About this listing
Your own private studio, near the beach and golf course. All amenities and lots of choice for breakfast. Air con, wifi, bikes, friendly hosts, shops and cafes nearby. 1.5 hours north of Sydney and 1 hour from Newcastle and The Hunter Valley.
Modern kitchen with gas hotplates, microwave, fridge, BBQ, small oven, coffee grinder for fresh coffee, tea, biscuits, cheese, milk, sugar, all condiments, bread, yoghurt, fruit, cereal.
Our architect award winning studio is a relaxing place to stay. We lived in it for a year while we built the house in front. Fully self contained with queen size latex bed, own bathroom with shower and bath, full kitchen, free WiFi, new flat screen TV and DVD, BBQ with natural gas, reverse cycle air conditioned, deck, Off street parking.
Cereal, tea, coffee, milk, bread, cheese, yoghurt, biscuits, juice and fruit are all complimentary. Easy to walk down to Blue Lagoon Beach - one block - and along the beach to Shelly Beach Surf Life Saving Club for a great breakfast or dinner/drink on Friday evening on the balcony overlooking the beach. Secluded Bateau Bay beach with its gorgeous rock pools is a short walk or two minute drive and is great for snorkelling.
Our Neighbourhood -
We have beaches, a national park and the famous Shelly Beach Golf Club, literally at the end of our street. There is a choice of beach - Shelly Beach is a patrolled surf beach, while Bateau Bay Beach is a gentle family beach with really safe swimming. This beach is within Wyrrabalong National park which has wonderful walking trails and ocean views.Great 20 minute bush trail up to Crackneck Lookout.
We are a few minutes on our bikes from Tuggerah Lake which has the most wonderful bike track all around it.(About 30km) Bikes provided.You can ride on a separate path from Nth Entrance to Westfield Tuggerah.
Restaurants and cafes are one block away at the beaches and our major shopping centre is three blocks away. Tennis courts are a short walk away - racquets provided.
3.30pm each day sees the famous pelican feed at The Entrance - 10 minute drive from here. Ken Duncan's gorgeous gallery is a 10 minute drive as well.
The Adelaide (war ship) has been sunk off Avoca Beach (5 beaches south) so this will be perfect for anyone wanting to go scuba diving.
We are a 90 min drive from the centre of Sydney, and an hour to the Hunter Valley which is famous for its wine region.Maps provided. 30 minutes to The Reptile Park to see kangaroos, crocodiles and koalas.
Our rules are few. We don't have children or pets. Checkout is around lunchtime, but can be later by arrangement. No smoking.
Read our reviews and see what others have done - but most simply relax after a game of golf or tennis, a bike ride, or a trip to one of the beaches or local cafes. Board games and scrabble provided.
Please also take a look at our home exchange link: (website hidden)
Completely separate entrance.
Interaction with Guests
Some guests love a chat and a wine or a coffee, some we rarely see.
The beach, the surf club, golf course, tennis courts, shops, café, Italian restaurant, bike track around the lake.
It is better to come by car but there is a bus from Gosford station.
Other Things to Note
Guests like the flexible arrival and departure time, the beaches, the surf club for coffee. Some have a game of golf, others just relax. Some use the BBQ, others the local restaurants, while some like to cook inside.
Separate entrance, so you don't disturb the owners. No smoking allowed.
No children, no pets.
I recently stayed at Judy and Murray's Beach Studio, it was wonderful, just what I needed. Judy responded to my enquiry quickly, the beach studio is very warm and welcoming, such a lovely space to just relax and unwind, feels very comfortable and homely and so close to everything and the wonderful Shelley Beach and Bateau Bay, I loved it! The complimentary foods just adds a lovely extra touch, very much appreciated. I will definitely be back. Thanks Judy and Murray.
Judy and Murray were great hosts on our quick two night stay. The cabin is in a lovely quiet area and quite close to most attractions. Judy and Murray were welcoming and helpful through the lead up and during our stay. Would recommend them to anyone wanting to stay in the area.
Murry & Judy where awesome communicated well everything was as mentioned lovely hosts and strongly recommend their unit, beautiful place to spend some quiet time!
The studio was perfect, very homely and cosy. Judy and Murray made us feel very welcome. Little touches like complementary food and provided bikes made it so great. A wonderful first Airbnb experience!
We had such a great weekend at the Central Coast. Our stay at Judy and Murray's cabin was perfect. We felt very welcomed at their place. Judy and Murray made sure nothing was missing for our weekend; from a warm cabin waiting for us on a winter night to all the food to make a hearty breakfast; bicycles for a day trip and a even a ride to the station on our way back. Thank you so much for making our stay so pleasant, wanting to come back soon and we will be definitely recommending your home to our friends.
We had a wonderful stay in judy and murray's cabin. They were lovely and welcoming, and the place itself was perfect - fully self contained with a very comfortable bed! Bateau bay is a great destination whether you want to relax or get out and go for a bike ride. We would definitely stay there again.
Thank you Judy and Murray for a very warm welcome. We loved our accomdation - it had everything we required plus more. We felt you were extremely thoughtful and considerate . We hope to stay again with you!
About the Host, Judy
Judy and Murray Townsend. Recent retirees. Have been involved with Home Exchange for many years, meeting the best people from all over the world. Thought we would add Airbnb to our way of travelling. Our studio is beautiful and has won an Australian architectural award.
Murray was a deputy at a local primary school and I was a teacher /librarian so don't bring books - there is a full library just waiting for you.
We have lived at Bateau Bay for over 30 years and can show you the all the best places to go. It is a tourist destination in summer so we often leave, and house swappers come in.