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.


* 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.


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.


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!


'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

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CAST-AWAY AT MACMASTERS BEACH is rated 4.4545 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect beach getaway Castaway is the perfect long weekend getaway. We stayed 2 nights and didnt want to leave. Macmasters beach is a short stroll away, no excuses for daily beach walks and swims. The beach is secluded compared to other overpopulated beaches nearby. The house is fully equipped. Just bring your food and grog. Even hire the linen and save yourself the trouble of packing then washing it yourself. So peaceful you can hear the birds. Beautiful 3 bedroom house on poles. Driveway and car parking underneath with outdoor shower to wash off the sand. Bathroom and shower beautifully renovated and the bedrooms good size. Thanks Bev and Barbara, we cant wait to come back!
Date published: 2014-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Castaway at McMasters Beach We enjoyed our stay at Castaway . The location was perfect for a blissful getaway from the pace of everyday life. The property is nestled in the bush with wildlife surrounding you, but you are only 100 metres from the beach
Date published: 2013-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from peaceful and easy We had a great weekend at Castaway. The house is well equipped and child friendly. Brand new kitchen and bathroom were lovely. The weather was unseasonably cool at the start of our stay and the house was very cold - as it got warmer, the extensive shade became more welcome! Highly recommended for a chilled out family getaway that's so close to the city. 
Date published: 2013-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect place for a quiet girls weekend Myself and 3 other ladies had a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend at Cast-Away. We were looking for a quiet location close to the beach offering cafes and general shopping. We enjoyed coffee at the local surf clubs and a fabulous craft market at Terrigal basketball stadium which was only a 10 min drive. The house offered everything we wanted. Special notation to the new kitchen which was fully equipped. We spent a lot of time cooking and splurging in food and eating on the balcony. Many thanks to the up to date reading magazines kept in the lounge room and many movies to choose from. Late check out on the Sunday afternoon made the weekend seem like a full weekend and not cut short by the normal check out time. We intend on making a trip to Cast-Away and annual event. Thanks to Barbara for her prompt, professional and courteous assistance in the booking of Cast-Away.
Date published: 2013-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The place with everything We enjoyed the house, the balconies, the quiet bedrooms (even day-time sleeps), the birds, the new kitchen (which is the sunniest & best spot in the morning), and the dog enjoyed the proximity to the beach and lagoon. All in all the kids and parents had a great time - didn't want to leave.
Date published: 2013-11-28


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

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.

Special offer!

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.

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)
* $200 $580 $1050 2 $15 $15
* $225 $575 $1300 4 $15 $15
* $200 $580 $1100 3 $15 $15
* $200 $580 $1050 2 $15 $15
* $225 $575 $1300 4 $15 $15
* $285 $570 $2000 7 $10 $10
* $300 $600 $2100 6 $0 $0
* $285 $570 $2000 7 $10 $10
* $235 $470 $1650 7 $10 $10
* $285 $570 $2000 7 $10 $10
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Bond deposit $250 p/s Linen&towel hire Qn $25 p/s
Linen&towel hire k/s $15 p/s
Pet stay weekends $35 p/s
Pet stay 4+ nights $50 p/s
Pet stay peak week $75 p/s
Cot hire $25 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 4 adults. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 people.

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