Easy Living Beach Front Weekender
- Absolute Beach Front
- Idyllic Location
- Great For Two Or Four Guests
- Children Welcome (By Prior Arrangement)
COVE COTTAGE ON DANGAR is one of a series of beach front bungalows located on Dangar Island. This weekender is simply wrap around glass doors to the north & east, facing the beach. The lounge, living & dining is open plan, looking onto the deck. Outside there are several sun lounges, a BBQ & entertaining options on the deck.
There is ample space to set up for outdoor activities, or simply lounge back & enjoy the view. The kitchen has all the modern appliances on hand to prepare food for friends.
For those who prefer not to think about cooking, there are provisions at the Island Store. The Bowling Club on the island is a perfect spot for a refreshing drink or a supper during weekends.
The light easy living tones of the living space continue into the bedrooms. The master bedroom has built in wardrobes & direct access to the bathroom. The second bedroom is multi purpose:- converting from a king bed to two singles.
Travel is by water taxi or ferry to Dangar Island from Brooklyn. A Wheelbarrow at the jetty or the pre booked community buggy are the options for the approx. 700metre trek from the Island Wharf to Beach Cove.. Take a break on the island & enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, just 50km from the center of Sydney.
You may wish to discuss the options available to take a boat trip to one of the excellent waterfront restaurants in the area. Friday & Saturday night dinner is also available at a small club on the island, bookings essential ( 02 9985 7083).
WHAT TO DO
• simply relax , fish, read,
• take a walk around the island, swim at Bradleys Beach on high tide
• Fri or Sat night dinner &/or drinks at island bowling club, the local gathering place -02 9985 7083 booking essential
• book a round of barefoot bowls at the club green -02 9985 7083 booking essential
• have hot chocolate or coffee at the Island Cafe - 02 9985 8539
• jump on the ferry & stop in at the Brooklyn pub for pizza / prawns & a cool drink on the terrace
• pick up some seafood from King Tides-9985 7102, JJ's -9985 7106 or Lifeboat - 9985 7510 in Brooklyn
• take a boat trip to lunch at a waterfront restaurant ..see below
• log in to the Dangar Island Film Society home page to check up & coming film schedule www.difs.net
•if you are staying on a weekday, join the MailBoat around 10.00am at Dangar Island & travel up the river to settlements such as Bar Point, Milsons Passage & Marlow, delivering mail along the way. Finish in Brooklyn around 1.15pm & have lunch in town before jumping in the ferry back to the island. Bookings essential. 02 9985 7566..also reconfirm on the day.
WHAT TO BRING
• favourite CDs, DVDs, Videos, reading material
• hooks, bait, sinkers for fishing
• toiletries, personal belongings including swimming costume, beach towels
• personal repellant, sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses
• food & beverage
Just a reminder that ‘COVE COTTAGE ON DANGAR' is boat access only. There are absolutely no roads to the property, which does make getting there part of the adventure!
From SYDNEY travel north along the Pacific Highway # 1 to Wahroonga & F3 FREEWAY, crossing the Hawkesbury River & immediately take the Brooklyn exit. Come back over the river a second time, on the PACIFIC HIGHWAY #83 & turn directly left in to Brooklyn Rd & drive approx. 4 km to the pub & turn left, following signs to Ferry Wharf, for your water taxi /ferry. Allow an hour & a half by car from Sydney, and in peak periods add 30 minutes.
Water Taxi $20.00 each way , up to 2 guests, phone 0448 101010, advance bookings essential, best to also pre book return trip in advance , pick up at BROOKLYN. Unload belongings at the wharf, and then park your car. Parking in Brooklyn can be a challenge during weekend & holidays, but you will always find a spot up near the pub
Ferry departs from 'Ferry Wharf' in Brooklyn ( next left after Kangaroo Point ) Travel approx, 5km along Brooklyn Rd, turning left at the pub, & drive towards the River Boat Poastman office. Here there is a small single lane road to the left, next to the train line. Just 100m along that road is the Dangar Island Ferry Wharf. Unload your belongings & then park your car.There are no parking fees in the parking areas nearby. Note that last ferry is at 8.00pm Mon-Fri & 6.00pm weekends & Public Holidays. No bookings required. $5.50 pp each way. Call 0415 274 020 to check times with driver.
Hire of Self Drive Runabout definitely not suitable
Own Boat not suitable unless prior local knowledge of Bradley Beach & surrounding tidal area
Dangar Island Bowling Club is open for Friday dinner, Saturday lunch & dinner, as well as Sunday lunch. This is a real watering hole for the residents ; a place to slip back into island tempo after a week in the city. There are usually a couple of choices for each course & the food is freshly prepared by the talented local team. Located next to the bowling green & playground in the centre of the island, this is a must visit, if only for a cool drink on the terrace at dusk. Bookings essential 02 9985 7083
Cottage Point - 9456 1008 is perfect for that special event, combing a spectacular 40 minute boat trip with lunch. A stunning setting & excellent á la carte menu & a delicious degustation menu featuring the best of the restaurant dishes. Boat transfers approx. $150 each way, , water taxi - 0448 101010 - Rick - , advance bookings essential
Peats Bite weekends only, advance bookings essential, 02 9985 9040 - closed July/Aug. A great place for a long relaxed lunch, in one of the most beautiful & unique locations on the river. $125.00pp ( licensed ) You will need to advance book in your boat transfers with the restaurant at the time of booking your table.
The house will be open & ready for your arrival, so you can simply kick back & relax
We do require your estimated arrival time to enable us to have the house open for you
Cove Cottage is fully self contained & booked exclusively
Beds:- Master bedroom Queen bed. Second bedroom king bed or 2 singles
Ferry - suitable ( $5.70 pp each way. 02 9985 7566 ) Departs from Public Wharf, Brooklyn
Water Taxi: - suitable ( $20 each way for up to two guests, then $10pp ; 0448 101010) Advance booking essential.
Children by prior arrangement only
Pets not suitable