Photos (supplied) taken by Shane Chalker Photography (unless otherwise stated)
I've found my dream home but unfortunately it's not for sale! It's a beautiful family retreat on the Mid North Coast NSW called Driftwood Lodge offering a luxurious waterfront experience. If you are planning a holiday on the Mid North Coast this summer then this charming property is both boat and pet friendly and sleeps up to 15 guests. Sorry Schoolies this property isn't for you, there are no parties or events allowed as it is more suited for families looking for an escape from the chaos of every day city living.
As soon as I stepped inside this beautiful property I felt at home for a number of reasons: it's high off the ground overlooking the treetops, it's spacious, it's natural, lots of light and the fire! As well, it is tastefully decorated and I have no words for the dining table except maybe, massive!
Murray and his partner, Dana were there to greet me and showed me around the property. It certainly is something else with huge bathrooms and so many bedrooms. I couldn't help but imagine a family arriving for a holiday and the kids all scrambling for the best bed when they arrived! All the bedrooms have a small balcony or scenic view and there is also a granny flat that has a little self-contained kitchen. Mind you, I'd rather be upstairs in that massive kitchen/dining area that has so much character.
There's plenty to do at Driftwood Lodge whether it's fishing, kayaking, swimming, bushwalking, sitting by the fire pit, cooking, relaxing, going to the beach or playing many of the games that are supplied. There are three beaches near Driftwood Lodge, Elizabeth Beach, Blueys Beach and Boomerang Beach. Or you might like to take a trip to Seal Rocks or to the twin towns, Forster Tuncurry just 15 minutes North. Another must do trip is to the Grandis, the tallest tree in NSW.
photo: Deb Carr
What I also love about Driftwood Lodge is the serenity and privacy. The yard is big, and the lake offers a place to relax, swim, fish or drift along in a kayak. Charlotte Bay is close to Forster so there are plenty of options for dining, mind you why eat out when you stay in a beautiful home like Driftwood Lodge?
Photo: Deb Carr
For children there are things to climb, places to explore and swimming. The owners do ask that younger children are supervised at all times when at the river. For those who love to take photographs there is plenty of wildlife and a walk through Booti Booti National Park offers amazing photography opportunities.
As you can see, Driftwood Lodge offers a luxurious and relaxed stay on the beautiful Mid North Coast NSW.
For booking enquiries contact Sharon Fowle, LJ Hooker Foster 02 6591 6400.