Guest Comments

A SINCERE Thank you to our guests for taking the time to write their comments in our Guests’ Book. We welcome and appreciate your feedback.

November 2023

Susie and James – Melbourne – 17th & 18th
Dear Lee and Rob
Thank you so much for your hospitality! This is one of our best experiences ever! We truly enjoyed our visit and stay here and it is a shame that we had to leave so soon!
Your attention to details and genuine kindness made our weekend so unforgettable. Everything was so thoughtful and went above and beyond. The detailed information throughout the whole trip, we felt so valued not only as guests but as friends. We really appreciate the effort you put into creating such a beautiful and relaxing environment and we look forward to returning to Stanley Goose in the future!
Love, Susie and James

Heather & Steve – NSW – 8th-10th
Dear Lee and Rob,
Thank you for the most relaxing and peaceful few days at Stanley Goose. What a beautiful lifestyle you exist in, and you offer it to others! We have truly enjoyed every minute of our stay, from the quiet sleep-ins, the “honking”, “hello we are here” from your funny geese, the amazing sunsets and the kangaroos quietly visiting. The cottage leaves nothing to be desired, the fine details are so welcoming – thank you.
It is so obvious of your love of this place through your presentation of Stanley Goose, your beautiful property and your welcoming of us
We will definitely be back, next time for longer.
Thank you for everything, but especially for allowing us to experience this wonderful part of the world.
Love Heather and Steve

Jason (from Airbnb) – Melbourne – 4th-6th
Welcomed by king parrots and rosellas with beautiful open hillside covered in trees and flowers. breakfast on the verandah with spinebills, fantails and wrens having a birdbath, then stroll around the property with kangaroos and koalas searching for the satin bowerbird display. chuckle at the train of geese as they waddle home honking from a day in the paddock. so peaceful and comfortable also inside with hot dual showers and sauna and into bed under thick blankets and hot stove if you need it. the cottage has everything you need and stocked with home grown treats, so we’ll set out, secluded and private, a truly wonderful place to unwind…

October 2023

Monty and Cam – Melbourne – 13th-18th
Dear Lee and Rob
Thank you so much for being amazing hosts and making my 21st Birthday great. Your hospitality was outstanding, we’ve had a nice stay away from work and school. Everything here was super cozy and the nature was amazing. We will be back, hopefully soon.
Monty and Cam

Sina & Brynley – Albury – 5th, 6th & 7th
Thank you Lee & Rob for an amazing stay!
Such a beautiful little getaway not far from home. So relaxing & welcoming. We really appreciate you letting us stay. Feeling very relaxed after the sauna & ready to tackle a week @ work again.
Cheers, Sina & Brynley : )

September 2023

Heather & Gerald – Melbourne – 28th, 29th & 30th
4th time return guests – May 2016, June 2018, June 2020

Dear Lee & Rob,
Thank you so much for everything. We had another wonderful break @ Stanley Goose.
We lost count of how many times we’ve been here but we are sure that we will BE BACK AGAIN!!! Heather & Gerald

Kate & Markus – Northcote – 22nd & 23rd
Dear Lee & Rob,
Your hospitality was wonderful. We had such a relaxing mini break @ your cottage. Loved your eye-4-detail in the cottage & the care you took 2 look after us (The welcoming lit fire, slice, Rob walking us the back way 2 the Stanley Hotel). We also appreciated the quietness, the birds, (& quirky geese), the koala & kangaroos. We can highly recommend the Stanley Hotel & Eldorado [Road] Wines in Beechworth. Plus E-bike hirer @ The Old Gaol & the local walks. Ohh nearly forgot the sauna is worth testing out also. Warm regards, Kate & Markus

Joy – Sydney NSW – 8th, 9th & 10th
Dear Lee & Rob
Thank you so much for so many things. A beautiful place to stay – thoughtfulness at so many levels – knowing I had two people coming for a meeting and providing some treats for all 3 of us. I was so touched. I loved the kangaroos, the geese, the birds, the fire, the sauna and the brownies (actually not dry at all). Spending time with you over coffee added to the experience.
Thank you – I will be back. Joy.

Liz & Leon – Eastwood NSW – 2nd, 3rd & 4th
Dear Lee and Rob
Thank you for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage Loved seeing the kangaroos in the morning and the beautiful geese wandering around.
The bird song is amazing!
Altogether we had a lovely experience. Regards Liz & Leon

August 2023

Shaz & Robyn – NE Victoria – 26th
Thank you guys for a beautiful stay in your amazing Cottage! We loved it!

Jessica & Will – Melbourne – 18th & 19th
Thank you for a wonderful stay. We really appreciated the toasty, roaring fire when we arrived – particularly as it was so late. All of the generous touches were welcome too and the attentiveness you showed without being at all obtrusive.
We’d love to come back again! Thank you so much.

Jerome & Louis – Melbourne – 10th, 11th & 12th
We had an amazing getaway at the Goose Farm. Rob & Lee provided an incredible experience and hospitality was what made this one of our incredible moments of our life. Gonna miss the fireplace, kangaroos and geese when we leave. Thank you again for an incredible experience.

July 2023

Jane & Nic – SE Melbourne – 23rd-30th
7th time return guests – January 2019, April 2019, January 2020, January 2022, August 2022, January 2023

Dear Lee & Rob,
As always a beautiful relaxing stay – you even managed to arrange beautiful sunny weather for us and it was warm enough to sit & relax on the verandah watching the Roos and Geese.
It’s not fair that just as we are relaxing into the chilled Goose Cottage vibe that we have to pack up & go home.
We will be counting the days until we return in January.
Thank you for continuing to share your little patch of paradise.
Love Jane & Nic xxx

June 2023

Geoff & Holly – Melbourne – 14th & 15th
Dear Lee & Rob
Thank you for being such accommodating hosts and for a wonderful stay at “Stanley Goose”. We are heading back to Melbourne feeling refreshed and rejuvenated! The extra touches like the welcome goodies, lit fire and the “detox box” made the cottage super welcoming and left us feeling pampered.
Thoroughly enjoyed watching the birds & kangaroos the beautiful property & crackling fire.
Thanks again,
Holly & Geoff

Sue & Steve – Melbourne – 9th & 10th
4th time return guests – September 2019, January 2022, June 2022

Hi Rob & Lee
Back again and enjoyed the peace & tranquility again. Thanks for allowing us to share your fabulous cottage with us. This seems to be our mid-year annual retreat now!!
Looking forward to seeing you again next year.
Take care,
Sue & Steve

May 2023

Lisa & Richard – Sydney – 28th & 29th
What a beautiful, peaceful place we have discovered! We are already talking about when we can come back for a longer stay as two nights was definitely not long enough.
Thank you Lee and Rob for your very kind welcome and generous hospitality. Everything was wonderful and we really appreciated the care and kindness you showed us after a shaky start to our holiday! Much more relaxed now!
Looking forward to seeing you, your lovely property and this beautiful region again one day.
Lisa and Richard

Tonia & Tullio – Melbourne – 4th-8th
8th time return guests, April 2017, April 2018, May 2018, April, 2019, June 2020, May 2021, May 2022

Another wonderful stay at Stanley Goose. Our 8th visit and always too short!
Thanks Rob and Lee for your friendship, your generosity and delicious raspberry jam.
Walking through the Redwood Forest was a highlight, thank you Rob & Lee.
So many great memories. Look forward to our next visit. Plan to add mushroom foraging to our schedule next time!
Tonia & Tullio

April 2023

Allyson & Martin – 21st & 22nd
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Stanley Goose Cottage. The fire was already lit, making for such a pleasurable start to our little getaway. The fresh flowers, berries, shortbread & personal touches have made for such a lovely stay. We were thrilled to have the geese wandering around the cottage while we enjoyed breaky outside in the sunshine. Also loved the Detox Box. Fabulous way to end the day.
Thank you so much. We will for sure recommend your little cottage and hope to be back again ourselves.
Allyson & Martin

Elena & Tom – Melbourne – 14th & 15
Return guests October 2021

Thank you for another splendid stay at Stanley Goose! We loved coming back to the warm and homely cottage, surrounded by the cheeky gaggle of geese.
Beautiful touches with the fresh flowers from your garden, juicy raspberries and cosy heat from the fireplace.
Looking forward to returning again soon. And we’ll keep singing your praises to those looking for a charming country getaway.
Elena & Tom

Laura & Nick – Melbourne – 7th-10th
Thank you for a wonderful Easter Break! The wildlife, flowers, shortbread & fresh raspberries made our stay.
Even when the power was out for the evening, we had a wonderful time snacking on local produce and enjoying the glow of the fire.
The only challenge we faced was wanting to stay home and do nothing, but also wanting to explore everything the area has to offer. Thank you for a memorable visit.
Laura & Nick

Andrew & Kerrie – Canberra – 1st to 5th
Dear Lee & Rob
It’s been a pleasure to stay at Goose Cottage. Thank you for creating such a welcoming, comfortable & peaceful place. The flowers & fire are very cheering.
We hope to return for more relaxation & riding – and perhaps to see the elusive koala.
Best wishes
Andrew & Kerrie

March 2023

Antoinette & John – Melbourne – 23rd-25th
2nd time return guest – March 2018

Our second visit since 2018 and it was just as lovely as the first time.
We attended the Yackandandah Folk Festival but stole some mornings and evenings away from the festivities just to enjoy the special atmosphere of the cottage. Thanks again for all the extra treats.
Antoinette and John

February 2023

Alan & Kristy – 24th & 25th
Came for the Geese stayed for the silence and serenity.
So peaceful and relaxing. The silence is so intoxicating, recharges the batteries and clears and mind.
Alan & Kristy

January 2023

Didier & Kasumi – 27th & 28th
To Lee & Rob,
My husband & I have lived in cities all our lives and I always thought that I wish I had relatives in country side.
When we arrived here has a WOW moment!!
The cottage is surrounded in the nature, there are all kinds of herbs and flowers on the veranda and around the cottage … Everywhere what we hear is native birds chirping, no cars, complete serenity!! We found lots of surprises inside & outside of the cottage and felt lots of love & care, hospitality of Lee & Rob.
We came to visit the town of Beechworth but we spent only a little time there and ended up staying in the cottage by hearing & watching native birds visiting the cottage.
Thank you Lee & Rob for sharing your beautiful place & experience!! We really enjoyed it!!
Didier & Kasumi

Sally, Andrew & Baby George – 20th & 21st
Thanks so much for a wonderful stay. We had such fun. I really felt like I could relax here. You both thought of everything. We will certainly be back.
Sally, Andrew & George

Jane & Nic – SE Melbourne – 3rd to 16th
6th time return guests – January 2019, April 2019, January 2020, January 2022, August 2022

What can I say that we haven’t said before. Beautiful, serene home from home – I just wish our Melbourne home was like Goose cottage. We love the area. Rob & Lee are very generous and considerate souls who we now think of as friends. The daily walk to Hillsborough Nut Farm for a coffee & treat & great conversation is also a highlight & this year we were also lucky enough to catch Black Barn’s first U-Pick of the season.
Cant wait to return @ the end of July & cosy up in front of the fire.
Much love, Jane & Nic