Desiderata-Stunning Views, Kids & Dogs welcome

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Entire home hosted by Vittoria

  1. 8 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 baths
Dedicated workspace
A common area with Wi-Fi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the key safe.
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Desiderata is a stunning home set on 10 acres, has breathtaking 360 degree views of the valley with mountainous landscapes surrounded by farmland. Architectural designed award winning with amazing views.

CURRENT SPECIALS

- Book Fri & Sat nights over a weekend, and get Sunday night 50% discounted tariff. Not including school holidays or public holidays.

- Order a late check out till 2pm on day of departure and pay only $250 extra. Only applies if no guests checking in on day of departure.

The space
Breathtaking views, tranquillity, design and luxury, all at an affordable price

• 10 acre Luxury Estate just 4km from heart of the Village (3 mins) and 5kms to Berry (15mins)
• Living area has a stunning fireplace and features bi-fold doors opening to the outdoors
• Huge pavilion deck with sweeping views
• Gourmet kitchen with sunbeam café series espresso machine
• Dining table for 8
• All bedrooms have stunning views, TV's, individual air con & electric blankets (luxury linen supplied)
• Free broadband internet wireless via NBN wireless
• SMART 75 inch TV in TV room with NETFLIX available; NETFLIX also available in 2 of the other guest rooms
• Soundproof TV Room
• Mezzanine library & office
• BBQ and outdoor seating for 8
• Pet & child friendly

Our recent review from a repeat guest:-
We just returned from our fourth stay at Desiderata in Kangaroo Valley - another magical week. Desiderata and Kangaroo Valley never fail to disappoint.

Desiderata is a haven of peace and tranquility. It is even more impressive than the photos. We love sitting on the deck, chilling out, and watching the cows go by.

We highly recommend Desiderata for a stress free, indulgent, 5 star get away.
Catherine and Scott, Paddington, Sydney.
February 2020.

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

Every room has reverse cycle air conditioning, fans and electric blankets and the bedrooms have their own TV with 2 of the guest bedrooms having their own DVD player and also NETFLIX enabled, if sanctuary is needed or agreeing on which movie to watch is difficult

The TV room is soundproof and set for comfort and enjoyment with a 75 inch large flat screen SMART TV and blu ray DVD player - and NETFLIX enabled. We have over 600 DVD's 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 8 seater timber dinning table and the outside BBQ area containing a 8 seater timber dinning table. The bi-fold doors open up to connect the dinning room with the BBQ area.

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 café 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 and NETFLIX enabled
Sound proof TV room with 75 inch SMART TV, NETFLIX enabled & over 600 DVDs
High quality linen supplied
Electric blankets
Each bedroom has its own reverse cycle air con and ceiling fan
Sunbeam café 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 8
Mezzanine floor – library and office, plenty of books
Free NBN Wireless internet
Magnificent fireplace with wood supplied
2 bathrooms including deep bathtub & hairdryers
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
BBQ and outdoor seating
Outdoor cocoons and day bed available
Board games, card games & children’s toys
Outdoor games eg soccer, football and cricket set
Goats & chickens for kids to feed

> 2 guests (suitable mainly for children) on single bed mattresses on Mezzanine Floor (extra cots per night - please enquire)
> 2 port-a-cots for infants (no charge)

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING
>Desiderata is a new sustainable Hobby Farm which we are currently developing.
>There are full time Caretakers on the 10 care property to assist with any issues during your stay. You will have complete privacy. You may see them out and about tending the farm animals, paddocks & gardens; however they will not come near the house unless you request assistance.
>The driveway is shared with the caretakers.
>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

Apart from the wonderful Reviews on-line, here is a snapshot of messages from our guest book

Amazing, peaceful, luxurious, comfortable, serene and breathtaking views!!!!
Thank you for an amazing stay
Best wishes
Steve

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

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

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What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
75" HDTV with Netflix
Free washing machine – In building
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Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, Australia

Hosted by Vittoria

  1. Joined in September 2014
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We are a semi-retired couple, after many years of living and working in big cities, here & oversees, we decided on a tree change and moved to Kangaroo Valley - paradise!

We both love animals, children, travelling and experiencing different food and cultures. So when we are not helping people with their holidays we are on holidays or planning our next escape!

My husband's passion is art, being creative & fishing - particularly sport & fly fishing and I enjoy reading self development & spiritual books, history - ancient & modern and donating my time to a worthy cause.

We look forward to hosting you :)
We are a semi-retired couple, after many years of living and working in big cities, here & oversees, we decided on a tree change and moved to Kangaroo Valley - paradise…

During your stay

The property is 10 acres and includes the main house and the caretakers cottage. Total privacy is given to guests in the house, however we are present in the cottage if you need us for any reason.

You may see us tending the farm animals or working in the garden. No work is done near the house while guests are present.
The property is 10 acres and includes the main house and the caretakers cottage. Total privacy is given to guests in the house, however we are present in the cottage if you need us…

Vittoria is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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