This 1960's quintessential Australian beach house will take you back to childhood holidays and simpler times.

One of the few remaining original Pambula beach houses it offers prime location on the beach road, just three minutes walk from where the river meets the sea. Lovingly refurbished in mid-century style, the house has ocean views from the balcony and both picture windows (lounge room and sun room) The open fireplace will have you snugged up for lounge room whale watching (July to November), the balcony will have you lazing in the sun, wondering if you should amble to the beach or make a G & T. A great selection of retro cooking books will have members of the family/group vying to create the best dish of the holiday in the well equipped kitchen. An extensive selection of books and DVD's (for both adults and children) are available for those most cherished quiet moments.

History, features and facilities

This house was built by my father, who transported the building timber from the Murray River area in Victoria over the Snowy Mountains in the late 50's. Pambula Beach was a sleepy and secluded haven at that time and still maintains a quiet and relaxed feel, no shops or traffic hustle and bustle. The lush native garden and adjacent bush block is rich with bird life and is visited each dusk by grazing kangaroos.

House configuration:
3 bedrooms: 1 queen bed and 4 single beds
2 living areas: open plan kitchen, lounge and dining room. Sunroom with special feature wave wall and sandblasted mermaid window
Ocean facing deck
Backyard: BBQ (a lovely new Weber!) and outdoor dining area

To access secluded Little Beach, stroll across the road and down through the nature reserve. A short walk across the rocks to the north takes you to a patrolled surf beach, and just around the corner to the south is the scenic river, a great spot for kids to swim and adults to fish.

There are abundant activities available here and in surrounding areas:
Beach and river fishing
Well designed walking and bike riding paths between Pambula Beach and Merimbula
Pambula (a 2 minute drive from the house) has a great Bakery, Wholefood Shop and several restaurant options
Pambula-Merimbula Golf Course
Ben Boyd National park: numerous beaches (open surf and river beaches) plus great nature walks through bushland and well informed signage on Indigenous local history (middens)
Dolphin and whale watching cruises (depending on season)
Local Restaurants and Clubs in Merimbula and Eden
Scenic Flights
.. and the list goes on


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful beach house We loved our stay in the retro chic of "Rutherglen". The location was perfect, the garden delightful and the house a perfect mix of old and new. Thanks to the owner for a great holiday property.
Date published: 2016-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Relaxing and great location We stayed here with our toddler and had a great time. The house itself is as represented, lots of retro charm and very homely - Just like nana's beach house! Location is great, an easy walk to two seperate beautiful beaches (one equiped with lifeguards). Would reccomended Pambula Beach as a holiday location and Rutherglen as homely retreat for a small family. Thanks!
Date published: 2014-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lovely livable property with abundant facilities The property ideally located for beach access, walks and the golf course. The house was well equipped together with a fireplace to provide warmth in the evening. The house has three bedrooms, two living rooms and a lovely verandah overlooking the ocean.
Date published: 2014-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The property was very clean and had all facilities/accessories required for a very pleasant stay. The view each morning over the ocean was a delight to wake up to each morning. Being a keen golfer the proximity of the nearest golf course was most welcome.The weather was cool in the evening but the fire place facilities more than compensated for the cool weather.
Date published: 2013-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We have just returned from a fabulous trip to Pambula Beach, made even more special by staying at Rutherglen. We walked in and immediately felt relaxed and at home. The views were fantastic, the open fire so cosy. Our daughter barely touched the normal IPads, DVD's and was happier outside in the garden watching for kangaroos or exploring. Great retro fitout but with all of the comforts too.
Date published: 2013-05-22
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Retro beach house getaway is rated 4.6875 out of 5 by 16.
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Washing machine, Parking

Outdoor grill
Entertainment and Family
DVD player, Video library, Games room, Stereo, Parking
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen, Child's high chair, Microwave
Linen and Cleaning
Iron and board, Washing machine
Heating and Cooling
iPod dock, Pillows and blankets provided, Kangaroos and birdlife, No pets please, Whale and dolphin viewing from loungeroom window, No pets please


For your added security, this property "Rutherglen" is only managed in Australia and we never request payments be made to overseas bank accounts

Special offer!

5% discount for early bird bookings in December 2016 and January 2017. Prime location, unique character.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
This property has a standard rate of: $238
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $180 $360 $1260 4 $20 $0
* $190 $380 $1330 4 $20 $0
* $180 $360 $1260 4 $20 $0
* $340 $680 $2380 7 $10 $0
* $190 $380 $1330 4 $20 $0
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Security deposit $200 p/s Excess clean fee $30 p/s

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 4 adults. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 people.