View of the poolhouse and outdoor kitchen looking back over the pool to the mainhouseThe ACTUAL view from Broadway Blues deck overlooking Seven Mile Beach to Mt Coolangatta
Broadway Blues - A beach house and a boat
Broadway Blues - A beach house and a boat


Entire home/flat

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

7 Beds


Entire home/flat

8 Guests

4 Bedrooms

7 Beds

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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.


The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 7
Check In: 4PM - 6PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: £597

Description

The space

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).

YEAR-ROUND COMFORT
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.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
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.

Guest access

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

CONCIERGE SERVICES
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.

The neighbourhood

WALKING DISTANCE
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.

FURTHER AFIELD
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).

Getting around

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.


House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 6PM

* 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.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
First aid kit
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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Nic User Profile
February 2017
I stayed at Broadway Blues to wind down after a big trip to London and it could not have been any more tranquil, lush & beautiful. It really forces you to have downtime and to think about what really matters! The spa is luxurious, the infinity edge of the pool is divine and the house itself is beautiful, incredibly Australian and very comfortable. Gerroa is a lovely area - but make sure you hit the beach early in the day! A wonderful stay.

Daniel User Profile
February 2017
We had such a fantastic couple of days here. Ross was wonderful in ensuring we were up to date with what to do and see, where to eat and pick up a morning coffee. The home itself was beautiful, complete with luxury amenities throughout. We particularly loved sitting in the jacuzzi with a beautiful view of Seven Mile Beach. The house was well stocked with kitchen appliances suited to entertaining your family and friends with enough room for some privacy too. Overall a very well thought out property perfectly suited for a relaxing getaway for a family, or group of friends. Thank you again Ross, would love to visit again.
Ross User Profile
Response from Ross:
You are most most welcome, Daniel. It would be a pleasure to see you both again. It was a shame you were unable to stay past check-out time on your last day to enjoy more of the perfect weather. (It's pretty rare that I don't have guests coming and going on the same day!) Best of luck with your studies this year.
February 2017

Deb User Profile
February 2017
A great place for couples or older family groups. A very pleasant view and stunning sunsets.
Ross User Profile
Response from Ross:
Thanks Deb. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family.
February 2017

Maaike User Profile
January 2017
Ross was welcoming when we arrived and whilst we had an enjoyable stay in Gerroa we don't feel the house was value for money. In many parts we found the house to be dirty, the floors and cupboards were dusty and greasy. The furniture was old and tired. The books and the few magazines were dusty and uninviting. We were advised on the morning of our arrival that the washing machine had broken and was not being repaired or replaced during our stay - we were offered the owners account at the local laundrette - not what you want on holidays! Despite having all doors open we found it unbearably hot, the description of 'ceiling fans in many rooms' was not accurate given there was only 1 in the main house and 1 in the pool room. There were 2 freestanding Dyson fans but they were thick with dust and ineffective. We don't feel that the pool was adequately heated, we were therefore only able to swim for short periods of time. This was hugely disappointing as we selected the house because of the heated pool. The spa pool caused us great grave concern given it wasn't gated and that the clips to secure the cover were all broken. Our 2 year old was able to lift the cover. We found this to be unacceptable and feel that the property should be marketed as unsuitable for small children. Lastly, having paid what we did to stay at the property we felt it very unacceptable to have been requested to dispose of nappies in a council bin located at a picnic area at the top of the road.

Carol User Profile
December 2016
This is a gem of a place. The location, space and sheer beauty of the house itself can't be faulted. We walked, swam, ate out, explored, and totally relaxed during our Xmas week's stay. Our host was excellent; friendly, informative and always quick to answer any queries. Thank you, Ross!

Sue-Lin User Profile
October 2016
Ross was easy to deal with and very always prompt with replies. He had a lot of great suggestions on what to do in the area. We particularly enjoyed the Kiama Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoon. The facilities at the house with the pool & spa were great. We enjoyed the view from the deck immensely.

Kasie User Profile
October 2016
Stayed a week at this beautiful location and didn't want to leave

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