The Porthole, 4

Holiday House in Salamander Bay, Port Stephens

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A three bedroom, two bathroom house (bedroom one: one super king, bedroom two: one double bed, bedroom three: two king singles) Accommodates: 6. Beautifuly appointed split level home complete with WiFi, air conditioning in upstairs bedrooms, pool and trampoline!

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Bedding Configuration

Bedroom 1

Kingsize (1)

Bedroom 2

Double (1)

Bedroom 3

King Single (2)

The Location - Situated in a quiet residential area, this property is centrally located to all that Port Stephens has to offer. Close to home you have the picturesque Roy Wood Reserve, which offers spectacular sunsets and provides shaded grass area, BBQ's and picnic tables, calm waters for swimming and fishing (on high tide) and a sandy beach, perfect for those balmy evenings with family and friends. Salamander Shopping Centre just 1km away has plenty of shops to keep you busy and provide you with any items you forgot to pack!  Horizons Golf Club is a short 3.4km drive and Tomaree Outdoor Swimming Pool and Toboggan Hill Park are only 2km's away. Slightly further a field is Nelson Bay which has an array of boutique shops, restaurant, cafes and a huge selection of aquatic activities. 

The House - 4 The Porthole allows you space, freedom and privacy of a home away from home. This house is designed to invite and perfect for family getaways. Split over three levels you enter via ground to a hallway and a double lock up garage which is available for guests use. Continuing up several stairs is the main open plan living, dining and kitchen area. Complete with WiFi, floorboards throughout, windows dressed with plantation shutters, stylish wooden ceiling fans attached to the dramatic high ceiling, this impressive residence is beautifully appointed and won't disappoint. The dining area offers an elegant wooden table and six chairs, the living area has a comfortable corner lounge with chaise and a large flat screen TV, (the fire is not for guests use, sorry). The vibrant modern kitchen is fully equipped including an oven/stove top, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. The breakfast bar is at the end of the kitchen and this flows through to another living area with lounge and wall mounted TV. Here you access through sliding doors to the versatile out door area with wooden decking, out door lounge suite, gas BBQ, grassed area with an in-ground trampoline and a secure in-ground swimming pool. 

The master bedroom is located on the ground floor, it offers a king bed with ceiling fan, ensuite with a shower, vanity and toilet, the two other bedrooms are positioned on the third level and both have ducted air conditioning. The second bedroom offers a double bed and the third two king singles, all the bedrooms are carpeted and have ceiling fans. The main bathroom has a bath, toilet, bidet and a double sink vanity. The internal laundry offers a washing machine.

There are definitely smoke alarms at this property.

Linen packs and bed makes are provided at this property. 



Activities

Barbecue, Birdwatching, Cycling, Dolphin Cruises, Fishing - Beach, Golfing, Kayaking, Swimming, Water-based.

Aussie Lifestyle, Beach, Fishing, Golf, Relaxation, Soft Adventure, Beach Holiday, Water based, Family, Self-Drive.

Credit Cards, Electronic Funds Transfer, Linen Supplied.


Location

Features

  • Air Conditioning: ducted in upstairs bedrooms
  • Bathroom: 2
  • Bath Tub
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Child Friendly
  • Crockery and Cutlery
  • Dining Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Furniture Outdoor
  • Garage: DLUG
  • Garden Area: with trampoline
  • Gas BBQ
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Linen: Linen pack and bed makes
  • Microwave Oven
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Stairs
  • Stove
  • Swimming Pool
  • Multiple TVs
  • Big Screen TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wi-Fi
  • Enclosed Yard
Is linen included?

Most properties now provide bed linen for bookings made on or after 25 August 2015. If you booked before 25 August 2015 but have not yet arrived, you will need to bring your own bedsheets, towels and pillow cases, or contact mail [at] winningholidays [dot] com [dot] au to enquire about linen supply. Only a few properties do NOT offer bed linen as an inclusion and this will be clearly advertised on their individual listing(s). All properties will include: pillows, pillow protectors, mattress protectors, blankets and bedding covers. Future bookings made from 25 August 2015 will include bed sheets, pillow cases, towels, face cloths, hand towels and bath mats unless otherwise specified.

When do I pay a deposit?

Guests are required to pay a 50% deposit within 48 hours of your reservation. Deposits can be made by credit card online when making your reservation or by phoning a booking consultant on (02) 4984 0100. Mastercard and Visa Cards will incur a 2.5% surcharge and American Express Cards will incur a 4% surcharge. CLICK HERE to make online credit card payments.

Alternatively guest may make a direct deposit to:

  • Account Name: Winning Holidays
  • Bank: Macquarie Bank
  • BSB: 182 222
  • Account Number: 301934238
Will I lose my reservation if I don't pay the deposit?

Yes, your booking may be cancelled if you have not paid the deposit within 48 hours of your reservation, or if you have not contacted a Winning Holidays consultant on (02) 4984 0100.

When do I pay the balance?

The balance of your reservation(s) is due 7 days prior to your arrival. Peak season reservations (26 December to 16 January) are required to be paid by 1 November. Refer to Terms and Conditions.

CLICK HERE to make online credit card payments.

What time can I check in?

Winning Holidays Guests - Key Collection is strictly from 2.00pm. Guest will be required to collect keys from: 47 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay.

Shoal Bay Beachclub Guests - Key Collection is strictly from 2.00pm. Guest will be required to collect keys onsite: 47 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay.

Amarna Resort Guests - Key Collection is strictly from 3.00pm. Guest will be required to collect keys onsite: Christmas Bush Avenue, Nelson Bay.

What time is check out?

Winning Holidays Guests – are required to check-out by 10.00am. Late check-outs are available for a small fee (subject to availability). Keys can be returned to 47 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay or 19 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay.
Shoal Bay Beachclub Guests – are required to check-out by 10.00am. Late check-outs are available for a small fee (subject to availability). Keys can be returned to 47 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay or 19 Stockton Street, Nelson Bay.
Amarna Resort Guests – are required to check-out by 11.00am. Late check-outs are available for a small fee (subject to availability). Please leave your swipe in the apartment.

Where do I collect keys from?

Winning Holidays Office: 47 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay
Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

  • Winning Holidays Guests – Winning Holidays Office 47 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay
  • Shoal Bay Beachclub Guests - Winning Holidays Office 47 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay
  • Amarna Resort Guests - onsite: 16 Christmas Bush Avenue, Nelson Bay
Where do I collect keys from After Hours?

Winning Holidays Office: 47 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay
Monday to Friday: from 5:00pm
Saturday: from 4:00pm
Sunday: ALL DAY

Winning Holidays provide an after-hours key collection service when the office is closed. Guests will be required to come to the Shoal Bay Office and call the After Hours phone number on the front door. A representative from Swan Security will meet you at the office to issue keys for a $20 cash fee and a $30 cash fee on Christmas Day.

Do I need to show ID when collecting keys?

Yes, the person collecting keys will be required to show photo identification and produce a valid credit card as a security deposit before keys are issued. If a valid credit card is not available then a cash security deposit may be required.

What is required when checking in?

When collecting keys, a Guest Registration Form must completed and a security deposit taken before keys are issued. The guest registration form can be completed in advance to save time, or at check-in. You must also provide a valid credit card and driver’s license which will be sighted by a consultant for customer validation.


Please Note: Should you not have a valid credit card, then a cash security deposit is required. Cash deposits will vary depending on the property, with the minimum amount of $400.

What happens if I break something?

Accidents happen sometimes. It is best to let us know if this does occur. You are more likely to incur a charge for breakages or damages if we do not know about it. Upon your departure, an inspection will alert us to any damage or missing items. As per the guest registration form you have signed, such incidents are charged to the guest accordingly.

Why is the total price different to the "from" price?

Each property is displayed from the winter off season weekly tariff. Seasonal tariffs apply.

A clean fee and booking fee will be added to the tariff at the end of your booking showing the exact price for the requested dates.

NOTE: The Amarna Resort, Shoal Bay Beachclub Apartments and The Pines at Anna Bay offer overnight accommodation and are therefore displayed with a daily rate. Some properties may include cleaning fees in the tariff price and some are displayed separately.

Can I bring the family pet?

Most properties will not allow pets anywhere at the property. Guests wanting to bring their pet should select pet friendly at the time of their search, which will shortlist the properties available. There is a fee of $50 per pet per week, or part thereof, in Winning Holidays Pet Friendly Accommodation

Guests who bring pets to properties that do not allow for them could face immediate eviction without refund at the discretion of management.

Port Stephens offer three kennelling options:

  1. CEJ’s Boarding Kennels – Nelson Bay Road, Bobs Farm – 02 4982 6646
  2. Auramist Lodge – Nelson Bay Road, Salt Ash – 02 4982 6304
  3. Nelson Bay Boarding Kennels – Gan Gan Road, One Mile – 02 4982 1182
     
Why is the property I booked for sale?

All holiday homes are individually and privately owned. Some properties at times will be for sale. In most cases when a sale occurs, the purchaser will continue to holiday let and honour bookings currently in the system, therefore most guests will not be disrupted.

On occasion when a sale occurs, the purchaser may ask for the property to be vacant at the time of settlement. In this situation, Winning Holidays would arrange alternate accommodation for you in a similar property, subject to availability.

Guests will receive notification the moment Winning Holidays are notified giving guests the option to:

  1. transfer to alternate accommodation, or
  2. request a full refund.
Can I book a property for a party or "schoolies"?

No, you cannot have a party. Winning Holidays adhere to the Holiday Code of Conduct respecting the local residents of the area. Our policy requires a maximum of adults in a particular dwelling to help reduce noise complaints, excess cars and disruption to the neighbouring properties. If a property accommodates more than eight people then the remaining guest numbers must be for children.

Any guest found to be hosting a party of any kind or over-crowding the property will be immediately evicted without refund.

Any booking found to be a "schoolies" booking will be be immediately cancelled and evicted without a refund, whether any other terms and conditions are breached or not.

Is my property air-conditioned?

Not all properties offer air conditioning. If air conditioning is important to your stay then please select air conditioning as a requirement when searching on the website.

What do I do if I have an After Hours emergency?

If the matter is life threatening, Dial 000.

The after-hours phone service is for emergencies only, for example total power failure, total water failure, lock-out or natural disaster damage. Please contact our office number on 4984 0100 and a message will be forwarded to the emergency services.

NOTE: If you lock yourself out you will be required to pay for a locksmith service call. This can be expensive!

 

Do I need to put out the garbage?

Yes. Collection days will be displayed in the Winning Holidays Compendium provided. Guests are responsible to place the red and yellow bins to the curb on collection day if this occurs during your stay. Bin collection will pertain to private homes or duplexes only, whereas unit blocks will have a strata set-up to take the bins out for you. The best indication is to check the street / neighbours who have put out their bins as you would at home.

Why does the TV have poor or no reception?

Reception can be affected from time to time due to the weather or distance from the telecommunications tower. Problems we saw in the old days have been significantly improved since the introduction of the digital signal.

Can I purchase extra cleaning?

If you would like to order mid-stay cleaning please contact Winning Holidays; Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm and Sat 9am to 4pm on (02) 4984 0100 to arrange a quote.