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Fishtales - “Couples Only” Waterfront Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

"Fishtales On the Lake” 5 star, "Adult Couples Only" private waterfront retreat (no kids or pets) is located on the mid north coast of NSW, it’s an easy 3 hour drive north from Sydney on the M1.

We only take ONE booking at a time, so it's perfect for honeymooners, second honeymooners, or just that romantic weekend or week away with someone special, because it's so private.

All quoted prices are based on two people (one luxury bedroom with ensuite etc), however, a second, luxury, air conditioned, queen sized bedroom with it's own ensuite,TV etc, can be added to the apartment and is available upon request , if you would like your friends to holiday with you, just ask Steve when enquiring, for a quote.

Fishtales owners and onsite managers, Steve and Kaz, are offering their spectacular , fully self contained, absolute waterfront holiday accommodation, to discerning couples, for that perfect, worry free, adult holiday experienced

Your holiday here can be as private as you would like while still offering all the luxuries and lakeside activities for you to enjoy.

Fishtales is situated on Smiths Lake (S 32.22.95 E 152.30.66) , looking directly across the lake at Sandbar Beach. At night, Seal Rocks lighthouse can be seen from your apartment, adding a beautiful backlight across the lake.

Smiths Lake is quite unique as it is a salt water lake, but it remains isolated from the ocean for most of the time by Sandbar beach, this provides us with a beautiful, tideless saltwater habitat for all forms of watersports and wildlife.

You can paddle across the lake to Sandbar for a swim in the surf in our complimentary kayaks or go fishing, swimming, waterskiing and sunbaking on the beach right in front of your boutique apartment , no need to drive anywhere if you dont want to---its all right here. Boat hire is also available from the Frothy Coffee Boatshed just a few minutes away. All this, and more, and it's just a pleasant 3hr drive from Sydney.

For the night out or when you don't feel like cooking ,the area has two clubs and several restaurants and take-aways, all within a short drive or you can be picked up and then, dropped back at "Fishtales" after your night out, by the club's courtesy buses.

Fishtales is exclusively for couples (sorry kids) and its absolute waterfront position is truly unique on Smiths. There is no better location on the lake and your apartment adjoins a lakefront reserve--- very private.

For the water enthusiasts, Smiths Lake is a salt water environment that is very popular for swimming, skiing and fishing and all outdoor watersports. It also supports all the fish species normally found along the east coast, bream, flathead, whiting, flounder, blackfish, blue swimmer crabs etc.

You can put your boat in when you arrive and leave it on the buoy out front or parked on the beach, right in front of your apartment for the duration of your stay.

A full wash down area is located next to your apartment.

Smiths is also extremely popular with the sailboarding and kitesurfing fraternity as the clean sandy bottom and shallow water, in parts of the lake, makes it ideal for those speed runs.

Paddleboarders will also have a great time on Smiths Lake and Sandbar Beach.

Your hosts, Steve and Kaz are onsite if you need any assistance or advice during your stay.

No need to rave on any more about Smiths Lake or the fabulous beaches that surround it as there are many images available in our gallery or on the net for you to familiarise yourself with the area.

The apartment has digital TV, Foxtel (including sports package),Netflix, DVD and WiFi and two queen sized, air conditioned bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. (as previously stated, quoted price indications from Stayz website are for the "Honeymoon" suite only--Check with Steve if you require accommodation for two couples.)

Please flick through the photo gallery as a picture says a thousand words. We believe Fishtales to be the pinnacle of adult accommodation available on the lake.--------Go ahead, really spoil yourself, we are sure you will be so pleased you did.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Steve or Kaz on or just send us a booking enquiry (no obligation) with your contact details and we will call or email you a reply.

Avoid disappointment and book early for your next romantic / fun holiday of a lifetime.

"Fishtales on The Lake" is not for pets.

This property, "Fishtales on the lake" is only managed in Australia and we never request payments to be made to overseas bank accounts.

Private "Couples Retreats" are hard to find. There is one at Smiths Lake where you can rediscover each other.

Fishtales On the Lake -------- for just the two of you.

We all love our kids and families, but you know what-- sometimes you need to have some special time out to spend together-- just the two of you.

Fishtales On the Lake is exactly the private space you need to have that time together. We think it's the perfect getaway to recharge and appreciate your partner.

Plenty to do and see here as well , the lakes, swimming, the beaches, fishing , read your favourite book by the lake, sight-see, bush-walk, sun bake, paddleboarding, kayaking, waterskiing, or just relax, the list goes on and on.

Come for a week or a weekend, we know you will love it .

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017


Other Activities:

Private & Exclusive waterfront


Smiths Lake Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Fishtales - “Couples Only” Waterfront Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
Kirribilli, New South Wales, Australia

Absolutely LOVE this place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful place! Romantic, relaxing and perfect for a get away!! We had the most amazing time... can not wait to go back! Steve and Kaz were wonderful hosts.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Coffs Harbour

Outstanding in every way

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful unit with magnificent views of the lake. Thoughtfully furnished with little touches of luxury. Kaz and Steve are excellent hosts. We particularly enjoyed crossing the lake in their kayak and a quiet drink on on the private deck

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Rural NSW

Simply spectacular

  • 5 of 5

WOW! This waterfront property was exactly as we anticipated...only better. Modern, clean, comfortable, roomy and private. We wanted to have some time away from the family to relax and it did not disappoint. Friendly host and the best views ever from every room. We went kayaking, paddle boarding and watched some Netflix. We were even able to walk along the lake to breakfast. Queen bed was comfortable but we would have liked a king. We will be staying again.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Fishtales was made even more perfect because of the wonderful hospitality of Steve and Kaz and because everything was exactly as you see in the photos - it is just superb.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Perfect location for R&R...

  • 5 of 5

Fishtales is the perfect location to unwind from life. We spent a very enjoyable few days there appreciating the wonderful view and relaxing in the lovely accommodation. Steve and Kaz couldn't have been more welcoming, and it felt like we were leaving old friends when we returned home, even though our stay had only been brief. I would have no hesitation in recommended Fishtales to anyone, we look forward to returning again in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Bowen Mountain, New South Wales, Australia

The BEST spot on the lake!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Steve and Kaz provide a beautiful modern beach house with gorgeous views. With the water’s edge only 30 metres from the back door Fishtales really have the BEST spot on the lake!!The house is spotless and meticulously maintained with absolutely everything you need and more. Steve and Kaz are beautiful and warm people and the services they deliver are second to none. It’s an amazing and private place for couples to take some time to relax and unwind. My partner and I haven’t stopped boasting about Fishtales since our visit and we can’t wait for our next stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you Josh , we are thrilled your stay at Fishtales met all of your expectations, and we look forward to seeing you both on your next visit. Kind regards Steve and Kaz.
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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 2 guests. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $500 per stay

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