Welcome to Porto del Sol, your holiday home in Maroubra, Sydney. The house sleeps up to 6 people. the semi-detached, single story house includes the lounge room, large kitchen with eat-in area, three large and bright bedrooms, a fully tiled bathroom with oversized bathtub and shower, and a utility/store room. Outdoor is a large entertaining area with ocean views, equipped with bbq facilities and garden furniture.
Each bedroom has federation windows and timber louvres, to filter the light. The lounge room has two, quality Italian leather couches, flat screen TV and a beautiful gas fire place, for the colder winter nights.
The kitchen is fully equipped, and includes a luxurious two-oven, five-burner stove, large fridge/freezer, microwave, espresso machine, and quality dinnerware. A bottle of red wine and basic cooking ingredients are provided to each guest, compliments of the house.
In the bathroom there is a large capacity washer and drier, with laundry powder and basic toiletries provided.
Porto del Sol is a luxury holiday house located within a short stroll to Maroubra beach, a prestigious location in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. The house has a Spanish-inspired architecture, which offers exceptionally well preserved, highly bolted, ornate ceilings in some of the rooms that blend very well with the modern architecture of other rooms. This unique room combination, coupled with the quality furniture, modern kitchen and bathroom, and the relaxing outdoor entertaining area with ocean views and breeze, offer visitors a unique holiday atmosphere, of total relaxation.
Must do activities
Few places in Sydney, and even Australia boast as many attractions as Maroubra. Our holiday house is within 15 minutes walking distance from all of them.
A ten-minute stroll along Marine Parade brings you to the beach, which is very popular given its easy access and kilometer-long expanse of sand. The beach is one of the most popular surfing locations in Sydney and Australia's second only National Surfing Reserve.
Free outdoor gym, BBQs, skate park and large kids playground
Maroubra Beach is surrounded by open space, which enables many activities to take place within its vicinity. There is a free outdoor gym, a skate park and a large kids playground. Free BBQs are located in the central part of the beach and towards the south of the beach near South Maroubra Surf Club. There is also a cafe/kiosk area at the centre of the beach and more restaurants and cafes are located in Marine Parade directly opposite the beach.
Mahon Pool is on of Sydney’s wildest rock pool swimming experiences. Marine life flourishes in the enclosure and high tide whips up such a churn that locals have taken to calling it “The Washing Machine”. Constructed in 1932, the pool is nestled into the rock formations below the cliffs of Jack Vanny Memorial Reserve, only 7 minutes walk from the holiday house. Families combine a visit to the pool with having fun with kids on the grassy expanse above. Local cafes are just a stroll away, when you have worked up an appetite!
Tip: Sunrise at the pool is spectacular.
Maroubra to Bondi Coastal Walk
This is an almost 9km walk, which takes in some of Sydney’s most breathtakingly views of the ocean coast. With a total ascent of almost 120m, the walk takes some 2.5 – 3 hrs to complete, one way. It is one of Sydney’s ‘must do’ attractions for visitors worldwide.
The walk is broken up by five smaller beaches and bays, each section boasting a completely different atmosphere. These beaches include, in order: Coogee, Closely, Bronte, Tamarama and Bondi.
(Very) local attractions
Among the many gems the immediate surrounds of our holiday house offers, are the three establishments described below.
The Grumpy Baker
Next door from the bus stop on Marine Parade, as you turn right from our street, is this corner bakery, conveniently open 7 days a week, from 6:30am! Do not be deceived by the shabby look of the building hosting this tiny bakery, and venture inside. They bake on the premises the most amazing artisan breads and pastries, and serve these straight out of the oven! You will miss a quality experience if you do not visit this tiny place during your stay at Porto del Sol.
The Pool Café
Next door from the Mahon pool on Marine Parade, as you turn left from our street, is this recently refurbished restaurant café, offering locals quality food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Away from the beach crowds, dropping into the Pool Café either after a swim, a walk in the Jack Vanni Memorial Reserve to admire uninterrupted coastal views all the way to Bondi, or simply for a quality dinner in a relaxed atmosphere, is a must during your stay at Porto del Sol.
Anahata Yoga Space
Above the Pool Café are the studios of Anahata, where yoga classes are held every day. The trainers cater to all people, no matter your level of flexibility, fitness, wellness, body size or shape and age.