Desiderata Kangaroo Valley

Holiday house in Kangaroo Valley

7 reviews (5.0)

Desiderata is an award winning home set on 10 acres with 360 degree uninterrupted views of mountains and countryside. Rated in 2011 as one of Shoalhaven's most amazing homes; come and stay in luxury in this stunning home with magnificent views.

A$802.51 - A$1,284.00
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
Book from A$802.51 per day Low commission
3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Max. 8 guests (6 included) Min. 2 nights

You will receive a reply to your request confirming pricing & availability prior to payment.

Please enter the check-in and check-out dates for your stay as well as the number of adults/children checking in. We will check the availability and confirm the total price including any applicable fees and taxes.


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.

Features include:

  • 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


  • Laundry facilities
  • No smoking
  • Pets Welcome Outdoors
  • BBQ - Gas
  • Kitchen
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Conference facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Linen supplied
  • Log fires
  • VCR
  • Internet access
  • Bath
  • Fans (ceiling/standard)
  • DVD
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Ensuite
  • TV with teletext/caption functions
  • Baby Cot
  • Pets Welcome Indoors
  • Books/Magazines Supplied
  • Videos/DVDs Supplied
  • Highchair
  • Dishwasher
  • Balcony
  • Bath towels provided
  • Broadband internet available
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cooking facilities
  • Courtyard
  • Fireplace
  • Gas stove
  • Hair dryer
  • Heaters provided
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Reverse cycle heating
  • Secure parking onsite
  • Stairs
  • Washing machine
  • In-house Movies/Videos
  • Rumpus Room
  • Free WiFi
  • Eco-Friendly


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Terms & conditions

Standard Terms and Conditions for Desiderata Kangaroo Valley

Note: Variances can be agreed on but only by arrangement with the Property Manager in writing.

Deposit of 50% non refundable is required to secure the booking. Payment of the rental deposit constitutes the clients acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

Balance of the rental amount must be received in full 7 days prior to occupancy. If not the Property Manager has the right to cancel the booking and attempt to re let it. The property manager will send you a reminder email.

Cancellation if caused by the client, money paid is not refundable unless the house is re-let for the entire period. If a refund is made due to the property being re-let then a $100 cancellation fee will apply.

The Property Manager will make every effort to ensure the property is available as booked. However the Property Manager reserve the right to make alterations to bookings due to unforeseen circumstances.

To maintain a good standard for our guests we require certain conditions  to be complied with. We appreciate most will respect our property but the occasional abuse requires that we state the following conditions.

Number of Guests should not exceed the number stated on the Confirmation Notice or subsequently agreed in writing or email. Fees will apply for excess guests not agreed with the Property Manager in advance.

Parties and Functions are strictly prohibited. The price charged is for domestic use only and not commercial or for functions including weddings. Accordingly this rate does not allow for the extra wear associated with functions in terms of cleaning, garbage removal, wear and tear, repairs etc. Use contrary to this may result in loss of your bond and/or additional payments.

Damage, Breakages, Theft and Loss are the tenants responsibility during their stay.

Departure - the property should be left in a similar state to its condition on arrival. Check -in time is 15:00 and Check-out time is 10:00 by the latest, to allow time to prepare property for next guests. Unless agreed with the Property Manager prior to arrival.

Bond is payable at the same time as the balance amount by direct deposit. It is designed to cover any additional costs incurred including but not limited to, any breakage, damage or excess cleaning requirements, extra guests beyond those declared ..etc.

All linen and Manchester will be provided, except for beach towels.

Pets are not allowed unless specific arrangements have been made in writing with the Property Owner.

Loss - the owners take no responsibility for the tenant's personal property.

Variations to these conditions may only be made by prior arrangements with the property manager in writing




"Perfect Getaway" Amazing time had by all. The location is spectacular and the home has everything and more! Thank you for a lovely weekend!



"Fantastic house and location" This house is absolutely perfect for a country getaway, especially if travelling with young kids. The owners have provided everything you might need and more. It is perfectly located a 5 minute drive just out of town. Will hopefully return soon.



"Fantastic Experience - would definitely stay again!" We travelled with 5 adults and 2 children and the house was fantastic. Perfectly proportioned and all our needs catered too. Plenty of space for all of us, with a fantastic cinema room and wonderful living area. Great balcony overlooking the paddocks. Close to town, so easy pop in for a coffee, or even an easy drive to Berry. We had a ball and will definitely be back.



"Gorgeous place" We were here for a writing weekend. We got plenty of words written by the fire with a glass of local wine. This place is beautiful! Watch the sunrise from the living room and see the mist rising over the paddocks.




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