Huskisson Bed & Breakfast – A Family-Friendly B&B at Jervis Bay

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A family-friendly B + B

Our family spends a lot of time at this gorgeous Bed and Breakfast in the pretty Jervis Bay town of Huskisson, but we don’t actually stay here ever.

‘Why’s that?’ I hear you ask.

Well, Kate and Steve, who run Huskisson Bed &Breakfast are very old friends. They’re the kids’ honorary aunty and uncle, and Kate’s my Aussie sister.

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Kate and Steve and I met when we all worked at BBC Scotland in the early 1990’s. This was before Kate and Steve’s eyes had met during a wet and windy Stornaway filming trip.

This was back in the days I was a loveless spinster with cats.

We all turned up back in Australia at the same time. Kate and Steve made a massive sea change, from the glam world of TV in Sydney to the busy world of the B&B in Husky. They still do make the odd film though.

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Photo from the South Coast Register

Anyway, Huskisson B&B is the only one which really welcomes children young and old. 

Kate and Steve often have families staying and so I thought I’d give blog readers a wee tour through the B&B.

If you’re looking for a more relaxing holiday than the general beach house stay, where cooking and cleaning must be done, this B&B might be for you and your family.

N.B If you’re looking for a romantic (or at least adult!) getaway, then do read on. All rooms are well separated and sound proofed so any families staying shouldn’t be a disturbance to you.

All photos are by Steve, by the way. He knows his stuff.


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Huskisson Bed and Breakfast family accommodation

This is the Garden Room, the French doors lead into the garden

 

Huskisson Bed and Breakfast family accommodation

The Garden Room’s family annexe has two single beds (the bunk has gone since this picture was taken)

 

Huskisson Bed and Breakfast family accommodation

This is the Porch Room, with queen bed

 

Huskisson Bed and Breakfast family accommodation

The Porch Room’s bathroom – I know!!

 

Huskisson Bed and breakfast family accommodation

This is the Sunroom which also has French doors into the garden, a single bed can be set up in this room for one child.

 

Huskisson Bed and breakfast family accommodation

And here’s the Sunroom bathroom, like the others there’s a separate walk-in shower

 

Huskisson Bed and breakfast family accommodation

Saving the best til last, this is the Verandah Room – very romantic

 

Huskisson Bed and breakfast family accommodation

Here’s the claw-foot bath in the Verandah Room bathroom – swoon

Reasons to stay at Huskisson Bed & Breakfast

  • It’s unique style, all the rooms are painted white and look very special.
  • The beachside feel of it, even though it’s not right on the beach.
  • It’s only five minutes walk to the fabulously retro Huskisson Pictures.
  • It’s only six minutes walk from Owen Street, the heart of Huski, with it’s beaut cafes and quaint and quirky shops.
  • Kate and Steve are warm and expert hosts who can help you make the most of your stay.
  • Huskisson B&B has been awarded the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row.
  • Tripadvisor recent reviews are here, have a read.
  • All rooms have super comfy queen beds, I know cos I’ve lain down on them.
  • All the bathrooms have claw-footed baths. Big sigh….
  • Wifi is free!
  • The house’s sense of history, it was built in 1913; Kate and Steve can tell you all about it.
  • It’s right across the road from the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum.
  • The guest sitting-room has a cosy wood fire and is full of interesting objects, ask Kate about them.
  • It’s luxurious but feels like home too, and the price tag is not exorbitant.
  • Specials runs most of the year, mid-week escapes are very well priced. Check specials here.

 

Any drawbacks?

Huskisson B&B is not waterfront, but it’s within easy walking distance to the Huskisson beaches which are gorgeous. It’s only a short drive to Vincentia’s beaches and to the dazzling white sands of Hyams Beach and Booderee National Park. 

There is no kitchen for cooking your own meals but guests have use of a microwave and fridge for warming up babyfood or takeout etc.  For me, this is  not a drawback as it would means a real ‘no house-work’ holiday.  

Huskisson Bed & Breakfast

Huskisson Bed & Breakfast website is here.

My 25 Things To Do in Jervis Bay With Kids post is here.

Now then, if you stay with Kate and Steve, do let me know.

With a bit of luck we might all be able to have a cuppa on that divine verandah.

Happy escape planning,

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Posted on: July 10, 2015

4 Comments

  • Reply January 20, 2018

    Jo-Anne Wielowieyska

    Dear Seana, I’ve been pouring over your blog for our upcoming visit to Sydney in March with our kids (4 and 1 year) and it’s been super useful.

    I have just booked Huskisson Bed & Breakfast for 3 nights from 21 – 24 March and can’t wait. Let us know if you’ll be around – we’re coming from Hong Kong.

    Cheerio
    Jo-Anne

    • Reply January 22, 2018

      Seana Smith

      Will do, I am sure you will have a lovely time at Jervis Bay. Are you also staying in Sydney for a while??

  • Reply January 22, 2018

    Jo-Anne Wielowieyska

    Yes indeed – we’ll be in Sydney for about 5 days and already have Centennial park (Ian Potter garden) on the itinerary thanks to your blog. Also have The Grounds of Alexandria, walk from Bondi to Coogee with lunch at Coogee Pavillion, etc. Staying in Manly/Freshwater – actually looking at Airbnb right now. 🙂

    • Reply January 22, 2018

      Seana Smith

      Manly/Freshwater is a great choice with children. Do get in touch closer to time and we could meet for a cuppa all being well. My email address is hello@hellosydneykids.com.au.

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