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Min.Stay 2 nts. Publ. Hols/Spec. Events 3. Xmas/New Year 5

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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($) 223 

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. (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.

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

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

    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.

    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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