1. Australia
  2. NSW
  3. South Coast
  4. Kangaroo Valley
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Desiderata Kangaroo Valley - Retreat, Stunning Views, Luxury, Children and Pets

House, Kangaroo Valley

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 76 reviews

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8 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
2 bathrooms


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.


> 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


> 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


>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

Electric blankets

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

Best wishes


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.

Kind regards

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.

Thank you

Marc & Melissa

Hi Vittoria

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

Dear Vittoria

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

Dear Vittoria

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.


Air conditioning Balcony Books Child's high chair Children welcome Clothes dryer Coffee maker Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Games Hair dryer Heating Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Toys Video library Washing machine Wheelchair accessible


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