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 - just ask our helpful team and they will organise a rate for you.

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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! What a place Our group of 16 spent a great weekend at Illowra for a family reunion. Illowra was way beyond our expectations. It is extremely comfortable and the grounds are magnificent . We were able to let the 3-year old grandchildren have the run of the 1.25 acre property knowing they were safe. We will return, and thoroughly recommend the property.
Date published: 2015-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bowlers bonding A group of bowlers and friends, partners and supporters stayed at Illowra last week. We were very impressed with the house, gardens and the whole atmosphere of the place. Comfortable, spacious with every inclusion you could need. Would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2015-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Spacious Hertiage house Lovely big house, well maintained, equipped & very comfortable. We celebrated my father in laws 80th birthday & we all had a great time. Close to everything but you feel as if you are in your own space - beautiful grounds. Will definitely be coming back. Owners were very nice & easy to deal with. Thank you.
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A gracious old lady Illowra was loved by all 16 of us celebrating Xmas in July. Sure she has a few signs of wear and tear that an old lady would but she is charming & warm. The house is spotlessly clean, has a well fitted out kitchen and many extra little touches that made our stay wonderful. The clerestory seemed to be the most popular gathering spot.
Date published: 2015-07-28
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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!

Payments can be made by cheque, EFT or credit card. Complimentary wine, chocolates on arrival.

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)
* $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
* $1300 $3000 $9500 2 $60 $45
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs
Bond 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 15 beds and can sleep a maximum 24 people.