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RIPPLES on Dutchies Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

This amazing pool-deck duplex is just metres from the most beautiful beach in Port Stephens. The property boasts a resort-style swimming pool and cabana RIGHT AT YOUR BACK DOOR, and is one of the most sensational beach houses in Australia - luxury accommodation for up to 6 adults (7 people including children).

With fabulous water views looking towards the north, 'RIPPLES' is an opulent, no-expenses-spared, resort-style duplex on Dutchies Beach. For those who don't already know, Dutchies is renowned as the most beautiful beach in Port Stephens and, being a bay beach, it's relaxing for adults and safe for young children.

Nestled in one of Port Stephens' most prestigious residential streets -only metres from the pristine, white sands and crystal clear waters of Dutchies - sits this remarkable, modern duplex boasting three large bedrooms (one with en suite); two full bathrooms (the first is the en suite, the second is the main bathroom featuring a deep luxurious bath as well as shower, toilet and vanity); stylish open-plan living areas; private north-facing balcony with delightful beach and water views; fully-stocked, state-of-the-art kitchen; laundry; tropical pool and cabana (shared with only one other duplex); lock-up garage and incredible outdoor entertaining areas.

From this magnificent first-floor apartment, it's just a short stroll along the beautiful foreshore pathway, past the Marina and into the vibrant heart of Nelson Bay.

'RIPPLES on Dutchies Beach' is the ideal place to celebrate a special occasion, enjoy an unforgettable family holiday, or for a responsible group of friends to experience the best of Port Stephens in absolute luxury.

NOTE: 'RIPPLES ' IS AN EXCLUSIVE HOLIDAY DESTINATION - IT IS NOT A PARTY HOUSE FOR TEENAGERS. NO ROWDY PARTIES ARE ALLOWED! Weddings, corporate functions, schoolies and pets are NOT permitted under any circumstances. A valid credit card number (or in some cases, a $500 bond) must be supplied prior to check-in as a security measure. Bookings can be made by internet transfer, bank deposit or cheque. Although each bed has a decorative doona and matching pillows; linen (sheets and pillow slips) and towels are NOT provided. These can be rented locally for a fair price (as can baby requirements such as cots and highchairs) - details upon request.

And if you want the VIP treatment: for an extra tariff, we can organise our Palace Package for you, where your required beds are made with crisp white sheets and pillow slips prior to your arrival. We can even organise for fresh flowers and champagne to be delivered.

This gorgeous duplex is all about space, luxury, beach-life and fantastic water views. The Welcome Folder at the house tells you all about the best of everything in Port Stephens and gives detailed directions on how to get around.

As you might expect; RIPPLES is not cheap. However, when you walk into the home for the first time, you'll immediately realise... IT'S WORTH EVERY CENT (for an indication of our pricing, scroll to the calendar and hover your curser over the dates you are interested in).

RIPPLES Features

'RIPPLES' is a magnificent 1st-floor duplex on the same level as the swimming pool and cabana.

* It has its own private sundeck with beach and bay views.

* Great beach just metres away.

* A short walk into the heart of Nelson Bay.

* Secure garage

* Off-street parking.

* This is a NON-SMOKING apartment.

* Pets are not allowed.

Local Attractions:

* The main attraction is THE BEACH!!!

* Whale-watching (late May until late November), dolphins all year round. We can secure you up to a 25% discount for your Whale Watch/Dolphin cruise or for boat hire.

* Kayaking or sailing in the crystal waters of the Port.

* We'll tell you about some great walks where you might see dolphins, turtles or even fairy penguins.

* Superb fishing off rocks or the breakwater at Nelson Bay.

* Boating, with discounts on boat hire.

* Enjoy a game of tennis or a round of golf.

* Hire a bike locally and explore the hundreds of kilometres of bicycle paths around the Port.

* Koala-spotting on the Tilligerry Peninsula.

* Excellent surfing at Birubi point.

* Fabulous bush and coastal walks in the Tomaree National Park.

* Snorkelling around the local rocky coves that team with colourful fish (we'll tell you where to see the most fish and how to hire the gear at a 10% discount).

* Safe family beach within a few steps.

More Details

Property Manager
Phil Reid
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018


Nelson Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • forests


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average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
Panania, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent, Beautiful Property and Features

  • 5 of 5

Just across the road from the beach. Lovely scenery. Walking distance to Marina and shops. Big spacious property. Enough room for all. Kids loved the pool. Defiantly staying here again. Thanks....

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greenwich, New South Wales, Australia

Great Mid Week break??

  • 5 of 5

Ripples was the most amazing place I have ever stayed in. We were there for a mid-week break to recharge our batteries, and what a delightful time we had. The apartment is gorgeous with everything you could possibly want. The beds were deliciously comfortable - slept like a log. We spent half our time enjoying the pool and the other half lying on the beach, which is just across the road. Ripples is so close to town and to everything else that we didn't need to drive anywhere. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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week away

  • 3 of 5

the property is week located with easy access to the beach and walk to the shops. the master bedroom layout and ensuite are disappointing, the views good but with no wifi or foxtel or second TV for this price its not value for money

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property is stunning. We use all the time and are always keeping an eye out for some

  • 5 of 5

This property is stunning. We use all the time and are always keeping an eye out for something a bit special on the waterfront.Ripples fitted the bill perfectly.It is fantastically placed with a great view of Dutchies, beautifully laid out with a great pool / cabana and exquisitely finished with an amazing eye for detail.The owner is very well organised and was easy to deal with from quote to key return.We highly recommend this property.Suzy

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property is absolutely amazing! Everything from booking with the owner (Phil) to obtaining the

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely amazing! Everything from booking with the owner (Phil) to obtaining the keys driving directions and access to the unit was very easy. The unit itself is very comfortable with all the comforts of home with the bonus of an amazing view and easy access to the beach and close enough to walk to the shops. The kitchen is very large and full of all the essentials required to cook virtually any meal. Access to the pool and BBQ is directly out the back door and opens up the entertaining space or allows a quiet spot to relax and read (or drink in our case) by the pool. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2010
  • Stayed: February 2016
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Other Activities:

Beach, dolphins, swimming pool


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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