Christmas In July Feast Package

Calabash Bay Lodge

4.5 stars

Calabash Bay Lodge

Christmas In July Feast Package

Gather round your closest chums or dearest family for a weekend at our Hawkesbury riverfront retreat, and recreate the magic of a northern hemisphere Christmas with a private chef catered Christmas in July Feast.

This unique Australian tradition blends all the good things about winter Christmas – Roast Turkey or Pork (replete with crackling!), a roaring fire, and good company – without you having to cater the big dinner yourself. A private chef will lay on a feast with all the trimmings while you kick back, relax, and watch the mists amble over the riverscape from in front of the fireplace at Calabash Bay Lodge.

A guaranteed late checkout is also included with this rate.

~~ Christmas in July Menu ~~
~ Entree ~
Panfried scallops served on the half shell with chorizo and fresh tomato
Traditional individual king prawn cocktail

~ Main course ~
Roast Turkey Breast
Citrus and herb stuffed roast turkey breast served with cranberry sauce
Roast Pork Loin
Rubbed with chilli and crushed fennel seeds
Served with roasted seasonal vegetables & roasted rosemary potatoes

~ Dessert ~
Baked Kataifi
Vanilla bean ice-cream sandwiched between 2 baked disks of kataifi pastry with crushed pistachio toffee and drizzled with a sweet rose water syrup
Or Creme brûlée

~To follow~
Cheese platter
Including assorted soft and hard cheeses fruit and crackers.
Petits fours - Belle Fleur chocolates

NB Available weekends included in this promotion will display upon specific date search. 3 nights inclusive of Friday, Saturday and Sunday must be booked on this rate. Not valid in conjunction with any other offers; regular booking policy and conditions apply. Minimum 7 days in advance bookings only accepted. Rate includes 6 adults as default, and 2 additional adults or children can be added. Please contact us directly for a rate quote if less than 6 persons.

For the feast, please choose one option per course that everyone will eat. Dietary requirements can be catered for, and vegetarian and halal alternatives are also available on request. We would normally schedule your feast for Saturday night with service of the first course at 7pm, unless you prefer a different night or a lunch, which we are happy to accommodate.

Optional extras, such as additional meal catering, spa therapies and relaxing massages, are also available to add to your booking on request.

  1. Desk
  2. Free In-House Movies
  3. Ceiling Fans
  4. Ipod Dock
  5. Large Balcony/Terrace
  6. Dining Setting
  7. Microwave
  8. Hairdryer
  9. Iron/Ironing board
  10. Contemporary Interior
  11. Kitchen
  12. Stairs
  13. Oven
  14. Wireless Internet
  15. 2 King Beds
  16. Alarm Clock
  17. Stove top
  18. Toaster
  19. Bath
  20. King / 2 single beds
  21. Dishwasher
  22. Tea/Coffee Making
  23. Clock Radio
  24. Non-Smoking
  25. 3 Bathrooms
  26. Balcony
  27. Cable/Satellite TV
  28. Heating
  29. 180 Degree Panoramic Sea View
  30. Fresh Milk
  31. Laundry Facilities
  32. Fridge - Fullsize
  33. Verandah
  34. En-Suite Bathroom
  35. Air-conditioning
  36. Barbeque
  37. Telephone
  38. High Chair Available
  39. Fan Cooled
  40. Two Queen Bedrooms
  41. DVD Player
  42. CD Player
  44. Fridge - Bar Fridge
  45. Complimentary toiletries
  46. Linen and Towels Provided
  47. Outdoor Setting
  48. Cots Available
  49. Fully equipped kitchen
  50. Washer and Dryer
  51. Lounge Area
  52. Television
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    (children up to 18 years, infants up to 1 year)
    Date Daily Inclusions Lodge Rate Extra Adult Extra Child Extra Infant Total
    1. Lodge 1:
    Sun 24 Sep One four course private chef dinner with petit fours on Saturday night. Regular standard inclusions. $1,875 $0 $0 $0 $1,875
    Mon 25 Sep One four course private chef dinner with petit fours on Saturday night. Regular standard inclusions. $1,875 $0 $0 $0 $1,875
    Tue 26 Sep One four course private chef dinner with petit fours on Saturday night. Regular standard inclusions. $1,875 $0 $0 $0 $1,875

    Extras available for this lodge

    If you are staying with a larger group and wish to venture out for some group boating activities during your stay, we can make a second boat available for your use on top of the complimentary one. This boat seats up to 5 persons, and includes a full tank of fuel.

    $250 per booking $0

    If you are staying with a larger group and wish to venture out for some group boating activities during your stay, we can make a second boat available for your use on top of the complimentary one. This boat seats up to 5 persons, and includes a full tank of fuel.

    $500 per booking $0
    Private Chef In-house Dining Experiences

    Relax in the capable hands of personal chef Manuel Affarian as he prepares a 3 course lunch or dinner in house at Calabash Bay Lodge. Manuel specialises in modern Australian fare, and utilises local produce from the Hawkesbury region wherever possible. Pricing is valid for over 5 adults dining.

    $145 per adult and $65 per child $0
    Seaplane Transfers

    One way seaplane flight from Rose Bay to Berowra Waters.

    Seaplane Flight from Rose Bay - One-way

    $495 per adult and $495 per child $0


    Lodge Charges $5,625
    Extras Total $0
    Grand Total $5,625
    GST 10% Included
    Note: Infants are not included in the maximum occupancy or per person extras
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Terms & Conditions

We will make every effort to ensure the property is available as booked. However we reserve the right to make alterations to bookings due to unforeseen circumstances such as force majeure. The guest must acknowledge that due to the location of the property, being in a remote water-access only area surrounded by national park, interruptions to mains utilities such as water or power while rare may occur. Check-out time at the latest is by 10am unless a later check out time has been agreed in writing at time of booking. Pets are not allowed unless specific arrangements have been made in writing prior to commencement of stay. Pets are permitted on an outdoor only basis where approved by the owners of the property at time of booking, and a pet bond may also apply. Swimming from the property’s frontage and use of the runabout boat, kayaks, and fishing equipment provided is at the guests own risk, and the guest coordinating the booking (booking coordinator) is liable for any damages caused during operation.

We strongly advise guests take out travel insurance with water activities coverage to protect themselves against unexpected changes to their travel plans, for the risk of damage to property, or injury to themselves and/or third parties. Any variations to the terms and conditions must be requested in writing and agreed to by management before the commencement of the rental period at Calabash Bay Lodge. The booking coordinator must educate all guests staying at Calabash Bay Lodge as to these terms and conditions of rental, uphold and enforce these terms and conditions at all times during the rental period and will be liable for the actions of any guests in their group that cause breakage, damages or excess cleaning or rubbish removal requirements.

A security bond is payable to cover any additional costs incurred, including but not limited to, any breakage, damages or excess cleaning or rubbish removal requirements. On departure, the property should be left in a similar state to its condition on arrival. We include final cleaning in all rates, however, we expect the property to be tidied and left in a presentable condition as you would in your own home. As Berowra Waters has no waste services being on a river in national park, we appreciate your assistance in taking as much waste and recycling as possible from the Lodge on your checkout transfer and disposing of this at the facilities adjacent the carpark.

We require the guest to provide credit card details for the security bond. We accept VISA, Mastercard, Bankcard, American Express, JCB and Discover cards. Please note well that Debit VISA and Debit MasterCards or similar are not accepted for the security bond. The security bond required is $1000. The security bond will be returned in full subject to the terms and conditions of rental being met satisfactorily. In the event that we have to draw upon the security bond for any reason, the full value of the bond will be charged to the credit card. If the repair cost is less, the difference will be refunded as soon as practicable.

Calabash Bay Lodge accepts children without restriction and is family friendly. Two additional infants (up to 12 months of age) can be accommodated on the property in addition to the normal maximum of 8 guests subject to request in writing and approval by management. One cot and highchair are available at the property for your use upon request.

Under no circumstances are more than 8 guests allowed on the premises at any one time, with the exception of approved day visitors (see below). Under no circumstances are any additional guests beyond the number confirmed at time of booking permitted on the property, unless subsequently agreed in writing prior to commencement. This will be strictly enforced. Contravening this condition may result in immediate termination of the rental and/or loss of bond.

Subject to request in writing and approval by management, in certain circumstances we may agree for day visitors to visit guests staying at the property. No more than 10 persons may be on the property at any one time. The same terms and conditions apply to day visitors as to guests staying overnight at the property. Where we agree prior to the commencement of your stay that visitors may visit guests at the property during the rental period, guests must acknowledge that additional fees may be deducted from the security bond to cover any extra incidental costs including but not limited to extra cleaning, garbage removal and additional wear and tear.

Parties and Functions are strictly prohibited at all times. Use contrary to this may result in immediate termination of the rental, loss of security bond, and the guest will forfeit any claim to refund of monies for rental paid prior to commencement. Excessive noise, particularly loud music and voices in the outdoor areas, that is in violation of NSW noise pollution law is strictly prohibited and may result in termination of rental and loss of bond.

We do not take responsibility for any theft or loss that may occur during your stay. We strongly advise guests take out travel insurance to protect themselves against theft or loss of personal items.

We provide use of a runabout boat as part of our rates, which seats up to 4 persons maximum (this is the largest possible boat size we can offer to unlicensed drivers). As part of our check-in procedure, you'll receive a briefing on safe operation. At the end of the briefing you will be given a boat use agreement, where you will acknowledge receipt of the safety briefing and that use of the boat is at your own risk. Lifejackets, including for children, mandatory safety equipment, and a full tank of fuel is provided.

NB The boat can only be used during daylight hours, so that needs to be taken into consideration if you have any late arriving guests you may like to collect yourself on the day of arrival. In that scenario, an additional boat transfer will need to be booked in advance of your stay.

We strongly advise guests take out travel insurance with water activities coverage to protect themselves against the risk of damage to property, or injury to themselves and/or third parties.

Calabash Bay Lodge is a non-smoking property. We appreciate your understanding.

We may use third-party service providers to process your personal information on our behalf for the purposes of this booking. For example, we may share some information about you with these third parties so that they can contact you directly by email (for example: to obtain post stay reviews about your travel experience).

Payment Policy

Payment in full is required 21 days prior to the date of commencement of your rental, or at time of booking when the date of commencement falls within 21 days before the booking commencement date, with the exclusion of special earlybird seasonal offers which must be paid in full at the time of booking.

Bookings are only confirmed once an initial deposit payment is received or processed, per the schedule and conditions below, in addition to consent to Calabash Bay Lodge's standard terms and conditions of rental.

Deposit and payment due dates:
25% - Payable at time of booking
25% - 60 days in advance
50% - 21 days in advance
50% - Bookings made under 60 days in advance
Full balance - Bookings made under 21 days in advance

Payment can be made by electronic bank transfer or Visa, MasterCard, JCB, Discover, and American Express credit cards. Our bank account details can be provided upon request for a fee free payment.

For stays during peak season, including Christmas, New Year, and January, a non-refundable booking fee of $1000 is payable upfront at the time of booking, along with any deposit payments due. This booking fee is deductible from your final payment balance. A 50% deposit will then be due 90 days out from the booking commencement date, and the remaining 50% minus the booking fee paid due 60 days out from the start date.

Prior to the payment date we will send the guest a reminder notice by email of the upcoming payment instalment. If the guests payment is overdue by 48 hours or more, we will process the payment with the credit card details as supplied for the security bond.

Cancellation Policy

A full refund of any deposits paid will be made if your booking is cancelled more than 90 days out from the booking start date. Please note well that all booking fees are non-refundable. The value of the booking fee will be deducted from any deposit monies refunded to the guest per the cancellation schedule below.

If a cancellation is made within 90 days of your booking start date, the following cancellation schedule applies. Wherever possible, we recommend postponing your booking instead.

90 days or less – 15% of the total cost
60 days or less– 30% of the total cost
30 days or less – 50% of the total cost
21 days or less – 75% of the total cost
14 days or less – 100% of the total cost

For self-catering stays only, if we are able to rebook the cancelled dates successfully, we will provide a full refund, less a $200 administration fee. If you are cancelling a package, please contact us directly for more information.

We recommend securing cancellation travel insurance from in case of an unforeseen event.

Should requirements change or life intervene, and you need to change the date of your booking to an alternative date either prior to or after the original booking, we are happy to transfer the balance of any deposits paid to alternative dates within the next 12 months from the date of the request, subject to availability, and payment of a $100 administration fee. NB: We will only accept one postponement request from the date of the original booking, before the cancellation policy terms & costs outlined above would apply.

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