3 bedroom, 2 bathroom close to the beach, quiet cul-de-sac setting
Vicki & Kevin
- english, french
About Vicki & Kevin
Kevin and I met whilst working at the 2000 Sydney Olympics; me (Vicki) an English backpacker and Kev - a Canberra boy. I dragged him to the UK less than a year later and we married in 2003. From there we worked on other sporting events in the UK, the Middle East and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics; before settling in France for 6 years and opening a coffee shop called Kitsch Kafe! We're now back in the UK where I work for a communications agency and Kev is renovating our 350+ year old townhouse. We don't have children as we opted for a fur-kid instead: our beloved 10 year old lab/border collie cross called Puck - who is actually from Nowra, NSW and travelled with us from Oz to Vancouver and back to the UK! We would so much love to take him back to his Bawley home that he adored, but would not want to put him through that flight as an older dog. He now sleeps under my desk at work quite a bit and is Kev's apprentice for the home renos!
Vicki & Kevin purchased this House in 2004
Why Vicki & Kevin chose Bawley Point
Kev spent a lot of his childhood and youth on holiday from Canberra in Bawley and the South Coast area, plus we have some very good friends who have a place there that we've often stayed with. It was whilst staying with them during our honeymoon that we decided we needed to keep some Aussie roots and thought - what better place than Bawley! The same friends found The Good Life for us after we left and we bought the house unseen! We've never looked back, but only wish that time and money would allow us to visit more often. Definitely we hope to retire there when the time comes.
What makes this House unique
The house is a perfect getaway for couples or families and because it's our second home, we continually make improvements to make sure it has all the home comforts necessary to provide the perfect holiday experience. The downstairs area for the kids works really well, yet the upstairs is doubled in size by the front and back decks so that there is always a quiet space for everyone to find. As the house is in a cul-de-sac, there is hardly any traffic and our visitors' kids often hang out on their bikes or kick a footie on the road or in the nature reserve opposite. On the subject of nature, during our recent stay at the house in March 2018, we saw dophins, penguins and stingrays in the water; and had kangaroos quietly eating grass in front of the house - disturbed only by the cookaburras laughing at them! We have a resident brown owl that sits in the palm tree on the side of the house and we could just sit for hours on the front deck watching the many birds and generally enjoying the serenity. One of our grown-up nephews calls it the 'Bawley Valium' that hits you soon after you arrive. Amazing really that he still feels that effect when he has two boys aged 5 and under! We all sleep better at Bawley and each time we go it is harder and harder to leave.
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Great bawley property
Will stay there again
The Good Life Indeed
We enjoyed a pleasurable relaxing 3 nights stay at this property surrounded by beautiful bushland. The house was comfortable, well appointed and clean. I was fascinated by the tasteful decor and attention to detail. The kitchen was excellently equipped. The icing on the cake was the 3-minute walk to the beach which we and the dogs made full use of twice a day. This is the fourth year we have holidayed at a vacation home and this has been our favourite. We would have given it a rating of 5 stars had the property been completely fenced off for the dogs as terriers are renowned for roaming. But this didn't stop us from having a superb time.
Thanks guys for your wonderful review, we are delighted you had such a lovely time at the house and definitely - finding interesting decorative items for the house is one of our passions!
Regarding the fencing, you may have noticed that most of the gardens in Bawley Point are typically unfenced, which gives a greater feeling of space and community. However, the downside of this is that some dogs (like cheeky terriers!), will either need to be kept on leash, in our dog pen or on one of the decks.
Thank you again and we hope to be able to welcome you back again soon.
Vicki & Kevin
Perfect holiday destination with your furry pet
It was a prefect holiday and with the beach being so close it was like icing on the cake...
The house is extremely comfortable, with all you could need for a relaxing beach holiday. Wonderfully close to the beach and very peaceful.
It was as relaxing as the blurb. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Thanks Sarah, so good to hear! Hope to welcome you back another time :-)
Relaxing cosy weekend away
And true to its name 'The Good Life' is exactly how you would want to spend every day of your life. The house was warm and front and back decks a great place to chill. Perfect for our dogs who loved the nearby off-leash beach. We had many beaches to choose from where we could go surfing and exploring the rock pools ... we will be back for sure.