The Dunes, Unit 10/38 Marine Drive

Holiday Apartment in Fingal Bay, Port Stephens


Accommodates 6: LINEN PROVIDED. 1x Queen Bed, 2x Double Beds. Ideally located opposite Fingal Bay Beach and Surf Club this beautifully appointed unit offers family friendly accommodation including swimming pool and tennis court.

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Bedding Configuration

Bedroom 1

Queensize (1)

Bedroom 2

Double (2)

Recently renovated into a modern family holiday home, Unit 10 The Dunes Fingal Bay provides families with an enjoyable vacation destination. The open living room offers floating floorboards, comfortable 5 seater lounge with chaise, a stylish arm chair, flat screen TV, DVD, CD Player, a solid timber dining table with 6x contemporary chairs plus sliding glass door access to a covered balcony with outdoor setting, gas BBQ, views across the tennis court and swimming pool plus water glimpses to the beach opposite. The kitchen has also been tastefully renovated with white high gloss cabinetry, granite bench-tops, stainless splashbacks and includes a wall oven, microwave, glass stovetop, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and plenty of bench space including a breakfast bar area with 2x stools.

The main bedroom has a timber queen size bed with matching side tables and tall boy, built-in robe, timber plantation shutters for privacy, a small flat screen TV, DVD, cane arm chair and sliding door access to the main balcony. The 2nd bedroom has two double beds, side table, storage draws and built-in robe. The bathroom comes with a standard size bath ideal to bathe the little ones, step-in glass shower, vanity and toilet. Other features include internal laundry facilities with a top loading washing machine (dryer located in garage) and a 2nd toilet, a single garage space under the building plus street parking on Lentara Street. The property also offers guest full use of the large communal swimming pool and tennis court (B.Y.O rackets and balls).

There are definitely smoke alarms at this property.

Without a doubt Fingal Bay is one of the prettiest destinations on the Australian east coast. Filled with natural beauty and protected by Tomaree National Park, it offers the perfect balance between the Aussie bush and the beach. Popular with families for many generations this idyllic location offers something for everyone with Kiddies Corner: ideal for small children to swim and play, Boat Ramp: to launch your vessel off the beach, Surf Life Saving Club: with surf patrol and safe flagged swimming area, The Famous Fingal “Spit”: which can be crossed at low tide (with caution) to view the ruins of the outer lighthouse on Fingal Bay Island. The wildlife is in abundance with koalas, echidnas, kangaroos, an array of bird life plus humpback whales which can be seen from Barry Park between mid-May and Mid-November each year.

The foreshore opposite offers FREE picnic and BBQ facilities, a children’s playground with flying fox plus a safe tree lined cycle way so be sure to bring the kids bikes. Fingal Bay Beach is patrolled all year round with the safest place to swim in-front of the Surf Life Saving Club, Ocean View Restaurant and Long Boat Café. The Fingal Bay Sports and Rec Club, better known as the friendly host on the coast, is only minutes by car or alternatively they offer a FREE courtesy bus to pick-up and drop you home after a scrumptious bistro meal, game of roll-up bowls, the raffles or entertainment during school holiday periods. Nelson Bay CBD, cinema, marina, dolphin watch cruises and boat charters are approximately 5.6km away with a 27-hole golf course just 5.8km away.

**ACCOMMODATES 6: **SECURITY DEPOSITS: see tariffs for requirements (seasonal rates apply).**SCHOOLIES/PARTIES: actively enforce a No Party / No Schoolies/No Excessive Noise Policy. NO PARTIES OF ANY KIND ARE TOLERATED ON THESE PREMISES. **Terms and Conditions Apply.


Barbecue: FREE BBQ Facilities on Foreshore Opp., Quad Bike Riding, Bushwalking: Tomaree National Park + Headland, Rock Climbing, Cycling: Cycleway from Fingal Bay to Shoal Bay, Scuba-Diving, Diving: Fly Point Marine Sancturary, Dolphin Cruises: Depart Daily (Approx. 5.6km from Unit), Fishing - Beach, Fishing - Game: (February) + Trailer Boat Comp (March/April), Golfing: 27 Hole Course (Approx. 5.8km from Unit), Mini Golf/Putt Putt, Kayaking, Learning/Lessons/Tuition: Learn to Surf Fingal Bay Beach Opp., Para-Sailing/Para-Flying, Sailing, Sandboarding, Scenic Flight, Shopping: Nelson Bay CBD (Approx. 5.7km from Unit), Snorkelling: Fly Point Marine Sancturary, Surfing: Surf Beach Opposite Unit, Swimming, Tennis, Walking, Whale Cruises, Wine Tasting: Taste at the Bay Food, Wine + Jazz Festival (Nov).

Aussie Lifestyle, Beach, Diving, Fishing, Food and Wine Tasting, Golf, Health and Fitness: (Located Opposite Fingal Bay Surf Club) , Marine, National Park, Relaxation, Budget, Family, Group, Senior, Single.

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



  • Balcony: with Water Glimpses
  • Bathroom: Main + 2nd Toilet in Laundry
  • Bath Tub
  • Picnic BBQ: FREE BBQ Facilities on Foreshore Opp.
  • Bedrooms: x2: 1x Queen Bed, 1x Tri-Bunk Bed + 1x Single Bed
  • Boat Parking: Street Parking Only (Limited Space During Peak)
  • CD Player
  • Child Friendly
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player: x2: Main Living + Main Bedroom
  • Garage: x1: Single Lock-Up Garage
  • Gas BBQ
  • Kitchen: Fully Equipped
  • Laundry: Internal Facilities (Top Loading Washer Only)
  • Linen: Packs Included
  • Lounge
  • Microwave Oven
  • Parking: Street Parking (Limited)
  • Playground: in Park Opposite
  • Porch/Deck: With Outdoor Setting, BBQ + Water Glimpses
  • Shower
  • Swimming Pool: Communal Use (NOT Heated)
  • Tennis Court: Communal Use (BYO Rackets + Balls)
  • Television: x2
  • Multiple TVs: x2: (Main Living + Main Bedroom)
  • Big Screen TV: in Main Living
  • Views: Water Glimpses
  • Washer/Dryer: Top Load Washing Machine (Dryer in Garage)
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.