Home away from Home

Aug 2020

Meagan K

"It was like a home away from home. Loved everything from the cottage, breakfast and information about places and dog walks etc for our fur babes. Will definitely recommend to others. Thanks so much!"


Aug 2020

Jan H

"Excellent. Very good communication. Lots of extra: food, tea, coffee, shampoo, flowers and dog treats. Thank you!"

We will be back again soon

Jul 2020

Mark C

"We absolutely adored this cottage. it was so clean and warm and lovely. We appreciate all the little thoughtful touches and being able to enjoy it with our beautiful dog is very special"

Total relaxation

Mar 2019

Nola P

"We arrived to find all our needs anticipated. Pepper the pooch immediately made herself at home. The house was immaculate and the fridge well stocked. The location is excellent. Short walk to cafes and restaurants. The weather was spectacular so we had the best of everything. I only wished we could have stayed a bit longer."

Great place in a great place!

Jan 2019

Steve H

"Michelle and Andrew have a lovely little place that we enjoyed staying at. Port Stephens is a really cool location that we wished we would have planned longer to stay at. The hikes are amazing and the beaches were incredible. Thank you so much for the treats in the fridge, it really made our day not having to find a store to pick up a few items for brekkie! Although my wife and I always miss our mattress when we travel and this was no exception... we loved our stay at your cottage!"

Just Great!

Mar 2019

Edwin P

"Very clean and comfortable, close to the bay and shops, cafes etc."

The most comfortable I have ever felt taking my pets away with me

Mar 2019

Liz M

"We thought the cottage was amazing for several reasons: 1. Cleanliness - the cleanliness and presentation of the cottages was amazing 2. Welcome - we received a lovely welcome note with some dog treats, which we thought was a really nice gesture. Michelle and Andrew also left us maps of the local area with recommended walks and all the best beaches, coffee shops and other places to visit with your dogs. I have stayed in other dog friendly accommodation places before but still felt extremely restricted i.e. dogs could only sleep outside and I have felt as though there are very strict regulations around what my pets could and could not do... this was definitely not the case here... we felt as though the entire family including our beloved dogs was truly more than welcome. 3. Location - the cottages were in a fantastic location. There are some local shops and restaurants within walking distance and some incredible bush walks within walking distance also. Nelson Bay is a few minutes drive away as is Bagnall's beach which is dog beach heaven. 4. Communication - Michelle and Andrew contacted us directly after we made our booking and then closer to the date of the booking with instructions for accessing the property. There was a storm on the Sunday evening and Michelle and Andrew kindly texted to make sure everything was ok. I cannot recommend them enough for all these reasons and more and I am really looking forward to returning to the lovely cottage and Shoal Bay again:-) Thank you Michelle and Andrew:-)"

Fantastic weekend away

Mar 2019

Hayley G

"Cottage was impeccably clean and had everything we could have needed. So nice to find pet friendly accommodation which is so set up and welcoming to both humans and dogs!"

A home away from home

Feb 2019

Susana G

"Went back to Shearwater Cottages after 14 years. New owners Michelle and Andrew are excellent at attention to detail. From the welcoming feel of the cottage with its light and airy feel, and attractive coastal style. Beautifully clean and tidy, and the breakfast hamper in the fridge was more than what we expected. The personal note is such a lovely touch, so was the doggy treats for our Abby. It's about a 10 minute walk to cafes, clubs and Aussie Bob's Fish and Chip shop. A little further to a dog friendly beach. Beautiful spot, accommodation perfect and very thoughtful hosts. Thanks so much, Adam, Susana and Abby the Border Collie"

Clean and convenience

Dec 2018

Sally K

"A very clean and neat place. Close to restaurant, beach and just a short drive down to Anna Bay for activities"


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