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Bluebell Retreat House

Location: 10 Saltwater Row, Murrays Beach NSW 2281, Australia

Arrival Time: 14:00 | Departure Time: 10:00

 

Point of difference

Bluebell Retreat is a haven for nature enthusiasts, bushwalkers, beachcombers and general outdoor lovers. Surrounded by great surfing, beaches, fishing spots, walking trails, sailing and boating. It is the perfect destination for a short break, family escape or romantic getaway.

Nestled in the stunning surrounds of Wallarah National Park on the shores of Lake Macquarie, Bluebell Retreat combines the wonder of the natural world with the comfort of the modern, featuring an eco award winning house set harmoniously within the vivid green landscape in the centre of the NSW coastline.

Details

Bluebell Retreat House is a purpose built contemporary holiday retreat where you can "just get away from it all". Our expansive bushland and spectacular views allow guests to truly unwind.

Distinctively designed for leisure & comfort, the external & internal living can accommodate 1 to 3 couples or a family of 6 in 3 separate spaces. Fully equipped with designer furnishings, latest technologies and appliances, kitchenware and linen and Telstra 4G wireless broadband available for guest use.

Guests booking as one couple or two adults will have full use of house except for the second bedroom and bathroom which will be closed off. Should you require use of the second bedroom please advise prior to arrival. The use of the second bedroom and bathroom will attract an increase in tariff.

WiFi - code is next to the WiFi unit above the study desk. There is no charge but more for emails than large downloads. It is a mobile type unit not line.

Basic pantry provisions supplied

The house is for guest booked accommodation only:
-there is a strict no party condition on Bluebell Retreat and local street
-guests will be asked to leave the property, and will be asked to pay for clean-up and damages.
The house and property is a Non-Smoking zone.

News

Bluebell Retreat House was designed by eminent Australian architect, Gabriel Poole. Poole has been awarded the Royal Australian Institute of Architecture gold medal for his lifetime contribution to Australian Architecture. This is the highest honour the RAIA can bestow and is the pinnacle for architects in Australia.

Bluebell Retreat House

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5 easy steps up to the front verandah/entry
3 easy steps into the house from the Garage
Garage is fully lined and connected to the house like an internal room
No steps inside the house
There are 2 walk-in showers with no hobs (ensuite and bathroom)
The bath is a Sylus Big 5 - ideal for 1 person
There is a small folding line outside, an internal drying rack, and a clothes dryer in the laundry
Vacuum cleaner + cleaning items provided (for longer stays)
Kitchen has a high quality Sandwich Press, and, basic pantry provisions are supplied


Dining table seats 6; the oustide covered deck table setting can seat 6
Has space heaters, and is Green Star thermally heated; Reverse cycle underfloor ducted air conditioning to all the living spaces; all the bedrooms have wall mounted convection space heaters; the house has excellent cross flow ventilation and is well insulated
Has a flat screen TV, Bose DVD sound system

Master bedroom contains a queen bed, ensuite, and high quality remote control ceiling fan
2nd bedroom contains a queen bed, and high quality remote control ceiling fan
3rd bedroom or study area contains 2 day beds (which can be used as 2 single beds or can be joined to form a queen bed), and mobile floor fan
All linen supplied


When booking, please tick the required bedding configuration

Can provide a cot and high chair, if requested

House is on grade walking paths away from the house and along the Lake foreshore promenade
70m to public access jetty, (directly across the foreshore reserve and is in direct line of sight from Bluebell Retreat), this jetty has swing moorings (like a buoy with concrete stand) boats can tie up to; it is illegal to tie up boat to the jetty overnight; boat ramps are 5 minutes drive away at Cams Wharf and Swansea
Murrays Beach swimming pool complex (for residents only):
* pool is not heated
* you can see the complex (but not the pool) from Bluebell Retreat
* the complex has a 25m outdoor pool (including access ramp), change and barbeque facilities, cabana, lounges, etc with residents only security access.
* Bluebell Retreat guests will have an access card
Two kayaks are available for guests to use - kayak life jackets provided are for adult use only

Guests booking as one couple or two adults will have full use of house except for the second bedroom and bathroom which will be closed off. Should you require use of the second bedroom please advise prior to arrival. The use of the second bedroom and bathroom will attract an increase in tariff.



Room Configuration: 3 Bedroom
Max # of Persons: 6
Facilities
Alfresco Dining, All Linen and Towels Provided, Barbeque, Bath, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Laundry Facilities

Facilities

  • Air Conditioned
  • Internet Access
  • No Pets
  • Playground
  • Self contained
  • Barbeque
  • Iron/ Ironing Board
  • Off Street Parking/Garage Available
  • Reverse Cycle Airconditioning
  • Cot Available
  • Linen Provided
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Safety Deposit Box

Guest Rating

Rated by 4 guests
 

Guest Comments




bluebell retreat The place is a home away from home.It feels new,clean and has everything as facilities are concerned.
It is in an ideal setting and we will be back in the new year.
The whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable.
PETER SELMECI 02.09.2013 (23:17:24)
Best holiday home I have ever rented! Lovely, cozy and comfortable holiday home that can very easily accomodate 6 people. The house is exceptionally well equipped with tons of amenities including fully functional kitchen (could not find anything that we missed!), a well stocked pantry, entertainment system, heating, outdoor seating, linen, laundry, kayaks, etc. All the stuff here including the design of the house seems to be of best quality. The view from the patio, proximity to lake and the general locality also makes it a desirable place.
The owner is also warm, accomodating and helpful.
There is a cafe about 100 m away which serves good food (albeit a bit pricy).
Overall, would love to return to this place over and over again.
BIBHAS BINIWALE 15.06.2015 (03:46:52)
our stay at Bluebell Charming place to relax. Robert, the owner. has done a fantastic job at making our stay so pleasurable. Ideal for two couples,easy to enjoy your own quarters without disturbing anyone. Also, very clean. Great location, quiet. Impossible to fault. Will recommend to anyone who appreciates beauty and art. ELISABETH TERNISIEN 30.11.2015 (05:49:12)
Perfect break Having never written a review before I felt compelled to after our recent stay at Bluebell Retreat. I have very high standards and no holiday rental has met them entirely. Bluebell not only met them but exceeded them! Andrew clearly takes a pride in his home and the experience of his guests. The lovely wine and chocolates on arrival were a lovely gesture. The house was immaculately clean and everything that you could want or need was to hand. I could cook in this kitchen and pantry staples were much appreciated. The decor was contemporary and very comfortable, especially the beds which were great.
The location is excellent with lovely views of the lake and the constant birdsong. The jetty and the kayaks were a big hit for the fishing members of my family.
We wish we had booked for longer and we will definitely be back.
MONICA MUNRO 10.04.2016 (23:56:13)


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Directions and Map

Directions:
Murrays Beach is approx 120kms north of Sydney, a 90-minute drive via the F3 and Pacific Highway, on the east side of Lake Macquarie, and 30km south of Newcastle (just south of Swansea).

From Sydney, just 90 minutes.
Head north along the Pacific Highway to the F3.
Look for the East Lake Macquarie signs (just past the Caltex roadhouse).
Take the Budgewoi-Swansea-Charlestown exit (Route 111) and continue along the Pacific Highway for approx 25 minutes.
Take Murrays Beach exit (Old Pacific Highway).
Turn onto Jetty Point Drive, turn right into Shoreside Row, left into Nine Acres Way and then left into Saltwater Row, Bluebell Retreat is on the right.
From Newcastle, just 30 minutes.
Head south along the Pacific Highway (Route 111).
Across the Swansea bridge.
Through the Swansea roundabout.
Take the Murrays Beach exit (Old Pacific Highway).
Turn onto Jetty Point Drive, turn right into Shoreside Row, left into Nine Acres Way and then left into Saltwater Row, Bluebell Retreat is on the right.

Cancellation Policy

We accept cancellations up to 4 weeks prior to arrival date less the booking agent cancellation fee.

Deposits for cancellations made less than 4 weeks prior to arrival date will only be refunded if they fall within non peak times less the booking agent fee.

Cancellations for Peak Periods (Christmas/New Year Easter School Holidays Sporting & Special Events etc) will only be refunded if and when the accommodation is re-let for the full term of the cancellation. Part cancellations will not be accepted.

Cancellations less than 14 days before arrival will not be accepted and full tariff must be paid unless we are able to re-let the property for the full term of the cancellation. If the property is rebooked only the booking agent cancellation fee will apply. Part cancellations will not be accepted.