.............'Clifftop’ has not been impacted by the recent Fires in Tathra. Although the fire has burnt areas throughout the town , the town infrastructure, shops etc are still as they were. Houses are beginning to be replaced and residents are pulling together to help those in need. Clifftop was home for 6 months to a single woman who lost everything in the March fire. The house is now available again for future bookings .
‘Clifftop' is a special house situated above the beautiful award winning Tathra Beach. Built in the 1960's the house is quality double brick, retro style. The house and garden is lovingly maintained by us (Chris and Bruce) to make your stay memorable. We have a 7 night minimum stay so you have time to relax, unwind and enjoy our beautiful location. Note:During the summer period only Saturday to Saturday bookings are accepted unless arranged otherwise.
'Clifftop' features high cypress pine ceilings throughout, reverse cycle air conditioning and a loungeroom with spectacular coastal views. It offers easy care living with a well catered kitchen and bathroom with shower and bath.
The main bedroom has a queen bed with TV and views to the ocean. The larger bedroom is roomy and private with either a comfortable king bed or unzips to 2 singles. A 5th person can be accommodated if necessary on a divan in the family room (extra person fee applies). All linen is supplied.
The casual lounge and dining areas are located in the main living room overlooking the bay. Morning sun streams in during the winter months making this a great warm winter retreat. In summer the sea breezes temper the summer heat making Clifftop a wonderful holiday house all year round.
A timber deck at the rear of the house offers views over a private forested gully with established sub tropical landscaped gardens. Relax over a barbeque and watch the sun go down.
PETS - A maximum of 2 pets are allowed. They must be clean and well behaved. The house has a small fenced space connected to an enclosed rear balcony. Pets must not be left inside the house when owners are out and simple house rules must be observed inside ( no pets in the bedrooms. No dirty, wet, sandy dogs inside. Feed and water pets outside) Owners must take full responsibility including any destructive damage by pets. Tathra beach is mostly pet friendly (information supplied), with plenty of local walks and parks in the area.
Before visiting our area owners should seek advice on appropriate treatment for pets for paralysis ticks.
HORSES - If you want to travel with your horse we have a rural property at Kangarutha Cottage near the ‘On the Perch’ Birdpark, where we can accommodate your horse for a small fee. The property has several kilometres of horse trails with access to the Bournda National Park.
TARIFF - We ask a 20% deposit for Clifftop on booking and the balance due 1 month prior to your stay. "For your added security, this property is only managed in Australia and we never request payments be made to overseas bank accounts".
Local amemities and interests
'Clifftop' is located right on top of the cliff with unimpeded views. You can almost reach out and touch the sea eagles as they often soar in the updraughts right in front of the house.
Whales frequent the bay in season and 'Clifftop' is the dress circle viewing location.
The house is very protected from prevailing winds and the northerly aspect adds to the warm ambience.
It is only a short 100m stroll to the one of the safest and most beautiful beaches in NSW. Tathra beach is patrolled by lifeguards every weekend from September and every day during the summer to the end of February.
A new outdoor gym is available for visitors behind the surf club. A morning swim and workout will ensure the best start to a memorable holiday.
Cliff Place is a quiet, peaceful street with no through traffic. Only a short walk of 200m leads you to the famous Tathra Wharf, one of the only old heritage listed shipping wharves on the east coast of Australia. The fishing here is safe and productive with good seasonal catches of trevally, yellow tail, sea bream, mackerel and more. You can simply watch the action if you prefer while enjoying a great cup of coffee or lunch at the wharf ‘Locovor’ cafe.
The local butcher, newsagent and supermarket are located right at the top of the street, just a short 150m stroll. Restaurants, clubs and the historic Tathra Hotel are all within a short walk for lunch and dinner, or a courtesy bus is available on request from some venues.
Tathra Cellars will soon be rebuilt from a previous building fire and for the 2018 season we recommend BYO to Tathra when you come.
Things to do
We live on property just out of town, adjoining Bournda NP, with tall coastal forest, abundant wildlife, walking trails and private picnic spots. We are very happy for our Clifftop guests to visit us and enjoy our special place.
Tathra is surrounded by National parks featuring many coves, beaches, inlets, lakes and rivers. Bournda NP to the south and Mimosa Rocks NP to the north are only a few minutes drive away. They offer safe swimming lagoons and inlets for fishing, kayaking, bushwalking, beach walking and picnics. Many spots are very accessible by car and wildlife is in abundance.
Kayak or boat up the beautiful nearby Bega River, and catch a fish or two for the BBQ.
Surf the best waves on the coast.
Deep sea fishing charters, bicyle hire and tours can be arranged.
Golf, tennis, mountain bike tracks, and lawn bowls are close by.
Merimbula is only 20 minute drive away for cinemas, shops and restaurants.
Fly to Merimbula from Sydney or Merimbula - pick up can be arranged or car hire is possible
Arrive by bus to Bega or Merimbula - Pick up can be arranged
Drive and enjoy the coastal scenery -