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Canberra, Australia
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88 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

These cottages have a lot going for them, but a bit more attention on the maintenance side would make them really excellent The location is just wonderful if you like the bush and have a car. Our cottage looked over a huge mowed area going down to a strip of trees with the lake beyond. Sitting in front of the... More 

1 Thank Aussiealison
Bill P, Owner at Bawley Bush Retreat, responded to this review

As owners we very much appreciate your comments both positive and negative and we especially acknowledge you for leaving a maintenance list. We won't be returning from our overseas trip until the end of May 2013 but we are disappointed that you found unaddressed maintenance issues that were annoying enough to comment on and that must have been overlooked by... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2013

Absolutely perfect very well kept. Total paradise stayed there for 4 night (not long enough) we stayed in the cafe cottage and it was perfect. There was an out door bath (very romantic) we enjoyed bush walking sitting by the fire inside and out looking up at the stars whilst in the bath. Cycling into the town of bawley enjoying... More 

Thank Buzzinoff
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2012

We stayed here at the Bawley Bush Cottages for two nights over the weekend. We chose the Chef's Cottage. We have stayed at many 4 - 5 star hotels before and was amazed when we first opened the door to our cottage - it was absolutely stunning! For the price we paid, it was immaculate and LARGE! It was honestly... More 

1 Thank Sandra F
Bill P, Owner at Bawley Bush Retreat, responded to this review

Every owner would loves to receive reviews like this and we are delighted Sandra F and partner enjoyed their stay so much they put were moved to write a TA review. However as an owner-partner I point out to readers that the reviewer's heading describing us as a "5-star retreat" is happy-customer over-statement and not describing our actual rating. We... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2012

A group of quilting friends have stayed here several times now. Each time we absolutely love it and find it hard to leave. We arrive to find beds made up and fires laid, ready for a match. The cottages are cosy and well designed, and having the possibility of separate places means that many different women each have their own... More 

1 Thank JenMayCanberra
Orgeres, France
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43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2012

We have been staying at Bawley Bush Cottages roughly twice a year for the past 5 years and love it. There are 5 cottages in total and of various sizes and now I understand the owners' house can also be rented. For winter months we prefer Chef's Cottage which is more secluded but in summer we like the Seabird (Oystercatcher... More 

1 Thank Martin P
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 29 May 2012

I organised a three day (week-end) conference in the Cockatoo room and catered to and accommodated everyone on-site. The facilities were excellent and everyone was delighted with the food and the accommodation - indeed the whole venue. Even though it rained a good deal of the time, the paths and driveway remained mud-free and no one noticed any inconvenience. The... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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164 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Stayed with friends in Wattlebird Cottage. No-one at the reception area, so just filled in the form and drove down to the cottage. Key was in the door. Just big enough for 4 adults to sleep in. The upstairs bedroom was a big open space, with a heaps of books to keep you happy. A chair and desk and a... More 

Thank nek88
Bill P, Owner at Bawley Bush Retreat, responded to this review

We appreciate the shower recess critique, more attention will be paid to this. Sorry we weren't seen during your stay. We are mostly here and love talking to and responding to guests. But even when we are here we try to respect the need of most guests for private enjoyment. Sometimes we travel/socialise off site and on such occasions be... More 

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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

We attended a wedding at Bawley Bush Cottages and it was a lovely setting. The accommodation is spacious and elegant, and the events venue is intimate and inviting. The only issue as an events venue is the rocks used for a drive way, when in heals in the dark this is a bad combination, and there were more than one... More 

Thank natsfats
Bill P, Owner at Bawley Bush Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for the rocks (road gravel) critique. In addressing road erosion problems we overlooked high heels. Researching affordable solutions. More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2011

There are many things to love about the Bawley Bush Cottages; my favourite is the astonishing piece of land that it’s located on. Tall gum trees rustling in the ocean breezes, native bushland beneath, and a gentle slope down to the lake where you can kayak or walk. The cottages are all different sizes, so will suit just about any... More 

1 Thank Sinclasa
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2010

This place was the perfect antidote to another busy week. Although very close (by car) to the surf beaches of Bawley Point and Kioloa that we know and love, our cottage was in the bush next to Lake Willinga. In other holidays we have swum in this lake where it joins the ocean, but Bawley Bush Cottages is situated further... More 

1 Thank TrixieStix
Bill P, Owner at Bawley Bush Retreat, responded to this review

We're grateful to Trixie for her feedback and glad she enjoyed her stay. We have since acquired new chairs for the patios. More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are an eco-retreat on 36 lakeside acres just 3km by car or 20 mins by kayak to beautiful south coast beaches. We have extensive grounds and forest and lakeside bushwalks. We have 5 (sometimes 6) self-contained cottages that sleep from 2 to 10 people, a luxury caravan (for 2) and a function room capable of catering for sit down events of up to 100 people. We are the perfect wedding destination. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bawley Bush Retreat

Address: 101 Willinga Rd, Bawley Point, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2539, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Shoalhaven > Bawley Point
Price Range: ₹ 5,565 - ₹ 14,773 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bawley Bush Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“It's all about the number of guests that you have with you. Plenty of options for room sizes.”
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