If you and your family and friends are looking for a classic beach getaway or holiday -- a friendly, lived-in house, beautiful near-deserted beaches, and a near-by patch of peaceful bush -- then this is the place for you We are the original Congo Beach House.
It's our getaway place too -- intimate enough for us to enjoy a quiet weekend, but large enough for our extended family to come together and enjoy themselves, without getting on top of each other.
The house is 50 metres from the National Park and a 2-minute walk max to any of Congo's three beaches. See the aerial photo for our location.
It is set on a well fenced quarter-acre block, with lots of lawn for kids to play on. There are well established trees on the west side that offer shade from the summer sun.
This 250 sq metre, two-story double brick and timber house is substantial It is north-facing, with a veranda that wraps itself half way round the upper level. Recently we have added decks to the east and west sides, great for outdoor dining and sunning.
Our electricity and hot water are both solar-powered.
Where is Congo?
Congo lies just 8 km southeast of Moruya on NSW's beautiful South Coast. It's about two hours by car from Canberra and four hours from Sydney.
Congo is a small hamlet of about 100 houses -- no shops -- surrounded by the Eurobodalla National Park on three sides and the ocean on the other. It's like the beach used to be.
Congo is well known for its beaches and fishing. Congo Creek is ideal for some relaxed fishing and canoeing. Its tidal beach is great for younger children.
On one side of Congo Point is a relatively sheltered and calm swim beach. The other side has a longer beach renowned for its surf. You can fish from the beach, rocks, or underwater for salmon, bream or tailor. Or you can just walk along the beaches and into the adjacent National Park.
A particularly nice feature of these beaches is that you cannot see any houses from them - this coastline is really wild and undisturbed.
The house itself is comfortable and well set up for families or groups of up to 12.
The upper level offers: a large 50 sq m open plan kitchen, dining, lounge area and sun room; as well as 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The kitchen is well equipped, with a large walk-in pantry and dishwasher.
The lounge has an HD TV, DVD/VCR, and a radio/CD player.
Sliding glass doors open out onto the veranda. There is a gas BBQ and another large dining table on the west deck.
The wood-panelled master bedroom has its own east-facing balcony and ensuite bathroom.
All bedrooms upstairs have queen or double beds.
There is also a second bathroom with bath, shower and separate toilet.
The lower level comprises a large bunkhouse area, an even larger Games Room, plus a laundry and bathroom with shower and toilet.
There's also another HD TV, DVD, and VCR downstairs -- a great place to send the kids if the adults are looking for some time on their own.
The Games Room features a pool table and table tennis, along with a selection of games and puzzles.
The laundry has a washer and dryer.
We've also installed an outdoor shower -- perfect for rinsing you and the kids off after a session on the beach.