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

Location

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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A RIVER SHACK . Luxury Glamping . Hawkesbury River is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
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Features

Suitability
Eco-Friendly
Outdoor
Outdoor grill, Balcony, Deck/Patio
Entertainment and Family
Games, Books, Hair dryer, Internet access
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen, Oven, Pantry items, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster
Linen and Cleaning
Linens provided
Heating and Cooling
Fireplace, Heating, Ceiling fan

Prices

Last minute deal!

Stay before 05 Sep 2016 for 15% off.

Special offer!

ask about 3 - 7 NIGHT SPECIALS arrive Thur, Fri or Mon ... SUNDAY arrival generally not available as we offer weekend late check out .... Between XMAS NEW YEAR check in dates 27 & 30 DEC .... all RATES QUOTED are BYO towels ; LINEN included.....

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
This property has a standard rate of: $250
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $160 $320 $1120 2 $0 $0
* $220 $480 $1540 2 $0 $0
* $295 $590 $2065 2 $0 $0
* $275 $830 $1925 2 $0 $0
* $295 $590 $2065 2 $0 $0
* $425 $850 $2975 2 $0 $0
Additional Costs
Optional costs*
Friday Supper $28 p/p

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 1 beds and can sleep a maximum 2 people.