One road back from the lake the house has a view of both the lake and the ocean. It is the perfect place to relax, swim, fish, sun bath or just read a book, play a game or dine on the deck. Great for couples (easily sleeps three couples) or even two or three families with kids.
Smiths Lake is the ideal holiday place if you like sun, sea, water and bush. For all tastes there is something to do.

Smiths Lake has a great village atmosphere with something to suit all ages. The Lake, which is closed to the ocean for the majority of the year, attracts enthusiasts for wake boarding, water skiing, fishing and swimming. The family can enjoy the calm waters and the sandy beach down near Frothy Coffee Boatshed. The Lakeside reserve has BBQ facilities and Public toilets available. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at The Lake Café located in the Smiths Lake shopping village which also offers General store, Bottle shop, Butcher, Bakery and hair Salon.

The house has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 11 people:
- one bedroom with a king bed
- two bedrooms with queen and single beds
- one bedroom with queen futon and single bunk,
two bathrooms (one combined with laundry) and fully equipped kitchen. Each bed has pillows (bring your own linen). A huge deck gives a great view of the lake, ocean and sandbar. Ideal to relax.

How to get there

Head north on the F3 Freeway from Sydney then onto the Pacific Highway through Raymond Terrace and then Bulahdelah. 5km after Bulahdelah turn right onto Lakes Way, continue on Lakes Way until you reach a right hand turn off to Smiths Lakes, Pacific Palms. Continue throught Smiths Lakes village, past the shops turn left into Patsys Flat road.

Local Attractions

Stroll down to the waterfront - for a swim, fishing, or a coffee. Smiths Lake is a large, beautiful lake - perfect for safe swimming, windsurfing, kayaking, catamarans, boating or fishing.

SANDBAR (or CELLITO) BEACH: Just a short drive away, and entered by walking through a rainforest - or a short hop across the lake by water - for a swim, a fish or a picnic. Stunning beach - great for swimming, surfing, fishing, and long beach walks.
BLUEYS and BOOMERANG BEACHES: A few minutes drive further north, are these 2 popular, surfing, swimming and fishing beaches, next to -
ELIZABETH BEACH: The safe family beach - for swimming & fishing.
SEAL ROCKS: is an easy drive to the south - and has a number of beaches - providing great surfing and fishing beaches plus excellent for diving & sea kayaking - magnificent views from the lighthouse.

Apart from Smiths Lake, many other nearby lakes and waterways provide excellent fishing, boating, windsurfing and kayaking. Prawning is very popular in season.

The area features many National Parks and sub-tropical rainforests with bush and coastal walking trails.

Golfers have the choice of 2 nine hole golf courses nearby- at Sandbar and Shallow Creek - and three 18 hole courses at Tuncurry, Forster and Tallwoods (all within an easy drive).

There are local clubs and a couple of restaurants and coffee shops within minutes of Smiths Lake and the Palms beaches. Takeways at Smiths Lake & Blueys Beach. In Forster, 20 minutes north, there are a number of clubs, a variety of restaurants and cuisines. Or you can share your fresh caught fish & chips with the seagulls on the Co-Op wharf at Tuncurry.

Cooks can get most items from the local supermarket, butcher and bakery at Smiths lake and the supermarket and deli at Blueys. There is a great just caught fish shop close by with a good selection of local fish and shell fish. For a full range, Forster has all the main food supermarkets. Smiths Lake Bottle Shop store is a short walk away - with another at Blueys. Stroll to the shops for the papers.

Entertainment at the local clubs on Fridays and Saturdays and there's a 3 cinema theatre in Forster. The local supermarkets have a good selection of latest DVDs & videos.

La Manda is rated 4.2353 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple, Tranquil and Beautiful We stayed in the busy Easter season, but the surrounding was peaceful and calm. The lake and the many beaches provided ample opportunities for kids and adults to enjoy. La Manda is a clean, spacious home for everyone to enjoy the holidays.
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great house in a beautiful location. Very easy and convenient to access as well. We had a great weekend thanks.
Date published: 2013-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We stayed as a big group at La Manda. It was very comfortable stay. Smiths Lake is a quite place from all the hustle and bustle, and La Manda is perfect place to stay and enjoy!
Date published: 2013-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great holiday home with everything you could want! Excellent size and in a great area in Smith's Lake. We would definitely stay again!!
Date published: 2012-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We had a peaceful, relaxing holiday at La Manda. Great view from balcony and main bedrooms. Plenty of room for big group of people or family. Good value for money.
Date published: 2012-02-11


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Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Dish Washer
Games and Books
Grass play area
Heaters and fans
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Large front deck
Large rear deck
Washing Machine
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