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Family Retreat never forgotten

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property


Welcome to Solveena, my home away from home and now yours too. I have opened this home and set it up with the intention of bringing families together and providing a fun and relaxing holiday experience for all family members.

Solveena is the culmination of everything I love about my quaint hometown of Solva in old south Wales, where my own family memories were created, and my new home – Bundeena - a resort where I hope your family will create many new memories.

Please be advised the maximum number of people that can stay is 6.


Bundeena is one of Sydney’s best-kept holiday secrets. Here, you can have the spacious, family bonding experience you desire, without the crowds of inner city beaches, or the long drives of most NSW coastal getaways. Bundeena is only a one hour drive (50km) from Sydney’s CBD, yet it offers the same peace and tranquility than the other more frequented coastal regions. Once you experience the ease and lifestyle of Bundeena, you’ll wonder why you’ve spent so much time driving hours to find your holiday bliss all those years.

This village is a delightful experience, with all the beauty of the Royal National Park that it’s surrounded by. Sitting proudly on the waters of Port Hacking, there are endless activities, things to do and picturesque views here making it the ideal family destination.

The Home


The Solveena home is a three-bedroom two-bathroom family holiday house overlooking the sea. The rooms are spacious, and the living areas are open plan giving the space a wide, sunlit, sprawling feel. This is the only holiday rental providing the full family holiday experience with four living areas and all the entertainment you could possibly want: Netflix, DVDs, music, WII, over 20 board games, a separate games room with table tennis, dartboard, three kayaks and fishing equipment. Fully furnished and equipped with all linens, the only thing you need to worry about here is whether to go swimming, kayaking or for a hike along the coast.

The most tranquil beach in Bundeena (Gunyah) is only a two minute stroll, and the other main beaches (Jibbon/Hordern) is an easy five minute walk.

The home sleeps six . Whether you’re a family looking for a special holiday, want to celebrate an important occasion, to reunite with loved ones, or just want to get away with friends or your partner, you will find what you’re looking for here.

Room features:

Master bedroom: A spacious room fitted with a queen Bed, ensuite, TV and a built in, walk through closet.

Second bedroom: Features a queen bed, and built in robes.

Third bedroom: Feature two single beds and built in robes. Can be a double on Request.

Laundry with washer and dryer.

Living area: This large, open plan living area faces north and has stunning sea views. It comprises of:

- A 65” TV, Stereo, DVD, streaming TV, Unlimited Wifi.

- Dining table area to seat eight.

- Fully functional open plan kitchen including oven, dishwasher, fridge and microwave.

- A large entertaining deck with BBQ.



Bundeena, meaning “sounds like thunder” in the indigenious language is a village full of community spirit. It may only be an hour drive away from Sydney but here you feel as though you could be in a seaside village far, far away.

Our area boasts five very different beaches: Gunyah, Hordern, Jibbon, Bonnievale and Shelley. Aside from enjoying these for a swim (which are all within walking distance) there are many things to do for the activity lovers including paddle boarding, boogie boarding, kayaking and snorkeling, cycling, bowling and Tennis at the local “Bowlo”, fishing (from either the beaches, sea or wharf) or sea fishing can also be organised through a local company. If hiking is more your style, you can walk one of the many coastal paths in the area, or explore the rock pools during low tide. For the culture seekers, we have many cafes, pottery and painting classes and an art gallery. On the first Sunday of every month we also have art trail where you can discover 20 local artists in their own galleries, and this also coincides with the Bundeena markets.

More Details

Nolan Phillips
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About Nolan Phillips

I am a retired senior executive, now running a new type of business

What makes this house unique

Location, Facilities and Relaxation, without doubt one of the best in Bundeena


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , This is the Ensuite Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , The WC and bathroom are separate
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom/Ensuite - 1 extra lg. double bed , Bedroom with Large Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 Double - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 Children - 2 single bed , 2 Single Beds 1 is King Single
  • The Master Bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • bay
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(12 traveller reviews)

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Family Retreat never forgotten
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Byron Bay NSW

What a gem

  • 5 of 5

My family including two boys aged 11 and 13 stayed at Solveena in January. We went swimming in front of Solveena (beach a short walk along a bush track), fishing with Nolan our host, played tennis at the local court, walking to see Aboriginal carvings in the National Park and watched movies and tennis on the large screen TV.

Nolan was a wonderful host and Bundeena has lots to offer. Nolan found time to drop us at the ferry although it is only a few hundred m from the house and even drove us to Sutherland station. He is one of those hosts who goes the extra distance to make your stay perfect.

If you are considering a stay at Bundeena and you want to be close to the ferry, beach, shops and beach, Solveena is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 19/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Peter, its reviews like this that make the effort worthwhile. I take great joy in seeing families have a great time and fun and enjoy the facilities of the house and of course Bundeena. Thanks again for staying.
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Glenbrook, NSW

Amazing getaway in prime location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in Nolan's spacious, well equipped home. From the expansive views to beach access on the doorstep, Solveena was a perfect place for our young family's annual Christmas trip. Nolan was a fantastic host giving us tips on where to go and always checking we were comfortable. The house has everything you could think of and ask for from a child gate for my two year old to equipment to build every four year old's dream sandcastle. We can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 04/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lauren. I hope you are all now settled back at home and thanks for being such considerate guests.
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Worthing, Sussex. England

Fabulous property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed out stay, Nolan could not be more helpful. The facilities

Are absolutely fantastic. Many thanks for a lovely stay, Tilly

  • Review Submitted: 20/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tilly, it ws great to meet all your family, have a great Xmas.
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Great place for a weekend getaway with friends

  • 5 of 5

My 2 friends and I had a great weekend at Solveena. It's located in a great spot, close to the beach, the local shops and local cafes. The house is comfortable and spacious and well equipped, especially the master bedroom. We were there in winter, so nights were cool, but the house is easy to heat. We made great use of the balcony which has beautiful views across the water both day and night. The beach is close by and there are some beautiful walks to do - with the track at Jibbon Beach offering the chance to take in Aboriginal rock carvings. Nolan was a friendly and helpful host who was happy to have a chat, talk about the property and make recommendations for good places to eat, local attractions and activities. The property is very good value for money and the listing on Stayz accurately reflects the property. It's a lovely place to be as active or as relaxed as you want. I would happily stay again. Thanks for providing the setting for a great weekend Nolan.

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Monica and friends ; It was a pleasure to host you and your friends and share my special property ; many Thanks for your business and the way you looked after the property.
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Griffith, New South Wales, Australia

Great Family Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Solveena - Family Retreat is ideally located near beaches, walks, cafes and food supplies. Nolan genorously provided kayaks and safety gear, fishing rods, table tennis, several board games and activities, wifi and much more. The house is well set out for families and has wonderful views of Port Hacking and Cronulla. A very enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 15/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great weekend away

  • 5 of 5

We were met by Nolan who showed us around the property. Fell in love with the view and house straight away. it was close to beach and shops. Everything you could possibly need was included, heaps of games, Netflix , Wie, free wi-fi, etc. Nolan was very friendly and helpful in an unobtrusive way. The house was very spacious, giving 6 people plenty of room to enjoy themselves.

  • Review Submitted: 20/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Carol and family and great to hear all the wedding preparations were well worth it.
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Sydney Airport
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Local Beaches & National Par

Bounden has all the facilities of a small town in the Heart of the Royal national Park


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