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Ripples on Smiths - A Lakeside Haven

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Enjoy all aquatic activities from your own backyard - swimming, fishing, sailing, skiing, windsurfing, kayaking! Pull your boat up onto the back lawn or take a walk down to Frothy Coffee Boatshed and hire one of theirs! Watch your family having a paddle or a sail while you have a coffee or lunch!

"Ripples on Smiths" offers the most spectacular sweeping views of the lake from both the wide deck and all living areas. With its lawns gently sloping down to the water's edge, "Ripples" provides the ideal waterfront access for children.

As soon as you walk through the front door, you will find yourself in 'holiday mode'. With its open plan living areas, polished brushbox floors, floor to ceiling glass doors leading on to a wide deck that spans the length of the house, modern kitchen, 4 bedrooms (including one set up to cater for a separate children's play/TV area), and 2 bathrooms, this property will provide you with all that you need for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

Not only will you appreciate your holiday but your pets will too. Dogs will enjoy an early morning swim just as much as their owners and there is a fully fenced yard to keep them safe. There are also dog friendly beaches nearby.

"Ripples on Smiths" is the perfect place to stay, whether you are looking for a relaxing or romantic weekend away from your usual busy routine or wanting a great place to take the kids, where they will have easy access to the water in their own backyard.

You will find all that you need at "Ripples", including free use of both a kayak and a 'tinny' for fishing.

Surfing beaches are only minutes away with a choice of many - Blueys, Sandbar, Elizabeth, Shelly and others.

So bring your family and/or friends and enjoy the relaxing and friendly atmosphere of this beautiful waterfront village!

More Details

Lynne Daly
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Smiths Lake around the Mid-Coast Council

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pets are allowed inside but only in areas with polished boards (living areas) and not in carpeted areas (bedrooms) nor on furniture.
  • Property is to be left in same state of cleanliness as it is found otherwise a cleaning fee will be deducted from the bond.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 5 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • ski


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(54 traveller reviews)

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Ripples on Smiths - A Lakeside Haven
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 54 reviews

Location was perfect, house was lovely, very comfortable for all us ladies

  • 5 of 5

Will definitely be back

Very very happy

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ripples on Smiths

  • 4 of 5

Lovely and clean, everything you would want. Only four stars because back lawn would have been better if it was mowed. Thanks Jan

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jan, Thank you for your positive review. The reason for the lawn not being mowed was that Smiths Lake received torrential rain just before you arrived. The lawns had been mowed within the last couple of weeks but it was too wet to do them after the rain. Many thanks and we hope to see you again at some time in the future. Kind Regards, Lynne
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Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia

Lakeside bliss

  • 4 of 5

Taking our mini Schnauzer and extended family away for some R&R allowed my husband and I to go kayaking up and down Smith’s Lake. So peaceful- more amenities than we expected in the small but essential array of shops nearby.

The home was wonderfully comfortable being open, fresh and light with magical views of the Lake. We were able to wheel our kayaks to lakes edge and launch them so easily. The quality of the water was so good

All the beds, Manchester, appliances, dining /lounge furniture was fresh and solid, BBQ and outdoor area on balcony a top entertaining as well as doggie retreat. Fenced garden for children and animals a fantastic asset.

Looking forward to visiting again!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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QLD, Australia

Top Location

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely week with family and grandchildren who loved the kayak and tinnie.

It bought back childhood memories of holidays at our Summerhouse on the lake in Northern Sweden.

The local bakery, with its hot 'sourdough' in the morning, the local butcher with good quality meat and best of all the local commercial fisherman removing and selling his catch from the net all made for a great week.

We found the house comfortable and tastefully decorated with stunning views.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Birgitta for your wonderful Guest Review and the 5 star rating. It is great to have those amenities so close without having to go in to Forster. As you already know "Ripples" has just been refurbished so I hope you enjoyed the 'newness' of it. Although there was a problem with one of the TVs at least you got a brand new even better one to watch. I hope to hear from you again and remember you will be eligible for a discount on accommodation next time.
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Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

What a wonderful place to rejuvenate!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a sunny week with our children and parents in this beautiful home. The open plan living area was comfortable and warm, perfect for playing games and sharing meals together. The construction made the house very quiet at night, and we all slept well. The place was so peaceful we slowed down our pace to enjoy it. We relished sitting in the hammock in the evenings, watching our kids skim rocks over the water as the sun set over the lake. The kayak and tinny were great! Paddling through glassy reflections and seeing giant freshwater jellyfish was amazing. We caught fish from the nearby beaches and enjoyed sitting on the deck, eating the fish straight off the BBQ. We also liked being able to stroll to the local bakery and Frothy Coffee Boatshed for meals.

We kept our active kelpie secure on the deck, or opened the side deck gate to let her run down into the fenced yard. She was very happy greeting other dogs in the reserve. We would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a pet friendly family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Larissa, I am so sorry for the delayed reply to your wonderful review. Time passes so quickly these days and everyone is so busy I must have missed the notification from Stayz that you had left a review. Thank you for taking the time to review RIpples and I am pleased that you had such a relaxing time with your family. It seems you certainly made the most of it. We look forward to hearing from you again.
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Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

FANTASTIC - Lake views to die for!!!

  • 5 of 5

We could not be happier with our stay at Ripples - the view from the living area and balcony are amazing! The house itself is more than comfortable and covers off on your every need. We would not hesitate to recommend this wonderful house to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debbie, A very delayed 'thank you' for your complimentary review. That view from the time you enter the house certainly does have the 'wow' factor. We have now refurbished "Ripples" with new carpet, recently polished timber floors and the interior has been freshly painted. Now ready for your next visit. Thank you for your recommendation.
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Other Activities:

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  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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