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Property Location / Area

North Arm Cove village on the Port Stephens, NSW estuary.

Situated 4 kilometres off the Pacific Highway about 9 kilometres north of Karuah, 22 from Tea Gardens, 40 from Raymond Terrace, 65 from Newcastle railway station and about 2.5 hours road travel from Sydney CBD. A 30 minute drive (40 kilometres) to Newcastle Airport/RAAF Base Williamtown.   

Property Type / Size

Split level home on elevated gently sloping wide frontage 1,359 square metre allotment (31.86 x 42.67 metres) in a tranquil bushland setting zoned 'Village Residential'.

About 30 metres above sea level overlooking North Arm Cove waterway with panoramic filtered estuary views.

Price Range


Building and Inclusions

  • Dual level timber dwelling of charming layout with some 'Queenslander' features and appropriately named 'Harmony Haven' in keeping with a peaceful estuarine village. Would suit blissful retirement, alternative family retreat, bed and breakfast.
  • Lower level self-contained cottage with separate copious upper level accommodation for visitors or whatever.
  • The original very sound cottage was constructed sometime after 1960 and extensive additions/remodelling were completed in 1996, giving an approximate split-level floor area of 220 square metres; including a very large double garage, but excluding verandahs and outdoor covered areas.
  • Timber construction with Weathertex cladding, Colorbond roofing, timber flooring throughout; except for tiled bathrooms/toilets and a vinyl covered enclosed verandah/sleepout.

Front AccessFront BalconiesDwelling Northern Side
Front AccessFront BalconiesDwelling Northern Side

  • 5 bedrooms (or whatever) with new upper and lower level bathrooms.
  • Lower level cottage now has glass-fronted open plan living area with a dream kitchen and pantry plus adjacent office, bathroom and a bedroom. Large renovated external laundry.
  • Largely flat concreted areas adjacent to lower level cottage.
  • 3 covered external areas suited for outdoors dining.
  • Attractive mix of aluminium/glass and picket balustrading on verandahs/balconies/stairways.
  • Under-floor reverse cycle air conditioning for lower level cottage and 2 split reverse cycle units in upper rooms. Ceiling fans also in 4 potential bedrooms.

Lower Level Living Room<br>Looking EastLower Level Living Room<br>Looking EastLower Level Living Room<br>Looking West
Lower Level Living Room
Looking East
Lower Level Living Room
Looking East
Lower Level Living Room
Looking West

  • 3 water tanks provide around 40,000 litres of rainwater storage with 2 household water pressure pump systems.
  • Septic tank sewerage with household plumbing modified to distribute grey water on turfed grounds
  • Huge (56 square metre) double lock-up garage beneath upper level with virtually unlimited parking on grounds and surrounds.
  • Old 3 bay carport sited on about 110 square metres of ground space suited for more water storage and/or large shed for mobile home, caravan, trailer boat storage.
  • Dual landline and good ADSL communications.
  • COX ride-on mower for grounds maintenance.
  • Trailer-mounted Briggs & Stratton powered fire-fighting unit with suction hosing, 50 metres of delivery hoses, fire nozzles, etcetera.
  • Ongoing renovations and painting.

Lower Level Main BedroomLower Level<br>Bathroom & ToiletOne of Several<br>Upper Level Rooms
Lower Level Main BedroomLower Level
Bathroom & Toilet
One of Several
Upper Level Rooms

Best Features

  • Elevated easterly aspect with beautiful sea breezes for most of the year, but well sheltered from southerly weather effects.
  • Warm temperate climate with good regular rainfall, usually over 1,250 millimetres/50 inches per annum.
  • Spacious landscaped and turfed low maintenance grounds.
  • Multiple front and back accesses with rear of property abutting a laneway then rural land.
  • Fauna and flora in abundance throughout the year with wildflowers prolific in winter/spring.
  • Near proximity to public waterfront access for dinghy transit to/from adjacent boat mooring for 7 metre cabin cruiser.

Boat Mooring Grounds Looking
SoutheastRear View of Dwelling
Looking East
Boat Mooring Grounds Looking
Rear View of Dwelling
Looking East

Contact Details

Contact:Brian & Diane Dirou
Phone:02 4997 3242
Mobile:0402 217 773

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