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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.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

There is something better than five star hotels and that is a five star B&B

There is something better than five star hotels

Who are your HideAway Haven Hostesses?
She is the one who pampers you, getting up early, goes to the markets and prepares a big breakfast in the morning, advising on the best local restaurants or where to find a beautiful beach or suggesting places to hike.
She is proud of her region and has extensive knowledge of the culture and attractions of her local community.  She is happy to promote and to use locally grown foods in her home-made recipes, such as jams, honey, milk, eggs, cheese, and all kinds of food from our local organic farmers.
As you can imagine guests really appreciate the thoughtful touches she provides, such as home-made afternoon treats left in the fridge and local port and chocolates in your room.
She is welcoming, inviting and with personal attention always ready to ensure you enjoy an amazing time with great hospitality.
With fewer guests and one on one contact, you can expect to be spoiled during your stay. Having her own unique perspective, she will make you feel special with the care and attention you deserve without having to ask.
She ensures everything is spotless – the kinda clean where you feel you can go barefoot.  She is the one who stays up late to ensure you are all tucked up safely for the night and turns out the lights and locks the door.  She is there to welcome you when you arrive and really appreciates a call if you are going to be early or late, so you are not inconvenienced during your check in. 
She is a gracious and hospitable hostess and it is evident that she loves what she does.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Some Entries from Sammie Jo's Diary

December 2, 2015

Yay summer is here, no more muddy feet and tail for me. I have been staying away again, this wild thing keeps calling me. I think I heard Mummy calling me yesterday afternoon, but I was too tired to get up as I had been up for the last 2 nights.

I came home this morning and woke everyone up at 5am by bouncing on the deck. The noise carries all the way around the house. I was rewarded with 2 bottles of milk and I looked after Josie for a couple of hours so Mummy could do some gardening.

Mummy was sitting out the back with Josie and me at about 7:15 and she heard footsteps on the deck outside the front door. She went to check it out and there was a huge male kangaroo standing there. I did tell him that if wanted to date me, he needed to ask Mummy first if it was OK. So proud of him that he came to the front door. He saw Mummy and took off down the driveway, slipping and then falling on the loose gravel. That was not the plan. He raced down the hill and flew over the fence and Joslyn saw him take off into the distance.

Auntie Pauline did try to warn Mummy that a male kangaroo would find me and he has. Stay tuned for more adventures.

November 29, 2015

The call of the wild called me again and I left home to answer it. It was my third morning in the wild when I hear my Mummy calling me. She had come looking for me, climbing over electric fences and gates, walking through creeks and past some rather friendly cows. So I answered my Mummy with my call. She sounded so excited to hear me. We couldn't see each other yet, but we kept calling to each other. Finally Mummy saw me and climbed over a fence through a creek bed and over another fence. 'Sammie Jo' she said 'how am I going to get you home?' I didn't go straight to her for cuddles coz I needed to show her the way home. I led the way and showed how to get over a fence (non electric) and through the paddocks till we were close to home. Then we had our cuddles and I held Mummy's hand till we got home. I had a yummy bottle of warm milk and Joslyn removed all my ticks. I have stayed close to home and am getting lots of night time cuddles now. Not sure what I was thinking!! I am helping out by taking care of Josie when she is outside, enjoying my bottles and snacks and of course lots of attention.

Auntie Pauline from Dreamers Dream Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is always a such a huge support and comfort to my Mummies when they worry about me. Mummy knows I might find a mob I will want to stay with one day and I know she understands that. I know she will always be there when I need her. Auntie Pauline tells Mummy she has done a fantastic job of raising me but now I need to decide now where I want to live.

November 21, 2015

I gave my Mummy's quite a scare during the last week. Last week I stayed out for 2 nights and a whole day and this week I stayed away for 3 nights and 2 days. The call of the wild was calling and I went off to do what big kangaroos do. I know Mummy understands, but she loves me and worries about me. So I came back to reassure her that I am fine. It was nice to get a few bottles again, some cuddles and hugs and a nice long undisturbed sleep. Josie was really happy to see me again as well. I know Mummy will worry tonight as I head off answering the call of the wild, but I am a wild animal and need to do what wild animals do.


November 2, 2015

This being a big sister is work!! Yesterday Mummy took me and Josie down the hill for about an hour. It was beautiful and peaceful, with just the sounds of the birds. We spent time grazing and resting in the filtered sunlight. When it was time to go back up the top, Josie took off. Mummy hoped she would follow, but she didn't and raced into the bush. Mummy couldn't find her anywhere. She looked over the fence and saw me in the distance, she didn't realise that I was keeping an eye on Josie. The undergrowth is quite high and Josie is just a little girl. After about 15 mins of joey sitting, Mummy came walking towards me. She breathed a sigh of relief as she saw Josie. Josie got ready to run away again, so I pushed my nose into her backside and pushed her towards home, but she raced off again. She flew up and down the track having great fun. I kept an eye on her to make sure she stayed safe. Then she raced off and came back on a different track and Mummy scooped her up in the bag. I didn't see her come back and when I couldn't see her anymore I thundered up the track ready to bring her home. But I couldn't see her anywhere, I looked and stretched out my neck as far as I could, standing on my tip toes. (I'm pretty big when I do that) but couldn't see her. Then Mummy walked towards me to show me that Josie was safely in her bag. Then it was my turn, I danced and flew up and down the track, I love those times.

Mummy was so happy and proud of me that I got some extra special treats and a huge long cuddle on her lap.

Dining out in Albany

So you can plan your stay with us, here are some of our favourites. It is always recommended that you make a booking. Restaurants not listed in any particular order, it all depends on what you are looking for. From a fine dining experience to our favourite Steakhouse, Albany has something for everyone.

Pepper and Salt Restaurant - our favourite restaurant in Denmark. If you are in Denmark, do yourself a favour and have lunch here.

Dining Out in Albany


Bar & Grill - 11 Flinders Parade, Middleton Beach,
Ph: (08) 9841 1120

Hybla uses their own beef, lamb and seafood along with other quality produce to provide a high standard of food and beverage. Simple but interesting and well executed dishes complemented by a beverage list unique to the region showcasing local, interstate and international wines, beers, ciders and spirits. Our liquor license allows beverages to be enjoyed without purchasing a meal. We are open seven days with beverage, coffee and cake available all day.
Kitchen service times are: Breakfast 6:30 am to 9:00 am Lunch 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Dinner 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Share food 11:00 am to Late Download Menu HERE

Restaurant, Bar, Cafe 7 Forts Road, Albany, Western Australia, (08) 9842 6654

Garrison brings you a group of passionate people who have come together because of their love of food. The way it looks on the plate, the taste, and the ability to give you exceptional service.

Coffee and Cake Monday - Sunday 10am - 3pm
Lunch Monday to Saturday 12pm - 2.30pm
A La Carte Wednesday - Saturday 6pm - 9pm (Bookings essential)
Sunday Roast 12pm - 3pm

Click HERE for menu

Joop Thai

130 Lockyer Avenue, Albany, Western Australia. Ph 98415377

Joop Thai do a good range of different meals, with something to suit everyone. The food is always fresh, using fresh herbs and spices

Hours Tues to Sun 5pm - 9pm

Mean Fiddler CafĂ© – Bar – Restaurant

132 York Street, Albany Ph 9841 1852

Mean Fiddler Restaurant is situated in the historic city of Albany on the main street in the heart of the restaurant and bar area, close to local shopping and just minutes away from the Entertainment Centre.

Mean Fiddler Restaurant serves modern Australian cuisine with an emphasis on premium produce and a wide variety of fare including fresh seafood, premium beef and succulent duck.

Lunch: Monday – Saturday from 12 noon
Dinner: Monday – Saturday from 6pm

Click HERE for their dinner menu
Curry Leaf Indian Restaurant

234 Albany Hwy, Albany Ph 98421213

This restaurant is hidden away behind the Amity Motel on the main Southern Highway out of town, but it is really worth the effort to find it. Fine Indian Cuisine restaurant, bringing new spices and flavours to Albany from the chef who cooked for the Queen. Authentic flavours, beautiful presentation, and friendly service are what the Curry Leaf prides itself on. A huge variety of dishes with your choice of Mild, medium and hot. Awesome service and Take Away available.

Open 7 days a week 5pm - 9pm. Bookings preferred.

Three Anchors

2 Flinders Parade, Albany, Western Australia, Ph 98411600

With a focus on local produce and people, they strive to deliver delicious food, an exciting bar menu and good times, which can be found in the picturesque location of Middleton Beach, Albany. Three Anchors is open Seven Days a week for Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner.

Click HERE for their menu

Three Anchors, open 7 days a week 7am-10pm. Open Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Live Music from 4-7 every Sunday.
Due South

Toll Place - On the Jetty (In front of Albany Entertainment Centre)

Due South maintains the simple focus of showcasing the best of the Great Southern,through supporting local suppliers, building a strong selection of local wines and using fresh produce, giving customers the best opportunity to experience what this great region has to offer.

Due South was included in Gourmet Traveller's Hot 100 for 2015

Click HERE for menu

Mon-Sat: 07:00-00:00 Sun: 07:00-22:00

Liberte - Bar - Vietnamese and French Restaurant

162 Stirling Tce, Albany, Western Australia. (08) 9847 4797

Liberte at the London Hotel is a Parisian inspired wine and cocktail bar inside the historic London Hotel.
Alongside an amazing wine, beer, spirit & cocktail list they also offer a dynamic lunch and dinner menu that draws its influence from both Vietnam and France. Committed to providing customers with a satisfying and enjoyable experience through an ongoing dedication to sourcing the best produce both locally and abroad all in a unique and ambient environment.

Liberte impressed WA food reviewer Rob Broadfield with the headline “My new food heroes!”

Mon-Wed: 11:00-23:00 Thurs-Sat: 11:00-23:45
Rustlers Steakhouse

Next to Police Station, on Stirling Terrace, Albany, Western Australia 6330 Ph 98422454

Offering a wide range of meals from Fish, Chicken, Pork, Lamb and vegetarian meals. They work very closely with Dardenup Butchering Company known as DBC, to offer the finest Tender Ridge wet aged beef in the region.

Click HERE to see menu

Mon-Sun 5pm - Till Late.

"Bookings highly recommended"
Oranje Tractor Winery and Enoteca 513R Restaurant

198 Link Road, Albany Ph 9842 5175

Even Prince Charles and Camilla are visited here during their trip to Albany in November 2015.

A small, unique winery producing delicious, award winning organically grown wine. Enjoy wandering through the extensive organic garden before finding the Enoteca 513R Cellar Door and enjoy one of the delicious platters of local seasonal produce, prepared freshly for you. Open Fri, Sat and Sunday 10am to 4pm. Longer trading hours during school holidays.

Click HERE to see their menu

Albany Region for the Aspirational Achievers - Munda Biddi Trail

Albany Region for the Aspirational Achievers - Munda Biddi Trail

The Munda Biddi Trail is a world-class, nature-based, off-road cycling experience. A unique trail where a 1000km track has been built through an undeveloped natural corridor from Mundaring to Albany.  This trail is for cyclists only, no need to share.

The Munda Biddi Trail  means path through the forest in the Nyoongar Aboriginal language.
Enjoy a meandering pace with plenty of opportunities to stop and look at the cattle, goats, horses and other farm animals along the trail. In the quiet of the trail keep your eyes and ears alert for the many different of bird calls from the native birds, enjoy watching small animals such as bandicoots and rabbits running across or beside the trail.  
During the wild-flower season enjoy the beauty of as the forest floors come to life with amazing colours.  Surrounded by nature, relax and enjoy as the trail unfolds through majestic trees, such as the Karri that are the third largest in the whole of Australia.
Cross the suspension bridge at picturesque One Tree Bridge, experience  the splendour of the Walpole Wilderness and beautiful coastal landscapes.
Finish at Albany and enjoy the comfort of a pillow top bed and a Jacuzzi to soothe those muscles.  As a cycle accredited business HideAway Haven offers you the basic repair equipment and air pumps to pump up the tires.  While you are here, Albany is a cycle friendly town with many cycle friendly businesses.

HideAway Haven on 2015 Star Ratings Australia GOLD List - Regional & State

HideAway Haven wins 2 more GOLD Stars - :-)  
Powered by millions of past guest reviews from hundreds of websites around the world, the inaugural Star Ratings Gold List of Australian accommodation is the ultimate holiday form guide.
Today, we celebrate only those properties who continue to voluntarily hold themselves to independent quality standards and who almost always exceed guest expectations.
We know that travellers visit many websites and read plenty of online reviews before they book. That's why our Gold List is unique. It is powered by ReviewPro and independently qualified by the William Angliss Institute here in Melbourne. Each list represents the consumer 'voice' found on multiple websites, not just one.
The inaugural Star Ratings Gold List of Australian accommodation showcases the premier hotels, motels, serviced apartments, self catering, hosted accommodation and caravan-holiday parks.
We have produced a Gold List for the best properties nationally, in each State or Territory, in each capital city, and in each of the recognised tourism regions around Australia.
From the opinions of those who have actually stayed at the property to our own independent Star Rating quality standards; Australian travellers can trust these properties to exceed their expectations.
For more information, click here.

Kite Surfing in the Albany Region for the Experience Seeker

'it’s just you, the water and the wind'

Just imagine the excitement of surfing and the tranquil sensation of kite flying; the thrill of giant waves and white foaming waters fused together with the caressing wind against your face. This is a different aero-water sport with double the excitement and double the fun.

Kite surfing is a surface water sport that uses the wind to pull a rider through the water on a small surfboard or a kiteboard. A kite surfer uses a board with or without foot-straps or bindings, combined with the power of a large controllable kite to propel the rider and the board across the water.

Book yourself a luxury vacation and enjoy the wonders of the outdoors.  HideAway Haven has a Jacuzzi on the open deck under a trillion stars just waiting for you at the end of the day.

Albany Region for the Aspirational Achievers - Sail the Southern Ocean

Albany Region for the Aspirational Achievers - Sail the Southern Ocean

Sailing the open ocean challenges your reality like no other venture. ... by joining Southern Ocean Sailing as one of their passages, you too can feel the thrill of the wind in your sails.  Come along to gain experience and those just looking for adventure will get more than they imagined possible. 
Southern Ocean Sailing has a beautiful 40' yacht 'Panacea' berthed at the Albany marina available for half day cruises, whole day charters, overnight stays at anchor, or just learning how to sail from our very experienced and patient skipper Mark.  Mark's passion is sailing but more importantly introducing you to the wonders of the ocean wilderness.
Why not book yourself into HideAway Haven  and spend a few leisurely days sailing on our beautiful oceans.  Mark has plenty of options to suit you or will tailor make a tour just for you.