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Blue Poles - Sunrise Central

House, Pacific Palms

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

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Min 7 nights stay

7 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 bathrooms

Description

Are you longing to leave the chaos of city living behind and forget the frantic pace of day-to-day survival in the Big Smoke?

Escape to the quieter, side of Smiths Lake and surrender to the soothing rhythms of nature, without forsaking the creature comforts of home. Fall asleep to the calming sound of waves rolling onto Cellito Beach and wake to a glorious sunrise and the cheerful chorus of the birds.

The full moon glistening on the lake, a billion stars in a velvety sky, the relentless sweep of the Sugarloaf Point lighthouse and the sighing of the casuarinas in a nor'easterly: these are some of the sights and sounds that will stay with you long after you have left the lake.

Begin your day with an early morning swim in the warmer months, before having a leisurely breakfast on the deck. Stroll up to the village for the daily paper or just relax on the sunlounge with a novel or magazine from the well-stocked book shelves. As the day stretches before you, you have the choice of doing nothing in particular, or exploring the many wonders of the Great Lakes area.

At the end of the day, relax in the spa with a glass of bubbly.

A quote from the local tourist brochure captures the essence of this region: it "recreates the wonder of discovery with the nostalgic memory of the perfect childhood holiday".

Blue Poles is a modern holiday house located opposite Smiths Lake and with filtered lake views. The north-easterly aspect, soaring, curved ceilings, tinted glass, louvre shutters, ceiling fans and air-conditioning ensure cooling breezes and comfort in summer. The north-facing covered courtyard is a sheltered, sunny retreat in the winter.

Polished timber floors, fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dishwasher and espresso coffee machine, three bedrooms and two bathrooms main with spa bath. Spacious living areas with 42" LCD TV and expansive, covered, child-safe decks, plus the convenience of one level are features of the house. The master bedroom, which opens on to the deck, includes a walk-in robe and ensuite, while the main bathroom, situated between the second and third bedrooms, has a shower recess, spa bath and separate toilet.

Blue Poles is set up for family holidays and is ideally suited to two couples with 3-4 children: the layout of the house ensures complete privacy for couples, with an enclosed courtyard separating the main bedrooms. The main and second bedrooms have queen beds and the third bedroom has a timber trio bunk one single, one double with trundle.

Linen hire can be arranged prior to your stay.

Wander across the road to a safe swimming beach, ideal for small children. Adults and older children would prefer the deeper water of Amaroo Beach or the many nearby surfing beaches. From the house you can walk around the foreshore lake level permitting to the Frothy Coffee Boatshed and Cafe, where you can indulge in breakfast or a light lunch while you watch the pelicans glide in for a landing. Even the odd seaplane drops in for a visit.

An absolute must for visitors is to take a rug, some wine and nibbles and watch the sun set over the lake opposite Amaroo Beach in Amaroo Drive. The ever-changing colours reflect on the lake long after the sun has disappeared behind the horizon, providing great photo opportunities.

Local Attractions

Smiths Lake and nearby Wallis and Myall Lakes offer a multitude of water-based activities, from swimming and sailing to boating and fishing. Smiths Lake is normally land-locked, divided from the sea by a sandbar. When the lake becomes too full, it is necessary to manually open the bar and release the excess water to the ocean. When the bar is open, the lake becomes tidal.

Magnificent surfing beaches can be found only minutes away at Blueys, Boomerang, Elizabeth and Seal Rocks. There is a beautiful picnic area at the Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse just south of Smiths Lake where migrating whales can be spotted travelling north in early and mid-Winter and in Spring returning to the Antarctic. An interesting and testing nine-hole golf cours can be found at Sandbar and 18-hole courses at Forster and Tuncurry.

National parks, rain forests, boat hire Smiths Lake and Forster, local markets, bird watching, bush walking, horse riding and four-wheel drive access to Sandbar Beach permit required are all features of the area. The holiday towns of Forster and Tuncurry are only 20 minutes away and have great restaurants, cafes, many sporting facilities including indoor aquatic centre, shops, movie theatres, magical whale and dolphin cruises and fun parks.

Pacific Palms Recreation Club and Smiths Lake Bowling Club both have child-friendly bistros and there are other more upmarket restaurants in the immediate area: Kingfisher Restaurant at Blueys Beach is highly recommended. Kingfisher owners source fresh produce from local growers in the area, including seafood, cheeses and vegetables. Smiths Lake Bowling club welcomes guests to try their hand at the sport.

Coles, Aldi and Woolworths supermarkets, plus many variety shops can be found in the Stockland Shopping Centre, south of Forster. Essential items can be readily obtained locally in the Pacific Palms area at Smiths Lake and Blueys Beach. The Smiths Lake shopping village in Macwood Road has a bottle shop, coffee shop and takeaway, butcher, general store video and DVD hire, newsagent, beauty and hair salon, hot bread and cake shop and real estate office. Gourmet food items can be bought at Blueys Cellar and Deli at Blueys Beach.

For the nature lover, the local bird life is fascinating and king parrots, rainbow and scaly-breasted lorikeets, eastern rosellas, wattle birds and bower birds as well as galahs and cockatoos frequently use the bird feeders at Blue Poles. We are also visited by noisy possums bounding around on the deck if the bird feeders are left out at night. Brush turkeys roam the area looking for freshly-dumped mulch to build their amazing nest mounds and, if you are lucky, you may see a bower built by a bower bird to attract a mate.

Features

Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Books Ceiling fan Children welcome Clothes dryer Coffee maker Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Games Hair dryer Heating Hot tub Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Video library Washing machine
Blue Poles - Sunrise Central is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 11.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Retreat I debated if I would share or try and keep this treasure to ourselves. This area is beautiful. The house is large and comfortable, and well cared for. With a two minute walk to the lake and less then 10 minutes to a number of beaches it is the best of both worlds. We spent most of the car ride home trying to decide when we could come back next!
Date published: 2014-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful retreat with all the mod cons! We had an amazing stay at Blue Poles. The house is superbly located a stones throw from the lake and the property itself is fabulous. Meticulously clean, well-equipped with all the mod cons, with every convenience considereed including a well-stocked kitchen packed with all the utlities needed, a very comfortble house, cool with a wonderful outlook. We loved the daily visit of the beautiful birds. We will be back ...
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We loved our stay at Blue Poles! The house is even nicer than the photos suggest - airy and cool, with a beautiful outlook. It's by far the most comfortable holiday house we've ever stayed in, with every possible convenience: ensuite bathroom, fans and A/C, outside shower, second DVD player for the kids, proper laundry with dryer, and a large well-stocked kitchen with an espresso machine! We spent many happy hours with friends on the deck gazing at the trees and the lake, listening to the distant surf and feeding the galahs and lorikeets. The kids (aged from 2 to 10) loved kayaking, swimming and fishing in the lake near Frothy Coffee boathouse, and in the afternoons we'd stroll down to the lakeside right across from the house for a quick swim - the water was amazingly warm. For a change of pace we went boogie boarding/sand castle-making at Blueys and Elizabeth beaches, and did a rainforest walk - a week was barely enough to fit in all the possibilities. We would highly recommend Blue Poles for a relaxing family holiday, and we'll definitely be back!
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We have been staying at Blue Poles every year for six years and look forward to our next holiday there from the moment we leave. We love staying in the house so much that we call it 'our home away from home'. When we renovated our kitchen we made sure it had all the wonderful mod-cons that the Blue Poles kitchen has. Until next year...
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blue Poles was fantastic, from the moment we walked into the extremely clean & well stocked home we loved it. The welcome gift was beautiful, & the kitchen so well equiped, with everything you could possibly need. There was a great range of books, DVD's & games for adults & children. Sitting reading on the balcony with the birds visiting was relaxing. The home was spotless & very welcoming.(Even a brand new BBQ). We & our 3 children had a wonderful time, thankyou Wendy & Grant
Date published: 2011-01-14
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