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Dawn to Dusk River Retreat

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placeDora Creek, NSW

groups Max Occupancy: 8
hotelhotel Bedrooms: 3
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bathtub Bathrooms: 2
schedule Check-in Time: 2:00pm
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schedule Check-out Time: 10:00am

Waterfront Bliss with unparalleled access for kayak and boating enthusiasts, with 2 kayaks provided for your enjoyment on the water!

Escape to the tranquil beauty of Dora Creek with this enchanting holiday home nestled on the shores of Lake Macquarie. Surrounded by lush bushland and pristine waters, this secluded retreat offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure for nature enthusiasts and families alike. Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat or an outdoor adventure, this holiday home provides the perfect setting for a memorable getaway with family and friends.

The owners have lovingly curated this home for long-lasting holiday memories and ask you to treasure and respect the space as you would your own home. They wish to share this experience with you and welcome your family to enjoy the smaller touches which enable their comfort and lasting family experiences. We trust you will find the homely approach effective in making your own cherished memories.

Guests can enjoy fishing along the reserve, with the freedom to choose any area they prefer, conveniently located near the boat ramp. The boat ramp itself is just 500 meters from the home, providing easy access for aquatic adventures.

With unparalleled access for kayak and boating enthusiasts, the host family also provide 2 kayaks for your enjoyment on the water. The long driveway makes a perfect spot for young (and old) to ride bikes, play handball or simply play on the large grassed area. There is also a ping pong table with bats and balls on the verandah and darts. We ask that guests return any play equipment in its provided condition for future guest and family enjoyment.

The Dora Creek shops feature a bottle shop, take-away food options, Thai cuisine, fresh seafood, a convenience store, and a medical center. Additionally, the boat ramp is only seconds away down the road.

This property boasts an expansive deck and a spacious backyard area, creating the perfect environment for relaxation and family bonding. With its ample space, this property is an ideal choice for two families looking to unwind and enjoy quality time together. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity!

Important to note this property is offered as self-contained accommodation and operates solely as such versus a hotel or motel. Guests should be aware of our house rules and conditions of stay to avoid any confusion.

THE IMPORTANT STUFF
This is a 3 bedroom home offering bedding up to 8 guests (or 10 with 4 kids sharing the sofa beds)

Bedroom 1 - King or 2 x Singles (only upon request)
Bedroom 2 - King or 2 x Singles (only upon request)
Bedroom 3 - King or 2 x Singles (only upon request)
Lounge Room: 2 x sofa beds (only upon request and for groups over 6 guests)

Important note for party planners:
Unfortunately, this is not the property for you. This home located in a quiet neighbourhood, so a hens/bucks/schoolies type celebration is not appropriate. We can easily determine if the house rule of “No parties or events” is disrespected, and this means additional charges and/or eviction will apply, which everyone wants to avoid. If you are unsure, please enquire before booking.

How We Price: The booking price is based on a minimum number of guests. Any guests above this number are chargeable on a per person/per night rate. The system will automatically calculate the correct rate when you enter the required number of guests. Reductions in guest numbers are non-refundable.

Arrival Details: Access to the property is made easy for you. We will send you an access code just before 2pm on your arrival day via SMS and you will use this code for the duration of your stay.

Linen: 1 set of full bed linens and 1 bath towel per person are supplied. Guests may wish to bring extra towels depending on the length of their stay. Pool/Lake/Beach towels are BYO

Guest Amenities: We are Eco-Friendly - to help reduce wastage, we supply a single bottle of 3in1 shampoo/conditioner/body wash in all showers. In addition, guests are advised to bring their own personal preferred bathroom products/amenities.

Wifi is provided complimentary on behalf of the owner. It is intended to be used in an appropriate manner by all guests. As the service is provided by an external 3rd party, Weekenda cannot and do not guarantee the speed or efficacy of this property's wifi connection nor do we pay any compensation for interruption of service for any reason.

Fires and Firewood: Internal wood fireplaces and outdoor fire pits only operate after the NSW Easter School Holidays up to before the NSW September School Holidays in line with NSW state fire restrictions. Please note: we will normally supply enough firewood, kindling & fire-starters for between 1-2 nights of your stay. For guests wishing to have additional fires, we suggest BYO Firewood, Kindling, and Starters which can be easily purchased from the local service stations.

No Party Policy: All reservations operate under a Strict No-Party & Non-Excessive Noise Policy as prescribed in the NSW Short-Term Letting Legislation and Local Council Laws. This property is in a Residential Area. Failure to comply can put the security bond into jeopardy and may lead to police-assisted eviction and/or extra charges being levied. We hate to have to note this but the reality is that so far this year we have had to evict 3 groups for overstacking/bad/anti-social behavior.

Extra Guests / Visitors: The number of people nominated on your booking is the maximum number of people that are allowed to be on the property at any one time, including visitors. Visitors may be requested and if approved must be approved in writing with Weekenda staff. Simply put, if Mum and Dad want to come over for a BBQ then we are likely to approve. If 10 extra people want to stop by we are unlikely to approve, which could put your booking at risk. We will always try to be reasonable with reasonable people within property constraints and House Rules.

Cameras and Noise Monitoring: There are 1 external security camera installed at this location presently but the owner reserves the right at any time to install additional external cameras at their discretion. Camera is positioned to view the front door area for external security monitoring only. All cameras are installed in line with local regulations. A noise monitoring device is installed - fines apply to guests found to have disconnected, removed or damaged the noise device. These devices are used to monitor and maintain ours and guests responsibilities under the NSW STR Code of Conduct.

Guest Registration / ID Check : Weekenda requires every guest to complete and sign an electronic guest registration prior to arrival which will ask for photo ID i.e. a copy of your Drivers Licence or Passport. The primary booker will also be required to complete a list with the guests names and actual mobile numbers. In the event we are unable to reach the primary booker, it is very important we can get a hold of other guests. These documents will be deleted after your departure. Access Codes are only released to Registered and Verified Guests.

Critical Update: Due to an unprecedented influx of fraudulent bookings, we are forced to impose a policy that protects our clients, industry and community against those attempting to commit fraud and theft. Any booking made within 5 days of arrival is required to provide a photo of a valid credit card in the same full name of the primary guest to match the supplied identification document. Failure of these documents matching will result in the booking being cancelled and all funds processed returned to the original card assumed as stolen and thus a fraudulent transaction. We trust we have our honest and genuine customers understanding this policy is in place to protect all parties.

Insurance: As always, but ever so more due to recent times, we strongly encourage any holidaymakers to obtain a very inexpensive 3rd Party Domestic Travel Insurance Policy to cover you for all manners of matters which may restrict travel. This is particularly helpful for things like Hunter Valley Concert cancellations, Covid or Medical and Other Emergencies for which we don't provide refunds, and anything which falls under our standard Terms & Conditions irrespective of the reason. We suggest reviewing policies with 'Cover-More' or 'Travel Insurance Direct' or 'Insureandgo'

This property is managed by Weekenda, a licensed real estate. Weekenda staff are available 7 days a week to assist from your initial enquiry through to your departure and everything in between.

We look forward to having you stay with us.

STRA Permit ID: PID-STRA-61430

STRA Permit ID | PID-STRA-61430

House Features

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Air Con
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Internet
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Kitchen
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Washer / Dryer
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Boating
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Waterfront
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Non-Smoking
pets
No Pets

Rooms/Bedding

Waterfront Bliss with unparalleled access for kayak and boating enthusiasts, with 2 kayaks provided for your enjoyment on the water!

Room 1

  • 2 x King Single Beds single_bedsingle_bed
  • 1 x Shower shower
  • 1 x Toilet wc

Room 2

  • 2 x King Single Beds single_bedsingle_bed

Room 3

  • 2 x King Single Beds single_bedsingle_bed

Lounge Room

  • 2 x Double Sofa Beds weekendweekend

Bathroom

  • 1 x Shower shower
  • 1 x Toilet wc

Amenities

king_bedAmenity

  • Shower
  • Toilet Paper
  • Shower gel

tvEntertainment

  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • WIFI Internet
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Movies Cable TV
  • Netflix
  • Wifi
  • Ping Pong Table

domainGeneral

  • Washing Machine
  • Iron
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen Provided
  • Essentials
  • Dryer
  • Smoke Detector
  • Central Coast and Lake Macquarie
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Bed Linens
  • Extra Pillows and Blankets
  • Dishes and Silverware
  • Hangers
  • Hot Water
  • Long Term Stayz Allowed
  • Luggage Drop Off
  • Bathroom
  • Chair and Desk
  • Cleaning Products
  • Closets in Rooms
  • Electric Kettle
  • Contactless Key Card Access
  • Garbage Bins
  • Wine Glasses
  • Luxury
  • Wedding Accom
  • New Hot Listing
  • New Listings
  • Barbeque utensils
  • Boat slip
  • Body soap
  • Clothing storage
  • Conditioner
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Free street parking
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Hot water kettle
  • Long term stays allowed
  • Luggage dropoff allowed
  • Room-darkening shades
  • Shampoo
  • Washer
  • Dining Area Seats Table
  • Babysitter Recommendations
  • Central heating or a heater in the listing
  • Laundromat nearby

countertopsKitchen

  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Machine
  • Kitchenette
  • Cooking Basics
  • Toaster
  • Coffee
  • Coffee maker
  • Stove
  • Crockery & Cutlery
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dining table

weekendLiving

  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lounge

parkLocation

  • Water Views
  • Views
  • Lake View
  • Waterfront

sunnyOutdoor

  • Off Street Parking
  • Balcony/Patio
  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Parking
  • BBQ
  • Garden or Backyard
  • Patio or Balcony
  • Outdoor seating

securitySafety

  • Fire Extinguisher

groupsSuitability

  • Family Friendly

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Location

Dora Creek, NSW 2264

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