Testimonials

  • "Dear Anne and Tony, Brandon, and Bruce, and the mini, This has been a life changing experience for us. An amazing journey of self discovery for us.  Your hospitality and warm, inviting atmosphere has been overwhelming for us.  A unique and special paradise which both of you have created and ultimate outstanding retreat. Many thanks to both of you Kind Regards Celeste and Brian one word WOW!!!"

    Brian & Celeste, North Canterbury, NZ

  • "Dear Anne & Tony What a perfect piece of heaven you have created here! The views in every direction are spectacular. You have created such a lovely place & put so much thought into supplying every need or want, we felt we were home except for special view you made my birthday special! I loved the beautiful lilies when we walked in, the coffee, chocs, fruit, wonderful massage, your apple TV, little Mini, the heated floor, great comfy bed etc etc. The evening meal was just beautiful, the food yum, view amazing, ambience superb, wine wonderful. You are wonderful thoughtful hosts and the memory of this place will stay in my heart forever, Thank you! Hope to see you again! Kevin & Kim xxx PS Superb breakfast too!! Wish you all the best"

    Kevin & Kim, Gold Coast, Australia

  • "Dear Anne, Tony, Brandon & Bruce We have just experienced two nights of complete bliss!  You have created an amazing getaway. From the moment we arrived everything has just been perfect.  Your hospitality is out of this world, you are so thoughtful and caring, this is paradise....  The views, food, ambience, the retreat, all the little extras come together to make this an unfortgettable experience.  We will certainly spread the word and hopefully come back one day.  Wishing you every success that you so deserve.  John & Kim"

    John & Kim, Geelong Vic, Australia

  • "This was a special treat for John's birthday & following the Queen Charlotte Walk.  And what a phenomenal stay!  Peace & tranquility & superb views, not to mention the wonderful attention, cuisine (both Tony & Anne!), hospitatlity from our hosts.  Everything was exquisitely thought out & memories of this stay will be with us as tops.  We hope to visit again (perhaps at the end of another NZ walk!).  We wish you well at the Sounds Retreat.  Suzanne & John"

    Suzanne & John, South Melbourne, Australia

  • "Dear Anne & Tony (& Bruce), Thankyou so much for making the last few days of our wedding-moon absolutely amazing!  You have created paradise and we really do not want to leave! Everything about our stay here has been perfect - from the awesome food (and wine) to the excellent hot tub, perfect for admiring the views from whilst relaxing!  All the activities you organised for us were brilliant fun and the personal attention given to us made us feel so welcome in your wonderful home.  This small paragraph has not done justice to the once in a lifetime experience we have had here! Thanks again for everything - we really hope to come back! xx  Hannah & Will"

    Hanna & Will, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK

  • "Retreat = Retreat To ourselves, to nature, to tranquillity and shelter. The Sounds a wonderful retreat with loving care from you Anne and Anthony,. Every little detail thought of with perfection. This is pure luxury. Fantastically created meals, and delicious wines: That’s life!! Absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you so much that we got to meet you. We wish you and your family all the best. Mandy & Ronny"

    Ronny & Mandy, Dresden, Germany

  • "Leigh:  If you don't like/enjoy this experience you must be dead!!!! Leeann:  To borrow the words of Leonard Cohen regarding the Webb sisters, this stay was sublime. The great art of very good hosts is that no matter who you are they make you feel as if you are the most special person in the world.  Congratulations Anne & Tony on achieving this very rewarding experience. Au revoir.  X "

    Leeann & Leigh, NSW, Australia

  • "Great experience!  Fantastic views, excellent food, friendly hosts.  What a great combination!"

    Anton & Anna, Moscow, Russia

  • "The Sounds Retreat is just that and it is also Paradise.  Breathtaking view!  All our needs and wants were achieved in this haven of rest and recreation.  The soft furnishings and lounges, luxury spa and bath, so tastefully attended to.  Our hosts Anne and Tony outstanding professionals, giving us great attention to detail and advice on activities and locations of interest.  Greg loved driving the Mini Convertible!  The massage after a five day walk in Abel Tasman was perfect.  Great selection of vino!  Bruce, you greeted us like old friends, we adored you!  Exquisite food & preparation & presentation.  The Sounds Retreat is a place where you are treated like royalty - heaven.  Will be highly recommended to all our friends in Australia.  Thank you Anne & Tony."

    Elissa & Greg, Epping, Sydney, Australia

This is New Zealand at its finest.

The Sounds Retreat Luxury Lodge, 215 Anakiwa Road, Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand
Tel: +6435742965 Email: thesoundsretreat@gmail.com