Drift into an island paradise where waterfront living takes on new meaning. Set among the pristine surroundings of Scotland Island and only a short boat ride from Sydney’s northern beaches, Richard Rd is ideal for families or couples seeking a nautically-inspired escape where you have everything you need to play, dine, relax and entertain. With priceless water views, jetty, waterfront alfresco dining and a second guest residence, you’ll feel on top of the world.
Richard Rd exudes an air of exclusivity from the moment you wander down the jetty toward the impressive hardwood waterfront boat house. Spread over two levels, Richard Rd embraces the water and bushland views throughout. You’ll feel at ease surrounded by the warmth of timber, raked ceilings, the white palette and laidback styling. Extensive glazing ensures you don’t lose sight of the water wherever you are on the ground level.
The cosy lounge area offers warmth on a cold night while also welcoming the ocean breeze on a warm evening. The adjacent dining area invites you to stay a while and enjoy a meal with an unforgettable back drop. And the views are sure to be a talking point in the fully equipped, modern white kitchen. Whether you’re sitting at the kitchen bench for breakfast or preparing nibbles and starters to take outside, it’s hard not to be distracted by your surroundings.
Upstairs you’ll find a delightful double bedroom with lofted ceiling and stunning water views where you’ll easily drift off surrounded by the glistening water under night sky. The second double bedroom downstairs is a magical retreat where you’ll feel like you’re floating on water. While a luxurious bathroom ensures you end your day just as relaxed as you started it.
When you decide to move outdoors for a meal or simply to relax, you have a tranquil al fresco dining area where you can even dip your toes into the ocean. Or if the mood takes you, take a walk through the gardens and cool off in the swimming pool. In addition, there’s separate studio accommodation with modern kitchenette, bathroom and combined living and sleeping area. And to top off your authentic island lifestyle there’s a spacious deck to soak up the sun and water outlook.
Fishing or diving off your own jetty, heading out for the day for a picnic or bushwalk, indeed you have plenty to keep you occupied on the island itself. But should you want to venture further you can jump on a ferry and discover the beauty of Ku-ring-gai National Park or take an eight-minute ferry ride to Church Point. From here you can explore the laidback lifestyle of the Northern Beaches, head to the shops for supplies, enjoy a casual meal or drink by the beach or make the 50-minute trip into the Sydney CBD.
Bedroom#1: King bed
Bedroom#2: Queen bed
Family bathroom: Bath and shower
Bedroom#3: 2x Queen beds
Family bathroom: Shower
This property is managed by Australia’s first ‘Home Hotel’ and leading luxury accommodation provider, offering VIPs, families, and travellers access to Australia's best homes with hotel-?style 24/7 concierge and guest services support as well as access to behind the scenes local experiences. All homes are fitted out with free WIFI, cable television, luxury linen, towels, toiletries and gourmet welcome hampers for use during your stay. Whatever your passion, we'll provide you with the insider tips to live like a local.
When staying at any of our designer holiday homes, you can expect to move in and find everything you will need ready and waiting for you, including:
- Cleaning (upon departure)
- Complimentary wireless internet
- Gourmet welcome hamper containing tea, coffee, milk, sugar, biscuits, muesli and decadent treats
-All essential household items, including luxury toiletries, washing powder, tea towels and toilet paper
-Five-star hotel quality bed linen and towels
Travelling with kids?
We provide families with complimentary toys, books games and a children’s breakfast hamper to ensure mini family members have a great time too. We are happy to supply travel cots, high chairs, baby baths on request. Wooden cots can also be supplied – hire and delivery fees apply.
Travelling with pets?
Not all properties are pet-friendly, however, we offer a number of beautiful homes that are happy towel come furry family members. Please let us know if you require accommodation to suit pets as this requires approval prior to booking. Should this home not be suitable for your pets, we will be happy to recommend some alternatives. Water bowls and dog beds are available on request to minimise your luggage.