Step back in time as you enter Airlie, a casual and comfortable 60s beach house, just a couple of minutes' stroll to the beach.
Relax on the deck with its water views after your morning swim, and at twilight, sit back with a glass of something and admire the spectacular Gerroa sunsets. You might even spot a dolphin or two.
At night, be lulled to sleep by the ever-present sound of the surf as the waves collapse on the shore.
ACCOMMODATION RATES: Scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of rates.
Airlie is a large, older style house, with a veritable beachy feel. It has quality furnishings, polished floors and rugs.
There are three bedrooms (one with a queen bed, one with a double bed and one with bunk beds. The bunk beds have a double bed on the bottom and a single bed on top. There is also a sunroom with two single beds, perfect for two children.
The open plan lounge, dining and kitchen have river and beach views, as does the deck.
The huge double garage has been fitted out as a kids'/teenagers' pad, with table tennis, coffee table and an old lounge or two to loll about on. The laundry, second shower and lu are also located here. There is also a large yard where the kids can kick a ball.
Pets are not permitted as there is a family of blue tongue lizards in residence, which we are keen to protect. Also the property is not fenced.
Location, activities and guest comments
Gerroa is a sleepy sea-side hamlet, an easy two hour drive south from the Sydney CBD, and under three hours from Canberra.
It is situated on the northern tip of Seven Mile Beach, about 10 minutes south of Kiama.
The house is located in the old part of Gerroa, with a leafy, hilly outlook to the front, and beach and river views to the rear.
It's a three minute stroll to the quaint shop/post office, and another couple of minutes to a trendy coffee shop/restaurant.
The beach is great for surfing, boogie boarding, swimming, fishing, kiting and endless walking. There are frequent sightings of whales and dolphins.
Nearby are the historic towns of Berry and Jamberoo.
There are tennis courts at Werri Beach (5 mins) and a golf course with views to die for just outside Gerroa (3 mins). There is horse riding at Foxground, 5 minutes south of Gerringong.
LINEN: Blankets and doonas are provided, though you would need to bring your own sheets, pillow cases and towels. Alternatively, linen can be supplied, with the beds made up for your arrival, at an extra cost of $15 per person per stay.
There are NO cleaning fees or booking fees.
Below are some of our guests' comments on their stay at Airlie.
Anna (stayed January 2011) said:
Thanks for a great holiday. We enjoyed a lovely week on the beach, at the playground and going for walks. We were very comfortable staying at Airlie with 4 adults and 2 little children who loved the bunk beds and playing quoits and running races in the garden. We will return!
Lisa (stayed October 2010 said:
We had a fabulous time at Arlie, what a lovely home. We had such good weather that we were able to put our swimmers on and play down by the river...just where it lets into the sea. The view was lovely and the kids had a great time.
Mark (stayed july 2010) said:
We (four golfing tragics) chose to stay at Airlie as it provided close access to a number of first class golf courses on the coast .. What we got in addition was the great location close to the beach and a short walk (all beit up hill) to the very welcoming Gerroa Fishing Club. This is a great place for a short stay on the coast.
Kit (stayed Demeber 2009) said:
We had a great time! The last day was raining but still the beautiful view! The house was perfect! Exactly what we were looking for, comfy and relaxed but with everything we needed. Thankyou
Vicki (stayed October 2009) said:
We had a lovely stay at Airlie. Just the break we needed, even if theweather was not what we'd hoped for. We all got dressed in our swimmers as soon as we got up and headed to the beach whenever there was a break in the rain - a strategy that saw us get about 3 swims in! We had lots of fun withthe indoor games and the girls spent many hours honing their table tennis skills. We also loved the view and the relaxed, unpretentious, and comfortable style of the house.
Aimee (stayed March 2009)said:
Five of us stayed for a long weekend and we had a fantastic time. The house is spacious, clean and just two minutes from the beach. It has the most fantastic veranda with beautiful views. We were even treated to some spectacular lightening shows.
The beach is fabulous, we surfed every day and had beautiful breakfasts at the local cafe. A lovely place to stay just ouside of Sydney.
Leonie (stayed March 2008) said:
We had a wonderful stay! The house is very well equipped
and in a great spot! We were really comfortable there. The 4 teenage girls did some surfing lessons which they loved, and the baby slept well so well everyone had a good time! I am sure we'll be back...
Sally (stayed April 2007) said:
Thanks for allowing us to stay at your holiday place. It has fantastic views and a great holiday feel. The kids loved the ping pong table.
Jen (stayed September, 2007) said:
Just wanted to say a quick thank you for letting us stay in your lovely beach house on the weekend. We had a great time (the ping pong was a hit especially!). We were lucky with the weather on the weekend and spent most of our time reading and lounging like lizards in the sun.
Maria - November 2006
Stayed at the Airlie with the whole family who loved how clean & spacious the house is, but most of all, the proximity of the beach to the house. Great views of the ocean (the sound of the waves crashing lulling us to sleep) and a very short walk to the Crooked River & the beach.
Will be back for another visit soon!
Sharon - April 2006
This was our second stay at Airlie and we can\'t wait to go back again. The house is perfect for families, the views are fantastic and Gerroa is so peaceful. Wish we could have stayed longer!
Sarah - March 2006
We had a wonderful stay at Airlie - the house comfortably fitted four adults and four little children. Much time was spent watching the perfect surfing waves from the dining room and enjoying the changing light during the day, culminating in beautiful sunsets.
Deb - March 2006
We had a lovely weekend at Gerroa. Thank you so much for letting us stay at your fabulous beach house. I don't think we have ever been so relaxed. My husband thinks it's because the kids are a bit older but I'm sure it was the fantastic view and Airlie feeling like a home away from home!
Denise - February 2006
Had a fantastic time - the house is great - spacious and very comfortable with views to die for and close to the beach. Thoroughly recommend.
Anonymous - January 2006
We had a great time, the house is lovely and spacious and has everything you could need for a holiday. the kids loved the backyard and the table tennis table.
Susan - December 2005
Comfortable and homey, lovely breakfasts on the front deck overlooking the river and ocean. Great place for kids. Local Cafe has excellent food and coffee. House has everything you need.
Patricia - November 2005
Airlie took me back to my childhood, no fuss, no bother, real warmth and care.
BRONWYN - October 2005
We recently stayed at Airlie, 2 nights was not long enough !! We loved the views of the ocean and sat on the verandah for hours. The living/dining area is very spacious and comfortable. We found Airlie very suitable for 3 couples.
Deborah - October 2005
What a wonderful holiday house!! The views are absolutely breathtaking and such a short stroll to the beach. We had a fantastic time at Airlie and will be back!! The games in the house were great - my daughter and I are now Battleship champions!! The kids LOVED the house, their beds, the yard - where we played a spot of cricket :) - the beach, the sound of the surf at night, and the ping pong table!! Thankyou for sharing such a lovely home - we had a lovely memorable happy family holiday.
Noel - September 2005
The view was great. The front beach was good for beginnig to surf.
We had an enjoyable stay.
Sam - June 2005
We had a great time at Airlie. The kids particularly loved all of the boardgames and table tennis. We struggled to get them to leave the house!
Helen - April 2005
We had a wonderful time staying at Airlie House in Gerroa. The house is spacious and very close to the beach. We didn\'t want to leave and we will definately spend our next beach side holiday at Airlie House. Thankyou!
Rina - April 2005
We really enjoyed ourselves. The water was great, the view was great and the house was very comfortable.
Louise - April 2005
We enjoyed ourselves at Airlie. Thank you! Gerroa is such a lovely spot and the river feeding into the sea is so much fun for our young children - the banks and rock pools are much more visually stimulating than plain old
sand and surf! We spotted one of the blue tongues too!!
Anne and Michael - February 2005
Thankyou for letting us stay at your lovely beach house, we have had the nicest time.
Anne and Michael
Craig - March 2005
This house is fantastic. Big, roomy,clean and comfortable. The view is just beyond belief. As the sunsets over the mountains and the pink sky spreads out over the sand my three year old son said "WOW". Thanks heaps.
Jennifer - March 2005
A wonderful '60s beach house with sweeping views, picture windows and that 'at home relaxed' feel. Perfect when you have kids of any age. Very hard to leave and definately will return. We loved the fact that we could arrive early and leave late and take advantage of the long days still in early March.
Helen - December 2004
Thanks so much - we have loved it here. it is a fabulous house in a fabulous spot!
Cheers, Helen, Lyndal and Tom