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Calabash Bay Lodge, Hawkesbury River

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Calabash Bay Lodge sits on Calabash Point, a boat-access only embraced by 3 national parks
The 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom property is set out over 3 levels plus waterfront garden and private jetty
1 of 83Calabash Bay Lodge sits on Calabash Point, a boat-access only embraced by 3 national parks
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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Villa
CALABASH BAY LODGE is a boutique luxury retreat for the discerning traveller in a unique and exemplary water-access only location on the Hawkesbury River. Unlike other destinations further afield, we offer a unique experience of the Australian wilderness and absolute waterfront way of life, only a heartbeat away from the bustling metropolis of Sydney, just 1 hour to the south. BEST AUSTRALIAN BOUTIQUE LODGE Finalist Luxury Travel Gold List Awards 2015, Best Indulgence Finalist in the Stayz Awards 2015, Unique Accommodation Finalist NSW Tourism Awards 2014 and Gold Winner 2012 at the Greater Sydney Tourism Awards 2012, the award-winning Calabash Bay Lodge is surrounded by 360 degrees of riverfront national park. Our other accolades include being called one of the world's 'Top 5 Water Beds'...CALABASH BAY LODGE is a boutique luxury retreat for the discerning traveller in a unique and exemplary water-access only location on the Hawkesbury River. Unlike other destinations further afield, we offer a unique experience of the Australian wilderness and absolute waterfront way of life, only a heartbeat away from the bustling metropolis of Sydney, just 1 hour to the south. BEST AUSTRALIAN BOUTIQUE LODGE Finalist Luxury Travel Gold List Awards 2015, Best Indulgence Finalist in the Stayz Awards 2015, Unique Accommodation Finalist NSW Tourism Awards 2014 and Gold Winner 2012 at the Greater Sydney Tourism Awards 2012, the award-winning Calabash Bay Lodge is surrounded by 360 degrees of riverfront national park. Our other accolades include being called one of the world's 'Top 5 Water Beds' by the Weekend Australian magazine, named on Virgin Australia's 2012 Luxe List as one of the world’s “51 top luxe experiences”, and featured as one of the top Australian luxury stays in Fairfax's 52 Good Weekends Away 2011. The pristine eucalypt bush and 200 million year old Hawkesbury sandstone cliffs that ring Calabash Bay Lodge will likewise seduce you. BEING WATER-ACCESS ONLY, Calabash Bay Lodge is a very private and exclusive sanctuary for guests to replenish, rejuvenate and recharge in this magical setting. Naturally, your stay with us includes arrival and departure boat transfers from the closest road access point at Berowra Waters, use of a boat and kayaks to explore the river from the property, as well as fishing rods and a crab pot to try your luck at catching dinner. FOUR BEAUTIFUL BEDROOMS offer north-facing floor to ceiling views from every room to a 4km sweep of riverfront that ends at our private waterfront pontoon and garden. All bedrooms have access to outdoor balconies and there are 3 bathrooms, 2 being private ensuites and 1 shared between two bedrooms. Our interior-designed indoor and outdoor entertaining and lifestyle zones feature the best of Australian and international design from Coco Republic, Cloth Fabric, Hub, Planet, and essential modern amenities, including complimentary WiFi, Foxtel Platinum HD TV, Sonos, Netflix, Apple TV, Wii games console and Nespresso coffee machine. CATERING FOR YOUR EVERY DESIRE… are you celebrating a special occasion, or just feel like treating yourselves? We also offer unparalleled in house dining experiences with Michelin star quality private chefs, and gourmet catering packages, enabling you to focus on relaxing while we cater to your every desire. SUSTAINABLE APPROACH… Calabash Bay Lodge is eco-friendly, running on Greenpower energy, a septic waste system and is cleaned with chemical-free products, so as to have the lowest footprint on our pristine natural environment. We prioritise local business suppliers and preference Australian suppliers. WHATEVER THE OCCASION, Calabash Bay Lodge is a beautiful place to relax, indulge, and celebrate life. We invite you to share the experience with us. Please note well, we are unable to accept stays for commencement on Saturdays or Sundays. Changeover dates unless already specified for a specific season are Monday or Friday. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pets are permitted on an outdoors only basis subject to prior request and approval by management. We have safe contained weatherproof sleeping space for them on our outdoor deck immediately adjacent the indoor living area. A $300 pet bond applies in addition to the standard refundable damage deposit.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Kim E
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2011
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous family holiday at Calabash Bay Lodge. Luxurious facilities and amenities, with great attention to detail. Full access to a small boat and water sport activities to explore the area. Would highly recommend. We will be going back ASAP!

Date of stay: November 2020
Thank R9336AUnicolaw
Reviewed October 9, 2020

Thanks Claire and Manny for welcoming my family and I again. We love coming to stay. Such a relaxing location but also lots to do if so inclined. We spent our few days away fishing off the pontoon and in the boat, kayaking, paddleboarding and...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank nicolecH1450VB
Reviewed July 20, 2020

Such a stunning property and location, I could not fault one thing! Every little detail was taken care of and we especially loved our Rohr gift pack and in-house cooked meals with Manny. We definitely didn't go hungry! The top floor balcony and daybed was...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Keirra J
Reviewed February 29, 2020

A perfect place to get together with the family that feels like you have escaped from the city yet hasn't taken you a day of travel to get there. The house is perfect for groups of adults who can all choose to do as little...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank DayTrip45887
Reviewed January 27, 2020

My family (daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren) spent 4 nights there and loved it. The house is in an idyllic location with fantastic views. We were greeted and farewelled by Manny who made us feel very welcome and at home. Great for all ages (we ranged...More

Date of stay: January 2020
1  Thank HarrySydney55
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Reviewed November 24, 2019

My husband and I stayed at Calabash Bay Lodge to celebrate his 40th birthday and have our first kid free weekend together.... our expectations of a relaxing time were certainly exceeded! Claire and Kim have left no stone unturned in their presentation of the house...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank Anna K
Reviewed March 25, 2019

The lodge overlooks Berowra waters, with breathtaking views. 4 beautifully appointed bedrooms, well stocked kitchen, large and comfortable common areas and multiple balconies - we drank wine on the balcony and watched a thunderstorm roll through the early evening and the sun rise the next...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank ladypantsOG
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful family time at Calabash for my Mum’s 80th birthday. I have now stayed here three times and love it. The views are beautiful and it is so well set up for families or friends. Manny is a brilliant chef as well...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Suzie B
Reviewed February 24, 2019

If you are after relaxation and privacy then this place is for you. Views from every room and very comfortable beds!

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank AshaNatasha
Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

We spent 3 beautiful days here as a family (2 kids aged 4 and 6, myself and husband and my parents) and we have to say it was our favourite weekend away to date. The location is stunning, it feels like a world away but...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank 711kimberleyv
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Boat Available
Books
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Housekeeping Optional
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Private Fishing Lake/River
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Stove
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighborhood
Calabash Bay Lodge is luxurious absolute waterfront retreat on a southern tributary of Sydney's majestic Hawkesbury River at Berowra Waters. Conveniently situated for local and international travellers alike, Calabash Bay Lodge is only a 45 minute drive north of the Sydney CBD or 1 hour from Sydney Airport. We are surrounded on all sides by 3 different national parks, a rare experience in NSW, the Ku'ring'gai Chase, Marramarra, and Berowra Valley.
Getting around
Return boat transfers from the nearest road access point at Berowra Waters to Calabash Bay Lodge are a standard inclusion and we provide use of a boat on the river during your stay. There is no boat license required to drive and we will provide a full safety briefing during your check in.
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