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Macmasters Beach NSW, Australia
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

3 bedrooms,1.5 bathroom, beach pole-house, 50m to short beach path, dog friendly

Superbly located 3 bedroom elevated beach pole-house, 50 metres to the short beach path and the sands of Macmasters and Copacabana beaches, 3 min stroll to the beautiful peaceful Cochrane Lagoon, back-to-nature tree top setting, large deck area and pet friendly.


Relax at Cast-away with the beach access opposite, cooling ceiling fans and sheltered deck areas or enjoy a winter beach retreat snuggling by the cosy wood fire. The beautiful Cochrane Lagoon is positioned between the two beaches and is an easy 3 min stroll away. It is great for kayaking, canoeing and fishing or for just chilling on its banks feeding the friendly ducks. The property is a very popular choice in summer and winter for families and couples wanting a quiet, convenient and relaxed beach get-away. Group adult bookings (max 4 adults) are also welcome but please note Cast-away is not a party house and ALL group members must be aged over 25 yrs.

Cast-away welcomes pet stays. The designated dog friendly beach zone is located opposite and a pet stay fee applies. See pet stay info. below.

Accommodation: 3 spacious and bright bedrooms with wardrobe or ample hanging and drawer space, extra blankets and pillows.

Bedroom 1: 1 queen bedroom with bathroom access

Bedroom 2: 1 queen bedroom

Bedroom 3: 2 king single beds.

Linen hire available: Bring your own linen and towels or beds can be made up for you with quality fresh white linens and bath towels provided (hire fees are $25 couple, $20 singles, $80 full house).

There is a main bathroom and a powder room. Bathroom facilities include shower, 2 toilets and 2 vanity areas. The bathroom is conveniently two-way, making it accessible from both the main bedroom and the powder room ensuring privacy for all guests.

* The kitchen enjoys an outlook over the trees and duck ponds, is very well-equipped and includes oven and stove-top, microwave, large fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

* The large open-plan living and dining space features ceiling fans, a slow combustion fireplace with wood provided, TV and DVD/Blu-ray, sofas and opens out to the large tree-top deck. There's a supply of DVDs, books, magazines and games to enjoy.

* The large fully secured deck has semi-roof covering over the outdoor dining area, ensuring all year round weather protection. It's perfect for bar-b-ques with a gas hooded BBQ, outdoor dining facitilities and sun lounges to relax with a good book. Enjoy a 'birds-eye' view of the local wildlife on nearby tree branches, friendly kookaburras and ducks visiting from the nearby ponds.

* The Cast-away 'walkway' provides an easy and convenient access to the beach pathway opposite. While the kettle's boiling for the morning cuppa, you can check out the surf and beach via the path opposite. It also features is a second covered deck sitting area.

* There is also a beach shower for a rinse off after a day at the beach, a separate laundry, convenient undercover parking for 2-3 cars. The kids will enjoy the large private driveway-play area which is perfect for their bikes/scooters and outdoor ball games.

Convenient dining is also a beach stroll away - Enjoy breakfast or dinner / take-aways at beach-side cafes at Macs and Copa beaches, and a casual Thai dinner or just drinks at the Macmasters Beach surf club cafe on Friday and Sunday evenings.

INFORMATION FOR OUR PET STAY ENQUIRERS...Ideally located with the designated dog-friendly beach zone located from the beach path opposite, and north to Copacabana Beach.Properties in Macmasters Beach are generally not fenced, so our pet stay guests use the large and fully secured and weather protected rear deck. Pup is permitted inside the house but please bring own pet bedding, clean up after pet and ensure your pup does not disturb neighbours, get on house bedding and lounges. There are some dog toys and balls in the laundry they will enjoy on the beach.Please advise at time of booking request if bringing a dog as a small house maintenance pet stay fee applies.


Bev Carroll

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018


    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Queen size bed with bathroom access
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Queen size bed
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, King Single beds
      • All bedrooms are spacious and bright with wardrobe/hanging and drawer space. Pillows, doonas and extra blankets are provided. BYO linen or linen hire is available for $25 couple, $20 single or $80 full house.


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Powder room
        toilet, Separate vanity and toilet room
      • The bathroom is two-way. There is access to both the main bathroom (large shower, toilet and vanity) and additional vanity and toilet rooms from the main bedroom as well as a separate access for all guests.

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          Cast-away is across from the direct beach path (50 metres) and onto the sands of Macmasters Beach. Cochrane Lagoon and Copacabana Beach are 5 min beach stroll.


            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Fireplace
                      Slow combustion wood heater available March-October with wood provided.
                    • Garage
                      Undercover parking for 2 cars.
                    • Heating
                      Slow combustion wood heater available March-October with wood provided. Additional electric heater provided.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      All beds include pillows, doonas and extra blankets. You can bring your own sheets or linen hire (sheets and bath towels) is available ($25 /couple, $20 /single, $80/full house).
                    • Living Room
                      Open plan living areas which comfortably seats 6 guests on 2 x 3-seater sofas and an easy chair.
                    • Parking
                      Undercover parking for 2 cars, additional space in driveway and on street
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath mat and hand towels are provided. Bath towels are included in the linen hire option.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washing machine with a supply of washing powders.


                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Combine open plan dining and living areas with dining setting for 6 guests.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  A selection of games are provided suitable for all ages.
                                • Stereo
                                  Stereo includes aux cord for playing own music from your phone/other device.
                                • Television
                                • Video Library
                                  DVD library is provided and includes movies suitable for children and adults.


                                    • Balcony
                                      Fabulous setting on the large tree-top deck. Seats 8 guests. Sun lounges are also on deck.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Table setting for 8 people
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas BBQ with wok.

                                      Leisure Activities

                                        • beachcombing
                                        • bird watching
                                        • scenic drives
                                        • sight seeing
                                        • walking
                                        • whale watching

                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                            • ATM/bank
                                            • fitness center
                                            • groceries
                                            • hospital
                                            • laundromat
                                            • massage therapist
                                            • medical services

                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                • fishing
                                                • snorkeling
                                                • surf fishing
                                                • surfing
                                                • swimming
                                                • wind-surfing


                                                    • *This is a pet friendly property. A small dog is very welcomed. A second dog may be permitted if suitable. A pet stay fee applies ($50 per stay per dog- $75 peak season). *Linen hire is available ($25 /couple, $20/single, $80 full house)and includes fresh white linens and bath towels for all guests.

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      25 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Perfect beach house!

                                                      Delphine R.Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

                                                      We loved our stay at Cast-away! The surroundings are beautiful, it's like staying in a tree house with the sound of the ocean in the background.

                                                      The house is really well-equipped, there's absolutely everything you need to cook in the kitchen, the bathrooms are super clean and the living area is spacious, our two little kids loved running around inside but most of all were fascinated by the beautiful multicolored birds who were saying hello everyday on the large deck! The beach is 5 minutes away and the view from the cafe at the end of the beach is amazing! Strongly recommend the place, we'all be back for sure!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Hi Delphine, Thanks for your review. I am so pleased you and your family enjoyed your holiday at Cast-away at Macmasters Beach and especially the local sites, proximity to the beach and the friendly house visitors! Looking forward to welcoming you back again. Bev

                                                      Castaway at Mac Masters beach

                                                      TARA W.Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia

                                                      This is a lovely place to get away. Rural and beautiful with bush and beach at your doorstep.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Thank you Tara for your review. So glad you enjoyed your time at Cast-away and the beautiful beach environs of Macmasters Beach and the surrounding national park. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

                                                      Great getaway spot to catch up with family

                                                      PETER S.New Zealand, Orange and Perth

                                                      Well set up house, every thing we needed. Loved being able to pop over and check out the surf (less than a minute). Nearby Macmasters SLSC for breakfast was a highlight. Friendly locals.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Hi Peter, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Cast-away. Look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Bev

                                                      Stay at Cast-away.

                                                      RICHARD B.

                                                      We had a lovely weekend, very relaxing.Easy walk to the beautiful beach.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Hi Richard, thank you for reviewing your stay at Cast-away at Macmasters Beach and I'm pleased you found it comfortable and relaxing and enjoyed its easy access to the beach opposite. We hope you will consider Cast-away again for a break away.

                                                      Relax on the deck

                                                      Natalie C.Australian Capital Territory, Australia

                                                      We had a fabulous time staying here for a week. The house is well-equipped and the location, just across the road from the beach track, can't be beat. We spent many happy hours sitting out on the deck enjoying the quiet bush surrounds, and ducking over for a swim in the ocean whenever we felt like it!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Dear Natalie, Thank you for your positive feedback on Cast-away at Macmasters Beach. I'm glad you enjoyed its peaceful treetop setting and proximity to the beach and look forward to welcoming you back again.

                                                      Delightful beach house

                                                      MargueriteCa2Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

                                                      Set among gum trees, short amble to beach, this is a delightful beach house, comfy, cheerful, well equipped


                                                      Macmasters Beach NSW, Australia

                                                      Once at Cast-away you don't need to drive anywhere. Macmasters Beach is a patrolled beach with rock-pools, a safe shallow children's beach pool and playground. At Copacabana Beach (also patrolled and only a 5 minute beach stroll away) you pass the unique Cockrone Lagoon. There is a children's park, friendly grocery shops, a range of beach-side cafes, bottle shop, chemist, hair and beauty salon and newsagent.Take a walk along the beach at dusk and sunset for great casual dining. Boogie boards and soft surf boards are available for hire up the beach at the Copa shops. Macmasters Beach is a comfortable and scenic 90 min drive north of Sydney CBD and is a pet-friendly beach. The Kincumber shopping centre is on the way and has a large Coles, great green grocer and butcher. Closer to Macmasters Beach is a seafood outlet on the road to Macmasters. If you want to explore further, Bouddhi National Park is nearby you can drive there or walk there via the trail that starts behind the surf club. Maps are provided at the property. It is great for walks and swims at Maitland Bay Beach unpatrolled. Further along the Killcare peninsula is Killcare beach and Hardy's Bay - a 15 minute drive away with interesting fashion and homeware/gift shopping, renowned Manfredi's Bells restaurant and local cafes, boating and boat hire facilities. Avoca and Terrigal beaches are both 10 and 15 mins drive away and also offer swimming/surfing, shopping and dining. Erina Fair is only a 15 drive away for great shopping.

                                                      Rates & Availability

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                                                      25 Reviews
                                                      Excellent 4.5/5
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                                                      For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

                                                      Property # 9011380