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Calabash Bay Lodge, Hawkesbury River

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 26 March 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 1 March 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
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Reviewed 24 February 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 5 February 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
Reviewed 13 December 2018

We needed a mid week break after a tough school year with our teenage kids and Calabash Fit the bill. While the kids kayaked and explored we read, cooked and lounged. Would love to come back for longer!

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Martine W
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
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
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
Cooker
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
Boat Available
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
Fireplace
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Would you consider this rental a waterfront property?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
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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