Why our guests return time and time again…

Our guests often comment that they have found a piece of paradise and they want to keep the secret for themselves. We have been host to marriage proposals, honeymoons and anniversaries and many happy family holidays.

This is what they have to say…

  • I had almost forgotten how to truly unwind before I came to this little piece of heaven! Set amongst the rainforest within very short driving to Kangaroo Valley, Berry or Nowra, you find yourself in another world away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy spots. If you are looking for absolute quiet, where you can sit all day and listen for the birds singing their delightful songs, or take the time to watch the fog lifting off the valley below and see the new day beginning breathing in the fresh air and watch as the lighting keeps shifting through the forest greenery, see at dusk the critters come out hopefully or take a walk chancing to spot the many wombats living here (we saw a few and their friends the Echindnas) this is the place to stay. Sally and Ian are perfect hosts setting up the pantry with the necessities, far above the salt and pepper, tea, coffee, and sugar ensemble one would expect. The fridge is plenty big enough and the oven works well enough you will not miss their is no microwave and actually ask yourself why do I have so many things in my own kitchen that I never use? Wonderful pillows, bedding, and cut wood at your door step, and I am very particular about cleanliness. Even the tub area which often shows signs of mold in the finest accommodation was perfect. Plenty of hot water, the only criticism I have is that now I think my home is too large and I want to simplify my life, move to this area, and be Sallys neighbor and share extras from our gardens. If you are looking for a rustic but perfect, clean and absolutely good find where you will not want to write a review like this for fear of never being able to rebook since it will be occupied but feel compelled to do the right thing…….look no further.

    Cindy | February 2016

  • This trip was exactly what was needed to recharge from the busy bustle of city life. Sally was very helpful with advice on things to do to make our trip memorable. The cabin was an excellent mix of country charm with all the creature comforts. The location was an easy drive to Kangaroo Valley and Berry. All in all it was a very peaceful and rejuvenating trip away. I cannot wait for the next visit to Red Dog!

    Felicity W | October 2015

  • This is perhaps the nicest holiday rental cottage we have ever stayed in. We loved everything about it, it was secluded, quiet, comfortable and relaxing. A couple of highlights were the rustic bathroom and the verandah enclosed by mosquito mesh … a lifesaver for people like me who get bothered by the mozzies. We’ve been meaning to go back for ages… actually writing this review makes me want to book it now. Expect us back in a couple of months! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thea | July 2015

  • The world got greener as we left Sydney and entered the Kangaroo Valley. Each kilometer took us further away from the bustle of everyday life and closer to complete peace and quiet. The drive down onto the property shut out world behind us. Our Cottage emerged a minute or two later from out of the rain-forest on our right. With the expansive views of the Valley and the BBQ on the porch, I was tempted to go no further and set up shop right there. On request, the fresh eggs from Sally Larsen’s chicken coop were left in the fridge. The kitchen had everything we needed and with open blue skies and some late afternoon sun, we fired up the barbie and so began our Red Dog Retreat adventure. The cottage had everything we needed to enjoy a slow-paced, relaxing few days. 2 comfortable bedrooms and a cosy living room were perfect for us. Close enough to both Berry and Kangaroo Valley village center it was an excellent base to begin our explorations

    Ken W | September 2015

  • Loved it! This is my second stay at Red Dog and I loved it both times. The cottages are rustic and quaint but really comfortable and well equipped ..and they are both well positioned so you can’t see the other one. I especially love sitting out on the deep veranda listening to the rich choir of bird song….and that I can take my dog! Sally is friendly and helpful and responds promptly to queries. The surrounding countryside is lovely and nearby Kangaroo Valley village and Berry both interesting to visit. We’ll definitely be back!

    Deb | March 2014

  • The perfect retreat – Having discovered Red Dog about 18mths ago itโ€™s become our special place as a family to relax and chill out and we have returned so many times. From the moment you turn off Tourist Rd and drive down to the cottages through the beautiful rainforest you know you’ve arrived somewhere special. The tranquillity of Red Dog is perfect with freedom and space for the kids and dogs to run and explore. The cottages are simple, clean and extremely cosy with lots of thoughtful extras left by Sally. Can’t recommend it more highly.

    Fiona | April 2014

  • Thank you for allowing us to share this wonderful part of the world with you. The cabins were very comfortable and provided us with every amenity we needed. And the birds and wombats kept us company. Thank you again for a wonderful stay.

    Jo Fleischner | December 2013

  • A great place to relax for the weekend. Great sites to visit and our dog enjoyed all the beach walks.

    Chris and Suzie | November 2013

  • A wonderful weekend away with dear friends. The spectacular views and wildlife were enjoyed by us all. The peaceful surroundings were just priceless.

    Mike, Chrissie, Franco, Nicole and Hannah | November 2013

  • What a beautiful cottage! We absolutely loved our weekend here. So peaceful, loved the fireplace and the spa bath. Also happened to be the place we got engaged! So well definitely be back. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Tamara and Gavin | October 2013

  • Thanks so much for letting us enjoy your lovely retreat. We have had a great time, very relaxing and peaceful. Just loved everything about this wonderful place.

    Jennie, Belle and Pat | October 2013

  • This was our third stay and it gets more lovely and harder to leave every time. Thank you for a wonderful week (perhaps two weeks next time).

    Cresswell family | September 2013

  • Red Dog has offered the perfect retreat. The days here seem longer but it has still passed too quickly. I look forward to returning again to your little piece of paradise. Many thanks.

    Sam | April 2013