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Last updated: 31 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Mark Chipperfield

Dating back to the 1950s this small guesthouse has welcomed visiting artists, writers, world travellers and the occasional movie star over the years. Located at the southern end of Australia’s most famous beach, the property offers just five immaculate, sun-drenched suites.

Although compact, the guest rooms are superbly equipped with luxurious beds, Smart TVs and modern ensuite bathrooms. Guests also enjoy a breakfast selection of tea, coffee, waffles, jams and organic muesli.

It’s a homely, relaxed place to stay, that’s all about location – just 200m from Bondi Beach, and sufficiently set back from the hubbub.

But remember, Bondi is far removed from Sydney’s main sights – this is not the place if you’re coming for sightseeing. Stay here if you want to spend your days on Bondi’s iconic beach, with its buzzing beach lifestyle, world-class swimming and surfing, and a magical coastal walk.

Surrounding area

The guest house is set in quiet, leafy and pleasant residential street of two storey houses, low-rise apartment blocks and bungalows. It’s a short walk to the beach.

Bondi Beach is Australia’s most famous beach – a magnet for swimmers and surfers alike. It’s not just a place to swim, surf or sunbathe, but a complete lifestyle. When they are not riding the waves, locals are jogging on the beach, doing yoga on the clifftops, or gyrating in the outdoor gym.

Rampant property prices have transformed this English-style seafront into bubble of affluence and it an international hot spot, with a dazzling array of cafés, restaurants and bars.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: < 5mins walk
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Bondi to Coogee Walk

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia[0.5 miles]

Sydney’s best clifftop walk: a superb 6m trail along the headlands and beaches of this picturesque coastline, with plenty of swimming and eating options en route.

Best for ages: 6+ | Free | 2-3 hours

Surf lessons on Bondi Beach

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia[0.5 miles]

Famous for its epic waves and thundering surf, Bondi Beach is one of the best places in the world to take your first tentative ride on a surfboard.

Best for ages: 7+ | £40 | 1 hour

Bondi Beach

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia[0.6 miles]

One of the world’s most famous beaches, with spectacular surfing and a vibrant restaurant and shopping scene.

Best for ages: Any | Free

Sailing & Boating on Sydney Harbour

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia[5 miles]

Sublime harbour seascapes, tranquillity and invigorating sea air await boaters on the world’s most beautiful harbour. A paradise for sailing and motor-boating.

Best for ages: 13+ | £40

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Statues of people looking out in different directions by the sea on a sunny day.

Sculpture by the Sea

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia[0.8 miles]

For almost 3 weeks every October/November, this internationally lauded (and free) outdoor exhibition sees 100 or so sculptures arranged around the (stunning) coastal footpath between Bondi and Tamarama beaches.

Best for ages: 4+ | Free | 2-3 weeks

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Wylie’s Baths

Wylie’s Baths

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia[3.8 miles]

This beautifully-restored Edwardian bathing facility, a short walk from Coogee Beach, offers a stunning ocean swimming pool, historic wooden changing sheds, a small café and wrap-around ocean views. Open daily.

Best for ages: 4+ | £3

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An outdoor pool on the edge of the harbour in front of Sydney's skyline.

Boy Charlton Pool

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia[5.7 miles]

Sydney is famed for its ocean and harbourside pools and this stunning harbourside pool is a stand-out. The Botanic Gardens are on one side, harbour views on the other. Great swim and sunbathing; there’s a fine cafe on site too.

Best for ages: 4+ | £12

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Fort Denison

Fort Denison

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia[6 miles]

Built during the Crimean War, this little historic gem sits in the middle of Sydney harbour. It’s now a museum, with fascinating exhibits like a canon gun powder store and a tidal gauge room. Daily ferries go from Circular Quay.

Best for ages: 6+ | £5

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New South Wales, Australia

One of the world’s most dynamic and glamorous cities, with golden beaches, world-class eating and dining and effervescent, friendly people.

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