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YellowtailStay - The Top Room

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

YellowtailStay - Stanwell Tops is where 'The Bush Meets the Coast'.

The Top room is a smaller motel style room with a private entrance and bathroom and next to a parking space. This room is suitable for short term stays.

We provide 3 separate accommodation facilities each with there own private access and bathrooms. Feel free to contact us to discuss which accommodation facility best suits your requirements or see the other listings of YellowtailStay. You may want to chat with us when you arrive or you can pick up the key from the deposit and never have to interact with us at all, we hope not though.

YellowtailStay - Stanwell Tops is set in a small acreage of stunning rolling lawns with a sandstone surrounded dam and encompassed by bush. We are a 5 minute drive to any shops.

We are a 1 minute walk to world famous Bald Hill Lookout, over the road from The Royal National Park and a 5 minute drive to Stanwell Park Beach, (although, this is a very impractical walk as are the nearest shops). Bald Hill is a haven for hang gliders and paragliders and the view of the Northern Illawarra, the escarpment and The Sea Cliff Bridge is rated by many, as one of the best in the world. The start of the Royal National Park Coast Walk is 1 km away just past the iconic Otford Pantry but there are numerous other bush walks near by, with a couple running next to the property.

The property is close to numerous wedding venues including those at Audley, Lillyvale and Stanwell Tops. All are short drives but impractical walks.

Guests have access to a fully equipped laundry with a clothes dryer and ironing board.

Coffee shops, restaurants and supermarkets are a short but spectacular drive to the south at Wombarra and Austinmere or a 5 minute drive north to Helensburgh. The Symbio Zoo is 5 minutes away with a golf driving range and putt putt across the road. The Boomerang Golf Course is a further 5 minutes drive. Horse riding at Otford Valley Farm is 5 minutes drive with the main trail running along our boundary.

Cycling and motor bike riding are popular pursuits in the area and there are many rainforest walks, 10-20 minutes to the north and spectacular escarpment walks to the south.

Rock fishing venues are all around, the orchard outlets of Darks Forrest are 10 minutes drive and the beaches of the Royal National Park and Audley are a half hour along Lady Wakehurst Drive. The Govinda Valley Retreat with its yoga and meditation centre and vegetarian cooking classes is just along the Hacking River and The Hindu, Sri Venkateswara Temple, a 3 minute drive.

Trains from Central or Sutherland can take you to Otford Station which is about a 1.5km gentle downhill walk from YellowtailStay. If the walk from the station is too much we are happy to arrange a pickup if we are available.

Bald Hill and the beautiful Otford Valley really are the centre of the universe, but a long way from the stress of every day living.

The Courtyard Room

The Courtyard Room is located downstairs from the residence. Own private access.

This studio apartment is a large bedroom/lounge room with a separate kitchenette and separate contemporary bathroom. It features a queens sized bed, 'click clack' sofa bed and could accommodate up to 4 people. Towels and bed linen are supplied.Tea and coffee facilities are also supplied

The lounge area has the TV and DVD player. The area is air-conditioning with comfortable lounge chairs, and small dinning area. The kitchenette has small fridge, sink, microwave, cooktop, toaster, crockery, cutlery and basic cooking equipment. More than enough facilities to self cater.

Outside is a cool shaded courtyard area with a BBQ and a huge rolling backyard.

The Red Room

This is our other downstairs studio apartment. Own private access.

It is a large room which includes a queen size bed, lounge chairs and kitchenette.

The room has a separate contemporary bathroom. The room includes TV, DVD player, is fully air-conditioned and has 2 comfortable lounge chairs. Towels and bed linen are supplied. Tea and coffee facilities are also supplied.

The kitchenette has small fridge, sink, microwave, cooktop, toaster, crockery, cutlery and basic cooking equipment. More than enough facilities to self cater.

The room features beautiful views of our tree covered rolling backyard and pond with a BBQ facilities and picnic table just outside the door.

More Details

Kathryn Hooper
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Stanwell Tops around the Wollongong City Council

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Garden
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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YellowtailStay - The Top Room
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Warm welcome followed up with clean & cosy accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We were warmly welcomed by Kathryn who did everything she could to make our stay with our 10mth old son as comfortable as possible. The location was perfect for our stay, with the magnificent views from Bald Hills just a short walk. The accommodation was very clean and homely and would happily stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Quaint but small.

  • 4 of 5

The room we stayed in was very comfortable and the location was great for getting up and down the coast around the Royal National Park. The owners are very friendly and helpful with information. There were just a couple of things about the room that soured the experience slightly. There is no cooking facilities other than a microwave, and the only washing up sink is the bathroom sink whose design makes it difficult to maintain water in.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the stay. Yes the Top Room is a motel style room with no kitchen and only very basic food prep facilities but our two downstairs rooms are studio apartments with sinks and kitchenettes. Hope to see you again.
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Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia

Peaceful, heavenly home. =)

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I shared a quiet retreat together and it was simply perfect for us. The location was breathtaking in the bushland & we had time to pray, listen to music, and walk among the trees. Kathryn and her husband were very kind as well.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia

Lovely stay in quiet area.

  • 4 of 5

A lovely stay in a delightful place. We had the small room for a couple downstairs. It was immaculate and the owner could not have been more helpful or friendly. The only reason I don't give it a 5 star was the driveway: a little steep and I probably would be a bit scared to tackle reversing out of it on my own. But that's really my problem. Our bed was a tiny bit hard; perhaps a new mattress might do the trick in the room we stayed in ...... but honestly, they are only small issues and Yellowtail is absolutely delightful. I am more than happy to recommend it and look forward to staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Far South Coast

A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely spotlessly clean and well appointed. Ground coffee and plunger was a bonus and most welcome. We have stayed twice at this property and found everything to be to our liking. Very tranquil setting amongst the trees. Just a short walk to watch the hang gliders take off and immediate access to the National Park. Excellent hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Albury, New South Wales, Australia

Comfortable, friendly & well appointed!

  • 5 of 5

Although our stay was very brief, it was very comfortable and the hosts friendly and accommodating. Carl was kind enough to drop us to our wedding a few minutes away and the room was compact and yet perfect as we traveled from a distance and simply needed somewhere to get ready for the wedding and attend, then stay and travel home again. Certainly would recommend the hosts and accommodation! The only item I felt missing from the room was a bedside lamp as I love to read at bedtime, but such a minor thing in the overall rating.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bald Hill Stanwell Park RNP


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