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Forty Paces - beautiful beach house

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Designer beach house, beautiful views, north facing, located on the best part of Culburra Beach with safe swimming, pet friendly, huge deck and garden...

Forty Paces offers the perfect place to unwind in luxurious yet welcoming comfort. It has beeen lovingly renovated, impeccably styled and thoughtfully appointed, all with the guest in mind. It's the little things like the fireplace, the hot outdoor shower and the Nespresso coffee machine that make this house feel like a home. From the moment you walk in the door, the stunning water view, the salty air and the sound of the crashing waves, lets you know you're on holiday.

Ideally positioned, facing north, it is a short stroll from the back gate to the patrolled flagged area or to the more sheltered Tilbury Cove. Culburra Beach is pet friendly, so the 4.5km of sandy shore is doggy paradise. You may just be lucky enough to spot a whale or even swim with the dolphins that are often seen close to shore.

With two bedrooms, two living areas and two bathrooms the house works perfectly for a family or friends. Having a separate space for the kids works brilliantly and is a rarity in a holiday house. Cleverly designed, Forty Paces is an extremely adaptable space that also suits those looking for a more intimate and romantic getaway.

The large level fenced backyard is equally as exciting for the four legged family member as it is for the kids. The gardens have been designed with the prettiest of native plants that entice the incredible birdlife in the area, the Black Cockatoo a firm favourite. With front and rear decks, the house provides options for outdoor living depending on the weather.

Once you've stayed at Forty Paces you'll want to come back, again and again and again.

The House

On one level for easy beachside living,

Back of house faces north so sun floods the living areas in the winter

Living and dining area open fully to the deck with outdoor dining and deck chairs

Living area has a new flat screen smart TV, DVD, Netflix and Austar (essential for sports fans)

Fireplace warms the living area, creating a relaxing ambience.

Second living area with own couch, TV, DVD and Wii machine with games

Kitchen with concrete and stainless steel benchtops, microwave, dishwasher, pantry items (salt, pepper, herbs and spices, sugar, olive oil, sauces etc)

Nespresso coffee machine with variety of pods. Breville milk frother. Twining teas

Two huge decks, both with outdoor dining. Umbrella on back deck

Hot outdoor shower on back deck, just divine after a swim

Large 5 burner stainless steel BBQ, protected from wind

Two bedrooms

Queen Bedroom

Bunk Room - king single beds, living room

Bedrooms have heaters and fans

All linen and bath towels included in cost

Two bathrooms, both with showers, main with bath

Limed american oak floors in living areas, natural sisal carpet in bedrooms (dust mite repellant)

Cot available (full size Boori) with linen

Free unlimited wifi (ADSL2, fast and great coverage)


Extensive DVD collection

Board games galore (scrabble, monopoly, battleships, mastermind, articulate, othello, backgammon, cluedo, pictionary to name a few)

Puzzles, lots to choose from, the perfect way to de-stress

Magazines aplenty, current too

Firewood provided



Dog bowls

Forty Paces is not available for weddings, pre-wedding celebrations, schoolie groups or parties/functions of any kind.

Location and Local Attractions

Culburra has two beaches, Culburra beach out the back gate and Warrain Beach a 5-10 minute walk. There is usually always somewhere with surf or shelter

The house is in the perfect position, right in the middle between the patrolled flag area or the shelter of Tilbury Cove. Not far to get to surf or calm water.

Surf school is 2 houses away. Arrange surf lessons, hire boards, wetsuits, kayaks, stand up paddle boards

Lovely walks along the beach, around the rocks at low tide, to the headland, the local lake, Crookhaven lighthouse, Jervis Bay national park

Explore the rock pools along the beach at low tide

Local lake, Lake Woolumboola is famous for its birdlife. Home to thousands of migratory and local birds, it is an easy 10 minute walk away.

Jervis Bay is a 15 minute drive, beautiful white sand and crystal clear water.

Shoalhaven and Crookhaven Rivers are a 2 minute drive. Fantastic for boating and fishing. Two boat ramps.

Greenwell Point is famous for its oysters and fish and chips. Lovely park with bike path, take the kids scooters and ball. 10 minute drive away.

Nowra Fish and Meat Markets sell wonderful fresh fish and meat, excellent quality and good value

Barefoot lawn bowls is available at the Culburra Bowling Club

Woolies is now open long hours, quiet, spacious, lots of parking and has everything!

Surrounded by dairy country, visit a Robotic dairy farm

Golf, several golf courses nearby

Bike riding, Culburra is very flat and quiet, easy ride to the headland at the end of the street, down to the lake, to the Crookhaven River and Lighthouse and to the shops and cafes

Excellent children's playground with picnic facilities is 100 metres up the road, flat easy walk. Perfect for younger children

More Details

Bronwyn Ormaechea
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house and its location was beyond our expectations and made for a special birthday for my daughter and very relaxing weekend for everyone. We had never visited Culburra before and found it unspoilt and very beautiful. Thanks Bron for all your help.
Jan 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Culburra Beach in Shoalhaven City Council

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath and separate shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - Queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 King single beds
  • Bedroom 2 also has a full size Boori cot and living area
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Forty Paces - beautiful beach house
average rating of 4.9375 based on 33 reviews

Great relaxing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable and homely.

Close to beach with a great view.

Everything you require for a relaxing enjoyable stay

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Yvette for your kind words, it was lovely to have you stay with us again.
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Amazing ...

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I along with our French Bulldog, Chilli absolutely loved our stay ... everything you need is right there! Forty Paces is simply beautiful and we will definitely come back again ...

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Forty Places proved to be the ideal property for our 'home away from home'.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we felt very comfortable at Forty Paces. My wife, myself and our two dogs (Cavalier, and Cavodle) loved the place. Ideally situated, comfortably furnished, well fenced with all of the standard things that you need in a kitchen and bathrooms. It was great not to have to go to the shops and buy, next time we won't need to pack much of the stuff that we usually do when staying away. Bronwyn has been more than helpful in meeting our particular needs and is very easy to do business with. We highly recommend Forty Paces to those looking for a comfortable stay, peace and quiet and a great beach.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Picton, New South Wales, Australia

A Lovely Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Forty Paces is a lovely beach house directly across the road from a beautiful dog friendly beach.

The house is charming and the owners have thought of everything to make ones stay relaxed and extremely comfortable.

The owner Bronwyn is delightful and very accommodating .

I hope we can return and visit Forty Paces very soon.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kiama, New South Wales, Australia

Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Such a welcoming and great beach house. It is very spacious and very comfortable. A well equiped kitchen and loved the coffee machine. Only minutes away from the beach for those inclined but we loved the house so much we didn't want to leave it.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We love Forty Paces!! This is our second visit and it was just as wonderful as the first time. Bron is an incredible host with a natural ability to make Forty Paces feel like you are staying in your own home. Thank you for making our weekend so enjoyable. Looking forward to our next visit already!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

North facing, perfect position


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