Testimonials

Exceeded expectations
Wow what a place, from the moment you walk in the house you will be amazed by the quality, the backyard is huge for the puppy’s to play in and the pool was to die for. This place was simply amazing and the owners were great and answered all questions before and during the stay. On arrival the puppies had treats waiting for them and we had a seafood platter. I can’t recommend this place high enough.

Heath & Tamara

Terrific accommodation!

Jeremy

Thank you Angie for another beautiful stay at the Beachouse this is now our third stay and we enjoyed it just as much as the first. I also love that you are constantly adding beautiful touches, this time the concrete path and a couple of gorgeous signs. The gardens have grown so much we just loved listening to the birds and enjoying the peace and quiet. We will be back. Trish and Tony

Trish White

We absolutely loved everything about Angie’s Garden Retreat and the location. We met Angie on arrival who was so welcoming and friendly and greeted Roxy dog with a doggy treat (there were plenty more there too!) and doggy tag with her name on it. The house is amazing with everything you could possibly need, plus more. All air conditioned. Full kitchen with everything you could imagine and a beautiful complimentary seafood platter on arrival. Everything is quality. There are books to read, movies, a Playstation for the gamers, board games and really comfy beds. The deck is amazing overlooking beautiful gardens, such a private retreat. There’s a bbq, outdoor shower and the garden is fully fenced and so much room for doggies to explore. Roxy hasn’t used a doggy door before but she got the hang of it and loved it  We walked to the beach and cafes which are very close. Thank you Angie and Roger, we loved our stay and as soon as we arrived wished we had booked for longer. Will definitely be back….. Nicole, Darshan and Roxy

Nicole – April 2017

While the home and gardens are absolutely beautiful, I can’t let the opportunity pass to inform you all how sensational the seafood platter is that you receive on arrival. A really nice touch and a real highlight in my opinion. Overall package is 5 star. Thank you.

Darren – June 2017

We have just come back from our 3rd stay at Angie’s Garden Retreat and the stay was just as amazing as the first time we stayed. The home is beautiful, very warm & homely. The yard is a great place for our fur babies to explore. There’s even a warm shower out the back to wash our fur babies after a swim and romp on the sand. The beach is 5 minutes walk and everything is so close. Would certainly recommend a stay at Angie’s Garden Retreat for a really relaxing break. Love the place. Thank you Angie and Roger for making it such a lovely home away from home!

DORIS & SVEN ALDER, NOVEMBER 2016

Well we are making our trek home to Brisbane after spending a week at the Beachhouse with our 6 year old German Shepherd who we pretty much had to drag to make leave. The house and backyard is fantastically amazing, proximity to the beach is great but most of all- dogs of all sizes are welcome (and inside as well!)
There was a bit of debate as to where we were going to go on holidays because a vast majority of places we looked at where small-medium dog only, dogs outside only, dogs must not be left alone at all, etc. So it was fantastic that I stumbled across Angie’s Garden Retreat.
We will definitely be back with Rascal who gives this home away from home two paws up with two slobbery kisses for good measure.

Emma – October 16

A great place to stay. They made us and our dog feel really welcome. Every detail was well considered, right down to leaving us a pet tag with the retreat’s address to put on our dog while we were staying there. The house was well equipped and very comfortable and the yard was secure. We really enjoyed staying here and our dog had a good time too (right up until the point where I found the out door dog bath and gave her a wash!).

J&F, JULY 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the Beach House with our two teenagers and 11 year old Mastiff. The property was lovely and clean and decorated beautifully. The beds were comfy and the kitchen had everything that we needed. The most generous and thoughtful hosts, Angie and Roger provided a lovely bottle of wine and seafood in the fridge on our arrival. Our dog was left treats and bones. It felt like a home away from home with special touches. We walked to the water and had a lovely coffee and fish and chips. Thank your for your kindness!!

BARBARA, NEIL AND FAMILY, JULY 2016

Five of us stayed at the Beachouse – three adults and two Labradors. The house was very well appointed and the garden is large and very secure – great for our two medium sized dogs to enjoy. Angie and Roger had thought of everything to make the stay for us and our dogs a wonderful experience. The only reason I rated our experience a four out of five was because of something that is beyond Angie and Roger’s control. The next door neighbour was very noisy on Saturday morning, swearing and cursing about his problems and life in general. Once he went out we were able to enjoy the garden serenity again. We will definitely be back as soon as possible.

BRETT SOMERVILLE, JUNE 2016

My wife and I along with our 2 dogs Merlyn the Newfoundland and Bella the Labradoodle stayed at Angies Beachhouse and we were all very impressed, my wife and I loved the immaculate presentation of the house and the seafood and wine along with the kitchen supplies and the dogs with the all of the thing they needed including treats. Angie and Roger made us all very welcome and our stay was really great and we give them 10/10, well done guys

DOT & TONY W, MAY 2016

I stayed at Angies Garden Retreat recently in August for one week with my husband, sister, mum and my kelpie and German Shepherd. We were blown away when we arrived at how lovely the house, outdoor bali pavilion and garden was. The house was lovely and fully stocked for all our needs. There were dog treats on arrival and a lovely seafood platter. The house has a doggy door and fully secure yard so we could relax knowing our fur kids were safe and they were so calm and settled due to the lovely environment. I will definitely be back and have told lots of my friends with dogs about this lovely place. 5 paws for dogs and 5 stars for humans.

LINDA S, AUGUST 2015

Who says it’s a dog’s life!? Dogs are not just welcome at this place but positively encouraged! No more nonsense about pets outside only and Angie and Roger even provide treats for your beloved furry friend! This keeps them happy while you enjoy the amazing seafood platter and bottle of wine which awaits you on your arrival. Everything is there for you so you don’t have to pack the kitchen sink and we immediately felt very much at home. Hervey Bay is so dog friendly that there is hardly any beach where they are not allowed. The shallow water and miles of beach when the tide is out helped us all to be that little bit fitter! I cannot recommend Angie’s Garden highly enough and I am a real fusspot for high standards!

LIZ J, OCTOBER 2014

A great tropical house close to beaches, waterparks and playgrounds. Loved the outdoor hot water shower for our large dog. Balinese hut outside is the place to be for breakfast, surrounded by tropical landscaped gardens and is excellent for the dog to explore. Fences all around so no escapees. Very private property which you can’t see in from the road. House really well renovated with a modern kitchen with every appliance in it. Bedrooms very comfortable and have a nice to feel to them (very clean). Bathroom is to die for – better than in the photos and each window in the house overlooks different landscape gardens. Loved this property for our children and especially for the dog – neighbours all nice too ! With a quiet street, privacy and modern facilities all surrounded by tropical gardens designed for the woof, I can highly recommend Angie’s Garden.

JILL M, SEPTEMBER 2014

Lovely home in a great location! We had a wonderful time exploring Hervey Bay and it was so nice to be able to bring our furry family member along. She was safe in the yard and had a lovely time exploring and playing with all the lovely toys Angie and Roger have on hand. it was like Christmas for our Bonnie. We would recommend and stay again.

CARLY B, JUNE 2014

Thank you to Angie and Roger for a wonderful stay. Everything you would need in a holiday house is provided. What a surprise was the seafood platter on arrival. Our dogs loved the big backyard and being able to holiday with us at such a special place.

BEVAN A, FEBRUARY 2014

After a very hectic week getting ready for my son’s wedding it was wonderful to arrive at Angie’s Garden for a week of R & R. The house was beautifully appointed for humans and dogs. I was amazed at the personal attention from Angie when we arrived to make us all feel at home, lots of local information regarding where to walk our dogs and what places we could take our dogs with us to eat etc. Information that proved very help as we got to take our dogs everywhere we went. It was the holiday we had all looked forward to. The dogs loved the back garden where they could wander and explore at will. Next visit I will only need to dog beds and food as everything else was provided. I would have no problem in recommending Angie’s Garden to anyone who was looking for animal (dog) friendly accommodation.

HELEN J, FEBRUARY 2014

Aptly named, this ‘garden retreat’ provides the perfect holiday getaway. You cannot help but relax and enjoy the beautiful green surroundings, lovely kitchen, comfy beds and lounge – and don’t forget to have a soak in the spa! Angie and Roger have thought of every last detail in their beautiful home, and are also the quintessential hosts, going out of their way to make sure my partner’s birthday was a lovely day. There were welcome baskets – for us AND for our two dogs! The pups loved playing with the toys provided and it was so easy to wash them using the outdoor shower after a trip to one of many dog friendly beaches in the area. We cannot say enough about Angie’s Garden Retreat, or Angie and Roger. You really MUST stay here, if you can.

SHERRI, PAUL, “LU & RI”, JANUARY 2014

Fantastic house with everything you could ever want or need & so many things that I have never seen provided by owners in over 20 years renting holiday houses. Location is great & quiet, but close to everything. For a pet / family friendly holiday house we would give it a 10/10, just perfect.

JOHN, STACEY, BEN & “FRISCO”, JANUARY 2014

Sometimes websites “talk up” a property with touched up photos and testimonials. That is definitely NOT the case with Angie’s Garden. Everything you see and read on the website is accurate. The attention to detail is spot on – right down to the dog towels, dog treats, dog bowls and dog shower. “Parents” don’t miss out – with the spa, well appointed kitchen and the super relaxing Bali hut. Angie and Roger were very welcoming even though we arrived over an our before the check in time, which was appreciated! We really wished that the three days we spent there was three weeks. I have no doubt you will enjoy your stay!.

LESLEY, JUDE & “CLEMENS”, AUGUST 2013

We love our stay and the hosts we very frendly and could not do enough for us.
The retreat was presented beautifully and clean, and all the inclusions made our week very restful.
Our only critisisem would be that there is only (1) toilet, which is in the bathroom, hard when there is 6 of you, and also wold like to have seen a balastrade accross the deck to stop anyone falling in to the garden.

Would recommend to anyone.

LEE, KATHLEEN, TRAV, LOZ, SEAN, & LYNARA, MAY 2013

We have just come back from a awesome 7 night stay at Angies Gardens Retreat. The house is very clean and very dog friendly which is what we liked about the house,as our 2 dogs are our babies and where we go we like to take them with us.BJ and Lilly loved their walks to the beach to have a swim and also exploring the beautiful gardens.The special little touches like the wine and treats were also very welcomed,never have we seen this done before.The only thing We would like to say is that if you find anything wrong with the place could you please let Roger and Angie know because if they do not know it is broken they can not fix it. We would definitely recommend this Dog Friendly Place to everyone.

KEVIN and JOAN GOTT, April 2013

Angie’s Garden was perfect for us, exactly the right blend of luxury and kid/dog friendliness. I felt our family’s values were reflected throughout the house, which is why we felt so at home. We really appreciated all the extras e.g. extra virgin olive oil next to the stove, bubble bath and epsom salts in the bathroom, heating on the deck for the first couple of chilly nights, and the list goes on. Good location, good use of space, pretty gardens, and plenty of privacy from the street. I will be booking our next holiday as soon as the online booking calendar allows me to.

RACHEL PETRO, OCTOBER 2012

a lot  of thought has gone into creating an environment for guests and their pet, at Angies. there are so many little things included to make you feel welcome, The welcome pack was great, even saved me cooking on our first night. everything was available for our pup,  bowls, towels, treats ( most important for a pug),and even poo bags. The bed was really comfortable, and the bathroom a delight. We would recommend Angies with or without your four legged friend.

JAN HARRISON, JUNE 2012

Spottlessly clean, very good beds and pillows, [not often the case in holiday rentals] Welcoming for pooches and people.

IAN & EVELYNE UPTON, MARCH 2012

Wow, wonderful facilities,so much thought has been put into every part of Annie’s, we all had a terrific time.
Hunter and Sandor loved their walks and time at the beach, especially a hot shower outdoors when they got back.

LORRAINE CATCHPOLE, MARCH 2012

A home away from home! Thank you for making our stay most relaxing & enjoyable in your beautiful & relaxing home. We didn’t want for anything as it was so well equipped with very thoughtful touches.

We loved the little treats left for us & our 4 legged babies, & we all loved the time spent in your beautiful garden & the babies having a shower under the outside shower after going mad at the doggie beach :)(one thing we would recommend though is a bench or small table for smaller babies like ours 🙂 It would make it a little easier for us people getting older & their short legs.

We have highly recommended you to many of our friends who also have 4 legged babies like ourselves so don’t be surprised if you hear from more people up here.
We are looking forward to our next visit.

NEIL & KATHLEEN TOMKINS, FEBRUARY 2012

We found Angies Gardens to be the perfect retreat we were looking for! Thanks to Angie and Roger, (and special mention to Steve the cleaner), the house was immaculate and had EVERTHING we needed and more to make our stay a very memoriable one. The extra special touches were very kind and thoughtful… Highly recommend a visit to Eli Lake where Sasha overcame her fear of swimming in the sea! A truly amazing place! We will highly recommend  a visit to all our doggie and non doggie friends.

CAROLINE BARWICK, JANUARY 2012

Home away from home – the dogs and us humans loved it. Very relaxing house with unexpected personal touches that made us feel totally welcome and at home. Great location, a short stroll to leash free beach with crystal clear water. We’ve already booked a return visit!

JENNY ASHCROFT, JANUARY 2012

What a beautiful & comfortable house. We didn’t have a dog but our kids (aged 2 & 4) had a couple of warm outdoor showers! Our 6 meter boat fitted easily in the back yard. The house was so clean and had all the conveniences you could wish for. It was a real home away from home. And to top it off we greatly appreciated the welcome pack – this completely exceeded our expectations upon arrival.

PAULA LUDEMAN, JULY 2011

A well appointed and very comfortable holiday retreat for all. All necessities for pooch provided. The hospitality and added touches were exemplary. Loved our stay as we were able to thoroughly relax. Thanks go to Angie and Roger for their availability and caring during our stay.

THE HARTS, JUNE 2011

It is not often that you find the perfect combination to turn your holiday from average to spectacular.  Our stay at Angie’s Garden Retreat was a treat for us in so many ways.  Having our precious two dogs, Luna and Sahara, join us on our trip away, and in such an amazing place, was very special to us.  We felt comfortable and at home.  Angie and Roger;, your attention to detail, the thought behind the house and the contents, and all that you provide for your guests is a winning formula.  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

VAN BILJON FAMILY, APRIL 2011

Angie’s Garden Retreat is a slice of heaven on earth.
We had the most wonderful holiday at Hervey Bay and our accommodation at this property was the cherry on top of a delicious dessert.
What a wonderful place.
Angie and Roger are just the loveliest people who have taken great care in ensuring that their place is just perfect for their guests. We were just blown away with everything that was there for our use.
Want to take a bubble bath in the spa bath, well there’s relaxing bath salts and bubble bath for you to use in the cupboard.
The kitchen is so comprehensively stocked with appliances that if you chose to cook a massive meal with a cake, you have everything that you need. It’s so well stocked, we were just so impressed.
Don’t feel like cooking…well there’s recommended restaurants who deliver to your door for very affordable prices and the food is just delicious. ‘Top Thai’ is recommended for an awesome Thai dinner.
And Angie’s garden itself….just gorgeous. What a peaceful and beautiful place. The photos here just don’t do it justice. Sitting in front of it is magical. It’s the perfect place to spend with your loved ones having a conversation and sharing some laughter. The perfect place to curl up and read a book. The perfect place to just sit and be quiet for a moment. It’s so serene and beautiful. We actually spent a couple of days there instead of the beach because it was just so pleasant to be there. That’s saying something when you think that you’re on Hervey Bay with its gorgeous beaches.
We have been to a lot of places for holidays and we have never been treated so well with so much generosity and kindness.
And of course what sealed it for us was how well our dog was received. Of course, he’s part of our family but in a lot of accommodation, that’s not how they might be seen. Well not at Angie’s Garden Retreat. Our dear boy Inuki arrived to find a basket full of dog toys (which he knew was his for some reason and proceeded to help himself to the squeaky toys), a dog jar of treats, dog shampoo, leashes to use and what impressed us the most, a tag to attach to his collar with the address of the place and our mobile number just in case he got lost. How is that for care for our loved one. That’s just so thoughtful.
We will be recommending this wonderful place to all our friends and we so hope to come back and stay there again. It really is the loveliest place to be at.
Thanks so much Angie and Roger for making our holiday that much more wonderful. We really appreciate it.

MEL, SHAUN and INUKI, APRIL 2011

What a wonderful feeling of arriving at this beautiful house with warm hospitality and friendliness. Our dogs had a great time in and out of the house as well as on the beach which was a stone’s throw away. Definately consider this little gem when planning for your next holiday. Your dogs would love the attention and treats too.

CORIN, FEBRUARY 2011

I stayed at Angies Garden for one week over the Christmas/New Year period. The home was comfortable with all the new mods that anyone could ask for. The property is closed to everything and a morning stroll to the waters edge for a swim in the calm waters of Hervey Bay is a must. The outdoor entertainment area is an excellent place to sit, relax and have a barbie or two.

LINDA, JANUARY 2010

My family and I spent a few days in January at Angie’s Garden. The house is very comfortable and the balinese hut is fantastic. Pet friendly and close to Pet friendly beaches.

BRETT, JANUARY 2010

After spending 3 nites at Angies Garden we felt relaxed and refreshed. The house is newly reno with all mod con’s and all done with very good taste no expense spared. The FULLY equipt kitchen was impressive….it had everything! Even cookbooks! Outdoor entertaining area was just fantastic, loved the outdoor fans nice touch as it was really hot! This is a home away from home and it comes highly reccommended!

KIM, FEBRUARY 2010

Thank you for allowing us to spend time in your beautiful home. We especially enjoyed the Bali Hut and spent a great deal of our time there. We found the inside a dream to keep clean and felt at home the moment we entered the front door. We would have no hesitation in recommending Angies Garden to anyone who wanted to get away from it all, yet still be within walking distance of the water and five minutes drive from the major shopping centres. Thank you once again. Beth Whitley

ELIZABETH, MARCH 2010

My family and I just spent the most amazing Easter weekend at Angies Garden. Having travelled most of Australia, this would have to be the best accommodation that we have experienced, with the most incredible relaxed ambience. Everthing is caterered for and the feeling is home instead of a ” place to stay”. The only decision to make was what to do. Have a spa, relax around the Bali hut, read a book or walk every morning & afternoon on the quiet unspoilt beach ? My only regret is that we didn’t plan a longer stay. We will definitely be returning!”

JULIE, APRIL 2010

Great location! It was very nice to enjoy the walks down to the beach – just a short stroll away. Hervey Bay is a wonderful holiday spot with heaps to see and do. Staying at Angies Garden made everything so accessable

Anonymous, APRIL 2010

We felt right at home straight away here, and the subtle touches are the things that count the most in my book!! Very comfortable and would love to come back again.

ERIN, MAY 2010

I cannot recommend this property high enough. It is welcoming, well situated and our every need was catered for. From the moment I opened the door I felt relaxed and special and our puppies were just delighted to explore the beautiful grounds. Well done and thanks for the lovely comlimentary treats.

PAT, JUNE 2010

We loved the relaxed house with the fantastic entertaining area. Our dog enjoyed the holiday also.

NARELLE, JULY 2010

The property far exceeded my expectations – my initial reaction was “gobsmacked” Too often when you book sight unseen you are disappointed and the property doesn’t meet the promotion – however in this case it far exceeded our expectations and every little details was covered. Even though the house is a “work in progress” nothing was left out. Loved it and the doggies loved exploring the beautiful gardens. Highly recommended for that relaxing getaway – don’t even need to go out except to exercise the doggies at the beach or the nearby parks. Stay was far too short and will definately be returning!

TRICIA, AUGUST 2010

we loved that the home was so comfortable and lovely to stay in, everything about it was NICE!!! anything we needed was available to use, the kids loved the stay as well and our pet dog came too, very pet friendly, we loved the beach just down the road, and how private the house is

MARIE, OCTOBER 2010

WOW, what a great holiday. Breakfast under the bali hut was awesome, the dogs loved the garden and the beaches. The house offered everything we could need, peace and quiet but only 5 minutes from the action. We will be staying again soon.

MARK, OCTOBER 2010

We enjoyed a wonderful family holiday at Angies Garden. The standout features were the quality fittings including lovely spacious kitchen and bathroom and the outdoor living area complete with fridge, heating and BBQ. The home was exceptionally clean and secure with insect screens and air conditioning. All interaction with the hosts was exceptionally friendly and accommodating and we were made to feel very welcome. We were even greeted by cheese, wine, chocolates and doggie treats. The area is very close to the esplanade for long walks and access to playgrounds, dog friendly beaches and the Wetside kids water park. It was our first holiday in Hervey Bay but we will definitely return.

JOANNE, NOVEMBER 2010

A great house and catered for all our needs including the dog

A relaxing property that is so close to it all.

Would certainly stay here again

AMANDA, NOVEMBER 2010

house was lovely everything you need for a holiday well catered for with your pet we have however been advised that we did not leave the house clean enough to owners satisfaction found this a bit off putting. left no dirty dishes, stripped the beds as requested. We did not sweep the floor? Not a very welcome end to our holiday our deposit was refunded however do not appreciate being accused of leaving toe nail clippings on the floor, yuch, would not do such a thing to such a nice house

ANNE, DECEMBER 2010

A fantastic retreat to get away from it all. Large backyard for the dog, amazing Bali hut bbq area, just a short stroll to the beach and the welcome pack complete with wine and cheese was a great touch. We are already planning our next trip!

KARL, DECEMBER 2010