for Respite Services, STAs, Supported Holidays and
Quality Respite and STA accessible accommodation that will;
Suit your clients - Delight their families - Make your staff's job easier
And make you look good for the recommendation, too!
Your ideal NDIS respite and STA accommodation
Easy to get to from Sydney, Hunter & Central Coast
Seafarers Diamond Beach is an easy three hours’ drive, straight up the M1/Pacific Highway from Sydneys’ northern suburbs, 2 hours from the Central Coast and 1.5 hours from Newcastle.
Many wheelchair accessible activities to enjoy
Enjoy a range of accessible activities in the local Diamond Beach & wider Forster/Tuncurry area. Whale watching, lake cruise, ten pin bowling, cinema & more. Plus a pool with pool hoist.
Easy access respite break, STA or supported holiday
Your clients Respite break, STA or supported holiday won’t include worries about access difficulties, with easy access throughout, wide ramps, hall, doorways, pathways and parking.
Fully self-contained accessible accommodation
Fully self contained home with excellent kitchen and laundry facilities, large fridge, microwave and more. Plus quality linens and bath towels provided with the beds all made up when you arrive
Private pool with pool hoist
People with disabilites can enjoy some private pool time – no curious eyes. And the pool hoist makes getting in & out of the pool easy. Ideal for water rehab too.
Large, accessible bathroom
Our large, roll in bathroom has an open wide, hob-free shower, adjustable shower hose, roll under vanity, adjustable grab rails and plenty of additional space.
Guests dogs are welcome too
Guests are welcome to bring their precious pups with them too. Up to two dogs are welcome at Seafarers Diamond Beach – inside and outside.
Enjoy easy wheelchair access throughout
Extra wide halls, doors and pathways, as well as an easy-roll rear access ramp make staying at Seafarers Diamond Beach an easy, happy experience.
NDIS Support Coordinators, Local Area Coordinators and Disability Respite Services Managers
are SUPER BUSY people – we get it.
So at Seafarers Diamond Beach, we make your job of providing or recommending, a high quality, genuinely wheelchair friendly accessible accommodation venue for Short Term Respite Accommodation for your disability respite service clients and accessible or supported holidays recommendations to your clients, Easy.
Seafarers Diamond Beach is accessible accommodation that has been purpose built to support people with disabilities, their carers and their families. It provides genuinely accessible, specialist disability accommodation, with a beachside resort feel. It is ideal for;
- Disability Respite Services – Clients with carers stays
- Supported Holidays – individual or small groups
- NDIS Self Managed participants
- NDIS Plan Managed participants
- Short Term Accessible accommodation for people with a disability
- Families /People looking for your trusted recommendation of quality accessible holiday accommodation, specialist disability accommodation or STA accommodation.
“Our first holiday since Steve’s S.C.I injury. A lovely relaxing break.
Carol and Steve
Seafarers Diamond Beach is accessible disability accommodation that makes your Respite Services staffs’ job easier and more comfortable (ask us about our unique Carer’s Suite). It’s where your respite clients will enjoy themselves and look forward to coming back to, time and again. And where your clients family will be thrilled you’ve taken them to.
“We’ve had an amazing time like always. Wayne is already talking about coming back”
Callan, Finding Yellow
“I think this place is fantastic. Really enjoyed the stay. You gave us ideas on outings to do, places to eat and organised a beach access wheelchair”.
Alison, Support Worker
NDIS and specialist disability accommodation doesn’t have to be plain and boring
The accessible accommodation you – as an NDIS Support Coordinator, Local Area Coordinator or Respite Services Manager – recommend for your NDIS clients, Respite Services’ clients stays, NDIS Short Term Accommodation getaway, supported holiday or specialist disability accommodation stay doesn’t have to be clinical and bland – looking and feeling like an impersonal hospital.
You and your clients will happily discover that Seafarers Diamond Beach has plenty of charm and personality, whilst still providing genuinely wheelchair friendly, accessible accommodation, inside and out. PLUS it’s got all the modern amenities of a high end resort – including the wonderful benefits of a gorgeous private pool – with a pool hoist! (And did we mention we’re dog friendly too!)
The features and amenities of Seafarers Diamond Beach make it ideal for:
- people living with spinal cord injuries
- independent wheelchair users
- assisted wheelchair users
- walking frame or cane users
- people with reduced mobility
- families with a member needing easy accessibility
- respite care services – short term rental accommodation for clients and their carers and for supported holidays
- people with disabilities looking for accessible holiday accommodation
- people looking for holiday accommodation that is both wheelchair friendly and dog friendly
Our Unique Carers Suite
At Seafarers Diamond Beach we understand that Respite Services staff and individual Respite carers (be they paid or informal family carers) play an essential role in the life of most NDIS participants. It’s hard work and we do our best to make their stay with a family member or person with a disability, at Seafarers easier and more enjoyable too.
Recognizing this, we’ve uniquely incorporated a private Carers Suite into the design of our accessible accommodation. This Carers Suite is a private, separate area of the house and consists of a large, private studio bedroom, with comfortable double bed, ensuite bathroom, tv, coffee station and sitting area. Available by prior arrangement only and additional fee applies.
All the features your clients need
Check out the floor plan and see how Seafarers will work for your clients
Yes, we have steps at the front—but there’s a wide ramp at the rear
A note from Dianne and Chris, owners of Seafarers Diamond Beach
Hi, we’re so pleased you’re considering Seafarers for your clients next accessible respite stay or recommending us to your NDIS clients for an accessible holiday or STA. You’re clients are going to love it!
Don’t be put off by the stairs at the front of the house.
We’ve designed and built Seafarers to be wonderfully accessible inside and out. And, among other good things, there’s a nice, wide access ramp at the side and rear of the property for easy wheelchair access into the house and the pool and BBQ area.
We know how hard it is to find great accessible accommodation and that your clients deserve and need an easy, relaxing holiday or respite stay without worrying about accessibility problems before they arrive (or during their stay).
We’ve worked hard to make Seafarers accessible and beautiful throughout for wheelchair users and their families, respite service staff and clients and anyone needing a short term accessible accommodation location.
You can feel confident recommending a stay at Seafarers Diamond Beach to your clients. We know they’ll enjoy it! (And you’ll get the cudos for recommending it!)
Seafarers owners, Dianne and Chris.
“Miracles do happen!
– Wheelchair accessible house, – Welcomed our 2 precious pups, – Beaches, coastline so close
Loved the stay!”
Jenny and Kristy
What a difference a pool hoist makes
Tell your clients to get their cozzies ready or take them out on a shopping spree for some new ones, because even if they’ve not been in the water for years, they’ll be able to enjoy a splashing good time here.
With Seafarers accessible private pool and pool hoist there’ll be no stopping them now. Our delightful tropical pool and easy to use pool hoist makes it all so easy. Its a key highlight for many of the guests staying here – particularly during the warmer months. Plus its an ideal depth for water rehabilitation exercises during a stay here.
“You had me at pool hoist” John, Sydney
“The pool is an ideal depth for my water rehabilitation exercises” Sarah, Church Point
Guests are free to enjoy the pool as often as they’d like – morning, noon or evening.
NSW north coast disability accommodation starting from $350+gst per night
Nightly rates vary depending on the time of the year – but you always have exclusive and private use of the whole property during your stay.
Summer months, school holidays, Easter, long weekends and Christmas/New Year are always very popular and in high demand, with higher nightly rates.
Our nightly rates range from $350+gst per night, to $1000+gst per night for peak 2021/2022 Christmas/New Year dates. There is a surcharge of $175+gst for two-night stays.
Please check our ‘always up-to-date’ online calendar here for availability and nightly rates. We will provide you with a firm quote and and NDIS appropriate invoice (please ask for this).
If in doubt, please contact us for pricing specific to your preferred dates and book early if you’re after particular or school holiday dates.
Please note: We are NDIS friendly and welcome many people funded by their NDIS plans, to Seafarers throughout the year, providing services to both self managed and plan managed NDIS participants. Unfortunately we are unable to accept bookings from guests with Agency managed plans.
How can guests utilise their NDIS funding to access accommodation at Seafarers Diamond Beach?
Even though everyones NDIS plan is different, respite and short term accommodation can be funded out of both self managed and plan management participants NDIS plans, as long as funding has been allocated for these items.
The Core Support section offers the most flexible support budget options for accessing Short Term Accommodation at Seafarers;
- Assistance with social and community participation – eg supports to enable an individual to participate in recreational and/or social activities
- Daily activities – eg assistance with self care activities during the day or evening.
- Plus with this section and its wide range of categories, its possibly to be more flexible – taking a little from one, to purchase supports in another.
The Capacity Building Supports section is where your clients NDIS plan funding is more strictly allocated across the eight support categories that match their identified goals. And funding can’t be moved between sub-categories.
The most relevant category for accessing accommodation at Seafarers (aside from Core Supports) is usually Social and Community Participation. The use of this category funding for your clients development of individual life skills and the development of their skills for community, social and recreational participation, as well as independent living is a key role of the NDIS.
So your client accessing accommodation at Seafarers Diamond Beach under their NDIS plan all comes down to how their goals are framed.
Your clients goals are uniquely their own – what goals could your clients personally achieve by utilising accommodation at Seafarers?
- I’d like to access respite once (or twice or more) a year – up to 28 days per year are available, up to 14 days at a time.
- I’d like to access a supported holiday once a year
- I’d like to develop/further develop their independent home living skills – with its full kitchen, laundry and more, Seafarers is ideal for this.
- I’d like to further develop my social and community skills
- I want to establish/enhance my connection with the wider/general community
- I want to connect and enhance my access to the outdoors and nature
- I want to establish/enhance/continue my engagement in outside home family activities
- I want to promote my general well being in a fresh location – away from my day to day life/home.
- I want to improve my capacity to travel independently.
These are just a few goal suggestions that might suit your clients.
So, how do you or your clients book a stay at Seafarers Diamond Beach accessible accommodation ?
- Check the Seafarers Diamond Beach (blue) online calendar for available dates and rates here
- Request a quote. A personalised quote with Ts & Cs will be sent to you within 24 hours (usually sooner) – a separate NDIS appropriate invoice will also be provided upon request.
- Accept your quote online, pay the 50% deposit with a credit card to secure your booking and you’re done! Ready for your client to start their holiday dreaming NOW!
Plenty of fun accessible activities to enjoy.
We also understand that knowing what local accessible activities (and eateries) are available within easy drive of your accessible accommodation is what makes a supported holiday, short term respite accommodation stay, post orthopaedic operations recuperation period or NDIS STA respite stay easier for your staff when planning your clients stay and so much better for your NDIS clients you’ve recommended stay at Seafarers.
They’ll be able to access detailed information on a wide range of wheelchair friendly activities in the local area. Where to go, who to get discounts from and more – activities such as whale watching and dolphin spotting, ten pin bowling, cinema, deep sea fishing, bush walks and more.
Accessible Activities E Book
We know it’s hard to remember everything you’ve seen here, plus there might be things you’ve missed. That’s why we created our Accessibility booklet. It’s full of great things to do and some of the most frequently asked questions. Download it here and then you can peruse it at your leisure.
Our location - its easy to reach us from Sydney, Central Coast or the Hunter
We’re an easy drive, three-ish hours north of Sydney, located just outside the coastal village of Diamond Beach in the Blackhead/Hallidays Point region (just north of Forster Tuncurry) on the NSW Mid North Coast.
An easy drive straight up the M1 (Pacific Highway) north from Sydney, it’s then just 12 minutes off the highway along all sealed roads right to the front door.
Just 15 minutes north of the hustle and bustle of the ever-popular seaside towns of Forster/Tuncurry on the beautiful mid-north coast of NSW, the Diamond Beach area is an undiscovered gem.