5 luxury stays in Gerringong & Gerroa
The big skies, wide beaches and laid back timeless holiday vibe of twin towns Gerringong and Gerroa set the scene for an escape that reconnects you to nature. However, that doesn’t mean you need to rough it – with a number of high-end accommodation options emerging in recent years for those who like to surround themselves in comfort and style in this picturesque part of the world. We present five examples here.
Overlooking Werri Beach from the north
If you’ve ever wanted the feeling of staying in a magazine spread, the award-winning Dovecote is precisely that property – set into the headland at the northern end of Gerringong’s gently arcing Werri Beach and delivering breathtaking views inside and out. The long country lane leading to this special property belies the unique and sleek architectural lines and modern styling that await you – huge glass windows drinking in the ever changing rural and ocean views. Its main structure, ‘The Headland’, sleeps 8, with the smaller ‘The Range’ sleeping 4. Both include a signature fireplace, pool and freestanding baths and the promise of a memorable stay – ideal for romantic escapes, families or any special occasion.
The perfect adjective: PANORAMIC
Between Gerringong Golf Course and Seven Mile Beach
There’s something magical about the short drive from Gerringong to Gerroa – the trees on the ridge tops; the lush green fields; the way the horizon opens up before you. And set within it all, overlooking the ocean from its hillside spot, The Shed presents a barnstorming main structure with a long, familiar silhouette – combining corrugated-iron and timber rural familiarity with an oh-so modern industrial style of concrete, steel and glass. All year round, the big windows capture the sun, while the continuous 5-metre high cathedral ceilings invite you to breathe freely and unwind in this truly pastoral location. There’s a real sense of place at The Shed – equal parts beach house and farmhouse, adding up to the complete escape.
The perfect adjective: IDYLLIC
Tasman Drive, Gerringong
Keen to get away from it all and hunker down by the sea? Then Bunker House beckons. A triumph of concrete and stone, this impressive mid-century-inspired structure sits at the beach end of Gerringong’s blue-chip Tasman Drive – delivering big views out to the sand and surf breaks below. The property sleeps up to 16 and leans heavily into its ‘bunker’ persona, with exposed concrete surfaces and clean lines taking you into the hillside, anchoring the expansive deck and heated pool. Everything here has been finished to the highest quality – from the state of the art automated tech throughout to the smallest fittings and fixtures across its three kitchens and six bathrooms, with extra features such as a gym and steam room providing the ultimate luxury package.
The perfect adjective: EMPHATIC
Coal Street, Gerringong
Completed during the global pause that was the pandemic, this eye-catching holiday home invites you to once more press pause on a busy life and ‘step away from your everyday’. The curving outdoor shower at the front gate sets the tone perfectly for this modern sanctuary, while inside its five guest rooms (each with ensuites) and bunkroom are styled impeccably in whitewashed-and-timber coastal chic. The stunning one-of-a-kind concrete kitchen benchtop is the ideal place to gather and unwind, as is the seamless deck and pool area, complete with outdoor fireplace – all exquisitely private despite the suburban surroundings. Plus, with just a short walk to Gerringong village, you can press play on nearby boutiques, bars and eateries with ease.
The perfect adjective: PHOTOGENIC
Princes Highway, Gerringong
In case you hadn’t noticed, you’re no longer in the city down in these parts – with rolling green hills and a long history of farming everything from cattle to Chardonnay. Dunoon Farmhouse embraces this legacy more than most – a lovingly restored 3-bedroom, 150-year-old homestead that offers thoughtful character mixed with contemporary styling throughout. From the classic wraparound bullnose verandah and farmhouse kitchen to the large pool and impressive stone open fireplace, Dunoon is a delightful marriage of old and new – both a reminder of simpler times and a firm nod to the pleasures of today. It’s also surrounded by the paddocks of a working dairy farm – so fully expect to see those cows as you sip your Chardy or Cab Sav!
The perfect adjective: AUTHENTIC