Steve & Jen's place offers everything you could ask for and more - amazing value. Perfectly positioned right at a beautiful beach, surf boards and wetsuits supplied, extremely comfortable mattress and an amazing brekky cook up. It was an absolute pleasure to meet Steve & Jen and enjoy their company and that of the other guests too.
We loved staying with our hosts Jen and Steve as they were so welcoming to both Dave and I and made our little boy feel very special. Our room was perfect for us, and the home cooked breaky every morning was delicious, it helped start our day with a huge smile and a spring in our step. We loved being able to interact with the other families, which made the stay even more enjoyable for our young son. Having the opportunity for him to play with other kids and share laughter and holiday fun with the our gracious hosts and other was most enjoyable. We will certainly be coming back. It felt like a home away from home. Cheers Deirdre Dave and Jett
The smell of bacon wafts from the BBQ as I sit here on the balcony gazing out through the gum trees to Narrawallee Beach. Steve and Jen are living the dream and share their little slice of paradise with travelers on the road like me! Honestly this is definitive Airbnb - a warm welcome, a clean comfortable bed, a good price, some unexpected facilities (surf board and Billiard table), a cracking breakfast over a sublime view and a sense that you have really stayed in a place and discovered a hidden gem! Happy Days!
Steve and Jen are consummate hosts, making everyone feel like family. We're grateful to have stayed at their beautiful home in a gorgeous location where, when not at the beach 2 minutes walk away, we enjoyed the ocean breeze and view from the huge deck off the large open (shared) kitchen. With different travelers staying in each room we were able to enjoy each other's company at breakfast (in Steve's words "the world comes to us"), and have the house mostly to ourselves when we weren't at the beach. Steve and Jen like to spoil their guests in providing an amazing breakfast each morning (that carried us through lunch), and preparing dinner was fun as it was either alongside Jen and Steve, or with other guests. The downstairs tv and pool table area was great to relax in after hours at the beach. We'll definitely be back!
Sasha, Abe, Alejandro & Diego
Das ist das beste Airbnb in dem ich jemals war! Die Gastgeber Stev und Jen sind wundervolle Personen, ihr Haus ist sehr sauber und sie tun alles in ihrer Macht stehende um einem eine wunderbare Zeit in Narrawallee zu ermöglichen. Die Atmosphäre ist sehr familiär, man frühstückt gemeinsam auf der Terasse (mit den anderen Personen die im Haus übernachten) und das Frühstück variiert jeden Tag. Es gibt immer Milch, Joghurt, Müsli, Cornflakes, Haferflocken, Ei, Toast, sämtliche Aufstriche und Früchte, Kaffe, Tee ect. Manchmal macht Stev auch Pancakes, Bacon, Spiegelei mit Spinat, Tomaten und Pilzen. Mir haben sie sogar ihre Sojamilch gegeben, da ich keine Milch vertrage. Die Küche ist jederzeit nutzbar und der Strand ist nur 2min zu Fuß entfernt. Man kann also spazieren oder joggen gehen, schwimmen und die nächste Stadt (Milton) ist ca. 7min mit Auto entfernt. Man kann sich kostenfrei Surfboards, die dazugehörigen Anziehsachen und Fahrräder ausleihen. Ich bin wirklich begeistert von ihrer Persönlichkeit, dem Haus und der Umgebung. Man hat viel Natur, aber es wird nie langweilig. Abends kann man dann auf der Terrasse entspannen und das Rauschen der Wellen hören und sich die Sterne am Nachthimmel anschauen. Ich habe dort wundervolle 5 Tage verbracht und werde Sie, wenn ich kann, auf jeden Fall nochmal besuchen. Das Airbnb ist für Familien und Alleinreisende geeignet und man lernt aufgrund der anderen Menschen die auch in dem Haus schlafen, Leute aus der ganzen Welt kennen. Man hat dort einen Kühlschrank und ein Gefrierfach und Handtücher bekommt man natürlich auch. Ich habe im Haus mein Ladekabel vergessen und jetzt schicken Sie mir es sogar noch mit der Post zu. Super nette Gastgeber. Daumen hoch und auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert!!! Thanks Stev and Jen for the wonderful time. I will miss this place and the delicious breakfast every morning. Your one and only german-indonesien girl, Annabell
Elisha's room was the perfect weekend getaway. The room is spacious, a beautiful fit-out and it has everything you need to be self contained. Upon arrival the fridge was stocked with the staples and breakfast food including eggs from the their own chickens. Steve and Jen are beautiful hosts and the location is perfect, being a stones throw to the beautiful Narrawallee beach and just a few minutes drive to Milton.
Steve and Jen, thanks so much for allowing us to be the first guests at Elisha's room. We had a very relaxing weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary and the room was everything we could have asked for. We loved sitting on the deck with the doors open taking in the sounds of the ocean and the chickens whilst enjoying the view of the beautiful veggie patch. We loved having the beach so close and enjoyed numerous relaxing walks and exploring the rocks. We really enjoyed getting to know you briefly and sharing in the news of the birth of your first grandchild. Steve, all the best with the recovery and restlful 2017. We hope to be back in the future. Mike and Melissa
During November we had an amazing time with three fellas from France. Their only destination in Australia was Narrawallee...yeeew!
They came with their pushbikes and a huge desire to learn to surf. This is their reflection:
c est avec grand plaisir que nous sommes restez plus de 3 semaines chez steve et jen qui on reellement ete encore plus qu agreable avec nous .le logement etait comme se que nous attendions .pres des planches de surf conseil tres serieux de jen et steve .partage de repas emsemble tres discrets quand il faut tres serviable. j ai tellement de bonne choses a dire sur cette endroit et ces personnes que je n ai qu un conseil allez les voirs et vous ne serrez pas deçu .l annee prochaine je retourne les voirs ..marc thierry patrick ....jen et steve continuez comme ça vous etes extraordinaire on vous aimes tres fort et un millard de merci pour la decouverte du surf je suis completement conquis l annee prochaine je me fait des vague avec mon frere australien steve ...patrick qui pense deja beaucoup a vous
And thanks to Tracey Smith, this is the translation:
"It is with great pleasure that we stayed more than three weeks at Steve n Jen's who were more than kind to us. The accommodation was as we expected, with surf boards and serious surfing advice and shared meals. Jen and Steve were very discrete when needed but also very helpful when needed. I have such good things to say about this place and the people we met. I only advise that you go and see them and you wont be disappointed. Next year we are coming back to see them.
Jen and Steve, please continue like that. You are extraordinary. We really like you and a billion thank yous for the discovery of surfing. I'm completely hooked. Next year I'll get into the waves with my Australian brother Steve!
Patrick (who's already thinking a lot of you)."
That's right .... 4 students from Shoalhaven Anglican School came for a week in July to participate in ther Study Camp based here at the SurfHouse.
This is what they had to say ...
Tilly Peel ....
I really enjoyed having time away from home and just getting down and focusing which is something that you guys offered us. If I had done this week at home i wouldn't have been eating enough or doing any exercise at all for that matter.
I think that everything was pretty cruisy which crated no stress which was refreshing.
Aimee and Suanne gave me a lot to think about and helped in changing some of the mind set/ opinions I had already set in my mind. Belinda showed me how important the littlest of help can be and Jen gave me more knowledge on mission as a whole and I really like her song it is really catchy.
"Missions don't just have to be overseas"
"Stay F.A.T in your faith "
" Don't rush into doing a mission "
I would definitely recommend it for other students!
Roie Cooper ...
I really enjoyed this idea of the study camp as it gave me a strong routine and also lots of time out, which is what I needed.
I think the SurfHouse is in a prime position for a study camp because of the beach just there and the serenity of the area…just beautiful!
"Mission isn't something you plan, it's something that is led up to."
I loved hanging out with friends and being able to eat together every meal and stuff like that.
I would definitely recommend it!
Lauren Hemsworth ...
Thank you so very much Steve and Jen for the wonderful, beneficial and relaxing experience. I am more than grateful to have been a part of the Study camp. I would love to volunteer to come back next year and give a hand!
I really enjoyed the study camp, it was a really nice time to get a bit of work / study done as well as spend some time with friends too.
I loved the structure of the camp, just in the way it gave some solid time for study but also time to enjoy as well which I liked. Even though each day was very structured I feel like it was done in a way that also gave a good amount of freedom too.
I think the highlights for me were making all the meals together, going surfing each day and I loved getting some time to just hang out with friends.
I really liked hearing about other people's experience of mission and just their stories as well. I think it was really nice getting to have dinner with them first too, I feel like it allowed time to get to know them as well as just be a really enjoyable time in itself.
I got a lot out of listening to Suanne's story and just her honesty about how God has worked and is working in her life. I loved hearing the song Jen wrote too, it was really special hearing such a personal and real story about her life. It was really nice spending time with Belinda and Aimee as well and I liked hearing about their experiences of mission and the way that mission doesn't always mean going to faraway places.
Thanks again for such an epic week and sharing your home with us too, I'm so thankful for the support and love you guys showed us throughout the week.
June 13th saw the local Christian Surfers crew hold their annual Winter Comp. Competitors came from several direction and joined in with many of the locals. A group of girls from Sydney came down and spent the weekend either in the water or in the Surf House. They were a crazy delight to have in and they left an endearing mark both on the competition and with the locals!
The day was superb and the following a few snaps of the great weekend.
We were blessed to have a bundle of Russian enthusiasm in our House for a week. Yulia is in Australia doing a media/TV course and she choose us to come down to and improve her surfing. She had a ball, surfing, bike riding, meeting locals, climbing Pigeon House Mountain, chasing horses and kangaroos, watching John (a new friend!) take on Jump Rock at low tide and then spending hours in Milton Hospital while he had his injured leg X-rayed!!. We had a ball with her also. A special treat was sharing in her cooking talents ... a tasty beetroot soup, called borscht, is continuing to delight our palates.
Yulia wrote back and said:
"Good evening, Jen and Steve!
Thank you for being so kind to me! It was a big pleasure to stay in your house! Unbelievable morning surfing with Jen, beautiful breakfast and all your care- I really appreciate it! It means a lot this "feeling home" so far away from native home!
Keep in touch!
With warm wishes,
Check out her photography on our Gallery
Lucas and Ash returned from Victoria to have some special holiday time with Lucas' Mum, Nicola. It was another hoot and we loved the vibe that they brought and shared.
The card that they left encapsulated their delight ...
"Dear Jen and Steve and SurfHouse,
Wow! Thank yu so much for a fabulous few days. Just the exact amount of:
Fooling in the surf
Finding new friends
Feeling peaceful and relaxed
= FANTASTIC = YOU GUYS = SURFHOUSE
We l;oved our time with you guys.
Blessings for 2015
Lucas, Ashleigh and Nicola"
PS: These two had announced their engagement on Christmas Day!
An amazing gift from Grandma, Jennifer Lane, was presented to her two sons and their families .. a week in the SurfHouse!
Straddling the New Year's weekend, Jennifer and her extended family shared the spoils of a vibrant Narrawallee.
The whole week worked a treat ... this is what Fiona, one of the daughters-in-law left as parting words in a note on the kitchen bench...
"Dear Jen and Steve,
Many thanks for letting us be in your wonderful House for the New Year's week. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We hoped to see you before we left but a miracle has occurred and the car is actually packed and we are ready for our next adventure at 10am! The others all left ages ago but we are the disorganised end of the family ;)
Ruben and Dan did some great surfing and we are very grateful as it has opened a whole new world for Reuben which is a great gift at age 15!
We hope you had a good New Year's start with your family. May 2015 bring health and happiness.
Thank yu again for sharing your home.
Fiona, Oliver, Rueben and Thea (along with Tris, Tracey, Evie, Dan and of course Grandma Jen).
A cool morning greeted us as we began to celebrate the birth of Jesus with a Barbie Brekky on the deck.
The House had visitors from South Africa (Steph and Carol), Pakistan/Melbourne (Ambreen), Hungry (Kati and Andris), and a valued Nazza neighbour (Jo!).
We had fun with fruit, coffee art, and a giant ommlette on the bbq. Stories were told and shared, plenty of photos taken and the best...memories and new friends were made.