‘Adriaan’ was bought by David back in August 2003. David pulled the pin on his physiotherapy day job to start Middle Harbour Houseboats.
The houseboat is fully refurbished and renovated and is perfect for a relaxing getaway from Sydney whilst still in Sydney!
Waterways covered: Mosman, Balmoral, Seaforth, Northbridge, Roseville and Middle Harbour is a beautifully secluded waterway making up the northern arm of Sydney Harbour.
‘Adriaan’ has everything you will need for a truly memorable holiday, whether you’re a couple, a family or a bunch of friends, a visitor to Sydney or a "local" you will see a side to Sydney that you didn't know existed & come away with a fresh appreciation of this superb harbour.
Doonas and pillows are provided. Please provide your own sheets/pillow cases and towels. Wear non-slip shoes for safety.
No boat licence is required. You do need to be 18 or older. David will tell you how to operate the boat, where you can take it and will take you on short drive to make sure you feel comfortable before setting off on your own. For those preferring not to drive a chartering service is available on request.
Carries up to 12 people and sleeps up to 8
From your houseboat you have an unforgettable view looking west, divine food, easy on the pocket, and a wonderful deck to kick back on and absorb the sun.
If you plan to pull up on the wharf (for free), Spitlers can organise this or call you can call the marina direct on 9960 7700.
Call ahead to Spitlers and they will put together an ‘Ocean Platter’ for you to take away on your boat. A waiter will bring your order out to you, now that’s service!
All ‘Ocean Platters’ serve 3 people; orders must be made 1 day in advance. There are 4 to choose from: Calm Waters (light lunch), Beach Platter (hot & cold), High Tide (gourmet) or King Tide (a pelicans feast).
The Spitlers team are very flexible and more than happy to adapt the platters to suit. If you want hot chips, a burger or just prawns and lobster, they are willing to take special requests.
There is also the Spitlers Kiosk, where you can get your take-away burgers, fish and chips, steak sandwiches, ice-creams etc open 7 days a week.
More information & cost
Middle Harbour Houseboats
Clontarf Marina, Sandy Bay Road, Clontarf
Clontarf is only 25 minutes drive from the CBD of Sydney on the northern side of the Spit Bridge.
Weekend (Friday 4pm-Sunday 4pm) from $1090, midweek (3 nights Tuesday 9am-Friday noon) from $1090, extra night $100 & Weekly (7 nights Friday 4pm-Friday noon) from $1,550
7 days a weekwww.middleharbourhouseboats.com
D'Albora Marina Spit Rd, Spit Bridge, Mosman
Entrée’s from $17, Mains from $28, Desserts from $7
Ocean Platter to go are for 3 people, order 1 day in advance: Calm Waters (light lunch) $70, Beach Platter (hot & cold) $85, High Tide (gourmet) $140, King Tide (a pelicans feast) $155
Lunch Tuesday-Sunday noon-3pm & dinner Tuesday-Saturday 6-9pmwww.spitlersrestaurant.com.au