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Bawley Bush Retreat

101 Willinga Road, Bawley Point, New South Wales 2539, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the Cormorant cottage which fronted a large grassy area with a view through the trees to the lake. Being a last minute booking with two dogs in peak season it was a bit on the pricey side but good value all the same. The cottage was comfortable and had all we needed. The dogs were happy and... More 

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Thank IanG12
Bill P, Owner at Bawley Bush Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks. Its always good to hear from a satisfied customer and yes we are dearest during the summer peak. We do not just offer accommodation but a genuine south coast bush experience with lots of native animals around. Ian was here during a heavy 4-day rainfall event and leeches on the entire NSW coast particularly love such events. Personal repellent... More 

Ashfield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We just had our wedding at Bawley Bush Cottages. It was the most spectacular and serene event. We were able to accomodate 25 family and friends at the venue as well as be able to walk up from the ceremony setting to the reception room. The ceremony setting had the stunning backdrop of the blue lake seen through the tall... More 

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Thank Lauren C
Bill P, Owner at Bawley Bush Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks Lauren....we love it when one of our brides is motivated to write a review. When one is a positive as yours I admit we feel pretty proud of ourselves. I do accept credit for creating the scene but your experience wouldn't have happened without the hard work our staff staff put in to making our cottages, function areas and... More 

Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in these cottages with my husband and 3 month old and it was perfect....from the peaceful and beautiful setting to the wooden clad cottage with a fireplace. It was a very relaxing place. The bush around us with many kangaroos and nightly visits from the possums was so quiet and lovely to explore. The cottages had everything you... More 

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Thank Aniak81
Bill P, Owner at Bawley Bush Retreat, responded to this review

Pip and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you took the time to review us. Thank you. We look forward to your return visit. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We spent two wonderful nights in the Wattlebird apartment. We didn't see the owners at all, but nor did we need to. Everything was there and ready for us when we arrived late on Friday night. The cottage had a small self contained kitchen and outside bbq. The bedroom is a roomy loft upstairs with an amazing library. My partner... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Have just spent a weekend (2 nights) in the Cormorant cottage, staying for a wedding held at the function centre. Wonderfully built cottage with beautiful fittings. The beds were heaven, with a double upstairs and a sofa bed downstairs to accommodate the 4 of us. A well-equipped kitchen, inc outside BBQ, allowed us to prepare meals. Included are some basic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

This is truly one of the best retreats to sit back and relax, unwind and just let the world go by. Bill and Pip certainly have created a great spot on the south coast. It is very private and the setting in the bush is wonderful. This was our 5th time back and each time has been great and we... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

My wife and I stayed for three days at Bawley Bush cottages at the beginning of November 2013. This was our third visit to this delightful and restful venue. There is something about the location with its bush land setting adjacent to a lake which immediately summons up peace and tranquillity and is ideal for anyone who is seeking to... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

These cottages have a lot going for them, but a bit more attention on the maintenance side would make them really excellent The location is just wonderful if you like the bush and have a car. Our cottage looked over a huge mowed area going down to a strip of trees with the lake beyond. Sitting in front of the... More 

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1 Thank Aussiealison
Bill P, Owner at Bawley Bush Retreat, responded to this review

As owners we very much appreciate your comments both positive and negative and we especially acknowledge you for leaving a maintenance list. We won't be returning from our overseas trip until the end of May 2013 but we are disappointed that you found unaddressed maintenance issues that were annoying enough to comment on and that must have been overlooked by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Absolutely perfect very well kept. Total paradise stayed there for 4 night (not long enough) we stayed in the cafe cottage and it was perfect. There was an out door bath (very romantic) we enjoyed bush walking sitting by the fire inside and out looking up at the stars whilst in the bath. Cycling into the town of bawley enjoying... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We stayed here at the Bawley Bush Cottages for two nights over the weekend. We chose the Chef's Cottage. We have stayed at many 4 - 5 star hotels before and was amazed when we first opened the door to our cottage - it was absolutely stunning! For the price we paid, it was immaculate and LARGE! It was honestly... More 

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1 Thank Sandra F
Bill P, Owner at Bawley Bush Retreat, responded to this review

Every owner would loves to receive reviews like this and we are delighted Sandra F and partner enjoyed their stay so much they put were moved to write a TA review. However as an owner-partner I point out to readers that the reviewer's heading describing us as a "5-star retreat" is happy-customer over-statement and not describing our actual rating. We... More 

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