Topi Gums Reviews

  • Perfectly peaceful and private hideaway with all the creature comforts.  Over the years we have stayed at quite a few bush retreat holiday homes and can honestly say that Topi Gums has been our absolute favourite by far. We stayed for 8 nights and could easily have stayed another week. The house is spacious, beautifully furnished and generously equipped with high quality items. The beds are also very comfortable. It was such a bonus for us to be able to take our little dog. He had a great time running around on the lawn and thoroughly enjoyed his walks every morning. The owners, Yolanda and Philip, are lovely people and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Because of this the home had a beautiful energy about it. It was lovely to walk in and see the gift of a bottle of local wine sitting on the table, and cheese & crackers in the fridge. There were also some healthy dog treats for our pooch! How thoughtful! It was so peaceful… lovely to sit on the deck looking out over the lake and listen to the sounds of nature in the silence. To have such complete privacy is wonderful. The bird life is amazing. My partner managed to take some great bird photos.  Seal Rocks isn’t far away and we enjoyed a few visits to Boat Beach which is dog friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated our stay at Topi Gums and will definitely be visiting again. J&R&C November 2016
  • What a superb experience we had at Topi Gums Retreat. You exceeded our expectations with the little value adds like the wine, coffee etc etc. Well done.  We had so much fun in the Kayaks, playing pool and table tennis. Thank you very much for preparing the place like you did. J&TH & family – Oct2016
  • Serene and quiet.  Just what we were after.  The place was big and very clean.  Hearing the wind through the trees and looking up to the starlit night sky was the best way to recharge.  We visited so many great places.  We saw a baby joey just outside the property and plenty of kangaroos and deer early morning.  Saw lots of wildlife.  Our dog loved the wide open spaces.  She had  ball.  She loved the thoughtful doggy treats.  Our children loved the ping pong table and pool table (and so did we).  Would suggest May/April getaway.  The nearby beaches were lovely, just too cold to swim.  M&ME – June 2016
  • Our stay was amazing!  We loved everything about it!  The early check in and late check out is such a great bonus.  And also so grateful to be able to take our dog!  HN & family – April 2016
  • Topi Gums was fab!  The view was wonderful, and we could see the stars over the lake from your ensuite bath!  It was most kind of you to leave us a bottle of wine on arrival.  We went straight to the winery and bought a crate. Had a wallaby hopping over the lawn, and roos next door, and a wee tree snake to all enjoy seeing – great!  P&F&P – Feb 2016
  • Wow this is a must!  What a wonderful place Topi Gums is, everything is catered for, extremley clean, modern and most beautiful place in any weather. Can do lots or nothing at all. Our dog loved it and has come home exhausted. We didn’t want to go home. Would strongly recommend Topi Gums as a short stay or long stay, its got to be one of the best places we have ever stayed at and we have visited a lot of places mentioned on Stayz. Thank you Yolanda and Philip.  D, D & T – May 2015
  • We enjoyed our stay immensely.  Thank you.  Surprised to see a wallaby munching grass on the roadway between the gate and the house.  Two monitor lizards spent the daytime in the gazebo but gracefully gave way whenever we went down there.  Loved The peacefulness, serenity and tranquility.  TA
  • Heaven!  Where do we begin, Topi Gums is just magical. We loved it from the second we drove up. The house is absolutely gorgeous and Yolanda and Philip have thought of everything. We spent 3 days here with our dog Bluey and all of us had a fabulous time. It’s secluded enough to just feel so peaceful and yet close enough to the beaches to be amongst it all. The scenery is so wonderful and the beds are just to die for. If you are thinking twice about going to Topi Gums let me assure you, you will not regret choosing this place for a break. We will definitely be back. Clare, Tim & Bluey.
  • Philip and Yolanda deserve to be applauded for the creation of such a magnificent retreat.  Topi is perfect in every way for those seeking seclusion in close proximity to the magnificent Myall Lakes National Park and associated beaches.  Topi is perfect for those seeking seclusion in nature with all the features of 5 star accommodation.  Topi is perfect for honeymooners, naturists, couples (like us) and families who desire the right place to spend some quality time together.  We loved the place…and boy ! did we create some beautiful memories…!!  To Philip and Yolanda…and to your very, VERY generous spirit…congratulations and THANK YOU.  HOPE WE CAN RETURN SOON.  David and Wendy – Oct 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay immensely.  Thank you.  Surprised to see a wallaby munching grass on the roadway between the gate and the house.  Two monitor lizards spent the daytime in the gazebo but gracefully gave way whenever we went down there.  Loved The peacefulness, serenity and tranquility.
  • Highly Recommended.  The quiet bushland location, the luxurious linens, the open peaceful setting of the home.  Better still our kids chilling out together – in the hammocks, kayaking on the dam, agreeing on the ‘new rules’ for pool.  This home is full of all the little things you wished you had packed, and more.  If you want to get away from the fast pace of life and spend a bit of time reconnecting with your family, and yourself, this place is perfect!  O’R family
  • We had a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable fathers day weekend! Not even the rain could dampen our spirits and it was blue sky’s on Sunday for kayaking.  The array of activities for everyone…pool table, board games, cd’s and cassettes (a welcome blast from the past!). The kids want to know when we’re coming back! L&R & family
  • What an experience! It was as if this lovely place was dropped right into the bush – but with everything you could need as well. Perfect for a weekend or longer where you can really get away from the busi…ness of life.   Paul H
  • We had a fantastic time, the place was perfect. Will be sure to visit again. The privacy and bush location is fantastic. So many good things to say about Topi Gums!! K&B
  • Loved our time at Topi Gums… Pancake breakfasts on the deck, walking under the starry sky, the wallabies, Pacific Palms and Forster beaches, and taking our kitchen scraps to the bin – 10 minutes walk from the house (huh!). The whole family relaxed and enjoyed. We will come back soon.   DM family.
  • Our stay was truly wonderful. Lying in those beautiful hammocks in the sun, made me feel amazing. Our stay at Topi Gums met all our expectations and what we liked the best was the dam! Relaxing at the table by the dam with a cheese plate, while the dogs had a blast swimming! :)   C&SF
  • Thanks for everything, the place was perfect exactly what we were after.   TC
  • We had a great time at Topi Gums and would like to have stayed longer at your very enchanted establishment. Thanks for the opportunity and would love to do it again.   I&BG familyWe really enjoyed our weekend, it’s a great spot. Beautifully presented and secluded.
  • Topi Gums was very peaceful and relaxing. We liked the serenity best. Everything was great and Topi Gums met our expectations. Thank you for your hospitality.   MT & GG
  • Our second visit – we enjoyed the quiet, the native orchids and the birds. It is also a very convenient place for whale-watching at Seal Rocks.   MB
  • We all loved our holiday at Topi Gums. The house worked well and location was ideal.   RG & family
  • I can’t stop thinking about your place, it was awesome and reminded me so much of many beautiful holidays back home when I was growing up. The undisturbed unbelievable setting, the sounds of nature, the little lake and peace.   KH.
  • Topi Gums exceeded our expectation in every way. It was a delightful, joy filled holiday that was enhanced in every way by your home and everything that it had to offer. Swimming in the dam, hanging out in the gazebo, quiet evenings in the house, listening to the frogs, walking around the property, the bicycle ride down to Myall Lake, the cooking facilities, the barbecue, the quality of the beds and the linens, the ping pong table and pool table, the dining table out on the balcony, I could go on and on – Topi Gums gets a 5+. Also, great value for the money.   AL
  • Loved the secluded setting & dam, no neighbours, and that linen and towels were supplied…which made our job even easier.   BL
  • Holiday was terrific! We wanted a quiet escape and Topi Gums very much met our expectations! We liked the bush setting, dam, wildlife, the fact that we could take our dog, space, night sky, the huge verandah.  RMc
  • We really did have a fantastic time, a wonderful way to spend my birthday!  We liked the dam, the kayaks, pool table, table tennis, fire place, privacy and the good selection of dvd’s.  Topi Gums was perfect for us.   We rate Topi Gums 10/10.    JH