make pet-friendly Hamlet House your hub for exploring the spectacular Sapphire Coast
make pet-friendly Hamlet House your hub for exploring the spectacular Sapphire Coast
Sunrise over Twofold Bay.
Tucked on a hill overlooking the sparkling waters of Twofold Bay, Hamlet House • Eden is a newly refreshed three-bedroom, self-catering, pet-friendly holiday accommodation in historic Eden on the Far South (Sapphire) Coast of New South Wales, Australia.
Hamlet House is kitted out for maximum flexibility, functionality, and comfort. Drag the deck chairs out onto the front deck for end-of-day drinks while the setting sun kisses the cliffs across the bay. Inside, place the tables end to end for a family meal or make them into a desk or an intimate two-top for a virtual meeting or a candle-lit dinner.
Smart but unpretentious, Hamlet House sleeps seven in three bedrooms. The front veranda and fenced back yard mean there are spots for each guest to quietly meditate or join the crowd. Walk to town for a cuppa and a delicious treat at one of many cafes. 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.
Hamlet House wears its mid-century origins with pride. Step out on the back landing, steaming coffee in hand, and scan the sea as many have done before you. One was an abalone diver, a Czechoslovakian post-war Olympian sprinter who came to Australia for opportunity. He delighted in quoting Latin, told his stories to a fascinated audience of the locals, and admired mid-century modern art (is the artistic concrete work his, we wonder?). Another was a boiler-maker and local footie coach. Imagine him peering down the hill to the playing fields, judging their conditions for the night's game. The history of the house will embrace you, as you, too, become part of its saga.
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, and which yarns to pass along to the next generation.
There's an emerging vibe on the South Coast -- interesting food (restaurants, bistros, and markets), fantastic coffee, micro-breweries and distilleries, sourdough bakeries, well-curated shops and galleries, mountain bike trails, kayak tours, yoga classes, community pool and walking tracks -- all on offer.
You'll notice the country generosity, the elbow room, and the sapphire blue meeting of sea and sky that brings visitors back to Eden again and again.
We always feel our visits are too short. We reckon you will too.
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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.
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The New Normal is a part of all of our lives. Thanks for remembering your social distancing, and thoughtful monitoring of your own health as the COVID pandemic continues to live among us. Hand sanitiser is available at Hamlet House.
Feeling altruistic? Thank you for giving the pot plants a little drink! They'll be prettier for you to enjoy.
Inclusivity. Hamlet House is an inclusive holiday accommodation and welcomes families and friends of all stripes and polkadots.
Amenities at Hamlet House.
Note: Thank you for your patience as we update our fencing. Trees have been removed to facilitate the new fence. We are working with our neighbors and a government agency to select a fencing contractor which is taking longer than we’d hoped. In addition, the massive storm that hit the South Coast in late November pushed over our mid-Century fence. A temporary one is in place until that too can be replaced. Your fur family is safe, but we ask that you keep an eye out in case yours is an escape artist. Thanks so much.
Fur Family. We welcome your fur family at Hamlet House.
Other Gear and Equipment.
Out of sight storage.
Hamlet House • Eden is centrally 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.
Flying In. Still reeling from the impact of COVID-19 restrictions, and a recent refurbishing, 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 seasonal changes to this schedule.
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 challenging few years -- drought, bushfires, floods and 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, marquees, and a daily coffee cart are scheduled. Times/locations 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 New South Wales.
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 great! 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 our crew 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!
Arches Culburra, our sister BnB -- just above Jervis Bay
One headland north of Jervis Bay, Culburra Beach has river, ocean, lake, and bay frontage for incredible view and water's edge fun! Use our new sister B&B, Arches Culburra as your hub to explore the rich riverine and coastal area of the Shoalhaven and Jervis Bay. Located in one of the few remaining unspoiled East Coast beach towns, this recently renovated beach cottage sleeps 4 in the house and 3 more in the slightly more rustic studio annex. Three bathrooms, large kitchen, full laundry make a holiday with family and friends a breeze -- elbow-room galore!
Fully fenced and centrally located, you'll have room for your kids, woofs, gear, and friends. BBQ, patio, covered deck with picnic table and covered veranda out front, there is so much to like. Wine, SUP, surfing, fishing, long beaches to walk, water sports everywhere - river, lake, beaches and sea.
Just 2.5 hours south of Sydney, the same from Canberra -- an easy weekend getaway. Walk through and book at www.archesculburra.com