Our pick of the Best The Entrance Holiday Houses

From waterfront penthouses to luxury beach homes, we've found the best holiday homes for rent in The Entrance!

Holiday makers have been choosing The Entrance as their go-to vacation destination for years and it’s easy to see why! With a mix of beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and great local shops, The Entrance is the perfect place for a relaxing beachside holiday with family and friends.

There is plenty to do at The Entrance including swimming, surfing, and fishing, and with plenty of accommodation options including hotels, apartments and holiday homes, there is something for everyone.

Here are our top 10 The Entrance holiday house picks

As mentioned, The Entrance caters for everyone. If you have a large family or group then renting a holiday house would be your best option. There are plenty to choose from to suit all budgets and requirements

Here are 10 of the best holiday houses in The Entrance to get you started.

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Our Pick of the Best The Entrance Holiday Houses For 2021

JoeAnne at Blue Bay Absolute Beachfront

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Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony, JoeAnne at Blue Bay Absolute Beachfront is a villa looking out onto Blue Bay Beach. Guests have direct access onto the sand and complimentary private parking is available on site. The villa includes a kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven. Relax on the deck chairs overlooking the beautiful Blue Bay Beach. All living spaces are located downstairs, along with a powder room. Upstairs has 4 bedrooms, 2 with en suites, and a main bathroom. The main bedroom features a private balcony with views to both ends of the beach. All linen is provided. The Entrance is 600 m from JoeAnne at Blue Bay Absolute Beachfront, while Terrigal is 12 km away. The nearest airport is Newcastle Airport, 70 km from the property.

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Al Mare Beachfront Retreat

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One of our top picks in The Entrance. Overlooking Blue Bay Beach, Al Mare Beachfront Retreat boasts adult only suites with a private patio and a 2-person spa bath with ocean views. Al Mare Beachfront Retreat Blue Bay is 5 minutes’ drive from The Entrance and Tuggerah Lakes Golf Course. Norah Head Lighthouse is a 20-minute drive, and Gosford is a 30-minute drive away. There are a number of restaurants within a 5-minute walk. All adult only suites have reverse cycle air-conditioning, a microwave, refrigerator, toaster and electric kettle. Each suite includes a seating area with a plasma-screen TV and a DVD player with cable channels. Belgian chocolates and a bottle of port wine are offered to guests upon arrival. A beach umbrella, beach chairs, binoculars and a BBQ grill are also provided. Guests also enjoy free WiFi.

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Werrina Townhouse

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Boasting sea views, Werrina Townhouse offers accommodation with a balcony and a kettle, around 1.1 km from North Entrance Beach. The holiday home is 3.4 km from Picnic Point Reserve. The holiday home has 3 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Fishing can be enjoyed nearby. Memorial Park is 2.7 km from Seventh Wave Holiday House, while The Entrance Ocean Baths is 1.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Newcastle Airport, 108 km from the accommodation.

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Blue Ribbon Beach Front

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2.3 km from Memorial Park, Blue Ribbon Beach Front is a beachfront property in The Entrance, providing amenities such as a kitchen and flat-screen TV. This holiday home features barbecue facilities. This holiday home with sea views has 3 bathrooms with a shower. The Entrance Ocean Baths is 2.9 km from the holiday home, while Picnic Point Reserve is 2.4 km from the property. The nearest airport is Newcastle Airport, 66 km from the property.

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North Entrance Beach House

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Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a patio, North Entrance Beach House is located in The Entrance. This holiday home is 3.6 km from The Entrance Ocean Baths and 2.4 km from Picnic Point Reserve. The holiday home features 4 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. Fishing can be enjoyed nearby. Tuggerah Beach is less than 1 km from the holiday home, while Memorial Park is 2.1 km away. The nearest airport is Newcastle Airport, 101 km from North Entrance Beach House.

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Koonah Townhouse

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Located in The Entrance, 350 m from Toowoon Bay Beach and 450 m from Blue Bay Beach, Koonah Townhouse provides air-conditioned accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. The holiday home is 2.7 km from Picnic Point Reserve. The holiday home features 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. Fishing can be enjoyed nearby. Popular points of interest near Koonah Townhouse include The Entrance Beach, Memorial Park and The Entrance Ocean Baths. The nearest airport is Newcastle Airport, 108 km from the accommodation.

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Ocean Oasis – 13 Curtis Parade

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Located in The Entrance, a few steps from Tuggerah Beach and 100 m from North Entrance Beach, Ocean Oasis – 13 Curtis Parade offers a garden and air conditioning. This beachfront property offers access to a patio. The holiday home features 6 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 3 bathrooms with a shower. For added convenience, the property can provide towels and bed linen for an extra charge. The Entrance Beach is 2.2 km from the holiday home, while Memorial Park is 3.2 km away. The nearest airport is Newcastle Airport, 105 km from Ocean Oasis – 13 Curtis Parade.

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Oakland Cottage

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Situated in The Entrance, within 2.6 km of Tuggerah Beach and less than 1 km of Memorial Park, Oakland Cottage offers accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning and a garden. This holiday home features accommodation with a patio. Boasting a DVD player, the holiday home has a kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave and a fridge, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms with a shower and a bath. A flat-screen TV is offered. The Entrance Ocean Baths is 1.8 km from the holiday home, while Picnic Point Reserve is less than 1 km from the property. The nearest airport is Newcastle Airport, 106 km from Oakland Cottage.

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Beachfront Luxury

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Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony, Beachfront Luxury is set in The Entrance. The property has sea views and is less than 1 km from Tuggerah Beach and 1.7 km from Memorial Park. The holiday home features 4 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. Fishing can be enjoyed nearby. The Entrance Ocean Baths is 3 km from the holiday home, while Picnic Point Reserve is 1.7 km away. The nearest airport is Newcastle Airport, 105 km from Beachfront Luxury.

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Aqua Viva 2

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Located in The Entrance, 3 km from Tuggerah Beach and 1.5 km from Memorial Park, Aqua Viva 2 provides air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. The property features sea views and is 500 m from The Entrance Ocean Baths and 2.2 km from Picnic Point Reserve. Featuring a DVD player, the holiday home has a kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave and a fridge, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms with a shower and a bath. A flat-screen TV is provided. If you would like to discover the area, fishing is possible in the surroundings. The nearest airport is Newcastle Airport, 107 km from the holiday home.

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Things You Must Know for Planning Your Vacation in The Entrance

Visitors to the Central Coast Region in New South Wales will want to spend a little time at The Entrance. This town is very little and is surrounded by water on three sides. You can do many things outside during your visit, while learning a little history of the area at the same time. However, the main draw of this little piece of paradise is the magnificent water and all the water activities that you can participate in. 

How to Get to The Entrance

The Entrance is conveniently located between Sydney and Newcastle. It takes an hour to drive to The Entrance from either city. If you are traveling from Sydney or other points south, you can easily drive along the M1 Motorway until you reach the exit for The Entrance. Those driving from Newcastle or other points from the north can simply head south on the M1 Motorway. You also have the option of taking the Pacific Highway south towards The Entrance.

The Entrance Holiday Accommodation Options

There are many different holiday accommodation options available to you in The Entrance. Hostels are wonderful for everyone, but especially backpackers. Other options include hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts. If you prefer camping, one of the holiday parks will be your best option.

Best Time of the Year to Visit The Entrance

The busiest travel time in The Entrance is during the summer months, which are December through February. The temperatures are at their warmest, and the crowd levels are at their peak. Therefore, it is usually best to visit during the fall, which is March through May, or spring, which is September through November. The temperatures are moderate during those months, but precipitation is quite common. However, you won’t have the droves of people to try to avoid as you explore the area.

Things to See and Do in and Around The Entrance

It is all about nature in The Entrance, so you must plan on being outside more often than not when you are vacationing there. Your adventures should begin with either a walk along the Channel or a bike ride around Tuggerah Lake. You can also walk the twelve kilometers around the lake. The walk by the Channel is part of the Heritage Walk, so you are guaranteed to learn a little history along the way.

The Entrance Beach is quite small, but it is an excellent place for swimming and surfing. If you want to see some of the other beaches in the area, you can check out Blue Bay, Shelly Beach, North Entrance Beach, or Soldiers Beach.

Day trips from The Entrance are a must. You can easily reach the Norah Head Lighthouse within a few minutes by driving there from The Entrance. The lighthouse is in a village of the same name. You can take a guided tour of the lighthouse and then walk around the village before returning to The Entrance.

Other places to explore and see in The Entrance include Wyrrabalong National Park, Long Jetty, and Memorial Park. If you plan your visit accordingly, you can easily attend one of the festivals or other events that are held in The Entrance throughout the year. A couple of the more popular ones include the Blues and Jazz Festival, Tuggerah Lakes Mardi Gras Parade and Festival, and the Carols by Candlelight. There is also The Entrance Market, which is open every Saturday.

Best Places to Eat and Drink in The Entrance

You will enjoy eating and drinking your way around The Entrance during your visit. Over at Bistro Jinja, you can dine on Thai, Vietnamese, and Indonesian dishes. There are also a few Australian dishes on the menu. This restaurant does offer multiple types of beers and wines, so you will always have the perfect drink for the meal you choose.

Ocean Restaurant offers dining by the water. When you dine there during the day, you can see dolphins and whales swimming around. However, at night, the ambiance changes to that of romance, especially when the moon is shining brightly overhead. Many of the menu items include seafood, so you will want to keep that in mind prior to your visit.

The Entrance Lake House hasn’t been open for too long, but everyone agrees that the food is amazing, and the views are even better. You can eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at this restaurant, so you will never need to worry about missing out. Instead, you can embrace the fact you can squeeze a dining adventure there in somewhere during your visit.

These are the things you must know when you are planning a vacation in The Entrance. Knowing all these things will allow you to enjoy your vacation so much more.

More of the Best The Entrance Holiday Houses

JoeAnne at Blue Bay Absolute Beachfront

Al Mare Beachfront Retreat

Werrina Townhouse

Blue Ribbon Beach Front

North Entrance Beach House

Koonah Townhouse