Wow what an awesome 2 weeks
We are becoming quite the socialites about town with our photos appearing in 2 separate Albany papers last week. One was our attendance at the Skål International Albany cocktail party and another one at the business after hours event at the Albany Investors Club.
I have been busy in the kitchen and have come up with some awesome recipes to serve our guests for dinner. We have now opened up our HideAway Haven Italian Kitchen with lots of Italian meals. Check out our blogspot for an up to date menu. I make all the pasta sauces from scratch and the dishes are full of flavour. Served with a fresh salad and garlic bread they represent awesome value. No need to decide on a skipper or find a restaurant. We are off to Melbourne in July to attend an Italian Cooking school and learn how to make our own pasta!!
We have added an extra table and chairs to the common room. This gives greater versatility when we have a full house. No need to share breakfast with strangers or squeeze around the same table. It also makes having dinner very cosy and intimate.
Blinds have been installed on the decks of Vista View and Tree Top. They cut out about 90% of the wind and rain. This will allow you to sit out on the deck and enjoy the views and birds in all kinds of weather. We have also bought a patio heater which lives on the common deck for the really cold nights.
We listen to our guests and continually strive to achieve the very best we can in ultimate luxury and indulgence.
Many of our guests are avid walkers/hikers so I thought I would showcase a couple of hikes in this newsletter
Bluff Knoll - Bluff Knoll, is listed as one of Australia's 25 best hikes.. It is the highest peak in the Stirling Range and indeed the whole southwest of Western Australia. With 360° views at the summit it offers ocean glimpses on a clear day. I can vouch for it this is a hike worth doing.
For more hikes in the Stirling ranges
Bald Head Walk - Torndirrup National Park near Albany
A strenuous 16 kilometre return walk over Isthmus Hill and Limestone Head, finishing at Bald Head, the most eastern point of the park. Bald Head can be seen from your deck at HideAway Haven. It offers great coastal views and is a good place for spotting whales. We have not quite made the entire return trip, but I can assure you that those have, sensed enormous achievement.
For more walking trails
Mt Martin Regional Botanic Park – this hike takes you from Ledge Beach over the hill to the other side of the Emu Point Channel. Not a difficult walk but the views are breathtaking and during the wildflower season it is just spectacular.
If you are planning a return visit to HideAway Haven and will be here on a Saturday check out the Farmers Markets: take home some local fresh produce. Or Sunday at the boatshed markets
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We have been richly blessed by the many people we meet as luxury accommodation providers. You come as strangers and leave as friends. We express our sincere thanks to each one of you that has stayed with us. It has been a privilege to have you at HideAway Haven.