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THE HOUSE RESONATES WITH THE IDEA OF A SIMPLE BUT ELEGANT COASTAL WEEKENDER

David Archer

Advertiser since: 2013
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People13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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THE HOUSE RESONATES WITH THE IDEA OF A SIMPLE BUT ELEGANT COASTAL WEEKENDER

People13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Palm Beach - The Whale Beach House

One Of Australia's Quintessential Beachfront Homes - A Modernist Tour De Force

The Whale Beach House is a contemporary, true beachfront home that brings together bold raw materials in a refined and tranquil, open-plan design. It is located at the northern end of Sydney’s Whale Beach, a 50 minute drive north of Sydney on the Palm Beach Peninsula, in New South Wales, Australia.

Designed by the noted Tasmanian architect, Craig Rosevear, the house is acknowledged as an outstanding piece of contemporary architecture and was awarded the Royal Australian Institute of Architect’s Wilkinson Award in 2001: ‘’Using a modernist’s palette of concrete, glass, aluminium and steel, Craig Rosevear has created a house that is streamlined and exquisite’.

The House enjoys panoramic views of the South Pacific Ocean and is a rare example of true beachfront on the northern most beaches of the Peninsular. The beach is a short walk through the garden direct to the sand.

The house has been specifically created to be comfortable in every season. In summer, triple panels of aluminium louvres allow sea breezes through the house and the concrete floor provides a cool surface in warmer weather. Under-floor heating warms the house in winter.

Much of the furniture and fittings are designed by Craig Rosevear in collaboration with Stuart Houghton using Tasmanian soft and hardwoods. This is complemented with outstanding items of contemporary furniture design including Barcelona, PK25 and MR chairs, a Charles divan and Tolomeo lamps.

The Whale Beach House is available for rent, both short and long stay with its own concierge service to assist guests.

The house was the featured home on the front cover of the Sydney Morning Herald’s “100 Amazing Sydney Houses” in November 2003. It has been featured in a number of Australian and international books and magazines including “Living in Sydney” where it is featured on the cover by Antonella Boisi and Giorgio Possenti published by Taschen; Architectural Digest: Les Plus Belles Maisons du Monde, Nº 24, July-August 2002; Republica delle Donne, 23 August 2003 Nº 364 and the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture: Comprehensive Edition.

It is a true beachfront with private pathway through native bushland leading to the sand and enjoys panoramic views over the South Pacific Ocean.

Suitable for families and friends, The Whale Beach House comprises three bedrooms, two with en-suites and one family/bunk room accommodating six. The open-plan master bedroom with en-suite is a luxurious retreat with glass doors opening to a private veranda. A shower is concealed behind glass doors and the bath sits like a sculpture in a room bathed in sunshine overlooking the full sweep of the South Pacific Ocean. The middle room is designed specifically for children with six built-in bunks incorporated in wood cabinetry. A downstairs surf board room accommodates three for total accommodation of thirteen. Day guests are also catered for with their own change room and shower.

Facilities and Features:

• Area: 290 m² (interiors) + 120 m² (exterior areas)

•Stainless steel galley kitchen

• Entertainment system (CD, DVD, tuner, Foxtel satellite)

• Wireless broadband, category 5 cabling, fax

and three line PABX

• Underfloor heating in all rooms

• Dedicated surf board room with three bunks,

surf board racks, supplementary refrigeration,

wine cellar and washroom

• Fully equipped laundry

• Off street parking

Rates also payable in Australian dollars

Offpeak - AUD$5,000 per week - $750 per day*

Shoulder - AUD$9,500 per week - $1,400 per day*

Christmas - AUD$14,000 per week (1 week minimum)

Easter - AUD$6,400 per week - $950 per day*

* Minimum 3 days

More details can be found at our website www.thewhalebeachhouse.com

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David Archer (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
56%
Calendar last updated:
18 November, 2014

About David Archer

A surfer with a keen interest in exquisite modernist architecture.

David Archer purchased this house in 1985

Why David Archer chose Palm Beach

It is in directly in front of one of the best surf breaks on the northern beaches of Sydney.

Why HomeAway

People13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Location

Car: recommended

Whale Beach is located on the spectacular Barrenjoey Peninsula 50 minutes drive north of Sydney. The Whale Beach House is on the quiet, northern end of the beach with direct beach access through the native garden. 'The Wedge' is at this end of the beach and offers some of the best surf in the Sydney area in a north-east swell. The house has wonderful views over the beach, 'The Wedge' and out over the Pacific Ocean.

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Rates & Availability

From AUS$750 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday house in Palm Beach, Northern Beaches

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Christmas
1 Dec 2014 - 31 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
AUS$14,000
for 7 nights
AUS$14,000
 
 
Shoulder
1 Feb 2015 - 31 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
AUS$4,200
for 3 nights
From
AUS$1,400
AUS$9,500
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
AUS$2,850
for 3 nights
From
AUS$950
AUS$6,400
 
 
Offpeak
1 May 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
AUS$2,250
for 3 nights
From
AUS$750
AUS$5,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AUS$4,200
for 3 nights
From
AUS$1,400
AUS$9,800
 
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Palm Beach in Northern Beaches

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 290 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bedroom en-suite.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Second bedroom en-suite.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Guest bathroom.
    Bathroom 4 - Shower Enclosure , Guest change-room and shower.
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Board room.
  • All bathrooms except bathroom 5 have heated floors.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With en-suite bathroom and balcony.
    Bedroom 3 - 6 Bunk Bed , Bunk room ideal for children.
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Bunk Bed , Surfboard room with three bunk beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With en-suite bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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