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Guest Review Awards 2016

Our outstanding score is the outcome of months of consistently glowing reviews, each one reflecting another great guest experience that we created.

Every-time we went the extra mile, every-time we helped a guest feel at home, every-time we made someones day.  These moments left a big impression on our guests and it showed.

From Booking.com, 'thank you for sharing your hard work, dedication and passion with all of your guests.  It's a real privilege to have you as a partner'.

Guest Review Award 2016 Booking.com HideAway Haven

What matters most to our guests

If you’re a luxury traveller, attention to detail counts — the kind of detail that is often missing with even higher end properties, hotels and apartment rentals.  

Bliss in the Bush at HideAway Haven in Albany, Western Australia.

Champagne if you’re celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary or a cake for your birthday; plush white bathrobes and slippers; reservations at hard to get into restaurants. HideAway Haven is a true vacation from the everyday, with thought put into your entire experience. Let us sweat the details so that you don’t have to.  We will actually anticipate your needs, not just respond to them as we are the experts in creating a tailored experience for you. 

If you’re travelling with your special someone, you deserve to stay somewhere exceptional. Nothing sets the stage for romance quite like a change of scenery. Plan a getaway for you and your sweetheart to give yourselves the time to relax, catch up, and enjoy each other’s company. Whether honeymooning or a new couple, time away together provides a way to cement your relationship, pamper your partner and create memories which will last a lifetime. HideAway Haven will provide you with the perfect ambience for love and romance.  We will make you feel special with the care and attention you deserve without having to ask. We offer you a personal and exclusive experience. 

At the end of the day we ensure your room will look like as if you are entering it for the first time.  In the winter the heater will be turned on, lights switched on and afternoon tea is waiting for you.   There is a guest room where you can socialise with other guests if you wish, sharing stories of your day, places not to miss and finding common ground.

When you wake up, enjoy breakfast on your own private deck surrounded by expansive and peaceful views with abundant bird life,  the perfect environment for precious time out and intimacy. You will feel as though you are a million miles away from anywhere, HideAway Haven is so peaceful and private.  Leave the rest of the world behind you and spend some precious time alone with your loved one.

expansive and peaceful views at HideAway Haven in Albany, Western Australia

Innovation and Excellence Awards 2016

The Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards give recognition to businesses that are transforming their respective industries and the standard-bearers of excellence by continually setting industry trends as well as showing significant advances in terms of innovation and improvement. With this awards programme, no business is too big or too small. The awards are open to organisations and individuals working in a wide range of sectors around the world. Our past winners have included multinational organisations working on a global scale as well as hard-working national or regional companies that simply deserve the recognition.

How It Works

Nominations come in from companies who believe they have achieved something particularly special that year, and also from industry veterans who have noticed something special about a specific company or individual. These nominations are then reviewed by our judges and the awards team at Corporate LiveWire, and then shortlisted for a final selection process. We research the companies exhaustively, and look at the industry they sit in to base our decision.This long and thoughtful process ensures that our in house teams have a thorough knowledge of the industries we work with, and also that they are able to recognise trends, achievements and talent. This means that when we give a company or an individual an award, it means they are right at the top of their field.  Source: Corporate LiveWire

We at HideAway Haven were nominated and have been shortlisted as a potential winner for 2016.  We have added our own comments to our supporting file and we excitedly look forward to hearing the results.  It's pretty exciting start to the Business Awards Year for 2016
 

"bliss in the bush"

Thanks to a dear friend whose first thought was 'bliss in the bush' when she saw a photo of HideAway Haven, we have now officially adopted it as our tagline.

You too can find the relaxation you deserve, a blissful vacation in a peaceful sanctuary. Relax in a tranquil bush setting at HideAway Haven in Albany on the south coast of Western Australia.

Surrounded by native bush & birdlife, HideAway Haven is truly special. A perfect 5 star bush retreat, yet close to the city & popular beaches. Relax & make yourself at home. You deserve it.

What is a tagline?

The idea behind our tagline is to create a memorable dramatic phrase that will sum up the tone and premise of our product.

Taglines actually fulfill a very important purpose: it let's us quickly and efficiently sum up what we are all about.

We think our tagline 'bliss in the bush' is a dramatic and memorable phrase that sums up what we are about.

Qantas Australian Tourism Awards 2015

The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards are the tourism industry’s premier awards program and most anticipated event, celebrating and recognising excellence in tourism.

The 2015 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards will be held at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre on Friday 5th February 2016 and HideAway Haven is a finalist in the Hosted Accommodation category and will representing Western Australia. Our flights are booked, accommodation booked and a few other exciting plans while we are there.

Albany will be well represented with the City of Albany and The Lake House in Denmark finalists as well.

It's variety that makes it so exciting

There is nothing monotonous or boring about our Albany weather, and it's because of its diversity that we have such wonderful landscapes and countryside. 

While most of Australia will be experiencing record temperatures with no end in sight, we will be “enjoying” another cool summer. 

The relentless blue skies and hot burning sun became very exhausting.  In Albany even on a warm day our sea breeze kicks in early afternoon to bring refreshing relief from the heat.  No need for air conditioning, just open up the windows.  

We think "cold" is when the white flakes come down, and we don't experience winters like that in Albany, unless you are on top of Bluff Knoll. Albany winters are quite mild and you can often find a sunny spot on a beach somewhere that is sheltered from wind to enjoy hours of real warmth. 

Most days are very comfortable, but it's important to be prepared for both cold and warm weather. Pack wisely, dress in layers and you will be able to enjoy Albany whatever the weather conditions.

Photo © ShaverGraphics.com

Just breathe .....

Just breathe,

Where is the one place where you can just stop and breathe?
The one place the mere sight brings a sense of relief?
The one place where the sound brings waves of relaxation?

The Beach.

The Ocean.

With the pure white sands and turquoise waters, Albany truly boosts countless pristine beaches. There will always be a beach where you can walk on, to contemplate life or let go of stress, where there will be no one disturbing the peace that you are seeking.
Early morning walks along the beach, whilst watching the sunrise, is a peaceful way to start the day or late afternoon picnics on the beach watching as the sun slips below the watery horizon is a perfect way to end a day.

What a perfect way to spend time.


Bird Week

National Bird Week

National Bird Week 2015 takes place between Monday 19 October and Sunday 25 October.

The celebration of National Bird Week has its origins back in the early 1900s when 28 October was first designated by our predecessor, the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union, as the first ‘Bird Day’. BirdLife Australia organises and promotes Bird Week with the goal of inspiring Australians to take action and get involved in bird conservation efforts.

At HideAway Haven we have 45 different varieties of birds.  We have created a bird habitat through planting and providing water.  We avoided the use of poisons in our garden which increases the number of insects available to our birds.

When we planted our garden we chose a mix of plants that provided a complex vertical structure from the ground up; ground covers such as grasses and ferns, small shrubs, tall shrubs and a couple of trees.  Lots of layers means lots of different places for different birds to use.

We ensured we had different plants flowering/fruiting/seeding throughout the year so there is always something happening. 

 

Some species we have planted:

Banksias: nectar and shelter

Banksias produce lots of nectar and they also have many inflorescences (flowers) inside the shrub, helping to shelter birds while they feed. In addition, if you observe banksias in the bush you will notice that they are usually part of a thicket of other plant species that afford protection to the birds. The flowers also attract insects.

Acacias: seeds, insects and shelter

Acacias are commonly known as wattles. Many of the wattles provide excellent cover for birds as well as providing food in the form of seeds or insects. Some wattles grow quickly into small to medium sized trees, but there are several others that grow between 3 m - 5 m and others that grow to only a small size.

Callistemons: shelter, insects, nesting materials

Callistemons are commonly known as bottlebrushes. 

Correas: nectar

Correas typically have bell-shaped flowers and attract honeyeaters and other nectar-feeders. Suitable species include:

Leptospermums: shelter, insects, nesting materials

Leptospermums are commonly known as tea trees.

Melaleucas: shelter, insects,nesting sites, nesting materials.

Melaleucas are commonly known as 'honey myrtles'. Suitable species include:Grasses, reeds & sedges: seeds, nesting material

Grasses, reeds & sedges: seeds, nesting material

All our plants have come from our local nursery Ardess Nursery where  they educate, inspire and assist their customers  to preserve, manage and develop their lands, yards and gardens to benefit native wildlife and to promote public awareness of the interrelationships of all living things.   Thank you Ardess for our beautiful Award Winning Garden.

Supporting Nicola's Dream

At HideAway Haven we love being able to support and encourage others to follow their dreams. Nicola at iSail360 is going to sail around the world as part of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. We are cooking a 3 course Italian dinner and selling seats at the table to the highest bidder to raise funds. We have 2 seats left to sell. Bidding starts at $150.
Menu
Entree - Vegetable Strudle with Gorgonzola Sauce
Main - Pasta alle Felice or Black Rice with baked fish
Dessert - Tiramasu with Strawberries from Freshpict Strawberry Farm
Side Salad with Over the Moon Organics Feta Cheese and HL & BJ Shapland greens
Wine has kindly been donated by GALAFREY WINES and Cameron Bergsma 
Home Made pasta donated by Nilla's Italian Kitchen
HideAway Hostesses are bringing a little part of Northern Italy to the Albany Region

The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges in the world and an endurance test like no other. With no previous sailing experience necessary, it’s a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht, starting London in August 2015. Participants do not need any sailing experience, they must have a good level of fitness, be over 18 - and have a thirst for adventure into the unknown. The race is divided into eight legs and participants can choose to complete the full circumnavigation or select individual legs. We look forward to seeing them in Albany. It is the only race in the world where the organisers supply a fleet of twelve identical racing yachts, each with a fully qualified skipper to safely guide the crew.  Nicola is in Team Max.  We wish you safe travels, loads of adventures and precious memories.  Go Nicola!! we at HideAway Haven are so proud of you!!

Creating the X Factor

The X Factor isn’t just a popular prime time television show, it is a term that has now come to mean someone or something that is interesting, exciting and unforgettable. In business terms, the X Factor is the edge your small business has, that makes it stand out from all the rest.

Taken from the blog of CashFlow Manger - our book keeping system

So what is HideAway Haven's X Factor? 

Is it the feeling you get when you arrive and walk down the stairs of peace, relaxation and connecting with your loved one?

Is it the breakfast that greets you each morning - full of great local produce, lovingly prepared and delivered to you for you to enjoy in the company of other guests or in the peace and privacy of your own deck?

Is it the bed that you snuggle into at night that guarantees a perfect nights sleep.

Is it our superior attention to detail, to your every need and requirement.

Jot down your thoughts in the comment box below and let others know what you think our X Factor is.

HideAway Haven - Luxury 5 Star Accommodation - Albany.  Ph 08 98449417  or 0437 449414

Trip Advisor Rates HideAway Haven as #1 of B&B/Guest House/Inn in Albany with 100% rating

 

HideAway Haven, 5 star Luxury Accommodation in Albany is the perfect peaceful, secluded, isolated, private, rustic, treetop, quiet lodge - luxury accommodation surrounded by nature for the Corporate or Business Traveller, Romantic Retreat, Honeymoon, Weekend Escapes, Couple Pamper Weekend, Babymoon, Girl's GetAway, Overseas Traveller, Small Groups, Families, Share with Friends, Wedding Night, Wedding Day Preparation, Intimate Wedding, Adult B&B and Foodies to experience the Wine & Food region on the South Coast.

We are the perfect B&B, Lodge, Inn or Guesthouse for those who enjoy peace and tranquility and 5 star customer service.

HideAway Haven is also ideal for travellers seeking self contained accommodation to self cater their needs while away from home.  If you are tired of eating out in restuarants, come stay awhile.  With a full kitchen and BBQ facilities, you can enjoy some home cooking.

HideAway Haven is an adult retreat and not suitable for children.

Grab your camera and enjoy our beautiful Albany Region on the South Coast of Western Australia.

New to HideAway Haven ~ Massages by Radiant Being

Why not indulge on your arrival at HideAway Haven

We love working with Hayley and her team - her massages and yoga sessions are already part of our packages.  We are excited to be able to offer her massages to all our guests either on arrival or during your stay.  Subject to availability.

Deep Healing Relaxation by Radiant being

Nurturing and Healing massage therapy to ease aching muscles, let go of stress and tension, boost immunity and improve general wellbeing. A cascade of deep relaxation allows the transformational benefits to saturate your being.

Savassanna Full Body Massage

Feel the prana (life energy) circulate and de-stress you with this deep meditative massage designed to open the nadis (pranic pathways) and harmonise the seven chakras that govern your endocrine and immune system, maintaining a sense of emotional and psycho-physiological balance.

Available in Bush Land only - massage in the privacy of your own room.

 ($345 for 2 x 1.5 hours massages.)

Taoist Head Neck & Shoulder Treatment

 Deeply relaxing treatment focusing on the upper back shoulders and neck. Craniosacral techniques are incorporated into this treatment and the body responds beautifully. As each pressure point is released a equilibrium is reached and all stress and tension in the muscles simply melts away. 

 For details on other massages available you can DOWNLOAD a brochure or find more information on our webpage

QR Code for HideAway Haven

 

Keeping up with technology 

A QR Code (it stands for "Quick Response") is a mobile phone readable barcode.  It is a print based hyperlink text with our web page encoded into it.  Point your mobile phone at it and if you have the QR Code decoding software installed on it, your browser will fire up and go straight to our web page. 

How cool is that?  We will put it on our brochures and business cards and make it easier for prospective guests to find us!!