About Bridget Williams
Hervey Bay holds a soft spot in the hearts of my husband and I as it is the place where we collected many fond childhood memories. My husband and I have three beautiful children. We started the Beach Cottage so our children could also experience what the amazing Fraser Coast has to offer. We hope Duk 'n' Willa Beach Cottage also assists you too in creating a holiday experience to be remembered.
Bridget Williams purchased this House in 2009
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Could be nice but the place was dirty
Very disappointed. The place does not appear to have been cleaned properly in quite a while. All the venetian blind slats were dusty, the window sills were dirty, the bedside tables were all covered in dust and a sticky residue, glass table dusty, table mats still had food on them, kitchen work surface and oven front door looked as if they had been just wiped over with a dirty cloth. The whole house needs a thorough clean and the windows, window sills and door jambs need repainting. I had to clean all surfaces before putting anything on them, wash cutlery. No where to store food except the fridge. Most of the drawers in the kitchen need cleaning and the bathroom drawers had hair and debris. Not exactly hygienic.
We did contact the owner and she did apologise, but didn't respond to our request that someone came to clean the place. Whilst the work surfaces are now cleaner, I did not touch the blinds, window sills etc. That is not my job.
Considering the bad state of the place, it is not worth the rental fee as it stands and I feel that at least the cleaning fee we have paid should be refunded as the place had not been cleaned prior to arrival
Such a disappointing a damaging review for our little cottage. Our cleaner takes pride in the presentation and cleanliness of the cottage, therefore has found this review to be quite a blow. The review failed to mention the building of 2 x new houses across the road, hence the airborne dust became quite a battle for Kylie our housekeeper. The housing construction is now complete and I have since hired a professional cleaner to scrub our walls and spring clean blinds, windows and sills. Our 68 year cottage has never been packaged as a 5 star resort, hence reflective in the $156 per night fee charged, my sincere apologies if that was what you were hoping for. The cottage is fully equipped with fresh linen and plenty of space for dry food in the walk in pantry? I do apologise for the delayed response on the cleaning request. I honestly overlooked your email, only to read it in detail on the final night of your 3 night stay. If you had of called me directly, it would have been a very different outcome.
We had a nice time and the house was in a convenient location as we had a car. Was nice to be able to take the fur babies.
A great relaxed place to stay. The fenced in garden is great for the children to run around and play safely. The house was a short walk to the beach and the water park.
It is nice to be able to cook meals and the fact that there was things like cooking salt or oil there was a bonus.
Just what we needed
Loved the cottage -hidden gem inside, well presented and comfy. Great location close to places we wanted to be. Top outdoor area to relax and watch our pooches play securely.
Minutes to the beach, quiet location. Pet friendly. Everything you could need.
Everything you could possibly need
My young family recently stayed 3 nights at Duk n Villa in April. The house is cosy and very clean. The bathroom is lovely and spacious. We stayed with our 3 dogs who enjoyed the large enclosed yard. The house has all the amenities you could possibly need for a young family. Would definitely recommend to family and friends.