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Latest News from La Maison Pacifique – July 2015

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As Australia freezes through a cold Antarctic blast and snow falls across the Great Dividing Range and around Stanthorpe in Queensland, we are pleased that our guests are able to enjoy our warm, cosy fireplace as they relax and watch the world go by.  If guests do decide to brave the elements, there are plenty of things to do from a quick walk to the beachfront to watch the whales go by, to a longer northern walk to Salt Village to sample Fins’ Restaurant new pop-up Greek Kitchen.  Consider a shorter walk from La Maison Pacifique south to Cabarita Beach and breakfast at Cafe Mod Barista, possibly morning tea with the home-made delights of Kartel Expresso Bar or maybe dinner at Paper Daisy at Halcyon House..  On Wednesday nights, Osteria has a soup kitchen meal and Thursday nights they have Themed dinners.  On 23 July, Osteria‘s themed dinner is “Christmas in July”.

There is so much to tell you this month and highlights include:

…and as a late addition, you just have to watch this epic Maid of Honour Toast Medley.  Best ever! (I defy anyone not to smile after watching this one!) 🙂  Classic.

Brisbane Style Magazine La Maison Pacifique

Brisbane Style Magazine La Maison Pacifique

1. La Maison Pacifique – Brisbane Style Magazine July 2015

We are so excited to have hosted the team from the Brisbane Style Magazine at La Maison Pacifique recently.  Here is what they had to say about their getaway!

You can find the original La ‘Mazing Escape article on page 61 in July 2015’s issue of Brisbane Style Magazine or via our website.

2. Salt Village Wedding Open Day – 15 August 2015

One of our favourite things of all time is working with local companies and suppliers to enhance beautiful wedding days for our bridal couples and groups.

Salt Village Wedding Open Day - 15 August 2015

Salt Village Wedding Open Day        15 August 2015

At La Maison Pacifique, we offer luxury beachfront wedding accommodation with a plethora of photo opportunities in the house, on the beach, in the main garden or in our special bush tucker gardens (access through a blue door in our fence).  It really is a delight!

So, when Salt Village Salt Bar came knocking and asked if we would like to be involved in their upcoming Wedding Open Day on 15 August 2015 (10am – 2pm), we jumped at the chance (particularly where there is a glass of free champagne on arrival!).  Hope to see you there.

3. Our first AirBNB Guest and review

Traditionally, most of our bookings either come direct via or via  However, this month we hosted our first AirBNB guest and this is what Jason had to say:

“Di made us feel very welcomed and comfortable. All instructions were clear and easy which made for a hassle free weekend.
The house was AMAZING and it made for a thoroughly enjoyable break. The pictures were an exact representation of the house and is perfect for a large group. We had 9 in our group. The house is large, comfortable and very well equipped without being ostentatious. We will definitely be using Di again and staying at this wonderful place.”

Thanks Jason.  It was a pleasure to host you and your guests.

Preparing for Your Road Trip

Preparing for Your Road Trip

4. Preparing for your Road Trip

Not all of our guests fly in to the Gold Coast Airport and travel a short 30 minutes to get to our beautiful beachfront location at Casuarina Beach.  Many drive down from Brisbane, or up from other locations either on the Northern NSW coast or further inland.

If you are planning a road trip (short or long), we have found this great article “How to prepare for a Road Trip” by Michael Gebecki in a recent issue of Traveller.  We have rewritten it for your information and included our own thoughts following each point.

5. 7 ways to get a flight upgrade

So, you are tired of being stuck in economy and just dream of the day that you can wangle an upgrade to premium economy, business or even first class…  Well, there are ways to maximise your chances and we have found some tips for you…

6. La Maison Pacifique Wedding Notebook

At La Maison Pacifique, it is important that all our guests feel special, particularly the increasing number of bridal groups who enjoy their stays with us both prior to, on and post their special day.

In response to this, we have recently designed our own La Maison Pacifique Wedding Notebook as a gift for each bridal booking.  Read all about it here:

Anna + Nathan

Anna + Nathan

7. Anna + Nathan

At La Maison Pacifique we just love it when we get some fabulous feedback from our guests – particularly when they share with us special videos and/or photographs.  Thanks Anna and Nathan for sending us your beautiful photos and video – a real chance to show others how special your wedding day can be.

8. Shh… I want to tell you a little secret…

A trend that we have been noticing at La Maison Pacifique is that we are getting many weekend bookings.  This means that there are often mid-week opportunities available for guests left begging.  Now while we always believe our weekly rate of $2,950 for 7 nights is great value, we have decided to offer a 4 night mid-week special (Mon 2pm -Fri 10am) at $2,100.  This is the same price as a three day weekend, so guests will be getting an extra night free for a mid week booking!  We suggest you book as early as you can as we know that dates won’t last (although please always check as you never know!)

Psst…  Extra exciting news.  If you haven’t booked your Christmas holiday yet, there are some vacancies (December-February).  Email me as soon as you can if you are interested in any of the following dates…:

  • 19-26 December, 2015
  • 9 January – 9 March, 2016

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We know that all our wonderful subscribers realise that we are a legitimate business and totally committed to our guests.  As part of this, we ensure we are listed on as many appropriate sites as possible and we continually review our subscriptions to maximise our exposure.  If you would like to see where we are listed on other sites, visit for the latest information.

10. Welcome to all our new subscribers!

Welcome to all our new subscribers (who have enquired with us recently) and thank you to all our regular subscribers  – we do hope that you continue to enjoy our newsletters each month.  Thanks to our returning guests – and don’t forget to tell us about your stay – we love your feedback (and it is important to us!)  We look forward to welcoming you all to our property soon – and don’t forget to book early – 2015/16 is shaping up to be another bumper year!

Wow, another great newsletter packed with some fantastic information ready for your next holiday!

La Maison Pacifique

La Maison Pacifique

….Have we convinced you yet that your Casuarina NSW holiday could be your best ever at any time of the year?  All you have to do now is book your beach holiday!  Northern Rivers area NSW (including Kingscliff, Casuarina, Pottsville and Cabarita Beach) is the perfect spot – and its location is ideal – 1/2 way between the Gold Coast and Byron BayPatrolled beaches line the coast.  We even have CarlaLisa, Pete and Spida’s top tips on things to do in Kingscliff! You can even book a picnic or high tea with Teaspoon High Tea Events.   Check out our blog and news, location and attractions and what’s on and markets for more great tips and things to do on your Northern Rivers holidays!

Happy holidays – dream about what is possible; believe you can do it; make the most of your leave; plan, book and enjoy your holiday; then dream about where you will go next!  It is your turn!

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

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Di Hendy
Property Consultant & Interior Designer
La Maison Pacifique
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