Bournda Retreat is a 3-bedroom, 2 bathroom holiday home located in a stunning 70-acre bush setting, adjacent to Bournda National Park, 5 minutes' drive from Tura Beach and less than 10 minutes' drive from Merimbula.

The 4-star self-contained, private retreat has a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and captivating bush views from the covered verandas. The downstairs bathroom has a shower over the bath.

The pristine Sandy Beach Creek runs through the property from Bournda nature reserve, providing guests with an abundance of flora and fauna. Merimbula Airport is 10 minutes' away with daily flights from Sydney and Melbourne.

There is plenty of room for guests to bring their own boats, trailer etc

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Bournda Retreat has been welcoming guests since Feb 11, 2016

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

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Max adults: 7
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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom 3: 3 bunk beds
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Welcoming guests since Feb 11, 2016

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  • Can you bring 2 small dogs & do you have an enclosed yard for them so they can't get out

    hi yes you can bring dogs- there is a covered well protected veranda - with all the rain recently i have seen a black snake and a python near the house- but have had no problems- had guests with a dog stay last weekend thanks for the enquiry steve

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    Answered on November 1, 2020
  • We have a family medium sized labradoodle , Can we bring her and is there a fenced in area

    hi again- yes dog welcome- there is a covered veranda with a small grassed run attached. there is fencing around the side and front of the house but not at the rear tx steve

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Host Review Score 9.8

Bournda Retreat offers guests privacy in a pristine,rural setting, yet is only a 5 minute drive to the beach and shops.

The retreat is also a certified organic market garden, with chooks and a pristine creek running through the property

Bournda National Park is next to the property

Languages spoken: English

What's nearby
  • Mandeni Family Fun Park
    1.5 miles
  • Tura Beach Country Club
    3.1 miles
  • Top Fun Merimbula
    4.3 miles
  • Short Point Beach
    4.4 miles
  • Merimbula Marina
    4.6 miles
  • Merimbula Main Beach
    5.3 miles
  • Pambula Merimbula Golf Club
    6.8 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar waterfront
    6.2 miles
  • Restaurant wheelers
    7.5 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Lake wallagoot
    3.1 miles
  • River bega
    12.4 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Bournda Beach
    2.2 miles
  • Short Point Beach
    3.2 miles
  • Merimbula Beach
    4.9 miles
How to get to Bournda Retreat from Merimbula Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Bournda Retreat
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking garage
No internet access available.
Freedom to eat when you want
  • High chair
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional bathroom
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Spa tub
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Sofa bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Electric blankets
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Air conditioning
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Sit back and relax
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Common Areas
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Hiking
  • Pool table
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Garden view
Building Characteristics
  • Detached
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Baby safety gates
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Baby safety gates
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
  • Pet bowls
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Bournda Retreat takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


6:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of AUD 250 is required. The property charges this 14 days before arrival. That's about 177.90USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by bank transfer, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

1 crib available on request.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Bournda Retreat accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

The fine print

Please note that pets can be accommodated on request basis only, prior to arrival. Please use the special request box when booking or contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please note that the property is strictly nonsmoking throughout.

Please note that this is a private holiday home, you will not be sharing with any other guests.

Please note that guests will need to bring their own food, including bread, butter and milk.

Please inform Bournda Retreat of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

The New South Wales Government has issued a mandatory code of conduct outlining the rights and obligations of people either hosting or renting accommodations on a short-term basis, including a complaints process.

License number: PID-STRA-17485-2

A damage deposit of AUD 250 is required. The property charges this 14 days before arrival. That's about 177.90USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by bank transfer, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Bournda Retreat

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Bournda Retreat on this page.

  • The prices at Bournda Retreat may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Bournda Retreat is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Bournda Retreat is 4.3 miles from the center of Merimbula.

  • Bournda Retreat has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 3 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Bournda Retreat (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Parking garage
    • Free parking

  • Bournda Retreat offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Game room

  • Bournda Retreat can accommodate this group size:

    • 7 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Bournda Retreat by:

    • Car 10min

  • Yes, Bournda Retreat is popular with guests booking family stays.