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Bowker Beach House - Lord Howe Island
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Lord Howe Island

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Puckawidg...
Toowoomba
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Unique, Peaceful & Incredibly Beautiful”
Reviewed September 29, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Bowker Beach House is without a doubt the best accommodation we have ever stayed in. We often choose unique accommodation when we travel, but this villa is quite simply perfection. We could not have asked for anything more from our stay. Lisa & Rod have equipped this villa with all the quality items you need in which to explore and enjoy your time at Lord Howe. We felt so lucky that we had chosen to stay at Bowker.

The architect designed villa nestles itself quietly within the pristine beauty of Lord Howe Island. We had the most memorable and beautiful week. Thank you Lisa & Rod so much. You have created an incredible place in which to stay to explore LHI - one of the most incredibly beautiful & unique places on earth.

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Sam A
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Private haven on the island”
Reviewed September 18, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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A beautiful, private property with everything you could wish for- the perfect place to escape to. Lisa has thought of everything! She is an incredibly hospitable host.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Leanneand...
Clarence Town, Australia
1 review
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“5 star luxury”
Reviewed September 18, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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" We have just spent a wonderful 2 weeks here for our 15th wedding anniversary. Lord Howe is breathtakingly beautiful and our expereince was all the better for staying here. Bowker Beach House is what you would expect from a luxury 5* hotel but it is so much more and we had a totally relaxing stay. Lisa and Rod were the perfect hosts and we enjoyed having lazy late breakfasts and lunches at home so we could go out at night and experience the many restaurants on the island - our favourites were Arajilla (fine dining) and the Bowling Club (Fish Fry night)"

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Your age range 35-49
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theandme1...
Fraser Coast, Australia
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85 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“AWESOME Bowker House”
Reviewed August 9, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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person found this review helpful

If you want total luxury and yet private, independent, cosy, romantic and relaxing, yet close enough to walk to the beach with SUP, kayak, bikes, surf boards, beach towels, goggles/snorkels, flippers, picnic backpacks, beach chairs are all provided. It is also within very easy walking to bottle shop, Bowls club and other meal places. If you don't feel like walking, Lisa and Rod are more than happy to drop you off and pick you up
There is also a well appointed kitchen if you want to stay in and prepare meals for yourself while watching foxtel, the eclectic variety of videos provided, or read from the large library.
Everything is provided from a dozen fresh eggs, to bottle of wine, cheese, biscuits. coffee machine with large variety of pods.
The bathroom has a very deep bath, shower and well appointed accessories.
There are several outdoor areas to sit and relax. There is also a small but well appointed laundry with clothes line or drier.
Wifi is also included which is extremely unusual on LHI.

WOW is the best description for this one bedroom house with everything you could want or need in a holiday.

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Liked best: EVERYTHING- every detail was at an exceptionaal standard
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Nick H
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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“There is something very special about this place.”
Reviewed June 12, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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My wife and I stayed at Bowker Beach House for our honeymoon. I had spent many childhood holidays on Lord Howe so I already knew how perfect the island was, but this was the first visit for my wife. I chose Bowker given the absolute privacy and real sense of luxury it offered. We weren't disappointed. As soon as we arrived at the airport Lisa was there to greet us and take us on a tour of the island. And then the house! As admirers of great architecture my wife and I were very impressed by the design and quality of the house. It really is a little, private haven a quick stroll away from the Lagoon. Throughout the week my wife kept commenting that every single little detail had been thought of by Lisa and Rod. Everything from plentiful pantry supplies, suncream, high quality cooking implements, luxurious linen and toiletries, a brilliant book and DVD collection, information on the island, torches, backpacks, snorkeling gear, kayaks, picnic basket, beach chairs - and even a very cool beach tent. After a very busy lead up to our wedding we had planned to have a very go-slow week on Lord Howe - but having perfect weather all week and all these resources to use we found ourselves very quickly bike riding, exploring, mountain climbing, snorkeling and kayaking our way all over the island. We were also torn because we just loved being in the house as well! The location, I believe, is pretty much as good as you can get on Lord Howe - very central and flat, a quick stroll to Pinetrees for a fantastic dinner, a very quick bike ride in the other direction to the main street, and very easy access to the beach. I have very fond memories and a special connection to Lord Howe after many family holidays growing up, and our honeymoon at Bowker Beach House has added to those memories in the most wonderful way. There is something very special about this place.

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Liked best: Luxury, privacy, attention to detail - everything
Liked least: The fact that we had to come home - we could live here!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Angela S
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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“Very happy we booked this house”
Reviewed April 12, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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This house is a great place to stay for your LHI trip. If you want to do outdoors stuff then absolutely everything you will need comes with the house - snorkel gear, picnic basket, walk & tour guides, torches, paddle boards, kayaks, bikes, beach towels. If you want to stay in then you also have everything you will need - private deck with BBQ, wine and snacks in the cupboard, huge library of books, DVDs, outdoor loungers in the garden, comfy window seats, separate lounge room, coffee machine.
It is also in a great location. Walk straight across the road to the lagoon beach, 5 minute walk to either Coral Cafe (Asian night was excellent) or Pinetrees, a quick bike ride up to the centre of town with PO, Anchorage cafe, corner shop and tour guides, just around the corner to the bottle shop.
Lisa & Rod will also happily drop you off at your restaurant if you pick somewhere further - we went to Arajilla which was very good.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Debra W
Lithgow, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely and Relaxing - Perfect little beach house.”
Reviewed April 2, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

From the moment you walk down the decking pathway, through the gardens and into this lovely little house, you immediately feel relaxed. The house itself has everything you need for a very comfortable and relaxing stay. From the Royal Doulton dinnerware to the Sheridan linens and lovely bath products. The kitchen is stocked with 4 bottles of wine, along with cheeses, olives and a number of other local products. The house has push bikes, snorkeling gears, beach chairs, umbrellas, picnic baskets and paddle boards all for your exclusive use. This house is very private but it only a 1 minute walk away from the lagoon and lovely mountain views. You are also only a 2 minute push bike ride away from the center of town. As for your hosts, Lisa and Rod, you would not find two nicer people. Both go out of their way to make sure your stay is as pleasurable as possible. I usually only stay at 5 star resorts but I could not fault this house in any way. I would highly recommend this house to any couples wanting a romantic stay or getaway and my husband and I will be back.

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Liked best: Very relaxing, lovely and clean, nice and private.
Liked least: I could not fault this property at all.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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