Located on the Lower Hawkesbury, The River House is the perfect place to go and relax. Enjoy exploring the exquisite surrounds, or just cook up a big meal and stay cozy by the We have a huge collection of all the classic & contemporary games, guitar, drum, DVDs, books, etc. we are delighted to share it with you. Perfect for families, friends, couples, or anyone in between.
The River House is our special place. Sitting on southern bank of the lower end of the mighty Hawkesbury, it rests comfortably in the natural landscape and takes full advantage of its absolute waterfront position, with wonderful views of the river.
There are 2 main bedrooms with queen beds, and 2 small childrens' rooms. One with a cot. And the loft room above the main bedroom has four small bunks. A portacot is also available.
While the house sleeps four adults and four children (the bunks are not suitable for adults) plus a baby, the beautiful Boat House below is also available for hire in a separate listing, and can sleep another 4.
Couches inside seat 6 around the fire and large TV, with room for more on arm chairs. Bi-fold doors open on to a large deck looking out over the water.
The deck has a 6 burner BBQ and a small fire pit.
The back of the house opens on to a small courtyard and garden which backs right on to the Nature Reserve, with an easy but beautiful bush walking trail that goes right to the top of the ridge for breathtaking views west up the Hawkesbury and Berowra waters.
We've stayed true to the surroundings and used timber, leather, glass and natural fibres wherever possible.
We have 2 small children so the house is well equipped with entertainment for them - a library of books and a whole host of mostly Montessori style materials. There are high chairs, and a toddler table that seats 4. We also have buckets, spades and diggers for fun in the sand on our private beach. Gates to deck are lockable and keep babies contained.
We have two small non-shedding dogs who stay with us when we are there. The house is vacuumed after every visit. We also have a new wool rug that sheds an awful lot. Please don't confuse this with dog hair!
Zugang für Gäste
The beauty of the place is in its seclusion, and that comes from having NO CAR ACCESS. There are several ways of getting there:
Water taxi: This is the simplest option. Drive to Deerubbun Reserve, which is just over the Hawkesbury River Bridge. Take the first left immediatley after the bridge, then left at the round about. Parking is free, unlimited, and ample. Arrange a pick up with Neal from Hawkesbury Water Taxis. He will charge approx ~$100 each way. Or if we are onsite we can take you over for a small petrol fee.
Own Boat: If you've got your own, bring it up. Boat ramps are available at Kanagroo Point, Mooney Mooney, or Berowra.
Kayak: Only a short paddle from Mooney Mooney.
Train: There is a train every hour that comes from Sydney (and from the north), stopping at Hawkesbury River Station. From there it is possible to hire a boat from the Marina and make your way up the river.
Ferry: The River Boat Postman is an iconic journey that leaves Hawkesbury River Marina every week day, stopping at Milsons Passage public Wharf. From there, go left about 200 metres.
Sea Plane: If you're feeling luxurious, why not hire a sea plane from Rose Bay.
Waterskis. Donut. Ocean ski. Double Kayak. Wetsuits. Fishing rods. Hairdryer. Washing machine. TV DVD. DVD library. Books. Board games. Hammock. Deck chairs for big and little people. Teepee. Montessori materials and toys. Children's library. Gro Eggs in children's rooms. Oil heaters. Humidifier. Espresso machine. Dishwasher. Compost. Rice cooker, sandwich press, juicer, mixmaster, slow cooker, bread maker, blender. Guitar. African drum.
Interaktion mit Gästen
Generally speaking, if you're there then we won't be.
Weitere wichtige Infos
BOAT ACCESS ONLY. There are no shops at Milsons Passage.
Bring your beach towel.
Bring some newspaper for the fire if you planning to settle in.
The River House sleeps 4 adults, 4 children and one baby (there is also a portacot for a second baby). It does not sleep 8 adults. There is only one bathroom and a standard sized fridge, it is not set up for 8 adults. The water supply, fridge and sleeping arrangements will not accommodate 8 adults.
Please keep your shoes off inside. We have polished timber floors. Bring slippers in winter and a beach towel in summer.
Please respect our home. Guests will be charged for any breakages or disappearances.
The River House is not a party house. It is a family home in a very quiet peaceful location with neighbours who enjoy their privacy.
Please take your rubbish with you.
BYO beach towels.
Please use our jetty to launch kayaks and water craft, not the neighbour's falling down rock wall! It annoys them very much.
Please use the quick 30 cycle on the dishwasher, water is precious and it works just as well.
Have a great time!
We are an Australian couple with two children. We love to travel and have adventures. We also love to eat great food and swim together.