1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. Illawarra
  4. Coledale
  5. #145615

The Bower Bird Shack, Bush & Beach!

Apartment, Coledale

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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Min 2 nights stay

4 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bathroom


The Bower Bird Shack is a homely, comfortable apartment set in the bush near the popular Sharkey's and Coledale Beaches. It is up and away from the blustery nor-easters that come through in a cool, bush setting. So Relaxing, yet close to shops, restaurants, clubs, cafes and of course, beaches.

From the comfortable queen bed, you may see, if you are quiet enough, a Bower Bird hopping about its business in the green foliage. There is also single bunk beds in the generous sized family bedroom and a sofa bed in the sitting area.

The Bower Bird Shack is a hidden treasure. It has the comforts of a queen size bed with a top quality latex mattress. The family bedroom is separated from the rest of the apartment with a door, it has 1 queen and a set of single bunk beds in the bedroom with fantastic views out the large bedroom windows into the rain forest.

A fully equipped kitchen (quite cute early 80's style in great shape) with stove top, oven and grill. The kitchen and lounge are one cosy space, with a raised bench to enjoy a coffee and enjoy the atmosphere

The bathroom is equipped with a separate shower with a large rain shower head and separate bath. A unique feature of the shack is its ecologically sound waterless toilet. This is a state of the art Canadian designed composting toilet system certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 41.

You will find, however, that you want to spend most of your time outdoors. The outdoor area has a dining table under the trees and is pleasantly private.

If you love the relaxed atmosphere of camping, but want a comfortable bed - This is for you!

Enjoy privacy, bush and why not have a campfire at night!

There is a barbecue with outside lighting

PETS are welcome at The Bower Bird Shack


Please Note, however: The property is NOT FENCED. Therefore, all pets are required to be on a lead or controlled at all times when on the property. For many pets, this is o.k. as we have a long lead available, and they are happily tired after great big runs on the local leash-free Sharkey's Beach.

CHILDREN are also welcomed at The Bower Bird Shack.

Please Note, however: The property is NOT FENCED. There are potential hazards for unsupervised children as you would expect in a bush setting. The bower bird is nestled into the Illawarra escarpment, fantastic bird life, water dragons and you may hear the resident wallaby thump past at night or dawn

Please note: there is no television reception at the Shack. We supply a television and DVD player, with a selection of DVDs, novels and magazines


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance


DVD player Eco-Friendly Fireplace Heating Kitchen Microwave Outdoor grill Parking Pets allowed Stereo Video library
The Bower Bird Shack, Bush & Beach! is rated 4.1111 out of 5 by 9.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely Break on the Coast We had a lovely stay. Compact property with everything that was required, the breakfast supplies were great. Walking distance to a good dog beach with really good amenities. The owners were very helpful during the booking and in regards to actually locating the property on arrival. Plenty to see and do in the local area. The bush setting was a nice change though the ability to shut curtains and block light out with small children would have been useful.
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peaceful Had a wonderfully relaxing time at this beautiful property. Just a short walk to multiple beaches, good for swimming, walking and lazing about. Hosts quick to respond, helpful and there if I needed- otherwise left me to my own devices. Loved leaving my foodscraps for the chooks and eating oranges straight from the tree.
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing We stayed here in June 2015 and absolutely loved it. We had two dogs with us and fell in love with Coledale. Amazing little place with a gorgeous dog friendly beach. We will be back soon
Date published: 2016-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great place, we hope to return. We had a lovely mini break. The shack was clean and had everything we needed and is a stones throw from the beach and great eateries. The setting is gorgeous, Lovely native rainforest/wet schelophyl and is eco-friendly. The dog also had a ball. Hosts are charming and very helpful; driving us down to jump start our car after we'd left was above and beyond the call of duty and we are very grateful, thankyou!
Date published: 2015-05-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Overpriced! Unfortunately 1st impressions stuck. The shack wide open, dirty footprints on kitchen floor and last minute electrical maintenance. This was after agreed 2pm check in time. There were no teaspoons, 2 champagne glasses and 1 wineglass. The kitchen cupboards need a good clean. Totally overpriced at $200 a night. No barbecuing the 1st night as the bbq was well rusted and filthy. To the hosts credit, the BBQ was replaced for the next night but we ran out of gas. The outdoor setting has certainly seen better days. Leeches, rats and Mosquitos were very unwelcome guests through the unscreened entry to the shack.
Date published: 2015-03-08
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