All properties in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Bull St Retreat - Cooks Hill - Inner City Luxe

Family-friendly Cooks Hill vacation home with kitchen and balcony

Image gallery

  • Living Room
  • Living Room
  • Beach
  • Beach
  • Living Room
Living Room. Image 1 of 26.
1 / 26Living Room
Newcastle, NSW, Australia
  • We had an incredible stay at Bull Street Retreat. The property is very well appointed…

    Jun 12, 2020

  • Easy access and finishing a were beautiful.

    Oct 18, 2020

See all 33 reviews
  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Parking available
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Highchair
  • Towels provided

What’s around

  • In Cooks Hill
  • Newcastle Civic Park - 8 min walk
  • Newcastle City Hall - 9 min walk
  • Newcastle Civic Theater - 10 min walk
  • Newcastle Local Court - 10 min walk
  • Foreshore Footpath - 16 min walk

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Queen Bed

Book this property and collect stamps after your stay

Remember, collect 10 stamps, get 1 reward* night

Enter dates for 2 guests


About this home

In a stunning fusion of industrial luxury and five-star lifestyle appeal, this just-completed bi-level domain sets a high benchmark in sophisticated urban living.

Whether it’s work related or just for a fantastic weekend away, the home has been finished to the highest standard and takes full advantage of its perfect northerly aspect, with every detail in this private retreat being a study in relaxed style and comfort.

Positioned in the beating heart of inner-city Cooks Hill & yet walking distance to the beach, the suburb is typified by its tree-lined streets, friendly corner pubs, cafes, wine bars, restaurants and a newly recharged CBD.


• Impressive 3-bedroom inner-city home only rebuilt in 2017

• Designer open plan living domain effortlessly connects the air-conditioned living room, dining

area, and contemporary kitchen

• Seamless outdoor transition to a wonderfully private, spacious and perfect sunny north- facing

alfresco escape ideal for lounging &/or entertaining in comfort and style

• Chic Caesarstone kitchen complete with European appliances and abundant bench and

cupboard space

• Two beautiful robed bedrooms downstairs (both air-conditioned) are supported by an

immaculately updated bathroom

• A show-stopping air-conditioned master suite rests on the upper level for ultimate privacy &

boasts a walk-in robe, luxe ensuite with twin rainhead showers + raised lounge area with smart


• Cambridge Audio TVB2 soundbar with subwoofer + 55” smart LG TV in main living room. Both

TV’s with Chromecast so you can stream from your phone

• Polished concrete in living areas add a glamourous touch with spotted gum used throughout

the rest of the home for warmth

• Finished to an exceptional standard with quality appointments designed to last

• Fully equipped laundry (incl washing detergent)


• Inner city beachside location – think Surry Hills meets Bondi or Fitzroy meets Albert Park

• The best coffee in Cooks Hill is 100 mtrs away at Welsh Blacks

• 3 pubs within 300 mtrs with The Ori serving arguably the best pizza around. Be sure

to check out some of Newcastle’s best local talent with live music on Sunday nights.

• Darby St (Newcastle’s eat street) is 450 mtrs walking distance & includes an array of designer

clothes shops

• Both the Beaches Hotel & Newcastle’s answer to Bondi Icebergs (Surfhouse) are an easy 20-

minute walk (1/2 of which is on the beautiful Bar Beach to Merewether beachside promenade)

or a cheap cab or uber fare.

• 900 mtrs to the harbour with a variety of waterfront hotels & restaurants

• 300 mtrs to Aldi & 800 mtrs to Coles, as well as both No 1 & No 2 sportsgrounds

• 850 mtrs to the iconic Civic Theatre

Interaction with guests

Entry to Bull St Retreat is via the front door using a coded keypad. Your unique code will be provided upon your booking. We are happy to allow for an earlier check-in/later checkout if no other guests are departing/arriving on the same day.

We live close by and can be contacted by phone should any issues arise.

It would be our pleasure to meet you on arrival & provide any advice on what to do while you are in Newcastle and/or help with suggestions for where to eat should you wish to do this. Alternatively, you can refer to the in-house info sheet or follow @bullstreetretreat for


We look forward to making your stay at Bull St Retreat one you will remember.

Other things to note

• Strictly NO parties

• Strictly NO smoking

• NO pets

Bull St Retreat is located in a residential area with lovely neighbours so please be respectful.

What’s around


  • In Cooks Hill
  • Newcastle Civic Park - 8 min walk
  • Newcastle City Hall - 9 min walk
  • Newcastle Civic Theater - 10 min walk
  • Newcastle Local Court - 10 min walk
  • Foreshore Footpath - 16 min walk
  • King Edward Park - 17 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 17 min walk
  • ANZAC Memorial Bridge - 18 min walk
  • Merewether Beach - 23 min walk
  • Bar Beach - 24 min walk

Getting around

  • Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown) - 27 min drive
  • Civic Station - 10 min walk
  • Newcastle Interchange Station - 15 min walk
  • Hamilton Station - 6 min drive
See on map
Newcastle, NSW, Australia

The home

Key facts

  • Onsite parking
  • Internet
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom three -1 queen bed
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom one - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Full bathroom two - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Highchair
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games


  • Barbecue grill
  • Patio

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 6

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a first aid kit and a deadbolt lock on site.

  • This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number PID-STRA-928

Also known as

  • Bull St Retreat Cooks Hill Inner City Luxe House
  • Bull St Retreat Cooks Hill Inner City Luxe
  • Bull St Retreat Inner City Luxe
  • Bull St Retreat er City Luxe
  • Bull St Retreat Cooks Hill Inner City Luxe
  • Bull St Retreat - Cooks Hill - Inner City Luxe Newcastle


  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Parry St Garage (4-min walk), Subo (4-min walk), and Papa's Bagel Bar (5-min walk).
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    the perfect rainy weekend home

    I stayed at this property with 5 of my girlfriends for a weekend. Despite the rainy newcastle weather, we all had a fantastic time at Mark’s home. The house was beautifully furnished and catered with everything we could possibly need. It was clean, warm and very homey. The beds were comfortable and the coffee machine was a huge plus. The location was super convenient as it’s only a few blocks to bustling Darby Street. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone, and my friends and I are hoping to come back in the summer!

    Charlotte F., Other trip, Jun 26, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great properity

    Great spot. Super close to everything which made it convinient as we were staying there for work

    Other trip, Aug 4, 2020

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Fantastic location, walk distance to the beaches, coffee shop

    The house is very clean, perfect for families. Mark is very helpful. I really recommend bull street retreat.

    Francesca L., Other trip, Jan 3, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Beautiful property in great location

    My two friends and I stayed in Mark's beautifully restored home last weekend. The home is spacious and the three bedrooms are very comfortable with lovely bedding and furnishings. The kitchen is well equipped and the back courtyard leading off the living space and kitchen perfect for dining in good weather. The house is situated within walking distance of three hotels - we ate at the Cricketer's Arms (a block away) and it was very good food in an elegant dining room. The Commonwealth is right across the road but we did not hear any noise on a Friday or Saturday night and the place was quite busy. Breakfast is available at two coffee shops less than a block away - particularly recommend the Welsh Blacks. Darby Street is four blocks away and this street is full of restaurants and shops. There is an Aldi and Harris Farm Markets (opposite directions) within walking distance. All in all, a perfect spot to stay in downtown Newcastle in a beautiful property. Parking was readily available in Bull Street.

    Pauline F., Other trip, Mar 29, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Perfect spot

    Great central location, lovely contemporary design & feels like an inner city refuge. Overall ideal accommodation!

    tom b., Other trip, Oct 14, 2020

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great little spot!

    I couldn't have been happier with my stay. Mark, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with, and the place had everything I could have wanted for a comfortable and enjoyable stay in Newcastle. Highly recommend.

    Christian M., Other trip, Sep 27, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10,0.Exceptional


    Excellent property & experience

    Adrian S., Other trip, May 14, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Lovely accommodation,

    Kind owner

    Jian Z., Other trip, Feb 4, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great home close to everything...

    This is a wonderful home in the city but feels a bit hidden because of the beautiful little outdoor garden patio. You are close to shopping and restaurants and also not too far from the beaches. Mark was terrific and we had everything we needed! Beach towels and washing machine were a huge plus! Highly recommend this home!

    Kelly A., Other trip, Nov 30, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Sophisticated bliss

    We loved the ease of living in this property. The fittings and equipment were clean, modern and well cared for. There was perfect privacy, space and atmosphere in this north facing warm home. All necessary condiments, staples and toiletries were provided and linen was good quality and condition. We did not require our car as the city, river front complexes and even the beach were within easy walking distance. We felt very safe in the area.

    Heather T., Other trip, Apr 21, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

See all 33 reviews