Perfectly positioned, the Little Black Shack’s north east aspect lets you wake to the sunrise over Palm Beach headland and enjoy the sun all day long. The sea breeze keeps the shack cool during summer whilst the tree-lined ridge of Ku-ring-gai National Park behind, shelters it from the cold southerly winds during winter. With its rustic, hand built sandstone fireplace with wood burning heater, comfy leather chairs, soft cowhide rugs and full-length window box seat, The Little Black Shack is also a cosy winter cabin. There are two bedrooms and one bathroom.
The main bedroom has a generous king bed and access to a private lawn and garden through a barn door. The rustic bed is hand made from the ramp we used to transport all the building materials up to the site from the beach. It has loads of comfy down pillows, environmentally-friendly 100% linen bedding and is elevated to take full advantage of the amazing views through the four windows overlooking the sea!
The second bedroom features a super comfortable hand made queen bed. The room is built from sandstone and timber and has a soft cowhide rug on the floor. It also enjoys stunning panoramic water views through the window and barn door.
Recline in the butterfly chairs on the stone terrace overlooking the water or in a hammock hanging in a 70 year old frangipani tree.
The interior features recycled and handmade furniture with an eclectic mix of nautical antiques and collectables gathered from our travels around the world and forages along the beach. The lounge, dining and gourmet chef’s kitchen are open plan. The lounge features a hand-built sandstone fireplace and a floor to ceiling bookcase with an extensive library. The window seat spanning the full length of the lounge room, is the perfect spot to relax with a good book, chill out with your own playlist, take a nap, enjoy a drink (or 2) or gaze out of any one of the 6 windows overlooking the sea.
The original sandstone bathroom features a beautiful stone bath and a large copper shower with amazing water views.
Outside, there is an outdoor shower set amongst the trees half way down the front steps leading to a secluded sandy beach at low tide. Here you can rinse off after swimming or shower under the stars on warm summer evenings. The shack is surrounded by native coastal gardens and terraced grass level areas overlooking the water and shaded by huge 70 year old Frangipani trees.