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Posted on Jan 15, 2014 by in Noosa Valley Accommodation | 0 comments

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Noosa Valley Manor B&B Retreat is owned and operated by Renate Bowden & Roberto Luca.  

 

Together they have created a new and exciting vision for this Boutique B&B.

 

Renate & Roberto have a huge range of experiences and their extensive travel over seas,  living in the UK and holidaying in Europe,  Asia and the Americas brings a fresh eclectic style to this stunning retreat. It’s no wonder their beautiful home reflects their life and expresses aspects of many cultures.  There is no other way to describe it, it is simply magical.

Both Renate & Roberto have shared a combined 53  years in the Industry;  Renate was born in Melbourne and raised in the beauty of the tropical highlands of Papua New Guinea on a coffee plantation.  After leaving boarding school in Toowoomba she landed a job in the Terrace House Restaurant on Petrie Terrace Brisbane where she trained as a silver service waitress for fancy functions.  This paid her rent and afforded her a successful stint as an actor and director in Brisbane Theatre for many years.  After travelling extensively and living in Oxford, UK she made it back to Brisbane where she was eagerly snapped up by Hilton International as the Executive Floor Manager. Renate has won National awards in Guest Service for Hilton Hotels and worked in training & Front Office for over 10 years with Hilton International & Carlton Group.

Roberto was born in New Zealand to Italian parents and  grew up in Whakatane in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.  His family had settled there after migrating from Stromboli one of the Aeolian Islands off Sicily.  Roberto has grown up surrounded by food and was very much a part of the fabric in the famous Luca family Italian restuarants.  Like many Italians Roberto developed a great taste for simple and extremely wholesome food.  After earning a teaching degree he set off to see the world where he lived and worked in London for 10 years.  He finally came to Australia for another adventure where he went out on a limb to own & operate his  highly successful landmark bistro – the Moray Cafe in New Farm, Brisbane.  It was here that Renate & Roberto met each other and instantly became great friends.  Many years later they decided to create a new life together and moved to the Sunshine Coast.

After living in Noosaville for over 7 years they were lead by the heart to discover Noosa Valley Manor tucked away in the hills between Noosa and Eumundi!  They were instantly inspired and motivated to fulfill some of their lifelong passions and  decided to follow a dream to share their space with people.  What drives them and is also part of the magic at this amazing B&B is  a love of people, of  food,  home grown produce, exquisite peaceful gardens, high quality service and old fashioned warm hospitality.

 

 

Renate & Roberto have a mantra for their guests;

 “may your experience be rich in visual & sensual treats as we  welcome you in to the privacy & peace of our home”.  

 

At Noosa Valley Manor you will experience quality individual service in the warmth of an intimate relaxing space. Renate & Roberto will  ensure your visit is a true escape from the pressures in the world and will  provide you with exceptional care at all times.

 

 

Do you remember……………the feeling of being still & relaxed, sipping tea & listening to birdsong.

Finding space to read a book or connect with others in a gentle way.

Being barefoot & lying on the grass, swinging in a hammock or lying back looking up at the stars in the night sky.

Feeling cosy & cared for by the simplest of things, music, laughter or a warm fire.

Simple pleasures, simply recaptured by a visit to our beautiful retreat Noosa Valley Manor!