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MANDALAY VILLAS - Luxury Villas With Private Pools

Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

By combining the tranquillity of the NSW countryside with the seclusion of luxurious self-contained accommodation, Mandalay Villas provides the perfect getaway destination in the Hunter Valley.

Mandalay Villas is a privately owned retreat serenely nestled in 5 acres at the foothills of the Brokenback Range. It is the ideal base from which to explore the oldest wine producing region in Australia.

The retreat is situated at the beginning of the Congewai Road, 10 minutes drive from Cessnock in a south westerly direction. Driving time from Sydney's CBD is approximately 2 hours.

Rest and relaxation are the key words at Mandalay Villas, be it a weekend break from a manic city life, a romantic holiday treat or a secluded honeymoon away from the hordes of friends, family and guests.

The villas are architecturally designed and built to the highest standard. Tiled floors are covered with deep pile rugs and the walls are double brick to retain the heat in winter and the coolness of the air-conditioning during summer.

Our pricing allows for a sumptuous breakfast hamper which will be in your villa on arrival. Barbecue hampers can be ordered in advance, for which there is a nominal charge.

One villa has wheelchair access and a purpose-built accessible bathroom.


The picturesque Congewai Valley begins at the Ellalong Lagoon and winds its way beside the Brokenback Range into the bush some 16km later. The scenery is stunningly breathtaking and well worth a drive or bike ride. We call this our 'Road to Mandalay'.

Mandalay Villas is an easy 10 minute drive from Cessnock and 15 minutes drive from the beginning of Broke Road, which is the road that slices directly through the heart of the Hunter Valley wine country. Along the way you will be able to stop off at speciality cheese and chocolate factories, breweries, restaurants, art galleries, antique stores and, of course, the all-important cellar doors.


Both villas offer the height of luxury, not only in the obvious, but in the little touches. For instance, cutlery and crockery courtesy of Jamie Oliver, sheets, towels and bathrobes from Sheridan, complimentary toiletries from Molton Brown, paint from Farrow & Ball and plunger coffee from a delightful little Deli in Toulouse, France.

The KITCHEN is fully-equipped with an electric cook-top and oven, toaster, coffee maker microwave, juicer, filtered rainwater, a well-stocked fridge, cooking utensils and glasses.

The LIVING AREA has it's own gas fire and stereo system; its TV and DVD player (a library of over 250 DVDs is available) and bluetooth sound system. Books and board games are also provided. French doors lead onto the secluded terrace beside the pool, where you'll be able to sip sundowners watching the sun slowly sink behind the Brokenback Mountain Range. Or alternatively, cook up something on the barbecue.

The BEDROOM has a comfy queen size bed from which you can see across to the bush and beyond. The sheets and pillow cases are luxurious Sheridan cotton and the cushions and pillows fluffy and comfortable.

In the BATHROOM opulent facilities abound. A spa bath that can easily take two, fluffy bathrobes and bath sheets, complimentary toiletries of all descriptions, a private shower cubicle, a private toilet cubicle, ceiling heating lights and views out to the bush.

On the north facing TERRACE are comfy chairs and a table large enough to take the wine cooler and glasses. The gas barbecue is within easy reach and the neighbour's horses will no doubt join you from across the fence for a cheeky carrot.

Both villas have a private heated swimming pool in front of their French doors. Both pools are constantly heated to 28 degrees - even in winter. These provide our guests with a totally secluded sun trap, lying out area and cool place to dip their bodies.

One of the villas has disability access and a purpose built wheelchair accessible bathroom.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018


Cessnock Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • forests
  • winery tours


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MANDALAY VILLAS - Luxury Villas With Private Pools
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Amazing villa!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, and had a lovely time at the villa. The pool was very clean and we enjoyed swimming. Simon was very welcoming and accomodating

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Amazing villa!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay, and had a lovely time at the villa. The pool was very clean and we enjoyed swimming. Simon was very welcoming and accomodating

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Our villa was great, had everything you needed to make for a relaxing stay. Owners are so welcoming and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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One of the best places we have stayed

  • 5 of 5

- The heated pool is a differentiator. Its private and nice and just out the front of the accommodation. We swam in late May!

- Simon & Toni are good hosts, very friendly - put the fireplace on each night for us

- Nice breakfast hamper with everything you need to get going in the morning

- Bathroom is huge, good water pressure in shower

- Open plan with nice comfy bed in the same room as living area and bathroom

- Separate disabled bathroom for those that would need that (we didn't)

- Kitchen has pots/pans all the essentials needed to cook which we did each night

- Location is a tad more distant from the centre of Pokolbin (25-30 mins maybe by car), but I think that's not a big deal as the accommodation is a really high standard so more than an offset

- Would stay again

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, NSW, Australia

So relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

A relaxing villa with everything you need. Owners welcomed us with great hospitality. The villa pool is beautiful at night and have spa jets.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Best place to stay in Hunter Valley!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 2 nights in Mandalay Villa 2 over the Christmas period and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is beautiful and the private pool and bathroom spa are wonderful. The location is very peaceful, but not too far away from the vineyards (10-15 minute drive). I would have to say it's the best place I've stayed in the Hunter region. The owners, Toni and Simon, were very helpful and welcoming and really look after their guests. You will not be disappointed here!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Other Activities:

Wineries, concert venues


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund


  • 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 1 beds and can sleep a maximum 2 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $250 per stay

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