Venue Type:

Type of Bliss:

Adults Only Bliss

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Things to Do:

Beaches
Bush Walking
Boating
Art Galleries
Restaurants
4 Wheel Driving
Fishing

Christina's B&B - Lake Macquarie

* 4 1/2 STAR QUALITY - WINNER - AWARD FOR BEST NEW TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN REGION *

10 Doree Place Dora Creek NSW 2264

61 2 4970 4332

4 1/2 STAR QUALITY RATING – NRMA / AAA Tourism No 99757 ~ "the authentic representation of quality"
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STATE FINALIST - NSW TOURISM AWARDS - 2009
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AWARD WINNER - HUNTER REGION EXCELLENCE IN TOURISM - HOSTED ACCOMMODATION AWARD - 2009
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AWARD WINNER - HUNTER REGION EXCELLENCE IN TOURISM - NEW TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AWARD – 2008
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AWARD WINNER – REGIONAL SUSTAINABLE URBAN DESIGN AWARD - 2008
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"AMAZING It was a great weekend away and exactly what we needed. By far the best hospitality of any B&B we have stayed at, John and Tina made us feel welcomed (without overcrowding us). They were very helpful; providing suggestions for things to do/places to eat and kindly arranged kayaks, dinner reservations etc for us. The mermaid room was very romantic! I loved the shower and double spa and of course the food was divine! I would definitely recommend staying at Christina's, you will love it!" - Trip Advisor - 24 Nov 09

"GORGEOUS B&B I can't quite figure out what the best part of the B & B was, but the owners have certainly added plenty of little perks which had made the experience a very special one indeed. The breakfast was absolutely delicious and when we opted to dine in one night, we were pleasantly surprised to be treated to a scrumptious meal that was even better than what we had in a local restaurant the night before. The decent range of DVDs and complimentary night cap in the common room were also some very special touches. We stayed in the Mermaid room which had a spacious double spa and a separate shower area which were both very clean (and I can be quite picky when it comes to cleanliness!). The property is beautifully designed and decorated, and is a true hidden gem within a short drive from metropolitan Sydney. We'll definitely be back!" Trip Advisor - 8 Nov 09
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* WATERFRONT private balconies, Note: Garden Room has north facing private garden balcony... “Your B&B Christina’s would have to be the most stylish hotel in Australia. ..."

* ARCHITECT’S AND INTERIOR DESIGNER’S OWN HOUSE – contemporary design AND comfortable AND environmentally friendly AND wheelchair accessible – AAA Tourism.

* QUIET - double-glazed French doors, insulated, noise resistant construction... "...We really enjoyed the peace and quiet. We hope to be back for our next anniversary.”

* COMFORT - reverse-cycle air conditioning, Note: Garden Room is naturally warm in winter cool in summer + ceiling fan... "Room is lovely and comfy with everything we could want."

* EN-SUITE bathrooms (one with DOUBLE SPA BATH)... "It is such a gorgeous place (love the spa) and with an eye for detail."

* BEDS - best quality queen-sized beds with best quality linen. Note: Garden Room has king / twin beds... “...one of the most amazing places we have stayed...with the most comfortable beds EVER.”

* TELEVISON - high definition flat screen television & DVD player in your room... "...DVD library, stocked with an up-to-date collection of flicks, including a few of my favourites: Mamma Mia!, Moulin Rouge!, Dirty Dancing and Closer."

LAKE MACQUARIE - CLOSE TO SYDNEY YET A WORLD AWAY.

LAKE Macquarie is a large coastal lagoon 1 ½ hours drive north of central Sydney via the F3. Dora Creek is a small village on the western shores. The nice thing is that few know about LAKE Macquarie (or Dora Creek) which makes it such a good destination for a quiet time away for just the two of you.

SUNDAY DRIVE around the scenic lake stopping at lookouts, cafes and galleries…

WATERFRONT WALK hand in hand along scenic nature reserve at your door…

HOSPITALITY:
Afternoon tea served on arrival... "Two giant slices of heavily frosted hummingbird cake, juicy figs, two vanilla melting moments and an enormous pot of English breakfast tea have my companion and I grinning from ear to ear."

Short walk or drive to a choice of RESTAURANTS.

GOURMET DINNER at Christina's Sun - Mon by arrangement - 2 courses $50, 3 courses $70/person... "The meals, atmosphere and locality all add to this perfect romantic stay." ... "...and your culinary expertise is second to none."

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GOURMET BREAKFAST with espresso coffee included in sunny cafe style lounge at a time to suit you, before a leisurely check out at MIDDAY.

"Breakfast at Christina's the following morning is something else - seasonal fruit salad, a neat presentation of yoghurt with a crispy sugar-iced wafer, fresh orange juice, tea and coffee and those eggs benedict. It looks and tastes terrific."... "...your coffee can embarrass professional coffee makers."

MEDIA REVIEWS:
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"COME ON IN, THE WATER'S FINE"
Kristie Lau discovers this QUIET LAKESIDE HAVEN is full to the brim with surprises."
Verdict: John and Tina's excellent hospitality will lure us back.
Why you would go: It's peaceful, comfortable and the breakfasts are superb.”
- SUN-HERALD WEEKENDER - 29 March 2009
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"LEAVE ALL YOUR TROUBLES BEHIND and head for the hills or the coast. Two hours from the city is a LUXURIOUS LAKESIDE HAVEN.. by CityRail.
In a busy world where even finding time to take a break can be a chore, it is nice to know there remain a few holiday treasures within two hours of the hustle and bustle..." - Bonny Symons-Brown - AAP - Mike Smith - DAILY TELEGRAPH - 26 March 2009.
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“CREEK CHIC”
“This stylish Dora Creek residence…. On the ground floor the house provides three serene, interesting and individually decorated bed and breakfast suites, each with private balconies, en-suites and disabled access, guest living and dining space and a separate area for John’s architectural practice...” – Sally Croxton – NEWCASTLE HERALD WEEKENDER 28 February 2009.
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“SECRET CORNER OF LAKE MACQUARIE”
The perks of a waterfront holiday without the expense, crowds and attitude of popular destinations… Dora Creek is in easy reach of Hunter and Sydney residents, making it perfect for a quick weekend getaway.
Owners Tina Jaffray and John Mason take the bed and breakfast and sprinkle it with something special, from afternoon tea on arrival to the fresh local eggs served Benedict-style with caviar the next morning (at time to suit you) and a generous midday checkout – all standard…” - Bonny Symons-Brown – AAP – Newcastle Herald Weekender 17 January 2009
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ONLINE REVIEWS:
"SPLENDID HOSPITALITY. Christina's B&B provides an outstanding level of service and accommodation. Our room was beautifully furnished and was supremely comfortable. Our hosts provided gourmet food and unobtrusive service. Ratings: Room: 5, Customer service: 5, Cleanliness: 5, Facilities: 5, Location: 5, Overall: 5 / 5. Property most suited to couples." - R&H - Port Stephens - 8 Dec 08.
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Rating: 5 /5
"It was magnificent and all that we imagined. I would recommend it to anyone for a romantic getaway!" Irena, NSW April 09
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Rating: 5 /5
"Our stay at Christina's was exceptional. The room was lovely with lots of little extras to make you feel very welcome. Breakfasts were amazing and our hosts could not have been more helpful.We could not recommend it more highly." Elaine, NSW March 08
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LAKE MACQUARIE "Lake Macquarie is largely undiscovered... But perhaps most surprising is that this glorious expanse of water... is virtually on Sydney's doorstep. It is less than an hour's drive from the city's northern fringes." - Sue Milne - The Australian.

DORA CREEK (DOREE DOREE) "Pop 1,312. (102km N Sydney) Small village nestled on the shoreline of Lake Macquarie and Dora Creek incorporating a quaint shopping precinct." - NRMA
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ENVIRONMENTAL:
Award winning Architect's own 5 STAR energy efficient home - naturally heated by the sun - winter warmth from dawn till after dark. "...We couldn’t have chosen a better place!! I am still in awe at the quality of joinery and craftsmanship at its best! ..."
* Environmentally friendly - AAA Tourism
* 5 star energy efficiency rating - NatHERS
* REGIONAL WINNER – SUSTAINABLE URBAN DESIGN AWARD - 2008
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ACCESSIBLE:
* Access friendly - AAA Tourism - all guest rooms, en-suites and balconies are accessible by wheelchair

CONDITIONS

CHILDREN, EXTRA GUESTS AND PETS: Christina's B&B is ideal for intimite short breaks for adult couples. Therefore in the interests of maintaining this ambience, we do not cater for additonal adults in room or children or pets (except guide dogs)
Non-smoking property - OK on jetty.
Damage or excessive soiling will be charged to your credit card or cash deposit.
For the comfort of all guests no visitors are permitted entry to Christina's without consent.
All information provided remains confidential.


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