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Guest Comments 2013

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

Thank you for providing such a lovely place for us to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary. We were here for our 10th and the memories were so beautiful we wanted to return. Very glad we did, the seclusion and the serene surroundings make this a very special place. Merry Xmas, Happy New Year, and I’m sure we will be back in 2014. Best wishes.”
D & R, Pymble NSW – 21 December 2013
Thanks so much Melanie and Grant. We had such an relaxing, well needed break and enjoyed every second of it. The seclusion, peace and tranquility was exactly what we were looking for in a weekend escape. More than anything we were so impressed with the attention to detail! Thank you so much for the added gluten free goodies! The extent you have gone to make these retreats ‘green’ is quite remarkable. Right down to the glue in your flooring. Hopefully we all leave this place more conscious and aware of what we are purchasing / consuming and how we are living and give a little back like you do here at Somewhere Unique. Congratulations, you have outdone yourselves. All the very best wishes for the future.”
R & T, Tascot NSW – 2 December 2013
“We have appreciated and enjoyed every second from door opening to our departure. It is difficult to add more accolades to perfection. So, well done and thank you! This was a Christmas gift that we have shared. Possibly the best present ever. Providing this much indulgence for others must also give you joy and deep inner satisfaction.”
P & O, Bellbird NSW – 12 November 2013
“Thank you for the most beautiful weekend. This place is so special, made even more special by your attention to detail – from the sign outside to the rose petals and all the delicious food. We wish we could stay for longer. Hopefully we’ll be back for our honeymoon. Thanks for creating the perfect spot for our proposal. We have created memories here we will never forget.”
D & J, St Ives NSW – 6 November 2013
“Thank you so much for our wonderful stay at Somewhere Unique. This place is truly amazing and even nicer than the pictures. We also had a lovely time visting the wineries with Colin from Wollombi Wine Tours. There is not one thing that you haven’t thought of. You both do a great job of managing such a beautiful place and our stay was perfect. We will definitely be back. Thanks again.”
T & C, Roselands NSW – 14 October 2013
“What an amazing place this is! So peaceful, relaxing, romantic and certainly UNIQUE. So glad we found this divine place to spend our 20th Wedding Anniversary! Everything is perfect – the food, the wine, the much playing as we entered our retreat and the beautifully designed Allawah. Could not have wished for more – except to stay longer! Will be recommending Somewhere Unique to others and will definitely be back. Thank you.”
L & R, Ruse NSW – 4 October 2013
“As always ‘Somewhere Unique’ feels like our second home. Having taken a trip overseas earlier this year we could not help but think about this amazing place. The peaceful surrounds, relaxing nature and serenity will always keep us coming back here. The personal touches and attention to detail bring a smile to our faces. We can’t wait to return soon! Thank you.”
A & A, Normanhurst NSW – 29 September 2013
“Yet again we’ve enjoyed the perfection of Somewhere Unique. This is our 2nd stay in the past 3 months, once in each cabin. They are both a little piece of heaven. Every detail thought of, all the amenities you could need and the little touches that make an enormous difference – we just love that we get the chance to sample local products when we stay here. You’ve made another of our special occasions even more wonderful. If only we didn’t have to leave! We’ll be going home both relaxed and looking forward to our next stay. See you again soon! Thank you.”
C & M, Teralba NSW – 5 September 2013
“Thank you for another amazing stay. Once again we weren’t disappointed. Comfy bed, deep bath, silence and willy wagtails flittering around the balcony made for a relaxing and much needed break. Thanks for organising the delish cheese and bbq pack!! We will definitely be back again next year. ‘Somewhere Unique’ really does offer it all.”
K & J, Colyton NSW – 26 August 2013
“What a gorgeous property you have here! Thanks for all the little touches to make this stay so special. We had such a relaxing time and I felt like we were at a home away from home. Absolutely loved the tub and aromatherapy oils to add to the ambience! Many thanks again for ensuring that everything was so well organised (food, BBQ packs, massages etc). A true gem of a getaway!
N & S, Sydney NSW – 26 August 2013
“What a wonderful surprise! This was the second stop of my “surprise” honeymoon trip. My wonderful husband could not have chosen a more perfect location to celebrate our lives together. The personalised greeting at the door was a perfect touch. Thank you.”
C & B, Brisbane, QLD – 18 July 2013
“Thank you so much! The Allawah Retreat was absolutely spectacular … far greater than what we could have imagined! We have celebrated our 3rd Wedding Anniversary here … and we hope to come back and celebrate many more! The food was unreal, the lounge room was warm and cosy and the scenery was to die for!.”
D & R, Rooty Hill NSW – 11 July 2013
“We enjoyed another perfect relaxing weekend in Lowanna. As usual, we really enjoyed the little creature comforts you think to leave for us. We enjoyed some fabulous food and wine at Black Creek Farm Restaurant, and cooked a beautiful breakfast this morning at the eco-retreat. Thank you for making Lowanna such a wonderful place to escape the city, relax and enjoy the sound of the rain and birds from the tub! Looking forward to our next stay already. P.S. Friday night’s steak on the Webber was the best steak ever, yum!”
J & A, Mosman NSW – 30 June 2013
“We have had such a wonderful time in this little piece of paradise! If I could stay forever and live in the bath, I would!!! This was our first time in the Hunter Valley and we will definitely try to come back before we leave Oz in September. On our first evening we went over to Wollombi Wines and Allyson and Peter couldn’t have been nicer or more accommodating. I would highly recommend a trip there for any first timers! Will definitely be recommending Somewhere Unique to our friends. Thanks so much.”
L& A, Maroubra NSW – 5 June 2013
“WOW! How did we not know about this piece of heaven before now? My wonderful husband surprised me with a stay at ‘Lowanna’ and I’m so grateful he chose here rather than somewhere else. This place has blown us away! From the moment we pulled the car into the carport your special little touches began – a welcome note at the door, the aroma and music as soon as you step inside, scattered rose petals … the list goes on. The provisions were tasty and plentiful (we loved that the food and bathroom products were locally sourced). The bed – HEAVEN. The bathroom – NIRVANA. We could laze in this romantic little corner of the world forever! We will DEFINITELY be back and we’re already looking forward to it. You guys know how to do it – I wish other places would sit up and take notice! THANK YOU!!”
M & C, Lake Macquarie NSW – 22 May 2013
“Thanks for a lovely weekend away (again!) This really is a special place and somewhere we will come back to for a 3rd time I expect! We had amazing Autumn weather, great fun feeding the birds and saw a heap of kangaroos on a walk down Narone Creek Road. What an amazing way to spend our 5 year anniversary! Thank you.”
J & B, Narrabeen NSW – 19 May 2013
“This was the perfect retreat for our 10th wedding anniversary. All the work done prior to our arrival by Melanie meant we could relax and enjoy from the minute we got here. The local produce and wines are delicious and the attention to detail is phenomenal. Thank you! So pleased that I stumbled across you on the Sydney Weekender show. I will recommend to all and we certainly hope to be back.”
D & B, Moree NSW – 18 April 2013
“After reading all the wonderful reviews and comments I didn’t think that my expectations could be exceeded – but they were!! The minute we walked into the retreat we were in awe, with the setting, the design of the cottage, that bathroom!! You’ve thought of ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING. The toiletries, candles, music, food – all so well considered and generous. Thank you so much for a wonderful Romantic Getaway. I’m sure we’ll be back.”
R & L, Picton NSW – 18 April 2013
“After 2 months apart my boyfriend and I needed a romantic, relaxing break and this is exactly what we got at ‘Somewhere Unique’. We had a thoroughly good day of wine tasting with Brian from Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Tours. This place has it all – we couldn’t think of anything we’d change or add. Truly wonderful. Thank you, we’ll hopefully be back.”
R & G, Manchester UK – 22 March 2013
“We walked in to a personal note welcoming us the Allawah. We walked through the house showered with rose petals and the sound of romantic soul music playing. Wow! Everywhere we looked, there were cries of delight from us for the chocolate fondue, wine, fridge packed with food, amazing bathroom and view. What makes one place stand out over another? What makes it unique … we believe it’s attention to detail and you have thought of all of it. We don’t just feel spoilt, we feel indulged! Allawah is one of the most romantic places we have ever been. So close to Sydney yet you feel a million miles away. The only sounds around is the wind in the trees, the birds singing and the cattle lowing in the distance. We never wanted to leave. We loved the privacy and being only 30-45 minutes away from Cessnock and all the vineyards. It was the perfect way for us to celebrate our anniversary. Oh and the food was sensational. Thank you so much for our incredible three days. We feel revitalised and our romance rekindled. We will definitely be back.”
S & L, Rosebury NSW – 6 March 2013
“Somewhere Unique’ says it all. An amazing place and a tremendous stay. Everything was beautiful. Thank you for making our 20th wedding anniversary a time to remember. You simply know how to make it special. We will be recommending ‘Lowanna’ to family and friends.”
K & S, Peakhurst NSW – 24 February 2013
An amazing Valentine’s Day stay. Melanie was great in providing a small few extra goodies for us which was greatly appreciated. We will definitely return. The picnic at Wollombi Wines was fantastic!”
B & M, Bonnyrigg Heights, NSW – 14 February 2013
We have had such an amazing time here at “Allawah” retreat at SOMEWHERE UNIQUE. It is so hard to put into words how impressed we have been with our experience. Probably, the best way to sum it up is in the words of the vineyard owners in the Hunter Valley – we visited 13 cellar doors during our stay and ‘Somewhere Unique’ was thought so highly of, that they were all jealous of us staying here and we even gave our tour driver a sneak peek inside the retreat! Thank you, Melanie and Grant!”
J & L, Rural View QLD – 4 January 2013
“Thank you for the amazing weekend! Your attention to detail is exceptional. The retreat is perfection itself! We had a lovely relaxing time and particularly enjoyed that huge bathtub… Reading on the deck and a bike ride into the village were just some of the delightful moments together this weekend. We look forward to returning here next Winter to use that fire! Thanks again.”
O & A, Carseldine QLD – 2 January 2013
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