Whole apartment
926 ft²
Swimming pool
BBQ facilities
Washing machine
Free WiFi
Free parking

Just a 2-minute drive from Warners Bay, Werekataba is a 2-bedroom apartment set among 2.5 acres of bushland. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, an outdoor swimming pool, children's play area and BBQ facilities.

Werekataba is a 5-minute drive from Charlestown Golf Club. Both Newcastle city center and Nobbys Beach are a 20-minute drive away.

The air-conditioned apartment features a bath, a fully equipped kitchen and a patio with garden views. It has a lounge area with a TV, a DVD player and an iPod docking station. It has indoor/ outdoor dining areas and laundry facilities.

Please note there is a two-night minimum stay at Werekataba.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Werekataba has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Feb 13, 2014

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free Private Parking Available On Site

Reliable Info
Guests say the description and photos for this property are very accurate.


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Accommodation Type
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • Hi there, do you offer a discount if we stay for 9 nights? We will be there for a tournament. Appreciate your time.
    Yes, we can arrange that. What are the dates you would require and how many guests - adults and children under 16? Thanks John and Elizabeth
    Answered on 6 September 2022
  • Hi there sorry to ask but just want to ask, I saw no smoking listed but do you allow smoking outside in the terrace or garden area?
    Thanks for your enquiry. Smoking is permitted on the patio and generally outside the guest accommodation (bearing in mind fire restrictions). Regards..
    Answered on 10 December 2020
  • Hi, I will have a car on a car trailer behind my vehicle. Is there room to park it off the street? Thanks, Nick.
    Yes, there certainly is Nick. Regards, John and Elizabeth
    Answered on 3 May 2021
  • hi 🙂 i was wondering when do you take payment and do you take a deposit
    We do not take a deposit. We take payment when you arrive, against the credit card details you provide when you make the booking.
    Answered on 2 January 2022
  • Hi there, further to my other question (couldn’t respond to the other). I am looking to book from the 28th of January 2023 to the 6th of February 2023
    I think I may have already responded to this but just in case - sorry, but those dates are not available.
    Answered on 2 October 2022
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Hosted by John and Elizabeth

Host Review Score

John and Elizabeth
Our guests constantly tell us that they love the peace and quiet here, the well-appointed accommodation ("there is absolutely everything you need - and more") and the beautiful gardens, native trees, fruit trees, rolling lawns and interesting, at times quirky improvements across our two-and-a-half acres ("there's a surprise wherever you walk"). You might see a kookaburra, king parrot or rainbow lorikeet sitting in a tree or splashing in a bird-bath, or an Eastern Water Dragon strutting across the lawn.
We are both retired from full-time work after long and satisfying careers in the public arena. We have lots of grand-kids and we love welcoming families here. We have done everything we can to provide a "home away from home" for our guests - a description that is echoed over and over again in our guests' reviews.
We are less than five minutes drive from the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie (largest coastal lake in Australia) at Warners Bay, with its village atmosphere and lots of quality restaurants, cafes and takeaways. There is a large shopping centre just a couple of minutes away and we are 20 minutes from the heart of Newcastle. We are also within about 20 minutes of several surfing beaches and just a short drive to a nature reserve - Blackbutt Reserve - with native animals including kangaroos, emus and koalas. Despite being so close to everything, you enter another world when you come onto our driveway - you are a million miles from care.
Language spoken: English
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Amenities of Werekataba
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
  • High chair
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Laptop safe
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Electric blankets
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Sit back and relax
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Barbecue
  • Private pool
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Outdoor swimming pool
    Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Seasonal
  • All ages welcome
  • Saltwater pool
  • Pool cover
  • Fenced pool
  • Beach umbrellas
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Garden view
Building Characteristics
  • Private apartment in building
  • Semi-detached
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Playground
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Werekataba takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


Until 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 16 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

1 crib available on request.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Werekataba accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that Werekataba does not accept payments with American Express or Diners Club credit cards.

If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform Werekataba in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please note that there is a 2 night minimum stay from December 1 until January 31.

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

Please inform Werekataba of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Swimming pool #1: Closed from Tue, Apr 25, 2023 until Sun, Oct 01, 2023

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-13691

Legal info

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about Werekataba

  • Werekataba has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 1 bedroom

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

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

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

    • Playground
    • Swimming pool

  • Werekataba is 2,300 feet from the center of Mount Hutton.

  • Yes, Werekataba is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Werekataba can accommodate this group size:

    • 4 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Yes, there's a private pool. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Werekataba on this page.

  • Check-in at Werekataba is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.