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“Tranquil Escape” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Between Waters B&B
Ranked #1 of 2 Dora Creek B&B and Inns
Brisbane, Australia
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88 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Tranquil Escape”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

Thank you Lyn for a lovely overnight visit to your beautiful B&B. So lovely having a soak in the spa after a big day catching up with family.

We arrived to a lovely greeting with Lyn showing us around the property. It was a bit rainy the night we stayed but we got up in the morning to a beautiful breakfast from Lyn and still braved the weather and took the kayaks out for a paddle - it's only a short paddle out to the main lake and we really enjoyed it in amongst the swans. The bed in the Arabella room was very comfortable. The room had a lovely large front deck too.

Lyn even had some lovely slices of cake in the fridge for us! (We forgot to eat it and realised on our way home with great disappointment!!!)

We'll be back next time we come to visit Lake Macquarie!

Jack and Ben.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Benjamin G
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Lynchas, Owner at Between Waters B&B, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thank you for your review. I appreciate your kind comments and I hope to see you again in the near future at Between Waters B&B.
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

What a great place! Only had one night there - but we loved it. Thank you Lyn for a great weekend - the breakfast beautiful - will experiment with the lovely roasted tomatoes with bacon and eggs. Love looking out over both creeks/Lake between our rooms - black Swans,ducks,rabbits - all sort of wild life wandering around. The silence in the morning, just birds and water wonderful! You made us feel very welcome ,will be back

Room Tip: both arabella and nina rooms great!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tkuhles
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Lynchas, Owner at Between Waters B&B, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thank you very much for sharing your experience with others and for your warm words regarding your stay.
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Sydney, Australia
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116 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

A delightfully serene and restful B & B. with a charming and gracious hostess. We stayed in the Arabella room and the only decision we had to make each day was whether to sit and look at the river on one side or the lake from the other. It is so relaxing and comfortable. We have stayed in B & B"s all over the world however this has to be the most comfortable and enjoyable. Everything one needed was at hand. We had booked for five nights and liked it so much we extended another two. A little diamond in Dora Creek.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Dicey09
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Lynchas, Owner at Between Waters B&B, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thanks for your great review! I'm thrilled to read that you had a fantastic stay.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

To echo one of the other reviewers I'm fairly well travelled and have stayed in a variety of accomadation all over the world, 5 star hotels b&b's etc, and, without being overly ostentatious, this is one of the best. You could maybe pick a little at the location, closeness To top restaurants, rear view etc but IMHO here you want a little peace and quiet away from the hussle of sydney, as others have said get a takeaway and enjoy the ambience. EveythIng is perfect from the decor the bathroom, the breakfast is top Notch, don't plan for lunch, you won't have room.
On a holiday it normally takes me 4 days to unwind and switch off, at between the Waters it's 4 minutes

Tim and katrin

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Martialmouse
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Lynchas, Owner at Between Waters B&B, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Between Waters. I was most delighted to read your comments and note that you enjoyed your stay and the services I provide.
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Coogee, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

It was a great experience staying at Between Waters B&B. The tranquility of the place combined with the unique personality of Lyn's house made the weekend so cosy and relaxing.

The moment you enter Lyn's place, you will be enchanted by every detail she has in her home. Each item is different and unique but together they give out this warm, home-like feeling that anyone would love. The Arabella room is simply adorable with the old-fashioned bed and the balcony and the terrace overlooking two different bodies of water. With a touch of home-grown oranges in the terrace and a couple of seats, it is the best place to hang-out on a Saturday afternoon or at night to watch the stars as they brightly paint the sky. The En suite is so nice and is definitely a nice feature of the room. It has a two-person spa and a classy wooden finish that gives out a romantic appeal.

For dinner, when you order takeaway, you can happily get your cutlery from the kitchenette which has everything you need. You can sit by the fireplace in the common room while drinking a glass of wine and listening to the wood-fire. The warmth that it emits and the chats that you have with your next-door neighbour in the cosiness of the sofa are memories you will keep.

In the morning, Lyn serves her guests with really delicious breakfast. It's different each day. After breakfast you can have a walk along the creek and you can see the garden come to life with different bird species. Pelicans are lovely accent to the stillness of the creek. The benches and chairs in the garden add character to the whole area. It is definitely the environment you want to be in if you wish to relax and escape the busy city life.

Thanks to Lyn's hospitality--we felt that we got spoiled during the long weekend we stayed over. From her picking us up from the station, the cake that welcomed us in our room, the lovely chats to the time she offered to drive us up Hunter Valley to visit the different vineyards, it is definitely a trip we will never forget and a trip that we will do again.

Between Waters B&B -- Everything you Want and Need for a Perfect Weekend Getaway!

Kristine and Matt

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank valenzuelakristine
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Lynchas, Owner at Between Waters B&B, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
I would like to convey my gratitude for spending your time writing this review of yours. I thank you for your kind words
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Gold Coast Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2012

Thanks so much Lyn for your great hospitality. Between Waters is a beautiful and relaxing B & B. I have travelled the world and this is not too be missed. I enjoyed the walks by the tranquil waters. Next time I will go kayaking. I will return.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dianne016
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2012

Now that's saying a lot. Lyn is a wonderful host and I highly recommend anyone looking for a weekend by Lake Macquarie or anybody doing business in the area make the effort to stay here!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark G
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Property: Between Waters B&B
Address: 246 Dora St, Dora Creek, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2264, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Lake Macquarie > Dora Creek
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Dora Creek
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Between Waters B&B Lake Macquarie/Dora Creek, Australia

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