KOOKABURRA CABIN FARM STAY
House in Northern Beaches, NSW
FARM STAY close to the stunning Northern Beaches!!!
Perfect location for MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS!!!
Enjoy waking up to the sound of kookaburras, watch the endless bird life from your private verandah, relax in the tranquility of our semi-rural haven just 15 mins by car from the surf/restaurants in Manly Beach and 40 mins by bus/car to the centre of Sydney.
Perfect for a couple but also plenty of room for two couples or a family of four. One queen bedroom and one twin room are available (twin beds can be joined to make another double). Two car parking spaces are provided for the occupants of "Kookaburra Cabin".
You will see water dragons sunbathing on the lawn, kookaburras, fairy wrens, honey eaters, owls, cockatoos, our chickens and ducks roaming freely around the property, our two friendly dogs, our two sheep and of course the inquisitive horse who lives in the paddock next door.
** Please do not request to bring your own pets as our chickens and ducks roam freely and we cannot risk introducing animals who are not used to their constant presence. Too much temptation to chase/catch them! **
"Kookaburra Cabin" is situated in Oxford Falls, a semi-rural suburb just 15 mins by car from Manly Beach.
MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS:
There are awesome trails close to Kookaburra Cabin - including Oxford Falls, Red Hill, Manly Dam.
Bus 136 goes from the end of the road to Manly or Chatswood (7 min walk from the cabin to bus stop).
Bus 169 goes from nearby intersection to the City (10 min walk from the cabin to bus stop).
Manly Ferry to centre of Sydney.
LOCAL SHOPS, CAFES, AMENITIES:
"Kookaburra Cabin" is just 5 mins by car from Warringah Mall Shopping Centre where you can find supermarkets, chemist, clothing, gifts, library, cinema etc. Manly Beach is 15 mins by car and Dee Why Beach just 10 mins by car - both have endless cafes, restaurants, surfing and swimming.
Narrabeen Lake is just ten minutes by car - perfect for fishing, kayaking etc.
"The Falls Tennis Academy" is a 3 min walk from the cabin.
Warringah Aquatic Centre (indoor and outdoor pools) is a 5 min drive from the cabin and Virgin Gym is a 3 min drive from the cabin.
Golf: There are 4 golf courses within a 7km radius.
Bush-walking: There are some superb coastal walks along the headlands, or else in nearby Garigal National Park or in Ku-ring-gai National Park, also not far by car.
Kayak/canoe rental: At Narrabeen Lakes, Manly Wharf or in Middle Harbour at Spit Bridge.
All linen/towels provided (washed weekly). Pantry stocked with herbs, spices, tea and coffee. Buy some fresh ingredients and cook at home or take advantage of the numerous beachside restaurants/cafes in nearby Dee Why or Manly. For long stays (over one week) washing/line drying can be offered at $20 per load or we can give directions to the local launderette.
There is no TV reception as the cabin is situated in a valley with masses of trees so even cable tv was not possible to be fitted. However, we provide a wide selection of VHS video tapes and DVDs. Both VHS and DVD player are available.
For broadband access most guests choose to bring a mobile broadband plug-in adaptor for their IPads or laptops. Mobile phone reception is fine.
No smoking AT ALL within the 6,500sqm grounds.
**Please check calendar for availability** (top right) For your convenience we keep our calendar up to date. Vacancies are in white - nights booked are in grey.
A cleaning fee of $60 is charged for each booking.
Rated 5 out of
Alvina and Steve
Beautiful Property, Fantastic Hosts
We stayed at Kookaburra Cabin in early march, and were warmly welcomed by Bella and Duncan and family (and Pumpkin and Lulu!). The cabin and the property were magnificent, we are so envious of the families lifestyle there at Oxford Falls.
We loved interacting with the dogs, chooks and ducks, and welcomed the regular checks by Pumpkin, who came by regularly to make sure we were OK. Bella supplied us with fresh chook and quail eggs, which were a real treat. The cabin is comfortable and cosy, it is so pleasant sitting on the balcony in the evenings.
Overall a fantastic stay in a beautiful spot with lovely hosts, we will visit again.
Date published: 2016-03-23
Rated 5 out of
We have had a wonderful 2 week stay at Kookaburra Cabin and couldn't have enjoyed it more. At the end of each day we simply loved returning to the peace and tranquility that the farm had to offer. Bella and her family were extremely welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful fresh eggs were enjoyed by all and as for our visits from Pumpkin and Lulu....we miss them! Thanks so much to Bella, Duncan and the family.
Date published: 2016-01-04
Rated 5 out of
Robert and Heidrun
Very cosy cabin
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kookaburra Cabin! It was very cosy and warm, had comfy beds and great videos to watch. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. Our children (12 and 8) were allowed to help feed chicken and ducks and to collect eggs which they found very exciting. They also played for hours with the lovely dogs giving us parents some valuable time out.
I am sure the verandah is a lovely place to spend an evening on but it being July we found it too cold to sit outside.
We would definitely stay at the cabin again. Thanks a lot, Bella and Duncan!
Date published: 2015-07-20
Rated 4 out of
Great family getaway
My 10 year old and I just needed a break from the city and this little gem tucked away was the perfect option. We didn't have to travel far to get there but were immediately immersed in the relaxed farm style environment. The cabin was cosy, well equipped and really had everything we needed. BBQ breakfasts were a treat and Wakes-Miller family were welcoming and friendly. A bonus was horse-riding lessons on the property next door which my daughter loved. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2015-06-10
Rated 5 out of
Cosy cabin in a gorgeous location!
We had a wonderful stay at Kookaburra Cabin and our hosts Bella and Duncan and their kids were very welcoming. The cabin had everything we needed for our stay and the beds were comfortable. Our kids (4 and 2) loved all of the animals especially the two friendly dogs Pumpkin and Lulu. A great base to explore the northern beaches. Manly is just a short drive away and our kids enjoyed our visit to Ocean World. We would definitely stay at Kookaburra Cabin again!
Date published: 2014-06-03
KOOKABURRA CABIN FARM STAY is rated
- Entertainment and Family
- Kitchen and Dining
Child's high chair,
- Linen and Cleaning
Iron and board,
- Heating and Cooling
Stand up fans provided.,
Local horse riding lessons can be arranged with prior notice.,
Mountain bike trails close by.,
Local horse riding lessons can be arranged with prior notice.