Spacious lounge with 270 degree views across rainforestRenovated kitchen with European applicances
Modern renovated beach house
Hosted by Vanessa
Vanessa is the host.
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Welcome to The Surfing Seal, our child and pet friendly, fully renovated with new combustion heater, self contained beach cottage located at Seal Rocks, and just minutes walk to idyllic beaches.

The space


Surfing Seal is the perfect place to make your beachside holiday complete. Renovated in stylishly simple beach design, you will fall in love with this light & airy beach house. Polished wooden floor boards throughout, brand new combustion heater for those winter days, spacious dining areas inside & out and a new private sun drenched balcony with stunning rainforest views and ocean glimpses. Three large bedrooms; Queen bedroom (main house) next to brand new bathroom with the Family sleeping retreat (one metre across courtyard) Queen bed and own bathroom, with full sized King sized bunks in separate adjoining room. For those where a good nights sleep is all important, the beds are the same as those found in Westin Hotels. You'll also find a new gourmet kitchen with everything you need, with lounge/dining seamlessly flowing onto the new enlarged deck via sliding doors.

Guest access

Local Attractions

From the house, nature and bush abounds, there is excellent bird watching with both rainforest birds and birds of prey, you can even feed the local family of kookaburras by hand. Quolls and koalas are also native to the area and can often be seen towards sunset.

Children and pets are most welcome and are well catered for in our relaxed beach cottage, there is lots to keep them entertained with swimming, surfing, fabulous snorkeling in the marine reserve and rock pool exploring. Then there are the sand dunes at Treachery and Lighthouse beaches, rocks to climb and great biking through the national park. Adults can enjoy the surf or lake fishing, take walks along the beach or relax under the trees on the grass.

Foster with its many restaurants and amenities is only half an hour away - grab a table by the water and some seafood for lunch at the fishing co-op while you are there!

The Surfing Seal, all you need for a relaxed beach holiday.

Interaction with guests

This is a remotely managed beach rental so we will liaise with you prior to arrival and provide all necessary details. There is a local contact we employ should there be any questions you have upon arrival and stay.

Other things to note

Optional: Deluxe Sheridan linen/bedding packages available at $35/room or alternatively you are welcome to bring your own linen - bedding configuration is Queen (Main house), Queen and King Bunk beds with en suite in Parents Retreat.


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $69
Security Deposit $403
Weekly Discount: 8%
Weekend Price $240 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 bunk bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

We encourage our guests to unwind and enjoy the property as if it was there own. We do permit well trained pets at no extra charge. Confirming this is a no smoking property inside.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 16, 2017 - Feb 03, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

32 Reviews

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Ams User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful area with convenient and very well stocked general store. Main house reno is lovely and description is very accurate except for proximity of other houses and a camper park. Separate bedroom house is very basic. Problem with host communication by phone and text. Email worked well and host was helpful and responsive. Luggage must be carried up 3 flights of stairs.

Laurie User Profile
February 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Vanessa's beach house. The location was perfect and the house was comfortable and very clean. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a cozy place to stay!
Vanessa User Profile
Response from Vanessa:
That's lovely to hear - thank you so much Laurie for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming back in the future.....many thanks Vanessa
February 2016

Lynda User Profile
April 2015
We really enjoyed our stay. The renovation was lovely, and the wood stove was such a great treat. We even roasted marshmallows indoors after a southerly change. The kitchen was just right providing us with all that we needed. Working with Vanessa to make the booking and asking questions was very easy and relaxed. Can't wait to come back again!

Dean User Profile
October 2017
The Surfing Seal is a great little retreat in a very special place. It's clean with modern fixtures and amenities. The kitchen works well and the living space is bright and open. The front deck looking over the forest is a great breakfast setting.
Vanessa User Profile
Response from Vanessa:
Thanks Dean for your kind words :)
October 2017

Delphi User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful getaway place for short or long term stay. It's 30 min to the main shops therefore very nice and quiet. The best thing is the waking up to the beautiful view from living room and window. This place is decided into 2 seperate buildings. The main build is nice (1 bed room); the 2nd build is not as much.. (3 beds)

The house was very comfy, 2min walk to the beach and with all you can need for a weekend away. Nice dining area, suny terrase, BBQ and a fireplace which we enjoyed a lot as it was quite cold outside. We had an issue which Vanessa very quickly sorted out for us. She was very helpful before and during our stay at the house. We love the area and definately will be back to the house :)

Mike User Profile
May 2017
For a quiet, serene spot set back from the beach, this is superb! The balcony at breakfast is a wonderful display of local birds moving across the Myall Lakes national parkland and surrounding hills. Sunsets are spectacular! Highly recommended.

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Vanessa User Profile

Born and breed in Sydney but have travelled the world :-)

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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