Outdoor patio
Dining / Living area
Hidden Bush Retreat
Hidden Bush Retreat
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Avoid the crowds in this bush hideaway in stunning location. Enjoy comfortable, fully self-contained cottage-style accommodation just a short walk from the beautiful one mile beach.

The space

The space is incredibly quiet and peaceful..., a true retreat to come home to after your swimming and sight-seeing. All you will hear of an evening is the waves rolling in on nearby One Mile Beach.

Guest access

Kitchenette, television, washing machine, clothesline, porch courtyard all in a tranquil setting.

Interaction with guests

We are in the main house and happy to answer questions or make local recommendations. Other than this we will leave you be to enjoy your stay.

Other things to note

Friendly (and quiet) pets may be roaming nearby, but should not impact on your stay. We have a little dog, a fluffy cat and four beautiful chooks!

Wireless Internet
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $75 NZD
Weekly Discount: 25%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM

Generally respectful holiday-makers only please. Feel free to relax and enjoy your time here, but No parties please.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house


2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 15, 2017 - Jan 31, 2018 the minimum stay is 5 nights.

12 Reviews

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Judy User Profile
October 2017
Such a quiet, peaceful location. We loved listening to the soft sound of the ocean in the distance while falling asleep, then waking to all the beautiful native bird sounds. Our hosts left us undisturbed and provided lovely touches like fresh milk on arrival, nibbles and wine in the cupboard. There was a great selection of books and DVD's for adults and the kids. We even came back to freshly laid eggs from Melissa's chickens after a day out. Everything was clean and comfortable. As in the description, the location was convenient to everything. A short drive to Salamander Bay shopping center and Nelson bay. You can walk to One Mile Beach or a quick drive to more sheltered swimming for little ones. Sand dunes, camel rides, and horse riding is all nearby. We entertained the kids with a whale watching cruise, departing from Nelson Bay, and the Irukandji Shark and Ray center was about 20 minutes drive, where you can get in the water with them. If only we had more time! Thanks for a lovely stay.

Meg User Profile
October 2017
This is such a lovely retreat, loved the space the animals, the friendly helpful family, the natural environment the location to the beach, the random koala we happened upon and all the surrounding activities. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to other travellers.

Rody User Profile
September 2017
This is a comfortable, clean and very well presented place to stay in the Anna Bay/Birubi Beach area. It's a bit of a walk to the beach (One Mile) but provided you understand that I recommend it.

Patrick User Profile
September 2017
It's a really nice and quiet place, with a lot of space and everything you need for a comfortable stay. There are two bedrooms, a large, well-equipped kitchen and a spaceous living room. Our little daughter had a lot of fun playing with the cat and the chicken in the garden where the apartment is located. We highly recommend this place for families with children.

Aaron User Profile
September 2017
We had a great stay at Melissa's place. We didn't actually meet her in person but her mother was there to greet us on arrival. Both of them were very accommodating. The unit is as depicted in the pictures (it also has a nice futon in the living room) and located off the backyard of the main house and just around the corner from the beautiful one mile beach.

Katrina User Profile
July 2017
Melissa's hidden hideaway is a true treasure. We spent a couple of nights there. We had a wonderful welcome from Melissa's Dad, who was kind enough to share the chuck's eggs with us for our breakfast. Our son loved feeding the hens. The garden is a lovely haven to be in. The accommodation is spacious, clean and well serviced. We were also delighted to find how near we were to One mile beach - we saw whales breaching in the far sea, whilst the surfers carried on doing what they love doing, surfing on some amazing waves.

Tom User Profile
May 2017
Highly recommend the property. Quiet and the owners were at home at the time and we hardly noticed them. The owners came and introduced themselves and welcomed us for the weekend then left us to our own. The kitchen was well equipped and the bedrooms very large and the beds comfortable. Would definitely stay here again.

Salamander Bay, AustraliaJoined in December 2016
Melissa User Profile

I am a professional person in the health and medical field, and am married with 2 children ages 8 & 11. We live to travel and enjoy new experiences whenever we get the chance!

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