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"Watermark" - magical island getaway

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Watermark - Magical Island Getaway - absolute waterfront. 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.

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

karen walsh
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
11 March, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 4 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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"Watermark" - magical island getaway
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews

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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Berry, NSW

A great few days

  • 5 of 5

We took 3 grandchildren and a small dog and it was terrific. The house worked really well and was well equipped. The fishing lines were a great hit and the dock made it all happen.

  • Review Submitted: 06/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sue, sounds like you all had a fabulous and fun time. Thanks for staying and thanks for your review too,
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Relaxing and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four and our dog had a perfect weekend. The house was comfortable and perfectly located for the bowling club and playground. We caught fish and kayaked. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 18/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you all had a great stay-!even better to hear you caught fish too! Thanks for the review.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home on the water. Kids loved it and adults had the opportunity to relax in a peaceful environment.

  • Review Submitted: 13/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carmen- you had the best beautiful spring weather too- so glad you had a great time.
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Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful, relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful and relaxing weekend at Watermark with our two dogs. Escaping the hustle and bustle of Sydney, we found Watermark to be the perfect spot to unwind. The home is in the most amazing location and we spent much of our time sitting on the deck gazing out over the water.

Watermark is perfect for a couple or family – the upstairs bedroom means space is not an issue. We enjoyed the fact that the loungeroom is sun drenched, making it feel nice and cosy even if it is a little cold outside. We appreciated that there was a range of cooking essentials such as spices to help us prepare our meals and the cupboards are stocked with so many plates, cups and other crockery.

Café Dangar is only a short stroll away and we enjoyed two very scrumptious breakfasts looking out over the Hawkesbury River.

Thanks Karen for making our stay so lovely. We hope to return in the future to enjoy this lovely home and it’s spectacular location.

  • Review Submitted: 20/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nicole, sounds like you had a wonderful Dangar and Watermark experience - and I hear from our cleaner she would welcome you back any time as you left the house spotless! Hope you'll come back and enjoy yourselves again.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

A perfect place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Despite gale force winds and quite chilly weather, we had a fabulous long weekend at Watermark. The house was extremely cosy with a good heater, a great fireplace ( we were nearly down to our underwear the first night having put too much wood on!) and fabulous picture windows that catch the warmth of the sun as well as giving expansive view the stunning river and scenery.

We loved that the house was right down on the water with a private jetty, a little beach for our child and dog to romp at low tide and a flat patch of lawn above to recline and sit and watch the antics and sun setting on the sandstone rocks across the river.

The house is simple, very well equipped, tasteful and comfortable.

Karen, the owner was great to deal - prompt and efficient in communication and very genously accomodating us when our plans changed.

I'd highly recommend Watermark as somewhere to take a break to relax. The island has enough to explore for a few days and best of all for us, less than an hour from home.

  • Review Submitted: 20/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Madeleine- I can picture every image described- it's a magical place. Hopefully the weather will be better next time you visit.
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Dangar Island & local beaches


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