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The Circle Retreat Studio Bilgola Avalon

Bedrooms 1
Space 20 m²
Property type studio


About the property

[Please ensure you read the MINIMUM NIGHTS and CANCELLATION POLICY below]

Our self contained studio is ideal for a couple looking for a quiet escape. Close to Pittwater Peninsula's fabulous attractions: Palm Beach, Whale Beach and Pittwater with the convenience of Avalon Village a short drive away.


The Circle Retreat studio is part of our own home yet offers complete privacy with a separate entrance and dedicated facilities. We are close at hand to assist with any enquiries or requests, yet we are also mindful or your need for privacy and we ensure that this is guaranteed. The studio opens onto a terrace which overlooks the garden with a backdrop to Pittwater and Ku-ring-gai National Park.

The studio sleeps two adults in a king-size latex bed. Alternatively, two adults can be accommodated in king single beds. The property is generally not suitable for children below school age. Reverse cycle airconditioning and a stand-alone heater provide year-round comfort.

The studio has a well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, convection/microwave oven, stove top, Ceasarstone benchtops, glass splashbacks and a pullout pantry stocked with quality teas, coffees and cooking essentials.

An ensuite bathroom features a rain-head shower, and porcelain basin and wall-hung toilet. Adjoining the ensuite is a dressing room with generous storage space and large wall mirror.


We have a minimum stay of 2 nights during the week and on weekends with 3-night or 4-night minimums set for long weekends, Christmas and New Year periods.


Please note that we have a NO SMOKING policy throughout our property, [ie, all inside and outside areas] and that we promote the accommodation as a quiet retreat, asking that guests be considerate and respectful of our neighbourhood and ensure that their access to and from the Studio, and the use of outdoor spaces is conducted quietly.


Please note that we have a Strict Cancellation Policy. 50% of the tariff will be refunded if you cancel anytime upto 28 days prior to 2pm on the arrival date. After that, no refund is available. Please ensure you carry International/Domestic travel insurance to cover you in the event of cancellation as we are not in a position to provide refunds other than as stated above, or credit stays.


Located in one of Bilgola Plateau's loveliest streets, there are ample opportunities for walks which take in the surrounding views to the beaches and ocean in the east, or views to Pittwater and Ku-ring-gai National Park in the west. A local deli serving great coffee and food, a wine store and pizza gourmet shop are within easy reach of The Circle Retreat.

Close by is Angophora Reserve, an ancient volcanic caldera densely forested with coastal rainforest. It is one of the oldest and most untouched wilderness reserves within Sydney, home to sugar glider possums, koalas, bandicoots and... peacocks - a legacy of the affluent city-dwellers who built sprawling holiday estates in Ruskins Rowe, bordering Angophora Reserve, at the base of the valley.

A few minutes drive away is the village of Avalon - well serviced with many cafes, small restaurants, a great little independent cinema which screens major and fringe films, boutique clothing and homeware stores, beauticians, 'spa' treatments, delicatessens, a Woolworths supermarket, all the major banks, post office, service station, DVD store and a modern community centre which hosts yoga, pilates and frequent art exhibitions.

Bilgola Beach is our closest ocean beach - a ten minute walk down hill from the studio,[but probably a thirty minute walk back up!]. Bilgola Beach is small and friendly, with mostly local families using the ocean pool or grabbing a coffee or icecream at Billys cafe, right on the edge of the sand. It's worthwhile remembering that all beach carparks in Pittwater require a parking ticket to be bought and displayed.

On the Pittwater [estuary] side is the lovely Clareville Beach, just several minutes drive down the Plateau from our studio. A broad, sandy beach laps upto grassy areas shaded by tall trees. The sunsets are spectacular, as the sun dips over the hills of the Ku-ring-gai National Park on the western side of Pittwater. A perfect spot for a picnic, a bbq or just a glass of wine. Clareville Kiosk provides an elegant lunch and dinner service from an historic cottage.

More Details

Phillip & Leigh Hartin
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio rental in Bilgola Plateau, Australia

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 20 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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(19 traveller reviews)

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The Circle Retreat Studio Bilgola Avalon
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Leigh and Philip were fantastic, all you would expect and need from exceptional hosts. The Studio is in a quiet, peaceful location perfect for a relaxing break. The Studio itself is exceptional, the quality of everything provided was amazing, with plenty of special little extra's included, bread, fruit and so much more, highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 22/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Torquay vic

Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my sister for four beautiful nights. Our hosts, Phillip and Leigh, were so accommodating and helpful. The studio is just a perfect little retreat with special little touches everywhere. The view from the patio just stunning! Close to beautiful restaurants and shops, and some incredible views. We will definitely be back! Thanks again so much Leigh and Phillip.

  • Review Submitted: 20/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, NSW

Beautiful weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view, beautiful accommodation. Nothing more needed!

  • Review Submitted: 14/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Circle Retreat. It was exactly as it appeared in the photos and the many positive reviews, which were one of the reasons we selected the property, were not misplaced. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 27/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Refreshing weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Leigh and Phillip have created such an amazing getaway retreat. My partner and I spent the weekend here and couldn't be happier with the place it was our little piece of heaven for 2 nights. The room is the perfect size, with everything you'd need for a getaway (movies, robes, a comfortable bed and fantastic location). We are looking forward to summer when we can come back and enjoy the heat And hopefully get to meet the owners to tell them ourselves how pleased we are!

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Comfortable, stylish, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this studio. The hosts are lovely. And they have taken great care to ensure that guests are comfortable and happy.

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
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Other Activities:

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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