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Open family & dining opening off to  forest view deckBack deck - multiple seating options
Blue House Bush Retreat
Blue House Bush Retreat
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

This quiet oasis is nestled amongst Bundena'a tree tops. Enjoy the open space deck living. Lose yourself amongst the colourful antics of wildlife and bush cries of the kookaburra. Off st parking, WiFi & access to bushwalks make a perfect retreat.

The space

Enjoy relaxing in this lovely bush environment. You may not want to leave the back deck!

Enjoy Bundeena's white beaches and local bushwalks. Located just 50m from the entry point to local bush and coastal walks including Wedding Cake Rock, this is an ideal base for exploring Sydney's Royal National Park. The Jibbon Loop, Marley Loop, Wattamolla loop, Garie Beach return, and Bundeena to Otford Coastal walk all start here.

Guest access

When in Bundeena, you will be welcomed personally. Otherwise there is a 24hr key lock system with a code to access the keys to let yourself in.

Guests have exclusive access to the entire 2 bedroom upstairs space including front yard, front deck and rear deck overlooking the forest. The photos are of your actual space and view from back deck.

You will not have access to the back yard, as this is utilised by the downstairs unit space, you will see the closed gate leading to their space. Please note, my experience of the Blue House is that it is very private, especially given it is a suburban home in Bundeena on 920m2, surrounded by neighbouring houses.

If you have any questions or concerns about your stay, you are welcome to knock on the friendly door downstairs or the next door neighbours in the house next door.

Interaction with guests

If we are in Bundeena, we are happy to answer any questions about things to do and see. As an ex-outdoor guide supporting guests to have a wonderful experience is in my blood! You will find I have provided a comprehensive list of information on the kitchen table including topographic and general maps, Bundeena-Cronulla ferry and train timetables and local attractions.

Other things to note

Off street parking is available which is a premium on sunny weekends in Bundeena, as many tourists visit the Royal National park for coast walks and to visit Wedding Cake Rock; so parking can be challenging on Beachcomber Avenue nowadays! The house is on a battleaxe block, drive down the steep concrete driveway and the Blue House is on your left. Some people feel nervous the first time they drive down. I have a 2WD and its fine driving in and out. The concrete pad is roomy with plenty of room to manouver. Please park on the house pad only, not on the turning circle as this is used by neighbours.

There is a local IGA near the ferry wharf is available to purchase grocery supplies from 8am-8pm 7 days a week. There are local cafes for breakfast and lunch. There is really only one place called the Bundeena Bowling Club to eat at night, so you might wish to bring supplies to eat in.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Cable TV
Cleaning Fee $80 NZD
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price $285 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 double bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

When you arrive, you will sense the peace in this naturous environment. Please enjoy your stay. Friends. Romantic couples. Yogi aspirants. Outdoor lovers are very welcome and custom designed for you.

Please note:
- Leave no trace - leave the retreat as you found it
- From the driveway, there are numerous pathway stairs to front entrance.
- The retreat is a smoke free environment - inside and out.
- The retreat is a party free environment. Quiet dinner parties are just fine.
- Music to be turned off after 10pm as it is a quiet neighbourhood.
- There is room for one car on the concrete driveway. Please be mindful of parking close to the garage, so neighbours can drive in and out of shared section of driveway easily.

- Place recycling (yellow bin) and general rubbish (red bin) in the bins next to the concrete driveway. Bins are emptied Tuesday mornings. If your stay co-incides please take bins up to the street on Monday night. Please remove all food from fridge and bins upon leaving.

- Please keep the front gate shut - deer roam into the garden to eat plants!
Be environmental - turn off lights, fans, heaters when not in the house.
Close blinds at night for your warmth and comfort. The house is super spacious with big windows and high ceilings. The remote control to high windows is wall-mounted by the door.

- BYO food and drinks. You are welcome to use kitchen stores if you have forgotten something. Please replace or leave $ contribution in the honesty box for anything used or broken.

- Outdoor decks: the deck and furniture can be washed down the day before your visit, or even the morning of your visit and then wind or animals come through and leave a light film of dust, scat or leaf litter on the surface. Please know its been cleaned for you, but you may need to give table a quick wipe over to de-dust or the tiles a sweep - its part of living in the bush.

- Things that go bump in the night: the house abutts the national park. At night you may hear what sound like footsteps on the roof (possums), down the side of the house (deer who have jumped the fence and walk down the side fence to the backyard for grass), the avocado tree drops fruit on onto deck outside the main bedroom day and night from wind or possums - the noise can be loud and sharp, creaking ( being iron it is normal for the house to creak and pop when moving from heat of the day to cold of the night). I mentioned these things as I have received feedback some of the noises were unsettling without knowing what they were - so just wanted to cover it off that it is likely wildlife are roaming! If you are used to city living, perhaps lock the doors for peace of mind.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

10 Reviews

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Robert User Profile
April 2016
Michelle's Blue House was a real treat! It was so spacious and comfortable in the dome - shaped central living room, and has also 2 large decks that catch the sun and look out on greenery. Michelle has created such a peaceful and well equipped home, with abundant entertainment options like cable TV, DVDs, iPhone docks, and board games, and wifi. The kitchen is fantastic for gourmet chefs, as it has all the cooking gear and a well stocked pantry available using the 'honesty' box. It IS hard to leave such a beautiful uniquely designed place, but its location is right next to a fantastic National Park. The place is surrounded by kilometres of Bay and Ocean beaches, and many different bushwalks of varying landscapes and lengths. It's hard to believe this piece of Paradise is in Sydney!
Michelle User Profile
Response from Michelle:
Wow - I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and explored the national park even though it was hard to leave the house! You left my house neat as a pin and sharing your post holiday photos was a lovely surprise. You are welcome to come back anytime!
April 2016

Nigel User Profile
April 2016
Michelle is simply an amazing, welcomed me warmly and had me feeling at home immediately. The Blue House is a real little charmer and out performs its description. It was immaculately tidy, had everything I needed and is set in the most idealic location.
Michelle User Profile
Response from Michelle:
Hi Nigel, I am so happy you enjoyed your stay at the Blue House. You were really easy to communicate with, and are very welcome to come back anytime.
April 2016

Cath User Profile
September 2016
We had a lovely, relaxing stay taking in the stunning views over the Royal National Park from the balcony. The house was very well equipped and appointed - highly recommended.

Rich User Profile
July 2016
Fantastic home on the edge of the Royal national forest and right next to the iconic costal walk full of rainbow Lorikettes.... fantastic place to stay. Michelle has good taste and the birds wake you every morning. Don't miss this one.

Lynne User Profile
July 2016
We had a wonderful stay at the Blue House. Beautiful location right on the doorstep of some iconic walks in the Royal National park. House is beautifully decorated. Especially enjoyed sitting on the back deck in the lovely afternoon sun.
Michelle User Profile
Response from Michelle:
I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and had time to relax on the back deck.
July 2016

Amber-Lyn User Profile
May 2016
We enjoyed our stay at the Blue House. Everything was accurate to picture and the comprehensive manual came in handy a few times. Beautiful views off the balcony an nice and close to some iconic Royal National Park walks. Loved relaxing in this beautiful location.

Christopher User Profile
May 2016
Stunning! Great kitchen, amazing patio fresh and clean. Will be staying here again for sure.

Bundeena, AustraliaJoined in December 2014
Michelle User Profile

I love nature & outdoor activities. In Bundeena there are beautiful beaches, cliffs and forests to hike, run, swim, paddleboard, sea kayak, bike, and so much more. When not outdoors, I enjoy yoga and the simple pleasure of being with friends and family.

Languages: English

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