Frequently Asked Questions
What do we supply for you?
Each cottage is fully equipped, with shared access to a washing machine…….very Aussie very authentic.
What about linen and towels?
We supply luxury linen and bath towels. All bedding is supplied with lots of thought gone in to making your stay as comfortable as possible. Each cottage has blankets, doonas, pillows and throws for each bed. Please bring your own beach towel.
We always supply tea towels, hand towels, bath mats and dishcloths etc.
Shampoos and Soaps?
We don’t supply shampoo or conditioner but we do supply eco-friendly liquid body wash and hand wash. We supply two rolls of toilet paper, boxed tissues and paper hand towel. You may need to restock during your stay. The IGA in Bawley Point has a good selection of products.
What about milk and other essentials?
From our own experience, it’s always nice to have a few essentials on hand, so we supply you with a welcome pack of tea, coffee, olive oil, salt & pepper, toothpicks and a small milk. There are rolls of glad wrap, foil, baking paper and rolls of paper hand towel. These are supplied free of charge to make your stay just that little bit sweeter.
What about WiFi, TV, Music and DVD’s?
We don’t have WiFi in the cottages. We rarely switch off from the grid these days. It is quite special to have down time and go back to the ‘original facebook’. Having said that you can access the internet with your phone reception if you have a smart phone, and for events and retreats or essential internet access, we have guest WiFi at the barn.
We have 32”flat screen TV’s that have USB, HDMI and inbuilt DVD players. We do supply a small selection of DVD’s. Bring your own external hard drive, computer and HDMI cable, or USB with movies and favourite shows and plug it in to the TV. Each cottage has a CD/Bluetooth music box so you can play your favourite music wirelessly straight from any of your Blue Tooth enabled devices.
What about Wood Heating and Outdoor fires?
Each cottage has a wood burning heater. They are easy to use and draw very well to make your cottage toasty warm on chilly evenings. We supply wood for both indoor and outdoor fires. You can make your wood last longer if you close the air vents (flu’s) on the fire to slow the burning process. You will still be toasty warm as the heat warms your cottage. Please don’t put anything on top of the fires while they are in use. For your comfort, we have also installed reverse cycle air-conditioning. Please help us to lighten our footprint…don’t leave them running while you are out. It doesn’t take long once you turn them on, for them to be effective.
Each cottage has an area where you can have an outdoor fire. There is nothing quite as earthy and grounding as sitting under the stars, overlooking your own dam while toasting a marshmallow or two at your outdoor fire. Rules and regulations for outdoor fires can be found in your green book or on the wall inside your cottage. Of course there are times when the weather is just not suitable or there is a high fire danger or total fire ban. We are surrounded by trees that drop a lot kindling and branches – you will be doing us a favour if you collect those for your fire. Fires must not be left unattended and must be extinguished before you retire to your cottage. Buckets are supplied for water for this purpose.
What do we mean by ECO?
We try to keep our footprint as light as possible. Water supply is rainwater and we rely on rain to fill the tanks, please don’t leave your taps running for teeth cleaning or dishes. Turn power points off at the wall, and lights off when not in use. The cottages have instant gas hot water, so you will never run out of hot water, but do remember it is tank/rain water. We also like to use eco-friendly and natural cleaning products. We don’t like waste so we have supplied you with liquid soaps and eco-friendly dish detergent.
Waste and Recycling.
We have a recycle bin, a rubbish bin and a green waste bin. We collect your rubbish on Sunday afternoons. If you stay for a longer period you are more than welcome to bring your green waster over to the compost or chook pen, or let us know you need to empty it and we will come and collect it.
What about washing?
There are no washing machines in the cottages and generally for short stays you won’t need one but if you are staying for longer and need to do a load or two, we have a washing machine in the annex of our barn for your use.
Children are welcome.
We love kids they are our future and for them to enjoy time in our outdoor spaces you will need to be mindful of just a few things. We are situated in a rural landscape. There are snakes, so in the summer please be observant. They will generally stay well clear of open areas but they are in the surrounding bush land. During winter they hibernate. There are 4 dams on our property. We don’t permit swimming in them and children can be at risk if left unsupervised when playing around them– keep your eyes on your children at all times.J.
What pets are welcome?
We know how hard it can be to get away for a holiday or a short break if you have beloved pets to think of. We are happy for you to bring your beloved pet – dog or cat – with you when you come. Please clean up after your pets and don’t allow your dogs to jump on the furniture. We also prefer if cats are kept inside at all times. We have lots of birds and other small marsupials on the property. Please ensure the cats don’t scratch the furniture. Pets left alone can be destructive and noisy. Barking dogs can be a real nuisance, please keep them under control at all times. There are ticks in our area, protect your pet.
How far away is the beach?
We are approx. three klms to the nearest beach. There is a local map of the Bawley Coast in your cottage which shows you how to access all of our local beaches, hikes and shopping.
Smoking is NOT permitted inside the cottages. There are sand buckets provided for butts, please use them. Please don’t leave your butts lying around, we live in a bushfire prone area and smoldering butts can be very dangerous. Please don’t empty butts into the inside bins and make sure they are well and truly out before putting them into the outside bin.
Do we have facilities for special occasions?
If you want to have a family gathering or need accommodation for a special occasion and need more than one cottage or if you want to book the whole lot, we are happy to negotiate. We have a wonderful occasion space, perfect for family gatherings, workshops and retreats. The surrounding gardens are delightful with a huge covered seating area and large fire pit. Talk to us if you have an occasion in mind.