3 bedroom, 2 bathroom close to the beach, quiet cul-de-sac setting
Vicki & Kevin
- english, french
About Vicki & Kevin
Kevin and I met whilst working at the 2000 Sydney Olympics; me (Vicki) an English backpacker and Kev - a Canberra boy. I dragged him to the UK less than a year later and we married in 2003. From there we worked on other sporting events in the UK, the Middle East and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics; before settling in France for 6 years and opening a coffee shop called Kitsch Kafe! We're now back in the UK where I work for a communications agency and Kev is renovating our 350+ year old townhouse. We don't have children as we opted for a fur-kid instead: our beloved 10 year old lab/border collie cross called Puck - who is actually from Nowra, NSW and travelled with us from Oz to Vancouver and back to the UK! We would so much love to take him back to his Bawley home that he adored, but would not want to put him through that flight as an older dog. He now sleeps under my desk at work quite a bit and is Kev's apprentice for the home renos!
Vicki & Kevin purchased this House in 2004
Why Vicki & Kevin chose Bawley Point
Kev spent a lot of his childhood and youth on holiday from Canberra in Bawley and the South Coast area, plus we have some very good friends who have a place there that we've often stayed with. It was whilst staying with them during our honeymoon that we decided we needed to keep some Aussie roots and thought - what better place than Bawley! The same friends found The Good Life for us after we left and we bought the house unseen! We've never looked back, but only wish that time and money would allow us to visit more often. Definitely we hope to retire there when the time comes.
What makes this House unique
The house is a perfect getaway for couples or families and because it's our second home, we continually make improvements to make sure it has all the home comforts necessary to provide the perfect holiday experience. The downstairs area for the kids works really well, yet the upstairs is doubled in size by the front and back decks so that there is always a quiet space for everyone to find. As the house is in a cul-de-sac, there is hardly any traffic and our visitors' kids often hang out on their bikes or kick a footie on the road or in the nature reserve opposite. On the subject of nature, during our recent stay at the house in March 2018, we saw dophins, penguins and stingrays in the water; and had kangaroos quietly eating grass in front of the house - disturbed only by the cookaburras laughing at them! We have a resident brown owl that sits in the palm tree on the side of the house and we could just sit for hours on the front deck watching the many birds and generally enjoying the serenity. One of our grown-up nephews calls it the 'Bawley Valium' that hits you soon after you arrive. Amazing really that he still feels that effect when he has two boys aged 5 and under! We all sleep better at Bawley and each time we go it is harder and harder to leave.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Dogs only, but not on the furniture!
Definitely! Of all ages.
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
No same sex or large groups of young adults. Sadly, we have been let down by such groups promising to treat the house with respect and then not.
PLEASE don't feed the possums or leave anything out on the deck at night; they will fight and damage the deck as well as keep you awake.
Unauthorised late check-out fee of $100
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Nice house. We enjoyed our stay. close to the beach.
Thanks Jannene, we're glad you had a nice time.
Delightful beach house
The house is perfect for a weekend (or week+) getaway. Plenty of room, including lots of outdoor seating. Very comfortable and nice and close to the beach. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back!
Thank you for your great review and we are delighted you had such a lovely time! We look forward to welcoming you back soon 😊
Great location near the beach, quiet, cosy, loved the induction cooktop , Netflix & hot showers. A home away from home - we loved it! Would love to visit again.
Hi Linda! We're so glad you had such a lovely time at the Good Life and hope to see you back again soon! All the best, Vicki & Kevin
Very close to the beach and in a lovely area. A second key would have been very useful though.
Bawley winter break