Tree Tops Retreat is a bright, airy, self contained studio apartment in the large garden of our family home in Avalon, on Sydney's beautiful Northern Beaches.
Ideal for individuals or couples who want to discover some of Australia's best beaches, bush walks, cafes and restaurants - it's an easy walk to all.
The perfect, quick getaway for busy city people who want to trade stress and deadlines for tranquility, trees, bird calls and beaches. Just a 50 minutes drive from the bustling centre of cosmopolitan Sydney.
(special pricing for long stays on application - just ask!)
The studio is bright and light with polished floors, high ceilings, an overhead fan and bi folding windows which open right up so you can sit back and gaze into the tree tops. The bed is very comfortable, with crisp white sheets and there are large fluffy towels.
Do as much or as little as you want. Swimming, surfing, tennis, beach combing, bush walks, scuba diving and whale watching are all close by. Or just laze about with a book, DVD or wander two minutes to a great cafe.
Pittwater is the Northern peninsula of Sydney's Northern Beaches, about 45 minutes from the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It's a narrow strip of land with peaceful bays on one side (Clareville, Taylor's Point) and surf beaches on the other; Avalon, Bilgola, Whale and Palm beaches - all stunning golden sand beaches with sea pools. Palm Beach is the location of fictional Summer Bay in the television serial Home and Away!
A short ferry ride will take you over to The Basin which is a picturesque swimming lagoon in National Park bushland where you'll always see wallabies and native parrots as well as other wildlife. There are wonderful bush walks there too.
Avalon Village is about 10 minutes walk. There's a supermarket, excellent bookshop, gift shops, a French patisserie and lots of great cafes that serve good food.
We have many restaurants in the area, including the internationally famous Jonahs and Barrenjoey House but also many good brasseries and take-aways. We have a gourmet pizza restaurant and a delicious noodle house a few minutes walk away.
Whale watching tours, scuba diving and sea plane joy flights are all close by. You can also hire a "tinnie" boat at Palm Beach and head out onto the beautiful beaches and bays of Pittwater.
If you want to take a bus it's a quick 1 minute walk to the bus stop through a lovely bush track.
Interaction with guests
Tree Tops is very private and is separate to our house. You will hear children and chickens in the distance sometimes but you will be in a world of your own. We aren't far away if you need us or you want to have a chat about somewhere to eat or play but you will have total privacy unless you seek us out or run into us in the carport.
No smoking inside.
Treat this home with respect and care.
Anything you are unsure about just ask. We are nearby.
We are a photographer and writer from Sydney's Northern Beaches where we live with our family, a dog, and 10 chickens, 3 guinea pigs. We love the beach, art and gardening.