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Tanilba House - Beauty on the Bay (Servants quarters)

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type guest house


About the property

2 bedroom original servants quarters with seperate private bathroom.

Step back in time to stay in the 2 level maids quarters at historic Tanilba House (1831).

The accommodation is rustic and true to its heritage. The rooms are furnished with antiques. The two bedrooms are one up, one down - with a connecting stairwell. Ideal as a family suite.

The private bathroom is separate and close by.

We provide a fridge, a microwave , toaster and kettle.

The broader house is a unique, convict built, heritage listed stone house on 3 acres overlooking stunning Port Stephens.

The house is sprawling and romantic and oozes old world charm. It is one of the oldest in NSW and has an intriguing history.

The garden is extensive and holds the oldest olive tree in Australia.

The house sits on a peninsula almost surrounded by water. Parks & bay beaches are an easy walk away.

It's a photographers paradise!

More Details

Deirdre Hall
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 8, 2018

About Deirdre Hall

We are an active couple who love history, to travel and to entertain. With this house we have combined all our interests!

Why Deirdre Hall chose Tanilba Bay

Its an amazing dream house for us. Steeped in history, old world elegance and charm. There is so much beauty to this house, the fantastic view of Port Stephens and the large grounds that we never get bored with it. Its stunning - however its full restoration is a work in progress :)

The quarters being offered are now renovated.

What makes this guest house unique

There are very few houses you can stay in in Australia that are built in 1831 of convict hand.

The history, the scale and beauty of the house, the large garden and grounds and its position near the water make it a unique offering. AND we have our own gaol so we are very lucky!

The local area is lovely. A safe place to swim, fish and put in a boat. Wind surfers and kayak lovers adore it. Tilligerry walk is a lovely place to wander and then there is the two parks for sunrise and sunset. Breathtaking!


Tanilba Bay Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • The full private bathroom is separate to the bedrooms via a 3 metre breezeway
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This is up a short set of stairs
  • The bedrooms are furnished with antiques and are in keeping with the old world theme. For your convenience the bottom bedroom has a small fridge, a microwave, a toaster and a kettle with tea and coffee facilities.
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Newcastle Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Tanliba Bay
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Tilligerry Sports Club
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Tanilba Bay
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $44.32
Refundable Damage Deposit $369.33

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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