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The Lake Escape Near Forster

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Nestled in the tranquility of the Pacific Palms is The Lake Escape at Tarbuck Bay, directly across the road from the shores of gorgeous Smiths Lake with totally uninterrupted views that will take your breath away! Only 10 minutes drive to some of the most beautiful beaches on the coast including Seal Rocks, Blueys, Boomerang, Cellito and Elizabeth beach.

This is your perfect destination for a romantic getaway, an anniversary treat to your loved one or the long-awaited trip that you always wanted to get out of the busy life in the big city and spend time with your family, kids and your beloved pet (yes, we are pet-friendly).

We provide free of charge two kayaks (1xSingle and 1xDouble) and a "Tinny" large enough to fit 4-5 people anchored out the front of the house. Oars, life jackets and anchor provided. Just bring your fishing rods and bait!

Ten metres across the road enjoy a walk along the lakefront or walk a further 10 minutes to Brambles reserve, both "off Leash" pet exercise areas, The Lake Escape is ideal for pets and kids. Enjoy boating, swimming, picnics, kayaking, fishing or windsurfing.


- Fully enclosed yard with 1.8m high fence for pets/kids, out of reach locks on gates

- Undercover BBQ area with lake views, BBQ with gas provided

- Front deck with 180 degree lake views

- Spacious open plan lounge, dining, fully equipped kitchen w/dishwasher

- Entire house like brand new and immaculate (see our guest reviews!)

- All bedrooms are fully air-conditioned

- Main Bathroom with bath and separate large shower

- 1st Bedroom 1xQueen Bed, ensuite with shower & toilet

- 2nd Bedroom 1xQueen Bed

- 3rd Bedroom 1xDouble with upper single (tri bunk), pull out single

- A portable baby cot provided (please bring your own pillow and linen)

- Full linen provided

- Reverse cycle air conditioning in open plan lounge/dining/kitchen

- Breathtaking lake views from 2nd bedroom, lounge, dining & kitchen

- Free Austar in loungeroom and 2nd Austar box/68cm TV in sunroom for kids

- Free Kayaks 1xSingle 1xdouble & lifejackets

- Ipod dock, 44 Inch LCD TV, home cinema system, radio incl Sydney stations, CD/DVD/USB player

- Coffee machine, coffee capsules and milk frother provided

- Double undercover tampoline pet bed, bowls & toys - Clean, well behaved dogs more than welcome!

- Internal laundry with washing machine and dryer

We are passionate about pets. We offer the most secure yard as this is one of the most important things when holidaying with your four legged loved ones. We provide dog bowls, toys and double dog bed. All we ask is that you take care of your pet's cleanliness when you leave.


- Sydney 3hrs

- Forster/Tuncurry 20 mins

- Blueys/Boomerang Beach 7 mins

- Seal Rocks Beach 15 mins

- Smiths Lake village shops 5 mins

- Elizabeth Beach (Patrolled) 10 mins

Smiths Lake Bowling Club provides a free shuttle bus daily. "The Recky" Pacific Palms Recreation at Elizabeth Beach where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets over Wallis Lake on the lakefront balcony. They also provide a free shuttle bus daily and both clubs offer great food, including local seafood for great value.

Blueys Beach shops offers pizza, fish and chips, bottleshop and small supermarket. Closer by is Smiths Lake shops which has a general store, bottle shop, butcher and café and hairdresser. There are 3 general stores all within a few minutes drive offering ice, fuel and bait & tackle.

Nearby Boat Ramps:

Brambles Reserve 1km

Smiths Lake 3kms

More Details

Jim Dai
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Tarbuck Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Lake Escape Near Forster
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay, it was a beautiful and well kept property with everything we needed already provided to make it feel just like home. The views were amazing and th area itself is so beautiful and peaceful

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Wonderful Relaxer

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing. A great opportunity to just get away and purely relax - even with 2 teenagers and a four legged fur baby!

Everything we needed was there and the close proximity to the lake was wonderful.

Being able to take our fur baby with us made this place even more enjoyable.

Jim and Jane were great to deal with and have put together a great place to stay and relax

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Owner's Response: Thanks Cindy, it was a pleasure having you and your family!
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the lake house !

Lake at your door, 10 mins drive to beaches .

The house has all the mod cons, very clean and very comfortable.

Bonus was being able to take our furry friends.

Can't wait to go back !

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia

Wonderful home

  • 4 of 5

The property is as described, which can be hard to find. Secure yards for dogs made our stay stress free!

We had great fun on the water and were very comfortable with so many ammenities in the house.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Lovely clean house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We booked the lake escape for a last minute family week-end break. Jim was very helpful in preparing the house for our arrival at very short notice (we booked the morning of the day we arrived). We have stayed at many self catering properties over the years and this was bar far the cleanest house we have stayed at. Everything you need is in the house and the secure gardens front and back were a real peace of mind for our furry family member to play safely. This all before you even talk about the location....stunning! A short drive to dog friendly and people friendly beaches but be ready for a 20min drive to the nearest main shop so better to bring groceries with you. Overall loved our stay and will certainly be back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Zelda and it was lovely to have you! Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Thornton, New South Wales, Australia

Quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

House in are great spot,certainly pet friendly,we thoroughly enjoyed our stayed. House well set out and has everything you need. Owners lovely and very easy to deal with. We will happily be back sometime,thanks.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Other Activities:

Smiths Lake, Seal Rocks Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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