One of Kangaroo Valley's most prestigious properties. 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 room....there are plenty of options.
The house has a large open plan feel with private areas available. There are 3 bedrooms; one king bedroom with amazing views and 2 queen bedrooms with views. The main King bedroom has bi-fold doors that open up on its' own private balcony with outstanding views...please see photo's. It also has its own en-suite bathroom.
Every room has air conditioning, fans and electric blankets and the bedrooms have their own TV with the 2 queen bedrooms having their own DVD player, if sanctuary is needed or agreeing on which movie to watch is difficult.
The theatre 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 300 DVD's to choose from.
Living areas also 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.
We have a mezzanine floor which is used as a study and library or sanctuary for meditation. We have quite a library 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. It is perfect for 6 people but we have a mezzanine floor with a pull out queen size bed which is suitable for one adult or 2 children. As there is a spiral staircase the children must be able to go up and down a staircase safely and with confidence.
The gourmet kitchen is a chefs delight including sunbeam cafe series espresso machine and we provide the Italian ground coffee beans for your enjoyment.
We also provide free broadband internet wireless and cable also free basic food essentials - olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper
There are two portable cots and two hi-chair available upon request.
No further words are necessary, the photos speak for themselves.
A security bond and a booking fee applies to all bookings - Additionally
- all weekends (not attached to school holidays) are a minimum of 2 nights (Fri and Sat) $1,350
- all long weekend bookings are minimum of 3 nights (Fri, Sat & Sun) $2,250;
- all school holiday bookings are a minimum of 4 nights (midweek $600 per night; Fri & Sat $850 per night and Sun $700 per night);
- a discount rate applies if you book a full week
- if you book 3 nights mid week between Sunday to Thursday night you only pay for 2 nights (does not apply during school holidays)
- all mid week rates are $525 per night except for school holidays
- and all other bookings are a minimum of 2 nights, except for Christmas and Easter which is a minimum of 4 nights.
Some pets allowed so please enquire.
- Modern and luxurious self-contained accommodation
- Quality, stylish furnishings throughout
- 10 acre property just 4km from heart of the Village and 5 kms to Berry
- 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 theatre room with extra wide flat screen TV and over 300 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
- Wireless internet available for laptops with wireless networking enabled
- Magnificent fireplace with wood supplied
- Separate library
- 2 bathrooms including deep bathtub
- Hairdryers in both bathrooms
- Gourmet kitchen with gas cooking, dishwasher, microwave
- Washing machine, dryer, iron, ironing board
- Bluetooth sound system connect
- Ceiling fans in all living areas and bedrooms
- BBQ and outdoor seating
- Hammock and outdoor cocoons available to lounge around
- Goats for kids to feed
Messages from our guest book:
We could not have found a better place to relax and recharge. A truly hypnotic location. Thank you for sharing your beautiful house.
All the best
Jennifer Sept 2015
Amazing, peaceful, luxurious, comfortable, serene and breathtaking views!!!!
Thank you for an amazing stay
Steve, August 2015
A wonderful place to unwind & escape the fast pace of Sydney. A gorgeous house, beautiful setting. Thank you for allowing us to stay.
Sue & Anthony Whipps, July 2015
What an amazing start to our holiday! From the perfect house with an AMAZING view, to the peaceful country living......it 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 yard...just perfect! JUST MAGICAL!!!!
Kirstie, Mike, Danielle & Jason, June 2015
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, May 2015
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, Easter 2015
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, March 2015
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 ambiance 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, Feb 2015
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, Dec - Jan 2015
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, November, 2014
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. Just fabulous to wake up to amazing scenery and be in gorgeous surroundings. You home is just stunning. Thank you again!
Jane & Chris Hogart + family, November, 2014
P.S. Carol was a great help!
What an amazing house you have. We have all enjoyed the serenity of your beautiful home in amongst the hills of Kangaroo Valley. We have loved every moment of our holiday and we are already planning a trip back to your home! I've already begun the recommendations!!!,
Thank you, Elisa and Lindsey, October, 2014
Thank you Vittoria for the privilege of staying in your beautiful home. It exceeded all of our expectations and just what we needed - some peace and tranquility and a break from our city lives. We will definitely be back, if you'd have us!
Elaine, Tim, Caroline, Dan, Rachel, Vince and baby Connor, October, 2014
We have had an absolutely lovely weekend in your beautiful house with our family. We celebrated my husband's 60th birthday and enjoyed every minute especially waking up to those amazing views of the sunrise. Your house is so warm and inviting with its beautiful décor and cosy fireplace we were relaxed the moment we walked through the front door. We will hold these memories in our hearts. Thank you for making this wonderful weekend possible. All the best wishes to you.
Chris and Geoff Smee, August 2014
Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous home with us. We had a lovely relaxing long weekend and already planning our return visit!
We feel extremely fortunate to have stayed at your little slice of paradise in the Kangaroo Valley.
The Hanley and Sellors Families, July 2014
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing house with us. We have had an amazing and very relaxing time. We will certainly be back.
Suzy, Daniel, Sam and Maddie, June 2014