Built as the Estate Manager’s residence on the original Berry Estate, "Illowra" was designed and built by the acclaimed architect Howard Joseland in 1906 for the late M.F Morton, MLA.

In late 1990's a decade long restoration and modernisation program began further enhancing this Edwardian/Federation masterpiece.

Consequently, Illowra is fully air conditioned and heated with a modern kitchen that includes 2 fridges, a microwave, a Blanco Oven and Omega cooktop along with everything you could need to cook up a storm for you and your guests.

In addition to the formal dining room and a breakfast nook alongside the kitchen, there are numerous areas for outdoor dining with a large gas BBQ supplied, however, the glass conservatory attached to the kitchen, with its views across the garden appears to be every guests favourite dining area

Illowra has 9 bedrooms, 7 in the main residence and 2 in the self contained Cottage with either king, queens or single beds configurations that can be altered to fit most groups needs.

All linen is supplied for the 7+ bedrooms that can be configured to meet your particular sleeping needs.

Bath towels, mats and toiletries are supplied for the 4 upstairs and downstairs bathrooms/ensuites in the main residence.

The air conditioned/heated cottage with shower, toilet and kitchenette can be configured to accommodate up to 6 guests. This is offered for the extra large groups who need more beds than the main residence can accommodate and rented at a separate rate - just ask us.

All your start up needs are met with milk, tea, coffee - dishwasher tablets hand soaps, washing powder etc.

There are also games for the family/group to enjoy in the TV room and various books in library.

In addition to the magnificent house and gardens, the 1.6 acre property, includes a gas/solar heated 12.5m pool and spa for all year round swimming and a full size tennis court with rackets and balls supplied and a table tennis table in the tennis court pavilion.

With so much room, many guests comment that the property is not only big enough for the all the family to get together, it’s also big enough to get away from the family.


There are great discounts for midweek stays at Illowra and additional discounts for seniors

The property offers plenty of options when planning small intimate parties of 8-30 people and functions for groups of up to 50.

All gatherings/events over the guest numbers that are staying In house at Illowra need prior written approval - please ensure you advise us of your plans so we can approve and price your event

On site and on street parking is provided

Security deposit is taken for your booking of $600 and a booking fee of $100 - the security deposit is refundable a few days after your stay. The deposit is refundable should you cancel however refund is fully dependant on the house being re let for the period of your stay and an administration fee of $150 is deducted prior to refund

The standard entry time is 3pm and exit 10am. Where possible we extend to suit your needs - just let us know what you are looking for.


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Long Weekend Visited Illowra with family and friends Feb 2016 to celebrate three birthdays, a total of 11 adults and 5 children. The heritage place is so spacious and comfortable that we still had spare bedrooms and there was always somewhere you could sit for a quiet moment if you chose. At first the street noise was noticeable (very close to major intersection but this soon faded and hardly at all inside. Very private and surrounded by trees in a beautifully landscaped garden. The heated pool and spa was used by everyone and was simply wonderful.The tennis court was in good condition and safe for the children . Close to wineries, the beach, parks and shops, it is very central if you want to do a little exploring ... or you can just stay in and enjoy the place. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for large extended family Our huge family enjoyed our best holiday ever together at Illowra. The large lounge room was a good place for family games etc and the large well equipped kitchen was big enough to prepare meals for so many people. The conservatory was a popular eating place. The house is so big that there are lots of nooks and crannies to get away for a quiet time. We had little children and felt very secure that they could roam around safely with all the security fencing. The gardens are amazingly beautiful. Some of us older ones hardly left the house as it was so relaxing. The bedrooms are large and very comfortable and the many bathrooms were good for a crowd. The air conditioning was excellent for such a large house. The huge pool, spa, tennis court and ping pong table were constantly in use. Our hosts Cecelia and Richard were so pleasant and helpful. We will definitely be back for another holiday.
Date published: 2016-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gracious house of generous proportion Our family of 8 adults and 5 children thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at this lovely house. We enjoyed the space it provided as there were plenty of quiet little nooks in which to reflect. The swimming pool and tennis court were of exceptional quality and we appreciated having 4 bathrooms. All in all a wonderful family holiday spent at Illoura
Date published: 2016-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent property. This was the second time we have stayed at Illowra and enjoyed it as much if not more than the first time. Every year for the past 26 years we have a girls weekend and have stayed at different properties all over the state. Illowra is one of the best. We loved everything about it.
Date published: 2015-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Family or Group Getaway We had 3 days at Illowra, with a bunch of Dads and 8 kids, and we found the property more than adequate in meeting our needs. Despite the fact the weather didn't help us enjoy the facilities as much as we would have liked, there was still plenty of living space within the house itself. The brief opportunity we did have to use the pool/spa area was brilliant, the water temp was perfect for the kids. The tennis court is also is great shape, and was the best area for the kids to muck around in, as much of the rest of the property is landscaped and not level for games etc. The house itself was immaculately presented and had more than enough facilities for entertainment and cooking (though a bbq with hood would be a nice addition). The only negatives we found were perhaps a little lack of light throughout the house (hey it's an old home!), and it is closer to the highway then we thought it would be, you can hear the traffic but it wasn't really a big issue. Overall we found it to be great value, and if you have a large group it is perfect to just hang out on the property.
Date published: 2015-11-17
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Swimming Pool, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

Pay Television, DVD player, In-house Movies/Videos, Stereo, Free WiFi, Free Fixed Line Internet
High chair, Pets allowed, Rumpus room, Cot
Barbeque, Cooking Facilities, Microwave, Dishwasher
Linen Supplied, Ironing Facilities, Towels Supplied
Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts, Heated Spa (not spa bath), Video Games
Airconditioning, Heaters
Clothes dryer, Washing Machine
Non-Smoking, Conference Facilities, Parking
Close to beach, Berry & Jamerboo, Baby Cots and high chair, Bottle of wine & chocolates on arrival, Internet Access & Foxtel X2 + Free local fone calls, IPod stereo player/ speaker unit, Conservatory, Gas Heated pool & spa AS pool standard fencing, Situated on 1.6 acres of established gardens, Tennis court and table tennis



The published rates are based on 10 to14 guests. If you have more than 14 the tariff will be increased. If you have guest numbers significantly less than this please ask about a reduced rate. Under 3 yrs is free and a child is under 12.

Special offer!

Due to a cancellation we have a week in the new year - January 18th to 25th 2016 available at the special rate of $1000 per night

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)
This property has a standard rate of: $1296
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $1300 $3000 $9500 2 $60 $45
* $1580 $3160 $10507 5 $65 $50
* $1300 $3000 $9500 2 $60 $45
* $1580 $3160 $10507 5 $65 $50
* $1300 $3000 $9500 2 $60 $45
* $1580 $3160 $10507 5 $65 $50
* $1300 $3000 $9500 2 $60 $45
* $1580 $3160 $10507 5 $65 $50
* $1300 $3000 $9500 2 $60 $45
* $1580 $3160 $10507 5 $65 $50
* $1300 $3000 $9500 2 $60 $45
* $1580 $3160 $10507 5 $65 $50
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs
Security deposit $600 p/s
Exit clean $100 p/s
booking fee $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. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 14 adults. Property has 18 beds and can sleep a maximum 28 people.