Akuna Luxury Waterfront Retreat: Botanic Suite


Private room in nature lodge hosted by Linda

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 private bath
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Think of Akuna as a private 5* hotel.
An absolute waterfront sanctuary on the North Shore of the beautiful Hastings River.
Akuna offers 2 rooms in a nature inspired luxury bed & breakfast.
Akuna welcomes 2 or 4 guests, suitable for a small family.
A shared lounge area, BBQ facilities, pool table, swimming from your private beach.
Wine & refreshments upon arrival. A full breakfast included.
Gourmet dinners: additional & upon request.
Your host/chef Linda is on site 24/7 for all your needs.

The space
Travel across the ferry at Settlement Point (it only takes 3 minutes and costs $5) to Akuna Luxury Waterfront Retreat.

Akuna is the perfect place to stay for a small family of a romantic couple seeking privacy and luxury.

Upon arrival at Akuna Luxury Waterfront Retreat you will be greeted by your host Linda who is your personal chef.

Relax in the sunset lounge, where beautiful views are only outside the large louvered windows or on those cold nights the winter lounge greets you with warmth from the open fire. Enjoy our complimentary refreshments served once you have settled in.

The Akuna River Suite offers Queen size bed, timber feature walls with built in side tables, soft pendant lights imported from Israel, Sheridan 100% bed linen, large en-suite with heated towel rails, rain showers, bathroom products, air conditioning , ceiling fans, wardrobes, bathrobes, hairdryer, tea and coffee with complimentary chocolates, and beautiful river views from the large floor windows.

Akuna Luxury Waterfront Retreat is an ideal spot to unwind with a book, or to quietly contemplate the naturally calm surrounds, perfect for bird watching and dolphin spotting.

The lounge area throws open its louvered windows to catch the river activities. Interiors are chic; travertine floors, wool and hide neutral floor rugs, sheoak wall paneling, soft pendant and floor lights combine to create a relaxed, contemporary style and streamlined luxury.

Relax in style as the sun dips behind the mountains to an amazing array of colour.

Watch the river activity from the river edge garden: Cruises, BBQ boats and fishing boat pass every few hours. Sailing is on Thursday afternoons and the ferry passes every few minutes. If you are really lucky you will even see The Island Trader that services Lord Howe Island. There are fabulous views through the channel of Pelican Island where kayaks and swimmers enjoy the shallow protected waters. Settlement point picnic area is just across the river. Only a short stroll through a nature reserve to Coal Wharf where you can picnic or try a horse ride along the beach (bookings essential). North Beach has 4WD access (permits essential).
Maria River Road (unsealed) will take you to Gladstone & Crescent Head a wonderful day trip.
Enjoy safe swimming from your own private beach on those hot days! Why not go for a paddle or SUP?

There are 2 private and beautifully appointed bedrooms with ensuites; the Botanic Suite and the River Suite.

Spring water, tea, coffee, seasonal fresh fruit and in house refreshments are provided in the lounge bar 24/7.

Complimentary homemade refreshments and wine upon arrival.

Dinner upon request within 24 hours notice and is an additional $75/head, paid directly to Akuna upon departure.

Where you'll sleep

1 king bed

What this place offers

City skyline view
Garden view
Private beach access – Beachfront
Free carport on premises – 3 spaces
TV with Standard cable
Free washing machine – In building
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

North Shore, New South Wales, Australia

Situated on the North Shore in Port Macquarie we are a short car ferry ride to the small residential community. Only 300m to North Shore beach and nature reserves makes this area the most quiet, tranquil and private location in Port Macquarie.

Hosted by Linda

  1. Joined in November 2016
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Self employed, artist and interior designer. I love to cook and entertain my guests. Living on the North Shore brings me closer to nature as we are surrounded by bush land, birds and dolphins.

During your stay

Linda is on site and ready to cater for all your needs. gourmet dinners can be provided upon request.

Linda is a Superhost

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets

Health & safety

Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy