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The Dangar Island House is managed by David, the owner.
$400 - $465/night
Suitable for up to 6 people

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Dangar Island House - The Dangar Island House, in New South Wales, Australia
— David: “There are no cars on the island, the ferry is the only and a slow way to get to and from the island. But this is the beauty of the place – everything is done at a slow pace.”
Interview By:

— How would you describe Dangar Island House in a nutshell?

David: “The Dangar Island House is an understated architect-designed house set among trees on an island in the Hawkesbury River, one hour’s drive north of Sydney. Its black stained weatherboard construction follows the lead of old river cottages but the interior is rather more modern with an eclectic mix of vintage mid-century items, contemporary furniture and a couple of time-worn, early twentieth century furniture pieces.

The house sleeps 6 in three bedrooms. There are no cars on the island so the house is extremely quiet with the exception of early morning birdlife and the odd noise from power boats.”
Dangar Island House - The Dangar Island House, in New South Wales, Australia
— Dangar Island House

— Please describe the layout of the house.

David: “The house is on two levels with the master bedroom and one other on the entry level and a third bedroom on the lower level. The two main bedrooms have double beds while the third has two single beds.

The house features two separate decks, one on each level with views through the trees to the river. A large open plan lounge and dining room with a wood burning stove is partially divided from the kitchen by a long stone topped island bench. The lower level is accessed by an internal set of stairs and contains a double bedroom with a 20sqm deck plus a bathroom and laundry. Exterior stairs lead to the local river beach which is sandy and suitable for swimming at high tide. The house is 20 metres from the nearest ‘road’ and accessed by stairs.”
Lounge area - The Dangar Island House, in New South Wales, Australia
— Lounge area

— How would you describe the atmosphere at Dangar Island House?

David: “With a very relaxed atmosphere The Dangar Island House is a great place to visit if you are after a quiet, restful time. With a material palette of black stained timber, lime washed oak floors and pale grey limestone partnered with lots of glass, the house is clean and contemporary but not cold or sterile.

Because there are no cars on the island, walking around is very pleasant. There is a bowling green on the island for lawn bowls and a small corner shop that serves coffee, cakes and breakfasts. The ferry is a slow way to get to and from the island but this is the beauty of the place – everything is done at a slow pace.”
 - The Dangar Island House, in New South Wales, Australia

— Who should stay at Dangar Island House and who should rather book something else?

David: “Couples or families who enjoy nature are ideal guests. The island’s bird life is impressive with Kookaburras, Sulpher-Crested Cockatoos, Rainbow Lorikeets and King Parrots all regular sights. The river is a large body of water and is a great place to investigate by kayak. Kayaks can be hired from Bradley’s Beach - a 200 metre walk from the house.”
Dangar Island - The Dangar Island House, in New South Wales, Australia
— Dangar Island

— Please tell us about other facilities and services offered.

David: “All beds are made up. Bath and beach towels are provided. The kitchen is fully equipped with the exception of a kitchen mixer. The oven is Neff, the dishwasher Miele. As there is no natural gas on the island the cooktop is electric. Plenty of quality pots and pans, knives and slow roast pots are provided. A selection of basic food stuffs are on hand for use by guests.

There is a selection of board games, books, music CDs and DVD’s. The house has WiFi. There is currently no television reception. The laundry has a Miele washing machine and a Fisher & Paykel dryer. There is a small gas fired BBQ on the main deck.”
Bedroom - The Dangar Island House, in New South Wales, Australia
— Bedroom

— What’s your policy on kids?

David: “The child policy at The Dangar Island House is flexible. While we stipulate no children under six we are happy to discuss this with prospective guests. Our main concern is that there is no fencing on the island so the potential of a child wandering off is concerning. In addition there is a large amount of breakable items like ceramics at low levels and a lot of pale linen on furniture - so not totally conducive to very young children.”
 - The Dangar Island House, in New South Wales, Australia
 
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