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Shellharbour Beach Cottage - Walk onto South Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 10 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property


A 3 bedroom cottage at Shellharbour South Beach. Out the back gate onto the beach reserve area, through the small beach car park or grass across to the beach path and flags (in summer) or stroll to the olympic size pool and cafes, restaurants and playground.

It is suitable for 1 large or 2 small families. Best suited and recommended to comfortably sleep 4 adults and 4 kids/teens, or 6 adults. It is a simple, beach style cottage, but with fresh new beach decor. All the furnishings are relatively new. It is fully fenced, so safe for children and small dogs. (PLEASE NOTE: The maximum permitted on the property is 8 people. Extra people will not be permitted without first obtaining permission and will result in eviction and loss of payment.)

The house consists of 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen and dining area and a lounge area. The main bedroom has a queen bed, the 2nd room has 2 x single beds (push together for a double). The 3rd room, you walk through to reach the bathroom and main bedroom. It has 2 x double/single bunks sleeping 4 kids/teens easily.


Arrive to find your beds made up with fresh linen and bath towels. Pay Agent direct (BYO: BEACH TOWELS).

The laundry is outside with washing machine and an extra shower and toilet, perfect for after the beach. The kitchen has dishwasher, fridge, pots, pans, electric frypan etc and all cooking facilities. There is usually a small supply of coffee, tea, sugar, salt, pepper, tomato sauce, flour, oil, dishwash liquid, teatowels etc in the kitchen. There is inside dining and an outside table/chairs with umbrella. There is a gas BBQ.

The lounge seats 8 comfortably in lounge chairs with TV and DVD. There are books and some games and DVD's provided. We also provide some beach chairs and banana lounges. There is plenty of off street parking available for cars and a boat.

There is a small beach carpark (great for 5pm cricket and bike riding) and grass reserve at the back of the house along with bicycle paths along the beach.

The shops, swimming pool, outdoor cafes and restaurants are only a short stroll along the waterfront. Perfect for late afternoon picnic of fish and chips.

**Maximum is 8 people including children. No schoolies, no parties, no functions, no bucks nights on the property. This is a tranquil place to unwind for a family or friends get together.

Small/medium size dog is permitted.

Dogs LOVE our beach. They are allowed to run free on the FAR END of the beach. Please always be aware of other dogs on the beach, off leash.

Doonas, pillows and extra blankets are provided, as well as some electric blankets.

We have heaters in the winter and floor fans in the summer.

Linen can be arranged with the agent, otherwise please remember to bring your own sheets, pillowcases, bath towels, bathmats, beach towels. Extra loo rolls, dishwasher tabs, laundry powder - depending how long your staying.


Shellharbour is 1 1/2 hours south of Sydney, situated just north of Kiama.

It is a small waterfront village with lots of shops and outdoor cafes and restaurants. There is a boat harbour for launching boats, and breakwaters for fishing.

There is plenty of shopping with large grocery and wonderful seafood market at Shellharbour Square, just 8 minutes drive away.

There is an olympic size salt water rock pool, also just a short walk from the house.

For those without a car, it is easy to take the train from Sydney Central to Shellharbour Junction (just 6 minutes in a taxi). Some of the Clubs in the area provide free transport in the evening for dinner etc.


Apart from the swimming and fishing, there are famous surf beaches nearby at The Farm as well as great scuba diving at Bass Point, just 5 minutes down the road.

There is a boat harbour only 5 minutes around the corner, for launching a boat, and plenty of off street parking for a boat.

There is a small local supermarket, but Shellharbour Square is a very large shopping centre, only 10 minutes drive away. They also have a wonderful fish market, definately worth a look if you enjoy seafood.

For some sightseeing further afield, Minnamurra Falls, Kiama Blow Hole, "Babe" country, Jamberoo Fun Park and the Southern Highland towns of Bowral and Robertson make a lovely days outing.


The house is in a quiet neighbourhood, with permanent neighbours, so no "bucks" party or "schoolies" bookings accepted.

We are best suited to families or just a few friends having a nice week away at the beach.


We are currently using a local Agent, Jamieson at Harrods, Warilla, to look after the reservations of our house. Their contact details will appear when you make an enquiry. They will obtain your ID and credit card details for a small damages bond.

More Details

Rae Masman (Owner) or Jamieson Harrod (Agent)
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Rae Masman (Owner) or Jamieson Harrod (Agent)

We have been renting out our beach house for holiday lets, for about 15 years. I love other people to be able to enjoy it, when we are not able to.

Rae Masman (Owner) or Jamieson Harrod (Agent) purchased this house in 2001

Why Rae Masman (Owner) or Jamieson Harrod (Agent) chose Shellharbour

Perfect getaway for friends or family wanting a few days together in a a very relaxed spot.

What makes this house unique

Walk straight out the back gate to the beach reserve. Your four legged friends are allowed on the far end of the beach. Walk to pool, cafes etc.


Shellharbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Strictly no parties and no more persons allowed on the property without prior approval. Loss of payment and eviction will otherwise apply.
  • Our Agent, Harrods at Warilla, will look after your booking and keys. They will require proof of ID and take a refundable deposit towards damages.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Situated between Bedrooms 1 and 3.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This is in the outside laundry, perfect for after the beach.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen size
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Double/single bunk beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds.
  • Please note Bedroom 3 (kids room) is a walk thru room leading to the bathroom and Main bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Shellharbour Beach Cottage - Walk onto South Beach
average rating of 4.44 based on 25 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The Beach Cottage from Childhood

  • 5 of 5

Evokes memories of beach holidays from childhood. Great location, easy walk to the beach and shops together with lovely walks along the beach. Clean, comfortable and very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Banksia Beach, Queensland, Australia

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this holiday house. Typical holiday house but with all modern conveniences.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Lovely beach holiday house

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Beach Cottage. Exceptionally close to the beach and short walk from shops and beach pool. Got a little hot during the day but cooled down with the use of fans during the evening.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kristin. Glad you enjoyed your stay. January has been just horrible and I'm sitting hear typing, dripping wet, in Sydney!!
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Camden, New South Wales, Australia

Amazing beach property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our beach break , house close walk to beach. House very clean and tidy , very comfortable inside , our dog loves walks on beach , food secure yard and outside laundry secure place for him to sleep at night . Look forward to coming back again soon

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your doggy enjoyed it!
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Hallam, Victoria, Australia

Beach cottage

  • 3 of 5

Enjoyed the stay after the first day hiccup. Only thing I would have liked was better heating, but all and all was a great week.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you mostly enjoyed it Karen. Sorry about the hiccup, not sure what that was about though. I know we all froze in Sydney those first couple of days of your stay. Very hard when we get extremes in weather. I'm already about to put the floor fans back in the house. And its still winter!!!
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

6 adults, 2 kids, 1dog. All loved the house. Location to the beach. Great value for money.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Robert. It is a hidden gem, isn't it!
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Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Beach Reserve outside our gate


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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