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.

Illowra boasts 7 bedrooms - with either King, queens or single beds - configurations can be altered to fit most groups needs

There are another 2 sleeping quarters as well

The home has 4 bathrooms and has very modern facilities for all you could want from your home away from home - the kitchen especially has brand new kitchen fit out with Bosch Oven and cooktop and pretty much everything you could need to cook up a storm for any meal for the family or your group - you will be pleasantly surprised at how well decked out Illowra is!!

There are 2 large family BBQ's with gas supplied for that BBQ too!!

With the many outdoor eating areas you will have a great choice as to how you can entertain yourselves during your stay - everyone raves about the gardens and entertaining areas

The pool area is AS pool fencing - And enough sun lounges to enjoy the pool whether you are in it or sunning yourselves. The pool is 12.5m with co joined spa - both gas heated for all season swimming

The gas heated pool and spa is the only one in the Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands - all season swimming is a must for the stay - everyone raves about it

There is also a modern granny flat on the property too - fully air conditioned with enough room to sleep from 4 to 6 guests - this is offered for the extra large groups who need more space than just the house - it is rented at a separate rate - just ask us

The tennis court with rackets and balls supplied is nestled on the property and you can decide if the pool and spa win out before or after a game of tennis

There are also games for the family/group to enjoy a fully stocked library and table tennis table , and magazines too - lots to do - you probably wont even leave the property. With footballs and basket balls supplied - there is a. Basketball hoop for that half game too

The home is fully air conditioned throughout for your comfort year round

There is a huge formal dinning room that can seat from a few to around 20 and there are a Few other informal eating areas in the house as well

All your linen is supplied - quality Sheridan linen, bath towels and bath mats etc just make your stay complete!! Bath toiletries are also supplied for your comfort

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

Illowra is pet friendly too just ask us how a stay for your faithful little family member works the property is set up well for a doggie to enjoy their holiday too !!!!


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 you wont believe!!

The property offers plenty of options when planning small intimate parties of 8-30 people; 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 trees for your use, along with extensive flowering plants and trees for you to enjoy visually during your stay - may plantings over 150 years old!!

Parking - we have room on site and off street parking for over 20 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 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 - this is not always possible but usually OK - juts let us know what you are looking for
There is a $75 pet cleaning fee chargeable when a pet guest stays - pets are not permitted in the house but will love the protection of the areas outside the house secured by AS pool fencing and child/doggie proof locks!!

Your little friend will also find the pet beds. bowls and a pet welcome treat great - Um - they'll love it The are surrounding the large glass conservatory is full fenced so the little friend will be sure at all times - also all gates are key lockable

Illowra @ Berry/Nowra is rated 4.9821 out of 5 by 56.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fantastic! This place is great for large groups.Spacious, modern but in keeping with its heritage, lovely pool, fenced yards for the kids, tennis court, secure parking for numerous cars. And very clean! We had a blast here, would thoroughly recommend this place. We plan to come back next year, it ticked all the boxes for our group of 18 adults and 3 toddlers.
Date published: 2014-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome We had a fantastic time at Illowra. The property met all our requirements. We have rebooked next year. Belinda was very helpful and a pleasure to deal with.
Date published: 2014-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Memorable weekend We stayed for a long weekend in September with 9 adults and 9 kids and had an absolute ball! We didnt need to leave the property we were comlpetely occupied by the tennis court, pool, bbq area and lovely communal dining areas. Theres a stunning staircase in the middle of the house that makes you feel like you have been transported back in time!! And also awesome toys for the toddlers including a slippery dip and ball pit. The pool and spa were so warm too.
Date published: 2014-09-29
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


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Swimming Pool, Wheelchair Access, 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
Wheelchair Access
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)
* $1350 $2960 $9053 5 $0 $0
* $1050 $2700 $8100 1 $0 $0
* $1100 $2960 $8660 2 $0 $0
* $1050 $2700 $8100 1 $0 $0
* $1100 $2960 $8660 2 $0 $0
* $1050 $2700 $8100 1 $0 $0
* $1100 $2960 $8660 2 $0 $0
* $1350 $2960 $9053 5 $0 $0
* $1100 $2960 $8660 2 $0 $0
* $1350 $2960 $9053 5 $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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