ABOUT THE HOUSE
The house is a unique timber country five bedroom home - has a lovely warm and welcoming feel . Most can't believe how deceptively large yet quaint the house is. They love the in- built bar, the fully equipped new kitchen, the large covered verandah, the championship sized tennis court and the privacy that they have on ACRES - it is surrounded by trees and palms. But best of all, it is affordable AND has free WI-FI and FOXTEL AND a wood fire inside as well as a CAMP FIRE area near the big veranda and another behind the tennis court. Timber is cut ready for the fire that John has ready to light or if arriving a little later Julie will light it so the house is warm and toasty on arrival.
If you have boats, kayaks, surf boards etc- there is plenty of room for them on the property in a very safe environment.
The owners Julie and John take pride in the property - always freshly mown lawns, tidy tennis court and the house is always well presented. You will be met by Julie who will show you through and give you the key code.. Guests are always excited to be shown through and are surprised at the size( bigger than expected) and the different areas of the house.
The house is not available for parties.
We love to return full bonds to all our guests as we know the house has been well treated and enjoyed.
Guests enjoy the close proximity of Jet Su Kitchen - on the corner of Kookie Ave and The Lakesway - an easy dinner at home or there- particularly on the first night of arrival.
The photos show most of the property and close by beaches and lakes.
As the crow flies Charlotte House is just over the hill from Blueys Beach.
Charlotte House is situated on a private acreage between the best beaches and lakes in the Pacific Palms area. It is only a short 3 minute drive to every location- whether to local shops, beaches, lakes, clubs. Its central location is ideal to investigate this lovely part of the coast and to have a relaxing time when you return from the many activities on offer.
The local beaches are Blueys, Boomerang, Elizabeth, Shelleys and Cellito. Local Lakes are Wallis Lake, Smiths Lake and Myall Lakes. Seal Rocks is must see and a walk to the lighthouse.
Lots of fun and choices for surfing, paddle boarding, swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking and walking.
When you come home from whatever activity, the house provides much more to enhance your already great day's outing- from playing tennis, basketball, riding bikes, enclosed children's playground, table tennis or just relaxing on one of the 3 verandahs or living areas or watching movies, FOXTEL or DVD's in one of 3 areas. Relax away from the crowds and other houses.
An extra 520 litre fridge can be used from the garage storage area - giving over 1000 litres of fridge and freezer space for the longer stays with families and friends.
The inclusion of Free Wi-Fi and being able to make local phone calls is great. Julie has a book with local phone numbers for the activities in the area, restaurants, bus pick up from the local clubs and much more.
Your very own tennis court is there for you 24/7 - no need to book, just enjoy when you want to- walk out the back door and onto the championship size court. There are racquets for both tennis and table tennis, but if you have your own and are enthusiasts , please bring your own.
The house has 5 bedrooms- all in seperate areas.
2 double bedrooms with ensuites- double beds.
There is a single bedroom with a single bed only
A large bunk room with 3 beds down and one up. Also two spare single mattresses under the beds.
One large queen bedroom.
All bedrooms are large enough to have cots for babies.
One pull-out sofa in the sitting room
We have 2 new Queen Eurobeds ( 5 star inflatable ) for the couples getaway. That makes 3 queen beds and 2 doubles.
There are three living areas: one with a fire place- fire wood supplied by Julie and John. A large family room with TV and Foxtel and lounges and chairs with recliners for total relaxation and a sitting room with a piano and a guitar.
There are three verandahs -
The entrance to the house is from the large L shaped verandah with a table to sit 14 and a table tennis table- great to escape the heat and lovely to gather for BBQ's.
There is a hooded 4 burner BBQ near the verandah for those tasty BBQ's AND Party lights for night- time to help set the scene.
There is a back gauzed verandah that bedding can be provided for, for your pets. The verandah is very relaxing with it's own lounge and chairs to relax on.This goes to an enclosed yard.
The last verandah is off the kitchen at the front of the house - very pleasant to sit quietly, have a cuppa, read the paper and/or listen to the bird life.
There is a large fully equipped brand new eat-in kitchen with all facilities including regular cleaning products, tea towels, glad wrap alfoil etc.
There are three bathrooms (one with the laundry), 3 toilets, 3 showers, small bath and larger bath.
The lounge /dining room is next to the popular bar area where it is enjoyed by all the family- some playing games, children drawing etc....and of course for adults to sit and drink at the bar.
The property is easy to find as it is just off the Lakesway before the Blueys Beach turn off. Where you turn off is the popular Malaysian restaurant Jet Su Kitchen- 70 metres from the house- open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Many guests have enjoyed the house's close proximity to the restaurant as well as the meals provided- either take-away or eat in.
GROUPS THAT HAVE STAYED
Families that span generations, 2-3 families, sometimes 4 depending on size or 3-5 couples.
Groups who come for a yearly get away.
Events held in the area with many wedding guests and surf carnival guests enjoying all that the house has to offer.
Schoolies and university groups have greatly enjoyed their holiday here. There is a different set up with bonds and payments so talking directly to the owners is advisable.
OTHER REASONS TO STAY
Whether relaxing- looking out on the trees, gardens and bird life, playing tennis, reading a book, sitting by the fire or camp fire, surfing, swimming or relaxing on or in the nearby beaches or lakes, this is a unique holiday experience.
Also the two local clubs offer a courtesy bus pick up to take you to lunch
Neighbourhood noise needs to be respected even though the property is on a private acreage.
You will need to supply your own sheets, pillowslips and towels. Doonas, blankets, bath mats and tea- towels are provided.
LINEN and TOWELS can be organised at an EXTRA COST. Julie will send details for you to enquire- you never know what specials could be happening depending on your time of stay.
Contact Julie for bookings and any other information needed by making an enquiry.
HOW TO GET THERE- 3 hours from Sydney
From Sydney.Head north on the M1 Freeway from Sydney, then onto the Pacific Highway past Newcastle and head to Bulahdelah. 2kms past Bulahdelah turn right onto the Lakes Way. Travel 40 kms, past the turn off to Seal Rocks, Smiths Lake and then past the Coomba Park turn off on the left . You do not leave the Lakes Way until you come to Kookie Ave which is less than 1 km past the Coomba Park turn off. Look for a blue sign Charlotte Bay Cafe - 200 metres and turn left into Kookie Ave at the Chinese / Malaysian restaurant- Jet Su Kitchen , travel 50 metres, over a small bridge, you can see the "Charlotte House" sign in front of a large pine tree, then turn left to a brown house where you can park in a garage. If you go further there is another entrance from which you can see the fences for the yard, tennis court and can park in the carport.
From Brisbane. Travel down the Pacific Highway past Taree and turn left at the sign to Forster /Tuncurry. Travel through Forster and continue along the Lakesway 20kms. Travel past the Rekky along Wallis Lake and for another 3 kms. There is a blue sign for Charlotte Bay Cafe. Turn right at what is the Chinese/Malaysian restaurant and continue to the house as per instruction above.
The local beaches of Blueys, Boomerang, Elizabeth,Shelleys and Cellito are waiting for you three minutes away as well as Wallis, Smiths and Myall Lakes.
The local National Parks with rainforest tours and bird watching are also ready and waiting....... OR maybe a joey might bound by in one of the near-by paddocks.
Pacific Palms - otherwise known as "Paradise" to the locals, has something for everyone.
From Charlotte House it is a three minute drive to any of the local beaches, lakes, or shops.
Julie has folders that gives information on all the attractions and more.
It is a short drive or walk to many places including the popular Forster/ Tuncurry just 20 mins drive north where there are many shops, restaurants, a cinema, dolphin cruises etc. OR a 20 minute drive in the other direction takes you to the popular and very beautiful Seal Rocks with one of Australias best light houses.
For the sporting enthusiasts there are the many beaches, National Parks and lakes with fishing, boating, kayaking, snorkelling, swimming, horse riding, walking and surfing being just some of the sports.
A golf course is only 5 minutes away and the tennis court is in the backyard. Table tennis is on the verandah.
Walking along Wallis Creek in the mornings is relaxing. Put in a kayak and paddle up the creek into Wallis Lake.
The most popular on the Mid North Coast fish co-op with a huge range of fresh seafood (prawns, oysters, various fish, crabs, lobsters) is only a few hundred metres away and shops (surf , internet café, pizza, fish and chip) are 3 kms from Charlotte House.
The Recreation Club is renound for its seafood. Sit on the balcony as the sun sets and stay on for a fish dinner. Courtesy buses will collect you by ringing the club.
Whatever the weather there is always something for everyone when you holiday at Charlotte House.