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Retro beach house overlooking ocean

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

This 1960's quintessential Australian beach house will take you back to childhood holidays and simpler times.

One of the original Pambula beach houses it offers prime location on the beach road, just three minutes walk from where the river meets the sea. Lovingly refurbished in mid-century style, the house has ocean views from the balcony and both picture windows (lounge room and sun room) The open fireplace will have you snugged up for lounge room whale watching (July to November), the balcony will have you lazing in the sun, wondering if you should amble to the beach or make a G & T. A great selection of cooking books are provided along with an extensive range of novels and DVD's (for both adults and children).

The house, built by my family when Pambula Beach was a sleepy and secluded haven, still maintains a quiet and relaxed feel. The native garden and adjacent bush block is rich with bird life and is visited each dusk by grazing kangaroos.

House configuration:

2 bedrooms: 1 queen bed, 1 double bed and 1 single bed in sunroom

2 living areas: open plan kitchen, lounge and dining room. Sun room with special feature wave wall and sandblasted mermaid window

Ocean facing deck

Backyard: BBQ and outdoor dining area

To access secluded Little Beach, stroll across the road and down through the nature reserve. A short walk across the rocks to the north takes you to a patrolled surf beach, and just around the corner to the south is the scenic river, a great spot for kids to swim and adults to fish.

There are abundant activities available here and in surrounding areas:

Beach and river fishing

Well designed walking and bike riding paths between Pambula Beach and Merimbula

Pambula (a 2 minute drive from the house) has a great Bakery, Wholefood Shop and several restaurant options

Pambula-Merimbula Golf Course

Ben Boyd National park: numerous beaches (open surf and river beaches) plus great nature walks through bushland and well informed signage on Indigenous local history (middens)

Dolphin and whale watching cruises (depending on season)

Local Restaurants and Clubs in Merimbula and Eden

Scenic Flights

.. and the list goes on

Please note: Linen not provided, please bring sheets, towels, bath mat and tea towels with you. If guests prefer to have linen supplied a linen service is available at an additional cost, please specify if you would like this service prior to confirming booking.

The tariff covers the cost of a standard clean. If used the BBQ and fireplace should be left clean, all beds made, dishes washed, dried and put in cupboards. If more than a standard clean is required the extra cost will be deducted from the bond.

More Details

Property Manager
Maxine Addinsall
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
6 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Pambula Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed , This single bed is in the sunroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Retro beach house overlooking ocean
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews

cosy retro retreat

  • 5 of 5

Loved the attention to detail with the retro decoration and fittings.The open fireplace was cosy as was the house in general and the sound of the waves and views were delightful. Hope to revisit soon and stay longer next time.

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perfect guests who left the house in a very clean condition. Easy and pleasant to communicate with, I would not hesitate to recommend them to future renters.
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Nunawading, Victoria, Australia

Retro relaxation at its best

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Rutherglen. It was great to relax in the dining room and watch the seas roll by!!

Our Kids enjoyed the exploring that they could do in the garden as well.

  • Review Submitted: 08/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful beach house

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the retro chic of "Rutherglen". The location was perfect, the garden delightful and the house a perfect mix of old and new. Thanks to the owner for a great holiday property.

  • Review Submitted: 04/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Very Relaxing and great location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here with our toddler and had a great time. The house itself is as represented, lots of retro charm and very homely - Just like nana's beach house! Location is great, an easy walk to two seperate beautiful beaches (one equiped with lifeguards). Would reccomended Pambula Beach as a holiday location and Rutherglen as homely retreat for a small family. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 28/12/2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A lovely livable property with abundant facilities

  • 5 of 5

The property ideally located for beach access, walks and the golf course. The house was well equipped together with a fireplace to provide warmth in the evening. The house has three bedrooms, two living rooms and a lovely verandah overlooking the ocean.

  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was very clean and had all facilities/accessories required for a very pleasant stay. Th

  • 4 of 5

The property was very clean and had all facilities/accessories required for a very pleasant stay. The view each morning over the ocean was a delight to wake up to each morning. Being a keen golfer the proximity of the nearest golf course was most welcome.The weather was cool in the evening but the fire place facilities more than compensated for the cool weather.

  • Review Submitted: 05/08/2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

40m to 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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