Close to beach but stinking hot, NO AIRCON! 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!
About This Property
Magnificent: 3-bedroom holiday home in Nelson Bay NSW. Enjoy your holiday even more - bring your pet with you! Why not enjoy a BBQ or a walk along the beach. You will be able to enjoy the beach while your dog will enjoy the fully fenced yard. This property can accommodate up to 8 people with 3 rooms and 4 beds at your disposal. All this and more will make your holiday perfect and your pet will enjoy it too!
This property 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 Excerise 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 balastrade 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
Property key facts
- Property type:Holiday Home
- About pets:Pets must remain outside.
Bedroom 1: 1 Queensize
Bedroom 2: 1 Queensize
Bedroom 3: 2 Bunk (2 beds)
- Pets allowed inside
- Fully fenced
- Swimming pool
- Off street parking
- Outstanding view
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling fans
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Linen supplied
Things to do
- Nelson Bay Jet Ski Hire
14/71 Victoria prd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- Port Stephens Parasailing
8 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- Gan Gan Lookout
Lily Hill Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- Little Beach Reserve
Beach Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- Nelson Bay Lighthouse and Museum
5a Lighthouse Road, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- Giant Maze
tobboggan hill park, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- Toboggan Hill Park
16 Aquatic Cl, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- Fingal Beach
Marine Drive, Fingal Bay
- Tomaree Head Summit walk
Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay NSW 2315
- Zenith Beach
Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay NSW 2315
- Box Beach
Box Beach Rd, Shoal Bay NSW
- Oakfield Ranch Camel Rides
Birubi Beach Lower Public Car park, Anna Bay NSW 2316
Off-leash Beach / Park
- Bagnalls Beach Off-Lead Dog Exercise Area
Bartlett Cycleway, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- Nelson Bay Off-Lead Dog Exercise Area
5 Austral St, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- Fingal Bay Reserve Off-Lead Dog Exercise Area
3 Marine Dr, Fingal Bay NSW 2315
- Lancaster Park Off-Leash Dog Exercise Area
30A Soldiers Point Rd, Soldiers Point NSW 2317
- Boat Harbour Off-Leash Dog Exercise Area
48 Kingsley Dr, Boat Harbour NSW 2316
Restaurant / Takeaway / Cafe
- The Wharf Restaurant
Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- Hope Brewhouse
3 Stockton St, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- Hog's Breath
Shop 16, Upper d’Albora Marinas, Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- Oysters on the Bay
d'Albora Marina, Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- Cafe On the Bay
10/8 Teramby Rd, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
77 Magnus St, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- Sienna's Pizzeria Bar & Restaurant
- Sandpipers Restaurant
81 Magnus St, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- Little Beach Boathouse
4 Victoria Parade, Nelson Bay NSW 2315
- Newcastle & Port Stephens Game Fish Club
57 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay NSW 2315
- Shoal Bay Country Club
35-45 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay NSW 2315
- Sandyfoot Cafe & Bar
35/35 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay NSW 2315
- Aussie Bob's Fish & Chips
2A Tomaree Rd, Shoal Bay NSW 2315
- Longboat Cafe
3 Marine Dr, Fingal Bay NSW 2315
- Cellar Cafe
12 Market St, Fingal Bay NSW 2315
Shopping / Groceries
- Nelson Bay
Stockton St, Nelson Bay NSW
- IGA X-Press Shoal Bay
26-27 Shoal Bay Rd, Shoal Bay NSW 2315
- Salamander Bay Square
2 Town Centre Cct, Salamander Bay NSW 2317
4.0 / 5.0
Score Breakdown from 12 reviews
Average Rating For:
- Cleanliness 4.3
- Comfort 3.8
- Location 4.7
- Quality 4.0
- Value 3.5
12 Reviews - 4.0 Good
Pet friendly family holiday house Great house and location very close to Dutchies beach
Super spot, everything you could ask for 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.
Very quiet location Great stay. House tidy and well equipped. Located close to everything we needed.
Great location 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?
Property manager reply:
Hi Megan, Thanks for your review, I do agree that Cuddles Cottage is a beautiful house and in the perfect location. The cleaners wash the quilt covers, mattress protectors every clean, they make the beds up so they are nicely presented for when you arrive. The blankets are normally washed at the end of the Winter season. We look forward to seeing you and your four legged family member again in the future.
Quiet, relaxing stay Very clean, spacious, well equipped house. Close proximity to everything including beaches. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - and will definitely return. Thank you!
Perfect location! 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.
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.
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.
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
Great house, very comfortable, had all the comforts of home. Well equipped holiday house, fantastic position, just a short walk to Dutchies Beach and walking track. Fantastic time. Only disappointments, fences were a bit low in two spots, bit of a worry with one big and one medium size dog. and no towel rack in the main bathroom. They are really the only two issues we had. Other than that, great house, great location, definitely would consider coming back.
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!
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