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Chez Nous Waterfront Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

A little piece of Provence on the waterfront. A two bedroom 2 bathroom cottage in peaceful Neverfail Bay, approximately 15 minutes by boat from the public wharf at Berowra Waters (and 10 minutes by boat to Berowra Waters Inn), offering self catering luxury accommodation for one or two couples.

Picture this: You escape your busy week on Friday afternoon (morning if you are lucky) and head down to the public wharf at Berowra Waters where you are met by your host to transport you to Chez Nous. Even before you arrive at the cottage, you feel the stresses starting to lessen. After settling in, you are left to your own devices, knowing that you have the whole weekend ahead. Before long, you are dangling your feet in at the end of the pontoon, glass of wine in hand. After dinner, you decide to have a long leisurely bath, candles giving a nice glow to the luxurious wet room.

It doesn't take much to begin the journey of feeling drowsy and you decide which bedroom to make your own for the weekend.

In the morning, whilst preparing breakfast, you gaze out the French windows and watch the day trippers heading out for the day. You take to the balcony upstairs and enjoy reading a French newspaper whilst munching on a croissant. As the sun starts to rise above the hill, you feel its warmth and decide to take a dip in the wet edged pool fronting the river. You pause to watch the sea planes and wonder at the view. What to do for lunch? Why not visit the iconic restaurant Berowra Waters Inn, or you could take off in the boat and head up to Peat's Bite (15 minutes by boat) or be lazy and enjoy a casual lunch sitting on the waterfront deck.

As the afternoon progresses, you make your way to the armchair in the main bedroom with water views from 3 windows to read your book or browse through Delicious magazines. Before long you are nodding off; relaxing can be so tiring! You wake to find your partner greeting you with an ice bucket, chilling champagne, and you sit watching the changing scenes of the river. The only sounds to interrupt the peace are the champagne cork popping and the fish jumping.

What to have for dinner? You may choose to visit Berowra Waters Inn in the evening and enjoy the river at night time, or why not be decadent and have a chef come and prepare dinner for you? Our local chef Manny of Secret Dining can prepare something special for you. You may wish to go informal and have fish and chips back at Berowra Waters Marina or dine at the Waterview Restaurant. You may even choose to create something in the fully equipped kitchen or enjoy a simple BBQ. .

Day 2 sees you being more adventurous. You decide to take the boat and pack a picnic, heading out to one of the secluded beaches close by. By lunch time you are planning your next visit to Chez Nous. Chez Nous has become Chez Vous. You are amazed at how quickly the stresses of your busy lifestyle have been washed away; content in the knowledge that you can check out as late as you wish, ready to face Monday morning, having extended your weekend away.

More Details

Liz Petrie
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Greater Sydney in New South Wales

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 07:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 19:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • forests


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(25 traveller reviews)

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Chez Nous Waterfront Cottage
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
Saint Georges Basin, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

No words can describe how amazing this place is it's like you've stepped into a fairy tale it's perfect.

As for our hosts Alan and Liz they go out and beyond there way to make sure your stay at Chex nous is nothing but the absolute best.

From the moment being picked up Alan is a complete gentleman assistanting with everything to running back the next day to pick my partner up.

We will be back and thank you Alan and Liz for making our stay at Chez Nous a remarkable and rememberable stay your house and hospitality is by far the best we've ever had.....

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A remarkable and truly amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

No words will do justice as to how truly amazing the Chez Nous experience was. I had the pleasure and privilege of a 2 night stay over the June 2017 long weekend and the only negative to report is that it was not for longer!!! Liz and Allen are without a doubt the most remarkable hosts and even weeks before my stay, could not assist enough with logistics, recommendations and anything (everything) else I could have asked for. Nothing was too difficult and they were always obliging and responsive. Liz and Alan’s professionalism and passion for their holiday home and what they do was evident every step of the way from the boat transfers, the thoughtful touches around the home, the considered pre-departure information (everything!!). Anyone looking to stay at Berowra Waters should be Chez Nous for this reason alone!! I am well-travelled and have lived overseas for 5 years and have stayed in 5 star hotels all around the globe and I can honestly say that the service and assistance offered by Liz and Alan is like nothing I have experienced!

On to the accommodation itself and again (being well-travelled, very particular and liking luxury and the nicer things in life), I can unequivocally say Chez Nous is spectacular in every way. It is a warming luxury that is rare to find and the house exceeded my expectations. The home is beautifully appointed and the details and all the extra touches take it to a new level. The fire-place, the well-appointed kitchen, the refined yet inviting furnishings! The linen! The list goes on and on and you simply could not fault one thing and all I can do is praise the Chez Nous experience.

I note that many reviews from past guests relate to romantic getaways and whilst no doubt Chez Nous would be perfect for this, our stay was for a girl’s weekend away and the home and hospitality was equally perfect for this type of occasion. It really does speak to the quality and versatility of the house and hosts that it can cater and deliver for any type of getaway and be perfect in all respects.

I am already plotting my next trip back and am spreading the word as to what a fabulous find Chez Nous is. My only concern is that by being so honest with what a truly amazing experience is, I may make it difficult for myself to selfishly come back and find a free weekend because I would not only do it all again, but also, repeatedly at any given chance.

I hope everyone looking for accommodation in this location takes my advice and books Chez

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Katrina WOW! What a spectacular review - it makes me want to go and stay at Chez Nous! It is always wonderful to welcome guests who are so appreciative of the lifestyle that Berowra Waters offers. from the moment that Alan picked you up, he could see how excited you were to be at the Hawkesbury and how much anticipation there was on approach to Chez Nous. My first question when Alan comes home is 'Are they happy? Do they like it?" so it is always pleasing when we have guests who are so openly excited and pleased and enjoy the whole experience (despite the dreadful rain that we experienced for most of the long weekend). It was wonderful to see the sun on Monday, knowing that your family could enjoy the outdoors. It was also a wonderful surprise to come home on Monday night to find that dinner was taken care of, thanks to your seafood extravaganza leftovers). Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Chez Nous and we will do our best to accommodate your preferences. Kind regards Liz
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Berowra Waters, New South Wales, Australia

Great getaway to unwind!!!

  • 5 of 5

A great property to stay at if you want to get away from it all. House is beautiful, the setting is beautiful and the owners were always on hand to help us out. We had the use of the tinnie so we could explore the waterways and drop a fishing line in at our leisure. The only thing forgotten was to organise the fish to take a bite on our line!! Thanks Liz and Allan for letting us share your home.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nathan & Julie So pleased you enjoyed yourselves despite the lack of fish. We can organise most things but cannot guarantee the fish. There has been a lot of success with the crab pots but maybe next time try and use something different for bait - perhaps the fish are like me and like a bit of variety in their diet. I hope that you will return to catch that elusive big one! Thank you so much for taking the time to review Chez Nous. Regards Liz
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Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia

A lovely sunny riverside haven!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a relaxing break close to Sydney you must stay at Chez Nous. The cottage is gorgeous, bright, sunny and airy. The beds are like clouds and the bath tub was fabulous. The kitchen is great and is stocked with more condiments than you can imagine.

It's hard to pick a favourite spot to soak up the beautiful scenery. The large balcony off the bedrooms is a lovely spot to sit with a glass of wine and a cheese platter. The patio is surrounded by greenery and is great if you need a bit of shade. For all the water babies out there the pool is perfect. Having use of the tinnie is an added bonus if you feel like zipping up the river for a bit of an adventure. The pontoon is also a wonderful place to sit. It's a good spot for fishing too! We caught 3 fish, 2 on a hand line. Liz and Alan are wonderful hosts. We absolutely loved our weekend at Chez Nous and highly recommend you consider it for your next staycation. We will definitely be back ?

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Louise Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased that you both enjoyed your 20th anniversary celebration and that you found everything comfortable. It sounds like you made the most of your time there. We look forward to welcoming you back and maybe next time you can catch some mud or blue swimmer crabs. They have been in abundance this year
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Weekend relaxation at chez nous!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time over the weekend at the cottage. I surprised my cousin with a relaxing time away for her birthday and this place delivered. From the pool to the amazing view we couldn't ask for anything better. Thank you to Allan for taking the time to pick us up from the wharf and droping us back off at the end of our stay. Would definitely love to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sinem We are so pleased that you all enjoyed the weekend. Berowra Waters is so easy to get to but feels a million miles away. Your cousin is very lucky to be spoiled with a weekend away and you had great weather to enjoy the river and the pool. We look forward to welcoming you back to Chez Nous in the futuer Regards Liz
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NSW, Australia


  • 5 of 5

The Chez Nous experience could not fail to impress-any weather, any time of year. The gorgeous house and its location on the beautiful Hawkesbury are enough to impress, but it is all the many extras that made our holiday absolutely unforgettable. Liz and Alan are wonderful hosts and their thoughtful touches to everything ensure an indulgent, relaxing and fun-filled stay. You can tell Chez Nous is a labour of love for them-they want their guests to thoroughly enjoy themselves. We left feeling recharged ;)

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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