The Friendly Chat Bed and Breakfast


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What our Guests Wrote About Us

Most Recent….

Thank you very much…for this more than pleasant stay. We enjoyed everyday in this relaxing atmosphere,having parrots directly sitting on the trees in front of our noses, getting a nice glimpse of the calm sea. It was more having a private guide than being in a hotel. We got precious advices and had lovely days. Trish and Chris always helped us to get there and away. A lovely spot to spend your days.

M and family, Germany

August 2019

Our 5th visit really needs no words, but we thank you again for the hospitality and kindness felt; and friendship….


July/August 2019

Once again, thankyou Chris and Trish for our comfortable stay. It is very pleasing to know we have lovely accommodation when we are visiting our son and his family.

P&H, Port Macquarie NSW

April 2019

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely home! Such an amazing place to come back to after a long day of exploring. The apartment is very well kept and clean ,and the rooms are extremely comfortable too. Having access to the garden and deck area was a real treat! Your local advice and extra efforts were a great help, and the passionfruit biscuits were lovely! Thank you.

D&E, Epsom, England

April 2019

Really lovely, comfy accommodation to spend some time.

V, Darwin

January 2019

Thank you Trish and Chris for sharing your lovely home with us while we visited our friends. Great location. Great breeze coming through our unit.We will definitely be back. Thanks for the chocolates.

D&K, Gosford NSW

December 2018

Thankyou Trish and Chris for a lovely stay. A clean and peaceful place to stay. Loved the garden and birds.

K, Brisbane

December, 2018

Thankyou for making us feel very welcome at your B&B. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it was a very suitable place to stay while visiting our family.We certainly will be staying for future visits up here.

P&H,Port Macquarie NSW

October 2018

Staying at “The Friendly Chat” for the third year running is our recommendation… sit here in the early morning and see the sun rise, and soak in the peace, tranquillity while listening to the birds, and casting the eye across the vista brought untold pleasure……


July/August 2018

Thankyou so much for sharing your lovely home with us. The accommodation, so well equipped, and all the added extras made for a wonderful comfortable stay. Attention to detail is second to none. Your willingness to impart information re local places of interest, and the provision of maps was so useful too. We have wonderful memories of this lovely place to take back with us. Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality.

P&C,R&K   UK

May 2018

Thank you both for a great stay while visiting friends. Although we were out most of the time and had few meals in, the kitchen was great and well thought out. Very much appreciated “REALCOFFEE” Chris, and giving us the starters of milk etc…Do hope you will come to Montreal sometime.

Merci, M&A Canada

April 2018

Thank you Trish and Chris for a wonderful stay, you made us feel so welcome. Your attention to detail and excellent service is amazing and very much appreciated. We also thank you for your helpful recommendations of where we might like to go and what restaurants to try.

G&J, Vic

March 2018

Thank you, friendly couple, more than everything one would need for comfort, utensils etc. Loved the cool balcony. Will recommend and will use again. Yummy bikkies, thanks!

H&S, Moree NSW

23 January, 2018

You have made us wonderfully welcome and aided us in every way – you couldn’t have made our stay more enjoyable. I would happily come again and recommend fully to anyone else. Many thanks for all your help.

R&J, England

28 November, 2017

It would be presumptuous of us to suggest improvements to your wonderful facility – the attention to detail and presentation was beyond our expectation in our short stay.

R&D, Quirindi NSW

4 November, 2017

Thanks for making our first stay in Australia such a great experience. You both are really great hosts and we felt quite welcome and cared for. Definitely staying here again when the opportunity arises.

A&R, Germany

2 October, 2017

We were made to feel very welcome; the friendly chats were interesting and informative and helpful, and there was a nice balance of engaging with you and having our own space. It was nice to have plenty of space, homely surrounds and thoughtful culinary provisions, the deck to sit on, and the garden to explore, along with wonderful, and to us Kiwis, novel birdlife.Your attention to detail and generosity made for a delightful and comfortable stay. Many thanks.

P&P, New Zealand

29 September 2017

What a truly wonderful place. The trees, the birds, the water, the local café, the walking trail, the hosts, the biscuits!….Thank you for the little touches – like the milk in the fridge and cookies in the fridge…I know they’re small but they make it such a welcoming, friendly place to stay

V, Victoria

27 August 2017

The exceptional warm and friendly hospitality you both provided, complimented the ambience and charm of such a lovely dwelling. We could not have been more grateful or satisfied. I loved the little touches – the rosemary in the bathroom and the delicate apricot rose in the en-suite. Such attention to detail was appreciated.

“The Friendly Chat” certainly provided a much needed sanctuary from our busy and demanding schedule. It has been such a pleasure to meet you both; and we “Kiwis” will be singing your praises when we return to New Zealand. With gratitude (A+) PS We shall return!


9th-14th May 2017

Thank you for your generous hospitality over the past five nights. We feel we made a great choice coming  here! It is well located for the swimming competition and a beautiful spot in its own right…..

D, M & N, Sydney

19 April 2017

Thank you Trish and Chris for a lovely stay…The “little touches” and thoughtfulness from you were so appreciated. We will recommend The Friendly Chat without hesitation.

J&M, Portsmouth UK

21 November 2016

Great place to stay – would fully recommend to anyone.


17 October 2016

The Friendly Chat is an exceptional B&B with outstanding facilities. It makes one feel like they would love to stay longer. We will definitely be recommending it to our friends and acquaintances.

D,Coffs Harbour NSW

14 July 2016

We so enjoyed our week’s stay that we didn’t really want to go home! Comfortable and lovely accommodation that was also restful and quiet.

K&D, Old Bar NSW

29 April 2016

Fantastic great place. We really enjoyed our stay. Would not hesitate in coming back. Thank you.

H&J ,Tassie

24-27 March 2016

We really enjoyed staying here. Thank you for making us feel so welcome. We love your home and location! Very comfortable bed! We hope to be back next year. It felt like we were staying with friends! We will keep in touch!

Paul, Fiona, Katelyn and Courtney

Victoria, BC, Canada

17 – 24 March 2016

This was the perfect location to stay to get to the Kids Lit Quiz event. Very comfortable and having a kitchen made it so much easier to look after ourselves. Lovely Thai food at the shopping centre.

W&P (NZ) and J (Ipswich)

11 March 2016

“The Friendly Chat” has been a real “find”, clean ,quiet and very comfortable in a beautiful location. Chris and Trish, you are the most friendly and obliging of hosts, we thank you for your conversation, cakes and creating an atmosphere of calm, unhurried relaxation – we needed that.

B&H, Port Macquarie NSW

18 – 26 November, 2015

This was a lovely surprise….thank you to all our guests for the great scores! #guestsloveus

3508921 Award 2015

” Thank you so much for all the compassion that you have given me over my 3 night stay. Being able to come back to somewhere peaceful and quiet made my time here enjoyable. I can’t wait to come back again and enjoy all that it has to offer here when the time is right.”

Cherrie, Newcastle, NSW

November 10-12, 2015

Attention to detail and warm hospitality make this a very pleasant place to stay.”

C&B, Perth, Western Australia

August 12, 2015

“After a lengthy trip we really appreciated the little touches that made our stay very enjoyable, and our delicious breakfast just topped it off. Thank you very much”

N,J,L,J, Biloela QLD

August 5, 2015

“..quality and attention to detail….”

Chris and Trish are wonderful hosts. What stood out to me was the quality and attention to detail. I really appreciated the paraben-free soap, the hair dryer, the little chocolates, the delicious breakfast and all the little touches that made this place feel like home. Many thanks.

N&R, Brisbane

June 14, 2015

“Lovely stay …. very quiet and relaxing. Great hosts and “yummy” breakfast watching the glorious sunrise.

Viv, Gold Coast

June 1, 2015

“Had a really great stay..

Had a really great stay at the Chat and Friendly Trish and Chris are wonderful hosts.

The view and tranquil setting – just fantastic.

Yummy breakfast set up each day of my stay.

Thank you so much – will definitely be back.

P, Sydney

May 24, 2015

“Really enjoyed our stay here….

Trish and Chris are so friendly and accommodating – the beds were comfortable, breakfast overlooking the water was excellent. Thank you.

P&D, Crows Nest QLD

May 16, 2015

“Some days you get lucky!”

Today was one such day when I found The Friendly Chat (and Chris and Trish!) for an overnight stay in Brissy. Everything was beautifully set out – the verandah, the bedrooms, the yard. And the attention to details – like the milk in the fridge and the lovely “old wares”. Gave the accommodation a lovely feel. Pity we were only in Brissy overnight to meet up with my sister. Next time…..a longer stay. Thanks very much.

P&D, Sydney

February 4, 2015

“Thank you very much” Chris and Trish for your kind hospitality over the last 6 days. This place allowed us to have a wonderful time with our children – absolutely quiet and clean place. You also made us feel comfortable and at home. If we have another chance to stay in this area, we would love to come back again. Of course, we don’t hesitate to recommend this wonderful accommodation to our friends.”

K&J, Wagga Wagga, NSW

January 11, 2015

“Our Stay”

Just wanted to say our stay with Chris & Trish at The Friendly Chat B & B was wonderful. From the great location (quiet and close to the Bay) to the hospitality of our hosts, the cleanliness and attention to detail, we just could not fault it and were disappointed when they were booked out on our return through Brisbane. Chris & Trish were extremely helpful and friendly and we will be staying there again on future visits to Brisbane.

J&L, Grafton, NSW

December 8 2014

“What a great find!”

The Friendly Chat B & B was our home away from home. Chris and Trish are the most hospitable people who go out of their way to help and give you local information. The kitchen and bathroom amenities are way beyond anything you would get in a five star accommodation. Location-wise it is close to the water so you get lovely cool breezes for a great night’s sleep as well as providing the opportunity for lovely walks. It was a pleasure to stay at The Friendly Chat and look forward to another visit with Chris and Trish.

J&A, Lake Macquarie NSW

November 23, 2014

Greg and I were very lucky to have the opportunity to stay with Trish and Chris at their new B&B. Beautiful accommodation, warm company and delicious food. Modern and very accessible to the myriad of attractions that surround this wonderful area. Recommend if you only try one B&B ..then ‘The Friendly Chat ” will enrich you.

S&G, Maryborough

We really enjoyed staying with Chris and Trish. We had the ensuited queen bedroom with adjacent access to the guest open plan Kitchenette and Lounge room. Even from this level we had views of Waterloo Bay with a flock of black swans. The area is surprisingly quiet with plentiful birdlife. Chris has a special continental breakfast menu, very enjoyable.

L&K, Manly


What an exceptional experience we had.  Chris & Trish paid attention to every detail and made our stay the best it could be.  The Friendly Chat is such a suitable name for this B&B.  We will be back when we are next needing accommodation in Brisbane.

Mary, Declan, Uriah & Bromley