1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. North Coast
  4. Smiths Lake
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Fishtales On the Lake --- Couples Retreat ---

House, Smiths Lake

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

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Min 2 - 4 nights stay

4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 bathrooms


"Fishtales On the Lake" is an exclusive, 5 star, "couples only" private retreat located on the mid north coast of NSW just 25 minutes drive south of Forster or an easy 3hour drive from Sydney.

We only take ONE booking at a time, so it's perfect for honeymooners, second honeymooners, or just that romantic weekend or week away with someone special, because it's so private.

Fishtales owners and onsite managers, Steve and Kaz, are offering their spectacular , fully self contained, absolute waterfront holiday accommodation, to discerning couples, for that perfect, worry free, adult holiday experience.

All quoted prices are based on two people (one luxury bedroom with ensuite etc), however, a second, luxury, air conditioned, queen sized bedroom with it's own ensuite,TV etc, can be added to the apartment and is available upon request , if you would like your friends to holiday with you, just ask Steve when enquiring, for a quote.

Your holiday here can be as private as you would like while still offering all the luxuries and lakeside activities for you to enjoy.

Fishtales is situated on the western side of Symes Bay, on Smiths Lake (S 32.22.95 E 152.30.66) , looking directly across the lake at Sandbar Beach. At night, Seal Rocks lighthouse can be seen from your apartment, adding a beautiful backlight across the lake.

Smiths Lake is quite unique as it is a salt water lake, but it remains isolated from the ocean for most of the time by Sandbar beach, this provides us with a beautiful, tideless saltwater habitat for all forms of watersports and wildlife.

You can paddle across the lake to Sandbar for a swim in the surf in our complimentary kayaks or go fishing, swimming, waterskiing and sunbaking on the beach right in front of your boutique apartment , no need to drive anywhere if you dont want to---its all right here. Boat hire is also available from the Frothy Coffee Boatshed just a few minutes away. All this, and more, and it's just a pleasant 3hr drive from Sydney.

For the night out or when you don't feel like cooking ,the area has two clubs and several restaurants and take-aways, all within a short drive or you can be picked up and then, dropped back at "Fishtales" after your night out, by the club's courtesy buses.

Fishtales is exclusively for couples (sorry kids) and its absolute waterfront position is truly unique on Smiths. There is no better location on the lake and your apartment adjoins a lakefront reserve--- very private.

For the water enthusiasts, Smiths Lake is a salt water environment that is very popular for swimming, skiing and fishing and all outdoor watersports. It also supports all the fish species normally found along the east coast, bream, flathead, whiting, flounder, blackfish, blue swimmer crabs etc.

You can put your boat in when you arrive and leave it on the buoy out front or parked on the beach, right in front of your apartment for the duration of your stay.

A full wash down area is located next to your apartment.

Smiths is also extremely popular with the sailboarding and kitesurfing fraternity as the clean sandy bottom and shallow water, in parts of the lake, makes it ideal for those speed runs.

Paddleboarders will also have a great time on Smiths Lake and Sandbar Beach.

Your hosts, Steve and Kaz are onsite if you need any assistance or advice during your stay.

No need to rave on any more about Smiths Lake or the fabulous beaches that surround it as there are many images available in our gallery or on the net for you to familiarise yourself with the area.

The apartment has digital TV, Foxtel (including sports package),Netflix, DVD and WiFi and two queen sized, air conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. (as previously stated, quoted price indications from Stayz website are for the "Honeymoon" suite only--Check with Steve if you require accommodation for two couples.)

Please flick through the photo gallery as a picture says a thousand words. We believe Fishtales to be the pinnacle of adult accommodation available on the lake.--------Go ahead, really spoil yourself, we are sure you will be so pleased you did.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Steve or Kaz on or just send us a booking enquiry (no obligation) with your contact details and we will call or email you a reply.

Avoid disappointment and book early for your next romantic / fun holiday of a lifetime.

"Fishtales on The Lake" is not for pets.

This property, "Fishtales on the lake" is only managed in Australia and we never request payments to be made to overseas bank accounts.

Private "Couples Retreats" are hard to find. There is one at Smiths Lake where you can rediscover each other.

Fishtales On the Lake -------- for just the two of you.

We all love our kids and families, but you know what-- sometimes you need to have some special time out to spend together-- just the two of you.

Fishtales On the Lake is exactly the private space you need to have that time together. We think it's the perfect getaway to recharge and appreciate your partner.

Plenty to do and see here as well , the lakes, swimming, the beaches, fishing , read your favourite book by the lake, sight-see, bush-walk, sun bake, paddleboarding, kayaking, waterskiing, or just relax, the list goes on and on.

Come for a week or a weekend, we know you will love it .


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Clothes dryer Dishwasher DVD player Eco-Friendly Free WiFi Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Parking Satellite/Cable Stereo Towels provided Video library Washing machine
Fishtales On the Lake --- Couples Retreat --- is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 23.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best property we have ever stayed in We go away for a lot of weekends and we have never styed in a property as nice as Fishtales. The owners were so friendly and helpful and we were welcomed with a bottle of champagne. The property was very clean, excellently equipped, modern, with top quality fitting and the views were spectacular. We had taken our boat with us and the boat ramp was next door. My partner caught a flathead and we had fish fingers for entrée. Would highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabujpusl property with spectacular views! What a fabulous week we had at fishtales. Such a unique 5 star property right on the water. Kaz and Steve have thought of everything you could possible need from fishing rods, canoes, Netflix & FOXTEL to various comfy places to sit and relax! We loved every minute of our stay and will definitely be back!
Date published: 2016-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection The perfect weekend getaway The accomodation was perfect the location was perfect and our Hosts wounderful I wil recommend this place to everyone it is true luxury . Can't wait to come back
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! This is an outstanding luxury property located in the best spot on the lake. Amazing views! Peaceful quiet outlook with absolute lake frontage. Catching a few fish almost at our doorstep was pretty special! Nothing has been overlooked with every possible inclusion taken care of. Very private even though Steve and Kaz are just next door if needed. They are very friendly, welcoming and thoughtful hosts. We took advantage of the courtesy bus to the bowling club, had a delicious steak dinner. Also enjoyed breakfast at Frothy Coffee Boatshed just round the corner. Found the whole community hospitable and welcoming. Great spot will definitely visit again. :o)
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect R&R We walked in and experienced the wow factor, beautiful accomodation, gorgeous views, a perfect getaway for couples, or for those needing time for self. The owners were friendly, welcoming and helpful. The stars at night and beautiful sunrises added to our experience, as did the peaceful fishing, kayaking, walks and leisurely sight-seeing. The five night stay was a perfect getaway for us
Date published: 2016-02-15
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