Special offer: Stay 4 nights for the price of 3 for bookings until end of August 2022. Terms and Conditions and Booking Fees apply. Please contact our team to redeem this offer.

Imagine spending your morning on a balcony, overlooking a magnificent bay with glorious views in every direction. Favourite cup of brew in hand, you watch the sunlight dance on the water below, while you idly plan your day ahead. Will it be beach again today, and try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding, or maybe a lazy day on the sun lounge around the pool, catching up on your favourite author? If this sounds like the kind of break you’ve been craving, then Heart & Shoal should be high on your list of must visits.

Overlooking the golden arc of beach that is Shoal Bay the view stretches from Tomaree Headland at the mouth of Port Stephens, all the way to the Inner Lighthouse at Nelson Bay. The location does not get any better with the many cafes, shops and restaurants of Shoal Bay at your doorstep and the awesome facilities of pool, spa and gym within the complex. This is the perfect place for families or friends to base themselves for a relaxing holiday on the coast, a weekend getaway or for wedding or conference attendees at nearby Ramada Resort.

Set on the second level of the prestigious Breakwater building, a wide reception area opens to three bedrooms, two bathrooms with additional guest powder room, laundry and a generous living area with floor to ceiling windows that capture sunlight and sea breezes. The master bedroom with ensuite, has a king bed, the second bedroom with a queen and the third has two singles and a trundle for the kids and their plus one.

Further along the hall the space opens out to a well-appointed living area with plenty of seating for everyone and those glorious views are in abundance. Cooking in this open-plan kitchen equipped with Miele appliances will not be a chore, as you take in the endless ocean vistas. The wraparound deck really steals the show, encompassing the entire length of the apartment with stylish outdoor seating area, BBQ and sun lounges to soak up the rays and catch up on your holiday reading. When you stay at Heart & Shoal your hardest decision will be to walk out the front door or stay all day in this glorious space.

The Property Features
• Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher & Miele appliances
• Philips L’Or Barista coffee machine
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• LED Smart TV - BYO Foxtel, Netflix, Stan
• Main bathroom: shower and toilet
• Ensuite bathroom: spa bath, walk in shower, vanity and toilet
• Additional guest powder room
• Laundry with washing machine and dryer
• Open Plan living and dining
• Huge wrap-around deck with outdoor lounges and 180-degree views
• Two undercover private parking spaces
• Health Centre & Gym
• Heated indoor lap pool & resort style outdoor pool & spa

Just a 2.5hr drive north of Sydney, and twenty minutes from Newcastle Airport, Port Stephens really is paradise on your doorstep. Boasting some truly beautiful stretches of coast and waterways without the crowds. Port Stephens is a haven for beachgoers and marine enthusiasts as well as a quality getaway for families. Renowned for its resident bottlenose dolphins, visitors wanting to get up close with these intelligent and fun-loving creatures have a variety of choices both in and on top of the water. Cruises depart daily from nearby Nelson Bay Marina, and “Swim with the Dolphins” is an experience not to be missed by any serious nature lover.

There are few better ways to enjoy the fresh air and scenery than by walking or cycling. The trek up to Tomaree Headland is at your doorstep and so too are the numerous cycling tracks that dot the area. Shoal Bay offers plenty of good dining experiences both casual and more refined, and the shopping strip offers groceries, liquor, boutiques and browsing for gifts or homewares. From beach days to bay adventures, mountain climbs and everything in between, you will be spoilt for choice and whatever you choose to do will have the idyllic views of Port Stephens as your backdrop. Heart & Shoal is quite literally at the heart of the action and could well be the best getaway you've had yet.... what are you waiting for?

Bedroom configuration
• Bedroom 1: 1 King bed with ensuite bathroom
• Bedroom 2: 1 Queen
• Bedroom 3: 2 Singles and one trundle

Distances to
• 50m Shoal Bay Beach
• 45m Shoal Bay Country Club
• 75m Atmos Restaurant by SBCC
• 80m Shoal Bay Jetty (great for swimming, fishing & jumping)
• 100m IGA Shoal Bay
• 100m Shoal Bay shopping village, boutiques & cafes
• 120m Game Fishing Club
• 150m Shoal Bay Stand Up Paddle Boarding & Kayak Hire
• 200m Bike Hire Shop
• 400m Shoal Bay Boat Ramp
• 500m Tomaree Headland Coastal Walk
• 600m Fingal Coastal Walk
• 900m Wests Diggers
• 1km Little Beach Swimming & Boat Ramp
• 1km Little Beach Boathouse Tapas Bar & Restaurant
• 1.5km Fingal Surf Beach (patrolled)
• 1.5km Fly Point Marine Sanctuary Snorkelling (easy beach entry)
• 1.6km D’Albora Marina Nelson Bay (whale & dolphin watching)
• 1.8km Nelson Bay Town Centre, Cafes shops, cinema & restaurants

All linen (sheets and bath towels) is supplied for your stay and included in the tariff. BYO Beach Towels.

Property Specific Notes

Pets are NOT welcome at this property.

Wi-fi is offered as a complimentary extra. As there is no charge issues will be dealt with ASAP but cannot be guaranteed.

To ensure the comfort of our guests and the neighbours, we do not accept bookings for "Schoolies" breaks/under 21yrs groups and under no circumstances do we allow weddings or parties of any sort.  

Payment for the booking warrants you and all guests staying will abide by the Code of Conduct for Short Term Rental Accommodation which can be viewed under the Guest Information tab on our website or a link which will be sent to you in your booking confirmation email.

This property is a holiday rental, it is not a principal place of residence and there are no shared rooms. Enjoy your time in comfort and privacy.

Terms and conditions apply for this property and payment warrants your agreement and that of all other guests staying at the property with you.

The guest limits apply at all times during the booking. Any extra guests (this includes day visitors) above those that have been booked and paid for must be approved in writing prior to the stay. Only the guests staying at the property are permitted to be present. If you wish to have visitors in addition to booked guests, you must advise us in writing prior to your stay and ensure you receive written permission. This is not possible at all properties.

If you or any other guest receives a warning regarding excess noise or excess guests, you may be asked to leave the property IMMEDIATELY with no refund of monies. Noise audible outside the property is prohibited between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.

This property is approved for accommodation only. No mattresses, tents, caravans or more cars than the property accommodates are allowed. Under no circumstances are the following activities permitted at any of our properties: motorbikes, dirt bikes, quad bikes, use of firearms or air rifles, fireworks.

Extras may be available for hire including rollaway beds (for children only), porta cots, highchairs and stair gates. Send us a message to check availability and cost.

Out of peak season stays of a week or more may qualify for a discount, please send us a message.

Information during your stay can be found in the Guest Information Folder or by calling our office 24/7.

For your added security, this property is managed by a Licensed Real Estate Agent. We will never request payments be made to an overseas bank account and your money is held safely in our Trust Account until after your departure.

If we had more properties in our management portfolio, we could easily get them booked. Demand is high and supply just can’t keep up. Please send us a message or call us if you would like to know more about the packages we offer for bookings and property management.

STRA Permit ID: PID-STRA-33318


Bath Tub
CD Player
Ceiling Fans - bedrooms
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Machine
Covered Outdoor Area
Exercise Equipment
Linen Included - BYO beach towels
Microwave Oven
Outdoor deck
Parking - garage
Parking - off street
Pool Table
Private Entrance
Smart TV
Smoke Detector
Spa Bath
Stand-alone Fan
Swimming Pool - Communal pool
Views - beach
Views - hills
Washing Machine


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202/2 Messines St

Heart & Shoal

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 7 Guests


Shoal Bay


Spa Bath

Bedding Configuration

Bedroom 1
  • King Bed x 1
Bedroom 2
  • Queen Bed x 1
Bedroom 3
  • Single Bed x 2
  • Trundle Bed x 1


Linen Included - BYO beach towels