The Writer's Retreat

47 Hardys Bay Parade, Killcare, NSW, 2257
The Writer's Retreat

Linen and towels are provided. 

Australian Traveller included this chic 1920 cottage in their 100 Amazing Places to visit. The SMH also recommended it and From every corner of the large open living space you can ogle at the views so close you may as well be floating on the water. Eat, Read, Love declared it to be the quintessential Australian holiday home.

Waterfront reser ve position with expansive bay views, just minutes from the pristine surf beach. Two large entertaining decks, natural bush garden setting. Heritage cottage with polished original timber floor, stylishly decorated with vintage Australian furniture and modern European classics. Light filled. Extensive Libraries and two dedicated writing spaces. Walking distance to local shops and restaurants.

Recently restored and renovated, the fishing cottage has two levels. The main house, upstairs, has a large open living space with designer kitchen, a king size bedroom with adjacent study and a bathroom. The rooms all have floor to ceiling glass doors that open to the covered deck with glorious water views. The downstairs suite has a large open queen size bedroom, a light filled writing alcove and luxurious five star bathroom complete with walk in shower, oversize bathtub and heated flooring. Three vintage double glass doors open to a glorious deck made from recycled hardwood. Both levels have extensive libraries. Each level has separate access with no internal access between and offers guests complete privacy. Ideal for two couples for a relaxing weekend.

Extra Features:

Waterfront reserve position with expansive bay views

Walking distance to the beach, local shops and restaurants

Heritage cottage with polished original timber floor

Separate upstairs and downstairs, ideal for two couples

Two king size bedrooms, each with a full size bathroom and private study

Two large entertaining decks, just a few metres from the water offering uninterrupted bay views.

Stylishly decorated with vintage Australian furniture and modern European classics including an Eames La Chaise


Extensive libraries

Sony TV and DVD Player with a big selection of current movies.

Iconic Danish Bang Olufsen Beo 9000 Stereo with Beloab 8000 speakers. Fully iPod compatible with Beo Link extension in downstairs suite.

Bose sound dock


All linen provided including beach towels


Clothes Dryer, Washing Machine, Ironing Facilities


Fully equipped stainless steel kitchen. dishwasher and microwave


Air conditioner, electric heater and oil heaters



No pets

Upstairs can be rented separetly for a maximum of 2 people at a reduced rate (please note this offer is not applicable during December/January peak season, long weekends or Easter)


This property is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years.

Substantial discounts available to writers and other creative people booking the house for four weeks or more.


A late check out may be available on request.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Wall-mounted reverse cycle air-conditioning
  • Bathroom
  • Bath Tub
  • Bedrooms
  • Books
  • Covered Outdoor Area
  • Crockery and Cutlery
  • Dining Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Furniture Outdoor
  • Gas BBQ
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Linen
  • Lounge
  • Microwave Oven
  • Oven
  • Porch/Deck
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • No Smoking Rooms: entire house
  • Stairs
  • Television
  • Views
  • Washing Machine





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