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Akuna Luxury Waterfront Retreat: Botanic Suite

SuperhostNorth Shore, New South Wales, Australia
Private room in villa hosted by Linda
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
Clean and tidy
18 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Secluded, intimate, tranquil, luxurious - 5*
A nature inspired sanctuary on the North Shore of the beautiful Hastings River. Access by private boat or car ferry: AKUNA is privacy.
Wine & homemade pizza on arrival & just two luxury suites offered, hosts Linda & Kel ensure personal attention to any whim.
Fishing, crabbing, kayaking, BBQ facilities & a romantic fire pit at waters edge AKUNA will win your heart.
Ladies, book a massage from Danielle then surrender to the paradise that is AKUNA.

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

Due to the close proximity to water, stairs and the privacy we have created for our guests it is not suitable for children under 18.

Upon arrival at Akuna Luxury Waterfront Retreat you will be greeted by your hosts Linda & Kel who are your personal chef & butler.

The Botanic Suite offers super king size bed with Sheridan 100% linen bedding, custom made timber featured bedhead and side tables and soft pendant lights imported from Morocco. The large travertine en-suite offers heated towel rails, rain shower heads, Aesop bathroom products and Sheridan towels. The Botanic suite offers Netflix, fridge, airconditioning, ceiling fans, wardrobes, bathrobes, hairdryer, tea and coffee with complimentary chocolates, and beautiful river glimpses from the white metal louvered windows.

Akuna Luxury Waterfront Retreat is an ideal spot to unwind with a book, or to quietly contemplate the naturally calm surrounds of the river and bushland. It's 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 panelling, 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 orange colours.

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 en-suites; 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 upon arrival.

Guest access
Guests have access to the entire house, which includes the expansive lounge / dining area with open fire. The casual recreational area and water front garden is downstairs. The main kitchen upstairs is where we prepare your meals but you are welcome to come in and watch!.
Linda & Kel are your personal chef & butler.
BBQ, sunset bar and an open fire under cover are also downstairs. There is a campfire on the rivers edge. Cooking facilities are downstairs in the river edge recreational area.

Other things to note
Gourmet BBQ dinners are available upon request with 24 hours notice.
Secluded, intimate, tranquil, luxurious - 5*
A nature inspired sanctuary on the North Shore of the beautiful Hastings River. Access by private boat or car ferry: AKUNA is privacy.
Wine & homemade pi…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed


Hair dryer
Private living room
Laptop-friendly workspace
Private entrance
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.98 out of 5 stars from 59 reviews
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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

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
I am 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: 11:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets