Starfish Cottage is perfect for family, or couples getaways.

Newly available after friends said it's too beautiful not to let others enjoy it...Starfish Cottage is less than an hour north on the freeway. Swim, sail, waterski, moor your boat at the private jetty, fish, toast the stunning setsets, swing in the hammock, lounge on the newly refurbished large deck, or rest in the shade of the cabana while the lake shimmers in front of you.

The hardest decision will be shall we ski,sail or paddle now or what book or newspaper to read next... and has that bottle chilled long enough..while the small kids splash in the shallow shores and the big kids use all the water toys (Free use of 2 kayaks, a surf ski or boogie boards), dive off the jetty, sail if they're boaties or amuse themselves with the pool or air hockey table, play play-station or watch TV in the separate downstairs games room, ride the tree to tree flying fox, or play cricket or footy on the truly massive waterfront lawn. Water-skiers and sailors will particularly appreciate being able to come right into the sandy beach or pull up at the jetty for disembarking.

Plenty of sunlounges and chairs to star gaze at night and watch the spectacular shooting stars whilst listening to the clinking masts of the moored boats and watching for possums and hooting owls. Lots of books, board games and DVD's to wile away the hours.

Summerland Point fronting Frying Pan Bay has the best aspect of Lake Macquarie and Starfish Cottage is in the best street on the Coast with the longest block.

Beds including the two double sofa beds provide sleeping accommodation for 11 people.

Facilities include
2 toilets/showers,( 1 up/1 down) 1 bath,
2 living areas,(1 up/1 down)
3 bedrooms - Bedroom 1 with 1 queen bed,( with full waterviews) Bedroom 2 with 1 double ( with waterviews) and Bedroom 3 with 1 double bed/single bunk above bed.
2 separate sofa beds,(downstairs games and lounge room)
2 BBQ's, ( one upstairs deck, one downstairs for outside)
2 TV's,
extensive DVD and CD collection and library, board games, separate games room,
Tree tyre swing and tree to tree flying fox that kids love,
2 large fridges ( 1 up and 1 down) and upstairs deck dining or downstairs outside dining facilities.

A washing machine and dryer mean all those towels and swimsuits can be easily refreshed for the next day.
Fans and the lake breeze provide excellent cooling in warmer months while Winter on the water is truly ambiant with lovely gas heaters making Lake watching,book reading and game afternoons an absolute delight.

Charmingly freshly decorated in a starfish/beach/nautical theme on the magnificent largest salt water lake in the Southern hemisphere and providing plenty of places to explore in your boat - Starfish Cottage will seem like a million miles away from your normal life - but close enough to have friends up for lunch, duck over to the Hunter Valley to the Vineyards, make the short drive to the beautiful beaches of Catherine Hill Bay or Caves Beach, dive down to the Entrance, Terrigal or Avoca for something different or meander to the local Summerland Point or Gwandalan Italian or Thai restaurants. If staying casual and living the great Aussie dream of cooking on the BBQ for breakfast, lunch and dinner sounds like heaven, then there's always fresh supplies from the supermarket a quick stroll around the waterfront.

The local liquor shop, newsagency, petrol station, hot bread shop, hot seafood and good old fashioned Aussie hamburger ( with beetroot if you fancy it) and chips ensure your time at Starfish Cottage is going to be're going to be congratulating yourself on taking time to stop and smell the roses and appreciate how beautiful life in Sydney is.

If you are feeling energetic or simply had enough of your motorised watersports you can always walk the beautiful lakeside walk, paddle across the bay to the park or grab your bike and follow the trails to Gwandalan or around to the local cordoned off swimming area at the picturesque Sandy Beach.

Mums and dads, small children, teenagers, inlaws, state and international visitors will all love Starfish Cottage - a fantastic taste of Australian waterfront living'll be planning when you can come back as soon as you arrive.

Location and Attractions

Waterfront literally in your huge front yard..Local parks playgrounds and bushland just a short stroll...beaches a quick drive

Only a drive away.....

Fraser Park Beach (7min)
Catherine Hill Bay Beach (7min)
Caves Beach (10 min)
The Vineyards at the Hunter Valley (40 min)
The Entrance (25 min)
Terrigal/Avoca (30 min)
Tuggerah ( 20 min)
Newcastle (25 min)
Raffertys Resort and Restaurant (10 min)

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Starfish Cottage is rated 4.9231 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've stayed in a number of properties I've booked through Stayz and Starfish Cottage has to be the best resourced place I've stayed. The owners have thought of everything. It was a July school holidays that I stayed with my teenage kids so we didn't get to use a lot of the equipment but would love to go back when the weather is warmer. The pool table was a huge hit with my teenagers and having our own personal jetty to sit and drop a fishing line was amazing - didn't catch anything but the view of the lake is idyllic. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had a family holiday at Starfish Cottage, & we had a fantastic time. We loved being able to eat breakfast out on the big new deck which overlooked the lake, and listen to the Kookaburra's and other bird life in the mornings, and swim and kayak around the waterway, and have a BBQ on the deck in the evening & watch the sunset. We were sorry to have to leave and we have recommended it to all our friends.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had a wonderful time at Starfish Cottage. The house was lovely and large, with lots of fans so we weren't too hot. The jetty was brilliant - even if the fish were just taunting us - and it was lovely to be able to take the kayaks out onto the lake every night. The rooms were all beautifully furnished with plenty of blankets in the bedrooms and space to put clothing. The loungerooms and rec rooms were all really comfy to use and have fun in, and the games were perfect for all of us.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a truly wonderful holiday home. Starfish Cottage is welcoming and fantastically equipped. Very thoughtful touches such as boogie boards, kayaks and sports equipment. We have arrived home feeling very sad and long to be back sitting on the jetty, fishing rod in hand wine in the other. A must stay for families.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A group of friends and I stayed for a weekend at the Starfish Cottage and it was amazing! The location was brilliant, and we had a great time kayaking and playing cricket on the waterfront. Would definately recommend!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had a wonderful Holiday! Great location for the family, tied the boat to the jetty, fished, used the kayaks and tiny supplied, this place has everything you need and is just located in Heaven on Earth had a wonderful stay! Highly recommended, we will be back for sure . thank you so much!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starfish Cottage was the perfect family holiday weekend away. We stayed there to celebrate my mum's 60th birthday and had a wonderful relaxing weekend and she really enjoyed it. The house was well kitted out with all the things we needed and comfortably fit all of our family. The kayaks, waterfront access and personal jetty were terrific. Being pet friendly was great too for our two dogs and we enjoyed the short walk to the shops for ice creams and fish and chips! We would love to stay at Starfish cottage again and would also thoroughly recommend it.
Date published: 2014-01-23


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Washing Machine

1surf ski and 2 kayaks
Clothes dryer
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Pets allowed
Rumpus room
Washing Machine
bed linen package available with laundering fees
board games
cricket pitch and dart board
flying fox and hammock
pool and air hockey tables
shade gazebos and umbrellas
tyre tree swing


Last minute deal!

Stay before 30 Apr 2014 for 10% off.

Special offer!

$499 for 4 nights - April special - midweek Monday - friday plus $120 cleaning fee - . Fab new bathroom and huge new refurbished deck -Fantastic time on lake great fishing skiing sailing and stunning sunsets.Won't last!

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $349 $698 $2443 3 $0 $0
* $175 $698 $1598 2 $20 $15
* $225 $698 $1823 2 $20 $15
* $175 $598 $1473 1 $0 $0
* $175 $698 $1598 2 $20 $15
* $349 $698 $2443 3 $0 $0
* $175 $698 $1598 2 $20 $15
* $250 $798 $2048 2 $20 $15
* $399 $898 $2893 2 $25 $20
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Bond deposit $500 p/s linen package provi $50 p/s

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 11 adults. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 11 people.

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