100 forested acres. 2-8 people. 4 bedrooms. Lots to do. Relax & enjoy
Philip & Yolanda de Haan
- english, italian
About Philip & Yolanda de Haan
We love providing our guests with accommodation that will make you feel special. So, together with a small, dynamic team of local people, we ensure you have an amazing and well maintained holiday house in the bush. “We love the Australian bush and being surrounded by nature. The bird sounds, croaking frogs, the summer hum of cicadas, the scent of the bush and the starry nights are re-energising and liberating. Topi Gums transports you to a place where you feel like nothing else matters. So we're enthusiastic about sharing these experiences with you. We invite you to relax at Topi Gums. It's an appealing and beautiful place and, even though you'll have the space to yourself, you'll still feel our warm welcome. HISTORY: The name “Topi” comes from the Worimi people who occupied many areas of the Great Lakes and the Birrimbai tribe who occupied areas of Bungwahl. “Topi”, means to stay, and “Topi Topi” means to stay a little while longer. It is believed that the region of Topi Topi was not settled by any of the Worimi tribes, rather they travelled through and rested there. So, we invite you to come and relax, and stay a little while longer. Our 2pm checkout time means that you too can stay a little bit longer.
Philip & Yolanda de Haan purchased this House in 1994
Why Philip & Yolanda de Haan chose Bungwahl
We chose this place because you feel 'away from it all', nothing else matters. It offers you your own space without a 'next door' neighbour while being near the coast and lakes of the Great Lakes. We love the choices - trees and bush air, taking long beach and lake walks. Topi Gums gives us the opportunity to explore different places. At the day's end we love returning home to retreat in our own bit of paradise, just in time to hear the late afternoon twitter of tiny finches, wrens and wagtail birds. Topi Gums gives us joy.
What makes this House unique
We love Topi Gums for its fresh bush scents, the trees, the solitude, its ability to transport you from usual life to a green and clean environment, and to experience the re-energising and delightful touch of nature.
Check-in: 12:00 pm
Check-out: 2:00 pm
Parties are not permitted. 8 guests only.
Not inside. Not during fire bans.
2 well behaved adult pets. Off furniture and beds
Children not allowed
Supervision essential 8mo to 8yrs - unfenced dam.
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Respect the neighbours, local residents and the communities you visit by keeping noise levels low, driving within speed limits & obeying local rules.
Leave house tidy, furniture as you found it, no dog fur or pet damage, dishes as you found them, rubbish driven to bins. Do not litter 😃
No damage, excessive noise, no speeding, no weapons.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very comfortable house and beautiful property. We all enjoyed our stay. The hosts made us most welcome.
We're pleased you enjoyed the house and property. Thanks for being excellent guests. We hope we'll have the opportunity to welcome you again in future. Thank you.
Another perfect long weekend
The entire family eagerly awaits our Topi Gums getaway. A truly beautiful and unique property with amazing hosts who consider every last detail to make everyone’s stay perfect. This stay we saw more wildlife and took full advantage of the array of board games available. Thank you so much for your impeccable hospitality.
Hi Amy, bringing pleasure to our guests is our goal. Thanks for your repeat visits. Let us know if we can make your stay even more special. You are impeccable guests. Thanks for your patronage.
Wonderful relaxing stay in a great property.
Topi Gums is a beautiful, very comfortable, clean and well equipped property in a lovely secluded location. It had everything we could ask for and lots of thoughtful extras that were lovely and much appreciated. The whole family including our fur babies had a wonderful time and look forward to staying again in the future. Yolanda was great to deal with providing lots of useful information and promptly replying to messages. Thank you for a great stay!
Dear Ana, We're so pleased that you found Topi Gums beautiful, comfortable, clean and well-equipped! Exactly what we like to provide. Thank you for being wonderful guests and taking the time to review the property.
Perfect Weekend Hideaway
The property is well maintained and has everything you need for a weekend away. Its close to the beaches and Forster isn't that far away for any item you may have forgotten. The hosts are very helpful and easy to contact should you need to.
Thanks Graham. We're happy Topi Gums provided what you wanted for your stay.
Peaceful perfection- immaculate attention to detail!
This was our third stay at this impressive property. We can’t believe just how the standard of communication, service and comfort continues to raise the bar. Holidaying at Topi Gums is a highlight of our year. Love the dam and kayaks, the pool table, the star gazing at the end of the driveway. Can not recommend highly enough of this fabulous experience.
Topi Gum went above and beyond.
The house was incredible with plenty of activities to keep us occupied. Each guest had plenty of privacy with multiple bathrooms and well designed layout. Yolanda provided everything you need from coffee and pancakes to robes and slippers! Can't wait to stay again. 10/10
We’re pleased you enjoyed Topi Gums and that the added touches made your stay extra special. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you again. :)
Topi Gums Bush Retreat is in the Great Lakes district of NSW, approximately 3 hours north of Sydney. It is set on 100 acres in an-out-of- the way location, however, it is within a 15-20 minute scenic drive to the beautiful beaches, lakes and national parks of the area. It is a relaxing place with a variety of leisure activities to enjoy with family, friends and pets. Not suitable for children 8 months to 8 years.