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The Butterhouse - 1960’s lakeside getaway - retro 🏡 for couples + families

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

The Best Things in Life are Free

Super cool retro house with direct street access to Budgewoi Lake, stroll to supermarket and main street amenities, a golf course at the end of the road and a boat ramp for boat and ski access to all the lakes and the Great Pacific Ocean.

Sunset champagne down at the lake with a walking and bike track (kids park) to feed pelicans, swans and fish off the boardwalks. Comfy queen beds in two equal sized bedrooms (one has a connecting door to the sunroom with lake views the other is private only connecting with the lounger area) and a large sunroom with two trundle beds for up to 4 kids.

Massive private Al Fresco tiled dining area which seats 10-12 and an outdoor shower and laundry. There is room for caravan and boat and jet-ski storage on both sides of the house. Totally gated backyard for children or pet safety.

Your less than 10 min drive from the world class surfing beach At Norah Head (life guards), the Norah Head Lighthouse and all the beaches inbetween (Jenny Dixon, Cabbage Tree Bay, Budgewoi Beach (life guards) & Canton Beach (full moon prawning & beach sports) and 15 min to the Budgewoi National Park (secluded beaches and one nudist beach).

The best coffee on the coast is up at the Old Barber Shop (Opens 5 am) on your way to the beach and check out the The Ark for lunch and a walk to the lighthouse through the tropical bush headland. You will be beach walking, boogey-boarding and picking up shells and there are fishing spots to pick up mullet, salmon and bream +++

Waking up to kookaburras and lorikeets Australian birds is guaranteed. You can enjoy TV video and XBox and comfy 1x2x3 seater leather lounge and heating/cooling air con in the main lounge area and ceiling fans throughout. Original 60’s kitchen with BBQ outside and ready for entertaining (yep there’s beer fridge too).

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2018
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Bernadette

Family Holiday House purchased by two sisters from Sydney. We are hosting due to the amazing opportunity to share the getaway from city life and getting in touch with nature is so easy and there is so much variety. The first walk down the lake will re-set your mood and then its a matter of planning which beach to go to - surfing, fishing, bush walks down to the beach or large beach walks either north (to Budegwoi) or south (to the Entrance).

Bernadette purchased this house in 2014

Why Bernadette chose Toukley

Its the right getaway formula - couples can have quiet privacy (the area is whisper quiet) or families can have quality time with each other away from distractions. Its a cute simple house, comfy soft furnishings and you will find after your rental it will cost very very little to enjoy your stay here. As said - the best things in life are free and all day at a beach or bushwalking or golfing or fishing......

What makes this house unique

Its your launchpad to the beaches and coastal area plus you come back to a very comfortable abode with outdoor get togethers and then do it all again.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Toukley around the Central Coast Council

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • naturist beach
  • rain forests
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveller reviews)

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The Butterhouse - 1960’s lakeside getaway - retro 🏡 for couples + families
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

An awesome stay, everything you ask for

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks - we keep improving each guest that provides feedback 🗣🗣
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We enjoyed our stay.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and have rated the property accordingly. It was retro, the location was perfect for our needs and the kitchen was well stocked. Our small dog loved the freedom of the fully fenced garden.

It would have rated a 5 * had it not been for a few issues such as the kitchen cleaning, bedroom window blinds and TV remotes.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the Stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ... we have fixed the blinds and changed the TV remote batteries (!!) and will pick up our game on kitchen cleaning for sure. Glad you guys and your pup enjoyed the stay - hope to see you again. Bernadette & Sharon
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Spacious, clean, everything you need

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little getaway house

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely and welcoming, very spacious and even better that we could safely accommodate our dog!!

The house adequately met the needs of our family. And communication with Bernadette was very quick and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Affordable and great location

  • 4 of 5

Quick response and easy communication with the owner. Very good and quite location, close to lake with walk/bicycle path and playground. Nice backyard to chill out, sipping wine/beer while kids just running around. Having our family dog to come, is a big plus for us! A little down side was the bed linens look a bit old. But overall, that doesnt bother us much. We would defintely come back.. Thanks for having us

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great feedback on the experience and we agree this is a totally chill-out place to be. We have now replaced the blanket covers with new plump covers so thanks for the prompt. We wash everything in our linen - every time - so overtime the covers probably did look old from all our washing! Happy Days...
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Sydney or Newcastle
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Toukley Resort or the Entrance
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Patonga Ferry
Nearest Golf
same street
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
When In Rome - Italian
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Soldiers Beach
Car: recommended

Trekking at the Budgewoi National Park & only a short drive to secluded beaches (yep - one nudist beach too).

Grab a coffee at the Ark and take the short reinforce walk to Norah Head Lighthouse and walk back along the beach to Cabbage tree Bay (boat launch there too for deep sea fishing )


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £16.48

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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