Fabulous 4 bed, fenced, pet friendly holiday home, sleeps 6 in Nelson Bay NSW

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New South Wales > Port Stephens > Nelson Bay


Fabulous 3-bedroom pet friendly holiday accommodation in Nelson Bay NSW. Your pet is welcome inside this property! Air conditioning will keep you cool while your dog will enjoy the fully fenced yard. This property can accommodate up to 6 people with 3 rooms and 4 beds at your disposal. Why not enjoy a BBQ on the deck or a walk along the beach. All this and more will make your holiday perfect and your pet will enjoy it too!

Tastefully furnished in a beach theme with an air-conditioned open plan living area, heaps of parking for a boat and multiple cars and to top it off pet friendly, this is the ideal place for your next family holiday or a quick long weekend away with friends.

This proeprty definitely creates a comfortable cosy home away from home feel.

There is a fully equipped kitchen that provides an island bench to give you more space, dishwasher, stainless steel range hood, everything you could think of the owners have put into this kitchen.

Opening off from the kitchen is the spacious balcony, perfect for your outdoor entertaining needs with bamboo shade screens, outdoor dining all overlooking the landscaped and fully fenced rear yard that is child & pet safe.

There is also a gas BBQ located in the single garage for guests to use.

The master bedroom is beautifully appointed with a queen size bed and TV, the second bedroom has access to the rear balcony and yard and the third bedroom has two King Single beds, floor fans and blankets are stored in the wardrobes for your extra comfort.

The main bathroom has a shower over the bath, vanity and toilet and there is also another separate toilet and walk-in shower located in the internal laundry, the laundry also offers a front loader washing machine and dryer.

There is also a single lock-up garage for the fishing rods or surfboards (no car use) and a long driveway that is suitable for a car and trailer boat.

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

Bedroom 1 - Queen Bed + TV

Bedroom 2 - Double Bed + Balcony access

Bedroom 3 - 2 x King Single Beds  

GARAGE: 7.2m wide and 3. 5m long (not for car use)

This property's short term rental accommodation registration: PID-STRA-689

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Property Features:
  • Fence - 6ft
  • Pets Inside
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Off Street Parking
  • Deck
  • BBQ
  • Bath Tub
  • Dish Washer
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron
  • Plasma TV
  • DVD
  • Free WiFi
  • Beach Nearby
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Bar Nearby
  • Gym Nearby
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Fishing Nearby
Bedroom 1:
  1 Queen    
Bedroom 2:
  1 Double    
Bedroom 3:
  2 King Single    

Things to do


  • Little Beach Reserve
    Beach Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    0.5 kms away
  • Nelson Bay Lighthouse and Museum
    5a Lighthouse Road, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    0.7 kms away
  • Port Stephens Parasailing
    8 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    1.6 kms away
  • Nelson Bay Jet Ski Hire
    14/71 Victoria prd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    1.6 kms away
  • Tomaree Head Summit walk
    Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay NSW 2315
    2.1 kms away
  • Zenith Beach
    Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay NSW 2315
    2.1 kms away
  • Box Beach
    Box Beach Rd, Shoal Bay NSW
    2.6 kms away
  • Fingal Beach
    Marine Drive, Fingal Bay
    3.1 kms away
  • Gan Gan Lookout
    Lily Hill Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    3.2 kms away
  • Toboggan Hill Park
    16 Aquatic Cl, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    4.6 kms away
  • Giant Maze
    tobboggan hill park, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
    4.7 kms away

Off-leash Beach / Park

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

Restaurant / Takeaway / Cafe

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

Shopping / Groceries

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


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Lyn A, July 2023

This is a great cottage, not large but deceptively roomy, with doors used to create private spaces; handy for families. It is well located near lots of facilities, shops, services and beaches. Kitchen has heaps of utensils, pots/pans, crockery etc. Contained backyard great for pooches to have a wander. Friendly lorikeets and magpies will come to down back deck and say g'day and take a piece of bread from your hand. Would come back - but maybe in warmer months next time!

Rachel F, December 2022

We've been coming to Ruby's for a few years - it caters perfectly for our young family, including furbaby. If we ever have an issue, O'Meara/McGrath has always been quick to respond and action. Just a short walk to Little Beach, Shoal Bay and Nelson Bay, the home is perfectly located for endless beach days and activities. The home itself suits us perfectly. We'll be back for sure. Thanks, as always!

Carol Y, December 2022

Lovely and clean house. Well stocked kitchen with everything you might need. Great TV in the loungeroom. Not so great TV in the bedroom.

Monique L, October 2022

This house is one of the nicest pet friendly homes we have ever stayed at. It's floor plan is excellent with the bedrooms separated from the living area. It has a large kitchen, a large fully fenced back yard that our dog Mia really enjoyed - lots of places to sniff, a covered outdoor deck area and a very comfortable and large living area. To top it off there are two showers and two toilets (one in the laundry).

Jo P, November 2021

We really enjoyed our stay at Ruby’s Retreat, so did our fur baby. The house was very clean and had all the comforts for a great stay. It is in an idyllic location within walking distance to Shoal Bay and into Nelson Bay and of course Little Beach. We have already rebooked to return in March for another relaxing stay😉 And it is a rare find to find a great house where dogs of any size are allowed inside. Will definitely recommend. Jo

Lee G, August 2021

We recently stayed at Ruby’s Retreat for two weeks. The house is lovely with plenty of room for the family and comfortable beds. It also has a large deck out the back which we used everyday. The back yard is completely enclosed for the children and fur babies. We will definitely stay there again. Our only suggestion would be to include Wifi for your guests.

Michael , May 2021

The house was very clean and tidy. The backyard was pleasant to sit on the back verandah for afternoon drinks and nibbles. The house is advertised as boat friendly....IT is NOT boat friendly. The driveway is too narrow and steep to get a boat into. The trailer bottoms out and won't physically get down the driveway. The lighting in the house is poor and the main bedroom has obviously had a roof leak so the room was very musty with an unpleasant odour. The house is overall a good package.

Chris, March 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Ruby’s Retreat. Met all needs. Beautifully furnished and had everything one could possibly need. Sunny and bright with a lovely flat garden where the kids and dogs had lots of fun every day. A real delight.

Tash, October 2019

The house is comfortable with everything you will need for a relaxing time away in Nelson bay. Easy walk to the beach, enclosed backyard so the kids can play and amazingly clean and renovated bathrooms. We really enjoyed our stay. Will be back for sure. You wont be disappointed with Rubys retreat.

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