Description

Newly renovated Gumtree Wai is a beautiful modern four bedroom, two bathroom western red cedar homestead located on 5 acres of picturesque, groomed land in the beautiful Congewai Valley, just 15 minutes from the famous Hunter Valley wine trail and Cessnock CBD. A place for all seasons, Gumtree Wai is sure to become a regular stop off for you, your family, your pet and friends.
Imagine hot Summer days lazing by the heated resort style pool, casual strolls across the field watching the resident kangaroos, wallabies & occasional emu, or relaxing on the deck after fun-filled day of wine tasting in the many local Hunter Valley vineyards. Cool winter evenings spent sitting by the indoor wood burning fire sampling local cheese & port chosen at the vineyards that day, or alternatively, standing around the giant outdoor fire basket under a blanket of stars entertained by the rhythm and harmony of nocturnal wildlife. Catch yourself a meal of fresh water yabby from our dams to BBQ and enjoy it with a Hunter Valley semillon. Watch the kids and dogs run free over our beautiful 5 acres or play lawn bowls/cricket/golf with equipment provided on the paddocks or front house lawn. Relax on the huge enclosed wrap around deck, taking in the awesome views in every direction, especially those fabulous sunset views over the Watagan Mountains. Read a book, watch a movie or have fun with a variety of our board games, games console and sports equipment for the whole family to enjoy. Collect fresh eggs for breakfast each morning from our beautiful French Wheaten Maran hens.
The homestead has all the mod cons you can imagine and is stylishly presented. It features reverse cycle, ducted air conditioning, an open plan high-spec kitchen/dine/living area fully equipped for you to cater for yourself, family and friends in every way. We provide a BBQ on the house verandah for those fantastic sunset views, as well as a poolside BBQ for your lunchtime sausage sizzles! And if you don't feel like cooking then restaurant quality dining is available at the near by Paxton Hotel, just 5 minutes by car. There's also a great country pub with lovely Valley views at Ellalong.
The property comfortably sleeps 8 adults, plus two young children in cots. The large Master suite includes a queen bed and ensuite. Glass doors open onto the verandah where table and chairs have been placed for guests to enjoy a morning coffee, or to unwind with a nightcap at the end of the day. Our second bedroom has a queen bed also leading onto the expansive wrap around deck with gorgeous Valley views. The third and fourth bedrooms also offer double beds with views leading onto the private and pretty garden. All four bedrooms are fitted with ceiling fans and reverse cycle air-con.
Set up perfectly for easy family holidays, you will also find a timber cot, high chair, bumbo and childrens' plastic plates/cups/bowls/cutlery- plus lots of other extras such as a change mat, baby bath & bath seat, baby monitors, play pen and toys. Along with a fire guard to make life easier and a fully fenced pool area aswell as a fenced flat house lawn, Gumtree Wai is ideal for those with little ones! We also provide an additional port a cot and extra high chair to accommodate two young children, plus a portable baby basinette for a third little one.
There are numerous local bushwalks just down the road, including the famous 'Great North Walk', but for the less adventurous, an easy flat walk or ride into the Congewai Valley to see colouful birds, expansive wildlife, amazing views and many local farms is just as much fun!
Private minibus pick ups are available directly from the property and back to concert venues in the Hunter Valley, as well as wine tasting tours. Please let us know at time of booking if either of these options would be of interest to you. We use a company called Grape Xpectations, who can be found online. Pony trekking is also available locally for 1hr, 1.5hr or longer rides. Again, please enquire at time of booking for pricing and details.
Wine tasting on the doorstep, resort style pool area, 5 beautiful acres inc two dams stocked with yabbies, fresh eggs each morning to collect and a gorgeous wrap around expansive deck from which to eat, drink and relax while you take in the wonderful views. Book Gumtree Wai for your next family holiday or romantic retreat.
*Quality bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are provided for our guests at additional optional fee per stay*
FAQ
"How soon after departure will I get my bond back?"
We do not hold your bond for longer than 7 days after your departure. Once a property inspection is completed your bond will be returned in full provided there has been no damage, theft or other breaches in our policies. These policies can be supplied on request.
"What happens if I need to cancel or alter my booking?"
A copy of our booking and cancellation policy can be requested via email. A deposit indicates that you have read and agreed to these terms.
"I have a gorgeous, well behaved dog. Can I bring her along?"
We are happy for your furry family members to accompany you on your getaway. Please advise management of the inclusion of pets with your initial inquiry. The house is newly renovated and contains costly furnishings so pets are not permitted inside the house. Any sign of this will result in loss of bond. There is a large enclosed undercover wraparound verandah for them to securely enjoy.

Where are we?

Just 1.5hrs from Sydney's Upper North Shore, Gumtree Wai is seperated from historic Wollombi by the Watagan Ranges In a little known valley called Congewai. Home to several dozen local families Congewai offers seclusion with the convenience of being just a short drive to all the Hunter has to offer.

Gumtree Wai is situated five minutes drive from two country pubs which serve quality country-style meals. Within 10/15 minutes to the CBD Cessnock, fifteen minutes to the historic village of Wollombi and just ten minutes to Mount View vineyards and cellar doors and the start of the famous Hunter Valley vineyards.

What to do?

The Hunter Valley offers visitors a wide range of activities and interests:

World class restaurants and cellar doors.
Wineries and organised wine tours.
Hunter Valley Gardens (Great for the kids!)
Golf Courses
Hot air ballooning
Scenic flights
Horse riding
Morpeth Heritage Village
Historic village of Wollombi
Watagan Ranges - mountain tracks, walking and cycling, and the famous Great North Road for hiking.

The nearest attraction, the Great North Walk, is less than a kilometre from our property. You can take in some of the most stunning and expansive views imaginable.

Write a Review
Gumtree Wai is rated 4.72 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent property Gumtree Wai was a great choice for a group of friends on a break away from Sydney. We appreciated the large communal space, modern amenities and overall the privacy the large grounds offered. The house was very clean, and the owner was very accommodating of our groups needs.
Date published: 2014-04-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lovely location, need new house cleaner We did enjoy our stay at Gumtree but not until I spent the first three hours cleaning all of the surfaces in the home. We have a young child who is learning to walk and every time she touched the floor she came up with pet hair stuck to her hands, feet, it was even in the baby bed. I was very disappointed in the amount of money I spent on this house and the effort that was required to make it livable for three nights. I was so confused based on the previous reviews saying the house was so tidy. We did enjoy the pool and loved visiting the wineries in the area.
Date published: 2014-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful house, gardens & pool We had a great time at Gumtree Wai, thank you so much Leila for all your help and advice beforehand. I can't think of anything we didn't love or could be improved, it was simply perfect! The house is as lovely as all the photos and the views & location of the property are just breathtaking. Coming from busy Sydney we all loved and appreciated the peace&quiet and all the native animals around. The kids were excited to go and see if the hens had laid each morning and to spot the kangaroos and wallabies that seem to live down at the orchard. Our dog was very happy running around exploring the 5 acres and was provided a great shaded expansive wrap around deck on which we could leave him in peace, knowing he was secure and safe & had plenty of space. Just what we needed when we spent an afternoon at the Vineyards. We had a great relaxing weekend here and enjoyed every minute of our time at Gumtree Wai. Another positive- our bond was returned not only within the 5days of departure as promised, but on the afternoon itself of our check out. All very impressive!
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good time! We have really enjoyed our stay! We had a really good time in the pool. Had beautiful breakfast on the terrasse in the morning. The house is really well organised too. We will definitely come back!
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning country retreat! Gumtree Wai exceeded our expectations in every way possible. The property itself was gorgeous and the house was impeccably maintained with every amenity one could possibly need for a weekend away. Generous kitchen and living spaces, extremely comfortable bedrooms, immaculate bathrooms and a spacious wraparound deck and pool area. Our party of 8 adults were all more than comfortable with not a single complaint for anyone (apart from having to leave). Looking forward to organise another stay in the near future.
Date published: 2014-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great house verandah and views Thank you for sharing Gumtree Wai with us. Kids and dogs had a great time running around the property while we enjoyed the pool. Great house verandahs and views. Will be back.
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good value, high standard, great accomodation Gumtree Wai was great. Clean, airy, good location and pretty views. We felt like we had our own private park. Pool area was well-used and it's certainly the largest pool we've had at a holiday rental to date. It was too hot to have a bonfire but can imagine this would be a great added bonus during the colder months. The house was all freshly painted, bedrooms newly re carpeted, shiny polished floorboards and new modern kitchen. Beautifully decorated and a wonderful space to relax. Good value for large groups.
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Gumtree Wai was perfect for us in every way- 8 females for a weekend enjoying all the Hunter Valley has to offer...WINE TASTING! So much fun and a great venue to come back to after a day around the vineyards. The pool heating was very modern and we were able to swim in 30degrees at nighttime, listening to all the amazing wildlife. An amazing end to an amazing day. They've thought of everything here, even a set of large shatter-proof wine goblets were provided for use by the pool. For those with hangovers, an early morning swim was the best way to refresh, ready for a relaxing day chilling out at the property itself. Leila was so kind and helpful during the booking process- happy to answer so many questions (and there were many!) and even take phonecalls for restaurant suggestions. Nothing was too much of a hassle and she obviously genuinely loves the guests to have a great time and is always happy to help out. We found a bottle of bubbles and chocolate with a nice welcome note when we first arrived, which was an unexpected but great suprise. If we ever return to the Hunter Valley for another girls weekend we'll certainly be booking Gumtree Wai. Between 8 of us it was very cheap for the quality and standard of accommodation, setting, views, pool (like our own private 5* resort) and location.
Date published: 2014-01-23

Features

Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Swimming Pool, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

10 mins to Hunter Valley Vineyards
Airconditioning
Barbeque
Catch your own yabbies from our dam to BBQ
Collect fresh eggs each morning
Cooking Facilities
Cot
DVD player
Dishwasher
Giant outdoor firepit
Heated pool with Poolside BBQ
Heaters
High chair
House verandah BBQ
In-house Movies/Videos
Indoor woodfire
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Microwave
Non-Smoking
Open Fireplace
Parking
Pets allowed
Roos, wallabies, emus & beautiful birds
Stereo
Stunning sunset views
Swimming Pool
Towels Supplied
Video Games
Washing Machine

Prices

Price stated is for up to 4 adults and is the base rate for the property. Property sleeps groups of ten, made up of 8 adults and 2 children in cots During the school Summer holidays we prefer 7 night bookings but will consider all requests

Last minute deal!

Stay before 02 May 2014 for 5% off.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $395 $990 $2950 2 $85 $45
* $325 $870 $2200 2 $75 $25
* $350 $890 $2450 2 $75 $35
* $325 $870 $2200 2 $75 $25
* $350 $890 $2450 2 $75 $35
* $395 $990 $2950 2 $85 $45
* $350 $890 $2450 2 $75 $35
* $395 $990 $2950 2 $85 $45

Exceptions*

The following dates have a specific tariff and will not be charged the normal price, however any discounts will be applied.

  • $450 p/n
  • $550 p/n
  • $595 p/n
  • $595 p/n
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  • $595 p/n
  • $595 p/n
  • $495 p/n
  • $595 p/n
  • $595 p/n
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  • $550 p/n
  • $550 p/n
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Bond deposit $400 p/s Late 6pm check out $150 p/s
Pet cost per booking $35 p/s
Linen & towels $99 p/s
Early 9am check in $100 p/s

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 4 adults. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 10 people.

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