We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
other travellers have booked this property

Calabash Bay Lodge, Hawkesbury River

Absolute Waterfront on the Hawkesbury River
21 reviews
Absolute Waterfront on the Hawkesbury River
Entertaining terrace with stunning water views
Living Room with Sofa for Eight
First Floor Bedroom with Private Balcony & Ensuite Bathroom
Master Bedroom on Second Floor with Private Balcony & Ensuite Bathroom
Second Floor Bedroom 2 with Balcony Access and Shared Bathroom
Second Floor Bedroom 3 with Balcony Access and Shared Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom with Walk-In Shower
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
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Villa -
4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Berowra Waters, Hornsby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales
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, n...
Read more
About the Owner, Kim E
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 70 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 2 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 21 reviews and 1 property
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.
Contact Owner See more properties
Listing #FKN2389887
Reviews from our community
Excellent - based on 21 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
English first
English first
Jo S
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018

This was an amazing place to stay. All fours rooms were stunning, all with a beautiful view. We didn't want for anything during our stay. The kitchen was well equipped and the house had plenty of decks and comfortable seats and beds. We swam, used the kayaks, used the boats and stand up paddleboards and fished. It was a wonderful...

Barry P
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018

Fantastic week at Calabash Bay Lodge - beautiful location, high quality accommodation had a perfect time celebrating our anniversary with friends. Throughly recommend this place and look forward to coming back.

Management response:

Thanks for your great review Barry - Claire, Manny and myself are all very pleased to hear that you and Carmel had a wonderful anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed your stay with your friends in our beautiful part of the world. We hope the return to the UK and it's winter weather is not too arduous! Look forward to welcoming you...


Report response as inappropriate
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

Calabash Lodge is in the most idylic position in Berowra waters. Every room has an uninterrupted magical scene of the Hawksbury River. Manny was on call and made every problem easily resolved. We were 8 adults and 2 children. A little tight for sleeping , but manageable . The bathrooms were beautifully appointed and the linen first class. The kitchen...

Management response:

Thanks Sandra for your lovely review and kind words about our beautiful Calabash Bay Lodge and magical part of the world here at Berowra Waters. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service as much as delivering a wonderful place to stay as you did, so the knowledge that we excelled in that area is certainly treasured. We hope you'll...


Report response as inappropriate
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(2)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (14)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
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...
    1 Full bath
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Super Kings
    2 Kings
    2 Cribs
Show Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Select the number of guests
Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
R 5 690
R 10 241
A$1 125
R 43 696
A$4 800
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 9 103 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Our rates are a flat rate based on up to 6 guests requiring 3 bedrooms. Additional guests are possible up to 8 guests, with the exception of up to 2 additional infants up to 12 months of age for an absolute maximum of 10. Additional adults and children are charged at $50 per person per night. Infants stay free of charge.
Hide Rates
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.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport: 52.0 km
Railway: Berowra: 6.1 km
Ferry: Berowra Waters: 0.5 km
Calabash Bay Lodge can be reached in only a 45 minute drive north from the Sydney CBD via the Pacific Highway or M2 Tollway and F3 Freeway, and 1 hour from Sydney’s international and domestic airports. The Lodge is also reached easily from Sydney’s north-west and west via the M2 and M7 tollways, Newcastle & the Central Coast south on the F3, and from the Hunter Valley region on a pleasant tourist drive via the old Pacific Highway.
Berowra Train Station is on the North Shore and Newcastle/Central Coast lines north from Sydney Airport and CBD. A short taxi ride will take you from the station to Berowra Waters to meet us for your arrival boat transfer.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.3 km.
About this property
How do I know if the property is available?
First, check the Availability tab on this page to see if your dates are available. If they are, contact the owner via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox to confirm availability.
How can I contact the owner?
Initially, you may contact the owner via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox. This inbox is created after you send your first message or booking request to the owner. After you've made your first payment, you'll be able to see the owner's contact information.
How will the owner contact me?
This owner will contact you via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox.
What if I don't hear back from the owner?
You can send another message via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox to ask if the property is still available.
How do I pay?
For this property, please use a credit card to pay via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox. Once the owner approves your stay, he or she will send you a quote, which will include payment instructions.
Is my payment insured in any way?
Yes. Payments made via the TripAdvisor inbox are covered by our Peace of Mind Protection.
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
R 5 690
Book Now
78 travellers
viewed this property in the past week
This property has Payment Protection
Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer.
Learn more about paying safely.