About This Listing
Gorgeous home in on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Our home is in Clareville, only a forty-five minute drive from the city of Sydney and about an hour from the airport. It’s a great retreat for the weekend or a stopover to recoup and relax.
We are a few minutes from Avalon as well as Whale and Palm Beach, and only few minutes walk to Paradise and Clareville Beach. Surfing beaches are minutes away. A few minutes walk you can find a wonderful sheltered swimming beach aptly named Paradise. The king tides are a treat.
There is also a bus stop 30 meters down the street. This stops at 6pm.
From our back balcony we enjoy panoramic views across Pittwater to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. You will find it is tranquil, quiet and relaxing.
The accommodation is a private room with stunning views and private deck. Facilities include, tea, coffee and breakfast. We are a bnb so we are here most of the time, downstairs is private.
We have a beautiful home designed by local architect Peter Stutchbury. We live with our TWO dogs and a parrot “Elvis”. The wildlife is amazing. We have Kookaburra's, beautiful major mitchells, king parrots and gallahs. It is quintessential Australia.
The view includes Scotland Island, Lovett Bay, Taylor Point, and Portugeese Beach. All accessible by hire boat at Church Point. Or get a ferry from Palm Beach to discover the rest of Pittwater, including The Basin, Mackerel Beach or onto the Central Coast and Patonga for a great day trip and a counter meal at the local pub.
There are many brilliant restaurants and cafes near by including Clareville Kiosk, Palm Beaches most popular Boathouse restaurant, Barrenjoey House (seafood plate is highly recommended ), Star Fish (try the Curry Tofu), Nourish (for healthy lunches and snacks) and Johah’s at Whale Beach (courtesy bus will get you there and back home). Contact me if you would like me to book you in for dinners.
The area has great shopping at Bow Wow, Bassike, One Teaspoon and Lee Mathews. There is a good organic store and yoga and fitness classes locally in Avalon.
We have ADSL and WIFI. We are big on beautiful books your welcome to enjoy. There is a separate room with large TV/DVD and as film makers we have a huge collection of quality movies. We only allow general use of the kitchen ( tea, coffee snacks) not for dinner or major use. If you want to use the kitchen please discuss with me.
We have a beautiful space and enjoy sharing.
Private bedroom and deck with amazing views.
Parking is available. Shared bathroom with no bath only a shower.
Interaction with Guests
We always interact as living in same house I think that is part of the experience. We are happy to help plan your stay and make suggestions on what to see and do.
Birds Wildlife the waterways
Public transport and walking is perfect
Easy to get along with.....no smoking. We love a chat so no rules as far as where you hang out in the house. You must love animals and wildlife and if you are going for a walk our two dogs wouldnt mind going with you. You can sleep all day or dine in nearby cafe's and restaurants stroll along beaches.
We were made to feel very welcome. The house is stunning and in a beautiful location. We only stayed one night but it was memorable and the attention to detail was fab - from the linen sheets to the superb breakfast out on the deck.
Kelly and jacks place is stunning. They are wonderful hosts and loved jacks special coffee. Thanks
Our hosts were so warm and inviting, my wife and I felt completely at home within a beautiful house nestled in the backside of Avalon. To get anywhere locally is a breeze with our hosts only too happy to share their local knowledge of the area. If you're keen for a casual chat over wine and embracing how the McCoys enjoy their lifestyle, I recommend staying here.
We had a truly relaxing weekend getaway at Kelly & Jack’s house. The whole house looked and felt so natural and therapeutic inside and out, like a giant treehouse surrounded by nature with a panoramic waterfront view facing beautiful headlands.
The room was clean, cozy and comfortable that comes with an open deck that is peaceful and private, where you can read, meditate or simply enjoy the view.
Kelly & Jack were fantastic hosts who made us feel home from day one and took care of our needs every step of our stay. Their healthy, creative and relaxed nature and approach to life was just as inspiring as their home, if not more!
We also loved their dogs Bentley and Puppy, they’re the sweetest little things! (didn’t even bark once during our stay!) not to mention the beautiful birds…
Some of the best beaches, restaurants, cafes and shops that the Northern Beaches has to offer are all within a short and pleasant drive from the house.
We’re already looking forward to our next visit :)
A place is made special by it's people, and Kelly & Jack (and their super-chilled puppies) made my mini-break unique and warm by their generosity of spirit.
A tranquil setting, surrounded by nature, the photos are apt!
The healthy breakfast has inspired me to continue on the same path.
Absolutely beautiful! ....I'll be back.
Thanks so much guys!
Absolutely amazing place and hosts. Kelly and Jack made us feel very welcome, without ever imposing. The dogs, Bentley and Puppy are absolutely adorable. Breakfast delicious, house amazing and comfortable and close to everything.
Thanks for an amazing couple of days guys. Would recommend to anyone.
We had a wonderful stay, just wish it was longer. Kelly and Jack were fantastic hosts, and we couldn't have wished for a better spot for a few day getaway. We loved everything about the house - the Architecture, Gardens and layout of the house was suitable to enjoy privacy as well as space to engage with our hosts. We loved the healthy/organic breakfast. Kelly and Jack gave great restaurant suggestions, it is always good getting inside information, on the area you are visiting. We also enjoyed the company of their two little dogs - and took them for a walk one afternoon.
We look forward to being able to return sometime - when time permits.
About the Host, Kelly
Both our children are flown the coup and our house is empty most of the time bar ME and our two dogs Bentley, Puppy and parrot Elvis.
I work full time, love to cook and garden.