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Idlewatch - Modern Beach House

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
9 guests
2 nights minimum
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MODERN 3BR ARCHITECT DESIGNED BEACH HOUSE WITH VIEWS OF THE MYALL RIVER (50m away). Hawks Nest is a quiet and sleepy holiday destination on the northern shore of Port Stephens. Located just one street from the Hawks Nest riverfront and only 200m from the boat ramp. An easy walk to Tea Gardens cafe's and restaurants and Hawks Nest beaches, shops and golf course. This modern beach house is specifically designed with holidays in mind. - 3 bedrooms Bedroom 1 has a Queen bed, ensuite, walk in robe and panoramic view of the river (even lying in bed!) Bedroom 2 also has Queen bed (largest bedroom) with built in robe and ceiling fan Bedroom 3 has 2 sets of bunks (one is a Double bed with a single on top, the other is 2 single bunks). - 2 bat...MODERN 3BR ARCHITECT DESIGNED BEACH HOUSE WITH VIEWS OF THE MYALL RIVER (50m away). Hawks Nest is a quiet and sleepy holiday destination on the northern shore of Port Stephens. Located just one street from the Hawks Nest riverfront and only 200m from the boat ramp. An easy walk to Tea Gardens cafe's and restaurants and Hawks Nest beaches, shops and golf course. This modern beach house is specifically designed with holidays in mind. - 3 bedrooms Bedroom 1 has a Queen bed, ensuite, walk in robe and panoramic view of the river (even lying in bed!) Bedroom 2 also has Queen bed (largest bedroom) with built in robe and ceiling fan Bedroom 3 has 2 sets of bunks (one is a Double bed with a single on top, the other is 2 single bunks). - 2 bathrooms (one on ground level with a bath and the other an ensuite off bedroom 1) - open plan living on the first floor with a 42' plasma TV, DVD and iPod player, a huge modular leather lounge, dining table for 8, ceiling fans, TOASTY GAS HEATING in winter, full kitchen with dishwasher - huge north west facing private deck with gas BBQ and table for 8 and river glimpses plus another balcony facing east (both off the living areas) - north facing covered courtyard on ground level adjoins the grass lane. - Carport plus off street parking for another car, also plenty of street parking in the adjoining grass lane (great for cricket and boat parking as it is drive through - no reversing!). - Beach shower - Full Laundry with washer and dryer, iron etc Hawks Nest is blessed with a quiet and casual atmosphere but has an abundance of things to see and do if you want to. There is no better place for a relaxing beach/nature holiday than Hawks Nest. Bennetts Beach is the local surf beach and a level 10 minute walk from Idlewatch. This beach faces east to the ocean and is patrolled during summer by the local surf club. At its southern end is Yaccaba Head which forms the northern head of Port Stephens and is a great walk for the adventurous with spectacular views to the nearby islands and beaches of Nelson Bay to the south. Inside Port Stephens is Jimmy's beach - again just a 10 minute level walk from IDLEWATCH, here you can find a spot to hide from the NE summer winds and is great for young kids with white sandy wave free fun to be had. Idlewatch is just one house from the Myall river which separates Hawks Nest from Tea Gardens and just 200m from the boat ramp and park, BBQ with kids playground. It is ideally situated between the beaches and the cafe's and restaurants just over the bridge at Tea Gardens, meaning you can easily walk to BOTH! You can take a cruise up the river through the spectacular National Park, Dolphin watch cruises or even get the ferry over to Nelson Bay on the other side of Port Stephens for the day. Charter boats run regular fishing and diving trips out to the nearby islands and reefs. Broughton Island is a popular day trip, this is the only island off the NSW coast with sandy beaches and has great diving and fishing. Hawks Nest Golf course is a highly rated all weather 18 hole course, you can hire clubs and carts - or bring your own and keep them in Idlewatch's secure storeroom. A BILO supermarket for all your groceries is at Tea Gardens on the way into town, as well as a bottlo, butcher, bakery. The best thing to do at Idlewatch though is relax and unwind! PLEASE NOTE: All rates are for 2 adults and up to 4 kids (or total 4 adults), additional occupants may be subject to a surcharge. An additional Booking Fee of $90- applies to all bookings. Generally groups of more than 6 adults will not be accepted, please inquire regarding your specific group. Discounts apply for extended stays (significant discounts for long low season stays). CREDIT CARD PAYMENT AVAILABLE VIA PAYPAL, Add 4% fee to booking cost.More
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Steve J
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2014
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

We stayed 2 nights here with two families (4 adults, 4 toddlers) and we really appreciated that it was beautifully designed, well equipped, well maintained and nicely cleaned. There was plenty of room for all of us, and the bedrooms were lovely and comfortable. We...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank Jo1Sydney
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Very cool house, nice little patio with BBQ, very close to the water, only a few minutes walk to the river.

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank Antz84
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
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