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Castaways, Unit 8/17 Shoal Bay Road

apartmentApartment
placeShoal Bay, NSW

groups Max Occupancy: 8
hotelhotel Bedrooms: 4
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bathtub Bathrooms: 1
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directions_car Parking: 2
schedule Check-in Time: 2:00pm
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schedule Check-out Time: 10:00am

The crystal clear waters of Shoal Bay are right across the road!

Take a fun and relaxed beachside break with your family in this top-floor unit at Castaways, directly across from beautiful Shoal Bay Beach. With the sand and gentle surf at your doorstep and an easy 200m stroll to the shops, restaurants & cafes that line the foreshore, this is the perfect spot for a great family holiday. The Shoal Bay foreshore offers shaded grassed areas with picnic tables and BBQ facilities, and you can hire kayaks and stand up paddle boards during the holiday period. When you're feeling adventurous, a 600m walk brings you to the famous Tomaree Mountain where you follow the trail up the summit for spectacular views over the pristine Port Stephens coastline. It's also just a short 3km, or 5-minute drive to Nelson Bay, where dolphin watch cruises depart daily from the marina.

Enjoy magnificent, uninterrupted water views out across the bay and the headlands from the balcony of this top floor, 4-bedroom apartment. Sit out in the delicious sunshine with the fresh ocean breeze and scent of salt in the air, and watch the boats sail by – with views this stunning, you'll never want to leave!

The open plan living area is spacious, light and airy, perfect for relaxing after a day at the beach. High ceilings with open beams, exposed brick walls and a wall of glass facing the sparkling turquoise waters provide unique character and comfort in this original-condition holiday home. The living area has a comfortable corner lounge with flat screen TV and a dining area with modern table and 8 chairs. The kitchen is equipped with microwave, oven, stovetop and a fridge/freezer.

Two of the bedrooms offer queen beds, while the 3rd is fitted with 2 single beds and the 4th bedroom has a set of bunk beds. All 4 bedrooms have freestanding wardrobes. The bathroom comes with a shower (with curtain), a vanity with a full sized mirror and a toilet.

There is also an internal laundry with washing machine and undercover off-street parking for one car, with drive in entry from the back of the units at Lillian Street.

Important Notes:
- Linen is NOT included at this property. Bring your own linen including sheets, towels and tea towels, or alternatively, please contact our office for hire details.
- There are 29 exterior stairs to this top floor unit.

STRA Permit ID: PID-STRA-20635

STRA Permit ID | PID-STRA-20635

Apartment Features

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Kitchen
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Beach
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Non-Smoking
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No Pets

Rooms/Bedding

4-Bedroom, 1-Bathroom Unit. Sleeps 8 - Bedroom 1 and 2: Queen beds; Bedroom 3: 2 Single beds; Bedroom 4: Bunk bed. Affordable, top floor apartment with sensational views over Shoal Bay Beach.

Bedroom 1

  • 1 x Queen Bed king_bed

Bedroom 2

  • 1 x Queen Bed king_bed

Bedroom 3

  • 2 x Single Beds single_bedsingle_bed

Bedroom 4

  • 1 x Bunk Bed view_agenda

Bathroom

  • 1 x Toilet wc
  • 1 x Shower shower

Amenities

domainGeneral

  • Washing Machine

countertopsKitchen

  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Crockery & Cutlery
  • Nearby Coffee Shop

parkLocation

  • Water View
  • Beachfront

sunnyOutdoor

  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Off Street Parking

groupsSuitability

  • Non Smoking Only

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  • Shower
  • Toilet

tvEntertainment

  • Television

weekendLiving

  • Stairs
  • Linen & Towels Not Provided

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  • Nearby Grocery

securitySafety

  • Smoke Detectors

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Location

Unit 8/17 Shoal Bay Road, Shoal Bay, NSW 2315

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Average Rating

starstarstarstarstar_half4.4

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Overall Satisfaction
4.4 / 5
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Comfort
4.2 / 5
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Property Condition
3.9 / 5
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Location
5 / 5
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Cleanliness
4.4 / 5
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4.2 / 5
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4.3 / 5

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Brilliant Position and Large Unit

We loved our stay, the kitchen, dining and lounge area was fabulous! Watching dolphins from the balcony or dining table was incredible. We were glad for the pedestal fans as it could get quite hot in the bedrooms.
Reviewed by Melinda on Sat 11th Jan 2020

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Overall Satisfaction
5 / 5
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Comfort
5 / 5
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Location
5 / 5
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Cleanliness
5 / 5
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5 / 5

Accommodation was perfect.

As it suppose to cater for 8 people for two nights, maybe few extra toilet rolls would be great, we did come prepared so no dramas there. Rinse aid was out in the dishwasher and it seemed to be running for a long time so my apologies for leaving dishwasher running. And thank you for allowing late check out. Absolutely no issues. We will be back for sure
Reviewed by Emily from Sydney, NSW, Australia on Tue 13th Aug 2019

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Overall Satisfaction
5 / 5

Amazing location with stunning views

Absolute waterfront. Fully equipped just check in and relax. Allowed later check out on request.
Reviewed by E Taylor from Central Coast, NSW, Australia on Sun 21st Jul 2019

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Overall Satisfaction
5 / 5
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Comfort
5 / 5
place
Location
5 / 5
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Cleanliness
5 / 5
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Value
5 / 5

Great stay!

Thank you Alloggio for making our recent stay in Shoal Bay so easy to organise. We were settled into our accommodation within a half hour of picking up the keys and went on to have a fabulous week. The apartment was in excellent condition and we had no problems during our stay. Dropping back the keys was equally trouble free and we will be booking with you again within the year.
Reviewed by Juliehook on Tue 9th Jul 2019

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Overall Satisfaction
5 / 5

Thank you for the awesome review, we work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we're happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon!
Response from Winning Holidays on Thu 11th Jul 2019

Great location. Did the job

Location is perfect. Plenty of room. Very tired building. No aircon or fans so very hot and stuffy. Lots of stairs so not ideal if you have little ones and tons of stuff.
Reviewed by P from Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia on Sun 10th Mar 2019

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Overall Satisfaction
3 / 5
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Comfort
3 / 5
place
Location
5 / 5
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Cleanliness
5 / 5
local_offer
Value
3 / 5

We value our customers opinion and would like to thank you for bringing this to our attention.
Response from Winning Holidays on Tue 12th Mar 2019

Mixed response

Outstanding location and view, beautiful, well-equipped kitchen, nice dining area, living area and balcony. But remaining areas were disappointing - bedrooms, bathroom, toilet are poorly built and maintained. Would love to come back when rest is renovated.
Reviewed by Dec2018 from Newcastle, NSW, Australia on Wed 2nd Jan 2019

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Overall Satisfaction
3 / 5

Fabulous location

Fabulous location at a great price. Isn't fancy but is everything you need for a family weekend away at the beach. The agents were extremely helpful and always polite.
Reviewed by Happy holidayer from Australia on Sun 28th Feb 2016

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Overall Satisfaction
4 / 5
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Comfort
4 / 5
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Location
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5

Thank you for your review Happy Holidayer! As you said the location is unreal! Since you have stayed the unit has been updated with a brand new lounge and table setting. We hope to see you again one day soon.
Response from Winning Holidays on Tue 1st Mar 2016

A little piece of paradise

Perfect location, quiet, accessible and plenty of space.
Reviewed by Guest from North Rocks, NSW, Australia on Tue 1st Jun 2021

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Overall Satisfaction
4 / 5
construction
Property Condition
3 / 5
place
Location
5 / 5
cleaning_services
Cleanliness
3 / 5
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Services from Rental Manager
2 / 5

We’re glad to know that you had a great time with us, please do refer us to your friends and family for their next destination.
Response from Winning Holidays on Sat 10th Jul 2021

Lovely Apt, Great Location

It's the 2nd time we've stayed at the apt. The place is a little dated but has a great view and location. The keys were available 45mins late for pick-up and could have been longer if we didnt query what was happening. While generally cleaned, it wasnt immaculate with dirt on the floor.
Reviewed by Stephen A. from Hornsby, NSW, Australia on Thu 6th May 2021

mood
Overall Satisfaction
4 / 5
construction
Property Condition
4 / 5
place
Location
5 / 5
cleaning_services
Cleanliness
4 / 5
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Services from Rental Manager
3 / 5

Thank you for sharing! We value your loyalty to our business and are happy to hear you've enjoyed your experience with us. We will look into the issue you are referring to and please rest assured that we have addressed this with our team to ensure we improve on this.
Response from Winning Holidays on Sat 29th May 2021

Shoal Bay delight

Even though it rained every day we still had a fabulous time, with family. We walked and explored and had such fun, can't wait to go back!
Reviewed by Lisa B. from Toronto, NSW, Australia on Fri 26th Mar 2021

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Overall Satisfaction
5 / 5
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Property Condition
4 / 5
place
Location
5 / 5
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Cleanliness
5 / 5
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5 / 5

This is great to hear! Thank you for your feedback.
Response from Winning Holidays on Wed 31st Mar 2021

Castaways Shoal Bay

I have started at this unit for many years in December and January. The view is what draws me back every year. Hence I am very familiar with the unit and the area etc. Everything was as expected. I felt this year that the unit was not as clean as it usually is on arrival. It has always been spotless this year the kitchen bins weren't cleaned very well and under the beds had rubbish, fluff, bits and pieces from previous tenants. Other than that everything was great.
Reviewed by Judy Burgess T. from Faulconbridge , NSW, Australia on Mon 4th Jan 2021

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Overall Satisfaction
4 / 5
construction
Property Condition
3 / 5
place
Location
5 / 5
cleaning_services
Cleanliness
3 / 5
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Services from Rental Manager
5 / 5

Hi Judy, we would like to apologize for your recent experience and sorry to hear you were less than satisfied with the cleanliness, please be rest assured we have addressed this with housekeeping. We hope to see you back soon!
Response from Winning Holidays on Mon 4th Jan 2021

Gorgeous Apartment in Shoal Bay

Beautiful apartment to stay in, absolutely gorgeous views. Directly across from water, could not get closer or have a better view. Very private, top floor, lots of room for two families. Well positioned and kids loved it. Great weekend away.
Reviewed by Guest from Belmont, NSW, Australia on Tue 8th Dec 2020

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Overall Satisfaction
5 / 5
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Property Condition
5 / 5
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Location
5 / 5
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Cleanliness
5 / 5
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5 / 5

Shoal Bay. A bit if heaven

Delightful location
Reviewed by Guest from Australia on Tue 10th Nov 2020

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Overall Satisfaction
5 / 5
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Property Condition
4 / 5
place
Location
5 / 5
cleaning_services
Cleanliness
4 / 5
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5 / 5

Great view, great location!

Property was exactly what we were expecting. The location and view were amazing. Close to beach, shops, restaurants. The property is clean and fantastic in the living areas but outdated in bedrooms and bathroom. This wasn't an issue for us as most of the time was spent in living areas enjoying the view. I think it would be hot there in summer relying on small fans to keep cool.
Reviewed by Guest from Gkenmore Park, NSW, Australia on Tue 13th Oct 2020

mood
Overall Satisfaction
4 / 5
construction
Property Condition
4 / 5
place
Location
5 / 5
cleaning_services
Cleanliness
5 / 5
supervisor_account
Services from Rental Manager
5 / 5

Hi Lisa, Wow! Thank you for this amazing feedback and review. We hope to see you in Shoal Bay again soon!
Response from Winning Holidays on Wed 14th Oct 2020

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