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Lilypad Lodge in Stewarts River

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Lillypad Lodge is located atop a hill, in the midst of 30 acres of rainforest and green farmland, with beautiful views of rural Hannam Vale. This architect designed, timber and glass 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house has multiple living spaces, so you can relax with a book in the sun in the glass entry or play a game of table tennis or pool in the adjacent rumpus room. Whether you're curled up with a hot chocolate in front of the slow combustion stove, or taking the rainforest walk down to the Waterlily Dam, the peaceful surrounds are only disturbed by various rainforest birds or the local wallabies at dawn or dusk.

This amazingly serene location makes for a lovely family holiday, family get-together or couple's escape, or a fun break along the way of a longer holiday!! You can be as busy or as quiet as you want - from surfing and swimming at the local beaches to exploring the rainforest and open fields and leaving messages in the message tree, to relaxing in the hammock or enjoying a glass of wine at sunset looking out over the countryside - there's something here for everyone.

The main house sleeps up to 7 (3 bedrooms, 5 beds) - this is what's included for the advertised price, however for bigger family get togethers or for those wanting some separate space the separate downstairs flat can also be rented (accommodates up to an additional 2 people (Q bed).

From Sydney, the F3 etc highway (M1) will deliver you almost all the way to the door, in just over 3 hours, with sealed road access all the way.

Please read on for more details of house and surrounds....

Inside: Fabulous living spaces and flexible sleeping configurations

Main house: The main bedroom has a queen bed, a private balcony with beautiful rainforest and rural views, walk in robe and an ensuite with pebble-floored shower also looking out into the rainforest. The second bedroom is very large and contains 2 single beds which can be put together as a king bed, a built in wardrobe, and a portacot. The third bedroom contains a set of bunk beds and a built in wardrobe.

The kitchen is fully equipped, with coffee machine, dishwasher, microwave, large fridge / freezer, Kleenmaid oven, gas cooktop, kettle and toaster. There are also some basic food stores and kitchen basics (washing up liquid etc), chopping boards, sharp knives, a good variety of pots, frying pans and cooking implements and food storage and serving platters, as well as the cutlery and crockery basics. A large gas BBQ is situated under cover on the lower deck outside the downstairs flat.

Living areas; There are two large living areas - the central open plan living space which includes the kitchen, and the additional large rumpus room / games area. The main living area has a large lounge, slow combustion wood heater, stereo with CD and i-pod dock, as well as a TV / DVD player, some books and DVDs. There is even a "cubby" room looking out into it alongside the bedrooms, great for little ones to play in with their toys.

The separate rumpus room has the air conditioning for hot days and contains the large dining table (seats 8 comfortably) and a pool table, table tennis, backgammon, rummy cub and cards.

There are in total three lounges in separate areas, so plenty of places to hang out and relax.

Outside we've got swings for the kids and a large house yard with lots of different areas to explore.

Pets: With timber floors throughout the house pets are permitted on application. The large house yard has plenty of shade and is fully fenced, with some sections more securely fenced for smaller dogs, and there is also a running line so they can be left in the house yard if you go out. Water bowls and kennels are provided, however they may sleep inside if you prefer. In addition to the main lilypad dam there is a smaller dam near the house which dogs can swim in too if they want (hopefully they won't catch one of the resident turtles!!).

Downstairs flat: If you need a bit of additional room or want the separate space, the downstairs flat can be rented in addition to the main house (it is NOT rented separately). It contains a queen bedroom with views of the rainforest, a full bathroom including a Japanese bath, a living area with its own air conditioning, lounge and TV opening on to the undercover deck with outdoor setting, and tea & coffee facilities.

So much to do....

If you want to do more than relax and enjoy the peaceful scenic countryside and each other's company, there is plenty to occupy you.

Farm life: The neighbour's cows sometimes wander up to say hello at the side of the house yard, but to really experience the dairy community, just wander a couple of minutes up the road at milking time in the afternoon to see the farmer and his dogs rounding up the cows and taking them across the road to the dairy.

Fruit picking: In spring / summer you are welcome to pick the peaches, mulberries, lemons, oranges and guava from the trees in the house yard, or visit our 80 tree mango orchard for some lovely big mangoes. There is a blueberry farm down the road where you can pick as many buckets of blueberries as you like for a low cost (seasonal, great for freezing!). They usually open in time for Christmas!

Being only 5 minutes from the freeway means you also have complete access to all that this part of the mid-north coast has to offer!

Beaches and other activities: With a variety of beaches only 15-20 minutes away, visit the sweeping untouched beaches of Crowdy Bay, perfect for gentle surf, beach cricket and fossil hunting, or the various surf beaches around Laurieton. Nearby Kew is home to the Camden Haven golf course, and morning tea at the Macadamia Farm in Lorne is a must for both the food and the views. Surrounded also by several national parks, there are various rainforest walks, falls, and incredible mountaintop scenic outlooks to discover. Waitui Falls is only 15 minutes away up the road.

Timbertown is only half an hour north, which is great for the whole family to explore the days of the early settlers. Consisting of a variety of buildings nestled into the bush, from a blacksmith (live demonstrations!) to a schoolroom, you can explore the lifestyles, pat the bullock train dragging the logs, see a steam mill operating, ride the steam train and even learn to crack a whip!

With various townships close by - Laurieton (15 mins), Taree (20mins), Port Macquarie (30 mins), there are cafes, movie theatres, camel riding, koala parks etc all easily reachable, and the whole area (from Manning River to coast) is well known for its fantastic fishing.

More Details

Tiffanie Heyman
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


Stewarts River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

Gorgeous break away

  • 5 of 5

Loved this property. It’s secluded and really ‘in the bush’ but only 15minutes from the beach. We loved the games room (table tennis and pool) and loved the eco friendly nature of the property. Tiff was amazing and so friendly and obviously cared very much about her guests. Great opportunity to switch off, read books, play games and just ‘hang’ with good company. We will be back for sure!!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Central Coast, NSW, Australia

A touch of paradise.

  • 5 of 5

We, myself and my dog Evie, have just spent 4 relaxing and enjoyable days at Lilypad Lodge. The accommodation was everything I'd hoped for. Clean, inviting, the rural setting was amazing and all the amenities within the lodge were perfect. I particularly loved the dog prints featuring a bulldog, in the pool room. A nice touch. For the retreat to recharge your batteries and enjoy beautiful natural surroundings, Lilypad Lodge is perfect. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Central Victoria

peaceful place in serene surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Cosy house with plenty of space to roam. Accommodates guests of all ages with plenty of things to do in and outside the house!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Singleton, New South Wales, Australia

First time stay, definitely not the last

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to get away for a couple of days.

I wanted somewhere to relax and unwind, and take in some nature - Lilypad lodge was perfect; and it was a bonus that I could take my dog, she had a great time too!

Tiffanie was so helpful through the whole process, and lovely to deal with.

The facilities in the house were faultless, and everything worked perfectly.

I'll definitely be back to Lilypad lodge; there was lots to do in the area, and I had some beautiful drives into the mountains.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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North Haven, New South Wales, Australia

A slice of paradise, peace & serenity

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights and came away feeling very revived and relaxed. We were delighted with all the home comforts that were provided. The upstairs bathroom/ ensuite was lovely and the balcony off the bedroom was awesome with birds coming to visit and early morning you could see the kangaroos hopping across the front paddock.

We were needing a quiet, relaxing place and the Lilypad Lodge was perfect! We cooked brunch on the BBQ and I lazed around in the sun all day reading books on the balcony from the main part of the house and felt like I was in a tree house as it is right amongst the trees.

The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a huge fridge. Gas hot plates and even a dishwasher! There is a lovely bathroom with a toilet, bath and shower. I had a bath on the 2nd day and it was heaven!

Each night we had a fire on the wood burner and the dogs sprawled out in front of it absolutely exhausted from their days exploring every nook and cranny of the huge block the Lilypad Lodge is on. We played pool at night and watched videos and had a fabulous time.

A lot of renovating has been done on the Lodge and the glass louvres let the sun and fresh air in to the house. It is a credit to the owners and they are very informative with directions and the details prior to arriving, responsive and helpful during the stay and the follow up was great.

We will be back soon and this place is top of our list for our next mini break!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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A beautiful relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

My family loved our stay it was very beautiful and relalaxing, the lodge is very well set up with everything you need. Watching the birds of a morning and the odd local kangaroos, going for a walk to the various dams and enjoying the fire place was nice and cozy at night times . A absolutely lovely get away

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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Other Activities:

Laurieton, beaches, Waitui


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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