Three bedroom accommodation with views out to the sea. Private garden and pool.
- english, norwegian
About Hilde Swendgaard
Having travelled extensively both for work and leisure, I have stayed in some of the world's worst (always make good stories) and best hotels. My first experience in providing accommodation was a few years back, in the UK. I bought a hotel and turned it into a successful boutique business, with each room decorated as if from a different country. You could travel to Morocco, Italy, Norway and even stay in a spooky Gothic room, all within one building. I sold that business in order to move to Australia and now let my property in Bundeena. I don't mind admitting that I get a real thrill when I hear my guests have had a good time, enjoyed what the property and Bundeena have to offer but also that they've had a good nights sleep. My mantra is to offer a quality experience at an affordable price.
Hilde Swendgaard purchased this House in 2013
Why Hilde Swendgaard chose Bundeena
You know that feeling when you first step into a house, you just feel like you've come home. The view from the property was enough to convince us to purchase, all within 30 seconds. The house is modern, well built and certainly well looked after. I aim to provide a home away from home, and try to anticipate the needs of guests by providing so much more than most holiday lets. Oh, and did I mention the pool!
What makes this House unique
Bundeena Base is only property in Bundeena that has a heated pool. At 8 meters long, it is decent size, perfect for family and friends, with pool chairs & table for meals and sun lounges to lap up those rays. It's perfect if you just want to spend time away from the world, but also to have for when you come back from the beach or walks. The pool system is fully automated, and uses a bionizer cleaning system. That means there is absolutely no chlorine in the pool and it's not a saltwater either. You will notice the difference immediately. We provide 100% cotton bedding (it surprises me how many properties don't) and towels. Pool towels and beach towels too, so you don't have to pack those into your luggage. The water system to the house is also chlorine free. It's been filtered out on delivery to the building. You'll notice the taste immediately and your hair and skin will feel so much better after showering. The rear garden is fully fenced, and we also allow pets to stay.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Best possible place for children to stay!Best possible place for children to stay!
Pets allowed - Pets to sleep inside at nightPets to sleep inside at night
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A lovely place to stay in the heart of Bundeena. Hilde & David are so welcoming. We will be back!
Bundeena base great location for relaxing family getaway
The property is very well equipped and perfectly located - with fantastic access to beaches, national park & Bundeena village. Hosts are very welcoming and helpful with all matters. Having our dog stay with us completed our holiday. Thankyou Hilde & David
Perfect stay with friends
Amazing property and host in the nicest location. Just a walk away from several beaches and very kid friendly.
Would definitely recommend
Perfect in every way!
We loved staying at Bundeena Base! The house and garden had absolutely everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The kids had a fabulous time in the pool. This property is perfectly positioned to explore Bundeena and the Royal National Park. Short walks took us to many different beaches, kids play area and local shops. We also enjoyed bush and ocean walks with stunning views. Can't wait to return!
Relaxing weekend away
Everything needed for a relaxing and enjoyable weekend away. Generous provisions and welcoming hosts. Thank you.
A beautiful ‘room with a view’
Had a wonderful time at Bundeena Base. Beautiful clean accommodation with lovely hosts, close to everything, and what a view of the sea.
Untouched beaches, the Royal National Park, cultural and historical walks, a thriving art scene, aboriginal rock carvings, kayac and paddleboard hire, cafes, local musical events, are just a handful of the many attractions Bundeena has to offer.
We have a well stocked supermarket that is open from 8am to 8pm. Bundeena also has: chemist, newsagent, petrol station, resident doctor, ambulance station, fire station.
We are lucky to have a selection of cafes for those times you just want to kick back and look at the view and a newly opened restaurant. We have a new RSL club with restaurant and bar, overlooking water views, a local bowling club that also has a restaurant.
The name Bundeena is an aboriginal word meaning “noise like thunder” and when you hear the waves lap up against the white sand its easy to understand why. On Bundeena's southern edge, footsteps of the people who walked before us echo across the land. On the beach and in the bush, there’s hidden evidence of a life well-lived… you simply need to know where to look. Only nine generations ago, before European colonisation, Jibbon headland in Royal National Park was home to the Dharawal people. Standing on Jibbon beach you would have seen women coming ashore from bark canoes (nuwi) with their morning catch of fish (magura). Men returning from their morning hunt with banggarai the swamp wallaby and heard the sound of kids laughter (djanaba) at camp. That was less than 250 years ago. What remains? You’ll find a mostly deserted golden sand beach, possibly a sleek sailboat bobbing offshore, and a friendly nod from a local Bundeena resident enjoying the rare coastal seclusion of a place that’s still geographically in Sydney. Take a closer look and you’ll discover an open air museum of Aboriginal Sydney. You will find traces of the original inhabitants, the Dharawal people in rock carvings and middens throughout the area. A 55km drive south of Sydney, or a relaxing ferry crossing from Cronulla, the area is saturated with some of the best scenery in the state. Shake off the dust of the city on a 2 day walk along the 26 kilometre coastal track to Otford (or just tackle a part of it). We have 3 cafes if you fancy just chilling out and watching the world go by. The local bowling club is also open as a restaurant. Bundeena has one of the highest concentrations of artists in NSW and it’s easy to see why they are drawn here. Be sure to explore the Bundeena & Maianbar Art Trail on the 1st Sunday of the month, the same day as the local markets. Bundeena and Maianbar offer a wealth of beautiful scenery as well as plenty of outdoor activities, shops, cafes, and overnight accommodation, only an hour south of Central Sydney. There is a ferry between Cronulla and Bundeena. The journey takes around 20 minutes. The scenery is beautiful and it makes for a lovely way to travel betwen the two towns, so if you fancy a day in Cronulla with all the shops, cafes and restaurants it has to offer, you can easily escape back to the peace and tranquility of Bundeena.
Once in Bundeena, you really don't need a car but if you plan on taking day trips to other National Park areas, you will need to buy a pass. Day passes are available from the local newsagent or petrol station, or if you are going to an area that has a ticket machine, you can buy a day ticket there. Day tickets cost $12. A delightful 20 minute ferry ride to Cronulla will give you a great view of the surrounding area and is a lovely start to a trip to Cronulla (or take the train to Sydney for the day). Ferry timetable can be found by a search for Cronulla Ferries. To get here, the car journey is approx 25 mins from the Pacific Highway turn off at Sutherland/Loftus. The other option is to take a train to Cronulla station, walk the 10 minutes to Cronulla Ferry jetty and take the passenger ferry to Bundeena. The ferry journey takes approx 20 minutes and leaves Cronulla on the half hour, leaving Bundeena on the hour. For full timetable, check with Cronulla Ferries on their website.