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The Captain's Cottage
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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The “Captain's cottage” is a beautifully maintained, two bedroom 114-year-old miners cottage located in the awesome suburb of Islington. Within walking distance are a wide range of antique & boutique shops, cafes, bakeries, a hip barber shop, supermarkets and pubs. Down the end of the street is a park with shaded children’s play equipment and a cycle path that weaves its way along Throsby creek past the fish market all the way into the foreshore and beaches.

The space

The cottage has 2 large bedrooms and a comfortable living room with aircon & two lounges. The kitchen is small but well equipped with gas stovetop and oven, a microwave and fridge. There is a tidy indoor bathroom with shower but if you prefer to bathe al fresco there is a vintage claw foot bath on the back verandah connected to the mains water and perfect for enjoying the sunset or watching the moon rise surrounded by vines and treetops.
The house has been simply and thoughtfully decorated with new and vintage wares. There is one queen bed and one double bed, both are very comfortable and have quality linen, duvets and pillows. If you find yourself wanting something to do there are books and games and we are close by if you need suggestions on what to do in and around Newcastle.

Guest access

You are welcome to use all parts of the house and garden. There is no off-street parking so it’s best to leave your car on George Street which is just around the corner.

Interaction with guests

If you prefer to explore on your own we will respect your privacy. But if you want any help with any recommendations or advice, let us know. We’re happy to share our favourite spots with you.

Other things to note

We love our neighbours and want to maintain our great relationship with them. Please be respectful and quiet.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

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Extra people $25 CAD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $51 CAD
Security Deposit $152 CAD
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)

We just ask you to treat our place with respect. Leave it as you found it. Otherwise relax and enjoy.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

28 Reviews

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Oliver User Profile
September 2017
Wonderful place, Nairn is a great host and the atmosphere in the place and natural light make it feel really homely!

Ben & Carina User Profile
September 2017
It was a beautiful house and easy walking distance to shops and train station. The experience was a good one. Our 18month old loved the toys.

Fiona User ProfileFiona is a superhost.
August 2017
The cottage was lovely, very well furnished and perfect for our family. Would definitely stay again.

Carl User Profile
August 2017
Nice quaint well presented place. Thanks

Simon User Profile
August 2017
Very comfortable, quiet area, good parking, well priced, nicely finished in and out. A pleasure to stay and would stay there again.

Nay Oo User Profile
July 2017
Nairn's house is a great place to enjoy our trip. Whole house is very clean and tidy with beautiful decoration. Nairn is a good neighbour and he helped us alot.

Amelia User Profile
July 2017
Nairn's house is just as seen in the pictures - a comfortable, creative space. We (two adults, two kids) fitted in comfortably and the girls enjoyed the outside bath. The location was a short walk to cafes and restaurants and we made the most of the bikes and cycled our way around all of the beaches. Who would have though Newcastle was so full of hipsters?

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Newcastle, AustraliaJoined in March 2015
Nairn User ProfileNairn is a superhost.

Spent many years travelling the world mostly by sail boat, returned to newcastle some years ago with local wife and child. Good local knowledge for eating, enjoyment, surfing, swimming etc.

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