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David's River Place on Hawkesbury

Bedrooms 4
Property type house


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 floating Island swimming pool “thing” (see photos)


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

For an additional AUD 150 cash a 5.0 m boat with 15hp Motor

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.. You can even offer to pick them up on my boat..!! 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

Don’t forget the house has a boat available so only need one or two persons to get to the house to fetch the boat to pick up the rest


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 my 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

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill


Other Activities:

Water Veiws/fishing/Boating


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Cowan, Australia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Australian Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
Standard Rate
29 Jan 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay


  • 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 8 guests. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Cleaning plus linnen: $100 per stay

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