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Just a few comments from the visitors book.

22 March 2015 Bower Cottage
"Dear Anna, We loved the little cottage. Very comfortable, cozy and clean. The bed was so comfortable and every little thing was thought about and in it's place. We had a wonderful stay and a perfect end to our mushroom hunting weekend. We will come again and definitely will recommend you to our friends. With kind wishes and great open spaces" F and L Avalon
 

2 January - 4 January 2015 A Bower Above
"Dear Anna, Thanks for the perfect weekend away! The studio is such a gem and so, so peaceful. We definitely appreciated the breakfast basket. We loved waking up to sunshine streaming onto the bed and watching the sunrise from Evans Lookout was sureal. Thanks again for the relaxing weekend we are both so ready to tackle 2015! Best regards," C and R.

28-31 July Bower Cottage
"Hi Anna, We had a wonderful stay, going home refreshed apart from sore legs from all the walks! Lots of wonderful touches make your cabin feel like home. Will share with others - but not too many, we want to come back! " M and J

20 March 2014 A Bower Above
"We must have got the four best autumn days ever and in such a pictureque spot. Sitting on the verandah Nina said "Where is this Bower Bird?". On cue he landed in the claret ash, said hello and did a fly by just a few feet away... catching the sunlight on his blue satin feathers. Thanks for letting us stay in this lovely spot." T and N Canberra

28 September 2014 Bower Cottage
"Dear Anna, We enjoyed another lovely stay at Bower Cottage - our 10th since 2006! We had a bit of rain on the first day (which treated us to a magnificent double rainbow at Govett's Leap!) but it soon cleared up for the rest of the weekend.  Evans Lookout, Rhododendron Gardens and Leuralla were wonderful in the early spring. We don't regret eating at Le Siam, Bistro Niagra and the Carrington either. See you next Autumn. Thanks as always" P and W.

18 June 2013 A Bower Above
"Dear Anna, Okay - magnificent - restful - peaceful - perfect. As Arnold Schwarzeneger was fond of saying... "I'll be back"
Thank you so much." J and J Sydney.

22 February 2013 A Bower Above
"Dear Anna, Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful space to relax and refresh in. I think we spent more time rejuvinating and bird watching here than anywhere else in the mountains. Just perfect! We'll be back to A Bower Above for sure." Blessings A and D.

10 April 2013 A Bower Above
"Thank you so very much for the most peaceful, delicious retreat from our usually busy lives! It has been a real pleasure to stay at A Bower Above where there was everything we needed and more. We will certainly be recommending you to our friends and family. Hope to see you again." A and B

1 February - 3 February 2013 A Bower Above
"What a special weekend, Highlights included: Bower birds playing in the gum trees - Black cockatoos greeting us on arrival - A warm fire after a freezing 8 degree summer's day! - Mt Vic Flicks - watching the mist float up over the canyon - cold champagne in a warm bubble bath and of course Anna's hospitality. We'll be back." L and S Sydney

22 June 2012 A Bower Above
"Of all the places to stay in the mountains to celebrate our anniversary we are so glad we chose A Bower Above - so peaceful cosy and romantic. Thanks Anna!" Buck and Deanne www.buckanddeanne.com

03 May - 11 May 2012 A Bower Above
"Dear Anna, A huge thank you for the beautiful week, we so enjoyed A Bower Above. It was well worth the drive from Brisbane to be blessed with this fabulous hideaway. It was a sensory delight, the essential oils, the pomegranate body wash, the flowers, bread, the chocolate, the pillows and a surprise around every corner. We are so glad and blessed to have chosen this place to stay at... Thank you."  E and L Brisbane

26 March - 1 April 2012 A Bower Above
"Dear Anna, Thanks for preparing our room so beautifully and it was so well stocked and with special finishing touches. We were the lucky ones to enjoy an almost dry week, allowing us to do walks every day. The most splendid one was today's Grand canyon, one that I personally found one of the best in the whole of Australia. Sitting on our deck we found it so peaceful to listen to the sounds of nature and to see so many birds around. The bower birds especially made the cottage's name so true. Thanks" J and J North Tamborine QLD

18-26 December 2011 Bower Cottage
"Dear Anna, Thank you for making our honeymoon and first Christmas together so memorable. You have really gone the extra mile for us and we are so grateful. We will most certainly consider coming back - maybe to celebrate an anniversary or two :)" Thanks again T and K QLD

1-15 December A Bower Above
"Anna, Thank you so much for a wonderful stay at A Bower Above. I still find it difficult to believe how peaceful this place is! I have had a very relaxing stay here in this cosy apartment for the past two weeks. The views and attractions close to this area were also beautiful. Now for my trip to Sydney before returning to the UK." K Leeds, UK

2 September 2011 Bower Cottage
Thank you for your warmth and hospitality. Your cottage has felt like home to us and has given us a much needed rest and chance to wind down. We have loved the peace and quiet, the interesting bird noises, the wonderful views and long walks all with in a short distance. We hope to visit again and explore the Blue Mountains further from such a comfortable base. We hope that you will call and see us too in our little slice of paradise in Tassie. Best wishes J and D Tasmania.

18 March 2011 Bower Cottage
"The internet search produced a wonderfully human response. It was such a privilege to be able to share some of the magic here in the Blue Mountains. Thank you - all your care has restored body, soul and mind. Loved the book on Andy Goldsworthy - and all the reminders of nature's beauty. We look forward to visiting again. PS Thanks for the harvest from your herb garden. It made lovely tea." S and N Sydney

March 2011 Bower Cottage
"Dear Anna, Thanks yet again for another wonderful stay. Love the changes, love the peace, love the mountains! We'll be back... again and again and again! "  S and G (Canberra)

27 - 29 January 2011 Bower Cottage
"Our third stay at Bower Cottage... We love the quiet, so peaceful and great to have some cool breezes... It's great that you have lots of personal touches... and also consider the environment. We'll be back again."   J A and L (10 months)

22 -24 Jan A Bower Above
" Anna you have created a truly unique artist's collection in this beautiful home. The selection of wood, Tuscany like colours and shapes are an impressive statement of selection and taste. We congratulate you on your art and this beautiful tree house cottage suite. Thank you for your hospitality, beautifully done and the visually appealing ambience."   C and K New Jersey USA

10 -12 Dec 2010 Bower Cottage
"Our second stay. Again we had a wonderful time. What a peaceful place. The Grand Canyon hike it truly magical! " J, A and L (eight months)

December 2010 Bower Cottage
"This was just what we needed after our three day trek. It was warm, comfortable and very relaxing. Such a beautiful place we will be back."  N and S Sydney

December 2010 Bower Cottage
"Dear Anna, We immensely enjoyed your cosy hideaway. With your personal touches - candles and fireplace burning - we felt really at home. Thank you very much for the wonderful stay in beautiful surroundings. We did a lot of walking!"  Regards, H and l Netherlands

November 2010 A Bower Above "A very lovely space and place for two people very much in love - a perfect combination. So relaxing, so much our place. Thank you" L and A

 

14 October A Bower Above
"Wonderful - warm - generous - friendly."  J and M Bermagui

18 September 2010 A Bower Above
"Dear Anna, Thank you again for such a perfect weekend. This gave us the opportunity to completely relax and connect. We leave rejuvenated by the mountain air. Look forward to returning again and again."   R and E

30 August - 3 September 2010 Bower Cottage
"We really enjoyed ourselves here and had five most wonderful days here. Thanks for your hospitality, everything was perfect. We are already looking forward to our next holiday at Bower, but this time during the snowy period, so don't forget to give us a call. We will definitely recommend Bower Cottage Accommodation to all our friends wanting to relax and have a good time."   R and P

2 - 5 July 2010 A Bower Above
"Dear Anna, Thanks for your warm welcome on a grey, chilly winters day. A Bower above was a warm, welcoming haven, exuding charm and ambiance. A winter retreat that we did not want to leave, but did so to explore our surrounds. Could not wait however to return to our warm loft to soak in the spa, drink a wine or two and relax. This was the perfect place to come for our anniversary and we look forward to returning in the future. We don't want to leave it has been so relaxing and peaceful."   Thanks again. V and G Werrington Downs

13 - 18 April 2009 A Bower Above
"We wanted to thank you for such a beautiful stay over the past six days. A Bower Above has been really cosy and lovely to wake up to each morning. We have really enjoyed our stay! Thank you!"   J and K

13 March 2009 Bower Cottage
"We had the most beautiful night here. The energy of this place is hypnotic. The music, the bath, the fireplace, the trees, light rain and candles. What more can you ask for to make life special. So many thanks."   R, H & J

6 - 8 February 2009 Bower Cottage
"A beautiful Blackheath weekend @ Bower Cottage - the perfect place to be on Sydney's hottest weekend! We've had the most wonderful time. We celebrated our wedding night - our first night together - our first anniversary and now our tenth anniversary all here at Bower Cottage. What wonderful memories this place holds for us. Ten years on and Bower is still a romantic, comfortable, friendly place to be. Our celebrations this weekend made all the more joyous as we discovered our third baby is in the making!"   P & T Sydney

23 October 2008 Bower Cottage
" Thank you so much for sharing your little piece of heaven with us. Bower Cottage is just beautiful and so relaxing. The peaceful atmosphere was amazing and the snow was a thrill considering I have not seen it before. Your warm welcome and beautiful personal touches have made Bower Cottage perfect for our honeymoon. We would love to come back."   J & H

17-19 October 2008 Bower Cottage
"We loved Bower Cottage and think that the Grand Canyon walk might be our favourite in the Blue Mountains. Starting at Neates Glen, watching the sun through waterfalls at the bottom, coming out at Evans Lookout, then walking through the waratahs to a fantastic lunch at the Bush Rock Cafe was all amazing. Staying at Bower Cottage was a wonderful joint 40th birthday present! "   R & S  

25 October 2007 A Bower Above
"A wonderful place to explore the Blue Mountains from. One of the most idyllic places we've ever stayed in. Thank you! "  J & J Melbourne

1 October 2007 A Bower Above
"Firstly, thank you for making this hideaway so replenishing on every level. It is full of architectural delights - the windows that let the swaying trees delight the eyes, the birds and the swish of the trees to delight the ears and the inner sanctum itself. It all works. Thank you for making our holiday so special. We bush walked, we explored, we ate and we read and more!"   P & J Adelaide

26 June 2007 A Bower Above
"Thanks so much for having us to stay at your lovely apartment. It's become very difficult to find accommodation anywhere that is as tasteful and comfortable as this and the location makes it all the more relaxing. We enjoyed the DVDs too. Thanks again."   R & C Bondi

8 June 2007 A Bower Above
"Thank you for a wonderful stay. There are barely enough superlatives to describe how lovely it is to have a break from the day to day grind at a place as charming and as friendly as A Bower Above. Thanks again for all your care and attention."   E & C Sydney

6 May 2007 Bower Cottage
"Thank you for making our stay at A Bower Above so relaxing and homely! It was the perfect weekend getaway. In fact my favourite weekend away ever!"   A & B Berowra

16 - 18 February 2007 Bower Cottage
" You made our sixth wedding anniversary a time to remember. It's hard to put into words how happy we were. Thank you for every little thing. Chocolates, flowers, breakfast, fragrant oils and the spa was fabulous! You really do have a "slice of heaven" here. Thanks ever so much."  P & F Killcare Heights NSW

9 - 11 January 2007 Bower Cottage
"The two of us had a fantastic time here in the Blue Mountains. We really enjoyed our stay at Bower Cottage and think it was perfect for our getaway. The cottage is beautiful and we loved how it is nestled away in such a quiet and relaxing area. Blackheath is such a beautiful town, with a great history and a wonderful cozy feeling attached. After sight seeing around the Blue Mountains, it was just perfect to come back to the cottage, enjoy dinner and relax in the gorgeous surroundings. Thankyou...."   L & C

6 - 8 January 2007 A Bower Above
" We thoroughly enjoyed the serene setting here at 'A Bower Above'. Very relaxing and picturesque ... especially the various birds that flew by calling out each day. The visiting magpie on the balcony was most entertaining. Thanks for the memorable experience."   K & A Sydney

25 June 2006 A Bower Above
"Didn't think it was possible to feel relaxed comfortable and romantic at seven and a half months pregnant. The Bower and your hospitality provided a magic tonic. Thank you." D & G

27 May 2006 A Bower Above
Two nights two lovers make, in candle light and scented room. Two morns to birdsong wake, breakkie basket at the gate. Like those who've come before us, our little secret where no one saw us. We can't wait to bring back our love, to this little Bower Above. Thanks for making our anniversary extra special!   M & R Alexandria

19 May 2006 Bower Cottage
"We came here wanting to have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. Bower Cottage is a wonderful place and exceeded our expectations and more. Our deepest thanks for providing a place where we and others can experience the beauty of nature and for providing the escape which people seek. The extra little things made it alll so much more special! Thanks again."   A & J Sydney

29 January - 3 February 2006 Bower Cottage
"Thank you for allowing us to share your little bit of heaven. The care and attention you gave us was thoughtful but not intrusive. The spa certainly helped revive tired old limbs after the sight seeing expeditions and was thankfully received. All your efforts are greatly appreciated and what we saw of the Blue Mountains was breath-taking. We are sad to leave this little bit of paradise but we are already planning our return trip. PS Peaches on croissants tastes amazing!"   S & G Canberra

23 January 2006 A Bower Above
"It truly is a wonderful place to find stillness surrounded by beauty and sensual delights!"   A & R

12 January 2006 Bower Cottage
"We felt comfortable and "at home" as soon as we stepped into Bower Cottage; it speaks a great deal of the understanding you have of your guest's needs. We are already thinking of our next visit ... kindest regards"   M & M Singapore

19 - 20 August 2005 Bower Cottage
"Thankyou so much for letting us stay here at Bower Cottage. On our Australian honeymoon so far, we have been in nice hotels in the cities, a resort on a tropical island (the lovely Heron) and a spa lodge in the rainforest, but Bower Cottage has been the most romantic place we've been so far. We've spent our evenings talking over tea, enjoying wine in the spa, and cuddled under the wonderful down comforter. For two travellers far from home this place has felt like home. in only three days we have many fond and romantic memories here! Everything is so lovely!" sincerely   H & K Baltimore Maryland USA

21 November 2004 Bower Cottage
"Thank you for your professional and sensitive accommodation. Beautiful surroundings and romantic atmosphere are superior to the 5 star hotel type accommodation which I have been used to. full marks for the fine detail. We will return as soon as convenient. The relaxed style of Bower Cottage helps to create a better peace of mind. Thankyou...." G & J - Sydney

27th June 2004 Bower Cottage
"Thankyou for the most delightful hospitality in your gorgeous cottage. The little touches - such as fresh flowers - really topped off a perfect hideaway. And you even managed to turn on the snow for us!! There wasn't one single thing in 5 days that we wanted or needed that wasn't provided, and everything was such good quality. The fire was so welcoming to come home to after a hard day's sightseeing. We're really sad to leave this tranquillity. Hopefully we can come back - perhaps for our 40th anniversary! Will certainly recommend your lovely cottage... many thanks   B & A - Adelaide"