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Pelican Calm - Sussex Seaside

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property


Greg, the owner, has holidayed and/or lived in Sussex (not England) for each of the past 58 years...I'M OLD! I recommend (AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE... ITS SAYS SEND A MESSAGE. If you need any info re Sussex Inlet re fishing, live bait, good fishing spots for different species of fish, doggie walks ( your dog is welcome), beaches, safest swimming spots for the younger ones, house info & boat ramps (numerous) etc PLEASE DO SEND A MESSAGE at the bottom of this page and I'll try my best asap to hopefully answer your questions and then you can make an informed decision. I respond via email very quickly. Basically I want you and your family/friends to enjoy Sussex as much as I have all my life. I think I am a bit biased! But Sussex is "PARADISE ON EARTH.' You will see this book in the house... so it has to be true... I wrote it! CHEERS.

Your stepping stone to holiday fun and relaxation for the weekend or longer. A spacious 3 bedroom/2 bathroom holiday home with a large rumpus/table tennis room that can be converted into another sleeping area (with a double sofa bed.) This family friendly holiday house has ready access to numerous recreational activities including boating, fishing, swimming (surf & river), water skiing, kayaking & majestic walks (for humans and doggies.)


- 3 Bedrooms (queen bedroom with TV and DVD player and ensuite, double bedroom with TV, Tri bunk single/double bunk Bedroom)

- 2 bathrooms (one an ensuite shower, vanity with toilet and the other comprising a shower, bath & vanity plus a separate toilet.)

- 2 toilets.

- 4 TV's and 2 DVD players.

- A fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar with attached family room with 8 seater dinning table, lounge chairs plus 55 inch TV with sound bar and bluetooth enabled mini CD sound system.

- Dishwasher, washing machine and cleaning products.

- Large lounge room with another (formal) 8 seater dining table, lounge with TV and DVD recorder (plus assorted kids DVDs) and a turntable.

- Back rumpus/table tennis room with another double sofa bed if required.

- Babies cot and high chair.

- Reverse cycle Fujitsu Inverter Air Conditioner (cooling & heating)

- Ceiling Fan and numerous portable fans.

- Gas Bar B Q in secure backyard with 2 outdoor tables (6 and 4 seaters) on an outdoor mesh covered patio.

- Ample off street Car and Boat parking plus access to one lockable garage (1.9 metre height restriction.)

- 2 very close boat ramps (50 & 250 metres away plus numerous other ramps along the inlet and at Swan Lake.) The inlet is just 250 metres away and about 6 wharfs & Jetties are 250- 400 metres from Pelican Calm.


- Surfing: There are 4 surf beaches Cudmirrah Beach( 1.5 minutes drive from the house). Wreck Bay (eastern side of the river mouth), Berrara Beach (5 minutes drive) and Kirby's Beach near Berrara 5 minutes Drive from house). Cudmirrah Beach is patrolled by volunteers from the S.I Surf Life Saving Club throughout the summer holiday period.

- The boat ramp ( @ the Lions Park is 250 metres from the house) & is the the closest ramp access for outside fishing (only 500 metres to the mouth of the river.)

- Fishing : Outside, Estuary, Beach, Rock and at St Georges Basin (which is a 4 km scenic boat trip to the Basin).

- Boating either on the Inlet, St Georges Basin or outside.

- Water Skiing at Swan Lake (3-4 minutes drive away.)

- Sailing either at Swan lake or St Georges Basin.

- Swimming for all age groups.

For toddlers:

1. Near the jetty in front of the bowling club.

2. At the end of Medlyn Ave.

3. Swanhaven and picnic ground is only 3 km by car.

4.The mouth of Berrara Lagoon.

- Most places in the inlet are terrific for swimming.

- ‘Test’ cricket on the sand flats opposite Alamein Caravan Park at low tide.

- Grab a bargain at Ocean & Earth Surf Shop (on the Springs Rd near Sussex Inlet Road.) There are also numerous Op shops in town.

- Catch the latest films at Sussex Inlet Cinema in town (Jacobs Drive).

- There are 2 Clubs and 1 Hotel in Sussex. The Bowling Club is only 4 minutes walk from Pelican Calm... The bowling Club has a courtesy bus.The RSL Club is located in the eastern end of the main street (Jacobs Drive). It too has a courtesy bus.The Hotel is on the corner of the main Street and River Road. It has a drive through bottle shop.

There are cafes in the main street, at Seacrest and Cudmirrah.

Sussex Inlet has a Supermarket (called Spa), Hairdressers, Bakeries, Post Office, Pharmacy, 3 Doctors Surgeries, Bottle Shop, Ambulance Station, Cinema and 2 banks (Bendigo and NAB) plus handibanks at the Supermarket, and both the Bowling & RSL Clubs.

There is a Golf Club and Pony Club


Ulladullah/Mollymook and Nowra (30 minutes drive)

Jervis Bay, Huskisson, St Georges Basin & surrounds. (35 minutes by car to Husky.)

Berry (50 minutes by car)

Kangaroo Valley & Fitzroy Falls (1.25 hours)


Pelican Calm is 2.5 - 3 hours drive from Sydney via the Princess Hwy. Coming from Sydney turn left off the Princess Highway (about 30 km south of Nowra) onto Sussex Inlet Road and follow the road 12km and turn right at the petrol station (there is a totem pole opposite). This is still Sussex Inlet Road where you turn right… meander about 1 km and turn right into Government Road. Follow about 600 metres and Government Rd becomes Pacificana Drive and you’re there. (By the way Pacificana Drive is the road to Cudmirrah Surf Beach (which is only 1.5 km from holiday destination.)



It is handy to get the local paper (The Inletter) which comes out on a Wednesday and is available at most shops or the CTC in Town. It has lots of info re special meals available, cinema, trivia, bingo and meat market raffle times etc. It is also available online.

Sussex Inlet is a tranquil town which enables people to enjoy a laid back and relaxing holiday, amid a diverse blend of flora and fauna, which can be as active or as passive as you like!

Early bookings are advised - particularly on weekends and holiday times.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Sussex Inlet, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Pelican Calm - Sussex Seaside
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Every thing you need

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time at Pelican Calm. Nice quiet family atmosphere with a beach house feel and a secure backyard for our dog. The table tennis and other games provided ensured less TV / ipad time for our son. Maybe some new lounge chars for a more comfy time watching a DVD. Short drive to beach or lake. Great being able to walk down to the inlet and take our dog for a swim.

  • Review Submitted: 19/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Chris I could not agree more! The lounge will be re-upholstered, new cushions and re-sprung etc. The material has been chosen (its in the spare wardrobe) but unfortunately the 'man from Nowra' could not fit me in till February. I also just brought back some more DVD's for the whole family. And thanks for the leaving the house in tip top condition. I really appreciate you doing that! Cheers Greg
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Fantastic family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time at Pelican Calm.

The house is spacious, clean and charming. Vintage decor combine with modern beachy homewares to create a lovely and calm

Home away from home where old meets new. The house is in fantastic condition and Greg is a lovely host. We couldn't fault anything at all.

It is so well equipped that we didn't want for anything. The kids had a ball getting off their iPads and playing board games and ping pong. My husband got excited by the record player and abundance of old music available.

The beach is a short distance away and is patrolled in the summer months - it's always very quiet with no more than 40 odd people there every day we were there.

We can't wait to come back and visit again shortly.

We ventured into Huskisson one day and couldn't get over the crowds there - nothing like Sussex Inlet - it's a beautiful little town - highly recommend Thongs pizza place!

Thank you Greg for allowing us the opportunity to really relax and have a great family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 08/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Mildura, Victoria, Australia

Much More Than Anticipated

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Sussex Inlet and first stay at "Pelican Calm". Expectations (and more) were met at both.

"Pelican Calm" is situated at Sussex Inlet South, a short drive to the shopping precinct and conveniently located for drives to an array of beaches, lakes and other coastal towns; plus walks with Crosby, our dog along quiet tree lined streets and waterways.

"Pelican Calm" is a great "Home away from Home" which on arrival, provides complimentary chocolates, home made ice cream, plunger coffee and wine. Other features include a lovely outdoors' area with barbecue, great dining table and solar lights, modern kitchen, spacious living areas, televisions throughout, terrific games room and three bedrooms (main, with en suite). It is exceptionally clean, well appointed and very well maintained. Our host, Greg provided valuable tourist information from when we first booked "Pelican Calm". We anticipate returning to "Pelican Calm" on our next visit to the Illawarra Coast.

  • Review Submitted: 30/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Bathurst, NSW, Australia

Very nice house

  • 4 of 5

Pelican Calm is great location near the boat ramp and inlet, nicely appointed and clean and tidy. We will definitely stay there again one day.

  • Review Submitted: 16/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Calming and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I and our fur baby loved the comforts of Pelican Calm – Greg the owner was so helpful in the lead up prior to our stay and the house when we arrived was clean, comfortable and the location really felt an unspoilt piece away from tourists and development. The house was full of wonderful seaside touches and plenty of memories and it felt nice to be able to enjoy them too. Fully stocked kitchen and cleaning supplies were handy. We were very close to the beaches and also Swan Lake, where our dog had a great time fetching sticks! We also got to see the kangaroo visitors hopping around the streets at dusk. A great destination for families of all sizes to enjoy a laid-back holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 26/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Two adults plus Swifty the dog had a great weekend at Pelican Calm. Lots of lovely touches in the house made us feel 'part of the family'. Hoping to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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    ‘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 6 guests. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 guests

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