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5 star luxury accommodation provider at HideAway Haven in Albany on the South Coast of Western Australia. Together with my partner we love making special memories for our guests.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Newsletter 21 June 2010

We are trying to visit as many attractions as possible in Albany and its surrounds so we can give you our view on some of the awesome attractions Albany has to offer.
We visited the Albany Marron Farm & Nippers Cafe and sampled their delicious food. Albany Marron Farm is located 23km east of Albany, Western Australia, along a scenic and picturesque drive that leads to Two Peoples Bay and Little Beach, our favourite beach in Albany. Two Peoples Bay is a nature reserve and home to the Gilberts Potoroo and Noisy Scrub Bird. It is the perfect position to enjoy the dramatic coastlines and outstanding bushwalks.

After the most delicious lunch we went to Little Beach and enjoyed the view. It was a perfect Autumn Day in Albany.

The Bushland Factory and Cafe
We visited an amazing attraction about 40km west of Albany. The Bushfood Factory and Café has a very varied menu. See previous blog

Albany Dolphin & Whale Cruises
Aboard Silver Star II
Whale information!

A note received today from Paul Guest
I thought you might like to see a couple of pics I sent to the west yesterday. We wont get front page but I do hope it creates a bit of interest from Perth.

The pics were taken Sunday we caught up with a couple of whales off bald head at about 10.10am
After we watched the first 2 disappear to the west we headed east to find more whales, I had been watching their blows as they approached us. With a couple of humpbacks swimming around the Silver Star I turned off the motors and lowered the underwater microphone, to hear faint whale songs.
Then off in the distance closer to Breaksea Island I spotted the first of the breaches. With the second breach soon after and the whales that were around us now moving off we headed to the breaching whale.
With the breaching over and the time now well past our planned return (12 noon) we headed off, but not before cheeking out a couple more whales further south, with possibly 30 dolphins swimming with them.
Folks whales should now be seen every cruise. We have several fishermen giving us the heads up.
Paul Albany Dolphin & Whale Cruises Aboard Silver Star II Ph 0428 42 9876

Cookery School in Melbourne

We are getting geared up for our trip to Melbourne. We are booked in at the Fare Italian Cookery School for the 'Pasta & Sauces' Cookery Class

‘Learn how to make fresh pasta from scratch and prepare several sauces to accompany the different types of pasta. Feast on an array of pasta dishes which may include gnocchi with homemade pesto, pumpkin filled ravioli with a burnt butter & sage sauce and homemade fettucine with a traditional ragu. Enjoy a hearty Saturday lunch with wine.’

As usual we have had some very special guests with us the past 2 weeks. John who celebrated his 50th birthday with his gorgeous girlfriend and his sister and partner he hadn’t seen in 18 months. We heard lots of laughter downstairs and they loved the Jacuzzi. As they booked 2 rooms we thought it was acceptable for them to have the whole haven for the night. So if you want a special night with friends, book just two rooms and consider the haven yours for the night (May – September) (long weekends excepted)

We were privileged to treat some very special accommodation providers from the Porongurups to a birthday night away from their accommodation. Shelley surprised Stan with a night out at HideAway Haven. They loved our cats, but Cody was not too happy about being picked up.
Poor Cody got into a fight with the neighbourhood feral cat and had to have major surgery

Our Italian Dinners are proving to be very popular. Our new Menu is

Italian Chicken, Fennel and Onion Risotto

Sardinian Pasta with pork and salami in a brandy tomato sauce

Chicken Cacciatore with herbed rice pilaf

Meatball Lasagne

Chicken Alfredo Lasagna

Prawns with angel hair pasta, feta and yoghurt (Saturday nights only)

All recipes made from the freshest ingredients and served with garlic bread and an Italian side salad.

HideAway Haven is proving to be a popular one night retreat for locals to escape and celebrate a birthday or anniversary. So make a booking and spoil that special someone in your life. Or ask about our gift vouchers.
News just to hand: Travellers viewed HideAway Haven 915 times last month on TripAdvisor * so check it out 

Till next time
Becki & Maggie
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