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Waterside Retreat @ Blacksmiths Beach


FREE WIFI and streaming TV access Only metres away from the beautiful Swansea Channel. Close to the boat ramp to access the channel and Lake Macquarie. Just a short walk up the road to beautiful Blacksmiths Beach.


Swimming… Surfing ... Fishing ... Boating ... Relaxing! The Waterside Retreat has it all! The Waterside Retreat is a surprisingly spacious 2 bedroom cottage, sleeping 5, a great place to relax and unwind with family and friends. Patrolled Blacksmiths Beach is only a 5 minute level walk and the beautiful Swansea Channel is a short stroll across the reserve. Boats ramps accessing Lake Macquarie and the ocean are less than 100m away. The space Sleeping up to 5 people, Waterside Retreat has a modern interior and is deceptively spacious with 2 large bedrooms, a lounge and a front sitting room with divan and easy chair. Relax with a cuppa and enjoy the view towards the channel from the front porch. The fully equipped eat-in kitchen has a dishwasher, full size fridge, microwave, upright stove with oven, large bench with stools, breakfast table and TV. The lounge room has a large comfy leather couch with plenty of room for everyone to relax, chat and watch a movie. All the TVs have in-built DVD players and you can watch Netflix in the lounge. The main bedroom has a queen bed, TV and plenty of room for your clothing in the built-in wardrobe. Just off the bedroom is an area that can be used as a parent’s retreat to sit and soak up the view. The second bedroom has 2 king single beds and plenty of cupboard space – with books, games and toys. The front room has a divan which can be set up as a comfy 5th bed as well as a lounge chair to relax and read a book. The bathroom has a shower and bath with separate toilet and there's an additional toilet just outside the back door. The separate laundry has a washing machine and dryer and an extra fridge. Out the back is an undercover alfresco area with a BBQ and seating. There is also a shower to wash off the sand from the beach. Free parking on premises in a quiet, safe neighbourhood.


  • Adult Retreat
  • Air Conditioned
  • Barbeque
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/ Ironing Board
  • Linen Provided
  • Non Smoking Indoors
  • Off Street Parking/Garage Available
  • Pets by Arrangement
  • Private Television
  • Self contained

Map & Directions

18 Mankilli Street, Blacksmiths NSW 2281


DIRECTIONS From Sydney: Travel north along the M1 Freeway from Sydney. Turn left at the East Lake Macquarie - Swansea Exit and keep going until you reach Swansea (20 mins). Drive over the Swansea Bridge and take the first right, Ungala Rd, then the second left to 18 Mankilli St. From Newcastle: Follow the Pacific Highway south until you reach Blacksmiths. Turn left onto Ungala Rd then take the second left to 18 Mankilli St.

Cancellation Policy


The person making the booking MUST be at least eighteen years of age.

DEPOSIT: Until either a deposit or full payment is received confirmed and receipted by Lakeshores Management a booking is tentative only and Lakeshores Management may cancel it at any time.

GUEST REGISTRATION AND SECURITY BOND: Prior to arrival and to ensure that the property is treated fairly a Guest Registration form is required to be completed for all bookings and must be completed online and electronically signed agreeing with our Conditions of Tenancy.

This registration requires your credit card details. Damages breakages and excess cleaning charges etc. will be charged to this Credit Card if required. If Credit Card details cannot be supplied a cash security deposit is payable with the minimum payment being $500.00 This will be refunded within 14 days after departure subject to inspection to ensure that the property has been left in a tidy state no damages or loss of property are found and that our Booking & Tenancy Terms and Conditions have not been breached.

The pin code required to access the property will not be provided unless this registration has been read and signed.

CANCELLATIONS: Non peak periods. We accept cancellations up to 4 week from arrival date – a $75 cancellation fee applies to cover bank and merchant fees. Prior to 4 weeks full payment is required. Peak periods. Public holidays including Long Weekends NSW School Holidays Easter Christmas and Special Events. Up to 12 weeks from arrival date – a $200 cancellation fee applies to cover bank and merchant fees Under 12 weeks from arrival date - full deposit unless property is rebooked. If the property is re-booked a $500 cancellation fee then applies)