After a rewarding 25 years in Hospitality and several years in Employment Services I took over management of Coonawarra Discovery, located at Penola in the lower south east of SA. Coonawarra Discovery offered Accommodation Property Management along with conducting Wine tours in the Coonawarra region. It is here that I found my passion for this Industry, always striving to ensure guests to the region had everything they needed in regards to accommodation and activities. During my first year I took out a 9.8 award with Booking.com and after creating and building a business profile on Trip Advisor managed to maintain the number 1 tour operator position in the region.
After gaining valuable knowledge and experience in this Industry I ventured into my own business, successfully managing my own property though Airbnb as well as being asked to consult other accommodation properties and overseeing operations in order to increase business. I am currently undergoing studies to gain a South Australian Property Manager Certificate.
I love travelling and throughout my travels I have come across some of the most unique accommodation stays.
I realized that there are certain elements that guests look for when booking accommodation.
It’s the little things in life that can put a smile on your face and create a lasting memory.
A great host can either make your stay or make you want to forget.
I try and cover all those little things that can make your stay an enjoyable one; I enjoy learning about different cultures, discovering new places and seeing guests leave our region with a smile.
Finally, I think it’s important to say that my favourite place in the world is the ocean; I spend many hours 4-wheel driving along our beautiful beaches and though our national parks, always looking for the best spot to cast my surf rod. Camping under the stars on a moon lit night listening to the waves roll in would be my favourite thing to do.