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Calabash Bay Lodge

Style: Riverside Retreat

Calabash Bay Lodge isn’t your typical riverside retreat. This unique, water-access only location on the Hawkesbury River offers the quintessential experience. With Australian wilderness and an absolute waterfront setting, yet you’re only a heartbeat away from the bustling Sydney metropolis. Travellers seeking refuge from their busy schedules can lounge on the deck, fish from the pontoon, kayak on the river or curl up by the fireplace. Bliss.

What we love:

  • Absolute waterfront with private moorings
  • Picnic rugs and picnic basket supplied
  • Minimum 2 night stay (excluding peak periods)

In the Know:

  • Water access only with use of boat & transfers included
  • 45minutes north of Sydney, 5 minutes from Berowra Waters Inn
  • Stylishly sleeps 8
  • Michelin trained private chef available for in-house catering

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Calabash Bay Lodge, Berowra Waters

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Location: Lot 13, Calabash Point, Berowra Waters NSW 2082

Arrival Time: 16:00 | Departure Time: 10:00

STANDARD INCLUSIONS WITH EVERY STAY
All of our accommodation rates are for exclusive private rental of the fully self-contained property, with the following standard inclusions:
- Arrival and departure water taxi transfers to and from Calabash Bay Lodge from the closest road access point and car park at Berowra Waters (as we are water access only)
- Australian Sparkling wine on arrival
- Exclusive use of our 4.2m 40hp front-drive runabout boat for the duration of a stay - with automatic key start, weather-proof Bimini canopy, full tank of fuel included, seating up to 4 persons
- Fully equipped kitchen for the serious foodie with double oven, espresso coffee machine and basic provisions.
- A hammock to fall asleep in and French striped deck chairs to unwind and relax in
- Weber BBQ
- Many books, latest lifestyle magazines, board games, Samsung LCD HD TV, Nintendo Wii console with games, Integrated hifi stereo system with iPod dock and Foxtel HD with all movie channels and movie library on Apple media centre.
- Picnic rugs and picnic hamper for outdoor entertaining.
- All linen, duvets & pillows - with 500-1000 count organic cotton bed-linen, 100% Australian wool underlays for extra snugness and warmth and luxurious oversized bath sheets
- Luxury REN guest toiletries set
- Use of all equipment including one tandem and two single kayaks and fishing rods and tackle
- Complimentary wireless internet access and Apple computer for checking in with the world
- FAA approved sustainably harvested firewood for use in our Jetmaster open log fire on chilly winter nights (May-September)
- Greenpower fuelled reverse cycle air-conditioning/heating on both entertaining and sleeping levels
- Little luxuries like bottled sparkling mineral water, Lavazza coffee capsules & a selection of Twinings and T2 loose leaf teas
- Deep water mooring for those cruising in from Sydney Harbour or Broken Bay
- Security car parking can be arranged for $20 per day at nearby marina (10 mins from property by boat).

Facilities

  • Frew WiFi
  • Pay Television
  • Stereo
  • Pets allowed
  • Towels Supplies
  • Full Kitchen
  • Free Fixed Line Internet
  • DVD Player
  • Video Games
  • Linen Supplied
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Air Conditioning
  • open fireplace
  • In-house Movies/Videos
  • High Chair, Cot
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Barbeque
  • Heater

Directions

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. The nearest road access point is Berowra Waters. GPS coordinates for those cruising in on their own boat from Broken Bay or Sydney Harbour can be provided.

Prior to your stay, we will send you a Welcome Pack that contains: a personalised itinerary, detailed access information including driving maps and directions, and instructions on where to park and how to meet us for your arrival water taxi transfer, information on all the activities & dining options in Berowra Waters and it's wider vicinity that you can refer to over the weekend, plus tips on what you'll need to pack and leave behind - making the life of the holiday coordinator that little bit easier!

Parking is available adjacent to the meeting point for your arrival water taxi transfer in time-unrestricted on-road parking. Security undercover car & trailer parking can be arranged for a fee if you want drive in with a trailer boat or just want a little more security for your car.

If you plan to bring your own boat, please advise us upon booking so we can provide specific arrival instructions and directions to the public launch facilities.

Cancellation Policy

A full refund of any deposits paid will be made if your booking is cancelled more than 90 days out from the booking start date. Please note well that all booking fees paid are non-refundable. The value of the booking fee will be deducted from any deposit monies refunded to you per the cancellation schedule below.

DATE OF CANCELLATION MADE:
Within 90 days - 15% of the total cost
Within 60 days - 30% of the total cost
Within 30 days - 50% of the total cost
Within 21 days -75% of the total cost
Within 14 days - 100% of the total cost
NOTE: % refers to PAYMENT FORFEITED

POSTPONEMENT OR DATE CHANGES
Should your requirements change and you wish to change the date of your booking to an alternative date either prior to or after the original booking we are happy to transfer the balance of any booking fee and deposits paid to alternative dates within the next 12 months subject to availability.

NB Booking fees for public holiday long weekends and high season weekly bookings are forfeited if you decide to postpone to new dates over 6 months from the original booking date.

If you wish to change dates within 21 days of the commencement date of the original booking a non-refundable fee of 25% of the total cost of the original booking will be payable in addition to the cost of the re-booked dates.

If you wish to change dates within 14 days of the commencement date of the original booking a non-refundable fee of 50% of the total cost of the original booking will be forfeited in addition to the value of the re-booked dates.

SECURITY BOND
A security bond is payable to cover any additional costs incurred including but not limited to any breakage damages or excess cleaning or rubbish removal requirements.

On departure the property should be left in a similar state to its condition on arrival. As Berowra Waters has no waste services on the river all rubbish including glass should be removed from the Lodge at checkout

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Room Configuration: 4 Bedroom
Max # of Persons: 8

Best Available Rate

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 at Berowra Waters.
We include plush linens, use of a boat, kayaks, fishing rods, luxury REN toiletries, Foxtel, Netflix & Apple TV, and were only a short boat ride to famed restaurants Berowra Waters Inn and Peats Bite. Arrival and departure boat transfers from the Berowra Waters marina are also included.
The Lodge sleeps up to 8 guests in four bedrooms, two kings that can convert to twin on request and two queens, with 3 bathrooms.
NB Rate shown is for 6 guests - extra guests up to 8 maximum incur an additional $50 per night fee. Cots and highchair are available for infants. Arrivals are not permitted on Saturdays or Sundays.

Christmas in July Package

Gather round your closest chums or dearest family for a weekend at this Hawkesbury River retreat, and recreate the magic of a northern hemisphere Christmas with a private chef catered Christmas in July Feast.

This unique Australian tradition blends all the good things about winter Christmas - Roast Turkey or Pork (replete with crackling!), a roaring fire, and good company - without you having to cater the big dinner yourself. Our private chef will lay on a feast with all the trimmings while you kick back, relax, and watch the mists amble over the riverscape from in front of the fireplace at Calabash Bay Lodge.

Late checkout on Sunday afternoon (until sunset) or staying through to Monday 10am is also included as per our Weekend with Very Late Checkout rate.

~~ Christmas in July Menu ~~

~ Entree ~


Panfried scallops served on the half shell with chorizo and fresh tomato
or
Traditional individual king prawn cocktail

~ Main course ~


Roast Turkey Breast
Citrus and herb stuffed roast turkey breast served with cranberry sauce
or
Roast Pork Loin
Rubbed with chilli and crushed fennel seeds
Served with roasted seasonal vegetables & roasted rosemary potatoes

~ Dessert ~


Baked Kataifi
Vanilla bean ice-cream sandwiched between 2 baked disks of kataifi pastry with crushed pistachio toffee and drizzled with a sweet rose water syrup
Or Creme brulee

~To follow~

Cheese platter
Including assorted soft and hard cheeses fruit and crackers.

Petits fours - Belle Fleur chocolates

NB Available weekends included in this promotion will display upon specific date search. 3 nights inclusive of Friday, Saturday and Sunday must be booked on this rate. Arrivals are not permitted on Saturdays or Sundays. Not valid in conjunction with any other offers; regular booking policy and conditions apply. Minimum 7 days in advance bookings only accepted. Rate includes 6 adults as default, and 2 additional adults or children can be added. Please contact us directly for a rate quote if less than 6 persons.

For the feast, please choose one option per course that everyone will eat. Dietary requirements can be catered for, and vegetarian and halal alternatives are also available on request. We would normally schedule your feast for Saturday night with service of the first course at 7pm, unless you prefer a different night or a lunch, which we are happy to accommodate.

Optional extras, such as additional meal catering, spa therapies and relaxing massages, are also available to add to your booking on request.

The Lodge sleeps up to 8 guests in four bedrooms, two kings that can convert to twin on request and two queens, with 3 bathrooms. Cots and highchair are available for infants.

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Room Configuration: 4 Bedroom
Max # of Persons: 2

Luxe Lovers Indulgence Package

Treat your special someone with 2 nights exclusive use of Calabash Bay Lodge, including: a 3 course dinner with petit fours and lazy brunch cooked in house by our private chef, 2 hour luxury couples spa package including a 1 hour massage, and additional provisions for a continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, plus a cheese platter, sparkling wine, and a late checkout. NOTE: Arrivals are not permitted on Saturdays or Sundays.

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Room Configuration: 4 Bedroom
Max # of Persons: 8

Long Stay 7 Nights or More

Stay at Calabash Bay Lodge for 7 nights or more at a discounted rate!
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 at Berowra Waters.
We include plush linens, use of a boat, kayaks, fishing rods, luxury REN toiletries, Foxtel, Netflix & Apple TV, and were only a short boat ride to famed restaurants Berowra Waters Inn and Peats Bite. Arrival and departure boat transfers from the Berowra Waters marina are also included.
The Lodge sleeps up to 8 guests in four bedrooms, two kings that can convert to twin on request and two queens, with 3 bathrooms.
NB Rate shown is for 6 guests - extra guests up to 8 maximum incur an additional $50 per night fee. Cots and highchair are available for infants. Arrivals are not permitted on Saturdays or Sundays.

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