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Swan Bay Hideaway Cottage at Marks Point

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Private, pet friendly self contained waterfront two bedroom cottage on the shores of Lake Macquarie. Access to the cottage is via concrete steps down through the garden and is not suitable for anyone who is not comfortable with stepped access or requires wheel chair access.

Relax with the comfortable Asian décor and cottage kitchen which will help you slow down for the days end. Then sleep in a king size bed with the beautiful waterscape views.

The cottage is a 2 bedroom property. The second bedroom comprises of a queen size bed with a bunk above.

Enjoy the beautiful tropical garden access to this private waterfront escape, then relax and watch the boats go by. Go fishing to catch yourself lunch, swim locally on the sandy beaches of Swansea Channel or surf at your choice of our fantastic local beaches. Fishing and canoeing equipment are provided at the cottage.

Enjoy a game of golf, Belmont Golf Club is home to a 18 hole Par 72 Championship Links course set amongst rolling green fairways and trees with many of the fairways having the Pacific Ocean as their backdrop, just a short distance away.

Swan Bay Hideaway is a destination of unique appeal set on the shores of Lake Macquarie at Marks Point. The cottage offers a sense of escape, comfort and outdoor fun. On arrival you'll take in the panoramic views of the lake from the top of Marks Point, then experience the tropical garden stairway down to your private accommodation on the shoreline.

Marks Point is a small peninsular extending into the eastern side of Lake Macquarie and located 23 kilometres from Newcastle CBD and approximately a 2 hour drive from Sydney. Marks Point offers a great lifestyle with a village community including a first class marina, golf course, post office, café, hair dresser, beautician, local take away shop and newsagency.

A short drive to Belmont and Swansea shopping precincts or enjoy many of our local shopping centres.

Interaction with Guests - Of course you may inspect the property by arrangement if you wish. The cottage is a two bedroom property. One with opulent large King size bed and the other Queen size with bunk above.

Getting Around - A car is required to get the best out of your stay, although bike riding and boating activities are recommended

Thankyou for your enquiry on Swan Bay Hideaway cottage, Marks Point.

It is very important to note the access to the property is via the off street, lockable garage parking at the top of Marks point. There are many steps that walk you down through the garden to the cottage below, and this walk is unsuitable for anyone uncomfortable with a stepped property access or requires wheel chair access.

More Details

Michael Alchin
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018


Marks Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Swan Bay Hideaway Cottage at Marks Point
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Amazing host and a stunning secluded location

  • 4 of 5

We had a truly peaceful and relaxing stay at the Hideaway. Yes the stairs are many, but the treasured space at the bottom is well worth it.

Our host Michael was incredibly helpful and did all he could to make our stay comfortable. I contacted him when I couldn’t work out how to use the stovetop (completely user error, it works perfectly) and he was there within 5 minutes to guide me through it.

The weather wasn’t in our favour during our stay so we didn’t get to use the fishing equipment or canoes supplied at the Hideaway, but the warm cosy feeling inside the holiday home made up for it.

We found the master bed to be super comfy, the bedding is beautiful and smells lovely and fresh.

My only small complaint was the smell in the laundry, the area smells a little damp. Not noticeable when the door is closed, but perhaps could have done with a few essential oil diffusers or something nice to help combat the smell. Or maybe guests could bring along their favourite scented candle from home?

A small complaint really in what is a lovely little holiday space.

Thanks for having us Michael.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Jenny for your considered review. We really appreciate the feedback and will take your suggestions on-board. So glad that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thanks for staying with us, Michael
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A slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful location..Decor on point ...extremely clean ...wonderful yard for dogs...stairs can be a bit of challenge but it's worth it for this slice of complaints ...we will Definitely book again

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia

Cozy hideaway with amazing view

  • 5 of 5

This cozy little cottage has got plenty of steps down from the garage, but it's worth it. You feel like you're a million miles away from the hustle and bustle.

We checked in on sunset which made the walk down quite spectacular. Michael came to check on us which was nice. The steps are well lit which made heading out to pick up dinner easy (great Thai place in Swansea).

The bird life in the morning is lovely to sit and watch on the deck while having a coffee. I would definitley recommend staying here, just a shame we only had one night.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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So beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully appointed little cottage with the ultimate lakeside view - sunrise and sunset were enjoyed from the deck while the flicks of water birds were enjoyed all day long.

We were so relaxed after a couple of days that we lost track of what day of the week it was!

Don’t miss the coffee and egg & bacon rolls from the Post Office cafe - perfect strolling distance away.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Anne. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Glad you enjoyed your stay (and the coffee ;)). Regards Michael
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Sydney, Australia

The view is terrific and the morning kayaking is wonderful!

  • 4 of 5

But the mattress is a bit old & we actually rolled together. The toilet is too small and a bit run down. There are actually 110 steps down to the house.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback Joyce. The mattress is actually a very expensive latex king size. We have had MANY comments on just how comfortable it is! Yes there are 110 steps down to the cottage, but I'm sure that you will agree that the waterfront experience was well worth it. Regards Michael
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Sydney, NSW

Stairway to heaven

  • 5 of 5

Need a city escape? I did, I found this beautiful home on the water, the decor offers a homely feel whilst knowing you are on holidays, the owners of the property were very easy to deal with, this property gave me the well deserved break I needed, I highly recommend this place to anyway wanting a piece of waterfront relaxation, a stone throw away from some of lake macqauries best beaches, close to an array of food options from pub grub, to a classy Mediterranean cruisine. The title says it all ‘Stairway to Heaven’!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at or cottage Brendan. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back any time. Regards Michael
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