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The Berry Estate Managers Residence "Illowra"

Bedrooms 9
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Built as the Estate Manager’s residence on the original Berry Estate, "Illowra" was designed and built by the acclaimed architect Howard Joseland in 1906 for the late M.F Morton, MLA.

In late 1990's a restoration and modernisation program began further enhancing this Edwardian/Federation masterpiece.

Consequently, Illowra is fully air conditioned/heated with a modern kitchen that includes 2 fridges, microwave, electric oven & cooktop plus everything you need to cook up a storm for you and your guests.

In addition to the dining room and breakfast nook alongside the kitchen, there are numerous areas for outdoor dining with a large gas BBQ supplied, however, the conservatory attached to the kitchen, with its views across the garden appears to be every guests favourite dining area.

Illowra has 7 Bedrooms in the house, in addition there are 2 bedrooms in the cottage (the cottage is available for an additional fee). The bedrooms have a mix of king, queen, double and single beds. A cot is available on request.

All linen and towels are supplied. The 7+ Bedrooms can be configured to meet your particular sleeping needs.

The air conditioned/heated cottage can accommodate up to 6 Guests. This is offered for the extra large groups who need more beds than the house can accommodate and rented at a separate rate - just ask us.

All your start up needs are met with milk, tea, coffee - dishwasher tablets hand soaps, washing powder etc.

There are also games for the family/group to enjoy in the TV room and various books in library.

In addition to the magnificent house and gardens, the 1.6 acre property, includes a gas/solar heated 12.5m pool and spa for all year round swimming and a full size tennis court with rackets and balls supplied and a table tennis table in the tennis court pavilion.

With so much room, many guests comment that the property is not only big enough for the all the family to get together, it’s also big enough to get away from the family.


The property offers plenty of options when planning small intimate parties of 8-30 people and functions for groups of up to 50.

All gatherings/events over the guest numbers that are staying In house at Illowra need prior written approval - please ensure you advise us of your plans so we can approve and price your event

On site and on street parking is provided.

Pets are allowed with prior permission

Security deposit is taken for your booking of $600 and a STAYZ booking fee of $250 - the security deposit is refundable a few days after your stay. The deposit is refundable should you cancel however refund is fully dependant on the house being re let for the period of your stay and an administration fee of $150 is deducted prior to refund

The standard entry time is 3pm and exit 10am. Where possible we extend to suit your needs - just let us know what you are looking for.

More Details

Cecelia / Richard
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bomaderry

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 4 bathrooms, 2 are ensuite in the house. 1 bathroom in the cottage
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , single beds can be added
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , extra single can be added
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , extra single can be added
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed , double sofa bed can be added
    Bedroom 7 - 1 large double bed , double sofa bed can be added
    Bedroom 9 - 1 large double bed
  • There are 7 bedrooms that can sleep a maximum of 22, if extra space is needed the cottage can be added for an additional fee
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(83 traveller reviews)

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The Berry Estate Managers Residence "Illowra"
average rating of 4.927711 based on 83 reviews
Bomaderry NSW

A great venue for a large family get together

  • 5 of 5

18 family members gathered together. We had plenty of space and lots of activities to keep everyone busy. Kitchen is well stocked and the suggestion to get online grocery delivery was good although there are plenty of shops near by.

  • Review Submitted: 30/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Smithfield, New South Wales, Australia

Great Spacious Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Illowra, the home was big enough to accommodate everyone. There was plenty to do with the pool and tennis court. Shops were only a short drive away. We especially enjoyed having the telstra box to use when it was raining during out stay. Thanks to Cecelia for her help when booking.

  • Review Submitted: 18/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rural Sydney

Full of character

  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed in Illowra with a group of ladies, the house was spacious, clean and very well equipped. We had a wonderful weekend and would definitely stay again, in fact we didn't want to leave. Don't let the position worry anyone you could not hear any traffic from inside the house the residence was very handy to lots of lovely locations. The back sunroom was just delightful, a beautiful old property but with lots of modern amenities.

  • Review Submitted: 22/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Blue Mountains

Lovely place for a family get together

  • 5 of 5

Space, comfort and plenty to do in this grand old house meant everyone was happy. A well fitted kitchen, great gathering area, pool, spa, tennis, table tennis, board games and Netflix TV meant the older and younger generation could catch up in comfort without worrying too much about our noise. This was the first place we have visited where everyone was happy with the accommodation and we like to think our stay is helping keep Illowra alive.

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a lovely holiday house!

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with the house and all it had to offer. There are so many rooms and so much space for all of us - even though we were a very large group we were so dispersed throughout the property that we never felt crowded. The kids loved the pool, and we had a few mega tennis games! Fantastic house with a real family feel to it.

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Great property

  • 5 of 5

18 guests all of whom thoroughly their stay great facilities with pool, spa, tennis & table tennis

  • Review Submitted: 05/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nowra Golf course,
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Bomaderry Rail
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Wharf Rd
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Shoalhaven Heads
Other Activities:

Berry, Jervis Bay, Kangaroo Va


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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