100 forested acres. 2-6 adults, 2 children. Pure enjoyment!
Philip & Yolanda de Haan
- english, italian
About Philip & Yolanda de Haan
At Topi Gums, we love providing our guests with accommodation that will make you feel special. So, together with a small, dynamic team of local people, we ensure you have an amazing holiday house in the bush. “We love the Australian bush and being surrounded by nature. The bird sounds, croaking frogs, the summer hum of cicadas, the scent of the bush and the starry nights. It is re-energising and liberating. Being at Topi Gums makes us feel like nothing else matters. We’re enthusiastic about sharing these experiences with you. So, we invite you to relax at Topi Gums. It's an appealing and beautiful place and, even though you'll have the space to yourself, you'll still feel our warm welcome. HISTORY: The name “Topi” comes from the Worimi people who occupied many areas of the Great Lakes and the Birrimbai tribe who occupied areas of Bungwahl. “Topi”, means to stay, and “Topi Topi” means to stay a little while longer. It is believed that the region of Topi Topi was not settled by any of the Worimi tribes, rather they travelled through and rested there. So, we invite you to come and relax, and stay a little while longer. Our 3pm checkouts mean that you too can stay a little bit longer.
Philip & Yolanda de Haan purchased this House in 1994
Why Philip & Yolanda de Haan chose Bungwahl
We chose this place because it gives the 'away from it all' experience. It offers you your own space without a 'next door' neighbour. We like the trees, although we also enjoy the beaches and lakes which are a short scenic drive away. This gives the opportunity to explore different places. At the day's end we take comfort in returning home to retreat in our own bit of paradise.
What makes this House unique
We love Topi Gums for its tranquillity, the trees, the solitude, its ability to transport you from normal life to a green and fresh environment, and to experience the healing touch of nature.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Perfect Weekend Hideaway
The property is well maintained and has everything you need for a weekend away. Its close to the beaches and Forster isn't that far away for any item you may have forgotten. The hosts are very helpful and easy to contact should you need to.
Thanks Graham. We're happy Topi Gums provided what you wanted for your stay.
Peaceful perfection- immaculate attention to detail!
This was our third stay at this impressive property. We can’t believe just how the standard of communication, service and comfort continues to raise the bar. Holidaying at Topi Gums is a highlight of our year. Love the dam and kayaks, the pool table, the star gazing at the end of the driveway. Can not recommend highly enough of this fabulous experience.
Topi Gum went above and beyond.
The house was incredible with plenty of activities to keep us occupied. Each guest had plenty of privacy with multiple bathrooms and well designed layout. Yolanda provided everything you need from coffee and pancakes to robes and slippers! Can't wait to stay again. 10/10
We’re pleased you enjoyed Topi Gums and that the added touches made your stay extra special. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you again. :)
Fantastic place with everything you could think of provided...
Our family and our friends loved this house in the bush! The dam is so much fun as it’s the incredible array of games in the house... there is even a short bush walk you can do on the property - perfect for kids... we plan to stay again. The hosts were constantly helpful and kind and every amenity was provided.
We love looking after you at Topi Gums and making your stay comfortable and amazing. While the house and property are to yourselves, we remain attentive and available should you have questions. Looking forward to welcoming you again :)
The most beautiful, relaxing and comfortable experience we have ever had! So so sad to leave 😞
Topi Gums is the most beautiful place we (my family and I) have had the privelage of staying. So many surprises and the sights, sounds and smells have been unforgettable.
Surrounded by more amazing places to explore and visit. Totally relaxing, but also always having something to do or somewhere to visit. I reccommend to anyone looking for a bush getaway this is the one, you will not be disappointed. And the best part is its somewhere you can stay all year round!
What are you waiting for....
To Jodi and your beautiful family, We’re delighted you relaxed and appreciated the beauty, nature and space Topi Gums has to offer. Thank you!
Gorgeous hidden gem!! Wonderful Holiday
What an amazing gem of a property! We all enjoyed being nestled in amongst the trees on a lovely property. The house itself is a stunning modern home with lovely furnishings and plenty of games to keep the kids entertained. The bedding and towels were luxurious and we received so many little gifts that truly made us all feel very special. We will all be returning to Topi gums as we had such a lovely relaxing weekend amongst the Australian bushland. The kayaks on the dam were also fun for everyone!! Thank you to Phil and Yolanda for sharing their special property with us. We will be back!!
Delighted your family enjoyed Topi Gums and its facilities. Always our pleasure to host beautiful guests. Thank you.
Topi Gums Bush Retreat is in the Great Lakes district of NSW, approximately 3 hours north of Sydney. It is set on 100 acres in an-out-of- the way location, however, it is within a 20 minute scenic drive to the beautiful beaches, lakes and national parks of the area. It is a relaxing place in which to have fun, enjoy time with family and friends and heal.