Cast-away is a 3 bedroom and1.5 bathroom beach holiday house perfect in summer relaxing on the private and sheltered tree-top deck and in winter snuggling by the cosy wood heater fire . Cast-away is an elevated pole house located across from the direct beach access pathway to both Macmasters Beach and Copacabana Beach. The property is a very popular choice for families and couples wanting a quiet, convenient and relaxed get-away in a beach/bush setting. Group adult singles bookings are also welcome for a max 4 adults & ALL group members must be aged over 25 yrs.
Cast-away welcomes pet stay inquiries. The dog friendly beach zone is located at the pathway opposite. Please see our PET STAY INFORMATION at the end of the description. A small additional cleaning fee applies for a pet stay.


* THREE-NIGHT WEEKEND ESCAPE SPECIAL! (STAY FOR FRI AND SAT NIGHTS PAY $580 AND SUNDAY NIGHT IS FREE) Price is for up to 4 guests staying. Additional per person charge applies to a maximum of 6 guests.N/A school hols or public holiday weekends.
* 5% discount rate for all couples bookings (2 guests sharing main bedroom only) - not applicable during school hols.
* Last minute discount not applicable public hols.

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.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. There is a bathroom and an additional powder room and include shower, 2 toilets and 2 vanity areas. The main bathroom is two-way and also accessible from the main bedroom.
Cast-away has a large fully secured deck with semi roof covering for weather protection. It is sheltered and provides a 'birds-eye' view of the local wildlife on nearby tree branches, lorikeets, friendly kookaburras and ducks come visiting from the nearby ponds. It's perfect for bar-b-ques and outdoor dining 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 recently renovated 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/dining is a large relaxed space with a slow combustion fireplace, TV and DVD/Blu-ray and comfy sofas and opens on to the large rear deck. Plenty of DVDs, books, magazines and games are provided.

There is a 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 for 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 beach stroll away - Enjoy breakfast or dinner / take-aways at the many beach-side cafes at Macs and Copa beaches, and enjoy a casual Thai dinner or just drinks at the Macmasters Beach surf club cafe on Friday and Sunday evenings.
*Boogie boards and soft surf boards are available for hire up the beach at the Copa shops.

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. 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.


Macmasters Beach has a designated dog-friendly beach zone which is located opposite and a pet stay 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 towards additional cleaning ($35 weekends, $50 for 4+ days stays (flat $75 in peak season).

Information regarding Macmasters Beach and surrounding areas.

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, great green grocer and butcher. Closer to Macmasters Beach is 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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect property This home was wonderful, bright, cheerful, funky, relaxing and so easy to keep clean. On arrival I noted how clean the property was and how all our needs were met. There was NOT one thing this property missed. Fully functional and we enjoyed our stay. Perfect location. The deck was heaven. We have small children and they loved the little school of ducks that visit. Only problem was leaving.
Date published: 2015-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great family escape We had a wonderful stay at this fabulous property. Welsh grandparents took back memories to share. The kids had a fantastic time even when it poured, rainforest forest walks kept everyone happy. We'll definitely be back.
Date published: 2015-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PLACE This was a beautiful house My husband was in his element with the trees and all the birds the kids love there room and love the short walk to the beach it was also great because they could walk to the beach by themselves the house had every think you needed was in the house it was great would came back again with more family.
Date published: 2015-02-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just below everage property We arrived about 28 min earlier due to have a good run with traffic, keys weren't were they supposed to be, when calling the agent, the 1st comment that she made was" OH but you are early, the check in is not until 2:00pm", regardless that I was told the key is on the way, they make us wait 26 min, appalling. As soon as you walk in the house you can smell the musty odor. The furniture are around 40 yrs old, way out of date, there is no air cond, and to top it up when I went to make myself a coffee, and guess what? there was no sugar, unbelievable!! There was not a fire blanket or a fire extinguisher to put out a fire, just in case, very very concerning! I'm unsure if such items are compulsory when renting holidays properties but any owner with some sense will install them. Some of the lights at the verandah didn't worked, they charge you about $35 for taking your dog with you and there is not even a water bowl or a bed on the verandah for the pet to sleep in, I'd to go out and buy one, appalling. Having been traveling for may may years and renting many places through out Australia (specially NSW) I would NOT go back and I would not recommend it to anyone. BAD bad experience.
Date published: 2015-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ideal getaway We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Cast-Away for the 3 nights. We were able to walk on the beach everyday with our dog. The house was a perfect setup for a tranquil, peaceful and getting away from the city. Easy drive to local shops for stocking up, as well as sampling the nearyby cafes. Would recommend Cast-Away to everyone!
Date published: 2014-08-13
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CAST-AWAY AT MACMASTERS BEACH is rated 4.3125 out of 5 by 16.
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Small dog fee applies, discount for couples week booking, Late check out on Sundays, Linen and towel hire available, Beach access opposite, Slow combustion wood heater, Cot available to hire, Flexible checkin/out times arranged


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 16 Oct 2015 for 10% off.

Special offer!

Our popular THREE-NIGHT WEEKEND ESCAPE SPECIAL! Stay 3 weekend nights pay for 2@ $580 across from beach access,private,pet friendly (smll pet stay fee). Price set for up to 4 guests- add on $20 per extra guest 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)
This property has a standard rate of: $220
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $200 $580 $1050 2 $15 $15
* $200 $580 $1100 3 $15 $15
* $300 $600 $1800 5 $15 $15
* $235 $470 $1650 7 $10 $10
* $300 $600 $1800 5 $15 $15
* $235 $470 $1650 7 $10 $10
* $200 $580 $1100 3 $15 $15
* $200 $580 $1050 2 $15 $15
* $225 $580 $1200 4 $15 $15
* $200 $580 $1050 2 $15 $15
* $200 $580 $1100 3 $15 $15
* $200 $580 $1050 2 $15 $15
* $200 $580 $1100 3 $15 $15
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. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 4 adults. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 people.

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