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RESTDOWN - a solar powered rainforest retreat

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Resting peacefully on 5 acres amid the slopes of the Barrengarry Mountain, bounded by rainforest and magnificent views to the valley escarpments, is your opportunity to reconnect with nature and experience this little piece of paradise.

Restdown, is a delightful 1870’s settler’s homestead which was originally built in the NSW Riverina from where it was carefully dismantled and reassembled using traditional methods on its present idyllic location. Built from cypress pine drop logs and recycled materials, the cottage has been lovingly restored to maintain the historic value of the building. You will not only be graced by Restdown’s historical presence and antique/country style furniture, but by its practicality and energy efficiency. Environmentally sustainable, the water supply is tapped from a natural spring and a combination of solar and hydro generated power supplies the cottage with electricity along with bottled gas.

Escape and immerse yourself in the warmth and character of this rustic cottage. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a relaxing break with friends or family, you have everything you need for a self-catering stay. With a combustion wood fire, 2 Queen Bedrooms, an upstairs loft (sleeps 2), antique claw-foot bath, fully equipped kitchen and BBQ, Restdown offers tranquility and total privacy.

Kangaroo Valley village is a short drive away and provides a variety of cafes, the local pub and a general store where you can stock up on essentials for your stay. Explore the national parks with bush walking, mountain bike riding, canoeing and horse riding right on your doorstep.

Pet friendly UPON REQUEST

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
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Kangaroo Valley, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

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RESTDOWN - a solar powered rainforest retreat
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

A magical place

  • 5 of 5

Restdown is a magical place - secluded but still close to everything you need or may want to visit. We only spent three nights but could have stayed much longer. The property is beautifully restored with great attention to detail. We loved the fire pit and sat outside each evening watching the stars and relaxing. Our dog loved it as well. Everything is set up so you can relax with books, games and DVDs. The beds were so comfortable - we all got a good night sleep.

The fourteen year old did not have wifi but spent time outside playing and reading a book!

Highly recommended and we will definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mary-Lou Restdown is a special place. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Jan McGregor
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Excellent get away.

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! The house is amazing. Such a peaceful place. I could only recommend a little outdoor lighting for night time in the yard area, otherwise perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Castle Hill, Sydney

Cute and Cosy

  • 5 of 5

Great property for a weekend away with friends. Cosy, clean, neat and tidy. Beds comfortable and quality linen and towels.

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Sharyn Great to hear. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Jan McGregor
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

Can not recommend this property enough, the cottage was absolutley perfect. Will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 07/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa Perfect Autumn weather for your stay as well. Look forward to having you stay again. Jan McGregor Property Manager
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Gorgeous rustic cabin in amazing location

  • 5 of 5

So lush and secluded, this cabin was just right for our stay with kids and friends. You feel like you're in a cabin in the woods (because you are!). We loved that it's off the grid and there were no downsides to that - stil had all the hot water and electricity we needed. We couldn't afford it for just our family of 4 but when splitting with friends it was perfect! Also the linens and beds were divine :)

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dorian So glad you enjoyed your stay. Restdown is perfect for a weekend escape. Jan McGregor Property Manager
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Absolutely idyllic

  • 5 of 5

Restdown is absolutely idyllic and wants for nothing as a perfect getaway. Situated in a National Park it is in a beautiful quiet location, surrounded by wildlife. The house is a historical gem with so much character and the perfect place to truly relax & have fun whatever time of year. It is both pet & family friendly and I can't recommend it highly enough. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 02/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Emma That's great to hear. I look forward to hearing from you in the not too distant future for a return visit. Jan McGregor Property Manager.
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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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