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.