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Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast
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Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 6 Merimbula B&B and Inns
Reviewed 22 January 2013

We only stayed for one night on short trip away but couldn't be happier with the accommodation. The rooms are spacious and bright. The property is situated right on the water overlooking Merimbula. Easy walk to the centre of town.
There is a lovely courtyard as you enter from the street where you can relax out of the wind if necessary. Or you can sit out by the water overlooking the oyster farm and boats.
Breakfast was fantastic and John & Judy are great host.
Would definitely recommend this place!!!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2013 via mobile

This waterfront B&B is positioned perfectly in Merimbula allowing convenient walking access to all amenities. After a very substantial breakfast you can relax in or by the water steps from the breakfast table and your spotless, large room. The owners are very hospitable, we truly enjoyed their accommodations and expect to return! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

Bella Vista B & B is a great place to relax and be pampered by the owners, Judy and John. They have created a very restful and private oasis in the holiday village of Merimbula on the Sapphire Coast of NSW. Judy has designed the house to cater for guests with private access to the 2 rooms available, without impacting on their personal space.

The accommodation is very private, clean and quiet and the king size bed is as comfortable as any bed I have slept in. Our room had views of the lake through a door, with access to a garden area that also had an outside shower, should you wish to swim in the lake.

Judy supplied a sumptuous breakfast that varied each morning and you can choose to eat on the deck outside - or if it's chilly, the dining room has huge picture windows out to the lake where you can take in the views.

The courtyard captures the sun during the day and is a great space to read or just wander around the beautiful garden. It's an easy walk to the main shopping and restaurants and if you have a car there is secure parking inside the property.

All in all, a great place to stay in a beautiful part of Australia.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank KateMc23
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit which was only for one night. Room was comfortable and beautifully clean. Breakfast was a treat. The only gripe I have is that there was no wifi available despite there being a good signal but the owner declined to provide a password to enable us to use it, telling us there were plenty internet cafes in the town. I really wanted access but when we went into the town about 6 p.m. we found practically everything closed and could not find any internet access which was disappointing. These days one expects internet access at good B&Bs. This does not take away from the comfortable accommodation nor the owners' friendliness.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Willows6
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

We spent 3 very relaxed nights at this lovely B&B over the Australia Day long weekend. It's private, romantic, quiet and the breakfasts are fabulous! Judy and John have done a fantastic job here with nicely appointed rooms and that gorgeous walled garden/courtyard, immaculate gardens and a fabulous view from the deck which is used when the delicous breakfasts are served. Sitting on the deck in the evening with nibbles and a glass of wine watching the tide go out and the colours change was great too.

Judy's advice about where to go (or not) and restuarant ideas was very helpful and you can leave the car securely parked off the street in the evenings and walk to most restaurants.

Room Tip: Whilst the "middle" room has a limited view down the side of the building to the deck and...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

A perfect 2 day B&B experience on the south coast at Merimbula. Judy and John have created a gorgeous touch of Italy behind a private front garden that is relaxing, stylish and classy. Located on the lagoon it is within walking distance to all amenities and restaurants and a short drive to anything you might need. Judi served a lovely breakfast and great local info as well as doing anything to make our stay comfortable. Perfect....

Room Tip: All rooms are beautifully appointed but the front room has lake views.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2011

Should have written this review earlier, we travelled from Melbourne to Sydney by car last March and one of our stopovers was at the Bella Vista in Merimbula. If you are planning a simular trip this is a"must do " stop. John and Judy are fantastic hosts and Merimbula when the sun is shining is fabulous--I didn't want to leave. Our other stops were Lakes Entrance-quite good and Ulladulla--dont bother

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Victoria123
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Additional Information about Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast

Address: 16 Main St, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Merimbula
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Merimbula
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to tranquil Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast, Merimbula's best kept secret.As soon as you arrive you are greeted by a lush garden and transported into a Mediterranean –style courtyard. Bella Vista is located on Main St, on the waterfront and is a short stroll from cafes, shops and the main village.Your hosts Judy and John will ensure you have a wonderful stay. Each morning Judy will cook you a delicious home-made breakfast, that is served in the main house, as you take in the breathtaking views of Merimbula Lake, through the expansive windows.The luxurious king bedded rooms have an ensuite with shower, air con, under-floor heating, TV and direct access to the waterfront.Foodies - an amazing array of food and fantastic restaurants, and the best Sydney Rock Oysters in Australia.Explorers - jump in the car and discover how interesting and beautiful this area really is.Thrill seekers - why not join a whale watching tour.Surfers - check out Short Point and Pambula Beach.Golfers - come visit Pambula Merimbula Golf Club.Or you can grab a book and soak in the sun on Bella Vista’s deck or secluded lawn by the lake front.6-7 hours drive from Sydney or Melbourne.1 hour flight from Sydney or Melbourne. ... more   less 

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