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Suitable for families and groups of friends, Dickebusch accommodates up to eight people in a beautifully renovated three-bedroom holiday escape.  Featuring a main house and separate cottage, Dickebusch is located in the fishing village of Patonga. The house and cottage have been restored and renovated by Koskela and includes an open plan kitchen and dining plus a large deck and inbuilt BBQ – the perfect set up for sharing and relaxing together at Dickebusch.

Browse #DickebuschPatonga on Instagram to see more image from guests.

Rate for low and high seasons

  • Low Season:

    A$890 weekday (two nights)
    A$1390 per weekend (two nights)
    A$2200 per week
  • High Season:

    (December/January, and school holidays)

    Bookings during high seasons are accepted for a minimum one week’s stay (Saturday – Saturday 7 nights).

    *Price on application.
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Facilities and features

  • Linen
  • Main bedroom with queen bed
  • Second bedroom with King bed that can be separated into two king singles
  • Cottage with queen bed and one bunk set (in one room)
  • Open-plan living and dining area
  • Generously equipped Kitchen with staple utensils & cooking supplies
  • Bathroom with tub
  • Second toilet in Cottage
  • Amazing hot outside shower
  • TV, stereo (iPod compatible), CD and DVD players, video
  • Telephone
  • Dishwasher and espresso machine in the kitchen
  • Gas log heater
  • Laundry facilities in Cottage
  • Travel cot, high chair and toy cupboard
  • Selection of board games
  • Large semi-covered deck with barbecue
  • Outdoor dining and lounging areas
  • Herb garden and fruit trees (seasonal)
  • Fishing equipment, rowboat, three kayaks & life vests
  • Two bikes with baby seats
  • Two blocks from the beach
  • One block to the lake edge

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About Dickebush - Patonga


Dickebusch was built in 1929-1930 by the Flowers family as a holiday home. It was a pre-fabricated home that was barged to Patonga wharf in pieces then erected.

The name Dickebusch was in memory of the son of the Flowers family who died in World War I when he was serving as a medic and was buried in Dickebusch in Belgium.

Russel & Sasha happened to find out about the original name one day as they were working on the house.  They noticed a car pulled up at the front of the house and an elderly passenger inside was pointing and talking about the house.

Russel struck up a conversation and it turned out that the people in the car were the granddaughter and great grandson of the family who built the house.

‘We were really fortunate that we made this contact as Jean Elliott provided us with a letter of her memories about the house and some wonderful old photographs of the times she enjoyed there’ – Sasha.

In 2006 Russel & Sasha purchased Dickebusch after visiting Patonga on a friends recommendation and falling in love with the location instantly. Russel & Sasha stayed true to the style of the fishing village houses in Patonga, reusing as much of the original materials as possible. The outside has been largely maintained in its original form.  The interior was almost completely rebuilt and was specifically designed to feel like a home.

Dickebusch feels very different from city homes.  The finishes that were chosen were selected to give it a really relaxed, warm feel.

Surrounded by National Parks and full of wildlife, Patonga is only one and a half hours from Sydney but feels a million miles away.


Easter Relaxation

“I just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful and memorable Easter at Patonga. It was very relaxing and the feel of the cottage was so comfortable and happy and welcoming – it is very special. “ – Sophie

Canoeing and Cooking

“Thanks so much! We had such a lovely time at Dickebusch – we took the boat out again and the canoes which was great fun and had lots of lovely meals cooking in that amazing kitchen.  Thanks for all your help.  I am sure we will be back – just have to make a bit of a plan!” – Joannie

A million miles away and 30 years ago

Just a quick note to let you know we had a fabulous break at Dickebush over Easter – the weather was beautiful, the water was warm (almost tropical) and the house was lovely, as always.  It is always hard to believe that Patonga is so close, because when we are there we feel far, far away from home (if not like we have gone back 30 years in time – my grandmother used to live in a little cottage on Pittwater that felt just like it).   We are just trying to work out when we can go back again. Thanks very much – Greg

"Felt more like staying at a friend's than a holiday rental"

We had a beautiful few days at Patonga- what a wonderful cosy house and beautiful location. There was hardly anyone around so it felt like we had the whole of Patonga to ourselves.

I think our family of 5 managed to take advantage of almost everything the house and location had to offer. We took the boat and kayaks out for a row, played board games, rode the bikes around town,  watched a few DVDs, picked herbs and lemons from the garden, cooked delicious meals in the beautiful kitchen, had a long hot bath, played tennis, went for a very chilly mid-winter swim at the beach and then came home to have a warm outdoor shower. The fact that we could use everything in the house felt more like staying at a friend’s than a holiday rental and we really appreciated the trust and generosity of this.

Thanks Koskela – we hope to be back again one day. Our 3 kids are already planning an annual holiday at Dickebusch! – Linda

"A cooking enthusiast's dream come true"

We had such a beautiful weekend at Dickebusch. It’s the perfect place to entertain with a fully equipped kitchen, with that granite top bench the star. It’s a cooking enthusiast’s dream come true. – James

"Dickebusch for every holiday"

We had an absolutely wonderful time! Thank you. We will be thinking of Dickebusch for every holiday now. -Daniel

"Laid-back luxury" amid historic cottages

We had an absolutely wonderful time staying at Dickebusch.

As an architect student my daughter spent many days in Patonga taking photos of the beach shacks/fishing cottages. Let’s hope that more people do as Koskela has done and retain the original look and feel of the village.

We loved the feel of “laid-back luxury” which made our stay totally relaxing. The kitchen was a highlight for the “chef” in our family and the deck and garden were perfect for our toddler.

Patonga is unique and Dickebusch perfectly complements Patonga. Next time we will have to stay longer – it was quite sad to leave after just a few days. – Helen


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