Open plan kitchen and diningGround floor living area
Mackeral Beach Retreat.
Mackeral Beach Retreat.
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1.5 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1.5 baths
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Mackeral Beach is located on the northern beaches of Sydney and accessed by boat. It's a beautiful secluded beach community in stunning Ku-rin-gai Chase National Park, home to great bush walks inc Flint & Steel, Resolute Beach and America's Bay. Our house is less than 100 metres from the beach. Across the water are numerous surf beaches and restaurants. There's a cinema in Avalon which shows latest releases and excellent coffee stops.

The space

There are three double bedrooms all with cathedral ceilings, wardrobes and closets. Each bedroom has double bed . There are two single mattresses which can be utilised in the living space on the first floor if required. The house is unique, with loads of character and personal touches, if you want a beige rental this is not for you! The deck leads to a front garden with jacaranda, frangipani and avocado tree. It's highly likely that you will see wallabies during your stay and in the summer goannas are often seen in the garden and sometimes even on the verandah. They're harmless and quite beautiful creatures. There's loads of birds, parrots and lorikeets and Kookaburras. On the top deck you will find a hammock and sun lounge and on the bottom deck, deck chairs, a dining table, shade umbrella and BBQ and plenty of deck space to relax , read a book or listen to music. The sound system plugs into your phone or there's a cupboard filled with CDs if you want to look for something new. Additionally we've left cards, puzzles and some games. We've left an eclectic selection of our personal books which includes poetry, novels , historical and photographic books, you'll find something that appeals.
The laundry has both washing machine and dryer but there's a line to dry clothes in the sun which we'd prefer in terms of electricity consumption. the house is also on rain water so the drinking water is beautiful but we ask that you are careful and don't take long showers or leave the tap running whilst you clean your teeth, be respectful of the water supply.
There's wifi if you need it but we'd encourage you to enjoy some time away, there's also a phone line which you can use for all your local calls.
All sheets are provided and bath towels but please bring your own beach towels. We also provide shampoo, liquid soap, tea (loads of varieties including herbal),coffee, oil, salt and pepper, some jams etc, the basics. There's no shop here, that's the beauty of the place, so be sure to bring all you need as once you're here you likely won't want to be going anywhere.

Guest access

Whole house is available to guests.

Interaction with guests

We will give you clear instructions on how to access the house and are usually available by phone during the course of your stay.

Other things to note

There are loads of beautiful bush walks in the park, one of the most prolific Aboriginal engraving sites in NSW. We will provide you with maps and details of many of the walks most accessible from Mackeral Beach after booking.

Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace

Extra people $58 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $231 NZD
Security Deposit $925 NZD
Weekend Price $347 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 16, 2017 - Jan 31, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

16 Reviews

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Domenica User Profile
October 2017
Every item in Liz’s home was magical, from the “This is a Peace Home” sticker on the front entrance, to the decor that covered the multi-story Home with art and artefacts from around the world. We felt as though we were taken on a journey around the world while staying there. Liz was an incredible host (if there was anything higher than SuperHost, it would be Liz!). She was very thoughtful and accommodating, helping us make the most of our time in her home. Can not wait to return in the near future, we just didn’t want to leave!
Liz User Profile
Response from Liz:
Thank you so much for your feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed our place and would love to see you return soon.
October 2017

Annie User Profile
June 2017
We had a lovely weekend away at Liz's place! The house is charming, clean and cozy and had everything we needed.

Claire User Profile
May 2017
A hippie shack full of character, set amongst the trees and a short walk from the beach. A wonderful spot for a weekend away to unwind and enjoy the beautiful mackarel beach.

Alesha User Profile
March 2017
beautiful place & great communication made everything so easy.

Emily User Profile
March 2017
5 star review for Liz's beautiful place! The house is very comfortable with a great vibe! Thanks Liz. We'll be back some day.

Kirsten User Profile
March 2017
Wow what a beautiful, warm and character filled home. We stayed for 4 nights but dreamed of remaining for weeks... too easy to slip into the soothing slow pace of Mackeral Village life! We could feel the wonderful loving memories that have been shared in this home. Beautifully furnished with travel trinkets, evident of lives well lived! Liz and Simon were such great hosts - very quick at responding, generous and accommodating to our needs. Can't wait for next time!!

Ross User Profile
March 2017
Liz has a wonderfully unique and interesting home, where east meets west in the ozzy bush :)) really relaxed and comfortable stay in a character filled home, just a few moments away from one of the most secluded and beautiful bays we've been to in Sydney so far. The fact that there are no cars, shops or cafes really helps you unwind even though you are still so close to the city. We had a wonderful time.

New South Wales, AustraliaJoined in September 2013
Liz User Profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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