The house was the perfect location and suited everyone - from my 80 year old father, to my 19 month old son. The layout of the house allows for everyone to come together, but to also have their own space, and whilst it was beautifully appointed it also felt homely and we relaxed as soon as we arrived. Whilst we had rain the entire weekend, it was the perfect spot because we could enjoy the weather changes and then duck down to the beach inbetween when the rain had a brief spell.
Tips for other travellers: It was our first time to Austinmer and we were delighted by the great choice of coffee shops, restaurants and shops in the area. Its got quite a cool vibe and it would be somewhere we would definitely come and visit again.
Anonymous - Castle Cove, New South Wales, Australia
Carolyn's place is absolutely stunning. We had a truly wonderful time, and would recommend this beautiful home to anyone!!
Brent - New South Wales, Australia
Loved our stay at Ora Beach House - the house is amazing and well suited to large family, spacious, comfortable beds & sofas, well appointed kitchen & laundry, spectacular views from every window! The pool and back deck area - an added bonus. The short scenic walk to Austinmer is a delight. Would definitely rebook Ora - we had the best holiday ever!
Tips for other travellers: Ora is ideally located - short walk along the fenced clifftop to Austinmer beach - the views are breathtaking. Close by are Thirroul shops for groceries and also interesting homewares/clothing stores. Headlands new pub just a short 5 minute drive. Also lots of great "take-outs" & cafes in Austinmer - Shell (cross the road from the beach) do brillant fish/chips!
Anonymous - Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia
A fantastic house in a wonderful location! The owner made it really easy to settle in and enjoy everything on offer. Beautifully decorated and comfortable, we thoroughly enjoyed the house and incredible views - 10/10!
Tips for other travellers: There are a host of great cafes a stone's throw from the house and everything else you could need as a family within a 10min drive. Daily walks along the beautiful beaches were a highlight!
Anonymous - St Ives, New South Wales, Australia
We had a great time - the view is spectacular and fabulous location.
Facilities are very good and we particularly found it useful that the kitchen was well equipped which is often not the case in holiday rentals.
Well equipped and maintained. Any queries were answered promptly.
Anonymous - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
A great place to sit back and relax - January 2016
A real family house which has something for all ages. Good sized rooms, great family areas and everything you could need. It wasn't hard feeling comfortable at Ora House even with teenage children. We loved it!
Simon - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Luxurious and relaxing property - december 2016
This is by far one of the most comfortable and luxurious get-away homes my family and I have ever been in. The scenery is great, nothing was more beautiful and refreshing than waking up to the sounds and sight of the beach. I highly recommend this place for families/couples who enjoy serenity. The property owner Caroline is a wonderful woman who made the stay even more enjoyable, she was willing to help with whatever inquiries we had made. Definitely would come again, thank you so much for this amazing experience.
Maha - Guildford, New South Wales, Australia
Ora Beach house was simply beautiful! Just like it is in the photos. The whole relaxed beachy feel of the place was perfect for our girls weekend away. Carolyn was an excellent host and gave us loads of suggestions of things to do and what was close by. Her communication was excellent and she accommodated all our needs. Highly recommended place to stay!
Kelly - New South Wales, Australia
Carolyn was very responsive and went above and beyond to accommodate us during our trip. Beautiful location for a holiday! Miss our ocean front view...
Kara - United States of America
The house is very well equipped. Very clean inside and out. A perfect location and a wonderful place to stay. Loved every minute of our stay.
Tips for other travellers: Fireworks cafe was fantastic. Loved the cafes and shops at Thirroul too.
Anonymous - Jannali, New South Wales, Australia
Ora Beach House is one of the best and most beautiful holiday accommodations we have experienced. We very much enjoyed our stay and the house was well equipped with everything we needed to have a welcoming and comfortable stay. The owner was very helpful with a couple of questions we had.
It was spectacular to watch the whales right from your own front door and to have such fabulous close access to the beach and ocean rock platforms to walk along, or just relax and enjoy the amazing views.
Anonymous - Bardwell Park, New South Wales, Australia
Ora Beach House is absolutely perfect .. to sit up in bed listening to the pounding waves and watch the whales pass was a highlight. It is perfectly located - we absolutely loved staying there and definitely will be back. Our host was so accommodating and incredibly helpful. A beautiful place to be.
Tips for other travellers: Whale watching at Huskisson is well worth the effort.
Anonymous - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
We had a fantastic stay at this property. It was everything described on the site. Carolyn, the owner, was extremely helpful including driving me into Wollongong to pick up a rental car. The property was in immaculate condition and lacked for nothing. The property was cleaned weekly and all towels and bed linen were changed. There was ever copious amounts of coffee capsules provided for the espresso machine as well as dishwasher tablets, shampoo etc. We used the property to meet up with my son and our two young grandchildren. All had a great time. The views from the house were to die for. We saw whales and dolphins swimming nearby. The only slight issues were the long narrow drive to take the car down to the house. I managed to scrape the side of my car reversing out. I think the description should include something about the difficulty for the infirm in getting down to the beach as there are either multiple steep steps or a difficult to navigate path. That said I would definitely visit this property again if I come back to Oz. 10 out of 10! There was even a good selection of DVDs and a large TV and Blu-ray player!
Colin - United Kingdom
An excellent property, right on the coast with exceptional views. We even spotted some whales from the verandah. We look forward to returning in the future.
Anonymous - New South Wales, Australia
The house was absolutely beautiful. The views were breathtaking. A very nice relaxing weekend. We will definitely be booking again.
Anonymous - Bexley, New South Wales, Australia
Very happy time. Great for kids - lots of local things to do with no issues.
Anonymous - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Staying at Carolyn's beach house was the best experience we have had through Airbnb or any other services alike. We expected the house to be nice after seeing the photos, but were breath taken after actually arriving and seeing the house. It was clean, organized, modern, cozy - the house was beautiful. Waking up every morning to the view of the ocean, sound of waves, and being able to step out and walk to the beach was absolutely amazing. Would strongly recommend staying in her home.
Carlos - Wiesbaden, Germany
All 8 of us ladies just loved it. The layout of the house and the decor was stunning. Panoramic views to die for. We will be back. Thank you. The walk from Ora House to the Austinmer Beach is beautiful. Went to Gidgets in Thirroul for breakfast, very good smoothies and freshly squeezed juices and the best Corn Fritter ever. The Scarborough Hotel for lunch, again, beautiful venue and panoramic views to die for.
Anonymous - Londonderry, New South Wales, Australia
Great Location - March 2016
Great location, great property which provided a very enjoyable stay.
Paul - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Fantastic Property - FEBRUARY 2016
We had an amazing time. The house had an incredible view and was very clean and comfortable. Would definitely stay again :)
Shazz - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Excellent property - February 2016
What an amazing house, had a wonderful time with our family and so close to the beach and restaurants. Kitchen was great to cook in, everything there you needed. Well recommended, summer or winter.
Hayley - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Great welcome and strong communication provided, awesomely appointed house in a brilliant location, great swimming pool and excellent facilities, an ideal family holiday destination.
Great swimming at Austinmer Beach rock pools, great walks along all adjoining beaches. Fantastic dining at Scarborough Hotel, great local Thai food and great Thai massages.
Anonymous - Glenorie, New South Wales, Australia
Beachside Bliss- January 2016
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at Ora Beach House. It is such a cleverly designed space, simply and beautifully done. We fell in love with the house and its fabulous location. The kids loved the heated pool and the view was spectacular. The house was immaculate and had everything we needed. What a great start to the new year!
Louise - Bondi, New South Wales, Australia
Perfect holiday - January 2016
We had such a great family Christmas as this property. Its clean and light and easy to feast in as well as big enough to find little get away corners to hide out and read in. We loved the pool and of course the amazing views. The walks to the beach made it the perfect summer getaway.
Kirsteen - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
View was to die for - December 2015
The property was well presented comfort levels were high. Having the pool at your door was fabulous. The lower living room's view was mesmerising. Our group all enjoyed the weekend. The late checkout is an added bonus.
Brenna - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Stunning - december 2015
Perfect location, stunning house. We will book again.
Michael - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Awesome house in spectacular location - september 2015
We just spent the weekend relaxing in Ora Beach House and I have to say it was one of the best weekend holidays I've had. The house, which is beautifully decorated was absolutely spotless, the appliances were top of the range and the view can't be beaten. It's just a short stroll from Austinmer Beach Cafe for fabulous breakfasts and coffees, Austinmer Beach and not far from Scarborough Pub. We'll definitely be coming back!
Merran - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Excellent property - September 2015
We had a fantastic time beds were amazing appliances were top of the range, everything was just amazing ! Thankyou so much!
Joanne - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
A magic weekend - june 2015
Truly a great house that compliments the fantastic views, and after spending the 3 day long weekend there, the experience has left all of us wanting to return to this well appointed and extremely comfortable property.
Wayne - Hammondville, New South Wales, Australia
spectacular views and tastefully appointed- may 2015
This property has been recently renovated and as well as the spectacular views has a warmth and comfort which personalizes the stay. it is generously equipped and furnished with several features to ensure that guests are happy during their stay.there is a genuine feeling that the owners want you to experience the delight of this lovely home and the unique views of Australia that it showcases.
Helen - New South Wales, Australia
GORGEOUS HOUSE WITH STUNNING VIEWS - MAY 2015
Loved the generous sized rooms and the modern kitchen and bathrooms. Plenty of towels (the children loved the pool). Laundry facilities great. All in all a beautiful hi-spec house with incredible views. Thank you for a wonderful few days.
Sue - New South Wales, Australia
FABULOUS PROPERTY - JULY 2014
We have just spent 8 days at Ora Beach House. Described as a 5 star property, it exceeded our expectations. The house is very tastefully furnished, the style of decoration creating a really peaceful ambience, providing the perfect backdrop for the amazing ocean views. You could easily spend all day watching the ocean in all its moods from this house’s huge picture windows from the many comfortable lounges it offers. The pictures on Stayz do not do the views or the house justice. Lucky enough to “bags” the main bedroom, we set our alarm every morning so we could watch the sun rise, though most rooms have amazing views. Because of the way the house is situated there is no traffic noise at all – just the sound of the ocean, which is very restful. Beds, linen, towels, pillows, quilts and throws were all exceptionally comfortable and of 5 star hotel quality. It’s unusual to stay somewhere where every bed is of the same excellent quality. There were even beautiful beach towels provided. With air conditioning on the top floor and a gas heater on the ground, we were kept perfectly warm, even though our stay was in mid winter. The kitchen is beautifully appointed, with a large oven & cooktop, quality cutlery, plates, glasses and cookware. And of course the amazing views! Though there was 8 of us staying, there was plenty of room in this big house for everyone. The thoughtful layout of the house and the fact that the bottom and top levels are almost sound proof, meant some of our group could be watching videos/TV upstairs, while others read down stairs, with no TV sounds carrying. The owners have also thoughtfully provided a great selection of movies & books for both adults and children along with magazines. We had a wonderful time in this beautiful house. Though more than we had originally intended to spend, it is worth every cent and we are so happy with our decision to stay there and definitely will be going back again: it is quality accommodation.
Merryl - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia