Absolute beach front home with direct , private beach access,amazing views
About Jennifer Rhynehart
We are an active, retired couple with a large family of children and grandchildren .Escape is our much loved, family beach house .We enjoy travelling,gardening, hiking and spending time with our family and beloved golden labrador, Rolly . We are also puppy raisers for Guide Dogs NSW and our foster puppies love ther holidays @Escape!
Jennifer Rhynehart purchased this House in 2010
Why Jennifer Rhynehart chose Culburra Beach
In Feb 2010 we went to Culburra to visit a friend for a coffee and bought a house ! It was rundown and multi coloured but in arguably one of the best locations on the east coast of Australia. It faces due north, has its own direct beach access onto 3 kms of pristine south coast beach and has magnificent views all the way up the coast. We did our own Grand Design project, gutting the house ,adding the huge deck and fitting it out with all new furniture and appliances. We have a great photo book of the "transformation of Escape " at the house. .We have also won many national and state tourism awards. We opened for guests in Jan 2011 and since then we have hosted 318 guest groups receiving 186 5 star reviews .Many of our guests are regulars coming back year after year .We get a great deal of enjoyment from providing a great guest experience .We also frequently enjoy the house with our family and friends which I think gives it that unique family ambience which is so often mentioned in our reviews. We are new to the delights of the South Coast and continue to be delighted by its beauty and pristine nature. It is just as fabulous in winter as in summer with its direct north aspect the house fills with sunshine while the open fire heats the whole house at night.
What makes this House unique
We stayed in many rental properties when our children were growing up and Escape is a "wish list " of all the things we'd have wanted in a rental house ! The most unique thing about Escape is its location -one of the best spots on the east coast -faces due north with direct beach access down the south safe swimming end of Culburra Beach We pride ourselves in providing an excellent, quality holiday experience .All the beds are comfortable with quality linen and towels , all the appliances are of good quality and in excellent working order, we have a full pantry and many extras which are not usually included in holiday letting properties .We are also pet friendly -it is rare to get such a quality property which allows pets both inside and out . I think many of our reviews highlight the many special things about Escape . We have won many National and regional tourism awards and display our awards proudly at the house !
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Mini Holiday with dog
Escape at Culburra was the perfect getaway, the home had absolutely everything needed to get away and relax. Our jack russell loved the dog friendly beach and warm fireplace in the evening.
Escape to Paradise
Our stay was absolutely perfect. Such a beautiful, peaceful piece of paradise. We wanted for nothing, everything was there. The house was so amazing, the beach, the fishing, the waves, the surfing, the weather, everything we wished for. Thank you so much xxx Will definitely be back soon xxx BRB xxxx
Thank you Jenny. We know that you’ve had a great stay when you book your next trip so quickly! We look forward to welcoming you back to Escape soon x
Generous, gracious and welcoming
Like other reviewers I have stayed in a number of south coast properties, but this house, and it’s hosts, was the most gracious and welcoming that I have ever had the pleasure to stay in. The house itself is lovely and the view stunning, but more than that it is organised and furnished with great thoughtfulness. Every possible need has been anticipated and addressed, from generous supplies of toiletries and pantry staples to a kitchen that has adequate and quality China, glassware saucepans and most importantly enough sharp knives to actually prepare a meal. Too often cooking in a holiday house kitchen is harder than it is at home due to insufficient and poor quality utensils but this kitchen (which is large) has everything you would need. I cooked a roast dinner for six adults with no drama at all. The beds are comfortable and there is lots of varied seating options for reading, watching tv and generally contemplating the view.
The house is also genuinely pet friendly, with bowls, treats, poop bags and localised dog tags just provided with no fuss and useful information and suggestions about things to do with your pets. My experience in other properties has been, even though the property may be listed as pet friendly, there are so many unrealistic rules about where and what that staying with a pet can be a misery. This was not the case with Escape @Culburra.
The host Jen and her daughter Kate were wonderful to deal with, attentive and quick to respond with interest and suggestions on what to do in the area. They also very generously gave me an early checkin and late checkout which gives me a really lovely amount of time with my daughters who are only rarely in the country together at the same time. Thank you very much
Thank you so much for the lovely review Kate. I am so glad that you enjoyed your Mother’s Day weekend.
Your home away from home
There is nothing you'll need in this property that hasn't been thought of already. Jen and Kate have put in all the personal touches, the essentials, the must-have's and the things you haven't even thought about. And what a location! The pictures you see in the listing are a very clear depiction of what you get but cannot prepare you for when you first walk in the house and see that gorgeous view. I booked the house for a 4 night stay for my parents and I (and their bird and 2 dogs!) as an 80th birthday present to them, and I couldn't have picked a better place. The house is spotless, styled to make you feel at home straight away, and the kitchen is stocked with everything you could need; from cooking a 3 course meal to heating a frozen pizza. Kate was an absolute pleasure to deal with: from the easy communication and well thought out information, to being on hand for any questions I had (thank you Kate for saving our first night with your late night local take-away dinner suggestions! ) Even though you are in a sleepy part of NSW, the local Woolworths is just up the road and stocked well enough that you don't have to leave Culburra unless you wish too. Nowra Fresh is your next port of call for the freshest Seafood, meat and great fruit and veg selection. All in all, I cannot recommend Escape@Culburra highly enough. Thank you so much Jen and Kate!
Beautiful beach house with everything you need
The house is well situated to maximise the extraordinary views as well as having direct beach side access. It’s also well positioned to explore the local area. We found it the ideal ‘escape’ for some much needed R&R - comfortable, well catered and quiet.
Dear Greg and Michelle
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your holiday with us and are welcome back at any time
You were the perfect guests !
Jen and Ian
My husband and I and our two dogs loved this place. House was clean and had everything you could want. Amazing location, absolute beach front. Will definitely be back
Culburra is a quintessential Aussie beach side town .Culburra Beach is on your doorstep (literally) and Warrain beach 5 mins away. Both are surf beaches. There is a quieter bay area at the south end of Culburra Beach called Tilbury Cove which is perfect for children. It is 50 m from the house .
The house is also located down the south , safe swimming, patrolled end of the beach.
We can see pods of dolphins in the bay all year round and whales during their annual migration (Sept to December )
The "bowlo"(Bowling Club )is fabulous and Woolworths has a large, well stocked shop in town which home delivers. There are some fabulous coffee shops and restaurants in town.
Culburra is nestled amongst some of Shoalhaven's most beautiful country side. For boating enthusiasts there is a near bye lake plus the Shoalhaven River ( 2 boat ramps ).There is great fishing in the river and off the beach. There are lovely beach and bush walks near bye :Jervis Bay National Park, Kangaroo Valley, Berry, Milton and Abrahams Bosom.
The local attractions include Calla, Currarong and Jervis Bay a short 20 min drive away. Near Currarong you will find many more secluded, white, sandy beaches including gorgeous Honeymoon Bay.
Great local fish and oysters are available at Greenwell Point. Visit many local wineries-the South Coast has some fabulous wineries including Two Figs, Silos Estate and Coolangatta Estate.
There are 3 near bye Golf courses and horse riding
Culburra is great for bike riding as it is so flat.
There is a children's playground with picnic facilities 5 mins up the road or accessed from Tilbury Cove.
There is a Surf School just up the road: arrange surf lessons or hire boards, wetsuits kayaks, stand up paddle boards or paddle boats.
Lake Woollumboola near bye is famous for its birdlife and we have the contact for a local birdwatching tour
Unique to Escape is "Jen's Handy tips " -a comprehensive guide to all the insider information accumulated from our family and feedback from guests .We also have a host of maps and brochures available at the house .
We email this to our guests just prior to their arrival