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Clifftop- spectacular coastal views, close to beach, wharf, shops, pet friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 120 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Clifftop is a sunny cosy house, 2 bedroom with a private garden and great views

.............'Clifftop’ has not been impacted by the recent Fires in Tathra. Please note .........We have temporarily offered our house to a person who has lost everything . We are happy to take future bookings for 2019. Thanks for your understanding.

‘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 another property at Kangarutha Cottage where we can accommodate your horse too. The property is also listed on Stayz.

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.

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 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.

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.

Getting there:

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 -

More Details

Christine Hamilton
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
6 September, 2018

About Christine Hamilton

Clifftop was built by my parents in 1961. The house is a specially designed Retro home with high timber ceilings and large windows. I grew up in this house and it has a special place in my heart. I inherited the responsibility to look after it in 2008 and do my best to manage it with loving care so that others can enjoy its charms. I am a horticulturist and have restored the sub tropical gully and garden, which is on going. We have lots of wildlife which is a blessing and a burden when it comes to gardens but they do add a great attraction to the property for visitors.

Tathra is a special town in a unique location with very friendly people .

I live just out of town on another unique property with horses and wildlife. I have the best of both worlds!

Christine Hamilton purchased this house in 1961

Why Christine Hamilton chose Tathra

This was my childhood home and my family will keep it into the future.

What makes this house unique

Clifftop is a unique Retro Home of double brick, high timber ceilings and spectacular views. Every one who visits Clifftop would love to return and most do. The house has a good vibe with easy living and easy care. It is situated very centrally yet quiet , with no through traffic and very friendly next door neighbours. It is only a short stroll to all amenities.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Tathra

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • please minimise sand and water in the house. Wash feet and sandy dogs outside
  • Please feed and water dogs outside
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , The second bathroom is downstairs - access is from outside
  • The main bathroom is an interesting original bathroom with original tiles, and vanity
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , this bed can split to 2 x singles
  • A couch in the family room can sleep 1 person for an extra $30 per night - contact owner to discuss
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(15 traveller reviews)

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Clifftop- spectacular coastal views, close to beach, wharf, shops, pet friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Absolutely relaxing best views on the south coast

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Christmas week at this house. Well equipped and very comfortable. The short walk to the beach and Warf, Pub and Fat Tony’s was also a bonus. We will be back. Thank you Chris and Bruce for the lovely welcome gift.

  • Review Submitted: 29/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure to meet you both and we appreciate the fact that you left Clifftop beautifully tidy. This did make our preparation for the following guests less stressful and more satisfying. We are happy that you loved your stay. It is a bonus that the house is within a minute or two of the main assets of Tathra so it is lovely to see that you found the location and the house to your liking
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Jamberoo, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent location views fantastic retro '60 house

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay great retro '60 house fantastic ocean views wanted for nothing owners thought of everything even left a welcome gift which was very much appreciated We'll definitely be back

  • Review Submitted: 23/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Enjoyable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Clifftop. Tathra is such a great beach for families with very friendly, helpful locals. Clifftop has been cozy, with a magnificent view and everything needed for a relaxing stay. We really loved the furniture and decoration theme throughout the house.


Jack and Janelle

  • Review Submitted: 05/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much . We do love to hear that our guests enjoy the house and our special town. It makes our job very satisfying . We will look forward to seeing you again . It's good to remember that Tathra beach has lifeguards during February too. Regards Chris
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Perfect, relaxed home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at your beautiful house. For our family of four it was perfect; from the comfortable beds, very well equiped kitchen, great little retro touches, thoughtful inclusions such as sunscreen and radox in the bathroom, to the beautifully maintained, large garden to wander round in and magnificent views from the balcony (the great view from the kitchen even makes washing up a pleasure!) all the comforts of home are there. Being pet friendly at Clifftop was a big bonus for us as the 4-legged member of our family loved going leash-free on the northern parts of Tathra beach. Our teenaged son loved exploring the many nearby mountain bike trails while we relaxed on the deck with several good books! Our final nights dinner at Fat Tonys was the icing on the cake of a lovely week. Thank you Chris and Bruce.

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dee for your review. I really enjoyed meeting your family on arrival and we were so glad you had a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Clifftop is in such a special spot and we love to see happy guests. My late parents built Clifftop in 1960 and it was my mother's 'Dream Home'. They landscaped the beautiful garden. I know she would love to see it loved by our guests . Tathra does offer both active and relaxed activities for all ages. Our cafes, clubs and restaurants cater for most tastes and I'm glad you enjoyed the experience at Fat Tony's We will look forward to meeting again Thanks Dee
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Great views & location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property. Just right for a family of four and just a short walk to the beach and wharf. Tathra is very relaxing and the house had a fantastic view of the ocean and surrounds. Highly recommended and Chris was very helpful and knew all the spots to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 30/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Marsha. It was lovely to stop by and meet your family during your stay. Clifftop does have a wonderful view and whales and sea eagles are often seen from the house. If you plan to return sometime Bruce and I will be more than happy to tell you more about our beautiful area.
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Phillip Island, Vic

The perfect escape.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Chris & Bruce. Another perfect holiday at 'Clifftop'. We have watched whales from the front garden, goannas climb trees, countless birds feed and that is before we even left the house. We will be back.

Fellow visitors don't miss out on a trip to the new 'on the perch' very interesting!

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed the house and all the wildlife and destinations around Tathra. We do have a lot to offer for visitors who enjoy our natural places. Hope to see you again at Clifftop.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Tathra Hotel
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
250 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Fat Tony's, Tathra Hotel
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Beach & Wharf


Rates & Availability

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Owner'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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