Holiday Rental Specialists are pleased to present Zahir’s Retreat, ideal for families, groups, and executive retreats.

The Property Features
• Absolute waterfront beach access
• Boat Ramp
• Fully equipped kitchen with induction cooktop, microwave and dishwasher
• Nespresso coffee machine and air fryer
• Wi-Fi, Laptop friendly, 2 x smart TV
• Air conditioning in living area
• Ceiling fans in all bedrooms
• Electric blankets
• Waterfront yoga or meditation cabana
• Firepit
• Kayaks x 4
• Complimentary travel cot – BYO linen
• Complimentary highchair

Bedroom Configuration
• Bedroom 1: 1 queen
• Bedroom 2: 1 queen
• Bedroom 3: 2 x king singles
• Bedroom 4: 2 x singles
• Bedroom 5: 1 x queen

Bathroom Configuration
• Bathroom 1: shower, bath, toilet and vanity, hairdryer
• Bathroom 2: (ensuite) shower, toilet and vanity, hairdryer
• Bathroom 3: shower, vanity, toilet

Nestled on the serene shores of North Arm Cove, this exceptional property boasts absolute waterfront access with breathtaking views of the crystal-clear waters and lush landscapes.

The open concept living area provides a seamless flow between the fully equipped kitchen, inviting dining space, and a cosy lounge area with large windows that frame the picturesque views. With five well-appointed bedrooms, there's ample space for everyone to unwind and recharge. The master suite offers a private en-suite bathroom.

Outside, the property truly shines. The expansive deck offers a fantastic venue for al fresco dining, morning yoga or meditation sessions, or simply sip your favourite beverage while taking in the panoramic views. The lush lawn stretches down to the water's edge, where you can enjoy your own private sandy beach front for swimming, kayaking, or simply dipping your toes in the shallows.

North Arm Cove offers a plethora of outdoor activities for the adventurous at heart. Explore nearby walking trails, indulge in fishing excursions, or take a leisurely boat ride to discover hidden coves and inlets. For those seeking a tranquil escape, there's no shortage of peaceful spots to read a book, listen to the birdsong, and savour the gentle coastal breeze.

Whether you're looking for a family retreat or a gathering with friends, this 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom waterfront holiday home at North Arm Cove is your gateway to a rejuvenating and enchanting vacation. Book your stay today and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Distances to
• 150m to Casurina Park playground
• 12km to Karuah Golf Club
• 12km to Karuah IGA
• 13km to Tea Gardens Country Club
• 13km to Tea Gardens Marina

All linen (sheets and bath towels) is supplied for your stay and included in the tariff. For the comfort of our guests, we do not triple-sheet. All beds have a top and bottom sheet and a quilt with a full cover. BYO linen for the complimentary travel cot. BYO beach towels

All beds will be freshly made for your arrival, bath towels, bathmats and hand towels are included (BYO beach towels).

Property Specific Notes
This property has 3 external security cameras. The first camera is on the carport facing the driveway, the second camera is at the front door facing the property entrance, and the third camera is on the upper deck facing the water and grass area only.

The property has tank water only.

Pets are NOT permitted 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.

Our standard check-in time is 3 pm and check-out time is 10 am. During the busy months of December and January, the check-in time is 4 pm to facilitate peak back-to-back changeovers.

We offer a complimentary early check-in or late check-out time as a gesture of goodwill where booking and housekeeping schedules allow. Note that due to demand and housekeeping pressures, no early check-ins or late check-outs will be granted during the months of December and January. The safest way to secure an early check-in or later check-out is to book the property for an extra night. Contact us to see if we can offer a special rate for this extra night. All Sunday late check outs must be requested and approved prior to 5 pm on the Friday evening prior. All complimentary early check-ins or late check-outs must be confirmed in writing so that our housekeeping team are informed accordingly.

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.

NSW Planning has passed laws that affect guests. The Code of Conduct for holiday renting can be found on our website under the Guest Information tab. In Section 2.5.2 of the STR Code of Conduct, guests have an obligation to ensure the peace and comfort of neighbours and other occupants of the premises (if strata) near holiday rental properties. This means guests have to be very mindful of noise made in or outside the property that can disrupt neighbours at any time of the day.

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.

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.

For safety reasons and to comply with insurance requirements, guests are prohibited from charging electric vehicles at any property that does not have a dedicated EV charging station. Charging electric vehicles without proper infrastructure poses a fire hazard, and in the unfortunate event of an incident, insurance cover may be compromised, and the guest held liable. If in doubt, ask our team for the closest EV charging station.

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-56102


Air Conditioning
Bar fridge
Bath Tub
Ceiling Fans - bedrooms
Child Friendly
Childrens play equipment
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Machine - Pod machine
Coffee Plunger
Covered Outdoor Area
Electric Blanket
External Security Cameras
High Chair/Portacot (BYO Linen)
Iron and Board
Linen Included - BYO beach towels
Outdoor Shower
Parking - boat parking
Parking - carport
Parking - driveway
Private Entrance
Smart TV
Smoke Detector
Washing Machine


Ana &
Holiday homes like this are a very rare find.
March 2024

Kayaking, watching dolphins, sunrises, swimming, and chillaxing loved every moment and helped us recharge the soul. We can't fault the place, everything is perfect. All the best.

Faiz f
Beautiful place with a peaceful environment.
February 2024

We loved the swimming and kayaking.

Rina M
Best holiday home we have ever had. Highly recommended.
October 2023

Zahir’s Retreat @ 16 Merriwa Boulevard North Arm Cove NSW 2324. Family Heaven. love this place. A beautiful property immersed in nature. Spacious, very well equipped, awesome view, very clean, water sport activity and in a great location. Perfect for families. There wasn’t anything we didn’t need!

Tim P
We had a wonderful time during our stay!
October 2023

The family enjoyed themselves thoroughly. More than we expected, looking forward to returning soon!

Zunair P
It's a place where cherished memories are made, and I can't wait to return.
October 2023

We had a fantastic stay at Zahir's Retreat in North Arm Cove. The waterfront access was a highlight, and the fully equipped kitchen made meal prep a breeze. The Wi-Fi and smart TVs kept us connected and entertained. The property is family-friendly with provided amenities. The outdoor spaces, including the deck and kayaks, added to our enjoyment. The panoramic views were stunning. Overall, a perfect place for a relaxing getaway. I wholeheartedly recommend booking a stay here for a truly rejuvenating and enchanting vacation.

Hemang B
Zahir’s retreat, if you are looking for hidden gem in Port Stephens area then look no further!
October 2023

You will enjoy your very own private beach where all age can enjoy. We stayed there for couple of nights and couldn’t wait to go back! Connected yet hidden. I would highly recommend this place for family, it can easily accommodate 8 people with 5 bed. Two huge balcony area overlooking water is truly amazing. Treat yourself before it becomes too popular.

Rebecca M
Zahir’s Retreat was absolutely incredible!
October 2023

We took our three young children, and we all loved everything about this place. We can not wait to go back and visit again. The booking process was also great, so prompt and efficient, and offered great customer service. Can not recommend highly enough.

October 2023

Everything was very good and we had no difficulties. A solid 5 stars.

Tariq J
Absolute hidden treasure, just a stone's throw from Sydney.
September 2023

We had the time of our life simply beautiful.

Shailesh J
Beautiful water views.
September 2023

Wonderful and spacious place to stay with friends and family. Full moon night was spectacular and Kayaking was like the cherry on the cake.

Faizuddin F
Zahir’s Retreat is a memorable place to enjoy with your family and friends
September 2023

It has a beautiful waterfront and a big house space with everything you need. Relaxing balcony and open area is an added feature. Very nice and highly recommendable.

One of the best family getaways ever!
September 2023

Zahir’s Retreat at 16 Merriwa Boulevard North Arm Cove NSW 2324. When I first walked in, it literally took my breath away to see how gorgeous it all was. This property ticked all the boxes for us - beautifully decorated house, magical views of sunrise and sunset, so comfy beds and meticulously clean. Well waterfront location what else you need!! The kids loved the kayaking.

Best place for relaxing.
September 2023

Zahir’s retreat is one of the best absolute waterfront properties. A secluded and hidden Gem in Port Stephens. Couldn’t get better place than this.

km p
This place is just out of this world.
September 2023

The house was very well decorated. This is a perfect spot to disconnect from the world and connect with yourself. On top of that, you have kayaks and if you are lucky you may even float next to dolphins which is very rare but the experience of independence in the water is worth taking. Wake up early with a beautiful sunrise and with the ocean in the backyard, the shed right next to the water is the photogenic spot to have breakfast. You will not regret coming here and would want not to leave.



Zahir’s Retreat

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 10 Guests


North Arm Cove


Air Conditioning

Bedding Configuration

Bedroom 1
  • Queen Bed x 1
Bedroom 2
  • Queen Bed x 1
Bedroom 3
  • King Single x 2
Bedroom 4
  • Single Bed x 2
Bedroom 5
  • Queen Bed x 1


Linen Included - BYO beach towels