Unique Whale Beach Ocean Retreat

Bed & Breakfast - Entire home/apt · Beauty Drive, Whale Beach, NSW 2107, Australia

See hear, smell the ocean from your private magical ocean view retreat. Watch the sun and the moon rise over the ocean. Walk to the beach. Comfortable bed with organic cotton linen , rain shower, tranquil bath. 5 min drive to Palm Beach/ Avalon.

Your host, Kim
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See hear, smell the ocean from your private magical ocean view retreat. Watch the sun and the moon rise over the ocean. Walk to the beach. Comfortable bed with organic cotton linen , rain shower, tranquil bath. 5 min drive to Palm Beach/ Avalon.

The Space

A studio apartment with two light and airy bedrooms, private living room and covered outdoor area overlooking the ocean.

Bathroom with shower and bath. Hairdryer. Heated towel rails. Fridge in living area with healthy breakfast supplies. Tea and coffee.

There are no cooking facilities

Cool ocean breezes in summer and underfloor heating for winter warmth and cosiness.

Our home, 'Wedge House' was designed by leading Australian architect Peter Stutchbury.

Soaring high above the ocean on the southern headland of Whale Beach, the house enjoys a north easterly aspect with spectacular ocean views and plenty of sunshine in the winter months.

Surrounded by trees and exquisitely connected to nature, you can watch the sun rise over the ocean as you wake. Walk 400m down to the beach for an early swim or a surf (the Wedge being a legendary surf break) or enjoy a yoga class at one of the many yoga studios at Palm Beach or nearby Avalon.

And as the full moon rises out of the ocean, you can watch it from your private retreat with a drink in your hand. Let the ocean soothe you to sleep.

Waking with the birds (kookaburras, cockatoos, lorikeets, king parrots, currawongs and magpies), you can walk to Palm Beach lighthouse or Barrenjoey headland, swim, surf "Whaley" (or Avalon and Palm Beach which are a 5 min drive away).

Hire a "tinnie" (small aluminium boat), to explore secluded beaches on the Pittwater, take a stand up paddle board lesson on the Pittwater or Palm Beach where the dolphins might join you or go snorkelling, skin diving or fishing.

Dine at the fabulous Boathouse Restaurant, enjoy sundowners and fish and chips at Barrenjoey House or simply just escape and explore nature's secluded paradise.

Come and stay in winter or spring and you will see the whales as they migrate past our coast. Some nights you might wake to the sound of them breaching, slapping their flukes or breathing through their blowholes!

A bookshelf full of books and Surfers Journal magazines, free ADSL wifi and DVD's if you really want to bring your computer.

Street parking is available right outside our house and the bus stop is a 15 min stroll away. Or, for a unique experience, catch the seaplane from the city and I'll fetch you from Palm Beach!

We are in a great location if you are attending a wedding or a party in the area. We are a mere 500m from Moby Dicks and Ripples, 1.5km from Jonah's and 3.5km from The Boathouse and Dunes Restaurants!

My quoted rate is for 1 or 2 people sharing the Ocean View Whale room (main pic); however, if there are additional (1 or 2) guests and you would like to rent the Garden View Dolphin Room, there is an additional per-person charge.

We are particualry passionate about the ocean and have founded an ocean environmental charity called Living Ocean to celebrate our inspiring and creative ocean loving community. Through community events we raise funds and awareness for ocean conservation organisations. Chat to us when you stay if you would like to know more.

We love where we live, we love to travel and we love to share our home and sublime ocean living lifestyle.

Guest Access

Private bath room, living space, bedrooms and covered ocean view verandah

Interaction with Guests

I give you as much privacy as you wish. However, love to chat too, hear your stories and suggest things to do as we live upstairs. I am very happy to help you plan your stay here, and especially would love to tailor a healthy retreat few days for you.

The Neighborhood

Healthy Ocean lifestyle surrounded by nature. Beautiful bush walks, sublime ocean pools, brilliant surf, world class yoga teachers and studios, tranquil Pittwater, hedonistic stand up paddle boarding, fabulous restaurants, abundant coffee shops.....all on your doorstep. Home to world class surfers, sailors, famous photographers, actors, movie makers, writers,chefs..an eclectic vibrant, international, laid back creative community

Getting around

Free on street parking right outside our house. Public transport via bus 15 min walk away.

Other Things to Note

Staying here is a unique experience yet only 45 min drive from vibrant Sydney city centre. Learn to surf or stand up paddlboard, practice yoga, treat yourself to glorious massages, enjoy sunset drinks on the Pittwater. Walk barefoot, see the stars at night, skinny dip at "The Joey" Escape for a few days to connect, recharge, reenergise, be inspired and fall in love again!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $58 / night after 2 guests
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We had a wonderful time at the Whale Beach Ocean Retreat, thanks to our lovely host Kim. The accommodation was stunning and perfect for a relaxing weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city. As well as being a stunning place to stay with beautiful interiors, Kim has made such an effort when it comes to detail: Cotton sheets, home made rusk biscuits, comfortable bed and delicious breakfast. If you stay in winter you will also be impressed with the in-floor heating!

    We also saw whales playing in the ocean from our front door. Doesn't get any better than that...

    July 2014
  • Kim was a wonderful host and we felt very welcomed as soon as we arrived. Whale Beach Ocean Retreat is a wonderful property and Kim's attention to detail is fabulous.
    My wlole family felt like we were special guests and hope to one day return.
    The Whale Beach area is so cool, we could walk to the beach and were just a hop, skip and a jump from lots of great surf, restaurants and beautiful locations like Home & Away's, Palm Beach which delighted my teen twins.
    We had a lovely stay. Oh, and we did see whales!

    June 2014
  • We had such an amazing stay at Kim's Whale Beach! Kim was so friendly and helpful with her recommendations. The retreat was beautiful, comfortable and quite magical. It was a wonderful experience to see the sunrise from bed. We would highly recommend this place for anyone considering staying here!

    June 2014
  • As a fellow airbnb owner at our properties, "Wanggulay," we tend to be very fussy when we stay at other properties. Kim met and excelled in all areas; we had a fabulous time. The place was very well thought out, very comfortable and clean. Kim is a great hostess, and we will be back- thank you Kim!!

    June 2014
  • Kim was a lovely host, very welcoming and easy to talk to. On arrival she showed us around and explained keys etc, and then left us to settle in, with the invitation for her help at any time. The retreat is immaculately clean and the bed is so very comfy. It's amazing to lie in bed and see the ocean. We even saw whales on our last morning. This place is special, and we hope to come back.

    June 2014
  • If you are thinking of staying here... Definitely do it!!!! Kim is not only super sweet and inviting but this room is so relaxing and beautifully decorated. Kim provided breakfast each morning with the most delicious orange juice I've ever had. I can't wait to come back again! Also check out the boathouse restaurant in Palm beach. Excellent food and cool vibe :)

    May 2014
  • Kim's ocean retreat was fantastic! Such a warm and caring host who had thought of everything to make our stay easy and comfortable.
    Fantastic place in a beautiful part if the world.

    May 2014
  • We had a great stay at Kims Whale Beach retreat. We only got to stay one night but it was perfect for us attending a wedding nearby. Kim was very easy to deal with and provided lots of lovely little extra such as muesli, juice etc. I can highly recommend for anyone wanting a peaceful retreat. Thanks Kim for having us.

    May 2014
  • Kim's place couldn't have been more magical. The weather was spectacular, and I saw not one, but three whales!! Kim lent me her binoculars to see them breeching and flapping their way along the humpback highway. The space is delightfully peaceful, perfect for maximum relaxation in a natural retreat

    May 2014
  • Wonderful stay! Beautiful home and thoughtful hosts. Highly recommended.

    May 2014
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Living Ocean
I love my ocean lifestyle and I love travelling too. It is a part of me that I cannot do without. Living abroad, visiting new places and meeting new people are some of my most wonderfully memorable experiences. When not travelling, my husband and I like sharing our home and the things we enjoy with fellow travellers. Our adult children are now away studying at university so we have a beautiful space to share with others. As guests you can be as private as you wish or are welcome for a chat too. We enjoy beauty, especially natural beauty,of which there is an abundance of right here on our doorstep.
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