Wonderful 6 bed, fenced, pet friendly holiday home, sleeps 8 in Nelson Bay NSW

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New South Wales > Port Stephens > Nelson Bay


Wonderful 3-bedroom pet friendly holiday accommodation in Nelson Bay NSW. This property only accommodates outdoor pets. Why not enjoy a BBQ or a walk along the beach. This property can accommodate up to 8 people with 3 rooms and 6 beds at your disposal. You will be able to enjoy the beach while your dog will enjoy the fully fenced yard. All this and more will make your holiday perfect and your pet will enjoy it too!

The cottage is a short walk down to Dutchies beach where you can stroll along the sand or watch the kids play at the park or have a go at Stand Up Paddle Boarding.

Only a quick 12 minute walk on the Bartlett Cycleway to Bagnall Beach Off-Leash Dog Exercise area or 10 minute walk  along the bridal pathway into the heart of Nelson Bay CBD and d'Albora Marina, both of these pathways are perfect for children as well.

The layout of the home makes it an ideal choice for families or couples as the main bedroom with ensuite is located off the sunroom area and the other two bedrooms are located at the opposite end of the home.

The three way bathroom is perfect for everyone to use with the shower and bath in one room, vanity area in the open space and seperate toilet.

The home has so much to offer including a comfortable living area with ceiling fans to cool the house in Summer and gas heating to warm the house in Winter and timber floorboards throughout.

An extra large sun room with table tennis and a great sized enclosed backyard with a raised fence made from wire balustrade to deter dogs from jumping the fence.

Imagine having the opportunity to sit back and relax whilst cooking up a storm on the gas BBQ and enjoying watching your children and pets play and run around,  this will be certain to become a favourite for families.

Please note pets must remain outside only.

Sheets and towels are not provided at the property, you have the option to either hire or bring these with you and no party policy in place.

Bedroom 1 - Queen Bed + Ensuite + Ceiling Fan

Bedroom 2 - Queen Bed + Ceiling Fan

Bedroom 3 - 2 x Single Bunks

Parking - Carport available for parking

This property's short term rental accommodation registration: PID-STRA-766

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Property Features:
  • Fence - 6ft
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Off Street Parking
  • BBQ
  • Bath Tub
  • Dish Washer
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron
  • Plasma TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo
  • Beach Nearby
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Bar Nearby
  • Gym Nearby
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Fishing Nearby
Bedroom 1:
  1 Queen    
Bedroom 2:
  1 Queen    
Bedroom 3:
  2 Single Bunk (2 beds, 2 people)    

Things to do


  • Nelson Bay Jet Ski Hire
    14/71 Victoria prd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    0.7 kms away
  • Port Stephens Parasailing
    8 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    0.7 kms away
  • Gan Gan Lookout
    Lily Hill Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    1.3 kms away
  • Little Beach Reserve
    Beach Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    2.1 kms away
  • Nelson Bay Lighthouse and Museum
    5a Lighthouse Road, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    2.5 kms away
  • Giant Maze
    tobboggan hill park, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    2.6 kms away
  • Toboggan Hill Park
    16 Aquatic Cl, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    2.6 kms away
  • Fingal Beach
    Marine Drive, Fingal Bay
    4.1 kms away
  • Tomaree Head Summit walk
    Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay NSW 2315
    4.3 kms away
  • Zenith Beach
    Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay NSW 2315
    4.3 kms away
  • Box Beach
    Box Beach Rd, Shoal Bay NSW
    4.4 kms away
  • Oakfield Ranch Camel Rides
    Birubi Beach Lower Public Car park, Anna Bay NSW 2316
    9 kms away

Off-leash Beach / Park

  • Bagnalls Beach Off-Lead Dog Exercise Area
    Bartlett Cycleway, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    1.2 kms away
  • Nelson Bay Off-Lead Dog Exercise Area
    5 Austral St, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    1.5 kms away
  • Fingal Bay Reserve Off-Lead Dog Exercise Area
    3 Marine Dr, Fingal Bay NSW 2315
    4 kms away
  • Lancaster Park Off-Leash Dog Exercise Area
    30A Soldiers Point Rd, Soldiers Point NSW 2317
    6.9 kms away
  • Boat Harbour Off-Leash Dog Exercise Area
    48 Kingsley Dr, Boat Harbour NSW 2316
    8.1 kms away

Restaurant / Takeaway / Cafe

  • The Wharf Restaurant
    Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    0.5 kms away
  • Hope Brewhouse
    3 Stockton St, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    0.6 kms away
  • Hog's Breath
    Shop 16, Upper d’Albora Marinas, Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    0.6 kms away
  • Oysters on the Bay
    d'Albora Marina, Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    0.7 kms away
  • Cafe On the Bay
    10/8 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    0.7 kms away
  • Nigronis
    77 Magnus St, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    0.7 kms away
  • Sienna's Pizzeria Bar & Restaurant
    0.7 kms away
  • Sandpipers Restaurant
    81 Magnus St, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    0.7 kms away
  • Little Beach Boathouse
    4 Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    1.9 kms away
  • Newcastle & Port Stephens Game Fish Club
    57 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay NSW 2315
    3.4 kms away
  • Shoal Bay Country Club
    35-45 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay NSW 2315
    3.5 kms away
  • Sandyfoot Cafe & Bar
    35/35 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay NSW 2315
    3.5 kms away
  • Aussie Bob's Fish & Chips
    2A Tomaree Rd, Shoal Bay NSW 2315
    3.6 kms away
  • Longboat Cafe
    3 Marine Dr, Fingal Bay NSW 2315
    4 kms away
  • Cellar Cafe
    12 Market St, Fingal Bay NSW 2315
    4.5 kms away

Shopping / Groceries

  • Nelson Bay
    Stockton St, Nelson Bay NSW
    0.6 kms away
  • IGA X-Press Shoal Bay
    26-27 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay NSW 2315
    3.4 kms away
  • Salamander Bay Square
    2 Town Centre Cct, Salamander Bay NSW 2317
    3.4 kms away


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Alissa Y, January 2024

This cottage is comfortable, relaxing, close to everything, walking distance to Dutchman’s Beach and a dog beach as well as restaurants downtown. The rooms are nicely decorated and a good size. Please note, there is no AC so the fans need to be on in the summer months. Ceiling fans worked well. The backyard is great for dogs and bbq dinners. We had a fantastic stay.

Marco B, October 2023

it would be fantastic if the house was equipped with a doggy door to access the backyard. Other than that, the place is great and secure for our dogs

Leanne S, October 2022

Fantastic location - walking distance to Dutchmen beach and also into town. Quick residential street with plenty of off street and on street parking Big backyard perfect for the dog. Yard is quiet sloping so not really suitable for backyard cricket or kids activities House well equipped with key holiday needs Mattresses not the best quality - possibly need an upgrade sooner rather than later Would stay here again due to excellent value for money

lindy w, September 2022

Great location, close to town and beach but tuck away. Spacious, we stayed 4 adults Kitchen well equiped. Just like home if not more. Ping Pong, board games are great. It was cold on first two night, Main heater not working. Bed rooms mobile heaters are so dirty. House reasonably clean, however cleaners overlook window sill very dusty, espcially the timber windows, we sneeze/bad sinus from the dust. (not complaing, just a feed back) Not sure about summer stay as there is no aircon.

Keith B, March 2022

Really clean, comfortable and spacious home. Everything there we needed for our holiday and our little fox terrier loved the grassy garden. We found the area very relaxing and walked to the beach, shops and local bowling club. Will definitely book again. n.

Lachlan M, July 2021

Great place to be able to be able to walk into Nelson Bay. Its a good place, nothing too flash but good value for money.

Lyndal S, June 2021

Excellent spot for our dogs. Conveniently close to town as well as dog beach. Great for our 3 generation family holiday.

Christine a, October 2020

Great house. We loved the table tennis 🏓 table and great if the weather was unsuitable for the beach. The bathroom configuration worked well and a great laundry. Great yard for the children to run. Rooms were very spacious, the third bedroom would be very hot in summer as used the stand fan on the last night. My dilemma were the hot plate dials as the temperature readings have worn off. The managing agency would benefit with a lesson in diplomacy as their emails are bossy and abrupt.

Marlin, March 2020

A very neat and tidy home, that was perfect for us and our fur-kids. A beautiful breeze flowed through the house and whilst no a/c the fans did a great job. Thank you!

Tracey, January 2020

This was the worst house we have stayed in in Port Stephens as it was SO HOT! There was little in the way of insulation in the house, and no cross flow of air. The house heated up dramatically through the day and stayed hot all night. The ceiling fans did very little to help. The owners should put in at least one wall airconditioner to give some relief. We were uncomfortable the whole stay, which was pretty bad as we paid nearly $400 a night. Other than that there was certainly plenty of cutlery!

Jacqueline, January 2020

Great house and location very close to Dutchies beach

Brenda, October 2019

We had a lovely week at Cuddles Cottage, grandchildren wanted to live there permanently. It would be nice to have Netflix or something similar as normal TV is woeful. The only reservation we had was the termperature of the hot water, it's scalding so do be careful when showering. Lovely that our old dog joined us as well.

Reg D, September 2019

Great stay. House tidy and well equipped. Located close to everything we needed.

Megan, July 2019

We stayed 4 nights. Was clean and very spacious. It is the perfect location close to town centre and the ideal spot for our dog (as dog beach is only a 10 minute walk). The only negative I have is regards linen. We had to hire linen which is fine and you arrive to the doonas already on the beds and loads of blankets in cupboards but when are they washed?

GazR, June 2019

Very clean, spacious, well equipped house. Close proximity to everything including beaches. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - and will definitely return. Thank you!

jandj, April 2019

We stayed here for the 3rd time in April 2019. They yard is perfect for our small dogs (and there are no fence gaps for little terrier escapees!). Dining table inside seats 8 comfortably and the 2 living areas work well for adults/kids! For the size of the house, the back verandah is not very large - it's not really suitable for outdoor entertaining if you have a full house of 8. However, we spent little time actually at home because it was so close to Nelson Bay, Dutchie's Beach and Bagnall's Beach! Property is immaculately clean inside. Table tennis table is always a huge hit with the kids - don't ever get rid of it!!! Definitely a place we'll keep coming back to, although as a previous reviewer has said, it would probably be a little hot in summer, especially in the 3rd bedroom which has no ceiling fan due to the height of the bunks.

AKWK, April 2019

The house had everything we needed. Spacious, clean and well situated. The backyard would have been inadequate for our dog as the fence on one side was too low (Jack Russell, very athletic if required). But us humans had a very relaxing stay.

Esther, December 2018

The house was nice, clean and well-equipped. Fans worked wonderfully on the hot, humid days. Ideal location. However, with no Wifi, it was particularly frustrating not to have mobile reception/coverage either... Which has never happened to us before at other houses on the same road.

Elly1961, August 2018

We stayed at "Cuddles cottage" for a few nights in August. For the great value that was charged we were very happy with this holiday rental. It's located in a quiet street and only 5 minutes walk down to Dutchmans beach, a couple minutes further to Bagnalls beach which is dog friendly. We brought our pooch and he loved it there. Also a pleasant 10 minute walk into Nelson Bay along the Bridal Walk,which is very scenic and shady. Something we did everyday. The home has all you need, gas heating, 2 bathrooms,4 bedrooms, well equipped modern kitchen , and 2 sitting areas. Outside is a big backyard and a patio with bbq and dining setting. We probably would consider coming in Summer if air con was available, but overall we loved our stay and would definitely come back

John, December 2017

We had a very pleasant stay with the family. Fortunately we didn't bring the dog as some of the the backyard fencing is quite low. The facilities were good, but apart from the new kitchen the property is quite dated and has some outstanding maintenance issues (guttering etc). Location to beaches was great as was the table tennis table during a rainy couple of days.

Tanya, July 2016

Close to town and restaurants and able to easily walk if like the exercise. Is a little dated and could do with being updated but still clean and cosy and we were still comfortable. No air con for heating or cooling but we were lucky with higher than expected temps in winter. The table tennis was huge hit and family favourite. Fence low in one part which could be problem if have large dog.

Jess, November 2015

Great location with plenty of room for everyone. Bathrooms we extremely clean, great sunroom for kids to play and enjoy games. Will book again thanks!

Jason, September 2015

This property is very out dated in all aspects and needs major renovations. Great location walk to beach and town would not recommend to pet lovers as neighbors will not hesitate to complain.

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