Magical Views, Waterfront, Escape, Discover & Relax
Julie & Philip Batty
About Julie & Philip Batty
Philip and Julie and I have been together since we were 16 (we are high school sweet hearts) we are professional people and we have a daughter and a son who are in the mid 20's and 1 dog Chloe. We have been associated with the Smiths Lake for the past 20 years. If we are not out on the lake boating we are sitting on the back deck relaxing watching the sunset or swimming and walking at one of the many local beaches. Its a magical place and once you spend time in the area you won't wish to leave!
Julie & Philip Batty purchased this House in 2008
Why Julie & Philip Batty chose Smiths Lake
We previously owned a house across the road and we were looking for a house that when you open the front door you take in the magnificent view of the Lake. This property is perched high overlooking the blue water of Smiths Lake and the house gives us lots of sun in the morning and then in the afternoon where the sun sets are spectacular. The street is a no through road so it doesn't receive much traffic and the area is peaceful and quiet.
What makes this House unique
We fell in love with the view you are never tired of sitting on the back deck and taking in the view watching the world pass you by. You will enjoy all the little extra touches that are provided in the house that many other holiday houses don't provide. Our beds are comfortable and the house is air conditioned so whether summer or winter you are covered. The area is so quiet no traffic noise just the serenity of this magical area.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Outside of the house only
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 9 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Thank you to Julie & Philip for allowing us to holiday at their place in Smith's Lake. My family could not fault the property or location. We all had a wonderful time, enjoying the home, table tennis, pool, the lake and the many beaches is the area, particularly Boat Beach at Seal Rocks. 10/10
Acqua Blue - Dave and Milad
What a magnificent spot. Stunning views of the lake, surrounded by lush, green and tall eucalypt's. The weather was drizzly but there was so much entertainment in house that we were hardly upset not to get out and explore. A very well kept cosy house on a quiet street. The ideal relaxing getaway we needed. Thank you Acqua Blue.
Thanks Dave and Milad for your great review. You have described our house perfect and we are happy that you did enjoy your escape weekend up at the beautiful Smiths Lake - the games room is definitely a hit with everyone.
Amazing house - highly recommend and hope to return
We had a memorable and amazing stay at Acque Blu.
The house is comfortable, beautifully decorated and has everything you need.
The views overlooking the lake, waking up to the birds singing and watching the sunsets each day was a true delight.
My only concern was the low rear fence (approx 500mm) that our dog could easily jump.
The side fences were standard height and the enclosed verandah was a welcomed back up space.
I would highly recommend Acque Blu and we hope to return again!
Thanks again Julie and Philip
Thank you for the lovely review, the area is a great get away. We do have the rear deck available for those dogs who are large enough to jump the back fence. We are conscious to not block the wonderful view by constructing a high fence. Glad you had a great stay. Look forward to you visiting again.
Perfect for a family getaway
Amazing location with great view. The deck was put to good use. The house had literally everything we needed to enjoy ourselves together, regardless of the weather. Not only did we make full use of the boat and kayaks out on the lake but the house had countless board games and DVDs for when the pool and tennis tournament was over.
The kitchen was well equipped. We were even able to find a cake tin when we decided to bake a cake!
Thanks Lillian for your lovely review, we do try to accommodate everyone to ensure that our guests enjoy, relax and take home wonderful memories.
Great stay with the family and the house is beautiful
Thanks for staying and enjoying our house
Return Again. Lovely home, great view, fully equiped, all loved the games room
Lovely home, great spot, very suitable for annual family reunion for 10 people young and old, unfortunately during our stay, very strong winds, total fire ban so no BBQ or boating or fishing, but games room and Frothy coffee café made up for that.
34 Terms and conditions! many with threats of loss of bond, however with local road closures and raging fires in close proximity one more condition with a clue to the workings of the roof sprinklers and finding a handle or two for the shutters installed for fire protection would be good.(Fireman Pete)
Thanks for your review.
Unfortunately the weather is not in our control but we do try to accommodate our guests with the facilities we provide in the house and also the local area has lots to keep both young and old entertained!
Like many properties, business and organisations we provide terms and conditions these are guidelines to advise the guests of our expectations when visiting the property as we don't always have wonderful guests like your self visit, some are not so respectful.
We will take on board to add a condition no 35 "In Case of Bushfire" which will include the procedures to take in the event of a fire which of course evacuation will be the most important priority, Our property is also insured.
Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Julie and Phil
Our house is in a quiet area perched high creating a warm sunny spot to sit back and enjoy the view and surrounds. Once you arrive you realise that our property has great attibutes and you will enjoy your stay and wonder why you hadnt visited previously.