Only 1 hr north of Sydney on the Hawkesbury River at Berowra Waters, & surrounded by 3 National Parks, the award winning boat-access only Calabash Bay Lodge offers families, friends, and couples the experience of the Australian way of life on the absolute waterfront, with all the attendant luxury perks. We include plush linens, boat, kayaks, fishing rods, luxury REN toiletries, WiFi, Foxtel, Netflix & AppleTV, and it's only a short boat ride to famed restaurants Berowra Waters Inn & Peat's Bite.
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Calabash Bay Lodge is surrounded by pristine eucalypt bushland and the ancient sandstone cliffs fronting onto the Hawkesbury River at Berowra Waters. With three national parks on each side of our riverfront location, the Ku’ring-gai Chase, Marramarra, and Berowra Valley, Calabash Bay Lodge offers an unparalleled eco-luxury escape perfect for weekend getaways from Sydney, multigenerational or multiple family holidays, as well as romantic luxury couples retreats in celebration of honeymoons or babymoons, or just to spoil a lover. Calabash Bay Lodge is also a unique and inspiring venue for a corporate reward, strategy workshop, or health and wellness retreat.
All of Calabash Bay Lodge's rooms feature north-facing floor to ceiling views to a 4km sweep of riverfront that ends at our private pontoon and waterfront garden. You’ll have the deepest and most refreshing sleep in our four beautifully-appointed bedrooms with plush organic 1000 count cotton bedlinen – including 2 king rooms with AH Beard premium luxury beds that can be split into 2 twin beds for groups of family, friends or colleagues, and 2 with queen sized Sealy Posturepedic beds. All have outdoor balconies and water views, and there are 3 bathrooms, 2 being private ensuites with luxury rain showers, with luxury toiletries supplied from REN and Li’Tya.
Our interior-designed indoor and outdoor entertaining and lifestyle zones feature contemporary International and Australian design from B&B Italia, Viccarbe, Kartell, Planet & Coco Republic, and essential modern amenities, including high speed wireless broadband, Samsung SmartTV with Apps, Foxtel Platinum HD Cable TV service, Sonos wireless stereo system, Wii games console, DVD player, plus a AppleTV & Media Centre and Lodge iPad.
The real entertainment is outdoors on the Hawkesbury River however, with use of a runabout boat for fishing and adventuring, 1 double and 3 single kayaks, as well as fishing rods and a crab pot to try your luck at catching dinner included. You can swim year round directly off our private pontoon, or take the boat for a spin to a nearby secluded beach. You can bushwalk directly from the property's rear or take the boat to a nearby trail head.
For those craving more relaxation, savour the atmosphere waterside in our hanging pod chair, on the Brazilian hammock under the shade of our jacaranda tree, or our French striped deck chairs. Or spend the afternoon lazing on the B&B Italia day bed on the upstairs terrace, soaking up the magical atmosphere of life on the waterfront from above and figuring out which boat you'll buy when you win the lottery or when that start-up begins to pay its way.
We can also arrange a private chef to cook for you in house, provide gourmet self-serve meals for you, or pre-stock the Lodge with supplies to request (even birthday cakes!). If you feel like spoiling yourself further, we can arrange therapists to provide massage and spa treatments in house for you. Private yoga and SUP yoga classes are also available.
Being sustainable in our activities and protecting the environment is something we take seriously. All energy used at Calabash Bay Lodge is fully carbon offset, we have an eco-friendly waste system and we clean only with chemical-free natural products, so as to have the lowest possible footprint on our pristine natural environment.
Four legged friends are welcome to join you on your holiday on an outdoors only basis by prior approval by the owner.
You will have exclusive access to the whole of Calabash Bay Lodge, as we only rent the property to one group at a time.
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Our guest relations team will be waiting to welcome you at the the Berowra Waters public wharf adjacent the parking area at a pre-arranged check in time. After embarking upon your boat transfer to the property, upon arrival we will then take you on a personal tour of Calabash Bay Lodge. We'll give you the lowdown on where to find the coffee capsules, kayaks and fishing rods, extra toilet paper etc, plus essentials like first aid and fire safety equipment, as well as give you a safety briefing on how to use the boat we include as part of our standard package.
We'll then leave you to your relaxing holiday, with the reassurance that we are only a phone call away if you need our assistance again during your stay.
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Full time residents do live in the vicinity of Calabash Bay Lodge and we expect that all our guests will respect their right to privacy and peaceful enjoyment of their homes and the tranquil surrounds. In line with this, we have a zero tolerance policy for noisy groups and parties. We appreciate your understanding.
GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
We will make every effort to ensure the property is available as booked. However we reserve the right to make alterations to bookings due to unforeseen circumstances such as force majeure. The guest must acknowledge that due to the location of the property, being in a remote water-access only area surrounded by national park, interruptions to mains utilities such as water or power while rare may occur. Check-out time at the latest is by 10am unless a later check out time has been agreed in writing at time of booking. Pets are not allowed unless specific arrangements have been made in writing prior to commencement of stay. Pets are permitted on an outdoor only basis where approved by the owners of the property at time of booking, and a pet bond may also apply. Swimming from the property’s frontage and use of the runabout boat, kayaks, and fishing equipment provided is at the guests own risk, and the guest coordinating the booking (booking coordinator) is liable for any damages caused during operation.
We strongly advise guests take out travel insurance with water activities coverage to protect themselves against unexpected changes to their travel plans, for the risk of damage to property, or injury to themselves and/or third parties. Any variations to the terms and conditions must be requested in writing and agreed to by management before the commencement of the rental period at Calabash Bay Lodge. The booking coordinator must educate all guests staying at Calabash Bay Lodge as to these terms and conditions of rental, uphold and enforce these terms and conditions at all times during the rental period and will be liable for the actions of any guests in their group that cause breakage, damages or excess cleaning or rubbish removal requirements.
Calabash Bay Lodge accepts children without restriction and is family friendly. Two additional infants (up to 12 months of age) can be accommodated on the property in addition to the normal maximum of 8 guests subject to request in writing and approval by management. Two cots and one highchair are available at the property for your use upon request.
NUMBER OF GUESTS
Under no circumstances are more than 8 guests allowed on the premises at any one time, with the exception of approved day visitors (see below). Under no circumstances are any additional guests beyond the number confirmed at time of booking permitted on the property, unless subsequently agreed in writing prior to commencement. This will be strictly enforced. Contravening this condition may result in immediate termination of the rental and/or loss of bond.
Subject to request in writing and approval by management, in certain circumstances we may agree for day visitors to visit guests staying at the property. No more than 10 persons may be on the property at any one time. The same terms and conditions apply to day visitors as to guests staying overnight at the property. Where we agree prior to the commencement of your stay that visitors may visit guests at the property during the rental period, guests must acknowledge that additional fees may be deducted from the security bond to cover any extra incidental costs including but not limited to extra cleaning, garbage removal and additional wear and tear.
GROUP BOOKING POLICIES – NOISE & PARTIES. PLEASE NOTE WELL
Parties and Functions are strictly prohibited at all times. Use contrary to this may result in immediate termination of the rental, loss of security bond, and the guest will forfeit any claim to refund of monies for rental paid prior to commencement. Excessive noise, particularly loud music and voices in the outdoor areas, that is in violation of NSW noise pollution law is strictly prohibited and may result in termination of rental and loss of bond.
BOAT USE POLICY
We provide use of a runabout boat as part of our rates, which seats up to 4 persons maximum (this is the largest possible boat size we can offer to unlicensed drivers). As part of our check-in procedure, you'll receive a briefing on safe operation. At the end of the briefing you will be given a boat use agreement, where you will acknowledge receipt of the safety briefing and that use of the boat is at your own risk. Lifejackets, including for children, mandatory safety equipment, and a full tank of fuel is provided. NB The boat can only be used during daylight hours, so that needs to be taken into consideration if you have any late arriving guests you may like to collect yourself on the day of arrival. In the scenario that additional guests will arrive after dark, an additional boat transfer will need to be booked with us in advance of your stay.
Calabash Bay Lodge is a non-smoking property. We appreciate your understanding.
I own and manage the award-winning boutique luxury retreat in Sydney, Australia, called Calabash Bay Lodge.
My husband Derek whom I travel with (most of the time - when he's not travelling elsewhere himself for work) is a chief creative officer of a leading international design agency in the inflight, media and entertainment space. Trained as a designer and fine artist, Derek hails originally from New Zealand, hence we have set up our "lodge" with reference to the style and tradition of NZ's finest lodges. We have darling twin daughters.
Our favourite travel destinations tend to be on water or islands wherever we can find them, Croatia, Iceland, Italy's Aeolian Islands as well as Sardinia, and Sicily are particular faves, and our own native Australia and New Zealand of course. We also love Bologna, Berlin, Copenhagen, Madrid, Hong Kong, and New York.
Being in the travel industry professionally, and used to hosting and welcoming guests myself, I can assure you that I will treat your home with the utmost of respect and care for it as if it were my own.