1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. Illawarra
  4. Stanwell Park
  5. #145518

the rainforest cottage

Cottage, Stanwell Park

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

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Min 2 - 3 nights stay

7 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 bathrooms


Excellent place for a break from city life. Scenic Stanwell Park has much to offer for a relaxing weekend stay or longer vacation holiday. Less than an hour from Sydney or 30 minutes from Wollongong, you can be unwinding after a short drive from home but still seem like worlds away from the city.

Our comfortable and popular Rainforest Cottage is only 300 metres walk to beautiful Stanwell Park beach through bush tracks or a short drive. The cottage offers the best of both worlds; the rainforest and the beach. Enjoy the beach and sun, or a bushwalk then relax in the private rainforest setting with the background sounds of the ocean, cicadas, frogs and birds. Watch the waterdragons sunbathing in the day and expect a visit by the local possums at night. A nature lovers paradise.

The cottage is set in rainforest with large grassed garden area.2 types of accommodation : the cottage for couples or groups of up to 4 people, the option of the downstair unit allows for 2 families of up to 7 people. Large groups of singles however are not accepted. Prices quoted are for the cottage only.

The cottage accommodation consists of a queen size bed in the main bedroom and twin beds in the second bedroom. There is a fully equipped kitchen with dining/living area and a large covered deck with gas BBQ. The bathroom has a bath. The cottage is light and airy with large windows.

The charge for the unit is $150 per night and can sleep an extra 3 people. The unit has a double bed in the bedroom and a single bed in the loungeroom and there is the option of a fold out single bed. There is a bathroom, small kitchen for simple cooking, refrigerator and living/dining area with TV and DVD player and porch area. If available the unit can be let by itself. Would suit couples for short stays.

Handy location for attending nearby wedding functions at Tumbling Waters, Lilyvale, Govinda retreat or Stanwell Tops conference centre.

Local attractions - quite a few

In addition to the stunning beach and good surfing, the Royal National Park is only a short drive away with its beaches and bushwalks.

There are many local bushwalks including the scenic walk to the top of Mt Mitchell via the Wodi Wodi trail on the southern end of Stanwell Park.

Local cafes,shops including a corner shop for your basic needs and a bottle shop. The art gallery is also worth a visit to view work from local south coast artists.

Stanwell Park beach has a large children's playground,so you can let your kids free range while you sip on your coffee at the kiosk.

Bald hill enjoy the fabulous view, watch for whales or the hanggliders while indulging in a gelato. Also minutes away by car is Stanwell Tops and Helensburgh village with Symbio Wildlife park and its resident tigers. Don't miss the amazing Hindu temple or take the kids to putt putt golf or practice your swing at the short golf range course.

Horseriding, gorgeous trail rides in Otford or nearby Darkes forest .

A short drive south brings you to the spectacular south coast drive with the famours Sea cliff bridge. Don't miss the great rock platform at Coal Cliff at low tide with its sea pool.Popular with the locals and fishermen.

Further down the coast for a short drive is the Scarborough pub and Austinmer with sea pool and cafes.

Whilst the cottage is an ideal setting for a relaxing getaway and a fabulous spot for children, this property and the surrounding area is part of a private estate and has a number of water courses and fish ponds.

Strictly no "schoolies" or partying groups.

Linen is not included in the price but linen packages including towels can be made available on request.

Single nights may be accommodated. Check with owner. School and public holidays minimum 3 night stay.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Dishwasher DVD player Heating Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Parking Stereo Towels provided Video library Washing machine
the rainforest cottage is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 11.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved our stay Thanks so much for letting us stay in your beautiful rainforest cottage - we loved it! The house is so great, had everything we needed and very comfortable. The children also had a ball looking for water dragons and fronts in the ponds out the front and feeding the King Parrot birds on the balcony. When we arrived Friday evening there had been so much rain so was beautiful to see and hear the waterfall behind the house, then had perfect weather for the family wedding on the Saturday. Would love to stay again some time. The little unit downstairs was perfect too for my parents. Thanks again. Jenny
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TRANQUIL LOCATION We really enjoyed staying at the rainforest cottage with all the rainforest sights & sounds. We loved our encounters with the local wildlife including kookaburras, parrots and a water dragon. The locals were friendly & it is a very tranquil setting with bush walks & walking distance to the beautiful beach. We had a excellent time
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hidden Gem Lovely house amongst the trees and birds. Very peaceful retreat. Comfortable and well equipped for our stay. Nice balcony to relax and maybe have a bbq while you listen to the ocean waves. Walk to beach and cafes. Will be back.
Date published: 2016-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Tranquil setting! Very Tranquil setting! Nestled right into the rainforest with animals all around this place is bright and airy with a big deck for dinning on. Very peaceful location, you can hear the little stream in the backyard from the bath tub! Well-equipped and well maintained and a very comfy bed! We will be back
Date published: 2016-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tranquil outlook and fabulous undercover deck! From the moment we stepped into this place we felt at home. It is just so serene. The view from the living areas is lush and the outdoor deck was perfect for just lazing about. The cottage was immaculately clean and well . It's small but a good size for a family and is well equipped. It's a short walk to the cafes (10 minutes) and not too much further to the beach. We can't wait to come back.
Date published: 2016-02-09
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