Saturday, June 23, 2012

Anchors Aweigh - Narooma

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Purpose of This Blog

 This Blog is to offer guest information about us, our services and inclusions, prior to your arrival. It is also updated based on guests questions and note worthy points.

If you have a question not covered please contact us via email at Anchors Aweigh or phone us on 02 4476-4000.

Picture of original 1880 house incl extenstions

Narooma History

Narooma and area history in pictures link Narooma in History 

Guest House Over View

 The site was cleared and new building commenced in 2005 under the NSW Government building code as a five star energy rated tourism guest house. Completed as a architecturally designed and purpose build Guest House it opened in 2008.

Our mission statement is to provide our guests with a relaxed environment in which to unwind and take time out of the main stream. To this end we are adult only and are not open to the public. 

The building was designed from the start to be a professionally run "private" guest house, that included six only comfortable rooms, configured as:-

  • 2 rooms with King bed and spa en suites, 
  • 3 rooms with Queen bed and shower en suites 
  • 1 suite with Queen bed and shower en suite plus private lounge. 
  • The lower floor area includes a large common guest lounge and dining room with an easy access guest car park.

Positioned off the highway, but within the Heart of Narooma. 

All rooms face the northern beaches and town that can be viewed from each rooms own veranda.  

Veranda's do not have passing traffic. Large tinted glassed sliding doors open from the room to the veranda. 

All rooms are on the second level and accessed via a wide stairway or use our stair lift and have a upper level view with out the hassle of stairs. 

Breakfast is served each day from the menu, please see the menu at this link MENU

Our kitchen is to a government approved commercial standard and so is a secure food environment for your food safety. 

You are most welcome to use the dining room for take away and utensils can be arranged. Relax in the lounge/reading room on the ground floor and enjoy a book or glass of wine.

We are on site 24/7 to assist you with your needs.


                                                                        View from car-park

Disability Access for Guests

Guests with walking disability have a ramp entry to the building and a guest internal stair lift to the second level. There is a guest remote or a manual control for the stair lift use.

The building is not wheel chair compliment and we are not approved in this area. 

Prior Guest Requests

If you have any special needs such as gluten free or dairy free, please check your menu.

Road and Traffic Information 
Road and traffic information can be found at this link :- TRAFFIC 

Emergency First Aid/Hospitals 

Closest hospital is Moruya 30min Nth from Narooma or Bega hospital 50min Sth from Narooma.  

There is a doctors medical center located 1km south at the Narooma Plaza.  

Details are :- Narooma Medical Centre at the plaza  Shop 12&12A 185 Princess Highway                                          P : 02 44765588 M0424204562 W:

Two town pharmacies exist, one is located at the Southern Plaza 

and the other is at the northern end of town on the flat. Hours opened on the weekend is, Sat 09:00am to midday only.  

Also located on the northern end of town on the edge of the roundabout is the ambulance station, Medics will administer first aid and assist after hours. 

For a link to all Doctors click here:- DOCTORS

We are setup for adult couples or singles only. Sorry we are not configured to accommodate children,  
    infants,babies or pets in a suitable environment.

 The kitchen is not available for general use due to food safety requirements for guests.
There are a host different styles of local restaurants within easy walking distance. 

 Rooms are configured for a maximum of two adults only, each room only has capacity for one Queen or one King bed, sorry no single beds.

We are a private guest house and not open to the general public. 

No musical (electrical) instruments to be played within building, acoustic is fine how ever.

Please note if you require anything, something is broken or need additional consumables please do ask us.

General Points

  For lighting through out we use the latest LED's technology fittings and our reverse cycle Air/cons are  power thrifty with very low noise output.
  If returning back late, the car park, stair way and halls ways are sensor lit.
  In the winter the building is gas fire heated, in the summer normal breezes from the sea cool the building.  There is a common lounge, veranda area, and dining room these are located on the ground floor.
 We are a total non smoking site, with smoke detectors located in bedrooms and kitchen area. 

All our beds are medium firmness King Coil and are anti allergenic.

Being in the country and during winter heavy electrical storms we may experience loss of Wi-Fi and or TV signal for short periods due to local repeater outage's. We do have additional lighting in the event of a power outage.

Rear view

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Lock up and Storage 

 There is lockup covered storage just off the car park for sporting equipment such as, motor cycles, push bikes, surf boards, golf clubs, fishing equipment etc. 

Arrival & Departure 

 Arrival time is 02:00pm, with departure at 10.00am. We close at 09.00pm if arriving a little later we can be contacted by phone for check-in.

On arrival enter through the rear car park door and we will assist you with baggage to you room and the reverse on departure. 

Motor cycle undercover lockup parking is available and we ensure that the garage is securly locked once parked. 

Out of main holiday seasons period local restaurants may stop taking food orders by 08:00pm 

Narooma and inlet

Booking Policy

 Due to our rather small number of rooms, bookings by us are confirmed with 10% deposit. Bookings made through, are confirmed with first day cost. 

View from bridge of inlet

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations of a bookings made through us, requires that us sent us an email request. Cancellations with us must be advised at least three full days (72) in advance of the 01:00pm check in.

     Example :- Ring prior to 01:00 pm Tuesday to cancel/change a booking for arrival on 01:00 pm Friday,  72hrs for a refund minus 10%. cancellation charges are first day, with refund of any additional days, by room.   

 If wishing to change your booking with us please contact us direct by email, no charges apply. A confirming email will be returned. 

 Please note:-
  • Any changes of dates are of course subject to availability.
  • We do not charge any fee to change a booked date to new date.
  • Cancellation policy conditions are the same for arrival with children and or pets. 

Just off Narooma

Electronic Policy 

 No use of our business computer is possible.

How to Get There

 To assist you with directions and local video, we suggest the following links:-

Back of the lake area

On Arrival

 On arrival please park in the guest car-park located at the rear of the building, using the western side lane.  Enter the building using the rear door located just off the car-park.

 We will assist you with your baggage to your room and explain all features and services that we provide.

 All sporting equipment, push bikes or other items are to be stored in the garage just off the car park for easy access.

The wharf 

For all rooms we include the following plus in your stay:-

  • Ice
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • All bed linen 
  • Split aircon
  • Home movies
  • Filtered water
  • Electric blankets
  • TV/DVD player
  • Bed lights on dimmers
  • Daily serviced room 
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Breakfast from the menu
  • Gluten free food options
  • All towels, changed daily
  • Milk, light, soy or full cream
  • Use of lounge and dining room
  • Special makeup mirror, spa room only
  • Tea/coffee making and accessories
  • Wine, champagne and water glasses
  • Soap/Shampoo/conditioner/hand wash/moisturizer/bath gel/bath salts for spa rooms 
Please note our Wi-Fi is free but a code is required, this can be found on the breakfast menu. 

Guest Car Park

Guest car park is located at the rear of the building, all guests have one parking space provided, please advise if needing an extra space.
To access use the western side lane of the building. At the moment  there is no undercover parking, some parking is semi shaded.
Sensor lighting covers the parking area, with CCTV. Surface of car park is concrete with normal wide entry point.

All parking is free to guests.

Motor cycle undercover, lockup parking is available to guests. At the end of the days riding you can park your bike in our lockup and we will secure the garage to ensure no one has access. The garage is for end of day secure parking only.

Our car-park area


To ensure privacy breakfast is served for guests only....

If dining room veranda is wet under foot, or its cold or windy when setting up, then we will automatically use the dining room for your conveyance, comfort and safety. 

Please fill out the breakfast menu located in the bedroom for each day and place as directed.

Our normal dining room serving time is from 07:30 thru to 09:00am. 

The dining room has several different tables marked by room number, with the wood gas fired heating on for the winter period.

 See updated breakfast menu at,MENU 

Room Configuration

Rooms face away from the street, with views of beach, inlet and town. All rooms are fully insulated and walls have sound proofing own veranda, tinted sliding doors with fly screens and built in cloths/bag cupboard.

There are three configurations, King bed (no joined bed) with spa en suite or Queen (no joined bed) with shower en suite or Queen bed (no joined bed) with separate lounge and all have woolen underlays.
Large veranda's are off the room and do not have passing traffic.
There are only six rooms in total available, including a suite.
Rooms are configured for one or two people only. Sorry no single beds or wheel ins available.

King bed with spa
Queen bed with shower

Rooms are located on the upper level with broken views of beach/bay and township.

All rooms have small fridge, additional fridge space is also available on request. Tea/coffee making with biscuits and milk supplied. 

Modern low noise split air, self controlled unit is fitted to each room. A ceiling vent is also fitted to allow fresh air to vent thru the room.

Bedroom with veranda

 If pillows do not suite your requirements ie to hard to soft or you require additional, please ask us about our selection. Note we do not have any feather or bamboo fibre pillows.
The additional pillows on the outside of the bed are for supporting you if reading, not for sleeping with. Queen has two sleeping and three support, King has three sleeping with four support pillows.

Back to panel smoke detectors are fitted to all rooms.

Please note
Room one with King bed and spa room has a large private veranda with hammock and views from veranda of the town and water.

The other King bed and spa room has own veranda with views of the town and water.

Guests Visitors

We are a private Guest house and are not open to the general public.

Side/front view

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Due to food preparation regulations and like any hotel the kitchen is not a common area for guest use.

If eating take away, we offer the dining room area and or what ever utensils you may require.

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Room Service

Rooms are serviced daily and includes the following:-
  • Make bed
  • Vacum floor
  • Wash utensil's
  • Change towels
  • Remove breakfast dishes
  • Replace used consumables
Normally this takes about 20min to complete and is carried out between breakfast and noon.
No charges apply.

Narooma inlet

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Common Areas

Common areas are:-
  • Dining room
  • Lounge room
  • Large lower veranda with tables and chairs
  • Smaller veranda facing south on upper level

Dining room

Lounge room

Dining room

Stair way