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Bellbird Cottage B&B
Ranked #1 of 3 Bermagui B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 22, 2012

I am generally reluctant to stay in B&Bs because of the sense of intrusion into the owner's privacy and my consequent unease. Bellbird Cottage is the perfect option. The ensuite room is under the main house, and the only time you need come into contact with the owners is when they deliver your breakfast.
The cottage is situated a little way out of Bermagui - I knew that I had arrived at the right place when I heard the bellbirds song.The bedroom has a living area and a dining table. There is a full length window facing into the garden - a great way to see all the birds flying and strutting around.
The bathroom is clean and roomy with a bath tub beside another large window - a chance to soak up nature while soaking.
Breakfast was an abundant supply of individually prepared dishes - far too much to eat.
Gretel was a very friendly and helpful hostess. She is obviously proud of her establishment and has every right to be so. (I did not meet her husband.)
This is a delightful place to spend a few days (and Bermagui is a very pleasant place to visit.)

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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TranquilityAustralia, Owner at Bellbird Cottage B&B, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2012

Thank you so much for your review. I am so pleased that we have been able to give you such a great B&B experience and especially that you were able to have the privacy that you enjoy. Yes I confess I'm a little notorious at providing more than ample food ;) but thrilled that you enjoyed it. Unfortunately Tony was not in Bermagui when you stayed so you missed out on my trusty Breakfast Butler ;) but hopefully next time. :):) It was such a pleasure to have you, thank you.

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

This house (another house belonging to Bellbird Cottage B&B group) is perfectly situated to catch the sun all day! It is luxuriously comfortable, peaceful and just what is needed for a long weekend of fun and laughter.

The art works in the house are all local, and a joy to contemplate. We loved walking down to the fantastic restaurants located at the wharf precinct, and ate some of the best seafood, wine, and fresh juices.

Gretel even provided us with a chauffeured service back home, when we were too relaxed, to be able to make the short stumble up the hill!

The super comfortable beds and the fantastic linen, make going to bed a truly exciting experience.

I will be back soon, and cannot wait to enjoy all that Bermagui has hidden away. I think I've only seen a smidgin of what is there.

This weekend break restored my health and vitality, just when I needed it. A comfortable and happy house, coupled with sparkling sunshine and calm waters, are synonomous with relaxed happiness.

I think Art on Hart will become my favourite get away from Canberra for the rest of my life!





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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank 778Mary
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TranquilityAustralia, Owner at Bellbird Cottage B&B, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2012

Thank you so much for your fabulous review. Art on Hart is yours as your forever escape whenever you would like it :) I'm very happy to be your chauffeur service whenever possible, as long as the conversations on the way home continue to be as entertaining as they were. tee hee. Many thanks and look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers Gretel

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Reviewed June 25, 2012

We returned to Bellbird for a wonderful weeknd, to find that, if anytthing, the experience was better. The sheer beauty of this B&B, located in Bermagui, NSW, has to be seen to be believed. Gretel and Tony have renovated the guest bathroom, which now includes a wonderful double shower, and a spa bath. The service reamins the same - friendly, impeccable and of the highest standard. Bermagui itself is still picturesque, and a gloroius place for a break. 10/10 for this excellent B&B.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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TranquilityAustralia, Manager at Bellbird Cottage B&B, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2012

It was wonderful to be able to share Bellbird with you again and very much enjoyed hearing your latest travels and adventures. Thank you for such a lovely review and we will look forward to seeing you again. Until next time. Cheers Gretel

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Reviewed June 5, 2012

A fantastic stay at the B&B in the woods with the bellbirds chirping. The large windows overlooking the woods made it so relaxing. Breakfast comes to your room no need to go out. Gretel comes to your door with home baked dishes and breads and cooked fruits more then you can eat in one sitting. She also comes with a smile and ideas for your day.
Highly recommend!

Room Tip: Well worth the extra miles if you are traveling along the coast.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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TranquilityAustralia, Owner at Bellbird Cottage B&B, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2012

Many thanks for your lovely review. I'm so chuffed that our woodland views gave you so much pleasure. We're so fortunate to have a woodland location within Bermagui and we love to be able to bring breakfast to you to allow you to be part of your surrounds. That your stay was so lovely means a lot to me. Thank you and I hope we'll see you when you're next in Australia. :) Gretel

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Reviewed June 4, 2012

Well, what can we say? My wife and I stayed at Bellbird for a couple of nights during May. The room, location and Gretel, were all just absolutely divine. A perfect setting. When you first arrive you're greeted by the cat who then shows you to your room. And what a beautiful room it is. Big, bright, private and beautifully decorated. And Gretel, what a charming hostess. She makes you feel at home and comfortable instantly. Nothing is too much trouble. And how does she manage to think of such delightful and thoughtful breakfasts? We've stayed at about five or six quality B&Bs in Australia, but Bluebird is the pick.
So do yourselves a favour and get on down there.
The only drawback was having to leave.
Neil, Sydney Australia

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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TranquilityAustralia, Owner at Bellbird Cottage B&B, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2012

What can I say but thank you for such a lovely review. I'm also impressed that 'Mgutu' our furry family member demonstrated some butler abilities by escorting you to your room, tis rare indeed :) I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much, and look forward to seeing you again. :)

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Reviewed May 21, 2012

All we can say is thank you, thank you, thank you Gretel! We traveled to Bermagui for three nights after our wedding and it was the most beautiful, relaxing and enjoyable stay. We had never stayed at a B&B before and unfortunately it will be hard to choose another one after how amazing our experience was. Gretel is so welcoming and friendly, with the perfect amount of local knowledge to get you as busy or as relaxed as you want. Gretel is considerate and always arrives with your breakfast/cheese/antipasto platters at exactly the time she says she will ensuring the ultimate privacy during your stay! This brings me to Gretel's food WOW - the breakfast (while not traditional) was delicious and interesting, all the while capturing the seasonal flavours and really adding to the overall experience that is Bellbird B&B! Thank you so much we cannot wait to return xxx

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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TranquilityAustralia, Owner at Bellbird Cottage B&B, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2012

And thank you thank you for such a lovely review. It was a delight to be able to make your honeymoon such a special and memorable time. I'm so thrilled you enjoyed it so much and will look forward to seeing you again. Cheers Gretel

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Reviewed April 11, 2012

We had stayed here before and loved it so when I planned another trip to Australia driving between Melbourne and Sydney I knew I would have to go back. Unfortunately Gretel had to attend to some sad family business and couldn't be there but she still managed during a difficult time for her to make sure we were ok. We were met by a neighbour, and the chorus of the bellbirds, who took us to the superb room and then Tony made sure were settled in ok when he came home from work. He made us feel so welcome again it really was like returning to friends and he brought us the most delicious breakfast in the morning.
The new bathroom is absolutely wonderful with the beautiful view of the garden and trees. I cannot fault anything about this gorgeous place an I can't recommend it highly enough. Please go and stay....

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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TranquilityAustralia, Owner at Bellbird Cottage B&B, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2012

It's always so special when guests return to us and I'm so disappointed I wasn't able to see you again. Very chuffed you loved the changes and Tony was feeling very pleased with himself at being able to look after you all on his own :) Hoping that I'll see you when you are able to come back next time. :)

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Additional Information about Bellbird Cottage B&B

Address: 88 Nutleys Creek Rd, Bermagui, New South Wales 2546, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Bermagui
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Bermagui
Price Range: $200 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bellbird Cottage B&B 4.5*
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bellbird Cottage B&B is a lovely, multi award winning, AAA rated 4.5 Stars B&B, in the stunning seaside town of Bermagui. Set amongst a wooded forest, wake to the sound of bird song while being only a skip away from the beaches and harbour. Ideally suited to guests who enjoy a more private stay. Guests have private entrance and garden area. The Woodland suite is luxurious and spacious with uninterrupted views. King size bed, TV/DVD, comfy chairs, breakfast table and large en-suite with corner bath, picture window and double shower. You can be assured of a warm welcome and the little special touches you hope for in a B&B. Breakfasts are served in your room or can be enjoyed in your private garden area. Dine out at one enjoy one of our lovely restaurants Harbourside or in town. Guests can also choose to dine in with a local produce inspired platter. For the ultimate indulgence why not relax with an in room massage. ... more   less 
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