Monday, 10 June 2013

Laura's Country Homestay


During our time in Jervis Bay we rented the most beautiful holiday home, Laura's Country Homestay. Laura rents out her house to holidayers and wedding parties, and we could not believe how lucky we were to be staying here. Our welcome committee consisted of Frank the dog and Lilly the cat, and those two pretty much became our adopted pets for the whole weekend. The house was filled with comfortable furniture, art and books. The kitchen was dreamy, stocked well with all manners of pots and pans, crockery and utensils. There were three covered patios, a barbecue and a piano. At night, we could watch a colony of flying foxes come awake while sipping a beer.

Laura herself stays in a small studio in the garden when she has guests, and we were given total reign of the main building. Laura sat with us one evening after dinner for a chat, but we did not feel intruded upon at all. It was more like having a friendly neighbour over for a drink.

The house had such a good vibe, I felt at home right from the minute I walked in. I even got up early each morning to do yoga in the airy study, something which I hadn't done for months before. I wished we could have stayed longer, or Jervis Bay was closer for us to return to Laura's sanctuary. If you are ever in that area, I cannot recommend her homestay warmly enough.


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© Text & Photos - Annika - All The Live Long Day (unless otherwise stated).

14 comments:

  1. What a lovely place! It looks so comfy!

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    1. There were so many nice little nooks to sit and relax, I wish I could have had a week there just to read and listen to music!

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  2. how gorgeous is that place, wow! The lighting is so beautiful and soft. Beautiful photographs.

    Cheers.

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    1. Thank you. :o) I loved it there. And it t was a place that was being loved, you could tell.

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  3. OH MY GOD!!! so adorable! love the kitchen.. actually I love everything! Laura definitely has a great taste! Brilliant place! :)

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    1. It was definitely a dream house!

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  4. What a beautiful place. You could spend the whole weekend just admiring all of her treasures in the house. The kitchen is really neat. Great photos.

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    1. Thank you. I did love looking at all the collections. I'm sure all the little things have some kind of background story.

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  5. looks lovely! SO much better than a hotel with the teensy "kitchen". That wooden carousel is adorable - is it a vintage toy?

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    1. Hi and thanks for your comment! I completely agree, this was better than any hotel could ever be! I'm not sure about the carousel. I didn't dare touch it, but it looked like it was spinnable.

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    1. One of the 'things' that made me love it there! :o)

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  7. There are jealousies right now. This is gorgeous! Oh, I need to travel. Like NEED to.

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    1. Well, this was the best place I've ever stayed at! It felt so homely! And yes, do travel!!! I love seeing new places and exploring, even if it's just a day trip or a new part of your own town. New experiences and impressions always totally invigorate me.

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