Entire 4 bedroom house for rent in Port Stephens, only a 2 hour drive from Sydney. The house is situated in a quiet location in Tanilba Bay and is opposite native bush. It is less than 5 mins walk to a koala reserve and the Tilligerry Habitat centre, which includes boardwalks through a picturesque nature reserve running adjacent to the local beach.
Tanilba Bay is a beautiful calm and shallow swimming beach particularly at high tide and a great sandy beach for children to play on or for strolling along. There are a number of parks along the waterfront reserve which offer excellent amenities including picnic tables, BBQ facilities, children’s playgrounds and boat ramps. It is a perfect place for boating, fishing, kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding. Bring your own, or borrow the double-kayak at the house.
If you are looking for a quiet getaway, away from the main tourist hubs and want to see koalas in the wild and other Australian wildlife then this is the place for you. If you’re lucky you can spot koalas, dolphins, sea turtles, pelicans, sea eagles, swans, echidnas, frilled-neck lizards, kookaburras, black cockatoo, galahs, rainbow lorikeets and many other beautiful native birds.
But still the property is close to all the action - only 20 mins from Newcastle airport, 30 mins to local wineries and Murray’s Brewery, and also to the Stockton sand dunes and other amenities and activities of Port Stephens. The Hunter Valley and its many wineries is less than an hour away. So enjoy the peace and quiet of the surrounding area or drive half an hour to all the activities of Nelson Bay or Shoal Bay which include Dolphin and Whale Watching cruises, 4WD tours on the Stockton Sand Dunes, sandboarding on the dunes, parasailing over the blue waters of Port Stephens, the water park at Nelson Bay marina, camel rides, toboggan park, go karting, movie theatre etc. Or visit Oakvale Farm and Fauna World 10 mins away or Fighterworld at Williamtown, near the airport.
The property is a near-new 4 bedroom home with a spacious open-plan design and ducted air-conditioning. The master bedroom has a luxury ensuite and walk-in robe, and a queen bed. The second bedroom has a queen bed, the third has a double bed and the fourth bedroom is set up as a sitting room but has a double futon. The property has a beautiful large, fully-equipped kitchen, full size fridge, microwave and dishwasher. There is also an alfresco area to enjoy an outdoor drink or meal overlooking the private backyard.
The lounge room has a 50 inch TV and DVD player. There is also a small TV in the main bedroom. All linen is provided, including sheets, towels and beach towels. Washing, ironing and line-drying facilities also available if required.
There is off-street parking in the driveway and a secure double-garage, shared with the kayak.
Large DVD collection, available to borrow. Board games and some outdoor games available for use.
The town itself is more residential than tourist hub and is friendly and relaxed. The RSL club with a restaurant and live entertainment on the weekends is 5 mins walk away, or you can use the free courtesy bus which will pick you up from the front door and drop you home as well. Also the Lemon Tree Passage Bowling Club and Tanilba Bay Golf Club are a 5 minute drive away, with restaurants and live entertainment, and also offer a free courtesy bus. The local facilities, all within walking distance include a Coles supermarket, bottle-shop (liquor store), pizza delivery, newsagent, Post Office, pharmacy, bank with ATM, butcher, bakery, coffee shop and a medical centre. In addition to the restaurants at the various clubs, there is an award-winning restaurant at Lemon Tree Passage (5 stars on Trip Advisor) run by a French chef, and also a number of other more casual dining options.