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By the Beach @ Catho

Bed Configuration:
Queen Size 3 x Queen Size 153 cm x 203 cm
Single Size DD Bunks 1 x Single Size DD Bunks 2 x 92 cm x 187 cm

Prices Starting From: AUD($) 184 

Special Offer

Stay Longer, Pay Less!! ... The longer you stay, the less per night you pay.
10% for 5 nights, 20% for 7 nights & 25% for stays of over 14 nights

Property Description

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.

What to bring with you.

How to reach the property

Points of Interests

  • Sit and relax amid this quiet village and watch the world pass by

  • Ride a few waves on one of the best surfing beaches in Australia.

  • Go for bushland walks.

  • Stroll along the semi deserted beaches.

  • Fly a kite.

  • Watch the birds.

  • Read a book.

  • throw in a fishing line

  • Enjoy a steak at the 'Catho' Pub.

  • Coles, Woolworths, McDonalds and local shops are just 8 minites drive away

  • Launch your boat at a boat ramp onto Lake Macquarie just 4 -5 minutes drive away

  • Wander around the streets of the historic village of Catherine Hill Bay which has a charm all of its own.

  • Visit the historic cemetary.

  • 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: 750.00 AUD($) .

    Booking Cancellation Policy

    We understand that sometimes things happen that are beyond your control and we will endeavour to work towards a solution that is satisfactory for both yourself and our property owner. Generally our Refund Policy is -

    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 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 property is re-booked. If the property is re-booked a $500 cancellation fee then applies.

    Part cancellations will not be accepted and 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.

    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,, Stayz, etc., may incur cost recovery charges for booking fees and commissions charged by these sites. This is outside of Lakeshores control.


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

    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

    Babies & toddlers up to 2 years are N/C. Cot (supply own bedding) & high chair hire are extra. (Except Silver Waters Accommodation)
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