4 bedroom home with pool located on Lake Macquarie
About Jan Conlon
Hi my name is Jan and I am the owner of a luxury beachfront property at Balcolyn on the beautiful Lake Macquarie, the largest lake in the southern hemisphere. Originally from Sydney since purchasing the property I have now relocated to the lake. I like to ensure your stay is an unforgettable experience and being from the area I have lots of information to share.
Jan Conlon purchased this House in 2016
Why Jan Conlon chose Balcolyn
The property is amazing as soon as you walk through the front door you are met with the most beautiful view of the lake. The house has it own infinity pool and a beautiful sandy beach which is perfect for little ones to dip their toes. And for the bigger kids we have a jetty to fish from. There are an amazing amount of fish in the lake and also dolphins and I even saw a seal recently.
What makes this House unique
This is a modern architectually designed home. The amazing views are from all 3 levels and waking up to the beautiful sunrise still blows me away each time I stay. There are beautiful walks along the lake and the house is perfect if you have your own boat as we have a mooring to tie up to.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
smoking allowed outside
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very nice Property, close to all amenties
Very Nice Property.
I wouldn't mind going back there one day again .
Unclean Unlivable False Advertising DO NOT STAY
Do not stay at this property. It is falsely advertised.
We arrived upon check in to find an unclean dirty house and unswimmable pool. This is NO LUXURY stay and we did not stay with our families. Some of the issues we faced:
There were pistachio nut shells on the floor. My son is anaphylactic to some types of nuts. This was a potential major health hazard. One of the oven handles was not attached upon arrival, rendering it unusable. The floor boards were covered in foot prints and grime, not clean for a crawling toddler. The bed our kids were meant to be sleeping in had pubic hair all over the sheets. There were random clumps of hair on the floor throughout the house which confirms the floor was not vacuumed. There was mashed banana and peel in the couch amongst an abundance of dirty stains. The pool appeared to have algae, dirt and calcium stains all over in which the owner's family confirmed they have had trouble with it in the past. The water did not appear to be balanced. This is a huge infection (ear, nose, throat) to put our children in it. We own and maintain our own pools so speak with knowledge on these issues. Jan (owner) gave us an emergency number to contact if we had any issues. When we rang Scott with our concerns and mentioned the state of the pool he told us he had cleaned the pool the day prior and it was "sparkling". He then antagonised us by replying "would you like me to paint the pool"? Empty alcohol bottles in the kitchen cupboard and 4 council bins full of rubbish and empty bottles on the kerb. Dead cockroachs in master bedroom. After getting no ownership of the issues from Jan or any resolution via Wattsapp we proceeded to try and call Jan, got no answer and she did not call back. Pool gate lock was flimsy presenting a huge safety risk for our children.
We have photo evidence to prove the state of the house. Jan the owner refused to accept any responsibility and would not offer us a refund for our booking. She did not care for the position we were in. The owner, Jan, incorrectly told "homeaway" a "professional cleaning crew" was on the way. Her brother and sister turned up, without any cleaning equipment and in thongs and board shorts, and proceeded to tell us the cleanliness of the house and pool was fine. Scott (who is family to Jan), walked in picked up the banana from the couch and said problem rectified! These same people are the ones who supposedly cleaned the house prior to our arrival.
The house was amazing and beautiful. It accommodate to kids and adults. Kids loved the pool and kayaking. Fishing was great just of the private jetty. Highly recommend this house.
thanks Suzy it was a pleasure hosting you!
Family Friendly and Beautiful Location
If you ever are looking for a house that accommodates young children - this would be it! The house and its location is in prime position for fishing, kayaking and swimming. The kids loved being able to wake up and going to for fish and then enjoying collecting shells along the lake shore followed by some swimming in the fantastic pool. The children were entertained all day spending their time enjoying the outdoors.
The view is picturesque both morning and night especially from the outdoor entertainment area. The house is extremely spacious and has all the things a family needs on a getaway.
The neighbours and owners are extremely friendly and it is an easy drive from Sydney. We definitely will be back when we can get away again.
Beautiful house in a great spot. Loved the fishing, kayaking and pool.
Beautiful water property in a very quite area. Very clean. Family enjoyed the pool, kayaking in the lake, fishing off the jetty in the yard and the Wi-Fi came in very handy for the older kids. Will definitely come back!