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The Artist's Studio Coledale

Entire bungalow hosted by Gerald
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Up in the trees & 6 minutes walk to Coledale Beach. The Artist's Studio property features a private rainforest & walk. Above the ocean on a hill The Artist's Studio is quiet & private; bright, sunny, cool & dry. A great studio bungalow with modern facilities.
An excellent get-a-way for couples and solo adventurers.

The space
In true Australian fashion the Artist's Studio is more about outdoor space than indoor; fresh air and natural smells. There is so much beach and bush that you gotta get into it. Even though the space is just a studio the ceiling averages 2.8 metres (over 9 feet) high. Being up in the trees there is plenty of breeze from all directions. No cooped up feeling here. Good sized shower. Great water pressure. And great tap water. All lights are 2700k LEDs. Plenty of cupboard & hanging space. All cotton sheets. all timber walls, floor & ceiling

Guest access
All of the property, except the main house itself, is accessible. The wild garden below the parking area is also for your use. Naturally the temperate rainforest in the back is accessible (you must wear proper shoes or good runners & take care where you put your feet).

Other things to note
Don't get too concerned about night noises - there are animals about and branches sometimes fall on the roof. Early in the morning you will probably be awakened by the birds (they get up early!). Because Coledale is in a 'dark well' it avoids the night sky glow of Sydney and Wollongong. It gets dark, so you get to see - on a clear night - the milky way!
And please feel free to feed the family of King Parrots (when they decide to grace us with their presence) who live around here, or any of the always hungry birds. And you might get to say hello to my polite black male cat, Pippa.
Up in the trees & 6 minutes walk to Coledale Beach. The Artist's Studio property features a private rainforest & walk. Above the ocean on a hill The Artist's Studio is quiet & private; bright, sunny, cool & dry. A great studio bungalow with modern facilities.
An excellent get-a-way for couples and solo adventurers.

The space
In true Australian fashion the Artist's Studio is more about outd…
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Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace
Hangers
Essentials
Heating
Room-darkening shades
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Coledale, New South Wales, Australia

We are situated at the north end of Coledale, in a special 'cove'. Just up to the left is Coledale Hospital, a rehabilitation and aged care hospital. There is no other commercial activity in the immediate neighbourhood. 10 minutes walk south in Coledale proper is the a general store, restaurant, cafe, RSL club, bottle shop.
Coledale is a northern gateway to Illawarra beaches - I can brief you according your likes.
We are situated at the north end of Coledale, in a special 'cove'. Just up to the left is Coledale Hospital, a rehabilitation and aged care hospital. There is no other commercial activity in the immediate neigh…

Hosted by Gerald

Joined in January 2017
  • 262 Reviews
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I am Gerald, or Gerry if you want, Born in NYC, Washington Heights, went to High School of Music & Art (The Castle) then Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Worked as Lifeguard at Rockaway Beach in the summers (got addicted to the Sea). Lived in Montreal for eight years; met a girl in a bar & moved to Australia 42 years ago. Worked for the major Ad agencies in North Sydney then started my own. Got out after 18 years (enough was enough) after building up to a 70 million dollar business. Lived in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney in Bronte until enough was enough there too. Finally moved down here to the Illawarra 17 years ago so i could follow my passion of uncrowded surfing. Yep, am retired now and loving it. Unfortunately my wife, who was a painter, of 30 years passed away 2 years ago so I have redone her studio (which i had built for her) into this - I think- really nice bnb. Surfed & discovered Puerto Rico surf spots decades ago & have been to the Maldives surfing 5 times; Java, Indonesia 3 and surf the beaches around here when I want. Love music; The Blues, Reggie, Late 60&70s R&R: Led Zep, Dylan, Jimi, Cream, The Oils, etc. Classical; Ravel, Debussy, Korsakov,etc. Vikings is still the best show on TV in years. It's all very laid back here. I'm one of those slow/fast people. I have a daughter , who lives on the east/west coasts of the US, who i am in contact with frequently. Motto: Mutual respect and responsibility. My View: You are a paying client & will be treated as such - like in the ad biz.
I am Gerald, or Gerry if you want, Born in NYC, Washington Heights, went to High School of Music & Art (The Castle) then Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Worked as Lifeguard at Rockawa…
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And you do not have do any washing up! Since there is no sink in the kitchenette I will put the dishes etc through my dishwasher. Same with a SMALL amount of laundry. Easy. Anything you might need knock on the front or back door. I am here most of the time except days when I go to the gym, shop or have a surf from roughly about 10 to 3.
And you do not have do any washing up! Since there is no sink in the kitchenette I will put the dishes etc through my dishwasher. Same with a SMALL amount of laundry. Easy. Anythin…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy