We're moving!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hi guys!

This blog had a bit of a brain fart so if you want to continue following please head to:


We've decided to mix it up a bit, throw in giveaways for you guys, let you know if the places we visit are cool or crap and generally just blog about our adventures.

Hope you stop by!


Indulgence...The Lair

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I laughed when Susan described her inspection of The Lair.  

That was quite an adventure!

It's now my turn to check out what makes The Lair perfect to join the   Luxury Oz Stays list of properties.  

Show me the luxury!

The Lair was created using only the finest fixtures and fittings from around the world, the epitome of style and design.

It comprises of two identical, sumptuously appointed suites at either end.  Each room opens onto an eastern facing deck.

You can stretch out on the emperor size leather beds or spread out in the generous bathrooms and soak up the view of the ocean. 

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the voluminous living/ dining/ kitchen.  

The mini bar at The Lair is stocked with fresh local produce and some of the fine local wines that Tasmania is renowned for.

The complementary dry pantry is fully stocked.

Browse the library of books and games.  If you must keep in touch, boot up the 24" Mac.  Play your favourite tunes through the audiophile quality sound system.  Or better yet, plug your ipod onto the dock and bliss out in the spa pool.

A collection of contemporary art by prominent Tasmanian artists such as Michael McWilliams and Jonathan Kimberley adorns the walls.

For your viewing pleasure  you can kick back with Austar or a DVD on one of the three plasmas.

Personally, I wouldn't be able to drag myself away from the stunning ocean views of Oyster Bay.

So does it tick all the boxes for a Luxury Oz Stays indulgent, luxury property?

Tick, tick, tick! 

Grab a glass of wine and join me on the deck.


Off road adventures, Susan style....

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ever wondered how we find the properties to put on our website Luxury Oz Stays?

Unlike a lot of travel websites we actually like to check out the properties that we represent before we recommend them to other people.  

Trust me, there are a lot of properties that claim to be 'luxury' but seriously don't meet our, and your, standards.

Wouldn't it be awful to book your holiday of a lifetime only to find yourself spending a week in a roach infested, hell hole?

That's why we do what we do!

A new property wanted to come on board with us and because it's in Tasmania we had to check it out.

Here's the lowdown of our adventure, checking out our swish new luxury accommodation. 

For your viewing pleasure, I bring you The LAIR.

THE LAIR is located 90 minutes away from either Launceston or Hobart airport.  The drive takes you through picture postcard views of the meadowlands, forests, coastal promonteries and beaches that give Tasmania it's unique character.

We live a little further away than the airports, but because I always inspect the properties before representing them, decided today was a day for an adventure.  

I love Tasmania and have explored most of it.  

I'm familiar with the area but Jason (my husband) thought we would attempt to drive the 3 hours to The Lair using a different route this time.   

Stupid decision, we ended up on this dirt road that went for about 40 kms at least! 

It was in the middle of no where, no cars, people, houses nothing!!! 

Bumpy as anything, it wasn’t just dirt it was pot holes, cracks, ridges and more dirt. Needless to say by the time we hit this road it was too far to turn back and go the way we came, so we thought we would stick it out.   

Anyways we learnt a valuable lesson, DO NOT SEND OUR GUESTS on this route, although scenic, it took forever!

To add to this, we did not know if we were lost or not, our GPS charger would not charge so it went flat, our mobiles had no service at all and we had been on this road for about 45 mins watching our petrol get lower and lower. 

I was thinking I was gonna end up stranded and walking – not to mention I had to pee, so go bush!

Finally at the end of the road we see a sign pointing to Swansea! It was a great relief to know we were not lost and back to civilisation!!
The adventurous road met up with the road we normally would have taken and we got to the property with a car that looked like someone had chucked red mud all over it – not a great look for the owner of a 2 million dollar property we were trying to impress. 

Luckily he knew the road and just laughed at us!

So in the name of research for our guests we took a gamble to try a new route for them along the ESK Hwy, we can now tell them NOT to take it and stick to the Bass Hwy!  It is much faster and safer.

What a mission!

So there you have it folks, we actually do inspect properties before we list them on our website to ensure the level of quality we expect.  We do travel our own state and even being locals we can get into silly situations!

But I think this was definitely worth the wait!


The Accommodation...Kudos Villas

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Now that you've seen a few of the attractions that Hepburn Springs and the surrounding area offers, it's time to check out the luxury accommodation at Kudos Villas.

No expense has been spared in the creation of Kudos.

Notice the love seats?  Perfect for snuggling up to with the one you love.  I think The Kudos Villas are perfect for a weekend away with your special one.  Spas, love seats, champagne on arrival?  What more could you ask for.

The properties are scattered throughout the area, all you have to do is figure out which one suits you.

The properties draw inspiration from the essential elements to life and provide a pampering experience like no other.

Are you ready for it?

Kudos presents their luxury spa villas.

Kudos Air

Kudos Fire

Kudos Earth

Kudos Water

Kudos Nature

Kudos Bliss

Kudos Diversion

Kudos Indulge

Kudos Temple

Kudos Secret

Love it?  

I know I do.

Let me know if you need a break, Kudos will takes care of you.


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The Lair sets a new standard in private, self contained luxury.

Against a backdrop of 40 unspoilt acres of forest running down to the audible break of the ocean, The Lair is perched between the forest and the sea.

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