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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I agree with everything stated by Sylvia in "Below Expectations". This is not a luxury retreat. It's very overpriced for what it is and I too think it is misleading in its promotion. Accommodation is adequate but the "seclusion and hideaway" are created by clearing just enough space to construct a basic wood and galvanised iron shed that's then decked... More 

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1 Thank Elizabeth L
bigbluebackyard, Owner at big blue backyard, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth Your review has highlighted a number of ways we can improve the comfort of the Dune hideaway and we have taken these to task immediately. Thank you. I too am disappointed. Disappointed we never got the opportunity to rectify any of your unhappiness during your 4 night stay at big blue backyard. As you mentioned, we were moments... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travel a lot and on such depend on Tripadvisor and similar sites. The Big Blue Backyard represented itself as a luxury retreat and hideaway which for us was close enough to Melbourne before work began. It certainly was a retreat since there were no facilities without a 15 min car ride. That's fair enough because you can't have it... More 

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1 Thank Sylvia V
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Big Blue Backyard was an ideal romantic secluded retreat and the facilities and food so deserve to be associated with the word “luxury”. We appreciated the special touches in the room and attention to detail. Location was perfect and the breakfast, spa and cooked dinner (optional) were divine. Again thank you Paul and Lisa for a wonderful memorable stay and... More 

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Thank adrianrees78
1 review
Reviewed 17 October 2016

What a wonderful weekend at bbb! From the moment we arrived we felt relaxed. We were welcomed at our car and made to feel right at home by Lisa. Our first night involved a fabulous cooked meal by Paul, followed by a scumptous breakfast. The outdoor spa was beautiful and the second night we cooked our own dinner from supplies... More 

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Thank Amanda D
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I escaped to the big blue backyard for a short, mini honeymoon straight after our wedding, and we're so happy we did. After the chaos of the wedding, arriving at a place so peaceful and beautiful was just perfect. We stayed in The Dunes hideaway for 5 nights - the room was gorgeous, the bed was super... More 

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Thank Smash29
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This place really is a delight. Not only because the rooms are fantastically private and secluded. Not only because the outside spa, with its combination of candlelight and bush setting,is possibly the most romantic spa you'll ever experience. Not only because it's quiet. Not only because the breakfasts (and dinners) are first class and imaginative. But also because the owners... More 

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Thank Renny W
bigbluebackyard, Owner at big blue backyard, responded to this review

Renny Thank you so much for your great review! You loved everything that is special about this magical place that we love. We look forward to your return Best Regards Lisa More 

Brisbane, Australia
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56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

but, as we are retired and have been married forever, we did not have to appreciate the level of privacy and discretion that Big Blue Backyard (BBB) gives. However, if this is what you want, enjoy!! From the point of view of a couple of retirees, this place is mostly good, with some warts. The internet was worse than I... More 

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

Jeanie I have been tardy in my late thanks for your review. Thank you. I can excitedly report that Mr Telstra has been for a visit and informed us the the NBN is about to be 'rolled out', ' hooked up' at St Andrews Beach in the next 3 to 6 months - hopefully our signal will improve between the... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Such a wonderful place to stay. We felt so well looked after. Staying in the gorgeous Beach Cottage we had a private, deck with a sunken spa...beautiful to sit in with a glass of wine and look up at the stars above (even if it was Winter when we stayed - the water was warm!) Lisa and Paul are obviously... More 

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Thank Clare L
bigbluebackyard, Owner at big blue backyard, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks Clare, you are right, we are passionate about Big Blue Backyard! It is a very very special place, and we love what we do. See you both soon again we hope! More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Everything we could possibly have wanted was catered for and more....from the celebration balloons for my partners birthday to the personal chalkboard message wishing us a lovely stay, the amazing romantic dinner and dessert delivered to our door and the small touches that really made everything perfect ❤️🍾🍽

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

Thanks for your lovely review Amanda! It's just the best buzz when our guests love Big Blue Backyard as much as we do. We looking forward to having you back for a longer stay next time! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Lisa & Paul have thought of everything. Their attention to so many lovely details made this a magic & luxurious getaway. The highlight was the food: dinner delivered to our cosy bush cabin was superb, as was breakfast the next morning. We would return in a heartbeat.

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Thank SusannahT2604
bigbluebackyard, Owner at big blue backyard, responded to this review

Hi Susannah It was great having you here! You both certainly made most of your short time on the Peninsula. The fabulous Peninsula hot springs that are just around the corner from big blue backyard - a gorgeous dinner which was a pleasure to serve to you in your hideaway and then a walk from your front deck along the... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
  • Restaurant
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  • Air Conditioning
  • 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: £347 - £543 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“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
“We stayed in the beach cottage”
 of 5 bubbles littleangel4172, 9 Jun 2015 | Read review
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