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Gumtree Wai-Stunning house-Heated pool-Acreage

House, Hunter Valley

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 40 reviews

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Min 1 - 2 nights stay

12 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
2 bathrooms


Newly renovated Gumtree Wai is a large beautiful modern 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom 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 the new custom made leather huge modular lounge upon which you can kick back, relax and enjoy a movie from our 1000+ collection as well as Netflix and high speed wifi. 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 in a cot. 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. We also have a fully qualified therapeutic masseuse who will visit the property for 30-60min sessions or alternatively can be booked for a period of time to do 'head/shoulders/neck' mini massages to large groups as they relax. We can also recommend a fabulous fully qualified local babysitter.

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.


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.

All pets are strictly prohibited at the property.


"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.

"What if I can't access the wifi during my stay?"

Any issues with Telstra resulting in the wifi not working for your full stay will result in a $39 refund per group stay.

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 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 4.7 out of 5 by 43.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from We loved this property! 5 STARS all round! Fantastic property in great location with outstanding views and amenities. Kids loved the large heated pool, the baby lambs to feed and Collecting fresh eggs for breakfast from the hens. High speed wifi, Netflix, toys, books, games, fully stocked kitchen etc made this a very comfortable and easy weekend away. The house can accomodate large groups due to its big open plan spaces and generous equipment. Lots of love, care and attention to detail put into the interior decor and design to give the house a luxurious yet relaxed atmosphere. Vineyard tour bus picked up/dropped off from the property, which was a lot of fun. Really helpful owners who made the booking process very easy and left us a welcome note, lovely bottle of champagne, cheese board and chocolates on arrival. Huge ourdoor bonfire and pizza oven were great extras. A wonderful way to start what was a fabulous weekend. We will be telling our friends and family about Gumtree Wai and would recommend it to anyone looking for accomodation in the Lower Hunter Valley.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Divine! Perfect property in great location. Divine! Gorgeous house, pool and views! We just arrived home after a stay at Gumtree Wai. I don't usually bother writing reviews but was so impressed by everything during our stay at this beautiful property that I felt the need to recommend it! The views over the Watagan Mountains from the double hammock on the big wrap around deck are simply divine- perfect spot for a sunset drink! The house is ecclectically styled, giving it a luxurious high end feel and the range of kitchen equiptment, books, games (indoor and outdoor) and DVDs are vast. The rooms are big, light filled and all have lovely views. The huge open plan kitchen/lounge/dining room has enough space to easily fit large groups and opens out onto a really huge deck that flows around the whole house. The Roos, birds, sheep, chooks and pelicans are amazing to watch on the paddocks, in the adjoining bush and in the dams. Collecting our own freshly laid eggs each morning was a great novelty, as was hand feeding the very friendly sheep and lambs. Our favourite part was night swimming in the large heated pool. The local vineyards are really lovely but Gumtree Wai was so nice we didn't want to leave the property at all and only stopped in for some quick wine tasting on our way back to Sydney. We will be booking a return stay during the Winter months to make use of the indoor wood burning fire and the giant outdoor fire pit. We had a really wonderful stay and can't thank the owners enough for all their help during the booking process and for a fabulous mini break! Highly recommended!
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great property with pretty views & fantastic pool! Great holiday house suitable for large groups and families. Beautifully furnished and decorated as well as being incredibly well equipped. Lots of games, books, toys, Dvds, wifi, Netflix, landline and good 4G mobile reception etc. We enjoyed the novelty of collecting our fresh eggs from the chooks each morning and hand feeding the very friendly lambs. Spotted a number of kangaroos, pelicans and even an emu in the adjoining bush. We went on a lovely drive up the valley recommended by the owners and had a picnic by beautiful Platypus creek where we saw our first Platypus in the wild. So special! The house is big, fully refurbished and has great open plan spaces with floor to ceiling glass in every room. This makes it airy and brings the beautiful outdoors in. A really relaxing property in a good location for the local vineyards, restaurants and still close to supermarkets etc in town. The large heated pool was a highlight for our group and we enjoyed using the extra BBQ provided next to- perfect for a lunchtime sausage sizzle! Enjoyed a game of golf in the grounds with the equipment provided and evening star gazing whilst using the pizza oven. The property owners were very pleasant to deal with during the booking process and helpful in answering any questions asked prior to check in. We had a wonderful stay and would recommend Gumtree Wai to all our friends and family.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent stay We were a group of 12 ladies and we stayed during the hottest possible weekend and never felt uncomfortable. The air conditioning and fans were a big relief to as was the fabulous pool. The kitchen was the most well stocked in terms of appliances of any holiday house we have stayed in previously and the welcome pack was lovely. Whilst we didn't have children with us all of us commented that we would be back at some point with our families in tow as it was so well set up for children. The house and surrounds are beautiful and Leila was very welcoming and accommodating before, during and after our stay. Thanks again.
Date published: 2017-02-12
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
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