Frangipani House is located within the National Trust village of Pearl Beach and only metres to the water's edge with a flat easy stroll and no road to cross. Shaded by stunning gumtrees and frangipanis, Frangipani House is the ideal location to relax and unwind for families and singles alike. Situated only 90 minutes north of the Sydney CBD, and located at the quiet end of the beach and close to the cafe, store and restaurant.
The house is surrounded by national parks, creating a haven for wildlife. The house is tastefully furnished in a relaxed, beachside manner. The house has two sections with a breezeway between them, making it easy to accommodate two families holidaying together. Each section of the house has a master bedroom: one a queen size bed, the other king size. The two other bedrooms are each equipped with two single beds. The house easily accomodates eight people. There is a detailed floor plan available as one of our photos for you to review.
The house provides numerous entertaining options including a large central private courtyard ideal for al fresco dining after a game of backyard cricket. The outside entertainment area is equipped with a modern Weber Family Q barbecue.
The kitchen is equipped with fridge, oven, stove top, microwave and dishwasher. The laundry has a washing machine and drier. There are large amounts of crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment.
Other features of the house include an outside beach shower and polished floorboards throughout the property. There are ceiling fans in the main building and a reverse cycle air conditioner; there are also heaters.
The property is fully fenced, with a low fence (~75 cm at its lowest), and we are happy to have smallish dogs stay here.
About Pearl Beach
Pearl Beach is a tiny National Trust village where life with all its charm and friendliness has been preserved. Surrounded by Brisbane Water National Park, the lush green canopy sweeps down to the ocean and the golden curve of one of New South Wales' prettiest beaches. There are some 600 houses, with development restrictions - Pearl Beach is a relaxing and gentle-paced haven, to which people keep coming back. With the last bend in the road into Pearl Beach we always start to relax, and we are sure you will too.
The combination of beach and nature is extraordinary, particularly so close to Sydney. The beach itself is 1 minute's walk from Frangipani House. The southern end has a newly renovated ocean pool and is generally very protected, great for young children.
The immediate area has many walking tracks, a small waterfall and an Arboretum. Within the general Central Coast area there are longer walks, extensive National Parks (e.g. Bouddi) and beaches accessible only by walking within the parks (e.g the gorgeous Maitland Bay).
There is a cafe at the beach that does excellent coffee and eat-in or take away food. There is Pearls on The Beach, a fully licensed restaurant that sits on the edge of the sand with amazing views, and well rated in the SMH Good Food Guide. Adjoining the cafe is a general store: if you want an easier night you can buy prepared meals there - just heat them up and you will be eating the same as at the cafe.
There is a golf course 10 minutes away by car, Everglades in Woy Woy. Tennis courts are available for hire at Pearl Beach.
The best local surf beach depends on the prevailing conditions. Some of the surf beaches are Umina (5 minutes away), MacMasters, Copacabana, Avoca and Terrigal. Umina is probably the best beach on the East Coast to learn to ride a surfboard, and there are excellent local surf schools.
If you want to eat at home there are a Coles, Woolworths and Aldi, several bottle shops and a number of fresh seafood outlets 10 minutes drive away in Umina. There are also a number of cafes, take away and home delivery options in Umina, Woy Woy and Ettalong. Cinema Paradiso in Ettalong always has good movies showing.
By Car -
Take the M1 from Wahroonga and head north to Newcastle - for a distance of 43 kms. Then take the Gosford, Woy Woy Terrigal exit (just 2 km after the Mooney Mooney Bridge (the big dipper with the windsocks) where the large dinosaur sign is on the hill on your left). Follow for 2 kms to Kariong - then:
Turn right at each of the 3 Shell Service Stations that you pass. It is about 20 kms from Kariong to Pearl Beach.
Turn right at Woy Woy Road, just past the Shell, 3rd set of lights after the Kariong freeway exit (NB a fixed speed camera 6 kms along this road).
At the Woy Woy roundabout, turn right onto Ocean Beach Road (NB fixed speed camera along this road, with variable limits according to school times).
At the Umina roundabout, turn right onto Mt Ettalong Road, following the signs for Pearl Beach and Patonga.
Continue along Mt Ettalong Road which winds round and up the mountain past a large water tower. At the top of the mountain you will come to a fork in the road. Keep left and follow the road down into Pearl Beach.
Turn right at the bottom of the hill, at the fire indicator sign, onto Diamond Road. Frangipani House is at 5 Diamond Road, on the further left corner of the intersection with Tourmaline Avenue (the third intersection along).
By Train -
Take the train to Woy Woy from Central Station. This is the same train that heads to Gosford and Newcastle via Hornsby and leaves every 30 minutes on most days. It is a beautiful train trip, especially as you descend to cross the Hawkesbury; it takes 60 to 75 minutes. Get picked up at Woy Woy or take a 10 minute taxi ride to Pearl Beach.
Ferries from Palm Beach -
Take the ferries from Palm Beach to Patonga or to Ettalong. Get picked up at the ferry or take a 15 minute taxi ride to Pearl Beach.
Linen, other equipment, conditions and exclusions
Linen, bathtowels, doonas and pillows are provided, just bring your beach towels. There is a queen double bed in the main house, a king in the second building, 2 king single beds, 2 single beds, and some single divans in the second building.
Nursery equipment can be hired.
No smoking is allowed inside the buildings.
No parties, weddings, functions, caterers. No schoolies, student groups or groups with no members above 21 years of age.
This home is for personal use only for up to 8 people. The rental agreement includes conditions on noise levels: noise to be kept to a level that is consistent with a residential area.
A bond of $1,000 is taken one week before the check-in date. Bond is fully refundable within 14 days of check-out provided our policies have not been breached and there has been no damage or losses to the house, gardens or contents.
Check-in and check-out times:
Weekend bookings (Friday to Sunday)-
Check-in : midday
Check-out : 3.30 pm
Check-in : 2.00 pm
Check-out : 9.30 am
Frangipani House's caretaker lives 300 m away and ensures that the house is clean and ready for our guests, that the policies are being adhered and that there are no breakages or missing items after each stay.