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Mackys
Milson's Passage

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Superbly  Renovated Cottage In Charming River Settlement
 $740.00 per weekend for two

 

This easy living holiday house, set right by the waters edge, the last one  in a line of classic original river houses.  A timber verandah, with two timber chairs call out to be occupied, hopefully with a cool drink resting nearby.  

Both bedrooms are light & fresh with earthy tones in the decor.  MACKYS is a weekender destination ideally for  two guests, but can sleep four; a place to simply relax in good company, with good books, food & wine. The galley style kitchen adjoins the living/dining space and a gas barbeque is located on the covered  stone terrace,  overlooking the Hawkesbury River

WHAT TO DO 

• simply relax , fish from the private jetty,  read, swim on the high tide

• walk out the back door & explore the ridge line of  Mugomarra Nature reserve- there are no walking tracks so care must be taken, moderate fitness required, wear shoes with good grip & take water
• paddle along the pristine Mugomarra shoreline on the sit top kayaks
 • hire a self drive runabout from Brooklyn
 WHAT IS THERE
• 2 queen bedrooms with ceiling fans
• newly renovated kitchen beautifully equipped  for cooking up a storm, inc. dishwasher
• olive oil, balsamic, glad wrap, foil, paper towel, serviettes, tea lights etc
• undercover outdoor gas BBQ & dining table with views to river
• gas heater & airconditioning in lounge
• DVD / CD player , plasma screen ( no TV reception )
• i pod dock
• 
private  jetty with pontoon. Tidal access
• fishing rods, 2 sit on top kayaks
 WHAT TO BRING
• favourite CDs, DVDs, IPOD, reading material
• toiletries, personal belongings including good walking shoes if desired

• personal repellant , sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses

• food & beverage ( there are no shops )
 • hooks, bait & sinkers
 
TRANSPORT

Just a reminder that  'MACKYS’ is boat access only. There are absolutely no roads to the property, which does make getting there part of the adventure!

 
From SYDNEY  travel north along the Pacific Highway # 1  & F3 FREEWAY, crossing the Hawkesbury River & immediately take the Brooklyn exit. Come back over the river a second time, on the PACIFIC HIGHWAY #83 & turn directly left in to KANGAROO POINT for your scheduled transfer ...or second left onto Brooklyn Rd if hiring a self drive runabout....  Allow an hour by car from Sydney, and in peak periods add  30 minutes....& always plan to 30 mins early..the boat waits for no one!
  
Scheduled Boat Transfers
transfers be secured at time of booking your stay

$65.00pp each way

limited spaces per trip, so contact us direct to discuss & book in your seats...scheduled transfers need to be booked & paid for at time of booking accomodation

Parking at your pick up point – Kangaroo Point  is non restricted public parking

 
self drive runabout ( no licence required ) from Brooklyn Central  , is approx. $250 for a 2 night stay, inc. a  25litre  tank of fuel & also depending on pick up / drop off times...discounts apply for extended stays…. call Bob on 0414 969 844….Latest pick up/ drop off is 5pm ( & 4pm in non daylight saving period )..there is secure parking provided . NOTE at time of booking your stay with us, please inform us you will be travelling by self drive runabout

 

Own Boat up to 20' suitable. ..only by prior arrangement . We recommend the Mooney Mooney Public Ramp which is an excellent ramp or a smaller private ramp at Dolphin Marina, 1 Brooklyn Rd for launching trailer boats. A small fee applies. Call on  02 9985 7307. Some guests enjoy the longer & very scenic boat journey from Apple Tree Bay or Akuna Bay. NOTE that when tide is a 0.5m or lower ( this occurs a few times a month ), access to the pontoon may be limited approx. one hour either side of that particular low; ...so please check a tide chart & / or call us to discuss

 
RESTAURANTS & CAFES

Peats Bite  weekends only, advance bookings essential,  02 9985 9040 - closed July/Aug. A great place for a long relaxed lunch,  in one of the most beautiful & unique locations on the river. $120.00pp ( licensed ) You will need to advance book in your boat transfers with the restaurant at the time of booking your table. You can also travel there by own boat

Spencer Village Store & Cafe serving legendary breakfasts, brunch & light lunch. Truly the 'Hub of the Universe'. Also supplying a good range of meat, some vegetables & just about everything else you may need. Licensed Bottle Shop as well. Kitchen closes around 2.30pm Phone 4377 1123. About 10km upriver by boat.

Cottage Point is perfect when staying mid week, book on 9456 1008.  A stunning setting & excellent α la carte menu, Travel by own boat is fine,  but  too far by hire boat. POA with water taxi..but approx. $120 pp each way
Berowra Waters Inn – 9456 1027

Travel Approx. 15 km by Boat . Not suited to travel by self drive runabout

NOTE Imperative to make sure the table booking & water taxi can coincide. Allow 3 hrs for 6 course; 2.5hrs for 4/5courses. Be sure to inform restaurant of the water taxi pick up time, so that taxi can run to schedule.  Taxi approx. $60pp0 each way.Call to discuss your water taxi transfers with us at time of booking your stay  .Check with restaurant regarding parking own boat at jetty. 

 

GENERAL NOTES
Before you arrive, the house is opened, ready for you to simply kick back & relax. MACKYS is fully self contained & booked for you exclusively
Children  by prior arrangement
Pets  by prior arrangement
 
RATES 
VALID:- for bookings confirmed  before 1 DECEMBER 2014
  
WEEKENDS – Friday to Sunday (any 2 nights)
excluding 20 December to 10 January  & Long Weekends
2  adults - $740.00
  
LONG WEEKENDS
Q B'day, Oct Long, ANZAC -  (2 or 3 nights )
$940.00
Aust Day -  (2 or 3 nights )
$1400.00
Easter- (3, 4 or 5 nights )
$1340.00
 
MID WEEK SPECIAL –  Monday   to  Thursday (up to 3 nights )
excluding 20 December to 31 January  & Long Weekends
2  guests - $740.00
 
WEEKLY SPECIALS
6 nights excluding 20 December to 31 January  & Long Weekends
arrive 4pm Mon or Fri; depart 4pm
2  guests- $1140.00
7 nights excluding 20 December to 31 January  & Long Weekends
arrive 4pm Mon or Fri; depart 10.30am
2  guests- $1240.00
 
XMAS & NEW YEAR:-deposit $500
20 December  till  10 January
2 guests
4 nights - $1500
5 nights - $1700
6 nights - $1900
7 nights - $2000
 
  
JANUARY:- deposit $500
10 January till 31 January
2 guests
2 nights - $740
3 nights - $940
4 nights - $1140
5 nights - $1340
6 nights - $1540
7 nights - $1740
aust day weekend -$940
 
MORE IMAGES 
To view more images of  MACKYS simply  click on  "view photo gallery" above; also go to  Milsons Passage in " Location Information'' for views of the general area
 
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