Beautiful house with garden, located in the best spot in Coogee beach
- english, polish
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
It was wonderful stay in a lovely house in a great position with a warm friendly host
Charming "home away from home" at the beach
I needed short term emergency accommodation and found Sophie's Coogee to be clean, comfortable and convenient. It's only a couple of blocks from Coogee Beach and the local restaurant district but it is a quiet and relaxing place to retreat to. The rooms are spacious with high ceilings, the style is "homely" and family oriented. There is a safe backyard, parking (a rare commodity in Coogee) and a park nearby. I found the bedroom dark and comfortable, just the way I like it - I could get a good night's sleep. The kitchen and lounge area had everything I wanted. There was a problem with TV reception when I visited - but the owner has provided a diverse range of great books and a sound system. Everything was clean and neat, including rooms, kitchen and shower - as well as the outside BBQ / BBQ table area. I went there seeking emergency accommodation, I plan to come back for a holiday visit.
Great location, NEEDS attention!
We were the first guests at this house. Great location with only a short walk to beach, cafes and restaurants. BUT!
Desperately needs cooking utensils, oven dishes, Fry pans, and a microwave. We couldn't cook a decent meal and ate out most the time because of this (it starts to cost quite a lot for 6 people) The bbq was rusted so we couldn't use that either. The shower needs a soap holder as there is nowhere to put your soap when having a shower. There is only one couch and it seats Three people which makes it hard for 6 guests to watch a movie at night, which there is no TV either. Sophie was a wonderful person to deal with and I hope she gets these basic things sorted, then the place will be brilliant. Until then I would not recommend staying here with kids unless you're happy to eat out all the time and don't need any television.
Thank you for the tips and suggestions. This was our first holiday letting of our house and it seems we did not organise enough oven pots in time! You’ll be pleased to hear we have since supplied more cooking utensils and a microwave – and moved the BBQ undercover to keep it out of the salty ocean air. The house was originally advertised without a TV as we thought that the beautiful nearby beach, snorkelling, coastal walks, cafes and restaurants left little time for sitting around, and the good selection of interesting books would provide for a peaceful and relaxing stay. It looks like we were wrong, so we have now added a TV (and premium Foxtel). There’s plenty of sitting space (this traveller had 2 families in the house) in the living space and bedrooms, the back patio and garden, but we have also added some spare chairs in the store room. So, as this traveler suggests, the place is now “brilliant!” ?
Coogee beach is ideal for swimmers, surfers and sunbathers. It is surrounded by grass picnic and barbeque areas. You may be lucky to spot migrating whales or a pod of dolphins in the ocean. Coogee beach which features a special children’s pool and adjoining coastal park is also a perfect playground for children.
Minutes away are iconic Wylies Baths great for both lap swimming and water play. They have café and showers and run a variety of classes (yoga, pilates, tai chi) on a deck with breathtaking ocean views. Nearby is the Ladies pool with showers, toilets and facilities.