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Sanctum - Mackerel Beach - Sydney

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

This is a beautiful rustic sandstone cottage with 2 bedrooms, lounge/dining, small effective electric kitchen with a large sun deck and gazebo on one level with 3rd bedroom underneath (external access).

1-1.5 hrs to CBD. Access is by ferry or walk with no cars. Nature on the doorstep. Unique Sydney experience.

Dont forget to read the Property manager's Terms and Conditions before ticking the "Agree" box

This experience is best described as sophisticated camping where the streets are made of grass, the wildlife is outside the door and the beach is about a 7 minutes walk. The beach is close to the heads of Broken Bay with wavelets to small waves similar to the Mediterranean. Check out "Mackerel Beach" on Youtube.

The environment is semi-tropical. For the energetic there are bushwalks to ancient aboriginal carvings, other beaches or other western foreshore communities.

Local wildlife that is regularly seen on the property includes wallabies, possums, brush turkeys, bandicoots, lyre birds, water dragons and other wildlife.

Mackerel Beach is a small peaceful community opposite Palm Beach with no shops. Access is by ferry on the hour during the day or water taxi at other times.

SOPHISTICATED CAMPING

The peace and positive atmosphere of Mackerel is reminiscent of the past. There is no through traffic.

The cottage is made of sandstone hewn by hand from the land it stands on.

Please bring all the supplies you need. It is preferred that you bring your own sheets and towels. Unfortunately due to Stayz payment system bed linen is no longer able to be arranged. Rainwater is harvested for drinking, and you may want to bring your own supply. Bore water is used for grey water.

Arrival is usually after 3.30pm and departure is usually before 12.00 noon. Payments are mandated to be through Stayz. Mobile phone access in the house depends on your phone and provider. There is a phone available in the house to receive incoming calls. A public phone is located at the beach. Free wi-fi is available in the house.

Boats are available for hire at Palm Beach.

Other information about the Pittwater can be found on the "Stayz Pittwater Accommodation Page" under "Pittwater Local Knowledge"

UNIQUE

On any balmy evening you can take a lazy stroll down to the beach and enjoy the view of Pittwater in the fading light with some refreshments. It is then a gentle stroll back to the house for dinner from the BBQ or you can organise takeaway through the water taxi service.

The house is in the valley which protects you from most winds and creates its own environment.

With the palm trees and other vegetation you could easily believe you were in the tropics.

In winter you can relax in front of the fireplace which is also a stove. Experience the extra flavours of slow cooking of stews, curries or casseroles. You are protected from the outside elements by the thick sandstone walls. The whole ambiance can make for great memories.

There is also a range of excellent restaurants available on the eastern foreshore with a water taxi service at night (Pink Taxi).

Unfortunately due to the payment arrangements enforced by Stayz I am currently unable to accept foreign currency nor am I able to offer the previous rebates for Australian service veterans.

Mackerel Beach is ideally located in the off chance that you may have an urgent need to get to the city which is only about 1.5 hours away. There are also regular bus services every 20 or 30 minutes between the city and the ferry wharf. A more adventurous seaplane flight from Rose Bay to Mackerel Beach and return is also available.

While Mackerel is a great place for children this property is not really suitable for children under 7 years of age and definitely not suitable for children or infants under 6 years of age.

Cats are banned by Pittwater Council and must not be taken to Mackerel. Limitations are placed on dogs in public spaces. Domestic animals are not allowed on this property as they stop wildlife such as wallabies visiting and may cause allergic reactions in following tenants.

In addition to the Stayz Terms and Conditions you also agree to the Property Manager's Terms and Conditions by ticking the agreement box or by making a payment to Stayz for the booking.

(c)#1 Photo Copyright P Levshin, Newport Beach CA USA.

(c) #2 Photo Copyright S Taylor, Mackerel Beach AUSTRALIA

More Details

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2017

Map

Other Activities:

Beach - no traffic

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Pittwater, Australia

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:30 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing

Reviews

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Sanctum - Mackerel Beach - Sydney
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Elizabeth Beach, New South Wales, Australia
5

Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was perfect for our family, spacious and it was very clean. Communication with the owner was clear and informative. Thanks for having us, would love to come back

  • Review Submitted: 07/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Avalon Beach, New South Wales, Australia
4

Beautiful little cottage

  • 4 of 5

For what we paid we were thrilled. my partner and i stayed for 2 nights and loved the seclusion of the property. You can only get there by ferry or your own boat, no car roads. The only noise we were delighted to hear were to sounds of birds chirping in the morning.

Every day we were greeted by the local rock walabies or bush turkeys. We were even lucky enough to have two goanna visits. The cottage is old, well kept, modest, quaint and filled with history of the area. David, the property owner was also lovely when we arrived a little early. We will definitely bring our son back for a fishing trip. Great family destination or for any one who enjoys seclusion, peace, nature and water.

  • Review Submitted: 08/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi, Thank you for looking after Sanctum. Pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Pittwater, Australia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Australian Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
 
Tariff 1 Normal Summer
5 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$220
AU$440
AU$1,386
 
 
Tariff 7 RF weekend
1 Dec 2017 - 2 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$242
AU$484
AU$1,584
 
 
Tariff 1 Normal Summer
3 Dec 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$220
AU$440
AU$1,386
 
 
Tariff 5 - Summer school hols
16 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
AU$231
From
AU$231
AU$462
AU$1,507
 
 
Tariff 6 - Christmas Break
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$253
From
AU$253
AU$506
AU$1,771
 
 
Tariff 5 - Summer school hols
2 Jan 2018 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$231
From
AU$231
AU$462
AU$1,507
 
 
Tariff 7 RF weekend
5 Jan 2018 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$242
AU$484
AU$1,584
 
 
Tariff 5 - Summer school hols
7 Jan 2018 - 29 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$231
From
AU$231
AU$462
AU$1,507
 
 
Tariff 1 Normal Summer
30 Jan 2018 - 1 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$220
AU$440
AU$1,386
 
 
Tariff 7 RF weekend
2 Feb 2018 - 4 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$242
AU$484
AU$1,584
 
 
Tariff 1 Normal Summer
5 Feb 2018 - 1 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$220
AU$440
AU$1,386
 
 
Tariff 7 RF weekend
2 Mar 2018 - 4 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$242
AU$484
AU$1,584
 
 
Tariff 1 Normal Summer
5 Mar 2018 - 28 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$220
AU$440
AU$1,386
 
 
Tariff 2 - Easter
29 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$242
From
AU$242
AU$484
AU$1,397
 
 
Tariff 1 Normal Summer
3 Apr 2018 - 5 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$220
AU$440
AU$1,386
 
 
Tariff 7 RF weekend
6 Apr 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$242
AU$484
AU$1,584
 
 
Tariff 1 Normal Summer
9 Apr 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$220
AU$440
AU$1,386
 
 
Tariff 4 - School Hols
13 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$242
From
AU$242
AU$484
AU$1,540
 
 
Tariff 1 Normal Summer
1 May 2018 - 3 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$220
AU$440
AU$1,386
 
 
Tariff 7 RF weekend
4 May 2018 - 6 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$242
AU$484
AU$1,584
 
 
Tariff 1 Normal Summer
7 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$220
AU$440
AU$1,386
 
 
Tariff 7 RF weekend
1 Jun 2018 - 4 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$242
AU$484
AU$1,584
 
 
Tariff 1 Normal Summer
5 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$220
AU$440
AU$1,386
 
 
Tariff 4 - School Hols
6 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$242
From
AU$242
AU$484
AU$1,540
 
 
Tariff 1 Normal Summer
23 Jul 2018 - 2 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$220
AU$440
AU$1,386
 
 
Tariff 7 RF weekend
3 Aug 2018 - 5 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$242
AU$484
AU$1,584
 
 
Tariff 1 Normal Summer
6 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$220
AU$440
AU$1,386
 
 
Tariff 7 RF weekend
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$242
AU$484
AU$1,584
 
 
Tariff 1 Normal Summer
3 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$220
AU$440
AU$1,386
 
 
Tariff 4 - School Hols
28 Sep 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$242
From
AU$242
AU$484
AU$1,540
 
 
Standard Rate
15 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$220
AU$440
AU$1,540
 
 
Tariff 7 RF weekend
2 Nov 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$242
AU$484
AU$1,584
 
 
Tariff 7 RF weekend
30 Nov 2018 - 2 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$220
From
AU$242
AU$484
AU$1,584
 
 
Tariff 6 - Christmas Break
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$253
From
AU$253
AU$506
AU$1,771
 
 
Tariff 5 - Summer school hols
3 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$231
From
AU$231
AU$462
AU$1,507
 

Notes

  • 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 4 guests. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $495 per stay

    Optional Costs
    Linen per Large bed: $22 per stay
    Linen per small bed: $11 per stay
    Linen set Deposit: $33 per stay
    Port. Cot no Linen: $11 per night

    * Ask the owner to arrange these
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