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The Glasshouse - lakeside serenity

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

It is one of very few houses that have been allowed to be built on the edge of the lake, and is surrounded by National Parks. The scent of eucalyptus oil in the air when you get out of the car on arrival, is always special.

Architecturally designed, and elegantly simple, it sits among the gum trees, floating above ground level, surrounded by elevated timber decks which seamlessly connect with the indoor timber floors, giving a wonderful free open feeling of indoor and outdoor flow. The elevated decks provide wonderful views along the length of the house to the lake - an ever changing picture of early morning rising mist, mirror calmness in moonlight, or white caps in a storm.

Big opening bi-fold glass doors to the decks either side of the dining room, and banks of glass louvres everywhere, are the reason the Glasshouse has its name!

If you want to lie in bed and look at the stars through a glass ceiling, this place is for you!

The house is comfortable and easy for between 2 and 8 adults. There are 2 bedrooms, both with queen size beds, and two other private sleeping spaces, one with a queen bed and one with a double sofa bed. The two bedrooms have ensuites, the main one with a bath (where you can lie and look at the lake). The sleeping spaces share a third bathroom.

The kitchen, with expansive views over the lake, and big windows which can open completely onto the covered entertaining deck, is well equipped with 5 burner gas stove, electric oven and warming oven, dish drawer, microwave, toaster, and Nespresso machine (coffee capsules in fridge - along with raw sugar). Tea, local olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, and pepper are provided.

The covered entertaining deck overlooking the lake through the trees, has an outdoor table that can easily seat 16 people, and a portable gas barbecue. The hammock and day bed, also overlooking the lake, are great spots for an afternoon siesta.

The free flowing dining/living area has a glass end wall to look out into the open grass parklands, where kangaroos and wombats can be spotted in early morning and evening. A large open fireplace frames the view. Two big comfortable leather lounges, TV, DVD player, CD player and various games and books, make this a wonderful spot to chill out, winter or summer. An upright piano overlooking the lake, is there for those who might like to play.

While there is usually a lovely breeze, and good cross ventilation, ceiling fans in summer provide a gentle breeze on still days. Underfloor heating in the living areas of the house, take the edge off the early morning cold in winter.

The laundry has a washing machine, and dryer; the hills hoist clothesline overlooking the lake makes hanging out the washing a joy.

To enjoy the water up close you have your own private pontoon hidden amongst the trees on the lake edge for fishing or for swimming from. NO DIVING PLEASE AS LAKE IS TOO SHALLOW HERE.

Quoits and a croquet set are there for those with the energy to be active in this tranquil place.

Otherwise just enjoy this unique and peaceful setting in a magic piece of paradise.

This property is not to be used for commercial purposes without the express permission of the property manager.

More Details

Property Manager
Jan McGregor
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018


Kangaroo Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • rain forests
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The Glasshouse - lakeside serenity
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, Australia

Stylish Off the Grid stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved this property. Highly recommend for those who want to be off the grid and surrounded by stunning nature in a modern home with views from very angle. Well equiped and beautiful light streaming in all day.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

friends getaway

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a large property for 6 adults for a getaway glasshouse was perfect. The house is well stocked with plates, glasses, cutlery, pots and pans to cook at home. A BBQ on the deck with a large table to sit at to enjoy the view. The open fireplace was perfect ambiance in the cold weather with the air-conditioning heating the place up quickly.Kangaroo valley is not far away for supplies or a meal if you wanted to eat out.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Suzanne Another 5 star review. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. Thank you. Jan
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and the house with an open fireplace was beautiful.

Would have loved some access to a kayak or canoe to get out on the lake. Overall a great time had by all.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Ariane So glad you enjoyed your stay. Such a beautiful part of Kangaroo Valley. Jan McGregor
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Beautiful treehouse accomodation near the lake

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful weekend away at The Glasshouse with a group of friends from university. We were absolutely blown away by how beautiful this place is - no photos can do it justice! We got to the house late at night - the lights were left on for us and a stack of wood was left just next to the beautiful open fireplace. We spent the weekend cooking in the spacious kitchen, chatting and playing games in the large living area, enjoying showers in the incredibly spacious bathrooms and getting outside with nature. Our favourite thing was one of the "upstairs" bedrooms which had a glass ceiling - the starts were incredible at night time! If you're looking for a place that is beautiful, comfortable and where you just want to relax with friends (away from phone reception) this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Therese The Glasshouse is a special place isn't it. Jan McGregor
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Central Coast, New South Wales, Australia

Fabulous property

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful location. Super comfy beds with luxurious linen. Open fireplace made for a cosy feel. All the necessities were there including lovely soaps. We hope to be back

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gemma So glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Jan
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house that all my family and friends feel so relax and comfortable staying here.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Lake Yarrunga


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund