Waterside Retreat @ Blacksmiths Beach

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Overview of Waterside Retreat @ Blacksmiths Beach

Entire home

Waterside Retreat @ Blacksmiths Beach

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
Newcastle, NSW

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBlacksmiths Beach9 min walk
  • Popular LocationBelmont Golf Course5 min drive
  • Popular LocationWallarah National Park7 min drive
  • AirportNewcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown)43 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
150 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Waterside Retreat @ Blacksmiths Beach

Family-friendly Newcastle holiday home in Blacksmiths, near Lake Macquarie
Swimming… Surfing ... Fishing ... Boating ... Relaxing! Waterside Retreat has it all!

The Waterside Retreat is a surprisingly spacious 2 bedroom cottage, sleeping 5, a great place to relax and unwind with family and friends.

Patrolled Blacksmiths Beach is only a 5 minute level walk and the beautiful Swansea Channel is a short stroll across the reserve.

Boats ramps accessing Lake Macquarie and the ocean are less than 100m away.

Sleeping up to 5 people, Waterside Retreat has a modern interior and is deceptively spacious with 2 large bedrooms, a lounge and a front sitting room with divan and easy chair.

Relax with a cuppa and enjoy the view towards the channel from the front porch.

The fully equipped eat-in kitchen has a dishwasher, full size fridge, microwave, upright stove with oven, large bench with stools, breakfast table and TV.

The lounge room has a large comfy leather couch with plenty of room for everyone to relax, chat and watch a movie. All the TVs have in-built DVD players and you can watch Netflix in the lounge.

The main bedroom has a queen bed, TV and plenty of room for your clothing in the built-in wardrobe. Just off the bedroom is an area that can be used as a parent’s retreat to sit and soak up the view.

The second bedroom has 2 king single beds and plenty of cupboard space – with books, games and toys.

The front room has a divan which can be set up as a comfy 5th bed as well as a lounge chair to relax and read a book.

The bathroom has a shower and bath with separate toilet and there's an additional toilet just outside the back door.

The separate laundry has a washing machine and dryer and an extra fridge.

Out the back is an undercover alfresco area with a BBQ and seating. There is also a shower to wash off the sand from the beach.

Free parking on premises in a quiet, safe neighbourhood.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers washers/dryers and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer full-sized fridge/freezers, microwaves, kitchenware and utensils and dishwashers.

Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers. Televisions come with Netflix.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • WiFi available

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • Toys


  • Fridge (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer


  • TV
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony or patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • On the lake
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf on site
  • Cycling on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 5
  • Unit size: 1615 sq ft (150 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property registration number PID-STRA-13554

Property is also known as

Waterside Retreat Blacksmiths
Waterside Retreat @ Blacksmiths Beach Newcastle
Waterside Retreat @ Blacksmiths Beach Private vacation home

About this area


Located on a lake, this holiday home is in Blacksmiths, a neighbourhood in Newcastle. Westfield Kotara and Charlestown Square are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lake Macquarie and Byrnes Reserve. Travelling with kids? Consider Hunter Ice Skating Stadium, or check out an event or a game at Newcastle International Hockey Centre. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking, scuba diving and snorkelling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with cycling.

What's nearby

  • Blacksmiths Beach - 9 min walk
  • Belmont Golf Course - 5 min drive
  • Lake Macquarie - 7 min drive
  • Wallarah National Park - 7 min drive
  • Pinney Beach - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Kotara Station - 18 min drive
  • Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) - 43 min drive


  • Swansea RSL Club - 18 min walk
  • Salina Restaurant - 6 min drive
  • Ocean City Chinese Restaurant - 6 min drive
  • Cafe Macquarie - 6 min drive
  • Lake Macquarie Yacht Club - 6 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 5 out of 7 reviews
5 - Excellent 71%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 7 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 7 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 7 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 7 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Great location
This property is awesome. Great, funky little house with enough room for 3 active boys(2 teenagers). Beautiful location... 30 seconds to the canal (managed to catch a few leatherjackets) and about 5 mins walk to the beach and break wall. 1 minute if you're lazy and drive! Unfortunately, we only stayed 1 of our 3 nights due to Covid but we'd all love to come back another time!
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Water retreat at Blacksmiths
Had a lovely stay at the property - very convenient to all things our family love - Surfing; Fishing and Beach Walks. Property was great - more spacious than we realised. Will certainly be back again.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice, clean and quiet bungalow, good to get away & leave the city behind, good position, within walking distance to the beach and the pub.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2021

5/5 Excellent

Perfect escape
A great weekend away with our two and four year olds boys. The home was perfectly equipped and very comfortable. We couldn’t ask for more.

5/5 Excellent