Total seclusion and privacy with stunning ocean, rural and mountain views
Ristin Vanderhoek Nichols
About Ristin Vanderhoek Nichols
We have lived in the area since 2008 after moving from Sydney. We love all facets of life - travel, eating good food and drinking excellent wines. We both enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and absolutely love living on the South Coast.
Ristin Vanderhoek Nichols purchased this House in 2002
Why Ristin Vanderhoek Nichols chose Pointer Mountain
We had been visiting the South Coast of NSW for many years prior to our decision to buy down here and make this area our permanent home. After viewing several properties we came across "Island in the Sky" and it took about 20 seconds to figure out that this was IT! We have had so many adventures on this land, we were married here, ALL of our friends have been here, our lives have changed here. Not one day is the same, the light is constantly changing, the sunsets and sunrises leave us speechless, the varied seasons are beautiful. Our hearts, souls and minds have been truly enriched by choosing to make this place our home. We now wish to share this with the world which is why we have chosen to open up our home for guests to stay.
What makes this House unique
We fell in love with this property the minute we saw it and could immediately see its potential. However it was just scrub when we bought it so after 6 years of hard toiling and sticking with our vision, we have now reached the point of its current setup. The journey has been extraordinary, at times physically and mentally demanding but there is no place we would rather be. Every day is exciting for us and we both constantly are reminded of how wonderful life really is!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Strictly NO smoking allowed
We welcome dogs but must stay indoors at night
Max guests:7 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
We are on septic tanks so only flush down the loo what comes naturally out of your body
As we are on rainwater tanks please be mindful of water usage
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
So peaceful and quiet- and the views are spectacular!
Best weekend away ever!
The photos don’t do it justice! We had the most amazing weekend away at Ristin’s property. The views and serenity were second to none as was Ristin’s hospitality. She was quick to respond to our messages whenever we had a question with recommendations on where to go for food and coffee and she even got us a booking at the winery nearby which was already booked out! It was so relaxing and beautiful to sit by the fire inside as well as outside and cook a bbq on the deck. The sunrises and sunsets are not to be missed. We will definitely be back to this wonderful spot. Thank you Ristin.
South Coast at its best
This property is the perfect balance of quiet hinterland retreat and proximity to town and beaches. Ristin is the perfect host. The kitchen is well stocked and there is plenty of room outdoors to play handball and kick a football. Coastal views, bushland, wallabies, wombats - this place has it all.
Very relaxing. Beautiful property. Very fresh mountain air.
We loved our weekend away for our wedding anniversary. Thanks to the owners for the lovely chocolates and card. We all had a very relaxing time and our little dog loved the long walk around the property.
The name says it all, truly an "Island In The Sky".
The name says it all, truly an "Island In The Sky".
Very comfortable house with lots of little extras, making it very easy to quickly settle in. The location and the setting of this house are truly magnificent, very peaceful, with each day waking up to a new experience. Remote location, but so close to Milton, Ulladulla, and so many beautiful beaches.
We stayed for a week and it was very difficult to leave.
Thank you Michael for your kind review, I must also thank you both for leaving the house so immaculately clean. You were perfect guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to our "Island in the Sky" in the near future. Kind regards, Ristin & Ted
A totally relaxing stay with everything supplied and amazing views
Ristin and Ted have created a piece of paradise on Pointer Mountain, which we thoroughly enjoyed during our recent stay. The house has amazing views which can be enjoyed from the upstairs living areas, kitchen and spacious undercover deck. The deck is a great place to relax with a drink or a coffee (Nespresso coffee machine & variety of pods supplied). One night we were lucky enough to watch a pink full moon rising while eating our barbecue dinner on the deck. Our dog was also very happy to relax and enjoy the view from the deck. Ristin is a friendly and thoughtful hostess who gave us instructions on accessing the side of the property so my 90 year old mother only had a couple of steps to negotiate. She also brought a reading lamp over so my mother (who has bad eyesight) could enjoy teading her book at night. The house was immaculately clean and well presented with interesting artwork, furniture and decor. We arrived to find the table set for dinner, a gift of yummy chocolates and cookies, and fresh eggs in the fridge. We took our own food and the kitchen was equipped with everything you could need or want for self catering. There were also lots of herbs, spices and other supplies in the pantry. The beds were super comfortable and we all slept really well. Our teenage guest from overseas enjoyed his own space with a large bedroom and small bathroom downstairs (access to upstairs via external stairs or the lawn on the side). He was delighted to be able to wash his clothes ready for the next leg of his travels. It was very hot while we were there and the air conditioner did a great job of cooling the areas upstairs. The house is about a 20 minute drive to the township of Milton which has lots of cafes, and interesting shops. Another 5 minutes and you can enjoy a swim or surf at the beaches at Mollymook or Narawallee and in another 5 minutes the larger township, harbour and beaches of Ulladulla. We had arrived late on day 1, and Ristin very kindly offered us a late checkout, which capped off a wonderful stay. Thank you Ristin and Ted for sharing your Pointer Mountain paradise - we hope to return soon.
Dear Jane and family, thank you for such a lovely review. It was our pleasure to have you stay and we are very happy that our property provided you with the rest and relaxation you needed. We hope to see you again soon, kind regards Ristin & Ted