The Pines is the escape location for
12 month a year holidays. Don’t be put off by winter weather. The bay
has as much to offer of clear winter sunshine, hunting and fishing
opportunities, even sea kayaking in the off-season, as during
mid-summer. And this is the place that makes it worthwhile.
Beech House offers our guests a number of facilities that are not always
available in the remoteness of the sounds. The water only access will
ensure you can be cut off from the trials and tribulations of day 2 day
living, but you don’t have to endure holidaying in a bush camp or
compromise on some of the basic comforts of home.
Although it is off the national grid, the house is provided with
essential power by reliable diesel generator. This is mainly just
lighting in the evening and in the summer is barely a requirement. We
plan to introduce Solar Powered lighting as an alternative for greater
The fridge with freezer box is fuelled by LPG and means your food
supplies can be kept fresh for the length of your holiday. The generator
is not required to keep this facility fully functional. The house has a
fully equipped kitchen with 4 burner gas stove, grill and full sized
oven. On demand gas heated hot water services the kitchen and bathroom
including high- pressure spacious shower.
Newly built decking on 3
sides of the house provides a fitting location for the Gas
BBQ, and ample outdoor furniture makes summer outdoor living a
pleasure. A large outdoor umbrella is provided for shelter on
the deck when the sun is at its strongest. Natural timber
garden table and bench seats on the lawn are situated for
added variety and late afternoon sun. Unfortunately open fires
and coal BBQ’s are prohibited due to fire risks. In winter the
log burning fire ensures a cosy atmosphere to finish off your
days’ adventures, and will keep the house a comfortable
temperature 24/7. Dry firewood is provided in abundance for
just this reason.
You can bring your own sleeping bags/duvets etc, or Linen can
be provided at a small cost. Laundry can be accommodated if
required. We prefer that you leave pets at home, though
hunting dogs are happily catered for outside. A telephone is
available at the house for urgent matters of communication.
Cell phone coverage is intermittent, but normally operational
at the end of the jetty and on most main watercourses in the