Relax in your very own TREE TOP RETREAT! This ARCHITECT DESIGNED eco-friendly lake front holiday home has been designed as the perfect holiday getaway. It is fully equipped and family friendly, incorporating 4 bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms, and 2 separate living areas downstairs.

Located in the Great Lakes region, 3 hours north of Sydney, Smiths Lake is within minutes of several stunning beaches, lakes and areas of natural beauty, making it an ideal destination for a weekend away or extended holiday.

The stunning main living/entertaining area incorporates a FULLY EQUIPPED MODERN COOKS KITCHEN, large dining table, lounge area with TV / DVD/stereo, day bed and library of books. A rammed earth wall, amazing LOG BURNER (with fire guard, and integrated pizza / bread oven), and beautiful views make this room a truly fantastic place to relax.

There is a lovely SUNNY TERRACE adjacent to the kitchen with a HERB GARDEN (including basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, chilli, kafir lime, lemongrass, curry leaves) which you are welcome to use. We also provide basic kitchen provisions (foil, oil, sugar, tea bags etc.).

A 2ND SEPARATE TV/ CHILL OUT LOUNGE/ LIVING AREA has a large LCD TV, with surround sound, integrated I-pod docking station and PLAYSTATION 2 with games (including Buzz!). There is a selection of DVDs and videos to enjoy (including a childrens selection), as well as various board games and a range of children's toy, which saves you bringing them with you! Relax on the DAYBED and take in the wonderful views.

The LARGE FRONT DECK extends the length of the house and looks out through the tree tops to the lake. From here you can enjoy the beautiful sounds and sights of the Australian bush including bower birds, kookaburras, majestic black cockatoos and flying foxes. A large gas BBQ, and outdoor dining table are provided for alfresco cooking and dining.

Upstairs you will find 4 BEDROOMS all with views.
The 2 IDENTICAL MASTER BEDROOMS with Queen size beds sit at opposite ends of the house. Both have built in robes, desks and ceiling fans and each boasts it's own balcony with beautiful views out through the trees. The third bedroom has a Queen bed and the fourth a set of custom built timber bunk beds. There is an interconnecting door between the 3rd and 4th bedroom.

** We are happy to provide up to 2 extra foam matresses for extra children.

There are 2 LARGE BATHROOMS with separate baths / showers. Relax in A BATH WITH A VIEW out across the tree tops to the lake - sheer indulgence.

Ceiling fans and cross ventilation ensure cool comfort in the summer months, whilst for those long winter nights, curl up in front of the log burner, which also has an integrated oven allowing you to make your own bread / pizzas!

Two outdoor hot and cold showers are also provided for you to rinse off after a visit to one of the numerous local beaches.

The house is located on a 3,000 square metre plot, sloping down to the lake. Walk down through our very own tropical rainforest to a secluded lake front beach / cove. The perfect place for a swim, a picnic, or a spot of fishing!

FREE WI-FI and local calls are provided for your convenience.

Indulge yourself with an on-site MASSAGE or yoga therapy. Let us know at the time of booking, and we'll arrange it all for you (separate fees apply).

The house is the perfect getaway for couples, friends and families alike. For those with young children, you will also find a high chair, travel cot, small childrens dining table, and kids cutlery / plates provided.

Please note Orange Grove is a beautiful house located in a quiet area - if you are looking for a party house then please look elsewhere.

Location & Surrounding Area

Smiths Lake is located in the Great Lakes region, approximately 3hrs drive north of Sydney. The Great Lakes is an area of outstanding natural beauty, encompassing clear lakes and waterways, spectacular beaches, green forests and breathtaking views.

Beaches within 5 - 10 minute drive of Orange Grove include Cellito, Boomerang, Blueys and Elizabeth (patrolled, and good for kids). Local lakes are ideal for swimming with young children, with shallow clear water. Seal Rocks is a 20 minutes drive away - head up to the lighthouse for great views, and whale watching (in season). Forster is approximately 20 minutes drive, which has large supermarkets and various retailers. Smiths Lake village has a butcher, baker, village shop and the Lakes Cafe which does a great coffee.

There is a short 9 hole golf course nearby, as well as 18 hole courses at Forster and further north. Tennis courts are located at Pacific Palms, and are available to rent. Kayaks and small boats can be hired from the Frothy Coffee Cafe - a great way to spend an afternoon.

Head to 'The Reccie' for a lakeside drink/meal and watch the sunset across beautiful Wallis Lake.

Surf, sand, lakes, forest walks, sporting activities and absolute relaxation all contribute to making this an ideal location for your next holiday!

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Orange Grove is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Beautiful! Just came back from a weekend stay at Orange Grove and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our holiday. Great house with everything thought of - condiments, books, children's toys, IPOD docks & lots of DVD's. Loved having a bubble bath each evening overlooking the forest.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent property ! The house was absolutely lovely and the family enjoyed the stay very much. They kept on commenting how well equipped everything is and your attention to details to all minor things really made life so much easier. Smiths Lake is really a beautiful area and I would definitely come back again! Thanks again for everything!
Date published: 2014-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed our stay We really enjoyed our stay last week at Orange Grove. Love the house, it was really good for two families.
Date published: 2014-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful holiday ! It was a wonderful holiday thanks to the great holiday house and the beautiful location.
Date published: 2014-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful house. Extremely spacious with everything that you could need. Would be perfect for two families with two master bedrooms and super cute, spacious bunk room. The baths with views over the treetops and through to the water are simply stunning. Loved the herb garden too!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We will definitely book with you again next time we plan a family holiday back in Sydney. The house is in a perfect location and well stocked with everything we could possibly need!The mosquito coils definitely saved the day - we forgot to bring ours, and was very surprised to find the house stocked with everything we could possibly need!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The house and location was great. There are lots of beaches to choose from at Smiths Lake. The layout of the house was good with two separate living spaces. The kids enjoyed watching the kangaroo come through the front garden in the evenings.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had a lovely stay at the Orange Grove!The house has everything you may need!
Date published: 2014-01-23


Free WiFi
Herb garden
IPod docking stations
Linen Hire available
Pizzabread oven in indoor burner
Playstation 2
Romance Packs
Selection of games and movies
Travel Cot & High Chair


All tariff up to 6 people Extra adults once off surcharge$100 Extra children once off surcharge $50 Children under 3 stay free Min 3 nights on midweek bookings

Last minute deal!

Stay before 08 May 2014 for 15% off.

Special offer!

Weekend of 4th April - SPECIAL - $650 for 3 night stay, incl. late checkout (standard conditions apply, last minute discount n/a) May weekend SPECIAL OFFER - pay for a weekend stay, and get the Thursday or Sunday night FREE (standard conditions apply) Palms Sunday Markets - SPECIALS available

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $286 $820 $2000 2 $0 $0
* $215 $660 $1440 2 $0 $0
* $190 $660 $1240 2 $0 $0
* $0 $868 $1302 3 $0 $0
* $190 $660 $1240 2 $0 $0
* $270 $780 $1811 2 $0 $0
* $190 $660 $1240 2 $0 $0
* $215 $660 $1440 2 $0 $0
* $286 $820 $2000 2 $0 $0
* $215 $660 $1440 2 $0 $0
* $270 $780 $2130 2 $0 $0
* $500 $1200 $3515 3 $0 $0
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Bond deposit $500 p/s Linen Queen Bed $30 p/s
Adult over 6 people $100 p/s Linen Single Bed $25 p/s
Child over 6 people $50 p/s

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 6 adults. Property has 7 beds and can sleep a maximum 10 people.

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