The Pod is the perfect coastal hideaway.It is located in the semi-rural area of Long Beach in a peaceful and tranquil setting on 8 acres of native bush adjoining the Murramarang National Park, yet is only a couple of minutes drive from the beach, 10 minutes drive to Bateman's Bay and two hours drive from Canberra. The secluded property is home to plenty of local wildlife, and with the enormous expanses of glass it feels like you are living up in the canopy with the birds.
The Pod is a large and comfortable home spread over 3 levels, and has been designed to accommodate up to 10 guests with 5 large bedrooms (all with new quality carpeting) and three bathrooms.
A brand new kitchen, dining area has just been installed with induction stove, dishwasher, island bench and a table that seats 10 people easily. There is a Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine with inbuilt grinder, so bring your favourite coffee beans.
There is a unique loft-style Kingsize master bedroom on the third level with views that overlook the property through 2 magnificent pentagonal windows. This level has its own ensuite complete with shower, and a bath to soak in while enjoying the view.
There are 2 Queensize bedrooms on the second level which adjoin a shared bathroom complete with granite double vanity. On this level there is a large open plan living room with three sofas and a large plasma TV, stereo system, DVD player and a selection of in-house DVDs and Cds.
Please feel free to bring along your favourite movies and music for relaxing with at the end of a lazy day at the beach!
The laundry has a large-capacity washing machine and condenser dryer. There is a third bathroom in the laundry area complete with shower and toilet.
Downstairs you will find a large rumpus room overlooking the bushland.
There are 2 bedrooms downstairs with 4 single beds. You will also find a table tennis table. There are two hybrid bicycles available for your use.For your comfort, The Pod has reverse cycle air-conditioning in the kitchen, living room and downstairs rumpus room, as well as the upstairs king bedroom. There are portable fans in the queen bedrooms.
Heading out of the second level, there is a large wrap around deck area with views over the surrounding bushland. There is an outdoor table and chairs and it is a great spot to relax and eat, and listen to the abundant bird life.
All linen and bath towels are provided, so just bring your beach towel!
There is a good quality electric piano if you have a player in your midst.
The BBQ is electric, and works well, so no need for mucking about with gas.
There is a strict no smoking policy inside the Pod, but smokers can smoke outside so long as butts are dealt with responsibly and nearby doors remain closed.
Check in after 2pm(TBA), check out by 10am. Late check out can usually be arranged unless there is another booking is coming in the same day and subject to cleaner availability.
Things to do
On the property itself, aside from relaxing and taking in the peacefulness, bird sounds, tall timbers including spotted gums and tree ferns, there are great nooks for reading, sunning yourself on the deck, and opportunities for table tennis competitions, playing the board games provided, watching movies and listening to music. The stereo will link to your ipod/phone.
There are walking areas on the property and beyond and quiet spots for meditation and yoga if you should so desire. If you have a boat, this can easily be parked in front of The Pod. (there is a large cement area for parking just in front of the house)
Limited launching facilities are provided at one end of Long Beach, however numerous boat ramps are provided around Batemans Bay.
A 2-minute car drive gets you to Long Beach or Maloneys Beach, for a day spent in the sun and gentle surf. The Maloney's Beach French owned cafe provides fresh baked pastries, croissants and frittatas, as well as basic items, newspapers, coffee, liquor and ice.10-minute drive will get you to Bateman's Bay for great fish and chips, movies, bowls, fishing, restaurants, cafes, shops and more. Don't forget to pick up the best oysters in the world at the Pearly Bay shop.
A little further on will allow you to discover Mogo - again beautiful shops and cafes, and the famous Mogo Zoo; and Moruya which holds markets on most Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
If you should choose to drive to the Milton/Ulladulla region (approx 40-45mins drive) you will discover the quaint shops, stylish restaurants and cafes in Milton, and the great surf beaches at Mollymook and Narrawallee.
Come and discover this little piece of paradise for your next holiday, and we are sure you will want to come back! We would also love your comments via the Stayz website.
How to Get There
Longbeach is located 5kms north of Batemans Bay. From the Princes Hwy take the turnoff on the right to "Longbeach/Maloneys Beach" onto Cullendulla drive. After a couple of kms, take the second street on the left into Sea Acres drive and wind your way to the top of the road for a lovely view of the mountains. At the end of the road turn left into Clyde View drive, and the Pod number 56 on the right.