View of Skywatch from the Mini-golf courseMain Bedroom

Private room

6 guests

2 bedrooms

4 beds

Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet

About this listing

Skywatch Observatory is a large mud brick building with local timber features and has been set up for you to have privacy and comfort while you view the stars or visit the other attractions of Coonabarabran and the Warrumbungle shire. A cooked breakfast and guided tour of the night sky are included with your booking.

The space

Skywatch Observatory is a large mud brick building with local timber features and has been set up for you to have privacy and comfort while you view the stars or visit the other attractions of Coonabarabran and the Warrumbungle shire.

Our accommodation
* Main bedroom with queen bed
* 2nd bedroom
* Bathroom
* Sitting room
* Courtyard
* Use of gourmet kitchen, dining and bar areas
* Use of observatory with 12.5" telescope
* Sky viewing platform
* Garden
* 18 hole astronomy themed mini golf course
* free internet access
* off street parking

We offer a place where you can stay and enjoy your own suite of rooms in our private residence. And either use it as a base to explore Coonabarabran and the Warrumbungles or discover the majesty of our night sky in our observatory which houses a 12.5" newtonian telescope as well as smaller telescopes which can be used on the viewing platform. We are gay and family friendly.

Guest access

Guest suite
Dining room
MIni-Golf Course

Interaction with guests

We will usually be at home during our guests stay and we interact with our guests to the level they choose

Other things to note

We also offer
1) rejuvenating massage
a) Head
b) Neck and Shoulder
c) Foot
d) Full Body
2) Art workshops (fun and informative) in Merril's Studio

The space
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 30 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Considerate behaviour, no smoking indoors



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

145 Reviews

Check In
Roz User Profile
July 2017
Had a lovely weekend at Gary and Merril's while trying to capture photos of the Milky Way. Accommodation was clean, comfortable and warm, and Merril's breakfast was lovely. Enjoyed the Sky Tour and Gary's helpful knowledge of our stars and planets. Great location with short drive to town, Spring Siding Observatory and the Warrumbungles.

Mark User Profile
July 2017
Follow the brown tourists to Siding Spring Observatory and find a warm haven with Gary and Merril. Gary spent both nights showing us the stars through the large telescope and explaining what we where seeing. It was cold and clear and brilliant. Merril made a lovely breakfast both mornings which set us up for wonderful days exploring Coonabarabran.

Hayley User Profile
July 2017
Gary and Merril are wonderful hosts and have created a unique experience with the stargazing dome. The rooms are warm and inviting and the conversation over a tasty cooked breakfast were memorable. Thank you for a terrific stay!

Sheena User Profile
July 2017
A great spot for a few nights in Coonabarabran at Gary and Merrils. A yummy breakfast ,a wonderful night viewing the sky with Gary and great trip to the Warrumbungles. The place was clean and tidy and the heaters kept the space very cosy !The children loved the minigolf.Great hosts , was a memorable trip!

Jacqueline User Profile
July 2017
Very friendly and welcoming

Michael User Profile
July 2017
We spent 2 amazing nights at Gary and Merril's place. The accomodation was spotless, and the main bedroom was way bigger than expected. Breakfast each day was delicious, but my highlight was the evenings watching the sky with Gary in his domed observatory. We will definitely be back, and encourage anyone considering this place to do it. The location is close enough to town to be convenient, yet far enough out to feel secluded. Thank you guys!

Kate User Profile
June 2017
Gary and Merril were extremely hospitable and patient with our two enthusiastic and noisy boys. The flat was very comfortable and clean and Gary's tour of the night sky was fantastic.

Coonabarabran, AustraliaJoined in April 2012
Gary And Merril User ProfileGary And Merril is a superhost.

Living is a process of letting go. Merril and I understand the many journeys we take to find purpose in our existence are but one part of the overall journey through lives experience. Merril is an Artist/Healer and Gary is a Scientist/Inventor and we are both experienced massage practitioners.

At Skywatch we encourage our guests to share with us if that is their desire, or to do their own thing in a comfortable and private space.

We are more than happy to share our local knowledge and point you in the right direction!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

Similar listings