Port Macquarie is a magical place and The Hideaway NEST is only a couple of minutes from the heart of town, pristine white sandy beaches and endless beautiful beachside walks. Many trendy cafe's and restaurants close by to tantalise your taste buds.
The Hideaway NEST is perfect for single travellers. A little safe hideaway, somewhere to relax in private and a place that won't break the bank. The Hideaway NEST has its own entrance, so guests can come and go as they please. Guests sleep on a comfortable single mattress on the floor which is made with quality linen. Guests would also share a bathroom in the main house even though they have their own toilet in the Hideaway NEST.
Guests staying in the Hideaway NEST are welcome to enjoy the Alfresco Dining area in the garden and are able to use the main house by arrangement. This would depend on the occupancy of the our main B&B guest room called The NEST.
We are more than happy to provide you with travel pointers for the area if required. Our home is a quiet home and you are most welcome to come and go as you please, with as little or as much involvement with us as you need. We are available if required, and if not, you will thoroughly enjoy your own space in our home.
We love our friendly neighbourhood. We watch out for each other and also respect each other's privacy.
Spend a day on the 'Port Venture' doing a popular River Cruise and dolphin watch.
Port Venture offers Port Macquarie Cruises for Dolphin Watching, Lunch Cruises, Sunset Cruises, Eco History cruises and can cater for private functions or day tours.
The Whale watching is always filled with joy and delight and the Jet Boat is an experience you will never forget. During the warmer months of the year we also have camel rides on Lighthouse Beach, always great fun for all ages.
Something that we find truly special, is a drive to Comboyne in the Hinterland. A quaint little village in the mountains filled with bush walks and waterfalls to enjoy.
It is only a 15 minute walk to the CBD. Our impressive library is on the corner of our street and is only a short stroll. It's a 15 minute walk to our beautiful beaches and beach walks and a 1-2 minute walk to a bus route. We live in a very convenient location.
If you would enjoy cycling to town or to the beaches you are most welcome to use our bike. Of course you would be responsible and the Hideaway NEST would not assume any responsibility for any accident, loss or theft whilst in your care.
Just let us know your flight details and we will be more than happy to be at the Port Macquarie airport to pick you up, regardless of the arrival time.
Sorry the Hideaway NEST is not suitable for pets.
Other Things to Note
Believe it or not, The Hideaway NEST started its life as a laundry, playing a very important part of the day to day life of many families.
Just a few years ago it was subjected to a dramatic transformation which changed its personality and it became a craft / sewing room. Then more recently had yet another upgrade evolving into a B&B — just for one.
With a lovely outlook into the garden this quaint little room, has got everything you need for a sleepover on a budget. A great new, very comfy mattress, your own toilet and hand basin and all the comforts of home set amongst the rustic charm and clear evidence of The Hideaway NEST's former life.
We would just love you to appreciate and respect our space as much as we do. We are non-smokers, so we would value the choice not to smoke on our property. Thank you.
Rosalie and Carl were delightful hosts, collecting me from the airport and giving me a brief guided tour of town before welcoming me into their beautiful home. I felt like a family friend, not a paying guest which was lovely after 4 weeks of living from my suitcase touring alone. Beautiful breakfasts, an afternoon tour of some of the sights and even washing my smalls for me rounded out a lovely retreat at the Hideaway Nest. Thanks Rosalie and Carl
Perfect! Couldn't have asked for more in "The Hideaway". Right from my knock on the door, I was made feel at home and engaged in a genuine conversation. The room is extremely well setup and the use of space is clever. Most comfortable. Amazing amenities. Homely. 5 Star on a budget for 1. Thanks so much to the lovely Rosalie & Carl. Perfect Hosts. I would definitely love to stay again :)
The Hideaway NEST is a wonderful place to stay! Rosalie & Carl are 5 star hosts. They are very welcoming & attentive to any of your needs.
The breakfast's are wonderful, the room is clean and attractive, the bed comfortable, & the neighborhood quiet... All in all it's great accommodation & I intend to stay there again!
Thank you Rosalie & Carl, I had a wonderful stay at the "Hideaway Nest" :)
Host and hostess with the mostess.
Had a great experience for my first time and couldn't recommend any higher.
Thanks for your hospitality
Wow, I don't even know where to begin with in describing this truly precious place- but even more so Rosalie and Carl who make this stay even more beautiful.
I spend one night and the Hideway Nest on my travels from Gold Coast to the Southern Highlands. Even before my arrival Rosalie touched base with me to let me know her movements and check in regarding breakfast options- immediately I felt as if I was visiting a long lost friend and the stress of a long drive to then stay at a place I didn't know, was completely reversed. I arrived, already feeling completely welcome and supported.
On my arrival I was welcomed by Carl- who has left a lasting impression with his incredible moustache but more so his big beautiful heart. My space, although small was perfect for me as a single traveller the toilet and basin in the room was actually really lovely. I honestly felt like everything my body needed, rest, nurture and sense of family was met. Waking up the next morning the sun was shining so wonderfully into the room where I enjoyed some sun on my bed like a lizard on a rock, followed by a scrumptious breakfast.
For me this place met all I could have wanted, and more. I highly encourage any person who wants a little bit of you time, or single travellers to stop here and enjoy :)
I had a truly wonderful time at the Hideaway NEST. My host, Rosalie, was so generous, welcoming and happy to assist in any way to make my stay a terrific one. The room was beautiful; tastefully and carefully equipped with what a guest would need. Breakfast was special - I felt like the queen with what was laid out for me.
It has to be all downhill from here…
This is my first experience with AirBnB and from what I experienced with Rosalie and Carl, there is no way possible for me to be cared for in a more personal way again.
This non-descript suburban home was a totally surprise. What Rosalie has created with her personal styling and attention to detail, not to mention the extravagance of the breakfast left me agog. But at the same time after our initial conversation, I was left to myself as much as I wanted. They achieved that delicate balance of interesting care, without interfering in my stay. So very well done.
Although the Hidaway Nest is tiny as described, it's both charming and all I needed for my stay and though I didn't require it, I also had access to other areas of their home such as the outdoor gazebo.
I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, next time I'm passing through Port Macquarie, maybe even to use the larger Nest room.
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We live in a beautiful part of the world and would love to share it with others. If you are tempted to think that one night is enough — it's not! You can never get enough of Port Macquarie, so try and stay at least two or three nights. You'll love it!
My husband Carl and I are both creative people and appreciate anything that is done well. Presentation, style and flair is important to us. Carl is a designer, amongst many other creative gifts and I wear several hats which incorporate event co-ordination and interior design.
Family are very precious to us and moments spent with them are priceless investments. Delectable foods and gourmet cooking is a passion for both of us. And a husband who is a muso, means music is a special part of our lives — "Music is what feelings sound like."
We love taking the time in the busyness of life to value the things that we believe to be important and precious. Life is a journey not a destination and we like to make a difference to those we encounter. It is very important for both of us to know: Who we are, where we came from and where we are going.
We love people and travel and feel honoured that AirBNB has awarded The NEST with the status of “SUPERHOST”.