About this listing
One Mile Beach House is a true solar powered eco-house situated in quiet bushland a short walk away from great beaches and close to all the region's attractions. The apartment and pool are luxury standard with comfort and relaxation in mind. The accommodation is perfect for a cosy couple, groups of friends or for young families.
Accommodation includes a lounge with TV, Cable and DVD units. There are also TV/DVD units in both bedrooms.
The kitchen is well appointed with most appliances, utensils and condiments provided. There's a full sized refrigerator (with cold water & ice-maker), a microwave, dishwasher, and gas/electric cooker.
Both double bedrooms are air-conditioned and have built-in robes, with a king bed in the main bedroom, two single bunks and a double sofa bed in the second bedroom. A portable baby cot, a highchair and playpen are also provided. You have a private bathroom and separate toilet. Both are heated during cooler months.
Parking spaces are available opposite the driveway entrance. You have exclusive use of all ground level areas. A heated in-ground saltwater pool is maintained for your exclusive use, whether for swimming, aquaerobics or just floating about. In winter months the pool is not in use, but resumes operation in time for the Spring school holidays. The pool area is complemented by three separate outdoor dining and relaxation areas. A gas BBQ is situated on the pool terrace. Access to the laundry with automatic washer and dryer is available by arrangement.
Interaction with guests
As your host, I will be on hand to welcome you to One Mile Beach House apartment and to provide all the information you may need to settle in and make your stay as trouble-free as possible.
You can be assured of complete privacy in your own space. I live in the upstairs level of the house which is completely separate from your living areas.
The pool and outdoor areas will be maintained, as far as possible, at times that do not interfere with your amenity or privacy.
If you need a special kitchen implement or a particular ingredient for your cooking creations, just call me and chances are I will have it!
One Mile Beach House is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac with negligible traffic or noise. The loudest things are the surf and the birds. You can easily walk to both One Mile Beach and Boat Harbour Beach.
A shopping village (Anna Bay) is situated about 5 minutes away, with a good hotel, a great Thai restaurant, an excellent pizza joint, and a nice little cafe. The village also includes a supermarket, pharmacy, surgery, newsagent, post office, butcher, bakery and service station.
Nelson Bay - about 10 minutes away - has many and varied restaurants.
There are daily dolphin-watching/swimming cruises November to April and whale, seal and dolphin watching cruises from May to November.
The world-famous Stockton Sand Dunes are a 10 minute drive to Birubi Beach (just behind Anna Bay shops) with camel rides, dune-boarding and 4WD adventures. There's an excellent licensed restaurant in the Birubi Beach surf clubhouse.
Too many other attractions to list here so I have placed several brochures and my personal recommendations in the apartment for your information.
Travellers without a vehicle can access the local bus service just a few minutes walk from the house. The bus also services the city of Newcastle - just 45 minutes away - and the Williamtown Airport. If you need a ride from the airport please contact me and I may be able to arrange to pick you up.
Other things to note
A selection of books, DVDs and CDs are provided for your enjoyment. As a musician, I know the joys of quality noise!
Although there is sleeping accommodation for seven (7) guests (including the baby cot) the apartment is not a large space and may become crowded if you decide to bring a full complement!
Quality bed linen, bath and beach towels are supplied, so you don't have to bring your own! If you are staying for a lengthy period, it may be a good idea to have the apartment cleaned and to provide fresh linen and towels.
Enjoy your stay! However, One Mile Beach House is not a party house, so please enjoy the accommodation with respect. It is expected that only the guests who are booked in may visit the house, unless prior arrangements have been made. A strict NO SMOKING rule applies.
I am a retired legal professional who is into music, cooking and sport. I play the guitar and have been a music teacher for several years. Jazz, blues, classical and rock music head up my musical preferences (there's not much left!). I love to cook, and can be called upon to provide some special implement or ingredient if you need it for your own culinary creations.
Having stayed with Airbnb hosts in the U.S.A., I love the culture of welcoming visitors from other countries (and throughout Australia) and enjoy having the opportunity to help them to have a memorable stay in this beautiful part of our country.
I like to anticipate the needs of my guests and to delight them with the thoughtful amenities that are provided for their comfort and enjoyment. Although I live in a separate area on the premises, I am conscious of the need for privacy and security for my guests. I do, however, like to be available for a chat or to provide information or advice on the local attractions. It's good to know what you need or expect from your stay at One Mile Beach House, so please let me know in advance or as soon as you arrive, so that I can do everything possible to accommodate you according to your expectations.