What our Guests say

See what Guests say about their stay at Getaway Hunter properties.

Bonnay exceeded our expectations!

A big thank you from my friends and me for recommending to stay here. Bonnay exceeded our expectations and was a perfect place for our 'girlie' weekend. I thought I might have to drag my friends back home as everyone wanted to stay longer and we have promised ourselves to return in the cooler weather to enjoy the cosy fire and relax in the big lounges.

Bonnay provided everything we could possibly want and has the feel of welcome, calm and happiness. The whole place has obviously been renovated by someone who has a deep love for the home and the area.

Linda and guests- December 2014

We had a lovely weekend stay at Bonnay!

Bonnay was simply stunning and we couldn't have asked for more....looking forward to returning in the future! The garden was beautiful. We opened the door and had no idea the house was so big. Everything was neat and tidy and the house provided us with everything we needed.

Bonnay- Kylie and guests September 2014



A perfect stay at Villa Malbec!

Jazz playing, fire roaring, great first impression. Stocked fridge was an unexpected bonus. Villa looked to be well presented on site and proved to be exactly that and more...a perfect stay.

Graham, Villa Malbec- September 2014


Villa Malbec will welcome us regularly!

What was your first impression on arrival at Villa Malbec? "Very nice, we were thrilled with the place."

Will you come back to see us? "Yes, for sure." 

What was the reason for choosing Villa Malbec? "Looking for a place to stay for our nieces birthday and she recommended Getaway Hunter."

Did we help to uncomplicate your trip? "Yes you made the trip very easy. Very nice touches with the breakfast items and bottle of wine."

Do you consider Villa Malbec to be good value for money? "Very good value"

Do you have any suggestions on how we could have improved your visit? "No suggestions, everything we wanted was there. The beds were wonderfully comfortable. The only complaint was we have had to buy a Nespresso Coffee machine after using the one there, my husband was hooked on the coffee - thank goodness Harvey Norman had a sale - lol."

Jo and Garry - August 2014

Jo and Garry

The Olive Retreat- Enjoyed being able to wind down in the Hunter Valley.

The first thing we noticed at The Olive Retreat was the view down the driveway looking at the mountains above the olive trees. The team did a great job at making the house welcoming with a fire going and relaxing music playing. We will be back and will bring friends to enjoy the area. It sounded like it would be a quiet and relaxing retreat and the fact that we could bring our furry friend to enjoy the break with us helped. The directions provided were great and the team was quick and helpful to resolve some minor issues with payments. It is a competitive price and allows us to enjoy the area while also having our own large space to relax if we did not feel like venturing through the valley. The property is in fantastic condition with a very welcoming atmosphere. We really enjoyed our stay at The Olive Retreat.

Anthony and Miranda- August 2014

Anthony and Miranda

Bonnay! Certainly planning another stay.

My family arrived at Bonnay after the long drive from the Gold Coast. Straight away we found the cottage to be relaxing and exciting at the same time!

The small touches on arrival did not go unnoticed....from fresh bread, eggs, etc to the marvellous CD music collection. And yes, we are certainly planning another stay. I chose Bonnay because of the ambience and how the cottage offers a different, old world holiday from the common resort room stay.

To the management, thank you, a wonderful long week end away from the mundane. Merci bien, a bientot.

Steve and guests- BONNAY August 2014


Hoopers Lane Villas- A beautiful place to stay!

Hoopers Lane was a beautiful place to stay. It was exactly what we needed for our short get away. We chose Hoopers Lane because it was secluded but still close to main areas and vineyards.
Lauren- August 2014


Great choice for 2 or 3 families

Ourselves and 2 other families (6 adults, 6 kids) had a wonderful stay over 3 nights. The house has plenty to recommend it, lot's of space, it's much larger than the photos portray and lot's to do.

Each day ended with gathering wood to build a bonfire in the fire pit and to fire up the Pizza oven. The kids had so much fun in the boats and tearing around the bike track as well as just swinging lazily in the tyre swing hanging from the beautiful gum tree in the back yard. Kitchen was a good size and lots of equipment is provided.

Everyone was sad to leave but happy to have found an excellent place to stay in The Pines.

Tony and guests- August 2014


McCarthy's View was perfect for our 2 families

Impressive. Clean and well appointed. Comfortable and spacious. Had everything we needed with the familiarity and comfort of a home. We had great weather and were able to enjoy the BBQ and those peaceful views. Being able to step outside and enjoy the open space was just fantastic. We joined two families (5 under 18yo) and the ten of us slept and stayed very comfortably without feeling that we were ever on top of each other. Travel from Sydney was straight forward which made for an easy trip. The proximity to Cessnock made shopping and stocking up a real breeze. Drove around the Hunter on Saturday and it felt good to come back to a house where we could spread out. It was excellent. We were there for a wedding and in comparison the other travellers had paid a lot more for a lot less comfort.

Steven and family- April 2014


Tabitha Hill suits our needs perfectly.

Our stay was fantastic and what you provided was everything we needed. I liked that it was very comfortable and spacious, perfect for our needs, convenient for what we were doing. Your knowledge, care and attention to us and the price was a significant plus. Good first and on going impressions! Would definitely come back. (Unfortunately you are already booked out on our next trip)

Mike and guests- July 2014


Bonnay will be an annual trip!

We were all most impressed with the property, all aspects were amazing, the property was immaculate, the gardens were like being in a little village in France or Italy.  The décor of the home was amazing, lots of room, lots of beautiful pieces of furniture. Amazingly well decked out kitchen. We enjoyed the tour at Tallavera Grove and the lunch at Bistro Molines was amazing. Would definitely recommend this property to others.

Louise and guests- August 2014


We loved The Olive Retreat

We loved the house, the trees and the deck...which we made good use of.  Everything was clean and neat, the kitchen was well stocked with the basics, which we appreciated, and the beds were really comfortable.  There were plenty of visitors in the shape of birds, kangaroos and the dogs from next door, Tilly and Rastas, who were popular with our boy.  It's not far to anything but it's peaceful and secluded.  The view to the hills over the olive grove and the spectacular night sky were highlights.

Peter - The Olive Retreat, October 2013



Bonnay exceeded my expectations by an order of magnitude. Margaret, Heather and I were so impressed with Bonnay...I am going to tell all of my wine loving friends about Bonnay. I love the Mount View area.

Gary - Bonnay, November 2013



Beautiful big house in a pristine location. Definitely worth the long drive from Sydney!

Upon entering the house everything was perfectly laid out, the fireplace was prepared and ready to go, the kitchen was spacious and well stocked.

Emily – Thurrumbong, July 2012



A beautiful cottage in a wonderfully quiet part of the Hunter. Clean, tidy and excellently appointed house with a very homely feel.

The flexible check-in was much appreciated and Kate did everything she could to make our stay an easy one.

Sophie and guests 

Bonnay, May 2011


Our recent stay at Bonnay was beautiful. The cottage was welcoming on arrival with fresh flowers, music, fire ready to be lit and all the essentials to settle in for a while.

The kitchen was well stocked and equipped with everything we needed to cook up a storm.

The beds were extremely comfy and the bath a divine way to relax.

Our boys (4 & 6 years) loved the fort, cows, room to run and explore, ride bikes and pick the fallen fruit.

Many a marshmallow was toasted and glass of red enjoyed by the fire.

We will definitely recommend it to friends/family and return ourselves. 


Juliet and family – Bonnay, June 2012


 I loved the kitchen and I was impressed with quality appliances provided compared to other places we have visited in the past. I think that is very important for any holiday home as families do tend to cook a lot for their kids and other members when they travel.

We loved the garden and it was very peaceful although it not far from residential area.

Suggestions: May be some lights outside near the car park and fire wood area would help.

We would like to visit some of your other properties as well.

Overall it was a great experience and made our memories very special.

Nish and partner - Bonnay July 2012


If you are looking for a great "romantic" weekend away or just time out I strongly recommend you check out Getaway Hunter - we have often stayed at Thurrumbong - absolutely fabulous.

Alistair Gray - via Facebook


To the Team @ Thurrumbong. I just want to say thank you so much for such wonderful accommodation.

There was 8 of us women who (most of us) have grown up together and have been friends for as long as 40 years. Over the last 10 or so years we try to get together every year and out of all the places we have stayed at I must say this one was everything we wanted or needed. We all had a ball, felt very at home and relaxed and really hope to come back and maybe have another weekend to go around the wineries.

So once again a big thank you especially to Kate whom I dealt with over the months. She put up with my nagging calls thanks heaps Kate....."
Alana & The Girls - Thurrumbong, December 2011


Firstly, let me just say that this is the most beautiful self-catered accommodation we have ever stayed in. It really felt like a home away from home.

Every detail of that property has been thought out with precision and I wouldn't change a thing.

What a beautiful, little, country cottage with manicured English garden in a fantastic rural setting with views into the nearby forest....in the spring/summer we would love to the garden in full bloom and open up all the French doors in the cottage to let in the warm breeze and also take advantage of the BBQ and outdoor setting....

John and family - Bonnay August 2012


We absolutely loved the stay!
Nostalgic homeliness!
Great place!
Pleasantly quiet
Beautiful property in fantastic surrounds

Beautiful property and wonderful surroundings
Beautiful property, will definitely be back.
Sugarloaf Escape *****
We have stayed so many times...
Bonnay exceeded our expectations!

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