A single bunk on top plus another mattress for the floor provides beds for 4. Gas stove, hot and cold running water, plenty of cupboard space and a cute shower completes the picture...
The Houseboat at The Freedom Farm. River Glamping!
The Houseboat at The Freedom Farm. River Glamping!
4 гостя
1 спальня
3 кровати
1 ванная
4 гостя
1 спальня
3 кровати
1 ванная
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Experience the fun of staying on a houseboat with access to our beautiful property, private river beach, bushwalks and more.
We are close to the village of Spencer, historical Wisemans Ferry as well as Indigenous art sites. Only 1.5 hours from Sydney but it feels like you're a million miles away! Fishing gear, bikes, canoes, a tinnie, wakeboard, horse experiences, homegrown produce and luxurious massage all available on request.
Have a fun, relaxing holiday adventure on our houseboat!

Жилье

How's the serenity....
After leaving the bustle of the freeway behind, it's a lovely half hour drive through farmland and beautiful bush, down the mountain to Mangrove Creek. You will feel yourself exhale and start to relax as the grey gums tower over you and the cows and lyrebirds watch you go past.
Our property is on the right hand side, 3.1 kms from the start of Oyster Shell Rd. Look for the green letterbox and brick/wrought iron gates.
Go down the 'tree tunnel' driveway and veer right towards the lower paddock. Please close all gates behind you - the horses may be about!
Park next to the white marquee and you will see the wharf and your floating cabin. Please be careful on the jetty walkway as it gets quite steep at low tide.
This valley is your home away from home! Feel free to wander around, birdwatch, use the canoes to go exploring and just sink into the sweet, slow pace of river life. Go with the flow!
This is the bush so be prepared for insects (mozzies when it's been wet or humid, flies in Summer and ants all year round.) Extra repellant is a good idea if you are sensitive, but there will be some on the boat. Sunscreen and a wide brim hat is also a good idea.
The river is great for swimming, canoeing, fishing and birdwatching. There are some reels and rods available to use but please bring your own bait. (Prawns work well). Only keep fish if they are of legal size. There is a mudcrab trap available to use but please be careful if you catch one - they can be fierce!!
We share the property with two horses Max (brown) and Zach (grey) which may be wandering around. They are very friendly. Please let us know if you are nervous around horses and we will make sure they are in another paddock.
Please respect this land by not littering and leaving things 'as they are'.
Feel the majesty of the sandstone mountains and make sure you bring a camera to capture the breathtaking beauty of the setting sun reflected on the cliffs...
There are Indigenous sites nearby if you fancy a walk or bike ride. Ask if you would like more info on this.

Доступно гостям

You are free to wander all around the bottom paddock and up and down the driveway. Please refrain from hanging around the sheds or houses, but of course feel free to come and find us if you have any issues or need to use the telephone. We are in the house on the hill that you drove past. Red front door.
Please don't climb over any fences and be sure to shut any gates behind you each time.
You have unlimited access to the outdoor 'lounge room' under the white marquee. This includes the BBQ and water from the tank. Please leave it as you found it.
You have your own private sandy beach where you can swim, take out a canoe or just sit and watch the fish jump. The water is clean and slightly brackish. It leaves your skin and hair feeling wonderful!
You also have private access to the 'loo with a view'. It is a waterless, compost toilet with all the trimmings. No smell and so great for the earth! Even if you feel a bit squeamish we are sure you will enjoy this awesome toilet experience!
Spencer village (cafe, booze, lunch, supplies) is 10 minutes drive on the way to Wisemans Ferry which is half an hour. Here you will find shops, the historic (and haunted) Wisemans Ferry Hotel with great pub food and live music.
You are also 50 minutes from the beach and cinemas, shopping centres and many restaurants and cultural activities on the central coast.

Общение с гостями

We live on the property so will be around. Our house is pretty far away from the boat however, and there's trees in the way so it's very private.
We are often away as well.
We will be swimming at the beach now and then but are really friendly people! We have two teenage sons who are respectful and helpful - basically we all want your stay to be as lovely and relaxing as possible!
We are happy to assist you with anything and show you around. We are happy to have a beer by the river with you, but will not encroach on your space uninvited.

Другие важные подробности

It's important to remember that this is not 'luxury' accommodation - it is like camping but on a boat!! We recommend a maximum
of 2 adults and 2 children. The beds and mattresses provided are on the narrow side so feel free to bring supplementary bedding. If you would like to bring a tent for extra people that is fine. It's $25 extra per person per night payable on arrival. Just let us know how many people you are :)
We ask that you keep the noise down at night as sound really travels in the valley and we need to respect our neighbours.
The closest hospital is 45 minutes drive away so please be careful!
There is NO MOBILE PHONE RECEPTION!! We have wifi at the house which you can use if you must but we encourage people to have a break from technology while at The Freedom Farm!!
The shower is cold water only.
Please only use the soap and detergent provided as it all drains into the river.
The cooking facilities are all located in the outdoor camp kitchen, but there is a small 12 volt esky on the boat.
The boat is fully powered by a solar charged battery. Good for the earth. :)
BYO bedding, pillows and towels.
Please pick up all rubbish (including cigarette butts) and take it home with you.

NB due to the severe storms here in February the paddock and outdoor marquee may not look the same as they do in the photos!! The area is still fully functional and we are working hard to clean up all the fallen trees and debris.


Удобства
Подходит для детей/семей
Кухня
Бесплатная парковка
Можно курить

Цены
Доплата за каждого последующего гостя 927 р / ночь после 3 гостей
Плата за уборку 463 р
Скидка за неделю: 15%
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В целях безопасности никогда не переводите деньги и не общайтесь за пределами сайта или приложения Airbnb.
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Спальные места
Спальня 1
1 сдвоенная кровать, 1 односпальная кровать
Зоны общего пользования
1 односпальная кровать

Правила дома
Нельзя с питомцами
Недостаточно безопасно или не подходит для младенцев (младше 2 лет)
Время прибытия — после 15:00
Выезд до 12:00

- Leave no trace - take your rubbish and recycling home with you.
- Respect the river and only keep fish/crabs that are of a correct size
- make sure all flotations devices including canoes are always pulled up on land. The river is tidal and they will float away if left on the beach.
- Keep things quiet in the early morning and late evening.
- please inform us of any extra guests.


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Устройства безопасности
Аптечка
Огнетушитель

Свободные дни
1 ночь — минимальная продолжительность бронирования

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Профиль пользователя Tracey
октябрь 2017
Had a great stay, very relaxing with no phone reception which was nice. Very basic accom not exactaly clean but it didn't ruin our stay. Great to sit by the fire and use the kayaks along the river. Would stay again.

Профиль пользователя Joey
июль 2017
Johanna's houseboat was absolutely amazing. A couple of mates and I were looking for a weekend away in an uncommon place and this surpassed our expectations. Her communication is wonderful and she even allowed us to check in a little earlier than scheduled which was great! Would highly recommend this to anyone who's looking for something a little different! A truly memorable experience. Thanks for having us!
Профиль пользователя Johanna
Ответ от Johanna:
I'm so happy that you guys enjoyed our gorgeous little houseboat and property! Welcome back anytime. :)
июль 2017

Профиль пользователя Ben And Steph
июль 2017
A very disappointing experience overall. I have never given less than a full "5 stars" rating for any Airbnb place I have ever stayed in, but this one does not get that luxury unfortunately. This is despite the fact that the host describes it as "not luxury accommodation ... more like camping but on a boat". Here are the major problems that I had: ---1.--- No functioning oven or grill (contrary to what the listing's "house manual" states at the time of writing this - it states "the houseboat has a gas stove and oven for cooking") ---2.--- Some cutlery in the cutlery drawer still had food left on it - gross. I am not sure if this is what an earlier guest was referring to in his review when he said that there were some definite "cleanliness issues" ---3.--- We were charged an extra $20 per person for bed linen, and most of it was disgusting - stains on it, smelled definitely like body odour. ---4.--- No fishing rods! (contrary to what the listing states at the time of writing this). ---5.--- There was not any electricity to the boat, aside from some solar lights and a water pump. Thus we could not use the electric cooler, and I suspect this may have had something to do with the oven and grill situation. ---6.--- No hot water!!! (contrary to what the listing's "house manual" states at the time of writing this). ---7.--- The hosts went away on the 2nd day of our stay - and with no mobile phone reception in the surrounding area, there was no-one we could contact in the case of something going wrong or questions to be asked. This is standard host-courtesy I would think - to let your guests know in advance if you are going to be uncontactable for any part of the trip. ---8.--- The only item of food left in the cupboard was some sunflower oil that had gone bad 2 years before - pity me and my kids used it and then discovered the use-by-date after. ---9.--- At the time of writing this, the host's listing states that "it's very private.... we will not encroach on your space uninvited". This was not true for us, as the host's young stepson (?) kept coming down to the play area uninvited and wanting to talk with us. At one stage he told my 2-year old son that "you don't need to keep repeating yourself". ---10.--- Be prepared for lots of old junk lying around the area - bits of old metal, some rubbish, old wooden items. ---11.--- We were told that we could forage for firewood, so what with not wanting to forage at 8pm with 2 young kids, I purchased $25 of firewood, and then arrived and saw lots and lots of stacked firewood available to use - so I wasted $25.
Профиль пользователя Johanna
Ответ от Johanna:
Wow! I'm truly shocked at your review! I personally came to check on you twice during your stay to ask if everything was ok and both times you replied with 'yes - it's beyond my expectations'!! You asked for bedding at very late notice and it was most definitely clean. I am very clear in stating that if you need ANYTHING (including to use the phone etc) do not hesitate to come up to the house and let us know. I'm sorry you found my friends young son a hassle. He's only a kid! He was probably just excited to see other children. As for firewood, I don't ever want people to be disappointed by wood that is sometimes damp (it has recently rained) and always say (as I did to you) that if you WANT to be on the safe side to bring your own dry wood. I got the complete wrong impression of your 'vibe' - I really wish you had communicated better in person rather than writing what is a pretty nasty and unfair review. Oh well, can't please everyone I suppose!
июль 2017

Профиль пользователя Lucy
июнь 2017
Lovely little houseboat on a gorgeous secluded property. Basic utensils and facilities supplied. Only stayed a night but would be great for a couple days days as there is fire pit, outdoor cooking facilities and river to swim in. Remember to bring bedding, warm clothes in winter and be prepared for a cold shower! And no reception which was really nice. Friendly hosts.

Профиль пользователя Laura
июнь 2017
Very relaxing, secluded, romantic getaway.

Профиль пользователя Charmaine
июнь 2017
When you need to get away from the hustle and bustle this is the place to go!!! You can unwind and relax in the beautiful tranquil setting!!
Профиль пользователя Johanna
Ответ от Johanna:
So happy you got what you needed!
июнь 2017

Профиль пользователя Kal
июнь 2017
We loved it! Very glamperous & eco-friendly holiday - plus IT'S ON A BOAT! :D There's no power or hot water so as long as you are prepared, it's the perfect getaway not too far from sydney. We'll go back for sure.

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