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FREE WIFI. Illaroo is a brand-new Hampton style home located in the historic coastal town of Catherine Hi
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FREE WIFI. Illaroo is a brand-new Hampton style home located in the historic coastal town of Catherine Hill Bay. With all the luxuries you need for a memorable beach holiday, this home is the perfect choice for families or larger groups to relax and unwind in a splice of paradise.
‘Illaroo’ is named after a ship wreck that occurred just off the coast of Catherine Hill Bay in 1903 and its name reflects the deep mining history of the small coastal town. Today, Catherine Hill Bay, with some original cottages still standing, is a popular coastal destination and it’s no wonder why with some of the most beautiful award winnings beaches on the East Coast. Illaroo adds a touch of modern luxury to this unique town.
As soon as you step inside the doors of modern home, you are welcomed by a contemporary beach feel. The Hampton style layout makes it an entertainer’s paradise, with open kitchen and living spaces, and a large veranda with ocean views to enjoy the sea breeze and watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. The luxury furnishings, small personal touches and brand-new appliances mean your stay will be both comfortable and memorable.
Accommodating up to 8 people, there are two living areas with media streaming TVs and Foxtel, as well as two indoor seating areas, a large spacious veranda and backyard, there is plenty of space for the whole group.
Bedroom 1 – Master bedroom with Queen bed, robe and ensuite
Bedroom 2 - Queen bed
Bedroom 3 - Queen bed
Bedroom 4 – Two king single beds.
The open living, kitchen and veranda are the heart of the house, with large opening doors it is the perfect space to relax, enjoy the views, enjoy a meal and a glass of wine and read a book.
Enjoy the numerous luxuries of the house including; - Netflix and media streaming smart TVs – Free wireless NBN - Foxtel – Ducted air conditioning – Dishwasher – Coffee Machine – Washing machine and dryer – Two bathrooms – BBQ and more.
All linen and towels are provided, just please bring your own beach towels. Basic amenities are provided but the home is located just a 10-minute drive to a central shopping area with a Woolworths, Coles and specialty stores. Walk to the historic ‘Catho Pub’ for a drink, a meal and some live music.
The popular patrolled Middle Camp beach is a short 2-minute drive or 10-minute walk away, and the more secluded Moonee Beach which is very popular with surfers is just 200m away. It is also surrounded by the Wallarah National Park and Munmorah State Conservation Park in the south, with popular hiking and trail bike riding trails.
Catherine Hill Bay is a popular surfing and coastal destination located only 90 mins from Sydney, just off the M1 freeway, and only 30 minutes to Newcastle. It is the perfect escape from the busy city life – being so close to the city but you will feel a million miles away. The old miner’s town has a vibe that no other coastal town on the East Coast can compare.
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Step back in time to a simpler way of living at Embrace Cottage at Catherine Hill Bay, a unique piece of Australian History ... The perfect place to ge
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Step back in time to a simpler way of living at Embrace Cottage at Catherine Hill Bay, a unique piece of Australian History ... The perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of City life and experience a little of the 'Good Old Days!'
Sit and relax on the front verandah of this classic Miners Cottage and watch the world pass by or ride a few waves on one of the best surfing beaches in Australia.The 2 bedrooms each have a queen size bed, making this a great home for two couples or a small family to holiday at the beach.The practical kitchen has a cooktop, oven,full size fridge and sitting area. The backyard is huge with plenty of space to run around or just enjoy the breezes while you have a beverage or two.The bathroom is combined with the laundry and has a shower over the bath.The living area has plenty of seating and a flat screen TV, while a large dining room provides a place to eat in comfort.There is plenty of offstreet parking for two cars and a boat and is a minutes drive to the patrolled beach or you can walk through the dunes to the wide expanse of the Bay itself!
PLEASE NOTE: Small indoor dogs are welcome on application (small fee applies) but note that the backyard is notfenced and backs onto a National Park.
A beachside holiday home from the "good old days" ... This unique, renovated miners cottage, situated in historic Catherine Hill Bay, has a charm all of its own, retaining much of
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A beachside holiday home from the "good old days" ... This unique, renovated miners cottage, situated in historic Catherine Hill Bay, has a charm all of its own, retaining much of its original features and old polished timber floors whilst adding its own unusual decore.
With 3 double bedrooms, 2 with queen size beds and the double bed in the 3rd, there's plenty of room for 2 or 3 couples to share or for a small family.
The living room has 2 fully upholstered sofas, large flat screen TV and quality music system, The kitchen has been fully modernised whilst still retaining that old family kitchen feel and includes a full size fridge and microwave oven. Wide double glass doors open out onto a large undercover deck with views over the native bushland. ... Just sit and listen to the birds and let life's pressures slip away. ... perfect for that late afternoon BBQ and glass of wine.
The bathroom needs to be seen to be appreciated and is shaped like the inside of an old water tank and the shower recess is huge. There's also a washing machine in a separate shed in the backyard.
For the kids. there's a playground right across the road with plenty of room to throw or kick a ball around and the Beach in only two minutes walk away ... simply walk cross the road, through the park and down the track and you're there.
Catherine Hill Bay is a totally unique piece of Australian History and is the perfect place to escape to. Sit and relax amid this quiet historic mining village and watch the world pass by or ride a few waves on one of the best surfing beaches in Australia.
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FREE WiFi. By the beach means exactly that! walk across the road and you're on the
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FREE WiFi. By the beach means exactly that! walk across the road and you're on the beach at historic Catherine Hill Bay.
One of the first cottages to be built in this heritage listed mining village, By the Beach has been extensively remodeled internally whilst maintaining the original facade of what was once the first Post Office in the township. (The PO was later moved just around the corner)
As such, it has large rooms with an open plan living area that opens out onto a wide, undercover, wrap around verandah.
There are 3 double bedrooms, each with a queen bed and one slightly larger room has a set of single double decker bunk beds, allowing the home to sleep 8 people in comfort. (Please note that linen is provided for the top bunk but the bed is not made up.)
Sitting on a large corner block, the home boasts natural bushland as its back yard and the Pacific Ocean as its front yard. Bring your dog along to this pet friendly property. There is an additional fee and dogs are to stay outside.
So if you looking for a holiday spot with a difference, you can't go past By the Beach @ Catho. History, peace and quiet, a supurb beach front location, yet only a ten minute drive to late closing Supermarkets and shops.
Environmentally friendly, with solar hot water, rain water tanks and gas cooking & heating!
Situated on a large lot of land with plenty of room for the kids to play, Catho Cottage looks out onto natural bushland, yet is only a minutes walk away from the pristine Catherine Hill Bay Beach.
There are 2 bedrooms, the Master with a Queen bed and the second with a Double and a Single bed.
* New A-La-Carte kitchen with Caesar Stone bench-tops and Italian Stainless Steel appliances, tiled floor and under bench washing machine. * New fully tiled bathroom with heated towel rails *New carpets throughout. * Wall mounted Flat Screen TV. * DVD player * CD stereo *Tasteful furnishings & fittings * BBQ
Whether you enjoy bushwalking, surfing, swimming, beach / lake / rock fishing, strolling along a deserted beach, getting stuck into a good book or just listening to the tranquil sounds of the birds at night competing with the ocean waves crashing onto the shore 500 metres away, this is the place for you.
.... If you appreciate quality with taste, Catho Cottage will not disappoint!,