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“Truly remarkeble”
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The north facing view from the verandah of the orchard and Tallebudgera Creek
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24 reviews
The north facing view from the verandah of the orchard and Tallebudgera Creek
Well-equipped kitchen
Main Bedroom which opens out on to the verandah and has river views.
Main Bedroom which opens out on to the verandah and has river views.
Your morning view from the master bedroom
The second bedroom, with queen bed, romantic mosquito net and old fashioned lamps.
Antique caste iron beds make for comfortable old-fashioned sleeping arrangements in the twin room
Your home away from home
Sunset on the Verandah
Our beautiful lake
One of our cuddly Koalas
Some of our exotic tropical fruit
One our our homemade cakes
Lush gardens and surroundings to enjoy
No shortage of eggs from our happy, free-range hens!
The perfect patch to meditate
An abundance of fresh fruit, grown right here
One of our beautiful Poincianna
Mud crab from the river
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Elanora, Gold Coast, Queensland

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Therese N
1 review
“Truly remarkeble”
Reviewed May 12, 2015 for a stay in April 2014

my husband and i stayed there for a weekend and where greeted with the heavenly smell of backing
we swam every day and had lunch on the veranda watching geese, duck and peacocks parade by
Justy is the hostess with the mostess and it truly a home away from home where you can feel the nurturing take place as soon as you step onto the property
best weekend ever

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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theshaws
huddersfield, England
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Unforgettable”
Reviewed December 3, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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What I will always remember about 'Bend of the River'
1. A beautiful and peaceful place to relax that is minutes away from large shopping centres and endless beaches.
2. This is a rental that has actually been lived in. It has every piece of kitchen equipment that you could ever need. Want to carve a pumpkin or make some soup? - not a problem, there are knives and blenders aplenty. If you feel the need to bake, everything is there too.
3. Thinking that 'pegging out the washing' will never be this exotic again (surrounded by inquisitive peacocks and the male displaying at every opportunity.
4. That self catering does not have to be a chore. Having a young family I am usually doing the same things (cooking, cleaning, washing, ironing) but in a different house. Not at Bend of the River. With outdoor washing and ironing (accompanied by peacocks) and everything within easy reach, nothing felt like a chore. I actually did get a holiday!

What my children aged 7 and 10 will remember
1. Trick or Treating with the locals and eating mock pumpkin pie (arranged/made by Justy the owner)
2. The magical house and gardens filled with tame peacocks
3. The rope swing and mini zip wire attached to a huge tree straight out of a story book
4. Feeding the hens and collecting the eggs
5. Having a surprise horse ride on 'Dusty' (also arranged by Justy)
6. Being woken up at 7am on the last norning so we didn't miss the Mummy Koala and her baby that had strolled into the grounds.
7. Not needing my Ipad/Tablet or even being remotely interested in what's on TV

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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stephanie...
wanaka
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10 reviews
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“Beautiful relaxing country house full of art, books and great views”
Reviewed June 23, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Loved the well equipped kitchen, the fire, the lovely wide shady verandah with beautiful outlook, the exotic fruits that grow on the property, the cake and hand made loaf of bread on arrival, the art and books and the great location. Loved all of it.

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Liked best: Great location, with a beautiful large garden and only 5 minutes from gorgeous beaches
Liked least: Couldn't stay longer
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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