We're going to be visiting Australia in Jan/Feb 2007 and would like to end our stay with a few days at or near a beach, up to 3 hours' drive from Sydney. We don't have children and so really don't want a family-oriented hotel. We do want to be able to walk to restaurants and, ideally, shops. We would also like there to be a decent sized pool. We're looking for a 4* equivalent hotel, (or a really lovely B&B), and prefer small and friendly to a large chain, but would sacrifice this for location.