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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Superbly located 3 bedroom and 1.5 bathroom elevated beach pole-house, 50 metres to the short beach path and the sands of Macmasters and Copacabana beaches, 3 min stroll to the beautiful peaceful Cochrane Lagoon, back-to-nature tree top setting and pet friendly.

* TOTAL PRICE quoted for your dates on our site INCLUDES total nightly rate for all nights selected (including discounted rates for current specials), the cleaning fee and Stayz service fee. Optional extras such as pet stay fee and linen hire are additional.



Cast-away is a very comfortable 3 bedroom and 1.5 bathroom elevated beach pole-house with an enormous tree-top deck area. The house is perfect in summer with the beach access opposite, cooling ceiling fans and sheltered deck areas and in winter, snuggling by the cosy wood fire. The beautiful Cochrane Lagoon is positioned between the two beaches and is an easy 3 min stroll away. It is great for kayaking, canoeing and fishing or for just chilling on its banks with the ducks. The property is a very popular choice for families and couples wanting a quiet, convenient and relaxed beach get-away. Group adult bookings (max 4 adults) are also welcome but please note Cast-away is not a party house and ALL group members must be aged over 25 yrs.

Cast-away welcomes pet stays. The designated dog friendly beach zone is located opposite and a pet stay fee applies ($35-$75/dog depending on season and duration). See pet stay info. below.

Accommodation: 3 spacious and bright bedrooms with wardrobe or ample hanging and drawer space, extra blankets and pillows. Bring your own linen and towels or beds can be made up for you with quality fresh white linens and bath towels provided ($25pp).

Bedroom 1: 1 queen bedroom with bathroom access

Bedroom 2: 1 queen bedroom

Bedroom 3: 2 king single beds.

There is a sparkling main bathroom as well as an additional powder room. Bathroom facilities include shower, 2 separate toilet rooms and 2 vanity areas. The bathroom is conveniently two-way, making it accessible from both the main bedroom and the powder room ensuring privacy for all guests.

* The recently renovated kitchen enjoys an outlook over the trees and duck ponds, is very well-equipped and includes oven and stove-top, microwave, large fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

* The large open-plan living and dining space features ceiling fans, a slow combustion fireplace with wood provided, TV and DVD/Blu-ray, sofas, table setting for 6 people and opens out to the large tree-top deck. There's a supply of DVDs, books, magazines and games.

* The large fully secured deck has semi-roof covering over the outdoor dining area, ensuring all year round weather protection. It's perfect for bar-b-ques with a gas hooded BBQ and wok burner, table seating for 8-10 people and sun lounges to relax with a good book. Enjoy a 'birds-eye' view of the local wildlife on nearby tree branches, friendly kookaburras and ducks visiting from the nearby ponds.

* The Cast-away 'walkway' provides an easy and convenient access to the beach pathway opposite. While the kettle's boiling for the morning cuppa, you can check out the surf and beach via the path opposite. It also features is a second covered sunny deck sitting area.

* There is also a beach shower for a rinse off after a day at the beach, a separate laundry, convenient undercover parking for 2-3 cars. The kids will enjoy the large private driveway-play area which is perfect for their bikes/scooters and outdoor ball games.

Throw in your towels, sheets or let us make up beds for you, grab some food supplies along the way and you're set for a casual and relaxing beach escape. You can fall straight into the surf from the beach path opposite, swim at patrolled Macmasters or Copacabana Beaches and their beautiful children's pools and natural rock-pools, have a quiet paddle on Cockrane Lagoon (3 mins stroll away), surf the perfect wave breaks, choose a spot anywhere along the beach for beach fishing - or just do them all!

Convenient dining is also a beach stroll away - Enjoy breakfast or dinner / take-aways at beach-side cafes at Macs and Copa beaches, and a casual Thai dinner or just drinks at the Macmasters Beach surf club cafe on Friday and Sunday evenings.

INFORMATION FOR OUR PET STAY ENQUIRERS...Ideally located with the designated dog-friendly beach zone located from the beach path opposite, and north to Copacabana Beach.Properties in Macmasters Beach are generally not fenced, so our pet stay guests use the large and fully secured and weather protected rear deck. Pup is permitted inside the house but please bring own pet bedding, clean up after pet and ensure your pup does not get on house bedding and lounges. There are some dog toys and balls in the laundry they will enjoy on the beach.Please advise at time of booking request if bringing a dog as a small house maintenance pet stay fee applies ($35-$75/dog depending on season and duration).

Information regarding Macmasters Beach and surrounding areas......

Once at Cast-away you don't need to drive anywhere! Macmasters Beach is a patrolled beach with rock-pools, a safe shallow children's beach pool and playground. At Copacabana Beach (also patrolled and only a 5 minute beach stroll away pass the unique Cockrone Lagoon) there is a children's park, friendly grocery shops, a range of beach-side cafes, bottle shop, chemist, hair and beauty salon and newsagent.Take a walk along the beach at dusk and sunset for great casual dining.

*Boogie boards and soft surf boards are available for hire up the beach at the Copa shops.

Macmasters Beach is a comfortable and scenic 90 min drive north of Sydney CBD and is a pet-friendly beach. The Kincumber shopping centre is on the way and has a large Coles, great green grocer and butcher. Closer to Macmasters Beach is a seafood outlet on the road to Macmasters.

If you want to explore further, Bouddhi National Park is nearby (you can drive there or walk there via the trail that starts behind the surf club). Maps are provided at the property. It is great for walks and swims at Maitland Bay Beach (unpatrolled). Further along the Killcare peninsula is Killcare beach and Hardy's Bay - a 15 minute drive away with interesting fashion and homeware/gift shopping, renowned Manfredi's Bells restaurant and local cafes, boating and boat hire facilities. Avoca and Terrigal beaches are both 10 and 15 mins drive away and also offer swimming/surfing, shopping and dining. Erina Fair is only a 15 drive away for great shopping.

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Bev Carroll
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Macmasters Beach, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests can bring own linen or hire linen and towels ($25 per person). Please advise on booking request.
  • Adult groups to a maximum of 4 guests and ALL guests must aged over 25 years.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Powder room - toilet , Separate vanity and toilet room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , King Single beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Queen size bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Queen size bed
  • Large, spacious and bright with wardrobe/hanging and drawer space
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
This is a pet friendly property. A small dog is permitted and a pet stay fee applies. A second dog is permitted if suitable.


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average rating of 4.48 based on 25 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Perfect beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Cast-away! The surroundings are beautiful, it's like staying in a tree house with the sound of the ocean in the background.

The house is really well-equipped, there's absolutely everything you need to cook in the kitchen, the bathrooms are super clean and the living area is spacious, our two little kids loved running around inside but most of all were fascinated by the beautiful multicolored birds who were saying hello everyday on the large deck! The beach is 5 minutes away and the view from the cafe at the end of the beach is amazing! Strongly recommend the place, we'all be back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 05/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Delphine, Thanks for your review. I am so pleased you and your family enjoyed your holiday at Cast-away at Macmasters Beach and especially the local sites, proximity to the beach and the friendly house visitors! Looking forward to welcoming you back again. Bev
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Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia

Castaway at Mac Masters beach

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely place to get away. Rural and beautiful with bush and beach at your doorstep.

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tara for your review. So glad you enjoyed your time at Cast-away and the beautiful beach environs of Macmasters Beach and the surrounding national park. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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New Zealand, Orange and Perth

Great getaway spot to catch up with family

  • 5 of 5

Well set up house, every thing we needed. Loved being able to pop over and check out the surf (less than a minute). Nearby Macmasters SLSC for breakfast was a highlight. Friendly locals.

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Peter, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Cast-away. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Bev
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Stay at Cast-away.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend, very relaxing.Easy walk to the beautiful beach.

  • Review Submitted: 26/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Richard, thank you for reviewing your stay at Cast-away at Macmasters Beach and I'm pleased you found it comfortable and relaxing and enjoyed its easy access to the beach opposite. We hope you will consider Cast-away again for a break away.
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Relax on the deck

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time staying here for a week. The house is well-equipped and the location, just across the road from the beach track, can't be beat. We spent many happy hours sitting out on the deck enjoying the quiet bush surrounds, and ducking over for a swim in the ocean whenever we felt like it!

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Natalie, Thank you for your positive feedback on Cast-away at Macmasters Beach. I'm glad you enjoyed its peaceful treetop setting and proximity to the beach and look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Delightful beach house

  • 5 of 5

Set among gum trees, short amble to beach, this is a delightful beach house, comfy, cheerful, well equipped

  • Review Submitted: 02/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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