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Cellito Sands - the lake in front and the ocean behind the sandbarCellito Sands - step out to the veranda and enjoy spectacular sunsets
Cellito Sands - lake & ocean views and waterfront!
Cellito Sands - lake & ocean views and waterfront!
8 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
1.5 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
1.5 baths
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The best spot for your weekends or holidays - Cellito Sands is a gorgeous house right on the lake shore with ocean views! Unforgettable place!

The space

Cellito Sands is a blue water getaway positioned right on the sandy shores of beautiful Smiths Lake and only a short boat ride to the sandbar of Cellito Beach. Relax on the balcony, champagne in hand, and enjoy stunning views over lake and ocean while watching the children play on the sand or in the lake. In this exclusive setting indulge in all aquatic activies from your own backyard - water skiing, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, swimming, fishing etc - you can even pull your boat up onto the back lawn after spending all day on the water!
Featuring a separate family area downstairs with TV/DVD (+ Foxtel) and bunk bed - Celito Sands is great for families with teenagers or young children.

But it is also a fabulous weekend getaway for a couple or two - only 2.5 hours north of Sydney or just over 1 hour drive from Newcastle - you can get your friends together for a relaxing and unforgetable break!

* 3 Bedrooms (upstairs) 1 x King bed, 2 x single beds, 2 x single beds
* Bunkroom/Family area (downstairs) 1 single bunk bed, sofa bed
* Large, fully equipped granite kitchen with stainless steel
appliances incl. dishwasher and microwave.
* Reverse cycle air conditioning
* Large entertaining deck with surround views of the lake and
* Gourmet gas BBQ and outdoor setting
* TV/DVD (upstairs & downstairs)
* Foxtel
* Internet connection
* Full laundry facilities with dryer
* Off street parking
* Bathroom with separate toilet plus outside shower
* Absolute lakefront - great for families

Linen and towels are supplied.

Guest access

Our managers, Rob or Marzena, will meet you at the property, greet you, show you around and give you the keys. Please contact them to provide arrival details.

Interaction with guests

Rob & Marzena (managers) should be available to you to assist before and during your stay.

Other things to note

If the managers are not available on the day of your arrival - they will provide you with details of the key security box and will be available to assist you over the phone

Extra people $11 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $80 NZD
Security Deposit $228 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in time is 2PM - 10PM
Check out by 10AM

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - There are stairs between downstairs and upstairs.
The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

50 Reviews

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Natalie User Profile
October 2017
Great location

Kerrie User Profile
October 2017
Cellito sands is a lovely quiet getaway. The house is well equipped for a large family or two. The six of us were comfortable with great quality beds and plenty of living space. We spent five nights and wish we could have stayed longer. The house sits right on the lake which is great for swimming or boat rides. Lots of activity happens on the lake. The deck looks over the water, and you gets lots of visits from the local birds. Inside there is a great kitchen with everything you could ask for, including a Nespresso coffee machine, platters for dinner, clean oven, and a great BBQ outside. The little touches like an extra gas bottle for the BBQ, loads of drinking glasses and a dishwasher are appreciated. The caretakers are respectful of distance but available if needed as they live locally. I really rate Smith’s Lake, and this was a perfect house to stay in. We would like the chance to come back.

Aysha User Profile
September 2017
Great place to stay with a group of friends or large family. Breathtaking views of the lake.

David User Profile
August 2017
Best place in Pacific Palms

Jensen User Profile
July 2017
I am writing this review of my experience of my two night stay at Cellito Sands as a cautionary tale to anyone who intends on staying at this place. While the place itself is decent, the way in which my fellow travellers and I were treated by the management of this property left us with a very bitter and unhappy experience. To begin with, after arriving at the residence after a long drive in from central Sydney, we were unable to retrieve the key as the passcode provided in the chat did not work with the key storage device. There was NO cell phone reception except one friend who is using Telstra got weak signal but low battery. When we finally made the call to the manager, who is named Rob, it was already 5:30 pm and very dark and below 10 degrees. To our dismay, the voice on the other end of the line did not offer any relief but said, flatly, 'we have decided not to let you in the house at the last minute after reading a prior review of me'. (I had a poor review because I did not know I need to clean the place before I left as my first experience with Airbnb ,). Before I can make a point for myself, he scolded me saying I’m rude because I did not reply his message at all. Please refer to first image of him welcoming us. That’s the only message we receive from him, both in chat and email. Then he said he sent us an email in the noon to tell us to cancel the stay so he could rent out to other travellers. We were all shocked. Not only were we facing the possibility of spending the night homeless, we were also asked to pay a cancellation fee which would amount to one night's stay - that would be $250++ for nothing. To prevent us from accessing the place we paid for two nights, he had changed the passcode for the key from the passcode that was in the email, deliberately withholding it from us so that he may get the cancellation charge without providing the accomodation that was part of the contract. He blamed me harshly for not replying his cancellation message which we never received, and then he blamed me for not replying to confirm the welcoming message which he only mentioned ‘if you got any further requirement, please let me know’…. This did not sit well with any of us and it got to the point where we said, 'fine just cancel it we will seek alternative accommodation'. But Rob refused, insisting that we cancel from our end which definitely lead to cancellation fee. It got to a point where we said we will call the police when he finally budged. He threatened us that we clean the house and maintain the same condition as we started if we were to stay there, we were hungry and cold and...
Mandy & Peter User Profile
Response from Mandy & Peter:
When you book "instantly" on the day of your arrival - the owner has no say in accepting or declining your booking so don't tell me that I "accepted" your booking. You had terrible reviews and any host would worry about guests like you. That is why we contacted you as soon as we read your reviews - see messages on Airbnb! - to ensure that you would look after the property this time and that you will bring your own linen as clearly stated in the description. You did not respond to our message before arrival at the property. Managers and owners worry about who stays at their property especially if your reviews were so bad. And then when I'm trying to organize quickly linen for you and get you in, I am being sworn at over the phone and threaten with police! Do you think I was happy giving you keys to the property? Certainly not! I was happy for you to cancel the reservation just to avoid any major problems which I truly expected (any cancellation fee would have been refunded to you by me). I decided to let you in as it was late and was later pleasantly surprised as you left the property in a clean state but now you can see what bad reviews can lead to.... Advice: 1. read description 2. read messages 3. be polite and respectful 4. leave the property clean You did 1 out of 4. Airbnb is based on trust and respect - hope you will understand these concepts soon.
July 2017

Clare User Profile
July 2017
We had an absolutely lovely stay - the house was spacious and clean and with a fully equiped kitchen we had a lot of fun having big cook ups and then sitting out on the bank of the lake to enjoy the view as we ate. You're far enough away from everything that you feel secluded, but close enough to a great cafe and grocery/liquor stores so you don't have to go far if you need anything! Will be back!

Mish User Profile
July 2017
Fantastic house right on the lake. Perfectly set up to enjoy the view all day. The house had everything you need and the manager was extremely accommodating with our requests. If you want somewhere to relax, this is the place.

New South Wales, AustraliaJoined in February 2013
Mandy & Peter User Profile

Thank you for looking at our beautiful holiday house. The house is managed by our neighbours and so they will respond to your email and phone enquiries. I hope you will love and enjoy your holiday or weekend at Cellito Sands as much as we do!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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