make pet-friendly Hamlet House your hub whilst exploring the Sapphire Coast
make pet-friendly Hamlet House your hub whilst exploring the Sapphire Coast
Little red mailbox at 2B Rose Court, Hamlet House
Hamlet House • Eden, on the South Coast of NSW, has been completely refurbished to keep you warm and comfortable during your holiday. Smartly appointed, with an eye to practicality, the house wears its mid-century history with pride.
Hamlet House History.
Built in the late 1960's, Hamlet House has been home to some fascinating characters -- footie coaches, abalone divers, Olympians, boilermakers, and mid-century art-lovers. Imagine them standing on the back stoop or front porch, cup of steaming coffee at hand, watching the sky and sea, just as each of us does today, breathing deeply in the clean crisp air. You can feel their indomitable spirit in the touch of the wind. Magic!
Overlooking Eden's Twofold Bay.
Pet-friendly Hamlet House offers stunning water views from the front deck, the fully-fenced back yard, and two of the three bedrooms looking over Twofold Bay toward North Head. Over the playing fields to Aslings Beach, the water draws you in. Dawn light diffusing through the lifting fog, sunset kissing the cliffs across the bay, midday sparkling wavelets in the coves -- prepare to be captivated.
Park your fishing boat behind the gate or stash the kayaks under the house. Secure your gear and bikes in the lockable shed. Your family, friends and pets are welcome at this comfortable self-catering holiday accommodation.
We love flexibility and have furnished with many options in mind -- take the black deck chairs out onto the deck to watch the sun dance across the bay, rearrange the dining area tables to suit two or a crowd, feed the crew from the bar on the deck or have a deep conversation on the bench in the back yard. "Smart but practical" is our mantra.
Rug up or sun-bake, write your novel or salute the sun, gather company or seek out a quiet spot -- let your imagination be your guide at this comfortable, centrally located holiday house near the town, the pool and the beach.
Hamlet House offers free unlimited wifi, so you'll have 24/7 connectivity. Cuppa at your elbow, windows open, and a short walk to town to stretch your legs or head down to the beach to watch for whales and dolphins. Stroll back for another go at conquering the world.
You will find bits of bespoke design and locally sourced art and artefacts. Settle in and peruse the small (and growing) library of local history, fishing guides, local flora and fauna, and classics. Dig into the trunk for games to while away a lazy hour. Reverse-cycle air conditioning keeps the nights comfortable year round.
You will notice yourself slowing down, breathing more deeply, and expanding your senses. Listen to the tink-tink of the bell birds in the distance, watch the sea roll in, and inhale the fresh crisp air. Even more important, you will find yourself responding to the country generosity that is part of the Far South Coast. That tick-list of must-do stuff? Consider doing each item at an Eden-time pace. Relax.
Have fun exploring the fascinating South Coast (see our What's On page), and return each day to warm, comfortable Hamlet House • Eden.
Hamlet House • Eden is an inclusive holiday accommodation. Friends and families of all sorts, stripes and patterns are welcome -- fur family members too!
We acknowledge and pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this land around Eden and beyond, the Katungal people of the Yuin nation, and to their elders past, present, and emerging. We appreciate their deep connection to the land and sea and all that lies within.
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Thoughtfully designed for a relaxed holiday, Hamlet House features:
Boats, Bikes & Kayaks.
With a lockable gate and back-in access, your trailered boat can be made secure. The gated yard accommodates trailered boats up to 2.5 metres (8'2") wide by 8.75 metres (28'8") long. Kayaks on top of the car?
Store them under the house through an easy-access under-house gate. Bikes brought along for the ride? No problem. Secure them in the lockable shed.
The back yard is fully fenced, and now provided with under-gate skirting for those visiting fur babies smaller than our greyhounds. Your pets are welcome inside as well. Thanks for bringing along beds or mats to place on the floor for a comfortable sleep.
Doggos get scared when you leave them alone in strange place, and they can do some pretty silly things because they are scared. Thanks for making sure they are well looked after if you take a tour or walk in a National Park without them. Have a chat with Eden Doggie Daycare to coordinate your activities. Book on 0439 883 306. You'll be happier and your fur child will be too.
Doggie refuse bags are provided. We appreciate your thoughtfulness for picking up your pet's refuse before you leave and placing it in the red rubbish bin.
Family, friends, & couples.
Hamlet House has a fully-stocked kitchen, easily cleaned surfaces, full laundry with washer and dryer, and plenty of beds for several generations, or groups of friends -- sleeps 7 throughout 3 bedrooms.
Travelling with children but don't want to cart along all the gear? Merimbula Holiday Hire stocks high chairs, prams, and cribs. along with beach gear too. 0428 868 899.
Access at Hamlet House.
Stairs provide access from the yard in front and in back, as the property slopes toward Twofold Bay. Two steps provide access to the deck and house from the top of the property, six stairs take you to the deck from the parking area, and eight steps take you down from the house to the fenced back yard. The house itself is on one level.
Surfaces & Safety.
Our wonderful property managers have always engaged a professional service to throughly clean between guests. In addition, the surfaces at Hamlet House have been specifically chosen to be easily cleaned and sanitised, so each of our guests can feel safe, comfortable, and relaxed.
Linens and towels provided are sourced from a professional regional linen supplier. Sheets are a "triple set" -- doona captured between two crisp sheets over a taut bottom sheet.
Notes on beach towels: Whilst we do supply dog towels for your fur children, we do NOT supply beach towels for the two-leggeds. Thanks for bringing your own beach gear along. One Stop Discount on Imlay has a nice supply should you need them.
If you'd prefer to bring along your own linens, please make arrangements with Lisa or Shari at 0421 027 867, so our team can respond properly to your needs.
Hamlet House • Eden is located
Eden is equidistant from Sydney and Melbourne. Did you know Eden was once considered for the capitol city of Australia for just that reason? Just a pleasant day's road-trip, a smidge over six hours drive from either city, with plenty of time for stops at lovely little cafes along the way -- our favourite way to travel! We always add in an extra bit of time to stop for dog-breaks and a sniff- around to make sure our drive is as dog-friendly as it is human-friendly.
Three hours drive across the incredible changing landscape of eastern Australia, a capsule of undulating hills with grazing mobs of kangaroo alongside peaceful herds of cattle, awe-inspiring river valleys, and sun-kissed dairy country -- some of the most beautiful countryside you'll find in this lucky land. Crest the escarpment and head down to the sea. Hear the bell-birds? Breathe deeply. You're in Eden.
Still reeling from the impact of COVID-19 restrictions, flights into nearby Merimbula Airport are back on offer. Qantas will fly into Merimbula four days a week from Sydney, and Rex flies into Moruya (a couple of hours drive up the coast). Expect changes to this schedule as tourism reopens.
Sapphire Coast Villages.
Most of the Sapphire Coast villages are close by -- 15 or 20 minutes down the road, with a few within a 45 minutes drive along beautiful scenic highways. Pambula and Merimbula form a trio with Eden, just 20 minutes down the road. For Tura Beach and its golf course, add another 5 minutes. Tathra and Bermagui lie along the coast about 45+ minutes from Eden. Cobargo, just recovering from the bushfires, will add another 20 minutes. You'll be in the Shire headquarters, Bega, in 45+ minutes, depending on your route.
Be amazed at the power of regeneration, and appreciate untouched areas more deeply. Be buoyed by the determination of locals to pull up their socks and move ahead with rebuilding their lives and businesses after a memorable 2020/2021 -- drought, bushfires, COVID-19. Bring an empty Eskie!
The New Normal is a part of all of our lives. Whilst you are relaxing, thanks for remembering your social distancing, mask wearing and hand washing routine. Hand sanitiser is available at Hamlet House.
There's an emerging vibe on the South Coast -- interesting food, fantastic coffee, micro-breweries and distilleries, well-curated shops and galleries, bike trails, kayak tours and walking tracks -- all on offer.
Known for its deep port, whale watching, and good fishing, Eden has exceptional boat-launch facilities at Quarantine Bay, just 5 minutes south of Eden. The four parallel boat ramps are soon to be expanded. Fish-cleaning tables, frames bins, hose-off facilities are all well-maintained by the local fishing club -- hat's off! Smaller facilities can be found at Snug Cove where the commercial fishing and aquaculture industry is based.
A new wave attenuator to create safe harbour for boats and yachts has been funded and put to tender, and boaties who love the pristine nature of the Far South Coast are excited, awaiting commencement of the works.
Missing a favourite restaurant at Snug Cove? We are too! A Crown Lands evaluation found the building housing the cafes and Marine Discovery Centre was unsafe. Once the report was in, the businesses were quickly closed in November 2020. Pop-up cafes and carts are scheduled over the next months. Schedules for pop-ups (and all kinds of other information) available from the dedicated folks at the Eden Information Centre, now at the wharf at Snug Cove, Eden.
Open your heart. Fall in love.
Becca and Amy, two rescued racing greyhounds, invite you to share their yard, and explore Eden. Their humans are in on it too -- an architect and an artist from the Shoalhaven in NSW.
We hadn't anticipated how much we'd enjoy the stunning environment and very cool spirit that is Eden and the Sapphire Coast of NSW.
We are at peace here. We find ourselves breathing more deeply, and slowing our pace down a bit. When it comes time to leave, we find a way to stay an extra few days. You'll see what we mean.
End of day? Think captains chairs pulled to the deck, sun setting over the Bay, plate of freshly shucked oysters on the rail, cold glass of bubbles or brew. Couple of wet dogs drying off on the deck in the sun. Mmmm. Just the best!
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Hamlet House is superbly managed by Eden Holiday Rentals.
Years of working with visitors and a cheerful attitude characterise our management team. All live locally, have a depth of knowledge in the local area, and couldn't be more helpful to clients. We are so happy to be working with them.
Pricing and Rates
Rates vary seasonally, for school holidays and with length of stay. From $135/night for long stays during winter non-holidays to $400/night year-end holidays to Australia Day and Easter holidays.
Choose the dates you'd like to stay, and then contact us in any of the following ways to find out availability, pricing, and any specials available:
Your comfort is our goal.
If we have overlooked something inadvertently, or you have the perfect idea for an improvement to make our guests' stay more comfortable, please don't hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always open to great ideas!
"We highly recommend this lovely place. It's sparkly and fresh - close to the beach and the Main Street of lovely Eden. A great place to stay!!" -- Mark
"Gorgeous house, freshly renovated, pet friendly, lovely touches everywhere you look." -- Janene
"Plenty of parking, easy access from car to house, which is good for luggage transport. The house was neat, clean and tidy with the bonus of linen supplied which makes it easy. Close to shops and beach. Would recommend this property for everyone. Thanks.." -- Steven
"Great place to stay in Eden. Clean and nicely presented." -- Jay
"We had an absolute blast here, can't recommend it enough! Absolutely everything you could need, close to town and the deck out the front is perfect for breakfast to watch for whales!" -- Roz
"Clean accomodation with helpful, nicely presented and easy to see tips for things like how to use appliances or beaches and towel for the furry, four legged family members. Easy to check in and out. Thank you."