Spectacular Waterfront Vacation Rental with Sunset Views on Mackerel Beach, New South Wales

Sydney, New South Wales (Australia)
1 unit
4 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Barbecue

This spectacular vacation rental is located on Mackerel Beach, New South Wales, and can accommodate up to four guests, making it ideal for a family vacation or couples getaway by the beach. This waterfront rental has two bedrooms and one full bathroom. The main bedroom has a plush king-size bed and access to a private lawn and garden. The rustic, handmade bed has plenty of cozy down pillows and offers lovely views of the water.

The cozy second bedroom is reached by a short set of sandstone steps in front of the rental and features a handmade queen-size bed. It also enjoys stunning, panoramic views through the window and barn door and has its own private stone terrace overlooking the water and a grassed area shaded by a large Frangipani tree, with a hammock to relax in. The original sandstone bathroom features a toilet, a sink, a beautiful stone bathtub and a large copper shower with amazing water views. Luxurious linens and towels are generously provided by the host.

The living area features a sandstone fireplace and a floor-to-ceiling bookcase with an extensive library. A large, flat-screen television, a Blu-ray and DVD player, and an updated sound system are hidden behind the doors of a rustic handmade cupboard, while more speakers can be found in the outdoor areas and in each bedroom. The living area is ideal for curling up with a good book, taking a nap by the window seat, or simply admiring the views of the stunning beach and bay.

The fully-equipped kitchen comes with concrete countertops, wooden cupboards made from the original floorboards, a large farmhouse sink, a refrigerator, a freezer, commercial-grade cookware, a microwave, a gas stove, and an electric oven. Additionally, the kitchen comes equipped with a fully-stocked pantry and a herb garden. Two French doors open from the kitchen and dining area onto a small covered balcony and bar area overlooking the water's edge. Additional facilities include Wi-Fi.

Outside, there is a large, north-facing sun deck at the front of the rental and a covered terrace and outdoor, sandstone kitchen, featuring a wood-fired oven and a charcoal grill. Guests can dine al fresco on the comfortable deck chairs, at the bar seating, or the outdoor dining set with seating for four. There is an outdoor shower set amongst the trees halfway down the front steps leading to a secluded sandy beach at low tide. Candles and oil lanterns are provided for alternative lighting after guests watch the incredible sunset. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Electricity
  • Lounge/Living room
  • King-size bed
  • Running water
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Hairdryer
  • Queen-size bed
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Coffeemaker
  • Oven
  • Freezer
  • Picnic area
  • Fridge
  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Dining room
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Fireplace
  • Dining table
  • Toiletries
  • Tea kettle
  • Desk
  • Fire pit
  • Television
  • Sound system

Just steps from the water, every room of this rental features windows and French or barn doors opening out to uninterrupted views of Mackerel Beach, Pittwater, Barrenjoey Headland, Palm Beach, and beyond. For entertainment, a large, flat-screen television, a BluRay DVD player, and the latest Bose surround sound Wi-Fi stereo can be found in the rental, along with Bose speakers in the outdoor areas and Bose Wi-Fi systems in each bedroom. The kitchen is well equipped and guests can even make use of the kitchen's herb garden when cooking. Linens, towels, and extra bedding are all provided.

Outside, there is a terrace, a deck, a private grassy backyard, and comfortable furniture. There is also an outdoor kitchen, a wood-fired oven, and a charcoal grill. A hammock and an outdoor shower are ideal for summer. Guests are provided with two kayaks, fishing rods and tackle, crab traps, and snorkeling gear. There is also a beach umbrella supplied for shade.

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Guest Services

Directions and transport options are supplied to the guest before arrival. Mackerel Beach is water access-only, so the shack can be reached by a regular ferry service from Palm Beach or by water taxi.

There is a fully-stocked pantry at the shack for guests' stay, but guests will need to bring all their own fresh food and drinks.

There is a minimum two-night stay at the shack. Read More

Location + Surroundings

  • Supermarket
  • Shopping

This incredible vacation rental is located on the water’s edge of Pittwater's stunning Mackerel Beach, only a 40-minute drive from the heart of Sydney, New South Wales. Guests will adore staying in this secluded beach and bush hideaway, where they can wake to the sunrise over Palm Beach headland and enjoy the sun all day long. The sea breeze keeps the rental cool during summer whilst the tree-lined ridge of Ku-ring-gai National Park behind the rental shelters it from the cold southerly winds during winter.

Getting to the rental is part of the experience. Guests will board the old timber ferry at Palm Beach, where they will leave the city and their worries behind. The rental is reached via a short walking track at the end of the beach or via the rocks alongside the beach at low tide. Avalon Village is just a five-minute trip down the road by car and boasts many shops, restaurants, and bars. Read More


  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Meditation
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Water sports
  • Climbing

While staying at this vacation rental, guests will be greeted with new activities and entertainment to enjoy daily. With a waterfront location, guests are just steps from the sandy shores of Mackerel Beach, where they can swim or take out the two provided kayaks. Fishermen will adore the rental, where they can take advantage of the provided rods, tackle, and crab traps. Finally, a must-do is to use the snorkeling gear to explore the area.

Guests can head across the water by ferry to Palm Beach for a bite to eat and a drink. Avalon also has some great beaches with good surfing conditions to take advantage of. Inner Sydney is just under an hour's drive from Palm Beach and is home to plenty of famous attractions, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, and Taronga Zoo.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 11:00 a.m.
  • Check-out: 03:00 p.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

  • As long as you cancel at least 15 days before check-in, you will receive a 50% refund minus our service fee.
  • If you cancel within 15 days of check-in, the host does not offer a refund.
  • If you cancel after check-in, any refund will be at the host's discretion (and will not include the service fee).
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Additional Information

Guests should note that the television is for DVD operation only. Cable is not provided.

Pets and smoking are not permitted.

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