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“Escape to industrial Funk”
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big blue backyard
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Escape to industrial Funk”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

My wife and I stayed in the Bush Hide away and we could only find one word that suits, Amazing!!
From the time we arrived to the time we left, we felt welcome without feeling imposed on. The dinner was to die for, I was 2 minutes away from a coma, so full!!!! It's not often you find good food, let alone a good amount of it.
The journey from the Cabin to the beach really gave us a sense of adventure.

While we only stayed one night, it truly was a great getaway spot and we'll be back in the future

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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bigbluebackyard, Owner at big blue backyard, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Thanks for your great review. We love your take on the bush hideaway and are thrilled you had such a great time. Looking forward to having you back for a little longer next time.
Happy Festivities & hope to see you soon.
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Jabiru, Australia
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Hubby and I had an amazing stay. Fantastic food, authentic and warm hearted hosts, gorgeous natural surroundings and delightful amenities included from Olieve and Olie. We were not the only lovers there, but felt like we were old friends with such personalised service. We decided to ban the inside shower and used the outdoor shower and spa for 6 out of the 7 days we were there. It's a little bit naughty, but oh so liberating and romantic!!! Thanks Lisa and Paul for the memorable stay :) Marky and Loza xxx

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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bigbluebackyard, Owner at big blue backyard, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Thanks for your lovely review. It was a fantastic week having you here to stay and listening to all your adventures. You certainly packed it in, from fishing to swimming with the dolphins! And you are right the outdoor showers are the BEST. We are really looking forward to your return.
Happy Festivities up North and the very best for the new year
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed at Big Blue Backyard for 2 nights while attending a wedding in Sorrento. Lisa was extremely helpful with the booking and also arranged transport to and from the wedding for us. Stayed in the The African room. Very private with an outside spa bath and shower. As we wanted to relax before the wedding we arranged with Lisa to have dinner on our patio. Setting was lovely and the meal (we had the beef fillet) was fantastic. Our own little bit of paradise. Slept well in the comfortable bed and awoke to freshly brewed coffee and the delicious breakfast of fresh fruit and ommlettes. Second day's breakfast equally as delcious. Great place for a break away.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

My husband and I stayed in the African Hideaway for our 5th anniversary last weekend and had a very relaxing time. The highlight would have to be the warmth of Paul and Lisa and the amazing food. We had read reviews before we arrived but the food was quite spectacular and so fresh.
It is a nice part of the world to just relax and unwind!
thankyou again to our wonderful hosts and we will be returning for sure.
Miranda and Ward

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Moorabbin
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed in the 'Beach Hideaway' for our 1st anniversary. It had been a year since we had stayed in this exact same place for our wedding weekend and all I can say is that it's still amazing as always. You can't help but relax when your here and the hospitality from Lisa and Paul is second to none, not to mention the amazing food. The Big Blue Backyard holds a special place in our hearts and we will definately be returning again and again to this wonderful B&B.

Can't be recommended enough.

Room Tip: Beach Hideaway is nice and secluded and themed to perfection.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

My husband and I spent 2 nights at Big Blue Backyard for our 10th wedding anniversary and we could think of no better place to have spent it!!
We stayed in the African getaway room. the decor was gorgeous and the bed was luxurious! The Olie and Olieve products are also superb!
From the smiley, friendly greeting from Lisa upon arrival to the deliciously amazing breakfasts both mornings, it was like staying with fabulous old friends who everyone wants to know!
On our anniversay night we were treated to a simply scrumptious 3 course dinner prepared by Paul and Lisa, which was TO DIE FOR!! Then rolled our full bellies out to the outdoor spa and relaxed under the stars and moon. it felt like we were the only people on the planet!
In the words of Molly Meldrum... do yourself a favour - and stay at BBB! We'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

My partner and I stayed in the Beach Getaway room for two nights and were not disappointed in any way. Lisa and Paul are lovely people and made us feel more than welcome. The three course dinner and breakfasts each morning were second to none. The room consists of top quality furniture, linen and bathroom fittings. The clenliness was immaculate and the room was freshened up to original standard whilst we were out and about for the day. I would recommend this little piece of paradise to anyone in a heartbeat. Well worth every cent!

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Property: big blue backyard
Address: 56 Paradise Dr, St. Andrews Beach, Victoria 3941, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Mornington Peninsula > St. Andrews Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in St. Andrews Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — big blue backyard 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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 
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