Cellitos was selected as a Finalist in the top 30 Nationally and top 5 in NSW for the Stayz 2015 Holiday Awards as Best Family Holiday venue. We specialise in accommodation for families with small children and family/friend reunions. Pets welcome. We are only 3hrs north of Sydney and 2hrs from the Hunter Valley
September to February 2017 are filling up quickly so book now to secure your prefered dates.
Enjoy our fabulous games room and outdoor television overlooking our salt water pool all while whale watching from most rooms in the house. Cellitos has been designed by the owners to comfortably cater for families with small children and family reunions/gatherings. The design is open, sunny with spectacular views over Smiths Lake, the Sandbar, the Pacific Ocean and towards Seal Rocks Lighthouse. Free use of family size lake canoe.
WEEKLY BOOKINGS ONLY (Sat to Sat) IN PEAK SCHOOL HOLIDAY PERIODS PLEASE. Must book well ahead for popular school holidays. Full free linen service provided for all weekly bookings only. Check calendar for availability.
The Pacific Palms area consists of several small villages including Smiths Lake, Blueys Beach and Boomerang Beach. All have a great selection of cafes and quirky restaurants for you to try. We are surrounded by stunning lakes and landscapes with crystal clear water and white sandy beaches. Cellitos holiday house is in the heart of Pacific Palms.
Watch whales pass from most rooms in the house from May to November. At times they are only 50m off the sandbar.
Cellitos has a 9x4m salt water swimming pool with all dining areas overlooking the pool to facilitate the safe monitoring of children. Keys are provided for all pool gates. Cellitos complies with all current pool regulations.
The whole family will enjoy our large Games Room complete with pool table, ping pong, darts and a small soccer games table. Guests tether their laptops to their mobile phones for data.
Foxtel is on the loungeroom television and there is a large tv screen wall mounted in the courtyard for great summer nights. Ceiling speakers inside and out add to the ambience of our relaxing courtyard, 6 stack CD and TVs in three of the 4 bedrooms. Plenty of home movies, DVDs and books to peruse.
One large dog or two small dogs welcome if clean and flea free on arrival for hygiene reasons. Pets must be well behaved and stay with owners at all times. No puppies please.
For the whole month of December each year we have on display our lovely Christmas tree and lots of singing xmas muppets around the house to amuse the whole family. . Peak holiday times are usually booked out 8months in advance so book early.
HOME DELIVERED GROCERIES:
As an additional convenience for time poor parents we can email you the local fruit and vege and butcher forms or place your Woollies orders 2weeks in advance to be delivered to the house on your arrival day.
SPECIAL SERVICES FOR SMALL CHILDREN:
There are two cots, high chairs, change mats and toys etc. and even two smaller colourful stretcher beds for toddlers learning to sleep in "big beds". Plenty of books, toys, movies and games for children of all ages ...no need to bring any of these items.
Kitchen facilities are first class with rice steamer, wok, Nespresso machine, Chef double oven and much more. All your plastic needs for catering for kids are supplied. The kitchen is stocked like your home.
Private Chefs available if guests are wishing to cater for special celebrations such as intimate or themed dinner parties, cocktail party, family reunions, high teas, valentines or anniversaries etc.. please ask Debe for details to discuss menus or specialty cakes directly with the Chef.
Our purpose built business office has three work stations and a glass sliding door so that kids on the computer can be monitored. Wi fi available and guests can tether their computers to their mobile phones as well. This room also doubles as a nursery just off the master bedroom for infants in cots.
OUR LOCAL BEACHES:
Cellito, Boomerang, Blueys, Elizabeth and Shelly Beaches are all within 5 minutes drive from the house. Elizabeth Beach is patrolled with flags and lifesavers in peak holiday periods only. This is a very safe beach to take the family to as it is more protected from deeper ocean currents than the other beaches.
Go for another short, scenic 20min drive to Seal Rocks and explore the beautiful No. 1 Beach, Boat Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Walk up to the lighthouse and enjoy the views and read about the history of the shipwrecks.
BOATING, FISHING, CANOE:
Scott and Debe are happy to orientate all our guests to the special features of the house and to the area. We provide our guests with written directions to visitor hot spots, fishing and boating maps and general information about all water activities in the area. You won't be left floundering!!! We can even provide safe parking for your boat and fish cleaning areas. Frothey Coffee has aluminium runabouts and catamarans for half and full day hire to access the lake and sandbar via the water.
Cellitos offers our guests free access to a large stable canoe and 4 life jackets to enjoy the foreshore of Smiths Lake. Paddle around the corner and stop off at Frothey Coffee one of our local cafes on the water for brunch or lunch. The kids can fish feed off the deck from here. Frothey Coffee also has a great little beach on the lake for very small children just learning water confidence. Its also right next to our small park and play area.
We can arrange for local Massage Therapists, Beauticians, Nail Technicians, Hairdressers, Babysitters and Yoga and Relaxation Classes etc. to be held at Cellitos. Please discuss with Debe to arrange.
HERB GARDEN AND LOCAL MARKETS:
Our small garden will provide you with plenty of mandarins when in season and some herbs for the bbq. Local markets on the last Sunday of each month.
Please note that Cellitos is a beautiful home positioned within a short walk to the local shops, in the best street in Smiths Lake with THE BEST VIEWS OF THE LAKE, OCEAN AND SANDBAR. Our views are about to get even better!!!
Elderly parents are welcome. We have 8 steps and then a landing then another 8 steps to reach the living room. Once in its basically level living with only one or two steps dividing zones. Hand rails are mounted near all steps and a sensor light is above the stairwell which automatically comes on every night when someone nears the stairwell.
CELLITOS DOES NOT CATER FOR SCHOOLIES GROUPS OR LARGE PARTY GROUPS. We are in a residential area and have great neighbours with small kids. Our Council is very strict on noise control.
SLEEPING/ PRICING ARRANGEMENTS
Cellitos sleeps 10, however, this can increase to 12 if two smaller children sleep in the two stretcher beds that suit 3, 4 and up to 7 yr olds. 2x cots and high chairs also available.
MASTER Bedroom 1x queen size bed boasting full panoramic views over the lake, sandbar, ocean and Seal Rocks. Walk in robe and twin shower polished porcelain ensuite. TV wall unit.
OFFICE off Master Bedroom this is a dedicated office ,however, it is also ideal as a nursery for use with our cot (no extra charge) or craft and art room for kids.
BED 2 sleeps 3 This room includes bunk bed with double bed on bottom and single on top. TV DVD and some games. A great room for kids to relax in after swimming at the beach and in the pool. In this room they can watch their movies and just fall asleep and stay where they lay!!!
BED 3 sleeps 3. Bunk beds with double lower bunk and single on top. Plenty of small childrens toys, blocks, games and books.
BED 4 has 1x Queen size bed overlooking very sunny entertainment area and pool. TV and plenty of wardrobe space.
The office room also serves as an ideal baby's nursery as it adjoins the master bedroom. Security gauzes have now been fitted to 3x bedroom windows near bunks for child safety.
Free linen included with all weekly bookings.
Weekends and shorter bookings can byo sheets, pillowslips and towels or pay for commercial linen bundles supply only at $30 per queen set and $20 per single set.
Please bring your beach towels.
Tariff price shown is based on 6 people. This is standard industry practice to make it easy for you to compare similar properties. When guest numbers are above 6 people an additional surcharge of $100 per adult guest per stay and $50 per child per stay will apply.
Again this is usual industry practice. All children sleeping in cots stay free. Once in a bed or stretcher bed they are considered additional guests when numbers are greater than 6.
Late 4pm checkouts on Sunday only for weekend bookings only if no other guests arriving that day - no charge if house left clean and tidy. I can only confirm this the day before checkout.
Minimum mid week stay of 3 nights.
Minimum 3 night stays for all long weekends.
Stayz generated quote is not always accurate so please disregard and wait for owners email quote. I often give guests discounts and don't charge for smaller children. Feel free to discuss payment options with me. I will always make phone contact with guests prior to emailing a quote in order to confirm all numbers and suitability this way your quote will be accurate.
Prefer all weekly bookings be Sat to Sat. but feel free to ph me as I am flexible outside of peak holiday periods (Peak - all school hols plus December to February). Also happy to take three part payments for peak Xmas holiday payments or larger bookings. Please phone and discuss.