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Desiderata - luxury, views & pets

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Named by Qantas Travel as one of 52 most romantic getaways in Australia - see Qantas Travel Insider!!!!!

Desiderata has 4 bedrooms and sleeps a maximum of 8 adults plus 2 babies and 2 children. The tariffs quoted are for up to 6 guests/ 3 bedrooms. Please ask for quote for additional guests.

Please note: Weddings are NOT permitted so please do not enquire.

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 room....there are plenty of options.

The house has a large open plan feel with private areas available. We can sleep up to 8 adults plus 2 babies and 2 children. There are 2 cots available plus 2 single bed mattresses for the children. There are 4 bedrooms and a mezzanine floor; one king bedroom with amazing views and 3 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. The mezzanine floor has a pull out queen size bed.

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.

The gourmet kitchen is a chefs delight including sunbeam cafe series espresso machine.

We 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 - please see tariffs below for 6 guests. Additionally

- all weekends (not attached to school holidays) are a minimum of 2 nights (Fri and Sat) $1,500 plus booking fee

- all long weekend bookings are minimum of 3 nights (Fri, Sat & Sun) $2,500 plus booking fee;

- all school holiday bookings are a minimum of 4 nights (midweek $650 per night; Fri & Sat $850 per night and Sun $700 per night) plus a booking fee - a discount rate applies if you book a full week

- and all other bookings are a minimum of 2 nights, except for Christmas and Easter which is a minimum of 4 nights - confirm prices below.

Some pets allowed so please enquire and cleaning charge of $30 may apply.

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

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

Best wishes

Steve, August 2015

Dear Vittoria

A wonderful place to unwind & escape the fast pace of Sydney. A gorgeous house, beautiful setting. Thank you for allowing us to stay.

Best wishes

Sue & Anthony Whipps, July 20

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 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.

Kind regards

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.

Thank you

Marc & Melissa, March 2015

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 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

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, Dec - Jan 2015

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, 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!

Dear Vittoria

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

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017


Kangaroo Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


Other Activities:

Kangaroo Valley Village


Rates & Availability

Kangaroo Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Australian Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
Standard Rate 2016/2017
Apr 26 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Queen's Birthday
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Standard Rate 2016/2017
Jun 13 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
School Holidays
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Standard Rate 2016/2017
Jul 17 2017 - Aug 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Queen's Birthday
Aug 4 2017 - Aug 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Standard Rate 2016/2017
Aug 7 2017 - Sep 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
School Holidays
Sep 22 2017 - Sep 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Queen's Birthday
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
School Holidays
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Standard Rate 2016/2017
Oct 9 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Festive Season 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
Standard Rate
Jan 29 2018 - Mar 30 2018
1 night minimum stay


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 6 guests. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $1000 per stay
    Booking fee: $120 per stay

    Optional Costs
    Pet cleaning fee : $30 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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