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Perched on the Hawkesbury River, just outside of Sydney, Sentry Rock is a luxurious retreat. Burnt orange slabs of timber pop out of a taupe landscape draped in vibrant forestry and a reflecting river. Soaring timber logs rise out of solid stone, perching the sprawling lodge across a natural escarpment above the mighty Hawkesbury. Sentry Rock is the dream location for the outdoorsy soul. It is the backdrop for an afternoon siesta, the supreme setting for a fish and bevvy or the ultimate playground for children. You won't find better riverside accommodation on the Hawkesbury! With 6 bedrooms, 4 with en-suites, each guest will feel like they have the best room in the house. Each suite has its own unique feel that will transport you to another time and place. Huge open fireplaces, stunning outdoor spaces including waterfalls, expansive lawns and a pizza oven, a heated pool, jacuzzi and steam room, spacious accommodation for 12, a wine cellar carved into natural rock, antiques and original works of art; visiting Sentry Rock is an experience in itself. Located just outside of Sydney near Wisemans Ferry, Sentry Rock can be accessed by road, boat, helicopter and seaplane. Rarely is such a unique sense of remote serenity, so easily accessed from Sydney. Boat transfers available from Palm Beach, Pittwater and throughout the Hawkesbury. Seaplane transfers available from Sydney Harbour. Many of Sydneys favourite waterfront dining spots are easily accessed by water from Sentry Rock, with transfers available on our luxury sports boat. Private berths available able to accommodate up to super yacht size.

Sentry Rock is the ultimate retreat and is also available for fully catered corporate events and meetings, photo shoots and filming.

What the owners love

The current owners have put their touch to the property and there is a definite nod to luxurious lodges the world over; from the American west to chic alpine and even a touch of Italy and Africa. Sentry Rock is a historic property that was originally charted by Governor Arthur Phillip in 1789. Built originally by infamous stock broker and media personality, Rene Rivkin, the lodge was later purchased and expanded by Australias father of fast food, Bob Lapointe and more recently by its current owners, making it a unique retreat of unparalleled character and quality.

What we love

The history! This property has such a rich Australian history and we love being able to share that with you. In search of farming land that could save the colony at Botany Bay, Governor Philip led an expedition party and navigated the Hawkesbury River for the first time, spotting unique landmarks along the way to assist with charting the unknown territory. In one long, wide section of river, a large, unusually shaped rock loomed over the river like a Sentry Box; a guard house where a Sentry would stand to keep watch. The section of river was named Sentry Box Reach and the Sentry Rock today still stands guard over the unchanged river below, that remains the same untouched wilderness as it was when it was first named in 1789.

What groups of friends love

There is nothing better than getting out of Sydney and relaxing surrounds by nature with a few of your nearest and dearest friends. This high end luxury getaway is ideal for friends or families alike, accommodating up to twelve guests between the original and new wings. Perhaps the vibe which drifts throughout Sentry Rock is that of tepee chic with varnished warm tones and Aztec prints and furs that are splashed throughout the rooms, complementing the relaxing canvas white materials.


Bedding Configuration

2 x King Masters with en-suites with free standing baths 2 x King rooms with en-suites (convertible into 2 king single beds) 1 x King room (shared bathroom) 1 x 2 King single beds (shared bathroom)

  • 12 People
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Car Spaces

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All reservations with Luxe Houses include a personal greeting and Champagne on arrival, housekeeping, Aesop bath and spa products and access to Luxe Concierge which is at an additional cost should you wish.

We love our VIP concierge and so will you; private charter jets, super yachts, celebrity chefs, butlers, drivers, bespoke spa treatments, wonderful nannies, personal trainers and VIP helicopter transfers. Everything, is in reach with our extensive and highly respected network of impressive professionals, who we have been working with for a number of years. Concierge services also include arranging at an additional cost private chefs and wait staff for special guest occasions from the romantic to group dining experiences. Luxe Houses concierge specialises in ensuring your stay in our properties is both decadent and flawless.

Please note: we do not allow properties to be hired for weddings or private parties.