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We thought the cottage was amazing for several reasons:
1. Cleanliness - the cleanliness and presentation of the cottages was amazing
2. Welcome - we received a lovely welcome note with some dog treats, which we thought was a really nice gesture. Michelle and Andrew also left us maps of the local area with recommended walks and all the best beaches, coffee shops and other places to visit with your dogs. I have stayed in other dog friendly accommodation places before but still felt extremely restricted i.e. dogs could only sleep outside and I have felt as though there are very strict regulations around what my pets could and could not do... this was definitely not the case here... we felt as though the entire family including our beloved dogs was truly more than welcome.
3. Location - the cottages were in a fantastic location. There are some local shops and restaurants within walking distance and some incredible bush walks within walking distance also. Nelson Bay is a few minutes drive away as is Bagnall's beach which is dog beach heaven.
4. Communication - Michelle and Andrew contacted us directly after we made our booking and then closer to the date of the booking with instructions for accessing the property. There was a storm on the Sunday evening and Michelle and Andrew kindly texted to make sure everything was ok.
I cannot recommend them enough for all these reasons and more and I am really looking forward to returning to the lovely cottage and Shoal Bay again:-)
Thank you Michelle and Andrew:-)
This property is a beautiful place to stay. John has provided so much more than one can expect. The house is so comfortable and tastefully furnished. Waiting for us was a beautiful, fresh bowl of delishious fruit and an great , cold bottle of champagne. Thank you John. What a delightful , thoughtful man. The pool was so great for relaxing by from the outdoor area. What a shame the weather was not so kind to us. However the kids had a happy, exciting time in the pool. Even in the rain. One of the most thrilling parts of our family weekend was being able to get up so close to the mother Ringtail Possum and her young on on her back when they came at night to get the banana we had left in the fork of the tree. I am sure anyone who chooses to stay at Johns holiday house will note disappointed. Thank you John we all enjoyed it so much. Margaret & Families.