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Cooks Hill Chalets - Petite Chalet

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

The Petite Chalet is one of our exclusive and luxurious 5-star houses on offer. You will have access to a complete 3 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 all 3 bedrooms featuring deluxe queen beds, all finished with 1200 thread count linen.

Sink into the plush leather lounge to enjoy your favourite DVD on the large LCD screen TV with surround sound, or catch up on world news and sport via Foxtel or Netflix.

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 Petite 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 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom house located in central Newcastle. In the central living space, we offer a fully equipped kitchen with an island bench and breakfast bar, dining room and plush leather lounge.

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 and cards to keep everyone in the family well entertained.

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

Living on the same suburb as the Petite 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 72 Laman 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 blocks 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 750m 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, less than a 10 minute walk away.

Great Walk

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 Galleries or 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.


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

Offering a sun-filled private deck, the Petite Chalet will make holding business meetings a delight.


The Chalet is also perfect for employees relocating from overseas or interstate. Avoid the usual worries of apartment living with children and noise concerns commonly associated with inner-city accommodation.

Other features appreciated by our business travellers include:

Free ADSL2+ Wi-Fi Internet

Free Local Calls

Printing available on request

Foxtel News Channels including BBC/ Sky/ CNN/ CNBC

Foxtel Sports including Foxtel Sports /ESPN

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Cooks Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • 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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing


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(20 traveler reviews)

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Cooks Hill Chalets - Petite Chalet
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to stay , everything you need for your stay . Us 6 ladies loved the little toiletry gift bags . Location is perfect for a walk to Darby St cafes/restaurants , walking distance to the ANZAC memorial walk , also a short walk to Honeysuckle wharf & restaurants . Left the two cars locked up out back . The Umbrellas were used , nice touch ..

Jacqui was wonderful from beginning to the end with any inquiries etc ...

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tracey, I am so glad you enjoyed Newcastle. Cooks Hill is a wonderful place from which to explore, as everything you might need is within walking distance! I hope you may consider visiting our lovely part of the world again. All the best, Jacqui
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

Everything you need in a terrific location. Very comfortable. No street parking available.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shannon, Thanks so much for your review. As the chalet is in an inner city location, parking is at a premium. However, the Petite chalet is lucky to have secure garaging for one full size and one smaller sized car. On street parking is "timed" during 9-5 Mon-Fri and Sat mornings but otherwise is untimed. Usually there are parks available on the street so it must have been a particularly busy weekend! All the best, Jacqui
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Perfect base for business

  • 5 of 5

Three professionals working on a local project were very pleased with Petite Chalet as our base for one week. Great location, great facilities and would definitely book for our next visit if available. Prompt service also from the property manager.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mike, Thanks for your lovely review. I am so glad you were able to use the Petite Chalet as a base for your work and hope to see you again in the future! Cheers, Jacqui
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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

My two best friends (for more than 45 years) and I, choose a different location each year for a three night getaway to catch up as we live in different States. Newcastle was our destination this year as neither of us had been there before. Even though we saw what Cooks Hill Petite Chalet looked like on the internet, it didn't prepare us for this wonderful accommodation. It is beautifully decorated including all the fittings and there was nothing that wasn't provided, even umbrellas (although we were lucky to have perfect weather). The high quality shower goodies was such a lovely surprise, along with the coffee machine, all the beautiful facilities, the list goes on and on. Just when you think you've seen everything, you discover another generous addition to make your stay even more enjoyable. Only a short walk to Darby Street where we ate amazing and reasonably priced food (thanks Jacqui for your recommendations). The attention to detail far exceeds anywhere we've stayed previously and we will be recommending this beautiful cottage to everyone. Many thanks to Jacqui for all your help with our queries leading up to our little holiday (would have loved to stay longer).

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cherie, I am so glad we could play a part in making one of your reunions so special! We try hard to provide a little more luxury and pampering than is offered in standard self-contained accommodation. I think it is nice to offer guests somewhere to stay that I would be excited to arrive at myself! I wish you all the best for many more of your girlfriend get togethers in the future! Cheers, Jacqui
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NSW, Australia

Beautiful Stay - It's All In The Details

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided to go explore Newcastle. Cooks Hill Petite Chalet is a very unique and wonderful combination of house rental/upscale hotel. This urban cottage was very clean, well designed and the attention to detail is evident in all that's provided. The bed linens and bath towels (one of my pet peeves with house rentals) were beautiful five star hotel quality and there are many other inclusions you would find in a nice hotel room. The location is very good..walking distance to the CBD, the foreshore and to the shops/restaurants of Darby Street. The beach is a little further but definitely walkable. Communication with the renting agent was very good...quick response time. We would not hesitate to recommend Cooks Hill Petite Chalet to our friends and would choose it again. Thank you Jacqui for everything!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia

Quality accomodation in great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 10 days at Petite Chalet - we found the home to be beautifully appointed in a fantastic location minutes walk from Darby Street cafes and restaurants. The home may look small from the road but it is really well designed and we had plenty of room for six adults, the fit out of home is very clever and everything we needed for our stay had been thought of, off road parking for two vehicles at rear was vey handy as home is so well located we didn't use cars that much. Jacqui was excellent to deal with, nothing was to much trouble and she made the whole booking process, payment and stay very easy. I would highly recommend Petite Chalet and we look forward to staying here or at Jacqui's other accommodation options when next in Newcastle.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jacqui Harvey
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018


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