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“An idyllic hideaway.”
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Calabash Bay Lodge sits on Calabash Point, a boat-access only embraced by 3 national parks
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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 Entertaining terrace with stunning water views
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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
Entertaining terrace with stunning water views
Living Room with 8 seater sofa and chaise longue and EcoSmart fireplace
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There are 2 suites with private bathroom, including this Queen bed suite on the first level
The First Floor Queen Suite also boasts a Private Balcony with north-facing river views
Our Master King suite with private bathroom on the 2nd level opens up to a travertine terrace
A Patricia Urquiola designed daybed on the travertine terrace is a indulgent spot to admire the view
Our 2nd Queen bedroom shares a large bathroom , but features beautiful design details
Our second King bedroom can be split into Twin King Single beds on request.
Our private bathrooms feature black chrome finishes and Italian rain showers and heated towel rails
Our Dining Room has uninterrupted water views
Fully-equipped entertainer's kitchen
Kookaburra outside the dining room window
Relaxation awaits you
The Lodge underneath the moonlight...
Lazy summer days
Runabout Boat for Fishing & Adventuring
Calabash Bay as seen from our Bushwalking Trail
Seaplanes from Palm Beach & Rose Bay come into land right in front of the Lodge at weekends
Kayaking is an unmissable activity
Sunny days on the waterfront are an unparalleled experience
Time for a spot of fishing as night descends
The sky is awash with colour at sunset
Sunset as seen from the upper balconies
Day breaks and the river mist burns away
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Berowra Waters, Hornsby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales

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Kylie687
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“An idyllic hideaway.”
Reviewed 2 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
2
people found this review helpful

We stayed here for two nights with our adult family followed by two nights with friends. It is in the most beautiful part of the river with all the creature comforts. Kayaking, games, fishing and exploring the river. We swam in the river and ate sumptuous meals. It was hard to believe we were so close to the city.

Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family
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Nathan M
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing birthday weekend with friends!”
Reviewed 1 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Calabash Bay Lodge was the perfect setting for an amazing birthday weekend with friends & family!! We couldn't fault the house - beautifully furnished, very well appointed and amazing service from the whole team (especially Kim).
A perfect weekend and highly recommended!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Friends
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suijohn
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Magical spot”
Reviewed 12 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
3
people found this review helpful

What a great surprise to reach the wharf where Manny helped take my family and I across the river to Calabash. The location is breathtaking, it is so quiet and peaceful. We went in winter so swimming wasn't an option though my sons and husband still decided to jump in off the pontoon. The days and nights were still so though cool the weather was very pleasant. We enjoyed going out on the boat, kayaking, fishing, bushwalking, and I liked chilling out on the day bed. My husband and I really appreciated the tranquillity and luxury Calabash offered to relax and recharge. We hope to return and would like to try Manny's cooking next time :)

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Family
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NBB58
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Tranquil Weekend”
Reviewed 29 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
2
people found this review helpful

4 couples enjoyed a weekend away from the fast pace city life. The lodge delivers in most aspects but couldn't help feel that with a little extra maintenance this getaway would receive a five star rating. Little things like a coffee machine that makes hot coffee, mirrors in the 3rd and 4th bedroom, two man kyak that is usable. Would recommend but don't expect everything to be first class.

Travelling group: Couples
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mexo
London
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
“Shucking on the Dock of the Bay”
Reviewed 15 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015
2
people found this review helpful

It was exciting to pull up to the jetty at Berowra and find Manny waving and smiling in his Panama hat, waiting as arranged to ferry us over to the house. We loaded his little boat with big luggage and copious supplies of wine, groceries and wine. We drove ourselves in the second boat, which was to be our own personal runaround for the duration of our stay.

The house was all glass and wooden decks reaching over the water. It was beautifully designed and decorated, tasteful and comfortable.

The kitchen was generously equipped.

The sound system was impressive.

The complimentary chilled bottle of Prosecco was appreciated.

On each bed were packs of REN products, with plenty of towels and good, fresh linens. The bathrooms had rain showers and designer quality fittings. There were books and magazines strewn around amongst plumped up cushions and rugs.

After throwing ourselves off the jetty into the cool water, we made a chicken salad lunch, treated ourselves to some cold Pinot and then crept off to find a quiet corner each to snooze, read and fish. It could have been a huge round wicker sofa high up on the top sunny balcony, a hammock in the shade, a swinging chair overlooking the water or a lounger on the tip of the jetty.

Later we went for an explore on the lake in the runaround, returning for hot showers and a bit of lip gloss, ready for Sydney Rock Oysters and Prosecco on the dock as the sun set. We barbecued prawns, steaks and sausages and ate at the big table on the deck, followed by a night cap up top, watching for shooting stars.

The next morning we went off on the boat to collect 2 more friends and took them for a bush walk. A kangaroo was spotted and we were accompanied by the next door neighbour's dog. When we came back and once again felt the need to launch ourselves into the water, he did too.

Another lunch was prepared of a huge quiche and salads - and more of that Pinot. Well, we WERE on holiday. After a suitable sojourn of hammocks and hard backs (the house absorbed 6 drowsy people very comfortably), some kayaked, while others went fishing.

That evening we were in for a treat as Manny was coming to cook our dinner. On the dot, we heard the sound of his boat and spotted the Panama hat on the horizon. He unloaded mysterious boxes of goodies and we got showered, perfumed and dressed up for aperitifs on the dock.

Manny had laid the table in such a way that we all had a view of the water. We ate sashimi tuna with an orange and fennel salad, the best lamb any of us had ever tasted and individual pavlovas.

It was with heavy hearts, but a much lighter load, that we climbed back into the boat the next morning, homeward bound. Calabash had been a luxurious delight, an unforgettable experience that we were very lucky to have been treated to by our friends. We can only hope they invite us back one day.

We'll bring the oysters.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Mar 2015
Thanks for your review MacBride. We're very happy to hear that you had a relaxing and soporific stay at Calabash Bay Lodge, making use of all the many relaxation zones and also getting in some adventure time on the water on the boat and kayaks as well. We look forward to welcoming you back for more lazy days on our waterfront soon!
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