Our cool and very comfortable one bedroom apartment is a relaxing hideaway in paradise.
Centrally located and off the street, is abundant in all types of wildlife, guests all enjoy the free eggs for breakfast from our spoilt chickens and FREE NETFLIX
This fully furnished, self-contained, one bedroom unit is situated on the ground floor of our two storey home. It consists of a large combined lounge/kitchen, bedroom and bathroom/laundry. It is double brick and well insulated, very cool in summer.
The kitchen is fully equipped with induction cook-top, microwave, bar fridge, oven, electric jug, toaster, grill, crockery and cutlery.
There is a wall-mounted flat screen tv with free NETFLIX and an MP3 stereo/radio in the lounge room.
Free fast wireless internet is available!
Queen size quality and very comfy latex bed. Linen, blankets and pillows provided. Also an extra sofabed with a sprung mattress can take up to 4 people in the apartment.
Combined bathroom/laundry includes front loading washing machine. Towels provided.
Set off the street on a battleaxe block in a quiet, suburban location, surrounded by national parks.
Close to shops,restaurants, fast food outlets, clubs, waterways,waterfront bike/walking track to Gosford or Woy Woy, public transport and Sydney freeway. Centrally located, near bus routes to beaches and local attractions.
Situated on the picturesque Central Coast, one hour from Sydney. Beautiful beaches, pristine waterways, and beautiful national parks!
Free pelican feeding down the road 365 days a year!
Also in close proximity to all the tourist attractions Sydney's favourite holiday destination has to offer.
LOCAL AREA INFORMATION
The Central Coast has a very special natural resource with over 210,000 ha of natural vegetation set aside for conservation as National Parks and other reserves.
The Parks of the Central Coast cover areas from the coast, including a marine extension to Bouddi National Park, through coastal lakes and lagoons, areas along the banks of the Hawkesbury River and its tributaries and up into the rugged sandstone country along the foot of the Great Dividing Range.
This mixture also means that there is a wide variety of vegetation and wildlife for people to observe. A simple afternoon walk can take you through coastal shrubs and dunes, rainforest gullies and Eucalypt forests in only a few hours.
The Parks provide the opportunity for people to partake in many different types of activities. You can go bushwalking, camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, surfing and whale watching (at the right time of year). Bushwalkers can visit historical sites, both Aboriginal and European, observe the vast array of spectacular wildflowers and even catch a glimpse of some of the unique wildlife or just take in the breathtaking views from the lookouts.
The above activities can all be undertaken at your own time and pace or if you wish to add to your experience in our wonderful natural bush, you can join one of the NPW Discovery Tours. On these walks, which sometimes also include a spotlight walk at dusk, you not only get to enjoy our native bush, but also learn more about the wildlife, bush and history of the area from the friendly Discovery Rangers. You might even see some of the more shy, hard to find animals and birds. The Discovery Program also caters for the more adventurous nature enthusiast, with four-wheel drive tours, abseiling courses, canoe trips, camping, camp fires and mountain bike rides.
As the seasons change, so do the parks. Different plants and trees are flowering, while different animals and birds are in the area. The parks are a great place to visit all year round, forever changing.
For further information please contact the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Please leave the premises the way you found it.
Hope you enjoy your stay!
We have just returned from a 4 night stay here and it suited our needs perfectly. It is in a perfect location and the apartment was clean and comfortable and had everything we required. The kids loved the chickens and Derek let us know when the wild possum was there so we got to see that up close too. We were out most of the days so didn't use the kitchen for cooking but it has ample equipment should you wish to do so. Netflix was a hit with the kids too. I would recommend staying here and would book here again if we were planning going back to that area.
We love visiting Derek's place! The kids are is sorted with the chickens, beehive and Derek's pet parrot. They get to check in the mornings if the chickens have laid eggs, and feed the wild cockatoos. Better than visiting the zoo! The beach is near, as are all the shops - even a lovely garden centre just around the corner. We will definitely come back again!
Derek was a friendly host and the apartment was nice and quiet. It was convenient for the peninsula area that we were visiting and had the affordability we needed. Thanks Derek!
Derek was the perfect host. He was welcoming and provided all the information we needed to use the equipment in his apartment. This was the first time we used an induction cook-top, and we found it to be very fast, safe and responsive. We had access to Netflix on the TV and we watched a number of good movies. The apartment was spotless when we arrived and it was easy for us to keep in clean during our stay. The bed was very comfortable and we woke to lots of light from the large windows, and it was easy to make the apartment totally dark with the heavy curtains. The garden was full of life, including sulphur crested cokatoos, a bush turkey, a kookaburra which dropped by for a meal of minced beef, butcher birds, colourful parrots, and 4 happy chickens which provided us with delicioius ultra-fresh eggs. Derek has a one eyed pet lorikeet called Cuscus, which is 14 years old, and clearly loves his owner. The garden also has a good range of fresh herbs which we used for cooking. Derek has a bike he makes available for tenants, although my friend and I had our own bikes. The area is great for exploring by bike. The apartment is close to the Central Coast bike track that took us to Gosford in one direction and to Woy Woy in the other. From Woy Woy we took a ride around the Peninsular which is almost entirely flat, and full of beaches. We will take the ferry to explore further next time. Point Clare has a few shops, including a well stocked Aldi, although we found Woy Woy and Gosford to be the best places for stocking the kitchen. Gosford is only about a 10 minute cycle ride from Derek's house. We intend to come back again to this apartment, and when we do it will be the first time we have ever made plans to return to the same Airbnb residence.
Derek was very easy to contact prior to our arrival. He made our whole family feel very welcome and at home - the apartment was exactly as described, easy to get to, and Derek was happy to show our kids around with the animals. Absolutely fantastic stay!
Stayed for the whole month of February, the neighbourhood is very peaceful, with lots of birds, which Derek encourages by feeding, they are a real plus to the visit, and Derek is very knowledgeable about the wildlife. If traveling with no car the bus service does stop very early. Shopping close by, and beautiful walking trail down by the water. Derek was obliging picking us up from the train station when we arrived, and also dropped us in the nearby town a couple of times. Very good value for money.
I live with my partner who has grown up children who have moved out, hence we have a spare unit downstairs. She works full-time as a pre-school teacher and I run an IT business from home.