The testimonials go back to when we first opened. They have been collected in our Guest book which is in The Hide and on Stayz Guest Reviews forms that guests fill in. We are very proud of the consistency of great reviews over years. Maintaining a high quality "lasting memory" experience for our guests is our number one goal. Enjoy reading them!
Most recent to the very first!
December 23, 2013 (made us cry when we read this!)
For a 4 year anniversary we came to stay,
from the busy city we wanted a getaway,
the beautiful lavender, geese and the dam,
At night the roos visited in their clan,
A stunning sunset on our last night,
the homemade sourdough delicious at every bite,
such warm hosts added a special touch,
We’ve just loved our stay here so much.
And now a place we will never forget
Looking out at the view the scene was set
A special question was asked and we cried the happiest of tears,
The Hide is now in our hearts for the rest of our years.
Kris and Lisa
December 17, 2013
We just saw a sign on the road with a bed. It turned out it was the best place we could have expected before leaving Australia: kangaroos everywhere in those beautiful hills!!! And a house perfectly settled to enjoy the parade Thank you for this last stop.. Aline & Gueric (from France)
December 1, 2013
Thank you so very much for an absolutely perfect weekend. The Hide is beautiful in every way, the location, private and relaxing & the scenery spectacular. We never want to leave. Most important of all – our puppy dogs loved it. I think we’ve found our new favourite getaway. Thank you. Dawn, Paula, Wallace & Dini.
November 24, 2013
The perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life! The surroundings and nature call make for a relaxing and calming experience but you still ave the ability to jump in a car and travel 5 minutes to Daylesford. The ability to take your fur-babies is an amazing feature. We will definitely be back. Prashant, Anthea & Wurf.
November 18, 2013
What a fantastic location. Great views. So nice waking up to the noise of frogs & birds. We will be back. Wotif Guests.
November 4, 2013
I enjoyed meeting the dogs and sleeping to the sound of frogs and watching my sister and daddy swim in the dam. Oh and throwing rocks in the dam – Ellie – I’m only 9. The stars at night are gorgeous. How did you get them all up there? We liked your roos, chooks, geese and cows. What a beautiful spot. In a great location. Thanks for the opportunity to stay here. A very relaxing long weekend thank you. Gray Family
October 1, 2013
Once again a wonderful time, felt like coming home. The fire was put to good use this time which we all loved. Our furry friend Seb the schnauzer sat in wonder staring at all of the animals wondering what on earth they all were. Thanks again Lisa and Sue hope to be back again one day – hope you had a great time away – thanks Maxine and Terry for being very welcoming ‘stand-ins’. Belinda, Andrew, Alex, Jess & Seb
September 27, 2103
Another exceptional stay at ‘The Hide’. This morning the frost was thick on the ground and the geese made trails as they padded around the dam. The sun is touching the water now, burning the foggy mist, making it look like a cauldron. Both times we’ve stayed here we’ve left feeling relaxed and in awe of the simple pleasures nature affords us. Thanks again for sharing your place with us. Anne, Jayne and Goth
September 9, 2013
Dear Lisa and Sue, We had another great stay at the hide. Unfortunately we missed you this time but the house sitters Maxine and Terry were very welcoming and helpful. We loved coming back to the hide and watching the beautiful kangaroos at sunset, along with the guests (the cows and ducks). Thank you again for a great stay. Shivana, Alana and Nelly
August 28, 2013
Lisa and Sue, I think we spent half our time here plotting ways to stay longer! The bread and eggs were wonderful and the house was super comfy. Thank you both very much. Barnaby, Lucienne and Linda xx
August 18, 2013
Dear Lisa and Sue, We have had a wonderful stay at the Hide with our dog Roxy who has been completely taken by the beautiful surroundings. Thank you for making us feel welcome, for the wonderful eggs and sourdough bread. We look forward to coming back. Regards Porscia, Stuart and Roxy
July 28, 2013
Dear Lisa and Sue, Thank you so much for such a beautiful weekend. I couldn’t think of a better place to be ensconced for a great weekend away with my companion. Thank you so much again for such a memorable weekend.
July 21, 2013
Sue & Lisa we have had a wonderful stay. Thanks for having the fire roaring when we arrived tired and harassed from Melbourne. It was so relaxing. Gordie loved his stay. Bridget & Peter.
July 7, 2013
Thankyou for our stay. We had a wonderful time. Iggy had fun and so did we! The fire was very warm and we felt dry snug. Cute Ducks, beautiful cows and lovely kangaroos. Loved the place so small but big! Thankyou for our stay. Jenna, Mark, Zoe and Iggy
June 30, 2013
Thanks so much Lisa and Sue I’ve loved being here for the week, it’s been the break I’ve needed and I am so lucky ‘The Hide’ exceeded my expectations. You have such a pretty and tranquil property with gorgeous views just perfect for my city escape. Clio is absolutely exhausted which is always the best indicator that she had a fabulous time too. Many many thanks. Ro & Clio
June 23, 2013
Lisa and Sue another fantastic stay at The Hide. We’re planning on making this an annual getaway. It is so tranquil here. The scenery, accommodation and all the extra “little touches” makes it very easy to melt away the stresses of everyday life and achieve pure relaxation! We loved the sour dough and eggs on arrival – beautiful! Thank-you for creating this place! The increase living space is wonderful and adds to the comfort. Brooke and Jason.
May 19, 2013
Thank you Sue and Lisa,we have had an amazing weekend -”The Hide” was exactly what we needed for our weekend ‘away from it all’. There isn’t anything you haven’t thought of which made our stay even more comfortable and relaxing. We are already planning our next stay here and we look forward to seeing you again then. Jemma, Kate and Jett.
This is the second time we have come.Thank you Sue and Lisa for your warmth and generosity.We had a lovely time.It is a beautiful place to enjoy and relax. There is a lovely ambiance here. The kangaroos are wonderful,particularly Kevin.We have never seen such a huge kangaroo in our lives!The coloured birds are beautiful.The horses friendly. Mimi and Toy had a wonderful time too! Nice and warm during the cooler weather. Once again “Thank you”! Best wishes and love Mervyn and Roslyn
May 8, 2013
What a beautiful spot from the kangas on the hills to the cows in the paddocks. The accommodation was beautiful, everything perfection. Roger loved his walks around the big dam and no doubt would have loved chasing the big black dogs given half a chance. The Hide is a truelly special spot. Thankyou Lisa and Sue. Ellen, Chris and Roger
May 5, 2013
Lisa and Sue…What at lovely experience! Thankyou for your warm welcome. We enjoyed every second! It is the little things that count for us. Like the flowers in the vase, the fire roaring on arrival, the fresh chooky eggs, the choccies by our beds and the smashing scenery of the farm and the animals. It is a lovely way to escape for the weekend and there is no way we could have done it without our dog Gucci the Chihuahua. No show without punch. She would like to thank you for her accommodation as well. She loved having the run of the outside yard and barking at the “Big dogs” (cows!!). She especially loved scoffing those yummy doggy biscuits. We couldn’t have wished for a better stay. You both run a lovely business. Thankyou for everything. No doubt we will be back soon.!! Petice, Nola, Gucci
April 28, 2013
Thank you for allowing us to share your slice of paradise. Everything was perfection, and our Boxer pup adored his first night away from home so much that he barely slept. He loved the long walks in the paddocks and the freedom he was allowed. He got so many compliments & pats at the Chocolate Mill for being such a good boy that I think they wanted to adopt him! Anyhow, we’ll definitely be back, & we’ll be sure to tell our friends about ‘The Hide’. Anne, Jayne & Goth.
April 15, 2013
Thank you for a lovely stay! Very peaceful and beautiful out here. Watching the cows cruise around the paddocks & the geese play “follow the leader” as my daughter referred to it was a real treat. The Hide is a fantastic cosy place to stay and suited the needs of our little family & dog perfectly. Thoroughly enjoyed the fresh eggs & bread, comfy beds & warm fire. Will be sure to let others know of the great little place you have here & we hope to make a return visit. Many thanks, Jeldai, Marc, Illaria & Tuscan the Dog.
April 2, 2013
Chris & I had the most amazing time at ‘The Hide’. So relaxing & comfortable, Ned Kelly was super. If it is possible I think Charlie & Fry enjoyed their time here even more. They are going to be disappointed when they get back to their yard with no dam to swim in & roos & cows to stare at. Thank so much for organising the webber for us to use. The bread(so yummy) eggs, roses & easter eggs were such a lovely touch. The beds were comfy – so much so we are thinking of replacing ours with the same one. So I guess you can tell we loved our time here, will most definitely recommend The Hide to our friends and will be back soon. Thanks so much, Ari, Chris, Fry & Charlie
January 25, 2013
Dear Sue and Lisa. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. The Hide is one of the most loveliest places we have ever stayed at. Would definitely come back for a longer stay.
November 15, 2o12
Dear Sue, Lisa, Harry and Tully Thankyou for a wonderful stay here at the “hide”. What a beautiful and peaceful place to escape & hide away from the world for just a moment. Paul, Snorkers and I had a wonderful & relaxing couple of days. There is nothing quite like sitting on the porch and watching nature go by. We look forward to our next visit. Thankyou. Michelle, Paul & Snorkers.
November 6, 2012
WOW- thank you all so much we have really enjoyed our stay here at “The Hide”. From the minute we walked through the door at 8pm on Friday night to a beautiful fire to Sebe our dog coming across his first echidna. You have created a beautiful, welcoming atmosphere. We didn’t feel like guests. You are such warm hosts. You have inspired us to take action to fulfil our own dreams! The girls loved the dogs, the horses and all the animals they saw. We look forward to a return visit!! Thank you Belinda, Andrew, Alex, Emelie and Sebe the dog.
October 14, 2012
What a lovely way to spend the weekend.We had a relaxing time in such a beautiful setting. Between walking around the property, going into town for lunch and sitting in front of the fire it was just what we needed. Max, our 10 month old lab, had great fun and we are so thankful that we could bring him with us. He loved watching the ducks on the dam and was scared of the cows! Maybe he will be more friendly next time he meets a cow. For accommodation that is dog friendly we would never have known dogs had stayed here before. Everything was so amazingly clean.
Thank you Cherie, Dave and Max. Melbourne
October 12, 2012
We have loved our stay. We have loved meeting Sue and Lisa, Harry and Tully, who have been so hospitable and supportive in what we were doing- namely walking on the Dry Diggings Track from Daylesford to Castlemaine over 4 days, staying for the 3 intervening nights. What a beautiful place to stay and how magical, how comfortable. We think The Hide is very special and we’d happily live here! love Helen, Gillian and Judi.
October 7, 2012
Thankyou for the lovely weekend spent in your gorgeous property.The small touches and the roaring fire on arrival were amazing and very appreciated. ?Victoria, Louise and Alice.
September 30, 2012
Thanks for a relaxing weekend in a beautiful setting! Justine, Ulrich and Max
Our second wonderful sty here. Thank you very much Lisa and Sue. Jackie, Raphael and Jake.
September 17 – 20, 2012
What a lovely way to spend 4 days after a long hard winter- thank you again for your wonderful hospitality and for creating this “tranquility base” for others to appreciate and enjoy.Watching the antics of the geese and kangaroos was very soothing for the soul and kept Marley entertained for hours on end!We look forward to our next stay.Gloria, Bernie and Marley.
September 14-16, 2012
The only thing we wish we had was a few more days to totally relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and the wildlife.Sue and Lisa, you have thought of everything and we truly appreciate you opening your property for us to enjoy.We will “spread the word” about how wonderful The Hide is. Paul and Gav.
September 10, 2012
What a beautiful spot to commence our married life.It’s magical, peaceful and soothes the soul. Lisa and Sue you have created a perfect spot to “hide”.It has inspired Rob and I to continue our dream to live in the countryside and become “tree changers”. Thanks so much for your wonderful hospitality. Rob and Rosa
September 2, 2012
We couldn’t have picked a better location for our country escape!!The views of Mount Franklin and the rolling hills were tranquil and relaxing. We will definitely be back to enjoy the accommodation and hospitality. Thanks again. Katie, Jesse and Nev.
August 26, 2012
A wonderfully comfortable and snug retreat.Cold outside but just peachy inside with Ned Kelly. Beds very comfortable.The little touches make all the difference!Great bread, eggs, chocolates and flowers.Archie and Molly thought it was heaven – Archie just wanted to get up and personal with the geese, ducks, roos and cattle- glad the fence was there!certainly hope to return!
JM and A and Archie and Molly, Melbourne
August 5, 2012
We love this little house – it totally exceeded our expectations. You’ve thought of everything to ensure that our stay was comfy, cosy and enjoyable. We’ll definitely come back, however next time we will stay for longer to make sure that we can really appreciate everything on offer. Helen, John, Meg and the puppies (Melb)
July 22, 2012
We absolutely loved staying at The Hide! The setting is just lovely and the house has everything you need. And all the extra little touches – flowers on the table, fresh eggs- make it extra special. Thanks Sue and Lisa. Kate & Tom, South Yarra
July 13, 2012
Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend. Perfect getaway, could not ask for more. Simply perfect. Lucy, Mark, Harvey.
July 6, 2012
An absolutely beautiful few days. Thank you Sue and Lisa. You have created a retreat which has everything we desired. Have already booked our next stay. Our little dog, Jake, was totally relaxed and enjoyed being away from other people and life in Melbourne. You have done a wonderful job and it is so obvious that you care. The best place we have been. PS it was a delight to meet you.
July 1, 2012
Sue and Lisa’s friendly introduction to the property welcomed us; blazing Ned warmed us; the clean modern set-up kept us comfortable; the lovely view made us feel special; the roos and geese made us smile and point like kids again; and the lovely ambience and energy of this place let this weekend be its own capsule in time. Harry and Tully dropped by to see how we were doing. Thanks (all!) of a great experience – Andrew & Alison.
Thank you so much for a beautiful mini holiday. Your little retreat was a perfect choice for us to relax with our pups. We were delighted to discover the beautiful dam and kangaroo-filled paddocks in the morning. The wood fire was the perfect way to warm up after a cold day out and about. Your hospitality was outstanding thank you so much , we will be back again to visit soon.
June 7, 2012
Hi Lisa & Sue
Thanks for sharing your home with us. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed watching the geese, kangaroos and ducks. It was an experience for Patch too. We loved the special touch of flowers, paintings, breakfast. Thanks and take care. Arun, Pari & Patch. Melbourne
June 5 2012
A wonderful 24 hours, not long enough. Next time will be longer. Very peaceful, very comfortable. Loved the wildlife. Alisdair and Helen. Auckland NZ
May 21, 2012
Only problem with our stay is that it was too short – best cottage we have ever visited after holidaying in the Daylesford region for many years – you have created a unique environment for “city slickers” like us to ‘unwind’. We really enjoyed our massages with Jaya. We really appreciated the efforts you went to to make the cottage ecologically sustainable – well done and thanks agains for a wonderful stay. Gloria, Bernie & Marley. Melbourne
May 20, 2012
Thanks so much for allowing us to visit your beautiful property. Very quiet and all the animals about an added bonus. Also great being able to bring the dogs who also loved it. Eileen, Lorraine, Archer and Evie.
May 13, 2012
Amazing place to stay. The space is small & contained but somehow feels just right, especially with the warming fire & daybed looking across the paddocks & hills. Inside had so many special touches & things like the fresh bread, OJ, eggs & dog biccies were really appreciated. Dog loved the outdoor space too. One of the best places I’ve stayed (I’ve stayed in many!) & would loved to have stayed longer. Thank you so much Sue & Lisa- I love this place. Hannah & Paul. Rosanna Vic
April 29, 2012
Dear Lisa and Sue, The Hide was perfect. Peace and quiet and beautiful surrounds. Was great to get away from the city. Had all the required amenities and nice touches. Location is perfect, not too far from Daylesford and very convenient. We’ll definitely recommend The Hide to family and friends and will hopefully return here ourselves! Thanks M & B, Melbourne
April 13, 2012
Perfect rural getaway, very comfortable, all needs & expectations met or exceeded. Sue & Lisa were very helpful, always available but never intrusive. Great location. Seemingly in the middle of the bush but close to town. David & Karen, Perth
April 9, 2012 – Easter Weekend
Sue & Lisa, we had a lovely relaxing time. The quiet, privacy and tranquility was great. The attention to detail was appreciated, great beds, fresh bread, eggs, juice etc. Next time we will bring our dog Jet who would love the walks around the property and the passing parade of wildlife. We will be back to enjoy again. Thank you. Michelle & Peter, Warrandyte.
March 30, 2012
Very enjoyable stay. Thank you. The changing moods of Mt Franklin were great. 16 kangaroos and 7 geese in view this morning – priceless. Lynne & Mike and dogs.
March 25, 2012
Lovely relaxing stay. Such a beautiful setting and gorgeous view. So nice to watch all the animals pass by from our cosy spot by the fire. Sarah, Patrick & Ollie
March 13, 2012
Dear Sue & Lisa Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful place with us. The setup & beautiful surrounds allowed us all to relax & just do nothing for our few days here- bliss! The dogs loved all of the new smells & were very – sometimes too – interested in the cows, ducks, geese & rosellas that visited! Thanks for your hospitality & all of the beautiful little touches that we appreciated very much – fresh bread, eggs, flowers & dog treats! xx Kate, Ryan, Bert & Trevor
March 10, 2012
Sue & Lisa What an awesome way to finish off our Mel trip…If only we could stay a few more days. So peaceful, so quiet, yet so central to all areas…very unique! Thanks for your hospitality. Philippa and Andrew
March 8, 2012
Sue & Lisa What a wonderful week we have had with the passing parade of animals, birds & even daily visits of Harry. It’s so peaceful here & have enjoyed every minute. Paula & Jan
February 24, 2012
We loved our time away from home, this part of Vic is a beautiful place to be, great people, food, sights and weather. This has been our favourite place to stay by far, mainly as we felt like we were still home but without the chores! Sue and Lisa you were very helpful and made us feel very welcomed. Many thanks, we will be back.
Janelle and Chris, Macarthur.
PS ?We bought a stove top kettle while we here. You confirmed the pleasure of them for us.
February 19, 2012
A great place to stay and thanks for showing us around your mud brick house. It’s given us lots to think about and many ideas.
Kim and Petra, Warnnambool
February 15, 2012
The loveliest stay once again with the peace and quiet being particularly appreciated. Everything is thought of, in fact more than everything so thank you again to Sue and Lisa and all the animals and birds and thanks heaps for making Buffy so welcome. Jenny – Apollo Bay
Another return visit to your peaceful haven but WOW bigger and brighter with the lounge and extra bedroom extension. Can’t wait for our next return visit. Thank you. Willie and dog Buffy J Russell X – Apollo Bay
February 2, 2012
Coming to The Hide was like a home away from home except we could just relax and enjoy the atmosphere, without worrying about all the usual chores. Bella and Zoro loved their first ever holiday and are looking forward to the next time.
Sharon and Peter, Yinnar.
January 28, 2012
We loved The Hide so much the first time, we’ve returned for another visit. And this time with a new addition to our family, baby Edward. ?This was the perfect place for our first holiday with him. A very relaxing stay. We look forward to coming here again.
Thanks again for the lovely stay and you fantastic hospitality.
kind regards Brett, Kate and Edward
January 23, 2012
Excellent style & decor (which means a lot to me as I am an interior designer!) Lovely comfy bed and fab new bathroom with beautiful soft towels. Great kitchen facilities. Great view & surrounds. Overall, your hospitality & pride in the place is what makes it so outstanding. The details are what makes it, e.g. the home produce & fantastic bread you left us, the chocolates, the great selection of movies and books & all the info on the area & your farm. I can see you strive for excellence and you’ve achieved it! Excellent price for what you get. Thank you so much – Rachel & Ryan, Thornbury.
January 11, 2012
We came here for peace & quiet – and this cute hidden gem has definitely fed our spirits and given us the peace that we were searching for. You guys have a beautiful space and all we can say is thank you for sharing it! We will return and look forward to it. PS I picked up one of your books (Catherine Deveny) and laughed out loud so thanks also for introducing me to a brilliant commentator on life! Tres Tres entertaining!!! G & R Middle Park
January 5, 2012
This place is like magic! Perfect in every way. Cosy, romantic, peaceful. A beautiful break from the city and suburban life. Clean fresh air, ducks in the pond and the jumping kangaroos. A glass of red wine with a significant other and enjoying the view. Just magic. I want to come back again! Belinda and Yannick 5/1/2012
January 1, 2012
This is the perfect place for a “Hide” away from the business of city life. A little cosy paradise with many cute visitors from the wilderness. Loved watching the geese family waddle across the field and dam, the roos hopping freely, the moos nibbling the hays, warmth from the sun, etc. Enjoyed every moment here. We will definitely return again. Can’t wait to try out the Ned Kelly Wood Heater next time. Thank you Sue & Lisa for the lovely hospitality. Woof Woof. Helen C & Chow Mein
November 27, 2011
We had an absolutely fantastic time; The Hide was perfect for a lovely, romantic weekend away from the city. We loved everything about it and will definitely be back! Thank you Lisa and Sue for your fantastic hospitality. Naomi & Michael
November 24, 2011
Just superb. Great way of winding down. All the animals, particularly those obese bovines added to the enjoyment. The night sky and the sounds cannot be found in the city. My enfantly Mimi and Toy loved every second as did we. The warm hospitality was greatly appreciated and will bring us back. Kind Regards Rosylyn and Mervyn Parker, Mimi and Toy. Melb. ?PS?For “me” to say relaxing…it truly is. Beautiful surrounds. Friendly and caring hosts. Loved the animals. If anything the webpage does not do this place justice.
November 19, 2011
Thanks for a beautifully relaxing weekend:-loved the continuous parade of wildlife on our doorstep; from geese driving between the island and the bank to sparring kangaroos, not forgetting the sneaky fox checking out the ducks!
- enjoyed our long drive; coffee and antique shop crawl through the Goldfields region.
- the Hide is a special treat. ? Pam & Brian, Warrandyte
November 13, 2011
So prefect I’m back for the second time in a week….this time I got to show it off to my fiancee and our dog Ralph, and everything comes together exactly the weekend we dream of. We will certainly be back and will be recommending to all back in Melbourne. Thanks for the ultimate hospitality Lisa and Sue! Ben & Anna & Ralph.
November 12, 2011
The Hide definitely lived up to its name: a beautiful secluded getaway. A great place to escape for a bit of R & R. We enjoyed exploring the landscape & property, and Moosh (the kitten) loved the flies. Thanks to Lisa and Sue for their warm welcome and hospitality. Troy & Chris (St Kilda East)
Piece of cake!
What can I say? Brilliant. Secluded, laid-back and the perfect location. Sue and Lisa are the friendliest, most helpful hosts you’ll ever find, and the “Hide” dogs just add to the beautifully relaxed atmosphere. Now we’ve just got to stay long enough to have a swim in the dam, etc. Next time!! Thanks Cam and Ben (en route to Castlemaine on the Goldfields Track)
November 7, 2011
We had such a lovely, relaxing breakaway. Jackson loved the swims & eyeing off the ducks! Thanks again! Bethany & Anthony (& Jackson)
November 1, 2011
Sue and Lisa, thank you so much for helping to make our stay so enjoyable. You were both a wealth of information, and I enjoyed getting to know you and your animals on the farm. We will stay again and recommend to friends! ?Thanks Dennii
October 30, 2011
Such a cosy relaxing place. The vistas are gorgeous, makes it hard to leave. Bella and Jonah, especially loved swimming in the dam and lying the warm fire. It’s lovely to hear and watch the wildlife passing through. I think Jonah believed the cow in the paddock was a big playful dog as she took her ball down to it. Thank you for your warm hospitality and we especially loved the loaf of home made bread and the art work!
Jen, Collette, Bella and Jonah
September 30, 2011
Dear Harry & Tully, Thank you for letting me play at your house. I loved your big back yard and how I could run and run. You have some very strange big dogs in your backyard. They don’t say much. Do they bark? I hope you enjoy your beef biscuits (I left for you). I picked them myself. Woof! Woof! Hadley (the Weimaraner).
September 26, 2011
Great atmosphere, surroundings are beautiful, kangaroos, ducks etc. Great to have nice places like this that are dog friendly. Thanks for sharing.
J and M & S the dog
September 11, 2011
You have created a little paradise here at The Hide- thanks so much for sharing it with us. We’ve really enjoyed our stay here and definitely plan on coming back. Thank you so much for the lovely bottle of champagne for our anniversary, we really appreciate it!
Damir and Ana, Melbourne
August 29, 2011
Upon arriving at The HIde, I was immediately struck by the feeling of seclusion and serenity, despite being only minutes from Daylesford. ?I was delighted to find the kitchen well appointed, as well as enjoying a very comfortable bed with lovely linen. ?The wood fired Ned Kelly style heater kept me cosy throughout my stay, and I would highly recommend The Hide to anyone seeking some respite from city life. ?The sky is dazzling at night – so nice to see the stars. Can’t wait to come back again, will definitely be bringing my husband here.
August 26, 2011
We can’t wait to come back. ?Thank you so much
Bella and Cameron, Elwood
August 7, 2011
Thanks for having us stay at ‘The Hide’. You have created a real little gem – inviting, relaxing and simple. This is exactly what we had in mind for a weekend away! The freshly baked bread, hand cut herbs and flowers straight from the garden were a lovely surprise. We will certainly be back as well as recommending this to our family and friends.
Angela and Nigel Elwood Melbourne.
Thanks for letting us stay at The Hide, it was exactly what we were looking for at such short notice. Everything was there that we needed and it made for a perfect quick break away from Melbourne for some ‘fresh air’!
The kangaroos this morning were gorgeous to watch – it’s a beautiful spot!
Thanks again. ?Jess & Shaun, Williamstown, Victoria.
July 15, 2011
Thank you for a lovely stay. A wonderful last minute weekend away. The option to stay until late Sunday arvo is an excellent bonus. Wood heater was the highlight of our visit – so fabulous in this freezing winter weather. Very comfortable accommodation and wonderful to see the kangaroos and cows right outside in the morning. Thanks again, Jessica, Jay and little Millie. ?Port Melbourne, ?Vic
July 11, 2011
Lisa and Sue, thank you so much for building The Hide! What a fantastic way to relax and unwind. With picturesque views, a great fire to keep us warm from the Winter weather, larders and chocolatiers just minutes away and the gorgeous starlit sky at night, it will be very hard to leave. We’ve become accustomed to this style of living aready. Brooke and Jason, Dingley Village Vic.
July 3, 2011
When I was looking for a place for a few days away from the hussel & bussel of life I wanted three things. 1. a cosy wood fire, 2. In the bush, 3. Value for money. “The Hide” ticked all the boxes, we have had the best time great weather,and great accommodation. We WILL be back. Ruth and Bernie, Paynesville Vic
June 26, 2011
“We loved our stay here, it was peaceful & private and really very lovely. The place is cosy, spotless and the kitchen is very well equipped. The pictures don’t make it clear but there is a beautiful countryside view from the cottage, and a place to have breakfast outside in the warmer months. On our first morning we woke up to a flock of kangaroos grazing on the grassland! Couldn’t ask for more, really. We highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway.” Andrea & Tyler Melbourne
June 19, 2011
We had good intentions to go walking, bike riding and see the sights. ?We made it to the Chocolate Mill and Daylesford for supplies and dinner. ?It was just too comfortable and warm to leave. ?Well done Lisa and Sue! ?Andrew & Gill. ?Melbourne
June 12, 2011
Excellent accommodation, private,tranquil and well appointed. ?Thoroughly enjoyed our time here.
June 5, 2011
Thanks Sue and Lisa – we loved everything! Especially the day bed!!!
Nat and Dan, Geelong
April 26 2011
Sue and Lisa
Thanks for a delightful stay at your beautiful retreat. ?We enjoyed every minute of the tranquil and relaxing surroundings. ?We especially enjoyed the daily greeting from Harry and Tully. (Hope Tully’s leg gets better soon.) Thanks again for sharing this special place with us.
Kind regards, Brett and Kate, Blackburn
April 17 2011
I thought when we built this together that it was going to be a lovely space but it turned out amazing! Thankyou for the lovely stay. ?I am as proud of this one as any I have built.?Phoebe Everill
March 14 2011
Ah, the serenity. It does not take long to relax into the way of “The Hide”. Right on cue, kangaroos arrived on the rise behind the dam just as we sat down to enjoy a glass or two on the terrace. Kangaroos closely followed by the graceful landing of the geese on the dam – this is a world away from the sirens and the traffic of St Kilda. ?Everything you need for a quiet getaway is provided at “The Hide”. Sue and Lisa have created a wonderful space here and their generous hospitality is unique. ?’Hope this is the start of many relaxing times. Thank you. ?Maud & Derek McMillan. ?St Kilda Australia.
February 20 2011
Hi Sue and Lisa,
Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed “The Hide”……restful and quiet, close enough to get to town quickly, yet far enough out to ‘get away from it all’. ?Really enjoyed our walks around the property and your warm hospitality. Cant wait to return and looking forward to some painting time in the Studio….great set up!!! ?Christine & Paul Melbourne
February 17 2011
Sue & Lisa – congratulations on your fantastic new space “The Hide!” So comfortable and peaceful – thank you for your kind hospitality – I’ll be back!! ?Cameron W Melbourne
February 8 2011
If you are seeking a “temporary” “Tree Change” without the responsibility “The Hide” is perfect. ?A very comfy, homely, country retreat with a superb view to the dam with resident geese and ducks, and the plump cattle in the paddock. Sue and Lisa welcomed us to their beautiful property, and the location of “The Hide” is perfect, with complete privacy. They have provided everything to make a stay here comfortable and memorable. Within minutes – all the trappings of modern social life are available if you tire of indulging yourself in the serenity of the country. This is a true Aussie Country Retreat. Well done. ?Wilma and Kevin G, Benalla
February 6 2011
How’s the serenity? Peaceful, quiet, picturesque & very, very comfortable – a real retreat from the daily grind & just minutes from Daylesford’s beautiful restaurants. We look forward to visiting again. ?Very relaxing! I love the view of Mt Franklin from the shower. (note Rob is 6’7″) ?Rob & Sue O, Melbourne
February 4 2011
What a treat! Fanstastic surrounds, beautifully finished and appointed, a supremely comfortable bed!! ?This won’t be a “Hide” for long when word gets out. ?We’ll be back. Thanks Sue and Lisa. ?John M and Phillip H
January 25 2011
A suberb retreat. Beautifully set up, light, bright, harmonious colours and materials. All quality. Loved the view to the dam and fields.? The sounds of the geese, ducks & other birds (& frogs). So natural and private. Tastefully designed to say the least. So familiar so quickly. Felt at home straight away. Congratulations to Sue, Lisa & Phoebe and all concerned – You’ve literally broken new ground and it’s fantastic.? Jenny R Apollo Bay
An imaginative vision turned into an aesthetic & charming reality, with horses, geese, birds & ducks to keep you company – and a circle of trees around you. A little gem of a retreat.? We will be back.? Willie B Apollo Bay