Crystal Waters, 2/79 Foreshore Drive

Holiday Apartment in Salamander Bay, Port Stephens


A three bedroom, two bathroom apartment (bedroom one: one queen bed, bedroom two: one set of tri bunks and bedroom three: one set of tri bunks) Accommodates: 8. This fantastic beachfront apartment offers comfortable holiday accommodation right on the waters edge.

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Bedding Configuration

Bedroom 1

Queensize (1)

Bedroom 2

Tri Bunks (1)

Bedroom 3

Tri Bunks (1)

The Location - This property is located within walking distance (850m away) to village shops, bottle shop, bakery and newsagent. There is a lovely walk to these shops around the Wanda Wanda Headland, taking in the unspoilt beauty of the Bay. The major shopping centre in Salamander Bay is only 3.5km away. The Nelson Bay CBD and Marina are approximately 10 minutes away (6kms) and offer boutique shopping, award winning restaurants, specialty stores, cinema, fishing co-op and Bowling Club. For the golfing enthusiasts there is a 27 hole course at Nelson Bay or an 18 hole course at the prestigious Horizons Golf Resort Salamander Bay. There is something for the whole family in Salamander Bay ranging from Super Strike for the Bowling to the Toboggan Hill Park for the more adventurous. The Tomaree Aquatic Centre is open daily and features an 8 lane 50 metre pool, covered heated toddler pool, waterslide, and kiosk. 

The Duplex - Perfectly positioned along exclusive Foreshore Drive this first floor beachfront apartment offers comfortable and cosy accommodation for eight guests. Listen to the waves lap against the shore from the open plan lounge and dining area which offers cane lounge suite , a 40 inch flat screen TV, DVD, i-pod docking station, surround sound, ceiling fans, electric heating, a solid timber dining table and six chairs plus floor to ceiling windows to capture the amazing bay views. Three sliding glass doors open the main living area to the full length balcony with two small outdoor settings and a gas BBQ.  The spacious kitchen comes fully equipped and offers breakfast bar with four solid timber stools, full sized fridge/freezer, microwave, wall oven, stove-top and a dishwasher. The main bathroom and laundry are combined and include a standard sized bath, glassed shower, vanity, a front loading washing machine and dryer with a separate toilet.

The master bedroom has all the creature comforts of home with a solid timber queen size bed, bedside tables, dresser, built-in wardrobe, ceiling fan, a 26 inch flat screen TV with built-in DVD player plus a private ensuite bathroom with glassed shower, toilet and vanity. The second bedroom has a tri-bunk bed (single on-top and a double on-bottom) bedside table and mirrored built-in robe with the third bedroom offering a second tri-bunk bed, a free standing clothes rack and a 21 inch flat screen TV with built-in DVD player.

Other features of this property includes a safety rail to place at the top of the stairs to protect small guests and a port a cot, a single lock-up garage plus an off street car space ideal for a second vehicle or trailer boat. There is a fantastic grassed area that separates this property from the white sandy beach which is ideal for the kids to play or for a family game of cricket. Garage Dimensions: Depth - 6.0m, Height - 2.1m.

There are definitely smoke detectors at this property.

Personal linen is not provided at this property (sheets, pillow cases, towels, bath mat, hand towel, face washer, tea towel). Guests can choose to hire linen through our office or can bring their own. 


Off Road Driving, Art and Craft, Quad Bike Riding, Birdwatching, Bushwalking: Tomaree Headland Walk, Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Crabbing, Cruising, Cycling, Scuba-Diving, Dive Charters, Diving, Dolphin Cruises, Driving: Off Road on Stockton Sand Dunes, Fishing - Beach, Fishing - Charters, Fishing - Game: Annual Trailer Boat Tournamnet (March/April), Exercising, Golfing: 27 Hole Course in Nelson Bay, Mini Golf/Putt Putt, Horseriding, Jet Boating, Kayaking, Seakayaking, Para-Sailing/Para-Flying, Photography, Animal Riding: Horse and Camel Rides, Sailing, Sandboarding, Scenic Flight, Shopping: Salamander Bay Shopping Centre, Sightseeing, Skiing - Water, Snorkelling, Surfing, Swimming: Beach, Bay and Public Pool with Slide, Tennis, Marine Animal watching: Whale and Dolphin Watching, Walking, Water-based, Whale Cruises, Wine Tasting: Port Stephens Winery and Murrays Brewery.

Beach, Diving, Fishing, Food and Wine Tasting, Golf, Health and Fitness, Marine, National Park, Off road, Relaxation, Empty Nesters, Family, Gay and Lesbian, Self-Drive, Single.

BYO Sheets and Towels, Credit Cards: Mastercard, Visa, AMEX (Surcharge Applies).



  • Bathroom: Main Plus Ensuite Bathroom
  • Bath Tub: In Main Bathroom
  • Beachfront: Absolute Beachfront Location
  • Bedrooms: 3 - 1x Queen, 2 x Tri Bunk Beds
  • Boat Parking: SLUG plus an Open Car Space
  • CD Player
  • Cot: Port-a-Cot and Security Gate for the Stairs
  • Dining Room
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player: x3 (Lounge/Dining, Main bdm and 3rd bdm)
  • Ceiling Fans: Lounge/Dining and Main Bedroom
  • Garage: Single Lock-up Garage + Off Street Parking
  • Gas BBQ: On Main Balcony
  • Sound System: i-Pod Docking Station and Surround Sound
  • Home Theatre: Surround Sound
  • Kitchen: Fully Equipped
  • Laundry: Fully Equipped (Internal)
  • Lounge: Open Plan with waterviews
  • Microwave Oven
  • Parking: Single Lock-up Garage + Off Street Parking
  • Porch/Deck: Full Length Verandah with Waterviews
  • Shower
  • No Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Multiple TVs: x3 (Lounge/Dining, Main bdm and 3rd bdm)
  • Big Screen TV: 40 inch LCD TV
  • Views: Breathtaking Waterviews across the Bay
  • Washer/Dryer: Top Loading Washer and Dryer
  • Waterfront: Direct Beach Access
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.