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The House Resonates with the Idea of a Simple But Elegant Coastal Weekender

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An evening aspect over the South Pacific Ocean.

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Last updated: 03/03/2015

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Whale Beach House is a contemporary, true beachfront home that brings together bold raw materials in a refined and tranquil, open-plan design. It is located at the northern end of Sydney’s Whale Beach, a 50 minute drive north of Sydney on the Palm Beach Peninsula, in New South Wales, Australia.
Designed by the noted Tasmanian architect, Craig Rosevear, the house is acknowledged as an outstanding piece of contemporary architecture and was awarded the Royal Australian Institute of Architect’s Wilkinson Award in 2001: ‘’Using a modernist’s palette of concrete, glass, aluminium and steel, Craig Rosevear has created a house that is streamlined and exquisite’.
The House enjoys panoramic views of the South Pacific Ocean and is a rare example of true beachfront on the northern most beaches of the Peninsular. The beach is a short walk through the garden direct to the sand.
The house has been specifically created to be comfortable in every season. In summer, triple panels of aluminium louvres allow sea breezes through the house and the concrete floor provides a cool surface in warmer weather. Under-floor heating warms the house in winter.
Much of the furniture and fittings are designed by Craig Rosevear in collaboration with Stuart Houghton using Tasmanian soft and hardwoods. This is complemented with outstanding items of contemporary furniture design including Barcelona, PK25 and MR chairs, a Charles divan and Tolomeo lamps.
The Whale Beach House is available for rent, both short and long stay with its own concierge service to assist guests.
The house was the featured home on the front cover of the Sydney Morning Herald’s “100 Amazing Sydney Houses” in November 2003. It has been featured in a number of Australian and international books and magazines including “Living in Sydney” where it is featured on the cover by Antonella Boisi and Giorgio Possenti published by Taschen; Architectural Digest: Les Plus Belles Maisons du Monde, Nº 24, July-August 2002; Republica delle Donne, 23 August 2003 Nº 364 and the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture: Comprehensive Edition.
It is a true beachfront with private pathway through native bushland leading to the sand and enjoys panoramic views over the South Pacific Ocean.
Suitable for families and friends, The Whale Beach House comprises three bedrooms, two with en-suites and one family/bunk room accommodating six. The open-plan master bedroom with en-suite is a luxurious retreat with glass doors opening to a private veranda. A shower is concealed behind glass doors and the bath sits like a sculpture in a room bathed in sunshine overlooking the full sweep of the South Pacific Ocean. The middle room is designed specifically for children with six built-in bunks incorporated in wood cabinetry. A downstairs surf board room accommodates three for total accommodation of thirteen. Day guests are also catered for with their own change room and shower.
Facilities and Features:
• Area: 290 m² (interiors) + 120 m² (exterior areas)
•Stainless steel galley kitchen
• Entertainment system (CD, DVD, tuner, Foxtel satellite)
• Wireless broadband, category 5 cabling, fax
and three line PABX
• Underfloor heating in all rooms
• Dedicated surf board room with three bunks,
surf board racks, supplementary refrigeration,
wine cellar and washroom
• Fully equipped laundry
• Off street parking

Rates also payable in Australian dollars
Offpeak - AUD$5,000 per week - $750 per day*
Shoulder - AUD$9,500 per week - $1,400 per day*
Christmas - AUD$14,000 per week (1 week minimum)
Easter - AUD$6,400 per week - $950 per day*
* Minimum 3 days
More details can be found at our website www.thewhalebeachhouse.com

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Property Type

  • House
  • 290 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 10-13

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    With en-suite bathroom and balcony....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 6 bunk bed

    Bunk room ideal for children....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 3 bunk bed

    Surfboard room with three bunk beds....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    With en-suite bathroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Master bedroom en-suite. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Second bedroom en-suite....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Guest bathroom....moreless

  • Bathroom 4: shower

    Guest change-room and shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet

    Board room....moreless

  • All bathrooms except bathroom 5 have heated floors.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    Absolute beachfront to northern end of Whale Beach with access via a path through our native garden to the beach. directly below the house. ...moreless

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Solid Eucalypt table by Rosevear Houghton Design....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Underfloor heating by Floorheat Australia...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Offstreet parking for two cars ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator:

    Large capacity on living area level supplemented by refrigerator in the board room....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Two balconies facing the beach and ocean....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Shaded terrace for dining and entertaining....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Native garden comprising coastal species with pathway from the house to the garden. Outdoor shower....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Webber bbq....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Break
Jun 26 - Jul 12, 2015
3 night min stay
AU$950
Winter
Jul 13 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
AU$750
Spring
Sep 1 - Sep 17, 2015
3 night min stay
AU$750
Spring Break
Sep 18 - Oct 5, 2015
3 night min stay
AU$950
Offpeak
Oct 6 - Nov 5, 2015
3 night min stay
AU$750
AU$5,250
Shoulder
Nov 6 - Dec 17, 2015
3 night min stay
AU$1,400
Christmas
Dec 18 - Jan 28, 2016
3 night min stay
AU$2,000
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
AU$1,400
AU$9,800

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  • Taxes Not included

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Location

Car: Recommended

Whale Beach is located on the spectacular Barrenjoey Peninsula 50 minutes drive north of Sydney. The Whale Beach House is on the quiet, northern end of the beach with direct beach access through the native garden. 'The Wedge' is at this end of the beach and offers some of the best surf in the Sydney area in a north-east swell. The house has wonderful views over the beach, 'The Wedge' and out over the Pacific Ocean.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1985

About the owner: A surfer with a keen interest in exquisite modernist architecture.

Why the Owner Chose Northern Beaches:
It is in directly in front of one of the best surf breaks on the northern beaches of Sydney.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • An evening aspect over the South Pacific Ocean.

    An evening aspect over the South Pacific Ocean.

  • The sheltering roof hovers above the walls enabling views to the beach.

    The sheltering roof hovers above the walls enabling views to the beach.

  • The house perches on the hillside - seen here from the beach.

    The house perches on the hillside - seen here from the beach.

  • The downstairs atrium.

    The downstairs atrium.

  • The kitchen detail.

    The kitchen detail.

  • Reflective surfaces at once soften and exaggerate its linear and planar element

    Reflective surfaces at once soften and exaggerate its linear and planar element

  • The terrace onto the South Pacific Ocean.

    The terrace onto the South Pacific Ocean.

  • The easy order of the living area.

    The easy order of the living area.

  • Unobstructed main bedroom views to the east over the ocean with a terrace.

    Unobstructed main bedroom views to the east over the ocean with a terrace.

  • Dramatic floor running from covered terrace through the living area and balcony

    Dramatic floor running from covered terrace through the living area and balcony

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 2 days
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  • Calendar last updated 03/03/2015
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