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Central Coast NSW – Calabash Bay Lodge


  • Self-catering
  • Air-conditioning
  • Full kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Private jetty
  • Entertainment system
  • Espresso coffee and tea
  • Library
  • Private boat

Overview – Calabash Bay Lodge

Experience luxury waterfront living at Calabash Bay Lodge, a unique and exclusive Hawkesbury River retreat accessible only by boat.

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a stunning contemporary property with gleaming waters lapping at your own private jetty? Well, Calabash Bay Lodge offers you the opportunity without the multi-million dollar price tag. This self-catering Central Coast four-bedroom holiday home can only be booked for exclusive use, and contains everything you need for a glamorous Australian riverside escape from fishing rods to kayaks. There’s even a runabout boat at your disposal so you can explore your surroundings at leisure or pick up eggs and milk from nearby Berowra Waters! Best of all, it’s only 45 minutes north of Sydney CBD.

Every beautifully appointed bedroom in the house has a balcony with water views, with two boasting their own modern ensuite bathrooms. The owner has thought of everything – there are luxury bath amenities provided, along with sparkling wine on arrival, bottled water, espresso coffee capsules and loose-leaf teas.

Of course, the basics are top quality as well; expect 100% Australian wool bedding, 500 thread-count organic cotton bed linen, free high-speed Wi-Fi, a wireless speaker system and a cutting-edge entertainment setup. There’s also an entertainer’s kitchen complete with double oven and dishwasher, laundry facilities, and plenty of comfortably furnished areas to curl up with a book or to soak up the sun.

Additional extras that can be arranged during your stay include spa treatments, gourmet catering, a private chef and babysitter. Guests are usually met at Berowra Waters public wharf for a 10-minute complimentary water taxi transfer to the lodge, but a seaplane flight from Rose Bay or Palm Beach can also be organised (additional cost).

Encircled by pristine native bushland and hemmed in by the Hawkesbury River, Calabash Bay Lodge provides plenty of opportunities for recreational fishing, revitalising bushwalks and relaxation in really swish surroundings. Look for kingfishers and kookaburras while paddling downriver – kayaks are provided for use during your stay. Alternatively, recline with the latest magazines from the library in your Brazilian hammock. Later, fire up the Weber Q barbecue on the expansive sundeck to grill your daily catch. On chilly nights, enjoy a blazing fire while you play Pictionary with the family.

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Calabash Bay Lodge

Rooms – Calabash Bay Lodge

There are four very comfortable bedrooms in the property, two with access to their own private bathrooms. Decorated in soft whites and neutrals, all rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows affording brilliant bush and river views.

Calabash Bay Lodge
Calabash Bay Lodge

Facilities – Calabash Bay Lodge

  • Four bedrooms
  • Full entertainer’s kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Sun deck with barbecue
  • Library
  • Indoor and outdoor living areas
  • Entertainment system
Calabash Bay Lodge

Activities – Calabash Bay Lodge

  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing (basic lines provided)
Calabash Bay Lodge

Calabash Bay Lodge

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Getting There

It’s an easy 45-minute drive north from Sydney’s CBD to the Berowra Waters public wharf, where you are met by water taxi for a free 10-minute journey to the lodge’s private jetty. Alternatively, you can sail your own boat to the property and moor it there, or book a seaplane transfer from Rose Bay or Palm Beach, landing on the property’s pontoon.

Combine With

The stunning state capital Sydney, or the scenic Hunter Valley or Blue Mountains regions – both around two hours inland – for a taste of New South Wales rural hospitality.

  • A seriously swanky holiday home accessible only by boat or seaplane
  • Absolute waterfront location
  • Complete seclusion; nothing but native bushland around
  • Exclusivity; the whole house to yourself
  • Designer furnishings and the latest entertainment technology
  • Bushwalking, kayaking and fishing
  • Proximity to fabulous nearby restaurants
  • Private pontoon in front of the property
  • Secluded sandy beaches around Berowra Creek
  • Aboriginal rock art sites and ancient middens

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