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 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.

The main residence has 4 bathrooms, 2 upstairs and 2 downstairs.

Illowra has modern facilities equipped with everything you need in your home away from home - the kitchen has new kitchen appliances- Bosch Oven and Omega cooktop and pretty much everything you need to cook up a storm for your group or for the family - you will be pleasantly surprised at how well decked out Illowra is.

There is a large family BBQ with gas supplied.

With the many outdoor eating areas and a formal dining room, the glass conservatory attached to the kitchen with its views across the gardens appears to be everyones favorite dining area.

The solar/gas heated 12.5m pool is joined to the spa to provide for all season swimming.

The fully air conditioned cottage can sleep up to 6 guests and 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, table tennis table , and magazines too - lots to do - you probably wont even leave the property.

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

There is a large formal dining room There are other informal eating areas in the house as well

In addition to your linen, bath towels, bath mats, dishwasher tablets, hand soaps, washing powder etc all your start up needs are met too with milk, tea, coffee.


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; 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

The property has a number of in-door and outdoor entertaining areas, along with a great kitchen and a full size gas supplied BBQ.

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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Family celebration venue Spacious without being separate fabulous heated pool, excellent kitchen, great tennis court! Illowra was delightful as were the activities and sites to explore nearby. Rock climbing, beach, coffee shops, walks all good. Location should be proudly Nowra not Berry - this needs to be corrected
Date published: 2015-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love loved it! We have just had 3 wonderful days at Illowra for a family get together. There were 25 of us aged from 89 years down to 10 months and plenty in between the home catered beautifully for all of us. The pool and spa were fantastic, the tennis court and table tennis table tables were in constant use - and that kitchen bench could tell some stories :-) We found the house extremely well equipped and all of our bedding requests were no trouble for our hosts, our only disappointment was that we were not staying longer. We will be booking for an extra night next year and making our stay an annual event. Thankyou Richard and Cecelia
Date published: 2015-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful famiy home. We celebrated my husband's 60th for the weekend at this lovely old world charming home. 10 adults & 4 littlies 3 & under. Plenty of room for everyone. The young ones spent time in the spa. The tennis court & table tennis provided lots of fun for all our age ranges. Lots of games, chess, draughts, etc. Very well equipped with lots of cutlery & kitchen utensils. Lots of space for everyone to enjoy some time away if needed. However we just enjoyed most of the time together in the beautiful conservatory. Lovely gardens. The home is close to the main highway which wasn't mentioned, however this did not interfere with our stay at all. My son left his usb at the home & the owner posted to it and we received it in a few days which we appreciated greatly. A lovely weekend that we will remember for a long time to come.
Date published: 2015-06-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Illowra at Berry We spent a week in this property. It is a large elegant early 1900's house set in well-tended, spacious grounds which include a nice all-weather tennis court. Beaches are roughly ten minutes away by car. The rent was at the top end for this type of property but we found the property to be tired, it would benefit hugely from a refresh. Eg some of the appliances did not operate well (dishwasher, clothes drier), some of the carpets and blinds needed cleaning, some of the wooden toilet seats were in need of a clean/refinish, hallway runners were potentially dangerous, in that they bunched up and created a tripping hazard, and so on. Another disappointment for us was that the pool heating was not operating meaning the pool was unusable for all except the hardiest (ie the kids!). To be fair, the owners maintain this was because we did not replace the pool covers each night but our view is this should not have prevented the heater working, as we had replaced the spa cover from which the heat was generated. Summary: with a thorough refresh this would be a lovely property to hold, for example, a major birthday celebration, family reunion or similar
Date published: 2015-05-13
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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, 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 X 2+ 3 high chairs, Bottle of wine & chocolates on arrival, Internet Access & Foxtel X2 + Free local fone calls, Tennis Court & 4 rackets IPod stereo player/ speaker unit, Ping Pong table Kids table- sits 4, Gas Heated pool & spa AS pool standard fencing, slippery slide for kids- aged 2-3, Play pen


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
* $950 $3000 $8300 3 $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 18 beds and can sleep a maximum 24 people.

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