Venabu, 20 Garuwa St

Holiday House in Fingal Bay, Port Stephens


Accommodates 10 (MAXIMUM 8 ADULTS): 3x Queen Beds, 4x King Single Beds - LINEN INCLUDED beds made. Meaning Beautiful House in Norwegian, 'Venabu' offers luxurious holiday accommodation high above Fingal Bay Beach.

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Bedding Configuration

Bedroom 1

Queensize (1)

Bedroom 2

Queensize (1)

Bedroom 3

Queensize (1)

Bedroom 4

King Single (2)

Bedroom 5

King Single (2)

Perched high above Fingal Bay this amazing 5 bedroom house offers air conditioning throughout, quality furnishings, cathedral ceilings, gourmet chef’s kitchen, parents retreat, entertainment balcony and 180 degree water views over the Beach, the Spit and Fingal Island. From the moment you enter this property you will simply be amazed. Each of the 4 levels offers something unique for those guests looking for indulgent holiday accommodation.

LEVEL 1: Enter via the Balinese themed foyer area which has internal access to the auto double lock-up garage. The 5th bedroom is located on the 1st floor and offers queen size bed, bedside tables, tall boy, built-in robe, water views and a private ensuite bathroom. This bedroom offers heating for the winter months.

LEVEL 2: The second level captures the magnificent vista with the cathedral windows and ceilings. With high gloss floorboards and down lights throughout the main open plan lounge dining and kitchen area has that WOW factor and offers: comfortable white leather lounge suite, 2x leather studio chairs, combustion fireplace, 5 disk CD player, a large glass dining table with 10 white contemporary chairs and sliding glass door access to the main entertainment decking with high cedar roof, outdoor setting, gas BBQ and the best views Fingal Bay can offer. The gourmet kitchen has granite benchtops, stainless steel chef’s appliances including iLIVE stove and oven, microwave, Miele dishwasher and a 2 door fridge with water and ice machine, breakfast bar with 3 wooden stools and water views.

LEVEL 3: The 3rd level has fully ducted air conditioning throughout, a 2nd ling living area with blue leather lounge suite, a 47 inch flat screen TV with USB port, FOXTEL, Play Station 3 combined DVD player, distant water views one side and national parkland views the other not to mention sliding glass door access to the rear landscaped yard with paved undercover entertainment area, outdoor setting and a 2nd gas BBQ. 3 bedrooms are located on this level with the 4th bedroom offering 2x king single beds, bedside table, built-in robe, water glimpses from the side window and walk-through bathroom with glassed shower, vanity and toilet. The 3rd bedroom, shares this bathroom and has 2x king single beds, bedside table, built-in robe and National Parkland views. The 2nd bedroom has a queen size bed, bedside tables, built-in robe, luggage rack and views over the landscape rear yard and National Park. The main 3-way bathroom is positioned on level 3 and has a full length vanity with large mirror and plenty of bench space, a separate glasses shower and corner bath with separate toilet. There is an internal laundry on this level which has a top loading washing machine, dryer plus ironing and cleaning facilities.

LEVEL 4: The amazing parents retreat is positioned on the 4th level and has to be seen to be believed. Escape the kids and the extended family in your very own private hideaway which offers cathedral ceilings and windows, feature down lighting, split system air conditioning queen size bed, bedside tables, large full length built-in robes, beautiful prints, a private seating area with kitchenette, bar fridge, 2 cane arm chairs, a 40 inch flat screen TV, DVD, telescope, breathtaking water views and access to a private balcony. The ensuite bathroom has been cleverly designed where you will be able to enjoy water views from the large shower. It also offers his and her vanity and a separate toilet. This bedroom offers the best of both worlds with the pristine water views to the front and National Parkland views to the rear.

This property also has an outdoor shower, landscaped gardens and all within walking distance to a surf patrolled beach and the Long Boat Café. The Nelson Bay CBD is approx. 5 minutes by car for boutique shopping, award winning restaurants and marina. Cruise boat operators depart daily on Whale and Dolphin watching cruises. 

linen packs are provided at this property. If you would like beds made please contact our office.

Accommodates 10 (MAXIMUM 8 ADULTS): 3x Queen Beds, 2x King Single Beds and 2x Single Beds. *Security Deposits - See 'TARIFFS' for requirements and tariff structures (seasonal rates apply) *Rule of Stay - Min 3 Night Stay, Min 4 Night Stay on the Easter Long W'end, Min 7 Night Stay Boxing Day until 16th January. *Schoolies - This property has a NO SCHOOLIES/NO PARTIES policy NO EXCEPTIONS, Standard Terms and Conditions Apply. PLEASE NOTE: This is a quality residence in a quiet residential neighbourhood. It is most suited to quiet families or responsible adults that can respect the property, the area and the neighbours.


Quad Bike Riding, Bushwalking, Rock Climbing, Crabbing, Dolphin Watching, Fishing - Beach, Golfing, Jet Boating, Kayaking, Sailing, Sandboarding, Surfing, Swimming, Water-based.

Aussie Lifestyle, Beach, National Park, Relaxation, Soft Adventure, Water based, Adult Getaway, Family.

Credit Cards, Electronic Funds Transfer.



  • Air Conditioning: Ducted and Split Sytem Air Conditioning
  • Bar: in Parent's Retreat
  • Bathroom: 4
  • Bath Tub
  • Bedrooms: 5 - 3x Queens, 2x King Singles, 2x Singles
  • Pay TV: Foxtel Basic
  • Combustion Fire: Guests must supply own wood
  • Dining Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Furniture Outdoor
  • Games Room
  • Garage
  • Garden Area
  • Gas BBQ: 2
  • Laundry
  • Linen: Beds Made Towels Included
  • Microwave Oven
  • Parking
  • Porch/Deck
  • Security/Alarm: Remote Control
  • Shower
  • Shower Outdoor
  • Multiple TVs
  • Big Screen TV
  • Views
  • Washer/Dryer: Top Load & 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.