St Andrews Beach Australia
03 5988 6011

The romance of the sea. The stillness of the bush.


Imagine yourself in your own secluded hideaway tucked beneath a canopy of ti-tree in the sand dunes of St Andrews Beach, just moments from the ocean…

Salt-scented air; bright stars in an ink-black sky; an emerald tangle of trees; the whisper of waves. Welcome to Big Blue Backyard –

The perfect accommodation for romancing, reconnecting, relaxing that's just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, but a world away from city life. 

Big Blue Backyard is a secluded, romantic retreat designed with couples in mind.

Come here to relax and reconnect.
Come here for good food, for a special occasion.
Come here to hide away.
Come here to discover the Peninsula.

Come here to forget yourself.

Come here to find yourself, and each other (in a big bed, in a star-spying spa bath, on deserted St Andrews Beach, over chef-cooked breakfasts, delicious dinners and wonderful local wine).

Come here to do anything you like or nothing at all.

Choose from three individual, boutique beachside hideaways, all just minutes from the sand. Instead of a hotel room, picture a private cabin, hidden amid tea trees. Expect to be spoiled with wine and food and films and music and the crisp cotton linen.

[Imagine a sexy lightfilled bathroom stocked with luxurious Olie & Olive bath products. Imagine a big bed, topped with plump cushions and soft fabrics. Imagine a mini-fridge stocked with Australian beers and wines. Imagine a bag of just-baked biscuits, proper coffee, and books to borrow.]

Bed down by the beach and bush at this romantic eco-friendly retreat, built by hand using local materials. This is a labour of love. This is creative luxury.  

An intimate and private escape

As for the food and service, incredible...we LOVE the food and that is another reason we go back - to eat there! The chef's platter is huge and so delicious, the breakfast is also very generous and cooked to perfection by Paul. Sitting on your deck surrounded by nature and enjoying the big blue's gourmet food is total indulgence.  Trip Advisor Review