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Wallara Pearl beach Guest Comments

Matthew March 2024 *****

Amazing Experience

"Such a wonderful house in the most amazing location. Everything we needed at our fingertips - super clean, beautifully furnished and a very welcoming host. Just a minute to the beach, cafe and restaurant. Absolutely perfect in every way!

Tracey Dec  2023 *****

Perfect Family Holiday

"What a stunning property! Wallara is so beautifully designed and equipped with everything you could need for a perfect stay. The gardens are gorgeous and eating dinner under the fairy lights makes it all the more special. Such a relaxing space and blissful holiday. Can't wait to come back."

Joel November 2023 *****

"We had a lovely relaxing weekend away with family. The garden is a beautiful sanctuary and the kids absolutely loved the loft space. The house is steps from the cafe and beach. You really couldn't ask for a better place to stay at Pearl Beach

Susan November 2023 *****

"Beautiful property, great for extended family."

Nicole November 2023 *****

"Amazing property, it has a wonderful vibe and was perfect for our weekend away. Closely located to Amalfi restaurant, about 50 ms away. Dinner there was superb. Pantry was well stocked with essentials. Kitchen had enough crockery for everyone. Beautifully designed and decorated house. Comfy beds. Would highly recommend for an amazing beach holiday!"

"Lara October 2023 *****

"Stayed 2 nights to celebrate family birthday. Amazing house that was perfect for the family to spend some time together. Comfortable and well-equipped. Owner was friendly and helpful"

Mark Oct 2023 *****

"Michelle is a lovely and very helpful host. I would definitely stay again and other guests intend to do the same. The only thing that could possible improve the place would be a plunge pool - otherwise perfect"

Nicola September 2023 *****

"Our recent family getaway to Michelle's place was wonderful. The proximity to the beautiful child friendly Pearl Beach was incredible - a hop skip and a jump away. The two separate pavilions provided plenty of privacy for families and the massive outdoor dining deck and table was our 'go to' happy place.

Michelle thoughtfully provided beach bags as well as a range of toys for the little ones. If you're looking for a great family place to stay near the beach with everything you need - this is it!"


Anne September 2023 *****

"This is the perfect Spring weather house.

The architecture is most interesting with the main house and a separate studio. There were 4 separate spaces for 4 families and a good efficient working kitchen with a large family sized fridge, long dining table and a number of separate sitting areas for 4 children and 8 adults.

We especially enjoyed the outside private garden space with rustic table and seating for 12 and a fire pit for after dinner conversation. The grounds are beautifully manicured and the black bamboo is a great backdrop which gives a perfect privacy boundary.

The beach is a minute's walk away and Umina only 10 minute drive for grocery shopping.

A wonderful place to share with family."

Catherine July 2023 *****

Fabulous location, well appointed and well stocked. House is simply gorgeous, comfy beds and beautiful gardens. Fireplace made it cosy for our winter stay!!

Would highly recommend it!!


Warwick May 2023

The house at Pearl Beach was as described in the photos.

Great beds and quality linen.

Location just a short walk to the beach.

We enjoyed the quality touches such as linen and blue tooth speakers system to play our Spotify play lists both in and outside areas.

The house was very peaceful and recommend the cafe next door.

Great outdoor fire pit and lounge.

Beautiful outdoor table and chairs.

Also if inclined hire the local Tennis courts for a friendly hit.

Michelle as the host was very responsive for questions and requests.

I would recommend this house for a multi family get together.


Daniel April 2023

The home was over and above what we have ever experienced with Airbnb - there was nothing you could have wanted that wasn't included - beach is literally just a stroll (you can hear the waves crashing). Home was spotless and Michelle's communication was outstanding - we will be back.

Kate April 2023 *****

We all absolutely loved our stay. The outdoor dining area and fire pit made our stay that little bit more special. We all enjoyed a lovely long lunch in the garden. The host was very accommodation right from the get go. We will return!


Renee July 2022 *****

Pearl beach is great location for a weekend Sydney getaway. Dominique’s place is perfect for a couple friends & family with great entertaining , fire pit, indoor & outdoor dining

Bec Aug 2022

Wonderful stay, amazing amenities, top quality furnishings and touches. ESP the kids area upstairs with tv and toys. Beautiful property we loved the fireplace and fire pit.

Yvette June 2022

We loved our holiday at Dominique’s pls e. The House is such a lovely space to relax and chill out, outdoor fire pit was a perfect hang out area. So close to the beach. Kids retreat area was so fun for them and away from the adults. The separate studio place is a great addition to the house. Had everything we needed, we will be back!

Christine June 2022 *****

A fantastic house for large groups wanting a place to relax and connect. Fabulous location neat to beach and shops. Would definitely recommend to others.

Nadia March 2022

“Wallara” is a stunning property, very stylish, attention to detail - and a great location. Just steps away from the local village shop and cafe, children’s playground and beautiful Pearl Beach. It was perfect for my 70th birthday family weekend away. My granddaughters loved their upstairs room, complete with swing, toys and own TV - and we loved our separate pavilion which afforded that little bit of peace that is sometimes required for the Grandies! Wonderful outside eating area, loved the different sections of the garden which were great for hide ‘n seek and the most perfect tree for family photographs! A great time had by all!

Caroline – Excellent property, 22 Mar 2022:


We really enjoyed staying at the house. It was exactly as described and has a wonderful feel about it. 3 families could easily stay but not feel on top of each other. It was a restful break and the house is in a great location to beach and coffee shop.

Erica – Amazing House, 14 Feb 2022:


My mother’s group celebrated 10 years of friendship with a mums weekend away at beautiful Wallara. The house was perfect, we could not fault it and had a lovely 2 night stay that we will remember forever. Highly recommend Wallara.

Jillian – Excellent Property, 09 Feb 2022:


We had a fabulous time at Wallara celebrating a birthday with friends. The accommodation was excellent, couldn’t fault it, very spacious property, lovely décor and the location was excellent, will definitely be back.

Ben – Great Escape, 24 Jan 2022:


Great Escape - We visited Pearl Beach for the first time in many years and absolutely loved the village and property. Fully kitted out – cool and comfortable we couldn’t have asked for a better holiday home.

Veronica October 2021 *****

Dominique’s place is just beautiful thank you for allowing us all to share it. Walara created a beautiful setting for people to share laughs, good food, relax and recouperate. So tasteful, clean and appointed with everything one needs. We hiked to Umina then Patonga and had a fabulous time at the Boat House. Pearl Beach is just beautiful and the ocean swims in winter devine

STEPHANIE B Sat, Oct 13 – Tue, Oct 16, 2021

Fantastic and will visit again *****

A great 3 night stay with family. It was everything it said it would be with a few extra lovely surprises (for eg: a bottle of wine to welcome us!). The house is great, the neighbourhood is beautiful and we were in easy reach of Umina and Patonga for extra activities. Definitely coming back and staying again! Thanks so much Dominique and Caroline!


Holly M Fri, Sept 28 – Sun, Sept 30, 2021

Stunning home in beautiful location *****

We stayed mid winter and had the most amazing getaway. The house was gorgeous and enough room for two families and grandparents. Kids area was an awesome set up - the kids had a wonderful time! The house was such a fantastic set up, designed so well! We enjoyed the lovely warm fireplace at night. Lots to do in the area, quick stroll to the beautiful beach, lunch at The Boathouse Hotel Patonga, also worth checking out the Beautiful Bouddi National Park Coastal Walk. We would love to stay at this house again, it was a perfect holiday.

Rachel – Relaxing girls w/e away, 20 Dec 2021:


Relaxing girls w/e away - We recently had a girls w/e @ Wallara with 8 adults in total. House was amazing and in a fantastic location, easy 50m stroll to general store and Pearls restaurant. Backyard was also beautiful space for breaky, lunch and afternoon drinks and nibbles enjoyed outside. Large kitchen bench was useful for nibbles and food prep for 8 adults.

Victoria – Great spot!, 08 Nov 2021:


Great spot! - Very welcoming and relaxing property. Log fires and easy living leant to a great weekend away with friends, and teens loved the loft bedroom.

Annie – Gorgeous House!, 20 Sep 2021:


Gorgeous House! – A great getaway from Sydney for a girls weekend. Great space and great location and we sat in front of the fire most of the weekend.

Tim – A fantastic place to celebrate a birthday with fam, 20 Sep 2021:


A fantastic place to celebrate a birthday with fam – A wonderful property in a great location, well equipped to cook and accommodate our 2 families.

Rosemary, 30 Jan 2016:

Great property with a really good location – We enjoyed ourselves in this house. Good amenities, with great spaces for everyone to enjoy and be relaxed in.

Malcolm, 10 Jan 2021:

Had a great stay at Wallara – Had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Wallara, with 11 in a large family gathering. The property is well appointed, very comfortable and ideally located.

Lindy, 27 Oct 2015:

Superb property – We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wallara Pearl Beach. The house is stunning and location is fabulous. We would love to return in the near future.

Grant, 19 Jul 2020:

Spectacular Property - The location and presentation were fantastic. Everything was where you needed it to be and the fitting and fixtures were excellent. There were a couple of missing light bulbs but that added to the ambience! We will be back for sure!

Garry, 15 Jun 2020:

Fantastic Property in a Great Location! - Great property for a family. High quality, child friendly and excellent location

Linda, 11 May 2019:

Excellent Property! - Great place for girls weekend away or with a couple of families. The house is better than the pictures and the fireplace is divine on a cold night!

Nick, 20 Apr 2019:

Couldn’t be better - This place is unbelievable! The location, luxury and space to relax is perfect for anyone looking at spending a weekend or week away here. Worth every cent!

Tash, 07 Apr 2018:

Great Energy - Wonderful Easter weekend at Wallara. Fantastic for all ages and the design lets you come together or have personal space. Perfect for large families

Karen, 23 Mar 2018:

Such a Delight! – From the moment we stepped inside we knew we had chosen well. The property is well appointed, everything has been thought of. When they weren’t playing on the beach (just 2 minutes walk away) our children played happily in the enclosed garden area. The parade of wildlife was entertaining whilst we enjoyed our alfresco dinners under fairy lights of the pear tree. We have already booked for next year.

Caroline, 09 Mar 2015:

Brilliant House

What a great house – very well equipped and a fabulous location. Five women dressing for a wedding could have done with a few more mirrors! A full length one would have been good. Small suggestion I know. We all want to come back for more!


Paul, 04 Aug 2014:

Thanks so much for an amazing weekend – absolutely loved the house, it was ideal.

Lincoln, 30 May 2018:

Just wanted to say thank you for the weekend at Wallara, which we enjoyed
very much. Its a beautiful property in a great location and somewhere I
hope we will return to in the future.

Trisha, 21 May 2018:

Just want to say how much we enjoyed the weekend at Wallara. Your property
was beautifully appointed with everything we needed for a relaxing time. We
really felt like we were in paradise and look forward to staying there

Bobbi, 06 May 2019:

A beautiful house with everything you need. 4 adults and 4 kids and plenty of space for all of us to spread out. Great location, perfect kids sleep/play area and we loved the outdoor hot shower. Hope to stay again.

Alex, 02 Feb 2019:

We just loved Wallara and it is very easy house to relax in, our only regret
was that we had to leave!

Gemma, 28 Dec 2018:

We loved Wallara – what a beautiful place to get together with family (we have 3 generations). Thanks again for everything.

Carol, 18 Dec 2018:

Fantastic house for a large family with lots of kids. We all had a ball!

Sandy, 07 Dec 2018:

Super place for a family gathering, superb design, very functional, has everything you could possibly need, great location, just simply magical ….we will return. Sandy

Denise, 03 Dec 2017:

We went to Wallara with our 3 adult children and their five little boys under 4 years old. It was a fantastic house for us and for the children. Well equipped and beautifully designed. The boys loved the toys that were there and the accessibility of the garden/decking areas. The two large dining areas worked very well.

Claire, 20 Nov 2017:

Fabulous house with plenty of room; we loved the fireplaces as the weather was awful!  We’ll be back to enjoy it in the sun.  Thank you Malcolm and Dorothy.  A wonderful break.

Vanessa, 19 Nov 2017:

The house was beautifully fitted out and very conveniently located near the beach. It was an ideal property to accommodate 3 families with thoughtful layout and design. We will definitely be back next year.

Lauren, 19 Nov 2017:

We have a wonderful stay @ Wallara and I think
got VERY lucky with the fabulous weather on Wed & Thurs. It was a really
great little break and we hope to be back soon.

Pru, 04 Nov 2017:

We had a fantastic week at Wallara last week – we absolutely loved your house (the kids especially loved the kids room upstairs).

Karen, 29 Oct 2017:

Fabulous house, great location.Girls weekend was so much fun, we can’t wait to book again.

Tracey, 16 Oct 2017:

We had a great time and the place was as beautiful as we remembered. The weekend was for my Dad and he didn’t stop smiling so it couldn’t of been better.

Vanessa, 01 Oct 2017:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wallara on Pearl. What a beautiful house in a special location. The house worked really well with two families with young children. Gorgeous furnishings inside and out, but still family friendly. Everything was great quality and the kitchen was amazing with everything we could possibly need. We definitely recommend and hope to return again!

Julie, 26 Aug 2017:

Thank you so much for our stay at Wallara. We thought the house was amazing and in such good order. We are thinking of booking it again for next year!

Haylee, 18 Aug 2017:

Just a quick email to say we found it very hard to leave today! Your home is such a beautiful relaxing place to be, & it was just what we needed. We appreciate all you did to make our stay so lovely, & when we get the chance we will definitely be back.

Sue, 09 Aug 2017:

Thanks Malcolm. A really lovely stay. House and location are perfect. We would definitely come back!  We loved the touch of having tea light candles – made the house really atmospheric, thank you for thinking of that!
All the best and look forward to staying again!

Anonymous, 26 Jul 2017:

Eight of us stayed at Wallara, there was plenty of room.  The house is lovely and has everything you need.  It is so close to the beach and to some great bush walks.  We all loved it.

Damian, 30 Jun 2017:

We have had a great stay. Its a beautiful house and we had a great meal at Pearls.

Jane, 27 Jun 2017:

Thanks so much. We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed your beautiful home. We were do lucky with the weather and managed to get lots of outdoor time on Saturday – always good with young kids! We look forward to visiting again soon.

Pippa, 17 May 2017:

We had a brilliant time and totally loved your gorgeous house…so many oooos and aarrrs when we arrived. The high chair and the kids table were fantastic….as was the fire place. My husband had a lovely time building a fire for us all for Saturday afternoon. The outdoor shower was the favourite for my two boys aged 5 and 7 and they showered out there both nights in the dark!! Thanks again, we will be back

Jenny, 01 Jan 2017:

What a wonderful week we had in Wallara!

Your house was perfect for us. We loved all the separate areas, the nooks and crannies. The outside entertaining area was perfect for all of us and the kids loved their upstairs bedroom. We fell in love with Pearl Beach partly thanks to the convenient and wonderful location of Wallara. Thank you.

Anonymous, 01 Dec 2016:

Wallara on Pearl is a beautiful and extremely well designed, equipped and maintained property. It was a joy, and incredibly relaxing, to be able to spread out across its two pavilions, outdoor living areas and tranquil and lush gardens. Dining under the pear tree hung with fairy lights was magical. The kitchen is wonderful to cook in; the attic playroom was a wonderland for the children, as were the lawn and gardens and the bedrooms are very comfortable and quiet. Wallara’s proximity to the local shop, beach and bush were just perfect. Pearl Beach and its surrounds provide an old fashioned, laid back and authentic beach holiday and a real sense of community. Thank you Malcolm (and your caretakers and gardener) for looking after us so well. We had a wonderful holiday and look forward to our return visit.

Judy, 18 Oct 2016:

We had such a lovely few days at Wallara. The house was just perfect for our needs. On two evenings we sat around the fire pit and were visited by a parade of wildlife..possums, bandicoot, owls. In the mornings the bird calls were beautiful and quite different from the morning chorus we hear around Lake Macquarie. We had lots of walks around the village, too, which we loved. In all, a perfect weekend. Thank you.

Danielle, 04 Oct 2016:


What a fantastic place to stay,the surroundings were peaceful and the house such a wow factor.
Every room was warm and inviting. The seperate quarters with the loft was amazing.
My sister & i had our 40th birthday there with family and friends, could have not stayed in a better place than Wallara.
Will be back again for sure.

Rosie, 09 Sep 2016:

Thanks Malcolm for everything, the property was exceptional, we wished we had more time there.

Guy, 14 Aug 2016:

Just a quick note to say that we all had a great time staying at your new
property at Pearl Beach. The house was great and you can’t falter the
location. We would no doubt be looking to stay there again in the not too
distant future. Pearl Beach is a hidden gem!

Anonymous, 01 May 2016:


Finally, a smartly kitted out holiday home without a second hand sofa in sight! The interiors are sleek and comfortable and the kid area upstairs kept our little ones aged between 3 and 6 entertained and out of the main living room. A little noisy in the bedrooms with the kids just above the two main bedrooms but things like the extra fridge for drinks, high chair, baby gate, kids cups and crockery and hot and cold outside-shower demonstrate that this is a well thought out beach holiday house. We’d love to come back soon.

Jonathan, 26 Apr 2016:


Wallara is a beautiful house in a wonderful location. We enjoyed the opportunity to park our cars and leave them untouched until we left. Everything you need for a relaxing fun break is either at Wallara or within a short walk. Highly recommended.

M.H., 18 Apr 2016:


Wallara was the perfect family escape for our 3 young children, my husband and I and his family visiting from Spain and Turkey. There was something lovely for everyone from the kids’s retreat, the lovely kitchen and outdoor bbq, numerous outdoor spaces to disappear and hide with a good book and the gorgeous outdoor fire pit perfect for roasting marshmallows in winter. The beds were heavenly and the proximity to the rock pool was a big bonus. Thank you for leasing /sharing your beautiful home. We will be back soon.

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