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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.

Monday, August 30, 2010

More Spring Time Babies and their Mothers

I work at Mount Barker Community College Farm and Spring is a time for babies to be born, flowers to bloom and the days to get warmer. This is Courtney and her baby, yet to be named by the students

Saturday, August 28, 2010

How a tiny baby koala survived

I received this in my email this week and thought it too cute not to share

It is not common for a Koala to bear twins, and regrettable in this instance the Mum was struck and killed by a passing car. Fortunately, the driver stopped, and took the mother to the local vet, unbeknown she was dead, - where it was discovered she had these twins in her pouch.

No information supplied on the development period - but it is a cute 'aweeee' to start the day.

When visiting Albany stay at HideAway Haven and visit Whale World's "Discovery Bay's Walk on the Wild Side" Australian Native Fauna Park. With over 30 species of mostly rare, endangered and vulnerable Australian Native Fauna. View the fauna on a self guided Day Viewing or why not enjoy the fully guided tour experience on a Nocturnal Tour!!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Our Award Winning Garden in Flower

We have an amazing variety of native shrubs and bushes in our garden. Last year we won 'Best Commercial Garden' because of our Eucalyptus Trees and the way we blend into the bush. As you drive down our street, you could be travelling in any suburb. HideAway Haven is tucked away at the end of a cul de sac and nestled in amongst the trees and bushes. An awesome experience awaits you as you walk down the stairs into the Haven where only the 'e' is missing.

Bring your camera and meander through our beautiful gardens while taking photos, then relax on your deck, take in the views and watch the many varieties of birds that play down below. Our garden is a retreat from the demands and pressures of travelling and the stresses of life and our visiting birds add moments of delight to our garden haven. Watching the birds play their part in our garden by pollinating and spreading seeds brings so much enjoyment and pleasure to our ‘HideAway’.

Native birds are attracted to red and yellow flowers, so we have lots of those as you can see in the photos. We have plants that flower at different times of the year, have plenty of water for them to bathe in and a feeder hangs in the tree with just enough seed to attract them.

Spring has Sprung

Spring is the time when animals have their babies and we look eagerly forward to bursts of colourful flowers. I took a drive out into the country today and was thrilled and excited to see so many baby animals with their mothers and the colourful display of our wildflowers and canola paddocks. After the long dark winter it was amazing to see so many colours and so much animal love. Why not enjoy a holiday in Albany during the spring, enjoy all our beautiful wildflowers, enjoy the farmlands and the farm animals, the kangaroos, the paddocks. Everything is full of colour and new life. Book in at HideAway Haven today!!

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's the simple things in life

I am on holidays at the moment and Becki is still working. Today I bought some nice sandwiches, picked Becki up from work and went to a park nearby. No matter how old we are, we still get excited by seeing ducks and ducklings at the pond. It was great to be able to spend a lunch time together. We don't normally get that opportunity. Another occasion to be a tourist in our own town. Stay at HideAway Haven and make a lunch time date with your loved one at a local park, have a picnic and just watch the world go by and enjoy the ducks and their babies.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Middleton Beach Board Walk

It was one of those beautiful Albany winters day yesterday, so I took the camera for a walk along the boardwalk. I never tire of that walk, though I must admit it has been awhile. The boardwalk starts at Calamaris and is a great scenic walk or cycle path. It takes in the breathtaking and absolutely stunning views of King George Sound, Princess Royal Harbour and the islands. This time of the year you might be lucky to see whales playing close by.

Being a Tourist in our own City

Becki and I have decided to become tourists in our own city. So many of us never see our home city for what it really is. We go to work in the morning, come home in the afternoon, and never see our city through the eyes of tourists. What is it they see when they get of the bus, their rental car, the plane when they arrive in Albany. We are going to find out. Today I took my gorgeous niece Camille and her daughter Michaela to Calamari's Al Fresco to lunch. I had the standard fish & chips and Camille had the house hamburger. Michaela slept through it all. Calamari's must have the best views anywhere in the world and its right on our doorstep. It was a beautiful winter's day today, much to nice to be indoors. We enjoyed a lovely lunch then walked along the boardwalk. We were hoping to see some whales but they were not playing in our waters today.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Romantic HideAway

Need a break? Budget tight? Fuel prices too high? Airflight prices ridiculous? Why not enjoy a holiday without leaving your hometown.

Amy won a gift certificate that we donated as a door prize at our first Business Divas event. She recently stayed with her new husband, enjoyed a magical night and indulged in a scrumptious gourmet breakfast. All without leaving town.

So why not spoil yourself and book a weekend at HideAway Haven. Or spoil someone else with a gift certificate.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Families that play together stay together

We have a mother and her sister, daughter and god daughter staying with us. Another family that have the haven to themselves for the next two nights. We left them downstairs dancing around the poles, laughing and enjoying the sticky chocolate brownies I made this afternoon. They will all jump into the jacuzzi tonight. What fun!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friends and family do things together

Thank you Becks & Mags for the beautiful accommodation and lovely meals. The house is a work of art and engineering excellence. The neatness is just like home.
Another comment left in our guest book this morning by guests. Jonathan brought his parents with him to Albany and together with his partner they spent 3 nights with us. We block out the third room when couples are travelling together so there are no guests detracting from your time together.

Looking for a place to HideAway in while you reconnect with loved ones.....laugh, dance and sing together, enjoy the jacuzzi, breakfast together on your deck, cook dinners in the fully equipped kitchen...or not!! Enjoy an Italian meal from our authentic Italian kitchen.

During the day have a picnic, go to the beach, take a hike or just hang around the haven and relax.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

One of Albany's beautiful beaches - Middleton Beach

Posted by PicasaAlbany has the best beaches in the world, with many of them tucked in little corners around our coastline. These pictures were taken this afternoon at Middleton Beach. It was even more spectacular with about 6 majestic Humpback Whales frolicking in the water.

Out and About in Albany

Didn't see a whale? no problem next trip is FREE!!

Year 11 Art Work by a local talented student at an Art Exhibition

Silver Star after the morning Run
Posted by PicasaOur new Entertainment Centre - still under construction

Dinner at Lime 303

Crema de Membrillo: baked custard topped with quince syrup, aside a warm pistachio-honey baklava & king island cream

A Touch of Sweetness: gourmet handcrafted sweets by Lime 303 Restaurant
Garlic Prawns: pan seared nor-west prawns in a creamy garlic, chardonnay-feta sauce, layered on house made pasta with sugar snap peas & herbed sour dough crumbs
Surf n Turf: scotch fillet served on home made potato wedges, topped with a leader prawn, ½ marron and creamy garlic sauce

Panfried Fish of the Day: smoked fish brandade with celeriac remoulade, watercress and a spiced tomato-yabbie cream sauce

Posted by PicasaLocal Fish: Pan fried and served on house cut potato chips, with a fine greek salad & gribiche sauce

We have had many of our guests impressed by the meal they enjoyed at Lime 303, we thought it was time to try it out for ourselves. We were not disappointed. We took Ann our housekeeper to express our thanks to her for her tireless work and dedication to HideAway Haven. The food was fantastic and the presentation awesome. Our waitress was so helpful and all requests were met with a beautiful smile.

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