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Wombarra Ocean Retreat

4.96(160 reviews)SuperhostWombarra, New South Wales, Australia
Entire apartment hosted by Gary
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the apartment to yourself.
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House rules
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Our modern 1-bedroom apartment has great ocean views with access to the adjoining oceanfront. The apartment adjoins our home but has a separate private access.

1.5 hours from Sydney by car or train Wombarra is a quiet seaside village offering both the active outdoors and a quiet retreat.

Covid-19: We will be keeping gaps between bookings and introducing additional sanitisation measures. This may lead to non-acceptance of some bookings and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The space
The apartment has fully equipped kitchen facilities (portable cooktup, oven, fridge, pots/pans/crockery/glassware etc), free wifi, Apple-TV/Netflix/Stan etc. Off-street parking for one vehicle available (steep driveway not suitable for really low vehicles).

The apartment is one floor up from the entrance level and is functionally separated from the rest of the house giving excellent privacy.

We have listed the apartment on Airbnb following requests from overseas visitors to our Sydney apartment for an "out of Sydney" experience. With our children spreading all over the world and becoming less-frequent visitors we are happy to offer the apartment to Airbnb guests who have a fully-verified profile.

The living area can be divided from the kitchen by closing the Shoji screens (see photos) with a double Aerobed providing additional (and surprisingly comfortable) bedding.

This option is likely to only apply to single guests who require separate beds as our intention is have a limit of 2 guests only (although we will consider extenuating circumstances).

Guest access
You have access to a fully equipped (shared) laundry that is accessible via a common foyer.

Other things to note
There are abundant opportunities for outdoor activities including surfing, swimming (sea pool), hiking and even barefoot bowls at the local bowling club. Or just relax and read a good book with the calming sound of the ocean.

Other attractions within easy reach include tennis, cycling, sky diving, horse riding, hiking, Sea Cliff Bridge, Symbio Wildlife Park, Royal National Park, and the Illawarra (tree-top) Fly Walk.

Nearby restaurants, galleries, pubs and markets are a few minutes away by car in Austinmer, Thirroul, Bulli, Stanwell Park and Helensburgh.

Even closer you will find the Wombarra Bowling Club and Black Duck restaurant (1 minute walk), Coledale Cafe, RSL Club, Chedo’s Restaurant, and Scarborough Hotel (all 15 minutes walk).

On weekends the Sri Venkateswara Temple near Helensburgh has a canteen (10am-4pm open to public) that serves great Indian vegetarian dishes at a very modest price.
Our modern 1-bedroom apartment has great ocean views with access to the adjoining oceanfront. The apartment adjoins our home but has a separate private access.

1.5 hours from Sydney by car or train Wombarra is a quiet seaside village offering both the active outdoors and a quiet retreat.

Covid-19: We will be keeping gaps between bookings and introducing additional sanitisation measures. This m…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 couch, 1 cot

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Washing machine
Dryer
Air conditioning
Wi-Fi
TV
Pay TV
Free street parking
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Wombarra, New South Wales, Australia

The neighbourhood is home to an eclectic mix of artisans, professionals, tradespeople, academics, actors, students, gay, straight, friendly, reclusive - you name it, we have it.

This is what makes Wombarra the place we love.

Hosted by Gary

Joined in October 2012
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Welcome! I am a semi-retired owner of an IT business and my wife, Cathy, is a physician. We both enjoy traveling and have had plenty of adventures in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia. Our passions are golf and cycling. We live on the coast about an hour south of Sydney and have listed our Sydney apartment with Airbnb and, also a private apartment attached to our home in Wombarra. The apartments are used mostly by friends and family and we welcome Airbnb guests with verified profiles at other times to share the beauty of Sydney harbour and the near south coast..
Welcome! I am a semi-retired owner of an IT business and my wife, Cathy, is a physician. We both enjoy traveling and have had plenty of adventures in Europe, North America, the Mid…
During your stay
We will respect the privacy of our guests and expect the same in return. Having said that we are happy to provide as much information and help as we can.

You should always feel free to knock on our door or phone us if you need something.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: Flexible
Checkout: 12:00 pm
Self check-in with key safe
Not suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy