MID-WEEK SPECIAL Need a luxury escape from the city-this is a great deal for such a fabulous property with a grand fireplace. Stay 3 nights mid-week, Sunday to Thursday nights & only pay for 2 nights. Does not apply During School Holidays or public Holidays. SEND ENQUIRY TO OWNER TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT
PLEASE NOTE - PRICES QUOTED on page is an average price per night as calculated by HomeAway and based on 8 GUESTS in 3 bedrooms and 2 single bed mattresses on Mezzanine Floor. See below configuration.
HOWEVER CAN ACCOMMODATE AS FOLLOWS:-
> 6 guests in 3 bedrooms - one king bed and 2 queen beds part of standard rates
> 2 guests suitable mainly for children on single bed mattresses on Mezzanine Floor
> 2 port-a-cots for infants no charge
EXTRA FEES FOR THE FOLLOWING:-
> 4th bedroom - $150 per night regardless of whether one or two guests using room. This spare bedroom is used as an overflow room only because access to bathroom is thru laundry. It is a very private room, under the main roof line with its own entrance of the deck. To access house go through laundry. IF WANTING THIS EXTRA BEDROOM PLEASE SEND MESSAGE AND OWNER WILL ADJUST THE QUOTE WITH THE ADDITIONAL FEE
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING
>Weddings, receptions, functions are NOT PERMITTED
>Bridal and/or Groom parties are NOT PERMITTED
>ALL weekends not attached to school holidays are a minimum of 2 nights Fri & Sat
>All LONG WEEKEND bookings are minimum of 3 nights Fri, Sat & Sun
>All SCHOOL HOLIDAY bookings are a minimum of 4 or 3 nights, depending; discounts apply for weekly bookings
>all other bookings are a minimum of 2 nights, except for Christmas and Easter which is a minimum of 4 nights
Pet dogs are allowed - rules apply
Named by Qantas Travel as one of 52 most romantic getaways in Australia - see Qantas Travel Insider
One of Kangaroo Valley's most prestigious properties and rated in 2011 as one of Shoalhaven's most Amazing Homes. Additionally Desiderata won the MBA's award for best house in its category in 2009. Desiderata is now available for guests to come share in the wonderful experience that is Kangaroo Valley while staying in luxury....
Desiderata is Latin for "desired things" and is a stunning home set on 10 acres and has breathtaking 360 degree views of the valley with mountainous landscapes surrounded by farmland.
Go for a walk up Walkers Lane; relax in the hammock or cocoons on the large sun drenched veranda; sit in front of the volcanic rock chimney fireplace with a glass of wine; entertain in the indoor/outdoor living room; cook up a storm in the gourmet kitchen; read a book in the mezzanine library or just watch a movie in the entertainment are plenty of options.
The house has a large open plan feel with private areas available.
The Master bedroom has bi-fold doors that open up on its' own private balcony with outstanding views - see photo's. It also has its own en-suite bathroom.
The other 3 bedrooms have queen size beds and have views as well. The 4th bedroom has complete privacy and its own door to outside. Enter room off verandah and enter house via laundry this will only be opened up upon request and additional rates per night
Every room has reverse cycle air conditioning, fans and electric blankets and the bedrooms have their own TV with 2 of the quest bedrooms having their own DVD player, if sanctuary is needed or agreeing on which movie to watch is difficult
The TV room is sound proof and set for comfort and enjoyment with a very large flat screen TV and blue ray DVD player. We have over 400 DVD's to choose from and we cater with children's movies as well
Living areas has feature bi-fold doors which completely open to the outdoors, both at the entertainment areas and back of house opening it up to the amazing views outside. The living room also has reverse cycle air conditioning and fans. It has a 8 metre high stacked volcanic rock fireplace and stunning fire
Dinning areas - there are 2 main dinning areas. The dinning room with contains a 10 seater timber dinning table and the outside BBQ area containing a 6 seater timber dinning table. The bi-fold doors open up to connect the dinning room with the BBQ area. Please see photos
We have a mezzanine floor which is used as a study and library or sanctuary for meditation. We have quite a collection of books available to suite different tastes for you to enjoy.
The house is primarily aimed at couples/families wishing to have a relaxing break. The house has a beautiful warm feel and has been designed to cater for every need or desire
The gourmet kitchen is a chefs delight including sunbeam cafe series espresso machine
We provide free broadband internet wireless via NBN wireless also free basic food essentials - olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper, ground Italian coffee & sugar
There are two portable cots and two hi-chair available upon request
No further words are necessary, the photos speak for themselves
Modern and luxurious self-contained accommodation
Quality, stylish furnishings throughout
10 acre property just 4km from heart of the Village 3 mins and 5kms to Berry 15mins
Master bedroom very private with king size bed and surround glass windows with amazing views and own private verandah and also own TV
Two Queen bedrooms with own TV and DVD player and views
Sound proof TV room with extra wide flat screen TV and over 400 DVDs to choose from
Full quality Sheridan linen supplied
Each bedroom has its own reverse cycle air conditioner and ceiling fan
Sunbeam cafe series espresso machine with Italian ground coffee supplied
Huge pavilion deck with sweeping views
Large living area opening onto entertaining deck with 2 reverse cycle air conditioning units and ceiling fans
Dining table for 10
Mezzanine floor – library and office
Loads of books in library
NBN Wireless internet available
Magnificent fireplace with wood supplied
2 bathrooms including deep bathtub
Hairdryers in both bathrooms
Gourmet kitchen with gas cooking, dishwasher, microwave, blender, Kenwood Chef, toaster, Zip hot/cold water system and every utensils you can think of
Washing machine, dryer, iron, ironing board
Bluetooth wireless sound system connect
BBQ and outdoor seating for 8
Outdoor cocoons and day bed available to lounge around
Board games, card games and children’s toys
Outdoor games eg soccer, football and cricket set
Goats for kids to feed
Items provided – all linen needs including bath towels and bath mats; toilet paper, body and hand wash;
kitchen supplies – ground Italian coffee, tea, sugar, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, paper napkins and paper towel roll,
cling wrap, foil, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent and fabric softener
Messages from our guest book
Amazing, peaceful, luxurious, comfortable, serene and breathtaking views
Thank you for an amazing stay
What an amazing start to our holiday From the perfect house with an AMAZING view, to the peaceful country has been the most relaxing weekend we can remember. Watching the kangaroos in the morning from the front verandah, while a fox caught breakfast in the front perfect JUST MAGICAL
Kirstie, Mike, Danielle & Jason
Staying here @ Desiderata & in Kangaroo Valley has been the perfect start to our honeymoon & life together as husband & wife. The ability to unwind, be with nature & get back to the simple things is what your house has offered us - much needed after planning a wedding Thank you
Alyce & Myles Young
Dear Vittoria & Norris
Every year we celebrate Easter at a different locale. This year was particularly special - we thank you
'Desiderata' is enchanting, with its unique energy and warmth - qualities which are an extension of the owners.
Loved everything - a special thank you to Carol for her kindness and help when we needed it and friendly nature.
We will return again & refer Desiderata only to those deserving & worthy.
Phillipa, Kevin and Maureen
All we can say is WOW What an amazing home you have in the most exquisite location. Our weekend away was perfect with all creative comforts at hand.
Could not think of a better location and place to stay for our wedding anniversary.
Marc & Melissa
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. It was our dream home away from home, set in breathtaking surroundings. I can't describe how impressed we were with the furnishings, amenities and ambience in your home. You have put so much love and thought into every possible detail.
Our daughter 3 yo isn't happy about being home tonight. She loved your home so much she did not want to leave. It could have been the 'new kitchen' or 'egg chairs' or 'fluffy blanket' she described, but I think it was the warmth, character and positive energy you have imparted.
We are very lucky to have spent a weekend at Desiderata.
Thank you again
Sofia & family
We would like to say that Desiderata made each one of us feel home. We found this beautiful house full of love and that's how we want to leave - also leaving our love in the house. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Everything was perfect.
A very happy New Year filled with health, peace and prosperity.
Families Pereira Blanco, Crosara and Wahab
Desiderata is a perfect place to celebrate a 60th birthday We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in such a perfect location with everything we needed supplied in your beautiful retreat. Thank you
Marg + family + friends
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home. We had a wonderful time with our grown up children who all lead such busy lives in Sydney.