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Ebbtide Apartments

Mutton Bird Drive, Lord Howe Island 2898 Australia
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#5 of 7 apartments in Lord Howe Island
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Ebbtide's 5 spacious sunfilled rooms offer privacy and comfort suited to the natural beauty of the Island. Our 2.5 acre property is located close to popular Neds beach and surrounded by Kentias, Frangipanis, Paw Paws and Bananas. Offering fruit and veg from the garden, snorkeling gear, liquor selection, tranfers and much more with congenial hosts.
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AliceLan1 wrote a review Jan 2024
Moruya, Australia35 contributions8 helpful votes
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Ebbtide provided a perfect base for our idyllic stay at Lord Howe Island. Emma was a lovely and most accommodating host. She surprised us with an upgrade when we arrived - the extra space and privacy was wonderful. The Cottage is simple but modern, comfortable and very clean. Ebbtide is further enhanced by lush gardens, the sounds of the ocean (and the birds of course) and the extras provided in the transit lounge. The stunning Ned’s Beach is easily accessed via a bush track. We all truly loved our stay. Very highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Docbot_Sydney wrote a review Oct 2023
Australia193 contributions108 helpful votes
Our little family stayed in the Cottage apartment, which was perfect for our needs. We were quite well prepared in terms of what we needed to bring for this self-contained unit. The cot and high chair were most appreciated as was the wonderful balcony. The little touches to use the garden produce + access a beach bag/ snorkelling gear from the "transfer" lounge were greatly appreciated. The communication at all times was at a very high level, and we really appreciated the tips and tricks to the island from Emma. Tips If you are coming as a family request the Cottage or Admiralty units as they do not share walls with other accommodations. This is a true self-contained apartment, and you need to bring all your own condiments, coffee, tea, shampoo, conditioner ect. Bring ear plugs/eye masks or portable black-out blinds as you are in nature and there is no "suburb" white noise, plus the unit do not have block-out blinds. Unfortunately, as these apartments are up quite a steep hill at the end, if are mobility impaired or carting several small children it might be a challenge (we towed our toddler on the back of the bike and even v fit found it tough up the hill).
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Julie Bretnall, Owner at Ebbtide Apartments
Responded 21 Oct 2023
Many Thanks for your time taken to review Ebbtide and inform others for their planning! We are surrounded by nature, it's part of the huge attraction to Lord Howe. Please note we do supply tea bags, sugar, soap, papertowel, cooking oil and servietts!
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SM1980 wrote a review Feb 2023
London33 contributions89 helpful votes
Horribly racist hostess Julie left an incredibly poor taste in my mouth. We are an interracial couple with my partner Korean. Julie, one of the owners, was extremely rude to him and refused to speak and acknowledge him. Everytime he would talk, she would simply ignore him, address me as I am Caucasian. When he used the laundry, and had momentarily forgot to put the AUD 2 cost, she lectured him on the importance of honesty. Not surprised with all the inputs, especially from foreign visitors of the rudeness of the staff. Great island, but felt like we had been transported in time!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Julie Bretnall, Owner at Ebbtide Apartments
Responded 4 Apr 2023
The fact that you comment like we are from a world of no interracial relationships shows that perhaps there is an alternative to this horrid response. The Island warmly hosts international travellers and within our family run business we are a multicultural family. We are also very accommodating and pride ourselves on welcoming guests to the Island, and into our accommodation space that we live on and share, the amount of information provided to our guests prior to arrival to help with holiday planning is an indicator of us wanting to provide the best of Lord Howe.
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Shannon K wrote a review Feb 2023
Dundas, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
Clean, cheery cabins are set within a magnificent garden. It's a short walk to Ned's Beach, and a short cycle to everything else. This is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the Woodhens, Mutton BIrds and other feathered creatures amid the hibiscus, palm trees and ferns. The owners are lovely, easy going, and accomodating. It's a treat to stay here.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Sara C wrote a review Nov 2022
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I had 7 nights in apartment 3 at Ebbtide. The trip was delayed by 12 months due to COVID but communication with Julie made it very easy to rebook. We were greeted at the airport by Emma who then gave us a tour of the island as well as stopping by the liquor store and Joy's supermarket for supplies. The accommodation is set up the top of the hill, about a 10 min walk to and from the main shops which means it's nice a peaceful, always. Everything was very clean and well equipped, we were incredibly comfortable and the apartments are spacious. We took advantage of being on holiday to dine out most days, but the kitchen was well set up with basics for cooking your own meals. A big thanks to Emma who drove us to various restaurants at 6:30 most days and told us all the tips and tricks of life on the island. The transit room has another toilet, shower, washing machine and detergent, bags, backpacks, books, board games, shoes, umbrellas and food and drink in case you run out. Wi-fi is limited but was great for email and messages to keep in touch, we enjoyed the opportunity to switch off. Thank you for being so friendly and accommodating. We expected this would be a once-off trip of a lifetime but we would love to come back and would highly recommend Ebbtide to everyone.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Katrina I wrote a review Oct 2022
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Our group nearly booked Ebbtide out, occupying three apartments and a cottage for a multi-generation family celebration. We were so well looked after from the second Emma collected us at the airport. She and Julie strike a great relaxed balance between friendly availablity and privacy for their guests. There are thoughtful touches and details everywhere, from the amazingly well stocked transit room with books, snorkeling gear, backpacks to use, to the veggie garden with herbs and greens for guests to use. The accommodation was fresh and modern, and stocked with everything we needed for our stay. Even the artwork was so thoughtfully chosen, highlighting local artists, views, and island history. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Julie Bretnall, Owner at Ebbtide Apartments
Responded 7 Nov 2022
WoW! Thank you so much for your very detailed, kind review. There is so much to Lord Howe behind the scenes and we are very pleased you were able to have a glimpse at this with the artworks and some insights into the Island. We are so pleased to have shared our home with your family.
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toni wrote a review Sept 2022
Coogee, Australia2 contributions
Fabulous service and beautiful setting. 10 minutes walk through the bush to Ned’s Beach. Wonderful herb salad and vege garden we were encouraged to help ourselves to. Offered fresh Kingfish and Trevally just caught by our hosts for a mere $20 a plate - enough for dinner for 2 or 3. Looked after us when the winds meant we got stuck for extra days. We stayed in one of the simple, very clean and comfortable Garden apartment. Lovely aspect surrounded by garden and a wood BBQ to ourselves. Have already booked my return stay!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 25 Sept 2022
Many Thanks for your review of Ebbtide, this is exactly as how we wish to project our piece of Lord Howe and Ebbtide by offering great service, clean, comfortable rooms suited to the natural environment around us. See you soon!
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RMTB wrote a review Sept 2022
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Ebbtide and Lord Howe are such special places, Emma was so welcoming and helpful and we loved our stay there. Our plans to eat out a few nights were curtailed when she mentioned they had fresh kingfish they had caught, that was dinner most nights with some fresh veggies and salads from Diamonds down the road. We stayed at The Cottage which had everything you needed, a small piece of paradise. Loved the little track down to Neds which I think we wore a hole in. Loved the honesty system for any extra supplies you might need if you didn't feel like going to the shops. Could not recommend Ebbtide more highly, we will be back, just don't tell everyone how good it is :)
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Stuart M wrote a review Aug 2022
Sydney, Australia31 contributions3 helpful votes
I can't get enough of Ebbtide and Lord Howe. My kids love the freedom and access to their own games and swimming equipment in the transit room. They can grab what they need when they need it. Also the location of Ebbtide is perfect for access to Neds and quick ride down the hill to grab the morning coffees. Even in Winter we got cracking weather and great guidance on things to do from Em. We stayed in the family room which was perfect for our family of 4 (kids are 9 and 11). Remember if coming to Lord Howe it is remote, there is no 7Eleven or Aldis and late night shopping does not exist. Appreciate it for the remoteness and being able to detach from your every day life.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 24 Aug 2022
Thank you Stuart and family for choosing Ebbtide to return to as a family holiday! We do try and provide a "complete" package for your stay and all the extras in the transit room benefit for your time here. Till next time.
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Libbrookes wrote a review Aug 2022
Maroubra, Australia1 contribution
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We had the most amazing time on Lord Howe Island with our family. Our accomodation was clean and very nice, Emma and Julie supplied us with everything we needed and more. They showed us where to walk and swim and their knowledge of the Island was excellent- they were fantastic with the kids and took us to hire bikes and supplied us with snorkelling and other beach toys for the kids. I couldn’t recommend Ebbtide apartments more highly - it was great having a self contained place and we were able to give the kids breakfast and dinner at home which is just so good when you have kids. An unforgettable holiday thanks so much Emma and Julie
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 24 Aug 2022
It's lovely to hear your family enjoyed Lord Howe and Ebbtide. It is a fantastic place to recharge and detox from the digital world! I'm glad you found the accommodation clean, comfortable and inclusive of your needs. Please come and visit again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ebbtide Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Ebbtide Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Ned's Beach (0.6 km), Lagoon Beach (1.0 km), and Lord Howe Island Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ebbtide Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include airport transportation, internet access, and a concierge.
Which room amenities are available at Ebbtide Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ebbtide Apartments?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Ebbtide Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coral Cafe, Anchorage Restaurant, and Lord Howe Island Bowling Club Meals.
Does Ebbtide Apartments have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ebbtide Apartments offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Ebbtide Apartments have airport transportation?
Yes, Ebbtide Apartments offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ebbtide Apartments located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Lord Howe Island.