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What people are saying

“Deb & Ian's place is a treasure that you shouldn't miss, but mostly the hosts were like rare diamonds. They are very lovely and caring but leave you on your own, if you want to have your peace. I've loved the heartily welcome, the beautiful interior design, the gardens, the paintings that Deb made herself, the little details in every corner you looked at. The bed was more comfortable than any bed in a 5 star hotel! I've slept like a baby and woke up to the yummiest pancakes! I was so sad that I had only one night there and wished I could stay at least a week as it was such a beautiful little paradise!”  Desiree (Air BnB guest public review)

"Delightful place. Delightful people. Delightful stay. We will be back" Robin & Sheila Hawdon (UK)


"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. This was exactly what we needed. Thoughtful, creative, satisfying and restorative - the complete package. We have already spread the news" Karen & Graeme Hush, Canberra


"Had a great time, the property is spacious and the hosts are friendly. I was to walk to a function one morning and Deb graciously offered to drive me. The bed was pleasantly soft and it was like sleeping on a cloud. Would stay again." Derek Odgers (Air BnB guest) North Melbourne


"Our time here is beyond our imagination. The room is spacious and clean, the host are kind, the gardens are beautiful, and the food are fabulous. We greatly appreciated the warm hospitality of Deb and Ian who are always available and attentive to our needs! Thanks again!" Crysal Pan (AirBnB guest) melbourne


"Deb and Ian were fantastic hosts! And the Mornington Peninsula is a great place to visit. Deb and Ian gave us great advice to plan our day. After a full and fabulous day of sight seeing and eating great food and tasting wonderful wines we came back to the peace and sanctuary of their beautiful home and garden. The room was comfortable, clean and beautifully decorated. Thank you!" Kathy Glass (Air BnB guest and host herself) Palm Beach Sydney


"Paradise! Well done guys - the perfect Musicians Retreat" Jacki Cooper (Sydney based jazz singer )


"Best sleep I've had in weeks! Thank you Ian & Deb - two creative spirits who make some great ricotta pancakes. I'm a happy boy!! Adrian Cunningham (New York city based jazz saxaphone, clarinet & flute musician)


"Thanks so much for the best holiday in years. You guys are awesome hosts and I expect the business will quickly gain a good reputation and be a highly sought after haven for creativity" Meryl Hodge, (principal Smiths Alternative Canberra )


"From our first random meeting at APRA conference in Sydney in 2010,  Ian Pav has been one of the most genuine people I have ever met.  Since then we have collaborated on various levels, myself as an artist, guest player & shared many a great time.  We recently had a "retreat" at Rosebud with Ian & Deb & was blown away by the set-up, but at the same time overcome by the calmness & serenity of the people & the place.   Would highly recommend spending some time getting in the zone & getting away from the hustle bustle!" Neil Wise (singer-songwriter, performer)


“ Im looking forward to my first trip to The Musicians Retreat.  Having been spoilt by the Pav’s many times in the past, I can only wonder how much fun it will be down on the Peninsula. My bags are packed.”  John Morrison (drummer, band leader, educator, performer)


"Over the past 10 years we have had the opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of the Pav's on many occasions as we've traveled around australia playing our music. They know how important a comfy bed and a bit of respite can be to keep the creativity flowing. We wish them well on this wonderful new adventure and look forward to getting to rosebud ourselves to enjoy their hospitality again." Carter & Carter (Golden Guitar, multi award country artists)


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