“This was our second visit. We enjoyed the warm welcome by the hosts Mylene and Alan, quiet surroundings, local wildlife, beautiful scenery and secluded beaches. The hosts had gone out of their way to make our young kids welcome with appropriate toys. Mylene’s freshly cooked meals were delicious and value for money. When our vehicle got bogged on an off-road track, Alan promptly came to our help which was much appreciated.

Ranmali, Asiri, Dulya & Dunya – Dec 2022

“Just had the most magical few days on French Island staying at French Island Cottage with the wonderful Mylene and Alan. Their cottage is absolutely beautiful, the most comfortable beds, very clean, perfect kitchen for self catering and the most breathtaking views you’ve ever seen! We literally saw koalas from the front deck every night! The beaches are stunning and swimming at the pier was just perfect.

We were two friends with our 3-year-old boys and they absolutely loved it. Would highly recommend staying with Mylene and Alan

Kyra -Dec 2022

“Our stay was very pleasant, relaxing and enjoyable. It was truly different from all other holidays.

Thank you for your delicious “Sri Lankan” meal. We will be returning in the future

Ranmali, Asiri, Dulya & Dunya – Jan 2022

“An absolutely beautiful property and surroundings. We loved exploring the land and were so excited to see groups of koalas up close, echidnas and lots of beautiful birds. The chickens and nightly visit fro the dog were a big hit with our children too. The beaches are some of the most gorgeous we’ve ever visited with no-one else around… paradise.

Thank you for the warm welcome”

Josan familyJan 2022

“Thank you for a wonderful relaxing weekend. We have loved the peacefulness of ‘French Island Cottage” and seeing the gorgeous koalas sleeping in the eucalyptus trees, and echidnas walking across the paddock. Alan and Mylene were fantastic hosts! We loved the evening fire and Eleri especially loved the chickens!

Thank you for having us”

Ffion, Simon, Flynn and EleriDec 2021

“Our stay was very pleasant. Peaceful, quiet, clean, tasty and friendly. Dennis! We love him, and your curry Mylene is unbelievable!”

Simon & Mayya
Liz & Michael

“We have enjoyed reading the guest book. It is no surprise that you have an established trend of delighting your visitors. May I say how much we all enjoyed our dinner. The Sri Lankan curry was fresh and delicious and our teen enjoyed her pesto pasta.
The personal care is not just in the food and the location but also in little details; the book collection and confident and well loved animals.
We loved the island, it’s rough nature and corrugated roads.
Thank you as well for the cake that was organised for Glen’s 50th.”

Glen, Belinda & Alex

“We visited for our wedding anniversary and we had a fantastic time. Mylene and Alan, your hospitality is warm and your food is delicious. We loved the “magic trick” meals and attention to all the details. Thank you for a memorable first trip to French Island.”

Megan & Russ

“Thank you Mylene and Alan for a perfect and relaxing break. Great food, comfy beds and the bonfire @ night was magic.”

Simone, Penny & Genevieve

“Great weekend on the island. Love the re-vegetation work! Thanks for an easy going peaceful stay. We’ll be back.”

The Wells family

“Thank you Mylene and Alan for making our 9th anniversary so blissful. The serenity here on French Island is second to none. Loved the koala and joey spotting and the 11 echidna sightings. Birds galore including your very cheeky chooks and ducks. But the highlight for us was spending time with you both, sharing some bubbles and stories. And our dinner last night YUM!!! Mylene you are a wonderful cook.

Again our heartfelt thanks to you both and we hope to meet again.”

Kate & Wayne

Thanks for being such legends.
Above and beyond doesn’t begin to describe the kind of host you are.
Thanks for facilitating “True Australian”, for introducing Pete to his French Island wife, for healing wounds acquired at the beach, but mostly thanks for sharing this incredible place with us. Was a great pleasure meeting you both. “

Sam,Elise, Ellie, Moosey, Pete, Jack, Charlie, Selina and Jye

“Thank you for all the wonderful food and a quiet place to stay on our trip. We loved seeing some many koalas and bats whilst we had some down time. Forever grateful for the coffee after our late nights. The bandicoots thank you for your help.”

Ebony & Michael, Melbourne Zoo

“Thank you Mylene and Alan. What a beautiful property you have. We enjoyed the talks and the education about your property and the island, seeing the baby koala, and having chooks and ducks walking around the yard was a real treat. Thank you also for the aloe vera leaf to help with the sunburn.
It’s all the little extra things that you do that make this place one to come back to, and to recommend.”

Elise, Chris, Ezra, Phoenix and Wren

“Thanks Mylene and Alan for a great stay. The fire was very cosy and we saw 8 koalas and an echidna and many birds.”

Kiralee & Jonas

“My boys and I had such a relaxing time here and wish we could have stayed longer. The property is so beautiful and thank you for being wonderful hosts.”

Mark, Bailey & Jet Rehermann