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big blue backyard

02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2013

This is our second time here and we hope our third visit isn't too far away! The wonderful, peaceful location, the beautifully appointed hideaways and the truly superb food... Lisa and Paul are the most delightful hosts who help you make your stay exactly what you want - amazing and creative breakfasts (not to mention plentiful!), exquisite 3-course dinners, help...

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bigbluebackyard, Owner at big blue backyard, responded to this review

Thanks for your great write up. It was great to have you here again and loved the fact that you celebrated in style! So you should too. Have a great year. See you soon

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 February 2013

This is our 3rd. time here.We cannot speak highly enough of this little gem of a place. Thanks to Lisa & Paul who are the hosts. They cannot do too much for all that stay here. The food is 5 star for all the meals and always different, at every meal. I have a dietary requirement and they work around...

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bigbluebackyard, Owner at big blue backyard, responded to this review

Thank you Stan. It is always our great pleasure to have you for that week at the end of the summer holidays. We are looking forward to seeing you both this winter. Bellisimo!!

Mulgrave, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2013

We stayed at beach hideaway for two nights. Lisa and Paul made the best, healthiest food every morning. We were travelling with our two little kids. They loved it too. Places like this (romantic, totally private) do not allow kids in this area, but Lisa was kind enough to let them stay too. Attention to details in the hideaway was...

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Frankston, Australia
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Fantastic place to get away and relax! My partner booked us a secret night away for my birthday and also to propose! Fabulous food and service and cannot wait to return! Close to the Hot Springs which was also amazing to end our night away! Holds fantastic memories for us and location was amazing, little walk way to the beach...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 December 2012

The big blue backyard is a fantastic place to be if you want to get away from it all (code for mobile reception can be patchy). We stayed in the bush hideaway, which was delightful. The food was amazing, huge portions for breakfast and dinner but it wasn't just about quantity - everything also tasted divine! The homemade cookies and...

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bigbluebackyard, Owner at big blue backyard, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm pleased to say that on my return from being away, everyone said what a wonderful time they had looking after our guests. Even more pleasing was the arrival of our signature body lotion hand made by the fabulous Olieve&Olie which has now been in situ since the week you left! What...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 December 2012

My wife and I stayed in the Bush Hide away and we could only find one word that suits, Amazing!! From the time we arrived to the time we left, we felt welcome without feeling imposed on. The dinner was to die for, I was 2 minutes away from a coma, so full!!!! It's not often you find good food,...

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bigbluebackyard, Owner at big blue backyard, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. We love your take on the bush hideaway and are thrilled you had such a great time. Looking forward to having you back for a little longer next time. Happy Festivities & hope to see you soon.

Jabiru, Australia
Reviewed 16 November 2012

Hubby and I had an amazing stay. Fantastic food, authentic and warm hearted hosts, gorgeous natural surroundings and delightful amenities included from Olieve and Olie. We were not the only lovers there, but felt like we were old friends with such personalised service. We decided to ban the inside shower and used the outdoor shower and spa for 6 out...

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bigbluebackyard, Owner at big blue backyard, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. It was a fantastic week having you here to stay and listening to all your adventures. You certainly packed it in, from fishing to swimming with the dolphins! And you are right the outdoor showers are the BEST. We are really looking forward to your return. Happy Festivities up North and the very best for...

australia
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Stayed at Big Blue Backyard for 2 nights while attending a wedding in Sorrento. Lisa was extremely helpful with the booking and also arranged transport to and from the wedding for us. Stayed in the The African room. Very private with an outside spa bath and shower. As we wanted to relax before the wedding we arranged with Lisa to...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 10 October 2012

My husband and I stayed in the African Hideaway for our 5th anniversary last weekend and had a very relaxing time. The highlight would have to be the warmth of Paul and Lisa and the amazing food. We had read reviews before we arrived but the food was quite spectacular and so fresh. It is a nice part of the...

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Moorabbin
Reviewed 8 October 2012

My husband and I recently stayed in the 'Beach Hideaway' for our 1st anniversary. It had been a year since we had stayed in this exact same place for our wedding weekend and all I can say is that it's still amazing as always. You can't help but relax when your here and the hospitality from Lisa and Paul is...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Secluded barefoot luxury on the Mornington Peninsula.Smell the salt as you wind your way up Paradise Drive. An ankle height sign on the side of the road shows you into a treed canopied parking space...are you in the right place? A friendly welcome confirms you are and propels you along a boardwalk through the tangle of ti-tree toyour secret hideaway. Private, spacious, welcoming,all the time you can hear the ocean!This Award Winning, ocean beach hideaway for couples is ideally positioned to access all the bounty this stunning Peninsula has to offer. Tucked away enough to retreat and indulge. Meandering paths will lead you through the indigenous garden to the Chef’s kitchen filled with local produce or follow the blue painted stones over the dunes, to the stunning and often deserted St Andrews Beach.Each secluded hideaway, offers a spacious living area,light filled en-suite and sundrenched, sheltered deck with a double spa bath. Bathe by moonlight to the sound of bush and sea.Delicious long tray breakfasts are delivered each morning.Romantic candlelight dinners, prepared on request are served to the hideaway. A unique private dining experience!Friendly, discreet service creates an exceptional Australian experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about big blue backyard

Address: 56 Paradise Dr, St. Andrews Beach, Victoria 3941, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Mornington Peninsula > St. Andrews Beach
Price Range: $485 - $893 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — big blue backyard 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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“Beach Hideaway is very romantic, get the chefs dinner, advise celebrations ahead of stay”
  • Most comfortable MASSIVE bed!
  • Fantastic bathroom
  • Best seat in the house
 of 5 bubbles 230chrissyw, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are perfect but the beach room was excellent.”
  • Spa on deck
 of 5 bubbles adrianrees78, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Bush Hideaway is perhaps the most private of the three.”
 of 5 bubbles SusannahT2604, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“Quiet, right next to beach, intimate accommodation”
  • Bathroom
 of 5 bubbles all_travel_now, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the bush bungalow and it was the newest one. but if you want the largest spa you should stay in the African bungalow”
 of 5 bubbles jamesdiamond123, 1 Jul 2015 | Read review
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