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MARRA RETREAT . Hawkesbury River . ARRIVE BY BOAT

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Min 2 - 3 nights stay

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bathroom

Description

STUNNING VIEWS : Secluded River Settlement.: RUSTIC & ROMANTIC : No Cars

Marra Retreat is one of only a cluster of weekenders in the Hawkesbury’s tiniest BOAT ACCESS ONLY settlements - Marra Marra. This settlement is OFF THE GRID..& SELF SUFFUCIENT...Marra Retreat has solar panels, generator, rain water catchment

with Internet access, Optus phone and TV reception, plus a DVD player, you aren’t aware that you are off the mains power grid. Marra Retreat is fully powered by gas & solar power, with a generator that automatically kicks in if required......

Marra Retreat is the perfect destination to sit back ( or lay back in the hammock) & take in the magnificent water views & distant sandstone escarpment vistas. On a full moon there is no better place to be, with a glass of wine in hand, on the comfortable front deck with the moonrise at centre stage

This cottage is a charming river retreat , offering a great space to unwind.

This rustic cottage has an open plan kitchen/ lounge area with a combustion fireplace for chilly nights; then an adjoining dining room w day bed…. … This main wing of Marra Retreat encompases the original structure of the post office in Brooklyn, which was dismantled & then taken by boat up the river some 100 years ago, & that now gives so much of the character of the property.

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KITCHEN

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open plan fully equipped rustic cook’s kitchen

gas stove gas oven gas BBQ gas fridge. freezer

no high wattage items such as toaster , microwave, electric kettle

PANTRY includes

coffee beans, twinings tea, raw sugar,

Australian olive oil, balsamic vinegar

sea salt, cracked pepper

paper towel & serviettes

all cleaning dishwash products

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SLEEPING

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The bedroom is a newer separate wing, with doors opening onto front deck and fully screened windows opening to the rear ...a second queen bed is located in the loft room above…. there are sliding internal doors on lower level that can be closed separating the 2 areas....effectively allowing 2 separate entrances if required

NOTE that in hot weather the loft room can be warm even with window open & fan on

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WHAT TO BRING

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• favourite CDs, DVDs, reading material

• hooks, bait, sinkers for fishing

• toiletries, personal belongings including swimming costume

• personal repellant , sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses

• food & beverage ( there are no shops )

•sheets & towels

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WHAT TO DO

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• simply relax , fish, read, hang in the hammock

• swim on a high tide off jetty ( shoreline has sharp oysters )

• take a boat trip to Spencer for the legendary burgers & a beer

• prebook a self drive hire boat, ( no licence or experience required ) & explore the nearby river beaches as well as nearby Bar Island

• book in for a long lunch at Peats Bite- see below under restaurants.

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RESTAURANTS & CAFES

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PEATS BITE RESTAURANT weekends only, advance bookings essential, - closed July/Aug. A legendary destination for a long relaxed lunch, in one of the most beautiful & unique locations on the river. $135.00pp ( licensed ) You will need to advance book in your boat transfers directly with Peats Bite, a small charge applies. You can also travel there by hireboat or own boat. Let the restaurant know at time of booking. Family friendly ( sometimes pet friendly - ask when booking)

SPENCER VILLAGE STORE & CAFE serving breakfasts, ( we love the spanish omelette ), burgers & light lunch snacks. Truly the 'Hub of the Universe'. Also supplying a good range of meat, some vegetables & basic supplies. Licensed Bottle Shop as well. Kitchen closes around 2.30pm. approx. 10km ( 30-40 mins in hire boat )

with own boat places such as COTTAGE POINT INN , BEROWRA WATERS INN , are also lovely options...but too far by self drive runabout; water taxi is quite expensive

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GENERAL NOTES

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Before you arrive, the house is opened, ready for you to simply kick back & relax

Children over 10 by prior arrangement only

Pets by prior arrangement only

The property is fully self contained & booked exclusively;

RATES are byo sheets & towels etc OR add $80 per bed for linen & towels to be provided...not available in peak periods

DEALS

discounts apply for last min bookings; special deals may also be available at certain times of the year...call to discuss

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TRAVEL - ARRIVE BY BOAT - Your Travel Becomes Part Of The Adventure!!

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Just a reminder that ‘Marra Retreat' is boat access only. There are absolutely no roads to the property, which does make getting there part of the adventure!

From SYDNEY travel north, ( approx 50km from Harbour Bridge ) along the Pacific Highway & M1 FREEWAY, crossing the Hawkesbury River & immediately taking the Brooklyn/ Mooney Mooney exit. Come back over the river a second time, on the PACIFIC HIGHWAY #83 & turn left in to either BROOKLYN for hire boat or KANGAROO POINT for your scheduled water taxi transfer .... Allow an hour by car from Sydney, and in peak periods add 30 minutes....& always plan to 30 mins early..the boat waits for no one!

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BOAT TRAVEL

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to be booked direct by you; once your dates are confirmed. We will pass on phone details to you

1. SELF DRIVE RUNABOUT From the riverside village of Brooklyn, you commence the last leg of your journey by self drive 'runabout ' .Absolutely no previous experience is required; the boats are broad, stable & slow travelling. Travel time from Brooklyn to your jetty is generally 40 mins….getting there becomes part of the adventure. The hire boat team give you excellent instruction in the ‘zen of steering a boat’ ….so come experience this magical part of the world. Boats are hired from Brooklyn Central .

RATES - approx. $150 for 1 night; $270 for a 2 night ; $370 for a 3 night stay; or the larger ' fish and cruise' at approx. $450 for a 2 night stay ; the hire of either boat is inc. a 25 litre tank of fuel, up to 4 fishing licences. Rates/discounts may depend on pick up / drop off times. Please discuss direct with Brooklyn Central ...Discounts may also apply for extended stays ... see . Latest pick up/ drop off is 5pm ( & 4pm in non daylight saving period )..there is off street parking provided . Payment is on arrival. Travel time by boat to up river houses is between 30 & 50 mins depending on tide & property location.

2 . WATER TAXI Rate is approx. $130 each way based on 2 guests but ask the operators about rates

Payment is by cash on the day, so please have the correct money.

Water taxi travel must be booked & confirmed at the same time as booking of your accommodation…Note: you must be at pick up point 20 mins, prior to departure time…as timing is of the essence,.& this allows for unloading & parking. All passengers agree to take full responsibility for ensuring they allow time for traffic delays, parking & off loading of belongings......Should any guest miss that transfer, the payment & booking of that journey is not transferable.

3. WATER TAXI / HIRE BOAT PACKAGE ( boat delivered & waiting at house wharf )

$320 for 3 days/ 2 nights includes return water taxi transfers from Kangaroo Point/Brooklyn and self drive hireboat awaiting at your holiday house; no licence required ; basic boat instructions on arrival at house; 25l tank of fuel & lifejackets included; Note special weekend offer 3 nights for price of 2!!!!...otherwise additional nights boat hire @ $50 Neal Garnsey – owner /operator of water taxi & hire boat Text / Phone - …limited availability so be quick

4.OWN TRAILER BOAT can be launched in Berowra Waters, Moooney Mooney or Brooklyn

Features

DVD player Fireplace Kitchen Outdoor grill Pets allowed Stereo Video library
MARRA RETREAT . Hawkesbury River . ARRIVE BY BOAT is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely rustic weekend away This is a great option for a 'get away from the hustle and bustle' weekend. Great to be able to take your 4 legged family members as well. If you have you're own boat even better as its faster to get around than with the tinnie.
Date published: 2016-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A little piece of river paradise! This cottage is beautiful, well equipped with everything you need, including a wood fire for those cooler evenings and a great music collection. We stayed to celebrate my birthday and will definitely go back. Even our dog had a great time!
Date published: 2016-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent location Amazing place ,great weekend getaway , will definitely be back
Date published: 2016-04-18
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