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We made our own ‘escape’ here over 20 years ago. We are passionate about our wonderful water land paradise.

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Pet-Friendly Holiday Villas, Port Stephens

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Bay Escapes | Echoes @ Fingal Bay IconBay Escapes | Echoes @ Fingal Bay

23 Bent Street, Fingal Bay

5.0 31 reviews

  • Avatar Tricia Martin ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Just love staying at Echoes at Fingal Bay! So close to the beach and park plus the national park as well 🙂 The villa is perfect for our family.
  • Avatar Karin Morgan ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Echoes was a great pet friendly place to stay, I booked just on 12 months ago, and the payments were easy to make via a secure link. We both commented upon arrival how clean the villa was and that there was no 'animal' smell at … More all. Everything was perfectly clean and organised, we would say 10/10 for cleanliness! We also thought the cleaning supplies provided were excellent, Ellie's treat bag was a lovely touch, and we both enjoyed the Tim Tams that were on the bench when we arrived! This was a lovely surprise! We both think the property is well-furnished too! Having the games & books available is also a great touch and would be a hit with families/kids. Having an Echoes 1 Netflix profile to use instead of your own profile is a master stroke that I've not seen in any other property I've stayed in. The overall experience was just fantastic and we would recommend this property to anyone wanting to relax and holiday with their fur family! Michelle & Andrew were excellent hosts and very responsive to questions and queries - they really went the extra mile for us as guests!
  • Avatar Emma Dimmock ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    We had a great long weekend away recently to visit family for our annual early Christmas catchup. We’ve been home a week & still talking about how great the stay was to everyone. The place is in a quiet part of Fingal, close to the … More beach & dog park with all the amenities you could need. Only a short drive to the rest of the bays.
    The only feedback I could provide in terms of improvement, is possibly having some summer sheets/lighter blankets available. They seemed like they’d be amazing for winter but as its mid-summer & it neared 40 degrees over most days & humidity was over 92% so even with the aircon & fan, sleep ended up uncomfortable in the double bed & we ended up sleeping separately to avoid touching each other 😂
    Everything else was great. While we ate out the whole time, it was nice to have the option to cook if we needed as there were a lot of staples provided. Thank you very much for the treats for us & Mia, that was very sweet!
    The place is very clean, big, modern & we really appreciated all the small but important details you provided, accommodating our dog. I 120% recommend hiring for your next pet friendly accommodation & we will be booking again next year when we come back up 😊
  • Avatar Margie Flint ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    We had a wonderful time. The hosts are just lovely and the accommodation superb. Safe for our dogs, walk to the beach, close to the shopping area. Highly recommend this gorgeous place!
  • Avatar JUSTINE DENTON ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Loved, loved, loved our stay here! Ruby the Border Collie was made to feel just as welcome as the humans too! Thoughtful touches with arrival treats for both the dog and us and a well provisioned pantry (brekky items, tea and coffee, condiments, … More cooking basics) made our visit feel special. Thank you Michelle and Andrew, have spread the word amongst our dog-owning friends! Cannot wait to return!
  • Avatar John Mercieca ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Excellent place to stay. The house is excellent, clean tidy, everything is there for a peaceful relaxing holiday. Nothing is far away, plenty of dog friendly places available. Excellent places for a walk, cycle, swim, explore or just relax. … More We & our Border had an excellent time exploring & relaxing. Echoes @ Fingal Bay is spacious, clean comfortable & modern facility. An excellent base for your stay.
  • Avatar Ann Maree W ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    We had a short stay at Echoes @ Fingal Bay in late July with our daughter, three grandsons [aged 12,11 and 9] and our two year old Lab Retriever. The Unit was in immaculate condition, spacious and well equipped for our holiday. Echoes is … More in a perfect location within easy walking distance from the beach, local shops and a great pet friendly cafe. We would certainly plan to return to this great location in the near future. Thanks to Michelle and Andrew for a great stay.
  • Avatar Stephen W ★★★★★ a year ago
    One of the best pet friendly places we've ever stayed. Luxurious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The beds were great too, with beautiful linen.
    The place is not over furnished and has been well styled; a perfect balance is
    … More achieved here.
    Dog treats were a lovely touch, as were the Tim Tams. It's these small finishing touches which make Echoes stand out from the rest.
    The area was very quiet and we didn't hear our neighbours at all. The villa is so well insulated we didn't need any heating on either.
    All communication was swift and professional. Faultless service, Thank you.
  • Avatar Jennifer Blanch ★★★★★ a year ago
    My husband and I, with our 3 happy and very energetic hounds stayed in Villa 2 this past weekend. Most certainly the nicest and most hospitable human and dog friendly holiday accommodation we have ever come across :). From the moment we … More arrived we felt at home and welcome; note the welcome letter and local information pack, the sparkling clean villa with modern decor and appointments, a welcome bag of dog treats and human ones too (in the form of Tim Tams). We appreciated the well-stocked and thoughtful pantry/laundry/bathroom, full of staple necessities that you either forget or can't fit in the car, such as pet and human shampoo and conditioners, paper-towel, herbs and spices, olive oil, vegemite and baking paper. We appreciated the plentiful supply of coffee pods for the coffee machine, the Netflix access and a pet door so our fur babies could enter and exit the Villa as desired. The Villa is in a great location, quiet and private yet only a minutes walk away from Fingal Beach, Cellars Cafe (dog friendly), the local mini-market and the off-leash fenced dog exercise area. We felt privileged to stay in Villa 2, Echoes at Fingal Bay. We hope to return very soon!
  • Avatar Casey S ★★★★★ a year ago
    Without a doubt the most pet friendly holiday house we have ever stayed at.
    Michelle and Andrew are fantastic hosts, and have the perfect level of being helpful yet unimposing at the same time.
    Location is fantastic and there are so many
    … More pet friendly cafes and things to do nearby.
    The house was very modern, clean and clearly well looked after when we arrived.
    If we could give more than 5 stars we would and will definitely be staying again.
  • Avatar Elyse ★★★★★ a year ago
    Fantastic! Our family and dogs had such a great experience at Bay Escapes. Michelle and Andrew really went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable and comfortable. The house is perfect, good size, spotless and has everything you need … More for a family vacay. They provided everything from dog snacks, dog shampoo, washing powder, milk, pancakes mix and so much more. We were all really pleased and will be booking again for next year.
  • Avatar Kellee Blamey ★★★★★ a year ago
    My husband and I and our 2 fur babies absolutely loved our 10 day stay at Bay Escapes Fingal Bay .
    The town house is so well appointed.
    Every detail is considered.
    It’s such a perfect escape if you have dogs
    Daily walks on the beach , riding
    … More our e bikes on the endless bike paths, eating out or just staying in and cooking in a great kitchen.
    We couldn’t ask for more !
    Michelle and Andrew are the most amazing hosts
    We can’t wait to come back
  • Avatar Alison Turner ★★★★★ a year ago
    Always a delight to stay at Echoes. the villa was very comfortable and super clean. Michelle and Andrew add so many little extra welcoming touches. Great to be able to have our two boys (dogs) with us too. Will definitely be back.
  • Avatar Denisse Dufey ★★★★★ a year ago
    Thoroughly enjoyed my second stay at this perfect accommodation in Fingal Bay. Beautifully appointed, pristine clean, spacious and comfortable. It feels like home.
    The coastal walks nearby are not to be missed, easy access from the villa.
    … More Loads of gorgeous beaches surround the bay. Looking forward to going back!
  • Avatar Kathleen Rolfe ★★★★★ a year ago
    The best dog-friendly place we've ever stayed. From the little treats on arrival to the water bowl and blankets, our pups were well accommodated. For us, the breakfast provisions were fantastic, and the place was VERY clean and modern. … More We can't wait to come back! Don't even think about spending double and staying at Bannisters...this place is way better!
  • Avatar Maxine Ryan ★★★★★ a year ago
    A lovely place to stay we have stayed here a few times, have had a great time allways
    Beds are comfortable and there is plenty of room for a couple and a hound .We will return
  • Avatar Danielle Atkin ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    A fantastic pet friendly accommodation! We loved our stay. Everything was spotlessly clean, modern and comfortable. We were very impressed with the thoughtful essentials left for us, and everyone, including our dog, loved being there. The … More cafe, one minutes walk, was a great recommendation from the owners. The beach is lovely and also just a minute from the house. We will definitely return.
  • Avatar Belinda Paton ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Beautiful place to stay for you and your dog 😊
  • Avatar Edward Knust ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Fantastic holiday rental whether you do or don't have a pet. The owners obviously have a lot of pride in the property and are very good with communication. We will definitely return!
  • Avatar Dot Wright ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Loved our stay at Echoes. It is wonderful to find a first-class pet friendly accommodation such as Echoes. Every need is meet and the accommodation is excellent and within easy walking distance to the shops and Fingal Bay. Thank you to … More to the hosts, Michelle and Andrew, for sharing your amazing property.
  • Avatar Everil Lawson ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Just stayed in Villa 1 at Bay Escapes in Fingal Bay. Thoroughly enjoyed our week. Great unit with everything you need for your holiday. Very clean and dog friendly as well.Great hosts and we recommend this unit for dog and human friendly … More escapes..
  • Avatar Siddarth Munivelu ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We had a great stay at Echoes for 5 beautiful nights. The accomodation is simply beautiful with great attention to detail. Little touches everywhere including the Tim Tams and our pet dog loved the place too. Perfect for pets and humans … More alike. Highly recommended. We will be back 🙂
  • Avatar Debbie Cole ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Villa 1. The spaces, inclusions & decor were exceptional. Even the 2 outside areas provided comfort & safety for the young ones.A lot of attention to details was put into the design. We will definitely … More return.Michelle & Andrew c were so helpful with any extra requirements.
  • Avatar Julie MacGraw ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    If you are looking for holiday accommodation that welcomes not only you but also your dog(s) then Echoes is what you've been looking for. This was our first time holidaying with our dog Archie....he loved his special treats. Perfectly … More set up for the whole family, it is immediately obvious that Michelle and Andrew have made every effort at Echoes to ensure everyone's stay is as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Echoes is better than the pictures, and it was the pictures that grabbed me. Exceptional attention to detail, thoughtful extras, great location, easy 5 minute walk to the beach......can't wait to come back. Julie, Daryl and Archie
  • Avatar Stephanie Day ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    We loved staying at Echoes Fingal Bay. We arrived to a beautiful naturally sun filled villa with a lovely welcome note, along with maps and suggestions for the bay.The bedrooms and bathrooms were immaculate with pressed linen, soft towels … More and sweet soaps.There was fresh milk in the fridge and Netflix as complimentary which was a great success with the kids. The stunning beaches and local cafes were a delight to visit.Needless to say we will be making this our regular holidaying spot.Thank you Michelle and Andrew!
  • Avatar Claire Peterson ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Beautiful villas for a pet holiday . So comfortable and great location . The owners are a pleasure to deal with . Highly recommend .
  • Avatar Monique Manzo ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Amazing stay for 2 nights in Villa 1. The villa is beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. Michelle and Andrew left a lovely gift for my husbands birthday and little treats for our two pups. A folder full of information on all the … More good restaurants, dog friendly beaches and things to do and see in the area. The villa is so well set up and thought out with everything to make your stay just like home. Great quiet location very close to the water. Highly recommend a stay at Echoes. We will definitely be back for a longer stay!
  • Avatar Ken Rapkins ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    We stayed at Villa 1 in Fingal Bay and absolutely loved it, and so did our 2 fur babies. The 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom is beautifully appointed, very modern with ducted heating/cooling. Two nice outdoor areas and has everything you need for … More a quick break away or a longer stay. Its a short walk to the beach and equiped with a fabulous locals guide for you and your dogs. We loved our stay and look forward to returning again, thank you so much Michelle and Andrew at Bay Escapes.
  • Avatar Mamta Nair ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Great place to unwind and relax with all the modern amenities. The whole family and our dog enjoyed the proximity to the beach, cafe and dog parks. Will definately be coming back to this wonderfull home!
  • Avatar Gi Zenere ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Thank you Michelle and Andrew for making us feel very welcomed (including our pup Max). in your beautifully appointed house.We'll definitely be telling dog loving friends all about your place.
  • Avatar Jon Hardwick ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Very nice modern welk equiped house.