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Riviera on Hawkesbury

Bedrooms 4
Space 80 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Since its public offering in October 2014 , Almost every week end has been rented out, The house has proved to be a great success for extended families, for families who wish to entertain their overseas guests or relatives or just for a great family holiday to spend some quality time with family or friends. Their is something to do for all ages with no more to spend. No worries about getting lifts to pubs,clubs and wasting time looking for somewhere to go or something to do or watching the budget when hiring boats kayaks fishing etc. The house has it all included in the price.

Why hire a place in the city with great views and then spend hours outside fighting traffic,spending big on bar prices/restaurants etc and then come back to your hired place at 2 am and not take the opportunity to make use of the highly priced rental and its views. Ok if you got harbor views and its new years eve I will forgive you for that night. All the other nights of the year Bar point is just as pretty and one could imagine how Sydney harbor looked like before it became commercial

(sorry no MacDonald's on Bar point)

More than 300 people have gone through this house advertised on only two sites and I have received great reviews.. Thank you.

I am not offering accommodation…I am offering a lifestyle/ holiday resort that only the very rich can afford but who don’t have the time to enjoy it.

For the advertised price you get.

A four bedroom house with linen supplied

2 Kayaks

Over 100 DVD’s


A 6 burner gas BBQ An enclosed back yard for your pets

Fully equipped kitchen

NEW: Buggie and cart to assist bringing your stuff from boat to house

too many things to mention

Assuming you are lucky enough to know some millionaire who will give you their holiday house FREE for a weekend, You will still be more out of pocket if you had to hire the kayaks, wash the linen farm out the dogs to kennels, pay for fire wood and leave a small gift to say “thank you” and live with the debt that you may feel you owe them…

Don’t bother.. You don’t need them anymore.. You have it all at my house...and to annoy them, just invite them for a BBQ.. and if you are generous enough let them stay overnight telling them they don’t have to wash the linen when they leave.

Unfortunately it still cost quite a bit to stay here (and will stay so until my bank manager lets me off my mortgage repayments…don’t hold your breath), however if you take the cost of heating your house, going to restaurants, kennelling the dogs etc from the cost and divide the remainder (if any) between 2 full families, 4 couples or 8 friends you will realise just what good value you are getting.

No cars on the "island", no traffic no smog just pure air and great views.. The front yard is the river where you can fish ski kayak ... The immediate back yard is enclosed and comes with an outdoor shower, BBQ and a Huge fire pit. On the other side of the backyard is the Popran National park where you can hike ,walk down the only road (or path) Kalinda road, get some free fire wood or just take in the nature. If the bush is a bit rough for you then walk on the grassed reserve in front of the house which is more of an extended garden than a reserve. Visit the local Post office and see how post offices were some centuries back (open 24/7) You can even fish from the post office when the postman has gone.

Visit the historic Bar island with the church ruins and grave stones (boat access only) or simply explore the waterways with your boat or mine.

Now for something different How often have you gone shopping or to restaurant by boat??? Now is your opportunity with numerous shops, restaurants and bars that can be accessed by boat.

There is something for all. All you have to do is book early to ensure no disappointments

Getting there

The house may as well be on an island as it can only be accessed from the water. The nearest car park is at Mooney Mooney.

Mooney Mooney is under 1 hour from Sydney, on the F3, just after crossing the Hawkesbury River Bridge. Turn left and proceed approximately 200 metres to a roundabout, turn left and proceed to the car park or advertised “rest area”. The newly renovated car park has plenty of parking for your car

The car park is aptly labelled as " Rest Area" This is where you leave your car and all your stresses and worries behind. From here on its just holiday time... But you still have a 15 min boat trip to get to the house. Think of it as arriving overseas and catching a taxi to your hotel


No Sweat you can hire a water taxi, catch the postman ferry at AUD 20 per person (Mon to Friday from Brooklyn at 10:00 daily


At the Mooney Mooney car park there is newly built boat ramp and plenty of space to leave your car and trailer.

If your boat is not on a trailer, then no sweat as well.. The Hawkesbury flows into the sea with its mouth at Palm Beach.. A great trip from anywhere including Sydney harbour and the Parramatta river

The house has a 1/3 ownership of a private jetty and can easily accommodate up to a 7 meter boat. Any bigger you may have to anchor a bit out to sea and use a boat to taxi to the house or arrange with Peates Bite restaurant to moore there. (Peates bite restaurant is directly across the river from the house)


Still no excuse… Catch the train to the Hawkesbury river station and catch a water taxi or the postman ferry 20 meters from the station

What to Bring






Fishing Rods

Swimming Towels

PS dont forget the children and thier friends.

Dont forget there are great restaurants on the river so maybe plan a meal or two less

Kitchen equipped with

Elect stove


Automatic dish washer

Nespresso machine (Dont t forget to bring capsules)

Bread Making Machine (Bring ready mix bread)





Rice Cooker/Steamer



More Details

Property Manager
David Hurwitz
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, Afrikaans
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bar Point, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • bay fishing
  • water skiing


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Riviera on Hawkesbury
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay, rustic feel if you sit out in the back garden, feels like you’re ‘in the bush’ and sitting on the deck has the awesome views of the river. Great fun if you hire the boat that’s available too.

  • Review Submitted: 11/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great host and property

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 7 lads, and couldn't of picked a better place for our annual getaway. The place and spot on and Dave was the perfect host. Cheers, Tim

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house, great location, poor cleanliness

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I stayed in David's home at Bar Point to celebrate my partner's birthday. David was a fantastic host, the house is a great size in a superb location but the house does need a little TLC.

Cleanliness was lacking throughout the property, especially in the bathroom which was a real shame because everything else was great.

I would also highlight that there are lots of hidden costs to staying in this property; a water taxi to and from Mooney Mooney car park (although David kindly saved us some money on the return journey) and also the hire of David's boat.

Also remember your proof of age! We were celebrating a 29th birthday and we still unable to drink in the local RSL because 1 (of 8) of us hadn't taken proof of age with us on the boat.

  • Review Submitted: 25/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hunter Valley NSW

Fantastic experience

  • 4 of 5

Our girls weekend was thoroughly enjoyable for a number of reasons. One, David the owner was an enthusiastic and relaxed owner who communicated well with us prior to and during our stay. Two, the house was a comfortable cosy spot to unwind sitting around the wood fire with a glass of wine, the kitchen was well equipped, the beds comfy, the view from house superb - the constantly changing atmosphere of the river a delight to watch. Three, the natives are friendly happy to engage in a chat if you run into them on a walk. Four, the boat - what an adventure for us, easy for complete novices to drive even in the awful weather we encountered - we had many laughs at ourselves. Would highly recommend this house and owner. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review You guys were great Now that you are all "qulified" skippers get the complete family together all 20 of you With the house next door I can accomodate you all Always so happy when family and siblings choose my place for a reunion
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Darwin, Melbourne, Sydney

Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

David went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 14/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at David's place on the Hawkesbury.

The vistas are spectacular, as was the fishing for my husband John.

The kids loved stargazing at night, exploring the bush, going in the boat for trips to the Pittwater and 'Summer Bay'-as seen in the television show, Home and Away. You could walk up to the lighthouse at Barrenjoey too or a lovely coffee at The Beach House! We explored the various coves-to find many perfect water-skiing/wakeboarding areas.

Back at the house, we all loved sitting on the jetty at various times of the day/evening. The kids loved building their own fire at night in the excellent fire-pit David has in the backgarden.

You could use the kayaks made available.

David is a wonderful host. As it was the Easter long-weekend, he was very kind to collect us from the Hawkesbury River station and Mooney Mooney and return us at the end of our stay.

We were able to hire his bigger boat, which was very safe and useful in exploring the area.

The house has all that is needed for a comfortable, country stay in a very exclusive part of the world-not very far from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet a delightful, serene break.

  • Review Submitted: 19/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Other Activities:

Water Veiws/fishing/Boating

The house is situated on the tip of Barpoint with 180 degree views of the Hawkesbury river Front garden is a reserve onto the water and back garden in the Popran National reserve


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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