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The Boathouse Forty Baskets Beach, Sydney

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights


About the property

Short / Mid / Long Term Stays available - minimum 5 nights

Short / Mid / Long Term Stays - Minimum stay 5 nights - Please contact Owner for availability and rates.

Welcome to The Boathouse Forty Baskets Beach, a truly unique and magical two storey sandstone property on the waters edge overlooking Sydney Harbour from North Harbour to Manly Wharf.

The Boathouse is located on the Spit to Manly walkway adjacent to the golden sandy harbour beaches of Reef and Forty Baskets Beach, the latter with an enclosed harbour swimming pool. A perfect location for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, fishing or just relaxing on the beach watching the world go by.

Beautiful birds, water dragon lizards, bandicoots and echidnas are regular visitors to the garden surrounding The Boathouse. Turtles, dolphins, whales, seals and little penguins have also been seen in the harbour directly in front of The Boathouse.

The Boathouse is a five minute drive, 10 minute kayak or a leisurely 40 minute walk along the beautiful harbour foreshore to Manly and is adjacent to the Sydney National Harbour Park which has an abundance of flora and fauna and spectacular views of the harbour, North and South Heads and the City.

The Boathouse is furnished at an executive level in a mid-century style and is fully self-contained including all kitchen utensils, linen, beach and bath towels. It has loft style bedroom with a queen size bed, lounge, TV, DVD, WI-FI, full kitchen, bathroom, washer/dryer facilities, iron and ironing board. A weekly clean and linen change is included in the cost of your stay. There is an alarm system and small hotel style safe. The Boathouse has its own private deck with a BBQ. Guests of The Boathouse will have access to our kayaks or alternatively a secure space is provided for guests to store their own kayak or stand up paddleboard with direct waterfront access.

There is parking available at the main house level for a small car (no bigger than a VW Golf or similar). The Boathouse is located right on the waters edge which is approximately 80 low rise sandstone steps down from the main house.

If you are looking for a romantic sojourn, a peaceful break, a creative work space or an active getaway, The Boathouse Forty Baskets Beach is all this and more.


The Boathouse Forty Baskets Beach is not suitable for children.

Out of respect for our neighbours, no parties are permitted at The Boathouse Forty Baskets Beach.

Sorry, no pets.

No smoking.

More Details

Kylie Robinson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Balgowlah Heights in Greater Sydney

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

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The Boathouse Forty Baskets Beach, Sydney
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
Wellington, New Zealand


  • 5 of 5

Kylie and Mark are gracious and generous hosts and the communication was excellent right from the initial enquiry. The Boathouse is truly wonderful with high quality fittings and features, and amazing views. If you are looking for something special - this is it.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the boathouse. Very helpful and accommodating hosts. Very peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Western Australia, Australia

Great Accomodation with view

  • 4 of 5

We had a short stay at the Boat House Forty Baskets Bay and were pleasantly surprised by the accomodation. All necessities were provided and the loft style room was very comfortable. It was very cold when we stayed and Kylie had the heaters set to automatically come on in the afternoon, which made the loft style room warm to come back to. The hot water did run out on two seperate occassions which wasn't ideal but worth mentioning. Overall was a great place to stay with an impressive view, well worth the precarious drive down the narrow drive way and steep walk down the stairs to the property.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perth, WA, Australia

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at The Boathouse, the location was fantastic, with lovely small harbor coves at the bottom of the house. The house was perfect for two people, cozy, clean and modern. Couldn't have asked for more. We loved the walks around the headlands which was so easy from the Boathouse. Thanks Kylie.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bulli, New South Wales, Australia

A real gem! We cannot wait to return.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fantastic from start to finish, beautifully presented, spotlessly clean and situated in the most special spot. We never closed the blinds as the view both at night and in the day was too spectacular to miss. It really is a gem of a place and Kylie was lovely. Every little detail has been thought through and the quality is outstanding. We cannot wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Outstanding Property!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Boathouse! The house is in a beautiful location with stunning views and easy access to the beach. The property contains everything that you could possibly need and is impeccably clean. It would be impossible not to relax whilst staying here! We enjoyed not having to go anywhere and enjoyed walks along the beach and a kayak up to the next bay. The owners were extremely friendly and made us feel very welcome. We would love to come back soon. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
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Other Activities:

Reef and Forty Baskets Beach


Prices & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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