Long regarded as one of the Shoalhaven's finest historic residences "Illowra" was designed by Howard Joseland and built in 1906 for the late MF Morton, MLA. Beginning in late 1990's a restoration and extension program began and with meticulous attention to detail was completed over a decade further enhancing the grace and elegance of the Edwardian masterpiece.


The home provides both formal lounge and dining rooms, 6 bedrooms - 4 other private sleeping quarters - 4 bathrooms one with a separate toliet, TV room with Foxtel movies, Fox Sports, kids channels all included in 2 rooms, sun room, study, spacious kitchen with casual dining and family room. The glass conservatory and grand entrance hall along with 14 foot ceilings further compliments this home of distinction. Illowra rests gracefully on 2 acres of landscaped gardens which have an amazing variety of mature trees and flowering shrubbery.

When there are more than 20 adult guests the granny flat can be accessed which sleeps another 4 to 5 guests with self contained kitchenette air con and bathroom

All your linen and bath/hand towels included for your stay. You just need your beach/pool towels to enjoy a dip in the gas heated pool or at the beach and don't forget the gas heated spa experience - you'll love it!

If you are consdering other venues for your autumn winter & spring stays becareful to check that the pool/spa are gas heated - otherwise you wont enjoy a swim or spa experience - Illowra's is - you'll rave about it!!

Be surprised by the fantastic fully ducted air conditioning throughout the home - a feature you don't find in most holiday residences - but need in both winter & summer to enjoy your stay keeping wonderfully warm in the winter and superbly cool in the summer!!

Mum's and Dad's will love the safety features both for the pool with all AS pool fencing in place. Also with AS child safe lockable fencing, the garden area surrounding the large full glass conservatory is fully safe for the kids preventing them from venturing to the rest of the huge surrounding garden & treed areas of the 2 acre property giving you peace of mind for your entire stay

Additional features include a gas heated spa & gas heated 12.5m pool- you will love the heated pool and like everyone who stays at Illowra a swim will be the order if the stay winter or summer - all year round - because it will always be so enjoyable - then hop into the spa for a great experience there too!!! - the tennis court is a short walk from the pool area - you just need to decide what to enjoy first!! There is also basketball hoop on the court so you can enjoy half court basket ball game with the kids too & basket balls all provided. 4 rackets supplied will make a game of doubles a must! Footballs also supplied for a bit if a game of touch footie a possibility too - just choose your pleasure

Make sure you enjoy a game of tennis, shoot some baskets or have a game of Table tennis - or enjoy all before or after the gas heated pool and spa time!!! there's just so much to do t Illowra!!

Illowra enjoys a convenient location close to all coastal amenities 5 to 10 minutes to beaches, Berry And less than two leisurely hours drive to Sydney and only 25 minutes from Jamberoo. Just 5 minutes from Terrara House - The Verhandas wedding venue and 5 Minutes to Coolangatta Estate Winnery another great wedding/function destination in the Shoalhaven

Illowra is great for the smaller kiddies providing 4 seater table and chairs,2 baby cots (no linen etc provided for these), 2X high chairs, lots of board games, books for the kids and everyone in the family to enjoy and DVD's & Videos too. All the kids channels available on Foxtel too. Play balls and slippery slide for ages 2-3.
Internet access available.

Whilst Illowra is pet friendly and your doggie guest Is usually welcome there are one or two reasonable conditions around them visiting with you - You must advise us of your wish to include you dog on your stay request so we can discuss the visit with you

Bed configuration:
Main - Queen bed with TV has room for single beds + porta cot for children/family to share
Bed 2 upstairs - 2 Single beds-can be made up as a queen or can add another single
Bed 3 upstairs - 1 Queen bed + can accommodate porta cot if required
Bed 4 downstairs -1 Queen bed- TV
Bed 5 - 1 Queen bed with TV
Bed 6 - 1 queen bed
Library/bedroom - 2 single can also be made ip as queen bed with TV with Foxtel
Lounge room - 3 Singles with TV or can be made up as a queen bed + a single or 2 if that suits a family group
Queen electric beds available too
Sunroom - Queen bed plus slatted sofabed
2 X Baby cot upstairs or down you just need your own linen for the cots all other linen and your towels supplied!
2 X high chairs and kiddies eating table and chairs

A number of the rooms are large enough to add the pota cots or a single for family's with kids to share

You just need to let us know what you need for your stay prior to booking please

Illowra is only 5-30 minutes away from the following activities that you could do whilst on holidays:-
5 minutes from Taharra House & 7 Mile Beach. Jamberoo, Berry, Berry Motor Cycle Tours, Pelican Rocks Restaurant Greenwell point Coolangatta Estate Winnery only 10 mins from Illowra, Taharra House is about 5 minutes drive away too


The property offers plenty of options when planning small intimate parties of 8-30people; functions for groups of 20-50 or so people.

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 appropriately approval and price your event

You can personalize your event and make it as private or public as you like. (Bride and groom often choose to stay in The Large main bedroom.)

The property has a number of in-door and outdoor entertaining areas, along with a great kitchen and 2 full size gas supplied BBQ's for all your entertaining options. BBQ tools and aprons supplied.

Catering - you may use a cook from your own party, or have a preferred caterer, but alternatively, we can offer you a great list of local caterers and food & beverage suppliers.

The gardens - featuring seasonal fruit treess for your use, along with extensive flowering plants and trees for you to enjoy visually during tyour stay - may plantings over 150 years old!!

Parking - we have room on site and off street parking for over 25 cars.


Security deposit is taken for your booking of $600 and a booking fee of $75 - the security deposit is refundable upon cancellation only however is fully dependant on the house being re let for the period of your stay
The standard entry time is 3pm and exit 10am. Where possible we extend to suit your needs - this is not always possible but usually so
There is a $75 pet cleaning fee chargeable when a pet guest stays - pets are not permitted in the house

Write a Review
Illowra @ Berry/Nowra is rated 4.9811 out of 5 by 53.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding house! We visited Illowra for my Mum's 75th Birthday - 10 adults and 9 kids and we had an absolute ball! The house was perfect for us and we did not feel like we were getting on top of each other at all. Our request to have 5 of the girls in the one room was no problem at all and all the beds were lined up and made for us when we arrived. The kitchen is huge and stocked with everything. In the evenings we could make as much noise as we wanted in the atrium/glasshouse and it didn't affect the kids sleeping. An excellent speaker as well in the atrium was well used. The kids were loving the pool in winter and the ladies loved the hot spa! We really did have a great weekend and have decided to book again next year for my Dad's 75th!!
Date published: 2014-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent property full of character It is said that it's the little things that make a get away memorable. Well, Illowra had it all!! On arrival, chilled wine in the fridge, chocolate and dog treats for our border collie. We found everything perfect for our stay, bathrooms well stocked with warm towels, soap and dryers, kitchen had all the basics as well as a great range of appliances. The beds well all made up with beautiful linen exactly as requested. The Christmas theme was present throughout the house in preparation for Christmas in July celebrations. Over the next few days of our stay we enjoyed barbecues, the heated pool and spa, played many games of tennis on the well maintained court with racquets and balls from the house. The children enjoyed playing with the many games in the house and exploring outside in the large "enchanted garden" and climbing trees. We rode bikes, the girls had a coffee and massage in Berry and the men played golf in Nowra. Such a wonderful way for my husband and I to enjoy our 3 children and their partners and our grandchildren, 15 of us in total, all sharing the one house. Where else but at beautiful, historic "Illowra".
Date published: 2014-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JUST PERFECT what a lovely property to send some time away from it all Our group of 10 friends really loved our stay plenty of room great layout swimming in winter was a special experience too. couldn't really fault this property and for fussy folk from Sydney that's saying something
Date published: 2014-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for large groups What a fabulous stay we had at Illowra. We had 3 generations stay the weekend and everyone of us adults (16) and kids (8) had a great time. The amenities are first class and the fully enclosed areas made it very safe for our little ones. Will certainly visit again.
Date published: 2014-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect experience An absolutely perfect experience for our annual staff retreat. We had 12 people there and everyone was very comfortable. The photo's don't really show how nice the place is. It's an excellent property. Thank you for making it available to us.
Date published: 2014-06-19


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Swimming Pool, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

Baby Cots X 2+ 3 high chairs
Basket ball & hoop+foot balls
Bottle of wine & chocolates on arrival
Close to beach & Berry & Jamerboo
Clothes dryer
Conference Facilities
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Free Fixed Line Internet
Free WiFi
Gas Heated pool & spa AS pool standard fencing
Heated Spa (not spa bath)
High chair
In-house Movies/Videos
Internet Access & Foxtel X2 + Free local fone calls
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Pay Television
Pets allowed
Ping Pong table Kids table- sits 4 Play pen
Rumpus room
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court & 4 rackets IPod stereo player/ speaker unit
Tennis Courts
Towels Supplied
Video Games
Washing Machine
slippery slide for kids- aged 2-3


The published rates are based on 10 to 15 guests. If you have guest numbers significantly less than this please ask about a reduced rate.

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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)
* $970 $2500 $7350 1 $0 $0
* $1020 $2760 $8040 2 $0 $0
* $900 $2600 $7500 3 $0 $0
* $970 $2500 $7350 1 $0 $0
* $1020 $2760 $8040 2 $0 $0
* $1020 $2680 $7489 5 $0 $0
* $970 $2500 $7350 1 $0 $0
* $1020 $2760 $8040 2 $0 $0
* $970 $2500 $7350 1 $0 $0
* $900 $2600 $7500 3 $0 $0
* $1020 $2760 $8040 2 $0 $0
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Exit clean $100 p/s booking fee $75 p/s
Pet cost $75 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 14 adults. Property has 17 beds and can sleep a maximum 24 people.

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