Golden Retriever Retreat is an exclusive golden retriever ONLY pet minding service where your goldie gets to enjoy the same lifestyle as they would at home. Think, curling up by the fire in our cosy cottage after daily adventures hanging with their new goldie friends.

We know your golden retriever means the world to you and we know how hard it is to leave them behind! That’s why we’re all about changing the way your goldie is cared for when you’re away, so you can actually enjoy your holiday knowing they’re having the best time ever!

For 2024 bookings, our daily rate is $100 per night for off-peak and $110 per night for school holidays, Easter and Christmas periods (excluding GST).

What they said

Brielle loves staying with Vanessa, Leo and Layla at Golden Retriever Retreat. It’s so nice to know that she’s having her own holiday while we’re away, exploring the farm and the bush,
swimming at the beach and having a ball rolling in things we’re glad we don’t have to wash off her! Most importantly, we know Brielle is being loved, pampered and adored, living
inside as one of the family. Can’t recommend Golden Retriever Retreat enough!


Harley loves spending time at Golden Retriever Retreat with Leo and Layla! I couldn’t be happier with the way he gets looked after by Vanessa (I believe she may be part retriever herself haha), he’s very much a part of the family. He loves roaming around the property and gets taken on adventures to the beach (his favourite!). Knowing my dog is so well looked after while I’m away gives me such peace of mind. It’s his home away from home, I highly recommend Golden Retriever Retreat!


Just wanted to thank you so much for Griffin’s week with you.

It was obvious from when I dropped him off & picked him up that he felt totally at home with you at your beautiful property and with Leo & Layla. He had such a fantastic time, swimming at the beach, going on long country adventures, rumbling with the other Goldies in the safe paddocks of your property and being tucked up at night. I really appreciated all the photos you sent through during the week also. I am really fastidious about who I leave my animals with and Griffy could not have had a better holiday as he was loved just like he is with us.


When our dog is so happy to see us but then refuses to get in the car to go home (even with the lure of food), that’s telling of what a great time she had at Golden Retriever Retreat! And is it any surprise? Our daily photo and video updates features our Goldie (Chelsea) always grinning from ear to ear while exploring the great outdoors of the property and surrounds, swimming and digging at the local beach, playing with resident Goldies, Layla (with Leo close by) and an exhausted, but contented Chelsea at night, snuggling up to her BFF Layla, Vanessa or other Barret family members. The care and attention Chelsea receives from Vanessa and her family are of the highest standard. Chelsea loved her first stay so much that we ended up cancelling her subsequent care with family and utilised Golden Retriever Retreat instead! It was like Chelsea was having a holiday as well while her human family were away.

Vanessa is warm and friendly, professional, efficient in her communication and is flexible with drop offs (even meeting us half way from Sydney to save us time). Booking and payment is easy and seamless. One can tell that she (along with her family) loves Golden Retrievers and our Chelsea certainly loves them (and her stay) too.

Would we recommend Golden Retriever Retreat? Most definitely.


Our Location

Our beautiful, dog friendly farm is located in Jasper’s Brush, just a seven-minute drive from Berry and two hours south of Sydney. Nestled in a lush valley, our historic farmhouse is surrounded by rolling green meadows and hiking trails that meander through gorgeous eucalyptus forest—the perfect spot for golden retrievers to run, play and explore.