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Starfish Cottage LakeHouse

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Amazing waterfront, sunsets, yard, private jetty. Sail, cruise, swim, fish or relax.

Starfish Cottage is perfect for family, or couples getaways. Available after friends said it's too beautiful not to let others enjoy it...Starfish Cottage is less than an hour north on the freeway. Swim, sail, waterski, moor your boat at the private jetty, fish, toast the stunning setsets, swing in the hammock, lounge on the newly refurbished large deck, or rest in the shade of the cabana while the lake shimmers in front of you.

The hardest decision will be shall we ski,sail or paddle now or what book or newspaper to read next... and has that bottle chilled long enough..while the small kids splash in the shallow shores and the big kids use all the water toys (Free use of 2 kayaks, a surf ski or boogie boards), dive off the jetty, sail if they're boaties or amuse themselves with the pool or air hockey table, play play-station or watch TV in the separate downstairs games room, ride the tree to tree flying fox, or play cricket or footy on the truly massive waterfront lawn. Water-skiers and sailors will particularly appreciate being able to come right into the sandy beach or pull up at the jetty for disembarking.

Plenty of sunlounges and chairs to star gaze at night and watch the spectacular shooting stars whilst listening to the clinking masts of the moored boats and watching for possums and hooting owls. Lots of books, board games and DVD's to wile away the hours.

Summerland Point fronting Frying Pan Bay has the best aspect of Lake Macquarie and Starfish Cottage is in the best street on the Coast with the longest block.

Beds including the two double sofa beds provide sleeping accommodation for 11 people.

Facilities include

2 toilets/showers,( 1 up/1 down) 1 bath,

2 living areas,(1 up/1 down)

3 bedrooms - Bedroom 1 with 1 queen bed,( with full waterviews) Bedroom 2 with 1 double ( with waterviews) and Bedroom 3 with 1 double bed/single bunk above bed.

2 separate sofa beds,(downstairs games and lounge room)

2 BBQ's, ( one upstairs deck, one downstairs for outside)

2 TV's,

extensive DVD and CD collection and library, board games, separate games room,

Tree tyre swing and tree to tree flying fox that kids love,

2 large fridges ( 1 up and 1 down) and upstairs deck dining or downstairs outside dining facilities.

A washing machine and dryer mean all those towels and swimsuits can be easily refreshed for the next day.

Fans and the lake breeze provide excellent cooling in warmer months while Winter on the water is truly ambiant with lovely gas heaters making Lake watching,book reading and game afternoons an absolute delight.

Charmingly freshly decorated in a starfish/beach/nautical theme on the magnificent largest salt water lake in the Southern hemisphere and providing plenty of places to explore in your boat - Starfish Cottage will seem like a million miles away from your normal life - but close enough to have friends up for lunch, duck over to the Hunter Valley to the Vineyards, make the short drive to the beautiful beaches of Catherine Hill Bay or Caves Beach, dive down to the Entrance, Terrigal or Avoca for something different or meander to the local Summerland Point or Gwandalan Italian or Thai restaurants. If staying casual and living the great Aussie dream of cooking on the BBQ for breakfast, lunch and dinner sounds like heaven, then there's always fresh supplies from the supermarket a quick stroll around the waterfront.

The local liquor shop, newsagency, petrol station, hot bread shop, hot seafood and good old fashioned Aussie hamburger ( with beetroot if you fancy it) and chips ensure your time at Starfish Cottage is going to be easy...you're going to be congratulating yourself on taking time to stop and smell the roses and appreciate how beautiful life in Sydney is.

If you are feeling energetic or simply had enough of your motorised watersports you can always walk the beautiful lakeside walk, paddle across the bay to the park or grab your bike and follow the trails to Gwandalan or around to the local cordoned off swimming area at the picturesque Sandy Beach.

Mums and dads, small children, teenagers, inlaws, state and international visitors will all love Starfish Cottage - a fantastic taste of Australian waterfront living ...you'll be planning when you can come back as soon as you arrive.

Location and Attractions

Waterfront literally in your huge front yard..Local parks playgrounds and bushland just a short stroll...beaches a quick drive

Only a drive away.....

Fraser Park Beach (7min)

Catherine Hill Bay Beach (7min)

Caves Beach (10 min)

The Vineyards at the Hunter Valley (40 min)

The Entrance (25 min)

Terrigal/Avoca (30 min)

Tuggerah ( 20 min)

Newcastle (25 min)

Raffertys Resort and Restaurant (10 min)

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More Details

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Summerland Point, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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Starfish Cottage LakeHouse
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 12 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5

We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

5 nights just wasn't long enough. I had a relaxing stay at Starfish Cottage with my 2 dogs. Loads of room, well equiped, comfy beds and amazing views. I'm a keen photographer and the view of the lake gave me a fantastic subject. Next time I will bring my whole family as there is plenty to keep kids and adults amused. The local shops are a 5 minute walk away and has all the amenaties you need, I planned to go out during my stay but found it so relaxing I didn't go anywhere.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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5

Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Leisa! Our family had a lovely time away staying at your property. Great scenery out to the large green yard and out to the lake!

We stayed over what was forcasted to be a rainy weekend but the rains stayed away most of the time, so we made use of the kayaks and paddled out! Mum, who's a keen amateur fisherman, stood out in the rain on the jetty trying to catch some fish. The rest of us challenged each other with a few games of pool, darts and charades. We had great fun regardless of a bit of wet weather. Thank you for having a well equipped home. Not once were we bored.

Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
4

Excellent location!

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic location! Loved the pool table, dinghy and kayaks. Great views, peaceful place right on the water!

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2

Very disappointing

  • 2 of 5

Although the locations was perfect, the cottage was not. The deck and table were filthy, it clearly hadn't been cleaned for our arrival. Were were there during the hottest days of summer and all there was, was a single ceiling fan in the upstairs living area. No aircon. It was so over priced! We wouldn't stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Good Morning Sandra gosh after 9 years of excellent ratings I agree if your stay was disappointing it is very upsetting. I am so sorry. To answer your concerns ... 1. Yes it had been a few days since the last guests when the cleaners would have cleaned ...and I guess with the outside deck and table being exposed to the weather and trees it may have not been sparkling like we'd like it to be for your arrival. It can be a bit difficult when a few days lapse between guests and the beauty of that deck is that its outdoors. Maybe we can look at paying the cleaner to go back again and doing another clean outside immediately before arrival...like a Butler service. I'll take a look at the cost. Bu I am sorry the table was not clean enough. 2. And yes must have been the days after your visit when the three new ceiling fans were installed by the electrician...so with the five freestanding floor fans ( and the Lake breeze when is normally cooling) this will address it . and yes we have chosen ceiling fans rather than air conditioning since people like to have the doors to the deck and the water open so we thought remote control fans they can control from wherever they are lying etc might be better. But agree it was almost an abnormally hot summer this year but hope these3 new additional fans will resolve the issue. 3. And yes I'm so sorry ...I know when you rang me before your stay to indicate you thought you had booked a place that was too high for your budget ..but I thought since you decided to go ahead with it you were okay. But I agree an absolute waterfront private jetty free kayaks that sleeps 11 during peak summer season might not have been the right choice for your budget or simply for 2 of you. Again I'm very sorry we couldn't meet your budget. Thanks for your comments. We do appreciate the opportunity to respond. Starfish is a beautiful place and lots of people have thoroughly enjoyed their time there so we do like to get feedback that we can improve things.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5

Jo

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, great facilities! Great location, we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
5

Stunning location, great ammenities

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing location this is- absolute waterfront with your own private jetty. The lake is serene. Beautiful sunsets. The house is the most well equipped of anywhere I have stayed. Everything you'll need except food, clothing and towels. Kitchen was a good size for two families to cook in. 2 full bathrooms. Games room, two sitting areas, 2 kayaks provided. Only downside was no air conditioning for the really hot summer afternoons in the upstairs bedrooms.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Lake Macquarie,Central Coast

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Summerland Point, Australia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Australian Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
 
Tariff 3
23 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$250
From
A$399
A$798
A$2,048
 
 
Tariff 5
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$180
From
A$349
A$698
A$1,598
 
 
Tariff 3
1 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$250
From
A$399
A$798
A$2,048
 
 
Tariff 7
18 Dec 2017 - 24 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$349
From
A$349
A$698
A$2,443
 
 
Tariff 2
25 Dec 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$399
From
A$449
A$898
A$2,893
 
 
Tariff 3
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$250
From
A$399
A$798
A$2,048
 
 
Tariff 4
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$250
From
A$399
A$798
A$2,048
 
 
Standard Rate
1 Apr 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
A$294
From
A$294
A$588
A$2,058
 

Notes

  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 11 guests. Property has 6 beds and can sleep a maximum 11 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $500 per stay
    cleaning fee: $150 per stay

    Optional Costs
    sheets package : $50 per stay

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