About this listing
Broadway Blues is a classic 1960s beach cottage transformed into a self-contained resort with amazing ocean and mountain views. Located in Gerroa's dress circle, two doors down from the famed Kingsford Smith Lookout, this four-level home, with heated plunge/lap pool and spa is more than a mere holiday house. It even comes with access to a houseboat moored at a private jetty on the beautiful Shoalhaven River.
VIEWS, PRIVACY, FLEXIBILITY
Nearly every room and private outdoor space of this cleverly designed property enjoy incredible views of Seven Mile Beach National Park and the Shoalhaven Bight, as well as spectacular sunsets over the Berry escarpment and Mount Coolangatta.
With up to five bedrooms and three bathrooms (depending on the size of your group), and six separate indoor and outdoor entertaining areas, the property offers a multitude of places to gather together or intimate nooks to hide away. It is ideal for multi-generation family holidays, girls' weekends away and even corporate retreats (onsite concierge and other services if required).
The house is designed to take full advantage of the amazing views, both winter and summer, with sunny protected spots in winter and shady spaces cooled by the prevailing north-easterlies on hot summer afternoons.
With a central double-sided wood burning fireplace on the main level, and either gas or underfloor heating elsewhere, the house is designed for maximum comfort and relaxation year round. Some classic mid-century furniture reflects the humble origins of the original 60s beachhouse (built by Blue!) and from every nearly corner of the home the pool mural inspired by Mondrian's "Broadway Boogie Woogie Blues" catches the eye.
HEATED POOL & SPA
Downstairs from the middle-level courtyard is the entry to the L-shaped swimming pool. Its plunge section has powerful swim jets and seating, and the 12-metre lap section has an infinity edge and waterfall overlooking the ocean. The pool is heated free of charge from September till May. It can be heated in winter for an additional charge of $100. The spa, on the main entertaining deck with its spectacular views, is heated year round for no additional charge.
The separate poolhouse building has a full outdoor kitchen with all facilities for al fresco dining. Our library has hundreds of books and magazines, and there are boardgames and table tennis to be played if the weather turns bad.
All bedroom and bathroom linen is provided (just remember to bring your own beach and pool towels) as well as kitchen, bathroom and laundry essentials.
BROADWAY BLUES - THE BOAT
Guests at Broadway Blues have access to a beautiful old houseboat moored at a private jetty on the beautiful Shoalhaven River just 10 minutes from the house. Come and use our rowboat or kayaks for a paddle on the river, or borrow our bikes for a ride through the dunes to the beach. Forage for wild oysters or do a spot of fishing in comfort from the front deck. Enjoy sunset drinks or a BBQ on the top deck as the amazing birdlife puts on a show. You can even bring your own boat and leave it safely moored besides the houseboat during your stay. Please note there is NO access to the interior cabins of the boat and it can NOT be taken off its mooring. Use of the boat is by arrangement only.
Depending on the size of your group (a maximum of six guests is preferred, but groups of up to eight can be accommodated very comfortably) you will have exclusive access to the entire property and its facilities.
Interaction with guests
Unlike holiday rental properties managed by agents, you are dealing directly with the owner who will meet you at the property on arrival and is on call throughout your stay. You can just relax and enjoy the fantastic facilities. As a Broadway Blue guest, you can order your groceries online though Coles or Woolworths and have them delivered and unpacked in time for your arrival. Justin Lill, a boutique wine and beer shop in Berry, offers free delivery to the house for orders over $100. I have organised everything from in-house massages and beauty treatments, deep-sea fishing & whale-watching trips to cheese and butter making workshops on local farms. You can borrow my expedition sea-kayaks or bicycles. Just ask.
Gerroa's safe surf beaches, the local store/post office/newsagency and an award-winning café/restaurant are a five-minute stroll down the hill (a 10-minute walk back - worth it for that view!) And the ultimate convenience - whether you're after a monster seafood platter or takeaway alcohol, the Fisherman's Club is just 50 metres up the lane opposite. Just a little further is another great protected beach with a secret natural pool & spa for when the southerly blows (it's great for shell collecting & fossils).
There's a great surfie kiosk with cut-above takeaway and espresso, with kayaks to be hired to explore the Crooked River estuary and wetlands. Just 200 metres from the house - on a wide cycle & walking path - there's a farmstand with free range eggs and local produce. A little further and you're on the golf course with one of the best oceanfront views in the world.
Gerringong (5 minute drive) and Berry (10 minutes) have IGA supermarkets, butchers, leisure shopping, cute local museums and a range of restaurants and cafes. There's half a dozen wineries with cellar doors within half an hour, and there'll be a market on somewhere nearby every weekend. Foodies staying midweek shouldn't miss the Kiama Farmers' Market each Wednesday afternoon, or oysters straight off Jim Wild's oyster leases at Greenwell Point (he's a world champion shucker and a real character - so it's dinner and a show).
Gerroa is just 90 minutes from Sydney Airport, and a few kilometres from the Gerringong/Gerroa exit on the freeway. Gerringong is serviced by CitiRail trains and there are local buses to nearby centres.
Other things to note
Plenty of guests arrive at Broadway Blues and never leave the house till it's time to go. It's Relaxation Central year round. The best view in the house if from the spa with wine in hand, and there's always a show - whether it's scores of colourful kitesurfers jumping the waves, whales and dolphins frolicking in the bay or, look up, majestic sea eagles or pelicans soaring in the thermals. Turn up that heat and take in the countless stars of the southern sky, or be blasted by a midwinter squall as it sweeps across the bay leaving a trail of frothy whitecaps. Fall asleep to the sound of crashing surf and wake to a chorus of cows off to be milked at a nearby farm.
* No PARTIES or functions of any kind are permitted. The property is for the quiet enjoyment and exclusive use of a maximum of 8 guests staying on site.
* A small number of additional DAY VISITORS may be entertained, subject to arrangement with your host.
* As the property is unfenced, the property is not suitable for PETS.
* CHILDREN of all ages are welcome at the property, but they must be supervised by a competent adult at all times. There must be at least two adults for every child under the age of 6 in your group.
* SMOKING is permitted in outdoor areas only. Please dispose of butts thoughtfully - not in the garden!
*** Our local council has introduced guidelines for holiday rental guests in residential properties. These are commonsense rules about guest and visitor numbers, offensive behavior, parking and garbage disposal aimed at protecting the amenity of our lovely neighbourhood. The flyer is included in the package of information sent to all enquirers.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.