1. Australia
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  4. Swansea
  5. #164610

Lake Forest Retreat @ Murrays Beach

House, Swansea

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

From $350 per night {{quote.pricing.message}} Total {{quote.pricing.price | format:'currency':'short'}} for

Min 2 - 5 nights stay

11 guests
5 bedrooms
7 beds
3 bathrooms


Lake Forest Retreat is a new self catering property nestled in the relaxed open space of Lake Macquarie, next to beautiful Wallarah National Park. Murrays Beach is an active, award-winning, lakeside community close enough to enjoy the benefits of Newcastle and Sydney, but far enough away for a tranquil lifestyle most people only dream of. With more than 1 kilometre of absolute lakefront foreshore, an on-site jetty, community pool and 70 hectares of landscaped open spaces. Relax at the LakeHouse café, picnic spots, barbecue areas, walking tracks and amphitheatre.

Just 90 minutes from Sydney, 30 minutes from Newcastle and only five minutes from Caves Beach and Swansea’s local shops, clubs and cafes, Murrays Beach is the perfect place to get away and relax.

5 minute drive to local supermarkets and cafes at Swansea

7 minute drive to Caves Beach and Surf Club

10 minutes to Belmont Yacht Club

20 minutes to Charlestown Square Shopping Centre

Wallarah Peninsula on your doorstep

Trails from Murrays Beach lead to beaches, fishing, swimming and surfing

90-minute drive to Sydney via the F3 and Pacific Highway

Golf courses, schools and hospitals are an easy drive

Lake Forest Retreat offers 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, steam room, open plan living and over 54 squares meters of tree top high deck, overlooking undisturbed bushland views. With all the luxuries Murrays Beach has to offer within 5 - 10 minutes walk, Lake Forest Retreat is your home away from home.

This house will accommodate a maximum of 16 guests total, with a MAXIMUM of 11 adults.


Queen Bed, Ensuite with bath, Kitchenette, Television and Private Courtyard.


Queen Bed, Walk-in robe and Private Balcony overlooking undisturbed bushland views.


Queen Bed, Robe and bushland views.


Double Bed, Robe and bushland views.


2 King Single Beds, plus 1 Single rolling trundle (pulls out from underneath one of the beds) Robe and bushland views.


The Media room provides extra bedding for up to 5 people. Beds are foam mattresses.


Large Steam Room with bench seat, Shower and vanity with separate toilet.


Shower with massaging pebble flooring, Bath, Vanity and Toilet.


Fully equipped kitchen, dining and casual lounge with gas fireplace and media, Deck opening on to 5 meter bi-folding doors and undisturbed bushland views.

Secondary formal lounge room overlooking secondary kitchen/bar and children's play area opening on to 3 meter bi-folding doors and undisturbed bushland views.


Fully equipped with washing machine, dryer, ironing board, vacuum, mop, broom and cleaning items.


This house is located in a small close knit community and is not suitable for weddings or large parties or gatherings


Porta Cot and High Chair Provided.

Linen and towels not provided.


Heading north from Sydney on the Pacific North Motorway, exit at Jilliby and continue on Pacific Highway to Doyalson, then turn left in to Murrays Beach.


Minimum 3 night stay during long weekends and school holidays, min 5 nights during peak Summer Holidays

Minimum 2 night stay at all other times

Rates are for up to 4 guests. Additional rates apply for extra guests

Early check in and late checkout available free of charge.

CLEANING FEE is included in the total cost.



Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Child's high chair Clothes dryer Cot Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Games room Iron and board Kitchen Microwave Parking Stereo Washing machine
Lake Forest Retreat @ Murrays Beach is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So happy with my choice Everyone loved being in the house for a short road trip. Considering we had a pretty big group, it was spacious and clean and very close to everything we needed. Danielle was prompt to answer any question and made sure we knew everything we needed for our stay.
Date published: 2015-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spacious and Comfortable Beautiful house for a family with children to stay and have a relaxing family time.
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent property. Tranquil and child friendly! We had such an amazing stay at Lake Forest retreat. We had 3 families all with young children come and we all got our own little private area in the house to sleep and the kids had their own play room with everything a child could wish to play with. Us adults got to relaxing over looking the beautiful landscape with out having to worry about the kids as the house was so large hide and seek kept them entertained for hours. They especially loved the media room. Murrays beach had amazing coffees at the lake house cafe overlooking the lake and jetty. There are BBQs and great outdoor equipment for the kids and walks right along the water. We spent most of our time at the private pool too despite the rain it was warm. Will highly recommend lake forest retreat. The house manager Danielle was more than accommodating and we felt very relaxed. Will be back!
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spacious summer retreat We recently enjoyed 3 nights at Lake Forest Retreat en route back to Sydney. The property is spacious and perfect for entertaining (we ended up inviting friends to join us). The lake and swimming pool are located within easy walking distance and there are plenty of lovely family beaches in the vicinity, including Caves Beach. We enjoyed a meal at the LakeHouse café, and coffee and milkshakes from the kiosk at the jetty. The open areas along the lakeside are great for stretching legs whilst kids have fun in the playground. In a nutshell: memorable stay, to be repeated!
Date published: 2015-01-08
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Prices listed based on 4 adults. Property has 7 beds and can sleep a maximum 11 people.