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Cronulla, Australia

Simply beautiful

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 Feb 2023via mobile
Simply a beautiful residence, tastefully decorated, with a great kitchen, sensational al fresco room, plus absolute beachfront.
We enjoyed sunset bonfires each night, alfresco dining in the cabana room, and the outside bathtub.
The beds were amazingly comfy, and just a short stroll into town
and credit to Claire for making such a magical place
Date of stay: February 2023
Room Tip: The kitchen is great, so grab some supplies, cook up a storm and enjoy the sunset over the beach
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 January 2022 via mobile

We loved our stay at Drifting Sands and are already looking forward to visiting again. Claire is a wonderful host with lots of local knowledge about the area.
The beds are all so comfortable with quality bedding and linen making for a brilliant nights sleep. The house is an eclectic mix put together very tastefully with an eye for detail.
Being right on the beach is amazing for sunset lovers.
Highly recommend Claire and her lovely home for a relaxing West coast holiday. Thank you Claire x
Look forward to visiting again.

Date of stay: January 2022
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Claire O'Connell, Owner at Drifting Sands Beachfront Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2022

Thank you for the incredible review Louise - it was such a pleasure to host you and the family and wonderful to see you enjoy the property in all the ways it was designed to be enjoyed along with all the finer touches - thank you so much for noticing and coming and supporting the little business' as mine in these times. I really look forward to welcoming you, Steve, Samantha and Edward back again one day for a west Coast beachfront retreat. :)

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Reviewed 24 January 2022

We had a great time here!! Hokitika rocks! The house had so many cool touches, lots of retro nostalgia, in the most amazing setting. Loved the appointments through the house, great beds, awesome linen and stylish everywhere you look. We loved the 30 second walk to the beach, bonfires, the glow worm dell (magical) toasting marshmallows, sea caves, volleyball on the beach and not to mention the awesome local cafes!!

We can't want to come back for another West Coast adventure!

Date of stay: January 2022
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Claire O'Connell, Owner at Drifting Sands Beachfront Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of my wee wonderland and making the most of your stay - soaking up all the extra features and noticing all the finer details. It is such a pleasure to create and even more of a pleasure to share. Would love to welcome you back again one day.

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Reviewed 22 December 2021 via mobile

Very comfortable, very well thought out, interesting features in this place. Just a really cool place, and an equally cool (and friendly and extremely helpful) host. The weather we had had riding up the Wilderness Trail from Ross was very wet but with plenty of dryers to choose from, that was no problem. It would have been great to be able to use the outdoor bath and fire - both reasons to go back. Highly recommended

Date of stay: November 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 October 2021

Drifting sands is one of the coolest beach houses I've seen. I wish we stayed more than one night! Claire is very friendly and welcoming, she has put so much thought and effort into making her place one to remember. We will be back!

Date of stay: October 2021
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Claire O'Connell, Owner at Drifting Sands Beachfront Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2021

Thank you so much for enjoying all the touches that make Drifting Sands unique and special, we'd love to welcome you back for longer next time. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and loving what we love most about living on the beach. See you next time.

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Reviewed 17 October 2021

Perfect beach location. Can walk to town and glow worm dell. Beautiful sunsets can be soaked from outdoor bath, BBQ or fire. Fantastic vibe with up-cycle boutique at it’s best. Worth every penny. Plan to return.

Date of stay: October 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Claire O'Connell, Owner at Drifting Sands Beachfront Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2021

Thank you Julia, it was such a pleasure to host you and so wonderful you enjoyed all the best bits that make Drifting Sands so unique and relaxing. Would love to welcome you back again one day! Thanks again for taking time to share your experience of our beachfront retreat.

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