Stanley Park is named after Stanley Smith, the third owner of the estate and the gentleman who commissioned the homestead to be built in 1897.

Recently restored to its former glory with the addition of an open plan section of generous proportions, the absolute waterfront homestead  is suitable for short stays, weddings, family gatherings, milestone birthdays and other special occasions.

Surrounded by 28 acres of manicured lawns and lush green paddocks, the gracious home comprises 8 bedrooms which can accommodate up to 15 people, 4 bathrooms, formal dining and sitting rooms, spacious open plan tv and billiards room, large well equipped kitchen with granite benchtops, breakfast room, and an airy light filled inside-out room with views of the cove which can be open or closed to the elements.

Beautifully isolated yet within a short distance of many services and facilities, Stanley Park is the perfect place to enjoy wholesome country living in a lush rural setting. However if you do fancy a hit of cafe society or shopping and nightlife, Newcastle and Nelsons Bay are both a short 20-25 minute drive away. For those who enjoy sun and sand, Stockton beach is also 5 minutes down the lane.

Relax, Entertain, Celebrate

* Sleep in!
* Then enjoy a late breakfast in the bay window room whilst enjoying sweeping views of the Cove.
* Try our local produce at the nearby Macadamia and Avocado farms, other fresh produce growers and vineyards.
* Get creative with the help of a great range of cook books – whip up a feast in the large fully equipped kitchen.
* Observe and listen to a variety of birds and other wildlife that inhabit the property.
* Enjoy a picnic on the lawn and take in uninterrupted views across Fullerton Cove to Mount Sugarloaf.
* Stretch out on a cumfy lounge with a freshly brewed coffee and be inspired by the latest home/garden/country magazines.
* If you feel like lifting a finger – cue up for a game of pool, hold a grand slam table tennis tournament or take your best shot  at the darts board.
* Crank up the volume with your choice of music – we have a great selection of cds from Mozart to Metallica.
* Sit back and enjoy a movie from our dvd collection.
* Order in a Massage or request Catering – ask us about our preferred providers.

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If you do decide to venture out, chose from a wide range of activities near by:

For a comprehensive guide to activities in Port Stephens, visit
For a comprehensive guide to activities in Newcastle, visit

Inspections welcome!