The Deweyshack, a charmingly rustic 3-bedroom cottage, nestles at the edge of a very large and vibrant garden abounding with native wildlife, fruit and citrus trees (Property Manager at adjacent property tends to garden daily). Picture above was the Deweyshack a year or so ago; it has since been repainted an eco-gray colour outside (see photo #20), neutral off-white inside with new matching vertical blinds. Guests enjoy the cool breezes on the large deck, and the comforting warmth of the wood-fired potbelly slow combustion heater in the living room when it's cold outside. It is an oasis of tranquility with massive bushland views, yet only minutes away from stunning beaches (dog-on-lead, Merry and Kioloa), excellent fishing, snorkeling, kayaking and surfing, and the beckoning trails of the Murramarang National Park. This huge and unique battle axe block (mobile phone reception at the top of driveway or at the boat ramp at Kioloa Beach) provides ample off-street parking for 2 or more cars. Secure parking within the property for trailered boats, kayaks, mountain bikes, canoes and other large toys is available on request, but subject to management's discretion. Well-behaved dogs are allowed inside, but never on furniture and in bedrooms, and only by written prior arrangement on application. A fenced enclosure has been provided so your dog can be safely left home alone. A short drive to the Bawley Point shops takes you to the IGA supermarket, chemist, bakery, bottle shop and news agency. Be sure to book early for Thursday night specials or Sunday lunch at the increasingly popular Merry Street Restaurant (free WiFi access for diners) - and only a 3 minute walk from the property. The adjacent Merry Beach Take-away has ATM, daily newspapers, fresh bread and milk, etc. Walk to Pretty Beach, or hike along the coastline and the national park to Pebbly Beach, enjoy comfortable 4-wheel driving in the surrounding national parks and state forests to get to Pigeon Mountain, the Berry Farm and Shallow Crossing, go wine tasting at local wineries, sample superb cuisine at various award-winning restaurants further north at Ulladulla (we recommend Cupitt's), Mollymook (check out Tallwood and Bannister's), and Milton, or head south to Bateman's Bay, Mogo and Moruya - the list goes on. Well worth a visit is the fish shop at Burrill Lake on Prince's Highway for the freshest catch of the day, local fish and chips to die for. You will never run out of activities and places to see and visit during your stay with us, no matter what the season. Kioloa and the South Coast have a lot to offer all year round. But if you just want to veg out, unwind, relax and enjoy some quiet time, then the place you want to be at is the Deweyshack.
Enquire now about specials and discounts on offer during low to mid-season. We love having guests and would not mind passing on savings so that the Deweyshack will be occupied at most times. Last year's autumn and winter guests enjoyed coming home and relaxing to the warmth of the wood-fired heater after long bushwalks in the nearby national forests, or strolls along the coastline. Subject to availabity during low to mid season and manager's discretion, we allow early check-in OR late check-out, but only on prior written arrangement on application. Bookings of a minimum 7 nights will also receive a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival. A maximum 7 residents are allowed (including kids) and beds are as follows: queen in main bedroom, double in bedroom 2, bunk (single top, double below) in kids' bedroom 3, and a king single fold-out daybed in the living room.
We are deeply appreciative and encouraged by positive reviews and comments from our guests, and we continue to improve the property so that they feel it's their home away from home. We take pride in our increasing list of repeat bookings as testament to a job well done, even though the property has been in the holiday rental business for just a little over a year. JUST IN: a brand new dishwasher has been installed, adding to our growing list of creature comforts and improvements. ALREADY IN: Large digital flat screen LCD TV, IPOD docking system, MP3 stereo, DVD, washing machine, drip coffee machine for brewing coffee, vacuum cleaner, portable free standing heaters for each bedroom. See Feature List below for more info. Just recently (May 2013), new user-friendly floorboards were installed on the living and dining rooms and study floor, and the main bathroom was given a fresh new look with floor to ceiling tiles and new fixtures. WATCH THIS SPACE - more improvements are planned.
GUEST BOOK COMMENTS and REVIEW:
Thank you very much. We had a lovely time. The weather was superb for beach walks mostly with an afternoon shower that kept us cosily inside as well. I hope we can make it back again soon. Gillian 12 June 2013
What a delightful retreat for an R&R break: cosy and homely - I shall return. Pat W Canberra May 2013
So glad I came to spend a relaxing weekend. Really nice, feels like home. I had a comfortable bed. Will stay longer next time. Cecilia 17-19 May 2013
Thanks once again - the Deweyshack feels more and more like home for us each time we come. It truly is our favorite spot to unwind and relax. Love that it is hidden from the road - our own private hideaway. See you next time. Ray, Lauren and kids 30 April 2013
We had a wonderful, cosy and peaceful time. It was especially lovely because of the beaches and wildlife. Thanks - Letitia, Jerem and kids + Dougal (our dog) 23 April 2013
Thank you for a wonderful and peaceful time. We look forward to coming back. David and Mary + family, from Sydney April 2013
Thank you very much. We all had a wonderful time. It was very easy and extremely well-equipped-it had absolutely everything we could possibly need. The verandah is a fantastic place to relax. We hope to be back soon. B, C and C from- Canberra, March 2013
Very peaceful and private - just what the doctor ordered. Thanks for a great break - too short; we'll be back for a longer stay. Kylie and friends, 23 Feb 2013
Thank you for a truly wonderful week's stay at the Deweyshack. It was everything we hoped it would be and more! Lovely walks, beautiful beaches, lots of wonderful family meals on the deck. Wonderful, beautiful, relaxing...The Hoffmans and the girls 25 January 2013
Thanks for the wonderful house guys, it was relaxing, peaceful and you put on some great weather for us. Thanks and see you again next time - Cathy, Matt and the Girls: I will miss the garden and I'll also miss the beach, thank you from Bree; I will miss the nectarines and the garden, thank you from Annie; We all love the house and the beach and the rooms. Love from Lily; Thank you for letting us stay in your house. Love from Teagan 20/01/2013
We had the best time here just like last year. We will really miss the garden and the whole experience itself. We shall see you next year around the same time. Wendy, Nana, Ross and Olivia 29 Dec 2012 to 12 Jan 2013
Thanks for having us. We had an amazing time. The Girls 10 December 2012
We had a great time. Love your garden. Way too short unfortunately; we'll be back. Karen and Andrew 25 November 2012
Thank you so much for having us-everything was wonderful. Victoria and Ben 27 Oct 2012
Thanks for a most wonderful stay. The house is clean and comfortable and well equipped for everything we needed. Weather was perfect for soaking up the morning sun on the deck over brewed coffee and breakfast. The wood stove added just the right touch for cuddly evenings. We had such a relaxing 4 days and can't wait to come back. G&B 13 Sept 2012
What a great find! Even in winter, one can have a holiday at this place. Wood heater sets the mood - warm, cosy, relaxing - bliss!!! Thanks very much, see you again soon. Ian and Mary Aug 2012
This is our second time and still loving it!! Love the new eco friendly colours inside and out. The wood combustion heater in the living room perfectly set the tone for a romantic getaway for hubby and I. Thanks once again. See you again. Betty July 2012
It was the perfect setting for a lovely extended weekend with friends. Lots of activities and places to further explore. We will definitely come back to the comfort of the Deweyshack. Thanx for a lovely and relaxing stay. jb May 2012
Very comfortable and spacious. Loved the bed! Beautiful surroundings and very peaceful. Ella and Lance May 2012
Lovely time thank you, great location, quaint, rustic cottage feel. Anouska & Tobias & Cooper April 2012
We had a great time and our dog loved it. A wonderful part of the world. See you in March.
C + B 12-2-12
Lovely beach, beautiful balcony, wonderful garden. Thanks! Des, Jackie and Cha-cha 23-1-12
Thanks for all your thoughtfulness. We've had a lovely week. Many thanks and best wishes for a happy and prosperous year ahead. Warm regards, Wendy, Pat, Earl and Olivia 2-1-12
Very kid friendly and comfortable - Susan, Peter, Emily, Sophie and Joel, December 2011
We had a lovely stay here - thank you. Sebastian, Kristen and Bonnie, December 2011
Comfy rustic cottage - Thank you. Bernie and Chris 16-10-11
- 2 toilets, 2 showers, bathtub
- Cooking Facilities
- DVD player
- Drip coffee machine
- Electric fans for summer
- IPOD docking sound system
- Ironing Facilities
- Lots of paperback novels, kids' toys, games
- New large covered deck with views to the bush
- Open Fireplace
- Pets allowed
- Portable heaters for each bedroom
- Separate library/study for quiet time
- Washing Machine
- Wood-fired heater for winter
Adult rates apply to ages 12 and above. Kids under 12 (max=2) stay free. Please indicate AGES OF ALL TEENAGE occupants in your application. Additional nightly fees apply for extra guests and kids.
June-July school holidays: stay 1 week, get $200 off. 15% off if paid 4 wks before stay, valid to 19 Dec 2013. Check with owner on application.
Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.
Prices listed based on 5 adults. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 7 people.
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