Imagine a beautiful Australian summer, days spent in the surf and sand, enjoying the shady forests, before traipsing back to a holiday home of cool timber floors and wide shady verandas. Bells Beach House captures the essence of those wonderful holidays in all their sandy-footed glory.
The four-bedroom house was designed by the critically acclaimed local architect, Karen Burke, to make the most of the unsurpassed Killcare beachfront location and who knows the ebbs and flow of the ocean breezes better than most. The layout is such that most rooms enjoy wide sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean. Huge picture windows frame the dramatic sandstone cliffs of the adjoining National Park.
The house interiors have been designed to capture the essence of the quintessential Australian beachside holiday home. On the upper level, the master suite comprising study, dressing room, bathroom and a private deck, overlooks a small waterfall and landscaped bushland. On the lower level there are two more double bedrooms, both with views of the beach and one with ensuite. Also on this level is a kids room with four bunks and another bathroom with a bath. Adjacent to the main house there is also a self-contained bungalow with a bedroom, sitting room, kitchenette and bathroom.
The Beach House boasts two sitting rooms, two kitchens (one on each floor allowing two public areas that can be separated for children and adults) and the Central Coast’s most extravagant private terrace and cocktail bar.
There is daily house-cleaning service available and Bells food maestro, acclaimed chef Stefano Manfredi, and his team can create exclusive meal and hamper packages on request. And if dinner out beckons, Manfredi's restaurant at Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel & Spa is only a 2 minute drive (Bells offers courtesy transfers) for either an extravagant dining experience or just a simple Italian pasta and salad.
Comparable in style and amenities to any of the super premium properties of Sydney’s playground to the rich and famous, Palm Beach (a mere 20 minutes ferry ride away), the Beach House has the added advantage of its beachfront location right next door to the Killcare Surf Club, making it a haven for young families and groups of friends.
This is the quintessential laid back, luxurious beach house that everyone aspires to, but few can realise.
Bells Beach House has three double bedrooms with bathrooms and a bunk room perfect for children, and a separate bungalow in the garden with another double bedroom with en suite and small sitting room. Features include: luxury bedding and linens, satellite TV, kitchen, BBQ, air conditioning, CD/DVD player, stereo system, phone, microwave, open fireplace, rumpus room, laundry facilities, and iron and ironing board.
Families are more than welcome at the Beach House, with a fantastic bunk room downstairs just perfect for the kids.
Bells Beach House is a self-catering property, however private chefs are available by prior arrangement. The acclaimed 3-hatted restaurant 'Manfredi at Bells' is located up the hill and is perfect for a night off from the kitchen.
Learn to surf, stroll along the beach looking out for whales and enjoy walks in the Bouddi national park.
When to travel
In the southern half of Australia the seasons are the opposite of those in the northern hemisphere: spring comes in September, summer is from December to February, autumn runs from March to May, and winter begins in June.
Sydney and the Central Coast are great to visit year round but if you want warm sun and dry weather it is best to try between November and April. Their winter months of May - October usually have mild weather so you can still enjoy all the sights.
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Location and directions
Killcare, New South Wales, Australia
Bells is surrounded by the Bouddi National Park and is located on the Bouddi Peninsular which is on the scenic central coast of New South Wales. We are approximately 1.5 hours north of Sydney and 1.5 hours south of Newcastle. The Bouddi Peninsular is the southern-most tip of the central coast region and is just across the water from Sydney's Palm Beach.
How to get there
90-minutes drive north of Sydney, or a short 20-minute scenic helicopter ride over the northern beaches and the Hawkesbury River