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The Barefoot Shack

House, Pittwater

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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Min 2 nights stay

6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bathroom


Breathtaking 1950 original fibro beach shack located water access only, metres from secluded beach and lovely river. Experience the peace of a small beach community and the sounds of nature.

Access is by water only so catch the ferry and enjoy the beauty of all the local beaches as you make your way to mackerel or hop on a water taxi and be in paradise in a few minutes.

Fully equipped kitchen with multiple places to entertain , on a large outdoor balcony or under the trees and night sky. Furnished for comfort and relaxation . Home made cookies and a bottle of local mackerel wine will great you as well as a fully stocked pantry that will ensure you have all the basics for a gourmet meal.

Bikes and Beach toys available, books and DVDs all centred around a beach holiday filled with friends, sunshine and laughter.

Two bedrooms one with King bed and the other with a double bed and a bunk. Outdoor BBQ and an endless front yard for children to play and explore.

We have also provided two tents in the backyard that can sleep at least 4 children , the house is very comfortable for 6 people please let us know if you are expecting more guest to stay and we will advise options.

Pets welcome and bowls provided for thirsty dogs. They can run leash free on beach before 9am and after 5:30pm at the northern end of the Beach

The only transport here is by foot or by bike. There are no cars here which makes it perfect for children of all ages , hours of fun can be had with wheelbarrows , climbing trees , swimming , walking and exploring.

The Shack is 280 meters from the beach and a three wheel barrow id provided for transporting all your holiday goodies. A buggy can be provided by special request for those not so able.

Wake up with the wallabies roaming around the garden or watch the goannas scale the trees.

Palm beach is only a ferry ride away with beautiful cafes or Avalon for a wander around boutique shops.

This is the perfect beach escape , close to Sydney but miles away from the pace and noise., a beach shack that requires no shoes and will be a place that you make beautiful memories and return time after time.


Getting to Mackerel:

Mackerel is only accessible by water i.e. by ferry, water taxi or private boat, there are no cars allowed at Mackerel Beach.

Drivers will need to park at the Palm Beach Wharf carpark on Barrenjoey road. Buses run to Palm Beach regularly.

Then take the quick trip on the Ferry or Water taxi from Palm Beach Ferry Wharf across to Mackerel Beach. Check ferry timetables at the Palm Beach Ferry website.

We do not normally take more than 6 guest without prior discussion and strictly no parties as we love our community and want to keep it safe and quite.

Dogs are welcome and allowed just on a leash for the wildlife.Water is tank so very precious so please use it wisely. The shower in the back yard is bore water and very refreshing :

There are no shops at all on Mackerel Beach so you bring your own food and drink. We supply all the basics - the details are supplied when a booking is made.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Dishwasher, Washing machine

Clothes dryer Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Pets allowed Stereo Towels provided Video library Washing machine
The Barefoot Shack is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peaceful and simply sublime! We had a wonderful stay at the Barefoot Shack- my favourite part was listening to the birds, and the beautiful serenity away from the busyness of life. We loved the Shack- perfect comfort. Everything from the comfortable couches to lie down and read a book, to going for wandering walks to Resolute beach a wonderful walk from the northern end of Mackerel beach. The beds were deliciously comfortable as there is nothing worse than a hard bed- we slept well! We loved our paradise getaway- just what the Doctor ordered! Thank you Jeanette for your hospitality in setting up the Shack for our stay!
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect weekender I'm so glad we found this amazing spot! It's rare to find a weekend retreat which is so close to the city but feels like a million miles away. Mackerel Beach is gorgeous, and the Barefoot Shack is simply adorable. It feels like a proper beach house, with lots of light, wooden floors and beautiful homely touches. I don't think we got out of our swimmers the whole time we were there! Perfect. Can't wait to check it out over winter as well - I think this will definitely be a regular weekend getaway.
Date published: 2016-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A piece of paradise This was perfect! If you're looking for some peace and solitude away from it all, but not too far to travel then this definitely ticks the box. We found Barefoot Shack to be idyllic - took me back to childhood holidays at the beach house with its comfort and charm, with shabby chic style. The kids had an awesome time, thriving on the natural surroundings and playing like children should - outdoors!
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing Given the cost of this cottage, I wasn’t expecting it to be in such poor repair generally, and to have a kitchen that was really sub-standard and unclean. I don't mind "basic" but the kitchen and its contents were very dirty.
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Proper old school weekender... Beautiful surroundings, awesome beach, great people, Mackeral makes for a fantastic getaway, the Barefoot Shack the perfect place to stay... Thanks, we will be back.
Date published: 2015-01-25
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