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Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat

687 Petrie Creek Rd, Diddillibah, Queensland 4559 Australia
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Enjoy your private suite in the guest wing of the house. The French doors open out onto your own balcony over looking the river that runs right past the house on the 2 acre property. Each of the suites have a large private ensuite, reverse cycle air-conditioning and your choice of a king or queen sized bed. In each of the suites you can snuggle up in front of the old world Victorian fire places or unwind in the double spas. All three suites have a small kitchenette with your own tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen TV, DVD and CD player, refrigerator, microwave, gourmet chocolates and plenty of other goodies to make your stay with us more enjoyable. Bath robes, candles and bath amenities are available for use during your stay.In the morning wake up to your gourmet breakfast prepared in our kitchen by our award winning chef. This is usually served in our boutique restaurant or you may wish to remain in your room for a lighter continental breakfast. Choose from a variety of juices, fruit and yoghurt, followed by a large variety of cereals. Select from our menu for your specially cooked breakfast followed by freshly ground coffee or freshly brewed tea.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Lazy river
Free breakfast
Game room
Billiards
Adults only
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Breakfast buffet
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Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
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Private balcony
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Seating area
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Murray Marshall wrote a review Feb 2024
Montreal, Canada18 contributions13 helpful votes
This place is a treasure. We stayed for five nights in Feb/24 and were very happy with everything. Our hosts, Merryl and Phil are pleasant, helpful and accommodating. They even did some laundry for us, without charge. We stayed in the Heritge Suite; a beautiful, comfortable, well-equipped room. The AC was perfect and the bed was just right. We slept like babies. Breakfast—you choose from a menu—was delivered to our room every morning and served up on our balcony overlooking the grounds and nearby river. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Di B wrote a review Feb 2024
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Bli Bli House is perfect for a private and peaceful getaway. The house is beautifully decorated with quality and luxurious furnishings. The bed is very comfortable, the spa bath is enormous! The place is very quiet with a calming river view. You wouldn’t know anyone else is there. The breakfast is served first class right to your room and is delicious. Merryl is a beautiful host and very welcoming. Everything you need is provided. It’s a very relaxing and refreshing stay. Just 10 mins drive into Maroochydore.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Adam S wrote a review Nov 2023
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The owners were very friendly and helpful. The presentation of the room and the rest of building was beautiful. And we both really enjoyed the breakfast as well as the extra treats in the common area. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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LoLSmilanatine wrote a review Nov 2023
3 contributions4 helpful votes
It was a 5-star stay for us. The room is very spacious and clean and the bathroom is unexpectedly hugh. We liked the traditional setting of the house. It was very cozy and relaxing. The breakfast was wonderful and we had it on the balcony which facing the Maroochy River. What a fantasitic morning to begin with! WiFi was strong all time. Air-conditioning was perfect.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Leanne D wrote a review Nov 2023
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What an amazing and beautiful place to stay . Everything was perfect including , comfort,cleanliness and the best breakfast .Felt so welcome on arrival .Will definitely go back 😁 location was great as well
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Date of stay: October 2023
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TheValentinians wrote a review Nov 2023
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
I’ve just spent a night away at Bli Bli House and it was AMAZING! Such a peaceful place to stay. The river flowing just outside my room, the comfy beds, beautiful atmosphere, all the details thought through were so nice. Everything is exceptionally clean. Our breakfast and extra thoughtful sweets catering was so good! Thank you to Meryl and Phil for hosting us so thoughtfully. If you are looking for a special get away… you’ve found it.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Diana C wrote a review Oct 2023
Main Beach, Australia54 contributions40 helpful votes
Treat yourself to some old world charm and pampering. Every conceivable luxury has been considered as a welcome to guests as one enters this Victorian fantasy world From quality coffees and teas, home-made cakes, biscuits, sweets, bathroom luxuries to quality bedding, decor and accessories The Riverside stillness and prospect is a bonus, particularly if you’re wanting a little calm and quiet. Not a peep from the nearby traffic, just the morning melody of bird song. If you can manage to stay on Saturday night for Sunday breakfast, it will be a revelation . Every conceivable breakfast treat is on offer - muffins, waffles, pancakes, fresh fruit and yoghurt, a myriad of cereals and a full hot English breakfast. Truly, if you want to experience the rarity and charm of an old world environment, gracious hospitality and genuine pampering then don’t miss the experience of visiting this Victorian wonderland. Thank you Phil and Merryl for replenishing my body and soul; genuinely a five star experience.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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DL D wrote a review Oct 2023
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We had such a wonderful stay here! Cannot recommend it enough. The room was great, comfortable, and well equipped. The historic aspects were charming, view of the river was nice. B And breakfast was amazing!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Omar G wrote a review Sept 2023
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Merryl is an excellent host, very friendly and willing to help. The breakfast brought to our room every morning (except for Sunday morning that we had it in the dining room with the rest of the guest) cooked by Phil was delicious.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Phil and Merryl Greenbury, Owner at Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat
Responded 26 Sept 2023
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review for us. We are so glad that you had an enjoyable stay at Bli Bli House. It was lovely to have you stay for the week so you could enjoy our "in-room" breakfasts as well as the dining room buffet breakfasts on the week end. We hope to see you again sometime.
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Marie Q wrote a review Sept 2023
Murrumbateman, Australia183 contributions109 helpful votes
There are not enough superlatives in the English language to fully describe the ambiance, the exquisite styling and welcoming by the owner of Bli Bli House. It absolutely deserves all the awards it has won. If you appreciate the Victorian Style of decor coupled with modern day amenities and the lavish treats given to guests of Bli Bli House, then look no further for your next escape to somewhere wonderful. We stayed 6 nights, travelled 15000km to immerse ourselves in sheer comfort. The outlook to the creek, and the decor made for a most pleasant stay. My dietary issues were not a problem for the daily breakfasts. We toured the surrounding area went to the MAZE, the CASTLE, the Bird Aviary and Botanic Garden. Also took a leisurely cruise on a ferry for a lunch at Noosa. Maroochydore beach is a short drive and Aussie World with the Bent Banana Pub were also close by. Merril is a warm and friendly owner/host of Bli Bli House, gave us lots of information regarding places of interest. If you're cashed up and have an occasion to the Loose Goose won't disappoint for a 5 star dining experience. There are also lots of options close by for every day type dining. We definitely plan a return visit.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Phil and Merryl Greenbury, Owner at Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat
Responded 26 Sept 2023
Hi, Thank you for the lovely things you wrote about Bli Bli House. We are always overwhelmed when our guests have such a lovely stay with us. Thanks for all the lovely comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for your appreciation of the work and effort that has gone into the accommodation as well as the breakfasts. It was great that you could get around the coast and see some of the many wonderful attractions. We hope to see you again sometime in the future. Kind regards Phil and Merryl.
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PRICE RANGE
AU$306 - AU$314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandSunshine CoastDiddillibah
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Maroochydore Beach (6.9 km), Wildlife HQ Zoo (6.1 km), and Buderim Forest Park (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pum's Kitchen, Red Sea Restaurant, and Elliotts Bistro.
Are there any historical sites close to Bli Bli House Riverside Retreat?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Buderim - Palmwoods Heritage Tramway (6.6 km).