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CASTAWAY . Hawkesbury River . ARRIVE BY BOAT

Cottage, Hawkesbury River

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Min 2 - 3 nights stay

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bathroom

Description

ARRIVE BY BOAT perfect for two but can sleep 4

BEAUTIFULLY APPOINTED ....original cottage.... ABSOLUTE PRIVATE WATERFRONT....DAY BEDS..al fresco dining ... HAMMOCK.....kayaks .... SENSATIONAL VIEWS....

Arrive by own boat OR self drive tinnie , no experience required OR water taxi - DETAILS BELOW 'read more'

There are NO ROADS . NO CARS

Before you arrive at CASTAWAY , we will have the house open & set up, ready for you to simply kick back & relax...no need to pick up keys

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DEALS

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available over selected periods

Mon - Fri mid week ; Mon - Mon OR Fri-Fri 7 night stays OR 3 night weekends

not valid in combo w last min 20 discount

excluding 18 December to 31 January & Long Weekends

BYO sheets & towels or supplied at $80 per bed

email us to check

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GENERAL NOTES

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BEDDING :- Dyvets, Dyvet Covers, Throws, Mattress & Pillow Protectors provided

LINEN:- 100 premium cotton sheets & towels optional xtra AT COST $80 per bed

CHILDREN - by prior arrangement only

PETS - by prior arrangement only

ADDITIONAL GUESTS - poa

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS - we aim to offer a late check out option , 4pm, on weekend stays when possible..check when enquiring

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WHAT IS THERE

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. two king beds

. fully self contained with well equipped kitchen

PANTRY includes

. coffee plunger , ground coffee & twinings tea & raw sugar

. sea salt , ground pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar

. glad wrap, foil, paper towel, serviettes, fabric napkins, all dishwashing needs

LOUNGE

. DVD, Video, iPod dock & CD player no TV reception

. heaters & portable fans

. fishing rods

. two single sit on top kayaks, life jackets & paddles note use of kayaks at own risk

. outdoor gas BBQ & outdoor heater

. outdoor open wood fired brazier BYO wood or gather locally

. 2 sit on top kayaks

. internet access via your mobile phone or dongle medium strength / speed

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WHAT TO BRING

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. sheets & towels etc unless choosing to have this provided at $80 per bed

. favourite CDs, DVDs, Videos, reading material

. hooks, bait, sinkers for fishing

. toiletries, personal belongings including swimming costume & kayak footwear

. personal repellant, sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses

. food & beverage

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WHAT TO DO

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. simply relax , fish, read,

. take a boat trip to lunch at a waterfront restaurant

. explore by kayak

. pick up some seafood from King Tides or Lifeboat Seafood- in Brooklyn, before jumping on water taxi

. take a boat trip to Peats Bite for a long lunch

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CATERING

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Delicious easy to heat dinners & brunches can be stocked into fridge prior to arrival

Catering can be provided if ordered at time of booking

Subject to availability

Not available peak periods / long weekends

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RESTAURANTS

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PEATS BITE - 2nd generation family restaurant with relaxed atmosphere, live music, brilliant views, great food, boat access only

Bookings Essential

Open Sept till June - $130 pp licensed

Pre book their door to door boat transfer option

Suited to self drive no licence required runabouts OR own boat

Distance approx. 5km

COTTAGE POINT INN - iconic waterfront restaurant in Cowan Creek serving a la carte & degustation lunches 6 days

Bookings essential

Suited to own boat 60hp+ not suited to self drive no licence required runabouts; water taxi cost prohibitive

Distance approx. 30km / 30 mins in 60hp boat

BEROWRA WATERS INN.- architect designed, boat access only, open weekends

Booking essential

Suited to own boat 60hp+ not suited to self drive no licence required runabouts; water taxi cost prohibitive

Distance approx. 15km / 20 mins in 60hp boat

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CAFES

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SPENCER STORE - legendary watering hole for motor cycle / vintage car touring enthusiasts

reached by boat & car

serving burgers, aussie brunches & beverages bottle shop prices for bubble & beer

tables on jetty over waters edge

closed Tuesday

Suited to self drive no licence required runabouts OR own boat

Distance approx. 10km / 30 mins by self drive hire boat

there are other cafes & bistros suited to own boat travel we are happy to list other options by email / phone

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BOAT TRAVEL

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Just a reminder that CASTAWAY is BOAT ACCESS ONLY, & located on Milsons Passage. There are absolutely no cars, which does make getting there part of the adventure

We will email you boat travel contacts once you have contacted us as we are prohibited to list contact details on this site

Boat travel option below is to be selected & booked at time of booking your stay

That way we know you are not swimming

You pay for your boat travel direct w the operator; no agent fees

WATER TAXI - TINNIE PACKAGE no experience required

Price Guideline: - 2 or 3 Nights- $320 in TOTAL; additional nights $50

Parking & Water Taxi from Kangaroo Point Public Wharf, Brooklyn

Unrestricted parking along lower road at Kangaroo point

Option for pick up from train / Brooklyn Public Wharf POA

Arrive by Water Taxi with a Self Drive Tinnie waiting for you at Castaway jetty

This option gives you flexible arival time, in that you can arrive after sunset

No experience or license required . Very easy to drive

Includes taxi transfers, tinnie hire, tank of fuel, map, safety equipment, call out service if broken down

On arrival the Water Taxi driver will run through the boat operation with you

Water taxi / hire boat packages have limited availability

Water Taxi travel time is approx. 15 mins

SELF DRIVE TINNIE no experience required

Off Street Parking & Boat Hire from Brooklyn Central

Arrive by Self Drive Tinnie/Runabout From Brooklyn

No experience required

Rate Guideline:- $170 - 1 Night ; $270 - 2 night; $370 - 3 night

You receive a thorough briefing from the team at Brooklyn Central

There is private off street parking available

You can buy bait there also

Arrival at Brooklyn Central latest 1 hr before sunset

Parking, Unloading & Boat Briefing takes approx. 30 mins

You must be travelling in tinnie before sunset

Tinnie travel time from Brooklyn Central to Castaway is approx. 30 mins

WATER TAXI

Parking & Water Taxi from Kangaroo Point Public Wharf, Brooklyn

Unrestricted parking along lower road at Kangaroo point

Jetty To Jetty Water Taxi service, also after sunset

Mainland pick up is generally Kangaroo Point, Brooklyn

There is unlimited public parking on the lower level road at Kangaroo Point

Price Guideline $90 each way; late night surcharge generally applies after 7pm

Once at Castaway you really do not need to go anywhere, as it is simply so lovely at the house

There are 2 sit on top kayaks if you want to take a paddle along the shoreline

OWN BOAT - Trailer Boats

Parking & Boat Launch from Mooney Mooney public boat ramp, next to M1 Freeway

Also Dolphin Marina, 1 Brooklyn Rd with off street parking for small fee

Note:- that on the new Moon low tide in summer months, there may be an hour either side of the low, with limited pontoon access due to the more extreeme low tide

HAVE BOAT LICENCE - but have no boat

Brooklyn Central has a tinnie with a 30hp available for hire

BOAB Boat Hire have polycraft vessels with 50hp + that they can deliver to a boat ramp on the Hawkesbury ; & meet you there; this is cost effective for extended stays

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TERMS we do require you to select & BOOK YOUR BOAT TRAVEL direct with the operator at the time of making your accomodation booking with us....and let us know with who & when you are travelling ......that way we know you will not be swimming to Castaway

We will email you arrival departure guidelines and all relevant contact details for Boat Travel & Restaurant Bookings in our reply ; Stayz / HomeAway policy limits phone details being listed on their site.

We look forward to hearing from you

Regards Roz & Jacqui

Features

Balcony Books Children welcome Coffee maker Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils DVD player Eco-Friendly Games Hair dryer Heating Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Living room Long-term renters welcome Microwave Outdoor grill Oven Pets allowed Refrigerator Stereo Stove Telephone Toaster Video library
CASTAWAY . Hawkesbury River . ARRIVE BY BOAT is rated 4.25 out of 5 by 4.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Our stay at Castaway We had a lovely week at Castaway Cottage. When we arrived the house was open with music playing and candles lit to welcome us. The cottage is well kept, neat and very clean with all amenities needed to make our stay pleasant. The view is ever changing with boats passing day and night and the wharf is very good for boats. We caught enough fish for 3 dinners and enjoyed being part of the spectator craft for the bridge to bridge race. Would certainly recommend Castaway Cottage to friends.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Treadmill detox Lovely location and thoroughly enjoyable. Everything was ready for arrival. Definitely on the return list.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic find We had a fantastic quiet stay at Castaway over Christmas. The special touches of oil, malden salt, and candles were great, and the neighbours extremely friendly and helpful.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Feel the serenity Spent a few days at Castaway, had a wonderful time. This old fisherman's cottage is pretty much unrenovated, but is tastefully furnished and very comfortable. Lovely spacious, shady verandah at the front to watch the boats go by. Climbed up through the back garden to the bush, the sandstone cliffs have wonderful views across the Hawkesbury river. Plenty of wildlife and fishing, a joy to wake to the sound of kookaburras in the morning. One minor negative is that the kitchen and bathroom 'list to port' slightly, which can be a little disorientating after a day on the boat and a few Sav Blancs! Bring a good book, relax and enjoy the serenity
Date published: 2015-12-09
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