View from the balcony - sweeping views of Jervis Bay.The view of Jervis Bay
8 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
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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.

The space

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.


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.

Guest access

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

SEASONS 2015/2016

Low: 20 Apr 15 - 21 Sep 15
Mid: 22 Sep 15 - 22 Dec 15
High: 23 Dec 15 - 31 Jan 16



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.

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.

Free parking on premise
Smoking Allowed

Extra people No Charge
Security Deposit £183
Weekend Price £189 / night
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

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.


2 nights minimum stay

36 Reviews

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Natalie User Profile
October 2014
There's so much to mention I'm not sure where to start! Sandra has clearly poured heart and soul into Retro Sands Beach House and her attention to detail is amazing. We loved the welcome pack of tea, coffee and essentials, and really appreciated the detailed info she provided about local attractions and making the most of our stay. Even the details on where to find things in the house and how to operate appliances were well laid out and hugely helpful. Vincentia is close to all the sights of Jervis Bay and the location of the house is fantastic. You have the beach on your doorstep. Listening to the sound of the waves from the balcony in the evening was one of the highlights of the stay. Being a retro fan, I was so impressed by the decor and the atmosphere Sandra has created. It's a fun, relaxed, quirky beach house in a beautiful part of the world. Even though we only stayed two nights, we left feeling refreshed and relaxed!

Michelle User Profile
October 2017
Amazing place and amazing hosts! This was definitely the best Airbnb I have ever stayed in! Having a bottle of wine waiting for us in arrival and all the extra little goodies were such a lovely treat! Everything about this place was incredible! Thank you!

Camille User Profile
October 2017
We loved this beach house! It was great to have activities in the garage that the kids could use for entertainment when we weren't at the beach. Sandra was quick to respond & answer questions. Well organised house & directions etc. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great place to stay!

Debora User Profile
October 2017
Stylish and cozy beach house just across the beach! Excellent location! I highly recommend Retro Sands Beach House and I will definitely come back : )

Catrina User Profile
September 2017
Perfect weekend away

Nathan User Profile
April 2017
A perfect home away from home. Very welcoming environment. Sandra and Ken have thought of just about everything you could possibly need with their place.

Maika User ProfileMaika is a superhost.
February 2017
We had a fantastic stay with kids and parents and even though the weather was not great, the beautiful house with so much attention to detail, so clean, so well equipped and comfortable, made our weekend away a perfect one! Thank you!

AustraliaJoined in March 2014
Sandra User ProfileSandra is a superhost.

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.

Languages: Deutsch, English
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