Paradise has a name ... Riverbend


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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Christmas comes but once a year


So spoil yourself with a week-long holiday at "Riverbend" Cottage! We are usually booked out already by late October/early November, but this year is a bit slow so if you're fast enough, you can still secure your booking.

Hear from you soon!


Monday, October 14, 2013

Good advice


Monday, October 7, 2013

A Cottage with a View

Water, water, every where, And not a worry in the world


Our Canberra guests Bobby and Thomas and their little fox 'terror' Bibi are gone again but not before leaving some beautiful comments and photos behind:


Dear Peter and Padma,

Thomas and I had a wonderful stay; we appreciated your generous hospitality. I particularly liked the food that Padma so graciously made - wanton and nasi goreng - delicious.

Like your other guests, we appreciated the tranquility and natural beauy of Riverbend: the birds, the trees, the wind sighing through the branches, and of course the river. Our two excursions on the Clyde River were magnificent, made more enjoyable by Peter picking us up in Batemans Bay so no pedalling upstream. The sights and sounds of the water are unforgettable, especially enjoyable in the tranquil mornings.

Of course, we mustn't forget Bibi, our puppy fox terrier, who delighted in herding the sheep, chasing the ducks, chasing the ball - endlessly - and navigating the river on the back of our HOBIE.

We also appreciated the beers, the chats - and getting to know you and your babies Rover and Malty much better. Thank you for those additional treats and considerate thoughts: the hat, the snacks, the ice creams, the video recommendations and the local tour advice.

We will long remember our stay and look forward to the next one.

Bobby and Thomas and Bibi


P.S. will return ... would like to do the Shallow Crossing stage of the river .... downstream .... not upstream! :)


Thomas at Broulee Beach

Bobby ...

... and Thomas at Batemans Bay ...

... after having kayaked down the river from "Riverbend"

You've heard of green thumbs; what about green toes?


And here is Bobby when she's not wearing green-toed sandals.


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Why we don't do one-night stands


Decompression sickness, commonly known as Divers' Bends, occurs when a diver moves from a high-pressure environment to one of low pressure too rapidly. Similarly, some of our guests have reported suffering from Riverbends after leaving the peace and quiet of "Riverbend" Cottage too soon for their high-pressure lifestyle in the city.

Therefore, in the interest of your physical (and our financial) well-being, the minimum stay at "Riverbend" Cottage is a very slowly unwinding and relaxing three days and three nights (at the end of which you may wonder why you didn't book in for a whole week!)

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

From bridge to bridge


Day Two of their stay and Bobby and Thomas plus their trusty K9 "did an Oskar Speck" and pedalled all the way from "Riverbend", which is just downriver from the Nelligen Bridge, to the bridge at Batemans Bay.

Three hours later their call came in, "The eagle has landed", and we drove down to the Bay to return them to the peace and quiet of "Riverbend".



Friday, October 4, 2013

Filling up fast!


The booking colander for our two most popular months, December and January, is filling up fast so if you want to spend some time at "Riverbend" Cottage over the Christmas/New Year break, you'd better get your skates on!

It's still a very reasonable $1260 for a full week ($945 during off-season). Compare that to our nearest competitor's $1925 a week!

Ready ... set ...


Our guests Bobby and Thomas are getting ready to go up the river in their new pedal-powered HOBIE kajak. And what an ingenious invention the MirageDrive is! This is what it looks like underwater: