KING BED with forest views for LUCKY DUCKS! On the edge of our forest and just 6 minutes drive from spectacular coastline and beaches. Spacious, super comfortable, self contained, private, peaceful, functional and memorable. The “Lucky Duck” is a uniquely and stylishly hand renovated classic 1977 Mercedes school bus.
Bedroom, Kitchen (electric hot water), and lounge areas + adjacent outdoor annex area (private hot shower / in-ground bath overlooking the forest, dual burner, large BBQ, electric Wok, big beautiful Rosewood bench/bar for dining or an evening wine, 2 x reclining lounge chairs).
Fresh yummy eggs from our resident happy chickens!
Subject to seasonal availablity - Fresh Basil, Parsely, other herbs, cherry tomatoes, lemons, limes, oranges etc.
Feel free to walk around the lovely sub-tropical forest of 40m tall flooded gums and turnpentine (with closed shoes and a hat!) - Astralian
Decor: Hand crafted, earthy, coastal feel with a touch of retro 70s surf style.... paying tribute her lovley curves, her make and year of manufacture (1977 Mercedes) and the coastal forest location.
Spacious: At 11.2m long, 2.4m wide and with 2.2m ceilings she's twice the size of a big caravan and with heaps of widows and light. The first thing most people comment on is how much room there is inside.
Sublime outdoor Shower / Bath: Private, covered, in-ground hot or cool Bath / Shower that overlooks the forest and lets you gaze up at the trees and sky with the sounds of nature... under the annex, right next to the bus.
Toilet: Brand new hand crafted artisan toilet block is less than 20m walk... this is NOT shared with the property owners/hosts but may be shared with up to 2 other guests in our other Air Bnb listing (located over 80m away).
Parking: We have ample off street car parking (and can - with prior notice and agreement - at no extra charge accommodate a trailer, campervan, boat, etc) in a virtually zero crime area on a quiet cul de sac. The car park is a 70m walk from the bus.
Cooling: 2 x Fans (No Air Con) and lots of windows. Chilled water mist bottle in the fridge. A cool shower or bath, in the shade and day-dreaming on the forest is also a treat!
Relax: Peace, privacy and seclusion. Located 60m from any other dwellings and overlooking the forest. No highway traffic noise :) Lots of birds and the sounds of nature!
King Size Bed: Oh yeah!
Breakfast: Fresh eggs, Bacon, Tea, Coffee, Jam, Bread, Cereal, Milk.
Kitchenette: microwave, toaster, kettle, blender, porcelain wash basin with hot water.
BBQ / Gas Cooking: Your own covered area with BBQ and dual gas burners.
Drinking Water: Filtered and chilled drinking water is provided free, from our 90,000 litre rain water tank.
Wifi: Free WiFi - NBN that is generally good during the day (>10 Mbs) and slower at night.
Mobile: Telstra/Aldi/Boost 2-3 bars. Optus: Walk 50m to our highpoint for 1 bar.
Fridge: 300L fridge/freezer.
Audio: Wireless bluetooth / AUX speaker for your audio.
Power: Fully wired for 240v + 12V car sockets (great for an Engel) and USB charging ports... all provided from our eco-friendly 8kw grid connected on site solar system!
Heating: 240v electric heater. (very rarely needed in this ideal climate)
Laundry: On request, we'll do a big load (up to 11kg) of washing for guests staying ***3 nights or more*** (we'll wash and then line dry).
The renovation of this bus from Bathurst School bus and Woolongong tourist bus into the "Lucky Duck" is complete and it's time to share her unique character and style. So we hope you come, stay, experience, relax, enjoy and remember!
We've also tried to re-user and recyle. For example the large outdoor covered annex structure has also been created with turpentine and flooded gum (milled from our own frorest), covered with a mainsail from a yacht providing much shade (and 95% water proof). The inground cast iron bath / shower was saved from landfill, and the bus is powered with our on site solar.
Chill under the annex, take a stroll around the forest, say hello to a chicken or head out to explore the nearby beaches and towns to catch a wave, have a fish, grab a cold beer or just soak in a lovely beachside sunrise or sunset.
Surrounded by our 3 acres of beautiful Australian rainforest - birds are everywhere (parrots, kookaburras, cockatoos and more), wallabies visit, lizards pass by, along with all the other things the Aussie bush has to offer (you may see some things you have not before!)
A great place for:
- Couples wanting a unique romantic experience
- Travelling companions
- Sightseeing (national parks, beaches and coastline, cool little towns etc)
- Beaches and swimming
- Nature Lovers
- 4WDers (easy access to Valla beaches)
- Peace and quiet
- Forest views
Fresh yummy eggs from our resident chickens!
Subject to seasonal availablity - Fresh Basil, Parsely, other herbs, sometimes we have cherry tomatoes, lemons, limes, oranges etc.
Feel free to walk around 2 acres of forest (with closed shoes and a hat!).
Other things to note
No Air Con: During the day in summer it sometimes gets hot and a little humid here (in sub tropical NSW). So, if you're looking to stay inside during hot sunny days in an air conditioned room that is degrees below the outside temprature then a hotel room probably suits you better. The fans and windows in the bus mean it will be the same as outside, and under the big annex is shady and cool. Have a quick cool shower or run yourself a cold outdoor bath for a treat :)
Summer Symphony Orchastra: It's the real Aussie bush with real Aussie "Cicadas". These are harmless little creatures, but in December and early January during the daytime they come out to sing for a mate.... and it can get pretty loud! They do stop when it rains and during the night.
Fireflies: If you are lucky enough to be visiting in late August/early September you might get to experience the amazing sight of our forest full of native "fire-flies". Rare, trippy, very cool!
Extra Guests: talk to us about your situation - We may also be able to accommodate your tent or caravan on the property with electricity (and access to the toilet).
Music: You can play music as loud as the provided wireless bluetooth speaker that is provided will go - but not with you own (louder) equipment.
Respect: A lot of work has gone into creating this offering so please look after her. All items are inventoried upon checkout and missing items will be charged to the guest – we’re sure you are honest and good people so this won’t be an issue!
Interaction with guests
We (your hosts) are new at this - so let us know anything we have missed or how we can further improve. We live on the 5 acre property in a house that is over 60m away from the 'Lucky Duck'.
We are generally available immediately for any emergencies, and usually able to respond to any questions or requests via the Air BnB app promptly.
We're here to please! We’re happy to provide different levels of interaction (as you desire)… from absolute minimal to a chat and a wine (and even a surf if we are going and you want to join in).
We're also happy to provide a quick property tour and explain our eco-freindly (solar, water, worms, chemical free food production, re-use and recycle), guest friendly, permaculture inspired plans and vision.