Beautiful 2 bedroom Boathouse literally on the water in pristine Careel Bay. Fully self-contained with full kitchen, bar-b-q, lovely bathroom with bath and shower. Large open plan living room with dining table and leather lounges, opens up to an expansive, deepwater jetty. The main bedroom extends over the Bay with extensive water views.
This is a very special getaway, just minutes from Avalon; only 4 minutes drive to Whale Beach; 5 minutes drive to Palm Beach.
Spacious and open, this is ideal for an extended holiday or that weekend getaway.
Facing north-east, The Boathouse is perfect in Summer or Winter. Includes air conditioning and an gas fireplace (see below)
Maximum 2 adults on the premises at any time. Children not allowed due to proximity to water.
Ideal for a couple looking for time alone; for 2 friends looking for time-out; or a single person wanting to escape the city rush.
It's only 45 minutes from Sydney CBD just over an hour from the airport.

"We stayed here at the end of our vacation and it was lovely! Quiet, secluded, but right on the water and near other fabulous places. (We enjoyed the beaches near and the walk to the lighthouse at Barrenjoey.) This place had more conveniences than my home and I wanted to hide and not leave but it isn't that secluded! The owner is great to deal with and we would go back again if the chance ever presents itself." Kay Dougherty, Boston, USA

Privacy, Tranquility and Beauty: On the Bay

One Queen size bed in the main bedroom, with a King-single in the second room.
Lie in bed and listen to the water gently lapping onto the rock wall. Or go fishing from your own private jetty.
At low tide you can walk around to the Careel Bay Boatshed.
Full kitchen means you have the flexibility to eat in or go out and enjoy Palm Beach's array of 5 star restaurants.
Just 45 minutes drive from Sydney's CBD or just over an hour from the airport we can recommend contact details for reliable airport transport.
The local supermarket can deliver food to stock your refridgerator or pantry; and there are many home delivery food services, just in case you don't want to leave.
Bring your boat and tie-up to the jetty; or hire a mall boat from Palm Beach.
You can hire kayaks or stand-up paddleboards from Careel Bay boatshed (2 minutes walk along the sand)
The gas fireplace makes it cosy in Winter


This unique BoatHouse is simply adorable, and just listed on Stayz. Normally, only available to overseas travellers, The BoatHouse is now on Stayz. for both locals and overseas travellers.
Here's what some of those guests said:

"The boathouse is a magical sanctuary where time stops. We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and calm it provided for the mind, soul and spirit. Such a wonderful way to wake up to admire the sunrise off the jetty.
Pirjo Lopperi, Finland :)) "

"Staying right on the water is simply amazing. The Boathouse is beautiful with everything you need. Much larger than I expected. I will definitely return next year." Camilla Mok, California, USA

"Whether you are into water sports, or just relaxing in the sun this is the perfect setting." Esme Brendon, Kent, England

"I've stayed at the Boathouse on several occassions, and it's no wonder I keep coming back. It's large spacious and right on the water. Thank you for sharing such a great holiday location." Peter Mannion, East Sussex, England

"Everything you need: waterfront, full kitchen with dishwasher, internet connection, bbq, walk to Avalon, kayak to Palm Beach. It's easy, beautifully maintained, heaven on earth!"
David Solomon


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Property Wonderful Owners From the moment we arrived we were impressed by the warmth of the owners and the beauty of this location. Dianne and David were welcoming and helpful, even driving us to the restaurant and booked a taxi for our return trip. We had limited time in Australia and they were flexible letting us stay for just one night. We only stayed one night but we will be back.
Date published: 2016-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect setting on the water Magnificent property at the waters edge in beautiful Careel Bay, in the centre of the lovely Northern Beaches. Our hosts Dianne and David looked after us very well, even kind enough to drive us to dinner nearby one night. We will be back!
Date published: 2016-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Magical Experience! We just returned from a weekend at the boat house - what a magical experience! What a rare opportunity to stay in such a beautiful accommodation. I don't know anywhere else in Sydney where you can stay in a boat house and I highly recommend making a booking if your fortunate enough to find an availability. The boathouse is the perfect romantic getaway and ideal for a stress free break away and it has everything you need. The view is breathtaking, exactly like the photographs and the home and garden are meticulously maintained. Our expectations were absolutely met and exceeded! Diane welcomed us on arrival and showed us around. Thank you for opening up your boathouse for people like ourselves who are looking for something truly special and unique. We will be returning next time we need a weekend away. We feel privileged for the experience - thank you!
Date published: 2015-12-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Owner spoiled our stay, constant harassment We booked 12/11/16, when Dianne was made aware that we are bringing our 7 & 8 yr olds, and paid an additional $49 per child per night . . We arrived Fri 27th at 3.15 pm. We were greeted by Dianne, who questioned the ages of my children, then made comments that they looked small ! She discussed at length that children were not usually allowed. That afternoon the children washed their feet at the hose and Dianne asked us not to allow them to touch it. Then reiterated how precious the boathouse was. At this point we began to feel extremely uncomfortable. On Sat our friends arrived to go out on our boat. 1 Adult and a 7 yr old. While another adult and a 5yr old were going shopping with me and my daughter for the day. As soon as they got out of the car, Dianne came out to tell me they were not allowed to stay. When I explained that only the 7yr old and his father were passing through to our boat and would not be staying on the property. She pointed to the little girl (a 5 yr old) and said she look under 7. I told Dianne that she was making us feel very uncomfortable. She said if we wanted to leave, she would give us the rest of our stay back after an inspection. She then followed it up with an email, stating children under 7 yrs where not allowed on the jetty. The 5yr yr was never on the jetty and was with her Mother for the 10 min she was in the Boat House. Later that afternoon, I dropped my friend and her 5 yr old back at her car off the property, then went to get her husband and 7 yr old. On my way back to the boat House she yelled to me over her balcony, asking if I received her email. I told her we had and had decided to stay. Dianne asked me how many children was in my husbands boat which docking and at that time. I said 2 my son (8) and his friend (7). She said if the 7 yr old comes onto her property he will be trespassing! He was only going to travel up the inclinator back to my car. The next morning at 11am (Sunday) Dianne came and apologized for making us feel unconformable and gave us a bottle of Moet. Though we appreciated her gesture, it was less than 24 hr until we were leaving, and she had spoiled our stay. We left the next morning (Monday) at 9.45, texting and emailing Dianne to let her know we had left. We did not receive our deposit back until Thursday. Dianne's constant harassment made us feel very uncomfortable. Instead of a relaxing weekend, we were anxious and stressed the whole time. Dianne received our payment in full & bond 2 week before we arrived. She required it directly into her bank account. She was fully aware of the ages of our children. The boathouse would have been a perfect choice for us and we would have returned, if not for Dianne’s harassment. She lives in the property behind the boathouse, we felt we were being watched the whole time.
Date published: 2015-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from relaxation on the water The BoatHouse on the water proved to be a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Right on the water with great views to the east and very comfortable accommodation. Dianne and David ensured we were welcomed and then allowed our privacy, thank you. Not cheap, but when you consider what you get, certainly value for money.
Date published: 2015-06-25
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Air conditioning, Parking, Dishwasher

Free WiFi, Free Fixed Line Internet
Outdoor grill
Entertainment and Family
DVD player, Stereo, Parking
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher
Linen and Cleaning
Linens provided, Towels provided
Heating and Cooling
Air conditioning, Heating
Deep Water Jetty, Bath and Shower, Internet, Large deck over water, Coffee Machine, Fishing, Outdoor furniture, Inclinator


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: $400
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $420 $880 $3000 2 $0 $0
* $370 $880 $2800 2 $0 $0
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* $650 $1300 $4550 2 $0 $0
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* $370 $880 $2800 2 $0 $0
* $440 $880 $3080 2 $0 $0
* $650 $1300 $4550 2 $0 $0
* $420 $880 $3000 2 $0 $0
* $370 $880 $2800 2 $0 $0
* $580 $1240 $4260 2 $0 $0
* $370 $880 $2800 2 $0 $0
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Security deposit $600 p/s Late checkout to 4pm $150 p/s
Cleaning $100 p/s Additional person $49 p/n
Queen Bed Linen etc $30 p/s Fireplace cleaning $30 p/s
Approved pets $25 p/n
Single Bed Linen $25 p/s
Early checkin 11am $150 p/s
Credit Card fee $5 p/n
Boat Mooring $60 p/s

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 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 2 people.