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big blue backyard

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56 Paradise Drive, St. Andrews Beach, Victoria 3941, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the first meet and great to the entry into our bush bungalow we were blown away. Natural smells and a kind warm environment are just the start.. The property is in the perfect location. a walk to the beach through the dunes is a fantastic way to start the day or end the day under an amazing sunset. We... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My partner and I stayed here for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary. It was perfect, from the secluded cottage, to the beautifully designed and decorated room, to the amazing breakfast (soo much food) and dinner (sooo tasty). We loved it and would love to stay again. There is also a walkway to the beach and for the package we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for our anniversary in the African room and it was just fantastic. Beautiful food and service from Lisa and amazing attention to detail throughout the room. It was definitely the little things that made our trip! Will absolutely recommend!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Loved this place. You can really tell Lisa and Paul have poured their hearts into this little business. Food was delicious and abundant. The African room was lovely. Bed was comfy. After only one night we were truly rejuvenated. Thank you.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Nothing was too much trouble for Lisa and Paul which meant we had the most amazing 2 nights in February. We stayed in the beach room which was beautifully and thoughtfully decorated - we really loved the outside shower and deck bath. Our deal included breakfast and dinner one night - the food was excellent - definitely the best breakfast... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I always wonder if there is a place that can be perfect....... Well truthfully I can say that the beach villa here is everything plus more that makes a place perfect. I booked the dinner and massage package and from the moment we arrived for our two day stay we relaxed and had an amazing time. The food cooked by... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Looking to celebrate a romantic night away for a special occasion, I was drawn to Big Blue Backyard by the great TripAdvisor reviews. It lived up to my expectations and we enjoyed a private, quiet night away. We found the location easily thanks to our GPS as it is located in the meandering back streets. The other two hide-aways were... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We spent 4 nights in the Beach House ..... and loved it. Lisa and Paul couldn't have been more welcoming, fantastic meals (we ate in 3 nights) which catered for our dietary restrictions accompanied by good choice wines enjoyed outside, hearing the sea. Lovely walks along the empty beach. Lisa's recommendations on winery restaurants and delis so helpful too. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My husband bought us a nights getaway for Christmas, wow what a treat! We stayed in the Beach Decorated Room on 27 December, which was amazing, with its outdoor bath and shower. The small touches like the bottle of bubbles (The Cups Estate - fabulous!) and the homemade cookies (they are amazing can I have the recipe :-)). The Aztec... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My husband and I recently spent a weekend in the African themed room. Everything from arrival was fantastic. Lisa was welcoming and made you feel at home. The room was beautiful and everything you could need and more. We had a dine in experience on the first night and the food was beautiful and plenty of it. Breakfast each morning... More 

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