Pretty Beach House is a private guesthouse situated 100 kilometres north of Sydney on the Bouddi Peninsula. The property is set high on the escarpment above Pretty Beach and nestled into the Bouddi National Park, surrounded by native gum trees.
Set in a gentle and relaxed area with plenty of bush walking trails and deserted white sand beaches
Small towns such as Wagstaffe, Hardys Bay and Killcare are all just a stroll away
The area is well known for its Aboriginal history and a local guide will reveal an amazing amount of rock art and carvings
Food is sourced locally is Italian inspired and seasonal.
Tucked away on a beautiful peninsula just north of the centre of Sydney, guests are welcomed to Pretty Beach House as if to a private home. With only four, one-bedroom pavilions surrounding the Main House on the seven and a half acre property, you are offered privacy with round-the-clock service with all meals, snacks and drinks, including wines and champagnes, included as part of the hospitality.
The pavilions Treetops, Bayview, Hideaway and The Retreat have views through the mass of ancient angophoras and native eucalypts down onto the sparkling Brisbane Waters. The pavilions offer king bedrooms with separate dressing rooms, open-plan sitting areas oriented to take advantage of the views, fully stocked bars and combustion log fireplaces. The dining and lounge areas and bathrooms lead on to private decks with day beds and heated plunge pools. The decor is simple and strong, with tub chairs in vintage leather, 1930's travel trunks, hand crafted tables and fine Belgian linen.
The Main House, situated at the heart of the property, has an atrium style dining and lounging area, intimate cocktail bar, wine cellar, open fireplace plus infinity pool and deck. Interiors complement the bushland surroundings, featuring local sandstone and recycled timbers. Local artists have taken advantage of the fallen angophora branches and created sculptures that feature throughout.
The property prides itself on its cuisine, and Italian born Stefano Manfredi's influence is evident in every aspect of the culinary delights at Pretty Beach House. Dine in the atrium dining rom, privately within your own pavilion, in the wine cellar or al fresco on the landscaped property. An extensive range of premium wines and spirits has been selected to complement the gastronomic experience, with a wine cellar stocked with rare old and new world wines for the connoisseur.
The serene bush setting offers rest and relaxation however it can also become the centre of a full expedition experience. Excursions range from a professionally guided bush walk or a cruise for a picnic on one of the many secluded bays, right through to a fishing excursion on board the 38 foot Pretty Beach Launch CABO sports cruiser. Following a day of acitivity, why not indulge in a personalised massage or spa treatment in the privacy of your pavilion?
Transportation is offered to and from Pretty Beach itself as well as to Hardys Bay, Killcare and Wagstaffe, where ferries run regularly to and from Palm Beach.
When to visit
From the choice wine selection to the last morsel of fine food, it's all about indulgence. After a feast, take a stroll around the bush garden brimming with lilly pilly, kangaroo paw, ferns, lilies and eucalypts, frequented by rainbow lorikeets, chortling kookaburras and pesky brush turkeys.
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Located in the Bouddi National Park overlooking Pretty Beach, 100km north of Sydney. Lobster Beach, Box Head and the surf break at Tallow Beach are all within easy walking distance, while Killcare surf beach, Maitland Bay and the seaside villages of Killcare, Wagstaffe and Hardys Bay are also close by.
From the UK, direct flights to Sydney usually take about 22 to 24-hours, with 1 stop. The Pretty Beach House is a 90-minute drive north of Sydney. Alternatively, the Palm Beach Ferry Service operates daily. The ferry departs from Palm Beach and stops at Wagstaff where passengers bound for the Pretty Beach House must alight. Sea plane transfers can also be arranged, as can helicopter flights.
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