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Premium bedding, down duvet, individually decorated
Premium bedding, down duvet, individually decorated
Premium bedding, down duvet, individually decorated

Guest reviews

4.6/5 Wonderful
9 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Business Services
  • Laundry


Explore the area

Popular LocationOld Bar Beach5 min walk
Popular LocationSaltwater National Park7 min drive
Popular LocationWallabi Beach10 min drive
AirportTaree, NSW (TRO)18 min drive

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  • Queen Traditional Suite

    Room amenities

    • 13 sq m
    • Park view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsQueen Traditional Suite
  • Queen and Single Traditional Suite

    Room amenities

    • 13 sq m
    • Park view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsQueen and Single Traditional Suite
  • Family Room

    Room amenities

    • 13 sq m
    • Sleeps 5
    More detailsFamily Room

About this area

Old Bar

Located in Old Bar, Surf Side Retreat is near the beach. Taree Craft Centre and Manning Entertainment Centre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Taree Golf Club and Tallwoods Golf & Country Club.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Old Bar Beach - 5 min walk
  • Saltwater National Park - 7 min drive
  • Wallabi Beach - 10 min drive
  • Saltwater Beach - 13 min drive
  • Seashells Beach - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Taree Station - 19 min drive
  • Taree, NSW (TRO) - 18 min drive

About this property

Surf Side Retreat

3.5-star guesthouse in Old Bar with free parking
Along with dry cleaning, this smoke-free guesthouse has laundry facilities and express check-in. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, express check-out, tour/ticket assistance and multilingual staff are on-site. All 4 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and private yards. Comforts include premium bedding and down comforters, and guests will also find conveniences such as sitting areas and fridges. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Surf Side Retreat offers 4 forms of accommodation with DVD players and complimentary bottles of water. Rooms open to balconies. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate sitting areas. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Fridges and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This Old Bar guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. In-room massages and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
DVD player
Laundry facilities
Soundproofed rooms

Guest services

Dry-cleaning service
Housekeeping (once per stay)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken


Business services

Meeting rooms


BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Blackout drapes/curtains
Down comforter
Premium bedding


Designer toiletries


DVD player
Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

Free bottled water

Outdoor space



In-room massage
Individually decorated
Individually furnished
Iron/ironing board (on request)
Separate sitting area



Check-in between 2 PM and midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
This property offers self-service check-in.


Pets stay for free
Dogs and cats only
1 per room
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 30.0 per stay.

Payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 30.0 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions; guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Surf Side Retreat and receive a full refund?
Yes, Surf Side Retreat offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Surf Side Retreat cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
Yes, this guest house allows cats and dogs (limit 1 per room).
How much is parking at this guest house?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2 PM to midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does this property provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is this property located?
Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Old Bar Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Old Bar Beach and Wallabi Beach. Khappinghat Nature Reserve and Khappinghat National Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Surf Side Retreat

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

For my purpose - an overnight stay by myself - it was excellent. Clean, tidy and well located. Easy, friendly check in, a nice hot shower and a comfy bed.

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Close to town and beach.Nicely appointed room and good communication. Off street parking,

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Our room was so inviting , the bed was very comfortable and the shower was excellent. Located in great position close to everything. Loved our stay will definitely be back.

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Excellent!! Lovely venue, very comfortable:) a great place to chill out!

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018