Water Gums is a modern, four-bedroom fully self-contained mudbrick and cedar house right next to the Barrington River, a short drive from Gloucester. Two of the bedrooms have queen-size beds, one has a double and one has three single beds.

Two bedrooms are downstairs where the main bathroom and two-person spa are located. The other two bedrooms are upstairs and they share their own shower and toilet.

Slow combustion fire, barbecue, fully equipped kitchen.

The house was largely built from locally made mudbricks and features timber slab detailing fashioned from trees felled and milled onsite.

With generous living areas and large deck and verandah, Water Gums is perfect for a couple of families or a group of friends to use without getting in one another's way.

Riverfront seclusion

Water Gums is about 10 minutes from the village of Barrington and the house is just metres from the Barrington River. It features beautiful billabongs - one with an outlet to the river, wonderful wildlife and secluded bushland charm.

Platypus, wallabies, echidnas, goannas, bats, waterfowl and many other creatures are commonly seen here.

Abundant wildlife

Water Gums is a bird-watcher's paradise, with the pre-dawn chorus an amazing daily treat. Nestled among the treetops the house looks out into the branches and greenery, with glimpses of the billabong and river in between the dense branches. It's also a getaway from technology. No phone - not even mobile reception at the house. No internet, no television and no DVD player supplied. Just you, your companions and the natural surrounds.


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Warm and inviting... We had a lovely stay, great place to base ourselves to explore The Barrington's! Finally got to see and play in the snow there!
Date published: 2016-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty much everything you need in a Bach!! What a lovely place to retreat to. It rained when we stayed - but that's why we chose this spot. Log by er, trees right there, and the deck was surprisingly large and quite useable even in the rain. For a South Island kiwi outdoors person like myself, this was just perfect. Will likely stay again :-)))))
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An escape from it all A lovely spacious house, with a well equipped kitchen, very comfortable beds and in a quiet, peaceful location. If you have access to your own kayaks or lilos, there are beautiful trips you can make down the river from The Steps a few km upstream. We hope to return again.
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great place to unwind & forget about the rat race We had a very relaxing stay. Came away feeling fully refreshed.
Date published: 2016-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning secluded location Beautiful house full of character and timber slabs - lovingly set up with every convenience. Spotless, warm with the fire, safe and clean billabong 30 secs away, with canoe for the kids to paddle. Constantly surrounded by birdsong. Totally secluded - feel like the only person in the area. BBQ on the deck Sunday lunch, while watching the kids splashing and paddling in the canoe made me want to stay for a week! Great location for me to meet friends/family from Sydney for a few days. Will definitely be back.....
Date published: 2015-08-16
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features


Non-Smoking, Eco-Friendly
Pool and Spa Facilities
Hot tub
Outdoor grill
Entertainment and Family
Stereo, Parking
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen, Microwave
Linen and Cleaning
Iron and board
Heating and Cooling
Fireplace, Heating


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: $185
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $150 $370 $975 2 $40 $20

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 2 adults. Property has 6 beds and can sleep a maximum 10 people.