My place is close to Killcare, MacMasters Beach & beside Bouddi National Park with a week's worth of bushwalks from the door. You’ll love the studio because of the bush & bay setting, quiet, birds & other wildlife, walk to Palm Beach ferry, estuary or ocean beaches, short drive to surf beaches & boating areas, sense of community locally, the light, brand new building: an opportunity to switch off completely. My place is good for couples & solo adventurers. It is quite separate from the house.
If you want peace, privacy, disconnection other than with nature, local walks and swimming opportunities (ocean and estuary beaches), with plenty of wildlife including an adjacent Brush Turkey mound, nocturnal Swamp Wallabies, this is the spot. There are a dozen steps up the slope from the shared, sloping carpark. The studio is completely separate from the house.
The new studio is yours alone: one level open plan with a kitchenette and ensuite along one side, a short entry hallway, then a square open space with water and bush views. There are a bar frig, car frig/freezer, electric frypan, microwave, kettle and a toaster. Have BYO breakfast at home, then free yourself from complicated cooking by preparing simple meals (frypan and microwave), a salad, having meals out, or home-delivered meal in the studio (see Guest Info in studio). There's a new (July 2017) wall-mounted heating/cooling aircon unit, a pedestal fan and a little radiator, although the cooling nor-easter comes straight in.
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There is every chance I will be here to settle you in, if you wish. There is guest information including maps on the coffee table.
If you want to visit Sydney or Newcastle for the day or an evening, that is feasible, especially by car.
When using the steep shared driveway (between 23 and 27 although satnav may take you incorrectly to 21), please drive slowly as there are blind spots, kids, dogs, neighbours, other cars at the street.
There are a small bar heater, pedestal fan and a wall-mounted air conditioning unit/heater but being a coastal location you may not need them.
The building was completed in late 2016 with little use of chemicals. It has a timber and tile floor, with lots of natural ventilation from bushland and the bay.
Email me if you would like to receive the Guest Information (3pp) before your trip. It includes public transport details.
With a National Park right next to a steep site, where all domestic animals are prohibited, the property is not suitable for either children or pets.
- no additional guests, only 1-2 people; only 1 vehicle on-site to avoid blocking others'
- the area is unsuitable for domestic animals
- you can get here by public transport with a short walk
I have a professional practice, home-based. I love to live in idyllic bush beside the coast. I've stayed in AirBnB and also have friends who happily travel that way. If you wish, let me share my local knowledge with you so you enjoy my community too.