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La Maison Pacifique News Update

September 30, 2012 Leave a comment

La Maison Pacifique 

La Maison Pacifique News Update

Hello

La Maison Pacifique“The Peaceful House” – your boutique designer luxury holiday home vacation rental in Casuarina, New South Wales, Australia – half way between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay.

READ ON FOR SOME GREAT NEW INITIATIVES

Thank you for your interest in our beautiful home “La Maison Pacifique”. You are receiving this email as you have either enquired about or been a valued guest at La Maison Pacifique.

MONTHLY EMAIL NEWSLETTERS
We are pleased to announce that our monthly e-newsletters about local happenings around Casuarina (and in fact the whole Northern Rivers region – NSW) are gaining popularity.

These updates are designed to give you up to date information on local events, festivals and attractions.  In the last few months, we have also sourced information on specific locations – (including Cabarita Beach and Kingscliff) and our next issue will focus on beautiful Murwillumbah.  Byron Bay is coming soon!

The e-newsletter will also be our opportunity to keep you up to date on some exciting new initiatives at La Maison Pacifique as well any subscriber last minute specials that you may enjoy.

If for any reason you would prefer not to receive our emails, please unsubscribe at
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LA MAISON PACIFIQUE – BOOK DIRECT FOR YOUR BONUS
Any bookings made by contacting us directly at info@lamaisonpacifique.com attract free bed making. That’s a saving of $50 (and a great convenience for when you arrive).

LAST MINUTE SPECIALS
Any last minute specials (please refer our pricing policy below) will be advertised on our website ONLY.  So if you have a free weekend at the last minute – don’t forget to check the website in case there is a special waiting for you!
http://www.lamaisonpacifique.com/last-minute-accommodation-specials/

FRIEND REFERRALS – OUR LITTLE THANK YOU FOR YOU
If you have stayed with us at La Maison Pacifique and have referred another guest to us (who has subsequently also enjoyed a holiday at our beautiful property), please ask them to mention the referral and your name when they book.

We will then contact you and send you a $20 iTunes, $20 Coles Myer or $25 Everyday Hero Charity Gift Card (you choose).

And of course if your friend/s book directly via info@lamaisonpacifique.com they receive free bed making too!

OUR PRICING POLICY – WE VALUE OUR GUESTS
At La Maison Pacifique, we offer as standard discounts to valued guests who book stays of more than 5 nights. So no matter when you book La Maison Pacifique, you are automatically eligible for these discounts (subject to availability).  We therefore feel we offer a great service with some added extras at our best possible rate no matter when you book.  To find out your rate for your stay, please contact us for a quote at info@lamaisonpacifique.com.

We will, from time to time, offer small, last minute discounts, but these will not be the norm.  We like to treat all guests fairly and consistently and our pricing policy reflects this.

As a thank you, we do offer extras for either booking through info@lamaisonpacifique.com or for friend referrrals (per above).

WHY STAY AT LA MAISON PACIFIQUE?
Our commitment to you is that we will do our best to provide you with a beautiful home for your holiday.  Yes, La Maison Pacifique is our treasured home.  It has all the comforts that you will find in a home – the little extras (such as board games, cook books and a well equipped kitchen) that set us apart.  You get to experience our treasures from near and far, our hand picked furniture, personal knick-knacks and see photos of us from our travels.  We do visit often, enjoying our home and making sure that it is kept to a high standard for all our guests.  It is part of the personal experience we offer and which our guests have come to appreciate.    La Maison Pacifique soothes our soul.

GUEST FEEDBACK – IS IMPORTANT TO US
We have made every effort to ensure that our guests enjoy their stay with us.  This includes not only having beautiful surrounds and amenities but ensuring that they remain in good working order.

As our guest book fills, it is important that our guests can let us know if we have missed something.  It is also a great opportunity to tell us how much you enjoyed your La Maison Pacifique experience.  We just LOVE good news!

Guests who book through Stayz can also rate us online here.

We welcome valued guest feedback and are interested in your thoughts on your stay with us, ao please provide your comments directly to our Property Consultant, Di Hendy at info@lamaisonpacifique.com.

Thank you for taking the time to read this email and we do hope to welcome you at La Maison Pacifique soon.

Sally & Chris Johannsen
Proprietors
La Maison Pacifique

Telephone– call Di Hendy +61 (0) 411 052 759  (10am – 7pm AEST)
Mobile/Cell – call or text Di Hendy +61 (0) 411 052 759
Email – contact info@lamaisonpacifique.com
Website – visit http://www.lamaisonpacifique.com
LinkedIn Group – join http://www.linkedin.com/groups/La-Maison-Pacifique-4634043
LinkedIn Company – follow http://www.linkedin.com/company/la-maison-pacifique
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Unless we hear otherwise, we’ll assume you are happy to receive ongoing e-mail contact from La Maison Pacifique.  We are committed to protecting your privacy and confidentiality and your details will not be forwarded to any other organisation without your express permission.

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Murwillumbah NSW Australia Information and Accommodation

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Murwillumbah NSW Australia Information and Accommodation

Murwillumbah NSW Australia Information and AccommodationMurwillumbah is a town of approximately 7,500 people in far north-eastern New South Wales, Australia in the Tweed Shire.

It lies on the Tweed River, 848 km north-east of Sydney, 13 km south of the Queensland border and 132 km south of Brisbane.

At the 2006 census, Murwillumbah had a population of 7,952 people. The town’s name is often abbreviated to M’bah or Murbah.

Murwillumbah sits on the south eastern foothills of the McPherson Range in the Tweed Volcano valley. The area is hilly. Many of the buildings are Art Deco in style and there are cafes, clothes and antique shops in the town.

Murwillumbah was nominated one of the top ten sea/tree change towns in Australia.

It boasts a wonderful climate, is 15 minutes to a number of pristine beaches, 20 minutes to a busy domestic and international airport, is surrounded by world heritage-listed national parks and is one of the most affordable places to live between Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

The first people to live in the area were Bundjalung people. The name Murwillumbah derives from an Aboriginal word meaning “camping place” – from Murrie, meaning “aboriginal people”, Wolli, “a camp”; and Bab, “the place of”.

Nearby Mount Warning and its attendant national park are known as Wollumbin, meaning “Cloud Catcher”, in the Bundjalung language.

Timber-getters were drawn to the region in the 1840s. The river port at Tumbulgum was initially the main settlement. In 1902, a local government municipality was declared with Murwillumbah as its centre.

Murwillumbah is protected by a series of levees, but they do not protect all parts of the town in major floods. The major industry of the area, apart from tourism, is sugarcane growing. There were numerous tramways in the area serving the sugar mill at Condong. There is also some dairy farming in the area. There are alternative lifestyle retreats nearby, notably one belonging to the Hare Krishna religion.

Murwillumbah weather online here.

The Bob Whittle Murwillumbah Airfield adjacent to the town’s industrial estate is popular with light and classic plane enthusiasts

Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta is less than half an hour away.

Murwillumbah Tourist Information Centre – Corner Tweed Valley Way and Alma Street and World Heritage Rainforest Centre operated by Tweed Tourism is situated in Budd Park on the eastern bank of the Tweed River. It is conveniently located just before the bridge entry to Murwillumbah’s CBD.

The centre is a one-stop shop for all tourist-related inquiries including houseboat hire, river cruise, guided tours, accommodation, cruises, gemstone fossicking, maps and souvenirs. Telephone (02) 6672 1340

Murwillumbah Services Club 10 Wollumbin Street, Murwillumbah 2484 offers a wide range of fun daily activities and excellent facilities are available for members, their guests and visitors alike. Every week there’s something new to experience at the club, from live bands, world class acts to huge raffles where everyone’s a winner.

Rainforest Way Drive – Explore the scenic wonders of the lush, World Heritage-listed rainforests of northern NSW on this meandering drive. You can depart from Murwilllumbah, Lismore, Casino or Kyogle, following short, half-day loops between 80 and 95 kms.

The world’s most extensive area of subtropical rainforest forms part the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia which encompass the major rainforest parks and reserves of northeast NSW and southeast Queensland. These include Mount Warning (also called Wollumbin – Mount Warning National Park, Mount Warning Road, Murwillumbah, NSW 2484)

the Border Ranges National Park, Washpool National Park  and the adjacent Gibraltar Range National Park.

National Parks provide enough hiking tracks to keep you busy every weekend and for a real challenge, you can’t go past a climb up Mt Warning – the highest most easterly peak in Australia.

Tweed River Regional Museum located on Queensland Road in Murwillumbah but also in Uki and Tweed Heads.

Tweed River Art Gallery – 2 Mistral Road there are many other galleries and artists studios in town and the nearby villages

Red Rattlers Gallery – 385 Tomewin Road Dungay Murwillumbah, NSW 2484 offers unique gifts, local art and craft, stained glass, coffee and cake 

Tweed River Jockey Club at Tygalgah just out of town has regular race meetings throughout the year but the big events are Melbourne Cup Day in November and Murwillumbah Cup Day in June.

Condong Sugar Mill, Madura Tea Estates on Clothiers Creek Road and Tropical Fruit World at Duranbah are other local attractions.

Crystal Creek Miniatures, Corner of Numinbah Rd and Upper Crystal Creek Rd, Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia (02) 6679 1532.

Lisnagar Homestead located close to town is open for tours on Sundays.

Chillingham Bush Tucker Farm and Banana Cabana 1292 Numinbah Road
Chillingham, NSW 2484 The farm grows native bush tucker as well as Asian and unusual exotic fruits. Banana Cabana is your one-stop shop for tropical fruit and exotic local speciality foods. Produce is grown on their farm, in rich red volcanic soil and can be purchased at the produce and gift shop. Kids will love the frozen chocolate coated bananas.

Clarrie Hall Dam is located west of Murwillumbah, go through Uki and turn south on the Doon Doon Road, to Kyogle Road Murwillumbah, NSW 2484.

Banana Festival Criterium is one of the feature cycling events for Tweed Gold Coast cycling community held on the last Sunday in August.

Annual Events around Murwillumbah

Clarrie Hall Dam Bass Fishing Competition (May)
Festival of Performing Arts  (June/July)
Tyalgum Diggers Sports Day & Rodeo (July)
Tweed Valley Banana Festival (August)
Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music (September)
Unity Festival (October)
Speed on Tweed Motor Racing (September)
Tweed River Festival (October)
Tweed River Agricultural Show (November)
Tweed River Swim Classic

Murwillumbah Showground Markets are held on the fourth Sunday of the month and feature food, produce, plants, arts and crafts, collectibles, antiques and tools.

Murwillumbah Cottage Market in Knox Park is held on the first and third Saturday of the month and features produce, plants, food, arts and craft and an array of bric a brac.

Tweed Tavern is known as the Round House because it is a 12 sided pub. Located on the Corner of Tweed Valley Way and Alma Street Murwillumbah

Murwillumbah Golf Club

Nearby local villages include Uki, Tyalgum, Stokers Siding, Tumbulgum, Chillingham

More suggestions for things to do online at http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/Australia/State_of_New_South_Wales/Murwillumbah-1872238/Things_To_Do-Murwillumbah-TG-C-1.html

You may also be interested in reading our ‘What’s On and Markets‘ page.

Send us an enquiry now!

September 2012 Update

September 30, 2012 Leave a comment

La Maison Pacifique

Hello

1. What’s On – Markets, Festivals, Events and Activities

We have compiled a comprehensive list of various activities that occur either regularly or yearly in the local La Maison Pacifique area of New South Wales and Queensland at
http://www.lamaisonpacifique.com/whats-on-markets/

2. Murwillumbah – AKA Murbah

The locals know it as Murbah and now you can explore the local treasures of Murwillumbah too – take your pick from the following list – and be sure to collect details of all of the local art galleries from the Tourist Information Centre and book your personal viewing time…
http://www.lamaisonpacifique.com/2012/09/30/murwillumbah-nsw-australia-information-and-accommodation/

3. Welcome to our new Twitter Followers

We are fortunate to attract followers from all over the world to our Twitter page at http://www.twitter.com/maisonpacifique – you are welcome to follow us too or connect with us via LinkedIn or Facebook (links below).

4. Tourism News

According to the latest National Visitor Survey, domestic tourism is growing in Australia with overnight trips taken by domestic tourists increasing by six per cent to 75.1 million for the year ending June 2012 and overnight expenditure growing nine per cent to $50.8 billion. Read the Minister’s media release at
http://minister.ret.gov.au/MediaCentre/MediaReleases/Pages/GrowingDomesticTourism.aspx

Quarterly results for the International Visitor Survey 2012 are online at http://www.ret.gov.au/tourism/Documents/tra/International%20Visitor%20Survey/IVS-June2012.pdf and show that Asian visitors are our strongest growth market.

Until next time – enjoy your day wherever you are from La Maison Pacifique, your boutique designer luxury holiday home vacation rental in Casuarina, New South Wales, Australia – half way between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay.

Di Hendy

Di Hendy
Property Consultant
La Maison Pacifique

Telephone – call or text Di Hendy +61 (0) 411 052 759 (10am – 7pm AEST)
Email – contact info@lamaisonpacifique.com
Website – visit http://www.lamaisonpacifique.com
LinkedIn Group – join http://www.linkedin.com/groups/La-Maison-Pacifique-4634043
LinkedIn Company – follow http://www.linkedin.com/company/la-maison-pacifique
Twitter – follow http://www.twitter.com/lamaisonpacifique
Facebook – like http://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Maison-Pacifique/231607423592843
Newsletter – subscribe at http://eepurl.com/nc3gD

You are receiving this e-mail because you have been a welcome guest of La Maison Pacifique, have enquired about our beautiful property or have requested to be on our mailing list.

If for any reason you would prefer not to receive our emails, please unsubscribe at
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Unless we hear otherwise, we’ll assume you are happy to receive ongoing e-mail contact from La Maison Pacifique.  We are committed to protecting your privacy and confidentiality and your details will not be forwarded to any other organisation without your express permission.

Caution: If you are not the intended recipient of this message you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, distribution or reproduction of this message is prohibited by law.

Luxury Accommodation and Travel blogs listings and websites

September 1, 2012 3 comments

Luxury Accommodation and Travel blogs listings and websites

You may find these websites interesting

A Luxury Travel Blog
– Luxury travel and tourism blog, UK www.aluxurytravelblog.com

Luxury Retreats
– Private villa rentals and sales, Canada www.luxuryretreats.com

Luxury Breaks
– Luxury accommodation around the world, UK www.luxurybreaks.com

Luxury Vacations
– Luxury Travel Blog by Ollivier Jacq, Spain www.paradizo.com

The Life of Luxury
– Global luxury, lifestyle and living, USA www.thelifeofluxury.com

Holiday Chic
– holiday inspiration and travel advice, UK www.holidaychic.co.uk

Send us an enquiry now!

La Maison Pacifique August 2012 Update

La Maison Pacifique July 2012 Update
1. Destinations Travel Magazine – Villa Rentals

Here is how to enjoy a villa rental holiday
http://destinationstravelmagazine.com/September2012/#/villavacations_52/

2. Kingscliff Beach Local Information

Learn more about Kingscliff Beach and what to see and do in the local area.
http://www.lamaisonpacifique.com/2012/08/31/kingscliff-beach-nsw-information-and-accommodation/

3. Interior Design Ideas for Luxury Holiday Home Rentals

We share some of our interior design ideas for general information.
http://www.lamaisonpacifique.com/2012/09/01/interior-design-ideas-for-luxury-holiday-home-rentals/

4. Caldera Art Festival 28 Sep – 7 Oct 2012

Showcasing the biodiversity values and themes of Australia’s Green Cauldron, with original artworks and products on display (and for sale) from over eighty regional artists. Wide screen films by internationally recognised cinematographers and displays by natural resource management agencies and community groups. Gala opening 4pm, Sat 29th Sept. Open each day 9.30am – 4pm at Murwillumbah Civic Centre Auditorium
28 September to 7 October 2012. All welcome, free entry http://calderaart.org.au/

Until next time – enjoy your day wherever you are from La Maison Pacifique, your boutique designer luxury holiday home vacation rental in Casuarina, New South Wales, Australia – half way between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay.

Di Hendy

Di Hendy
+61411052759
info@lamaisonpacifique.com
www.lamaisonpacifique.com

Interior Design Ideas for Luxury Holiday Home Rentals

Creating a luxury feel is important

Red CandlesAt La Maison Pacifique, we wanted to created a truly luxurious experience for our guests and we selected Di Hendy from Di 4 Interior Designs to help create our wonderful luxury home ambience.

Di selected many interesting features from all over the world. Considering our wish to attract discerning guests who would also keep our private property in excellent condition, we are very happy with the results.

This blog posts shares a few ideas that you might like to consider when choosing an interior designer or creating your own luxury feel in your holiday home rental.

  • quality linens, towels and accessories to match each room and ensuite
  • decorator features in living areas including unique light fittings, furniture and accessories that reflect the type of luxury (beach, formal country, traditional manor, ultra modern)
  • modern technology items so that restless children and adults can still enjoy electronic entertainment
  • comprehensive instructions shared before arrival and on arrival with clear guidelines as to what is included or not included in the rental amount
  • professional quality photos on the website that reflect the overall luxury feel of the property
  • extra special items – a small selection of books to read, board games, emergency items, quality kitchen appliances and cooking utensils
  • extra clean windows, carpets, kitchen surfaces, barbeques, pools, bathrooms etc with easily accessible cleaning supplies for unexpected messes
  • a personal touch with carefully selected artworks, framed pictures (perhaps with a story card), a house summary document highlighting special features of the property and suggestions (enjoy breakfast from the upstairs balcony and watch the sun rise….)
  • additional items suitable for local activities – bicycles, golf clubs, water toys, beach towels
  • designer style plastic glasses and plates for dining outdoors or near wet areas
  • items that can add a personal touch if a larger group is visiting – candles for the dining table and bathroom, light blankets for a day lounge, tablecloths and napkins, a variety of well coordinated serving dishes, extra cushions and pillows for bedrooms. shower robes
  • clear instructions as to what is included – food supplies, cleaning, linen, rubbish arrangements etc and how the property is to be left to secure the bond refund
  • any occupational health and safety issues (not to leave candles on or placed directly on surfaces, how to manage heating and cooling efficiently)
  • additional information on what to enjoy in the local area based on your own research and feedback received from past guests

We hope you find these tips useful for creating your own luxury holiday home rental with an interior design feel.

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