make pet-friendly Hamlet House your hub to explore the Far South Coast
make pet-friendly Hamlet House your hub to explore the Far South Coast
"What I learned in traveling was so much more than arriving." -- Sue Bender
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.
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 breath of the wind. Magic!
Overlooking Eden's Twofold Bay. 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. Dawn light diffusing through the lifting fog, sunset kissing the cliffs across the bay, midday sparkling wavelets in the coves -- prepare to be delighted.
Amazingly versatile. 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 and pets are welcome as well at this comfortable self-catering holiday accommodation.
Flexibility. We love flexibility and have furnished with many options in mind -- take the black deck chairs out onto the deck to watch the sun kiss the cliffs 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 -- lean into any of those options and more at this comfortable, centrally located holiday house near the town, the pool and the beach.
Working holiday? 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. Head back for another go at conquering the world.
Inside. 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.
Relax. 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.
Explore. 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!
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 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 fur-baby sleep.
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.
Contemplating a romantic get-away for two? Hamlet House is just the place. Plenty of room, but not so vast a couple would feel lost.
Hamlet House Access. 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 manager, Rose, has 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 and are a "triple set" -- doona captured between two crisp sheets over a taut bottom sheet.
If you'd prefer to bring along your own towels, linens, doonas and pillows, please make arrangements with Rose on 0402 134 472, so accommodation can be made.
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 to stop for dog-breaks and a sniff- around to make sure our drive is as dog-friendly as it is human-friendly.
From Canberra. Three hours drive across the changing landscape of 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. Breathe deeply. You're in Eden.
Air Access. Rex Airlines services to the local regional airport at Merimbula have been suspended due to COVID-19, until June 2020. More info when it is available. Car rental is available there as well.
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, 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 -- 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 that social distancing and hand washing routine.
There's an emerging vibe on the South Coast -- interesting food, fantastic coffee, well-curated shops and galleries bike trails, kayak tours and walking tracks -- all on offer. Stop for coffee, lunch or a sweet treat in one of the many coffee shops, cafes and bistros in the South Coast area.
Known for its deep port, whale watching, and good fishing, Eden has exceptional 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.
A new wave attenuator to create safe harbour for boats and yachts has been funded and boaties who love the pristine nature of the Far South Coast are excited, awaiting commencement of the works.
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 Northern Rivers area of NSW.
We hadn't anticipated how much we'd enjoy the stunning environment and very cool spirit that is Eden and the South 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 go, we are so reluctant to leave. 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!
Hamlet House is superbly managed by Rose's Property Management, Eden.
Rose Alexander, a former realtor, has years of experience managing properties in and around Eden. She lives locally, has a depth of knowledge in the local area, and couldn't be more helpful to her clients. We are so happy to be working with her.
Book early for special occasions to plan that perfect holiday. Seasonal rates apply.
(TopTip: It's worth an ask to see if Rose has any specials going or if there is a discounted rate for a longer stay. And if you have stayed at Hamlet House before and are returning once again, our "return client" discount applies. Shhhhh!)
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: email@example.com.
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 Rosemary." -- 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. Rosemary was lovely to communicate with and quick to respond. Easy to check in and out. Thank you Rosemary." -- Shelby