos, stylish, clean and just across the road from the Hyams Beach. A lovely walk down the street to beautiful Chinaman's Beach.

Emails réponses were very quick and the cottage was equiped with all things you need for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Hyams Beach


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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