*****5-Star independing rating *****
Wonderful 4.8/5 (26 reviews)
31 Jan 2019
Lovely home with an amazing view.
11 Illabunda Drive, Malua Bay, NSW, 2536, Australia
We stayed here in January and were very impressed. The home was very well appointed, with everything we needed for our stay.”
500 m to Malua Bay Beach, Surf at McKenzie's Beach, Clifftop walks, Whale watching
Beautiful beach front house located 500 metres from Malua Bay beach. Enjoy the stunning sea views from the large, north facing, sun-drenched deck.
Upstairs large main bedroom with new QS pillow-top bed
Generously equipped kitchen complete with Smeg dishwasher and microwave and new Fisher and Paykel fridge.
Water views from upstairs living areas, dining, deck and kitchen.
Large spacious covered deck with 10-seater outdoor setting and gas Weber Q BBQ
Huge renovated bathroom upstairs with bath, toilet, shower and natural lighting
Indoor dining table seats 8 people
Downstairs Bedroom 2 with double bed, side tables and wardrobe
Downstairs Bedroom 3 has trundle beds with new mattresses, wardrobe & chest of drawers.
TV’s both upstairs and downstairs and quality sound system.
Spacious downstairs Family Room with two lounges, TV and comprehensive book selection for relaxing down time.
Compact laundry with new Smeg washing machine
Covered carport with off-street parking for up to three cars
-Local facilities including shop, cafe and patrolled surf beach 3 minute drive
Linen and towels not provided donnas, pillows and tea towels provided
Minimum stay 2 nights; peak season 7 nights
At Whale Watch the ocean is close enough for you to hear the sea or smell the salt air.
Each year in late winter and spring, the waters off Eurobodalla's coastline become a busy place for humpback whales heading south from their northern breeding grounds to enjoy feeding in the Antarctic Ocean - many of our guests have experienced the beautiful sight of these whales from our expansive deck.
There's a spacious, very well equipped kitchen where you can look out to the ocean while preparing your meals. The family room upstairs (with large TV) is adjacent to the super-sized covered deck, equipped with a Weber Q and hammock and a 10-seater BBQ table and chairs. The north-eastern aspect is perfect in the morning to soak up the sun or at the end of the day evening drinks on the spacious deck is an ideal setting to watch the moon glistening on the waves.
A spacious bathroom upstairs invites you to enjoy a seaking bath; downstairs is another bathroom and laundry as well as a another family room with an additional TV and built-in CD player - so no squabbles over who watches the cricket or your favourite show.
We know what it's like to pack for a holiday if you have small children - Whale Watch provides (on request) a portacot or a free-standing cot, change table and high chair... and there's a reliable washing machine and convenient clothes line.
Opposite Whale Watch is a walkway to the clifftop - perfect for walking along to either the patrolled Malua Bay beach or beautiful McKenzies Beach. No need to take your car - Malua Bay beach is a 5 minute walk; McKenzies Beach just 10 minutes and when you get back to Whale Watch it has an outside shower to get rid of the sand. There is a great fishing, snorkelling or swimming spot three minutes down the road at Garden Bay. Finding a spot under the shady trees while you read a book orwatch young children swim is so relaxing, safe and enjoyable.
The local Malua Bay shops are a 10 minute walk down the road, offering everything you need - grocery shop, liquor shop, great butcher, chemist, newsagency, restaurant and take away shop. Just a five minute car ride is the Malua Bay Bowling and Recreation Club - here you can meet up with the locals on a Friday night for the well-known meat raffles as well as enjoying the fun of the regular karaoke. The tempting menu from the restaurant inside the club provides a variety of food for all tastes. If you don't feel like driving, the club provides a free bus to pick you up and drop you back home.
Whale Watch is available for weekly rental and weekend getaways.
For weekend rentals arrival time is 2 pm Friday and departure is 10 am Sunday.
Malua Bay is located on the Eurobodalla Coast of NSW, about 15 km south of Batemans Bay; two hours drive from Canberra and approximately 15 minutes south of Batemans Bay. If you're driving from Sydney, the distance is approximately four hours. Malua Bay is part of a magnificent stretch of beautiful beaches and small villages south of Batemans Bay.
Great things to do while you're staying at Whale Watch
The beach at Malua Bay is very popular for its rocky headlands and excellent surf. The beach is patrolled during the summer and offers great surfing and swimming. A toilet and shower block is located on the beach along with a large grassy area with fun-filled playground amenities. McKenzies Beach is well-known for the local board surfers and has a magnificent stretch of sand that will entice any beach goer. You can join one of the many charter fishing boats that operate from Bateman's Bay for offshore fishing trips and whale watching cruises. Heading south from Malua you can take a leisurely drive of about 20 minutes to beautiful Mogo - famous for its zoo and unique jewellery and leather shops. Further south is Moruya which has great markets every Saturday, providing local crafts, food and homemade treats.