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“Amazing & Unforgettable!”
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Deja Vu Estate
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Thank you so much Gillian for making our stay at Deja Vu so comfortable and luxurious!
We spent 3 beautiful nights in Villa Mangerton. There is nothing that is missed and the attention to detail is impeccable! We loved the brekkie supplies...especially the muffins baked fresh daily!

The villas are beautiful, modern, spacious, clean and private; and it was the perfect place to be proposed to! Gillian so kindly left us complimentary chocolates and some delicious Muscat to enjoy to celebrate!

We will most certainly never forget our time here and look forward to coming back again. I will also be recommending Deja Vu to everyone I know!
Without a doubt it is the best service you will get anywhere!

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Craig V, Owner at Deja Vu Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2013

Hi Donna
Firstly, congratulations on your engagement, it's terrific that we got to play a small part in your special celebration. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to give us a lovely review. Good luck with finishing the house, we hope the builders don't give you too much stress plus you now have to organise a wedding as well!!
We hope to see you again at Deja Vu when you need a little time away from it all.
Look after each other.
Kind regards
Jillian and Brent

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Reviewed 23 August 2013

A patch of paradise. Perfection at its best!! Every thing you need at your finger tips-right down to the marshmallows to put in the hot chocolate and the home cooked biscuits and muffins that are all complimentary, not to mention the beautiful bottle of bubbles chilled waiting for you on arrival. The design ,fittings and decor are faultless-very much an eye for detail and all the comforts you could wish for. Don't want to go home.... We will definitely be visiting this special place again. Thanks Jillian for the wonderful experience! Regards Kath and Des

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Craig V, Owner at Deja Vu Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2013

Hi Kath and Des
It was wonderful to see your review and we appreciate your kind words very much.
We get lots of positive comments about the muffins and biscuits, one of the bad things for us is we eat too many ourselves - 2 for the guests and 1 for us. I guess we just all like cake.
We look forward to welcoming you both back when you visit again and it was our absolute pleasure to look after you. Thanks for choosing to stay with us at Deja Vu.
Kind regards
Jillian and Brent

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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We stayed at Deja Vu for our winter holiday again this year and once again, Jillian and Brent were the quintessential hosts. Their hospitality, charm and attention to detail makes staying at Deja Vu Estate a rare pleasure. There is no place better in all of the Hunter Region; in fact, we refuse to stay anywhere else and have already booked in for our winter holiday next year. We've stayed in both of the villas and a guest cannot want for anything when staying here and you would be mad to stay anywhere else.

Thank you Jillian and Brent for once again making us feel so comfortable and spoiled! We genuinely love staying at Deja Vu and can't wait to see you again next year!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Craig V, Owner at Deja Vu Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2013

Hi Jim and Dave
How the time flies when your busy. It's taken a while to say thank you for your kind review but better late than never.
We we're thrilled to see you again and really appreciate that you have taken the time to write another review for us.
The next 12 months will probably go as fast as the last and we'll look forward to seeing you again next year for your winter break. Look after each other and stay healthy, keep drinking those great Hunter wines.
Kind Regards
Jillian and Brent

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

The villas at Deja Vu estate are fabulous. They are well designed and are perfect for a couple's weekend away from the city. The large country breakfast in the mornings were a great way to start a day of wine tasting! The jaccuzzi and spa bath were an amazing way to unwind. Jillian and Brent are fantastic hosts who have incredible attention to detail which ensures that your experience is very special. Little touches like the elephant ring stand at each sink were not looked for but appreciated and go to show the amount of thought they put into the finishing touches in their villas.
The villas are situated at the back of the property and offer total privacy and luxury comfort.
We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay!
We will definitely be back in the future.
Also - thanks for the muscat and after dinner chocolates - so lovely!
Liz and Brendan

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Craig V, Owner at Deja Vu Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2013

Hi Liz and Brendan
Thanks for taking the time to review us.
When we first put the elephant ring stand in the villa Brent wanted to know what the elephants were for, when I explained it was a very male moment. We're so glad you appreciated them and all the other little touches that we include.
We really look forward to seeing you again when you visit Hunter Valley Wine Country.
Until then our best wishes to you both.
Kind Regards
Jillian and Brent

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Reviewed 6 August 2013

It is hard not to enjoy your time in the hunter ... but Deja Vu Estate takes comfort, privacy and hospitality to a new level.
It started with an email giving us clear instructions on how to find this little gem of a hideaway. Jillian greeted us with a warm welcome and escorted us to our little private piece of heaven.
The fridge was stocked with breakfast goodies, there were fresh cookies and cakes waiting to be enjoyed with our complimentary bottle of local sparkly.
Of course our home for the weekend was beautiful - you can see that from the website (actually it is nice to arrive and the accommodation is nicer than the photos). The pristine and modern settings were balanced beautifully with the natural stone, brick and wood finished leaving the space feeling both modern and homey. It was the little touches that took it over the top for me... the fireplace was set up and waiting to be lit as we watched the sun set over the valley while the kangaroos munched in the lawns. Marshmallows in the cupboard to enjoy with hot chocolate. The beautifully scented soaps and lotions tempted you into the over sized jet bath or the massive shower with both a massage and rainwater shower head (you can choose).
For the tech heads .. the ipad left in the room was super useful and I am told by "the man" that the Bose sound system was pretty epic. Dvd's, board games and books are provided. The TV's in both the living and bedroom are huge. But to be honest I just enjoyed the extreme quiet that could be experienced at Deja Vu..
Your back veranda is completely private and equipped with a BBQ and table setting. The front porch was perfect for soaking up the morning sun while eating your breakfast (or taking a sneaky dip in the hot tub in the middle of the night ...

Regarding location ... it is a hop skip and a jump from wineries ... luckily for me some of my personal favorites including Piggs Peake, Mistletoe, Keith Tulloch Wines etc it is also minutes away from the Hunter Gardens , The Smelly Cheese Shop and the Binory Dairy. You really do have the convenience of being in the center of it all - while the peace of being a million miles from anything,

Basically it was bliss and we seriously considered taking up squatters rights!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank kazsaau
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Craig V, Owner at Deja Vu Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2013

Hi Kazsaau
Wow!, what a great review. You should be a travel writer. Thank you very much for your detailed comments, we really do appreciate them.
People often agree with you about the photos, they say it's nice to be pleasantly surprised when they first arrive. We really do look forward to you visiting us again and thank you for your recommendations. Word of mouth and your lovely review is most important to us being a very small business with no great marketing budget.
Thank you so much.
Kind regards
Jillian and Brent

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Reviewed 31 July 2013

Deja Vu Estate proved to be the perfect backdrop for our romantic getaway. We could not fault the location, the villa and the service provided throughout our stay. We actually preferred to dine in than out as the beautiful amenities and surroundings, which Deja Vu offered, were too good to give up! We have created such gorgeous memories here - including a romantic proposal (!), a helicopter landing meters from our villa and whisking us away to a local wine estate, drinking bubbly in the heated spa and sitting in our toweling robes by the fire with a glass of wine. Deja Vu Estate evokes happy and lovely feelings for us and we will be forever grateful to Jillian and Brent for making it all so special and personal. Thanks guys! No doubt, we shall see you again in the future.
Kate and Tom

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Craig V, Owner at Deja Vu Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2013

Hi Kate and Tom
Congratulations on your engagement, we're so happy we were able to be a small part of it and that your memories are so good.
I'm glad we didn't give away the helicopter surprise, it was close! It will be a very busy time for you planning your big day but just relax and enjoy the moments.
'We look forward to seeing you again when you revisit Deja Vu Estate.
Many thanks for your review and kind words we really do appreciate it.
Kind Regards
Jillian and Brent

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Reviewed 15 July 2013

If you are looking for the perfect place to spend a romantic couple of days, there is no better place than this. It's modern, it's within a short distance to the wineries and wonderful restaurants, it's totally and utterly private, and the price is much less than I would have expected to pay for a place of such luxury. Our advice is to crack a bottle of bubbly in the outdoor jacuzzi whilst looking up at the stars. Utter indulgence. And come in to a roaring fire, more wine and some cheese, what more could you ask for.
Thanks guys, you were a large part in making our anniversary weekend (without the kids) perfect!
Ash and Lex.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Craig V, Owner at Deja Vu Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2013

Hi Ash and Lex
It was fantastic to receive your review, we are very grateful to you for taking the time to do it.
When we first read your headline we immediately thought of the INXS song with the same name.
I guess that's showing our age!
Thanks for your comment about the price, we have tried very hard to offer value for money and it's great when people understand and recognise that.
We hope to see you again, maybe for your next anniversary! All the best.
Kind Regards
Jillian and Brent

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Address: 280 Old North Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 39 Speciality Lodging in Pokolbin
Price Range: £211 - £227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Deja Vu Estate 5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Each of the luxury villas have been located to offer complete privacy on the 35 acre bushland estate.Guests are offered seclusion and luxury around the clock.The fully self contained Villas offer opened planned living areas oriented to take advantage of the bushland and water views. The dining, lounge, bedroom and bathrooms all open out onto private decks with day beds and heated out door spas. Double sided fireplaces in the bedroom/loungeroom add to the luxury. ... more   less 
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