4 bed, 3 bath Waterfront Eco-Luxury Nature Escape & Guest Boat
- english, french, italian
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Outdoors only, must be approved before booking
Contact us for any queries on suitability.
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We highly recommend this property. Absolute water frontage, amazing views, access made easy by lovely host. We had a 4 night stay, 2 adults 2 kids (age 11 and 13) and could definitely have stayed longer. We made use of the kayaks, fishing gear and boat to explore this wonderful area. The lodge had everything you need and was beautifully appointed.
Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review, Donna. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and that the weather was kinder to you in Sydney than it was in Melbourne!
What a fabulous experience Calabash Bay Lodge was
Everything about our 5 day stay was superb, from pick up, check in, wonderful property with perfect facilities to our departure. Manny was such a great person to talk to and nothing was too much trouble.
We loved our time there . It was a complete get away from it all part of our holiday and we hope to come back.
Great weekend away
We had a great time despite rain for a fair bit of the weekend. Kids loved the toys, boats, fishing and walking up to the ruins. Great views. Great dinner down at Berowra Waters Inn too. Thanks.
Calabash Lodge was the perfect location to escape to for our girls weekend. The house itself is ideal. Plenty of space, everything you could ever need and then on top of that all the luxurious extras!!
We had a yoga instructor come to the house one morning and teach us a class on the sun soaked deck looking at the river. We didn’t need to leave the house for the whole weekend but we’re able to explore the river by kayak and paddle board and also with the little boat provided. It was the most relaxing experience in the most idealic setting.
Great to hear you had such a fantastic girl's weekend away Anna, and that the morning yoga lesson with Sharyn on the sunny deck was a hit. We hope we can welcome you and your friends again to our relaxing part of the world again in the near future! Thanks again for your stay and being lovely guests.
Calabash Bay heaven
We enjoyed a wonderful weekend at Calabash Bay Lodge. The setting is just spectacular and we were lucky to have perfect weather. The house is very well appointed and has everything you need for a relaxing getaway. We loved having Rascal, the neighbour's dog, join us on our walk through the property behind the house. Manny cooked a delicious meal for us on Saturday night which was amazing. A wonderful experience all round.
Thanks for your lovely review and feedback Sabrina - so pleased your weekend away up to Sydney and Calabash Bay Lodge was a wonderful one, and that we delivered on all counts as the perfect setting in which to relax and unwind with treasured friends. So pleased the Autumn weather was stunning as well for you for your Melbourne escape! We look forward to having you and your friends stay again on another occasion very soon. Thanks again from Kim, Manny & Claire.
Unforgettable Weekend Getaway
My husband, 2 young kids and I visited Calabash Bay Lodge just this weekend gone in May. We had the most amazing time. We cannot speak more highly of the location, the accommodation, the catering and the service from the lodge. Kim, Claire and Manny all went above and beyond to ensure we were prepared for the trip and that it was enjoyable for us. The accommodation is immaculate and has everything you need for a trip away (plus a boat!). The catering by Manny was superb. Fishing off our private jetty was such a nice luxury, as was kayaking down the river and taking the boat for a spin.
We are still blown away that such a beautiful place is only an hour's drive for us. We cannot wait to enjoy another visit to the lodge. My kids loved it, as did my husband and I.
For a fine dining experience, plan to visit the Berowra Waters Inn during your stay. This degustation menu only restaurant earned 6th spot in Gault et Millau's 2018 guide to Australia's best restaurants and holds a chef's hat in Australia's local Good Food Guide. It's only 5 minute trip downriver and like Calabash Bay Lodge, is boat-access only. The Inn also provides complimentary boat transfers for Calabash Bay Lodge guests to and from the restaurant in their private ferry, which also gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sommelier-matched wines accompanying the menu.
With it's superb views across to Bar Island and the main Hawkesbury River’s conjunction with our tributary of Berowra Creek, Peats' Bite is an especially scenic spot to while away an afternoon, serving relaxed modern Australian fare in a tapas style degustation. A water taxi is required to reach Peat’s Bite and back as it's beyond the reach of our house boat, but we can arrange this for you with the restaurant. Live music also entertains diners until it's time to wend your way back onto the boat for the ride back to Calabash Bay Lodge.
The licensed A Chef’s Secret cafe serves a mean Aperol Spritz and lovely Italian pastries made in house by the head chef owner. A good spot for breakfast and brunch, it's located on the eastern side of the Berowra Waters marina near the ferry.