very special island bed and brunch

Private room

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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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!

The space

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.

Guest access

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!

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Room type: Private room

Air Conditioning

Extra people £79 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee £15
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules

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.


1 night minimum stay

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Amanda User Profile
June 2017
Review: Ann was a thoughtful, generous host with a sense of humour. We had a freshly painted bedroom with heated king sized waterbed overlooking a marvellous garden by the river. We stayed in bed until mid-morning. The buffet was enough food for the day! She had local honey, home-made yoghurt and fruit and herbs fresh from the garden to make teas also top coffee. Her house is packed with treasures and stories about the island and the Hawkesbury. We'll be back!!
Ann User Profile
Response from Ann:
Thansk Amanada, Glad to look after such appreciative guests!!
June 2017

Lena User Profile
April 2017
We booked online through Air BNB for two adults and one infant. Unfortunately, soon after we arrived, Ann told us there had been a billing error and asked for more money, stating we had not booked correctly online and had only paid half of what we should have. We showed her our booking confirmation to prove we had booked correctly, and she “let us stay”. We had booked and paid correctly, it appears there may have been a problem with the Air BNB site. However, from this point on staying there became very uncomfortable. Over the next couple of days there were more problems. She could not tell us the wifi password, so we were unable to use the wifi. She told us we could not use the air conditioning. Finally, she refused us access to the kitchen to heat up our dinner, and told us we could not eat in the house, so we ended up eating cold pies in the garden at night. It was so uncomfortable we decided to leave early, and did not stay the last night.
Ann User Profile
Response from Ann:
My large number of guests have been overwhelmingly enthusiastic about their stay,(see reviews on site). I was surprised at the billing error, as it was the first time there was a misunderstanding between Airbnb and myself. I showed Lena but never said it was her fault . It states three times clearly in my listing that the tariff is $130 per night per person. This stays the same. This is very reasonable for the area and type of accommodation offered. I only became aware of an 'infant' well after we had had communication about the stay. I am happy to have babies, but the house is definitely not toddler proof and I didn't want the worry. However Lena assured me the baby wasn't walking so I went ahead. Actually she crawled very fast! I bought a port-a cot specially and provided a baby bath. The baby was very appealing and no trouble and sat on my hip once, smiling when Lena accidentally locked the bathroom door and we had to get a ladder for my partner to get to the window. I don't offer WiFi and I don't know the password. My air conditioning is not offered but I put it on for the young couple. They had it on for some hours but when I was in the garden, I noticed it made a terrible noise and shook, so I gave them a fan instead and called an engineer, who fixed it today - it was a bolt loose in the housing. Use of the kitchen is not offered on my listing. I am happy for guests to make tea or coffee, but not cook meals. It was OK for them to use the kitchen for the baby food and bottles and they did this frequently and messily. I don't like food in the bedrooms as we are in a bush setting and I keep everything very clean to discourage bugs. There is an island cafe where visitors eat outside of my brunch, which offers a two page menu of choices, some of which I bought specially for Lena, who said she was vegetarian. They had a good brunch which they requested from the menu and both thanked me both days. One night Lena came into my sitting room at 9pm with a big bag of quiches and walked past me and switched on my oven without asking. I just felt they were rude and demanding with no respect for us or our home. My partner met them at the wharf as Lena emailed me that she didn't have my address or telephone number, when she was on the ferry, and carried two heavy bags up to the house. Neither of them thanked him, just walked in front of him! They had no small talk to make the time pleasant. Not a good hosting experience.
April 2017

Sarah User Profile
March 2017
Lovely hosts on a beautiful island

Fiona User Profile
February 2017
Ann's place is unique, historical and a memorable place to stay. We enjoyed the history of the house, the stories told by Ann and the very genuine concern for our comfort on what was a 41 degree day. Breakfast was delicious and tailored to our needs. Thanks Ann for a lovely stay.

Ross User Profile
January 2017
Heritage house with a lovely host!

Claire User Profile
January 2017
A charming B&B with lots of history and character. Ann took care of us and spoilt us with a lovely breakfast each morning. Not great for young families, but lovely for a couple.

Cath User Profile
December 2016
Gorgeous little treasure Dangar is! Ann is generous in sharing her little paradise, her amazing knowledge and stories. We will be back.

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Ann User Profile

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

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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