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LA RIVERAINE
Bar Point

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CHARMING & ROMANTIC COTTAGE

SUNKEN HEATED PLUNGE POOL  

PRIVATE BOAT SHED

JUST FOR TWO AND A LITTLE BIT FRENCH

With careful consideration to the cottage’s original 50’s design all the charm and elegance of this era has been brought back to life.  Wide steel frame windows dressed with plantation shutters throughout, and French doors opening on to terraces have made the most of the beautiful river views.

Fresh, luminous, airy and inviting, La Riveraine is an intimate retreat just for two in a very peaceful location.

A romantic bedroom, a truly indulgent bathroom with deep stone bath, and a stylish chefs kitchen add understated luxury laced with a little nostalgia to this tranquil retreat. The living area opens onto a generous, covered verandah perfumed with Gardenia and Jasmine, and shaded in summer by a flowering Jacaranda.  The kitchen gives on to a cool stone court yard with a tumbling waterfall garden feature.

With beautiful views over the river and boat shed below, La Riveraine gives being ‘away from it all’ a whole new meaning.

 The sunken plunge pool (heated in cooler months) is set in a tropical terrace garden.  The stone Buddha sits quietly amidst the scented frangipanis and potted citrus trees surrounding the pool. This is a place to take refuge from the summer heat. or swim at midnight looking at the moonlight settle on the river.

 For Al Fresco dining there is a choice of three terraces to suit all weather.

During the winter weeks a log burning combustion fire adds to the ambience with wood provided

 The original boat shed sits right over the river just below the house.  Here, an afternoon siesta in the hammock or a nap on the day bed will put you on ‘river time’ in a moment. ....Or, from a big comfortable chair simply watch the world pass by, read, drop a line or enjoy a glass of wine while the sun sets over the Hawkesbury.

 A Perfect Private Retreat just for Two

 

GENERAL NOTES

La Riveraine is fully self contained & booked exclusively

Maximum TWO   guests

Children  not permitted 

Pets  not permitted 

 

WHAT IS  AT  LA  RIVERAINE

  • private boat shed over the water with hammock, big chairs and loungers
  • heated plunge pool with river views
  • queen bed  with wool topper and feather duvet; for cooler nights electric blanket & heated ‘throws’ ; bed linen, bath and pool towels -  dried here in the sun
  • spacious bathroom with deep stone bath & separate shower ; hair dryer
  • open plan kitchen, dining, living area  
  • oil heater and reverse cycle aircon for added winter warmth
  • wood burning fire- firewood provided 
  • well equipped  'chefs’  kitchen with gas cook top & electric oven, dish washer, microwave, chinese steaming baskets
  • PANTRY : espresso coffee machine, coffee beans, coffee grinder, teas, sugar, sea salt & pepper grinder, mortar and pestle, olive oil, sesame oil, vinegars, asian sauces and kitchen basics - garlic, shallots.          
  • glad wrap, foil, paper towel, serviettes and cloth napkins
  • BBQ on undercover rear terrace - wood & coal supplied
  • WiFi, NET FLIX,  STAN,  SBS ( no TV reception )  Bluetooth speakers, BYO offline playlist
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Private jetty & pontoon

WHAT TO DO 

  • relax in the boat shed, fish from your armchair, siesta in the hammock
  • book a boat to lunch..details below
  • take a stroll along the foreshore bush track
  • hire a runabout for your stay & explore
  • take a refreshing dip or two or five in the plunge pool 

 

WHAT TO BRING

  • favourite offline playlist, reading material
  • all fishing equipment
  • toiletries, bathtub treats, personal belongings including swimming costume & walking shoes
  • food & beverage, there are no shops

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

 BOAT TRAVEL OPTIONS

Arrival is by boat ..which makes getting there part of the adventure!!!....[ there are NO ROADS ]  La Riveraine at Bar Point is in the most pristine area of the vast  Hawkesbury Waterway system; just a few kilometres inland / up river from the M1 freeway near Brooklyn  and Mooney Mooney 

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WATER TAXI & HIRE BOAT  PACKAGE

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Arrive by Water Taxi with a Self Drive Hire Boat  pre delivered and waiting for you at LA RIVERAINE  jetty

This option gives you flexible arrival time, in that you can also arrive after sunset

  • no experience required & easy to drive
  • Parking & Water Taxi from Kangaroo Point Public Wharf, Brooklyn [ Unrestricted parking along lower road at Kangaroo Point]
  • Arrive by train, then pick up is  at  Brooklyn Public Wharf 

PRICE GUIDELINE : - 2 or 3 Nights- $320 ; additional nights $50

Includes taxi transfers, boat hire, tank of fuel, map, safety equipment, call out service if broken down

On arrival at La Riveraine the Water Taxi driver will run through the boat operation with you 

Water taxi / hire boat packages have limited availability

Water Taxi travel time is approx. 15 mins

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SELF DRIVE HIRE BOAT  FROM BROOKLYN

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no experience required

Rate Guideline:-  $300 - 2 nights; ask about 3 nights for price of 2 

You receive a thorough briefing from the team at Brooklyn Central

There is private off street parking available [except in peak seasons, where there is unrestricted roadside parking]

Life Jackets, safety equipment and a tank of fuel provided

You can buy bait there also

Arrival at Brooklyn Central latest 1 hr before sunset

Parking, Unloading & Boat Briefing takes approx. 30 mins

Hire Boat  travel time from Brooklyn Central to La Riveraine  is approx. 30-40 mins

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WATER TAXI

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  • Parking & Water Taxi from Kangaroo Point Public Wharf, Brooklyn
  • Unrestricted parking along lower road at Kangaroo Point
  • Jetty To Jetty Water Taxi service, also after sunset

PRICE GUIDELINE  $90 each way;but do get a firm quote when booking;  late night surcharge generally applies after 7pm

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OWN TRAILER BOAT

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Parking & Boat Launch from Mooney Mooney public boat ramp, next to M1 Freeway

Also Dolphin Marina, 1 Brooklyn Rd with off street parking for small fee

Note:- La Riveraine has a domestic pontoon w a fixed  post at each end; only suited to trailer boats;  max length guideline 6m if using spriingers from bow & stern

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HAVE BOAT LICENCE - but need a  boat

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Brooklyn Central has a tinnie with a 30hp available for hire

BOAB Boat Hire have polycraft vessels with 50hp + that they can deliver to a boat ramp on the Hawkesbury ; & meet you there; this is cost effective for extended stays

 

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. $135.00pp ( licensed ) You will need to advance book in your boat transfers direct with the restaurant at the time of booking your table. You can also travel there by own boat or be picked up by the restaurant boat at a small fee

Spencer Village Store & Cafe serving legendary breakfasts, great burgers & 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 2.30pmPhone 4377 1123. About 10km upriver by boat.

EXPLORING w OWN BOAT - 50HP plus

Cottage Point Inn , Berowra Waters Inn, The Chefs Secret, Dangar Island Depot  are just some of the great destinations w own boat 50hp plus; not suited to hire boat or water taxi; we will  email  additional restaurant / exploring info when booking

 

RATES 

Rates vary depending, length of stay & time of year

Just Contact Us For A Quote 

 

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