Time to cosy up with a hot chocolate or maybe a glass of wine! I hope you find this newsletter interesting. Let me know if there is anything of interest that you would like to see mentioned in our future newsletters.
If you have stayed with your pet and would like to vote for us, that would be super! Click on the link to Holidaying with Dogs below. Voting closes Friday 28 June 2019.
Over 3 weeks, showcasing fabulous restaurants and cafes in central Geelong. For a full Tastes program of events and more information visit
Geelong and the Bellarine are spoilt for choice with the Bellarine's award-winning wineries and locally brewed beers and ciders that go down a treat all year round.
The Flying Brick Cider https://flyingbrickciderco.com.au/
Little Creatures Brewery a short walk from Sabina on Little Myers https://littlecreatures.com.au/
Check out some of our lovely wineries in the Moorabool Valley. This part of Geelong is often overlooked.
There are some super wineries along the Bellarine. Basils Farm has been my latest find on the way to Queenscliff. Lovely café/restaurant, wines with views looking across Swan Bay towards Queenscliff. http://www.basilsfarm.com.au/
For the Love of Grape, will chauffeur your group (small or large) from Sabina on Little Myers around the magical sights and sensory delights of Victoria's fabulous wine regions. Choose your own wineries and local speciality food producers from their enticing array or leave it to them to seamlessly organise a tour for you.
Our vibrant laneways are bringing café culture, unique street art and live music to the heart of Geelong, check out Piano Bar www.pianobar.com.auand Geelong Cellar Door https://geelongcellardoor.com.au/
The Art Gallery has some interesting exhibitions this winter, “The Moon” is on display until 1 September 2019 https://www.geelonggallery.org.au/
Geelong Performing Arts Centre for some great performances www.gpac.org.au
National Wool Museum show cases the wool industry history of Geelong and is also the central hub delivering a wide variety of temporary exhibitions and programs covering art, science and everything in between. Exhibiting till 14 July 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year 54. For further information and what's on visit National Wool Museum Geelong
The You Yangs are such an exciting place to explore, on foot or bike and the views are not to be missed. We are lucky to be so close to be park, with its huge mountain ranges and distinctive granite peaks.
You Yangs National Park https://www.intown.com.au/locals/lara/the-you-yangs.htm
Geelong Botanic Gardens and Tea House
In a way Geelong Botanic Gardens is a hidden gem. The gardens are the perfect place to be away from everyday stresses and be with nature without having to trek too far.
Our internet has been changed to Cable. We are hoping that this will provide better internet and WiFi experience for our guests. We are also in the process of updating our booking calendar with Siteminder; an on line secure booking system. You will shortly be able to see one or more months of availability at a time and scroll through the year. There are no booking commission fees when booking direct.
Gift ideas - gift vouchers are available. You can also call or email me. I can arrange flowers, chocolates and hampers on request.
"Thank you very much for the lovely Christmas decorations, treats for the pup and our chocolates and shortbread. You have fantastic attention to detail and we have enjoyed ourselves immensely in your beautiful home."
The Stewart Family
"We have enjoyed our time at Sabina. Such a gorgeous and cosy cottage you can't help but relax. Spotlessly clean and such a fantastic location. We look forward to coming back soon."
The Kentwell Family
"In Geelong for our eldest son's wedding. This beautiful house made us all feel special and ensured we were all relaxed and rested for the big day. It was also a relief to have somewhere our pet sould stay as all our dog minders were here for the wedding. Thank you Helen & Ron."
Ian & Michelle & family
"Thank you for making 'Sabina' such a wonderful facility for our stay here. You have gone above and beyond with your personal touches. Our wedding for our daughter this weekend was wonderful and then 'Sabina' just made it extra perfect for our family. Thank you again, 5+ Stars always to be recommended by us."
Glenda & Peter Walsh
"We had a wonderful family holiday in your beautifully presented accommodation. Everything is first class. Thank you."
John, Mary & family
"We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay at Sabina. The house is excellent and beautifully maintained, a credit to Helen and family and thank you so much for thinking of everything and your attention to detail in caring for your guests. A great place - great service. We will thoroughly recommend Sabina to all we know and anyone interested. Many, many thanks."
Pauline & Denis
"Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful "haven" in Geelong. The house is really beautiful and you have thought of absolutely everything to make a holiday perfect!! We had a wonderful time and would strongly recommend it to anyone travelling to Geelong."
Mark, Rach, Ava & Daneil
"Thank you for a lovely holiday. Sabina is beautifully furnished with all the comforts of home and more. Location is fantastic, short walk to city and beach, restaurants. Thanks again. We will be back!"
Janine and family
"All down in Geelong on business. Like a home away from home, everything you could need - including the rain ponchos. We had a great stay. Thank you"