Marine Drive, The Dunes, Unit 14, 38,

Holiday Unit in Fingal Bay, Port Stephens

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Accommodates 8:LINEN PROVIDED. 1x King, 1x Queen, 1x Single Bed, 1x Bunk Bed and 1x Single Trundle. Ideally located opposite Fingal Bay Surf Beach Driftwood has a pool, tennis court and seaside charm.

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Bedding Configuration

Bedroom 1

Kingsize (1)

Bedroom 2

Queensize (1)

Bedroom 3

Bunks (1)

Single (1)

Trundle (1)

This spacious 3 bedroom first floor unit offers open plan living with modern furnishings and a large entertainment deck ideal for al-fresco dining. A great destination for a family holiday the property has all the comforts of home including tiled combined lounge and dining area, a large fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, internal laundry, 3 spacious bedrooms, main bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and single lock-up garage. Take advantage of the patrolled surf beach directly across the road or relax by the pool in the The Dunes Complex. The Fingal Bay foreshore offers BBQs, picnic tables, childrens playground and plenty of grass to kick the footy or for a family game of cricket. The Surf Club opposite has a restaurant or there is the Fingal Bay Bowls and Recreation Club for bistro meals, roll-up bowls, raffles, entertainment, TAB facilities and a childrens playground. The village shops has a general store, takeaway, post office, bottle-shop, petrol and a mechanical workshop. Take a walk to Fingal Island by crossing the spit at low tide to see the lighthouse and or have a picnic in Barry Park located on the eastern tip which is a great vantage point to watch the whales as they migrate up and down the coast. Kiddies corner is fantastic for the little ones offering a natural spring and calmer waters for the kids to play with the surf patrol set up in front of the clubhouse for safe body surfing. Learn to surf whilst on holiday right on Fingal Beach by local surfers. There are 15 stairs.

The main bathroom has a combined shower with a standard bath, vanity and toilet. The main bedroom offers a king sized bed, private ensuite bathroom with shower, toilet and vanity plus sliding door access to the main balcony area. The second bedroom has a single bed, a set of bunk beds and a single trundle with the thrid bedroom offering a queen sized bed. Please note you will need to bring sheets for the trundle if wanting to use it.

You can set the pace at your own speed when you stay in Fingal Bay. The beach is a great place to spend the day, playing with friends and family. Surf breaking waves run from the surf club through to the spit, with the calmer waters of Kiddies Corner offering a safe place to splash around and cool down over the hot summer months. Surrounded by National parkland there is an abundance of bush tracks to discover with 20 kilometres of rocky coastline and beaches ideal for bushwalking, swimming, snorkelling, surfing, fishing and picnicking. There is also a cycle path which runs from the Fingal Bay boat ramp through to Shoal Bay.



Activities

Off Road Driving, Quad Bike Riding, Bushwalking: Tomaree Headland, Canoeing, Cruising, Scuba-Diving, Diving, Dolphin Cruises: BOOK with WINNING HOLIDAYS, Driving, Fishing - Beach, Fishing - Charters, Fishing - Game: Annual Game Fishing Tournament (February), Exercising, Golfing, Mini Golf/Putt Putt, Horseriding, Jet Boating, Para-Sailing/Para-Flying, Animal Riding: Horse and Camel Rides (Stockton Beach), Sailing, Sandboarding, Scenic Flight, Shopping, Sightseeing, Snorkelling, Surfing, Swimming: Beach, Bay and Public Pool with Slide, Tennis, Marine Animal watching, Walking, Water-based, Whale Cruises: BOOK with WINNING HOLIDAYS, Wine Tasting: Port Stephens Winery.

Beach, Fishing, Food and Wine Tasting, Golf, Relaxation, Shopping, Water based, Family, Group.

Credit Cards: Mastercard, Visa, AMEX (Surcharge Applies).


Location

Features

  • Bathroom: Bathroom And Ensuite Bathroom
  • Bath Tub
  • Bedrooms: 1x King, 1x Queen, 1x Single,1x Bunk Bed,1xTrundle
  • Dining Room
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Garage: 1 Lock-up Garage
  • Gas BBQ
  • Kitchen: With Microwave Oven
  • Laundry: Internal With Dryer
  • Linen: Packs Included (not for trundle)
  • Lounge
  • Porch/Deck: Large Enterianment Deck
  • Swimming Pool: Communal
  • Tennis Court: Communal
  • Multiple TVs: 2nd TV in main PLUS 3rd TV + DVD in 3rd bdm
  • Big Screen TV
  • Video Player
  • Washer/Dryer
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.