Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a Bed and Breakfast?
Our B&B is like a cross between a small boutique hotel and a lovely home, with just a few guest rooms.
Guests have their own private bedroom and ensuite bathroom. There is a big guest-only sitting and dining room with a real wood fire. There is also a tea and coffee area with a microwave, fridge and kettle. There is plenty of space to sit in the garden and on the verandah.
Who are the hosts?
With a background in TV documentary we chose Jervis Bay as our home because of its unique, unspoiled beauty. Having travelled all over the world we fell in love with Huskisson and bought the historic Huskisson Bed and Breakfast to restore, renovate and create our own version of the perfect place to stay.
What is the history of the house?
Huskisson Bed and Breakfast was built in 1913 and was originally located at the Australian naval training college at HMAS Creswell – just down the road. In the 1970s it was moved (on the back of a truck) to Huskisson and had a new wing added to it. About 20 years ago it became the first Bed and Breakfast in Huskisson. In 2003, we saw its special charm and potential. Over the years we have renovated and rejuvenated the house in our own unique style to become one of the most popular B&Bs on the south coast of NSW.
Does each room have its own ensuite bathroom?
If you take the garden room as a family suite, the bunk/single room shares the huge family sized bathroom with the queen room. No one has to walk through either room to get to the bathroom.
Bathrooms all have clawfoot baths and showers.
Is breakfast included in the tariff?
What is for breakfast? What is a ‘light breakfast’?
Orange juice, leaf tea in a pot or individually made espresso coffee (Steve’s lattes and cappuccinos are specialty). Fresh tropical fruit salad or in winter, fruit compote such as rhubarb (from our garden) and ginger, apple and cinnamon, berries, organic muesli and all kinds of cereal and yoghurt. Just-baked bread from the bakery, toast or fruit toast with home-made jams and marmalades (using limes from our garden). On weekdays this will be more of a ‘help-yourself’ light breakfast, but weekends and public holidays will include a cooked option such as eggs and bacon. Please note that from May 1st 2018 breakfast will always be a light breakfast i.e. no eggs or cooked food and prices are being adjusted to allow for this.
Where do you serve breakfast?
For most of the year we serve breakfast on the verandah. In cooler times we serve breakfast in the dining room.
Will I have to sit with other people for breakfast?
Each guest has their own breakfast area in the dining room or on the verandah. Occasionally, on a very busy (or very rare cold) day you may have to share a big table with one other couple but we give you plenty of space.
What time is breakfast?
Breakfast is between 8.30am and 9.30am. If you arrive for breakfast at 9.30am we will still serve you breakfast.
If you want an earlier breakfast please let us know the night before.
Will we have to socialise with the hosts?
We tend to be around for breakfast and to welcome guests. We give you advice about all the things to do in Jervis Bay, but we leave you alone and give you privacy. The sitting-room is for guests only – we hosts have our own private space. That said, we have made some wonderful friends and have many, many returning guests.
Can you provide for food allergies/intolerance?
Yes we will try to accommodate your needs. Please let us know your dietary preferences before you come. Bear in mind that if you prefer a particular brand of soy/almond milk or gluten free bread or cereal etc, you might be wise to bring your own. Please remind us when you arrive.
I am allergic to cats/dog. Does your cat/dog go in the guest areas/bedrooms?
Sadly all our elderly pets have died in the past couple of years so we don’t have any pets anymore.
Are you close to the beach?
It is about a 5-7 minute walk to the first of Huskisson’s Jervis Bay beaches. We are 10 minute walk to Huskisson’s beautiful main beach along a lovely coastal footpath through the village and park. Hyams Beach is a 7 minute drive away and Booderee National Parks beaches like Greenpatch and Murrays are 12 or 15 minutes’ drive away.
Can we walk into Huskisson village?
Yes we are 5 minutes walk from the heart of the village! We are 3 minutes from the Huskisson cinema or Jervis Bay Maritme Museum and Gallery and all the cafes, restaurants and shops.
Where do the Dolphin/Whale cruises and dive boats leave from?
The wharf in Huskisson is only 5 minutes walk from our B&B and it is where all the cruise and dive boats depart from. The dive shop, dolphin and whale cruises have their booking offices in Huskisson’s main street – again only minutes from us. There are numerous meal options in Huskisson.
Can we cook our own meals?
No, we do not provide for self-catering as there is no sink or stove/oven in the guest area. We do have a fridge and microwave and are happy for you to bring takeaway or deli cheeseboards or picnics to eat in the dining area, garden or on the verandah.
Where can we eat lunch and dinner?
Jervis Bay and especially Huskisson is lucky to have many excellent cafes and restaurants catering to all tastes. Many of the best cafes and restaurants are a five minute (level) walk from the B&B, so you don’t even have to worry about driving.
What shops / supermarkets are nearby?
There is a small supermarket in Huskisson as well as a deli, butcher, fantastic bakery, fish shop, banks, hair dressers, gelati and ice-creameries, candy stores, veggies, chemist/pharmacy, pub, cinema and a newsagent. Coles and Woolies are a 5 minute drive away at Vincentia. Huskisson has increasingly wonderful boutique shopping – clothes, homewares and weekend markets.
Can we get Public Transport – a train and bus to Huskisson?
Yes but it takes about 4-5 hours from Sydney to here door to door. Public transport once you are here is few and far between so we do advise you to drive if you want to see the national parks etc. You can hire a bike of course! Please go to the end of ‘directions’ section of this website for all details.
Terms & Conditions
CHECK IN IS FROM 3pm. CHECK OUT is 11am.
Well-behaved children of all ages are welcome at our B&B. Please make sure you are confident about your child being well behaved. We are ‘child friendly’ but not ‘child proof’.
Please inform us if you have any special needs as regards room type. We will try to put you into the room you have requested, but we reserve the right to move you to another room.
Please let us know if you have a special diet or allergies. We endeavour to provide you with special food/allergy diet you have requested but cannot promise perfection.
WE TAKE A 50% DEPOSIT TO CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING. You can pay the balance when you are here – cash or by card – eftpos or credit. Not AMEX.
If you cancel your booking, the deposit you have paid to confirm your room is REFUNDABLE up to 28 days prior to your stay with us.
After that you must forfeit the deposit of 50% to us. We do try to be flexible and generous and may be able to offer you credit or a postponement, depending on circumstances.
Please let us know any changes at least ONE MONTH before your arrival date.
We obviously reserve the right to ask you to leave the B&B if you are not being thoughtful to us, other guests or our neighbours.
More information about Jervis Bay…
Can be found at www.jervisbaytourism.com.au