A new exquisite guest bathroom for you to enjoy and a freshly painted bedroom with king sized heated waterbed and air conditioning or heating.
If you'd like to experience the Hawkesbury River first hand, you can hire a tinny, or if you have a licence, a party pontoon or fishing boat. Bed, shower, brunch $130 per night, per person. We aim for customer happiness!
Here is your unique opportunity to stay in a delightful heritage home loved by the owners for 44 years, reflecting over 125 years of history, but with modern conveniences. There are two bedrooms, compact but charming. Clean, comfortable beds and somewhere to store your belongings. There is a Snug with TV and a wide choice of dvds and cds. Sparkling new bathroom just for you - you have big fluffy towels. Stroll onto the verandas, lounge around inside, loll in bed late - no pressure to do anything. Your hosts are a retired opera singer and an author, who will chat to you or leave you in peace, as you wish. You can be waited on and enjoy a delicious brunch.. Ann will give you a 20 minute history talk and tour of the house if you request.
This traffic free island is usually peaceful except for the multi coloured birds that are encouraged in the permaculture, award - winning garden.
Brunch on the verandah is available at any time as your hostess is up at 6am. Enjoy fresh citrus, herbs grown by the hosts, and local honey. The mains water is superior to Sydney water.
There are books galore and unique historical photographs and collector's pieces to admire. You can stroll around the island and on the beach, go bushwalking or hiking - choose a part of the Great North Walk (URL HIDDEN) or take a trip on the mighty Hawkesbury - the Postman's Ferry or a chartered boat - the host can arrange this for you.
There is a small shop on the island and a bowling club with a bar.
I welcome one or two guests. I can take one person, a couple, a couple and a single person or two couples. The tariff is for one person for one night, ie $115 for brunch, use of the amenities and nice clean bed. Two people is double that price. I can give you a bowl of soup the night before if you don't have time for dinner before your visit.
You are welcome to all of the garden and most of the house. We are next to the park and a few minutes walk to two beaches. You can swim in the river at high tide.
Interaction with guests
Guests can be as quiet as they like, play music, darts or dvds or chat with us - it's their holiday! So they choose. Get up when they like, go to bed when they like.
Other things to note
Our house is not a museum, however we have carefully preserved the centre as a heritage showpiece with original furniture, rare photographs and documents. Ann Howard has written for books about the island history and made two short films. She is happy to give you a talk and walk at your request as part of your memorable stay. The majority of people come to Ann's place to 'crash' but there are some enthusiastic history buffs!
We want you to enjoy the fresh air, so no smoking in the house or garden please. Occasionally there are mozzies. There is a net over your bed in this case. You are welcome to read the books and magazines, just replace them when you are done.
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Hi Karen, Thanks for your proposed reservation. We are used to international travellers as my husband was a well known opera singer in Europe, so feel assured that any special needs will be catered for. Looking forward to meeting you. Ann