With sweeping views of spectacular Jervis Bay, and beautiful Barfleur Beach on its door step, Retro Sands Beach House is the perfect place to stay wether it be short or long term.
Retro Sands was purchased by the previous owners in 1968, and was used as their personal holiday home until we purchased it in November, 2013. We wanted to respect and honour the history of the house, so we have tried our best to retain as much of the originality as possible.
As the architectural style is very 'retro', and we were lucky enough to obtain many pieces of the former owner's 60's/70's furniture, it was only natural to follow and retain this theme. We have added original retro pieces, and combined some modern items, sourced locally and all around the world, as far as New York. We have paid the upmost attention to take you down memory lane, providing board games, books, music and movies from the late 60's and 70's, whilst at the same time providing some modern day comforts like a flat screen TV and Blu Ray DVD player.
We have set up downstairs to be more casual, with the kitchen catering for outdoor and BBQ dining. Upstairs is more formal, with a balcony and large windows providing spectacular views of Jervis Bay. The house is located in a quiet part of Vincentia, with Barfleur Beach on its doorstep. The two story house features two fully equipped kitchens, two bathrooms, and three bedrooms, comfortably sleeping 8 people. It is perfect for both couples and families.
INCLUSIONS AND PROVISIONS
BEDROOMS - the upstairs master bedroom contains a double bed, the 2nd bedroom contains two single beds. The large downstairs bedroom features a queen size bed and two single beds. A curtain divider has been provided for privacy. This room is very suitable for for parents with small children. All bedrooms have built in wardrobes, clothes hangers, alarm clocks and torches. A portable cot can be provided upon request. Please advise if required at the time of booking.
We provide only the finest linen and bedding including mattress and pillow protectors, duvets, pillows and blankets to ensure a good night's rest. A quality towel set (face, hand and bath) is provided for each person, as is a beach towel.
KITCHENS - each kitchen is fully equipped with dinning and cookware, utensils, glassware, crockery, tea towels, detergent, fridge and microwave. The upstairs kitchen also features an oven and Nespresso coffee machine. A small supply of Nespresso coffee capsules, as well as a selection of teas are provided.
BATHROOMS - each bathroom contains a hairdryer, bath mats, hand towels and travel sized shampoo, conditioner and body wash.
ENTERTAINMENT - each living area contains a TV, DVD and stereo. A selection of 'retro' CDs, DVDs and books are provided to coincide with our theme. Local area books and information and board games are also available. In the garage you will discover a selection of outdoor games including balls, kites and a beach cricket set. A BBQ, esky, outdoor dining setting, umbrellas and sun lounges are also supplied.
GARAGE - the double lock-up garage is available for your use. A washing machine, clothes dryer, iron and ironing board are stored within. A small supply of washing detergent and fabric softener is provided.
MISCELLANEOUS - basic cleaning products, brooms, mop, dust pan, vacuum cleaner, fan and heaters are available for your use. Each kitchen contains a fire blanket and 'black-out' kit containing torches, matches and candles should there be a power outage.
As a guest, you will have full access to the entire house, double, lock-up garage and front and back yards.
Interaction with guests
We leave you to enjoy complete privacy of our home, but are happy to provide you with as much assistance and information as required.
Other things to note
Minimum 2 nights stay. All rates include cleaning fee.
Peak Season - bookings are taken in min. 7 night blocks from Wed-Wed.
Weekend (2 nights) $620
7 night stay -
HIGH $3000 MID $2020 LOW $1620
Low: 20 Apr 15 - 21 Sep 15
Mid: 22 Sep 15 - 22 Dec 15
High: 23 Dec 15 - 31 Jan 16
MIDWEEK SPECIAL -
STAY 3 NIGHTS/PAY 2 NIGHTS - $620
Check in Mon 2pm/check out Thu 4pm
Valid for stays between 1 May - 30 Nov 2015
Black-out periods and special terms & conditions apply.
WINTER WEEKEND SPECIAL:
2 nights $585
Valid for the months of May/Jun/Jul/Aug
Terms & conditions apply
Not valid school & public holidays and special events.
We provide all good quality bed linen, bath and beach towels, and a basic supply of kitchen, bathroom and cleaning/laundry necessities.
We provide you with a 'welcome' basket containing a local bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate, bread, milk, butter, preserves and a 20% discount voucher for Jervis Bay Wild Cruises.
Always check the price with us to ensure you are receiving the best deal.
A list of house keeping notes can be found in the information file in the house.
The main thing we ask from our guests is to respect and treat our house as if it was your own. Please leave the property the way you found it. This includes washing dishes and putting them away, taking out the garbage, and putting all furniture and other moved items back in their original place. If you use the BBQ and utensils, please ensure they are clean after use.
Smoking inside the house is strictly prohibited. If smoking outside, please dispose of all ash and butts safely.
Please respect our neighbours by keeping noise to a minimum after 10pm. No parties please.
Pets are not allowed unless a prior arrangement has been made with us. Terms & conditions apply.
Upon departure, please ensure the property is securely locked and the curtains are drawn.
All damage and breakages will be charged for and must be reported.
We are a brother and sister team who share a passion for travel and staying in alternative, quirky accommodation. As we both love beautiful Jervis Bay, the opportunity to purchase Retro Sands Beach House in Nov 2013, was the ideal way to obtain our own little slice of heaven.
As we have both experienced many different types of accommodation through personal and work related travel over the years, we have combined as many positive experiences as possible, and used them to create a home away from home.
Having traveled the globe, with a passion for renovating, design and architecture, a love for the outdoors including diving, snorkelling, water sports, beautiful beaches, bush walking and Australian wildlife, delicious cuisine and wine, made Jervis Bay the ideal place to purchase a beach house. In our opinion, there is no better place that offers everything in one package.