Absolute Waterfront

Holiday house in North Arm Cove

3 reviews (5.0)

54 Cove is situated on over half an acre of waterfront land in the village of North Arm Cove on the untouched northern shore of Port Stephens. 54 Cove provides fully equipped accommodation for up to 8 people.

A$145.00 - A$390.00
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
Book from A$145.00 per day Low commission
4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Max. 8 guests (4 included) Min. 1 night

You will receive a reply to your request confirming pricing & availability prior to payment.

Please enter the check-in and check-out dates for your stay as well as the number of adults/children checking in. We will check the availability and confirm the total price including any applicable fees and taxes.



54 Cove is situated on over half an acre of waterfront land in the village of North Arm Cove on the untouched northern shore of Port Stephens. 54 Cove provides fully equipped accommodation for up to 8 people.

54 Cove is the perfect retreat from a busy urban lifestyle. You will be amazed at the peace and quiet; the variety of bird and other wildlife on your doorstep. If you dream of relaxing on a private deck overlooking a pristine, untouched bay, watching the dolphins play and the wallabies hop by as the sun gives way to a million stars, then this is the place for you

If you feel like a bit of activity, 54 Cove is ideally situated for exploring from land or sea. There are 2 kayaks life jackets supplied to paddle on the water. Boat launching facilities are also available nearby. Alternatively, bring your mountain bike and explore the area from the land. North Arm Cove is perfect for cycling, and if you are feeling really energetic, you could also cycle to the nearby tennis court for a hit.

In less than perfect weather, cuddle up in front of the log fire with a nice glass of red, watch a DVD or play board games. After a glass or two of wine it may be time to challenge your companions to a game of pool or table tennis on the lower deck

Whether you are the active type, somebody who values complete relaxation, or somewhere in between, 54 Cove is the perfect weekend or holiday destination


Fully furnished; providing comfortable accommodation for up to 8 people.

Bedrooms: 4 bedrooms - 2 bedrooms with queen-size beds, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds and 1 bedroom with a bunk bed. All bedrooms have doors opening onto a deck. Doonas with cover, pillows and spare blankets are supplied.

Lounge/Dining: spacious, open living area with stunning views and large, comfy L-shaped sofa, wall mounted air conditioner and enclosed fireplace. French doors open out onto a large deck overlooking the cove.

Decks: 3 large relaxing/entertaining decks, 2 with outdoor settings. The waterfront top deck overlooks the cove and comes with a large BBQ.

The lower deck is a fully enclosed entertainment area, with full size pool table and table tennis table.

Kitchen: modern, functional kitchen with plenty of cupboard & bench space. Includes refrigerator, dishwasher, cooktop, oven and microwave.

Laundry: The internal laundry has a washer, dryer, ironing board and iron.

Bathrooms: Two bathrooms, one with bath.

Carport: Accessed via an asphalt driveway is a 2 bay carport with automatic night lighting. There is plenty of space to park your boat.

Linen and towels not supplied.


  • Quiet location
  • Waterfront deck
  • Barbeque
  • Reverse cycle air-conditioning in lounge/dining/kitchen areas
  • Wood heater - starter wood provided from May - August - additional guest to supply
  • CD /DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Modern including - electric stove/oven; cooktop & rangehood
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator & bar fridge
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Kayaks x 2
  • Board games
  • Pool table
  • Table tennis table
  • Pet-friendly
  • Upon request use of private mooring for your own dinghy.
  • Non-smoking Inside the house


The Cove is situated on the waterfront at North Arm Cove. North Arm Cove really is a hidden piece of paradise. It is a secluded and tranquil village on the northern shore of Port Stephens. It is hard to believe a place like this can exist so close to Sydney, but this area remains one of the few little known and minimally developed parts of NSW.

It is accessed via the M1/F3 freeway, 13km north of Karuah. It is around 2 hours drive from Sydney and 45 minutes from Newcastle. Despite its seclusion, the Cove is only a 5 minute drive, on a sealed road, from the Pacific Highway.

The nearest shop is at the famous Rock service station on the Pacific Highway, just 10 minutes drive from the house. This is a great place to stock up on essentials such as milk etc. For more extensive supplies, IGA at Karauh is 10 minutes away. In addition, Coles at Tea Gardens is 20km from the property.

North Arm Cove is one of the main gateways to the Myall Lakes National Park, a network of interconnected lakes and rivers that is one of the most popular boating destinations in the country. These lakes are superbly equipped for recreational boating and fishing.


North Arm Cove is a top spot for nature lovers. It abounds with hundreds of different species of birds and is home to a large population of wallabies who hop through the village most evenings and often stop by to check out whats on the Barbie

Dolphins are constantly frolicking in the waters of Port Stephens, and can often be seen from the deck at the Cove.

THINGS TO DO: Do it all,.. or nothing at all

At The House:

  • Outdoors: Kayaking, cycling BYO bike, bush walking, bird watching, fishing, boating
  • BYO boat & dinghy.
  • Indoors: Pool and table tennis, board games, read by the fire.
  • Hawks Nest / Tea Gardens:
  • Water sports - swimming, surfing, wind surfing, waterskiing, diving, kayaking, canoeing.
  • Fishing - in the lakes, the cove or out in the ocean. Charter boats run regular fishing and diving trips out to the nearby islands and reefs.
  • 4WD tracks both north and south of town, including 4WD beach driving.
  • Bush and beach walks: eg. Myall Lakes National Park for wildflower or rain-forest walks, walk to the top of Yacaaba Head which guards the northern approach to Port Stephens, but be prepared for a tough climb, stroll on Hawks Nest Beach, walk on the pristine sands of Bennetts beach.
  • Golf: Hawks Nest Golf course is a highly rated all weather 18 hole course. There is also a magnificent golf course called Pacific Dunes located 25 minutes from 54 Cove at South Street, Medowie.
  • Day trip on the historic ferry to Nelson Bay
  • Whale and/or dolphin cruises
  • Myall river cruises
  • Koala spotting
  • Myall Prawn Festival in March - features the world Prawn Eating Championship, boat races, sand modelling, tug of war, art exhibition and sale, stalls, and heaps of prawns.


  • Laundry facilities
  • No smoking
  • Pets Welcome Outdoors
  • Games room
  • BBQ - Gas
  • Kitchen
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Air conditioning
  • Undercover or off street parking
  • Log fires
  • Bath
  • Fans (ceiling/standard)
  • DVD
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Boat Ramp Nearby
  • Baby Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Heaters provided
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Reverse cycle heating
  • Stairs
  • Washing machine
  • Dishes and utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


Location map

House rules

The HOUSE RULES of 54 Cove Bvld, North Arm Cove are:

1. The property is located in residential village.  Please be respectful of the surrounding properties and residents living therein.

2. Use only the grounds of 54 Cove Bvld.  All adjoining land is private property and should not be accessed in any circumstance.

3. There is to be no loud noise (in particular music) or commotion after 10pm and before 8am.  

4. If you have any queries, firstly refer to the Property Manual.  If you need further assistance please contact the phone numbers provided.

5. Please leave the property in the condition you received it upon arrival.

6. In the event of damage, can you please contact the property manager.  

7. ENJOY your stay!

Terms & conditions

Booking/Payment Terms:

The Stay Cost is comprised of 2 parts: (1) The Stay Fee and (2) Bond (*)

When a booking request is confirmed/accepted by the property manager, a 50% deposit of the Stay Fee is required in order to confirm the booking.  Payment is direct to the property manager.  No credit card facilities are available.

The balance of the Stay Fee and $500 bond are due 1 month prior to the start of the stay.

Payment details will be forwarded by the property manager as and when required.  Confirmation of payment receipt will be forwarded to the guest via email.

A balance payment reminder is forwarded 5-6 weeks prior to the stay.

The property is cleaned and inspected within 24-36 hours of guest departure. 

(*) If the property is found in order (ie. no loss or damage), the bond is refunded in full.  However, IF there is loss or damage, a quote for repairs (which includes travel & labour time) and photos will be provided to the guest.


Cancellation Policy:

+60 days prior to stay start              - 100% of stay fee (less commission) is refunded

60 - 30 days prior to stay start        -   50% of stay fee (less commission) is refunded

30 - 0 days prior to stay start          -   No stay fee is refunded.  Hoever, the $500 bond is fully refunded. 





"Charming waterside property" Really lovely waterside property. Loved the views and the chance to use the kayaks.



"Great location lovely holiday" Great location lovely views very peaceful lovely break ????



"Just Beautiful" This is the second time we have stayed at this beautiful spot and we just love it. Again Fiona has made the booking super easy and the house is perfect, especially for a group of people with teens. The boys went fishing on the kayaks and played pool and table tennis in the evening. The location is quiet and the views are stunning (especially the sunrise). Will stay again, and again ... and again. Thanks Fiona

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