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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Lisa & Paul have thought of everything. Their attention to so many lovely details made this a magic & luxurious getaway. The highlight was the food: dinner delivered to our cosy bush cabin was superb, as was breakfast the next morning. We would return in a heartbeat.

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bigbluebackyard, Owner at big blue backyard, responded to this review

Hi Susannah It was great having you here! You both certainly made most of your short time on the Peninsula. The fabulous Peninsula hot springs that are just around the corner from big blue backyard - a gorgeous dinner which was a pleasure to serve to you in your hideaway and then a walk from your front deck along the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Thanks Lisa n Paul, this has been the best 3 nights spent for a long time. Your boutique accommodation is fantastic. It's private, quite, and very relaxing, and your special little touches is what has made this stay that much more special. Breakfasts have been amazing, and dinner outside by candlelight made by Paul was the best. Will definitely be... More 

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bigbluebackyard, Owner at big blue backyard, responded to this review

And you danced your way into our hearts. So glad you had such a great stay. You certainly deserved the luxury of relaxing in this seclusion. May the dance shoe business take your around the world - we really look forward to seeing you again. Best Lisa & Paul More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Accommodation pampering to your relaxation. Tucked away on the quiet side of the Victorian peninsular, Big Blue Backyard is virtually on the beach. Just a few intimate rooms allows Big Blue Backyard to be a relaxation heaven. The room was very large with plenty of space to move around. Equally the bathroom was large with his and her sinks. An... More 

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bigbluebackyard, Owner at big blue backyard, responded to this review

So glad you liked your stay, we loved having you here. Best Lisa & Paul More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

As parents of three little children to spend the weekend tucked away in this little piece of heaven was simply bliss. From the food to the enormous bed to the outdoor spa which was still beautiful even though the weather was cool. I cannot wait to go back!

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bigbluebackyard, Owner at big blue backyard, responded to this review

And we can't wait to have you back! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a lovely retreat here for two nights. The highlight for me was the superb food. A generous and delicious dinner of fillet steak and the most superb chocolate pudding I have ever eaten. Lisa is warm and welcoming and manages to balance being available for your every need and leaving you completely alone to listen... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Spent only 2 nights here, darn!! Ideally the next time it'll be 5 - 7 nights, cannot wait!! I need a dictionary to find the superlatives for BBY, simply a special place to take the one you love and lose yourselves in this wonderful piece of Paradise(drive) on earth. Thanks so much Lisa and Paul!!

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bigbluebackyard, Owner at big blue backyard, responded to this review

Stefano! Thanks for your lovely review. We are really looking forward to having you back for a longer stay. See you soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Our stays at Big Blue Backyard are always the epitome of pure relaxation! Paul & Lisa are amazing hosts and always go the extra mile to make sure we feel comfortable. They also support the local region, who in turn support them back. It was a pleasure to stay, and we most definitely will be back!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

What a way to start 2016! My husband and I spent two nights in the beach hideaway and it was gorgeous and the perfect way to start the new year. From the moment we arrived we felt so welcome. The breakfast each morning was absolutely divine. Would highly recommend staying. We will definitely be returning in hopefully the not too... More 

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bigbluebackyard, Owner at big blue backyard, responded to this review

And what a way for us to start 2016 with such a lovely review! Thanks so much for the recommendation and lovely write-up. Looking forward to having you back to stay real soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. This was the perfect combination of quiet time and many options for local trips around the peninsula. Saint Andrews beach is secluded and gorgeous. The dinner included in our package was restaurant quality and I would highly recommend it. If you are staying for a few nights there are... More 

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Wheelers Hill, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Fantastic hideaway retreat with delicious gluten free food! Surprised my boyfriend for a night away to celebrate our anniversary and loved every minute of our stay. Felt so rested and fresh when we left. I have coeliacs so was very pleased to have such wonderful meals (and cookies) made without a fuss. Cannot wait to go back - just need... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Secluded barefoot luxury on the Mornington Peninsula.Smell the salt as you wind your way up Paradise Drive. An ankle height sign on the side of the road shows you into a treed canopied parking space...are you in the right place? A friendly welcome confirms you are and propels you along a boardwalk through the tangle of ti-tree toyour secret hideaway. Private, spacious, welcoming,all the time you can hear the ocean!This Award Winning, ocean beach hideaway for couples is ideally positioned to access all the bounty this stunning Peninsula has to offer. Tucked away enough to retreat and indulge. Meandering paths will lead you through the indigenous garden to the Chef’s kitchen filled with local produce or follow the blue painted stones over the dunes, to the stunning and often deserted St Andrews Beach.Each secluded hideaway, offers a spacious living area,light filled en-suite and sundrenched, sheltered deck with a double spa bath. Bathe by moonlight to the sound of bush and sea.Delicious long tray breakfasts are delivered each morning.Romantic candlelight dinners, prepared on request are served to the hideaway. A unique private dining experience!Friendly, discreet service creates an exceptional Australian experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about big blue backyard

Address: 56 Paradise Drive, St. Andrews Beach, Victoria 3941, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Mornington Peninsula > St. Andrews Beach
Price Range: $369 - $892 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Big Blue Backyard St. Andrews Beach, Australia
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