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Reviewed November 27, 2013

We stayed in one of the 2 bedroom chalets called Sealers Cove. Upon our arrival we went to the reception were we met the owner Mrs Redman (Margo) to check in. She was very friendly and when showing us round our chalet, very informative of the area the kangroos feeding times etc etc. Our chalet was spotless and vey comfortable, everything we needed was there and anything we asked for Margo & Don couldn't be more helpful. Our kids have not stopped talking about how much they loved Riverside Retreat, so much so we have decided to go back every year from now on for our family break. If its a no hassel break to spend quality time with the family then this is the place for you, I can honestly say it was the most relaxing holiday ever.
Big thankyou to Don & Margo for that....

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Upon arrival, Mrs Redman, Margo, showed us to our house. My family and I stayed at the unit known as 'The Railway". She was very informative, friendly & open in showing us around the place and helping us "get started" with the area.

From the living room, at about 4.45 to 5pm or so, we were treated to several kangaroos and a bunch of birds feeding from 2 troughs. If you quietly walk up and peep from behind the trees, it was as good as getting a free kangaroo sighting. It was a lovely sight!

Do not expect 5 star hotel standards here. Do, however, expect to be live in a cosy, humble house that (as far as the one that we stayed in) is with nice wood furnishings that give it a country theme. surrounded with trees and shrubs with a lovely hidden pier. We were lucky to see and feed a pelican!

If you're visiting Walpole and are looking for a place to immerse yourselves in nature comfortably then this is the place to choose! There is no wifi, free or paid, here. It's not a bad thing if it's not something that you're looking for. In this case, I think most guests here are actually looking to get away from technology.

Sadly, they told us that they're too old to run the place so they've put it up on the market. They've been doing this for 30-40 years.

Thanks Mr & Mrs Redman for hosting us for those 2 nights!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Mitchell E
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

We stayed in a self-contained chalet with two bedrooms and spacious living room/kitchenette. Everything simple, functional and clean - exactly what we expected in a rural setting. Large windows with a nice view on the inlet. Riverside Retreat is a quiet place and ideal for people who want to escape from hectic city life and discover the beautiful Walpole area.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

In the words of the owner, Riverside is not the Taj Mahal, and this sums it up as well as anything. If you are looking for somewhere comfortable in beautiful countryside with lovely views and kangaroos on the expansive grounds, you might feel yourself relaxing here. If you are expecting shiny modern appliances and gleam you will be disappointed.

Our chalet was a good side a decently equipped, not with anything flash but good basic stuff. Furniture and items were well used, bathrooms function

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

My husband and I stayed three nights here and loved it. The location can't be beat for hiking, swimming, snorkeling or just driving to see the beautiful scenery. The view, from the cottage of the Frankland River is wonderful and the numbers and varieties of birds make you keep hold of your binoculars. The grill is spectacular and sitting out or in, due to the large windows, is a pleasure. We prepared and ate all of our meals here, with the exception of lunches on our hikes and at the beach. This is exactly the way a cabin in the woods should feel, secluded and scenic. Our hosts were most congenial and helpful with recommendations as to what to do given our level of fitness and interest. The weather turned bad or we would have enjoyed canoeing up river. We would definitely come back. Love the roos, too.

Room Tip: Great view from Mandalay.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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