We opened as a B&B in late, 2014. Since then we have had a large number of Australian and International visitors. We would like to thank you all. It's been a pleasure to have you stay with us, and we would love to see you again. Thank you also for your lovely comments. A very small selection are copied below:
We travelled here from Hervey Bay
and had a most delightful stay.
Our host fulfilled our every need
Quite a lovely place to stay indeed
We ate and drank to our hearts content
and now we are leaving with some lament
Our journey now is to Port Macquarie
filled with much joy, but a tad sorry.
We would like to return some day
and have a longer stay.
Thank you Lance and Cheryl
Tom and Viviana, and Tuffy and Ruffy (dogs), September, 2018.
Thank you Lance & Cheryl. Beautiful, location is perfect. You are very lucky to be living in such a beautiful place. We wish you all the best. We will be back.
Johnny and Jen and Ollie (the dog), August, 2018.
Thank you very much for this lovely stay. We enjoyed the perfect beds, the best we have had so far on our journey from Sydney to Brisbane. Everything is setup so lovely and clean. Thank you and greetings from USA and Germany. Lieben Dank, Martin, Yens and Alice., USA and Germany, July, 2018.
Wow, Best AirBnB we have stayed at. A great charm and atmosphere and our hosts were simply the best!! The dinners we had were above restraunt standard.
Klass, Cathy, Tim and Jazzie (the dog), Miami, June, 2018.
Thanks so much for the fantastic experience!! We had a great stay and are really looking forward to coming back again. We look forward to you having the spa commissioned, ready to enjoy next time.
Brad and Amanda, June, 2018
Thank you for the lovely stay and for feeding us so well. The girls especially loved the movies, the wifi and the wombats.
Shaun, Yvette, Zoe and Gabby, May 2018.
This is our first stay at a B&B, and I don't think we can say enough about how wonderful the experience has been. The freshly baked muffins were delicious. The food supplied was ample and the bed and bedding was dreamy. Thank you so much for sharing your homes with us, and for the very lovely welcome. We will be recommending Squeakygate to everyone.
Maggie, Steph and Cassie, April, 2018
Thank you for sharing your fabulous place with us. It was a lovely place to rest between epic drives to pick up our "fat Amy" our custom built smoker. Thanks so much for reversing down the driveway for me. It is a lovely little piece of heaven you have here. Thanks so much.
Linda, Sam, Cloe and Sunny, (the dog), Parkes, April, 2018
Thank you for sharing your lovely place. We loved the breakfast and homeliness of your place, especially your dogs. We wish we could have stayed longer.
Georgia, James, Jemma and Jamie, March, 2018
Thanks for all your hospitality during our stay here. I really enjoyed the opp shop tour with Cheryl.It was great fun and I look forward to doing it again next time. We all enjoyed the chats, drinks and the barbeque on the deck. It was a very restful place and I wish we could have stayed longer. Loved the home cooked muffins. Connor enjoyed feeding the fish, collecting eggs from the chooks and drinks on the deck. Lance and Cheryl are so welcoming and thoughtful, generous hosts. It has been a terrific holiday and we feel very rested. We will return very soon.
Helen, Mary, Tony and Connor, Brisbane, February, 2018.
What a wonderful and unique experience! The property is lovely, and it is so interesting to have Lance explain about the various trees and vine she has growing throughout the property. The accommodation is very comfortable and the breakfast goodie were delicious! The Valiant was a great surprise - loved seeing a classic car! You are great hosts!! Marian, Donavan and Miranda, Alberta Canada, February, 2018.
A home away from home: My husband and I and our 4 month baby boy loved staying here the night. Slept soundly, even the baby. We enjoyed the facilities and the amazing movie collection. Most of all we felt safe and happy. Will be recommending this beautiful spot to our friends and family. PS. Thankyou for quick last minute booking. Lots of love.
Doherty family., January 2018
The owners are super caring and accommodating. Great friendly service and an amazing location. Thank you!
Edvardo, Mexico, January, 2018
You have been the most generous and welcoming hosts. Thank you! If we ever travel this way again we will be sure to stay here, and will spread the word about your lovely retreat. I slept the best I have in a long while! Thank you for spoiling us with the beautiful (and tasty) seafood soup and pancakes! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Maxine, Karen and Petina, January, 2018.
It was lovely to visit such a beautiful, comfortable place, away from the hustle and bustle. Our 6 year old son has been having technology withdrawal, so this was a welcome stay for him before the next part of our camping holiday journey. He loved the gorgeous green frogs. Thanks for sharing your piece of paradise with us.
John and Gwen, Sydney, December, 2017
Thankyou Lance and Cheryl for the lovely accommodation we had. We have a really lovely stay. Thank you for for being so accommodating during our stay. Very much highly recommended to people who may be staying in the area. P.S. We loved the breakfast.
Ted and Norma, Woy Woy, December, 2017
"brilliant" !!! Just awseome. Could not fault any of it. Hospitality, rooms and comfort. Thank you!
John and Barb, Hannaford, November, 2017.
We so enjoyed staying here - an authentic, relaxed experience with great wildlife, great food and great company. The dogs, the acquaculture and the river. It was a pleasure to stay with you. We hope to see you again.
Keith and Suzie, November, 2017.
Thanks Lance and Cheryl for providing a lovely clean B&B. We had a good night's sleep. My kids enjoyed staying here and seeing the chickens. Thanks for the eggs and teddy bear. We hope we will come back again for at least a week.
Rakesk October, 2017.
Thankyou Lance and Cheryl. It was was so lovely that you upgraded us, the room is beautiful. It is so restful here.We enjoyed the afternoon walk and discovered some lovely birds. Kindest regards.
Rod and Helen, October, 2017.
Thank you so much for your hospitality! It was great to arrive in such beautiful, nice and peaceful place after hours or driving. Very much appreciated the Family Unit. It's a shame we could only stay for one night.
Ekke and Mathias, September, 2017.
What can we say? Perfect!! Service, breakfast and friendship. Thank you Lance & Cheryl. Your service is inspirational - keep it up!!
Ed and Alex, Marlo Merricorn, September, 2017
Very comfortable stay, we were able to wind down and relax the minute we were greeted by our gracious hosts. Even our mad dog Baily chilled out. Thanks so much.
Paul and Ashley, August, 2017
A most memorable and enjoyable visit. Fantastic accommodation and very warm hospitality. Loved it all; we will return.
Bryan and Denise, August, 2017.
A wonderful place to stop and refresh on our way home to Sydney, especially for my 85 year old mother who has a lovely lazy day and got back her energy. Everything was supplied, including fresh pancakes for breakfast, yum! Fresh fruit galore. We really appreciated the discrete hospitality and friendly attitude of Cheryl and Lance. :-)
Eleanor & Gail, Borowra, July, 2017.
Absolutely lovely B&B. Very quiet, peaceful and great views. Both Cheryl and Lance are well suited to wecloming and hosting guests. We will be coming back later for a few days and explore the area.
David and Lenda. July, 2017.
Thankyou so much Cheryl and Lance for welcoming us to your beautiful homestead. You both ensured that every moment of our stay was relaxed, comfortable and enticing. You are both angels.
Lots of love.
Aaron and Xanthe, Gold Coast, June, 2017
Thank you so much for the wonderful night. Amazing cosy room, the bed and show and the endless DVD's to chose from. Waking up to a delicious breakfast. Dreamy! We will be back for the spa.
Lara and Jonny, May, 2017
Thank you both for making our two day break so memorable. You made us extremely welcome, with lovely meals and great conversation. Also, your local area knowledge was very helpful. We felt like it was our own little kingdom, as we could enjoy all of the facilities, and interact as little or as much as we needed. The Posh room was very spacious, and had everything we required - Comfy warm bed, very good TV and Video system, tons of recent movies, wi-fi, air conditioning unit, fridge, microwave, etc etc. Everything was very neat and clean, and very, very private, well away from any other houses. We could just relax and ‘let our hair down’. We particularly loved the easy access wrap-around balcony with river views – so delightful in the early morning.
We will definitely be back, as soon as we can.
Mark and Debbie, Gold Coast, May 2017
What wonderful hosts and a comfortable home. The food was fantastic and the wine cold. We hope we can come back one day. Thanks so much for your fantastic hospitality.
Pip and Anne Townsville, Queensland, April, 2017.
Thankyou for looking after us so well. We enjoyed your company and look forward to meeting other 'real' Australians.
Ros and Roger, Fairhurst, South York, England March, 2017
Good food, good wine, good atmosphere and good people. We felt like we were at home!
Diana & Hart, Germany, February, 2017
Thankyou to the lovely couple Lance and Cheryl who shared their piece of paradise with us. Thankyou so much for having us. It was absolutely wonderful; such a beautiful place and so many stars at night and in the morning the birds and the sunlight. I could of melted away in the bed, and swept away by the kindness and welcoming you both gave. The magic muffins were delicious and the eggs incredible (thanks so much for making Ben scrambled eggs). Our dogs loved it here as well. Thankyou again.
Nicky and Ben Lismore, January, 2017
Thankyou! It was a lovely, enjoyable stay! We all had a great time. The beds were comfy and the shower was nice and warm and big. The wifi was great. Thankyou so much for making our stay a great time. I hope you enjoy everything in this wonderful place. P.S. The muffins were dealishos!
Rod and family Tweed Heads January, 2017
A home away from home! My husband, myself and our 4 month old baby boy loved staying here the night. We slept soundly, even the baby. We enjoyed the facilities and the amazing movie collection. Most of all we felt very welcomed, safe and happy. Will recommend this beautiful spot to our friends and family. Thankyou for your quick last minute booking. Lots of love
Steve and Samantha, Brisbane, January, 2017
Such a lovely restful place. Exactly what we needed. Thank you both for being so warm and welcoming and for creating a space like this. If you only knew how much it meant to us. Thank you!
Matt and Fee, UK, Decemeber, 2016
We loved staying the night at your beautiful house. Thank you for the upgrade to the family room. Our daughter loved the toys, crayons and drawing paper. Lovely pancakes, juice and other food provided. Thank you for your great hospitality and Naomi loved choosing a soft toy. We'll be back. A great place to stop on your way to Qld. Thanks you Lance and Cheryl. You treat your guests like they are best friends! You have friendly dogs and chooks. John, Liz and Naomi, Canberra, November, 2016.
Lovely to stay in such a serene location. Thank you for preparing the platter. We will tell our friends on the coast all about your hospitality and kindness.
Angie and Geoff, Central Coast, NSW, November, 2016
Thank you Lance and Cheryl for a very relaxing retreat. Great food and great people.
Allan and Jill Lake Cargelligo, October, 2016.
Thank you so much for having us. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Superb, brilliant,exquisite. La vie est belle.
Rossi and Stuart SEQ Motorcyle Group, October, 2016.
Thank you very much for a lovely stay, we have enjoyed it all so much. Quiet, peaceful, wonderful food and companionship.
Sally and Rob, Armidale, NSW, September, 2016
Thank you Cheryl and Lance for another wonderful weekend. It was what we needed and we will not leave it so long next time. We hope to see you again before Christmas. A lovely place with lovely people.
Debbie and Geoff, Coopernook, NSW, September, 2016
On behalf of Solar Energy Industries Australia, we congratulate Lance and Cheryl on their practising the ideal of reducing their footprint on the planet. The steering group have had a beautiful weekend with good food and hospitality as we planned our next tour to Ambae School Vanuatu to install solar systems on a volunteer basis. Our objectives were sucessfully achieved.
Owen on behalf of SEIA, September, 2016.
Silence at night, then sun and bird song in the morning. We had 3 lovely days in your delightful B&B and you have been kind and charming hosts. Many thanks.
Jane and Mike, Foster, NSW, August, 2016.
What a wonderful little gem on the water. A perfect place to rest our heads in the warm and super comfy bed. A delicious dinner in the dining room with good wine and great company. Lance and Cheryl are true entertainers wiht some sensational stories. A place we will always remember and definately return.
Ali, Craig and Marley (the dog), August, 2016
Thankyou Lance and Cheryl for your caring hospitality and your lovely peaceful and stressless home. We hope we are past this way again.
Kim and Kev, Port Macquarie, NSW, July, 2016
Cheryl and Lance, thanks for a wonderful meal and sharing your house with us. We had a very relaxing night. We enjoyed our stay very much and will recommend you to our friends. This is such a lovely spot and you made it feel very homely.
Clive and Dagmar, Hamburg, Germany, June 2016
We were surprised and delighted at this precious little space. The hosts were beyond kind, and of course the beds were very, very comfortable. We would love to come back. Thank you for the muffins!!
Luke, Amanda, Beau and Jake, July, 2016
Thankyou Lance and Cheryl for a fun evening. We really enjoyed your company. Your 'squeakygate' is a delight to stay at, hopefully you can stay with us sometime.
Mark and Cherrie, Newcastle, NSW, May, 2016.
Your warm welcome and kindness at the end of a long day was most welcome...many thanks for the pleasure and privilege of your company.
Ken and Jenny Dyers Crossing, NSW, April, 2016
A place packed with peace and love. Squeakygate is an example of how all hospitality should be delivered.
Grant, Melbourne Vic, March 2016.
What a joy and delight to connect with you Cheryl and Lance! I enjoyed ever minute of my stay at your unique Bed and Breakfast. Thankyou for your catering with love for my vegan diet.
Corine, Byron, NSW, March 2016.
Thankyou Lance and Cheryl. Great company, great house, great location, what more can we say but thanks again.
Gary and Julie, Grenfell NSW, Febuary, 2016
Thankyou both for your such a welcoming, lovely, calming stay. The breaky, the wine and the fruit platter were perfect. Love.
Matt, Lucie and Alex (the dog), Sydney, January, 2016.
Cheryl and Lance, thankyou so much for your lovely hospitality. Your B&B is beautiful and peaceful and so welcoming.We feel relaxed and tranquil in this amazing setting. Thankyou so much, we will recommend you to our friends. Love and light.
Steve and Dee. January, 2016.
Thankyou Lance and Cheryl for your hospitality. The quiet setting and the yard are very welcome after a few hectic, crowded days in Sydney. It is a lovely spot. Thanks again.
Taylor, Nick, Will, Tess and Oliver (the dog), Mackay Qld, January, 2016.
Cheryl and Lance, Thankyou so much for a lovely stay. You are wonderful hosts! Had we planned better we would have stayed longer!
Marla and David, Banton Rouge, USA, December, 2015.
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. We had a lovely time and you made us feel at home. PS. Junior say 'paws up' for the doggie treat.
Victor, Natalie & Junior(the dog), December, 2015.
Dear Cheryl and Lance, thanks so much for your kindness and hospitality when we needed a place to cool out heels for a few days. Most appreciated.
Sar, Alex and Feddie, Sydney, December, 2105.
Cheryl and Lance, what a beautiful home you have here! Thankyou for sharing it with us. Only wish we could have stayed longer. Thankyou for the teddy bear for Nicole. Enjoy the good life.
Oliver, Kerry and Nicole, South Africa, November, 2015.
Our only regret is we arrived so late, sorry, would have been lovely to sit on the verandah in the evening light. The morning 'cuppa' watching the little wrens was wonderful. Thanks Cheryl and Lance - great company, lovely food and and accommodation. We hope to be back.
Helen and Frank, Sydney, November, 2015.
This was our first experience in a B&B, and it was wonderful. Such welcoming host, beautiful decor, amazing food and so lovely to be able to have our dog with us without restriction. We will be back.
Marilyn, Linden and Alfie (the dog). Sydney, October, 2015.
Lance and Cheryl, we would like to thank you both for the most relaxing and wonderful weekend. The company was good, the breakfast was good, even the weather was good. We will definately be back to Squeaky Gate.
Keith, Sian and Mel, Brisbane, October, 2015.
Just delightful! Thankyou Cheryl - to be welcomed with afternoon tea and comfy beds after a long weary drive; just what my sons and I needed. Thankyou.
Gabbi, Byron and Tane, Brisbane, September, 2015
Thanks for your hospitality. You have your own slice of heaven here.
Sally and Pete, Brisbane, September, 2015
It's like coming home. Many thanks Lance and Cheryl for a lovely stay. Thankyou for making both Amber and myself so welcome. What a beautiful area for us to have a fantastic break.
Tony and Amber (the dog), Shaller Park, August, 2015.
We are only here for one night, it is for us a very good and quiet place of timelessness and generous hospitality. Thankyou for this wonderful place. Thanks Lance and Cheryl and thankyou for the gift.
Michel, Evelyne & Pascal, France, August, 2015
We were only here for one night, but we really felt welcomed and it seems a place of timelessness. Thanks for a great meal, comfy bed and wonderful hospitality.
Suzie and Evan, Murwillumbah, August 2015
Thomas and I stayed here for three wonderful nights. The accommodation is excellent, the food is the best and both Lance and Cheryl are wonderful hosts; very pleasant, courteous and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and recommend for others.
Thomas and Danielle, Sydney, July 2015
This is not just a B&B. This is like coming home after a long trip. Thankyou Lance and Cheryl.
Stephen and Dan, Sydney, June 2015.
Thankyou Cheryl and Lance for your beautiful home cooked dinner. A very comfortable stay. The chocolates were a lovely touch.
Karen and Mitch, Central Qld, May 2015.
Total tranquility... Loved it all... the place, the food and the company.
Shane and Leona, Coffs Harbour, May, 2015
Congrats Lance and Cheryl on your very welcoming B&B. You made feel very much at home and comfortable in your home. Your attention to details with your decorating was refreshing. Cheryl, your morning breakfasts and evening meal were very enjoyable. We wish you all the best for future success. Thankyou for a unique experience. Stuart and Dorelle, Brisbane, April, 2015
Thankyou very much Lance and Cheryl. A very relaxing and peaceful stay. You are making it very comfortable for rest and relaxation.
Ross and Lea, Beenleigh, Qld, April, 2015
Thankyou for such a lovely stay with you, and being so hospitable. Lovely touches and lovely position where you live. Thanks so much for sharing.
Rob and Helen, April, 2015
Thanks Lance and Cheryl, We really enjoyed spending time in your lovely little 'oasis' on your travels to visit our family in Brisbane. Warm regards.
John an Irene, Engadine, April, 2015.
Magnificent views, magnificently comfortable and most important magnificent hosts. Thanks for a relaxing stay.
Damian and Jenn, Maitland, March, 2015.
Thanks for having us! So relaxing, peaceful and homely. 5 * treatment from Lance and Cheryl. We will be sure to be back, and will leave Fearghas and his bagpipes at home next time. Pictures adjacent provided by guests and published with their permission.
James, Mo, Fearghasand Tavish (terrier), March, 2015
Lance and Cheryl, thank you very much for a fantastic 2 night stay, we really enjoyed ourselves. Great facilities, loved the good size and fluffy towels and the face washers. Only thing we didn't like was the mozzies. Maybe an incest zapper would help. (We have installed these on this suggestion , Lance).
PS. Barb says it reminds her of a farm stay in Italy... gorgeous, green and relaxing.
Greg and Barb, The Entrance, February, 2015
Thankyou for a wonderful stay in your amazing home. Peaceful, serene and totally relaxing. Breakfast was the best!
Chris and Col, South Australia, January, 2015.
Estive no Squeaky Gate, na ampla e simpática casa de Lance. O lugar é muito agradável, com o rio correndo na frente e a poucos kilometros do lindo litoral de Queenland. O casal nos recebeu muito bem, as instalações são novas e o café da manhã cheio de caprichos. Recomendo a estadia.
Arnaldo and family São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil, January, 2015
Translated to English this means:
I was in Squeaky Gate, in the large, friendly house with Lance. The place is very nice with the river running in front and just a few kilometers from the beautiful coast of Queensland. The couple received us very well, the facilities are new and breakfast full of wins. Recommend to stay.
We love the place a the first sight , Lance and Cheryl have good taste on home decor , the room is so clean and you have everything you need . We enjoyed the birds chirping and the serenity . Lance and Cheryl are really kind and being real helpful . I'd definately come back to stay more longer . We had a great time in Yamba, Thank you .
Airelle, Taiwanese living in Brisbane, December, 2014
Thanks for our short, but sweet stay. We will definately return next time we are down this way.
Matt, Michelle and Benson (the dog), Brisbane, 2014
Thankyou so much for your hospitality Lance and Cheryl. Our stay was peaceful and the views are to die for. The food was very yummy! We will be back soon.
Luv Phil and Tracey, North Brisbane, December, 2014.
Thankyou heaps Cheryl and Lance. We loved every minute of it here. The food was delicious, the environment and accommodation was awesome. It's an amazing place to stay. We will definately be back.
Love Jody and Ross, Standthorpe, December, 2014.
Relaxing, peaceful, interesting and exciting. Great food and fantastic conversation. 'squeaky gate' is a lovely place to put your feet up. We will be back again.
Cheers Tony and Tarnya, GC, December, 2014
We would like to thank you for your great hospitality and care. We had a great weekend, with great company, food and accommodation. We will be back soon.
Cheers, Joel and Myriam, Brisbane, December, 2014
What a perfect way to spend a night in Ashby. Thankyou so much.
Steve, Liz and Georgia, Glenn Innes, November, 2104
A small slice of paradise. Thanks for your gorgeous hospitality and comfy bed. What a relaxing atmosphere! Great food! Beautiful views!
Nancy and Gary, Standthorpe, November, 2014
Wonderfully restful stay with Lance and Cheryl. What great hosts. The food was to die for! We will be back.
Pam and Larry GC, October, 2014
Aah the serenity. What a great place to get away from it all. Great hosts. We will be back.
Glenn and Justine, Brisbane, October, 2014
Southern Sons MCC had a great time at the "squeaky gate". Lance and Cheryl are fantastic hosts. The food was fantastic. We will be back!
Cheers Danni Preisdent Southern Sons MCC, September, 2014.
We had a very relaxing and peaceful stay with Lance and Cheryl. Thankyou for making us feel at home. This is a wonderful little haven that we will gladly be back to in the future.
Blessings Adam and Leonie Ballina, September, 2014
The most amazing hosts. I have a wonderful time here. Can't wait to be back again and soon.
Frances, Perth, September, 2014.
What a heaven. Thankyou for creating a beautiful and restful sanctuary. The food was magnific, Cheryl wonderful food and I do know my food!
Lance what a beautiful soul, always lovely talk to you.
For a hard working person like myself, Squeakygate is a great place to heal, rejuvinate and recharge. A beautiful place with beautiful people.
Blessings on your B&B, and making it available to a weary traveler.
Samantha, Sydney, Augusts 2014
Our Customer Relations Manager Zac entertaining a guest. Published with parent permission.
Our new Customer Relations Officer... Bella.
The ever figulent watchdog!