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A RIVER SHACK . Luxury Glamping . ARRIVE BY BOAT

Cabin, Hawkesbury River

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Min 2 nights stay

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom

Description

- JUST FOR TWO - No Cars - HAMMOCK & KAYAK - An Adventure 1 Hour From Sydney -

ARRIVE BY BOAT see 'more details' below

this is GLAMPING at its best

OUTDOOR kitchen + OUTDOOR fireplace + RAINWATER shower

kayak for two

light filled bedroom opens to deck in the tree canopy-a real TREEHOUSE feel

travel up the Hawkesbury by water taxi

THEN

approx. 3 min up steepish track from the waters edge to the shack…

but well worth the hike if you like the images!!!

the location offers a unique experience for a few days away from the fast lane……

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ABOUT THE SHACK

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set back from the waters edge, in a grove of native bush…......

the shack is a minimalistic space but offers much more than just the basics

the living area is an indoor/outdoor OPEN SPACE interconnecting the lounge to the rear terrace where an outdoor fire is built into the hillside…

there are NO DOORS between the lounge & the rear deck, just blinds that drop down if required..

the concept is to enjoy the open space as one …which works well in most weather conditions

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THE COOK'S GALLEY / KITCHEN

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is essentially AN OUTDOOR SPACE, built below the overhanging eaves of the living & the bedroom structures ......

yet here all is in place for those with a love of cooking

stainless bench

double stainless sink,

2 electric hot plates

hooded gas BBQ

wood fire

portable gas burner

small oven

2 x below counter bar fridges

german carbon knives

stainless bowls & utensils,

stainless & cast iron pots

hand blender & mini food processor

bamboo steam baskets

milk frother, coffee plunger, italian coffee brewer

shelves are well stocked with

oils, vinegars & mustards

asian & european sauces / condiments

salts & pepper

teas, coffee & sugar

back up flours & grains

glad wrap, paper towel, baking paper, foil

candles, matches, personal repellants, mosquito coils etc

…so no need to bring the whole supermarket in your back pack

there is a sealed storage box for non refrigerated items

the rest of the galley is open shelf design

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THE DINING

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there is no formal dining area

the bar counter close to the fire is a favourite spot to eat

the 'workbench' table in the lounge is another lovely spot

as is the outdoor table on front deck

..... despite there being no formal dining table you can create a beautiful dining setting

candles

fabric napkins

big wine glasses

serving platters & white crockery

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THE BEDROOM

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the bedroom space can be fully closed

glass double doors open to front deck

the built in CORNER DOUBLE BED w italian two way CEILING FAN above, is the most perfect place to relax in the filtered afternoon light

.....all is in place for a comfortable nights sleep in all temperatures

feather mattress topper

cotton sheets

feather dyvet

summer quilt

feather & latex pillows

mosquito net

electric blanket

cieling fan

portable fan heater

a band of high windows, all 'hand me downs' from local houses, allows light to stream in from all sides

the alcove leading to the front deck also has a glass ceiling

making this room a wonderful space from dawn to dusk

if you are looking for a bedroom with blackout facilies, then this is not for you

although light, the sun itself does not reach the shack bedroom till late'ish

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THE BATHROOM

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the ensuite shower & toilet connects with bedroom

here the outdoor is embraced with glass free windows.....

the portable fan heater takes the chill off the bathroom on cool mornings

there is a large ECO RAINWATER SHOWER head in the shower

the shower is fed by a rainwater low pressure tank so a soft & gentle experience

we ask you conserve water as rain water is our only supply

shampoos, conditioner , soaps

hand towels, shower mat provided

BYO shower towels

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OUTSIDE

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light weight cane chairs can be moved around to follow the light

a hammock for two can be set in the trees

old jack & jill table chair set w shade umbrella

deck chair

mosquito coils, citronella lanterns & candles

wood for outdoor fire

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DEPARTURE

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there is no cleaning surcharge added on, but we therefore ask you to leave 'The Shiela Shack' neat , tidy & things back in place as you found it...

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GARBAGE

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as there is no council garbage service so we also ask that you take all garbage with you & place in bins located at the mainland wharf

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DOGS

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Due to lack of fences & consideration to neighbours , dogs are generally not able to come along ...however we can make an exception for placid dogs that just like to laze around, do not bark, wander or jump on furniture

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AT THE SHACK

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bluetooth rechargable portable speaker w 15 hrs battery play...take your music to the hammock, the deck, the waters edge!!!

yoga mats, blocks & bolsters

books & magazines

games & puzzles

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FISHING

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2 x fishing rods, bucket, fish knife, board

BYO hooks, bait & sinkers

lights on the 'congo' jetty ensure an excellent spot for both daytime & evening fishing …

best fishing is on the high tide

please clean fish by the waters edge and leave the jetty clean

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SWIMMING

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the current is very strong in this part of the river, but on the still of the high tide ( & at no other time ), the jetty pontoon is a great place jump in…at own resposibility

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KAYAKING

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kayak to the fresh waterhole in 2 seater kayak ...only suited for persons w moderate fitness.....note kayaking is only permitted if you can swim... life jackets & enclosed kayak footwear must be worn when kayaking.....kayaking is at own risk & responsibility...kayaking across the river not permitted; only along the shoreline

Kayak is provided by prior arrangement at time of booking

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WALKING

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Bar Point is a settlement of approx. 200 houses /weekenders of varying shapes & sizes

kalinda road, a narrow grass track, just below the shack runs along the western reach joining the foreshore track nearer the point

the foreshore reserve extends approx. 3km from western end to eastern end …

from the shack this takes approx. 45 minutes as a round trip stroll

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MOBILE RECEPTION

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you probably need to walk to mailshed to pick up Telstra tower & signal....

there is some Optus signal at the shack, which improves as you get to the congo jetty

generally optus texts are fine at shack

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EARLY ARRIVAL - LOCAL DINING

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arrival is generally after 4pm....but if you have a chance to arrive earlier in the day , perhaps kick back and enjoy a lunch at Estuary, Kangaroo Point...this licensed restaurant offers great views of the river..there is a wharf for guest pick up, directly below....

another favourite is LifeBoat Seafoods, 1 McKell Park, in downtown Brooklyn, just a 3 km from Kangaroo Point . This is the local fish coop outlet so very delicious fish & chips are served here...you can also pick up some fresh prawns for later on..

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CATERING DELIVERED

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if you let us know at time of booking, we can generally arrange to have delicious, easy to heat/bake/finish off dinners & brunches stocked in fridge prior to arrival

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WEEKEND LONG LUNCH

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Peats Bite Restaurant is a great long lunch destination with sensational views

a relaxed approach to a long lunch

family owner operators are also singers so a festive atmosphere tends to evolve during the day

guests often take a nap on the lawn between courses

boat access only

pre booking essential

book your boat transfers (pick up & drop off from the shack jetty ) when confirminng table

$130 pp

licenced

Water taxi costs & distance make Berowra Waters Inn & Cottage Point Inn unsuitable options

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ARRIVE BY BOAT TO BAR POINT

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the last leg of your travel is by boat - making this location especially unique!!

Arrival & Departure

by water taxi ( 7 days ) from Kangaroo Point just next to M1 Freeway Bridge COST approx. $100 per trip for 2; Bookings Essential

OR

by riverboat postman ( weekdays mid morning ) COST approx $50 per trip for 2; Bookings Essential

Please discuss your travel plans directly with us before actually booking your boat travel

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NOTE boat travel must be BOOKED BY YOU, DIRECT with boat operator at time of booking your accomodation...that way we know you are not swimming!!!!

We will email all Boat & Restaurant details in our reply email

Unfortunately Stayz / HomeAway does not allow phone details on their site

We look forward to hearing from you

Regards Roz & Jacqui

Features

Balcony Books Ceiling fan Deck/Patio Eco-Friendly Fireplace Games Hair dryer Heating Internet access Kitchen Linens provided Living room Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Refrigerator Stove Toaster
A RIVER SHACK . Luxury Glamping . ARRIVE BY BOAT is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Treehouse was the perfect escape... Architecture, surrounds, lack of cars, the friendly kookaburras, fine fishing off the jetty, we will be back!
Date published: 2009-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We were looking for a haven close to Sydney where we could watch the water, cook, read and potter about on the river. The Treehouse fit the bill perfectly. A snug, modern, comfortable retreat, beautifully designed that we hope to revist soon.
Date published: 2009-06-03
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