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Pet friendly holiday cottage where 4 legged guests are most welcome!

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Welcoming and comfortable 2 bedroom villa, pet friendly, close to all activities

Shearwater at Shoal Bay are 2 x 2 bedroom cottages at Shoal Bay in the Port Stephens region. The yards are securely fenced and your dogs are welcome inside.

All linen is supplied along with a "Bumper Basket Breakfast". The cottages are air conditioned with all the amenities needed for a comfortable holiday. Pet friendly cafes and beaches are nearby. Both cottages also have free WI-FI available.

Dog approved beaches are only 5 minutes away and the cottages are surrounded by National Parks and beaches.

Shearwater at Shoal Bay is a wonderful summer and winter retreat, set in a quiet location in Shoal Bay with a huge range of activities to enjoy - swimming, surfing, fishing, para-sailing and of course, enjoying time with all the family, including the 4-legged members.

Many guests book again, happy in the knowledge that they can have a comfortable, relaxing holiday with their dog, and surprised at how much there is to see and do in Port Stephens and the surrounding areas.

Michelle and Andrew look forward to ensuring that your stay is enjoyable for all!


Cottage 1 has 1 Queen sized bedroom and twin beds in the second bedroom. A comfortable, additional fold out bed can be supplied for a small extra charge, if required.

It has open plan sitting and dining, a full kitchen area as well as a laundry, bathroom and under-cover outdoor dining area, perfect for dining, relaxing or a BBQ. There is a garage for your car and off street parking.

The cottage is air conditioned and all linen is supplied. Your four-legged family member is welcome inside. We kindly ask owners to bring their own dog's bedding and bowls, and that their dogs be immunised and toilet trained.

PLEASE NOTE: Tariff pricing is per cottage

COTTAGE 2 at Shearwater - please refer to 'Shearwater at Shoal Bay Cottage 2 - Dog Friendly' to book.

More Details

Michelle and Andrew Woodhouse
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 September, 2018

About Michelle and Andrew Woodhouse

We love to travel and explore all parts of Australia and the world and we are so lucky to live in the water paradise of Port Stephens. Travelling with our family means ensuring our dog can join us as well and ensuring that our guests (including our 4-legged ones!) have the best time in our beautiful area, is our number one joy.

Michelle and Andrew Woodhouse purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Michelle and Andrew Woodhouse chose Shoal Bay

Shearwater Cottages is very special to us as our desire is that all members of the family have a great time and that guests can feel happy knowing that their 4-legged loved ones are safe and secure. Our cottages ensure that it is a 'home away from home' and dogs are welcome inside. All linen is provided as well as a breakfast selection to start your stay.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottages are comfortable, welcoming and located close to all the activities that Port Stephens has to offer including dog friendly beaches and parks. Enjoy the many beaches and waterways; swim, sunbake or read a book in the sun; take a dolphin or whale cruise; wander along the many walking trails; relax in quiet corners; enjoy the coffee shops, restaurants and speciality shops and simply relax and enjoy!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Shoal Bay around the Port Stephens Council

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Please bring your dogs favourite bedding and bowls so that it will help them to feel more comfortable.
  • Please ensure your dogs are toilet trained and kindly "Clean up" after them - thank you!
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom has a shower but no bath. Towels are provided and a hair dryer is also available.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds
  • All linen is provided and each bedroom has ceiling fans
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Pet friendly holiday accommodation


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)

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Pet friendly holiday cottage where 4 legged guests are most welcome!
average rating of 4.8958335 based on 48 reviews

Perfect, warm, dog friendly home

  • 5 of 5

Our short stay in this lovely house was perfect - a home away from home! We and our dogs have stayed in many properties before, but the care taken by Michelle and Andrew to make us feel at home was exceptional. From a stocked fridge to lovely little treats for the dogs, from the lovely clean sheets to laundry powder, it was all the small generous touches that made this house exceptional. The property is well secured for dogs and the information provided (sunset at the dog friendly beach) was spot on! We loved the house and will be back - thank you!"

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely clean cottage

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Shoal Bay. Beautiful beaches and many lovely shops. The weather was fantastic which made our stay even better. Michelle left maps with directions to walks and dog beaches with times and what you would see, very helpful and thoughtful. Our fur baby slept well every night like us. Thanks again for the lovely clean and comfortable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to go with your family

  • 5 of 5

A very clean and well-maintained property, it is conveniently located to Shoal Bay's beaches and shops which are only a short walk away. For the four-legged family members, there is a fantastic easy-grade stroll to Fingal Bay along a shared walking/bicycling path.

Our stay was most enjoyable, and we thoroughly recommend the property.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5

Great unit, tastefully decorated, very clean with everything you needed for a restful stay.

Lovely personalised welcome note with dog treats included for our greyhounds. Bountiful breakfast provisions provided. Info and area maps provided along with free wifi. Thoroughly recommend and will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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So cosy and comfortable with furry friends spoilt

  • 4 of 5

Beautful space Restful stop on our trip to Byron Bay

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay with pet

  • 5 of 5

Well located - with a short walk to the waterfront at Shoal Bay. Good size. Exceptionally clean and nicely furnished. Great communication with owners. Thoughtful touches included beautiful breakfast and our Hungarian Vizsla, Indi also appreciated the dog treat. We will be back to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Newcastle Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Shoal Bay Country Club
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Tea Gardens Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nelson Bay Golf Club
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Pacific Highway
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Shoal Bay village with many choices
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Shoal Bay
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Pet Friendly, Linen supplied

Port Stephens is a water paradise located 2 and half hours from Sydney. Surrounded by ocean, bays and waterways, it has so much to offer including swimming, fishing, parasailing, dolphin and whale cruises, off shore trips and off shore fishing, sailing, walking trails, kayaking, national parks, indigenous tours, restaurants, coffee shops and speciality shops.


Prices & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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