Whole house
1615 ft²
BBQ facilities
Washing machine
Free WiFi

This property is a 6-minute walk from the beach. Waterside Retreat is located in Blacksmiths and offers a terrace. This self-catered vacation home features a garden, grill facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The air-conditioned vacation home consists of 2 separate bedrooms, 1 bathroom with a hairdryer, a seating area area, and a living room. A flat-screen TV is featured.

A water sports facilities is available on site and cycling can be enjoyed within close proximity of the vacation home.

Newcastle is 16 miles from Waterside Retreat, while The Entrance is 25 miles away. The nearest airport is Newcastle Airport, 31 miles from the accommodation.

Waterside Retreat has been welcoming Booking.com guests since May 3, 2019

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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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 Boat Rowers reserve. Boats ramps accessing Lake Macquarie and the ocean are less than 100m away. 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. 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. The main bedroom has a queen bed, TV and lots 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 the front room has a divan which can be set up as a comfy
The entire cottage is your home away from home. You can contact us via phone or email during your stay.
Beaches Blacksmiths Beach - 500m Grannys Pool - 750m Caves Beach - 4km Pelican - Lake Foreshore Playground - 1.8km Shopping Centres Local shops - 300m Swansea shopping centre - 1.4km Charlestown Shopping Square - 15km Restaurants Swansea RSL Club - 1.4 km Swansea main street has many cafe's Lake Macquarie Yacht Club - 4.7km Belmont Golf Club - 3km Newcastle Merewether Beach Pool 21.4lm Newcastle International Sports Centre - 19.4 km Energy Australia Stadium - 19.5 km Newcastle Airport - 36.2 km Getting around Walking and Cycling Swansea to Belmont cycle path 100m Fernleigh Track - 4.7km Warners Bay - Lakeside cycle path 13km
Language spoken: English
What's nearby
  • Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie
    1.1 miles
  • Marks Point Marina
    2 miles
  • Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Marina
    2.9 miles
  • Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto
    5.9 miles
  • Marmong Point Marina
    7.4 miles
  • Wyee Point Marina
    8.6 miles
  • Newcastle City Library
    11 miles
  • Hunter Medical Research Institute
    11.4 miles
  • Wests - New Lambton
    11.7 miles
  • Newcastle International Hockey Centre
    11.9 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Swansea RSL Club
    0.9 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Tides at Swansea
    0.9 miles
Top attractions
  • McDonald Jones Stadium
    12.1 miles
  • Energy Australia Stadium
    12.1 miles
  • Newcastle Entertainment Centre
    12.2 miles
  • Newcastle Showground
    12.2 miles
  • Hamilton TAFE Campus
    12.3 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Lake Pelican Foreshore Playground
    1.1 miles
  • Lake Lake Macquarie Channel
    0 miles
  • Lake Boat Ramp
    0 miles
Closest Airports
  • Newcastle Airport
    22.5 miles
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Amenities of Waterside Retreat
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Secure parking
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Private Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Private entrance
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
Sit back and relax
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Bingo Off-site
  • Bike tours
  • Walking tours
  • Beach
  • Water sports facilities on site
  • Snorkeling Off-site
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site
  • Windsurfing Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
  • Tennis court Off-site Additional charge
Building Characteristics
  • Detached
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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House rules Waterside Retreat takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM

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Until 10:00 AM


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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

No cribs or extra beds are available.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Payments by Booking.com

Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 12:00 AM and 5:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

The New South Wales Government has issued a mandatory code of conduct outlining the rights and obligations of people either hosting or renting accommodations on a short-term basis, including a complaints process.

License number: PID-STRA-13554

FAQs about Waterside Retreat

  • The nearest beach is 1,650 feet from Waterside Retreat.

  • Waterside Retreat can accommodate this group size:

    • 5 guests

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  • Waterside Retreat has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 2 bedrooms

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  • The prices at Waterside Retreat may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Waterside Retreat offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Walking tours
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Beach
    • Bike tours
    • Bingo

  • Check-in at Waterside Retreat is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Waterside Retreat is 800 feet from the center of Blacksmiths.

  • Yes, Waterside Retreat is popular with guests booking family stays.