Cast-away at Macmasters Beach
Macmasters Beach (patrolled) from access…
House walkway to beach access opposite
Main queen bedroom with own bathroom…
2nd queen bedroom
3rd bedroom 2 king single beds
Open plan lounge with dining area and…
Winters by the fire at Cast-away
Deck for tree-top dining
Covered rear deck with hooded BBQ
Modern fresh bathroom
Separate second toilet/powder room
Across from direct beach access path
Rockpools and swimming at Macmasters Beach
Copacobana Beach a 5 min beach stroll to…
Beautiful Cockrane Lagoon is great for…
Back to nature at Cochrane Lagoon
Great surfing at Macs
Designated dog friendly beach zone…
Cast-away is a 3 bedroom beach holiday house perfect in summer relaxing on the large private tree-top deck and in winter snuggling by the wood heater fire . It is an elevated pole house set in a peaceful setting across from the direct beach access path.Cast-away is ideal for a family holiday or for couples wanting a quiet get-away.
Cast-away welcomes pet stay enquiries for one small pet only. Please see our PET STAY INFORMATION at the end of the description. A small fee applies for a pet stay.
* LATE CHECK-OUT FOR ALL WEEKEND BOOKINGS.
* Our popular winter weekend special is back! (STAY 3 WEEKEND NIGHTS PAY FOR 2) $580 for up to 4 persons staying. N/a school hols. Additional per person charge applies to a maximum of 6 guests.
* Weekend special and last minute discount do not apply peak times, school & public hols.
* Discounted rates for all couples 2-night weekend bookings (2 guests sharing main bedroom only) -does not apply during peak periods/school hols/with weekend special.
* Group adult singles bookings are welcome - to a max 4 adults & ALL group members must be aged over 25 yrs.
READ OUR CAST-AWAY GUESTBOOK REVIEWS BELOW.
Cast-away is available all year round and is pet-friendly for one small dog. Throw in your towels, sheets (or we can arrange linen hire for you - see rates below) and grab some food supplies along the way and you're set for a casual beach escape. Cast-away is set among beautiful sheltering trees. The Cast-away 'walkway' provides convenient access to the beach pathway opposite that leads directly onto beautiful Macmasters Beach. While the kettle's boiling for the morning cuppa, you can check out the surf and beach via the path opposite. Accommodation comprises 2 queen bedrooms, and a 3rd bedroom with 2 king single beds. All bedrooms are large, bright and airy. The bathroom and an additional powder room are both recently renovated and include shower, 2 toilets and 2 vanity areas.
Cast-away has a large rear fully secured deck with semi roof covering for weather protection. This deck is sheltered and provides a 'birds-eye' view of the local wildlife with baby mud-larks nesting on nearby tree branches, lorikeets, friendly kookaburras, blue bower birds displaying their finest and many local bush turkeys and ducks from the lagoon come visiting. This deck is perfect for bar-b-ques and outdoor dining (table seating for 8) and catching up with some quiet reading time away from the hectic pace of a day of beach, fishing and surfing. There is also a second covered deck leading to the front door and off the boardwalk providing a lovely sunny morning aspect (perfect for the early morning cuppa).
The bright sparkling new separate kitchen looks out over the trees and duck ponds and includes oven and stove-top, microwave, large upside down fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
The lounge is a large relaxed space with fireplace, TV and DVD/Bluray and comfy sofas. The dining area (table seating for 4-6) opens to the large rear tree-top deck. Plenty of DVDs, books, magazines and games are provided.
There is a 2nd beach shower for a rinse off after a day at the beach, a separate laundry, outdoor furniture on both decks, hooded gas bar-b-que, convenient undercover parking for 2 cars and a great large concreted driveway-play area for kids on bikes/scooters and outdoor games.
You can fall straight into the surf from the beach path opposite, swim at patrolled Macmasters or Copacabana Beaches and their beautiful children's pools and natural rock-pools, have a quiet paddle on Cockrane Lagoon (3 mins down the road), surf the perfect wave breaks, choose a spot anywhere along the beach for beach fishing - or just do them all! Great dining is also a stroll away - Enjoy breakfast or dinner / take-aways at the many beach-side cafes at Macs and Copa beaches, dine and have delicious cocktails at Audrey's in Macmasters Beach or enjoy a casual Thai dinner at the surf club cafe on Friday and Sunday evenings.
*Boogie boards and soft surf boards are available for hire 3 mins up the beach at the Copa shops.
Check out our photo gallery for pictures of Macmasters Beach, Cockrane Lagoon, Copacabana and beach access to dog friendly zone opposite.
INFORMATION FOR OUR PET STAY ENQUIRERS...
Macmasters Beach has a designated dog-friendly beach zone which is located opposite and a small dog is very welcome. Properties at Macmasters Beach are generally not fenced, but Cast-away's rear deck is large, shaded, fully secured and semi-weather protected. Our pet stay guests pay a small fee ($35 weekends, $50 week stays ($75 in peak season).
Once at Cast-away you don't need to drive anywhere! Macmasters Beach is a patrolled beach with rock-pools, a safe shallow children's beach pool and playground and the convenience of the surf club's beach kiosk and Thai cafe. Audrey's cafe/bar has just opened in Macmasters Beach for breakfast and dinner and is in easy walking distance. The Macmasters Beach surf club is also open for drinks and the Thai cafe is open for dinner (early opening hours) on Fri and Sun evenings. At Copacabana Beach (also patrolled and only a 5 minute beach stroll away pass the unique Cockrone Lagoon) there are friendly grocery shops, a range of beach-side cafes, a great bakery also serving gourmet pizzas, bottle shop, chemist, beauty and hair salon and a newsagent.Take a walk along the beach at dusk and sunset for great casual BYO evening dining. Don't forget the torch!
Macmasters Beach is a comfortable and scenic 90 min drive north of Sydney CBD and is a pet-friendly beach. The Kincumber shopping centre is on the way and has a large Coles and is open until late for grocery shopping. Closer to Macmasters Beach is an excellent farmers market and a seafood outlet on the road to Macmasters.
If you want to explore further, Bouddhi National Park is nearby (you can drive there or walk there via the trail that starts behind the surf club). It is great for walks and swims at Maitland Bay Beach (unpatrolled). Further along the Killcare peninsula is Killcare beach and Hardy's Bay - a 15 minute drive away with interesting fashion and homeware/gift shopping, renowned Manfredi's Bells restaurant and local cafes, boating and boat hire facilities. Avoca and Terrigal beaches are both 10 and 15 mins drive away and also offer swimming/surfing, shopping and dining. Erina Fair is only a 15 drive away for great shopping.
Lizottes at Kincumber offers entertainment with dining/bar and a courtesy bus straight to the house is available!
CAST-AWAY AT MACMASTERS BEACH GUESTBOOK messages:
'Had a great time, kids loved the rockpools - the house was great.. can't wait to come back.' Masters family Jan 11
'A perfect Christmas holiday, great house, great location.' Field family Dec 10
'Cast-away has everything we needed and we felt so comfortable here - Tranquility is definitely the name of the game here - birds, trees, space around us and nice and close to the beach.' Carol and John May 10
'The house, surroundings so beautiful and the tranquility has been perfect.' May 10
'Three days was not enough - loved all the retro bits and pieces.' Grevilles Oct 09
'The house has a warm feel and is very spacious. Great spot for family and friends to come together.' Danielle July 09
'Loved the place..would love to stay again.' Chambers Jan 09
'A wonderful well earned holiday was had by all.' Faye and family Jan 09
'We so enjoyed the deck and the wonderful bird life, the peaceful setting and all you've done to make this such a comfortable place.' Heather and Alan Dec 08
'Excellent house! Fantastic location, so close to the beach.' Dawes April 08
'We loved the uncanny mixture of simplicity, comfort and completeness of Cast-away. Being close to a great wave break and at the same time having the feeling of staying in a leafy envirornment was special.'
Marguerite, March 08
'This was our second visit to Cast-away and what a delight it was to see the new renovations. The new verandahs front and back make a huge difference. We're in love with the place as is our dog! It's our sanctuary and we were lucky to share it with a nest of small black/white birds. We will be back in a year's time!'
Roz and family Dec-Jan'07 and Jan 08
'This is our second visit here and we love it!'
Ian and Melissa, Nov 07
'Thanks for the extra day - we simply did not want to leave!'
Shawna, Aug 07
Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher
- Beach access opposite
- Cooking Facilities
- Cot available to hire
- DVD player
- Flexible checkin/out times arranged
- Ironing Facilities
- Late check out on Sundays
- Linen and towel hire available
- Open Fireplace
- Pets allowed
- Slow combustion wood heater
- Small dog fee applies
- Washing Machine
- discount for couples week booking
Prices based on up to 4 guests staying. Additional per person charge applies. Maximum 6 guests. Bond of between $250-$500 applies for all stays. Last minute discount n/a school and public hol periods or in conjunction with specials.Discount rate for all couple bookings excl. last minute..
Last minute deal!
Stay before 06 Aug 2014 for 10% off.
Our popular WEEKEND SPECIAL! Stay 3 weekend nights pay for 2@ $580 across from beach access,private,pet friendly (smll fee applies). Up to 4 guests or extra per person charge applies to max 6 guests.
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 4 adults. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 people.
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