Finchley B&B Wandandian - pet-friendly

in the heart of the beautiful Shoalhaven region of NSW

February, 2021: Firstly, we would like to thank the lovely guests we have had over the summer period for choosing to stay with us and enjoy the amenities we have on offer both for our valued guests and their lovely pets. Finchley wouldn't be the successful holiday escape that it is, without you! 

Sadly, we had to say goodbye to our beautiful little Tricolour Cavalier, Darcy, in early January. She knew it was time to go, and we were very fortunate that she managed to live to 13 and bring us great joy over the years. Her brother, littermate, Louis (Blenheim) was quite lost without her after all their years together, and a few weeks later we welcomed Jazzie, a little lady Blenheim, 6 years of age, to put some sparkle back into Louis's days and divert our sadness into welcoming our new little family member. She has settled in very well, and loves meeting our guests.

PLEASE NOTE: Should you wish to make ENQUIRIES as to availability, or a booking, PLEASE check our calendar in Airbnb, HomeAway-Stayz, which show available dates, or EMAIL your enquiry to: [email protected] (If you email a request, please include details of which unit you are enquiring about, how many people (adults/children) in your group, and if any pets, their breed, age, sex and confirmation that they are well behaved and house-trained, please.

And many thanks must go to Alex Moussawer, for this gorgeous view of his dear little Yorkshire Terrier, 'Quint' one of our four-footed guests in January 2018. He has been very popular with guests looking at our photo galleries, and a number of more recent guests who have seen this view, have taken photos of their own dogs on the swings (if the dogs would let them!). It's been fun, and hopefully we will see some more of these yet!

We continue to remain mindful of the Coronavirus regulations and cleaning and preparation for new guests continues to be extra thorough, for your peace of mind. 

Please note: the main cottage has a minimum of 2 nights' stay (Fridays and Saturdays) at busy times of the year, and a minimum of any 3 nights over the busiest Christmas-New Year times (school holiday period).

Finchley B and B has been operating for five and a half years now, including the successful addition of our Little Finchley unit, which is very popular with through-travellers and short stay guests who don't need all the extra space and amenities of the larger unit. However, with the two units interconnecting where required, we are able to take larger groups by negotiation, providing up to 4** separate bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. (** one is the sitting room to the smaller unit when booked separately).

'Little Finchley' has proven to be a great success - a smaller version of the main cottage. Both the cottage (Finchley B and B), and the smaller unit (Little Finchley), are listed with Airbnb, Nowra Visitors Centre and HomeAway (formerly Stayz). Little Finchley is not suitable for more than a couple with one or two pets.

We are located just two minutes from the Princes Highway in Wandandian, in the heart of the beautiful Shoalhaven-Jervis Bay region, on 1ha (2.2 acres) of lightly treed rural land with lovely views, and continue to receive many 5 star reviews with Airbnb, which has also yielded a 'Super Host' badge continuously for five years now.

(1) The fully self-contained Finchley B&B cottage is adjacent to, but not overlooked by, our two-storey residence, and comprises two separate bedrooms, one with QS bed and one with a bunk bed (double base and single above), a shower room and separate toilet, sitting room with dining area and kitchen, plus a spacious North-facing deck with BBQ, seating and dining table, at the front. Our rates for the main cottage commence at $175 per night (off-season, Sun to Thurs), $185 per night (off-season, Fri and Sat). This rate is for 1 or 2 people, and $30 per extra guest per night, after two. There are no hidden costs, eg cleaning fees or penalties for bringing pets, as long as guests guarantee pets, friends and children are well behaved and house-trained. Finchley is 5 star customer-rated in Airbnb, ideal for a family of four, two couples, or four adults, and a fold out sofa bed is available in the sitting room for an extra guest. The entire property is fenced and secure, with also an enclosed rear yard. Please check Airbnb and HomeAway reviews for plenty of feedback on what many of our guests say about their stay with us.

(2) 'Little Finchley' is also self-contained, a more compact version of the larger unit, and is positioned between the main cottage space and our private residence, comprising a separate bedroom (QS bed), a small sitting room equipped with TV, DVD player, DVDs, and while it does not have kitchen facilities, it does include a kettle, toaster, microwave, coffee plunger, small electric frypan, bar fridge and 'Continental' breakfast supplies, and it has a full bathroom (NB: SHOWER OVER BATH). It includes its own spacious gated North-facing deck area with al fresco seating, BBQ and separate private entrance. plus a grassed area which can be closed off so your pet can be outdoors beyond the deck, in a secure space. The rate for the smaller unit starts at $100 (low season mid-week rate) per night for one or two people, including breakfast supplies, and it is ideal for a single or a couple, short stay or through-travellers just wanting a smaller, more compact stopover in transit. It is also available as an extension to the main cottage, for a larger group.

Most of the property is available to our guests, and we have under-cover parking for one guest vehicle per unit and plenty of room to park extra vehicles, including caravans, boats etc.

Please refer 'Services' tab, or contact us direct for further details and availability. Well-behaved pets welcome, subject to negotiation upon requesting booking, and must not be left in the units unsupervised. Owners are requested to clean up after their pets, and dispose of waste with either the pooper scooper provided, or doggy-do bags also provided, these to be tied up and placed in the red lidded council bin. It is also requested that pets not be permitted to take bones or greasy food indoors or chew them on the outdoor furniture as this can be difficult to clean.

Thank you for visiting the site of Finchley B&B and Little Finchley, Wandandian, NSW

(..for testimonials from some of our previous guests, please refer below... or there are many more in our Airbnb and HomeAway listings).

Testimonials by some of our previous guests:

"Bronwyn was a fantastic host and the attention to details with breakfast supplies plus little touches of drinks and ice blocks with the hot weather. The yard was fantastic for our dog Ted, and the verandah so nice to relax and enjoy the view. We definitely recommend staying here." (Kathryn, Sydney - November, 2020).

"We had the absolute privilege of staying in Little Finchley for a weekend. Bronwyn was an amazing host, the house was stocked with everything we needed and the property itself is beautiful. We loved hearing about the story behind the place, and watching the birds come to feed in the morning! The location is perfect and secluded, but close to Jervis Bay and everything the Shoalhaven area has to offer. We will definitely be back to stay in this home away from home." (Aidan and Robyn, Sydney - Sept 2020).

"I had the pleasure of staying at Finchley this week, and what a gem. Nothing was left to chance . Both humans and furbabies were well catered for. It is in a lovely bush setting not far from south coast beaches and attractions. Very peaceful, with only the sounds of the birds. Hosts are so welcoming, and the accommodation is both private and comfortable . I’ll definitely be back. (Gaye, Sylvania, NSW - Sept 2020, Finchley B and B) 

"..we had everything we needed and more, and were most comfortable and relaxed! Rolo* was so at home, I think he felt he was! This area is so lovely - I especially enjoyed the birds and what a pleasure to find a truly pet-friendly place. Thank you for thinking through all the smaller details - it makes such a difference. We will be back soon, I'm certain! (Alice, Denis and Rolo, Sydney - stayed Little Finchley - Sept 2020). *dog...

"Perfect get-away for us all - Roxy* especially. Home away from home - so welcoming. Beautiful surroundings." (Chris, Liz and Roxy, Sydney, Oct 2018 - Little Finchley) *dog...

"Thank you Bronwyn for a lovely stay. So much to do in the area and such beautiful beaches. A pity we didn't have more time. So relaxing to stay in your B&B with more DVDs, books, magazines and outdoor games for the children than we were able to do justice to. The girls enjoyed playing with Louis and Darcy, and visiting the hen house."

(Vincent, Tione, Moorea, Kimera and Tiare, New Caledonia, Jan 2017 - Finchley B and B)

"We had an awesome stay. The room was very well stocked with every convenience we could need. Bronwyn was a lovely host, and the grounds were very serene. Thanks, once again!" (Charmaine and Will, Sydney, March 2018 - Little Finchley)

"Once again, such an amazing property and relaxing stay. The boys (dogs) had the best time exploring the property and we had a very relaxing stay ourselves. Thank you for thinking of every little detail and providing the best experience for both the people and the dogs. I was so excited to return to Finchley with Nikki and Tux and we definitely hope to return soon."

(Rachel, Sydney, Feb 2017 - Finchley B and B)

"Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing stay. The place is so peaceful and lovely to come back to somewhere homely after a day of exploring. Great suggestions for places to visit were much appreciated. We hope to be back soon." (Helen and Rich, and dog, Bo, Sydney - April, 2018)

".. Quiet, clean and comfortable. Everything supplied and breakfast was greatly enjoyed, and Bronwyn made us very welcome. We only stayed overnight but my wife said it was far superior to hotels and motels." (Ron and Socorro, Sydney, stayed July 2018, Little Finchley).

This was our first experience in travel with Toto (dog). So easy and calm and peaceful. We will return. Thank you." (Beth and Steve, Newcastle, June, 2018 - Little Finchley)

"After riding the bikes in a heavy rain this house has been a little Paradise for us. We've had everything we needed to feel like at home. Thanks for the laundry, we really appreciate. Himal has enjoyed the stay the most! We have watched "Finding Nemo" three times! Thank you!! (Izaro, Himal and Urdin, from the Basque Country, Europe, April 2017, Little Finchley)