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The Surf Shack


Bed Configuration:
Queen Size 1 x Queen Size 153 cm x 203 cm
King Single size 2 x King Single size 106 cm x 203 cm

Prices Starting From: AUD($) 178 

Stay Longer, Pay Less! - we offer discounted rates for longer stays!
up to 15% and more for stays over 7 nights
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Min stay - 2 nights. Pub. Hols./Special Events - 3 nights. Christmas/New Year - 5 nights.

Property Description

FREE WIFI. The Surf Shack is a newly renovated 2 bedroom cottage located in the heart of Blacksmiths, there is less then a 200m walk from this beautiful home to the beach.


Sleeping up to 4 guests, this home is the perfect spot for a relaxing beachside getaway, whether you are travelling with your family, your partner or by yourself, The Surf Shack caters for all. The main bedroom is air conditioned with a queen bed and built in wardrobes, the second bedroom features 2 long single beds, that on request can be pushed together and made into a king size bed, this bedroom also has a ceiling fan, built in wardrobes and a travel cot. (linen not supplied for travel cot)


The open plan living area is fresh and airy with a flat screen TV, plenty of lounge seating, a dining table and fully equipped kitchen. If you prefer to eat outdoors, there is a BBQ and outdoor table in the backyard.


The modern bathroom has a shower over bath and plenty of bench space to place your items when doing your hair and make up. There is also a laundry onsite with a washing machine.


Bring your surfboards! There is a stand out the back where you can keep them. The back area is sunny and peaceful, you can sit outside and read a book and enjoy the sun. There is also a small verandah at the front of the home which also has nice seating in the sun.


Once you have settled in, Lake Macquarie is a fun place to explore, Blacksmiths beach is patrolled in the summer months, bring your boat, the local boat ramp is located on the southern end of Ungala Rd which takes you straight to the channel, there are located shops, cafes and restaurants at both Swansea and Belmont that is only a short drive away. The Orana Hotel is located within walking distance from the property which offers food, cold drinks and entertainment. Other places to explore are the Caves at Caves Beach, Catherine Hill Bay, Warners bay foreshore, there are cafes and shops and a walking track around the esplanade along the lake. The city of Newcastle is a 40 minute drive away.


There is a car parking space in the driveway for guest parking.

How to reach the property

Points of Interests

* 1.5 hours north of Sydney CBD
* Short walk to the beautiful Swansea Channel
* Swansea Channel and Bridge a short walk away
* 100m flat walk to patrolled surf beach (Blacksmiths Beach)
* 2 minute drive to a boat ramp
* 400m to local shops (bakery, newsagent, basic groceries)
* 2 minute drive (or 10 minute walk) to Swansea for cafes and full-sized supermarket.
* Excellent patrolled surf beach
* Fishing (beach or lake)
* Boating and watersports on Lake Macquarie
* Windsurfing
* Kayaking
* Scuba Diving
* Cycling tracks
* Golf
* Walking along the beach
* Great restaurants and cafes nearby.

Security Deposit

To ensure our properties are treated fairly, guests are required to agree to abide by our House Rules by electronically signing our Registration Form regarding a Security Bond prior to arrival. The Security Bond for this property is: 500.00 AUD($) .

Booking Cancellation Policy

In order to protect both yourselves and our community, we urge you to download and activate the Federal Government's COVID-Safe App.

CANCELLATIONS

We understand that sometimes things happen that are beyond your control where you may need to cancel your reservation with us and, whilst we will endeavour to work towards a solution that is satisfactory for both yourself and our property owner, we have strict Seasonal Cancellation Deadlines which are applicable. We, therefore, recommend that you take out Travel Insurance to cover unexpected illness, accidents, weather events, natural disasters or other unforeseen circumstances.

Our Refund Policy -

Non peak periods

Cancellations made within 24 hours of booking- Cancellation fee of $75.00 applies to cover our bank & merchant fees.

Cancellations made 4 or more weeks before the arrival date- Cancellation fee of $75.00 applies to cover our bank & merchant fees.

Cancellations made 4 weeks or less before the arrival date– Cancellation fee of the full deposit applies unless the property is re-booked for the full period of the booking. If the property is re-booked, the deposit, less a $75 cancellation fee, will be refunded.

The booking and deposit may be moved to other dates, provided it is for the same or more number of nights and for the same property, without charge (The tariff may change, subject to the time of the year and number of guests).

Peak periods

Public holidays including Long Weekends, NSW School Holidays, Easter, Christmas, the State SLS Championships and Special Events.

Cancellations made 12 weeks or more before the arrival date– Full deposit unless the property is rebooked. If the property is re-booked a $200 cancellation fee then applies.

Cancellations made 12 weeks or less before the arrival date– full deposit unless the property is rebooked for the full period of the booking for at least the same tariff. If the property is re-booked a $200 cancellation fee then applies.

Cancellations made 4 weeks or less before the arrival date – Cancellation fee of the full amount.

Part cancellations will not be accepted and the final payment is payable 6 weeks prior to arrival.

All reservations are made in good faith by us but may be subject to changes in circumstances that are beyond our control. Every reasonable effort will be made to offer alternative accommodation should this occur.

COVID-19 pandemic

“Book with Confidence” Guarantee for new bookings from 15 May 2020

We understand that circumstances can change rapidly. If you have an existing booking or make a reservation on one of our homes from the 15 May 2020, you are eligible under our Book with Confidence guarantee for a full refund of the total amount paid if you can no longer travel due to restrictions that have been applied by the NSW Government. We will also issue a full refund for the total nights not stayed if the Government brings in new restrictions that affect that stay.

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 Please note, in circumstances that cancellation requests caused by restrictions applied to other events or businesses other than accommodation (sporting and social events, etc) occur, we may require proof that these restrictions are the reason for the cancellation request (i.e, copies of tickets or invitations with event date).

 

Please note that we cannot accept Bank Transfer payments for new reservations or final payments made within 6 days of arrival.

* Reservations made via third party on-line travel sites such as Airbnb, Booking.com, Stayz, etc., may incur cost recovery charges for booking fees and commissions charged by these sites. This is outside of Lakeshores' control.

HOUSE RULES AND TERMS

When booking with us you agree to our abide by our House (common sense) Rules such as tidying the property before departure and notifying us of any damages. We strive for transparent and fair communication. CLICK to read our full list of house rules (Terms and Conditions)

TAX INVOICE
Please note that short stay accommodation is not subject to GST.

Booking Modification Policy

Please contact us if you require any changes to your booking. We will endeavour to assist where we are able, subject to our cancellation policy.

Booking Children Policy

There are no charges for babies & toddlers up to 2 years.
 
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