Petite Chalet

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Perfectly Situated

"The Cooks Hill Chalet is perfectly situated in the charming suburb of cooks hill and near the city center, the harbor, Darby St and Hunter St districts. Beds were very comfortable. Would definitely stay again."

Brad - December 2018

Luxury Escape

"Lovely accommodation with very comfortable bedding and in a great location walking distance to cafes, shopping, beach and even the movie theatre! Very clean and extra touches makes your stay very pleasant. Highly recommend this place for those looking for a bit of a luxury escape!"

Diana - October 2018

Great Touches

"Jacqui was an excellent host and the place was perfect for us. Really great touches with supplying beach towels, umbrellas, all the little things you tend to forget! Really appreciated the late check out and also the lockbox to allow each of the guests to come and go as they wanted."

Bri - September 2018

Gorgeous House

"This is a totally gorgeous house. Jacqui the host is so lovely to deal with and everything is so tastefully and thoughtfully done. So many little touches that make it extra special."

Alison - August 2018

Absolutely Gorgeous

"The property was beautifully presented and well-equipped for a family visit (including enough umbrellas for everyone, which was helpful when it was pouring!). The owner was easy to contact and very helpful. It was easy to find, off-street parking was (just) big enough for the large vehicle that we'd hired, and it was central to everything. We loved it and will visit again :)"

Meagan - June 2018


"Great location, beautifully presented and well equipped. Attention to detail second to none. Would highly recommend."

Lydia - April 2018

Wonderful Property

"A wonderful place to stay, everything you need for your stay. Us 6 ladies loved the little toiletry gift bags. Location is perfect for a walk to Darby St cafes/restaurants, walking distance to the ANZAC memorial walk, also a short walk to Honeysuckle wharf & restaurants. Left the two cars locked up out back. The umbrellas were used, nice touch. Jacqui was wonderful from beginning to the end with any inquiries etc."

Tracey - November 2017

Perfect Base for Business

"Three professionals working on a local project were very pleased with Petite Chalet as our base for one week. Great location, great facilities and would definitely book for our next visit if available. Prompt service also from the property manager."

August 2017


"My two best friends (for more than 45 years) and I, choose a different location each year for a three night getaway to catch up as we live in different States. Newcastle was our destination this year as neither of us had been there before. Even though we saw what Cooks Hill Petite Chalet looked like on the internet, it didn't prepare us for this wonderful accommodation. It is beautifully decorated including all the fittings and there was nothing that wasn't provided, even umbrellas (although we were lucky to have perfect weather). The high quality shower goodies was such a lovely surprise, along with the coffee machine, all the beautiful facilities, the list goes on and on. Just when you think you've seen everything, you discover another generous addition to make your stay even more enjoyable. Only a short walk to Darby Street where we ate amazing and reasonably priced food (thanks Jacqui for your recommendations). The attention to detail far exceeds anywhere we've stayed previously and we will be recommending this beautiful cottage to everyone. Many thanks to Jacqui for all your help with our queries leading up to our little holiday (would have loved to stay longer)."

Cherie - July 2017

Beautiful Stay - It's All in the Details

"My husband and I decided to go explore Newcastle. Cooks Hill Petite Chalet is a very unique and wonderful combination of house rental/upscale hotel. This urban cottage was very clean, well designed and the attention to detail is evident in all that's provided. The bed linens and bath towels (one of my pet peeves with house rentals) were beautiful five star hotel quality and there are many other inclusions you would find in a nice hotel room. The location is very good, walking distance to the CBD, the foreshore and to the shops/restaurants of Darby Street. The beach is a little further but definitely walkable. Communication with the renting agent was very good...quick response time. We would not hesitate to recommend Cooks Hill Petite Chalet to our friends and would choose it again. Thank you Jacqui for everything!"

Lynda - May 2017

Quality Accommodation in Great Location

"We had a wonderful 10 days at Petite Chalet - we found the home to be beautifully appointed in a fantastic location minutes’ walk from Darby Street cafes and restaurants. The home may look small from the road but it is really well designed and we had plenty of room for six adults, the fit out of home is very clever and everything we needed for our stay had been thought of, off road parking for two vehicles at rear was very handy as home is so well located we didn't use cars that much. Jacqui was excellent to deal with, nothing was too much trouble and she made the whole booking process, payment and stay very easy. I would highly recommend Petite Chalet and we look forward to staying here or at Jacqui's other accommodation options when next in Newcastle."

Rob - April 2017

Absolutely Gorgeous!

"Absolutely loved staying in Petite Chalet! Such a beautiful little cottage in a beautiful part of Newcastle. Wonderful restaurants and cafes all within walking distance, and even though you are in the heart of Newcastle the area is extremely quiet. The Chalet is equipped with everything you could possibly want and more. And Jacqui is so lovely and easy to deal with, every question or request was answered immediately. We will definitely be staying again when we visit Newcastle next. Thanks so much."

Zahli - March 2017

The best that Newcastle has to offer

"I lack the superlatives to describe my experience with Jacqui and her Petite Chalet. Everything was smooth, easy, and a pleasure. Jacqui responded promptly to my booking request and made me and my family feel very welcome. She offered us a late checkout (there were no guests checking in on the day we checked out) and a list of shops and amenities in the area (my 12-year-old was adamant about trying a smoothie from the Three Monkeys). I'm very grateful for both, not only for the ease but also because I hadn't stopped in Newcastle in more than 20 years and my local knowledge needed refreshing. Jacqui's instructions were clear and precise, and my family and I had no trouble following them. We found the house and let ourselves in with no hassle. Inside was bigger than the photos led us to believe. I was expecting it to be a little cramped - it wasn't. The bedrooms, living room, deck, kitchen, bathrooms, laundry and garage were all a good size. The decor is beautiful and elegant, and the place is beautifully clean and full of light. The furnishings are luxurious. Each bed has a range of covers to suit all temperatures, and each one had a gift bag of bath goodies when we arrived. The air conditioning was a delight, especially since we arrived in a heat wave! Since each member of my family cooks, we made regular use of the excellently-appointed kitchen. I particularly enjoyed serving breakfast at the breakfast bar - with breakfast out on the deck a close second. Newcastle has become more tourist-oriented in the 20-odd years since I lived there. That's no bad thing if you're visiting. The number of great-looking restaurants on nearby Darby Street has increased (those Three Monkeys smoothies tasted even better than they sounded), and the place has more of a Newtown vibe than ever. Laman Street is still quiet, with the soft, occasional punctuation of the town hall clock and the horns of visiting ships. Walking across Civic Park to the foreshore on New Years Eve was delightful - and the Canberra-quality Newcastle Museum was a welcome surprise! The foreshore, which I remember from 20 years ago as mostly industrial, now reminds me of Walsh Bay. You need to see it to appreciate how far Newcastle has come. The beaches, of course, were blissful. I taught my 12-year-old to bodysurf at Bar Beach, on this visit; and before we left, we enjoyed a soothing bob in the glorious Merewether Ocean Baths. We came to Newcastle because I miss the beaches, and we left promising ourselves to return. I can't rate my experience highly enough. I urge you to experience Jacqui's Petite Chalet, and the best that Newcastle has to offer, for yourself. Thank you, Jacqui :) Finally, the house is bigger than the photos make it look. From the photos, I got the impression the house would be a little cramped, when in fact there's plenty of space. The photos don't do justice to the size of the place."

Andrew - January 2017

A lovely experience

"Although a small cottage, it provided us with everything we needed for a home away from home experience plus a few little luxuries from complementary umbrellas, plenty of clothes hangers and a well appointed kitchen. "

Sarah - January 2017

Excellent accommodation

"The chalet was exactly as described. We totally enjoyed our stay and would visit. It was beautifully furnished and the beds were very comfortable. The attention to detail was outstanding. The little things that you found scattered around finished it off beautifully. We wouldn't hesitate stopping there again."

Daryl - January 2017

Everything you need and more!

"My family booked Petite Chalet for the Easter break. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay: Location plus - centrally located so close to Darby St and foreshore. Luxury accommodation with extras to spoil yourself. We will definitely book and stay again, and again."

Lea - April 2016

Thanks for a great couple of days!

"Great property in great location. Felt like a 5 star hotel with the privacy of your on home. Jacqui was great to deal with and the whole process was a breeze."

Paul - March 2016

Luxury mean luxury here

"The chalet is beautifully appointed. The beds are made up with luxurious sheets and pillows and are extremely comfortable. The kitchen has everything you could need and the rest of the chalet is well thought out and designed. The lounge area has a large tv complete with Foxtel and a good selection of DVDs. There is natural light throughout and great use has been made of the space. There is also a main bathroom and ensuite to one of the bedrooms which is handy if you have several people staying. The location is superb for a trip to Newcastle. The chalet is in easy walking or short driving distance to most key Newcastle sights including the fabulous beaches and boutique shopping areas of Newcastle East, Darby St and The Junction Village. It is also situated in one of the most lovely suburbs of Newcastle and a walk around the immediate vicinity of the chalet will take you through wide leafy residential areas with lovely parks, pubs and cafes within just a couple of blocks. We took our 9 month old son with us and Jacqui provided a portacot and high chair both of which were good quality. There are single steps at the back of the chalet down into the kitchen and laundry/ bathroom areas but there is ample living and play space for a young child otherwise including a good size courtyard which was lovely in the late afternoon. The price is excellent for the number of people accommodated. A room of similar luxury and quality at the hotels in the city would be the same cost per night for just two people. We had a fantastic time at the chalet and as we were "showing off" Newcastle to some guests from overseas the accommodation could not have been better. We will definitely stay here again should we have the need!"

Kate - March 2016

Highly recommend A+++++++

"Gorgeous home well equipped with everything you need all in very close proximity to everything in Newcastle!!! Booking, paying and staying was so easy with Jacqui! She is very accommodating and flexible! Can't wait to stay again!!!!"

Elizabeth - March 2016

Great location - first class finishes! 

"Having never stayed in Newcastle we were unsure of the location we should stay. Petite Chalet was the perfect location for us! It quick to drive to the beach, a nice walk to the Hunter St. shops, and was a very short walk to Darby St shopping and dining. A great deal of attention has been paid to the finishes within the house. All rooms had quality fittings. Given it has a party wall on one side and a building very close to the other side every opportunity to bring natural light into the living spaces is fully utilised. We found this a very positive feature. The direct access from the secure car parking to the house was also a huge advantage avoiding any issues with finding street parking. If we were return to Newcastle we would not hesitate to stay at Petite Chalet again."

John - February 2016

Perfect stay! 

"Petite Chalet (and its bigger sibling, Grande Chalet) were perfect for our large family gathering for a Newcastle wedding. The house is perfectly located (it was actually 250 metres from the church), close to city, shopping, beaches. It has been beautifully renovated and takes full advantage of natural light and breezes (while also having ducted air conditioning. It's modern decor, secure garage parking, high speed wireless internet,& big comfy beds and ensuite in one of the queen-sized bedroom was exactly what we needed in a hot summer. The kitchen is well stocked with every cooking utensil you might need, as well as having a stove top, oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, dishwasher. The laundry was handy for our big group. The BBQ and outdoor setting was handy. Everything had been thought of individual beach towels & umbrellas in the bedrooms, luxurious toiletries & hair dryers & straighteners in each of the bathrooms. A perfect setting for our occasion."

Anne Marie - February 2016

Home away from home

"Jacqui was an absolutely brilliant host, she couldn't have done more to make us welcome, with every small detail covered. The accommodation was just amazing and made our stay so much better by providing a home from home and the location couldn't have been better. Only a stroll to the restaurants and cafes in Derby Street. We have travelled extensively and stayed in some first class accommodation, but Petite Chalet certainly held its own!"

Sally - February 2016

Beautiful property! 

"I stayed at the Petite Chalet with a group of acquaintances - not being close friends & hence not knowing their individual needs, I was concerned after booking that we might run into issues during our stay. However, the chalet was perfect for everyone - great location, lovely house with modern decor, secure garage parking, high speed wireless internet, ducted air conditioning & big comfy beds (no-one complained about having to share beds!). The kitchen is well stocked with every cooking utensil you might need, as well as having a stove top, oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, coffee machine, dishwasher. The BBQ was easy to use. There are additional beach towels & umbrellas in the bedrooms for each person, & even hair dryers & straighteners in each of the bathrooms. The property owner has clearly thought everything through, & has made it a beautiful & convenient place to stay. I would definitely recommend the Cooks Hill Chalets to anyone needing great accommodation in Newcastle!"

Jessica - November 2015

5 Star - Absolutely Awesome Accommodation

"This property is exactly as you see in the pictures. It is beautiful and has every amenity and little detail available. You will find coffee pods, beach towels, welcome packs, slippers and gorgeous comfy blankets with each bed. You can walk to all of the shopping and eatery destinations from here. Plan for a lazy night in with all cooking facilities and champagne glasses, relax on the patio in the sun or take a stroll to the harbour. You can do all of this from this property. Perfect for three couples of girls get away. Families would also make great use of the space too. Much better than a hotel room. Jacqui was also great to deal with. I'll be looking for a reason to visit Newcastle again and would definitely stay here."

Andrea - August 2015

Definitely recommend staying here!

"We had a wonderful time at the Laman St Chalet - it was clean, pretty and had absolutely everything we needed! Great location close to King St and within walking distance of the wonderful restaurants on Darby St. Jacqui was helpful and lovely and made our stay as smooth as possible, and also made herself available if we needed any advice on staying in Newcastle. We would definitely recommend staying here." 

Dani - October 15

Dream Holiday House

"Look no further for a fantastic, clean, modern, perfectly-equipped house for your stay. With all the attention to detail, it will feel like your home! With a family, this was the perfect place for us. Beautiful, cozy, well lit, well located, and super clean. Anything you think you would need was there. No detail or photo was misleading. Having two bathrooms/showers was a great bonus. The owner of the property is so organised, you don't have to look far for any answer to answer question. The loveliest house on the block. Walking and driving distance to any family's or guests needs. There is no room for disappointment here. Highly recommended."

Jennifer - April 2015

Exactly what you see in the pictures

"It is beautiful and has every amenity and little detail available. You will find coffee pods, beach towels, welcome packs, slippers and gorgeous comfy blankets with each bed. You can walk to all of the shopping and eatery destinations from here. Plan for a lazy night in with all cooking facilities and champagne glasses, relax on the patio in the sun or take a stroll to the harbour. You can do all of this from this property. Perfect for a girls get away. Families would also make great use of the space too. Much better than a hotel room. Jacqui was also great to deal with. I'll be looking for a reason to visit Newcastle again and would definitely stay here. "

Andrea - Sydney

We loved this cottage

"Together with 4 other adult family members and 2 very little children in portacots, I recently stayed 2 nights in the Petite Chalet, Cooks Hill, Newcastle.  From the moment we saw the sunny yellow and white frontage and entered the light-filled main living area, we loved this cottage.  It is very well designed to make maximum use of space, has very good storage and excellent facilities.  It is compact yet very comfortable.  We chose to mostly eat out; there were plenty of nearby choices.  It was very quiet at night time which was good for a sound sleep in the lovely beds. In the daytime the area was beautiful to walk around - interesting tree-lined streets,  parks in which to picnic/play…  We also enjoyed snacking, chatting and playing cards on the cosy back deck.  We all hope to stay here again and would be happy to be contacted by persons considering staying here.  I could list lots of extra “pluses” for the Petite Chalet. "

Helen - Sydney

Thank you Jacqui

"I just wanted to say a big thank you for the way in which Jacqui conducted the booking and the lovely property in which I stayed- Petite Chalet. The Chalet is centrally located, has beautiful decor and the bedding was phenomenal- I thought my bed at home was comfortable but these ones take the cake! The Chalet had everything we could possibly have required for our weekend stay. I look forward  to returning to Newcastle and booking through you yet again. "

Kimberley - Port Macquarie


"The Petite Chalet in Cooks Hill was a delightful place to spend our anniversary with family. So well located to so many attractions that are an easy walk whether great places to eat , shop or swim. The accommodation is first class , lovely bathrooms, a well appointed kitchen , great living area and all with modern decor and great attention to detail. Plenty of secure parking as well as a nice BBQ area. Overall , our whole family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Petite Chalet."

Peter - Baulkham Hills

5 Star Accommodation

"If you are looking for 5 star accommodation then Cooks Hill Chalets - Petite Chalet is the place to stay!  Everything has been well thought through to provide a luxurious stay. From the exceptionally clean, modern, beautifully decorated facilities to the fluffy bath towels, complimentary toiletry bags and extremely comfortable beds, nothing has been overlooked. The chalet is centrally located to all the sites to see and places to go in the Newcastle city area.  Parking is well provided for, which makes walking a wonderful way to explore. You will not be disappointed with a stay here and Jacqui really does provide it all - even a forgotten phone charger,  was delivered.  A truly beautiful place, you can't go past the Petite Chalet."

Julie - Hornsby

The Chalet is Spectacular!

"Ducted air con, reliable wifi, dishwasher, Foxtel, Nespresso coffee and luxurious bed linen and towels were all added bonuses that made our stay perfect. The complimentary bath products were a nice touch! The host is very hospitable with great communication to make the stay easy and stress free. Recommend to all."

Craig - Waterloo

Top Notch

"My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at the Laman St Chalet on the weekend. Firstly it was a delightful doing business with Jacqui -she is a very welcoming person and I understand the design and decor of the property is her "touch". The residence I am told was an old Miners' Cottage and I can assure you that it is now fit for a King. We were surprised by the facilities (incl Foxtel) and super clean presentation. It was simply 5 star accommodation with all of the trimmings. Great leafy quiet location with garage and even sports an external shower for those that want to explore the local beaches. It is the must stay place of Newcastle, simple as that. Very impressed would be an understatement. Congratulations on the effort - I will book it again when next travelling to Newcastle."

Craig -  Wagga Wagga

Beautifully decorated

"We stayed at the 3 bedroom Laman Street Chalet for a weekend in August and I could not fault it. Jacqui went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable and was very helpful when I needed to change dates.  It was all done with ease and we even received a phone call from her to see how our stay was going. Apart from the Chalet being beautifully decorated, the added extras such as a coffee machine, DVD’s, Austar and little sample bags full of Mor products were just fantastic.  Very close to Darby Street also. I highly recommend Cooks Hill Chalets, I wouldn’t stay anywhere else when in Newcastle."

Melanie - Coffs Harbour

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