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“Boat Hire, excellent local knowledge and service with a smile”

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South Coast Retreat
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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“Boat Hire, excellent local knowledge and service with a smile”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We had an excellent experience with Mick and right from the start he was a great help, and made the experience of our holiday that much more memorable.

excellent boating service and well maintained facilities/equipment.

Personally, while i had hired and used boats before, its excellent to see someone hiring out boats that is keen on both safety and a fun time.

a definite recommendation for any one looking to hire boats, seek accommodation as well as advice for local attractions, destinations and marine going activities.

thanks again
and will see you soon

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Carl S
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Liz M, Manager at South Coast Retreat, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Hi Carl,

Many thanks for your feedback & really glad to hear that Mick looked after you so well - we agree he is awesome & we're very lucky to have him with us! We're also glad that you found our boat hire services excellent - we put loads of effort into maintenance and getting our processes well balanced to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment for you.

When booking accommodation and boat hire again have a look for special package deals on our website!!

Cheers & look forward to seeing you again,

Liz, Simon, Mick & Shaz
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We visited for a relaxing weekend away with our dog...and that is exactly what we got. Our little equipped cabin was perfect for the price you pay with your pet. Good location and friendly and helpful staff. A definite winner of a place. Will most definitely be coming back!! While it didnt have any beach, it was nice to learn how to fish (Mick at Angler's rest will sure give you some good tips!)...and was not too far a drive from the amazing Jervis Bay.

If you have a pet, its one of the best places to stay!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Liz M, Manager at South Coast Retreat, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Hi,

Many thanks for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you left us well rested and relaxed, and that your enjoyed our cabin, location and staff services. To clarify "the beach", there is a beach across the road which children enjoy during summer (and on warmer winter days), but the surf beach is a 10 minute drive to Culburra and the still water / white sand beaches of Jervis Bay are a 15minute drive from us.

Thanks again,

Liz
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We visited Angler's Rest for a bit of kayaking and were happy with the cabin. It was modern, clean and comfortable. The staff were extremely friendly and made us very welcome on arrival and throughout our stay. The whole experience was wonderful. Even after we checked out we had an accident injuring one of us quite badly. We returned to the accommodation and staff were very helpful offering support and guidance to the nearest hospital, even phoning the next day to see how we were! Customer service not often seen these days. We would highly recommend Angler's Rest to anyone who wants a nice quiet get-away, especially for a fishing trip.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Liz M, Manager at South Coast Retreat, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Hi,

We're all really glad that you had such a good experience here. Simon, myself, Mick and Shaz all value safety and well being very very highly and we're glad that we were able to help you out.

Keep well & thanks again,

Mick, Simon, Liz and Shaz
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Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stayed at Angler's Rest for two nights on our way up North. Check in with Mick was a breeze - friendly & informative. The cabin was clean & comfortable, with lovely crisp white linen on the bed. There was everything you needed in the kitchen - & the shower was hot with GREAT water pressure. Nothing worse than having to run around in the shower to get wet..!!! We stayed mid week, so the area was very quiet & peaceful & we slept like babies. The view from the front verandah was great - looking over the water at sunset & again at breakfast time - very relaxing. It wasn't until after we booked that we noticed that pets were allowed in the cabins, but there was absolutely no evidence that there had been one in the cabin recently - no doggie smell or hair on the couch.!!! We had an evening meal at the local bowls club "Chinese Restaurant" - which we can thoroughly recommend. We would certainly stay at Angler's Rest again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sheryl S
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Liz M, Manager at South Coast Retreat, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Dear Sheryl,

Firstly, thank you for taking the time to review us! We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves so much, and that Manager Mick and Shiny Shaz have done such a great job, again. Next time we'll see if we can deliver something even better!

Thanks again,

Liz
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Stayed 3 nights last week, first time here. Great location, Spotless cabin, Friendly check-in with Mick. Most importantly had a great break, especially being able to bring our treasured mutt "Anzac" with us . Look forward to staying here again in the near future.

Naomi, Matt & Anzac

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Matt Q
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Liz M, Manager at South Coast Retreat, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Naomi & Matt,

As dog owners we are acutely aware of how difficult it is to holiday happily as a whole family, so we're very glad to hear that you all enjoyed yourselves so much.

Cheers,

Liz, Simon Mick & Shaz
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

We stayed at Anglers Rest over the Anzac weekend & cannot reccommend this place highly enough. Being able to take our dog on holidyas with us is just the best, also staying somewhere that you know your pet is welcome is a great feeling. The accomodation is just wonderful, sitting on the balcony having breakfast in the sun or a wine as sun goes down, you can't beat it! Liz & Simon are wonderful hosts and we have already booked our Christmas holiday, can't wait to go back to the peace & quiet and serenity of the this little gem.

Room Tip: Deluxe Cabin #2 is a little home away from home, great for a couple
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Liz M, Manager at South Coast Retreat, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you for this "Wonderful" review! Our aim is to meet or exceed all of our customers' expectations, and we do a pretty good job of it. Sometimes traveling can be a little stressful, especially if we have to leave our "4-legged-friends" at home, so we are happy to be able to provide accommodation for your whole family!
Looking forward to seeing you again over the Christmas Holidays...
Mick, Liz, Simon and Shaz
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed in a cabin two nights and it was really cosy and lovely to look out over the water whilst having our breakfast. The beds were comfy and the cabin had everything we needed. Mick who runs the place was so friendly and helpful in providing us with local information! We also went out on a boat ride with our kids and it was beautiful to take in the scenery. We were so lucky as nearby we went on a whale watching cruise and saw some playful humbacks, Brilliant! Great place, we will visit again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank 500Hayley
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Liz M, Manager at South Coast Retreat, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time and effort to review us here on TripAdvisor, and thanks again for sharing the photo of the humpback whale breach! I've posted your photo up on Facebook and have had quite a good response from the community. I'm happy that you and your family had a great time and that your expectations were met. Not only are we "pet-friendly" and "children-friendly", we're just plain friendly!
Looking forward to hosting you again...
Cheers,
Mick, Liz, Simon and Shaz
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Property: South Coast Retreat
Address: 119a Greenwell Point Rd, Greenwell Point, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2540, Australia (Formerly Angler's Rest)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Shoalhaven > Greenwell Point
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Greenwell Point
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — South Coast Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
South Coast Retreat encompasses Waterfront Cabins and Luxury Safari Tents, Boat & Kayak Hire, and South Coast Tours. Our goal is to deliver exceptionally high quality services at a value conscious price. We are a member of Eco-Tourism Australia and have been awarded Certificates of Excellence by TripAdvisor as well as a Platinum Award for implementing eco-friendly initiatives at the highest level. Each year we improve the quality and range of accommodation and we introduce new offerings to help make your time on the South Coast even more enjoyable. Most importantly we care about you and will do our very best to help you have a great time with us whilst exploring the South Coast. We offer walk on walk off Boat and Kayak Hire, free bike use, free DVD loan and complimentary farm fresh eggs and vege’s (subject to availability) from home. We also offer tours so everyone can access the best the South Coast has to offer. By growing South Coast Retreat responsibly we aim to enhance the environmental, economic and social opportunities available. We now call the South Coast home and truly love being able to offer fabulous holiday accommodation, tours, activities and advice to help you have a great retreat. ... more   less 
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