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  1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. Hunter
  4. Hunter Valley
  5. #25524

Gumtree Wai-Stunning house-Heated pool-Acreage

House, Hunter Valley

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

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Min 1 - 2 nights stay

12 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
3 bathrooms

Description

Newly renovated Gumtree Wai is a large beautiful modern 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom western red cedar homestead located on 5 acres of picturesque, groomed land in the beautiful Congewai Valley, just 15 minutes from the famous Hunter Valley vineyards. A place for all seasons, Gumtree Wai is sure to become a favourite holiday home for you, your family and friends to get together and relax. Many recent upgrades, such as new fridge-freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, wood burning fire, additional bar fridge and beautiful huge pizza oven for outdoor kitchen/BBQ area, new kitchen bench tops, newly landscaped pool area, children's play area and 9 brand new baby chicks have made the property more appealing than ever for guests. All this, along with the new custom made leather huge modular lounge upon which you can kick back, relax and enjoy a movie from our 1000+ collection. The property has new bedroom carpets, lounge rooms rugs and eclectically styled furnishings, which add a high end 'interior designer' feel to your stay in the spectacular Hunter Valley. There's a very good reason why Gumtree Wai is consistently rated with 5 reviews from our guests We can even organise a charcoal spit roast for hire at the property for your stay for only $99 per weekend no pick up/drop off required by you, which can be a fun and easy way to cater for larger groups.

Imagine hot Summer days lazing by the heated resort style pool, casual strolls across the paddock watching the resident kangaroos, wallabies & occasional emu, or relaxing on the deck after fun-filled day of wine tasting in the many local Hunter Valley vineyards. Cool winter evenings spent sitting by the indoor wood burning fire sampling local cheese & port chosen at the vineyards that day, or alternatively, standing around the giant outdoor fire basket under a blanket of stars entertained by the rhythm and harmony of nocturnal wildlife. Visit the largest Botanical Gardens and shopping village in Australia at the Hunter Valley Gardens. Have fun ice-skating, tobogganing and snowman building during their 'Snowtime in the Gardens' event or the spectacular Christmas lights extravaganza in December and July. Attend 'Christmas in July' events on at many of the local vineyards or a spectacular concert. Catch yourself a meal of fresh water yabby from our dams to BBQ and enjoy it with a Hunter Valley semillon. Watch the kids run free over our beautiful 5 acres or play lawn bowls/cricket/golf with equipment provided on they paddocks or front house lawn. Relax on the huge enclosed wrap around deck, taking in the awesome views in every direction, especially those fabulous sunset views over the Watagan Mountains. Snuggle up and read a book in the double hammock, watch a movie from our extensive collection that caters for both adults, teens and young ones or have fun with a variety of our board games, games console and sports equipment for the whole family to enjoy. Collect fresh eggs for breakfast each morning from our beautiful French Wheaten Maran hens & admire our Australian White sheep and newborn lambs, or simply watch the wild resident rabbits, wallabies, ducks, kookaburras, parrots and pelicans.

The homestead has all the mod cons you can imagine and is stylishly presented. It features reverse cycle, ducted air conditioning in all living areas and bedrooms, an open plan high-spec kitchen/dine/living area fully equipped for you to cater for yourself, family and friends in every way. We provide a BBQ on the house verandah for those fantastic sunset views, as well as another new poolside BBQ for your lunchtime sausage sizzles If you don't feel like cooking then fine dining is available at the many well known Hunter Valley restaurants, such as Bistro Molines at Tallavera Grove and Briar Ridge, both at Mount View or The Cellar, Twine, Restaurant Eighty Eight and Circa 1876 all at Pokolbin. There's also a great country pub food with lovely Valley views just 5 mins away at Ellalong.

The property comfortably sleeps 8 adults over four bedrooms, plus a child in a cot by request. Two additional fully sprung single mattresses can be provided for 9th & 10th guests in the bedrooms plus and additional double for the 11th & 12th guests by request. This makes the maximum capacity of the property 12 adults and one child. The large Master suite includes a queen bed and ensuite. Extra beds are only provided free for groups of over 8 who have paid for additional guests. Glass doors open onto the verandah where table and chairs have been placed for guests to enjoy a morning coffee, or to unwind with a nightcap at the end of the day. Our second bedroom has a queen bed also leading onto the expansive wrap around deck with gorgeous Valley views. The third and fourth bedrooms also offer double beds with views leading onto the private and pretty garden. All four bedrooms are fitted with ceiling fans and reverse cycle air-con. Set up perfectly for easy family holidays, we can provide on request a cot and 2 high chairs, along with a fire guard to make life easier and a fully fenced pool area, aswell as a fenced flat house lawn, Gumtree Wai is ideal for those with little ones

There are numerous local bushwalks just down the road, including the famous 'Great North Walk', but for the less adventurous, an easy flat walk or ride into the Congewai Valley to see colouful birds, expansive wildlife, amazing views and many local farms is just as much fun

Private group minibus pick ups are available directly from the property and back to concert venues in the Hunter Valley, as well as winetasting tours that run for half days or full days. Pony trekking is also available locally. Again, please enquire at time of booking for pricing and details.

Wine tasting on the doorstep, resort style pool area, 5 beautiful acres inc two dams stocked with yabbies, fresh eggs each morning to collect and a gorgeous wrap around expansive deck from which to eat, drink and relax while you take in the wonderful views. Book Gumtree Wai for your next family holiday or romantic retreat.

IMPORTANT INFO

Please note that Gumtree Wai is a property geared towards quiet peaceful relaxation in a beautiful rural setting. It is not a party property and any parties or functions are strictly prohibited and will result in automatic loss of bond and eviction.

Endeavour Group Australia is a community based not-for-profit organisation that exists to provide work for people living with disability in the Hunter Region. They supply high quality hotel grade bed linen, bath sheets, bath mats and hand towels to Gumtree Wai, along with and a number of 5 Hunter Valley hotels and boutique B&B's. We are proud to support this organisation and can offer this service to our guests. Please let us know at time of booking if you would like this extra for $195 group stay. Linen and towels are otherwise not provided at the property.

Pets are strictly prohibited at the property.

FAQ

"How soon after departure will I get my bond back?"

We do not hold your bond for longer than 7 days after your departure. Once a property inspection is completed your bond will be returned in full provided there has been no damage, theft or other breaches in our policies. These policies can be supplied on request. Payments for balance and bond are via direct debit bank transfer only as we do not accept credit card payments.

"What happens if I need to cancel or alter my booking?"

A copy of our booking and cancellation policy can be requested via email but any cancellation will result in loss of deposit. Any cancellation made 4 weeks or less prior to booking date will result in loss of full balance unless property is able to be relet for equal or greater value. A deposit indicates that you have read and agreed to these terms.

"I have a gorgeous, well behaved dog. Can I bring her along?"

Due to free range chooks, lambs and sheep, Gumtree Wai does not allow any pets at the property. There is a wonderful pet sitter located on the same road that guests can be put in touch with.

Where are we?

Just 1.5hrs from Sydney's Upper North Shore, Gumtree Wai is seperated from historic Wollombi by the Watagan Ranges In a little known valley called Congewai. Home to several dozen local families Congewai offers seclusion with the convenience of being just a short drive to all the Hunter has to offer. Gumtree Wai is situated five minutes drive from two country pubs which serve quality country-style meals. Within 10/15 minutes to the CBD Cessnock, fifteen minutes to the historic village of Wollombi and just ten minutes to Mount View vineyards and cellar doors and the start of the famous Hunter Valley vineyards.

What to do?

The Hunter Valley offers visitors a wide range of activities and interests:

World class restaurants and cellar doors.

Wineries and organised wine tours.

Hunter Valley Gardens Great for the kids

Golf Courses

Hot air ballooning

Scenic flights

Horse riding

Morpeth Heritage Village

Historic village of Wollombi

Watagan Ranges - mountain tracks, walking and cycling, and the famous Great North Road for hiking.

The nearest attraction, the Great North Walk, is less than a kilometre from our property. You can take in some of the most stunning and expansive views imaginable.

Features

Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Private pool, Washing machine

Air conditioning Balcony Books Ceiling fan Child's high chair Children welcome Coffee maker Cot Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Eco-Friendly Fireplace Games Hair dryer Heated pool Heating Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Private pool Refrigerator Stereo Stove Telephone Television Toaster Towels provided Toys Video Games Video library Washing machine Wood stove
Gumtree Wai-Stunning house-Heated pool-Acreage is rated 4.7381 out of 5 by 42.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous! Luxurious, private & stunning property! Wow- this house is gorgeous! Amazing pool area with beautiful crystal clear warm water and seating for big groups, as well as a pool side BBQ. The decor in the house gives it such a warm welcoming high end beautiful feel. Plenty of seating for large groups & so much space. Large double doors open out onto the spectacular view & gigantic deck that wraps around the whole house, giving you plenty of different seating/eating area options all with amazing vistas. I loved cooking in the beautiful new kitchen. Really well equipped and well set out so you're facing your friends and the view while you cook. A perfect social entertaining space. The lambs were ridiculously cute to watch with their waggle tails and games of 'chase' around the dams at dusk. Collecting our fresh eggs from the chooks was a wonderful experience and we managed to go to the laying box whilst one was mid lay! Literally hundreds of DVDs to choose from, highspeed wifi internet connection, good mobile reception, use of landline, heaps of up to date books and magazines, toys galore, board games, outdoor games shed, visiting kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburras, pelicans and heaps of beautiful brightly coloured parrots. Comfortable beds, beautiful newly decorated bedrooms and bathrooms, 5 gorgeous acres of peace and privacy close to the vineyards. Everything you could ever possibly want from a holiday rental house. We were so happy with our choice and will certainly be recommending this amazing Hunter Valley property to all our friends and family. We read through all the reviews before we booked and can understand why everyone goes crazy over Gumtree Wai! Absolutely perfect in every way. Thank you for a fantastic stay!!!!!!!
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect property for a relaxing weekend away We loved this property and will be booking another stay again soon. The house is big, modern and beautifully styled. Generous room sizes, great layout and a huge wrap around deck with awesome views. Lots of great books/DVDs/games/toys etc provided- the owners have obviously put in a lot of thought. The large heated pool was a big hit and felt like our own private resort. Everything spotlessly clean and well presented indoors and outdoors. The pizza oven and the spit are a lot of fun. Just the perfect place to sit back, relax, escape from the city, have a drink, watch all the animals and a nice warm swim! The property is located conveniently for all the local vineyards and spectacular restaurant. The little private valley the property is in is simply spectacular! We took a scenic drive up the road that the owners recommended and were blown away. We would highly recommend Gumtree Wai to groups of all sizes and ages as it's set up to cater to all needs. I can't imagine anyone being anything other than absolutely delighted with their choice of accomodation on arrival. Will be back soon!
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Incredible property The description of this property is not exaggerated - the amenities almost resoikbd to your every need: spacious, comfortable, well-equipped. The "almost" is to flag that there's limited storage place that's available for guests. This wasn't a problem for our group that only stayed for the weekend, but if I were planning a stay of a week or more, I would want the option of putting away clothes in a wardrobe or having shelves in a pantry to put away food. This limitation does not take away from the fact that the property is great for big groups. A massive plus for those with kids: the pool, animals and open spaces provided endless entertainment. There were also plenty of outdoor toys, pool toys, games etc for those who aren't satisfied with what nature has to offer ;) We would definitely go back!
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous place-a slice of Hunter Valley paradise!! Gumtree Wai reviews Our all female group just adored breathtakingly beautiful 'Gumtree Wai.' Coming up the long tree lined driveway on arrival, we knew we were in for something special. The house is gorgeous, large, light-filled, airy, modern yet eclectically styled and has everything you could possibly need. Hundreds of DVDs, games, great novel & cookbook selection, heaps of outdoor equipment, PlayStation, guitar hero, TVs in bedrooms, wifi, internet tv, 3 brand new bathrooms, all bedrooms a great size and slept our group of 10 very comfortably. The pool is heated and beautifully landscaped, giving a real private resort feel. We were lucky enough to be there during lambing season and watched the birth of a pair of twins- such a special experience none of us will forget. The baby chicks were seriously cute and collecting our fresh eggs from the older chickens was a lot of fun. We saw pelicans land in the dam, heaps of roos and wallabies, and were woken by the dawn chorus of kookaburras and the rooster! We used the pizza oven and the charcoal spit and enjoyed having a poolside BBQ as well as one of the deck by the house. The outdoor undercover kitchen area was a great communal space and the additional drinks fridge provided was well used! We all left Gumtree Wai feeling relaxed, reenergised and excited to know that we will return again next year for more fun! Thank you Leila and Joel for being so helpful and allowing us to stay at your amazing property. In 'Gumtree Wai' you have created a wonderful slice of Hunter Valley paradise!
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic house with great views & huge heatedpool Would highly recomend Gumtree Wai to everyone. Lovely property owners who were helpful during the booking process. Large open plan house, great for entertaining lots of people. The kids loved the big wrap around verandah and all the toys and books provided. We all enjoyed the gorgeous crystal clear pool. Saw lots of kangaroos and beautiful birds here. Lovely resident animals to feed and collect eggs from. The interior of the house is divine! Nobody wanted to leave. We will certainly be booking another holiday at Gumtree Wai soon!
Date published: 2016-08-30
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