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Shearwater Cottage 1 Pet friendly holiday where 4 legged guests are welcome

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


About the property

Welcoming and comfortable 2 bedroom villa 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 we allow your dogs 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 ki 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
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Michelle and Andrew

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 dogs 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 purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Michelle and Andrew 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 Shoal Bay 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.
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 -
(37 traveller reviews)

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Shearwater Cottage 1 Pet friendly holiday where 4 legged guests are welcome
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews

Very comfortable, like a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was extremely comfortable for both us and our pooches.

Clean, welcoming and realy felt so homely.

Convenient location, short walk to Shoal Bay beach front, shops, restaurants and cafes. Short drive to Nelson’s Bay Marina for many more water activities and adventures.

The caretakers, Andrew and Michelle, were very thoughtful even leaving breakfast items in the fridge for our convenience, maps and guidance on local spots worth stopping at for meals and dog friendly activities.

Absolutely recommend staying here! 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Paul Hairs

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Two days not enough so will be returning later this year.

The property surpassed all our expectations.

Please forward to the owners that we unable to fill in their questionnaire as we had no pen.

Cannot think of one thing to improve, maybe supply a pen for the review.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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  • 5 of 5

This place is fantastic. Close to the beach, clean, has all your linen supplied and they throw in all the basic necessities. We will come back for sure! Thanks to the owners who also very kindly checked on us to make sure we were ok during a storm, they were so lovely!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Lovely property and a lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay exceeded our expectations! The cottage was clean and roomy, and the bumper breakfast was beautiful! Our four legged friends loved their stay and enjoyed their treats! Thank you so much Michelle and Andrew for the little touches you did to make our stay even better!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage, the cottage is spacious, clean and comfortable only a short walk away from shoal bay. The included breakfast is delicious.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Home away from home

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here.

Michelle and Andrew thought of everything.

The house is clean and comfortable and our dogs were treated as part of the family. They even left special treats for our dogs along with a very thoughtful breakfast package for the humans.

Michelle and Andrew took time to leave us maps of the area showing us where we could go with and without our two dogs.

The area is beautiful and Bagnalls beach is a must for your fur babies.

We will be back for sure.


  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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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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