Two cosy,self contained studio cabins (well separated) set on 25 bush acres overlooking the beautiful waterways of Port Stephens, Tea Gardens & Hawks Nest. Good sized decks with personal BBQ's so you can relax and take in the fabulous view or unwind in our large outdoor heated swimspa. Just a our 15 minute drive to closest towns of Hawks Nest & Tea Gardens for shops, cafes, pub, clubs, ferry (to Nelson Bay), surf & Bay beaches, etc.
Doug & Kathy Gillespie
- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Nov 2018
Pool / Spa
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Dingy, uncomfortable, no privacy
Very disappointed!!! Left the day we arrived!!
Spa area a good 50m from cabin on far side of main house - no pathway just rocks and sticks to walk over. No privacy in either spa area or cabin as main house overlooks both.
Cabin itself very small and pokey - whick I could see when I booked, however was booking mainly for relaxing outdoor area which I thought must have been attached to back of cabin. When we got past this and decided to sit and have a few quiet drinks, we found there was no where that felt comfortable to sit without feeling crammed in a corner and there was nothing to do other than whatch tv and sit around d the oil heater. There was not even room on the table to have our cheese platter, a wine and play some cards. Needless to say we left that night. Will never book here again!
Peaceful tranquility- very comfortable.
Recommend to any couple wanting a relaxing stay away!
I big Thank You to Doug and Kathy for sharing this property with the public and for their welcoming hospitality... Thank you and will be looking forward to coming back in the near future.
This is such a beautiful spot for an overnight getaway. The views are stunning! The little cabins are lovely, with everything you could want. Very private, and a great balcony to site and share a drink. The night sky is something to see on a clear night!
Would thoroughly recommend this place!
The cottage was cute and cosy, exactly what we were after for a quiet weekend away. And those views were absolutely gorgeous. We wished we could have stayed longer
Peaceful and private cabin surrounded by nature and excellent hosts
This place is absolutely aaaaaamazing!!!!
As soon as you arrive the place welcome you with the beautiful and amazing view of Port Stephens. The front of the cabin faces the view. In the morning you can seat, drink tea or coffee while the sun warms you up while watching the view and birds that come close to you. In the evening you can sit and watch the wallabies that come to eat grass while you enjoy the beautiful colors of the sunset.
At night you just can seat outside with the lights off just to enjoy the sky full of stars or enjoy the great open fire that Doug and Kathy so nicely fire it up for us while having some drinks together. If you are braver than us, you can enjoy the hot spa. We preferred to use other facilities of the place instead but I am sure if it was a little bit warmer we have definitely had used it.
The cabin has everything you need and what is advertised on the page and pictures. We brought our food and cooked in the cabin. There are also Coles and restaurants like 10-15 minutes away drive. Nelson Bay is 45 minutes away from here but if you prefer much less touristic and crowded and more peaceful place, we recommend you to stay around Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens area. The beach is absolutely beautiful.
We recommended 100% and for sure we will come back. Thank you so much, Doug and Kathy, for all your hospitality!
Thank you Anamaria for you lovely review, We are very lucky to be able to share our special place with wonderful people such as yourself and it was a pleasure to have you here. Hope to see you again soon.
Cheers ...........Doug & Kathy (Daybreaks)