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Having only read the two previous reviews after booking Waterfront Heaven (aka Banksia Cottage) our party approached this house with some trepidation. We were pleasantly surprised - the place is a delight!!
The situation is idyllic - the beach is at the bottom of the garden (along with the Superb Fairy Wrens who visited in the afternoons!) The house is airy and spacious, with large decks at the rear of the house and the granny flat.Perfect for eating out. The massive lawn garden was great for a kick around or a game of totem tennis! Lead light windows and timber floors gave the house character and charm.
The kitchen is up to date and has plenty of equipment and a good selection of wine glasses!!
While there was a bit of dust / dog hair under the sofas when we moved them and a bit of grime around the taps - they were easily rectified and really only minor issues and feedback was provided to the agent.Hopefully the cleaner will lift their game.
There is a hot and cold shower in the garden that was much appreciated after a dip.
Why shower indoors when you have a backdrop like this!??
While the agent was initially very defensive over the prior poor reviews, he certainly made up for it later.
I will definitely be returning - great place summer or winter, with the open fire and plenty of firewood.
3 Greenwell Point Road is centrally located in the quiet village of Greenwell Point, about 20 minutes drive from Nowra, in the Crookhaven area. This house is easily to locate from a distance as it is adjacent to the circular water tower that stands on Greenwell Point's gentle hill. The Greenwell Points shops are just a 5 minute walk down the road.
The property sits in the middle of a verdant lawn, with a drive-through carport, attached to the house, to gain access to the large backyard. Inside there are two bedrooms and what is called a sleep-out, which is really a third bedroom that could easily have sliding doors installed to separate it from the lounge room. It sleeps 6 but suited our group of 5.
There's a small-ish master bedroom with a standard double bedoom and a free-standing wardrobe - the largest room is actually the second bedroom which has a set of bunks and another double bed. The kitchen is basic with a stove-top oven and grill, a microwave and a fridge but no dishwasher. Bench space is limited. There's plenty of cutlery and crockery; and there's the basics of bowls, saucepans and kitchen utensils. The kitchen table is extendable.
The lounge room has four chairs and a lounge with a TV on a stand next to the fireplace - there appears to be plenty of firewood in the back yard; however, probably best to take it from the piles at the back of the yard and not from the piles along the fence line with the neighbour next door. There's a picnic table in the back yard.
The clothesline appears to be missing an arm or stand to hold it up and the washing machine is the back porch, next to a small hot water system - don't take long showers in the shared toilet and shower (by the way, the shower is not built for men over 6 foot, as we discovered!)
In all, it meets our needs as we didn't actually spend much time there during the day, as we had intended to explore the Crookhaven region, including the townships of Culburra and Orient Point across the Crookhaven River from Greenwell Point. It's the kind of place to use as a home base for a fishing or water sports holiday.