Harry's House, 19 Achilles Street

Holiday House in Nelson Bay, Port Stephens


Accommodates 7: 1x Queen Bed, 1x Double Bed, 1x Tri-Bunk Bed plus a Port-a-Cot and High Chair. This fully renovated, air conditioned, 3 bedroom beach cottage offers charming accommodation within walking distance to the beach - Pets are Welcome (Strictly outside only) and bed linen is provided (towels & bath mats not supplied).

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Bedding Configuration

Bedroom 1

Queensize (1)

Bedroom 2

Double (1)

Bedroom 3

Tri Bunks (1)

Harrys House is a charming little three bedroom beach cottage in a fantastic and very convenient part of Nelson Bay. Located in a friendly and quiet street with Shoal Bay Beach just 400m walk in one direction and Little Beach and Boat Ramp not a lot further in the other direction; Harrys House is perfectly positioned for your Port Stephens escape.

Accommodating up to 7 guests, Harrys House has everything you and your pet will need for a relaxing holiday in Port Stephens. The open plan living is thoughtfully styled to create a real beachside vibe. The driftwood colour flooring throughout (brand new in June 2013) and whitewashed furniture along with the coordinating cushions and throws really adds to its appeal.

If the sea breeze and twin ceiling fans in the main living area is not enough to beat the summer heat; Harrys House is equipped with reverse cycle air-conditioning.

The kitchen comes fully equipped.The main bedroom has a queen sized bed and ceiling fan. The 2nd bedroom has a double sized bed and a ceiling fan. The 3rd bedroom has a tri-bunk bed (single on-top and double on-bottom), flat screen and a 2nd DVD player. Harrys House is equipped with a port-a-cot and high chair for your convenience when travelling with a baby and/or toddler. The main bathroom cleverly incorporates the laundry and offers a glassed shower, vanity, toilet, a top loading washing machine and a dryer. While there is a 2nd toilet located out off the back deck and even a HOT and COLD outdoor shower.

A white picket fence and landscaped gardens surrounds the front of the property which offers privacy and a terrific and safe place for the kids to play as it is bathed in northern sunlight. Relax, sit back and listen to the waves lapping at Shoal Bay from the more than ample sized undercover front porch that is equipped with a little white two seat cane setting. Or entertain your family and friends out on the rear deck. This includes a fully covered pergola that is equipped with retractable shade blinds to give privacy and protect you from the afternoon sun. There is also a modern 6 seater glass table outdoor setting and a large 4 burner hooded BBQ

Other features include ample parking for up to 3-4 cars (off street) or for your boat or jet-ski. The newly refurbished Nelson Bay RSL Club is also just a 5 minute walk away along Achilles Street and it is just a few minutes drive into Nelson Bay CBD and the Marina, where all of the tours and activities depart from.

*Schoolies - This property has a NO SCHOOLIES/ NO PARTIES policy, Standard Terms and Conditions Apply.

*Pets Allowed - This property allows for dogs only, $50 per pet per stay (Outside Only). Please advise our office if you are bringing a pet and the pet levy will be charged.

*Please note this property provides a bed linen service (no exceptions) and is included in the booking tariff. Guests will still need to brings their own towels, bath mats etc.


Off Road Driving: Stockton Beach (Pemint Required), Art and Craft: Walk to Community Art Centre, Quad Bike Riding, Bushwalking: Tomaree National Park + Headland, Canoeing, Cruising, Cycling: Cycleway to Shoal Bay / Fingal Bay, Scuba-Diving, Dive Charters, Dolphin Cruises: Depart Daily (Approx. 1.7km from House), Fishing - Beach, Fishing - Game: (February) + Trailer Boat Comp (March/April), Exercising: Balance Gym (Approx. 600m from House), Golfing: 27 Hole Course (Approx. 2.5km from House), Horseriding, Kayaking, Seakayaking, Learning/Lessons/Tuition: Learn to Surf Fingal Bay Beach, Para-Sailing/Para-Flying, Sandboarding, Scenic Flight, Shopping: Nelson Bay CBD (Approx. 1.7km from House), Snorkelling, Surfing, Swimming: Walk to Little Beach or Shoal Bay Beach, Walking, Whale Cruises: from mid-May to mid-November, Wine Tasting: Taste at the Bay Food, Wine + Jazz Festival (Nov).

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

Credit Cards: Mastercard, Visa, AMEX (Surcharge Applies), Electronic Funds Transfer, Linen Supplied: Bed linen supplied (BYO towels, bath mat etc).



  • Air Conditioning: in Main Living (Heating + Cooling)
  • Baby Equipment: Port-a-Cot + High Chair
  • Balcony: Covered Rear Pergola with Outdoor Setting + BBQ
  • Bathroom: + 2nd Toilet
  • Bedrooms: x3: 1xQueen, 1xDouble, 1x Tri-Bunk
  • Boat Parking: Off Street ONLY (No Garage)
  • CD Player: 6 Stack CD Player with i-pod Connecting Jack
  • Child Friendly
  • Cot: Port-a-Cot + High Chair
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player: x2
  • Electric Heating
  • Ceiling Fans: Lounge + Queen and Double Bedrooms
  • Garden Area
  • Gas BBQ: 4x Burner Gas BBQ with Hood
  • iPod Dock
  • Kitchen: Fully Equipped
  • Laundry: Fully Equipped
  • Linen: bed linen supplied, BYO towels, bath mat etc.
  • Lounge: Corner Modular 6 Seater Lounge
  • Microwave Oven
  • Parking: Off Street Parking (Est. 3 Vehicles)
  • Pets Welcome: Outside ONLY, $50 per Dog per Week or part thereof
  • Porch/Deck: Front Porch with 2x Seat Cane Setting
  • Shower
  • Shower Outdoor: with Hot + Cold Water
  • No Smoking Rooms
  • Television: x2
  • Multiple TVs: 2nd TV in the Bunk Bedroom with DVD Player
  • Big Screen TV: 32 inch Flat Screen TV
  • Video Player
  • Washer/Dryer: Top Loading Washing Machine + Dryer
  • Enclosed Yard: Fully Fenced Rear Yard (Pet Friendly)
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.