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Bangalla - Sydney's historic holiday home

House, Palm Beach

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

From $650 per night {{quote.pricing.message}} Total {{quote.pricing.price | format:'currency':'short'}} for

Min 2 nights stay

10 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
3 bathrooms


Situated on Scotland Island, Bangalla is one of Sydney's s exceptional residences located in the heart of Pittwater, situated 45 minutes drive north of the CBD. This secluded property is totally unique, built at the turn of the century from large sandstone blocks quarried on the island and has been lovingly restored over 10 years by its current owners, who have created an idyllic, private and peaceful retreat.

This stunning waterfront property is nestled on 2 acres of very private manicured grounds, the beautifully restored historic homestead has been tastefully refurbished with unique and stylish furniture which provides a luxurious environment in which to relax, and the cottages elevated position give spectacular panoramic vistas over Pittwater and the Barrenjoey Peninsula. There is a freshwater pool and sauna, with a large open air pavilion surrounded by beautifully sand-stoned outdoor entertaining area's for all your entertaining needs, with plenty of room for the family or friends -take in the serenity of the picturesque Pittwater and watch the yachts sail by your doorstep

The main cottage consists of a well-equipped kitchen, spacious living and dining areas, master bedroom suite, second and third bedroom and many outdoor entertaining area's. The cottage and guest house are air conditioned and the house and pavilion are made cosy by 3 fireplaces, making Bangalla the perfect romantic getaway.

The second cottage, a guest house has been beautifully built by island craftsmen in Australian hardwood, features queen bed, kitchenette/living, bathroom and outdoor deck.

The property has two jetties for easy boat access with a deep water mooring beyond, a 15m private, sandy and safe swimming beach. Bangalla is 3 minutes by boat from Church Point and is serviced by water-taxi and a regular ferry, boat-licensed guests also have the use of a dedicated tender.

This cottage and guesthouse is perfectly suited for a family or up to 4 couples to share in a truly relaxed setting, a great holiday getaway. This truly unique property also makes a perfect honeymoon retreat, with function venues in the area able to host your wedding party (note Bangalla is not avaialble for weddings or receptions).

Bangalla - Pittwater Paradise

Pittwater is truly a unique paradise, where you can enjoy the simple pleasures in a wonderous environment. The somnolent beauty and tranquillity reigning over Pittwater is magical, take in the serenity, a place where you can retreat and watch the world go by, or participate in the many water sports / activities and local attractions

Spend your days relaxing by the pool with breathtaking views, watching the yatchs sail by or take refreshing swims in the cool salty waters on your own private beach. Kayak through the misty bays at dawn, exploring the many little tucked away beaches around Pittwater, spend a day out cruising or sailing and take in the serene beauty, indulge in a little fishing, wake boarding, windsurfing, diving, take a scenic ferry cruise or an adventurous whale watch tour.

Pittwater is a vast waterway that stretches from Broken Bay at the mouth of the Pacific Ocean, to end in a hand-spread of five bays reaching out from Scotland Island and The Bays- McCarrs Creek, Elvina, Lovett, Little Lovett and Towlers (also referred to as Morning Bay) and are backed by the rugged Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Bangalla - Scotland Island

Bangalla is situated on the South East side of Scotland Island, one of only two populated islands in Sydney and home to around 300 families. The island is located in the heart of Pittwater, one of three drowned river valleys in the Sydney area (Sydney Harbour being the largest).

Pittwater is bounded on one side by the Barrenjoey Peninsula which is an extension of urban Sydney, and on the other side by the beautiful Kurangai National Park. This setting creates a natural water-sports arena, home to some of the finest closed water sailing in Australia.

Scotland Island is 3 min by boat from Church Point, and a ferry leaves regularly for the island and other boat only access bays.

Bangalla - Sydney's historic holiday home is rated 4.4444 out of 5 by 9.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Stay! We had a wonderful long weekend up at Bangalla. What an incredible property. The fishing was fabulous too, straight of the wharf, my son was thrilled. Thank you for a lovely stay.
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sydney's Most Stunning Estate On The Pittwater If you are lucky enough to stay at Bangalla, you really are experiencing one of Sydney’s premier properties in a truly unique location. We booked for my husbands special birthday and the property took our family's breath away! Every detail was exquisite; from the spacious layout of the home, to the breath-taking entertainers dream location inside The Pavilion, to the gorgeous gardens [perfect for kids – big and small to explore], to the additional wood stock piled around the property for the three incredible fireplaces, to the Aesop bathroom products and the extraordinary commercial oven and kitchen which was a dream to cook in. Firstly, do not be afraid of the water access only for this property. The water taxi service for this area is excellent and always arrived within five minutes of phoning them. But a warning, don't call unless you are ready to go as like all taxi's they don't like waiting around. The guys run on a mobile number and operate from early morning until around midnight on weekends. They also take eftpos, so just indulge and use the water taxi service for the fun method of arriving that it is. Also, if you have bags, cases, luggage and a car load [or three like we did] of shopping, the water taxi guys will help you get everything on and off the boat safely - even in windy weather, they were amazing and reassuring. The property itself is stunning. It's so spacious with so much wildlife, flora, fauna that you could explore for hours. We saw an enchidna on the first night - it was amazing. From the jetty, a warning that there is a long staircase up to the main-house, so leave everything at the jetty and check out the property first, then slowly ferry everything upstairs when you have taken in how incredible the property is. Trust me, it will make the little work-out, completely worth it. There are three fireplaces across the property; and we used all three of them the entire long weekend. Its very much a winter house as much as its a summer house, so even if you don't use the pool, it's still divine in winter. There is plenty of wood stock although we did some of our chopping for fun; the boys loved it. There is also connected audio throughout the whole property, which like any sound system, takes some working out as its a touch tricky [and yet incredible once you get the way it works]. Its operated by an i-pad and is incredibly clever/cool touchpoint. Some practical advice for future guests, there are lots of essentials at the property; foil, conserves and spreads, sugar, oil and salt & pepper in the kitchen so don't go overboard with shopping. Same with household products; there are additional throws and pillows in each room for fussy sleepers. Board games, beautiful books to read, high chairs, cots. Just bring the essentials; it will save you time and energy. The Property Manager was excellent in every regard; friendly, prompt, professional and warm so I must say I was shocked to read some negative commentary below from other guests. I need to extend thanks for her making time to answer every detailed question I had. I'm an over-planner on these weekends away [which we do regularly] and all my questions were all answered perfectly. Including any questions I had across the weekend, she was always on speed dial by phone or text. Thank you lovely Kerrie! This is a bucketlist property; so indulge, enjoy the water taxi fun, embrace that its remote, charter a boat like we did on our second day, do some fishing off the wharf, have a few drinks on the jetty at sunset. Its really a breath-taking property that is unlike anything else in Sydney! Enjoy.
Date published: 2015-06-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fantastic property - let down by poor Manager!!! Property, location and facilities 10/10. Property manager extremely unprofessional and rude. Apparently the pool is only heated if you pay "a large extra charge and advise a week before to turn on" not mentioned anywhere in T&C's. Cleanliness was below average, sheets were stained and soiled underwear found under bed, lots of dust and cobwebs, broken lights and dangerous electrical fittings!!
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from beautiful house, terrible service - no attention to detail. - never mentioned that we couldn't get to the island by car and that carrying bags of groceries would be a hassle. - didn't return lost property.
Date published: 2014-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I can not recommend this property enough; we stayed for four nights and feel as though we���ve had a 2 week break. This property is the most beautiful and relaxing place I���ve stayed. We are hoping to make a visit to Bangalla a biennial event.
Date published: 2012-09-27
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