Cute bungalow on the edge of Lake Bennett, one hour's drive south of Darwin city and 40 minutes from Coolalinga (nearest shopping centre). Step off the verandah, walk across the lawn and you're in the water. Safe swimming and canoeing. Fully equipped with gas cook-top, pod coffee-maker, microwave, Weber Q gas bbq, cooking utensils. Kayaks. Free to air TV (via satellite) but no telephone or internet access (too remote). BYO linen or hire mine. You are required to clean before you depart.
The bungalow is surrounded by other bungalows (they are positioned shoulder to shoulder around the edge of the lake) so there's always someone to say hello to if you want to be friendly, but each bungalow has its own yard so you have your own private space.
You'll have full access to the bungalow, the gardens surrounding the bungalow, the fresh-water lake and the walking tracks around the lake. The bungalow comes with a big Canadian canoe, 4 adult kayaks and 2 junior kayaks. Additional canoes are available for hire from Lake Bennett Resort which is located at the other end of the lake (within walking distance).
Общение с гостями
I'll give you an Information Pack with instructions on how to get there, where everything is and how everything works. There is no mobile coverage at the bungalow but there is a phone at the Resort. I'm just a phone call away if you have any questions or need any help.
Другие важные подробности
You will need your own transport (e.g., hire car). Take your own food and drink, also take drinking water ... and your swimming costume. Coffee lovers should take a supply of coffee pods (Lavazza Amodo Mio).
Your host lives in Darwin, which is an hour's drive away. Arrangements will need to be made with your host to collect and return the keys in Darwin (also the sheets and towels if you are hiring them from me - an additional $10 per person). If you are flying in and out of Darwin, this is no problem, but if you are planning to leave Darwin and drive south to another destination (e.g. Alice Springs, Brisbane or Adelaide), we will need to make other arrangements in advance.
You are asked to clean the bungalow before you depart, leaving the property in the same condition as you found it.
The listing shows a $20 "cleaning fee" but it's actually a "key service fee" as I have an "agent" in Darwin from whom the guest collects the key and returns the key. Once the booking is confirmed I provide the guest with the address and the guest is able to collect the key when it suits them, during business hours (10am to 4:30pm), six days a week (Mon-Sat).
Special offer: Pay for 5 nights, stay for 7 nights.
Lake Bennett is a tanquil place. Guests are asked to be considerate of their neighbours and keep noise to a minimum. Sorry, no pets allowed. There is a 10pm curfew which applies to all the bungalows. Smoking is permitted outside, including on the balcony, but no smoking indoors please. Please clean the bungalow before you depart, put your rubbish in the wheelie-bin and place the wheelie-bin at the top of the drive. Thank you!
I'm a typical Aussie girl. I was born in Sydney and grew up living on the East Coast of NSW. I learnt to swim in salt water and we spent our summers surfing and sailing. My family owned a farm and we mustered the cattle with horses and motorbikes.
I moved to Darwin in 2002. I came up for work (on a 3 month contract) and never went back! Over the years I've spent my weekends exploring Darwin and the Top End, camping, bushwalking and fishing. I've travelled all around Australia and all over the world but I love living in the Northern Territory.
Darwin is a fabulous place to live. I enjoy the social scene, the bars and restaurants, outdoor dining, sun-sets and moon-rises over the water, watching movies at the Deckchair Cinema, browsing the food stalls and arts and crafts at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, live music, theatre and art scene. There is so much to see and do.
When I need to get away, I go down to my little bungalow at Lake Bennett. It's just an hour's drive from Darwin CBD. I pack my food, drink and swimming costume, and that's all I need. Everything else is there! It's a lovely spot to unwind and forget about the cares of the world.
Lake Bennett is a man-made lake. It's perfect for swimming and canoeing. It's not far from the waterfalls at Litchfield National Park, the war memorial at Adelaide River township and the Territory Wildlife Park at Berry Springs. A lot of people from Darwin own bungalows there. Some people live there full-time and others just stay on the weekends, like me.
I'm happy to share my little lakeside home with other people who love nature and have a sense of adventure. You'll be staying there on your own, so you'll need to be responsible and self-reliant. You'll also need your own car and be confident enough to drive there on your own. I've prepared an Information Pack so you know where everything is and how everything works. I'll give you the keys and then you're on your own. Your own slice of Paradise awaits!