Self cont, private beach studio

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Lakin St, Bateau Bay, NSW 2261, Australia
Your host, Judy
44 Reviews
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The Space

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, and hot tub on the main house deck. Off street parking.

Cereal, tea, coffee, milk, bread, juice and fruit is 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 but you must have an outdoor shower (it's hot water) before going in the spa if you have been to the beach. Checkout is around 11am but can be later by arrangement.
We have a strict no children policy.

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)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • What a beautiful place ! So tranquil.
    This was our first stay at an Airbnb place but we had a lovely stay.
    Judy and Murray are wonderful hosts, and they also have excellent attention to detail, not just milk but low fat and soy as well as full cream were in the studio, muesli included gluten free type too etc etc. The bed was fantastic - I haven't slept that well in years !
    The studio and it's location is just perfect, it has everything you need, and the location is only a stone throw from the beach and there is a nice little Italian Restaurant around the corner.
    Highly recommend !

    June 2014
  • What a wonderful place to stay!! This was exactly what we needed after a busy conference in Sydney. We were able to walk to the beach, take the bikes for a ride and just simply relax. Judy and Murray were willing and able to answer all our questions and they went out of their way to make our stay perfect. Thanks!

    June 2014
  • We had a really enjoyable stay at Judy and Murray’s beach studio. It is a very comfortable space and incredibly well equipped with everything you could possibly want for a weekend escape or longer stay. The studio is a great base to explore the surrounding area which is spectacular if you are coming up to take photos, go hiking or to enjoy the beautiful beaches. Jude and Murray were very welcoming and hospitable and we loved the extra touches like having a newspaper to enjoy in the morning. Thank very much Jude and Murray...we highly recommend your studio for anyone who wishes to explore the Central Coast.

    May 2014
  • Our stay in bateau bay was relaxing. We loved the studio and Murray and Judy went above and beyond our expectations as hosts. We had so many things to choose from for breakfast and we even got freshly cooked Anzac biscuits on Anzac Day ! We would definitely come stay here again and highly recommend it to others.

    April 2014
  • Best Airbnb accomodation we have stayed in so far - Judy & Murray are perfect hosts who have a really clean, comfortable, private and peaceful self contained studio apartment that really is a fantastic place to unwind and getaway. Only 5 Minutes walk to beautiful beaches and access to a gorgeous coastal bushwalk. The bikes were great to explore the local area and cafes and pedal along some of the Tuggerah lakes cycle pathway.We will be back! Thanks again Judy & Murray, Rebecca & Joe x

    April 2014
  • We had a great weekend staying in Judy and Murray's beach studio in Bateau Bay. The accommodation was great, and Judy and Murray were perfect hosts - there was nothing that they hadn't thought of!
    We would definitely recommend it and would definitely stay there again - only with more time to make the most of everything! A big thank you to Judy and Murray for making us so welcome!

    March 2014
  • Judy and Murray have an amazing place and are fantastic hosts. We decided only a couple of days before to have a weekend away and luckily for us the place was available. As you can see from the other reviews, it is within easy walking distance to some great beaches, and not too far from anything you need, but peaceful and quiet as well. Judy and Murray made sure we had everything we needed, even providing bread, milk, etc for our breakfast. They couldn't have been more accommodating and I would recommend this place to anyone.

    March 2014
  • Just a great relaxing place to stay. although Judy wasn't there on this occasion, everything was well prepared and ready for our stay. We couldn't have asked for better. thanks Judy.

    March 2014
  • This studio is a great place to have a beach holiday. It is just one block away from access to 3 beaches and Judy is a lovely host. Everything was provided on my arrival and the studio has it's own access so you can come and go as you please. Judy and Husband are pleasant hosts who left me to do my own thing but provided lots of information. The hot tub in the backyard is lovely as was the outdoor hot/ cold shower. Bateau Bay was a great area for running on or off the beach. There are a few local cafes to visit and access to the rest of the central coast is easy with a car. Thanks Judy for a great stay. I'll be back! :)

    January 2014
  • A terrific location and perfect for what we wanted. Our hosts were terrific....couldn't do enough for us....everything left for us was very impressive!! Thank you....we will certainly book again if we can!

    January 2014
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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.
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