Short Street, 4, The Beach Cottage

Holiday House in Fingal Bay, Port Stephens


Accommodates 9 (MAX 6 ADULTS): 1x Queen Bed, 1x Double Bed, 2x Bunk Beds and 1x Single Bed. The Shack Fingal Bay is perfectly positioned within 250m to beautiful Fingal Bay Beach, Barry Park, Surf Club and Boat Launch. LINEN IS NOT INCLUDED AT THIS PROPERTY

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Bedding Configuration

Bedroom 1

Queensize (1)

Bedroom 2

Bunks (1)

Single (1)

Bedroom 3

Bunks (1)

Bedroom 4

Double (1)

For affordability, space and flexibility there is nothing like renting a holiday home, so stay in a small hotel room surrounded by crowds when you and your family can holiday in this beautiful beach house. Located on the eastern side of Fingal Bay ‘The Beach Cottage’ has been transformed into a comfortable holiday cottage with floorboards throughout, open plan living with leather lounges, flat screen TV, DVD, ceiling fan, solid timber dining suite, colourful beach prints and sliding glass door access to the front covered balcony which offers an outdoor setting to relax, distant views left to Fingal Bay Beach with the National Park just opposite to the right. The kitchen is very modern in design and comes complete with an under bench oven, electric stovetop, microwave, dishwasher, family size fridge/freezer, coffee machine and a breakfast bar with 2 stools.

The main bedroom is located at the front of the house and offers 1x queen size bed, side tables, built-in robe, ceiling fan and National Park Views. The 2nd Bedroom is ideal for the kids and has 1x bunk bed, 1x single bed, side table, built-in robe and a 2nd TV ideal for kid’s game consoles (B.Y.O Xbox, Play-Station or Wii). The 3rd bedroom also has 1x bunk bed and side table with the 4th bedroom to the rear of the house offering 1x double size bed and side table. The property offers 2x bathrooms both with a shower, vanity and toilet (see floor plan).

Other features include a front loading washing machine (No Dryer), a 2nd outdoor covered area with outdoor setting to the rear of the property, gas BBQ plus off street parking for 2 vehicles and your trailer boat.

Completely surrounded by National Parkland Fingal Bay offers a world of adventure with rock fishing, diving, surfing, bush-walking, whale-watching, restaurants and a sports club right at your finger-tips. Take a short stroll down to the foreshore (approx. 200m from the house) where you will discover a fantastic beach from smaller kids to play at Kiddies Corner, a surf patrolled section for the big kids to safely swim and great surfing spots towards Fingal Bay Spit, which can be crossed at low tide with caution. Enjoy a game of roll-up bowls or a scrumptious bistro meal from the Fingal Bay Sports and Rec Club approx. 1.5km from the house, a round of golf at Nelson Bays 27-hole-golf-course approx. 6.9km away, the Fingal Bay Surf Club and Restaurant only 250m from the house with WESTS Nelson Bay Diggers (Restaurant, Bistro, TAB + Gym) just 5.7km from the house.

**ACCOMMODATES 9: 1x Queen Bed, 1x Tri-Bunk Bed, 1x Double Bed and 2x Single Beds. **LINEN IS NOT SUPPLIED: guests are required to bring their own sheets, pillow cases, towels and tea towels or alternatively these items can been hired through Winning Holidays. **SECURITY DEPOSITS: see tariffs for requirements (seasonal rates apply). **RULE OF STAY: Min 2 Night Stay, Min 4 Night Stay on the Easter Long Weekend, Min 7 Night Stay Boxing Day until 16th January. **SCHOOLIES: this property has a NO SCHOOLIES / NO PARTIES policy. **Winning Holidays Standard Terms and Conditions Apply.


Off Road Driving, Barbecue: FREE Picnic + BBQ Facilites on Foreshore, Quad Bike Riding, Bushwalking: Tomaree National Park, Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Crabbing: Great Rock Fishing Opposite, Cycling: Treelined Cycleway to Shoal Bay, Scuba-Diving, Dolphin Cruises: Depart Daily (Approx. 6.8km from House), Fishing - Beach, Fishing - Game: (February) + Trailer Boat Tournament (March), Exercising: Balance Gym (Approx. 5.7km from House), Golfing: 27 Hole Course (Approx. 6.9km from House), Mini Golf/Putt Putt, Kayaking, Learning/Lessons/Tuition: Learn to Surf on FIngal Bay Beach, Para-Sailing/Para-Flying, Sailing, Sandboarding, Scenic Flight, Sightseeing, Surfing, Swimming, Whale Cruises: mid-May to mid-November , Whale Watching: from Barry Park (Approx. 200m from House), Wine Tasting.

Adventure, Aussie Lifestyle, Beach, Fishing, Food and Wine Tasting, Golf, Health and Fitness, National Park, Relaxation, Soft Adventure, 18-35's, Adult Getaway, Empty Nesters, Family, Gay and Lesbian, Self-Drive, Senior, Single.

Coffee Machines, Credit Cards: Mastercard, Visa, Amex (Surcharge Applies), Electronic Funds Transfer.



  • Balcony: with Distant Views to Fingal Bay Beach
  • Bathroom: x2
  • Bedrooms: x4: 1x Queen, 1x Double, 2x Bunks + 1x Single
  • Boat Parking: Off Street Parking (Front Lawn / Driveway)
  • Child Friendly: (NOTE: Property is Not Fully Fenced)
  • Coffee Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Ceiling Fans: Main Living + Main Bedroom
  • Gas BBQ
  • Kitchen: Fully Equipped
  • Laundry: Internal Facilities (NO DRYER)
  • Lounge
  • Microwave Oven
  • Parking: Off Street Parking (Front Lawn / Driveway)
  • Porch/Deck: Covered Front Balcony + Covered Rear Patio
  • Shopping: Takeaway + Post Office (Approx. 100m from House)
  • Shower: x2:
  • Television: x2:
  • Multiple TVs: 2nd Flat Screen TV in 2nd Bedroom
  • Big Screen TV
  • Views: Distant Views to Beach (Approx. 250m from House)
  • Washer/Dryer: Washing Machine Only (NO 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.