Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon


Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrms,1.5 bathrms, beach pole-house, 50m to short beach path, dog welc. WI-FI

Superbly located 3 bedroom 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, large deck area, pet friendly , free wi-fi.


Relax at Cast-away with the beach access opposite, cooling ceiling fans and sheltered deck areas or enjoy a winter beach retreat 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 feeding the friendly ducks. The property is a very popular choice in summer and winter 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. See pet stay info. below.

Accommodation: 3 spacious and bright bedrooms with ample hanging and drawer space, extra blankets and pillows.

Bedroom 1: 1 queen bedroom with bathroom access

Bedroom 2: 1 queen bedroom

Bedroom 3: 2 king single beds.

Linen hire available: Bring your own linen and towels or beds can be made up for you with quality fresh white linens and bath towels provided (hire fees are $25 couple, $20 singles, $80 full house).

There is a main bathroom and a powder room. Bathroom facilities include shower, 2 toilets 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 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, smart TV (free Wi-Fi for ABCiview, SBS on-demand, Freeview and for your Netflix, Stan etc), a DVD/Blu-ray player, sofas and opens out to the large tree-top deck. There's a supply of DVDs, books, magazines and games to enjoy.

* 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, outdoor dining facitilities 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 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.

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 disturb neighbours, 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.

More Details

Bev Carroll
Member since: 2004
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests can bring own linen or hire linen and towels ($25/couple, $20/single, $80 full house ).
  • Adult group bookings - 4 adults max and ALL must aged over 25 years.
  • Pet stay welcome. Pet stay fee applies $50 ($75 peak). PLEASE ADVISE ON BOOKING REQUEST FORM STATING SIZE/BREED. See T&Cs for pet stays
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • The bathroom is two-way. There is access to both the main bathroom (large shower, toilet and vanity) and additional vanity and toilet rooms from the main bedroom as well as a separate access for all guests.
  • 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 with separate bathroom access
  • All bedrooms are spacious and bright with wardrobe/hanging and drawer space. Pillows, doonas and extra blankets are provided. BYO linen or linen hire is available for $25 couple, $20 single or $80 full house.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
*This is a pet friendly property. A small dog is very welcomed. A second dog may be permitted if suitable. A pet stay fee applies ($50 per stay per dog- $75 peak season). *Linen hire is available ($25 /couple, $20/single, $80 full house)and includes fresh white linens and bath towels for all guests.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

60% Complete
36% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
4% Complete
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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Woy Woy
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Macmasters Beach
Other Activities:


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) you 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.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

Other Holiday Properties