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Becalmed on Sunshine Cove

Bedrooms 5
Space 12 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

A large beautiful holiday house sitting on the shores of a quiet bayside cove.

Fall asleep to the gentle sound of waves crashing onto the shore.

Becalmed on Sunshine Cove is a unique, very private 5 -bedroom holiday home located right on the shores of Sunshine Cove, Sunshine Bay, just 8km south of Batemans Bay, on the NSW South Coast.

No expense has been spared to create the perfect escape for family holidays, groups of friends, girls’ weekends or special celebratory gatherings.

The house slowly unfolds as you enter and move down the polished wood hallway, with beautifully appointed guest rooms on each side. However, it’s not until you come to the end of this hallway that you discover this house’s hidden secret. As you pass through the tall glass doors, you enter a spacious, contemporary living and dining area complete with floor to ceiling windows looking directly out over Sunshine Cove. Fling open the large glass sliding doors to access the enormous entertainment deck, where many long lunches and lantern-lit dinners will ensue, all the time serenaded by the soft sounds of waves crashing onto the shore below.

The house’s three generous living rooms are tastefully furnished in contemporary styles and give guests plenty of space to spread out, escape and play. All have fireplaces, with the main living room boasting a fabulous Norwegian open fireplace - perfect for Winter escapes on the coast.

The front living room is quietly decorated and stocked with a full library of good holiday reads. Perfect spot to retreat from the crowd, read, listen to music, do some work, or curl up in front of the gas log fire.

The kitchen is a chef’s dream, with large Ilve oven and cooktop, industrial range-hood, wok burners and grill, a twin-drawer Dishlex dishwasher, wine fridge, Maytag dual fridge freezer and enormous pantry stocked with basics and appliances. Accompanying these premium appointments are a Nespresso coffee machine, Dualit toaster, rice cooker, sandwich maker, chocolate fondue, as well as glassware, stemware, crockery and cutlery for up to 16 settings. There’s even a drawer full of melamine plastic bowls plates and cups for younger guests.

Each booking comes with a complimentary 10-pack of Nespresso Pods, a bottle of champagne in the fridge, and firewood for the open fire. All beds will be made up ready for your stay. For stays longer than one week, a linen change service will be made available, at an extra cost.

The pantry is stocked with basics such as vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, sugar, tea as well as containers to store food. You’ll find 2 coffee plungers for those who like to make their coffee this way, a large teapot, water carafes, chopping boards, mixing bowls, quality non-stick saucepans and frying pans, and kitchen drawers full of all the equipment you need to cook up a storm. Cooking foil, plastic wrap, dishwasher and washing up detergeant and tea towels are also provided.

The breathtaking view from the living and kitchen areas extends outside to the expansive deck, furnished with a stunning outdoor table and chairs that seats 8. Watch the sun set across Batemans Bay as you pop another cork, or wave to the kids paddling in the shallows below. The main living room includes TV, Bose sound system, Foxtel and Apple TV. Plug in your smart phone and listen to your favourite music.

For the BBQ afficionados, Becalmed boasts a fabulous outdoor kitchen with top of the range bbq and range-hood off the main living area on a sheltered deck, promising to be the centre of action after a day in the sun.

All upstairs bedrooms are fitted with quality 1000TC sheets, duck down or wool doona covers, Laura Ashley standard and European pillows, fluffy towels, quality bathroom amenities. All beds have brand new Sealy premium mattresses, and there are white plantation shutters on the windows. Generous wardrobes, reading lamps and throws complete each bedroom, and walls are decorated from the exclusive Genre Gallerie canvas collection.

The bedrooms have been designed for flexibility, allowing for 4 Singles/2 Queen, or 2 Kings/2 Queen configurations, plus the 2 sets of bunk beds downstairs.

The main bedroom can be configured for King bed, or two Long Singles (perfect for those growing teens), and looks directly out onto the water. It has its own luxury ensuite with shower, toilet, twin basins and massive walk in wardrobe.

Two Queen bedrooms are luxuriously appointed, one with it’s own balcony door. A second King/Twin (Long singles) bedroom faces a private internal courtyard.

A central bathroom with bath and shower services three of the upper bedrooms.

Downstairs there is a 4-bed kids’ bunkroom, complete with brightly coloured doonas, sheets, towels and pillows. All mattresses and pillows are fitted with water-proof protectors. A bathroom with toilet and shower is next to the bunkroom. Children’s books and board games are on the shelves in this room.

A spacious third living room, complete with large sofa and ottoman, is located on this lower level, fitted out with 55 inch TV and stereo, Blueray DVD player, X-Box and small selection of movies. Sliding doors lead to two outdoor courtyards. Next to the bunkroom is a games/yoga room complete with table tennis table.

The house is located beside a large, wooded block of land on one side and completely obscured from neighbours on the other. All access to areas within the property can be secured by doors or gates, allowing children to play outside without fear of them going out onto the street, or down to the beach.

Polished wooden floors are located throughout upstairs with quality carpets in most bedrooms. The house is airconditioned and centrally heated throughout.

The house has a security alarm system and there is a double lockup garage with electronic door.

PLEASE NOTE: This house is NOT available for bookings by people under the age of 25, or for groups of more than 8 adults. There is bunk accommodation downstairs for up to 4 children. We have a NO SCHOOLIES policy. Bookings found to be by, or made on behalf of, end of year school/university parties will be deemed ineligible, and will be immediately cancelled.

A perfect getaway for families or groups of friends.

The house is a perfect location for a large family or two family groups to gather for a holiday.

For those with little ones, there's a new portacot and highchair, and a safety gate that can be installed at the top of the internal stairs.

For those who'd like to detox from electronics, we've stocked our shelves with classic board games such as Monopoly, Jenga, Twister, Rummicube, Uno, Backgammon, Chess, decks of cards and a range of jigsaw puzzles. We've popped some ouf our kids' favorite reads down there as well. Harry Potter, and lots more.

The beach is accessed via a locked side gate and a bush pathway. Please note, the small, steep track to the beach is not advisable for elderly, the very young, or those with an injury or disability. A more accessible rout to the beach is via the road.

At low tide, discover the beautiful rock pools and hidden coves in and around the corner from Sunshine Cove. Chase crabs, collect driftwood, build sandcastles, shuck some oysters or do some rock fishing. Make sure you check the tides charts before setting out.

Sunshine Cove is a shallow graded beach that is sheltered from the wind, perfect for swimming, paddling, snorkelling and kayaking.

Dolphins visit most mornings and evenings. Make sure you wave back!


Apart from family holidays, Becalmed lends itself perfectly for luxury girls' weekends, with bedding configurations that ensure up to 6 can stay in separate beds upstairs. Packages can be arranged to include visiting yoga practitioners, massage, manicure/pedicure sessions, dining packages at some of our favourite foodie spots along the coast, shopping trips to Mogo, or perhaps the luxury of an in-house chef to cook a very special meal for the group.

During winter, the sun shifts to warm the main living room for most of the day, and a cozy wood fire lit in the evening dispells any theory that winter is just for going to the snow! Average winter temperature is between 16 and 18 degrees.

For those travelling from Canberra, you can reach the house via the Kings Highway in just under 2 hours. From Sydney it's a pleasant 4-hour trip down the coast.

For golfing enthusiasts, the championship-standard 27-hole Catalina Country Club is just 4km away.

For fishing enthusiasts, Batemans Bay has a range of world-class fishing charters available. Please advise us if you are interested in our fishing packages.

We can organise sea-kayaking tours around Batemans Bay and the islands just offshore, and book the tennis courts across the road at the caravan park, for those who'd like to fit a few sets in.

There are fabulous coastal walks in both directions from the house, and we've supplied a list of where to go and what to see when you arrive.

We can also suggest the best places to eat, markets to visit and secret beaches to explore.

PLEASE NOTE: This house is NOT available for bookings by groups of people who are under the age of 25.

We have a No Schoolies Policy. Bookings found to be by, or made on behalf of, end of year school/university or end of sports season parties will be deemed ineligible, and will be immediately cancelled.

More Details

Property Manager
Sonia Ledson and Liz Grant
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Sonia Ledson and Liz Grant

We have spent many happy family holidays visiting the NSW South Coast over the years with our kids. We have camped in some of the best beaches around here, and love the natural beauty of the NSW South Coast. We have travelled the world, through Europe, South East Asia and Canada, and have gathered all sorts of ideas on what makes a 'perfect holiday'. Holidays should be about leaving the rat race. About time to reconnect, to share meals, to explore and swim and sleep... and relax. Everyone needs to BeCalmed!

Sonia Ledson and Liz Grant purchased this house in 2014

Why Sonia Ledson and Liz Grant chose Sunshine Bay

We had no intention of buying such a beautiful home on the NSW South Coast, but then this one came up for sale and we thought we'd take a cheeky look. The rest is history! Who could resist such a beautiful view, on a virtually private beach!

We have a long term goal of eventually living here full time, but while we still have exciting jobs and some other items on our bucket lists to complete, we thought why not share this beautiful property with others? We always love it when our guests write in our guest book, and tell us of their time at Becalmed.

We spent a lot of time carefully setting the house up to be a perfect retreat, and have tried to imagine what our guests would want from staying in our home. We have brought lots of ourselves into this house, from the beautiful canvas prints Liz designs, to the original watercolours created by Liz's grandfather, to carefully selected linens and bedding, and purchased good quality mattresses and pillows for all the upper level beds. How could we not choose this house!

The photo above shows Richard having his first G&T on the deck after we moved

What makes this house unique

Our breath was taken away the first time we opened those big glass doors into the living room and saw that jaw-dropping view. Over dinner on the deck, the waves crash softly on the beach below. The breezes are warm nearly 10 months of the year, and each morning dolphins frolick in the bay below. At night the softly lapping waves lull you to sleep. The amazing kitchen means big family dinners are always possible, as well as the big bbq deck when the main deck gets too breezy. In winter, the Norwegian combustion fireplace glows red and warms the living area beautifully, and our library room is stocked with all our favourite books which you are welcome to browse when you stay. We remembered all those great board games we all played as kids, so have stocked the bunkroom downstairs full of games, puzzles and cards. Beachcombing and rockpool exploring is at your doorstep, and at certain times of the year, whale watching is a popular pastime. Becalmed is a perfect house for multi-generational family reunions, special birthdays or two or three families getting together for a special long weekend. The house is big enough for everyone to find a quiet corner to escape the mayhem of family life. You'll find your own favourite thing about Becalmed once you've stayed here, for sure.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Sunshine Bay, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 12 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No schoolies or end-of-season group bookings will be accepted Any group found to be in breach of this rule will be immediately evicted.
  • The house is in a quiet residential street; loud music or behaviour cannot be tolerated. Any group found to be in breach of this rule will be evicted.
  • Sorry, minimum age for group bookings is 25 years, except family groups.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Bathroom has bath mat and complimentary guest toiletries.
    Master Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Bathroom comes with bath mat and guest amenities.
    Kid's Bathroom - Lower floor - toilet , shower enclosure , Small bathroom with toilet, basin and shower, near bunkroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Queen size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Queen Size bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , KING size bed, or can be converted to TWIN king singles
    Master - Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed , KING size bed, or can be converted to TWIN king singles
    Bunk Room - 4 single bed , Best for children and/or teens. On lower level.
  • All adult beds come with luxury 1000TC top and fitted sheets, mattress protectors, two Laura Ashley luxury pillows per guest, hypoallergenic doonas and designer doona covers, a fluffy towel, hand towel and face washer per guest. Each bed has a throw at the end of the bed. Kids' bunk beds have one towel each, and one pillow per bed. All kids' beds fitted with waterproof mattress and pillow protectors. Extra blankets are supplied in bunk room cupboard.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Absolutely perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic house!! So clean and well equipped with everything you could possibly want! Great service and communication

  • Review Submitted: 05/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review, from a group that looked after our property with great care, and were simply a delight to have as guests. We always put a lot of thought and time when preparing the house for our guests, including the little things that make the time at Becalmed special. We were glad our guests chose Becalmed for their workplace retreat, and that they had some opportunities to take time out, reflect and relax. We hope they will return again one day soon! Warm regards, Liz Grant, owner.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Becalmed was amazing, I could not fault one thing about the property or the location! The place was immaculate, and had everything you could want for a weekend away with the family. We had a wonderful weekend away here and will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Caroline for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you had a great time at our house. We do try and think of all the little things our guests might need during their stay. We can't guarantee dolphins frolicking in the bay EVERY day, but we do guarantee an escape from the every day, and a perfect place for friends and families to reconnect. We hope you get the chance to return soon :)
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our stay at Becalmed on Sunshine Cove the house was beautiful and had everything we needed. The views was spectacular over the ocean. We will definitely be back to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 12/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for a really positive review. The house really lends itself for a very special retreat for small groups and families. We hope you spotted some dolphins while you were there!
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Coastal perfection

  • 5 of 5

Becalmed is a perfect coastal retreat. Spotlessly clean and with careful attention to detail in every finish, this property is a rare find. The expansive deck is comfortably furnished and we spent our mornings enjoying coffee (from the provided Nespresso machine) outside watching dolphins swim by the cove.

The house is large and immaculately presented and has a luxury feel. Every need has been considered and provided for, including quality champagne on arrival.

The location is second to none, with a trail directly from deck to sand.

We would highly recommend this property and look forward to a return trip soon.

  • Review Submitted: 26/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review of our house. So pleased that you had a great stay and enjoyed all the little extras we left for you. You are most welcome to stay again! Liz and Richard, owners.
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  • 5 of 5

We had 8 adults and 4 kids plenty of room for everyone as the kids had their own retreat downstairs. All modern kitchen great deck views great reading room and plenty of features this house is a dream holiday adventure.

  • Review Submitted: 25/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gary for your excellent review of Becalmed. It's so nice to know that the kids enjoyed all the things we have prepared for their areas, and that you discovered the peace and quiet reading room and its library of our favourite books! We hope you get a chance to return again another day.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Go there!

  • 5 of 5

As a close family of 9 adults and 2 small children, Becalmed was the perfect beach holiday retreat. Great house with multiple living areas, including a deck with a view to die for. Could not recommend the location and house highly enough. The property manager, Sonia, was a delight to deal with and thoroughly professional, prompt and helpful. Thanks for a memorable holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 14/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jackie for your 5-Star review. We're so glad your family were able to relax and enjoy the facilities and fabulous location of Becalmed...and what fabulous weather you had! Our manager Sonia is indeed a gem. She makes everything perfect for our guests when they arrive, and puts her heart and soul into caring for our property. We do hope you can return to Becalmed one day.
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Batemans Bay
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Catalina Resort
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
Sunshine Beach
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Sunshine Cove beach

Batemans BAy and the Eurobodall Coastal area has a fabulous range of summer and winter attractions and activities. Please go to


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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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