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Water Gum Cottage,close to the Bay and Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Water Gum Cottage is a sunny 2 bedroom cottage plus studio which is dog-friendly. Our cottage is the perfect choice for small families or couples looking for a relaxing, peaceful holiday. Located in a tranquil corner of the Shoalhaven area, on the northern shores of Jervis Bay, Callala Bay is a fantastic holiday location. A pleasant 2 ½ hour drive from Sydney this area has it all; safe swimming, great walks, idyllic scenery and plenty of opportunities for fishing, boating, bike riding, dolphin spotting and photography.

Water Gum Cottage is a short stroll from Callala Bay and visitors can follow the walking track to the beautiful Callala Beach (a longer walk). The local shops are just a 5 minute walk away and provide all you need for a relaxing coastal break. There is a decent-sized IGA, a hot food takeaway, newsagency, bottle shop and bakery. There is even a day spa if you want to reward yourself with a massage or facial.

For those who wish to venture further afield it is a short drive into Berry through lush dairy countryside. In Berry you’ll find; antique shops, toyshops, cafés, a pub, sweet shops, restaurants, wineries and the popular Berry Sourdough café and bakery. The vibrant monthly local market is also is well-worth a visit. Nowra is only a 20-minute drive and there are plenty of pristine beaches to explore further down the coast in Jervis Bay.

Water Gum Cottage is set back from the road in a lovely grassed area with shading trees. The back garden is a fully fenced safe area for children and dogs to play and perfect for a game of backyard cricket. The rear covered-deck has a BBQ and outdoor setting - a wonderful spot for alfresco dining or unwinding with a glass of wine and a good book.

Water Gum Cottage has freshly painted walls, polished boards and new furnishings making this an attractive and uncluttered place to relax. The open plan lounge / dining room has a dining table seating 8, 2 lounges, a cane reading chair, TV/DVD player and an iPod dock. We’ve also provided a selection of fun DVDs, books, magazines and board games to amuse both adults and children.

There is even a De Longhi coffee machine if you feel like a great coffee without jumping in the car.

Water Gum Cottage has 2 bedrooms and a detached studio in the back garden for overflow accommodation or as an extra living area.


Twin single beds (suitable for children or adults), a ceiling fan and large built in wardrobes.


Double bed with pillow-top mattress, bedside tables with lamps, a ceiling fan and built-in wardrobes.


The studio is freshly painted and is now fresh, light and bright.

Sleeps 4 and has new single bunk beds and a new queen-size bed.This spacious room also has it's own CD player (compatible with an iPhone 5 or thumb drive), lounge and a new plasma TV and DVD player.


Family sized bathroom (in the cottage) with toilet, shower, full sized bath, vanity and hairdryer. Please note this is the only bathroom.


Breakfast bar, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, blender, coffee plunger and

De Longhi coffee machine (takes Easy Serve Espresso Pods or ground espresso coffee). Crockery and cutlery for 8 people has also been provided.


Washing machine, iron & ironing board, vacuum cleaner, mop, brooms etc.


There is undercover parking for one car, two further cars can park in the driveway and there is plenty of street parking.


This is a Non-Smoking cottage


We welcome only 1 or two well-behaved dogs, please provide details.

Dogs are welcome inside but are not allowed on furniture and are not to be left unattended. Please clean up after your dog and bring along your dogs bedding.


To ensure the comfort of our guests we recommend bookings with a maximum of 4 adults and 4 children as there is one bathroom. please discuss any other requirements with us. The number of agreed occupants at the time of booking must not be exceeded.


A refundable bond of $500 will be charged for each booking for Water Gum Cottage with any damages or penatlies for breach of conditions to be deducted at completion of your stay. The bond will be transferred to your account directly by stayz 14 days after stay if all is well. Please report any damage you notice on arrival.

Schoolies and parties

Sorry but we will not accept bookings for groups of adults under 25 years of age, a copy of photo ID may be requested.

We do not accept bookings for schoolies under any circumstances.

Parties and events are not allowed as the cottage and studio are for domestic use only. Disrespecting these rules will result in forfeiting your bond and termination of your booking.

Cleaning Fee

Cleaning fee of $100 per stay is applicable. If extra cleaning is required it may be taken out of the bond. Extra $10 per person per night when more than 4 people stay.


A new Gas BBQ has been provided for your enjoyment, the BBQ is NOT cleaned by the cleaner, please clean the BBQ prior to leaving or a $50 cleaning fee will be deducted from your bond.


PLEASE NOTE - Linen is NOT included, please bring with you towels, sheets, pillowcases and tea towels.

Quilts, pillows and blankets are supplied by Water Gum Cottage

As a condition of yoru stay, your full address must be provided at the time of booking.


School holidays - Minimum 7 nights

Easter - Minimum 4 nights

June Long Weekend - Minimum 3 nights

Christmas Holidays - Minimum 7 nights

Weekends - Minimum 2 nights

Northern shores of Jervis Bay, NSW. An easy drive to Nowra, Berry, Huskisson and Booderee National Park.

Romantic or family getaway, great base for visiting vineyards, national parks, whale watching and close to Callala Bay wedding venues and restaurants.

More Details

Property Manager
Megan Donnelly
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Callala Bay in Shoalhaven City Council

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No Schoolies are allowed as this is not a party house. Failure to adhere to this will result in cancellation of your booking and forfeit payments made
  • No bookings for groups of under 25 year olds accepted
  • Our cottage should be left in the same condition you find it. Please tidy our place prior to leaving. Check in/ out times and dates must be adhered to
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Family sized bathroom with bath and separate shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Single adult sized beds.
    Bedroom 3 - Studio - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , Features one queen sized bed and single bunk beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Water Gum Cottage,close to the Bay and Beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Great place to get away

  • 5 of 5

We loved it being so quiet here and the place was really clean and well furnished. The back yard was great for the dog and really nice to sit back and have a coffee or a few beers. The bay was a really close walk and so awesome. Cheers Meg for the hassle free relaxing place

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Phil, Thanks for your lovely review, we hope you stay again soon! We are so pleased you had such a relaxing holiday at Water Gum Cottage and are grateful you took such care of our place. We would welcome your family back anytime. Many Thanks Meg
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A relaxing quick break in a home away from home.

  • 4 of 5

My family, including two dogs, just spent a relaxing few days away at Water Gum Cottage. The cottage was very clean and cosy with a beautiful beachy, country feel. Meg had obviously put a lot of thought into the little extras which made it really special like board games, dvd's, books and great cooking odds and ends in the kitchen. The yard was perfect for the dogs and with such close proximity to the beautiful bay they had their first big beach experience. Small village shops with a walk just around the corner had yummy cakes and coffee at Reno's and a relaxed feel dining experience at Lime. Thanks Meg and Steve, we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stephano, Thanks for your lovely review! It’s great your family had a relaxing break at Water Gum Cottage. It’s heartwarming to hear that your dogs had a great holiday too, we think dogs deserve to feel special too. Warm Regards Meg
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Lovely cottage style home

  • 5 of 5

Was very comfortable, lovely backyard for my beloved dog. Very clean. Very close to the bay and shops. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dundas Valley, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday in this house during the January holidays. This was the most well-equipped house I have ever stayed in. We had everything at our fingertips for a gourmet lunch or a BBQ dinner and there was an excellent selection of DVDs to keep us entertained at the end of the day. The bay is beautiful and our dogs loved heading down there every day. The back yard was our favourite place where our dogs could run around and we could enjoy our meals outside. This house is beautifully decorated but still extremely comfortable and the beds were very comfortable. Thank you for a lovely holiday. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mandy, Thanks for your lovely review, really pleased you had a fantastic holiday! We have tried to think of everything we like in a holiday house so we are delighted you found the house to be so well-equipped. We look forward to you staying again soon. Warm Regards Meg
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Yass, New South Wales, Australia

Fantastic Holiday House

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Water Gum Cottage. The home is very clean and welcoming. Very well equipped kitchen, many games and DVD's for the kids and grown ups. Great backyard and deck makes for easy holiday living. So close to Callala Bay - a magnificent, child friendly beach. We spotted fish, crab, octopus and a stingray from the jetty. The kids were thrilled! Water Gum Cottage caters for puppies too which is a bonus for our family. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kirsten, It makes our hosting very worthwhile when we receive such a positive review, we are delighted our cottage appeals to families and especially those with fur babies. We might have to pop down to the jetty to see what creatures we can spot. We sincerely hope you will stay again soon in our cottage. Warmest Regards Meg
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Bermagui, New South Wales, Australia

Water Gum Cottage

  • 4 of 5

A regular catch up weekend for friends from different areas. Bonus that one of us could bring a dog and the beach only 5 mins walk away is dog friendly. House is compact, well appointedand with all mod cons. Could do with another toilet/bathroom but it all worked well for us. thanks to Meg a great weekend. Fabulous locality, quiet with shops & cafe nearby and two beaches to choose from within easy reach.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robyn, Glad you had a lovely catch up with your friends. It really is an ideal area for dogs and it's important to us they have a great holiday too. Ideally the cottage is suitable for a maximum of 4 adults and 2 children as there is one bathroom, we have tried to list all the features and facilities so I'm sorry if this was misleading. We are really pleased you love Callala Bay as much as we do and hope you will be back again. Warm Regards Meg
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Nearest Beach
350 Metres
Callala Beach
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Bay, Beach, Jervis Bay, Whales


Prices & Availability

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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