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Cooks Hill Chalets - Grande Chalet

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

The Grande Chalet is one of our exclusive and luxurious 5-star houses on offer. You will have access to a complete 4 bedroom home featuring ducted air conditioning, high quality linen, an outdoor living area and high speed Wi-Fi, Foxtel & Netflix on tap.

We are centrally located within the heart of Newcastle, having the vibrant shops and cafés of Darby St, beautiful parks and playgrounds, and several of Newcastle’s golden beaches within a short walking distance.

Cooks Hill Chalets is a French-Provincial style house combining modern and classic style furniture and artwork from all around the world.

There is plenty of space to relax with a King timber sleigh bed in the spacious master bedroom, 2 single beds in the second, and a single in the third bedroom. The fourth bedroom offers a luxurious queen bed for a second couple, with all beds furnished with 1200 thread count linen.

Sink into the plush leather lounge to enjoy your favourite DVD on the large 47-inch screen TV with surround sound, or catch up on world news and sport via Foxtel or Netflix. A second 37-inch TV is located in the master bedroom so you can lie down and relax wherever you feel.

You’ll love coming home from a long day at the beach and washing off in our outdoor hot & cold shower, and even using our fully equipped laundry which makes those long stays that little bit easier.

We will supply a high chair and baby cot upon request to make travels with those little ones stress free and enjoyable.

The Grande Chalet offers not just a place to sleep, but a total holiday destination which travellers of all ages will find hard to go past.

Guests will have access to a fully furnished 4 bedroom and 1.5 bathroom house located in central Newcastle. In the central living space, we offer a fully equipped kitchen with a dining table for the whole family.

The Grande Chalet offers an enclosed private outdoor garden featuring a BBQ and outdoor dining table which families can use to enjoy outdoor meals together. The chalet also includes off-street parking for 1 car.

Living around the corner from the property, I am fully available 24 hours a day for any issues that may arise. We are happy to offer early check-in and late check-out if there are no other guests leaving or arriving on the same day. We provide keys via a lock-box on the property itself, so there is no waiting around for someone to arrive to let you in, or having to go to an office to collect keys.

If you need anything else, I can be contacted by phone.

At Cooks Hill Chalets, we believe that the small touches turn a good place into a great one, which is why every guest is supplied with complimentary beach towels for those long days in the sun, umbrellas for when the sun disappears, slippers for hanging around in the house and vanity packs complete with toiletries, shower caps, sewing kits and shower puffs.

Our kitchen is fully equipped with the cooking essentials such as sauces and an array of spices, along with cookbooks for the aspiring MasterChef! You can make fresh hot coffee in the morning using the Nespresso machine or wander up to Darby St for a selection of gourmet coffees and cakes.

For those lazy rainy or cold days spent inside, we have put aside a selection of DVDs, board games, cards and books to keep everyone in the family well entertained.

Finally, if the Grande Chalet is unavailable for the dates you wish to book, be sure to check out our other properties, the Petite Chalet and the Diamond Chalet.

Living on the same suburb as the Grande Chalet for over 24 years, I can honestly say the area is without equal. Cooks Hill is a heritage area, and the surrounding streets offer a wealth of restaurants, boutique shopping, health and beauty options, together with cultural choices for even the most discerning traveller.

The home is centrally located at 50 Dawson St, Cooks Hill.

Walk on flat ground to the beach or the harbour foreshore, shop at world class boutiques, then enjoy dinner and Hunter Valley wines or beers at a local restaurant. Life doesn't get much better than that!

Great Coffee

Little place on the corner of Corlette and Bull St called "Welsh Blacks", literally two block from the Chalet. (I leave several maps at the property and would be happy to give you some guidance after you arrive). Otherwise, anywhere on Darby St sells good coffee, including "Glee Coffee Roasters" or Goldbergs.

Great Food/Atmosphere (open early to late)

"Goldbergs" hands down. Like a European cafe, great atmosphere and food.

Also, there is a great chocolate restaurant called Coco Monde on Darby St.

For smoothies to die for (including Mars Bar, Cookies and Cream and other weird flavours), try "The Three Monkeys" on Darby St.

Grocery Shopping

Marketown shopping centre is only 900m away, containing Coles, Woolworths, Big W, Dick Smith, Officeworks and lots of little shops as well.

Boutique Shopping

There are many small boutique and designer shops along Darby St, with Jean Bas, HoneyBee goods and Carla Swimwear to name a few.

Larger Shopping Centres

Westfield Kotara (David Jones and a huge number of other stores) and also Charlestown Square (Main store is Myer. Also has the Reading Cinemas)


Rather than drive to Charlestown Square, you can walk to the Greater Union Cinemas in King St, about a 10 minute walk away.


Check out the new "Anzac Walk" which runs up the cliff from Bar Beach to a lookout, beside Memorial Drive. For the more adventurous, the Glenrock Reserve, only 5km away, offers long walking tracks with beautiful scenery and animals.

Art Galleries & Museums

Take a short walk to the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Cooks Hill Galleriesor John Earle Gallery, all within a 1km radius of the chalet. Take a walk to the harbour-side suburb of honeysuckle to visit Newcastle Museum or Newcastle Maritime Museum.

Hunter Valley

Take a wine tasting tour featuring delicious fine wines at the Hunter Valley winery, only a 45 minute drive away.

By rail, the Chalet is best accessed from Hamilton Railway Station, with buses connecting with each train directly to the Civic Station area. The home is then a short 3 block walk from the bus stop. It is also one block back from Darby St, where numerous the buses travel to surrounding suburbs, John Hunter Hospital, the CBD and the world-class beaches.



Cooks Hill Chalets is the ideal place to enjoy spending time with both family and friends both before and after your wedding celebrations. The beautiful interior is perfect for pre-wedding photos, where features such as the old-world mirrors, stained glass doors and Juliet Balcony are a photographers delight.

Brides can remove the stress of worrying about lunch for family and guests while they are getting ready for the wedding with catering provided through Melissa at Hot Rock Catering. They have a huge range of gourmet sandwiches, wraps, and selection of fresh fruit and cheese. These can be ordered directly through Hot Rock Catering.

The property at Dawson St comfortably sleeps 7 people with existing bedding. Parents and grandparents of the bride will appreciate all the little luxuries provided, while still feeling as if they are at home. Centrally located, close family and friends can return to the Chalet after the wedding to unwind and further enjoy each other's company.

Alternatively, the master bedroom is ideal for the married couple to share on the wedding night, before leaving for their honeymoon.

Brides will appreciate the following:

- Complimentary Champagne on arrival

- Complimentary Lindt chocolates on arrival

- De Luxe Spa MOR range of toiletries, with their signature Orange Blossom fragrance, an uplifting mix of Neroli, Ripe Fruit and Green Leaves, on a base of Conifer Pine

- Complimentary Shower puff per person

- Beautiful interiors for those special pre-wedding photographs

- Catering available for lunches for family and guests through Hot Rock Catering


Tired of trying to relax or hold meetings in a hotel room or apartment? Cooks Hill Chalets is the perfect solution.

Relax in the red leather reading chair with a book chosen from the selection of topical non-fiction and fiction books on offer. Meetings become more relaxing when held in the private garden setting around the outdoor table, around the glass kitchen table, or relaxing in the leather chairs in the loungeroom.

Features appreciated by our business travellers include:

Free NBN Wi-Fi Internet

Free Local Calls

Canon Scanner for Scanning and Emailing Documents

Foxtel News Channels including BBC/ Sky/ CNN/ CNBC

Foxtel Sports including Foxtel Sports /ESPN

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018


Cooks Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing


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(49 traveler reviews)

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Cooks Hill Chalets - Grande Chalet
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews

Stunning house is perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Grande Chalet. The house is in an excellent location with Darby Street and all it's cafes, restaurants, bars and shops only a block away. The Oriental or "The Ori" around the corner on Bull St does great pizza and Welsh Blacks a little further up Bull St is a must for coffee. The home was immaculate, spacious and styled beautifully with quality linen and all the provisions you could require - the toiletry bags left on the beds were a lovely touch. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking if you don't feel like venturing out and there is a lovely garden and outdoor eating area. You could walk to beautiful Bar Beach but if you have lots of stuff to transport like we did, you can drive and park easily within 5 minutes. Jacqui was a pleasure to deal with - friendly, efficient and helpful with any information we required. We will absolutely be back! Thanks for a perfect Christmas holiday stay, Jacqui.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Dear Emily, I am so pleased we were able to be a part of making your Christmas stay in Newcastle so special! I have tried to make the home one that I would be delighted to walk into and use as a base to explore the wonderful sights of Cooks Hill. I wish you safe travels home and all the best for New Years, Cheers, Jacqui
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house, my bridesmaids and I stayed here the night before my wedding and got ready for the big day! It looks amazing in photos, very spacious and has every thing you need for a short or a long stay! It is in a very central location. My friends and I loved the bath products supplied too!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

A superb home, wonderful fittings & fixtures!

  • 5 of 5

A superb home, wonderful fittings & fixtures, and most of all, a personal attention to fine detail.

I was truly so impressed, as were all who came, hairdresser, make up artist & guests. We all want to buy it!!

I'm pretty fussy & I really couldn't fault any aspect.

It was a pleasure to sit on the comfortable leather lounge with the warmth of the fire at night, to sleep on an extremely comfortable mattress with crisp sheets, to enjoy having our hair & make up done in the sun filled dining area & to be able to enjoy the rear outdoor area for a morning cuppa.

Not to mention the care packs on the beds, chocolates & quality tea & coffee & late check out.

Thank you so so much for making our Wedding Day such a treat!

Jacinta, Tahlia and Rose Browne

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Dear Jacinta, Once again, thank so much for allowing Cooks Hill Chalets to be a part of your wedding plans. I am so glad everything went well. I wish you and your husband all the best for your future together! Cheers, Jacqui
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

Jacqui is the perfect host of this gorgeous property. Nothing was too much trouble and she went above and beyond to ensure our stay was just perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, NSW, Australia

Great location - hotel style accommodation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and two sons had a great time staying at the Grande Chalet. The house had all the comforts of a home and the perks of a hotel stay - slippers, toiletries, tv in the bedroom! The location was perfect! Great coffee around the corner and we could walk to the beach, the Museum, parks and shopping complex all from the house. I would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Dear Amanda, I am so glad you enjoyed your time in Newcastle. I hope we can be of service at one of our Chalets in the future! Cheers, Jacqui
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

5 star accomodation

  • 5 of 5

The grand chalet is superb and beautifully equiped. But what has really shown that Jacqui and her team go above the usual standard is that they posted to us the items (albeit relatively small) that were left behind. I have not experienced this level of care for a long time! A great place to stay, a very short stroll from terrific reataurants and activites. Thanks, Jacqui!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Dear Karen, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay, and that we could be of service with regards the forgotten items! I hope you will consider staying with us again. All the best, Jacqui
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • 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 7 guests. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 7 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $500 per stay

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