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Bowerbird House set in the beautiful Smiths Lake

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

HUGE 7000m Lakefront town property with wide lawns, deck, trees and lake RELAX sleep after a SURF

PAYMENTS: For payment WITHOUT credit card scroll to bottom of page and send enquiry through "ASK A QUESTION”.

Please NOTE surcharge for extra guest over 6 people is not added to online booking total. See below.

ENJOY the spacious home. 2 FIREPLACES, fans throughout, big windows to lawn, fragrant flowers, views of bush and lake. Leather sofas, 4 BIG bedrooms.

Walk through the bush to lake shore.

Children RELAX and PLAY in the huge garden on quiet street or enjoy hours of fun around the TABLE TENNIS TABLE in the garage.

The sounds of the BIRDS & the OCEAN crashing.

Secluded lake front to fish, kayak or simply enjoy the tranquillity.

Walk to the shops or min's drive. CAFE, baker, butcher, gen store. EASY

Find 5 world class SURF beaches within 5 mins? 50m to Lake.

Holiday rates CHEAPER than most properties in the region! FLEXIBLE checkout (on request).

ESCAPE to Bowerbird House.

The House

Perfect for 2 families! Bowerbird House is a LARGE house in the village, on a HUGE 7000 m block, lakefront in Smiths Lake. Cul de sac QUIET.

WIDE open lawns, swing, BBQ deck, big VIEWS of trees, bush and lake from INSIDE and out. Private rainforest path to lake.

4 BIG bedrooms, sleeping 10 ++, each of generous size. A true REST. Fit a few more children or teens on mattresses (which can be provided).

BED 1. Queen

BED 2. Double and 2 singles

BED 3. King (2 singles)

BED 4. Double and 2 singles

+++ extra 2 on floor on request

Our large kitchen has plenty of room, add the family size BBQ and cook a feast. Basics are left in the pantry. Kids crockery too. HERBS in the garden.

Our TWO large separate living areas give families space together, or adults & children the space to seek solitude.

Large windows in all living areas give views of the HUGE garden, tall native trees, and through to the lake.

Ceiling fans and wide openings creating breeze. Curl up in winter with 2 FIREPLACES at either ends of the house.

There are 2 bathrooms, one with full bath, and 2 toilets. The HOT outdoor shower is great!!

Fully equipped laundry.

Table tennis table in the garage.

Stroll down the private track to our sandy, LAKE front bay on Smiths Lake. From there you can swim, prawn, fish, walk along the shore or kayak.

The FISH are biting, whiting and bream, small rods catch fish.

Cyclists can find a morning road BIKE culture or get dirty on a mountain bike. The dirt trail to beach starts near our house.

The house is stocked with board games, books and DVDs, table football, big Sony TV and DVD player. Also totem tennis, cricket set, rope swing.

Relax on a leather sofa and read.

WHEELCHAIR accessible with rear level access and everything on one level inside the house.

Enjoy the quiet and PRIVACY of being at the end of a cul-de-sac. There is ample car & boat parking.

Cellito, Blueys, Boomerang, Elizabeth, Shelley, Booti Booti, Seal Rocks, Treachery Beaches are all EASY drives.

Our property adjoins to 2 other holiday houses at the end of the cul-de-sac and the homes of happy, peace loving locals. Enquire.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to BOWERBIRD HOUSE !


EXTRA GUESTS SURCHARGE OVER 6 PEOPLE: This is NOT calculated on online booking as we only change this once off and there is no provision for this as yet on the online booking function, please use “ask a question” ALTERNATIVELY you can put it through on online booking and I can amend the quote to be accepted by you prior to your booking.

Bowerbird House has a base booking charge for up to 6 people, to allow the average family a chance to stay, and then from this there is a ONCE OFF surcharge per person of $100 per adult or $50 per child. Children under 3 yrs stay FREE. The surcharge is not calculated on your auto generated booking response or in online booking however will be reflective in your email response by Kate.


Just over 3 hours easy driving from Sydney.

Down the path, get on a kayak and PADDLE to the sandbar, then BEACH.

Local surfers love mangrove fringed CELLITO BEACH. Use the car and LESS THAN A MINUTE from Smiths LAKE is the short dirt road used to access the Cellito or as the locals call it Sandbar Beach. Turn off and head past the golf course on the gravel road to the car park.

Only a SHORT distance to Blueys and Boomerang SURF BEACHES. Nearby Elizabeth beach which is patrolled during holidays. From there walk the path to Shelley beach.

That's 5 beaches within 8 mins. ! Not to mention the BEACHES to be found a little further a field at Seals Rocks & Forster/Tuncurry area.

The there are local independent restaurants and the clubs have restaurants, check out our folder for ideas. Walk or drive 1.5 km's to the shops. Smiths Lake has a butcher, baker, general store/newsagent with fresh local eggs, bottle shop, and a trendy cafe with super COFFEE and treats. Pacific Palms SEAFOOD is only a few minutes away, the perfect place to get your fresh local sea food. PIZZA at Blueys.

Hire watercraft at the Frothy Coffee Floating Cafe. Follow the signs past the local shops to the playground/ carpark/picnic area. Launch your boat and moor it at our bay. The local skateboard park just near the Bowling club is linked to a basketball court it is well kept, clean and big enough to have some fun.

Take a SCENIC 20 minute drive to Forster/Tuncurry. Explore MORE BEACHES, entertainment venues, shops and restaurants. Enjoy 10 Pin Bowling on a rainy day. The shops at the lake entrance are interesting. BROWSE clothes, surf shops, homeware, op shops, fishing, bakery, games, eats.

Local MARKETS roam around the area in different locations each Sunday. Look at Pacific Palms for where and when.

Pacific Palms, Wallis and Smiths Lake are are boat persons heaven. They are surrounded by National Parks with secluded pristine beaches and bush trails for bikes and walking.

Smiths Lake itself is separated from the ocean by a natural sand bar and great for BIRD watching, fishing, windsurfing, all water sports and safe swimming for the kids. Go to the Camping Ground at low tide and wade out along the mud flats. We love that walk at sunset.

Our Local Information box has loads of ideas. Massage. Yoga. Lots to do....

Getaway. Come, explore and ENJOY !

Bower Bird House adhere to the NSW Holiday Rental Code of Conduct ~ these can be found by typing Holiday Rental Code of Conduct in to the Stayz search bar.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018


Smiths Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 5 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Bowerbird House set in the beautiful Smiths Lake
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 22 reviews
Hunter Valley NSW

Good area

  • 4 of 5

4th stay

Relaxing , pets always enjoy their selves

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great for families, we will be back

  • 5 of 5

A great house for families in a great location. House is really well equipped and has 2 large lounge areas so lots of space for everyone to relax. The huge garden has plenty of room for the kids to explore and there is a path down through the trees to the private lake front with outstanding views of the sandbar, the children loved having "their own beach".

We had a great time at Bower Bird House and look forward to staying again.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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bowerbird house Smith's lake nsw

not exactly what expected

  • 3 of 5

Had to walk through Bush to get to lake not private as advertised. Screen doors broken. Mould on bedroom wall. Tissuses pushed in holes in bedroom walls. Lights didn't work. No light on bbq to cook of a night. The basement was a shed broken window. Gas bottle empty for bbq. It was just not what I expected.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Narrabeen, New South Wales, Australia

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

Massive house, fitted our 10 very comfortably. Our kids loved the play room with table tennis etc, and the adults enjoyed time on the deck chilling out, or walking down to the lake. It was close to loads of other attractions, horse riding, beaches etc. We all loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Fantastic property

  • 4 of 5

Just spent a fantastic week at Bowerbird Cottage with family, friends, and our dog. Had an amazing time - the private beach was the perfect spot for paddle boarding and for the kids and dog to wear themselves out every day. Mosquitoes are plentiful but ok with lots of aerogard and mossie coils (BYO).

The house itself is perfect for 2 families. Kitchen has everything you could possibly require to cook a gourmet meal. Lounges are great - as is the open fireplace.

The only drawback was the beds- they were plentiful, but the queen size mattress was like sleeping on the floor it was so firm (ideal for some but not my taste) and the 2 singles that push together to make a king bed have definitely seen better days.

Apart from that - we loved it so much we'd happily go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great place

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing long weekend at Sandbar, the house was very large and comfortable and the surf was pumping!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Other Activities:

Lake and near Beaches


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 6 guests. Property has 8 beds and can sleep a maximum 12 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $500 per stay

    Optional Costs
    Linen Queen Bed : $35 per stay
    Linen Single Bed : $30 per stay
    adult over 6 people: $100 per stay
    child over 6 people: $50 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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