Hawks Nest is a pretty beachside twin-town, located on the ocean side of the 'Singing Bridge' linking it with riverside Tea Gardens.

Escape from the pressures of work in the city or life generally and drink in the fresh air and quiet pace of this unique community, surrounded on all sides by water....the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the quieter waters and beaches of Port Stephens to the south and the beautiful Myall Lakes to the west. Hawks Nest sits at the southern tip of a 42km expanse of pristine, stunning beaches with sparkling blue water and white, powdery sands stretching north along the coastal boundary of the Mungo Brush National Park.

Dolphins can frequently be seen surfing the waves at Bennetts or Jimmmy's Beach or cruising up the river to play in the tidal eddies of the 'Singing Bridge'.

There are no fast food chains and no traffic. You can be anonymous, but after two visits to the local newspaper shop, you'll be on a first name terms. Leave the car in the garage and give your legs a turn with plenty of flat, easy walks to the river, beaches, shops, clubs, churches, national park, cafes and restaurants of Hawks Nest and over the bridge to the riverside pub and eateries of Tea Gardens.

There's as much to do here and as little as you, bush walks, fishing, fishing, fishing for active holiday makers or plenty of quiet spaces to read a good book if you plan to put your feet up. Make sure you take in a game of 'Bingo' for a great family night out during School Holiday periods. New Year's Eve fireworks at the RSL are definitely worth a visit...

And don't forget to look up in the evenings - you won't believe the stunning night skies and stars on show with the Southern Cross and Milky Way seemingly within arms reach on clear, calm nights.

Getting there is an easy 2 hour drive on the F1 freeway north from Sydney or an hour from Newcastle to the Hawks Nest/Tea Gardens turn off just north of Karuah. Hawks Nest is on the coast 11 kms from the freeway - watch for koalas, kangaroos and cows on your way in and the signs for local honey, eggs and market produce or even to visit an art gallery.

The House...

This comfortable brick holiday home is situated in the beautiful coastal town of Hawks Nest, close to the Myall River and easy walking distance of great fishing spots, a choice of beaches, a children's playground and picnic area on the river, Hawks Nest Golf Course and local shops, cafes and restaurants.

The home features 4 bedrooms : 3 bedrooms in the main house plus a separate self-contained bunkhouse, sleeping a total of 11 people - ideally 8 adults and 3 children. It is not suitable for 11 adults.

The main house includes a 3-way bathroom with separate toilet and shower, modern kitchen and breakfast room, separate dining room and loungeroom with built-in bar. A large entertaining deck extends from the dining room to the rear yard.

The property is built on a large, level 556sq metre block with beautifully maintained lawns and gardens, surrounded by banksia, camelia and frangipani trees. Front and rear yards are fully-fenced and perfect for children and/or pets.

There is an extra-high garage as well as an undercover carport at the rear.

This home is a the perfect choice for any occasion from a family holiday gathering to a weekend away with a few friends to an escape for couples wanting all the conveniences of home. This'lldo is one of a few properties in the area with 4 bedrooms and is ideal for families.

The Facilities

The house & bunkhouse sleeps a total of 11 in 9 beds. There are 3 bedrooms in the main house : 1 x Queen Bed, 1 x Double Bed; 1 single bed and a small single bed bunk (3 singles) plus 2 x single bunk beds (one large and one small) (4 singles) in the self-contained bunk house. The small single and bunk beds are suitable for young adults or children only. There's also a rollaway bed ideal for a child. Facilities include a flat screen TV, DVD and CD player in the loungeroom, comfortable lounge and 3 x armchairs. There's another lounge, 2nd TV and CD player in the family/breakfast room.

There are ceiling fans, family-sized refrigerator and gas BBQ, fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, wall oven, microwave, electric stove top and an oil heater for the cooler months. An outdoor table, chairs and market umbrella ensure you can enjoy comfortable, outdoor dining throughout the year.

There is a high chair and toddler seat available.

You just need to bring your own linen and towels - or we can arrange for you to hire this at an extra charge. It is strictly forbidden to sleep in the house without using linen! Additional charges will apply.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what we wanted We shared this house with another family and it was great. The house was clean and tidy with a good yard for the dogs. Not a luxury house but very comfortable and exactly what we wanted being handy to the beach, river and shops. My dog Nikki has just told me that she'd like to stay there again!
Date published: 2014-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spacious house, very good value. The close proximity to the dog-friendly beach, boat ramp and local shops was excellent. Very secure yard for furry friend which gave good peace of mind. Would stay there again if we ever venture to Hawks Nest.
Date published: 2011-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We were very happy with our stay. The house is very big and easily coped with 2 families. It is close to beaches and bays and bush - what more could you ask for?
Date published: 2010-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We and our dogs had an absolutely fantastic and relaxing time at This'lldo. The close proximity of dog safe beaches was great - we walked them along the beach every day. The fishing off the pier at the end of the road was also fun and our kids had a great time too! The bedding configuration was suprisingly spacious - no cramped spots at all - next time we will make sure we take another family with us! Thanks so much for having us - we will definately be back!
Date published: 2010-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We stayed here for a week with our two border collies & had a wonderful relaxing time. The yard is a good size & the dogs settled in very well as they could see us most of the time, through the sliding door into the family room & kitchen. The house is very comfortable & we hope to return again with more of our family as this time there was only the two of us.The one thing we would like to say is that the jet of water from the shower head is way too strong & doesn't adjust.
Date published: 2010-03-17
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

Ceiling Fans
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Entertainers deck
Fenced yard
Garage & Carport
High chair
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Large level fenced lawn
Outdoor shower
Pets allowed
Polished floors
Walk to river, shops, Golf, beach
Washing Machine


Special mid-week and weekend promotions are available outside of peak holiday and school holiday periods. Contact us for more information. Discounts apply for use of the main house only excluding the bunk house.

Last minute deal!

Stay before 06 Apr 2015 for 10% off.

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 $440 $1440 3 $0 $0
* $200 $400 $1450 3 $0 $0
* $150 $400 $950 2 $0 $0
* $200 $400 $1450 3 $0 $0
* $150 $400 $950 2 $0 $0
* $200 $400 $1450 3 $0 $0
* $200 $440 $1440 3 $0 $0
* $250 $500 $1750 7 $50 $0
* $200 $440 $1440 3 $0 $0
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Bond deposit $200 p/s Linen Hire from $20 p/p
Cleaning Fees from $100 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 6 adults. Property has 9 beds and can sleep a maximum 11 people.

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