1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. Illawarra
  4. Stanwell Park
  5. #180200

Jacaranda House where beach meets rainforest

House, Stanwell Park

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

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Min 1 - 2 nights stay

6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bathroom


Just one hour from Sydney by car or train, nestled by the world’s second oldest National Park, spectacular Mount Mitchell and pristine beaches. Spacious 3 bedroom house with wide, sun-drenched deck overlooking a tropical garden. Just minutes’ walk to the beach, cafés, shops and train. A romantic, private getaway for up to three couples or ideal for a family, sleeps up to six, with large kitchen, dining and living areas; covered parking.


2 rooms with Queen sized beds

1 room with two single beds that can be made into a Queen sized bed

Separate toilet, vanity area and bathroom with shower and bath

Large dining and living area that opens out to a large outdoor deck

Large well equipped kitchen also opens out to the large outdoor deck

Outdoor deck has three modular tables that allows for seating up to 10

Outdoor BBQ

Large private tropical Garden

Entrance foyer with Keyless Entry pin code containing historical photograph gallery

Undercover parking

Close to a range of cultural, nature and sporting based activities

Short walk to patrolled Stanwell Park Beach, Surf Club, lagoons, creeks and parks

Cafes, an Art Gallery, boutiques, convenience store and bottle shop also a very short walk away

Fish from the rock platform at Coal Cliff and Stanwell Beach

Relax at Stanwell Park Beach, children's playground with refreshments from the kiosk

Nearby Public Baths, Ocean Pools, horse riding, mini golf

Walk the Sea Cliff Bridge, climb the Wodi Wodi Track, row at Audley Boatshed, bushwalk in the world's second oldest National Park

Bike ride to Wollongong along the coast and the famous Seacliff Bridge

10 minutes' drive to Helensburgh, supermarket, specialty butcher and grocer, wine cellar, library, Helensburg Tradies Club

Breakfast, lunch or dine at the Scarborough Hotel, a short drive away...ocean views, picnic and barbecue tables in the lower grounds...dolphins and whales to watch in season

Visit Anita's Theatre at Thirroul for live music

Visit coastal beaches - Austinmer, Garie, Wattamolla Beach...

Foragers', antique, food and clothing markets and music events at several villages...Bulli, Berry, Coal Cliff... very pleasant drives away

Visit Symbio Wildlife Park nearby to view hundreds of exotic, native and farmyard animals

Visit the Hindu Temple

Ride horses on trails at Darke's Forest and Otford glow worms sometimes in the old tunnel

Shop for plants, gardening equipment and outdoor furniture at Helensburgh

Stanwell Park has a fascinating history

Jacaranda House is situated between two natural creeks Stanwell and Hargraves Creeks and two of the first houses owned by famous Australians. Sir Thomas Mitchell built the first house in Stanwell just down the road from Jacaranda house and it overlooks the main beach and two lagoons that are fed by the creeks. Sir Thomas was Australia's first Surveyor General who discovered and mapped much of the early colony. He declared Stanwell Park the jewel for where he wanted to reside. Just up the road in the other direction is 'Hillcrest', where Lawrence Hargraves first designed his box kite that lifted him 16 feet off the ground hence the name of the local cafe and led directly to the Wright Brothers' ability to take the first heavier than air powered flight. Indeed the first commercial airplane ever built was named in honour of Lawrence's remarkable contributions. As an interesting aside, two houses up from Jacaranda is Articles Art Gallery, originally the second Mitchell House and later the first Guest House in Stanwell Park opposite the first location of the railway station and nearby the famous rail line viaduct. In honour of this history, Jacaranda House has a gallery of historical photographs.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Dishwasher, Parking

Dishwasher DVD player Heating Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Parking Stereo Towels provided Video library
Jacaranda House where beach meets rainforest is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 11.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect weekend We loved our stay at this spacious holiday house. Our bed in the big bedroom was comfortable, the kitchen well appointed and the deck very private, yet open to the sun and with a view into the well established garden and the green hills in the distance. Surrounded by palms and visited by parrots of all sorts, we had the best meal cooked on the BBQ. We’ll definitely be back. What a great location so close to the city!
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Run a mile - away! Initial presentation of the living/lounge area looked comfortable & pleasant. Enter the kitchen & things deteriorated rapidly. The smell of cooking grease pervaded: The toaster gave up a small plate full of crumbs & toast pieces. Microwave - dirty plate & walls splattered with food. Cook-top greasy, oven dirty outside, crumbs & solidified fat inside. Grill - rack looked like it had entertained a number of fatty chops. Fridge - smeary outside, shelves dirty, crisper not cleaned, freezer with a drawer of opened & used food packages with a frozen leaked/spilt matter on the bottom. Tatty cupboards & shelves with melonite(?) edging torn or missing, one particle board shelf edge swollen from having been wet at some stage. Cupboards appeared as if things had been 'thrown in' hurriedly - as if a landlord was making a surprise inspection. Dirty windows, holed & torn fly screens. And the pervading grease smell? We found that emanated from the gobules of fat hanging from the cook top extractor filters. Up to the bedrooms. The rear & roomier one - the wardrobe mostly taken up with someone's clothes. Our suspicions aroused, we checked the bed linen - hairs on the pillow cases & in the sheets! So we opted for the front & noisier (in the morning) bedroom, which seemed clean. We should have walked out, but where to go? We'd booked three nights, managed to stay two before it got to us. We're guessing that between lets, this "Air BnB" type accommodation (the front door also gives access to the flat downstairs) is occupied by an old person barely able to look after him/her self & should possibly be in aged care. Stayz is damaging its reputation keeping Jacaranda on its books. And yes, we took photos. Pete & Mary
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great long weekend away. This was a great property for us two couples with two two yr old girls and a newborn. The bedroom we good sizes and able to comfortably fit porta cots for the children. The deck was great place for the children To play outside but in sight. The BBQ was not the best to cook on and I could not get the oven to work but other than that all facilities were great. Walking distance to the beach (although return walk wasn't all up quite a steep hill) and walking distance to the park cafe which had great coffee and breakfast. Carlton the owner is lovely to deal with, extremely helpful and accommodating. Overall I would recommend this property to small families or couples.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stay 4 of us stayed for 2 nights, plenty of space and very relaxing house with great terrace. 5 min walk to beach and cafes so perfect location. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Location The overall cleanliness of the property especially the kitchen and shower track were the only disappointment . It's in a great location , wide verandah and garden were a plus.
Date published: 2017-02-03
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