Whalers Retreat is a superb 2 storey, 3 bedroom cottage in a quiet pocket of Hyams Beach. Offering modern conveniences, it retains the charm of the original whalers cottages. Comfortably sleeping 6 it is ideal for a couple or family group. French doors opening onto 2 verandahs, offer beautiful views across Jervis Bay to Pt Perpendicular. Fully self contained with a traditional fireplace, polished floors, fully equipped kitchen, laundry, gas BBQ and outdoor settings.
Whalers Retreat is located just opposite and a short stroll to the famous white sands of Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay. You can lie in bed and hear the waves breaking on the shoreline for a lazy sleep in, or take in the many attractions our local area has to offer. Booderee National park is 10 minute drive away, as are the local villages of Vincentia and Huskisson if you feel like a change of scenery, or maybe enjoy a whale watching or dolphin cruise.
The Whalers Retreat is conveniently located just behind the original Whalers cottages in Hyams Beach. This home has beautiful polished timber floor boards, and bespoke french doors, leading onto a large deck area to enjoy alfresco dining. In the winter months, take advantage of the beautiful open fire place for a nice romantic getaway perfect for your honeymoon or maybe enjoy some board games with the kids, or relax with one of the many movies on offer in the DVD library.
Entering the property you will find the open planned living, dining and kitchen. Downstairs there is a laundry with a washing machine and dryer, a shower, and toilet completes this space. The French doors from the dining area open up onto a large deck for outdoor dining and a BBQ is also located here. Upstairs, you will find the 3 bedrooms and the main bathroom and toilet. The 2 queen bedrooms open up to a lovely balcony where you can enjoy your morning coffee, and start you day with the most amazing sunrise you will probably ever see. The views across the Bay to Point Perpendicular make for a beautiful night time view underneath a sky littered with stars.
The outdoor deck has a large outdoor dining table, with umbrella, and a BBQ for guest use. The abundant trees offer respite from the summer sun, and allow you to enjoy the views to the water. The birds will keep you company out here, and the resident kangaroo might pop by for a visit. The beach is just across the road and the Hyams beach cafe is a 30 meter walk for you to be able to leave the car, to truly enjoy a beach holiday.
Heating and Cooling
An open fire place keeps you toasty warm in winter. There is also an electric heater. The sea breeze will keep you cool in summer but just in case there are ceiling or pedestal fans in all rooms.
Whalers Retreat supplies hotel quality, luxurious linen. Please remember to bring your own beach towels.
There is off street parking provided for one car in front of the house, and plenty of off street parking for any other vehicles.
Whalers Retreat is not pet friendly. Please contact us for a list of our many pet-friendly options.
There is a minimum two night stay for all bookings, which changes to three nights on long weekends, four nights at Easter and seven night blocks during peak season. Peak season runs from mid-December to the end of the Australia Day long weekend in January. A complimentary free night is offered on stays May 1 to mid September excluding school holidays and long weekends.
Peak changeover day
Please note that during peak season, the property has designated changeover days so as to make the cleaning rosters manageable.
Internet / Wi-Fi access
NBN is progressively rolling out along the South Coast of NSW. If your house does have internet and if the owner makes it available to guests, you mayuse it with no guarantee of reliability or bandwidth by us or the owner. If you bring an internet dongle with you, the best network is generally Telstra. Otherwise, use your smart phone only during your stay or find a local cafe or library that offers free wifi. If internet access is critical during you stay, please make sure that you have a Plan B.
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Great views and ideal location
~dolphin and whale watching
~snorkelling and swimming
~historic Berry and Kangaroo Valley
~Bundanon, home of the late Arthur Boyd
~maritime and naval museum