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An island style escape - Stunning oak A-frame Waterfront home Access by water

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5 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Beach
Balcony
Balcony
TV, fireplace, Netflix, DVD player

Overview of An island style escape - Stunning oak A-frame Waterfront home Access by water

An island style escape - Stunning oak A-frame Waterfront home Access by water

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 3.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

5 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 10

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Gym
Bar Point, NSW

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBrisbane Water National Park8 min walk
  • Popular LocationBerowra Waters Marina32 min drive
  • Popular LocationPatonga Beach38 min drive
  • AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)61 min drive

Space details

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 10
200 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    1 king bed
Bedroom 5
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
    Combined shower/bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

An island style escape - Stunning oak A-frame Waterfront home Access by water

Waterfront Holiday home with kitchen and balcony
As a resident of the “island”, I am very lucky to have what I consider to be the best of both worlds. A truly amazing home with ocean views, river views, mountain views - a little piece of paradise only 45 minutes drive from Sydney. Near by car and far by experience.
Perched only 60 metres away from the private jetty, the home itself is an entertainer’s delight. It melds perfectly to be what you need it to be - fantastic fishing cabin for a weekend away with the boys, base camp for exploring local wildlife, beach house with plenty of areas to relax for a weekend escape, clubhouse with games, firepit, pool table and ping pong for a family tribe on school holidays.
My dream with this home is to provide a space which caters to anything you could wish to do in this pristine location. And, I have to say, so far, so good.
Originally from somewhere just a tad different to Bar Point (I’m from Joburg in South Africa), I still wake up every day in this extraordinary location pinching myself! I like to think of myself as a bit of an entertainer with an adventurous spirit - so I have designed the home and to include everything you require for Fishing, crabbing, kayaking, boating, exploring or simply enjoying some time relaxing with a wine or two enjoying the view.
I also live locally so am on hand (at your request) to assist with advice on the local caves, watersports, nearby secret beaches and all things marine. I can tell you where to get the best fish and chips (or where to catch the best fish!) or chart a course for you to explore the local waterways on our pontoon boat (no license required) or cruiser (with license) for the day.
The “Island”
When was the last time you visited somewhere without cars? There are no cars on the "island", just fun little buggies. Please also bring the kids bikes or scooters so they can explore.
The front yard is the river where you can fish, ski, kayak. The immediate back yard is enclosed and comes with an BBQ and a Huge fire pit. On the other side of the backyard is the Popran National park where you can hike, walk down the path, get some firewood or just take in the nature. If the bush is a bit rough for you then walk on the grassed reserve in front of the house which is more of an extended garden than a reserve.
Visit our little local post office. It’s open 24/7 - you can even fish from the post office when the postman has gone.
For our adventurous guests who love discovering secret spots, take a hike to the spectacular local fresh water dam or hike to the top of the mountain for incredible views of the Hawkesbury River. You can even use the kayak or take the boat to historic Bar Island (5 minutes across the water) to explore church ruins and some gravestones or travel down the river to uncover the HMS Paramatta1 shipwreck. How often have you gone shopping or to restaurant by boat? Now is your opportunity, as there are no stores on the “island” itself. Convenience shops and restaurants are all a short boat ride away. I do need to say though that the idea is for you to really enjoy your time at the house - so make sure you come well stocked. Bring marshmallows for the firepit, enough beer for your fishing trip and some tasty treats for the BBQ.
I am always excited to welcome new guests to Bar Point and to our stunning home. Architecturally designed, it highlights the best of the natural environment whilst bringing all the modern conveniences you require for a great holiday.
The space
Consists of 4 bedrooms with a double bed in 3 rooms and the 4th bedroom has 2 double beds
On the landing is an additional single bed with a pull out bed
Air conditioned open lounge/living area
Indoor fire place
Full bathroom with Bath, Shower and Toilet
Additional Separate toilet with hand basin
Fully equipped kitchen with stove, oven, microwave and cooking equipment
2 Kayaks
Fishing rods
Crab Net
Over 100 DVD’s
Wifi Internet/Netflix/Foxtel with basic channels
A 6 burner gas BBQ
An enclosed back yard for your pets
Full size and half size table tennis table with air hockey table on the reverse of half size
Buggy and cart to assist bringing your stuff from boat to house
Great Services:
A baby sitter is available by request so the adults can spend a little time kicking back
There are many local oyster farms and places of interest - should you be interested in a curated tour for food, fishing or sight seeing, please get in touch with me


Guest access
The house may as well be on an island as it can only be accessed from the water. The nearest car park is at Mooney Mooney - Deerubbin reserve
Mooney Mooney is under 1 hour from Sydney, on the F3, just after crossing the Hawkesbury River Bridge. Turn left and proceed approximately 200 meters to a roundabout, turn left and proceed to the car park or advertised “rest area”. The newly renovated car park has plenty of parking for your car.
The car park is aptly labelled " Rest Area’. This is where you leave your car, all your stresses and worries behind. From here on it’s just holiday time... But you still have a beautiful 12 min boat trip to get to the house.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BOAT/JET SKI or KAYAK
No Sweat you can hire a water taxi or catch the postman ferry at AUD 20 per person (Mon to Friday) from Brooklyn at 10:00 daily
Hire a boat at local hire shops or mobile vendors servicing the area (from Aud 200-1000 per day)
Consider the VIP package(see below)

IF YOU HAVE A BOAT/JET SKI or KAYAK
At the Mooney Mooney car park there is newly built boat ramp and plenty of space to leave your car and trailer.
If your boat is not on a trailer, then no sweat as well. The Hawkesbury flows into the sea with its mouth at Palm Beach.. A great trip from anywhere including Sydney harbor and the Parramatta river.
The house has a 2/3 ownership of a private jetty and can easily accommodate up to a 7-meter boat. for more than 1 boat or larger than 7 meters please contact owner for arrangements

IF YOU DON’T HAVE A CAR OR A BOAT
Catch the train to the Hawkesbury river station and catch a water taxi or the postman ferry 20 meters from the station. Hire a boat at Brooklyn or get in touch with me re the VIP package

Interaction with guests
As much or as little as you want. House is yours for the period of hire and guests are welcome to call or SMS me for anything.

VIP Package:
For those who don’t have a boat we have the perfect package.
$350 for the period of your stay Includes:
>Pick-up and drop off at Moonee Moonee Jetty in 6-8 seater luxury pontoon boat
>The boat is then included for your private use during your stay. Take it fishing, cruising - whatever you like within the local area.
>No licence is required to drive it, but I will give you a lesson on how to drive it.
>The boat is moored at the jetty just at the end of the front garden.


The house provides something for everyone. In particular, it is ideally suited for
>Family holidays or reunions
>Group get togethers
>Yoga retreats or fishing trips
>A working retreat with great wifi and lots of peace and quiet
>Accommodation for guests attending weddings at Peats Bite
>Flexible guest arrangements. We often find that your day visitors may not want to leave. The house has adaptable sleeping arrangements to cater for your stow-aways!

Not suitable for
Guests who want to see the Sydney landmarks and or those who wish to go bar crawling as difficult and not recommended for guests to travel on the water after sunset.

Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include baths or showers. Televisions come with Netflix. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

Recreational amenities at the holiday home include a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

David Hurwitz
Speaks English

Property amenities

Internet

  • WiFi available

Family friendly

  • Children's toys

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Lobster/crab pot

Bedrooms

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace

Entertainment

  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Ping pong table
  • Games room
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Video library
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Firepit

Laundry

  • Washing machine and dryer

Comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating

Pets

  • Pet friendly

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Water sports equipment
  • Boating on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector

General

  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 2153 sq ft (200 sq m)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM

Check-out

Check-out before 11:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions

Pets

Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property registration number PID-STRA-7758

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

About this area

Bar Point

Located in Bar Point, this holiday home is in a rural area and on the waterfront. Berowra Village and Deepwater Plaza are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Brisbane Water National Park and Mount White Bush Reserve. Travelling with kids? Consider Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park and Australian Reptile Park. Jet skiing, waterskiing and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Brisbane Water National Park - 8 min walk
  • Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park - 11 min drive
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - 14 min drive
  • Berowra Waters Marina - 32 min drive
  • Patonga Beach - 38 min drive

Getting around

  • Sydney Hawkesbury River Station - 18 min drive
  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 61 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Old Road Cafe - 5 min drive
  • Mooney Mooney Club - 13 min drive
  • Estuary Restaurant - 14 min drive
  • Peats Bite Restaurant - 15 min drive
  • Pie in the Sky Cafe - 17 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.8

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 52 out of 61 reviews
5 - Excellent 85%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 61 reviews
4 - Good 10%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 61 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 61 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 61 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

3.0/5

Cleanliness

4.0/5

Amenities

5/5 Excellent

Tranquility & generosity
2 top things about the stay - the location, and the host. Such a beautiful and tranquil location, right on Sydney's doorstep. Mr David (as I our kids referred to him), exemplifies what a great host should be - warm, generous and welcoming. Nothing was too difficult for David, communications was easy, and he made our stay very memorable - we hope to be back!

3/5 Okay

Enjoyable Getaway
David was a great host, excellent communication house was comfortable more accurate description of items or activities available would be helpful Overall enjoyed our time

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful holiday!
We had a great holiday here- house has old holiday house vibe, nothing fancy but great location and plenty of things to do. David was great with helping us with everything and having the pontoon boat to use was awesome. We would recommend this to our friends and will be back ourselves.

5/5 Excellent

We'll be Back
Where do I start.. Booking EASY.. Communication with the Host..EASY.. Everything about our stay.. It was so easy to arrange with David. He is very accomodating in ALL our request. Celebrated my daughter's 18th with Families and Guest.. And every single person enjoy the day of celebration. David is always there to assist in anyway. Didnt have any single disappointment during our stay. We all wished we stayed longer. We will be back David.. Thank you..

5/5 Excellent

Such a beautiful place & such an amazing host
David's place is wonderful for a large group of family and friends and the garden proved to be a stunning location for a party. David went above and beyond in terms of making sure our stay was memorable and helping with transport. If you want a comfortable house for a large group in a stunning location as well as the kindest and most generous of hosts this is the place to stay.