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Swanlake Cottage - Water Views

House, Swanhaven

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

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Min 2 - 4 nights stay

8 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
1 bathroom


Timber cottage, meters from pristine lake, minutes from untouched beaches & Nat. Parks. Pets allowed

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Just 3 hrs from Sydney or Canberra, Swanlake Cottage is positioned on a big bush block, right across from the crystal clear waters and sandy beaches of Swan Lake. The quiet village of Swanhaven lies about 3 km from Sussex Inlet and is surrounded by Nat. Parks.

The lovingly renovated, timber-clad rustic cottage has a large private garden, frequented by a multitude of birds and other animals. Three bedrooms sleep up to 8 people. It has flyscreens on all windows and doors and stays cool without carbon emissions under the tree cover.

The house features polished timber floors and original paintings, is furnished with renovated retro timber furniture and has a warm, lived-in feel.

It has a fully-equipped kitchen, integrated into a dining area with a dishwasher, gourmet gas stove, oven, microwave, fridge second fridge in laundry, toaster, kettle, bread maker and all the kitchen equipment you might need, including a store of basic cooking ingredients, such as spices, tea, coffee, oil and vinegar etc. in case you forgot to bring some crucial item.

On colder days, a slow combustion fireplace in the main living area heats the whole house wood is provided. There is also a gas heater in the lounge.

There is a piano, a flat screen digital TV, DVD and CD player with USB input, 2 radios, games, a few toys and a filled bookshelf.

There is a telephone in the house for emergencies or if you want someone to ring you there.

The uniquely styled bathroom has a full-sized bathtub and plenty of hot water. The laundry has a washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board.

You can choose to either clean the house yourself before you leave or let us do it for you for an additional charge of $75.

Relax Body and Soul

One of the main features of the property is the big secluded garden, with a little pond, old gum trees, tree ferns, orchids and lilies. There are many places already set up for you to sit down and relax and further spots for your sun chair to move around. Forget about time on the all weather undercover front veranda, which looks out towards the lake, or seek total privacy on the partly covered back veranda. Here you can also have a wood-fired or gas BBQ and eat at the table setting on the deck. The fully fenced back garden also features a campfire place. The use of our Hobie canoe 2 1/2 people for trips on the lake and one or two bicycles are included in the deal.

Quality Environment

The holiday village of Swanhaven is a sleepy bush settlement straight out of the 1960's. It is a paradise for nature lovers.

At Swanlake Cottage you can watch the sun set over the lake from the cosy front veranda, take the kids for a safe swim on the sandy beaches of the pristine lake, paddle a canoe across its shallow waters, go to the playground on the way or take off for a surf on one of the nearby untouched beaches. There are fishing spots on the lake, ocean and nearby creeks and rivers. The more active can also discover plenty of bush-walks in the surrounding National Parks and Nature Reserves.

If you are bringing your motor boat please stick to the designated boat ramps and speed limits. There are black swans and a great number of other birds breeding in the shallow parts of the lake.

A 15 minute walk along the lake or a short trip in the car brings you to the untouched beaches of Wreck Bay, where dolphins and whales pass by while you relax under your umbrella or on your surf- or body-board. There is a Surf Life Saving Club in Sussex Inlet with a surf reef at the tip of the head and a calm swimming spot at Berrara Beach.

Sussex Inlet has a few cafes and restaurants, a supermarket, bottle shop, bank, pub, boat rentals, RSL club and even an old fashioned cinema. There is a market every second weekend. The caravan park on the main road to Sussex has a takeaway, a small shop and a laundry. There is a new bus route to Sussex Inlet and Nowra and one taxi operator in town.

Swanhaven is surrounded by National Parks. Plenty of outings to either the coastal National Parks or the Great Dividing Range with, for example, Ben Boyd Lookout or Pigeon House Mt walks, or the coastal towns such as Ulladulla, Milton, Batemans Bay, etc. are very attractive. At Jervis Bay, located just north of this area, you can go on Whale watching and Dolphin tours, as well as diving expeditions.

There are maps and some informational brochures in the house.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Books Ceiling fan Children welcome Clothes dryer Coffee maker Deck/Patio Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Eco-Friendly Fireplace Games Hair dryer Heating Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Stereo Stove Telephone Television Toaster Towels provided Toys Video library Washing machine Wood stove
Swanlake Cottage - Water Views is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 30.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful sanctuary! A wonderful house filled with character and coziness. A perfect place to get away from life for a little bit. Wonderfully located close to a stunning lake and a very short to drive to empty beaches! I would definitely recommend this place to anybody.
Date published: 2016-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as we remembered! Recently, our family stayed at Swan Lake Cottage for the second time. Happy memories of our first visit a few years ago drew us back. The cottage and the surrounding lake were as good as we remembered and we had a fantastic time. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. It's situated in the perfect location only metres from the lake. We found plenty to do during our stay. Multiple times each day, we crossed the road to the lake to take photos, go for walks, swim, play on the sand, and canoe. We also relaxed on the cottage verandah or in one of the many shady and attractive spots in the secluded back garden. Our dog enjoyed coming with us to Swan Lake. Yes, the cottage is pet-friendly. We came home with thousands of stunning photos of the lake and the cottage garden, the beach and the lagoon. (The beach and lagoon are are only a few minutes' drive away.) We also returned home with more happy memories. Swan Lake Cottage is the perfect place for a family holiday especially, if like us, you have a passion for photography, enjoy canoeing, and have a dog who likes going for walks. We hope to return again soon!
Date published: 2016-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Relax with family and friends My teenage son, 2 of his mates and I had a 3 night retreat at this gorgeous cottage. The boys loved it as much as I did. The yard was full of interesting bits and pieces that our little dog enjoyed exploring. Overall a definite winner.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from quirky, large cottage surrounded by lush gardens Ideal holiday spot for a large family by offering four roomy bedrooms which even smell inviting with natural wood panelling.. The kitchen is highly stocked with kitchenalia and food essentials, and very functional....foodies will love it. A wood fire adds to the 'old world charm' of the comfy atmosphere. Lying on the huge day bed in the lounge gives a good view to the telly and the fire! The décor is seventies inspired with splashes of post war furniture. Sitting on the front veranda, there are filtered views through a 'private rainforest' to swan lake. The back garden is equally beautiful and very private, with plenty of seating and a glass dining table to eat. Very good value for money and there is no 'booking fee' which holiday seekers should not be paying as it is a con. Surprising there is no bond for such a well fitted out place, but there is a cleaning fee, with the option of avoiding should the place be left clean and tidy. I love a place with a few discreet cobwebs which indicates a very healthy environment.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very comfy home away from home We had a great short stay at the Swanlake Cottage. The cottage was well equiped and have everything we needed. The kitchen was especially impressive. The host was great to deal with and was very quick to respond to us. Only two of us stayed in the Cottage on our trip, but it could easily hold double that and more. Will definitely be back
Date published: 2016-02-17
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