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
Tucked on the top of a hill over looking the sparkling waters of Twofold Bay, Hamlet House • Eden is a newly refreshed three-bedroom, pet-friendly holiday accommodation in historic Eden on the Far South (Sapphire) Coast of New South Wales, Australia.
Smart but unpretentious with bespoke touches, Hamlet House is kitted out for maximum flexibility. Drag the deck chairs out onto the front veranda for drinks while the setting sun kisses the cliffs across the bay or bring the stools and folding chairs to join them and serve a feast from the wide balustrade. Place the tables end to end for a family meal or make them into a desk and intimate two-top for a Zoom meeting and a candle-lit dinner.
Salute the sun on a quiet corner of the deck or write your novel on the bench in the fenced yard. Breathe deeply in the clean air and allow the measured pace and stunning view fill you with peace.
Hamlet House • Eden sleeps seven in three bedrooms. The front veranda and fenced back yard mean that there are places for each guest to meditate or join the crowd. Walk to town for a superb cup of coffee and a sweet and return to yourschedule ready to conquer the world. Or walk down the hill to the beach, the skate park, the boardwalk around Lake Curalo -- all within reach of this comfortable and welcoming home away from home.
Step out on the back landing, cuppa of steaming coffee in hand, and scan the sea as others have done before you. Feel the history of the place. Listening to the slap of the surf, imagine the abalone diver expertly read the sea, a man who was a 1948 Olympian with a love of mid-century art and who quoted Latin (is the concrete work his, we wonder?). As the coastal mist dissipates, imagine the footie coach who once lived there check the condition of the playing fields at the bottom of the hill. Or feel the deep connection of the Yuin Guyangal people to the sea, sitting on the hillside, reading the sea's conditions and considering what to collect, what to hunt, what stories to pass along to the next generation.
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.
You'll notice a country town's generosity, the sapphire blue meeting of sea and sky, and the emerging vibe that brings visitors back to Eden again and again. We always feel our visits are too short. We reckon you will too.
• • •
Hamlet House stands on the traditional lands of the Yuin Guyangal people. We acknowledge their custodianship and their deep connection to the sea, the land, and the creatures therein. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and those just emerging.
What's on tap at Hamlet House?
Fur Family. We welcome your fur family at Hamlet House. Thank you for bringing along your dog beds for your dog to sleep on the floor.
Thank you for picking up after your pets when you leave and before the gardener arrives to mow the lawn.
*Doggie bags can be found in the laundry, on the shelf. Thanks for popping used dog bags into the red bin.
*Dog towels can be found in the second drawer in the laundry. Please give them a good shake to remove the sand before you pop them into the washer and dryer and return them to the drawer. Thanks!
Beach Towels. Whilst we do provide dog towels, we do not provide beach towels for the two-leggeds. If you have forgotten yours, the One-Stop Discount Store on Imlay has a handsome collection from which to choose.
Children's Equipment. For specialised equipment for children, Merimbula Holiday Hire in Pambula (0428 868 899) holds a considerable inventory of cribs, high chairs and other necessities for your wee kids. Just give them a ring if you are travelling light.
Locked Storage. Brought along golf clubs, boogie boards, mountain bikes and/or fishing gear? No problem. Lock them away in the back-yard shed.
Kayaks. Out of sight under-house storage through north gate.
Feeling altruistic? Thank you for giving the pot plants a little drink! They'll be prettier for you to enjoy.
Hamlet House is an inclusive holiday accommodation and welcomes families and friends of all stripes and patterns.
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.
From Canberra. 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.
We highly recommend the NSW Live Traffic and Victorian VicTraffic apps to check the condition of the roads and detours and slow-downs for works.
Flying In. 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!
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 up the NSW coast.
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!
Sounds good! Count me in! Check rates and availability: Click here.
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. Expect pricing from $150/night for long stays during the winter non-holidays to $500/night December-January and Easter holidays. Check out the mid-week specials during certain times of the year and the very reasonable weekly rates.
How shall I book?
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."