Our light, breezy and private Moonrise Studio Apartment is fully-equipped and perfect for a quiet & relaxing coastal holiday. Sleeps 4 guests & welcomes well-behaved dogs. Enjoy quick access to 2 safe-swimming beaches, dog-friendly coves & clifftop.
Moonrise Studio Apartment is perfect for a self-catering coastal holiday for up to four people and even your dog if you’d like to bring along. It includes a very comfortable queen bed plus a double futon-sofabed (large enough for 2 small children or 1 teenager/adult). There is a large Smart3D/LCD TV, Blu-ray Player, CD Player and Radio Alarm/iPod- iPhone dock for you to enjoy and a fully-equipped kitchen/laundry with fridge/freezer, microwave, front-loading washer/dryer combo and many other useful kitchen appliances, basic pantry items, plus a dining area and separate bathroom. There is an outdoor area with table and seating, gas BBQ and ashtray if required. Guests are also welcome to use the Infrared Sauna with light & sound therapy.
Well-behaved dogs are permitted inside and are also welcome at local beaches just a few minutes’ walk away. Please note, if you intend to bring your dog that there is no fencing for the outdoor area at this stage (though I hope to rectify this soon). Please also note that there is an Apartment Cleaning cost of $100 per stay with Dogs instead of the $80 per stay with No Dogs.
‘Moonrise’ has been decked out, wherever possible, with sustainable and natural materials that aim to reduce harmful effects on the environment. Australian-made furniture, Australian woollen quilts, cotton linen and top quality mattresses have been carefully chosen for your comfort, as well as their ecological benefit and appliances have been installed for their energy and water efficiency. Lighting can be bright or subdued and though the residence has air-conditioning, the ceiling fan can make use of the soothing summer sea-breezes. You will find a supply of bathroom toiletries and kitchen and laundry cleaning products that have been chosen for their environmentally-friendly credentials and we encourage recycling and provide a compost bin for food scraps to help feed our hungry worms.
Whether your stay is for a romantic weekend getaway for two, a relaxing mid-week vacation, a longer family holiday of a week or two, or a beautiful destination for a couple of singles travelling together, our hope is that you will find time to connect with the abounding nature that surrounds 'Moonrise' and our peaceful 'Longbeach Clifftop Retreat'.
Guests staying at Moonrise are welcome to enjoy the residence's clifftop garden, which offers sweeping views of Batemans Bay's pristine, sparkling waters. Just a short walk from your private apartment, through the garden gate and along the top of the cliff are a number of access trails that step down to an array of gloriously quiet and secluded dog-friendly coves, all of which are idyllic for safe swimming, rock-pool exploration, exquisite sunsets or perhaps, just quiet contemplation. The gorgeous Maloneys Beach and Long Beach are also situated at either end of the cliff (with quick access through garden gate) and both provide safe swimming and opportunities for water sports of every kind. There's even a small coffee shop within walking distance that sells wine, beer, a basic supply of groceries, as well as freshly-made croissants, bread and newspapers on the weekends.
Many restaurants, takeaways and holiday activities and attractions are only a short drive from the residence, including the wonderful Mogo Zoo, which focuses on endangered species and breeding programmes (please see Map).
Interaction with Guests
I live onsite and look forward to meeting new guests and providing assistance wherever I can. After you've been given a short 'welcome tour' and given your keys, you are welcome to enjoy yourself in the privacy of your own accommodation as much as you like.
Longbeach Clifftop Retreat is perched up high on the northern cliff of Batemans Bay, overlooking the glorious Pacific Ocean. Revitalise mind, body and soul with the sound of birdsong, ambiance of fresh sea-breezes and natural aromas emanating from the Spotted Gum woods nearby. Sightings of sea-eagles gliding on the ocean-air and dolphins playing in the bay can often be enjoyed.
There is guest parking for one car and a space for a small boat can also be negotiated at no charge.
There is a local Bus Service from Long Beach to Batemans Bay, and a Coach Service from Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne.
There are also flights from Sydney to Moruya and I can arrange transport to and from the Moruya Airport for you at a reasonable cost.
Check-in Time is 2pm or later. Please let Jaki know your expected time of arrival, so that hand-over of house keys can be arranged.
Enjoy the residence as if it were your own but please reduce noise to a minimum by 11.00 at night.
Smoking is permitted outside and an ashtray is supplied.
Well-behaved dogs are permitted inside but not on beds or furniture and you will need to supply your own pet's bedding, I can supply food and water bowls. For the safety of your dog, please protect with flea treatment and paralysis tick treatment 48 hours prior to arrival.
Check-out Time is by 11 am, though I may be able to provide a late check-out if not too busy. Please leave the apartment as you have found it. You will find a variety of cleaning tools and products that have been selected for their environmental credentials for you to use throughout your stay if you wish. Please place all rubbish in their respective outdoor containers and put all dirty tea towels and bath towels in the shower recess. There is no need to make up the beds before you leave.
Please pay Jaki directly for any additional consumables or services that you have enjoyed during your stay and don't forget to double-check all drawers for things you may have missed in your packing. Happy and safe travels home!
My partner and I enjoyed a relaxing stay at the Longbeach Clifftop Retreat over New Years Eve. Jaki was very helpful and friendly throughout the whole booking process and also once we arrived. She was always available to answer any questions about the nearby area and also offered us strawberries and lemons from her garden which were very delicious.
The room had absolutely everything we needed. When the weather was overcast, we were more than happy to enjoy our time in the apartment.
There are two quiet beaches within an easy walk from the house and the view on the way is spectacular. We also spotted some dolphins within minutes of arriving at the clifftop.
If you're after a relaxing stay that feels away from it all, then Clifftop is the place to be.
Dear Nicola, thank you so much for the lovely comments you left about your recent holiday at Long Beach. It was an absolute delight to meet you and your partner during your stay at the Moonrise Studio Apartment. I really enjoyed out time spent on the clifftop under the trees and stars chatting together for a while and am very appreciative of the good care you took of our accommodation. Really hope you get to come back and visit again one day. All the best for the new year, Jaki
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I enjoy art, music, good food, wine and conversation and of course, visiting beautiful, natural places, especially those that have a spiritual or historical significance. I'm concerned about our environment, endangered species (especially orangutans) and social justice. I enjoy meeting new people from here and around the world and helping students to improve their English speaking skills.