Beautiful 2 bedroom Boathouse literally on the water in pristine Careel Bay. Fully self-contained with full kitchen, bar-b-q, lovely bathroom with bath and shower. Large open plan living room with dining table and leather lounges, opens up to an expansive, deepwater jetty. The main bedroom extends over the Bay with extensive water views.
This is a very special getaway, just minutes from Avalon; only 4 minutes drive to Whale Beach; 5 minutes drive to Palm Beach.
Spacious and open, this is ideal for an extended holiday or that weekend getaway.
Facing north-east, The Boathouse is perfect in Summer or Winter. Includes air conditioning and an gas fireplace (see below)
Maximum 2 adults on the premises at any time. Children aged under 6 years not allowed due to proximity to water.
Ideal for a couple looking for time alone; for 2 friends looking for time-out; or a single person wanting to escape the city rush.
It's only 45 minutes from Sydney CBD just over an hour from the airport.

"We stayed here at the end of our vacation and it was lovely! Quiet, secluded, but right on the water and near other fabulous places. (We enjoyed the beaches near and the walk to the lighthouse at Barrenjoey.) This place had more conveniences than my home and I wanted to hide and not leave but it isn't that secluded! The owner is great to deal with and we would go back again if the chance ever presents itself." Kay Dougherty, Boston, USA

Privacy, Tranquility and Beauty: On the Bay

One Queen size bed in the main bedroom, with a King-single in the second room.
Lie in bed and listen to the water gently lapping onto the rock wall. Or go fishing from your own private jetty.
At low tide you can walk around to the Careel Bay Boatshed.
Full kitchen means you have the flexibility to eat in or go out and enjoy Palm Beach's array of 5 star restaurants.
Just 45 minutes drive from Sydney's CBD or just over an hour from the airport we can recommend contact details for reliable airport transport.
The local supermarket can deliver food to stock your refridgerator or pantry; and there are many home delivery food services, just in case you don't want to leave.
Bring your boat and tie-up to the jetty; or hire a mall boat from Palm Beach.
You can hire kayaks or stand-up paddleboards from Careel Bay boatshed (2 minutes walk along the sand)
The gas fireplace makes it cosy in Winter


This unique BoatHouse is simply adorable, and just listed on Stayz. Normally, only available to overseas travellers, The BoatHouse is now on Stayz. for both locals and overseas travellers.
Here's what some of those guests said:

"The boathouse is a magical sanctuary where time stops. We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and calm it provided for the mind, soul and spirit. Such a wonderful way to wake up to admire the sunrise off the jetty.
Pirjo Lopperi, Finland :)) "

"Staying right on the water is simply amazing. The Boathouse is beautiful with everything you need. Much larger than I expected. I will definitely return next year." Camilla Mok, California, USA

"Whether you are into water sports, or just relaxing in the sun this is the perfect setting." Esme Brendon, Kent, England

"I've stayed at the Boathouse on several occassions, and it's no wonder I keep coming back. It's large spacious and right on the water. Thank you for sharing such a great holiday location." Peter Mannion, East Sussex, England

"Everything you need: waterfront, full kitchen with dishwasher, internet connection, bbq, walk to Avalon, kayak to Palm Beach. It's easy, beautifully maintained, heaven on earth!"
David Solomon

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Property The BoatHouse was wonderful!!!! Right on the water at magnificent Careel Bay. You couldn't ask for more. The owners were so friendly and helpful. The decor is gorgeous and very comfortable. We loved every single moment and will definitely return
Date published: 2015-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful property and location! The BoatHouse is absolutely spectacular! More beautiful than the photographs. It’s large, spacious and beautifully decorated. The owners were so helpful and friendly - nothing was too much trouble - they even drove us to our restaurant for dinner! It was spotlessly clean, the shelves packed with books and music. It was fantastic. Can’t wait to stay again!!!!!!”
Date published: 2015-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful spot and lovely house Everything about this property is great - location, facilities and good taste in interior design. Loved our stay.
Date published: 2015-02-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from beautiful location - but a big disappointment Considering the rate and after having stayed in several first-rate and well maintained apartments in Australia at this price level in similar stunning locations I must say that we have been very very disappointed. We gained the impression that the lessors were far more interested in taking money out than reinvesting it. Unfortunately I cannot add some photos here, therefore I try to give some examples: The photo here shows a panoramic view from the bed at the sea - but the shutters were closed and could be moved away whilst the windows did not close anymore. The explanation was "...closed shutters for safety reasons..." - instead of repairing the window. And the shutter. As a clue they offered sleeping masks as of course you couldn't darken the room anymore. Other example: Almost all kitchen utensils were beyond the status "nice" - we have not dared to put a toast in the toaster or to use the coffee machine what probably has been bought when the BoatHouse was opened - you could not even decipher the symbols any more. Bathroom - Toothpaste spots from the last visitor at the water tap (or even older...), in general - from our point of view - many items were cheap and/or not well cleaned and/or should have been replaced long ago (what was not even the cheapest item like i. e. a burned plastic turnspit). Extra charge for Beach Towels, a manual what gave us the impression of not really being appreciated as a guest. After staying at 14 luxurious apartments and hotels within 3 weeks in Australia I would say that this one was by far not worth the price we payed.
Date published: 2015-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from home away from home Enjoyed our stay at The BoatHouse which we found suited our needs for comfort, privacy and everything we needed to complete a relaxed holiday.
Date published: 2014-07-08
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The BoatHouse on the Waterfront is rated 4.5714 out of 5 by 7.
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Parking, Dishwasher

Bath and Shower
Coffee Machine
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Deep Water Jetty
Free Fixed Line Internet
Free WiFi
Large deck over water
Linen Supplied
Outdoor furniture
Towels Supplied


Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $580 $1240 $4260 2 $0 $0
* $370 $840 $2740 2 $0 $0
* $480 $960 $3360 2 $0 $0
* $370 $840 $2740 2 $0 $0
* $480 $960 $3360 2 $0 $0
* $370 $840 $2740 2 $0 $0
* $580 $1160 $4060 2 $0 $0
* $650 $1300 $4550 2 $0 $0
* $370 $840 $2740 2 $0 $0
* $580 $1240 $4260 2 $0 $0
* $370 $840 $2740 2 $0 $0
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Bond deposit $600 p/s Late checkout to 4pm $150 p/s
Cleaning $85 p/s Additional person $49 p/n
Queen Bed Linen etc $30 p/s Fireplace cleaning $30 p/s
Approved pets $25 p/n
Single Bed Linen $25 p/s
Early checkin 11am $150 p/s
Credit Card fee $5 p/n
Boat Mooring $60 p/s

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 2 adults. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 2 people.

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