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Pet-friendly, five tranquil acres near Pambula Beach overlooking the Lake.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Generous living space optimising views of lake. Three bedrooms.

The property is a brick dwelling with three bedrooms, an open plan, light filled living space taking full advantage of the view. There's a brand new bathroom and upgraded kitchen. It's newly painted inside and out so clean and fresh. This is a child-friendly, pet friendly holiday home, about five minutes drive from Pambula Beach, ten minutes from Eden and/or Merimbula beach. A place to relax. Kangaroos and beautiful parrots and other birds visit daily.

Property Manager
Jeannette Kavanagh
Member since: 2018
Speaks English, French, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Jeannette Kavanagh

I work as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor in Yarraville, a suburb in Melbourne's west. It's the friendliest place I've lived in since coming to Australia from Dublin and I love it. My interests are broad but my greatest one is reading - more than Twitter feeds. I may be one of the last people to remain unaddicted to the thief of our focus and time, the so-called Smartphone. Of course I love spending time in what I call Paradise, the Sapphire Coast of NSW. My place in Broadwater NSW 2549 - there's more than one Broadwater. It overlooks Pambula Lake and feeds my sense of peace and tranquillity. I enjoy travelling to Europe, to my homeland Ireland and that of my husband, Greece. Paris is the most beautiful city I've ever seen and I've always found French people to be warm, welcoming and patient with my French which gets rusty through non-use.

Jeannette Kavanagh purchased this house in 1998

Why Jeannette Kavanagh chose Bega Valley Shire Council

The reasons for buying this property are simple. I didn't even look at the house on it. I bought the million dollar view. I plan to build on the five acres when I retire. The property was rented out to various families until I reclaimed it in 2014, as our go-to place for getaways with family and friends. I have a photo of the view from the living area as wallpaper on my laptop. No photo can do it justice but it's uplifting to see it.

What makes this house unique

You're not going to be awestruck by the architecture! This is a simple brick cottage. You'll love the sunny outlook, the clean and spacious bedrooms, the newly renovated bathroom and kitchen. It has that 'holiday house' feel to it. Nothing precious - a place in which to relax and revive your spirit.

The place is all about the view.

So much so that I had new floor to ceiling sliding doors installed to take full advantage of the view from everywhere in the living area.

No, it's not right on the beach front but that's what I love. I have the privacy, the quiet tranquility of the birds and the kangaroos and other animals without the noise of the other humans.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Bega Valley Shire Council around the New South Wales

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms have plenty of hanging space and storage drawers, all linen and extra pillows plus electric blankets. third bedroom has two King single beds. There are an additional two single mattresses and linen suitable for children.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
The Pambula Merimbula golf club is about 7 minutes from the property and there are numerous places to take children, including the magnificent beaches, Magic Mountain, Whale Museum and so on.


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Pet-friendly, five tranquil acres near Pambula Beach overlooking the Lake.
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Jeannette a fantastic host that ensures a warm welcome. A fantastic place to explore the area.

  • 5 of 5

A tranquil location where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Broadwater, interacting with nature whilst tasting local delicacies like Broadwater Oysters and Longstocking Pale Ale. Fantastic location to explore the surrounding areas of Bega, Eden, Tilba Tilba and Tathra.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nickie for your very kind review. Most of the joy of being at our place is the show put on by Mother Nature - the birds, kangaroos, local beaches, bushland and the lake. You and Brent are very much in tune with all that. What lovely guests you were.
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Tranquil with great views and wildlife.

  • 4 of 5

Clean with everything needed for relaxing stay

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brian and Wendy Thank you so much for your positive review. Much appreciated. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay. kind thoughts Jeannette
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  • 4 of 5

One of the best places I have ever stayed in. Comfortable and user friendly. A true home away from home. I've already booked a return!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa for your beautiful review. I'm thrilled you enjoyed your stay and more thrilled that you're coming back at the end of Spring. You'll experience a different vista later in the year.
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All homily comforts for Man and Dogs!

  • 5 of 5

Very laid back, comfortable place with all the creature comforts of home. Thanks Jeannette for the beautiful bottle of wine as a welcome present. We were concerned about the lack of a front fence, but the dogs enjoyed running in the front paddock and it was perfectly safe for them. Recommend oysters from Pambula and the ambience of the property is perfect for a relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Jennifer for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Much appreciated. I'm so glad that the dogs enjoyed themselves and we'd welcome you all back next time you visit the Sapphire Coast.
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Million dollar view

  • 4 of 5

House is nice and cozy,beds are comfy, and all linen supplied.The view , birds and kangaroos are fantastic.Will be coming back at first opportunity.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bruce Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much and I hope you do get back. Kind thoughts Jeannette
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If you are looking to relax recharge and press reset then this holiday house is for you

  • 5 of 5

I loved Thistle Dome so much, I just didn't want to leave. The property was everything I thought it would be. What I noticed the most is the tranquillity and peacefulness of the place. I could sit for hours just watching the lake and admiring the view. If you need a holiday to recharge and press reset then this is your destination. The hospitality was outstanding. I arrived after a 5 hour drive to a beautiful bottle of champagne, cheese and biscuits and a dog bed and bowl for my travelling companion Bob. The shower is up there with the best I have ever had, the beds are incredibly comfortable and for the coffee and tea fanatics - there is a coffee machine with pods, plunger coffee, loose tea leaves and a tea pot. Whilst the property is out of town you are not more than 10 mins from most things, Eden, Pambula and the beaches. I loved every bit of my stay and I will be back on a regular basis.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Fiona What a generous review. Thank you so much. I'm very happy that you connected with the essence of the place. It really is an opportunity to recharge and to notice the beauty that is Australia's Sapphire coast. You'll be most welcome to return. Thanks again for choosing to stay at Thistle Dome. Jeannette
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Pambula Merimbula Golf Club
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Pambula Beach


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £41.19
Additional Guest Fee £19.22 per person per night
Pet Fee £5.49
Refundable Damage Deposit £82.38

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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