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Swanlake Cottage - Water Views

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Timber cottage, meters from pristine lake, minutes from untouched beaches & Nat. Parks. Pets allowed, WIFI and Netflix available.

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Just 3 hrs from Sydney or Canberra, Swanlake Cottage is positioned on a big bush block, right across from the crystal clear waters and sandy beaches of Swan Lake. The quiet village of Swanhaven lies about 3 km from Sussex Inlet and is surrounded by Nat. Parks.

The timber-clad rustic cottage has a large private garden, frequented by a multitude of birds and other animals. Three bedrooms sleep up to 8 people. It has flyscreens on all windows and doors and stays cool without carbon emissions under the tree cover. There is no air conditioning.

The house features polished timber floors and original paintings, is furnished with retro timber furniture and has a warm, lived-in feel.

It has a fully-equipped kitchen, integrated into a dining area with a dishwasher, gourmet gas stove, oven, microwave, fridge (second fridge in laundry), toaster, kettle, bread maker and all the kitchen equipment you might need, including a store of basic cooking ingredients, such as spices, tea, coffee, oil and vinegar etc. in case you forgot to bring some crucial item.

On colder days, a slow combustion fireplace in the main living area heats the whole house (wood is provided). There is also a gas heater in the lounge.

There is a piano, a flat screen digital TV, DVD and CD player with USB input, 2 radios, games, a few toys and a filled bookshelf.

There is a telephone in the house as well as unlimited broadband and a Netflix subscription.

The uniquely styled bathroom has a full-sized bathtub and plenty of hot water. The laundry has a washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board.

You can choose to either clean the house yourself before you leave or let us do it for you for an additional charge of $75.

Relax Body and Soul

One of the main features of the property is the big secluded garden, with a little pond, old gum trees, tree ferns, orchids and lilies. There are many places already set up for you to sit down and relax and further spots for your sun chair to move with the sun. Forget about time on the all weather undercover front veranda, which looks out towards the lake, or seek total privacy on the partly covered back veranda. Here you can also have a wood-fired BBQ and eat at the table setting on the deck. The fully fenced back garden also features a campfire place. The use of our Hobie canoe (2 1/2 people) for trips on the lake and one bicycle are included in the deal.

Quality Environment

The holiday village of Swanhaven is a sleepy bush settlement straight out of the 1960's. It is a paradise for nature lovers.

At Swanlake Cottage you can watch the sun set over the lake from the cosy front veranda, take the kids for a safe swim on the sandy beaches of the pristine lake, paddle a canoe across its shallow waters, go to the playground on the way or take off for a surf on one of the nearby untouched beaches. There are fishing spots on the lake, ocean and nearby creeks and rivers. The more active can also discover plenty of bush-walks in the surrounding National Parks and Nature Reserves.

If you are bringing your motor boat please stick to the designated boat ramps and speed limits. There are black swans and a great number of other birds breeding in the shallow parts of the lake.

A 15 minute walk along the lake or a short trip in the car brings you to the untouched beaches of Wreck Bay, where dolphins and whales pass by while you relax under your umbrella or on your surf- or body-board. There is a Surf Life Saving Club in Sussex Inlet with a surf reef at the tip of the head and a calm swimming spot at Berrara Beach.

Sussex Inlet has a few cafes and restaurants, a supermarket, bottle shop, bank, pub, boat rentals, RSL club and even an old fashioned cinema. There is a market every second weekend. The caravan park on the main road to Sussex has a takeaway, a small shop and a laundry. There is a bus route to Sussex Inlet and Nowra and a taxi operator in town.

Swanhaven is surrounded by National Parks. Plenty of outings to either the coastal National Parks or the Great Dividing Range with, for example, Ben Boyd Lookout or Pigeon House Mt walks, or the coastal towns such as Ulladulla, Milton, Batemans Bay, etc. are very attractive. At Jervis Bay, located just north of this area, you can go on Whale watching and Dolphin tours, as well as diving expeditions.

There are maps and some informational brochures in the house.

More Details

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
21 November, 2017

Map

Other Activities:

Beaches on Wreck Bay

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Swanhaven, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • ski
  • surfing

Reviews

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Swanlake Cottage - Water Views
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 22 reviews
Swanhaven, New South Wales, Australia
4

Cute Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this quaint and quirky, charming Cottage - very relaxing. With everything we needed. All as advertised. Secure yard for our 4 legged baby. Close to Lake and Beach. We would be very happy to stay again. Excellent value. Gorgeous location.

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Mittagong, New South Wales, Australia
5

Wonderful place.

  • 5 of 5

The whole family enjoyed our stay, homely place with lots of interesting things to see , very convenient to the lake and not far from the beach or town.

Great place to sit outside and listen to the birds.

For us it was wonderful and the type of place we would love our own home to be like.

  • Review Submitted: 02/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5

Lovely quiet comfortable place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 2 nights at the cottage. Nice and quiet. Great garden to explore. Enjoyed the fire place. Colleen & Chris

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. Yes, the fire place makes is cosy during these long winter days.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5

Lovely lakeside retreat.

  • 5 of 5

My wife, our dog and I stayed a couple of nights in this beautiful little cottage and loved the tranquil nature of the property and surrounding areas. Even though it rained for most of our stay we enjoyed making the most of what the house and the gardens had to offer, as did the dog. There is plenty of space for 6+ people at Swanlake cottage but was still cosy with just the 3 of us there.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 27/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Canberra
5

Rustic, relaxing retreat by the lake

  • 5 of 5

Two couples, a teenager and 3 dogs were very well catered for at Swanlake Cottage. There was easily room for us all, and we enjoyed time on the back deck, lounging on the front veranda, and watching the Australian Open tennis on the big screen TV from the comfort of the Balinese daybed. The lush gardens provide privacy and a cooling environment. The eclectic mix of art, furniture and collectables gives the cottage character and interest. Of importance to us (with a Houdini-like dog) was the secure back yard! The two fridges and high quality gas oven made self catering easy, and we also enjoyed several local eating options. The photos are a true reflection of the cottage. The owner is responsive and pleasant. We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: 03/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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4

Individual style in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Swanlake Cottage was the perfect getaway for my children, grandchildren and I.

There was plenty of room for all of us to sleep as well as areas to lounge and relax. The day bed was very popular!

We loved the eclectic mix of furniture and art and the garden with so many paths to explore and sights to see.

Everything we needed was provided for in the house as well as the beautiful view of Swan Lake through the trees and the beaches nearby.

Thanks again Trudi for a magical stay

  • Review Submitted: 16/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Swanhaven, Australia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Australian Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
 
non-holiday season
20 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU$140
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AU$140
AU$280
AU$900
 
 
old non holiday rate
26 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU$130
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AU$130
AU$260
AU$800
 
 
non-holiday season
1 Dec 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU$140
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AU$140
AU$280
AU$900
 
 
Summer holidays
15 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
AU$190
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AU$190
AU$380
AU$1,200
 
 
x-mas and new year
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$220
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AU$220
AU$440
AU$1,400
 
 
Summer holidays
3 Jan 2018 - 5 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$190
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AU$190
AU$380
AU$1,200
 
 
non-holiday season
6 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$140
From
AU$140
AU$280
AU$900
 
 
Easter Days
30 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$190
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AU$190
AU$380
AU$1,200
 
 
Autumn and Spring holidays
3 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$160
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AU$160
AU$320
AU$1,000
 
 
non-holiday season
28 Apr 2018 - 7 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$140
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AU$140
AU$280
AU$900
 
 
Autumn and Spring holidays
8 Jun 2018 - 11 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$160
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AU$160
AU$320
AU$1,000
 
 
non-holiday season
12 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$140
From
AU$140
AU$280
AU$900
 
 
Winter holidays
30 Jun 2018 - 23 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$160
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AU$160
AU$320
AU$900
 
 
non-holiday season
24 Jul 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$140
From
AU$140
AU$280
AU$900
 
 
Autumn and Spring holidays
22 Sep 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$160
From
AU$160
AU$320
AU$1,000
 
 
Standard Rate
15 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
AU$167
From
AU$167
AU$334
AU$1,169
 

Notes

  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 7 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 guests

    Optional Costs
    end cleaning fee: $75 per stay
    linen charge: $20 per person

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