1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. Central Coast
  4. Macmasters Beach
  5. #182900

The Mac Shak - Bushland Retreat

House, Macmasters Beach

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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Min 2 - 5 nights stay

6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
2 bathrooms



MINIMUM STAY IS 2 NIGHTS outside school holidays

MINIMUM STAY IS 3 NIGHTS public holiday/long weekends

Rate for 2-3 nights is $250 per night for 2 adults, with each additional adult at $10 extra per night

MINIMUM STAY IS 5 NIGHTS school holidays

The Mac Shak is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom beach holiday house which is perfect in summer to relax on the private and sheltered tree-top deck and in winter snuggling up to the cosy wood fired heater. The Mac Shak is an elevated pole house, located 10 minutes walk, or 2 minute drive from the beach and adjoining the Bouddhi National Park at the rear. Our property suits families, with its casual and funky d├ęcor, and couples wanting a quiet and relaxed get-away in a bush setting.

Group adult singles bookings are welcome for a maximum 6 adults & ALL group members must be aged 25 years and over.

This is NOT a party house. To ensure the comfort of our guests and the neighbours, we do not accept bookings for "Schoolies" breaks and under no circumstances do we allow parties or events of any kind.

The Mac Shak welcomes pet stay enquiries and is complimented by the dog friendly beach zone located between Macmasters and Copacabana beaches. Please note our PET STAY INFORMATION at the end of the description and the small additional cleaning fee that applies for a pet stay.

Accommodation comprises 3 queen bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes, with the third being funky loft accommodation. There are 2 bathrooms and a separate powder room which comprise a bath, 2 showers, 2 toilets and 2 vanities.

The Mac Shak is available all year round. Linen and bath towels are provided. You will just need to bring your beach towels and grab your food supplies at the Kincumber Shopping Centre on the way or book on-line. There is, also, a local fish co-op on The Scenic Drive on the way in to Macs. Little Beach, a small secluded cove in the National Park is a short bush walk away or drive and is ideal for relaxing away from the crowd.

The Mac Shak has a large elevated covered deck overlooking the National Park with bird wildlife abundant. It is perfect for a BBQ with a cold beverage and outdoor dining at the glass table or timber bar. There is, also, an outdoor lounge and dog bed.

P.S. The kookaburras love your meat scraps to be left on the hand rail.

The raw timber kitchen is fully equipped, including large oven and 5 burner gas cooktop, microwave, coffee pod machine, blender, large fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

The lounge/dining is a large casual space with high raked ceiling and slow combustion fireplace. A large supply of dry firewood is available beside and under the house. There is a 55 inch SMART LCD TV with Foxtel sports package, Sony DVD, BOSE CD player, Nintendo Wii, Bluetooth stereo and comfy sofas make for a relaxing stay when the weather is unfavourable. There are DVDs, books, magazines and games provided.

There is a beach shower to rinse off after a day at the beach, a laundry, outdoor furniture, hooded gas BBQ, off-street parking for 3 cars and a great grassed play area for the kids, including an outdoor Chiminea.

Activities await. Swim the patrolled Macmasters or Copacabana Beaches, splash with the toddlers in the Macs rock pool, have a paddle on Cochrone Lagoon, surf the perfect wave breaks on the Point or between the two patrolled areas, choose a spot for beach fishing or have a wander through the National Park. Enjoy breakfast at Loo Loos or the beachside cafes at Macs and Copa, or a casual Thai dinner or just drinks at the Macs surf club cafe on Friday and Sunday evenings.

CHECK IN: 2.00pm

CHECK OUT: 10.30am


Please be advised that there is a 20 deposit required for bookings made in advance to secure your desired dates. The outstanding balance will be due 1 month prior to your stay.

There is also a cleaning fee of $100 per stay.

We also require a $250 Bond Deposit which is fully refundable at the end of your stay, provided nothing is lost, damaged or missing.


Macmasters Beach has a designated dog-friendly beach zone and pet stay is very welcome. Properties in Macmasters Beach are generally not fenced, however, the Mac Shak is enclosed on the side boundaries with timber paling and ranch style post and rail with dog-proof wire fencing. The front is enclosed with dog-proof wire fencing and a galvanised iron gate. Our pet stay guests pay a small fee towards additional cleaning $50 flat fee.


Macmasters Beach is a comfortable 90 minute drive north of the Sydney CBD outside peak hour. The Kincumber Shopping Village is on the way, which has a Coles supermarket, green grocer, butcher, baker and seafood shop, with the specialties offering fresh local produce. Alternatively, guests can take advantage of Coles or Woolworths on-line shopping and have their groceries and and/or liquor delivered after their arrival.

The Bouddhi National Park is at your doorstep and further along the peninsula is Killcare Beach and Hardy's Bay a 15 minute drive offering boating and boat hire facilities. Avoca and Terrigal beaches and Erina Fair Shopping Centre are a 15 mins drive to the north, with deep sea and reef fishing charters available at Terrigal Wharf.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Balcony Books Ceiling fan Children welcome Coffee maker Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Games Heating Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Satellite/Cable Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Video Games Video library Washing machine
The Mac Shak - Bushland Retreat is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 9.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bursting with love and personality Can't speak highly enough about this fantastic place. From the rustic kitchen and ample yard, to the quirky sombreros and nods to leisurely beers; the vast library of DVDs and board games; the crisp sheets and fluffy towels, and the cheeky visiting Kookaburra, there is just nothing that isn't completely special about this place. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and we wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else when we visit Macs.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect We really enjoyed our stay at the Mac shak. Everything you need for a home away from home. The Home owners have really made it easy to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds. Will definitely be returning:)
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great beach/bush holiday Beautiful spacious well equipped house. Kitchen (the whole house really) had everything we could possibly need, and we ate most of our meals on the back verandah overlooking beautiful bushland. Very peaceful, even with kids. The kids loved the daily visits from parrots and kookaburras. All of us, especially our dog, loved the close proximity to the stunning dog friendly surf beach at Macs, which was a very short, easy drive for us (the walk was a bit much for mum carrying 2 small children). Very nice at night to sit on the verandah looking into the bush and listening to the ocean. We will certainly be back for more holiday stays.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful house We totally enjoyed our 4 day stay here, the house was wonderful and absolutely fully equipped with everything we needed and much more. The beds were so comfortable, we certainly didn't need to bring our pillows. The girls loved feeding the kookaburras on the balcony every day. It was surprisingly so much better than we ever expected. Thank you, I am sure we will be back! would love to stay here in summer.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic property We had a fantastic stay at this lovely property! The view out to the bush was beautiful. With two boys into football they enjoyd the full use of Foxtel.
Date published: 2017-01-27
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