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Guest Comments 2011

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Please enjoy our favourite comments from the Guest Book each month.

Thank you for putting together such an awesome midweek package. The private wine tasting at Peterson House, the three-course meal at Muse Cafe and seeing the Christmas lights at the Hunter Valley Gardens were all awesome. So too was the BBQ hamper, breakfast hamper, cheese platter and chocolates. So thank you. Merry Christmas to you both and hope to be back in 2012!”
F & P, Narara NSW – 22 December 2011
“Nothing says ‘great weekend’ like two empty champagne flutes next to a giant bath with remnants of bubbles around the plug hole! We had a fabulously relaxing time. Perfect location, perfect weather, perfect boyfriend for booking. Thank you!!”
P & J, Melbourne VIC – 11 December 2011
“Somewhere Unique, and lovely too
Valley green and eucalypt view
Natural colours, candles, style
Peaceful, tranquil, rest a while

Air fresh and winged with song
Just a few days will memory long
Morning mist, evening breeze
Soul and spirit now at ease

Luxurious bed, and rock formation
Wining, dining on local sensation
25 years to celebrate
Love rekindled Somewhere Great

Somewhere special
Somewhere blessed
Thank you, thank you
For providing the best

K & W, Nicholls ACT – 23 November 2011
“Many thanks for providing the ideal retreat for an Anniversary weekend away. From the moment we opened the door – with the music on to set the scene – we knew this was exactly the place we were looking to for the weekend. You have obviously put a lot of thought into providing everything your guests would want. It is a magic place – we had a great weekend – many thanks.”
J & K, Toongabbie NSW – 20 November 2011
“What a wonderful place to spend my last night as a Winters and first night as a Gaines! A truly stunning and relaxing place to make getting ready a breeze and centering my thoughts and excitement. The whole accommodation was amazing but the additional touches we weren’t expecting really made this so memorable for me. I will remember this for many years to come and we will definitely come back to celebrate fond memories and future dreams. Thank you. P.S. That bath tub rocks!”
C & E, Sydney NSW – 16 October 2011
“What an amazing getaway! We have enjoyed everything about Somewhere Unique and if there was a detail you overlooked we can’t think what it could be! The most relaxing wedding anniversary in 24 years of marriage.
P & K, Bangor NSW – 16 October 2011
“Our second visit to Somewhere Unique and still as great as we remember from our first stay here. We will definitely be back again! Thanks for another memorable break.”
J & S, Kurrajong NSW – 23 September 2011
“Thank you for a wonderful stay in your charming retreat – we are not ready to go home yet! Great thought and attention to detail has made this retreat really special and a perfect place to relax and unwind. We really enjoyed our breakfast (both mornings!) and we loved the selection of magazines, DVD’s and beauty treats on offer. Thanks again for a really lovely time. P.S. 3pm checkout on Sunday is a great idea!”
R & S, Millers Point NSW – 11 September 2011
A wonderful place for busy parents to relax and indulge. You have thought or everything to make your guests feel pampered and happy. Our lunch at Margan was lovely. Can’t wait to plan our next ‘Somewhere Unique’ break. Thank you.”
J & C, Wamberal NSW – 20 August 2011
“Thank you for creating Somewhere Unique to be the most magical, creative and romantic getaway that it is. It was the perfect weekend away and the perfect birthday present for my partner. I absolutely love all the detail, special touches and we can both witness how much thought, love and effort goes into such a special place. The place is not only divine and to die for, it’s also inspired me to be more ‘green’ and eco-friendly. Love that you absolutely thought of everything (from the candles, to the oils, to the music) for your guests. Thank you so so so so very much!”
Y & J, Sydney NSW – 14 August 2011
“What a beautiful place. Your attention to detail and quality is fantastic. We had a fabulous, relaxing time – a little trouble getting hubby out of the bath! Ate / drank too much but did work some of it off walking up the driveway a couple of times! Thank you for recommending Simon and the helicopter ride – a fantastic treat and surprise for hubby’s 40th. We’ll recommend you to our friends needing a romantic break. Thank you!”
V & C, Adelaide SA – 28 July 2011
“A little piece of paradise, a little slice of heaven. Absolutely fantastic, mind-bogglingly romantic – just the way we like it. Your attention to detail was phenomenal, your little added touches were perfection. Great choice in music, DVD’s and hamper food. There was nothing we needed that wasn’t there. We’ll definitely be recommending this retreat to our friends and without a doubt, we will be back.”
E & A, Frenchs Forest NSW – 22 July 2011
“Three days went very fast. The first day exploring by foot, bicycle and by car. The next two days were rain, rain, rain – perfect. Took it easy and made the most of the lovely Lowanna and surrounds. What a treat – all the mod cons and so peaceful and relaxing. We’ll be back!”
S & C, Pymble NSW – 13 June 2011
“What an amazing way to spend the June long weekend. Over indulged in food, wine and luxury. We loved Allawah – it has everything we need and more. Had a lovely walk into Wollombi to explore. Strongly recommend the Two Fat Blokes wine / food tour. Thanks so much.”
C & N, Fairlight NSW – 13 June 2011
“After 4 fantastic days we are sadly going home today, we wish that we could stay for another week. Melanie and Grant, thank you so much, everything is so perfect. Some of the highlights from this trip:
◦ Trekabout Tours – we had a wonderful day with Steve, visited some great wineries and learnt a lot
◦ Had a beautiful lunch at Bimbadgen
◦ Found some fantastic produce, for example the most divine chilli oil from Hunter Valley Olive Oil Co, it is hot but if you like chilli this oil is a must. From the Cheese Factory and Tasting Room the most divine Hunter gold washed rind – I love this cheese! The marinated feta from Binnorie Dairy. Wow, almost forgot the chilli olives from Irongate, simply the best and for something unique the new pickled grapes from Moorebank Private Vineyard
◦ The highlight of this trip was to be picked up by a helicopter and flown to Muse to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday. What a day, Muse is by far the best restaurant the food was divine, if you get the opportunity book a helicopter flight, it is the most fun and such a nice way to see the Hunter.
We would love to come back.”
E & J, Marrickville NSW – 25 May 2011
“A perfect, quiet retreat for us at the end of a three-week holiday in Australia. The cabin is lovely and modern with everything we needed for a relaxing stay. Thank you for creating this wonderful space for us to enjoy.”
M & J, UK – 4 May 2011
“Absolutely gorgeous. Nothing forgotten, nothing missed and every detail – perfect. Secluded, peaceful, romantic and environmentally sound. Our breakfast hamper was divine, Jenny of Trekabout Tours was a delight which made our wine tour so much more enjoyable than any tour before. The ideal destination for the Easter Long Weekend, and we will be back again!”
C & A, Sydney NSW – 26 April 2011
“Somewhere Unique still remains our perfect place to enjoy reconnecting with someone unique! This being our third visit, it is a delight to enjoy peaceful and beautiful comforts away from city life. The personal touches are what sets Somewhere Unique apart and always keep us wanting more! Cannot wait to return.”
A & A, Normanhurst NSW – 21 April 2011
The height of luxury and sustainable design! We were so impressed and will be recommending Somewhere Unique to our friends and family. Thanks so much for a gorgeous holiday.”
S & J, Sydney NSW – 30 March 2011
“We have enjoyed our stay here at Allawah Retreat, Somewhere Unique. Peace and quiet … no children … just what we needed! Amazing views, luxurious accommodation, a touch of romance … what more could we ask for? Thank you for helping us create a weekend to remember.
G & M, Gulgong NSW – 6 March 2011
“What can we say that hasn’t been written before!? The peace, tranquility, views – all breathtaking. Everything laid out beautifully – the bathroom, bedroom, lounge and dining. The perfect place to spend our 20th anniversary!! The food, plus all the little extras add up to a superb place to stay.”
P & W, Oak Flats NSW – 28 February 2011
“Thank you guys so very much for providing such a lovely little home away from home – it provided the perfect backdrop to celebrate our anniversary. Not only is this place situated beautifully in the Hunter Valley, along with being a joy to stay in, I think it was the little touches you guys have given it that really make it stand out from the other places we’ve stayed at. We really appreciated the air-conditioning being on when we arrived after a hot day and a long drive, the music running in the background, the rose petals and candles, even the freshly baked bread still being slightly warm when we arrived … I think those are the small details that have convinced us we’ve found something definitely unique; we’re already thinking about when we’re going to be back! It’s been a pleasure staying here, so much so that we were trying to find time around our activities so that we could spend time in this wonderful little house! Thanks again guys!”
W & I, Canley Heights NSW – 20 February 2011
“What a beautiful place you have made for your guests. You have thought of everything and more to make a two night stay feel like so much more. We return home feeling rejuvenated. I have photos for memories but will never forget the feeling; truly ‘Somewhere Unique’ is ‘something unique’. Highly recommendable. Thanks again.”
P & K, Bossley Park NSW – 6 January 2011
Staying here was just like being in a romantic movie. We had a wonderful time. The way every room has a view, natural light and a gentle breeze is a credit to your planing. Outstanding!!!”
G & D, Mt Colah NSW – 1 January 2011


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