Nestled on the hillside, Betsea Cottage has sweeping island and ocean views from the verandah, kitchen, lounge and two of the bedrooms. It is a five -minute stroll to the boat ramp and beach.
The kitchen overlooks the ocean and is well equipped for just boiling an egg or cooking up a storm The living room has comfy seating and 43cm HD TV, a bookshelf and board games.
Betsea Cottage is a bit more upmarket from a simple shack – with two bathrooms and three toilets The third toilet is located downstairs near the washing machine in the laundry. The main bedroom and bunk room even have ocean views There is a solar power system, gas hot water storage, gas stove and heater. It is very important to be conscious of the solar power and minimise the use of power hungry devices. Heating appliances such as hairdryers, straighteners, irons and toasters must not be used as they drain too much energy in a short amount of time. All linen except beach towels is supplied. This includes sheets, pillowcases, blankets, towels, bathmats, face-washers, tea-towels and handtowels. If you wish to bring your own bed linen, there will be $10 reduction for each bed. Bring a Telstra phone or SIM card as only a Telstra tower here.
There are fabulous beach walks with dramatic coastal scenery where you can walk along a marked trail to Cathedral Rock and feel the white sand between your toes as you return along the beach.
The swimming is very safe and the rocks are fun to climb on. The kids will love the freedom to explore, build sandcastles, fly a kite, kick the footy and play in the well-equipped playground.
It is about an hour away to the majestic Karri forests and wineries of Northcliffe, Pemberton and Manjimup so makes for a perfect base for day trips to popular tourist destinations.
The caretaker, by the caravan park, sells only a few basic items so it is best to bring all your toiletries, food and groceries with you. The closest stores are Northcliffe 27km and Pemberton 50km
The weather can be quite cool and maybe windy so bring clothes for all seasons. If it is raining and cold outside you can marvel at the waves breaking over Sandy Island and when it is fine you can enjoy the bush and beach walks. Head over to Salmon Beach for good fishing, too. Also, you can launch your boat and head out to enjoy some serious fishing.
Windy Harbour, is in the D Entrecasteaux National Park and is your perfect place to enjoy some peace and tranquillity. From the casual comfort of indoors you can marvel at the magnificent Great Southern Ocean as waves crash around nearby Sandy Island. It makes you feel a part of nature.
How to find Betsea Cottage: Drive 27km south from Northcliffe down towards Windy Harbour. Continue to left on the sealed road and veer right to keep the campground and the playground on your right. Go straight through at the sign saying "Local Traffic Only. No Through Road". Turn left at the driveway after the second house on the left. There is a big Norfolk Island pine tree at the driveway. Betsea Cottage is the big cream house on the right with a ramp leading up to the balcony. You can park anywhere to the right of the ramp. The key to the house is in a locked box and the location and code will be texted to you before your arrival.