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4.7 out of 5

"Beautiful location - lovely unique accomodation. Reasonably priced too. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 11 Jul 2021

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Hotel Description

At Wanderers Retreat Port Stephens you'll be 0.4 km (0.2 mi) from One Mile Beach Reserve and 4.1 km (2.5 mi) from Birubi Beach. Highlights at this beach property include in-room free WiFi, furnished balconies, and LED TVs.

DVD players, in-room massages, and hair dryers are featured in all 12 individually decorated accommodations. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and microwaves. Additionally, irons/ironing boards and free toiletries are available. Housekeeping is available on request.

This property offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a library. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, a terrace, and a garden. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3.5-star Boat Harbour property include Gan Gan Hill Lookout and d'Albora Marinas Nelson Bay.

Eco Spa Cottage

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Beach Spa House

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 9 Max

Bush Spa Cottage

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Eco Cottage

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Eco Cottage with Hot Tub

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Tree House, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Wanderers Retreat Port Stephens ratings based on 49 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Wanderers Retreat Port Stephens

Everyone (16) Couples (25) Family (7)
5 out of 5
Beautiful location - lovely unique accomodation. Reasonably priced too.

Posted by on 11 Jul. 2021

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13 Jul. 2021 by Barry

Thank you for your kind review. Wanderers Retreat's cottages, hot-tubs, fireplaces, whales and winter make for an awesome holiday combination.

5 out of 5
Same as the photos, good bush setting. Very nice manager. Towels, sheets and everything very good condition.

Posted by , from SYDNEY on 26 Jul. 2020

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26 Jul. 2020 by Regards Barry and Vivienne

Mike. Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your Wanderers Retreat holiday experience. We hope you choose to come and stay with us again soon

5 out of 5
Private cabin surrounded by trees and soothing garden spaces. Short walk to One Mile Beach and regular visits from friendly magpies

Posted by on 7 Jan. 2020

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8 Jan. 2020 by Barry and Vivienne

Thank you for staying with us and your kind review.

4 out of 5

Loved it!

We just spent the weekend here and loved it. The cabin was gorgeous- spacious and comfortable (with a spa bath!) and in such a relaxing environment. It was really nice to sit on the deck with some wine and cheese, listening to the sounds of the bush. Close to the beach and the town. The owners are lovely and very helpful; Vivian spent some time telling us the best places to go around the area. Overall we had a fantastic, relaxing weekend here and can't wait to come back!

Posted by , from Camden on 18 Feb. 2018

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23 Feb. 2018 by Viv

Thank you Caitlin for your kind review. We agree, Wanderers is a relaxing place to stop and enjoy the surroundings, whilst still in close proximity of Nelson Bay. It is always a pleasure to have great guests stay. We look forward to your return visit.

5 out of 5

Great accommodation- close to beach and facilities

Pros: Nice clean cabin complete with spa bath in a quiet bush land setting location - also only being a 400m walk to the beach was a bonus for my family
Location: Close to local beaches - closest beach was a 400m walk and other beaches only a short drive away - Short drive to Nelson Bay Marina and shops
Enjoyed a great stay at Wanderers Retreat - being so close to beach was a bonus with two young children and cabin was extremely comfortable with the added bonus of a spa bath that was enjoyed by all - nice quiet location and not a far drive to other beaches and attractions in the Nelson Bay area - would highly recommend this accommodation and will definitely be staying there in the future when we visit the area

Posted by , from Orange, NSW on 27 Nov. 2017

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30 Nov. 2017 by Barry and Viv

Thank you Michelle for your review and we are happy you enjoyed your stay. We agree, it is a great location. Look forward to welcoming you at your next stay.

5 out of 5

Nice place in the nature

A warm welcome, nice chat with owners giving good tips and showing us the wild life around us. So cooooool Room was good and comfortable. We were sad to leave this place but we will be back soon for sure.

Posted by , from Sydney on 29 Sep. 2017

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28 Nov. 2017 by Barry and Viv

Thank you for your review and we are happy you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you again

5 out of 5

Beautiful Cozy Getaway

Pros: Everything
Location: Walking Distance to one mile beach, the beach is very quite. In 4 or 5 KM area you can go to Nelson Bay, Shoal bay. Enjoy the sunset from Shoal bay.
Steph welcomed us and helped us in check in, the room was clean, neat and tidy. The owners are very helpful. Very near to the beach and you are with nature, fresh air and hear the birds. I would definitely go back and I have already recommended to my Friend.

Posted by , from Sydney on 1 Sep. 2017

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5 out of 5

Lovely escape getaway!

Location: Full list comes with the accomodation, we would say trust their recommendations!
A wonderful place to go for a couples getaway. The owners are beautiful and the treehouse room was adorable. Would go back in a heartbeat. Wonderful tip from the owners is the local recommendations, especially boat harbour headland just round the corner, where you can watch the humpback whales migrate past (very close to the shore!).

Posted by on 10 Jul. 2017

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5 out of 5
Fantastic location, service and an amazing beach house. Highly recommend!

Posted by , from Canberra on 26 Jun. 2017

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5 out of 5

Great hotel

The property exceeded our expectations. The staff where so helpful and welcoming. It's close to everything and so peaceful. Would highly recommend this place to anyone who was looking for a getaway that's close to home.

Posted by on 25 May 2017

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About the Wanderers Retreat Port Stephens

Location 7 Koala Place, Boat Harbour, NSW 2315

Property Features

As a guest of Wanderers Retreat Port Stephens, you'll find an outdoor pool, a library, and a terrace. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a garden are also featured at Wanderers Retreat Port Stephens. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Boat Harbour cottage.

  • 1 floor
  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • 12 buildings
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Wanderers Retreat Port Stephens offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and hair dryers. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. LED televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered on request and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • LED television
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Spa Services

  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 5 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 5 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property offers self-service check-in for guests arriving outside of normal check-in hours.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9 AM - 5 PM.
Guests arriving after 5 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 2 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • One child stays free
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.1 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Wanderers Retreat Port Stephens House One Mile
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  • Wanderers Retreat Port Stephens One Mile
  • Wanderers Retreat Port Stephens House Boat Harbour
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  • Boat Harbour Wanderers Retreat Port Stephens Cottage
  • Wanderers Retreat Port Stephens House
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  • Wanderers Retreat Port Stephens Boat Harbour
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You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the cottage before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child 2 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
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Frequently asked questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.