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Calabash Bay Lodge, Hawkesbury River

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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
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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
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About the Owner
Kim E
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2011
Interaction with guests
Calabash Bay Lodge is booked on an Exclusive Use basis by one group at a time. Our guest relations manager Manuel will meet you at the Berowra Waters public wharf at your pre confirmed check in time, ready to take you by boat up to Calabash Bay, 10 minutes away. Once you’ve docked at our private pontoon, he’ll take you on a tour of the property, explaining where to find everything, and how to make the most of your time at Calabash Bay Lodge based on your interests. Once you’re settled in, Manuel will leave you to exclusive private enjoyment of the Lodge, however, he is available by phone to provide any further assistance throughout your stay.
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

We have just had the most wonderful weekend at Clabash Bay Lodge. The house was so well equipped for activities on the water and out. The kitchen was generous and again well appointed. Our favourite spot was on the deck, soaking in that wonderful water...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Flyer606103
Reviewed September 15, 2017

The occasion was my 60th :) our 3 children and partners gathering together from Newcastle & Sydney on a friday night . Awesome, quality accomadation in a magic enviroment .Quality inclusions . Kayaked, swam, & relaxed , topped with a homely meal through Secret Dining....More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank MHOConnor
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Reviewed May 4, 2017

Our 10 day holiday at Calabash Bay Lodge is one we'll never forget - for all the right reasons! Such a wonderful riverfront house set amongst the trees with stunning views of the river and surrounding National park. Every bedroom enjoys a view with balcony...More

Date of stay: March 2017
2  Thank Jukong
Management response:Responded May 7, 2017

We are so pleased to hear that you had an unforgettable holiday in celebration of your mother's 75th birthday Jukong. 10 days is a perfect amount of time to be able to experience the multitude of activities available from Calabash Bay Lodge, whilst also enjoying...More

Reviewed November 14, 2016

The location of this property is second to none. The water views are absolutely spectacular and there is a great feeling of privacy, relaxation and escaping the busy world around us! I particularly loved having the boat to motor around in & the kayaks. We...More

Date of stay: November 2016
3  Thank B A
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Beautiful setting with all the facilities you need to do nothing - or do lots. Functional and tasteful decor and design. We enjoyed all the outdoor spaces - even in July - and loved the outlook. Kayaked to the waterfall and went for a cruise...More

Date of stay: July 2016
2  Thank grendell59
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Staffed Property
Stove
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Housekeeping Optional
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Boat Available
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
Fireplace
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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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