1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. North Coast
  4. Smiths Lake
  5. #58137

Akama - Family friendly, pool and pets

House, Smiths Lake

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Min 2 nights stay

12 guests
4 bedrooms
8 beds
3 bathrooms


This spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom holiday home is suspended in the trees overlooking the beautiful Smiths Lake and the Sandbar with filtered views to Cellito Beach.

June 2016 update - the house is looking fantastic after we've redecorated by painting inside, sanding and recoating internal wooden floors, all external woodwork restained, new furniture, games and accessories.

Relax and unwind on one of the four outdoor decks, cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen or cool down with a dip in the pool. Lots of room for families sharing or a few couples getting away from it all. Only meters to the sandy beach on the lakes edge, or a few minutes drive to local surf beaches Cellito, Blueys and Boomerang, or the kids friendly Elizabeth beach.

Akama has open plan living/kitchen areas, polished timber flooring throughout, cross ventilation and ceiling fans ensure comfort in the summer, and a gas fireplace becomes the heart of the house on winter evenings.

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS Please refer to our floor plan in the photo gallery

First Floor bedroom 1 - sliding door opens to back deck with pool views. Queen bed, ceiling fan and ensuite bathroom with deep soak bath & shower. Can be closed off from the main house for privacy via a sliding door.

First Floor bedroom 4 - The Pavilion - Stands seperate to the house. Sliding door opens to back deck, overlooks the pool with views to lake. Queen bed, small TV & DVD player combo, ceiling fan, and ensuite bathroom with shower.

Lower Floor bedroom 2 - Sliding doors open to lower deck with lake views. Queen bed, ceiling fan and ensuite bathroom with shower. This room also has an ajoining study/baby room and can be closed off from the rumpus room to ensure peace & quiet. The baby cot/bassinet can be set up here to be close to mom & dad.

Lower Floor bedroom 3 - opens to rumpus room. Double bed and single bunk above, also contains a slide out trundle single bed. Ideal for the kids getaway.

The 2 leather sofas in the lower floor Rumpus room fold out to double beds and the two 2 single foam sofas in the study/baby room fold out to single beds.


Fully equipped for babies & toddlers with Baby Bassinett, Bath, Porta Cot, 2 x High Chairs & Safety Gate for internal stairs.

Plus DVD's, books, puzzles and toy box.

Older kids have a choice of books, puzzles and games, and the Rumpus room downstairs has a large TV & DVD player combo for children to have quiet time away from the adults.


The kitchen is equipped for all your needs, with Bosch ceramic cooktop, oven & warming drawer, dishwasher, microwave and plenty of space to work with 3 metre kitchen island.

Large fridge and an extra bar fridge so there's plenty of space for a large group to keep food and drinks cold.

Large Gas BBQ on the first floor deck for outdoor cooking. Watch the kookaburras don't steal your dinner, they're very cheeky.


We love our coffee and Akama has two coffee machines for use.

A Nespresso coffee machine and milk frother. Nespresso coffee capsules can only be ordered online at [nespresso"dot"com] or from one of their shops, so stock up.

We also have a Breville coffee machine and coffee bean grinder available. This takes standard coffee beans in the grinder, or normal filter coffee

For the old fashioned way .. we also have a large coffee plunger for standard filter coffee


First floor - Surround sound, large LCD flat screen TV, and CD/DVD home theatre system. Akama is wired for sound, so you can listen to music via outdoor Bose speakers in the pool area, decks and living area. Library with books, games, puzzles & magazines to browse

Lower floor - Flat screen TV with local terrestrial channels and DVD player.

Pavilion bedroom - Wall mounted TV with local terrestrial channels & DVD player


All stored in the garage

Double seater Kayak with wheels for easy access to the lake

Single seater Kayak - fits on roof racks

Table Tennis with bats & balls

Small beach box for kids with buckets & spades

Foam boogy boards


5m x 4m Salt water SOLAR HEATED POOL - chill out after a long day on the beach or lake. The surrounding decking is the perfect place to suntan and entertain in private. Includes outdoor hot water shower to rinse off after a surf or swim. Pool noodles and blow up toys are stored in the garage.

Please note that we turn off the solar heating in winter June-Aug


Full laundry facilities with Washing Machine, Dryer, Sink, Clothes Horse, Wash line in garage & Wash Line outside downstairs.


Real flame gas fireplace makes the house cozy & warm in winter, plus oil heaters in all bedrooms. All bathrooms have heating lights & heated towel rails.


Double Garage and off-street parking for trailers/boats


All beds are dressed on arrival with pillows & pillow slips, duvets & duvet covers and mattress

protectors. You only need to bring sheets and towels and full bedding for the cot or bassinet if you will be using them. This is included in our standard accommodation price.

A FULL LINEN service can be supplied at extra cost as per the pictures

Queen and Double packs $50

Single packs $40

Linen Packs include: All bedding, towels, hand towels, bath mat, face washers, tea towels and beds made up ready for your arrival.


We no longer provide wifi as guests use their mobile hot spots.


We understand that pets are part of the family, so well behaved dogs are welcome with prior approval from the owner. We only have wooden decks which are enclosed, so they need to be let out for toilet breaks and we ask that pets won't be left in the house or on the property alone.


Smiths Lake is a saltwater inlet separated from the ocean by a natural sandbar. Walk 20 metres from the house to a lovely white sand beach on the lake front. The lake water is calm and offers swimming, fishing, watersports.

Cellito, Blueys and Boomerang are fantastic surf beaches a 5min drive away. Elizabeth beach is wonderful for kids as it's a protected bay with no waves. Shelley beach is also protected, great for fishing and accessed by a lovely little nature walk.

Smith Lake Shops are a few minutes stroll away with a supermarket, butcher, baker, liquor store, hair dressers and dine in/takeaway food from the Lakes cafe. Fab Tapas on offer Friday & Saturday nights and their breakfasts are fantastic.

The Frothy Coffee Boatshed is a 10-15min walk 2min drive. The Frothy Coffee is on the lakes edge with dine in/takeaway food, a lovely childrens playground, a white sandbar with shallow safe swimming for kids, great fishing, boat hire, a boat ramp for water access and lots of opportunity to feed the fish breadcrumbs & lie in shade of the gum trees.

A 5 min drive to Blueys offers the Twenty by Twelve cafe, Fish & Chip take aways, and the fantastic Buddah on the Lake restaurant.

Forster/Tuncurry is a 20min drive further north and has a large shopping centre, cinemas, restaurants, clubs, bowling, boat and fishing cruises etc.

The Pacific Palm Markets are held on the last Sunday of the month, with extra markets in the holidays. Located at the Pacific Palms Community Centre, The Lakes Way. The area comes alive with music, kids games & playground, coffee, food and a really great vibe ...go and experience it for yourself

Other activities include golf, tennis, bushwalking, local markets, 4WD trails and horseriding.

Our guest book found on the lounge coffee table has maps and lots of pamphlets from the surrounding areas. Full of ideas to entertain you.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Dishwasher, Parking, Private pool, Washing machine

Balcony Books Ceiling fan Child's high chair Children welcome Clothes dryer Coffee maker Cot Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Games Games room Garage Hair dryer Heated pool Heating Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Living room Microwave Outdoor grill Oven Parking Pets allowed Private pool Refrigerator Stereo Stove Toaster Toys Video library Washing machine
Akama - Family friendly, pool and pets is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 19.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely place We loved the property. Thought the pool, table tennis table and kayaks were a great addition. Kitchen and other facilities were great. Only downsides were the squeaky double bed in the bunk bed, the dead bird on the balcony with unmentionables and the confusion about what linen to bring. Other than that it was top notch. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will highly recommend it to others.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very relaxing We loved the location and tranquil setting however there were a few issues with the property which we thought should have been rectified before we stayed there.
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome place, we all loved it! Our family had a lovely relaxing few days at Akama, chilling in the pool, walking across to the lake where the dog swam while we fished & kayaked. Planning a week here next time
Date published: 2016-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing home!! We really enjoyed our stay, amazing location and the house was perfect for our hoilday. Would definitely come back again and again
Date published: 2015-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Property We went for a girls weekend away and it was fantastic. So much room and great entertaining decks. The house has everything you need and a great pool to cool off in. And not to far from anything - shops, beach & Bowling club.
Date published: 2015-09-17
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