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Ariella - Holiday house at Shoal Bay

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

"Ariella" is a lovely brick cottage situated in a quiet location very close to beautiful Shoal Bay beach. The location is one of the best in the Nelson Bay area, situated between Shoal Bay and Little Beach and central to everything.

Ariella has modern appliances, fittings and furniture. The main house consists of 2 bedrooms (sleeps 5) PLUS there is a semi-detached self contained unit which sleeps another 3. With 2 seperate, self contained sleeping areas, Ariella provides a flexible range of accommodation options. It's perfect for families/extended families, and/or multiple couples. The house is air-conditioned and there is plenty of offstreet parking.

You will love the location. Ariella is in a quiet and safe street, well away from the main roads, but only 250 metres from the beautiful white sands of Shoal Bay beach. There is little or no traffic noise. An enclosed outdoor area ensures young children can play safely - plus there's a large grassed and shady front yard.

Shops, restaurants, clubs and marinas are all within a short walking distance - or at most a couple of minutes drive. This is a very comfortable getaway location where you can relax and wind down in a quiet and private location after enjoying the fabulous beaches and many other activities the area offers.

Because Ariella is located in a quiet residential street, parties. late night activities and excessive noise is strictly prohibited. As such Ariella is not considered suitable for groups of young people.

House Layout

"Ariella" consists of the main house which has 2 bedrooms (sleeps 5)- PLUS a semi-detached unit (sleeps additional 3). This is ideal if there are 2 x families or couples - as each can have their own self-contained space whilst sharing the common living and outdoor areas. The house and unit are "interconnected" via the gamesroom and covered outdoor area. Its just like the two areas make up one large house with a shared living and covered outdoor area in the midlle. (We can arrange a discount if you dont need the semi detached "unit" area).

The main cottage features:

- main bedroom with queen size bed and ceiling fan

- second bedroom with triple bunk bed (double/single on top)

- modern 3 way bathroom with spa bath

- modern kitchen with dishwasher and pantry

- washer and dryer

- dining table and chairs (seats 8 comfortably)

- leather lounge

- large 42" plasma, DVD, sound system

- covered outdoor BBQ area with gas BBQ (seats 8)

- outdoor spa

- air conditioning in living area (split system)

- BBQ area

From the main house you step out into a large covered BBQ area which also connects to a detached building which features a large games room with table tennis, soccer and lounge area. The games room also leads into the self contained "unit" which is a single room layout with its own:

- queen bed

- single bed

- ensuite

- air conditioning (split system)

- kitchenette (tea and coffee making facilities only)

Linen and towels are not included, however, there are local service providers in the area whom you can contact if this is required.

Main Features

If you want to be close to the beach and other attractions, but away from the hustle and bustle of main roads and shops, then Ariella is the place for you. The house is set in a quiet location, and is situated well back from the street, providing you with quiet and privacy. Just out the front there's a walkway to the beach which is only a short stroll away. You can walk or cycle to the cafes, restaurants and shops at Shoal Bay or Nelson Bay - or visit the Marina from where regular dolphin and whale watch cruises depart.

The house is clean and comfortable. It has been refurbished with modern furniture and fittings and has comfortable beds, two (2) large plasma TV's, DVD players and stereo. A complimentary selection of DVD's, together with a selection of card and board games is provided for your use and convenience.

The large covered outdoor BBQ area, with a new gas BBQ and modern outdoor setting and sun lounges, provides an ideal place to sit around and just relax. And,if it starts to rain, you can retreat to the "games room" for some indoor activities, watch a movie, or just chill out.

More Details

Joe Carniel
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Port Stephens

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Ariella - Holiday house at Shoal Bay
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews

Relaxing house, even with a toddler!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time staying here. It was well set up for kids, including our toddler, and being only a short stroll to the beach meant lots of time in the sand and surf.

  • Review Submitted: 18/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great beach stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at Ariella and appreciated the thought that the owners have put into the place with touches such as some basics in the pantry and pans/plates/glasses for every occasion. Great bbq area undercover for when it started to sprinkle and the spa was spotless. Hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great location! Great property!

  • 5 of 5

Owners were extremely helpful and easy to get along with. Property was in a great location - easy walk to beach and not far from shops. Property was clean and really well set up. Had everything we needed. Loved the outdoor shower!

  • Review Submitted: 15/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Very comfortable house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable house, spotlessly clean and well-equipped. Quiet location but close to beaches. Good value accommodation and very helpful owners.

  • Review Submitted: 07/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Fantastic location, clean and tidy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Ariella for 2 nights and had a fantastic time. We were a party of 4 women and it was great we all had our own beds and loved the outdoor entertaining area. The location to the beach and town is fantastic. We walked to both Shoal bay and Nelson bay for dinner. We also spent loads of time at the beach which was literally a few minutes walk away.

The house is very clean and well stocked if you intend to cook. Will definitely be back again with our families. Thank you Joe and Marjorie for your great communication and holiday home. Couldn't have asked for a better stay.

  • Review Submitted: 14/02/2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

This accommodation suited our needs perfectly, 2 families, 1 house with separate sleeping accommodation and was nice & flat & secure for our little ones. Well equipped for our cooking needs too.

  • Review Submitted: 07/04/2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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