1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. North Coast
  4. Smiths Lake
  5. #196810

@ the birdsnest - close to nature

House, Smiths Lake

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Min 1 - 5 nights stay

6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bathroom



Filled with one off pieces of furniture an eclectic mix of exotic, modern and old object d'art, this home fills everyone who visits it with a sense of comfort curiosity and well being. The moment you are up the stairs and into it's open plan and light filled space you will enjoy filtered views of the area from sunrise over distant ocean to sunset over the hills and will be surprised by how private and peaceful it is. The living and deck spaces are at the back of the house which overlooks a bushland reserve. The covered top deck, in line with the tree tops, is an outdoor living space where you can enjoy the ever changing moods of sky and forest whilst dining or relaxing. Watch the bountiful and diverse birdlife and feel part of their world - paint, write, relax. There is also a verandah at the top front of the house for sunrise outlook and a 2nd deck downstairs with stairs to the garden. A terraced and level backyard backs onto forest with a wooden 'pontoon' to laze away the afternoons. Come and enjoy this interesting and feel good home.

Unfortunately we cannot accommodate pets of any kind :)


You will have access to the entire home - however the garage and storeroom on the ground floor will be locked and inaccessible. These rooms are on either side of the foyer entrance area near the laundry entrance. The laundry has access through to the yard so your flow around the home will be unhindered.


You will be met by myself or our lovely manager Ali who just lives a couple of doors away and can help you should you need it. I or she will provide you with the keys on arrival and pick them up on leaving or as otherwise arranged.

As we are still living in the house not all rooms have been photographed - all will be revealed by mid October!


Gas cooking and instantaneous water - if anything should go wrong please contact myself or Ali.

The oven is gas and takes some time to kick in - a minute or so. But the grill is electric.

This is not a party house and no smoking indoors please!

The house is cleaned chemical free.

Before leaving, we would greatly appreciate it if you could leave the house as you found it and:

Turn off all lights and fans.

Take out the rubbish and dispose in the bins at the side of the house (yellow for recycling, red for rubbish).



Bedroom 1 with ensuite - 1 queen bed

Bedroom 2 - 1 queen bed

Bedroom 3 - 2 single beds ( one king single )

1 bathroom

Open plan living and dining

1 covered deck and 1 verandah

Down stairs - Laundry

Covered Deck

Backyard - split level and partially fenced with very usable lawn spaces for games etc.

Off street parking for 3 cars.

Linen: Everything will be provided - including sheets, pillow cases, pillows, wool blankets, cotton blankets, bath mats, hand towels and tea towels. You will only need to bring beach towels.

PLEASE NOTE - if you require doonas and covers these can be hired for an extra fee and need to be prearranged with us or by yourself or bring your own. To hire locally call Rita from RD Total Line Hire .

Other items provided:

Kitchen: dishwashing liquid, sponges,steel wool,paper towel,paper serviettes, aluminium foil, cling wrap, baking paper, salt & pepper, oil & vinegar.

Laundry: laundry detergent

Bathrooms: hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, body soap.

General: Ceiling fans are in all rooms except bedroom 3 ( single beds).

We provide a child safe gate for the top of the stairs.

Electric BBQ and frypan are on the upstairs deck.


Under 3 hours drive from the north side of Sydney in the summer holiday paradise of Pacific Palms, you are only minutes drive to the amazing natural beauty of Blueys, Boomerang, Cellito and Elizabeth beaches. Enjoy the best of both worlds - bring you camera and paints! as well as your bikes, kayaks boards or boat to take full advantage of this ideally situated property. We are situated on top of the hill in Smiths Lake, just a 5mins walk to Smiths Lake village shops and recreation park which has a skateboarding and netball facility and 2mins drive to Smiths Lake foreshore. This area is a photographers' and artists' dream - with so much natural inspiration and peace available. There are a variety of National Parks close by, which offer bushwalking, mountain biking and kayaking. There is easy access to boat launching ramps at Myall, Smiths and Wallis Lakes. The Sugarcreek Creek Floral Reserve and Whoota Lookout with panoramic views over the entire district are located nearby as well as the iconic Seal Rocks lighthouse and beaches.


There are several small shopping centres in the area.

Smiths Lake, Macwood Road

Lakes Way, Charlotte Bay

Petrol, post office, hairdresser, fresh seafood, real estate agent

General store, butcher, bottle shop, bakery, real estate agent, good café/takeaway, hairdresser.

Blueys Beach, Boomerang Drive

General store, cafes, take away, surf shop, gift shops, bottle shop (good range of deli items), chemist, real estate agents, doctor’s surgery, visitor information centre with internet access

Oasis Caravan Park general store, Boomerang Drive

Petrol, gas bottles, deli items, fresh vegetables

Bungwahl General Store, The Lakes Way

Petrol, bottle shop, limited range of fresh goods, take away kiosk (opens summer and school holidays)

Seal Rocks - general store


There is a large shopping centre in Forster with Woolworths, Coles and Aldi and specialty shops. There is a wide range of shops in Wharf St Forster and in Tuncurry


Great Lakes Council will recycle paper, cardboard, all cans, glass bottles, milk, juice and P.E.T. containers.

Bins go out on Macwood Rd Monday night for Tuesday collection.

*Please note that we do not permit smoking on the property*


ABC Classic FM 987.6

Radio National FM 971

Local ABC FM 955


Elizabeth Beach is the only patrolled beach. All other beaches require care if you are inexperienced or unfamiliar with surf conditions.

South-East facing beaches are the best to use if the wind is from the North-East

South-East facing beaches:

Blueys, Boomerang, Celito,

North facing beaches are the best to use if the wind is from the South

North facing beaches:

Elizabeth, Shelly, Number One & Boat Beach (Seal Rocks)

Sheltered, calm, child-friendly swimming spots:

Neranie, Myall Lakes NP (not in a Southerly)

Frothy Coffee Boatshed Beach, Smiths Lake (not in a Westerly)

Wallingat NP picnic area, Wallingat river

Best sunset/full moon spot

Whoota Whoota Lookout, Wallingat NP

Boat ramps

Bramble’s Reserve and Frothy Coffee on Smiths Lake

Nerani on Myall Lake

Forster and Tuncurry


The Bowling Club (Macwood Rd, Smiths Lake) and the Pacific Palms Rec Club (The Lakes Way) both sell good quality bistro-style food. Other places to eat


Smiths Lake Takeaway

Moby’s Resort, Boomerang Beach

The Kingfisher, Boomerang Drive

Jenz Café, Boomerang Drive

Kembali Cafe, Boomerang Drive

Hueys on Blueys Pizza, Boomerang Drive

Jetsu Kitchen, The Lakes Way, Pacific Palms


Pacific Palms

Last Sunday in the month, 9am – 1pm next to Pacific Palms Rec Club, The Lakes Way. Local and imported items, plants, food, new and second hand cloth, local crafts and artwork, soap, homemade produce, fruit and vegetables.


Getting Around

A bus service from Sydney or Newcastle can drop you at the Smiths Lake turnoff , corner of the Lakes Way and Macwood Rd -about 1km form our front door but its up a hill so be aware of that.

The Smiths Lake Bowling Club and Pacific Palms Recreation Club both have courtesy buses that can pick you up and drop you off.



Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Parking, Washing machine

Balcony Books Ceiling fan Children welcome Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils DVD player Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Washing machine


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