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Cooks Hill Chalets - Diamond Chalet

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

The Diamond Chalet is one of our newest and luxurious 5-star houses on offer. You will have access to a complete 3 bedroom home featuring ducted air conditioning, a toasty gas fireplace, high quality linen and high speed Wi-Fi, Foxtel & Netflix on tap.

We are centrally located within the heart of Newcastle, having the vibrant shops and cafés of Darby St, beautiful parks and playgrounds, and several of Newcastle’s golden beaches within a short walking distance.

Cooks Hill Chalets is a French-Provincial style house combining modern and classic style furniture and artwork from all around the world.

There is plenty of space to relax with two of the bedrooms featuring beautiful timber king beds, while the third houses a queen bed, all finished with 1200 thread count sheets. There is a luxury queen sofa bed for an extra 2 guests located in the spacious living room.

Sink into the plush leather lounge to enjoy your favourite DVD on the large 70-inch screen TV with surround sound, or catch up on world news and sport via Foxtel or Netflix.

You’ll love coming home from a long day at the beach and washing off in our outdoor hot & cold shower, and even using our fully equipped laundry which makes those long stays that little bit easier.

We will supply a high chair and baby cot upon request to make travels with those little ones stress free and enjoyable.

The Diamond Chalet offers not just a place to sleep, but a total holiday destination which travellers of all ages will find hard to go past.

Guests will have access to a fully furnished 3 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom house located in central Newcastle. In the central living space, we offer a fully equipped kitchen with an island bench and breakfast bar, dining room and plush living chairs.

A separate study with a desk and chair can be accessed by any executive or business traveller needing a private workspace.

The Diamond Chalet offers a private outdoor deck and courtyard featuring a BBQ and outdoor dining table which families can use to enjoy outdoor meals together. It also includes a secure garage for 1 car and off-street parking for 1-2 further cars.

Living around the corner from the property, I am fully available 24 hours a day for any issues that may arise. We are happy to offer early check-in and late check-out if there are no other guests leaving or arriving on the same day. We provide keys via a lock-box on the property itself, so there is no waiting around for someone to arrive to let you in, or having to go to an office to collect keys.

If you need anything else, I can be contacted any time by phone.

At Cooks Hill Chalets, we believe that the small touches turn a good place into a great one, which is why every guest is supplied with complimentary beach towels for those long days in the sun, umbrellas for when the sun disappears, slippers for hanging around in the house and vanity packs complete with toiletries, shower caps, sewing kits and shower puffs.

Our kitchen is fully equipped with the cooking essentials such as sauces and an array of spices, along with cookbooks for the aspiring MasterChef! You can make fresh hot coffee in the morning using the Nespresso machine or wander up to Darby St for a selection of gourmet coffees and cakes.

For those lazy rainy or cold days spent inside, we have put aside a selection of DVDs, board games, cards and books to keep everyone in the family well entertained.

Finally, if the Diamond Chalet is unavailable for the dates you wish to book, be sure to check out our other properties, the Petite Chalet and the Grande Chalet.

Living on the same suburb as the Diamond Chalet for over 24 years, I can honestly say the area is without equal. Cooks Hill is a heritage area, and the surrounding streets offer a wealth of restaurants, boutique shopping, health and beauty options, together with cultural choices for even the most discerning traveller.

The home is centrally located at 74 Corlette St, Cooks Hill.

Walk on flat ground to the beach or the harbour foreshore, shop at world class boutiques, then enjoy dinner and Hunter Valley wines or beers at a local restaurant. Life doesn't get much better than that!

Great Coffee

Little place on the corner of Corlette and Bull St called "Welsh Blacks", literally one block from the Chalet. (I leave several maps at the property and would be happy to give you some guidance after you arrive). Otherwise, anywhere on Darby St sells good coffee, including "Glee Coffee Roasters" or Goldbergs.

Great Food/Atmosphere (open early to late)

"Goldbergs" hands down. Like a European cafe, great atmosphere and food.

Also, there is a great chocolate restaurant called Coco Monde on Darby St.

For smoothies to die for (including Mars Bar, Cookies and Cream and other weird flavours), try "The Three Monkeys" on Darby St.

Grocery Shopping

Marketown shopping centre is only 600m away, containing Coles, Woolworths, Big W, Dick Smith, Officeworks and lots of little shops as well.

Boutique Shopping

There are many small boutique and designer shops along Darby St, with Jean Bas, HoneyBee goods and Carla Swimwear to name a few.

Larger Shopping Centres

Westfield Kotara (David Jones and a huge number of other stores) and also Charlestown Square (Main store is Myer. Also has the Reading Cinemas)


Rather than drive to Charlestown Square, you can walk to the Greater Union Cinemas in King St, about a 10 minute walk away.

Great Walk

Check out the new "Anzac Walk" which runs up the cliff from Bar Beach to a lookout, beside Memorial Drive. For the more adventurous, the Glenrock Reserve, only 5km away, offers long walking tracks with beautiful scenery and animals.

Art Galleries & Museums

Take a short walk to the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Cooks Hill Galleries or John Earle Gallery, all within a 1km radius of the chalet. Take a walk to the harbour-side suburb of honeysuckle to visit Newcastle Museum or Newcastle Maritime Museum.

Hunter Valley

Take a wine tasting tour featuring delicious fine wines at the Hunter Valley winery, only a 45 minute drive away.

By rail, the Chalet is best accessed from Hamilton Railway Station, with buses connecting with each train directly to the Civic Station area. The home is then a short 3 block walk from the bus stop. It is also three blocks back from Darby St, where numerous the buses travel to surrounding suburbs, John Hunter Hospital, the CBD and the world-class beaches.



Cooks Hill Chalets is the ideal place to enjoy spending time with both family and friends both before and after your wedding celebrations. The beautiful interior is perfect for pre-wedding photos, where features such as the old-world mirrors, stained glass doors and Juliet Balcony are a photographers delight.

At the end of the residential block, the beautiful fig trees of Council Street can provide a magnificent backdrop for outdoor photographs.

Brides can remove the stress of worrying about lunch for family and guests while they are getting ready for the wedding with our range of gourmet sandwiches, wraps, and selection of fresh fruit and cheese. These can be ordered on a per person basis.

The property at Dawson St comfortably sleeps 5 people with existing bedding, while extra bedding is available. Parents and grandparents of the bride will appreciate all the little luxuries provided, while still feeling as if they are at home. Centrally located, close family and friends can return to the Chalet after the wedding to unwind and further enjoy each other's company.

Alternatively, the master bedroom is ideal for the married couple to share on the wedding night, before leaving for their honeymoon.

Brides will appreciate the following:

- Complimentary Champagne on arrival (Yellowglen)

- Complimentary Lindt chocolates on arrival

- De Luxe Spa MOR range of toiletries, with their signature Orange Blossom fragrance, an uplifting mix of Neroli, Ripe Fruit and Green Leaves, on a base of Conifer Pine

- Complimentary Shower puff per person

- Beautiful interiors for those special pre-wedding photographs

- Close proximity to the beautiful fig trees in Council St for outdoor photographs

- Breakfast packs available on request

- Catering available for lunches for family and guests on a per person basis

Upgrade to Moet & Chandon champagne for an extra $65 per bottle.

Lunch catering $25 per person, delivered to the property on your "Big Day".


Tired of trying to relax or hold meetings in a hotel room or apartment? Cooks Hill Chalets is the perfect solution.

Separate from the rest of the house, overlooking the garden and with its own split-system air-conditioning system, the study provides a private sanctuary for the busy executive when travelling with family members.

Relax in the red leather reading chair with a book chosen from the selection of topical non-fiction and fiction books on offer. There is direct access through French doors to the private garden.

Meetings can be held around the 6-seater outdoor table, indoors in the study, around the glass kitchen table, or relaxing in the leather chairs in the loungeroom.

Features appreciated by our business travellers include:

Free ADSL2+ Wi-Fi Internet

Free Local Calls

Telephone with Loudspeaker for Conference Calls

Canon Scanner for Scanning and Emailing Documents

Printing available on request

Foxtel News Channels including BBC/ Sky/ CNN/ CNBC

Foxtel Sports including Foxtel Sports /ESPN

More Details

Jacqui Harvey
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
3 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cooks Hill in Newcastle City Council

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Cooks Hill Chalets - Diamond Chalet
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Amazing Home

  • 5 of 5

This house ticks all the boxes. It is luxurious. Everything you need is there ,down to thoughtful touches like the beautiful pampering packs on each bed. We would definitely stay

again. Thank you Jacqui for making our stay so special.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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QLD, Australia

Could not ask for anything better

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a great house so clean fresh and everything you need is there. We will be back for sure !!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Owner's Response: Dear Amanda, So pleased that Cooks Hill Chalets could provide everything you needed! We hope you might stay again next time you are visiting Newcastle. Cheers, Jacqui
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Luxurious accom and super convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

What a luxurious stay! We had absolutely everything we could possibly every want and were surrounded in luxury. The location to everything was almost the best part, but that would be forgetting the sumptuous bedding, lovely gathering spaces and deluxe extras. Jacqui took care of everthing! A glorious and memorable getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kylie, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Cooks Hill is a wonderful place to live and we appreciate being able to share its charms with others. Mixed together with a little bit of luxury to make a memorable visit of course!! All the best, Jacqui
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

memorable stay

  • 5 of 5

we stayed at the diamond chalet when we came up for a wedding in Newcastle and the hunter valley. It was a wonderful stay, from the cleanliness, to the extremely comfortable beds, all the creature comforts we could need. It was a haven in a very busy 3 days. The location was a bonus- being so close to all the cafes etc. The host, Jacqui was extremely helpful with information about local cafes/walks etc. We look forward to coming again and would definitely try to stay here again and explore the local area more. Thank you for a memorable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Asthma, I understand you spent some fairly full days in Newcastle with family events so it was nice that we could provide a quiet and relaxing haven for you to come home to. We look forward to perhaps seeing you again in the future. Kind Regards, Jacqui
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Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia

luxurious stay

  • 5 of 5

Family reunion at the diamond chalet was perfect for all ages, warm and comfortable as well as close to scenic walks and shopping. Hostess communicated to ensure all went smoothly.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rachel, Thank you so much for your lovely comments about the Diamond Chalet. We try hard to provide a luxurious and unique experience for everyone. I wish you all the best for the future with your new grandchild! Regards, Jacqui
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Incredible stay - would definitely go back!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we opened the door we knew we had lucked out. The Diamond Chalet is simply beautiful. We could not fault the attention to detail and effort put in to make our stay luxurious and relaxing. The place is quiet, yet very central and you can't help but fall in love with it, put your feet up and enjoy. It provided the perfect escape for us and with 4 adults, did not feel crowded at all. We would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a beautiful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Zoe, Thank you so much for the lovely review. As our first group staying at the Diamond Chalet since our renovations were finished, we feel you were the perfect guests to host! I wish you all the best for your wedding plans and your future, Kind Regards, Jacqui
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