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Muddy Fish Cottage by the Sea

Bedrooms 2
Property type house


About the property


Muddy Fish Cottage is a charming 2 bedroom seaside cottage metres to the waters edge of Lemon Tree Passage and walking distance to the local Marina (popular with boat lovers of all size boats) cafes, shops, tidal swimming pool and boardwalk.

Their is a large enclosed yard for the kids to play in, park the boat or just relax and take time out. Their are various fruit trees on the property for you to pick fresh produce from when in season such as Mango's, mandarins, Lemons, Limes, Oranges, Figs, Strawberry Guava and herbs such as Bay leaf.

The Cottage is fresh, modern and fully equipped with all you'll need for your next getaway.

The bedrooms consist of a queen size bed and the second bedroom has a bunk bed ( Double bed on the bottom and a single bed on top). All Linen and towels are supplied.

The Kitchen is fully equipped with cooking utensils, a great selection of herbs, spices and teas and includes a walk in Pantry and breakfast bar.

You have the option of dining inside or out on the covered verandah.

Their is a separate toilet, laundry and bathroom with a luxurious double head shower. The bathroom has both a shower and separate bath. All bath and beach towels are supplied.

The lounge is cosy, comfortable and relaxing equipped with a selection of books, CDs, DVD's ,board games and magazines with a day bed lounge perfect for watching a great movie or reading a book.

The front screened verandah has a day bed as well to relax on lazy days together with comfy wicker chairs and a dining table to enjoy meals.

The cottage is situated close to all Lemon Tree Passage has to offer along with the many other tourist attractions in the Port Stephens, The Hunter Valley and Newcastle areas.

Perfect for weekend getaways, Romantic escapes, Family Holidays or to celebrate special occasions.


Lemon Tree Passage is a small, picturesque bay side town on the Tilligerry Peninsula and is a hidden nature lovers paradise. Surrounded by water it is almost an island and is one of the prime secluded spots on the Southern shore of the waterways of Port Stephens which is now firmly established among the finest aquatic playgrounds on Australia's East Coast and fast becoming an Eco Tourism destination.

It is a leafy, tranquil and idyllic seaside location which looks out across a narrow passage to Bulls Island.

The township has a fishing village atmosphere offering a variety of local shops and cafes including butcher, chemist, doctor, bottle shop, Newsagency, Post Office, Gift shop, Fish and Chip Shops and other cafes. A Children's playground next to a netted tidal swimming pool, picnic and BBQ areas.

Their are coastal walking and bike trails beaming with bird life and other native animals including Koala's ,you can go on a guided koala walk showing koala's in their natural habitat at the Tilligerry Eco Habitat which also offers scenic boardwalks along the waters edge and is home to a Koala colony. You can take your swimmers and go for a swim there too !

There are numerous picnic areas along the waters edge.

Catch a Ferry across to Soldiers Point, Nelson Bay, Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest from the Marina.

Lemon Jam - Happens every 4th Sunday of the Month Live Music on the Waterfront down at Lemon Tree Passage Marina at Henderson Park. Supporting local musicians.

Fishing is virtually at your doorstep.

The Albatross Marina located at the CBD of Lemon Tree Passage is only a 5 minute drive or 15 minute leisurely walk from Muddy Fish Cottage and is a 52 berth floating Marina with 8 swing moorings naturally protected from every wind direction and capable of accommodating boats with up to a 3 metre draft. It has all the facilities expected for a modern marina including a deep/wide slipway facility.

The boat ramp is boasted as one of the best on the Port with 3 lanes and floating wharf and a huge parking area and pump out for holding tanks at no charge.

Their is a large bowling club, local R.S.L, Coles Supermarket, 18 hole Golf Course and Historic Tanilba Bay House built for Naval Officer Lieutenant Caswell in 1828 to visit and explore.

Lemon Tree Passage is just half an hour drive from William Town Airport, Birubi Patrolled Surf Beach and Stockton Sand Dunes as featured in Daniel Johns new music video clip for his song Aerial Love ( both pictured in our Photo's).

Nelson Bay, Raymond Terrace, Newcastle and The National Trust of Australia's historic Tomago House are only a comfortable 45 minute drive away. The beautiful town of Morpeth full of Boutiques, cafes and restaurants is a 55 minute scenic drive and Pokolbin Wine Country in the Hunter valley is just a 1hr 45 minute drive from the cottage.

Their are many tourist attractions on offer in Port Stephens including Whale and Dolphin watching tours, Fishing Tours, Dinner cruises, Paint ball skirmish, The amazing Stockton Sand Dunes a must to be seen which offer 4WD and camel tours , you can go horse riding, go carting , visit the Shark and Ray centre, Water Works which has great water slides in the summer months as well and Oakvale Farm and Fauna world at the end of Lemon Tree Passage Road etc.

There are a number of golf courses on offer in the area as well.

There is so much to see and do here we are sure you won't be disappointed.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017


Lemon Tree Passage House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Muddy Fish Cottage by the Sea
average rating of 4.8818183 based on 110 reviews
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Perfect Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend staying at this beautiful little cottage! We instantly felt at home and at ease in the place. The owner was very accommodating and nice.The cottage was wonderfully decorated and was very clean. The kitchen was well stocked with every cooking utensil and dish you could ever need. We probably stayed under the waterfall shower too long each day and I even treated myself to a bath! The bed also was comfortable. Since we had a little one it was great to have such a big fence in yard for her to play in. The place is about a 15 minute walk to the shops along a beautiful shoreline. We are definitely going to be back and will be recommending this place to everyone we know visiting Lemon Tree Passage! Five stars!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Lemon Tree Passage, New South Wales, Australia

Exceptional property

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Muddy Fish cottage, Sonia is extremely thorough and everything we required could be found at her property, nice quiet area with plenty of activities around, could not recommend more.

Fantastic for a get away.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Alana, Thanks so much for your 5 STAR review of Muddy Fish Cottage so pleased that Ben and yourself thoroughly enjoyed your stay. I hope it it has provided you with life long happy holiday memories. Keep enjoying Life ! Kind Regards from Sonia - Muddy Fish Cottage
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Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

beautiful charm

  • 5 of 5

Sonia could not have made us feel more welcome everything you need for a perfect stay we will be back

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We loved Muddy Fish Cottage. Had everything we needed, was clean, well maintained and beautifully decorated. Absolutely wonderful long weekend at this beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a quaint cottage in a quite location just a stones throw from all the attractions the area has to offer. Very roomy and special touches everywhere, we loved the closed in verandah, and spent most night watching the stars out the front. Sonia was very welcoming and had left us information on attractions which suited our interests. Thankyou very much, we would highly recommend "Muddy Fish Cottage".

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything we needed. Very neat and tify, great little veranda where we spent most nights freling the breeze, and we welcomed the wine, strawberries, coffee etc. provided on arrival. Thoroughly recommendable. Note it is a good 30 minute drive to the main touristy area of Nelson Bay, though we knew this when booking and it wasn't an issue for us. Only recommendation would be to have a portacot option.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Port Stephens Attractions


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 5 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $300 per stay

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