The River House, Coba Point

100% Recommended
2 people
No pets
The River House is a unique, off grid water access only sanctuary featuring indoor/outdoor living and dining areas and it’s own private deep water pontoon and beach.

Located 45 minutes north of Sydney on Berowra Creek, a tributary of the Hawkesbury River, the north facing house is backed by Marramarra National Park, and surrounded by bushland with superb views of the Hawkesbury River. It’s the perfect place to explore the river and it’s secluded beaches.
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Features and Amenities

2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bathroom
BBQ
Hammock
Indoor fireplace

Details

  • Check in after 02:00pm
    Check out before 12:00pm
  • Weekday minimum booking: 2 nights
    Weekend minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: 

Receive a 50% refund of the total booking amount (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

STRA Registration: PID-STRA-6826

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HOUSE DETAILS

Just metres from the water, the River House features an open plan living space with gourmet kitchen and a balcony that offers uninterrupted views of the mighty Hawkesbury, past Bar Island in the north and beyond. The house is completely powered from renewable energy featuring an off grid solar battery system, gas cooking and hot water and its own rain water collection.

Enjoy the sun on the private beach surrounded by a sandstone seawall and grassy front garden with Adirondack chairs and a comfortable hammock to relax with a good book or watch the river pass by.

The interior is comfortable, contemporary and airy. Amenities include a slow combustion fire place, ceiling fans, complimentary WIFI, a flat screen TV, Netflix and a Sonos wireless music system. For further entertainment, choose from an extensive library of books, magazines and selection of board games.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all your typical utensils, a 5 burner Smeg gas cooktop, Westinghouse gas oven, microwave, Fisher and Paykel dishwasher and Breville coffee machine to make entertaining a breeze. Timber bifold windows open from the dining area onto a breakfast bar and offer views from the kitchen to the balcony area and the river beyond. The kitchen comes fully stocked with all the pantry essentials, and you can even help yourself to the fresh herbs in the small kitchen garden.

The north facing deck at the front of the house features a large outdoor table with bench seating, shade umbrella and a 5 burner stainless steel Tucker BBQ. The breakfast bar and daybed off the dining area is another comfortable place to relax and take in the river life. This deck area is perfect for all day alfresco living and dining.

The main bedroom is on the same level as the living area, kitchen and bathroom, and has a queen sized bed and triple sliding door access onto the wrap around balcony with views of the river, naturally screened though the jacaranda tree in the front garden. The main bedroom features a generous built in wardrobe with plenty of storage space for long stays and a ceiling fan for added comfort on warm summer evenings.

The second bedroom is a stand alone studio accessed through a narrow path at the rear of the house and up two short flights of steps. This cosy, private room features a comfortable queen sized bed with a lounge chair and ottoman, perfect for reading in the morning sun. It enjoys stunning panoramic water views and is the most divine, sun drenched room to wake up in.
NOTE: The studio is available for bookings of more than 2 guests only by prior arrangement.

Our bedrooms have loads of pillows, premium cotton sheets, lovely soft linen quilt covers and cosy throws, as well as linen curtains for privacy and comfort on those sunny mornings. Lovely quick drying Turkish beach towels are also supplied for your stay.

The combined bathroom and laundry feature an enormous shower with a hardwood slatted floor, beautiful ceramic basin with plenty of vanity storage and separate washing machine/laundry tub. The bathroom opens up to the backyard with lovely views of the surrounding bush with venetian blinds for privacy.

The house accommodates up to 2 people and is ideal for a romantic weekend getaway for couples or a relaxing weekend escape.

GETTING TO THE HOUSE

Getting to The River House is part of the experience.

Bring your own boat – The private pontoon is constant deep water frontage and suits vessels up to 10 metres. Launch at Mooney and Mooney boat ramp, a short 10-15minute journey from the house, or Berowra Waters boat ramp at Dusthole Bay, a 10minute journey from the house. Unrestricted car and trailer parking is available at both boat ramps, but spaces are limited and tend to fill up quickly on public holidays and during peak season.

Grab a water taxi – Pre book a water taxi to collect you from Brooklyn public wharf, Kangaroo Point or Mooney Mooney boat ramp where there is free parking available near all jetties. Journey time is approximately 20mins, and $130 per trip for 2 people as a guide, to be confirmed upon booking.
Water taxi transfers are to be booked by guests after accommodation is confirmed.

Water taxi and hire boat package - For the best of both worlds, arrange a water taxi and runabout hire deal which will get you to and from the house quickly, and allow you to explore the river in your own time. The hire boat will be pre delivered to the private pontoon, and no experience or licence is required.
Approximately $400 as a guide for 2 nights, additional nights $50 each. Included in this price is return water taxi transfers from Brooklyn, Kangaroo Point or Mooney Mooney boat ramp, adult life jackets and a tank of petrol.
To be booked by guests after accommodation is confirmed.

Hire a boat – If you have a boat licence, you can hire a tinny with a 30hp engine from Brooklyn Central to use throughout your stay.
Alternatively, Boab Hire at Berowra Waters have a number of 50hp+ runabouts which will allow you to explore more of the mighty Hawkesbury.

Book a seaplane from Rose Bay – Arrive in style and fly from Rose Bay directly to the house. Seaplanes are to be booked by guests after accommodation is confirmed.

GUEST ACCESS

The River House is yours alone to enjoy and self-contained for your own private use. Any information you may require about the facilities and activities are all covered in our guest book at the house.

Access is granted by lockbox and cameras are used on site for security. You will be provided with specific directions and the code to the door so you can let yourselves in upon arrival.

THINGS TO DO

Guests are welcome to use the Canadian canoe and sea kayak (adult life jackets supplied) to explore the river and nearby beaches or swim and fish off the private beach and pontoon. Protective footwear is advised for paddling.

Enjoy a leisurely long lunch at one of Sydney’s best kept secrets, Peats Bite, situated just around the point – They offer a door to door boat transfer to make things that much easier.
Or dine at the famous Berowra Waters Inn, only 10 minutes down river. Tables can book out several months in advance, so reservations in advance are essential for these two restaurants to avoid disappointment.

Brooklyn also has a number of options for lunch and a convenience store for supplies, Estuary Restaurant at Kangaroo Point or the Mooney Mooney Club are great local options for lunch or dinner, or head up to Spencer Store for a burger and a beer. Head up river to Berowra Waters where you’ll find an Italian bistro/café for a good coffee or the fish and chip café for casual dining by the water.
Alternatively, ask us about arranging a local private chef for gourmet in house dining.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE

There are no facilities on Coba Point, so we encourage you to bring your own food and beverage supplies, although we do offer a fully stocked pantry for all the basics, such as tea, salt, pepper, sauces etc. There are general convenience facilities located at Berowra Waters and Brooklyn, both 10 mins by boat.

There is no parking at Coba Point, the house is accessible only by boat.

Unfortunately the house is unsuitable for children and infants.

WIFI is available to guests however we are not on an unlimited plan so excessive use will be charged an additional fee to cover our costs.

Mobile phone reception is poor, although some carriers seem to have better reception than others.

The house has a number of short staircases. Unfortunately, it is not wheelchair accessible.

All bedding (sheets, doonas, blankets, pillows and pillow cases) and bath towels are supplied. Turkish beach towels are supplied also. If you prefer to bring your own linen please advise us in advance.

The fireplace can be used during the winter months and kindling/firelighters etc are supplied, however you will need to bring along your own bag/s of firewood.

We expect that the property will be left in a neat & tidy state on departure.
- Housekeepers will come in to clean thoroughly and strip beds however we anticipate the property left tidy, dishes washed and put away, fridge emptied, furniture and canoe/kayak left where they were found.
- A $50 excess cleaning fee will apply if premise is left in poor condition.

Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $1000

Specials available for last minute bookings, 3 night weekends, 4 nights mid week and 7 night stays. Contact us for special rates subject to availability.
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Prices

  • Base Price $590 / night
  • Security Deposit $500
  • Extra People $50 (adult) and $0 (child) / night after 2 people
  • Discounts 
    10% discount for bookings of 3 nights or longer

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The River House is a unique, off grid water access only sanctuary featuring indoor/outdoor living and dining areas and it’s own private deep water pontoon and beach.
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