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Monkey Villa Pacific Palms Holiday House

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

This spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom holiday house is surrounded by palm trees and overlooks a childrens playground and beach.

From the large balconies you can watch the children playing on the sand or the playground. Have a BBQ on the deck or take a 20 m stroll to the Frothy Coffee Boatshed at the waters edge for delicious light meals and coffee.

Property Details and Location

Amaroo Beach/Smiths Lake is a salt water inlet and an easy 3 hour drive north of Sydney and 20 minutes South of Forster. Great for weekends away.

It is located on the point with panoramic water views, the interior has a lovely spacious feeling to it with raked timber ceilings. This 4 Bedroom beach house has 3 bathrooms, the main with a spa bath.

Upstairs the large open living area with floor to ceiling glass windows and doors, opens to an entertaining deck and spectacular water views. The kitchen is fully equipped including dishwasher and microwave etc.

Also on this level are two bedrooms, both with a queen size beds both rooms opening onto a private north facing deck.

The downstairs rumpus room has TV, VCR/DVDs and a slow combustion log fire for those winter weekends away.

Downstairs also offers one bedroom with queen size bed and ensuite and another bedroom with one single bed , two sets of bunks and an ensuite.

If needed there is also a small double sofa bed in the reading lounge.

Local Attractions

The Lake is a saltwater inlet separated from the ocean by a natural sandbar. The water directly in front of the property is calm with no surf and offers swimming, fishing, watersports and a sandy beach. The boat ramp located next to the Frothy Coffee offers easy water access. The local surfbeaches Blueys, Elizabeth and Boomerang are a short drive away.

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

Just a short stroll away are the local shops offering a supermarket, butcher, bakery, bottle shop and takeaway food.

Forster/Tuncurry is only a 20 minute drive and offers a large shopping centre, cinemas, restaurants, clubs, boat and fishing cruises.

Note: Smiths Lake is a Salt Water lake and is regularly open to the ocean. When it is closed the water level can rise 1 to 2 metres and the size of the beaches near the house can vary. Most of the photographs were taken with the lake open and the water level low. A few of the photos show the surf beach on the other side of the lake.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018


Smiths Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 5 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub


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Monkey Villa Pacific Palms Holiday House
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews
NSW, Australia

Beautiful home and location

  • 4 of 5

There were ten adults for three nights. Lounges, verandahs, garden and eating areas just brilliant. Third bathroom off the bunk room really only suitable for kids though as very small. A lovely recent refurbishment. Lake is great for canoeing and swimming.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Cundletown, New South Wales, Australia

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our Book club had a wonderful and relaxing weekend at MonkeyVilla. The house accommodated 10 easily with a well appointed kitchen and separate living areas. The setting is beautiful and the local wildlife provided many amusing moments. The lake is great for swimming and would make a fabulous family holiday destination. An added bonus is the excellent coffee at FrothyCoffee.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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This place is a real gem and perfect for doggies!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the house is amazing and in a great location! My partner and I visited with our dog Elke, and it couldn't have been more accommodating and comfortable. The house essentially has everything you need, including all the bits and pieces in the kitchen that come in handy (foil, cling wrap, salt/pepper/sugar, tea/coffee, appliances etc...). The house is surrounded by a wonderful balcony, with views of the beautiful flora and fauna of the area, and the lovely lakefront.

One critical factor for us was accommodating our dog, Elke. The house is surrounded by a secure fence with a wonderful yard filled with all sorts of things to investigate. She really enjoyed patrolling the balcony and observing all her surrounds. The many huge windows in the top living area mean't she was always entertained. And the house itself is very pet friendly. Whilst dogs aren't permitted in the lake across from the house (plently of native birds hang out there), there is a point very close by where they can swim at Brambles Reserve (see Midcoast Council's page on dog friendly places for swimming etc). We found that the Nine Mile Beach at Tuncurry was the best and most flexible option for swimming; off leash all day in a huge area...there is also a new dog park right across from this part of the beach where plenty of local dogs were playing.

Smiths Lake is more isolated than I had imagined, but that made for a perfect holiday for us. The area is really beautiful and feels quiet. And a short and pleasant drive to Forster/Tuncurry where several restaurants and shops are located.

We highly recommend this accommodation - especially if you're looking for a special holiday with your beloved pet.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great views and cosy

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious and well equipped house. Great sized rooms and lots of space in the loft room to hang out. Great water views! Definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Great house for families

  • 5 of 5

We had 7 adults and three small children stay and there was plenty of room for everyone in the house, the addition of 3 living spaces really gave us room to spread out for some solitude when needed. The location is excellent with Frothy's Cafe a 30 second walk away for coffee, breakfast or lunch and the childrens playground just across the street. We were impressed with how well equipped the kitchen was, including the coffee machine. The only downside - and totally out of anyone's control - was the very persistent and bold kookaburras who wouldn't take no for an answer when we tried to BBQ on the deck. Aside from that, a perfect relaxing getaway spot and we look forward to returning again.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Wiley Park, New South Wales, Australia

Awesome Monkeyvilla

  • 5 of 5

It was nicely located,neat and family friendly .we enjoyed a lot.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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