Winter fires. Timber supplied. Like having your own resort with tennis court.
About Julie Henry
We live close by and love this area. This was our family home so we know it well. It grew with the family and has had recent renovations to kitchen, bathrooms and flooring. Our adult children live in Sydney and love coming home to rejuvenate from the city life. We all loved playing tennis and our son represented Australia and played in all the Grand Slams. John and I love welcoming people to our area and are happy to assist with holiday planning.
Julie Henry purchased this House in 1981
Why Julie Henry chose Charlotte Bay
Great privacy and fun after the days activities- lots of space for children and adults to play games and have fun. All 5 bedrooms are private- none are next to the other. Not far to get anywhere and lots of choices that don't require money- just beautiful nature. Woolworths will deliver to the house as well.--lots of storage space. A local supermarket will be opening soon very close by and will be great for grocery shopping.
What makes this House unique
Championship sized tennis court- great for tennis, children learning to ride bikes, basketball , cricket etc Two great Clubs- Recky with best sunsets and dinner and Smiths Lake Bowling Club has barefoot bowls and makes great Pizzas, also a Pizza Delivery service and will pick up and drop off for the convenience of not having to drive. Three local restaurants- Kembali, Kingfisher and Red Gum. Table tennis on the covered verandah at the front. 3 verandahs - all covered from the sun. Outdoor table setting by the tennis court Privacy and lots of fun!!!
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
More country than coastal..........
The house is a good size & is close to plenty of amenities as long as you want to drive, as the road does not have a walk way. The beaches were beautiful, cafe's were friendly, Forster is such a lovely place with plenty of activities to do. The mosquitos were a problem for our stay, with most us being bitten. The third bathroom was not really functional as it has a glass wall, not practical for our group. The fifth single bedroom is really quite small in size.
Thanks for your review. The house is in a private setting and the mosquitos everywhere have been the worst ever this year. We do provide mosquito coils for assistance, but aerogard is also necessary. There is a plan of the house on the site so you can see clearly the size and configuration of the house. The middle bathroom/ laundry has a privacy window- you see out, no- one can see in. As you had a week over the Easter period the area is alive with tourists.
Forster is s beautiful place, but a 20 minute drive. The local beaches, lakes and cafes are all well regarded as some of the best in the area. Blueys, Boomerang, Lizzy, Seal Rocks and our beautiful lakes have Forster residents coming to our area for the beauty, peace and tranquility.
Hope you had a great stay regardless.
Big house, dated decor, swampy location
The house is in a good location. The house has a lot of beds but the layout is abit confusing. Walking through 2 bathrooms side by side to get to a bedroom is abit weird. Nice but dated - don’t expect to be wowed.
The tennis court is a fun thing to have at the house. Concrete base not synthetic. Not a championship court as stated. Still fun for a muck around.
Bring the mozzie repellent. We had abit of rain and the surrounds are very swampy.
The owner stopped in a couple of times to say hi which was abit weird.
Clean the house well when you leave. Even though there is a cleaning fee in the price the owner wasn’t impressed with cleaning. The house was left very tidy minus a vacuum and hosing of the deck but still complained.
This review is written by a dishonest person who had a bucks party with 22 people there when it clearly states on the website no parties. The photos show all the house and the tennis court which is true to what you get- most people love it. There is even a map of the property and house. This person was only interested in one thing- having a party on acres and securing the house for that purpose. He said it was a father and son trip and I said - not a bucks party? No, he replied- just a fishing trip. I met him on arrival as I always do and he said there would be only the 6 people there tonight and only 11 were coming. The others would turn up on Saturday.... but neighbors complained of the noise that night and said there was about 14 cars parked around and many young males drunk and disorderly. I drove past on Saturday to see what was happening and counted 14 cars and many young males all drinking and playing tennis. They had lit a large fire and I said they should put it out as it was a total fire ban as we hadn’t had rain. That afternoon it rained and they had all the furniture from the verandahs out and they all got wet. After they left the BBQ hadn’t been attempted to be cleaned or the verandah as there was food and bottle tops still on the floor. I knew we’d had rain so I checked the furniture and they were all wet. I put them in the sunshine to dry. This person can’t tell a truth and has written this review as dishonest as he is. It was a breach of the house rules and extremely disrespectful. He left without saying the furniture and cushions were wet and I was very kind and returned his bond in full- just grateful that the house was in tact.
I would not recommend renting to a person who is obviously has no respect for others properties.
As you can read from other reviewers- the house is a lovely holiday place and everyone has a great time.
A great place for family get togethers
Charlotte House is a great place to stay for large families. The house had heaps of room,was nice and clean.and was equipped with everything you need. The house is well set up for entertaining with a large verandah and bbq area and well maintained yard and tennis court. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back. Thanks Julie and John
You are welcome back anytime and so glad you had a great celebratory weekend with family and enjoyed the spaces that the house offers.
See you again soon
Fantastic home and location
Great facility for large groups and/or multiple families. The house has all you need for a great trip away.
Smack bang in the middle of where you want to be in this region.
Julie was a pleasure to deal with and we’ll definitely be back again.
Really great stay at Charlotte House with awesome hospitality
Warm accomodation in such a nice setting, even in winter the area is lovely with birds whistling and fire crackling. Definitely a must go to if visiting north coast.
Thank you Julie for the nice hospitality!
Thanks Chris, for a lovely review. You were a pleasure to chat with and as I am away everyone was happy with your group too, as the house was left well and I’m very happy you had a great time.You and your group are welcome anytime.
Fantastic spot for large groups
The house is very clearly well loved and well maintained. Full of all the required equipment for a pleasant stay.
We had a large group for the weekend and there's plenty to do at the property itself. Quiet and private and in a good spot to take little day trips to Forster or Seal rocks etc.
Fenced yard is perfect for the kids and the little cubby house and swings provided plenty of entertainment. Plenty of wood for the fire inside and the fire pit outside.
Thanks Zoee- it is a great spot for families and groups with plenty to do after beach play and investigating the local area. You left the house well and will be welcome back anytime.
Julie will point you in the direction for the best beaches and lakes for your group.