I felt a bit cheated by how expensive this place was compared to what we got - we paid $518 for 2 nights in a Sea Shack at the beginning of September. The house is a serviceable 2 bedroom kit home, away from the main Worrowing property in the village of Old Erowal Bay, but there's nothing luxurious or eco about it to justify the price.
The property is near the carpark for a small beach onto St George's Basin - the two Sea Shacks are on the one small block of land, and the the patio overlooks the neighbours backyard rather than the lake. There aren't any facilities in the village, but there's decent servos/takeaways/supermarkets a 5 minute drive away in Vincentia. The lake is quite nice - we took our kayak out, and had a picnic on the foreshore.
Having travelled to the property after work on a Friday, it was difficult to locate - having to go to Worrowing Homestead first to pick up the key before heading to find the property was frustrating in the dark of night - why couldn't the key be left in a keysafe at the property? There's no lighting at the property, so as previous reviewers commented, take a torch. There was no welcome pack at the property explaining how to use any of the appliances or with details of the local area (just a simple map and things to do list provided with the key), which just made us feel like the owners were out to get our money without providing any real service for it.
It seems that the owners have replaced the TV since some of the previous reviews - with the smallest LCD that is on the market. It's chained to the wall, as well - a fairly odd decision (I wonder what happened to the old CRT?). The DVD player is region-locked, so we couldn't watch any of our DVDs. The house overall lacks much ambience - there's no lamps, or magazines, it's all pretty functional.
I don't really understand why, for the price we paid, we had to provide our own sheet and towels - the rest of the linen is provided (including a bath mat, hand towel and doona with cover/pillow cases) and the makes me wonder how often the rest of it is washed. The house itself wasn't particularly clean - lots of cobwebs and dust, the small spa bath had hairs in it and some of the crockery had food stuck on it. The BBQ was absolutely filthy - an ancient flat burner affair - and nothing had been left to clean it with. It wasn't a problem to return the house to the state we found it in, but being given just one small tea towel made the task frustrating.
The property is currently up for sale (for an eye-watering $675,000 for both Sea Shacks) - I'd be wary of making any bookings too far into the future in case it can't be honoured. Stay at one of the properties at the homestead or at of the hotels in Huskisson or Vincentia instead - these are just someone's investment hobby, not a real business.
Stay at one of the properties at Worrowing Homestead, not at this outpost.
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