Big blue backyard was delighted to receive an article in the fabulous French magazine: Marie Claire Maison
Local business Big Blue Backyard has taken out top honours for Hosted Accommodation at the RACV 2011 Victorian Tourism Awards.
“We are honoured to have been recognised by the Victorian tourism community for providing an exceptional accommodation experience. This award reflects our commitment and passion to providing outstanding service, unique secluded accommodation, romantic private dining in one of the world’s greatest locations – the Mornington Peninsula,” Lisa Dempsey (owner and host) said.
Read full press release or for more information and contact details for winners is available at www.victoriantourismawards.com.au.
Images are available to media at visionsofvictoria.com.au – choose Mini Collections and Tourism Awards – RACV 2011 Victorian Tourism Awards.
Big Blue Backyard
The tangle of tea-tree is almost impenetrable. Somewhere among it are three cabins. Ours, the Bush Hideaway, is surrounded by the thick scrub. It's a classic beach shack. The timber floor looks as if Jackson Pollock has visited. It is spattered with paint. All of it. A couple of car tyres sit on top of each other to form a bedside table. A timber crate has been bolted to the bathroom wall to create a cabinet. Driftwood serves as a light shade. The back deck and private, open-air shower do their best to hold back the encroaching bush. Another deck supports a large spa bath and the shower inside has a huge rainfall head. You are inspired to wash. At sunset, the bush turns still and silent. A superb dinner is served on the deck. The stereo comes with a time capsule of '70s surf cool: Van Morrison, Tim Buckley, Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks, even. It is time to knot the sarong, wax the board and grow the beard.
56 Paradise Drive, St Andrews Beach, Mornington Peninsula. From $319 a couple a night. Phone 5988 6011, see bigbluebackyard.com.au.