Government Road, 72, Catch of the Day

Holiday House in Nelson Bay, Port Stephens


Accommodates 11 (MAXIMUM 8 ADULTS ONLY):LINEN PROVIDED. 2x Queen Beds, 1x Tri-Bunk Bed, 1x Bunk Bed and 2x King Single Beds. This elevated 4 bedroom house with beautiful water views across Dutchies Beach provides guests with a home away from home only 1km from the heart of Nelson Bay.

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Bedding Configuration

Bedroom 1

Queensize (1)

Bedroom 2

Queensize (1)

Bedroom 3

King Single (2)

Bedroom 4

Bunks (1)

Tri Bunks (1)

Ideally located within minutes to the marina, award winning restaurants, boutique shops, Nelson Bay Golf Course and boat ramp, this family holiday home has been renovated throughout and offers 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious kitchen, easy access driveway and entrance with boat parking, entertainment deck with BBQ facilities and amazing water views. The main living area with split system air conditioning (heating + cooling) is positioned to the rear of the property making the most of the beautiful vistas and includes a large leather corner lounge and coffee table, 42 inch flat screen TV, Blu-ray DVD player, ceiling fan, a solid timber dining table with 8x leather high back chairs and sliding glass door access to a timber decking with outdoor setting and gas BBQ. Offering a servery window to the dining area the fully equipped kitchen has new appliances including a dishwasher, wall oven, grill, microwave and fridge/freezer allowing guests to cook from home or dine out at one of the many delectable restaurants only 1km from the front door.

The master bedroom offers sliding door access to the main balcony and includes those amazing water views, timber queen size bed, side tables, built-in robe and ceiling fan. The 2nd bedroom also offers a queen size bed, side tables, built-in robe, ceiling fan, a 32 inch flat screen TV, water views and balcony access. The 3rd bedroom has 2x king single beds, with the 4th bedroom ideal for a 2nd family with 1x tri-bunk (single on-top and double on-bottom) plus a single bunk bed, dresser draws and another 32 inch flat screen TV. The main bathroom has a stand size bath, glass shower and vanity with the toilet separate. There is a 2nd shower, toilet and vanity in the laundry located on the lower level, which is ideal to wash off the sand after walking back from Dutchies Beach (Approx. 350m from the house). Other features include a front loading washing machine, dryer and outdoor clothes line, level drive-thru driveway with enough space for your vehicle and trailer boat. Note: There is limited street parking main road position with bus stop out front. Guests seeking a property that is easy to access for an elderly or semi disabled guest should consider this property with only one step to access.

Nelson Bay offers a quality 27 hole-golf course and bowling club only 1.5km from the house. WESTS Nelson Bay Diggers Club is just 2.3km away and includes a Balance Gym, bistro, LIVE entertainment and courtesy buys to keep you safe on the way home. Learn to surf on Fingal Bay Beach (approx. 6.4km away) or try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding with equipment hire on the Nelson Bay foreshore, amongst other activities for the family. Dolphin Watching Cruises and the Ferry depart daily with Whale Watching Adventures available from Mid-May to Mid-November, twilight dinner cruises on weekends and game fishing charters available all year round.

**ACCOMMODATES 11 (maximum 8 adults):  **SECURITY DEPOSITS - see tariffs for requirements (seasonal rates apply. SCHOOLIES - This property has a NO SCHOOLIES / NO PARTIES policy. **Winning Holidays Standard Terms and Conditions Apply.


Barbecue: FREE BBQ Facilities on NB Foreshore, Quad Bike Riding, Bushwalking: Tomaree National Park + Headland, Scuba-Diving, Dive Charters, Dolphin Cruises: Depart Daily (Approx. 1km from House), Fishing - Beach, Fishing - Game: (February) + Trailer Boat Comp (March/April), Exercising: Balance Gym (Approx. 2.3km from House), Golfing: 27 Hole Course (Approx. 1.5km from House), Mini Golf/Putt Putt, Kayaking, Seakayaking, Learning/Lessons/Tuition: Learn to Surf Fingal Bay Beach - 6.4km from House, Para-Sailing/Para-Flying, Sailing, Sandboarding, Shopping: Nelson Bay CBD (Approx. 1.1km from House), Snorkelling, Surfing, Swimming: Approx. 350m to Dutchies Beach, Tennis, Walking, Whale Cruises: from mid-May to mid-November, Wine Tasting: Taste at the Bay Food, Wine + Jazz Festival (Nov).

Aussie Lifestyle, Beach, Food and Wine Tasting, Golf, Relaxation, Soft Adventure, Water based, Adult Getaway, Empty Nesters, Family.

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



  • Air Conditioning: Split System in Main Living (Heating + Cooling)
  • Baby Equipment: Portable Cot + High Chair
  • Balcony: with Water Views Across the Bay
  • Bathroom: x2: Main + 2nd Bathroom in Downstairs Laundry
  • Bath Tub
  • Bedrooms: x4: 2xQueens, 1xTri-Bunk, 2xKing Singles + 1xBunk
  • Boat Parking: Easy Level Drive-thru Driveway
  • Cot: Portable Cot Available
  • Dining Room
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player: Blu-Ray in Main Living
  • Ceiling Fans: x4: In Main Living + Bedrooms (Excl. Bunk Room)
  • Gas BBQ: on Rear Deck
  • Kitchen: Fully Equipped + Water Views
  • Laundry: on Lower Level (Private Use)
  • Linen: Packs Included
  • Lounge
  • Microwave Oven
  • Parking: Level Horse Shoe Driveway
  • Porch/Deck: Rear Decking with Outdoor Setting + Water Views
  • Shower
  • Television: x3
  • Multiple TVs: x3
  • Big Screen TV: x3: 42 inch in Main Living + 2 Bedrooms
  • Views: Beautiful Water Views
  • Washer/Dryer: Combined Front Load Washing Machine + 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.