We believe in having a select number of exceptional properties that we mostly own ourselves, or belong to a few owners we know personally.
We believe we actually need to stay in each property regularly to know that high standards are being maintained for you.
We believe that leisure time with family and friends is too precious to have an “ordinary “ experience.
We are exacting in our selection for the Boutique Retreats collection.
If they are not “ unique properties , in exceptional locations “ they simply don’t make the cut !
We have declined many properties offered to us.
Our Team make the difference
But “handmade hospitality” isn’t just about beautiful homes. We know other things are important too – personal service to help you select the right property and a friendly face to welcome you .
We believe that people make the difference.
We recruit and retain a local team , and know that a consistent team is the only way to guarantee quality and care.
They know the properties intimately well , and are the best local hosts during your stay.
We believe that by employing local tradespeople to help maintain the properties , and paying them promptly for their work , we ensure excellent service and rapid response whenever we need them .
We believe that the little touches mean a lot to you, and make the property you have chosen your home.
We will continue to improve our “handmade hospitality” to exceed your expectations of us.
That’s our promise to you!
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Sometimes things just happen !
The inspiration for Boutique Retreats came from the fact that as a couple , we travelled extensively with our corporate jobs . Therefore, when we took holiday we yearned for holiday properties that offered a totally different experience to the business hotels we found ourselves in so often .
We craved exceptionally styled, beautifully located homes, that were well equipped and where everything just worked!
So often we were disappointed!
So we began to purchase properties in our favourite places in the world – Provence , Sydney , The Mornington Peninsula , Far North Queensland and Cape Town. This gave us the confidence that we could always holiday in beautiful homes , in amazing places .The best thing was – we could relax , there was absolutely no compromise. No more disappointment !
Sharing a love of property, stylish interiors and a passion for creating beautiful environments , we were persuaded to start renting our properties to friends.
That’s how “Boutique Retreats” was created, six years ago.
Today you too can share those homes and make them your special place to relax and host friends, or just to be with the person you love most.
What started as a very personal idea, remains a small , personal business for us and a team of committed colleagues, dedicated to our unique brand of “ handmade hospitality “.