Finchley B&B Wandandian   - pet-friendly

in the heart of the beautiful Shoalhaven region of NSW

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Time Flies

Posted on 14 September, 2019 at 20:15 Comments comments (0)
Wow, we're past four years in operation now, and thus far, it has been extremely rewarding. I've met so many lovely people (and their lovely pets in many cases), made new friends, and enjoyed welcoming quite a few back for return visits. The amenities continue to evolve as I improve and tweak here and there, to keep it fresh and comfortable for our guests. Our smaller unit, Little Finchley, added some time after the main cottage was up and running, has proven a great success also, particularly for single guests staying for a few days, or couples who are through-travellers, and don't need all the additional space or amenities provided by the larger unit. Both units are pet-friendly and both have secure enclosed yards where pets can roam and explore safely. As summer 2019-20 rushes up to meet us, I shall try to keep my availability dates up to date, but the best place to check is in my Airbnb links (Finchley B and B, and Little Finchley B and B, Wandandian), if you want to know dates before trying to book privately. Happy and safe summer, everyone!

First Year of Finchley B&B

Posted on 26 June, 2016 at 9:30 Comments comments (1)

And so, we have now completed a full year as Finchley B&B, and what a year it has been, business-wise. A truly wonderful summer with almost every night booked up, many delightful guests and their pets, making some new friends along the way, and welcoming back several return visitors already! Thanks to everyone who has chosen to stay at Finchley, and we look forward to welcoming many more. The feedback provided along the way has all been 'taken on board' and responded to, and is always very welcome. Our Cavaliers have very much enjoyed making new friends as well: Louis in particular really enjoys welcoming new visitors and 'hanging out' with them where appropriate.

Super Host badge in Airbnb

Posted on 11 February, 2016 at 22:25 Comments comments (0)

After a wonderful start, I was awarded a Super Host badge by Airbnb as a result of 10+ consecutive 5 star reviews from guests booking through them, which was rather lovely. Thanks, again, to those wonderful people who enjoyed their time here, and looking forward to welcoming many more.

An early Benchmark reached

Posted on 7 December, 2015 at 7:30 Comments comments (0)

I am delighted to report that as of last weekend, "Finchley" has currently received 10 consecutive 5 star reviews in the Airbnb booking site. Thanks to all those lovely people I have had the pleasure to host and who have taken the time to provide this valuable feedback as I have been getting the word ("Finchley") 'out there'. I have been so very fortunate in the people I have had to stay thus far, and Stayz and the Nowra Visitors Centre have also contributed to the great response I have received so far. Thank you to everybody who has been supporting the launch of this long-desired venture, and those who have chosen to stay here with us. B XX

Nine Consecutive Five Star ratings

Posted on 24 November, 2015 at 5:50 Comments comments (0)

So far, I am still delighted and very fortunate in my guests to date, and their feedback on what's on offer here at Finchley. I am including below a few of the authorised feedback comments from our private questionnaire...

"Best night's rest.... a fantastic place and even lovelier host! Thank you!" Li, Sydney, November, 2015

"We loved it A great time!" Ryan, Amanda, Sydney, November, 2015

"... The property had everything we could possibly need for a lovely stay. I was particularly impressed how truly dog-friendly the accommodation is. Very clean, very comfortable, Thank you!" -Kylie, Clovelly, NSW, October, 2015

"Bronwyn was extremely welcoming and her home is well located and very clean. Bronwyn was a great host, providing breakfast supplies, fruit and coffee, tea, even cookies for the kids... All around, a great experience." Joseph, Canberra, October, 2015

"We will be very happy to recommend this delightful property. Really, really dog-friendly, including 'dental floss' (biscuits) for dogs. Peaceful, a home away from home. Had to buy a painting to keep the good memories. We will be back." Alyke, Coffs Harbour, NSW, September, 2015

"What an abundance of hospitality and comfort! We couldn't have wished for more. We'll be back next year." Col, Melbourne, September, 2015


Progress report

Posted on 4 September, 2015 at 8:00 Comments comments (0)

And so, now early September, and we have had a number of visits - often with pets, and the feedback to date has been wonderful, I am so pleased! One couple and their dog are returning for the October Long weekend, which is lovely, they were excellent guests on their first stay. I have also had a longer term guest who has become a friend and we have enjoyed a number of outings together in that time.

And we're off!

Posted on 10 June, 2015 at 6:30 Comments comments (0)

We hosted our first official guests last weekend (June Long Weekend), a couple down from Sydney to escape the 'Big Smoke'! They were very nice people, and we couldn't have asked for a smoother launch into the hosting experience. I am now hoping and waiting to see their feedback on the airbnb website that they booked through, so Finchley can start to get some ratings and 'stars'. They had some lovely weather for their time here and enjoyed all that Finchley offers in the delighful views and peaceful environment. They were particularly keen to see the wallabies/kangaroos grazing nextdoor, and were not disappointed! I look forward to hosting more such agreeable people! Tomorrow, the Nowra Visitors' Centre contingency is coming here to see Finchley first-hand. I will be hoping to hear positive murmurings from between them as well!

Finchley B&B Wandandian launch

Posted on 9 May, 2015 at 22:50 Comments comments (0)

The countdown has begun towards the official opening of Finchley B&B Wandandian. We have guests booked in for the June Long Weekend, so the final touches including some landscaping are rushing up to meet me head on at this stage! Some areas (externally) will remain a work in progress for a while with landscaping projects continually improving the features and facilities available to our guests over time. I hope you will share with me the fortunes of the newest B&B in the Shoalhaven region of NSW, and the only one in Wandandian at this time. I hope to share the delights of this region with many of my old friends, as well as many new ones who are travelling through from both Australia and overseas.


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