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Copa Shells Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage


About the property

Please note min 7 day booking for xmas and jan School Holidays and february is 3 days.. otherwise min 2 days. COPA SHELLS BEACH HOUSE is the perfect house for families or friends wanting to enjoy a relaxing holiday. A lot of love and care has been put into this house and has been holiday let for 14 years now. This house is mainly for families of up to 5 people.

House hasBroadband, HD TV , double filtered water system,and air con', inverted heating, new wood fire.

A lot of care and effort has gone into making this house a great getaway for a holiday. This fully furnished original beach house has 3 bedrooms plus a roomy fourth lounge room as a separate tv for kids. Surrounded by trees and views of estuary and gardens gives this home a very private feel. Walk down the front lawn stairway to beach. A Flat 100-200mtre walk will take you to the lagoon and beach, and shops. Fenced in front yard for kids and behaved dogs. Large veranda with Views to ocean and lagoon with NO HOUSES IN FRONT OF YOU! Just water and trees. Polished Floors, Open Plan living/kitchen- kitchen is very well with new water filter, new DISHWASHER, 2 fridges, and 2x split system AIR CONDITIONERS which to be used with respect- New BBQ on deck. The house is fully furnished. Living room has a comfortable lounge suite with dining table and another table plus fireplace, DVD and stereo.

Main Bedroom has new queen size bedroom suite, Bed 2-Queen Bed opening to back garden, Bed 3 double bed and single. Separate Lounge/ Rumpus Room has a Separate entry onto back courtyard with Double bed.- this gives you options if you are couples or a family and has separate tv/dvd and Stereo. and Full separate laundry facilities,

Walk in 5 min to shops, Parks, Lagoon, Beach, tennis courts, fishing spots, golf, House trained pets ok...must be clean and not left alone on property.

The only thing you bring is linen and towels.

Please note that Copacabana is a residential area and I respect my neighbors who live near me-it is fine to have a great relaxing holiday but note that this home is not to be used for events such as bucks parties, schoolies celebrations or similar events. I am very strict on limit of people.


Located between Avoca Beach and McMasters Beach, with Bouddi National Park 5 minutes to the south; Copacabana is 15 minutes drive from Terrigal, 45 minutes from Hornsby (90 minutes drive from Sydney CBD). "Copa" is reknown for having one of the best point breaks on the East Coast and is close to all amenities - ocean boat ramp, Crown Plaza Resort, surf beaches, golf courses (at Gosford and Woy Woy) and restaurants. A 20 minute drive to Erina Fair Shopping Plaza, 10 minutes drive to Avoca Beach with old time cinema. Also for the golfer only 10 minutes drive to Kincumber driving range and also shops, supermarket, Cinema, Hotel, and access to Brisbane Water for water sports. Surf club & patrolled northern end of Copa beach with a rock pool and playground perfect for snorkelling and younger children. Surrounded by national parks & inland waterways there is plenty to do - swimming, surfing, tennis, kayaking, fishing, prawning, boating and bush-walking. Also at Copa youll find a Whale watching platform and Captain Cook lookout which gives a great view up and down the coast

Local Attractions

Copacabana ("Copa") has a relaxed seaside village atmosphere and is surrounded by beach, lagoon and national parks. If you are looking for a commercialised, developed beach resort - then you wont find it at Copa. This seaside village has a laid back atmosphere, so if you are looking for a great beach to catch up on your tan and is safe for the kids or if you are a keen surfer then Copa is for you. Copa is situated close to other popular beaches such as Avoca, Terrigal and McMasters. Copa Shells is an easy 5 minute flat walk to surf beach and local village shops & cafes, where you can enjoy a or have brunch at the local cafes or a seafood or steak dinner at the Wbreakfat, lunch, and dinner at local cafes or seafood and steak at White Sands Rest. (Theres also a great takeaway for those looking for a hamburger and chips hit!) Stroll or jog along the beach, go for an early morning surf or swim; try kayaking on the lagoon, bushwalk one of the many trails, take the kids fishing or for a game of tennis or a round of golf in the afternoon.

More Details

Cheryl Flint
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
6 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Copacabana, Australia

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 large double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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(12 traveller reviews)

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Copa Shells Beach Cottage
average rating of 3.5833333 based on 12 reviews
Thirroul, New South Wales, Australia

Needs repairs

  • 1 of 5

Nice location. Window and curtain rods broken. Crockery dirty. Broken wood and rusty nails scattered around the garden. House cluttered with too much furniture. Junk pile next to courtyard. CCTV cameras on the deck.

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thirroul, New South Wales, Australia

Less shabby in the chic, please

  • 2 of 5

The location of this house is nice, just a short walk to Copa beach and the lagoon, both of which are beautiful.

If you are coming to this house with young children, it would be a good idea to walk around the gardens before you let the kids loose - there was a large tub of old dirty water and rusty tools lying around under the house, and a lot of wood from broken furniture with rusty nails scattered around the lawn. The area next to the courtyard looked like a scrap metal yard, piled up with junk and old things.

Also, keep the kids away from the windows, as the curtain rods aren't attached to anything - if you open the curtain the whole thing falls down and someone could get a whack on the head. Most of the rods are wooden but the one in the bedroom is metal and very heavy. And be careful of the bedroom window - the frame is broken and just hangs limply like a broken wing.

If you're travelling with pooch, the back garden is fenced but not even remotely dogproof - our dog was out and on the loose in under 5 minutes. There were too many escape points to barricade so we just didn't bother letting him in the garden.

The house is quite small and has funny access to some rooms - one bedroom can only be reached by going through the toilet.

There is a lot of furniture in the house. It became more liveable once we moved all the bits and pieces that were in the way into a spare bedroom.

On the plus side, the kitchen was well stocked with equipment. Lots of utensils and plates and pots, which is always nice. Maybe bring your own cups - the dishwasher seemed to have left a lot of dried-on stuff on the ones in the cupboard.

It could be a nice house with repairs and a major clean out. But I wouldn't recommend it in its current state.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Emu Plains, New South Wales, Australia

Awesome quiant house

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location for they holiday we intended on having. If you want to relax and enjoy hearing the waves crashing and birds chirping this is the place you want to be. We were able to have my husband and myself our 2 teenage daughters 2 cats and our puppy inside the house that has more than enough room. The house was clean and tidy, kitchen has everything needed to cook up a storm. It was cool enough for us to be able to use the fireplace so bonus for us. laundry and bathroom facilities great. Great old quint and quirky cottage that has alot of character. Short stroll to beach shops and surf club. We will be booking again very soon.

Thanks Cheryl was a pleasure for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 20/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Copacabana, New South Wales, Australia

Decent stay but mouse wasn't invited!

  • 3 of 5

Our group had a lovely stay and enjoyed a pot-belly fire on the balcony one night. However, supplies of dishwasher tablets and toilet paper was very low, and the resident mouse made us all a bit anxious!

  • Review Submitted: 15/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Location Disappointing Accommodation

  • 2 of 5

I have booked three previous holiday houses with Stayz and written positive reviews for each. While I hesitated to write a negative review of Copa Shells because the owner is clearly well intentioned, I decided to do so in the interests of others.

We took our three grandchildren ages 4-10 years for a 10 day holiday to Copa Shells in mid-January. We arrived at 5 pm to find the house had been double booked by the owner. A frantic call to the owner resulted in her offer to arrange accommodation for us in a nearby motel for the night. Fortunately, the dilemma was resolved by the incredibly kind occupants who took pity on our situation. While we took the children to dinner, they cleaned and vacated the house.

The location of the property was excellent with the lagoon close by and the beach and shops within walking distance.The house had a well equipped kitchen and laundry, an air conditioner and plenty of beds (although the upper bunks could not be used by young children because there were no safety rails).

Unfortunately, the living space (deceptively roomy looking in the wide-angle picture on the Stayz website) was very small and totally inadequate for two adults and three children. The small living/dining/kitchen area was crammed with extraneous furniture and bric-a brac. There was nowhere for five of us to sit and have a meal together. The small dining table was jammed against a wall between a microwave stand and a built up fireplace surround. We ended up having to seat either ourselves or the children at the coffee table to eat.

While there was a large table and plenty of seating on the balcony, it was largely unusable because it was exposed to the sun and rain. In addition, the heavy glass sliding door leading to the balcony was in need of repair and was even difficult for adults to operate. The yard was overgrown and littered with even more furniture and other objects.

Overall we were incredibly disappointed with the holiday house. It my opinion the owner needs to adopt a more professional approach to the booking arrangements and clear the house and grounds of unnecessary items.

  • Review Submitted: 08/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great Location and Lovely Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The house in Excellent Location and everything you need is in the kitchen. And a dog


Cheryl is very helpful and responsible owner and she always replied to my calls and emails. If you are looking for the cosy and simple house, great location and prize you will be not disappointed. Thank you Cheryl again we will be coming back. Location is always a winner for us. Two minutes and you at the lagoon or at the beach with a dog. Fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: 29/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

beach and lagoon! Walk to shop


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