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Hamptons Shack Boathouse

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Hamptons Shack Boathouse Dangar Island Waterfront and Private Beach

One hour from Sydney. Newly built and spacious with stunning water views. Renovated by an interior designer in Hamptons style with cathedral ceilings. 36 square metres of internal space plus deck. Private sandy beach on the water in a tranquil setting. The Hamptons Shack Boathouse has become one of the most popular holiday lets on the Hawkesbury. With many guests returning!

WITH OUR COMPLIMENTS: The booking includes luxury toiletries, coffee, tea, snacks, port and gourmet chocolates. Also our must have octopus socks for your comfort.

Dangar Island recently featured third out of 100 in the Australian Traveller magazine as one of Australias top 100 most undiscovered spots.


Dangar Island is located a quick one hour drive or train ride from Sydney CBD. Trains run at least hourly from central to the Hawkesbury River train station.

Located two minutes by water from the mainland. Transport to island can be by water taxi (this takes 2 minutes and generally costs $30 and drops you at the door!) or hourly ferry service. Most guests come by water taxi. If coming by car, park in Brooklyn.

What to do on Dangar

The River Postman boat cruises along the Hawkesbury River run from Brooklyn regularly. Kayak available hire from Brooklyn. Fishing and swimming of the pontoon is popular with guests. Basic fishing rods provided. Enjoy a pleasant stroll around the island. Visit the local café or bowling club. The water taxi can take you to various 5 star restaurants or get the ferry to Brooklyn and enjoy the local restaurants there.

Relax and unwind!

The island has a café which is open daily and located on the water. It has artwork and jewellery designed by local talented artists.

The bowling club restaurant is open Thursday evening, Friday evening, Saturday lunch in summer, Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch. The first Friday of every month is open mic night and is very popular with the locals and wider river communities.

Dangar island is full of wildlife and nature. Many variety of birds and occasionally dolphins and turtles can be spotted.

A great spot for kids to enjoy playing and swimming on the private beach or Bradleys Beach and fishing of the pontoon. Dangar Island has a children's park near the bowling club. The boathouse has many board to entertain guest of all ages.

Simply enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the enchanting Dangar Island and the coastal ambience of the Hamptons Shack Boathouse. The most common feedback we have had so far is 'We will definitely be back!'

ROMANTIC additional option (book in advance): Also available upon request during your stay Bubbles & cheese platter $70, Moet & cheese platter $120 Veuve & cheese platter $130. Let us know when you are arriving so we can organise the platter and champagne to be left in the boatshed for your arrival.

Winter bookings : The boatshed is well insulated and heating is provided. Beds have electric blankets, extra rugs and throws are provided. Watch the sun go down from the hot tub on colder days followed by a complimentary port to end your day. The spa tub is popular.

Summer bookings: Enjoy swimming and fishing on your own private beach or visit Bradleys Beach. Lounge on the deck chairs provided and enjoy the view. The 3 fans (one is a dyson fan!) along with the breeze of the water ensure a pleasant temperature.

SPA TUB with water views. Just let the owner know when you would like to use the tub as it is located on a private area just up the stairs on the main property.

The loft area has a double bed and a king single. The 4th bed is the day bed downstairs.

Winter Prices June to August

Monday to Wednesday : $190 pn

Friday and Saturday: $310

Thursday and Sunday: $230

Summer Prices (excluding major public holidays and peak season) September to May:

Monday to Wednesday: $215 pn

Friday and Saturday: $360

Thursday and Sunday: $255

Exceptions include public holidays and school holidays.

Dogs allowed. We love dogs! Dog bed for small to medium dog is provided and dog bowl. It is an enclosed area and difficult for dogs to escape. When making your booking with pets, please select the pet extras option clean charge of $25.

Note a laundry facility can be made available for bookings of 4 days or longer.

Price is based on 2 guests. An extra $15 per guest applies for more than 2 guests per night. Minimum charge for an extra guest is $30. $25 cleaning charge per stay for up to 3 dogs.

Check in 1pm and check out 10am. We are happy to answer any questions you have!

No excessive noise/music after 9.30pm. This is a residential area.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • studio
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 3 large double bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Hamptons Shack Boathouse
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews
Manly, Sydney, NSW

Very unique, clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 plus dog Ziggy had a relaxing 3 night stay. This beautiful little boat house is easy to get to, just over an hours drive from Sydney (northern beaches). It is comfortable and you really don't want to leave while you are there. The view is loverly and interesting as you watch all sorts of boats go by. We came home feeling like we had a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 26/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Hidden little gem on the Hawkesbury river

  • 5 of 5

This little gem was our best find of 2017. We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay in this picturesque boat house. Leanne has created a warm and welcoming 5 star space that anybody can enjoy. Bring your wine, cheese, crackers and some bait and you will not have to venture further that the gorgeous little jetty to have a good time. Just sit back, relax and enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 07/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Dangar Island, New South Wales, Australia

Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Cute,cosy, clean and relaxing! This was a great little holiday away. Would highly recommend! Both boat shack and hosts where 10/10!

  • Review Submitted: 21/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Balmain, New South Wales, Australia

Amazing weekend Away!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the “Beach Shack”! We loved watching the sunset while sipping on wine and our fur baby enjoyed the little beach area too. It’s the first vacay where we could take our dog so it was great and made it a lot easier (didn’t need to find a dog sitter). Overall it was amazing and will look forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: 07/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks Michelle. It was cute to see George your dog enjoying playing on the beach.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Just Brilliant

  • 5 of 5

The boat house was the perfect short stay get-away. Surprisingly spacious for such a small footprint. The view is spectacular. It includes all you need for basic cooking and food preparation. It's very comfortable. Great value!

  • Review Submitted: 06/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Boathouse for two nights and were lucky enough to get perfect weather too! The outlook so was beautfil and the house itself was a pleasure to stay in. Definitely recommend for a relaxing weekend away!! Only things is that the fan in the loft isn't very powerful so gets a bit hot but very happy other than that!

  • Review Submitted: 02/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Andrew. Thanks for the review. We do put another large more effective fan in the boathouse in summer. Will put it down there soon as the weather is unpredictable at the moment!
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Other Activities:

Private Beach, Pets,waterfront


Rates & Availability


  • 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 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $500 per stay

    Optional Costs
    Moet&MezzePlatter: $160 per stay
    Veuve&MezzePlatter: $170 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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