This is the Lodge, a hand-crafted thing of beauty less than 150 m to the beach. You've not seen anything like it, re-purposed antique church doors and stained glass windows, light and fresh sea breezes, and ocean views during your breakfast on the Juliet balcony, after your sleep under cotton sheets on a comfortable mattress. A protected reserve across the street is a bird-watchers paradise (guaranteed to hear the laugh of several kookaburra), a great cafe just up the street if you can't be bothered cooking (despite the well-equipped kitchen with everything you might need) and another excellent cafe a bit further walk or a short drive away for a fancier dinner out. A picturesque, statuesque garden in the back with soaking tub, and of course the quiet, great surf of North Beach awaits, with its peaceful tide pools to explore and a great meditation cove at the headland. Through the garden, with solar powered orbs and a pond with waterfall near the barbie, is the Retreat (which may be rented separately or together, see additional listings).
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- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Feb 2019
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Just the most perfect place at Valla Beach , recommend
Wow, wow, wow!
This place is absolutely beautiful! From the home itself, WOW! You can’t help but unwind when you come here. Everything you need is there. Jenga was the favourite game to play from all. To the location, a hop, skip & jump to the beach & the sound of the waves at night was just perfect. Thank you so very much for letting us stay at this magical place. Also Karen you were such a delight with your communication & efficiency. Thank you
Beautiful timber cottage close to south valla beach. Large lounge room with gorgeous stone fireplace,fully equiped kitchen and beautiful loft bedroom with lovely linen. Secluded leafy garden perfect for reading and relaxing.Ocean views from front balcony.
The house was lovely and just down the road from the beach and a great cafe
We stayed in the front house with our two daughters and it was just what we had hoped for. The furnishings were beautiful and the place had a warm, homely feel with lovely linens etc. The kitchen was well equipped and had all we needed. The fire was beautiful to come home to on a wintery night- We hope to return soon!
A holiday house with heart
This is a beautiful place to visit. The house has been built with great care and passion and it's a pleasure to stay here. It is very much somebody's house, rather than a soul-less holiday house, which means there are small treats like a good selection of novels, films, boogie boards, some children's toys, handy basics in the pantry and a good supply of cooking equipment in the kitchen. It also means that not every light switch works and it doesn't have that stripped-bare spotless feel of a hotel, but we didn't mind that at all.
The house is only a few minutes' walk to beautiful Valla Beach and its funky cafe. We have returned to this beach to stay again and again because it's unpopulated, beautiful and there are a variety of swimming spots. We've stayed in quite a few different holiday houses in the suburb and this house is my favourite.
We stayed in the Lodge with our three children. It was cosy as we were all up in the loft sleeping area but it worked well for just a couple of nights. We have also stayed in the Retreat without our children, which has a very beautiful bedroom and rudimentary kitchen facilities. The only small disappointment we really encountered each time is that the courtyard between the two properties is not as large as one might think given the photographs so it does feel a bit strange if the other building is occupied while you are there.
As the owners state in their description, this house really does work best if you rent both buildings. We did this with friends of ours on our last visit and had a fantastic time - it's the perfect combination of staying together, but having space apart. They too delighted in the architecture and we'll definitely come back and do it again.
As a final word, the owners were friendly and responsive and the beds VERY COMFORTABLE! I highly recommend this property.
Karen's place is wonderfully relaxing and well looked after. A quiet and peaceful home away from hom
What I loved most was that it felt like a home. It is amazingly peaceful and quiet in the property and yet a stone's throw to cafes and the beach. Extremely comfy bed! In fact everything is beautifully furnished. Gorgeous artworks on all the walls. It feels luxurious but at the same time laid back enough that you relax instantly, which for me is the hallmark of a great holiday accom. It has everything you need for a relaxing stay in a beautiful little coastal hamlet.
Hi Anthony, we're so glad you had a relaxed stay and enjoyed all the features of the house and surrounds. Very glad you found the bed comfy! - that's always a big factor whenever we travel anywhere so we wanted to make sure it was the same for those who stay in our lovely home. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
Karen and Ben.