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Casa La Vina
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

My husband an I were completely blown away with the accommodation, it is first class, and the layout of the villa's guaranteed all the privacy any couple could hope for on a romantic getaway.

The hosts Frank and Tracey totally go out of their way to accommodate any needs you might have, not that you will need anything in the rooms they are immaculate. They have a great knowledge of things to do and places to go to help you enjoy your stay.

Room Tip: Don't forget to ask for a villa with a spa.....
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Casa_La_Vina, Owner at Casa La Vina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

We always appreciate getting great feed backs from our guests, it really makes us more keen providing our little touches to make our guest have a wonderful stay. Thank you again for choosing Casa La Vina for your stay in the Hunter Valley. Yours truly, Frank and Tracey

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Reviewed 6 February 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful time at Casa La Vina for our wedding anniversary weekend. We stayed in the luxury villa with spa and were absolutely delighted with all the accouterments that Frank and Tracey had provided.

The Villa was impeccable. It was clean, tidy, and very cozy (fireplace, people, c'mon!). Definitely a top choice for a winter time escape to the Hunter. There is a well-stocked kitchen, both in terms of the bar fridge filled with goodies like yogurts, chocs, milk, butter, and of course the welcome breakfast tray, and in terms of the actual kitchen utensils needed for most kinds of cooking. I got the feeling that this kitchen is stocked by people who know exactly what they want when they stay at in a self-contained villa. I usually find myself saying "Where's the freaking paper towels!!" (There is a bbq outside near the spa), but not this trip. I mostly said things like "Wow, they've even got spa slippers to go with the bathrobes!"

Casa La Vina is also ridiculously close to the wineries. It is definitely centrally located.

It was a very romantic stay for us. There are tea light candles around the spa and when we lit those and turned off all the lights and got in the hot tub, we had the whole Milky Way shining down on us. Very nice.

My only suggestion would be for some sort of fan system for the patio, as Hunter summers can get very hot, and if the wind isn't blowing in the right direction it can become slightly uncomfortable sitting outside. But most people aren't at their accommodations during the day time - out wine tasting and such - and we are accustomed to the heat anyway, so it wasn't a very big deal.

Overall, we truly enjoyed our stay at Casa La Vina and will definitely recommend it to our friends and family - perhaps rent out the whole place and have a reunion! Thank you Tracey and Frank for your seriously well thought out and charming boutique hotel!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Casa_La_Vina, Owner at Casa La Vina, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2014

Thank you so much for a great and informative review. We take notice of what our guest have to say . We glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa La Vina. We like to provide a unique and memorable stay for our guests. We look forward to your return, yours truly, Frank and Tracey
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

My husband and I stayed in the luxury studio (without spa) and it exceeded both of our expectations. The villa was perfect for our quiet romantic Christmas getaway - just the two of us - we loved our private courtyard and the barbecue was perfect to make Spanish tapas while drinking sangria. We did contemplate visiting the local vineyards but couldn't resist staying in and soaking up the Mexican charm. We now want to go to Mexico and check out the adobes which inspired the owners to recreate in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Tracey and Frank made us feel so welcome that we are definitely visiting again next year.

Room Tip: Any of the villas would be good to choose from.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Casa_La_Vina, Owner at Casa La Vina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2014

We are happy you enjoyed your Christmas break away from home and hope that the rest of your holiday up to the north coast was a great, restful break. Thank you for the photos, and we thank you for your time in reviewing Casa La Vina. It was our pleasure having you stay with us!
Yours truly, Frank and Tracey

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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We've stayed at many top end resorts, hotels & boutique accommodation spots throughout Australia and Casa La Vina jumped out at us as being a place with a 'point of difference'. The 5 star experience, romantic getaway, self contained Villa was touted on their website and we weren't disappointed! Privacy was guaranteed from the keyless entry to the Villa itself which was perfectly appointed from the gorgeous smell of the body lotion (which I generally don't tend to use) and other bathroom products including toothbrushes, to all the necessities required for a few days away - from cutlery, dinnerware & BBQ utensils, Nespresso machine, lots of towels including separate ones for the spa and even a dishwasher which meant no clumsy washing of cups, glasses etc in small sinks. The double showers, king bed and LCD TV also received our tick of approval.

The breakfast hamper was more than ample together with a generous supply of drinks and welcome bubbles in the fridge. We thoroughly enjoyed cooking a full breakfast on the barbie on at least a couple of mornings - we even had leftovers.

Casa La Vina is very well situated and close to everything. It was clean, private, cosy, up to date technologically, and well thought of in terms of needs. The hosts, who we met as we were leaving, were warm, friendly and passionate about their business - it shows.

I would heartily recommend this place to anyone and will must certainly be making a return visit.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Casa_La_Vina, Owner at Casa La Vina, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2014

Thank you Trish for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Casa La Vina.
It is our goal to have all our guest enjoy their stay with the little touches that you mention.
Having only the three villas, keeps it private and quiet. Your kind and wonderful comments are greatly appreciated. We hope to see you back the following year. Yours truly, Frank and Tracey
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

Casa la Vina is a well designed, well built, romantic stay. There is great attention to detail in design including in the fixtures, fittings and ornaments. Thorough research must have been undertaken to provide an authentic New Mexican feel.
Ideal for couples in terms of seclusion and romance. From the self check in, to the inside and outside fire, to spa under the stars, it doesn't get much nicer than this. Frank and Tracey have done a great job. What a pleasant stay.
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Room Tip: Villa 2 was perfect
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Casa_La_Vina, Owner at Casa La Vina, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2013

Thank you very much for staying with us. We are glad you appreciate the little extras that make staying at Casa La Vina special. We wish you all the best, a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Yours truly, Frank and Tracey - Casa La VIna

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Reviewed 7 December 2013

I am so impressed with the facilities and outlook of the Casa la Vina, Mexican style,with a fountain in the center of the villas, and it is so privacy!!!! I am favorably impressed by Frank & Tracey's prompt reply and helpful when i enquired and book. We stayed at the Villa 3, the room is perfect, everything provided. We had the private outdoor where we could enjoy the BBQ grilling and sunbath.. the most enjoyable for us, we could enjoy the jacuzzi with a glass of champagne!! Cheers! Sitting in front of the firework to enjoy the beautiful weather and stars..... We do appreciate Frank & Tracey, they are so kind to welcome us, with the complimentary breakfast hamper. They are lovely and sincere! What i can say is everything fabulous, no matter of the services, the environment, the facilities of the room, the location is in the heart of Hunter Valley, so closed to the Hunter Valley Garden, Market and the wineries around... it is definitely well worth a ***** stars accommodation, and we strongly recommend our friends and you to stay in your next visit!!!!! And definitely i do stay in Casa la Vina for my next trip to Hunter Valley again.... !!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Casa_La_Vina, Owner at Casa La Vina, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2013

It was really nice to meet you both. Thank you for your review and passing on the good word about Casa La Vina to your family and friends. We hope you enjoyed your holiday in Australia with lots of great experiences and memories. Yours truly, Frank and Tracey - Casa La Vina

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Reviewed 5 December 2013

When I saw the trip advisor rating of excellent, I thought to myself that this is too good to be true. No establishment can have a perfect rating without a single blemish. Well how wrong was I. Yes the villas are lovely and extremly well appointed, but what sets Casa La Vina apart from the others is the genuine personal service you recieve from a couple of truly lovely people in Tracy and Frank. An example of this service is that when asked if it was possible to provide smoked salmon as an extra to the already substantial breafast basket supplied, they did so, without charge. All I can say is well done and it was a pleasure meeting a couple of enthusiastic people that really love what they do, this why Casa la Vina is truly a five star establishment.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Casa_La_Vina, Owner at Casa La Vina, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2013

It was good to met you both and hope we will see you again next time you come to the Hunter Valley, knowing you like your food and wine, a winter escape would be a great excuse to come back and experience a romantic getaway with the outdoor Jacuzzi, fireplace and stars.
Thank you for your kind review. Yours truly, Frank and Tracey - Casa La Vina

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Additional Information about Casa La Vina

Address: 657 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Pokolbin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 39 Speciality Lodging in Pokolbin
Price Range: £170 - £289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Casa La Vina 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa La Vina - Opened November 2012 offers three, luxury, unique, spacious adobe villas for that intimate couples escape. Located in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region. The Santa Fe inspired adobe villas, with rustic south western decor, create the feel and ambiance of a contemporary New Mexican Adobe. Featuring exposed log timber ceilings, gas log fireplace, reverse cycle air conditioning, plush king beds, private courtyards with Jacuzzi's and outdoor wood fireplace to soak up the rural serenity or the evening stars. Casa La Vina is the perfect romantic couples getaway. Free breakfast hamper, Free wireless WiFi, Foxtel TV and under covered parking AAA Rated 4 1/2 Star ... more   less 
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