About Mike Powrie
We are a family from Sydney who fell in love with this beautiful home. We employ many local trained professionals to care take of the home day to day for us and ensure you receive best possible service and warmest of hospitality. I am available to help in any way you need and will do my best to be responsive and attentive to your requests. Look forward to hosting you, Mike
Mike Powrie purchased this House in 2017
Why Mike Powrie chose Clarence Town
Quiet, peaceful, home away from home! All the modern conveniences set in the most beautiful picturesque surroundings Australia has to offer. Native animals and resort style luxurious pool and spa outside, big screen TV's and cosy fireplaces inside.
What makes this House unique
You have IGA supermarket and many fantastic shops just 5 minutes down the road, but when you enter the property you feel a million miles away ... completely secluded and private. Wonderful community of neighbours and friends from the local area who help out and ensure all visitors feel comfortable.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Max guests:21 (sleeps up to 21 adults)
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
So much space
This home is huge. Great for family weekends as everyone can have their own space. No shortage of bathrooms or entertainment areas. Three fridges and excellent kitchen. The pool is large and great for a swim. Unfortuntely the pool was very dirty when we arrived and not fit to swim in. Mike was so friendly and helpful to get this cleaned/serviced for us the next day. Pool table needed to be vaccumed when we arrived. Semi rural property with neighbours near, but not on top of you. The beds were so comfortable.
The interior was so schmick and we were very happy with everything else other than the initial state of the exterior. Thanks again to Mike for arranging a pool cleaner to arrive to the property to get this sorted asap.
Was great a few hiccups but was sorted
Big house in the middle of nowhere
Large house in a quiet area far from everything. The house was tidy but not the cleanest. The pool was good but also needs to be cleaned at leased once a week.
Wonderful Family & Friends catchup
We had a few hiccups to start with, but Mike was on the phone constantly trying to organise the problem which was a one off out of his control problem. We managed to work around it and enjoyed our stay. We had a wonderful time and quite a few of our visitors are keen to do make a booking in the future for family gatherings. Highly recommend to stay in this home and hope we can get back there again one day ourselves.
The accommodation was spacious and all that was advertised, however, we were disappointed that there was no scoop for the pool, badly needed after the windy weather. my son was able to bring the one from his home so we could still us the pool. There were many cobwebs around the house, overall the house seemed a little tired, beds were comfy, most surfaces were clean. Unfortunately we could not find a broom for spot cleaning after meals etc. Some of the "welcome" information was incorrect, namely the code to the lock box (different from what we had been given,) and the contact person was no longer the person listed. Mike was very prompt in replying to any questions. We had a very enjoyable and comfortable time, thanks Mike.
Overall impression is begrudgingly positive. So hard to get a place to accommodate a large group for a family.
We know the photos on sites always give best possible impression so were realistic about actual condition.
Very impressive venue overall, with super equipped kitchen and amenities. Plenty of areas for different groups could hang out. We found we all gravitated to the enormous covered deck beside the pool, as the open plan design became noisy when more than 5 people were talking together.
Most things were OK - perhaps tired...., but overall maintenance has let it down.
Previous visitors smelly rubbish and pile of empties greeted us at front entry. Never removed during whole stay. For our own health and benefit, we cleaned the area and tidied it up within hours of arrival.
As hosts of the event, we felt we had to detail clean a few areas before our guests arrived. A dirty face washer was on the floor of one of the ensuite showers and toilets weren't spotless.
Locale is affected by drought so we understand gardens and greenery have suffered, however weeds in pool area and paved areas indicate long term lack of care. Uneven paving in pool area. Broken Pizza oven left askew at back of one patio area near entry.
Our venue is rural so its normal for lots of cobwebs inside and out but are off putting so could have a bit more attention spent for city renters.
Some equipment failures became problematic .The oven stopped working at the beginning of our celebration dinner. Cant be sure if we didn't operate it properly or if it had failed. As it was in the middle of the weekend away, nothing could be done about it. We were too busy to do anything but work out an alternative rather than report it and wait for a repair. Thank goodness for the BBQ!
Several dead light globes. Collapsing portable clothes stand. Ensuite wash basin plug jammed closed.
Feel it was a great venue let down by maintenance and age issues. For the money we expected better. Regardless of all that we enjoyed our stay enormously.
Thanks for the review. Some fair comments which we have made immediate changes to resolve including a complete change of facility management. My sincere and humble apologies at rubbish not being removed. That's completely unacceptable.
The pizza oven was purchased 6 months ago and is in perfect order.
We are constantly looking for feedback on light globes or general maintenance so please future stayers let us know personally so we can address immediately. Its a huge 7 bedroom home so bound to require small things. We have local tradespeople available in emergencies. The oven knob had to be mail ordered and was fixed 3 days after you left - yes very lucky for the 10 burner X-Large family BBQ.
We strive to ensure everything is as perfect as can be and thankyou for the feedback and overall 4 out of 5 stars. Hope to see you again in the future.
All the best,
A rural retreat with all the modern conveniences and creature comforts of home. Relax, unwind and breathe in the fresh country air.
Gather around the fire pit on crisp evenings, make use of the full commercial kitchen and bbq facilities to cook up a storm ...
Relax in the resort style huge pool and spa whilst looking at the green hills and native flora blooming all around you.
Children and visitors will love feeding the wide array of beautiful native birds, seeing kangaroos, possums and koalas.
Once you arrive your troubles are all forgotten and you can achieve true peace and harmony with nature during the day then still retire with foxtel and a movie on the big screen at night!
Kid friendly. Very positive vibe in this tranquil home.