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Bowker Beach House - Lord Howe Island
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Lord Howe Island

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theandme1...
Fraser Coast, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“AWESOME Bowker House”
Reviewed 9 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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If you want total luxury and yet private, independent, cosy, romantic and relaxing, yet close enough to walk to the beach with SUP, kayak, bikes, surf boards, beach towels, goggles/snorkels, flippers, picnic backpacks, beach chairs are all provided. It is also within very easy walking to bottle shop, Bowls club and other meal places. If you don't feel like walking, Lisa and Rod are more than happy to drop you off and pick you up
There is also a well appointed kitchen if you want to stay in and prepare meals for yourself while watching foxtel, the eclectic variety of videos provided, or read from the large library.
Everything is provided from a dozen fresh eggs, to bottle of wine, cheese, biscuits. coffee machine with large variety of pods.
The bathroom has a very deep bath, shower and well appointed accessories.
There are several outdoor areas to sit and relax. There is also a small but well appointed laundry with clothes line or drier.
Wifi is also included which is extremely unusual on LHI.

WOW is the best description for this one bedroom house with everything you could want or need in a holiday.

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Liked best: EVERYTHING- every detail was at an exceptionaal standard
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Nick H
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“There is something very special about this place.”
Reviewed 12 June 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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My wife and I stayed at Bowker Beach House for our honeymoon. I had spent many childhood holidays on Lord Howe so I already knew how perfect the island was, but this was the first visit for my wife. I chose Bowker given the absolute privacy and real sense of luxury it offered. We weren't disappointed. As soon as we arrived at the airport Lisa was there to greet us and take us on a tour of the island. And then the house! As admirers of great architecture my wife and I were very impressed by the design and quality of the house. It really is a little, private haven a quick stroll away from the Lagoon. Throughout the week my wife kept commenting that every single little detail had been thought of by Lisa and Rod. Everything from plentiful pantry supplies, suncream, high quality cooking implements, luxurious linen and toiletries, a brilliant book and DVD collection, information on the island, torches, backpacks, snorkeling gear, kayaks, picnic basket, beach chairs - and even a very cool beach tent. After a very busy lead up to our wedding we had planned to have a very go-slow week on Lord Howe - but having perfect weather all week and all these resources to use we found ourselves very quickly bike riding, exploring, mountain climbing, snorkeling and kayaking our way all over the island. We were also torn because we just loved being in the house as well! The location, I believe, is pretty much as good as you can get on Lord Howe - very central and flat, a quick stroll to Pinetrees for a fantastic dinner, a very quick bike ride in the other direction to the main street, and very easy access to the beach. I have very fond memories and a special connection to Lord Howe after many family holidays growing up, and our honeymoon at Bowker Beach House has added to those memories in the most wonderful way. There is something very special about this place.

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Liked best: Luxury, privacy, attention to detail - everything
Liked least: The fact that we had to come home - we could live here!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Angela S
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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“Very happy we booked this house”
Reviewed 12 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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This house is a great place to stay for your LHI trip. If you want to do outdoors stuff then absolutely everything you will need comes with the house - snorkel gear, picnic basket, walk & tour guides, torches, paddle boards, kayaks, bikes, beach towels. If you want to stay in then you also have everything you will need - private deck with BBQ, wine and snacks in the cupboard, huge library of books, DVDs, outdoor loungers in the garden, comfy window seats, separate lounge room, coffee machine.
It is also in a great location. Walk straight across the road to the lagoon beach, 5 minute walk to either Coral Cafe (Asian night was excellent) or Pinetrees, a quick bike ride up to the centre of town with PO, Anchorage cafe, corner shop and tour guides, just around the corner to the bottle shop.
Lisa & Rod will also happily drop you off at your restaurant if you pick somewhere further - we went to Arajilla which was very good.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Debra W
Lithgow, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely and Relaxing - Perfect little beach house.”
Reviewed 2 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

From the moment you walk down the decking pathway, through the gardens and into this lovely little house, you immediately feel relaxed. The house itself has everything you need for a very comfortable and relaxing stay. From the Royal Doulton dinnerware to the Sheridan linens and lovely bath products. The kitchen is stocked with 4 bottles of wine, along with cheeses, olives and a number of other local products. The house has push bikes, snorkeling gears, beach chairs, umbrellas, picnic baskets and paddle boards all for your exclusive use. This house is very private but it only a 1 minute walk away from the lagoon and lovely mountain views. You are also only a 2 minute push bike ride away from the center of town. As for your hosts, Lisa and Rod, you would not find two nicer people. Both go out of their way to make sure your stay is as pleasurable as possible. I usually only stay at 5 star resorts but I could not fault this house in any way. I would highly recommend this house to any couples wanting a romantic stay or getaway and my husband and I will be back.

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Liked best: Very relaxing, lovely and clean, nice and private.
Liked least: I could not fault this property at all.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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FreoBear
Sidney, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfection”
Reviewed 13 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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This was our first time setting foot on Lord Howe Island & we were simply blown away.
The island and Bowker Beach House exceeded our expectations. Lisa & Rod were exceptional hosts with their attention to detail creating an inviting, private retreat & a heavenly few days.
The design of the house with its strategically placed windows framing the foliage outside connected us with nature on every turn. From the outdoor shower, luxurious bed, champagne and wines, fresh bread, well stocked book shelves, bikes and kayak we have now been spoiled forever.
We walked the 2 minutes barefoot down to Lagoon Beach every morning to swim before breakfast and in the evening to watch the sunset. The "locals" on the island were so lovely and generous- they definitely added another dimension to our holiday.
The combination of both Lord Howe Island and Bowker Beach House was magical and we were truly dragging our heels when we had to leave.
Highlights- Biking everywhere, kayaking to North Beach, swimming with turtles, Kite boarding with Dave (Lord Howe Kite Surf), Neds Beach, biking everywhere, the co-op for bulk food items, birds and more birds, Diving (Howea Divers/Brian), biking everywhere & sunsets.

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JCDCC
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Everything you could wish for”
Reviewed 28 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Our stay at Bowker Beach House on Lord Howe Island was a dream come true. Not only is the island a very special place but Lisa and Rod, the owners of Bowker Beach House, have now made it possible to experience all the island has to offer whilst enjoying the comforts and freedom of a first class rental property where no detail has been overlooked. The house is a perfect base, close to the amenities of the 'CBD' and across the road from the idyllic lagoon. All you need in the way of facilities and equipment are provided and the house is spacious and beautifully presented. Along with daily servicing and expert recommendations on the islands attractions and restaurants the warm and friendly approach of Lisa and Rod ensure that Bowker Beach House is difficult to beat as a place to stay when visiting Lord Howe Island .

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Liked best: the location and the attention to detail within the house
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Thetreths
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfection in a tranquil setting”
Reviewed 26 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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people found this review helpful

We have just returned from celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary at Bowker Beach House and can only say that our stay was perfect in every way. Lisa and Rod's attention to detail in the furnishings, accessories and added extras ensured that we made the most of our 5 days. During the day we made good use of the paddle boards (fun), snorkels and fins (spectacular), bikes (essential), kayak (exhausting) and daybeds (relaxing). In the evening we loved reading from Lisa's extensive library while listening to music and enjoying the wine and nibbles provided. The bedroom and bathroom were of the highest comfort and quality. Thankyou both for providing us with this wonderful hideaway on this most special island.

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Liked best: the design and location of the house
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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