Paradise has a name ... Riverbend


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Friday, October 31, 2014

Just follow the sign


Riverbend Cottage is very easy to find; leaving it again is the hard part!

We are just 1½ hours by car from Canberra and 3½ hours from Sydney. Turn off the Kings Highway on the Batemans Bay side of Nelligen Bridge at one of the two turn-offs (marked # 1). At the junction (marked # 2), turn down Bridge View Road and follow it all the way down to the end of Sproxton Lane, at the bottom of which you see a blue sign that reads "RIVERBEND COTTAGE".

Drive through the open gate and along the pond and turn right before the horseshed. Welcome to Paradise!


1. Caravan Park   2.Steampacket Hotel   3. Cemetery   4. Fire Station   5. Catholic Church   6. Mineral Display   7. Anglican Church   8. Old School   9. Picnic Ground   10. Old Post Office   11. Nelligen Cafe   12. Community Hall   13. General Store   14. Old Steampacket   15. Tennis Court   16. Sunlit Waters   17. "Riverbend"


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Friday, October 24, 2014

Riverbend's "Pizza Hut"


We're all set for a long hot summer! And there's no better way to spend it than by sitting in the shade of the newly-built "Pizza Hut" while enjoying the views and the cooling winds off the river.



And, yes, a pizza and a cold drink is part of the service!  ☺


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Under reduced management


Padma's mum is seriously ill and Padma will need to fly back home to Surabaya to look after her during which time Riverbend Cottage will be under reduced management.

I have already donned my new uniform, so don't expect any tiramisu or baked cheese cake or other culinary treats while I am in charge.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Happy Anniversary, Michelle & James!


Michelle and James have chosen Riverbend Cottage to celebrate their tenth Wedding Anniversary.

Padma baked them a cake, put a bottle of bubblies on ice, and also ask our Balinese masseuse Lanny to come and give them both a relaxing massage in the peaceful setting of the "Clubhouse" by the pond.

Happy Anniversary, Michelle & James!

And thanks for the kind words you left in our guestbook:

They say first impressions last and what a fabulous first impression we had. Greeted with such open hospitality as soon as we'd driven thru the gate.

Thank you for your generosity. Absolutely nothing has been missed, from your beautiful Black Forest cake (Padma, it was yum!) to the freshly made dumplings to the champagne and anniversary card, down to the kitchen provisions you supplied. We would have wanted for nothing more. Our expectations have certainly been exceeded.

We feel so fortunate to have discovered this gorgeous piece of Paradise on the Clyde River that you so luckily get to call your home. The tranquility is priceless. I said to James yesterday afternoon that it doesn't matter what words we use to try to describe this place to our friends and family. They simply won't understand its beauty until they've experienced it.

We were blessed with the weather and feel that it made our break absolutely perfect.

We already can't wait for our next trip back to Riverbend.

Michelle & James
Dapto, Wollongong