Fantastic! This best-kept secret getaway is situated between two large national parks. Words barely begin to describe the sheer beauty of this place.
Huge and cozy challet, had everything you could want or need. Apart from a covered car port for the rental, the challet boasted a full and very well-equpped kitchen with dining room table and service for four. Outside, a veranda with table/chairs offered great views of the local wildlife. Very nice sitting room, large bathroom and what had to be the most comfortable bed I've seen in my travels of 65+ countries in 20 years.
This would've been enough to feel like home away from home, but John & Louise went over the top; far exceeded my expectations. Personalized recommendations for sites to see and treks to take. Spot-on advice regarding the local area. Washer and dryer with daily washing powder provided. Even port wine and chocolates and my choice of French press or regular coffee! And just like John said, Four resident Kookaburras came to feed in the backyard each day between 1830-1930 (depening on when you travel, dusk times may vary). After sunset, the marsupials abounded! Brilliant!!
Very environmentally conscientious too. Recycle bins in the room and even the rain water was recycled for use. This is a huge plus in my book, esp in places such as those situated in or near national parks.
The food at the local pub was very nice... with wallabies in the backyard at dusk. There's a twice-daily (weather permitting) shuttle boat that'll take you to some of the trek sites for some of the most gorgeous scenes. John & Louise had on offer several types of lovely wine to buy for quite reasonable prices.
The thing that struck me most tho was the brilliant attention to detail; not a single thing was overlooked. The personal attention went far and above anything one could expect in the way of hospitality or guest service. I thought it was just 'me' until I picked up the guest book and read some of the others' comments.
Highly recommend a stay here... big hugs to Stella (John & Louise's toy poodle) if you do!
Yank in Belgium
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