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The Writers Retreat, Romantic Cottage- Killcare

House, Killcare

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

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Min 2 - 7 nights stay

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 bathrooms


From $250 per night

Australian Traveller included this chic 1920 cottage in their 100 Amazing Places to visit. The SMH also recommended it and From every corner of the large open living space you can ogle at the views so close you may as well be floating on the water. Eat, Read, Love declared it to be the quintessential Australian holiday home.

Waterfront reserve position with expansive bay views, just minutes from the pristine surf beach. Two large entertaining decks, natural bush garden setting. Heritage cottage with polished original timber floor, stylishly decorated with vintage Australian furniture and modern European classics. Light filled. Open Fireplace. Extensive Libraries and two dedicated writing spaces. Walking distance to local shops and restaurants.

Recently restored and renovated, the fishing cottage has two levels. The main house, upstairs, has a large open living space with designer kitchen, a king size bedroom with adjacent study and a bathroom. The rooms all have floor to ceiling glass doors that open to the covered deck with glorious water views. The downstairs suite has a large open queen size bedroom, a light filled writing alcove and luxurious five star bathroom complete with walk in shower, oversize bathtub and heated flooring. Three vintage double glass doors open to a glorious deck made from recycled hardwood. Both levels have extensive libraries. Each level has separate access with no internal access between and offers guests complete privacy. Ideal for two couples for a relaxing weekend.

Extra Features:

Waterfront reserve position with expansive bay views

Walking distance to the beach, local shops and restaurants

Heritage cottage with polished original timber floor

Separate upstairs and downstairs, ideal for two couples

Two king size bedrooms, each with a full size bathroom and private study

Two large entertaining decks, just a few metres from the water offering uninterrupted bay views.

Stylishly decorated with vintage Australian furniture and modern European classics including an Eames La Chaise


Extensive libraries

Sony TV and DVD Player with a big selection of current movies.

Iconic Danish Bang Olufsen Beo 9000 Stereo with Beloab 8000 speakers. Fully iPod compatible with Beo Link extension in downstairs suite.

Bose sound dock


All linen provided including beach towels


Clothes Dryer, Washing Machine, Ironing Facilities


Fully equipped stainless steel kitchen. dishwasher and microwave


Air conditioner, electric heater and oil heaters



No pets


June/July/August three nights for the price of two

Long Weekend Special - Pay for 3 nights and receive the 4th night free

Winter Week rates discounted by 25.


All bookings incur and additional cleaning fee of $150 full house, or $100 upstairs use only.

Substantial discounts available to writers and other creative people booking the house for four weeks or more.

The Writers Retreat, Romantic Cottage- Killcare is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent place to rest Wonderful view on the bay, very quiet area, accommodation is very well organised and furnished. A place you could easily stay for a week or more...
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bayside gem What an amazing place! We stayed for the long weekend and were relaxed from the moment we arrived. The house is absolutely stunning and furnished with exquisite taste - from the comfy white sofas to the stripe covers on the outside chairs. The kitchen is well equipped and the balcony looks out over the beautiful bay. We could not fault it and will definitely be coming back!
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bayside retreat ideal for creatives... I had initially booked The Writers' Retreat for a month to work on a novel but due to unforeseen circumstances couldn't stay for a lengthy amount of time, so instead of 'living' at The Writers Retreat we spent a week here for a family holiday. Not only is this home relaxing to spend time at, it's the ideal setting for those with inquisitive minds. From the floor-to-ceiling views of the bay, the hammock on the balcony and Bosch sound system to the home library featuring books covering all sorts of interests, arthouse film collection and board games, this home-away-from-home was a constant source of entertainment, creative stimulation and relaxation for my husband and I and our two young children. We hadn’t realised that the upstairs and downstairs had separate entrances! Our mistake, but we easily made up a big bed for our two children in the upstairs bedroom with us. Being 4 and 6 years old they thought this was the bee's knees – an extra special treat to be able to sleep in Mum and Dad’s bedroom for a week. Thankfully, my husband and I discovered the Scrabble and chess boards so managed some quiet time to ourselves in the living room and on the balcony once the kids were asleep. It is true to say that The Writers' Retreat makes for a romantic getaway, however we found it to be a beautiful family home for a holiday, too!
Date published: 2016-01-28
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