The Courtyard House


Entire residential home hosted by Caroline

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Self check-in
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Great location
92% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
The Courtyard House is a beautiful prefabricated off-grid dwelling, designed by the award-winning architects at CHROFI and built by the Fabprefab team. The house recently received two commendations at the 2020 Houses Awards in the categories of 'House under 200 square metres' & 'Sustainability'.

The space
The Hawks Nest Courtyard House is on a 60-acre block just out of the main stretch of town, meaning you’ll have plenty of privacy and space to relax but will still be in close proximity to everything that the area has to offer. Hawks Nest is approximately 2.5 hours north of Sydney, and 1 hour from Newcastle. The Courtyard House is perfect for couples, small groups or families looking for a luxurious escape.

The house boasts a large covered verandah with a fan, lights and outdoor furniture, a perfect spot to enjoy the natural surroundings after a long day at the beach. There is a fire pit and plenty of firewood for you to enjoy.

The house is wrapped around a courtyard garden, where a BBQ is available, bringing light and garden views into the daily experience of the house. There is a fully equipped kitchen fitted with a dishwasher, oven, microwave and stovetop and a laundry with a washing machine, as well as a TV and bluetooth speaker for your enjoyment.

One bedroom has a queen-sized bed, and the other has a double bed. Both rooms are fitted with plenty of cupboard space and natural lighting. There is a sofa bed in a flexible space which can be closed off with a large sliding door to act as a third bedroom. Please let us know in advance if you would like this made up.

The Courtyard House is a completely off-grid property, utilising solar power and rainwater. Due to the nature of off-grid properties please be mindful of your water and power usage!

Please note that mobile service in the Hawks Nest area is patchy, and we do not have wifi available, but will be happy to give you the details of nearby cafes which offer free wifi if you require it.

Hawks Nest has plenty of sea, river and lakeside activities to offer. You will be a 5 minute drive from both Jimmy's Beach and the patrolled area of the main surf beach, Bennett’s Beach. Just a few minutes’ drive away is the Golf Club and the main stretch of shops, including IGA, a bottle shop, bakery, pharmacy, news-agency and cafes. Tea Gardens is under 10 minutes away by car. From there you can catch the ferry across to Nelson Bay, which takes about an hour.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common space
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Washing machine – In unit
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Hawks Nest, New South Wales, Australia

Hosted by Caroline

  1. Joined in July 2020
  • 16 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost


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During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $2000

Cancellation policy