“We absolutely loved our stay at Whalers Retreat.
It was great, spacious, warm, well equipped and it was fantastic that you had toys/games for the kids.
The 2 days went by way too quickly ……we will definitely be back …. for longer next time!!”

“A wonderful romantic night in this cute little cottage. So comfortable and cosy. Think we will be back.”

“We really enjoyed this lovely light and airy welcoming place. Very relaxing!
Mr possum visited us in the night and the parrots were beautiful. Hearing the waves at night and seeing the red sunrises over the ocean were the best.”

“What a brilliant place. We all felt so comfy here and everything at our finger tips. Special memories of family holidays, lots of laughter, food and relaxing times! We were only here two nights but it felt much longer! Thank you for your generosity of spirit.”

“Hyams Beach is amazing! I loved it here. It’s got fish, crabs, pipis and the rock pools are awesome. We’d spend ages in the water swimming, well, most swims that is apart from my first shark alert. We were the 2nd last people out. We went surfing too and kayaking. I have never had such an exciting holiday. Give it a score – 100 out of 10. Hyams Beach is the best.”


“I think that this is my 6th time here and this is the 1st time I have been down in summer and Hyams was able to put on a truly spectacular lightning and thunderstorm. As always – a soothing, magical balm of a stay. Spirit restored.”

“We had such a lovely stay at Whalers Retreat. The place is in such close proximity to the beach and love that there’s an outdoor patio, balcony and rooms that overlook the water of Hyams Beach. Such a gorgeous place and looking forward to staying here again.”

“Our first visit to Hyams Bach was a short one but I have a feeling we will be back!
We really loved staying in Whalers Retreat and would love to come back in summer. The house is very homely and comfortable and so close to the beach and the lovely coffee shop. We tried the muffins as previously recommended and we’d have to agree!
We usually visit the north coast of NSW, but this area has opened our eyes to what the south coast has to offer.”

“If you are reading this you are so lucky to be here!
It is such a beautiful house and so bright. When I first arrived I was so amazed by how close we were to all the beaches and the cafe (which by the way has the best muffins in town). I honestly wish that I could stay here longer but unfortunately we have to leave. However, if someone is reading this then that means that you are staying here and are incredibly lucky.

“Beautiful beach house – cosy fire and well equipped kitchen!
Had an amazing stay with friends whom we haven’t seen for a couple of years who live in Sydney. Fabulous weather – We’ll be back from the UK.

“Beautiful retreat, stunning view from the balcony, amazing location, beach and bay. If we are ever this side of the planet again, we would definitely be back! Took so many pics to remember this beautiful place. We will be thinking of you when back in the UK.

“Whalers Retreat is a very special place. It is designed with great taste and for ease of living. Trusting guests with your charming knick knacks is a sign of great class. Hyams is magic and so much to explore. We drove to Bhrewerre Beach – well worth the 13km of well maintained dirt road.


“I really enjoyed staying at the Whalers Retreat this year. I have been coming here for the past 10 years. The house has a lovely view and the rosellas and lorikeets were fearless in approaching us. At the beach, the waves were towering over us as it was particularly windy this week. I loved playing in the waves so much that I was there with my friends for over 2 hours. It was so convenient just walking to the cafe by ourselves and enjoying the delicious food and drinks. Hyams Beach is heaven on earth.”

“Love the house so lovely and cosy. If we could take it back to the UK we would! Great couple of days. Thank you”

“Had such a fabulous stay at the Whalers Retreat! Everything was absolutely wonderful. We spent most of the trip discussing our next one, which will be soon. Perfect place to have a holiday. We are so sad to be leaving. We will be seeing you soon Whalers Retreat!”

“This is truly a well deserved break. The past 3 nights here have been splendid. Exactly what we needed before our first little bub arrives! We will surely be back with the family. Thank you for your generous hospitality. You have a lovely treasure of a home here. The sunrise from the balcony is simply amazing.”

“A lovely relaxing time, in a comfortable cottage, in a beautiful spot. Thank you.”

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our short break in your most comfortable, well equipped and well located house. Great swimming and snorkelling.”

“We had a lovely time here at the Whalers Retreat! The weather is perfect every time we’ve been out here. We’re so grateful for all the little touches that you have added to the house. Your generosity and kindness. Sorry about that one night where we made some noise that woke the neighbours. We were very good, not too rowdy, our chats were not too loud but our laughter must have carried pretty far. We had a great time. Thank you very much.”

“All too soon our week at Whalers Retreat is coming to an end. From the moment we stepped inside we felt the homely atmosphere and knew that this was going to be a relaxing place to stay. The house is well equipped, well furnished and comfortable with beautiful views especially from the open bedroom door in the morning. Quite simply it was a perfect base from which to explore the stunning surrounds that Jervis Bay has to offer.”