Guest Reviews

"Perfectly located within easy reach of Sydney"

Katie and Alan | London UK | June 2019

This place has been perfect for us and our 5-month old baby. Thank you for providing all the appropriate equipment and toys, she loved them all. It is the most wonderful apartment and perfectly located close to everything. We will be recommendating your place to the rest of the family when they come to visit.

"14th visit to the Northern Beaches renting Holiday Homes"

Mike and Liz | Swansea, Wales UK | May 2019

Refuge Cove on Pittwater is by far, certainly the best with its glorious views and relaxed environment. We had everything we needed and more from this very well equipped flat with Robyn and Ian always there if neded. We suggest Ian goes into the bakery business - his bread is to die for!

"Fishing adventures at their best"

Pauline and James | Avonbridge, Scotland | November 2018

What an amazing place to spend a couple of days. So peaceful and relaxing, stunning scenery, great beaches, local jetty and successful fishing. We certainly had a beautiful stay in Avalon.

"1st year anniversary/honeymoon has been well spent there!"

Anthony and Sally | Adelaide, SA | November 2018

I stumbled across Refuge Cove and knew this was the place. My wife was surprised just how I planned it and our time there was fantastic. We utilized the option to cook and it had everything we could've wanted. The options to eat out were extremely good also (the Newport pub).

"Outstanding. Will recommend to others"

Sue | New Zealand | June 2018

Bed was lovely and comfortable. Views from all windows gorgeous. Lots of birdlife. Very quiet. Living area exceptional and lots of books, magazines and games. Fresh baked bread provided and lots of lovely breakfast food including fresh fruit.

"The best ever...truly memorable"

Lynne | Australia | May 2018

Everything was great. This was like a home away from home. Robyn and Ian are very generous hosts. Amenities superb. Location terrific. Local public transport very close. We will be back again and again and we have given details to our family and friends so expect lots of bookings Robyn and Ian. Thanks again. Lynne and Kevin.

"All the things you would ever want in an apartment! Highly recommend this apartment!"

Janine | Australia | April 2018

Great location and the views were picturesque, the apartment was spacious and very comfy, hosts were amazing, arriving to a fresh cooked loaf of bread, an Easter gift, milk, jam and butter, fruit platter and a pantry filled with essential cooking items. We would return in a heartbeat, loved it!!

"Absolute Perfection! Best place we've stayed"

Bradley | Australia | January 2018

Everything was amazing. We didn't need anything as they had everything there. We arrived late but was not a hassle for Ian and Robyn. We walked in and were wowed! There was fresh bread Ian had baked, milk, eggs, fresh fruit, coffee supplies, everything we needed to relax as soon as we got there. We will be back!

"A Home Away From Home"

The Cartwright's | Australia | January 2018

Thank you Robyn and Ian. We had an amazing 3 nights relaxing in the delightful "Refuge Cove" - a home away from home. Our 2 boys 9 and 5 loved the adventures and are having some serious Netflix withdrawals. Our highlights (and we will definitely be back again with our sons);

1) The very warm welcome from both of you by email and Ian personally. The fresh loaf better than any other artisan loaf we've tasted. The views and fully stocked breakfast fridge & pantry (even shampoo & conditioner) were 5-star additions. The breakfast variety, better than most hotels!

2) The location with views on both sides and privacy, we thank you

3) Culinary experiences. We enjoyed both cooking & local restaurants. Johan's was a treat and Clareville Kiosk on Thursday with BYO wine. Boat House at Palm Beach & a variety in Avalon & Newport.

4) Adventure - The Pittwater Kayak was amazing and the hike via smugglers trial up to the ligthouse.

5) The surf & sun & sand & beauty!

"What a Special Place"

John and Jo | Norwich UK | January 2018

What a special place. You feel totally relaxed on arrival. Ideal for recovering from a 2 day journey from England. Warm welcome, privacy, beautiful views, superb facilities.

Highlights were Avalon Beach, The Greek Restaurant OUZO in Clareville, a bike ride to Barrenjoey Lighthouse and of course relaxing on the balcony with a beer of 2. Thank you so much ( our second visit).

"Wonderful Time"

Maryanne | Australia | November 2017

I had a wonderful time. The surrounding national park, close by, was stunning. Everything was where I would want it to be. There was always a chair I could take out onto the balcony for having breakfast. There was butter and jam in the fridge for the bread that had been baked by Ian, one of the owners of the property, there was a large coffee table where I could place things I needed to use, there was a lamp on the bedside table, there was an electric blanket, there was an extra doona in case I became really cold!! Oh, and did I tell you there was ground coffee in the fridge for the plunger, large or small, that was in clear view for me to use - each day!! There was a lovely soap on tap for hand washing in the bathroom. There was even a beach towel just in case I wanted to go to the beach. There was a beautiful view from every window!!I was really happy with the people and my accommodation. Rarely does anything come up to this standard! Thank you so much Robyn and Ian!! The stairs were a bit tricky but Ian helped me upstairs with all my things. Totally unexpected!!

"Lovely and Homely"

Helen | GB | October 2017

The place was so nice it helped to make our holiday enjoyable. Lovely and homely. Beautiful place and excellent where it is. Had a baked loaf made for us and a few things in the fridge. One of the best places I have stayed.

"Perfect Location"

Michelle | Australia | September 2017

The perfect location for an easy weekend getaway - I wish I'd discovered it earlier! The views were stunning, the accommodation was lovely and cozy and the personal touches - including home baked bread from our hosts were fantastic. All within a short drive from Sydney so I'll definitely be back when I can.