Helen's on the Cove is set in a secluded bay of Port Stephens.We are surrounded by Eucalypts and Australian bushland which isolates us from the "maddening crowds" .
Easy access just 4 kms from the Pacific Highway and a 2hr trip by car from Sydney.
Close access to surfing beaches and the Myall Lakes, plus the delightful villages of Tea gardens ,Hawks Nest and Karuah which offer dining and entertainment facilities.
Hosts on site, privacy ensured.

Accomodation Description

Each bedroom has comfortable queen size beds, with own ensuite. You may sit in your room and enjoy tea & coffee with homemade treats or share with your hosts. Gourmet dinners are available upon request,

Pricing and Location

Helen's on the Cove is situated just 4 kms from the Pacific Highway travelling north towards Taree, and 10 kms from Village of Karuah.Only 20 minutes to Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest
We are close to the Hunter valley wineries, the Barrington Tops, Historic towns of Morpeth, Clarence Town and Paterson.
Easy day trips and just a short ferry trip to major centres

$45 per person for 3 course dinner

Upon your arrival you will be treated to a delicious afternoon tea , and gourmet breakfast in the morning with stunning views across the water.

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Helen's on The Cove is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful place to stay The only bad thing about our stay was that it was for only 1 night - the accommodation, setting, hospitality and food were all excellent - we were made to feel very welcome and could see why Helen and John chose to live here with that lovely view. We have told our friends that if venturing to Port Stephens this is the place to stay and we hope to be back some time and see more of the area - and have a chance to use the kayak.
Date published: 2014-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best! We stayed here for 2 nights in February 2014. The other reviews have very much summed up a stay at "Helen (& John's). Both hosts were almost too good to be true. Friendly, warm, extremely hospitable, engaging, funny and helpful, to mention but a few of the good reasons to stay here. Food was sensational, and views first class. For anyone looking for a true escape, forget the hotels, serviced apartments, or anything else for that matter, stay here and you wont regret it. Thanks again Helen and John for a 5 star getaway, we will return.
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Paradise What can I say without writing a newspaper. Helen and John were the bests hostsfrom the moment we stepped out of the car. No words would ever describe how Amazing they are from Helens beautiful breakfasts with her surprisingly afternoon treats and the warmth of her pot of teas. I have 4 children and they fell in love With Helen and John. Our rooms always smelt fresh and clean,with amazing Water views. If you book at Helens on the cove you won't regret it trust me. John was lovely in showing Harry around in our boat for fishing spots. The neighbours were also very warm and welcoming. Visiting Helens on the Cove was like visiting your family.
Date published: 2014-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Experience True Hospitality! What a warm and friendly welcome awaits you! Helen's on The Cove is the perfect place to go to experience hospitality at its best. I don't know whether I've ever stayed in holiday accomodation where we've felt so at home. One of the other reviewers mentioned it being like staying with a favourite aunt and that really is how it felt! As a busy Mum I felt I could put my feet up and relax as Helen produced freshly baked goodies and pots of tea while I took in the view and read. The rooms were beautiful, beds comfortable, breakfast huge and delicious. We brought our own kayaks and fishing rods, it was the perfect location for both. Their oyster free boat ramp made it easy to launch kayaks from and our boys enjoyed fishing from here too.
Date published: 2014-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My family and I were travelling from Melbourne to the top of NSW. Helen's on the cove was a perfect place for us to stay. When I booked the accommodation with Helen she asked if we would like to have a three course meal prepared for us. This was fantastic because after 12 hours in the car with the kids I did not want to have to hop in the car to go and find some dinner. Dinner and Breakfast were fantastic. Thanks
Date published: 2013-02-10


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Airconditioning, Washing Machine, Dishwasher

Clothes dryer
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Free WiFi
High chair
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Pets allowed
Tennis Courts
Towels Supplied
Washing Machine


Nightly Rate is $150 per adult couple and Single is $100 per night. Maximum amount of Rooms is 4 Queen size total of 8 adults can be accommodated.

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)
* $150 $300 $1050 2 $100 $15
Additional Costs
Optional costs*
Dinner $45 p/p

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 2 adults. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.

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