Located Close to Sydney the perfect family getaway
About Lucia Dengate
Hi There Im Luci , I purchased this house 4 years ago and renovated it and gave it some love . Im now offering it for Families to enjoy over the Holiday period .
Lucia Dengate purchased this House in 2014
Why Lucia Dengate chose Umina Beach
This property is unique in the fact it has such a large backyard which you could just sit out there and watch the birds fly by . The property is very relaxing and a great place to escape .The Property is pet friendly although not fully fenced your pet is welcome inside .
What makes this House unique
This house is a short walk to the beach .
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great house close to the beach.
Had a great time at this lovely house a short walk from the beach. We had our two small dogs and baby with us. The only thing was the backyard wasn’t completely fenced so needed to block one side of the house with a wheelie bin as one of the previous reviews had suggested. Would definitely stay again, owner was easy to contact and very helpful. Thanks for having us.
Gorgeous house, beautifully decorated
Luci has decorated this cottage beautifully and made it feel very homely with everything you could need accommodated for. We had a really relaxing time and loved the proximity to the beach.
Lovely dog-friendly cottage in great location
We (me, my husband and our 11 month old cavoodle) spent the Australia Day weekend at Summerwood, and thoroughly enjoyed our time. Luci, the owner, was extremely helpful both before our stay and during. She replied very quickly and even let us check out late as no one was coming in that day.
The location is just 2 roads back from the south end of Umina Beach - a dog paradise! Our pup many furry friends and enjoyed romping off leash and swimming in the relatively quiet water both morning and evening.
The cottage has AC in the lounge room (for which we were very grateful) and fans in both bedrooms. The kitchen is well equipped, and spare towels are in linen cupboard. Great shower!! The two lounges are very comfy. Outside there is another lounge and seats under shelter. Lovely to sit there with a view of the enormous back garden.
The yard is not completely fenced, so we put our pup on a long lead so he could roam around the backyard safely.
We will definitely return. Thanks again, Luci.
Lovely cottage in perfect location
My husband, my 7 and 9 year old girls, my 1 year old cavoodle and myself spent a wonderful 5 days at Luci’s home. It had everything we needed. The girls complained that their beds were too hard but they slept well after hours at the beach, wihich is a few minutes walk away. It did take a couple of days to work out how not to get water all over the bathroom when showering. A shower screen would make things easier. The outdoor shower worked well post beach (especially for the dog). One side of the house has no gate but once we blocked it with the bins and knew the dog couldn’t get out, we relaxed. Umina Beach was wonderful and off leash for dogs. I think our dog loved the holiday more than we did!
Thanks Luci for sharing your home with us, we really enjoyed it.
Comfortable and easy. A good holiday.
A relaxing time in a lovely house.
Cosy cottage minutes walk from family friendly beach
Our family of 4 and our small dog spent 5 lovely days in Luci's home. We had long, deep sleeps in the comfortable beds, in the very quiet home/area. When we got up, the kitchen was well appointed for making our meals and a visual treat with some very pretty dishes and cups. Luci obviously has an eye for interior decor as the whole cottage has been decorated very nicely. The bathroom, while still sporting some older wall lining, has been fitted out with beautiful taps, lighting and has the best rain shower with handle included. The only problem with it was that we didn't want to get out!
After spending a few hours down at the beach and at the big, all-ages playground with cafes that is a short walk down the beach (a dog-friendly beach that seems to work well for all), we would come back and enjoy a lazy evening on the sofas with all the tv entertainment we could want or playing cards at the dining table.
The back garden is large and there is a view from the garden table over the house towards the beach. One side has a new fence and a lockable gate, the other side was still open (narrow opening), though Luci has said that she is in the process of putting a gate on that side too. I believe it would then be fully enclosed, though I'm not sure about the upper back as we never went up that far. The garden is a bit overlooked but is otherwise beautiful to sit in with a sunbed and sofa, and to look at from the kitchen/ dining rooms, .
I would give this property 5 stars once the garden is fully enclosed and the odd smell in the main bedroom (which I noticed but hubby not so much and Luci has said she will deal with) is sorted. Other than the smell the main bedroom was a good size, had ample clothing storage, a tv, good lighting and again, a very comfortable bed.
Luci was a pleasure to deal with by text message.
I was very impressed that such a pretty place was also dog friendly, though I would personally think it better suited to smaller/ slower dogs (we have a cavalier).
We hope to return again in the future.
Thanks so much for your review . Your right the property is not fully fenced I really only say yes to people when they ask if they can bring their dog as I know how much we all miss our fur babies I never really intended for that . As for the smell I had the cleaner in with me after you checked out and then two groups in the next week no one said anything so im not sure what that was sorry .
Thanks again for your lovely words .