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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We stayed at beach hideaway for two nights.
Lisa and Paul made the best, healthiest food every morning.
We were travelling with our two little kids. They loved it too.
Places like this (romantic, totally private) do not allow kids in this area, but Lisa was kind enough to let them stay too.
Attention to details in the hideaway was amazing.
A little gem hidden in a bush!!!
Highly recommend for anyone who’s looking for a romantic getaway.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Sulo R
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Fantastic place to get away and relax! My partner booked us a secret night away for my birthday and also to propose! Fabulous food and service and cannot wait to return!
Close to the Hot Springs which was also amazing to end our night away!
Holds fantastic memories for us and location was amazing, little walk way to the beach which was fantastic to get away even more, felt like we had the whole beach to ourselves.
Then to follow it up with our beautiful outdoor bath, we stayed in the Beach hideaway and everything was absolutely beautiful from the furniture and the whole experience.
Lisa and Paul you have a truly special and fantastic place there with such open warm hearts, I will be passing this on to all my friends!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank AmandaL_13_13
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

The big blue backyard is a fantastic place to be if you want to get away from it all (code for mobile reception can be patchy). We stayed in the bush hideaway, which was delightful. The food was amazing, huge portions for breakfast and dinner but it wasn't just about quantity - everything also tasted divine! The homemade cookies and complimentary soft drinks were nice. If I were being picky, I could add that at that room rate perhaps some body lotion could have been provided too, rather than having to purchase additional toiletries from the mini "spa bar".
Even though the other hideaways weren't that far away, they were well screened by the trees. Lisa was away while we were there, but Paul was very ably assisted by a couple of friendly ladies. I felt bad for them though, carrying those heavy trays laden with food to us!
bbb is very much a luxurious indulgence, but worth saving your pennies for! only problem is deciding whether to return to the bush hideaway or trying the beach hideaway instead...

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank BluvE
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bigbluebackyard, Owner at big blue backyard, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2013

Thank you so much for your lovely review.

I'm pleased to say that on my return from being away, everyone said what a wonderful time they had looking after our guests.

Even more pleasing was the arrival of our signature body lotion hand made by the fabulous Olieve&Olie which has now been in situ since the week you left! What a pity! I do hope you will return to try the beach hideaway and enjoy the new addition to our complimentary hand crafted, all natural Olieve&Olie bath amenities.

Happy 2013 and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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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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Thank Nick L
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bigbluebackyard, Owner at big blue backyard, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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