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The Purple Place Beach House

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Beach towels
Beach towels
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Overview of The Purple Place Beach House

The Purple Place Beach House

4.5/5 Wonderful

Entire home

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 7

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Wooli, NSW

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWooli Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationMain Beach3 min walk
  • Popular LocationSouth Terrace Beach17 min walk
  • AirportGrafton, NSW (GFN)30 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 7
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
    1 single bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

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

The Purple Place Beach House

Waterfront Cottage with kitchen and balcony or patio
A Wooli favourite, the Purple Place is a funky 50's beachside cottage, renovated with the best of modern comforts, and a big shady, securely fenced yard backing onto the beachfront dunes - the classic Aussie beach holiday, just the way they used to be.

And with polished floors, vintage furniture, cast iron tub and rainshower head, combined with modern kitchen, dishwasher, airconditioning, Google TV and groovy artwork throughout, our cottage offers you, your family and your pets the all the comforts of home.

Share your morning cuppa on the top of the dune with the dolphins, enjoy a glass of wine and Wooli oysters, watching whales at sunset - or just relax in the garden, close your eyes and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean.

Our home has 3 large bedrooms:
- Master bedroom has 1 Queen bed, dresser and wardrobe (access is through the kids room)
- Kid's room has 2 king single beds
- The sleep-out/rumpus is a large, separate room with Queen size bed and a small single bed, ideal for older children or another couple.

The cottage enjoys a shady yard and sea breezes, all rooms have ceiling fans, and the kitchen has a reverse cycle air conditioner.

The bathroom is huge, with the original cast-iron tub, rainshower head and a family sized washer and dryer.

There's a BBQ on the back porch and a great big ironbark bench for entertaining in the garden, a dining table up on the dune, or just sling up a hammock for some quiet, lazy moments alone.

The kitchen has everything you might need, including a coffee percolator and plunger, dishwasher and microwave.

For rainy days there is a large screen Google TV, DVD player, a stereo with iPod dock, as well as books, and cd's.

There is space in the front yard for off street parking of a boat and cars.

The house has comfy beds and lots of pillows. Bed linen and towels are supplied, but BYO beach towel.
In June 2020, The Purple Place has been freshened up with a bit of remodelling, redecorating and a fresh coat of paint.

Things to do


Wooli has a patrolled area at the end of the beach during school holiday periods - (great for a swim or boogie board), a protected lagoon at high tide by the river mouth (great for the little ones to splash), or take your pick of an abundance of quiet spots along the kilometres of sandy river bank. Only a short drive away is the patrolled beach (weekends and school holidays) at Minnie Waters, and the stunning, protected cove at Diggers Beach (complete with a freshwater spring to wash off after your swim!).


Wooli offers fantastic river, estuary, beach and deep sea fishing. Fishing charters and boat hire are available - or just throw a line in the ocean or wander over to the river for a good catch of bream, flathead, and whiting.


Take in the beauty of the environment at a leisurely pace - walk 45minutes South along the beach to the river mouth, North along the beach to Wilsons headland, or start out at Wilsons and walk the spectacular headland trail around to Diggers Camp (~3km) - a highlight of the area.


There are great rockpools for exploring around Wilsons headland, or on the isolated South side of the Wooli river (you'll need a boat or canoe to cross), or head just up the road to Diggers Camp to explore the rock platform at low tide.

Diving and Snorkelling

To get started, strap on some goggles to see the sea life in the river, or head up the road to Minnie Waters (10min) for excellent snorkelling in the big lagoon at the Southern end of Main Beach.

For a real adventure, sign up for a snorkelling or diving trip out to the see the rich diversity of the sea life in the Solitary island marine park with Wooli dive centre and deep sea tours.


The road from town to the river mouth (~3km) is a great ride for kids, and a perfect spot for a swim and a picnic - or for the more adventurous, explore the marked bike and walking trails through the national park.


There's a great range of quiet, uncrowded spots in the area depending on conditions - from beach breaks, a left hand break around Wilsons headland for experienced surfers, a right hander off the river mouth rock wall, or more protected beaches for beginners at Diggers Beach and Minnie Waters.


The vast wilderness of Yuraygir National Park offers a wide variety of opportunities to get off the beaten track, a wide range of beach and back-country tracks - for day trips, check the tides and try the track along the beach from Minnie Water to the Sandon river, or the back roads South to beautiful Station Creek


Wooli is surrounded by Yuraygir national park, protecting over 38,000 hectares, and nearly 60km of coastline, throughout which you can see the endangered coastal emu, wallabys, and over 180 species of birds - or watch the whales heading along the coast on migration (May to November).


Wooli is renowned for its oysters, its pristine waters making it one of the only places in Australia where the oysters can go directly from the river to your table - buy them along with other fresh seafood straight from the oyster co-op a short walk away.


Canoeing is a great way to explore the river - up to 20km of the upper waterways can be paddled if you get the tides right - Canoes can be rented from Wooli River Lodges, or you can put in at the boatramp just 50m from the Purple Place.


Bring your boat or rent a tinny or pontoon boat from Wooli River Boat Hire for the day to explore the Wooli Wooli river -the nearest boatramp is just 100meters away - or join a charter with Charon fishing charters or Wooli dive centre and deep sea tours, out to the incredible Solitary Islands marine park.


Or just sit at the top of the dune with a drink in hand, watching the sun go down and the kids building sandcastles on the beach...


Tucked between the river and the sea on a quiet, pristine corner of the Northern NSW coast and surrounded by Yuraygir National Park, Wooli has retained the laid back feel of a quiet seaside village long lost to development elsewhere - 4 hours from Brisbane, an hour and half from Coffs, and 40 years back in time.

For meals, there is the renowned Wooli Oyster supply, Emilio's bistro at the Wooli hotel, and Harry's Chinese restaurant at the bowls club.

Other facilities in Wooli include tennis courts, bowls club, post office and service station - and if you've forgotten anything else, Grafton is just 40 minutes away.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this cottage offers washers/dryers and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

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

Property manager

Broc Kerr
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach towels


  • WiFi available

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • High chair
  • Children's toys


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee grinder


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Video library
  • Stereo
  • Music library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the waterfront
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fishing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 7

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

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


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

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
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-11582

We should mention

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

Property is also known as

Purple Place Beach House Wooli
Purple Place Beach House
Purple Place Beach Wooli
Purple Place Beach
The Purple Place House Wooli
The Purple Place Beach House Wooli
The Purple Place Beach House Cottage
The Purple Place Beach House Cottage Wooli

About this area


Located in Wooli, this cottage is on the waterfront. Yuraygir National Park and Solitary Islands Marine Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Solitary Islands Special Purpose Zone and Solitary Islands Multiple Use Zone. With surfing/boogie boarding and fishing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.

What's nearby

  • Wooli Beach - 1 min walk
  • Main Beach - 3 min walk
  • South Terrace Beach - 17 min walk
  • Wooli Wooli River Boat Launch - 3 min drive
  • Jones Beach - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Grafton, NSW (GFN) - 30 min drive


  • Wooli Bowling and Recreation Club - 5 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 23 out of 39 reviews
5 - Excellent 59%
Rating 4 - Good. 14 out of 39 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 39 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 39 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 39 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

5/5 Excellent

Perfect Beach Holiday House
We had the perfect relaxing break by the beach. On arrival the house was spotlessly clean and tidy. The location was right on the beach with a fully fenced yard for the dogs. We watched the sunrise each morning from the excellent vantage point up behind the house and spent hours there with the telescope watching fishing boats, dolphins and whales. Heaps of 'toys' in the shed to use -fishing rods, surfboards, kayaks, goggles & flippers which we used. Recommend a meal at Harrys Chinese restaurant at the bowling club just a few minutes walk down the road.The bistro at the hotel on the way into Wooli was also great for fresh oysters and a cold beer. Also went for a drive to Diggers Camp for safe swimming and a snorkel-just gorgeous. Would recommend taking in your food supplies as the one local shop is expensive, but good for emergencies. This was one of the most relaxing holidays we have ever had (we went mid week) and we will be back.

4/5 Good

Post lockdown in the purple place
The house is the quintessential beach shack. Loads of shade in the yard which is a bonus. Wooli itself is an adorable town perched close to the illaroo national park campground and Sandon river. There was a bit of confusion about pets, just to be clear the website says pets inside ok, just not in bedrooms or on furniture. There is a notice in the house saying pets not allowed inside. The yard was secure enough, however we needed to lean something against the entry gates to ensure our dogs couldn't get out. Loved our stay, comfortable beds, great location. There are very limited eating out options in Wooli. Even though the Chinese is pretty good, and you can get basics at a premium from the general store, bring what you need.

5/5 Excellent

Great getaway
Awesome spot will be back

5/5 Excellent

Great location
Simple but sufficient. Very clean and had everything we needed plus a few extras.

5/5 Excellent

Always lovely- great location
This is our second time at the purple place and we love it. This time with our two tween children and grandparents. Plenty of room, comfortable and great being so close to walkway to the beach. Watching dolphins from up on the terrace was a favourite this time. A classic beach house- relaxed vibe and everything you need. We will be back!