Happy Guests

  • "This beautiful Retreat was an answer to our prayer. The perfect place to relax and recover, surrounded by beauty on all sides – inside and out. So comfortable and conveniently close to our family. We look forward to returning often."
    Jeanie & Daniel – Dubai
  • "It isn’t often that holidays let exceed their publicity photos, but this wonderful retreat certainly does! Many thanks for your kind hospitality – We are hoping to return one day."
    Keith, Susie & Annabelle – France
  • "We had a wonderful week here! We especially enjoyed relaxing on the terrace, drink in hand, watching the river movements and listing to the birdsongs, the cake on arrival was an appreciated touch!"
    Jackie & Ray – Spain
  • We had a good rest at The Studio after a whole month of traveling! We slept, ate, and watched all the native birds, swam and explored Sydney, a place definitely to come back to!    -    Albin & Maggie – Netherlands
  • Wow! this is the most beautiful spot we have ever stayed! What a stunning view… we couldn’t get enough. Thanks for the nice “Christmas evening” we enjoyed it so much! Henry is     missing the bird watch already – Manfried, Cirsten, Mats & Henry – Hamburg – Germany
  • We have enjoyed staying here…such a great comfortable place! We will definitely stay here next time we are in Australia – Elena & Sammy – Switzerland
  • Wow! What a wonderful piece of the Shire we have been able to experience. Have lived in the Shire for all our lives but have never lived it like this. Even though it was only 24 hrs. we     have loved every minute! Remember we are happy to house-sit anytime – Shannon & David – Engadine – NSW
  • Thank you for the lovely hospitality. The Retreat is beautiful, so relaxing with magnificent views – you don’t even feel like you are in Sydney – Robert, Jenny & Stephanie –  Beckom   NSW
  • Thank you for your very kind hospitality! You have a lovely home & great views! We will certainly be back again. – Hooi Lean & Chen – Adelaide- SA
  • We have enjoyed our stay in your “Retreat” The stunning views and watching all the activity on the water have made it a very special holiday for us. Thank you for the Christmas lights     tour, it was quite magical. – Brenda & Martin – Newark, UK
  • "I’m spoiled. Such a nice house and environment during (just) a business trip. Nona thanks for all your good thoughts and suggestions.
    The marvellous views. I will take back to my family and I will try to come back with the four of us. Thanks, it was great." Sjoerd Verbeek, Castricum,Netherlands
  • Excellent host & hostess, we have enjoyed our stay in your “Retreat”. The stunning views and watching all the activity on the water has made it a very special holiday for us. Thank you for the Christmas light tour, it was quite magical.  
  • Thank you so very, very much for allowing us to share your glorious home and magnificent hospitality. From warm muffins on arrival, nothing was too much trouble. We just loved it here and we will be back.
     
  • We felt so special and welcome here. The breathtaking surrounds and the cosy space will bring us back again. We have cherished photos of the wildlife and especially the vivid pink dawn. Like a week in the country but close to everything. Luscious living.  
  • An ideal spot to enjoy some peace and relaxation. Stunning views across the water and sandbanks of Port Hacking and beyond to The Royal National Park. An abundance of attractions within easy reach and perfect hosts, Nona & Richard – All this at Alcheringa, wonderful.  
  • Fresh muffins on arrival, we were made to feel very welcome. Great views and loved hearing the different bird calls in the morning. Love to come back for a longer stay.
     
  • "Alcheringa’s first astonishment is its seclusion. Then comes the view - overlooking one of Sydney's picturesque sea inlets. The third astonishment is the top-class accommodation facilities. Then there is the warmth and friendship of its hosts. What a fantastic weekend!" Brian – Nambucca NSW
  • "My wife and I stayed at Alcheringa for 2 nights in double bed apartment and my brother and family stayed in the other apartment and we both thoroughly enjoyed our stay (family celebration for another brother's 50th). The location was excellent (although can be a bit tricky to find) with wonderful panorama over the inlet. The rooms were very comfortable and well equipped. Would recommend this establishment to any visitor to this part of Sydney" Helen & Stewart - NSW
  • "This accommodation was just superb. An amazing riverside location with expansive and lovely gardens and views with a well appointed, very comfortable apartment. The hosts were very friendly and helpful" Lisa - QLD
  • "What a wonderful find. We have enjoyed ourselves so much we do not want to leave. Fabulous accommodation and views, together with faultless hosts have made this a very special place. Many thanks for your kindness and hospitality" Oliver & Richard – Cheshire UK
  • "Thank you for providing such a wonderful, warm, relaxing hide-away. It was the perfect place  for us to give Mum a mini –holiday by the water.  We are already planning our next visit! Nona your kindness and generosity was really appreciated by the three of us, John is looking forward to continuing the conversations with Richard"
    John, Kathy & Clare – Macgregor, Brisbane QLD
  • "What a shame we only booked for one night - but we will be back! What a glorious site – could not have asked for more. Truly a magical place" Ann & Kel – Canberra ACT
  • "Thank you for having us for so long you have a piece of paradise here in “The Shire” Our stay was very comfortable and we enjoyed the gardens, the birds and swimming off the pontoon on the extremely hot days we had this summer. You have made the transition from small town to “the big smoke” less of a shock to our systems"
    Lisa, Tony, Bella & Carpy
  • "I could not have wished for better hosts for my inaugural visit to Australia. You have made me feel so welcome and been so helpful. Truly “God’s country” Stunning views, stunning hosts & hospitality"
    Teresa – London UK
  • "Wow!!! What a fantastic holiday!!! Not  only have you been fabulous hosts, you’ve made us feel like family. You  have a beautiful home and have shared it with us, far beyond our expectations. We loved our time with you and appreciate your generosity and kindness. Thanks for the memories!" Peg, Brett & Elizabeth – Colorado USA
  • "Well I have been before but the view always makes me nostalgic. Besides being a perfect host & hostess, lucky me you my sister!!  You and Rick choose your site well, worked hard for it and achieved one of the finest homes in “The Shire”. I’m extremely proud of you & Rick as the house is a home as well, not just a possession" Don & Victoria –Hope Island QLD
  • "We have thoroughly enjoyed our few days at “Alcheringa” and will not hesitate to recommend it to all our friends" Stella & Martin – Sidney – BC Canada
  • "A wonderful provision for our family stay in Sydney! Thank you for your kindness and friendly hospitality – a home away from home! Thank you too for sharing your wonderful view and natural ambience. We will have no hesitation in recommending you to others" Graeme & Elizabeth – Woodforde SA
  • "You have been entrusted with one of God’s best rooms, Thank you for sharing it with us. Fabulous hospitality may you have good health and God speed to enjoy the rewards of your labour – Thanks until next time" David & Cherie – Adelaide SA
  •   "Sadly, we are leaving behind our ultimate “room with a view” but we are taking home treasured memories of beautiful dawns and sunsets and your warm hospitality" Velma, Rick Sadie & Kevin - Peterborough, UK