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View of the private accommodation and deck from the garden.
Comfortable lounge and dining area with log fire and air conditioner. TV/DVD and free WIFI. Fully fitted kitchen with complementary cereal, fruit bowl, tea, coffee and homemade biscuits.
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View of the private accommodation and deck from the garden.
Comfortable lounge and dining area with log fire and air conditioner. TV/DVD and free WIFI.
Fully fitted kitchen with complementary cereal, fruit bowl, tea, coffee and homemade biscuits.
One of the three comfortable queen size beds with quality linen and towels.
One of the many seats around the garden for you to sit, relax and absorb the tranquility.
Fountain playing on the lake which is often visited by ducks.
Lovely reflections in our lake with jetty and areas to sit and reconnect with nature.
Male Splendid Fairy Wren in full Spring colours among Rose Campion Lychnis in our garden.
Lovely misty morning at Lakeside Garden Retreat.  Every day is magnificent and filled with birdsong.
One of the paths through the garden - this one leading over a bridge to a plant lined winter stream.
One of our arches leading into a garden filled with trees and plants both native and exotic.
Young visitor hand feeding a female Splendid Fairy Wren - a daily occurrence - how exciting!
One of many Western Rosellas among many other native birds who call Lakeside Garden Retreat home.
View from your private deck with outdoor setting and bbq.  Sit with a glass of wine and relax.
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Chalet -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Pemberton, Western Australia

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Chrislye
Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Perfect Retreat”
Reviewed 13 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Charles & Sally's Lakeside Garden Retreat is a truly beautiful, cosy and comfortable place. It was everything the pictures on the website showed & more. We regretted only staying for one night. We could have just stayed on longer to fully appreciate the sprawling gardens and surroundings, so well-maintained and constantly and lovingly cared for by the two of them. We had wrens eating off our hands, ducks swimming on the lake, and enjoyed the myriad flora and fauna so naturally a part of it all. It is definitely a must-stay place, for anyone going to Pemberton.

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Management Response
8 Jul 2017
Thank you so much for your great review Chrislye! we thoroughly enjoyed having you to stay with us and hope that you can make it longer next time. Many thanks for choosing to stay at Lakeside in Pemberton.
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Paul C
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Idyllic”
Reviewed 2 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

'Idyllic' is an over-used word, but it says it all about this beautiful spot. Sally and Charles are great hosts, and have created an extraordinary garden and matching apartment where it's a complete joy to sit on the terrace and watch the sun go down. It's wonderful to wander around the huge garden, discovering sculptures, places to sit and hidden spaces, especially after a long drive or some busier days on the coast. Close to Pemberton for food shopping: buy food, buy wine, sit on the terrace and enjoy to the silence! You really do feel 'off grid'. As I said, idyllic.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Jul 2017
Dear Paul - thank you so much for your great review! We loved having you to stay and get so much pleasure when guests appreciate what a great place Pemberton is, and they enjoy the tranquility of our garden and accommodation. We hope you will visit us again one day.
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Nic61
Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Luxurious retreat and glorious gardens.”
Reviewed 1 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We enjoyed the hospitality here for a 5 night stay just after school holidays had finished. The weather was fabulous and was matched by our stay at Lakeside. The welcome cookies, milk and fruit was a very nice addition. The hosts, Sally and Charles, gave us all the attention we needed or didn't need and left us to enjoy the gardens and outdoor deck from our accomodation. The property backs not the National forest and is surrounded by trees. The kitchen had all the necessary items and included a slow cooker too. Our barbecue had a lot of use due to the excellent weather.It got a little chilly in the evening but the potbelly took care of that. Chopped firewood and kindling was kindly left outside the front door for our use. A container of wren food left for us to use enticed in the beautiful wrens to the deck. The gardens were delightful and full of Rosellas, Spinebills, Whistlers, pigeons and the resident ducks. We also loved the dogs, Clara and Biggles who enjoyed their outdoor space, too. We would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone wanting a few days in Pemberton. We are sure to revisit. Thanks for a wonderful time.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Jul 2017
Dear Nic, thank you so much for your great review! We are so pleased that you were able to stay for a longer period of time to give you the chance to unwind and relax and get in touch with all that nature has to offer in our garden and accommodation. We sincerely hope that you will come back to stay with us, and looking forward to seeing you again.
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Sarah L
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“One Night Not Enough”
Reviewed 17 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

What an amazing and tranquil place to stay. From the moment you arrive and get greeeted by the owner Charles, you know you have found an idilic place to enjoy the surrounding countryside.
Stayed here with family, who were visiting from the UK and we had the most amazing time. As soon as you walk into the accommodation you feel at home and all the little touches, like the home made biscuits and little chocolates left around, make it feel all that more special.
The accommodation was well equipped with all the necessaries that were required to make your stay and all the facilities, were more than what was needed. As for the bed, well this was just amazing, so soft and comfortable and the sheets were like sleeping in silk, it really did make you feel very cosy and relaxed.
Though the house itself was lovely, the surrounding gardens were stunning and having the opportunity to sit on the balcony and take in the natural environment around you, was just amazing.
Thank you Charles and Sally both, for allowing us to stay in this most amazing little piece of paradise in the heart of the country, you should both be very proud of what you have achieved and it really made our travels in WA worthwhile.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Apr 2017
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Sarah. It was great to meet your family and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Lakeside. Don't forget to come back again for the Christening! Thanks again , kind regards Sally and Charles.
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MissLissi...
Perth, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
“A very special oasis”
Reviewed 12 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Truly an oasis. We took photos of our trip and it's unbelievable how gorgeous this retreat is.

Easy to find, a short drive from the town centre.
The chalet is attached to the main house so help is nearby if required but it still feels like you've got the whole block to yourself.

The chalet was thoughtfully well equipped - tea/coffee, milk, muesli and homemade cookies, so nice!

They introduced us to their 2 sweet Labradors who my 7 year old niece adored and fussed over. We love dogs, so we were delighted to meet them but they did tell us in advance that they could keep them away if needed. We also got instructions and food to hand feed the birds on the porch, which was a real treat.

If you're having trouble with the March flies, they've got some spray in the chalet.

We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone. The creativity and super green thumb of Charles and Sally made this a very special getaway!

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Management Response
17 Apr 2017
Thank you, Lissie, for your great review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope that we will meet again one day. It is reassuring, with a lovely review like this, that guests like you approve of what we are trying to achieve.
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suecudlea
WA
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“What a beautiful spot for a break away”
Reviewed 23 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

This is a divine spot for a relaxing getaway. The grounds are stunning, the house is clean and comfortable and the hosts are friendly and helpful. The little birds that visit to be fed by hand are very cute.
We took some time out from the hustle and bustle of our work life to relax and recharge. This was the perfect spot to do it. It is so quiet and calming here. The views are beautiful and the air is fresh. You can't help but feel relaxed.
The town of Pemberton is nearby with eateries and tourist attractions.
We'd highly recommend Lakeside Garden Retreat for a stay. We're planning to stay again.

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Management Response
17 Apr 2017
Thank you, Sue, for your great review, and we apologise for the late reply! It was a pleasure to host you and hope to meet you again one day.
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John-Simo...
Sydney
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great place to stay in the Pemberton region”
Reviewed 9 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We have just spent four enjoyable nights at Lakeside. Our hosts, were incredibly friendly and helpful. Their magnificent garden, populated by a range of coloured birds, was open to the public this weekend. My wife, who is a keen gardener, particularly enjoyed the property, which is convenient to all of the activities around the Pemberton region. Accommodation was clean, comfortable and spacious, with cooking facilities for those who wish to self-cater. Thank you Sally and Charles for making our stay so enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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Management Response
9 Oct 2016
It was our pleasure to host John and Gaye at Lakeside, and we thank them for choosing to stay with us. They were very friendly and interested in their surroundings. We loved that they enjoyed our garden and prolific bird population, and the fact that they took the time to visit the local attractions. They left our accommodation in perfect condition, and we would be very happy to have them to stay with us again at some time in the future.
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