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The World Famous - Rotating House

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

As seen on many TV shows... the only Rotating House available rent in Australia! Come and see what all the hype is about world wide..

We invite you to stay at our beautifully appointed Rotating House situated in the banks of the Nowendoc River in the Manning Valley’s mid north coast NSW (40mins south west of Taree)

Bedrooms:

- Bedroom 1 – King bed, Double Sofa bed, ensuite

- Bedroom 2 – King bed, Double sofa bed

- Bedroom 3 – King bed, Double sofa bed

- Bedroom 4 / Office – Double Sofa

- Bedroom 5 / Observatory – Double Sofa

Features:

- World Famous House – sleeps up to 16

- Private river frontage property (850mtr)

- Kayaks/Row Boats available

- River great for swimming, fishing, kayaking.

- 40-acre hobby farm with cattle & horses

- PET FRIENDLY! – bring your dog along, we have secure fencing. Dogs love the river!

- Everything provided (except food& drinks)

- Top quality linen provided

- Beautiful furniture inside and out

- 3.1 mtr long dining table, 3 lounging areas inside, 2 outdoor seating areas, day bed.

- Piano, computer with internet access, large range of books / DVD's/ board games.

- Lovely indoor fireplace

- Outdoor firepit (perfect for wine under the stars or marshmallows for the kids)

- So much land for the kids to explore

- Bring your Mountain bikes!

- Walking / Jogging / Mountain bike tracks available

- Wallabies / Kangaroos / Cattle / Horses and a huge range of birdlife never too far from sight of the house.

- Privacy & Tranquility - feel reenergised after a night here

- 3 Toilets, 2 showers, 1 bath, 3 fridge/freezers, BBQ, microwave, dishwasher, internet, ice machine, filtered water throughout entire house.

SPECIAL PACKAGES AVAILABLE.. as listed below.... message owner through this website.

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\\\\ MID WEEK SPECIAL ///// special package price $1000

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** 3 night stay

** Price is based on and inclusive of up to 4 persons

** Price includes cleaning fee (normally $330), linen of 2 beds included (additional bed preparation & linen fee $20/bed) & firewood (normally $75)

** BASED ON 4 PERSONS TOTAL SAVINGS is $695.. .

** Available Monday to Thursday every week (except public holiday & school holiday)

** Extra persons welcomed up to a max 16 - flat rate $100 per person (if over 4 persons)

***** contact owner to arrange *****

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\\\\ WINTER WEEKEND SPECIAL ///// special package price $1500

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** 2 night stay

** Price is based on and inclusive of up to 6 persons

** Price includes cleaning fee (normally $330), linen of 3 beds included (additional bed preparation & linen fee $20/bed) & firewood (normally $75)

** BASED ON 6 PERSONS TOTAL SAVINGS is $425

** Available FRI/SAT or SAT/SUN every week (except public holiday & school holiday)

** Extra persons welcomed up to a max 16 - flat rate Adults $80 & Child $50

** stay a 3rd night for flat rate of $350 no mater on how many people in your group.

***** contact owner to arrange *****

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WHAT TO DO ????

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RIVER TUBE RIDE...

There is a very cool thing to do.. the neighbouring camping ground (3km up the road) offer a tube ride - where they take you upstream and you float down the river on a tube - this only costs a few dollars and is highly recommended. (not available in peak holiday times)

GOLF...

2 golf courses exist within 40min drive Wingham and Taree courses.

MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE...

bring your mountain bikes.. there is a 5 km round trip around our property - mostly tracked ..lots of fun.. safe for the little ones. a few hills..but not too bad.. :)

WALKING TRACK...

proper footwear required.. there are many great walking tracks.. you can explore and make your own.. get creative and follow the river bank and you will find some very cool places downstream...

KAYAKING...

we provide Kayaks for your enjoyment. a single and a double kayak at present. when the river not low you can kata to TIRI bridge approx 10km downstream.. or you can explore in the Kayak around the property. All children must be accompanied by an adult. We have a range of sizes of life jackets available.

SWIMMING...

the temperature of river is perfect for swimming most of the year (September to May). The river is wide and deep. Although never is it safe to dive into a river.

FISHING...

with the correct bait (prawns) there is a great chance you could catch dinner.. BYO fishing equipment.

WILDLIFE WATCHING...

BYO binoculars.. there is a very high chance you will be seeing a huge range unique Australian wildlife from Wallabies, Kangaroos to Wedge-tailed eagles.. See a side of Australia that is missing in modern life..

CAMPFIRES...

There is a set up out door fire pit not too far from the house that is perfect for the GLAMPERS out there.. Sit round the campfire with a wine at night enjoying the lovely outdoors and stars, the kids will love this also as they can road marshmallows - then when you are finished take a few steps and you are inside the house with all the modern cons.. Also when there are no fire bans in place you are welcome to have a camp fire down by the river.

LOADS MORE..

there are lots of other activities you can do in and around the area. we have a list of websites and information we can give you prior to your stay.

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WHY A ROTATING HOUSE???

The house is of an octagon shape placed on a circular disc with verandah..which can turn 360 degrees in any direction. It runs of 2 very small motors that use less energy than a washing machine when in use.. The house is programmed to do very small random moves every few hours to keep the functionality flowing. But the main purpose of the house rotating is for user benefit. You can control which was it faces with a very simple to use touch screen panel in the living room...It is very subtle that you wont even realised you are moving... If it is hot weather - you may want to keep the living area cool - you can select that the living room avoids the sun all day.. or vice versa for winter..(it works very well) You may want to enjoy dinner facing the sunset, or you may be enjoying the outdoor area and so therefore you can rotate the main indoor living area to face the outdoor area so that they are flowing from one to the other. It is very easy to operate just select a piece of the octagon pie and then select a coordinate. We have stainless steel plaques outside on the verandah fixed to the coordinates and also fixed to the house - so you don't need a compass. Or there is the option to just select a part of the house and choose "follow the sun" and it will do that all day for you.. it is that easy. The touch screen is fixed to the dining room wall at approx 1.5mtr off the ground so that little kids cant get it confused with a toy.. It will take approx. 35minutes to do a full revolution...programmed to always do the same very safe speed.

THE VERY GREEN & BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE

Our property is stunning as we are in the middle of the Manning Valley - our property is like a big pie shape as the Nowendoc river wraps around us like a semicircle. Giving us 850 mtrs of natural river frontage.. The river is fresh water and is so refreshing to swim in. The width of the river varies but can be as wide as 50mtr in some places. It is so tranquil and will make you feel at peace with nature. Spend the day on the banks of the river - take some camping chairs have a camp fire.

our property is 40 acres on size and we run a stud of Santa Gertrudis cattle. We have several paddocks and also agist the neighbouring lands - our cattle are free to roam just as nature intended, eating only the fresh grass. It is very relaxing to sit back on the rotating house verandah while the house slowing moves and enjoy watching the cattle in their natural habitat.

We also have 2 horses on the property which are never to far from sight, you will most likely see Kangaroos and Wallabies passing by and a huge array of birdlife especially eagles and kookaburras.

A TRULY UNIQUE AUSTRALIAN HOLIDAY

But above all spend quality time with your friends & family in a peaceful environment away from the hustle of everyday life and distractions.

We have been on several TV shows around the world..look us up :) "Rotating House"

More Details

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

Amenities

Caffreys Flat Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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The World Famous - Rotating House
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
NSW, Australia
5

Excellent property, relaxing views

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful property, was so relaxing and the views are amazing. The care takers of the property are such beautiful people, they helped us get comfy. The children loved the animals on property especially the horses. It was cold when we were there but the life saver of all is that fire place and the electric blankets on the bed. we did manage to go kaiking in the river it was so peaceful and beautiful. The whole property is kids safe and bonus is that the property had everything u can think of first aid kit which made us also feel a lot safer incase of forbidden accidents. Overall we were 9 adults and 7 children and all were comfortable and happy the house was so big and never did we feel over crowded. Will stay here again and recommend everyone to come here for a home away stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Charlestown, New South Wales, Australia
5

Simply Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Luke and Leanne for your kindness and generosity in allowing us to stay in your beautiful home over the past few days. We had an absolutely amazing time and it is something that will remain etched in our hearts and memories forever.

Every aspect of the home was truly wonderful, from the spacious kitchen, lounge and dining area, the cosiness of the fireplace, the well-appointed bedrooms, the viewing room upstairs which the kids really enjoyed and spent a lot of their time in and of course the rotating of the house which contributed to the uniqueness and boundless pleasure of our stay.

Without doubt the river was a massive selling point, really incredible and provided the backdrop for many a sunset beverage. The greenery, the mountains, the thunder of stampeding cattle, stories by campfire, the rain at night, children filling the house with laughter...all of nature at its's very finest. We simply could not get enough of this stunning and magical place!!

Again, we just can't thank you enough and honestly cannot wait to get back and visit this beautiful nirvana once again. Look forward to making our way back soon and we'll definitely be referring family and friends to this fantastic part of the world and your gorgeous home. Simply amazing!!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5

Great Family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great house and fantastic way to getaway with the entire family for the weekend. House easily accommodated the 11 of us. We have kids that have become accustomed to ipads, however they didn't use them once while we were away. We had a great time and would definitely do it again. Leanne was fantastic, my mum left her glasses behind and Leanne was able to find them and post them back to us.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Dear Phuong, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you and your family had such a lovely time. It is great to hear the kids put the iPads down whilst staying at the Rotating House. We hear this allot from parents and everyone agrees that is a good thing! :) good for kids to be kids in a safe environment with lots of open grassy spaces to just go do kids stuff. Very good to hear! Thanks again for choosing to stay with us and we hope to see you all again in the future. Cheers Leanne
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Beaumont Hills, New South Wales, Australia
1

Terrible

  • 1 of 5

FACT: As the house does not contain an air conditioner it was extremely uncomfortable at night, and sweltering in the daytime.

FACT: The fridge struggled to work effectively.

FACT: There was no working phone in the house, no internet connection, mobile coverage or television reception.

It is my opinion that the product was not sufficiently appointed for the price. I would not recommend this to others at all.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback...... It is unfortunate for your family that you visited our beautiful home during such a long period of unusually hot weather. If you read our facilities you will note that aircon is not listed. However, due to the increase of hot days in the summer months this year we have obtained quotes to install ducted air conditioning before next summer............ We have felt it necessary due to the negative impact your comments will have on our family business that we need to clarify a few things as follows: ------- You mention that 1 out of the 3 fridges provided in the house struggled to work effectively. We feel that the phone call made to you prior to your stay notifying you of this was sufficient notice. And the offer of extra refrigeration if required was an adequate solution until the new replacement fridge arrived. ------- It is unfortunate that in such a remote and beautiful location that this house is nestled in, that you feel that the reception of phone, wifi and TV is not suitable to your needs .. just to clarify a few points:............ 1. We have Telstra mobile coverage as advertised on our website. This information was emailed and phoned prior to your stay. Telstra coverage on our property can be verified by Telstra on their website under "Coverage"........... 2. We have NBN satellite internet - our ISP generated a usage report for your stay - it is noted that 4 out of 5 days of your stay the internet was used in the Rotating House............ 3. We had satellite TV connected 5 years ago with absolutely no problems with reception. Is it possible the wrong input was selected on the TV?....... For all of the above facilities we have provided comprehensive instructions in our 'How to use' booklets......... We hope all of the above will clarify a few incorrect statements from your feedback and we look forward to welcoming any future guests.......Leanne & Luke
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Colorado, Florida. Sydney, Melbourne. NSW country
5

Splendid isolation

  • 5 of 5

Reunion for family of 16, teens and adults. House worked well. Kitchen well appointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Dear Ellen, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5

Wonderful family Long Weekend Away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wondeful stay at the Rotating House! We will be back. Great facilities, child friendly with a unique farm stay experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Dear Summer, We do appreciate your feedback and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you would highly recommend us to others. We are very lucky to have such a unique riverside property in the Manning Hinterland. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Notes

  • 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 2 guests. Property has 8 beds and can sleep a maximum 16 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $1000 per stay
    Cleaning Fee: $300 per stay
    Firewood x 1 trailer: $75 per stay
    Linen Fee: $10 per person

    Optional Costs
    Extra firewood: $75 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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