Tune in to Nature

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Blue Poles
Master Bedroom Opens Onto Deck
Master Bedroom and Ensuite
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Ensuite - Main Bedroom

Overview of Tune in to Nature


Tune in to Nature

5.0 out of 5 Exceptional
5.0/5 Exceptional
3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 7

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Lake view
Smiths Lake, NSW

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSmiths Lake1 min walk
  • Popular LocationBramble's Reserve5 min drive
  • Popular LocationBlueys Beach10 min drive
  • AirportForster, NSW (FOT)30 min drive

Rooms & beds

3 bedrooms (sleeps 7)

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3

Master Bedroom

2 bathrooms

Bathroom 1

Toilet · Shower only

Bathroom 2

Toilet · Shower only · Jetted bathtub


Deck or patio
Porch or lanai
Outdoor play area
Dining Area

About this property

Tune in to Nature

Escape to the quieter side of Smiths Lake and surrender to the soothing rhythms of nature, without forsaking the creature comforts of home. Fall asleep to the calming sound of waves rolling onto Cellito Beach and wake to a glorious sunrise and the cheerful chorus of the birds.

The full moon glistening on the lake, a billion stars in a velvety sky, the relentless sweep of the Sugarloaf Point lighthouse and the sighing of the casuarinas in a nor'easterly: these are some of the sights and sounds that will stay with you long after you have left the lake.

Begin your day with an early morning swim in the warmer months, before having a leisurely breakfast on the deck. Stroll up to the village for the daily paper or just relax on the sunlounge with a novel or magazine from the well-stocked book shelves. As the day stretches before you, you have the choice of doing nothing in particular, or exploring the many wonders of the Great Lakes area.

A quote from the local tourist brochure captures the essence of this region: it "recreates the wonder of discovery with the nostalgic memory of the perfect childhood holiday".

Blue Poles is a modern holiday house located opposite Smiths Lake and with filtered lake views. The north-easterly aspect, soaring, curved ceilings, tinted glass, louvre shutters, ceiling fans and air-conditioning ensure cooling breezes and comfort in summer. The north-facing covered courtyard is a sheltered, sunny retreat in the winter.

Polished timber floors, fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dishwasher and espresso coffee machine, spacious living areas with 42" LCD TV and expansive, covered decks, plus the convenience of one level are features of the house. The master bedroom, which opens on to the deck, includes a walk-in robe and ensuite, while the main bathroom contains a spa and shower, with separate toilet. An internal courtyard between the first and second bedrooms ensures privacy for couples.

Linen (towels, sheets, tea towels etc) is supplied, however, you will need to bring your own beach towels.

Wander across the road to a safe swimming beach, or you may prefer the deeper water of Amaroo Beach or the many nearby pristine surfing beaches. From the house you can walk around the foreshore (lake level permitting) to the Frothy Coffee Boatshed and Cafe, where you can hire boats and windsurfers or indulge in breakfast or a light lunch while you watch the pelicans glide in for a landing. Even the odd seaplane drops in for a visit.

An absolute must for visitors is to take a rug, some wine and nibbles and watch the sun set over the lake opposite Amaroo Beach in Amaroo Drive. The ever-changing colours reflect on the lake long after the sun has disappeared behind the horizon, providing great photo opportunities.

Local Attractions: Smiths Lake and nearby Wallis and Myall Lakes offer a multitude of water-based activities, from swimming and sailing to boating and fishing. Smiths Lake is normally land-locked, divided from the sea by a sandbar. When the lake becomes too full, it is necessary to manually open the bar and release the excess water to the ocean. When the bar is open, the lake becomes tidal.

Magnificent surfing beaches can be found only minutes away at Blueys, Boomerang, Elizabeth and Seal Rocks. There is a beautiful picnic area at the Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse just south of Smiths Lake where migrating whales can be spotted travelling north in early and mid-Winter and in Spring returning to the Antarctic. An interesting and testing nine-hole golf course can be found at Sandbar with 18-hole courses at Forster and Tuncurry.

National parks, rain forests, boat hire (Smiths Lake and Forster), local markets, bird watching, bush walking, horse riding and four-wheel drive access to Sandbar Beach (permit required) are all features of the area. The holiday towns of Forster and Tuncurry are only 20 minutes away and have great restaurants, cafes, many sporting facilities (including indoor aquatic centre), shops, movie theatres, magical whale and dolphin cruises and fun parks.

Pacific Palms Recreation Club and Smiths Lake Bowling Club both have child-friendly bistros and there are other more upmarket restaurants in the immediate area. Smiths Lake Bowling club welcomes guests to try their hand at the sport.

Coles, Aldi and Woolworths supermarkets, plus many variety shops can be found in the Stockland Shopping Centre, south of Forster. Essential items can be readily obtained locally in the Pacific Palms area at Smiths Lake and Blueys Beach. The Smiths Lake shopping village in Macwood Road has a bottle shop, coffee shop and takeaway, butcher, general store (video and DVD hire), newsagent, beauty and hair salon, hot bread and cake shop and real estate office. Gourmet food items can be bought at Blueys Cellar and Deli at Blueys Beach. An excellent new FoodWorks supermarket at Charlotte Bay means it is no longer necessary to travel to Forster for grocery shopping.

For the nature lover, the local bird life is fascinating and king parrots, rainbow and scaly-breasted lorikeets, eastern rosellas, wattle birds, whip birds, bower birds as well as galahs and cockatoos frequently use the bird baths at Blue Poles. We are also visited by possums and brush turkeys roaming the area looking for freshly-dumped mulch to build their amazing nest mounds and, if you are lucky, you may see a meticulously decorated bower built by a bower bird to attract a mate.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.


Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Lake view

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House Rules

Check in after 2:00 PM
Check out before 10:00 AM


Children allowed: ages 0-17


No events allowed


No pets allowed


Smoking is not permitted

Damage and incidentals

You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
Property Registration Number PID-STRA-4450

We should mention

A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

About this area

Smiths Lake

Located in Smiths Lake, this vacation home is on a lake. Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Bramble's Reserve and Smiths Lake Nature Reserve. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Smiths Lake - 1 min walk
  • Bramble's Reserve - 5 min drive
  • Blueys Beach - 10 min drive
  • Elizabeth Beach - 10 min drive
  • Boomerang Beach - 10 min drive


  • Drift Cafe - 9 min drive
  • Frothy Coffee - 14 min walk
  • Kembali Cafe - 9 min drive
  • The Good Food Store - 12 min walk
  • Blueys by the Beach Motel - 10 min drive




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5/5 Excellent

Andrew G., Leonay

Liked: Cleanliness
Switching off is easy here
This wasn’t our first stay here. Which is already a good sign for you if you’re reading this review. The house is well located and well serviced with everything you could need. An easy walk to the water (90 seconds), a wonderful balcony, the delight of the birds (and feeders), provided kayak, comfortable beds and pillows, well stocked kitchen, comfortable (and new!) lounge, nice neighbours (with a vacant block in between)….. I could go on for a while listing the virtues. This is a wonderful house that is clearly well cared for and for us has reflected the perfect escape for a week over the last couple of years. Highly recommended
Stayed 9 nights in Apr 2023

5/5 Excellent

Mark N.

Liked: Cleanliness
Perfect would recommend to all
Short walk to lake, very clean and has everything you need
Stayed 14 nights in Dec 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stephanie H.

Liked: Cleanliness
A wonderful week at the Blue Poles on Smiths Lake
The Blue Poles holiday house was as advertised, a large, comfortable and fully equipped home minutes walk from the lakeshore beach. There was something for everyone in the family, with quiet relaxing spaces, games+puzzles, wifi for the tween, water activities like a stand-up paddle board, and hands down one of the best equipped kitchens in a holiday rental I have come across.
Stayed 7 nights in Dec 2022

5/5 Excellent

Andrew G., Leonay

Liked: Cleanliness
I rarely give a five star review. There always seems to be something not quite right. Not so here. Everything about the house and stay was perfect. The house is well maintained, the beds and pillows comfortable, the kitchen very well stocked with all the equipment you could need, great bathrooms with strong water pressure, internet connection, an awesome balcony with plenty of bird life, two bbqs (!!!), and little extras like kayak and paddle board for easy use. With a walk across the road to the lake and lots of options there and multiple beaches within a 10min drive, it’s difficult to envisage a better escape location. After 10 days here, we were mighty relaxed and already rebooked for a future stay. Definitely recommended.
Stayed 11 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Rex S., Sydney

Liked: Cleanliness
Smiths Lake
The owners go far beyond your expectations to provide a clean, modern and ver spacious property. there is nothing bad to say about this property. Don’t forget to go to the bakery and to the butcher they make fresh daily and it’s good stuff.
Stayed 7 nights in Jan 2021