About Helen Blackbourn
Having been in the hospitality business for over 15 years we believe we offer first class accommodation for our guests which is both comfortable and enjoyable .As hosts living on the premises we are able to spoil our guests with sumptuous afternoon/morning teas and do also provide Gourmet dinners upon request of a very high standard. We love to spoil our guests .
Helen Blackbourn purchased this Bed And Breakfast in 2000
Why Helen Blackbourn chose North Arm Cove
Helen's on the Cove bed and Breakfast is situated just 5 kms in from the Pacific Highway( M1) in a beautiful quiet setting amongst the gum trees and the property opens out onto the lawn beside the water way of Port Stephens. Guests love to get away from the city for a few days and just relax and unwind from their busy lives. Lovely bush walks around the area, Kayaking, swimming( right outside our door) at nearby Beaches of Hawks Nest which is just a short drive..
What makes this Bed And Breakfast unique
Stunning views from all parts of the house looking out across the water are a definite feature. Close proximity to the Hunter Valley, Nelson Bay area for day trips and activities. Within an hour the areas of Foster/ Seal Rocks / Stroud /Gloucester are great to visit. Coming from the country after 39 years this was the perfect place to make home and share with our guests from all around the world.
Children not allowed
Max guests: 8
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
This place is the best we hsve ever stayed at the hosts were lovely place very relaxing n enjoyable
I would recommend this beautiful bed n breakfast to anyone wanting a enjoyable relaxing holiday the price for what you get is great the hosts cant do enough for you just beautiful friendly people we will definitely be going back. Breakfast was delicious lots of delicious homemade food. Place very well set out n spotless i would give the cove 100%
Marilyn and Josef were an absolute delight to have stay in our home.We enjoyed many interesting chats and found out we came from the same town in NSW. Everything was left very neat and tidy as if they had never been there.
Would thoroughly recommend them to stay with any other hosts , They were very accommodating in leaving early with a large changeover . This was greatly appreciated.Thank you Marilyn , we hope to see you again very soon.!!
Lovely location, lovely people and we were treated like royalty
The stay at “Helen’s on the Cove” was a wonderful experience. From the moment we arrived until we said our goodbyes
as we left for our return trip to the UK via Sydney we were treated like one of the family. The property is situated in a beautiful location on the lake shore and Helen and John were the most helpful and accommodating hosts we could ever ask for. The lending of their own sat nav to us was an indication of their helpful attitude to their guests.
We were in stitches with laughter during our discussions / stories at the breakfast and dinner table.
The rooms are spotless and comfortable and the efforts Helen put into the food preparation was evident as to her culinary skills as we left the table more than satisfied each time.
We can’t wait to return to Helen’s next time we return to Sydney.
Michael & Moro
Peace and serenity!
Clean and spacious room with a beautiful view and lovely hosts whom prepared the most scrumptious breakfast!
A lovely place to stay. Beautiful location. Welcoming hosts.
This B&B is a lovely place to stay. We found the perfect place to relax. Very clean and charming. Hosts are very welcoming and Helen is a great cook! We look forward to going back one day soon!
Thank you Georgina and we loved having you all to stay and glad we could make Rob's birthday a little bit special for him. Look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future.
Excellent host with awesome stay :)
It was quite wonderful stay at Helens Cove. Both Helen and John are pretty friendly to gel with. Also, inspite of veggie meals , Helen managed to cook delicious cuisines. The rooms too were neat and tidy with very scenic view. Thanks for the hospitality and generosity. Regards Anand Ashar
We absolutely enjoyed our Easter break stay at Helen's. Helen and John are such lovely people not to mention the meal they prepared for us. We would highly recommend this B&B accommodation.
North Arm Cove is situated within 5 kms of the M1 Freeway in a beautiful bush setting and allows guests to complete some interesting bush walks and Kayaking on the water taking in the serene beauty of this area.