About the Space
Home away from home in Port Stephens is a fully self-contained 1 bedroom unit with private side access boasting all the comforts of home. The bedroom contains a queen sized bed with an ensuite bathroom, and a single mattress is also available to sleep a third when required. There is a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, reverse-cycle airconditioning, free WiFi and outdoor sitting area. A portable cot and high chair can be arranged on request. Bath towels and linen are provided and the bed/s made up ready for a good night's sleep. In addition to the laundry, an outdoor clothesline is available exclusively for guest use. All household consumables are also provided.
Your host, Lindsay, lives in the adjoining house and enjoy meeting new people. Please contact him an hour prior to your anticipated arrival time as he would love to be there to greet you when you arrive, and to answer any of your questions about the area or the space. You can be assured of complete privacy during your stay.
Anna Bay is a quiet and peaceful neighbourhood with some lovely walks by the ocean and through the parks. There is a small supermarket, a petrol station, take-away restaurants, Woodfire pizza restaurant, Thai restaurant, medical facilities, pharmacy, and tavern within walking distance.
Things to Do
Port Stephens is home to many beautiful beaches, bays and vistas. Birubi beach is a 5 minute drive or 25 minute walk from the apartment and stretches for 32km down to Stockton near Newcastle. It is surrounded by rolling sand-dunes which provide a playground for 4WD, quad bikes and sandboarding enthusiasts, and camel or horse riding expeditions are also there to enjoy. You can also visit historic Tin City or the Sigma wreck by 4WD, and tours are available.
The local wildlife is spectacular. With large pods of dolphins residing in Port Stephens waters the local cruise companies guarantee sightings, but they can also often be seen from the Marina in Nelson Bay. The area is a prime location for viewing the Humpback whales during their northerly and southerly migrations, and green sea turtles, seals and penguins can also occasionally be seen. Fly Point near Nelson Bay has been marked as a marine reserve and greets divers and snorkelers with a spectacular array of fish. If you're lucky, you may be able to spot one of the area's furry residents sitting atop a tree as Port Stephens is home to several koala populations.
There are plenty of walks to enjoy, but climbing Mount Tomaree for 360 degree panoramic views of the local coastline is well worth the effort on a clear day.
For more ideas on activities and recommended places to eat during your stay, please see our guest information book when you arrive.
There are buses that operate within the Port Stephens area and the bus-stop is a 3 minute walk from the flat. To get the most out of this beautiful area it is best to have a vehicle.
Other Things to Note
The access to the flat is not difficult, but requires walking up a small, narrow incline and is a little uneven and would not be suitable for those who have impaired mobility.