Our (little) romantic getaway

During our holiday, Rick and I snuck away for one night to the beautiful Acacia House located in Milton, on the South Coast of NSW. We had been there for a weekend in 2006, and had loved it. It was a three and a half hour drive from Sydney, but it was totally worth it. Apart from the fact that I got to sleep (in peace) in the car, and Rick got to, well, drive his favourite toy, we literally had the guesthouse all to ourselves.

We stayed in ‘the cream room,’ which was as beautifully furnished as it was the last time. In fact, they’d added a television to the room, which was simply perfect as we arrived just in time to catch the season finale of Once Upon A Time (I’d been desperately hoping I wouldn’t miss it). The hostess even fed us delicious, rich fruit cake, which went down beautifully with hot mugs of Milo. After the television viewing, we indulged ourselves in long, hot showers and then slipped straight under those crisp linen sheets. My goodness, that bed was as comfortable as I remembered it to be! And the best part? We were under those warm covers for ten hours straight, which is unheard of in the land of little people.

The next morning, we enjoyed a sumptuous breakfast on this beautiful verandah which had the most spectacular views of the Budawang Mountains. The breakfast itself seemed never-ending: first there was cereal, then toast, then yoghurt, then juice, then the hot food – sausages, bacon, eggs, mushrooms and tomatoes – and then the host came out with our tea and coffee. Spoilt much?

It was indescribably wonderful to be able to sit down with Rick to the first meal of the day and be able to take as long as we want, without any interruptions or fights or either of us losing our patience because one of the boys were refusing to eat. It was just us, the crisp air, the sound of the birds in the trees, and the sweeping Australian land before us. How I savoured every moment of that hour, drinking in every second of every minute that passed.

After breakfast, we didn’t have long before we actually had to leave again. But before we did, we roamed the grounds like we did six years ago, revisiting the outdoor wood fire oven, the enormous tree in the front gardens, the horse and the emu (yes, you read right), the cows which had worried me the last time (again, you read right), and last but not least, the lone wooden bench that reminded me of the one in Notting Hill.

Even though it was only fourteen hours between our arrival and departure, our one night and morning at Acacia House left us significantly relaxed and energised. The hospitality of our hosts, the brightness of those stars at night, the beauty of our room, the warmth of our bed, the tranquility of the country, and the fresh rural air all combined to refresh and recharge us. I honestly hope we will be back again before another six years goes by. And maybe one day, we might even bring the boys. Maybe.

Acacia House
203 Evans Lane
Milton NSW 2538
Hosts: Peter and Chris
Phone: 02 4454 5652
Email: info@acaciahouse.com.au

Have you stayed anywhere wonderful recently?

(Linking up with Grace.)

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trishie August 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I stayed at Spicers Clovelly Estate when I was at the Sunshine Coast for a weekend getaway. It was lovely.

The acacia house looks beautiful and sounds like a lovely place to stay. I will bookmark this when planning for a weekend getaway.

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Pink Ronnie August 31, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I shall remember that one, thanks Trishie!
Ronnie xo

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Sarah August 29, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I’ve seen Acacia House on BnB lists, it looks beautiful!

We recently stayed at Thistle Hill Guesthouse in the Hunter Valley: http://www.thill.com.au/

It’s a stunning place that looks like it’s straight out of a country style mag. The hosts Carol and Peter go above and beyond too to make your stay enjoyable.

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Pink Ronnie August 31, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Looks awesome, thanks for the recommendation. Rick and I have been talking about the Hunter Valley so this might be just what we’re looking for the next time we have a ‘getaway.’
Ronnie xo

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Grace August 29, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Oh, looks absolutely divine! And I love the South Coast.
10 hours of uninterrupted sleep? Get outta here!!! That actually happens in this lifetime???
So glad to see you and Rick got some quality lovey dovey time in a beautiful part of the world. x

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Pink Ronnie August 31, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Actually, we were under the covers for 10 straight hours, but I kept waking up expecting to be woken up. Sad, right?
Ronnie xo

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Niru August 29, 2012 at 4:49 pm

this spells romance. seriously how beautiful for you two.
love the first picture of the cream room. you’ve captured the light gorgeously.
and i love your blog’s fresh look. such elegance and neat details. beautifully done ronnie!

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Pink Ronnie August 31, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Thank you Niru, that means a lot to me!
Ronnie xo

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Julie August 29, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Wow. Sounds like a beautiful/ great get-away. And, 10 hours in bed… I can’t even imagine. Good on you!

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Pink Ronnie August 31, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I know, it’s a once in a year opportunity…
Ronnie xo

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Elisa August 29, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Perfect! I love your words “just us, the crisp air, the sounds of the birds in the trees…” Beyond beautiful x

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Pink Ronnie August 31, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Thank you Elisa!
Ronnie xo

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krystal/village August 29, 2012 at 11:11 pm

gosh, that getaway sounds so perfect. i’d love to be there right now (as i listen to the busy street outside)…

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Pink Ronnie August 31, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I’m wishing I were back there right now as well…
Ronnie xo

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Chantel August 30, 2012 at 12:16 am

Oh wow, that looks and sounds heavenly!! We are going on a little vacation next month but it includes a 12 hour drive WITH our little one . . . hopefully it’s a vacation and not a stress-cation.

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Pink Ronnie August 31, 2012 at 2:42 pm

The change should greatly refreshing for all of you! Take lots of mini breaks during the trip. :)
Ronnie xo

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Bohemian Kate August 30, 2012 at 1:26 am

Once again, amazing photos!! Absolutely lovely. It sounds like a lovely mini vacation :)

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Pink Ronnie August 31, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Thank you Kate, can’t wait to see more photos from your wedding!
Ronnie xo

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Kristina August 30, 2012 at 10:26 am

Hi Ronnie! Great to hear from you! This place looks + sounds unreal, like pictures in a children’s story book! Hope all is well with you + the boys! Xoxo, K

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Pink Ronnie August 31, 2012 at 2:43 pm

We are doing well, thanks K!
Ronnie xo

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Kristina August 30, 2012 at 10:27 am

P.S. Loving the look of your site ;)

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Pink Ronnie August 31, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Thanks. :)

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Tang August 30, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Wow. Just wow. This place looks so amazing. I wish it were my home!

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Pink Ronnie August 31, 2012 at 2:43 pm

We were fantasising about the same thing when we were there…
Ronnie xo

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rooth August 30, 2012 at 1:59 pm

This place is lovely and looks so tranquil. I’m sure you and your husband enjoyed the serenity!

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Pink Ronnie August 31, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Oh yes, we did….
Ronnie xo

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Shoko August 31, 2012 at 12:18 am

This is gorgeous – what a treat! And I’m loving your beautiful new look, Ronnie – congratulations!!

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Pink Ronnie August 31, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Thank you Shoko – that means a lot coming from a stylish girl like you. :)
Ronnie xo

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Sammy G. August 31, 2012 at 1:00 am

i absolutely love this post.
i love the pictures and how adorable you and your husband are. it makes me look forward to the future with steve! :)

i have no kids but i still love me a weekend getaway!
i’m headed to north carolina tomorrow (alone though)! yay for trips!

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Pink Ronnie August 31, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Oooh… how lovely! Enjoy every moment of your alone time.
Ronnie xo

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Happylan August 31, 2012 at 11:49 am

That looks and sounds so wonderful. I love the South Coast.

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Pink Ronnie August 31, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I know, it’s my favourite part of NSW.
Ronnie xo

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Rachel @ The Kids Are All Right August 31, 2012 at 11:55 am

It looks absolutely beautiful. It’s amazing how one night away can do so much to relax you.

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Pink Ronnie August 31, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Absolutely, I still feel relaxed just thinking about that one night!
Ronnie xo

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Chrissie at Me and My Munchkin August 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Looks beautiful! Good on you for taking some time out with the hubby :) xx

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Pink Ronnie September 1, 2012 at 9:07 pm

An essential investment for every marriage, I think!
Ronnie xo

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Ai Sakura August 31, 2012 at 3:24 pm

that looks like a divine place for a getaway… such beautiful photos you took! glad you got some much needed rest.

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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Pink Ronnie September 1, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Thank you Ai.
Ronnie xo

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Mum of Adult Kids August 31, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Acacia House looks lovely! A visit there goes straight onto my wish list!
I haven’t stayed anywhere for a while, unless you count the caravan we towed around Victoria.

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Pink Ronnie September 1, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Oh yes, you must. The hosts are just lovely too.
Ronnie xo

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