We welcome you to experience a journey to Hawksbury River's ultimate getaway, Amaroo Cottage. PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROPERTY CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED BY WATER.
Back in 1935 there were just 6 dwellings on the bend of the Hawkesbury River called Bar Point. One of these was Amaroo Cottage. In those days the river cottages were set slightly back from the river with a boatshed located at the waters edge.
All the original buildings still exist at Amaroo and have been faithfully restored by the present owners. French doors from the main cottage lounge and master bedroom open onto a large verandah that captures the morning light all year round. The newly renovated kitchen blends perfectly with the pot belly stove that is recessed in the original stand stone kitchen wall.
The master bedroom, with a queen size bed, has French doors that open onto the front deck. The second bedroom has 2 single beds. The third bedroom, located in the Studio next to the Boathouse, has a double bed and views over its own deck directly onto the river.
The kitchen has been rated as fit for Stephanie Alexander, with a log fire and silver service cutlery and crockery.
The bathroom, although private, has views over the garden and the second "lou with a view" contains a washing machine and dryer.
A gas barbeque is ideally located on the lawn by the waters edge. The outdoor garden table, studio deck and private boatshed are perfect settings for afternoon drinks before retreating to the cottage terrace for sunset dining. Amaroo offers complete relaxation by the river.
Arrive midweek by mail boat weekdays only, water taxi, own boat, or a hired tinny. Either Mary or Jonathan, or , can advise on catering & any restaurant excursions that you may want to plan.
Staying at Amaroo Cottage is mostly about doing nothing.There are however a couple of hand lines, a great collection of books, magazines & board games to keep you occupied. A stereo, small TV & video are also in place.
For those who wish to explore further afield, we suggest you arrange hire of a tinny.
Head over to Peats Bite a fabulous place to dine on the weekends with a pick up and drop off service available to Amaroo Guests.
Arrive by mail boat midweek, water taxi or your own boat. Please feel free to contact Mary or Jonathan - telephone or - to discuss any further items.
What to bring
Food & Beverage
Favourite CD's & Videos
Hooks, bait, sinkers ... for those keen to fish
The owners regularly live in the cottage mid week if it is not rented out, so everything is kept in perfect order for your visit.
HOW TO GET THERE
Brooklyn & Deerubbun Boat Ramp at Mooney Mooney are just 45km from the Sydney Harbour Bridge so we generally suggest travelling time is less than an hour from Sydney to reach this very unique weekend getaway.
Please contact us on the above telephone number to discuss any special transport issues. eg how suitable is a "Rubber Duck" as a mode of transport
CHECK IN & CHECK OUT
Generally check in times are anytime after 4.00 PM on Fridays, check out by 4.00PM the day you leave. Midweek times by arrangement.
As we will leave the place open for your arrival, it is important that you let us know if you are going to be greatly delayed.
Please note that we do not accept parties under any circumstances, we do accept dogs that are well cared for, we do accept children provided parents are aware of water safety issues.
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