Thank you for adding another "special memory" to our stay in Australia. Your home is beautiful and offers everything we would want. We will definitely be telling our friends at home in Canada The West family British Columbia January 2009
Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. It was so nice to be able to bring our dog with us and to have virtually everything supplied for us. We note you cater for babies also, and as we're expecting later this year we're very excited that we can return as a family. We have passed on your details to other families we know with both fuman and animal children. Thank you for catering to such a niche market and for your kindness and thoughtfulness.
Steve and Lyndall January 2009
Beautiful, Wonderful Perfect - honestly what more could a family want? child friendly, thoughtful to the smallest detail and wonderfully secure. It is all here, right down to the plate of homemade slice that was delicious. We hope to return one day because packing up to leave is like leaving home. Thanks for everything The Fulfords Victoria
Once again thank you for a wonderfully comfortable holiday experience. As before we thoroughly enjoyed it. Sharon
Thanks for everything, loved the treats and nicknacks, the dog loved it. You should be proud to own such a beautiful house. We hope to come back soon. Maddy - who wished she could live her all the time!
I decided to have a family holiday with my two daughters, their children and - hopefully - our dogs! But where to go? After previous holidays with pets I kew exactly what to look for! A good home with all "mod cons" for us - close to a beach for the kids AND with other "adventures" closby - high fences and a sunny yeard for our four-footed friends! Impossible, my daughters claimed. There was another stipulation - it had to be available in University and school holidays! I started searching...and searching..and searching. What bliss! Annesley Haus At the Bay! I did further research and could not believe how well it seem
ed to fit our requirements. The web pages set up by Kris Herron were very well done and informative - not only about the house but the area. So we booked and set off from Brisbane for our 3.5 hour trip - one car from Whiteside, one from Joyner and the other
from Deception Bay. We all had a leaflet giving instructions on how to get to Hervey Bay/Annesley Haus which was very helpful. To say the home was excellent is an understatement ...spacious, situated in a cul-de-sac close to an off-lead beach - high fences
with plenty of space for our dogs - wonderful, comfy bedding (we found it difficult
to get up in the mornings!) - top quality dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Here I sould also mention the spa - which was really a bonus. But more! On the breakfast bar was a bottle of wine, some home-made slices and nibblies. We felt so welcome. Then we opened the frig - bacon & eggs, sausages, bread butter, etc for our first breakfast. Then the pantry! Everything you have at home - tea, sugar, sauces, oils etc. We settled in.
Our daughter took the dogs to the beach each morning. Lucy (Golden Retriever) swam out to the horizon but the "littlies" both Maltese) just paddled. Then they returned, had breakfast
and slept in the sun for the rest of the day. That left us free to explore.
Extras for the kids? (13, 9 and 7 years of age). Well, they went horse-riding, camel riding, bat searching - had a day trip to Frasher Island - a whale-watching day trip where they met
whales, dolphins, turtles and were very well fed. The fish in the fish pond were also very well fed - daily! The local museum just a block away was very informative.
For the adults? Lovely sleep-ins - long walks on the beaches - revitalizing spas - easy BBQ-ing - relaxing in a home where everthing was of top quality! It was very well situated with restaurants, shop just a short walk away. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would
heartily recommend it to anyone wanting a "home away from home". The planning and thoughtfulness that has been put into this home is exemplary. We will return. Joy Seiffert
Our two weeks honeymooning was tranquil and relaxing! P & M Brisbane
This is a truly wonderful home away from home! We were knocked out by the thoughtfulness which has obviously gone into setting it up. Thank you so much you've spoiled us for other holiday houses" J.E.& A Brisbane
We are two couple that over the years have done a lot of travelling. We have now reached the age where we want to come and stay put. We have never struck a rented property so well appointed. Lovely for both couples to have a very very comfortable bed! G&F & J&J Vic
Superb holiday home! Amenities and complimentary supplis beyond belief. Thank you so much. RR Victoria
Well wow! That was our first impression upon walking into this house. One thing that just blew us away was the complimentary pantry of goodies. It was just like being at home. We have been coming to the "Bay" regularly over the past 21 years and have never stayed anywhere like this. C&R Rockhampton.
Thank you for a lovely stay. Very comfortable and amsazing beds. So clean and tidy, we felt special with Xmas paper supplied and needed for the last minute wrap up. Excellent security, the 4 year old loved feeding the fish. The holiday has was organised through the net and was such a pleasant surprise. MP Gladstone
Well, don't think I's ever look at a motel again, too spoilt staying here. Just loved the setup! Nat and Ange
Published Comment: "We really enjoyed our stay - from the home-cooked afternoon tea on arrival, the breakfast basket, the comfy beds, fabulous gardens and the spa. Kris and John have thought of EVERYTHING - we ve never been to such a well thought out holiday home before. And the fur-kids loved the beach (1min walk), sunning themselves in the garden and checking out the goldfish. We d recommend this home for anyone who wants a relaxing getaway in Hervey Bay."
Published Comment: "We all enjoyed the homely feeling of Anneley Haus. Kris and John were a pleasure to deal with from the beginning to the end of our stay. We highly recommend this home to anyone planning to escape the normal stress of day to day life. The added touches, afternoon tea and breakky were such a nice touch, something you just don t get in normal holiday accomodation. This is the first time we have stayed in pet accomodation, our little blue staffy Angus loved the fact that he was included for a change! We definately will be returning."
Here are some comments from our Guest Book. More can be found on the internet booking websites of Stayz and Take-a-Break. We hope that you will add your comments to our Guest Books when you stay, and of course, all the comments are there for you to read. John and Kris Herron
Published comment "I have never stayed in more comfortable holiday accommodations, from the minute I walked through the door there was a very calming feel to the home. The quality of the service provided by the owners was equal to if not better than a 5 star motel, and so close to the beach. They have thought of everything. It was so nice to have the wine and nibblies after a long drive. It was so relaxing walking through the wonderful gardens, looking at the fish in the pond. Our little dog Mindy May thoroughly enjoyed exploring the gardens C Giess
Published comment "we had a fantastic time while staying in Annesley Haus" The house is absolutely stunning, with attention to every detail including air-conditioning in every room, exceptionally comfortable beds and a lovely back and front yard area. The absolutely fantastic jacuzzi fitted three of us at one time, and we rarely left it, we loved it so much! We were blown away by the hospitality and the thoughtfulness of Kris and John (the owners) there was everything you could need in the cupboards and they re-stocked the fridge with breakfast items for us. Also they even gave the 6 of us a lift to the house, meaning they had to come
in two cars! Our experience with Annesley Haus hs sadly spoilt us for most other holiday accommodation, we could not recommend it more highly!!! Thanks again Kris and John.
Megan. Rating 5/5
Thank you so much. We had a lovely holiday. The house was perfect. The kids loved the outdoor areas, fish pond, but most of all the spa. You certainly know how to spoil your guests. Robert Coleen and Family
What can cone say - absolutely awsome! We had a wonderful first time visit to your part of the world, made pleasurable by the accomodation in your fabulous holiday home. Very comfortable, with all modern conveniences to make for restful, enjoyable stay. Many thanks we will return one day soon. Murrays from New Zealand and they returned again in 2009
What a wonderful break, Hervery Bay is a wonderful place. Whale watching an amazing experience and having a wonderfully comfortable home to relax in, was the "cherry on the top" Sharon and Bill who returned in 2009
And a very special thank you to Nat and Noel, who not only have stayed twice, but provided many of the images of the whales shown on the website, captured when they stayed in September 2010
Annesley Haus At The Bay