cotton house beach retreat

The Cotton House Beach Retreat

Palm Beach, New South Wales, Australia

  • Luxury Beach House
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 8 Guests

About The Retreat

Embodying the relaxed yet luxurious style of India Hicks with uninterrupted 180 degree views of Barrenjoey Lighthouse and the Pacific Ocean beyond, is the superb “Cotton House” of Palm Beach.

This three level, plantation style home has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms where family and friends can either socialise together or find their own individual spaces to enjoy the views from every room.

Upon entering this beautiful home from the undercover garage leading to the kitchen, your breath is taken away by the beautifully styled open plan that encompasses kitchen, dining and living area with large deck and the incredible view as its backdrop. Choose to dine indoors or out at either of the dining tables and choose to cook in either the impeccably attired kitchen or BBQ on the large deck. This level offers a queen bedroom with bathroom.

A natural light staircase takes you to the upper level with King master with ensuite and a queen and double bedroom that share another bathroom. The timber ceiling fans circulate the air along with the natural sea breeze that flow through all of these bedrooms, each of which enjoys its own ocean view.

The lower level is configured as a huge rumpus room with kitchenette and laundry with another shower and toilet. A perfect area for children or teenagers to enjoy a movie on the large television while parents are upstairs enjoying their own entertaining area.

The two decks both have external stairs leading to the beautiful and large lawn area with only the natural bushland as its fence line. Upon looking back at this plantation inspired home you will know you are in the lap of Palm Beach luxury which cleverly embodies Carribean charm.

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  • 2 Queen bedrooms
  • 1 Double Bedroom
  • 1 bedroom can be configured as 2 single beds if required
  • A fully equipped kitchen with 2 full size Miele dishwashers ; 2 full-size Refrigerators ; 190cm wide Viking oven with double oven and 6 gas burner oven top including a Teppanyaki plate – perfect for easy entertaining

  • 2 large covered dining decks with lawn and Pacific Ocean views
  • A short walk away from the well known “Jonah’s” restaurant overlooking Whale Beach
  • A short walk away from the secluded “Bible Garden” with its stunning views of Palm Beach
  • North East facing property with views of Barranjoey Lighthouse

Amenities & Services

  • Reverse cycle heating and cooling
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Barbecue
  • DVD Player
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine
  • Games
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

  • Bluetooth Sonos Speakers
  • Cable TV
  • Outdoor Lounge setting
  • Private Off road parking for 2 cars and lock up garage for another 2 cars
  • Baby cot and high chair available on request

cotton house amenities

Accommodation Rates

Season Nightly Rate Minimum Days Maximum Days
07/12/2018 – 31/01/2019
05/12/2019 – 31/01/2020
$2,500 ($17,500 per week) 14 90
18/04/2019 – 22/04/2019
$1,500 ($10,500 per week) 4 90
07/06/2019 – 10/06/2019
$1,200 ($8,400 per week) 3 90
11/06/2018 – 31/08/2018
31/05/2019 – 07/06/2019
10/06/2019 – 27/06/2019
23/07/2019 – 01/09/2019
$1,100 ($7,700 per week) 2 90
31/08/2018 – 20/09/2018
14/10/2018 – 07/12/2018
30/01/2019 – 11/04/2019
30/04/2019 – 31/05/2019
01/09/2019 – 19/09/2019
15/10/2019 – 05/12/2019
$1,200 ($8,400 per week) 2 90
20/09/2018 – 14/10/2018
11/04/2019 – 18/04/2019
22/04/2019 – 30/04/2019
27/06/2019 – 23/07/2019
19/09/2019 – 15/10/2019
$1,200 ($8,400 per week) 5 90

There is a minimum security bond of $2000.
There is a cleaning charge of $400 per stay.

Questions You May Have

Can I check in early, or check out late? 

Check in, is usually from 2 pm and checkout time is usually 10 am. Our property caretaker will meet you at the property at your agreed time from 2pm onwards*. If you wish an early /late departure please contact the caretaker a couple of days before your booking, and if we can be flexible we will, depending on adjacent bookings.

*we require your arrival time, as the caretaker does not live on site and  $100 fee will be charged for his time if arrival times change and he’s forced to leave and return again

Can I host a party at the house? 

The property is in a residential area and maintaining good relationships with neighbours is critical. Therefore no unsolicited party or event or any disturbance will be tolerated. In the event of this happening the terms and conditions of the rental agreement will be enacted there will  be an immediate full loss of Bond, plus any further charges incurred. Having said that , we want you to have a wonderful time and enjoy the property. So if you wish to invite a few non – resident guests for lunch or dinner , please let us know. Providing we are aware of your plans, and reassured it won’t disturb our neighbours, we will be happy to discuss and allow.

Can we have a wedding on the lawn? 

As per above, we regret that despite the desirability of the property no wedding can be permitted. We are happy to offer wedding accommodation for the bridal party or their guests for  wedding ceremonies planned for The Bible Garden, “ Jonah’s “ or “ The Boathouse / Moby Dicks “. All these licensed and approved wedding venues are close to The Cotton House.

Can we sleep extra guests? 

The property has accommodation and facilities for a total of 8 guests, however if you wish to increase the number to 10 guests maximum, please speak to us and we can organise and permit that, for a small extra charge per additional guest.

Is there a daily clean and laundry service? 

The property will be clean and ready for your arrival, and will be cleaned on your departure. There is a general cleaning charge for each property. However any extraordinary cleaning will be charged as extra. Additional cleaning services and laundry may be possible during your stay. Please ask us to quote the cost. For stays of longer than 7 nights there will be a complimentary laundry change and clean. Please discuss this with the caretaker on your arrival.

Is there a minimum stay? 

We will not accept bookings of less than 2 nights…. and at peak holiday periods this will be extended to a longer minimum stay.

How far is Palm Beach from Sydney? 

Depending on the suburb it’s a 60 ( Northern suburbs ) to 90 minute drive

How far is the property from the beach? 

It’s is approximately a 5 – 10 minute drive, or if you prefer to walk, it’s a 20 minute walk down The Bible Garden steps.

Do I need a car during my stay? 

Whilst you  can get to Palm Beach from Sydney on one of the frequent buses from the city to the suburb, we do recommend that you have a car during your stay

Where is the nearest supermarket? 

There is Palm Beach Wine Store and Deli ( 5 minutes drive ) where you can stock up on all the food and wine you’ll require during your stay, or anything you may have forgotten.  However, for a broader choice we recommend you stop in Woolworths in Avalon, on your way to the property, or place a Woolworths or Coles On Line order to be delivered to the house. The drivers from both companies are familiar with the house and used to delivering there.

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The Cotton House in Palmy is a light filled, beautifully styled property with stunning views of Palm Beach headland. The property feels tranquil, private and offers many different spaces where you can enjoy the view and home, I loved sinking into the chairs on the balcony and watching the sun go down and being able to enjoy the view from the open well-appointed kitchen. The easy Palm Beach way of life, seems to have seeped into every area of this property, it was an easy relaxed air about it which made it a wonderful stay – can’t wait to return.

Jodie M – Balmain

The Cotton House is one of the most beautiful homes we have ever stayed in…. incredibly decorated and stylish yet warm and comfortable at the same time!

We had the most fabulous weekend staying here, adored our first time in Palm Beach, paddle boarded, sailed and swam in the ocean, walked up to the light house, experienced wonderful food and then just kicked back and enjoyed the house itself. There is so much space, so whether you want to enjoy the company of others or have some quiet time alone reading a book, you can do both!

We would return to the Cotton House in a flash…. and hopefully will again!

Chloe and David – Melbourne

It’s always the smallest of detail that makes a great house even more special. And …The Cotton House has it in spades!

A hefty dose of Palm Beach harmony and Ibiza chic, your home weaved its magic on us the minute we entered. The mix of textures… honey wooden floors, sisal carpets, huge coral sculptures, designer shell wall hangings, and the white-on-rattan theme throughout easily transported us to a Mediterranean hideaway. We kicked our shoes off the moment we entered only putting them on again to walk to a nearby restaurant for the occasional lunch.

The views are to die for so we happily wiled away hours on the terrace in total privacy listening to our favourite music taking in the soft light of the late afternoon.

I loved the way all of the bedrooms continued the theme of blues and whites …all with the small details that made our stay totally memorable.

Preparing meals is even a treat, with a sparkling view of Pacific Ocean beyond. It’s efficiently set up and equipped with every convenience to make preparing food an absolute pleasure.

Our expectations were not just met but exceeded… thank you for one of our most memorable holidays.

Desley T – Brisbane

The Cotton House is a beautiful and relaxing home. Perfect for groups as there is plenty of indoor and outdoor space for everyone. Attention to detail in fittings and furnishings ensures a relaxing and comfortable stay. And the views of the water are amazing from every angle. Waking up to the sunrise is such a pleasure.
You won’t regret choosing the Cotton House as your Palm Beach home away from home vacation.

Linda H – Mornington Victoria

Even though we live in Sydney, only a short distance from Palm Beach, it felt like we were a million miles away at the exquisite Cotton House. The peace and tranquillity was sublime. The views over the ocean were superb. But the house itself was out of this world. It was straight from the pages of Vogue Living and yet still managed to be gloriously comfortable, as well as stylish. Every little detail had been thought of to make our stay fabulous and quite frankly, we did not want to leave at the end of our holiday! I cannot recommend The Cotton House highly enough.

Jules F – Neutral Bay Sydney

My Partner and I, along with a couple of friends, stayed at The Cotton House in Palm Beach for a week in April 2018 and we were very impressed with the property. Not only is it immaculately styled, but everything, including the beds, linen and towels were of the highest standard and quality. The house itself is huge and spans over 3 amazing light-filled levels, which was equally perfect for coming together as a group, or escaping to a quiet nook for a read/snooze. The kitchen is a huge open space where our group would often congregate to laugh, chat and (competitively) show off our culinary skills. It had everything you could ever want for, including THAT view! Which brings me to my favourite part of the house, the expansive view across Palm Beach and out to the headland! This could be taken in from virtually every room in the house, as well as the multiple decks and the large grassy lawn at the rear of the property. We literally whiled away the hours soaking up the view and the sunshine and at the end of the week we wished we never had to leave. To top the whole experience off, Sioned from Boutique retreats was a dream to deal with and really personalised our stay. The entire process was seamless and we could not have asked for a more knowledgeable or friendly host. We would highly recommend The Cotton House and Boutique Retreats to anyone interested in high quality accommodation.

Adam M – Potts Point Sydney