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"Watermark" - magical island getaway

Bedrooms 2
Space 100 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

A unique waterfront cottage, perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway,

Watermark - Magical Island Getaway - absolute waterfront. Minimum of 2 nights stay. It's pet friendly for small animals, sleeps up to 6 and just over 1 hour from Sydney CBD. WATERMARK is a charming and unpretentious weekender located on Dangar Island, facing north east overlooking the Brisbane Waters escarpment on the Hawkesbury River. The waterfront property is set on 900 square metres, so plenty of space for children and pets to play, including the beach and lawn at the front of the property. The cottage is open plan on the ground floor, with large windows which provide light and panoramic views. The wrap around deck provides space to entertain. There is one bathroom on the ground floor, a modern kitchen and an open plan lounge and dining area.

Mornings can be spent lazing on the deck in the warm air listening to the water gently lapping on the sea wall. Watermark is an air conditioned 2 bedroom holiday home that accommodates up to 6 ( has 5 beds and single mattress additional for up to 6 if required) - with a spacious open plan living space, slow combustion fire, & modern kitchen. It has panaromic water views and all the home comforts.

The upstairs bedroom has a queen sized bed and a single bed and an additional single mattress in the very light filled and spacious room. The downstairs bedroom has a queen sized bed and water views to the east - great to watch the sun rise. The wrap around deck is great for entertaining as well as watching the tide come and go, the water birds feed and local boating and fishing. Watermark has its own private jetty and pontoon which is great for fishing.

Also has a commercial deep water mooring in the channel in front of the property.

Filled with easy living furniture and ocean décor, Watermark engraves a sense of being completely enveloped by the water & the 'weekender' ambience. A number of perfectly placed windows allow you to observe the river and breath-taking backdrop of the distant cliffs, as if it were an artwork hanging on the wall. Take the opportunity to enjoy a stress free, peaceful weekend. Experience the tranquility of the island, take a walk or explore the shoreline, enjoy a coffee or a meal at the local cafe or a drink and dinner/lunch at the licensed bowling club.

There's also wi-fi on site so you can still be connected, if you choose to.

The bowling club is located a short stroll of 50 metres away. Great food, great atmosphere and it's licensed too. Bradleys beach is a short walk to the south of the island.

BBQ the fish you have just caught off the private jetty/pontoon (fishing lines provided).

If you so choose you can engage in something more physical by having a paddle on one of the three kayaks provided, explore the rock formations and boathouses and the shoreline, or walk around the island and view the spectacular scenery, island life and Aboriginal carvings. All without being bothered by cars or city noise, with just the sounds of birds to accompany you.

There are no cars on the island. Most visitors access the island on the Dangar Island ferry, which departs Brooklyn from from 6.30am to 8.05pm weekdays ( 15 trips) and departs Dangar Island from 6.10am to 7.30pm ( 15 trips) weekdays and similar frequency on weekends and public holidays - 13 trips to and 13 trips from the island, last trip to the island being 7pm. Or there is a private water taxi (which can deliver you directly to our private pontoon, tide dependent) or your own boat.

If you fancy home cooked food the kitchen is well equipped and modern and the grocery store stocks a diverse range of fresh and other provisions.

More Details

Property Manager
karen walsh
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2018

Why karen walsh chose Brooklyn

Perfect waterfront getaway in an ideallic location and peaceful setting

What makes this house unique

The magic of staying on an island In the beautiful Hawkesbury river- a friendly community, access to beautiful beaches - so close to Sydney yet feels so far away.

Private pontoon and jetty, great for boats up to 6-7 metres, plus a commercial mooring for boats up to 15 metres long


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Large spacious shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
Waterfront property on the Hawkesbury River- close to the ocean, great for water sport, boating, fishing and bushwalking. Property includes a deep water mooring about 50 metres from the beach, so if you have a large boat you can Moore it there.


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"Watermark" - magical island getaway
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews

Relaxation and the beauty of Mother Nature combined

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing two nights with family and pooch and have all come home rested and ready to go back to school, and work. Would recommend watching sunrise from deck and finishing day off with full moon reflecting on river in the evening. House was very clean and had everything you could need for a home away from home. Kayaks were fun and attempting to catch crabs at low tide a real challenge. Happy to relax, read and do as little or as much as you like - lovely walk around islands appreciating the silence, broken only by bird calls. Must eat at the cafe and the avocado, soft eggs on sourdough with home made dukkah was divine - will be back and would happily recommend to friends and family. Missed out on eating at the club but will try next time. Thanks again Karen.

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow- your review Kerry has certainly painted a beautiful picture of an ideallic weekend at Watermark and the magic of Dangar Island. It’s really special to be there on a clear night and experience the moonrise and silhouette of the escarpment and glow on the water. So glad you have discovered Watermark and that you may return- I recommend another type of experience which is to book for the first Friday of the month weekend and you can participate in the Open Mike night at the bowling club and see the fantastic local musical talents. Then you’ll get to eat at the club too.
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Tranquil setting with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Watermark is perfect for a weekend or even longer holiday. The experience started on the Dangar Island ferry which we got from Brooklyn and 15 minutes later we were at the wharf and using the wheelbarrow to transport our gear. The weather was perfect - lots of birds and discovered beautiful plants on our island circuit walk. The bowling club was a welcoming place and on Sunday enjoyed the band and the village like atmosphere and met a few locals. Watermark is practical, well set out and has everything you need. Loved sitting and watching the view changing. So relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 20/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi DJ- it was great spending the weekend with you at Watermark and so glad you’re planning on coming back. Thanks for the review.
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A very relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Peaceful quiet. Worth getting up early for the sunrise light over the river. Your own jetty to jump into the water. Kitchen was kitted out with everything you could need. An easy few min walk from the ferry. We used the kayaks and the BBQ. Chilled by cooking nice meals and enjoying dusk on the deck. This was our second time here and we will Ben back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 19/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, and for returning to Watermark again. It’s good to know that all of the home comforts made your stay even better. See you again! Cheers
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Beautiful views and all the home comforts

  • 5 of 5

Watermark is situated right on the water with a beach and lawn to relax on. It’s a really well equipped, well maintained house and the beds are comfortable. The whole place is clean, and it’s obvious that the owner takes care and has thought of everything to make the guests welcome and comfortable. The kayaks are a welcome treat too.

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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'Watermark'......a real gem!

  • 4 of 5

"Watermark' is a very lovely , homely cottage with a really nice feel about it.

I love the way it splays out onto the water's edge and it has all the comforts of home. The tides pose a bit of a challenge if you have a boat, but nothing that can't be overcome. A great stay and would definately recommend. Thanks Karen .

  • Review Submitted: 04/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Robyn, should da like you had a great time. We look forward to welcoming you back again,
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Perfect position!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 3 glorious days here with our border collie. The house has everyrhing you could possibly need and the position is amazing! We spent hours sitting on the deck looking at the view. The kayaks were a bonus too.

We would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 28/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Tracey- and great that you enjoyed the long weekend. I Look forward to your return visit.
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Other Activities:

Dangar Island & local beaches


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