Balena @ Culburra - Pet Friendly
Balena caters to 8 guests in absolute comfort. You will be a one minute walk from sinking your toes into the golden sands of one of the South Coast’s finest beaches, and only a 15 min drive to the world-famous white sands of Jervis Bay. Here you can swim, surf, boogie board or just float under blue skies in water as crystal clear as a mountain stream. Where your four-legged friend can run for kilometres and the kids can splash in the waves whilst mum and dad relax.
You’ll be staying at a bright, spacious, newly renovated beach house that has room for two families to stay in comfort. On the large outdoor patio you can simply relax and enjoy the sea breeze whilst you’ll sip a glass of wine and listen to the birds. The garden is fully fenced throughout and the front garden is the ideal spot to launch a tennis ball to the dog, read a book or just watch the children play. As night descends gather round the big table and enjoy the best view of the milky way you’ve ever seen!
When you do come inside your only difficulty will be deciding how to relax. Maybe kick back on the couch under the air conditioning and enjoy Netflix, listen to some tunes or reconnect the family over a well-contested board game. Whilst the kids and dog play you can be busy uploading your amazing holiday photos using the complimentary unlimited Wifi.
When it’s finally time to hit the hay, you’ll find four bedrooms with inviting beds with extra pillows and blankets if you need them. Fans for summer and heaters for winter will keep you so comfortable that you won’t want to get up the next day. But you’ll already know from our exclusive guidebook that there are so many things to see and do in the Culburra & Jervis Bay area – from where to shop and where to dine out, to in-the-know local knowledge of the area’s “hidden secrets” that you’ll want to jump out of bed and explore! But before you head out for the day be sure to enjoy a lazy holiday breakfast and a complementary espresso coffee on the front patio.
Holidays are precious and memories are forever. We invite you to make beautiful family memories with us at Balena @ Culburra.
Please note that we supply a number of basic pantry items at each property. We are, however, unable to guarantee the availability of all pantry items.
3 toilet rolls are supplied per bathroom. You may wish to bring additional supplies with you.
Anonymous - 14th November 2020
Locvely spot, great location - not enough comfortable lounge seating
Matthew Brown - 6th December 2020
Close to the beach and a relaxing atmosphere. Excellent bathroom, it was everything we needed for a week away
Jessica Guanzon - 6th December 2020
My sibling and I were extremely satisfied with our stay at the Balena. (Even our dogs!). The photos provided do not compare to the beautiful reality! Our expectations were definitely met with the kitchen, living room area and bedrooms. They provided us with lots of board games, speakers, general food/cooking supplies, high quality bedding and towels and a dog bowl! Inside the shed, there were beach accessories and bikes. We also did not realise how close to the beach we were! Our arrival and claiming the keys was a very easy process. The owners also gave us easy to read/understand instructions and a local guide that included dog-friendly areas! :) The only cons would be the extra shower being separated from the interior of the house and a few insects/cobwebs! (A few ants came marching down into the kitchen). Other than that, I definitely recommend this place to any families with pets or kids, and appropriate aged friendship groups.
Kate Stewart - 16th December 2020
Great location and a fab house. It would be squishy with 8 people, but perfect for a couple to have a relaxing holiday in a beaut location.
Karen Tse - 22nd December 2020
Our dog and us had a fabulous time at Balena. It’s definitely a great place to stay for all beach lovers.
Steph - 12th January 2021
Lauren Simms - 18th January 2021
Had the most wonderful time at Culburra staying at the Balena house. The house was beautifully situated right next to a beach access trail (literally a 2min walk) and filled with the most gorgeous art and decorations. It exceeded our expectations!
Dulitha Ranatunga - 7th February 2021
Amazing location, couldn't be closer to the beach. The bathroom is luxurious and beautiful. Its almost as if the house is designed around this center piece. Just as a heads up to other guests, there are three toilets in the property, but only one inside the house. This shared with the spa and shower, so to use the other ones you have to go outside and enter back in. A minor inconvenience but otherwise a lovely place!
Mark Dobson - 14th February 2021
Fantastic position, two bathrooms and three toilets a plus. Beach house feel. Heaps of parking on property and fenced off to keep the kids in. Fun beach house feels. Open and airy living area/ kitchen. Culburra is such a beautiful beach. Plenty of options for surfers. Supermarket, coffee and some ok restaurants not too far away.
Zhihao Chen - 18th February 2021
Great location next to the beach.
Liam O'Brien - 15th March 2021
Great place, right on the path to the beach with an enormous front yard. Comfortably fits 8 people
Fiona Sheppard - 29th April 2021
This house is perfectly located right next to the path through to the beach, you could not ask for a better location! The house is bright and open with a unique set up both inside and out, looking like a Swiss chalet! There are a few steps up into the house and again a few steps again down to the bedrooms which are located away from the living area. The kitchen is well stocked with the staples and with a large multipurpose living area. There are also two outdoor bathrooms and toilets, they are very modern and well maintained spaces with no trouble accessing. One toilet is along the balcony from the living area and the other at the side, very close to the front door! There is also an outdoor sitting area (no view to the beach though sadly) however we didn’t have the opportunity to use that space on this visit!
Therese Gane - 28th May 2021
Had a lovely time in Balena house. Perfect location , just next to the beach. Stayed here wd my husband wanting a break from the city. We enjoyed the peace and serenity so much that we extended for another night, and managed to watch the blood moon happen. Saw a lot of shooting stars and an amazing sight of the Milky Way! Discovered the art of “worm catching for bait” from the locals , and enjoyed amazing sunsets and sunrise just behind our backyard! Visited a lot of lighthouses, did walks in Jervis National park and discovered white sand beaches! Lovely cafes nearby and Woolies just 10 mins away. House was well equipped with your basic needs.Had a cleaning issue when we arrived . Rebecca was very helpful and issue was resolved . There are 3 toilets and 2 bathrooms but only 1 main bathroom inside the house, by the living room. Only negative side , walking in the middle of the night , through the hallway with steps to get to it. Not recommended for the elderly or non- ambulatory guests. Would definitely recommend and come back to this place and bring my daughter and her dog next time! Did I mention that the beach behind it is a leash free dog beach?..
Jake Parkinson - 2nd June 2021
Place was absolutely amazing and in a beautiful area. Had an amazing time and would absolutely stay again