SET ON 25 ACRES AND WITH NO IMMEDIATE NEIGHBOURS OR ROAD FRONTAGES, "BALI VIEW" IS ONE OF ONLY A SELECT FEW HOLIDAY RENTAL PROPERTIES IN THE PACIFIC PALMS AREA THAT OFFER ACCOMMODATION OF SUCH A HIGH STANDARD WITHIN A COMPLETELY PRIVATE ENVIRONMENT.
SO IF YOUR'E LOOKING FOR A QUIETER AND MORE INTIMATE HOLIDAY SETTING THAT IS CENTRAL TO ALL LOCAL BEACHES AND ATTRACTIONS, THEN "BALI VIEW" IS FOR YOU!!!
BALI VIEW - A Balinese inspired retreat in a peaceful and private bushland setting with immediate lake and mountain views, and furnished in the traditional Indonesian style.
This unique two bedroom house sits on an elevated lakeside property of 25 acres with a sunny north-easterly aspect and comprises two building pavilions with high raked ceilings and exposed beams connected by a covered breezeway and surrounded by covered verandahs and a large open deck area set amongst surrounding tree tops.
The main pavilion comprises an open plan living/lounge, dining and kitchen area (the kitchen with Caesar stone benchtops, 'state of the art' appliances and an indoor/outdoor servery bar), a bathroom and the smaller of the two bedrooms accommodated. The open plan living area opens onto a covered verandah area via concertina doors.
The second pavilion comprises the main bedroom with full height glazing showcasing the elevated north easterly outlook along with a luxuriously appointed ensuite bathroom with natural concrete stepping stones set amidst loose riverstone pebbles, a walk-in robe, deep freestanding bath, and indoor/outdoor shower recesses. The ensuite bathroom is featured in the 2008 Winter edition of COAST LIVING lifestyle magazine (Page 120/Photo 9).
Natural (rough hewn) cypress pine logs form the supporting posts to the covered verandah and breezeway areas of the building with stainless steel wire balustrading to maximize the pleasant north easterly outlook from the elevated verandah and deck areas of the house.
The house contains quality inclusions: dishwasher, Ilve gas oven and stove, full-size refrigerator, a 68 cm flat screen stereo TV, radio/CD player and DVD player and a 6-seat dining table. Outdoor facilities include a four-burner gas BBQ with hood and side burner, an outdoor dining setting for 6 people, and two sun lounges with cushions. Books, magazines and board games are also provided.
The house sleeps 4 people and is most suitable as an intimate setting for one or two couples, or a small family (two adults and two children). The house is also suitable for small catered functions and get-togethers, subject to prior approval and arrangement through Pacific Palms Real Estate.
A holiday retreat with a difference which combines all modern conveniences within a luxurious, peaceful and private lakeside bushland setting.
***Please note that the property is not fenced and there is a small open pond located some 60 metres to the rear of the house which is required for bushfire fighting purposes.
For this reason we ask that guests ensure their children don't venture beyond the large cleared area of the land which surrounds the house unattended.
Also, the property next door to the left of the house is a wildlife sanctuary caring for injured wildlife (mainly wallabies). If you do own a dog or cat, please ensure that your pet is not permitted to roam unrestrained around the property.
If you intend to stay at Bali View with your pet, it is important that you advise us at the time of your accommodation enquiry. Please indicate the age, number and breed of your pet/s in the 'comments' section of your enquiry. We thank you in advance for your co-operation.
HOW TO GET THERE
Head north on the F3 highway from Sydney then onto the Pacific Highway through Raymond Terrace and then Bulahdelah, approx 2km after Bulahdelah turn right onto the Lakes Way, continue along the Lakes Way until you reach the small township of Bungwahl. Approximately 5km on from Bungwahl along The Lakes Way turn left into Tarbuck Park Road (signposted).
This very scenic and beautiful coastal lake forms part of the Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park and is perfect for safe swimming, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing and boating, a lakeside BBQ or picnic. Prawning is very popular in season.
Bali View is located directly opposite the lake.
The township of Smiths Lake is a short 2 minute drive away where shops, including a butchers, cafe, bakery, liquor store and general store also selling fruit and veg, newspapers and magazines are available. Don't forget to visit the famous Frothy Coffee boatshed for a light lunch, coffee and/or cake on Smith's Lake. The Smiths Lake Bowling Club also provides a good lunch and dinner menu at reasonable prices.
The largest coastal lake on the eastern seaboard. A boat ramp provides access to the lake at Bungwahl, a short drive away.
Only 5 minutes drive south from Bali View
This beautiful lake is a short drive away. Great for fishing, boating, swimming, windsurfing, kayaking and catamarans. Access to the lake is available from a number of boat ramps around Pacific Palms. The Great Lakes Sailing Club provides an excellent point of access to the lake for swimming, windsurfing, kayaking and small catamarans. Also, be sure to experience the absolute pleasure of a beautiful sunset on Wallis Lake from the lakeside dining terrace of the Pacific Palms Recreational Club, affectionately known as "The Recky".
Only 7 minutes drive north from Bali View.
Sandbar (or Cellito Beach):
Just a short drive away and accessed via a boardwalk through remnant coastal rainforest or via watercraft over Smiths Lake is this beautiful and pristine beach ... great for surfing, swimming, fishing and long beach walks. Dolphins are regular visitors to this and other beaches in the Pacific Palms area; whales also in season. A truly religious experience for the surfing enthusiast when conditions are right (which tends to be often).
Only 2 mins drive north to the turn-off from the Lakes Way, then 5 minutes to Sandbar/Cellito Beach along gravel road.
Blueys and Boomerang Beaches:
A few minutes drive further north are beautiful Blueys Beach and Boomerang Beach. Great for surfing, swimming, fishing, and beach walking.
Only 7 minutes drive north from Bali View.
The township of Blueys Beach is a short drive away where shops, including a a licensed pizzeria/restaurant, take away, cafe, bakery, liquor store and general store also selling fruit and veg, newspapers and magazines, a chemist, surf shop and health/massage centre are available. The local area's information centre is also located here. Also, at Bommerang Beach is the licensed Moby's cafe and restaurant for a more sumptuous dining experience. Less than 5 minutes drive along the Lakes Way from Bali View is a fish and chip shop selling fresh locally caught seafood, oysters etc.
Just north of Boomerang Beach are the quieter waters of Elizabeth Beach - a safe family beach ideal for swimming and fishing. To the immediate south of Elizabeth Beach is a little known nudist beach for that full body tan!!!
Only 8 minutes drive north from Bali View.
Seven Mile Beach:
A long and beautifully open and pristine surf beach known for its good fishing and surfing and accessed from various points along The Lakes Way.
Approximately 15 minutes drive north from Bali View.
Is an easy 15 minute drive to the south and has a number of beaches, including Fishermans, Lighthouse, Treachery and Yagon which provide opportunities for safe swimming, surfing and fishing; also excellent for diving and sea kayaking. A short drive and walk up to the Seal Rocks Light House is highly recommended for unsurpassed coastal views.
Only 15 minutes drive south from Bali View.
The larger lakeside townships of Forster/Tuncurry which provide the full range of services, including a cinema, boat hire, bowling clubs and hotels, food and clothing shops, etc is a 25 minute drive north of Bali View along The Lakes Way.
- 2 Bathrooms with Showers/Baths
- 2 Queen beds (Doonas/no linen supplied)
- Books, magazines and board games
- Ceiling Fans
- Cooking Facilities
- DVD player
- Gas heating in main liviing pavilion/Ilve gas oven and stove
- Hot and Cold Outdoor Shower
- Ironing Facilities
- Outdoor table setting for 6, 2 x sunlounges and indoor/outdoor bar stools
- Pets considered (outdoors only/ample u/cover verandah areas available)
- Washing Machine
RATES DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Summer Holidays Peak: 20 Dec 2012 to 12 Jan 2013: $2,400/wk; Summer Holidays: 12 Jan 2013 to 26 Jan 2013: $2,200/wk; Easter Holidays: 7 nts 13 - 27 Apr 2013: $1,800/wk; Easter Long W/E: 4 nts 28/03-1/04/2013: $1200; Spring Holidays: $1,200/wk.
Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.
Prices listed based on 4 adults. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 people.
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