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Lakeshores Holiday and Short Stay Accommodation

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

Prices Starting From: AUD($) 267 

Stay Longer, Pay Less! - we offer discounted rates for longer stays!
up to 15% and more for stays over 7 nights
Phone us for same-day bookings. 
Full Refund Guarantee
We guarantee a full refund if your booking needs to be cancelled due to Government Travel Restrictions.  Click HERE for the latest information
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Min stay - 2 nights. Pub. Hols./Special Events - 3 nights. Christmas/New Year - 5 nights.

Property Description

FREE WiFi. (Outdoor Dog Friendly) By the Beach is the ultimate beach home! Step just across the road and you are at one of the best surfing beaches in Australia. Escape the city life and experience the unique small coastal town with all the luxuries. Pooches allowed!

By the Beach is one of the first cottages to be built in this heritage listed mining village and has been extensively remodeledinternally whilst maintaining the original facade of what was once the first Post Office in the town.

Still holding plenty of character with a unique layout and the feature of the home being the large dining area that opens up onto the wrap around veranda (complete with hammock!)

The 3 huge bedrooms mean there is plenty of space to sleep 8 people in comfort. There are 2 queen beds, a double bed and a bunk bed. (Please note that linen is provided for the top bunk but the bed is not made up.)

The kitchen is fully equipped with large fridge and microwave. 

Sitting on a large corner block, the home boasts the back drop of natural bushland as its back yard and the Pacific Ocean as its front yard. The backyard has plenty of space to run around, kick a soccer ball or enjoy a BBQ and a wine on the back 

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 at Catho. History, quiet and a supurb beach front location, yet only a ten minute drive to supermarkets and shops.

Dog Friendly. Strictly outdoors only, 
( Bring your own food bowls and dog bedding.) 

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

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


    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.

     For the latest updates on the COVID-19 situation, click here

     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,, 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 notifying us of any damages. We strive for 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

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