The River Haus | Luxe Historic River Port Stay

Entire cottage hosted by Sheriden

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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At the heart of the historic river port of Morpeth lies the River Haus. Curated with old and new treasures, this pretty two bedroom cottage (plus office) is set behind a white picket fence a stone's throw from the Hunter River and overlooking the historic St James Anglican Church.

Stroll to Morpeth's heritage-listed main street, dine at lauded Boydell's Cellar Door and Restaurant. A luxe sojourn in the Hunter awaits.

The space
This charming two bedroom (plus office) cottage is the creation of travel writer Sheriden Rhodes and husband (self taught builder, painter, tiler and jack of all trades) Tom Szecsodi.

Take a soak in the freestanding bath, gather round the wood fire in cooler weather with a glass of wine in hand or enjoy a G&T on the front verandah at sunset. We're a short five minute drive from the new Maitland Hospital that opened January 19 in nearby Metford.

Both (identical) guest rooms offer classic queen size iron beds, AH Beard plush mattresses and fine linen. A third room offers a dedicated office with desk, office chair and fast wifi. A cute laundry with separate toilet and washing machine is available for those on the road and longer stays.

In the stylish bathroom with herringbone tile floors enjoy Grown Alchemist amenities.

The River Haus features gorgeous old treasures including ship's rope, vintage kitchen scales, Bentwood chair, steamship trunk coffee table and weather beaten boat oars. New treasures include Smart TV, JBL sound bar, wifi, ducted heating and cooling, blackout blinds (including a nifty automatic blind for the back doors), Nectre woodfire, Bosch dishwasher and Bosch gas oven.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Mountain view
Dedicated workspace
Free driveway parking on premises – 2 spaces
55" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Netflix
Free washer – In building
Free dryer – In building
Central air conditioning
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews


Where you’ll be

Morpeth, New South Wales, Australia

Hosted by Sheriden

  1. Joined in January 2013
  • 15 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a travel writer from Newcastle NSW. I love vintage finds, clean cotton sheets, long ambles and good coffee.


  • Tom

During your stay

We don't live at the River Haus, however we're available if you need help. If something goes wrong and we can't sort it out over the phone or email we can organise our cleaner/manager to assist you.
  • Policy number: PID-STRA-27762
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $528

Cancellation policy