Guest suite with queen bed, ensuite bathroom and walk in wardrobe.
Grant & Wendy Gamage
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful, modern home, in great location
As a family of four with boys aged 4 and 7, this home was perfect for our stay over the Christmas break.
Before arriving, the owners became aware that the coffee machine had become faulty, and ensured this was replaced with a brand new machine prior to our stay. It was a welcome change that an espresso machine was provided, rather than a pod coffee machine, and that pre-ground coffee (as well as a bottle of wine!!) was included in a welcome pack on arrival.
I had enquired prior to our stay about any local hikes / bushwalks we could do while in the area, and appreciated finding a National Park map and other information on nearby walks left for us on the kitchen bench. Thoughtful.
The home itself was very modern, polished floorboards and high ceilings throughout. It felt like a special place to stay, not your typical waterside getaway.
Our boys loved the bunk beds at the rear of the home. The fact that the lower bunk was larger in size than the top bunk meant no fighting over who got which level! This provided them an area to play and "escape" while we could enjoy a glass of wine on the deck or prepare dinner relatively uninterrupted.
The location is relatively close to water level and just a moment's stroll across the road to the lake, great for Smiths Lake where a lot of accommodation options are significantly uphill or far from the water. The swimming area nearby was clean and suitable for all ages - shallow enough for our 4yo to be safe close in but deep enough for us to swim freely further out as well.
We look forward to returning again.
Quality holiday home
A quality, spacious, very clean holiday home - we appreciated the wide deck, the large bookshelf full of books, and the flat parking area behind the house.
The house is in a good location just across the road from the lake - children were able to swim and kayak there. Beautiful beaches (Blueys, Elizabeth) a short drive away. Wendy was very helpful in replying to any requests.
I debated if I would share or try and keep this treasure to ourselves. This area is beautiful. The house is large and comfortable, and well cared for. With a two minute walk to the lake and less then 10 minutes to a number of beaches it is the best of both worlds. We spent most of the car ride home trying to decide when we could come back next!
A wonderful retreat with all the mod cons!
We had an amazing stay at Blue Poles. The house is superbly located a stones throw from the lake and the property itself is fabulous. Meticulously clean, well-equipped with all the mod cons, with every convenience considereed including a well-stocked kitchen packed with all the utlities needed, a very comfortble house, cool with a wonderful outlook. We loved the daily visit of the beautiful birds. We will be back ...
We loved our stay at Blue Poles! The house is even nicer than the photos suggest - airy and cool, w
We loved our stay at Blue Poles! The house is even nicer than the photos suggest - airy and cool, with a beautiful outlook. It's by far the most comfortable holiday house we've ever stayed in, with every possible convenience: ensuite bathroom, fans and A/C, outside shower, second DVD player for the kids, proper laundry with dryer, and a large well-stocked kitchen with an espresso machine! We spent many happy hours with friends on the deck gazing at the trees and the lake, listening to the distant surf and feeding the galahs and lorikeets. The kids (aged from 2 to 10) loved kayaking, swimming and fishing in the lake near Frothy Coffee boathouse, and in the afternoons we'd stroll down to the lakeside right across from the house for a quick swim - the water was amazingly warm. For a change of pace we went boogie boarding/sand castle-making at Blueys and Elizabeth beaches, and did a rainforest walk - a week was barely enough to fit in all the possibilities. We would highly recommend Blue Poles for a relaxing family holiday, and we'll definitely be back!
We have been staying at Blue Poles every year for six years and look forward to our next holiday the
We have been staying at Blue Poles every year for six years and look forward to our next holiday there from the moment we leave. We love staying in the house so much that we call it 'our home away from home'. When we renovated our kitchen we made sure it had all the wonderful mod-cons that the Blue Poles kitchen has. Until next year...