Newcastle Australia by the beach

Australia - NSW - Cooks Hill

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Character apartment near Newcastle Beaches
  • Sleeping capacity5
  • Bedrooms2
  • Bathrooms1

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Long-term Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Use of Personal Car is not possible

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

This is a beautiful sun-filled apartment only a few hundred metres from Bar Beach and the cafes of Darby street. Perfect getaway for a family or young couple looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney. Suitable for professionals wanting a home away from home.

This unique two bedroom apartment has all the facilities that you could want for a beach stay in Newcastle. The spaces are comfortable with large bedrooms, a separate kitchen, living and dining spaces, including a bright sun room, and shared courtyard out the back. It is a brick apartment block and is comfortable in all seasons.

Guest access
The whole property is available for you to enjoy. Access is by key lock so you don't need to arrange a time for this. There are 3 small steps up into the apartment building. It's important to understand that this is in an urban area so noise should be kept to a minimum.

Type

Apartment/ Second home


Amenities

  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Baby Equipment

Entertainment

  • DVD
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)

Extras

  • None

Setting

  • Urban
  • Seaside

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

This property is 2 and a half hours from Sydney in Newcastle a smaller beachside city. Newcastle has many beautiful beaches and coffee shops, places to eat and is about 45 minutes from the famous Hunter Valley wineries. This property is only an easy (flat all the way) 10 minute walk to a number of iconic Newcastle areas, namely Bar Beach where you will not need to haggle for a parking spot as you can walk, The Junction Shopping Village, Darby Street and also Newcastle Harbour. Transport to Newcastle and Nobby's beach from the bus stop close by. Ample on-street parking for those bringing a car to explore Newcastle’s sights and surrounds.

If you want somewhere that is close to the Newcastle Netball Courts and ovals and skate park in Newcastle, this is also a very short walk.

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Fishing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Tennis
  • Public Swimming Pool

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Train Station

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

Beaches – Bar Beach is a 5-minute walk, Merewether is a 5-minute drive, or half an hour walk along the promenade. There is also Anzac Memorial Walk to King Edward Park and the Blow hole and a number of ocean baths. Newcastle and Nobbys Beach are also close by and you can catch bus 21 outside to these beaches. There are take away and sit down cafes at all beaches. You can catch a ferry to Stockton and there is a large children's skate park and play ground.

Shopping – you can walk to a number of village type shopping precincts where there are supermarkets, cafe’s restaurants and specialty stores. Look for The Junction, Darby St and Marketown or drive to Hamilton or Hunter Street. The Beaches Hotel is walking distance at Merewether Beach and The Lowlands Bowling Club is a five-minute walk away, go along Bruce St at the side of the units and across the park at the end of the street. Lots of other local eateries in The Junction and along the various beaches. $10 pizzas at Merewether Beach by the water near the local baths in the evenings.

If you would like to see some native Australian animals there is also a lovely free nature reserve about 10 minutes drive away called Blackbutt Reserve.

The Hunter Valley wineries are a 45 minute drive away with wine tasting and lovely restuarants. The Hunter Valley Gardens are also very beautiful.

For local events check the Newcastle City Council website.

Our favourite restaurants

  • Rustica

Cafés & bars

  • Merewether Surfhouse
  • Poke Lane at the Junction
  • Baked Uprising

Special places to shop

  • Earthquirks The Junction
  • Darby St shops

Leisure and cultural activities

  • Civic Theatre
  • Markets
  • Beaches

Walks or jogging paths

  • Merewether to Bar Beach
  • Bar Beach to Newcastle Beach
  • Honeysuckle Drive Newcastle

Health or fitness clubs

  • Genasis Health and Fitness Newcastle
  • Fitness First

Interesting day trips

  • Hunter Valley Wineries
  • Port Stephens beaches

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

Please note that the number of guests agreed is the maximum number of guests allowable at the unit. Events and parties are not permitted as these are residential units and people’s homes.

When you leave:
Please leave our place tidy.
Put away dishes and empty dishwasher including cutlery tray.
Put leftover food in the rubbish bin and put the rubbish in the outside bin. If it is a Monday put the bin out on the sidewalk.
Turn off the lights, heaters and fans. Close and lock all doors and windows.

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Plant Care Needed

Use of Personal Car

  • Use of Personal Car is not possible

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Long-term Home Exchange
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