Wynola | Boomerang Beach
Traditional Queenslander turned stunning beach house on NSW Mid North Coast.
Location & Chill
OCTOBER 2018 | OUR FAMILY OF SIX | 5 NIGHTS
Having seen the façade on social media, I knew what to expect. But there is nothing quite like seeing Wynola in the flesh. She is beautiful!
The owners of Wynola, Bianca and Glen Wakelin, transported an old Queenslander from Brisbane to its new home on the Mid North Coast at Boomerang Beach. Once in place, they worked hard to bring it back to its former glory — a great story for a house that demands its corner location. There is truly something special about older homes, and Wynola was no exception.
The layout of the house is a bit like a rabbit’s warren with rooms leading off all the hallways. There are four bedrooms, so when we first arrived, the boys quickly tried to work out which was the best room to bags. There was six of us, but you could easily have accommodated more guests as the bedroom off the lounge room has a queen and a single bed.
The gorgeous fretwork above the internal doors looks amazing, but it does mean that there’s no privacy with noise. The ensuite with the claw bath is beautiful (it was put to good use), and off the kitchen and dining area is an oversized deck that runs along the side of the house. We spent most of our time there, soaking up the sun and just chilling out.
Underneath the house, the kids were pleasantly surprised by the ping pong table and the bikes that were available for us to use. The outdoor shower is a necessity with the beach across the road, and the yard has a fire pit, which is where we ate most of our dinners.
Wynola has personality and a whole lot of style – classic, coastal, and eclectic. My favourite room was the ensuite with the mint coloured bath and the patterned tiles. It was gorgeous. And the koala print above the front bedroom was a big hit with the kids. It injected the Australiana feel that sits perfectly with a house like Wynola.
There was so much that we loved about Wynola, from the holiday feeling that hits you the moment you arrive to having space to spread out, inside and out (and underneath!). We felt so relaxed and were instantly at ease, thanks to the charm and personality of the home.
But hands down, being across the road from the beach was perfect for our surfing family (except for my eldest son Marley who had broken his arm).
Wynola is literally right next door to a beach resort, Moby’s, which we may, or may not of, snuck into for a swim. The coffee was great there, and they have a restaurant, but we didn’t eat there.
The local shops were an easy 10-minute walk away. Our go-to was the Drift Coffee Shop, which served my almond milk of choice. Winning!
We drove to Pacific Palms for the markets, which was a mix of food, clothes and knick-knacks. It’s worth checking out. I had an impromptu tarot card reading, which was a bit of fun.
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