Customer comments & feedback from our Guestbook...

July 2018

What a great couple of days. Chistel & Phillip were great hosts, very welcoming and helpful. We loved the view, the quiet, space for our furkids and the wombat!

Janet & Willem

June 2018

Our family found this stay very comfortable, mountain air, views and cosy fire, wildlife like deers, birds, all making a great break away. The boys loved riding down the hills on their mountain bikes and making jumps down the hill. Thank you Christal and Philip.

Jacinta, Michael, Zak & Max

May 2018

Thank you so very very much for your kindness and generosity. We have certainly enjoyed your hospitality and are extremely grateful. We really wish we could stay here forever and ever. You have an absolutely gorgeou place.

Aimon, Luke, Gus & Nic


August 2017

Thank you so much for hosting us again. Look forward to seeing you next year again!

Newal, Narpinder, Harpinder, Walle & Eva.

December 2016

Thank you letting me stay in your villa. I learned a lot of new experiences, like grooming and walking the horse and letting me ride on your tractor. And the eggs you let me pick were so yummy. I hope your horses and chickens will ge great.

Josephine and family

P.S. I loved the jungle room so so much!!

September 2016

We have thoroughly enjoyed staying at Liptelvin retreat. It is a lovely part of Australia with a lot of things to do in the area. We enjoyed all the animals and thanks for your great hospitality.

Steven & Susan

August 2016

Thank you so much for going above and beyond your call of duty to make us all feel at home. The pups so enjoyed being able to run free and we so enjoyed the serenity. A great weekend getaway.

Gemimah, Ella, Sophie, Bridie & the dachshund pack.

April 2016

We had a lovely and relaxing Easter weekend at your beautiful retreat. Stella and Charlie loved exploring your property. We loved the view and quiet. Thank you for being very welcoming hosts.

Rob, Cath, Stella & Charlie

December 2015

We had a great time and the dogs even more so ! Thanks for letting us have a stay in a place that is truly pet friendly in a beautiful setting with lovely hosts.

Kain & Beck 

July 2013

Thankyou for the wonderful stay at your beautiful farm. Thankyou so much for letting me brush and feed your wonderfuil horses and donkey. I loved Ben and Pip and hopefully thery loved me back. Thankyou for making us feel at home...it was a GREAT holiday! I will miss you. Hope to see you again soon!

Connie(12), Manuela, Claudia, John, Pino (& Gemma & Judo)


July 2013

Thankyou so much for letting us stay at your farm. We all loved it! Henry & Holly loved the jungle room and especially all the toys. It is so nice to finally find somewhere that is TRULY pet and child friendly. We are looking forward to coming back here! Best wishes

Jez, Lisa, Henry & Holly (& Freddie & Marty the Border collies)


July 2013

Lovely holiday with views to die for! The animals, who were lovely and friendly, were a great attraction for the kids (Caitlin loved the animals best of all...especially the chooks!) A wonderful proximity to Mt Buller and our wonderful day at the snow. Thankyou again!!

Lorette, John, Rebecca, Paul, Shell & kids (& Abbey dog)


June 2013

Thankyou for the wondeful stay at your place in such a beautiful part of the world. Thankyou for babysitting the 4 legged member of our family (Shay). She has loved playing with Pip and Ben. Hamish has loved playing with all the animals and taking walks around your lovely property. We hope to bring mum and dad next time! Thanks again.

Nerida, Rudolph, Hamish (& Shay)


June 2013

Thankyou for a lovely Queens Birthday weekend. We loved the cosy apartment, the jungle room, and playing with the horses, donkey and dog. Thanks for your friendly hospitality!

Frank, Margaret, Linda, Christian, Isaac & Luke.


June 2013

Thankyou for your warm Welcome. What a wonderful place to call home...We feel refreshed and invigorated!!

Jane & Keith, Toby & Sam


April 2013

Thankypu for being so accomodative and lovely. We really appreciate all of your efforts to make our stay an awesome one! It was so nice of you to show us around and give us information and directions to some of the attractions and sites in the area. I am sure we will be back again!

Lots of love Ranjerha and Ragu


April 2013

Thankyou so much for all your efforts in creating such a heavenly place for us to stay. A special thanks to Phillip for helping s fix our flat tyre! Ben and Pip - we will miss you!

Sountharani, Venky & Kanna


March 2013

Thankyou for making us so welcome, our whole stay perfect, and our holiday one to remember! Cody and Bec especially enjoyed the morning "hello's" from Ben and Pip

Heresh, Cody and Bec


March 2013

Thankyou for making our stay so comfortable and making our dog Carlo so welcome! It was great to see him playing with Ben and Pip. Also, the late checkout was much appreciated

The Bramuccis


March 2013

Thankyou both for a lovely stay at your property. It was just magic! This area has cast a spell on us and we may just end up being neighbours one day!! The "munsters" - Maggie & Annie - were in doggy heaven with so many smells and a river at their door! We will see you again soon! We loved meeting Ben, Pip and the horses

Love Jill & Neil (Annie & Maggie woof, woof)


March 2013

Thanks for letting us stay at your lovely property...your hospitality and information was brilliant! Thanks again!!

Josh & Karen, Peter & Jenni (& Tilly)



Thankyou for a lovely time. Your hospitality is boundless and made the stay very enjoyable.

Mark, Vanessa, Emily (& Summer)


September 2012

How wonderful it is to discover a place like this. Really nice to see that animals are well loved and cared for here. Thankyou for having us and for all the yummy treats for us and Robbie! Ben did his very best to persuade us to get into the river...we will hav!e to bring swimwear next time

Greg, Kathy (& Robbie)


July 2012

Thanks for having us back! We've all had a wonderful break. Your place is perfect to base ourselves to get up to the snow whilst being able to bring along Keita. The kids loved feeding the animals and we loved the serenity.

Angie, Jarrod, Ashyley, Kyla (& Keita)


July 2012

Another enjoyable stay! Thanks for having us! We all love this place

Alyson, Mike, Harry, Callum (& Indy)


20th February 2011

Stayed in Apartment

Thank you Christel and Phillip for another fantastic stay! We all had such a lovely, restful time in your little piece of paradise. Ella, in particular will really miss Samantha, what a gorgeous girl you have. We will try not to leave it so long next time. Thanks again!

Jane, Mark, Ella, Lottie, Maisy and Rosie


28th January 2011

Stayed in Apartment

Thank you for a lovely 4 night stay. The kids loved the pool table and the dvd collection, Milly loved the variety of animal life and playing with Ben and the country sniffs. Mark loved the outlook and access to a good fishing spot. Fiona loved the tranquility and that Milly could holiday with us. Christel and Phil you are very friendly and welcoming hosts. We will certainly recommend your place to our family and friends.

Mark, Fiona, Natalie, Andrew and Milly (Victoria)


30th December 2010

Stayed in the Scenic Caravan

Dear Christel and Phil, Thank you for a wonderful holiday in your home between the coffees, views and friendly hospitality for Mozart and myself. We will have to take Ben for another walk to the river and back. See you again.

Marriette and Mozart (Melbourne Victoria)


25th December 2010

Stayed in Apartment

Dear Christel and Phillip, Thank you for your hospitality, and we really had a wonderful time staying in this wonderful and awesome place. It is really a memorable and beautiful Christmas holiday and both me and my wife will bring these wonderful stories back to Malaysia, especially how Ben played with Gigi.

Ana and Ric (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Chris, Christian and Gigi (Melbourne Victoria)


7th December 2010

Stayed in Apartment

Thank you so much for your hospitality, We had a wonderful, relaxing weekend and Molly and Amber enjoyed spending time with Ben. Congratulations on your Award for best Family Friendly Accommodation.

Alison, Nathan, Molly and Amber (woof, woof!)


4th December 2010

Stayed in Apartment

Thank you for a lovely relaxing weekend. The dogs loved the great outdoors. We loved relaxing down by the river. The property has great views and we thank you for the opportunity to stay here. Your welcome was so warm and friendly and Ben is great.

Love from the Walkers Victoria.


27th November 2010

Stayed in Apartment

Thank you so much Christel and Phillip for sharing your beautiful property with us. Such a lovely home and garden and such breathtaking views. We appreciated your warm welcome and generous hospitality. It is wonderful to find such a truly pet friendly home away from home. We loved the animals. Ben especially is such a darling. Thanks again.

Denise, John and Gypsy Victoria


11th November 2010

Stayed in Apartment

We had a great time here this weekend. Enjoyed your home, your property, animals and breathtaking views from your porch. Thank you so very much, and hopefully, see you soon.

David, Luca and Alexsandra Melbourne, Victoria


8th October 2010

Stayed in Apartment

Thank you for a lovely relaxing time out. Nathan loved your animals, especially Ben and Samantha. He spent a lot of time playing ball with Ben and leading a very patient Samantha around on her lead rope. I spent my first couple of nights in Chinos company watching TV as the boys went fishing. We would love to come back soon and bring some friends.

Maree, Andrew and Nathan from Country Victoria


15th September 2010

(Stayed in Apartment)

We had a wonderful time. It was so relaxing and the kids had a ball!! Thank you for your patient encouragement in introducing the kids to all the animals maybe next time Finlay will pat a chook! This has been like a home away from home and we hope to come back soon.

Cameron, Melissa, Finlay, Senna and Pheobe Croydon South, Victoria


12th Sept 2010

(Stayed in Queen B&B Room)

Thank you for a wonderful, warm welcome on your amazing property. We only had the opportunity to stay for one night, but it was well worth it for Lady and myself. I will be telling everyone about this hidden treasure and can’t wait to come back for a longer stay.

Kate and Lady Cranbourne Victoria


September 2010

(Stayed in Apartment)

Thank you for the warm welcome. We had a wonderful weekend. Your place is beautiful and the river is awesome. It was very relaxing despite the extreme weather we had. (Trish)

Thank you Christel and Phillip again, for being an awesome host. I really enjoyed the place and loved the fireplace. Special mention to Ben and Chino. What smart and friendly pets they are. We'll be back. (Cherry)


30th August 2010

Thank you so much for making our ski holiday possible. Not only did we get a holiday dog sitter for Flicka the dog, but also a nurse for our sick daughter that’s what I call wonderful service!!! The house is lovely, the place is beautiful and we had a lovely stay. Thank you again.

Karin, Gabriel, Dija, Emil and Lola, and from Flicka, a special thanks. Melbourne Victoria.


16th August 2010

(Stayed in the caravan)

Very warm and spacious. Ideal for Lani (dog) and me. Christel and Phillip are the perfect hosts. Ben is great company as well.

Ross W. and Lani Tangambalanga Vic


15th Aug 2010


Thanks for the lovely stay. Pleasure meeting everyone, especially Ben and Chino!!

The Delhi Boys Victoria


15th August 2010

(Stayed in apartment and Queen Room)

Charlie and I have enjoyed a wonderful two days and cannot thank you enough. Great host, love Ben and will adopt him any time! Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. God bless.

Charlie and Heather Gold Coast, Queensland


17th July 2010

(Stayed in Apartment)

What an amazing weekend away, more than we expected. Could not have stayed at a better place. Thank you Christel and Phil for your warm welcome along with your wonderful pets and tranquil atmosphere. A perfect relaxing weekend, just what the doctor ordered. A big thank you to Ben the dog for his lovely kisses and welcoming my pets, to the hens for their lovely fresh eggs, and of course to the horses and donkey for their wonderful natures. We are looking forward to our next stay.

Claudia, John, Gemma (dog) and Judo (cat) Melbourne Victoria


July 17th 2010

(Stayed in Caravan)

I had such a lovely time, my three days felt much longer than expected. Your warmth and hospitality was so comforting, especially being on my own. Bella (dog) just loved the farm. I will have to take her more. Thank you for your time and welcoming me into your home. Thank you for being the lovely, giving people you are.

Nicole and Bella Phillip Island Vic


July 10th 2010

From the moment we walked through the door, we were struck by how homey and cosy the apartment felt ( homier and cosier than our own!) Our whole family felt relaxed. The hospitality is amazing, and we would definitely like to bring our cats Micky and Billy next time. Thank you very much. This place is truly awesome. If only we had come earlier we could have stayed a few more nights.

Sugath, Lilanga, Nevin and Hasini Melbourne Vic