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Bay of Fires Character Cottages
Melbourne
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48 reviews
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“Unbeatable views”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Wish we had stayed here for more than one night. The cottages all face directly out onto the bay and each has a lovely view, which gets more spectacular as you progress up the hill. Our cottage was immaculate, roomy, beautifully furnished and fully equipped.The veranda area was perfect for relaxing and taking in the view of the bay. If you are planning on staying in the St.Helens area, this is the place you stay at.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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CharacterCottages, Owner at Bay of Fires Character Cottages, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thankyou so much for your kind words and for taking the time to submit a review. It means a great deal to us.
Even I, after all these years still marvel at the view.
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sydney
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Stayed for 1 night in the deluxe apartment. Marion the hostess gave us a great deal and moved us from Kingfisher to Deluxe at no extra cost. The views, rooms, apartment are excellent. Dont look any further and forget St helens. The only blemish is paying for wireless connection. $4 for 125 mg takes some of the sheen. I think Marion needs to re negotiate the deal with the carrier because other places we stayed at that were much cheaper had wireless for $0. Marion will look after you and she takes pride in the complex. Excellent all round.

Room Tip: Deluxe suite all the way
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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CharacterCottages, Owner at Bay of Fires Character Cottages, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thankyou for your kind words.
I am sorry about the WI FI charges but they are set by Easyweb and totally out of my control.
I would love to offer free WI FI but do not want to raise my prices charged for accommodation and due to over use this would end up being necessary.
I will persue trying to find a cheaper avenue.
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Stayed in the Burgess cottage for 2 nights in late February. We thought we'd arrived in paradise! The cottage was immaculately clean outside and in and is quite spacious with a combined kitchen/lounge/dining area, all which take in the stunning views. There is also a neat covered verandah for you to sit and enjoy your magnificent surrounds. The separate bedroom had an additional single bed and a roomy ensuite. The bed, pillows and bedding was super comfy and we had the best sleep ever! The kitchen is well equipped with a microwave, small cooktop, small dishwasher, crockery, toaster, kettle, cutlery, pots and pans, everything you would need to self cater. A great inclusion was the dishwashing liquid, dishwasher powder and also laundry liquid for use in the washing machine tucked away in a cupboard. Not to mention small supplies of tea, coffee, coffee plunger and ground coffee. It's a short walk across the road to the beach which has beautiful white sand and crystal clear water. We stocked up on supplies in St Helen's on our way to Binalong Bay which is only a 10 minute drive away. If you want to enjoy a slice of heaven with solitude and relaxation in comfortable surrounds, this is the place. We enjoyed lunch and dinner at the cafe next door too, great food but would prove expensive if you relied on the cafe for all meals over a longer stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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CharacterCottages, Owner at Bay of Fires Character Cottages, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
We are happy that you enjoyed this little cottage and our picturesque area.
The cottage was built to depict the fishermen's cottages that were here in time gone by.
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Stayed for one night of a week long trip to the east/north east coast of our home state to visit wineries along the way - beautiful Binalong Bay and Bay of Fires never fails to impress (in any weather) and the views from the cottage are fantastic and perfectly framed. Cottages are very well equipped and really comfortable - it was a delight to stay in such nice surroundings in this wonderful area - made us appreciate being Taswegians!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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CharacterCottages, Owner at Bay of Fires Character Cottages, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Thankyou for your kind words.
It is extremely gratifying when guests enjoy the accommodation and our area
I'm with you,Tasmania is a beautiful state and you do not have to travel far for the scenery to be so different. We are so lucky to live here.
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stayed here in February and the location is great for this part of the coast. Travelling as 2 couples in the 2 bedroom cottage was very adequate in terms of size and facilities. Clean and tidy, nothing flash but everything you need for an extended stay. Great views.

Room Tip: Make sure yu get your supplies in St Helens before arriving. no shops nearby.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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CharacterCottages, Owner at Bay of Fires Character Cottages, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Our cottages are beachside family accommodation but at the same time some are suited to couples or two couples.
We do our best to supply everything that we feel the traveller needs without being over the top and we are extremely cleanliness concious. Our prices reflect the type of accommodation we supply.
The Deluxe is more suited to two couples requiring something a little more luxurious but at the higher price.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

We stayed in Burgess cottage for two nights. This is probably the lower of all cottages, and therefore less uphill walk from the beach, but the views of Binnalong Bay were still stunning. The cottage was well equipped with dishwasher, coffee plunger and coffee, laundry, hairdryer, and everything else needed to be self-contained. The nearest shop is in St Helens, only 10 mins away. Adjacent to the cabins is a nice café open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Café prices there are fairly high.
We arrived on a hot afternoon and our cottage was opened up with cool sea breezes blowing through. Everything was spotlessly clean and the furniture and bedding is very comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Burgess Cottage is closer to the beach and cafe, and therefore not such a steep walk uphill, should...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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CharacterCottages, Owner at Bay of Fires Character Cottages, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Burgess is a dear little cottage suitable for couples and maybe a child.
Is great for acess to the Beach without having to walk the hill
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

If you are looking for that perfect place this is one of those places. We arrived only for 1 night and when we arrived we knew that 1 night would not be enough. We stayed in the Kingfisher house, a whole house for our family of 4, two bedrooms (sleeps 6), 1 bathroom, kitchen and lounge room, with washing machine, clothes lines and dishwasher. The accommodation was clean and very comfortable and suited our family, with friendly people who manage the place. We walked out the front door, down the driveway and across the road to the beach, where we walked along the beach and it white sands. The next morning had breakfast on the deck overlooking the beach, everything about the place was perfect and relaxing, I would highly recommend. Only thing would recommend make sure you stop in St Helen before travelling to Binaglong Bay to pick up your bread and milk and other food requirements, as there is only a Cafe Restaurant in Binalong Bay with no corner shop, still would go back and visit and stay longer. Our stay was in January, 2013

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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CharacterCottages, Owner at Bay of Fires Character Cottages, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
We are so pleased you enjoyed your one night with us.
We try to provide good clean beachside family accommodation that is easy to live in.
Most guests that have the one night stay usually return for a few more days to either relax and unwind or to explore the area. Hope you get to return one day.
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Property: Bay of Fires Character Cottages
Address: Main Road, Binalong Bay, Tasmania 7216, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Binalong Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Binalong Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have four fully self contained,tourism Tasmania accredited one to three bedroom cottages with an onsite (licenced) Restaurant directly opposite the Binalong Bay beach.The cottages are set in a hill of native flora and fauna.The view from each cottage is to the white sands of the Binalong Bay beach and the azure waters and red rocky outcrops of the Bay of Fires as far as you can see up the coastline to Eddystone Light House.Enjoy swimming,snorkling,windsurfing,fishing,walking and exploring this area and all attractions nearby. ... more   less 
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Bay Of Fires Character Cottages Hotel St Helens

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