Stars of Doona - Your Sassafras Retreat

Holiday house in Sassafras

11 reviews (4.8)

“Stars of Doona” is a comfortable furnished house located high on the Great Dividing Range west of Jervis Bay at Sassafras. Nestled in a sheltered north-east facing valley, the property is an ideal place to relax and unwind

A$214.00 - A$267.51
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Book from A$214.00 per day Low commission
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Max. 6 guests (included) Min. 1 night

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.


“Stars of Doona” is a comfortable furnished house located high on the Great Dividing Range west of Jervis Bay at Sassafras.

Nestled in a sheltered north-east facing valley, the property is an ideal place to relax and unwind in beautiful natural bushland surroundings.

Take in the beautiful bush views and enjoy watching and listening to birds and other animals or gaze at the distant mountain ridges from the sunny sheltered north facing deck. The architect designed home blends into the spectacular forested landscape and uses passive solar design principles to provide a comfortable environment on hot summer days as well as on and cold winter nights.

The name "Stars of Doona" was passed on from a previous owner and supposedly has a connection with Greek Mythology although we have not been able to trace the origin of this theme and suspect it might somehow have been lost in translation. Nevertheless the name is evocative of the clear starry cool nights characteristic of this wonderful place.

The Sassafras district is located at the northern gateway to the spectacular Budawangs Range which offers extensive wilderness bushwalking opportunities, spectacular scenery and a stunning variety of Australian native plants and animals.

To the north is Morton National Park and the Ettrema Wilderness with a myriad of possibilities for experienced buskwalkers.
All this within 45 minutes by car to the pristine beaches of Jervis Bay.

With accommodation for up to 6 people, “Stars of Doona” has two bedrooms two bathrooms, a cozy wood combustion heater and a large open plan living dining kitchen area with a comfortable sofa bed. You can open the sliding doors to create a wonderful indoor/outdoor living space linking the hardwood deck with the large living area.
Accommodation consists of one queen bed in one bedroom, 1 king single bed and 2 king single bunk beds in the second bedroom and one sofa bed in the main living area.

The house is powered by a combination of standalone solar and gas and is an easy way to experience "off-grid" living in comfort.

No smoking and no pets and no parties are permitted at this property.


  • Pets not allowed
  • Kitchen
  • Television
  • Undercover or off street parking
  • Log fires
  • Bath
  • Cooking facilities
  • Gas stove
  • Heaters provided
  • Parking
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


Detailed directions will be provided once the booking is confirmed.


Location map

House rules

No parties.

No pets.

No hunting on the property.

The property should be left in the condition it was found in.

Terms & conditions

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • The booking service fee is non refundable.

Terms and Conditions of Accommodation at “Stars of Doona”
“Booking” means the period for which you have paid to stay at the Property.
“Property” means “Stars of Doona” at 2 Sturgiss Rd Sassafras NSW 2622  and all its fixtures, fittings and equipment.
“Management” means the owners and managers of the Property.
"Guests" means the persons who stay overnight in the Property during the Booking.
"Visitor" means a person a Guest permits to visit the Property during the Booking.
Payment of the Deposit constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
•    Check-in time is not before 1:00pm on the arrival date and check out time is not later than 1:00pm on departure date unless otherwise arranged.
•    Late departure is subject to prior arrangement and availability and extra charges may apply.
•    You must notify Management of expected arrival time and a mobile contact number at least 7 days before arrival.
•    Key collection/return procedure must be arranged with Management 5 days in advance unless special arrangements have been made prior to arrival.
•    If the Property becomes unavailable for your occupancy due to unforeseen circumstances (eg. fire, storm, damage, emergency maintenance etc) then Management will make reasonable efforts to inform you immediately and endeavour to obtain suitable alternative accommodation for your occupancy; failing which any moneys paid will be refunded in full.
•    Parties and Functions are strictly prohibited.
•    Guests must provide their own linen and towels including blankets and doonas.
•    Pets are not allowed at the Property
•    You must comply with all applicable House Rules and all instructions from Management and the caretakers of the Property concerning occupancy, property, health, safety and quiet enjoyment of the Property and our neighbours.
•    You are responsible for damage, breakages, theft and loss of the Property and any part of it during your stay. You must notify us of this immediately. Management may recover from you repair or replacement cost (at Management's discretion)
•    Only the guests nominated and agreed in the Booking may stay in the Property over night. If any other guests stay extra charges may apply or the agreement may be terminated without refund.
•    Disturbance to our neighbours, including excessive noise, is prohibited and may result in termination  and eviction without refund and extra charges may be made for security and other expenses.
•    Before departure, all food must be removed from fridges, all rubbish and recycling removed and crockery and cutlery washed and packed away. The Property must be left in a clean and tidy condition.
•    Extra cleaning charges may be incurred for the cleaning of dirty dishes, washing machine, dishwasher, emptying the fridge, removal of rubbish etc. Should the cleaning fee be more than the usual cost for cleaning the property, you will be charged the additional costs over and above the normal cleaning fee which will be deducted from the security bond or charged to your credit card
•    All furniture and furnishings must be left in the position they were in when you arrived
•    The property should be vacated on time and secured. All windows and doors are to be locked. All keys must be returned to Management or as otherwise directed.
•    You are responsible for the safekeeping and replacement of accommodation keys.
•    Smoking is not permitted in the Property.
•    In the case of any problem or complaint, you must inform Management at the earliest opportunity so Management has the chance to rectify the situation as quickly and efficiently as possible. You  must allow repair/service access to the property during reasonable hours.
•    Any complaint, which cannot be resolved locally, must be notified in writing to Management prior  to departure from the Property.
•    Failure to follow this procedure this may hinder the ability of Management to rectify the problem or complaint and reduce or extinguish any claim you may have.  

Guests are responsible for their own safety on the property and must exercise reasonable care and responsibility in monitoring bushfire or other weather and safety alerts and emergencies in the surrounding areas.
We recommend all guests purchase travel insurance since Management are not responsible for any  injuries, illness or accidents that may occur whilst staying at our property.




"Relaxing and private getaway" Beautiful location, very quiet and private, perfect place for a relaxing getaway from the city. John's instructions for check-in were clear and the property was easy to find. Thanks for a great stay!



"Peaceful break from the city hustle bustle." Very well equipped home with a lovely ambience especially during the daytime. Ample sunlight that brightens your morning. Even though there wasn’t a microwave or electric kettle, we managed pretty well. Only drawback is very poor network connectivity while inside the house - works from the deck tho .... The owner John is a very nice person to deal with, responds really quick to queries. Will definitely recommend this property for anyone looking for a peaceful break from the city hustle bustle.

- Sydney,


It was a lovely place to stay. Very well equipped with an effective fireplace to ward off the cool weather. The Kangaroos outside in the morning were nice to wake up to. Instructions from John on how to get there were very clear. We had a fun time with the games and enjoyed our stay here.



"Peaceful and remote" Great place, off grid and very well organised. Perfect antidote to the city.

- Sydney,


Peaceful and remote - Great place, off grid and very well organised. Perfect antidote to the city.

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