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Comfortable cabin ideal for couples or families - pet friendly

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Relaxing and private, overlooking the Hawkesbury River, clean comfortable cabin


Ideal for couples or families looking for a unique experience to rest and relax among nature!

Riverview Nature Retreat enjoys a private elevated position in amongst 6 acres of natural bushland overlooking the majestic Hawkesbury River and picturesque valley below. There is private shared access to the river for picnicking and a concrete boat ramp for convenient access for waterskiing, jet skiing, fishing, kayaking or exploring the waterways. This part of the Hawkesbury is wide and enjoys lots of boating and other watersport activity which is wonderful to watch by the river or from the property’s vantage point. The river is an easy stroll through the picturesque country road, be sure to say hello to the horses, or a quick drive if you’re carrying equipment or a picnic hamper.


Easy 90 minute drive from the centre of Sydney

Riverview Nature Retreat is a peaceful red-cedar cabin tucked away off Greens Road, Lower Portland which can be accessed in two ways - via Windsor (no ferry crossing – around 40 minutes from Windsor) or Wiseman’s Ferry (ferry crossing at Webbs Creek- around 15 minutes after crossing).


Enjoy spending time together reconnecting with your partner, family or friends!

The double storey cabin is inviting, cute and cosy. There are French doors leading into the open-plan living area. The timber and stone kitchen is typically country as is the bathroom. There is a slow combustion fire place in the living room for those chilly nights.

There are two generously sized bedrooms upstairs and one bedroom downstairs. The main bedroom upstairs is furnished with a queen bed and a private sitting area. The twin bedroom is furnished with two double beds. Both bedrooms have their own reverse cycle air-conditioning units and ceiling fans for summer and winter comfort. The third bedroom downstairs is furnished with one queen bed with French doors leading outside. It also has a ceiling fan and shares the downstairs air-conditioning unit.

There is an outdoor entertaining area equipped with a Weber BBQ and outdoor seating to enjoy alfresco dining while watching the boats, skiers and kayakers go by. In winter, there is an outdoor fire-pit to gather round story-telling or roasting marshmallows. The outdoor area around the cabin is fenced to keep toddlers and pets in check (yes, we are pet friendly).


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Being amongst nature and taking the time to just be, is something that we need to do on a regular basis for our own well-being and health. Whether you are here with your family, friends or partner, just by being here, everything slows down and very quickly, you start to unwind and relax for a few days.

If adventure is more your style, then there’s loads to do to explore and be active in and around the Hawkesbury River. Here are just a few options for you to think about.

• River sports: fishing, kayaking, water-skiing, jet-skiing and boating.

• Historic tours: Hawkesbury Heritage Tour, Windsor Heritage Tour.

• Adventure: hiking, mountain-bike riding, trail bikes, horse riding.

• Bush-walking: convict trail on Old Great North Rd, Devines Hill and Ten Mile Hollow

• Farm trails: Hawkesbury Harvest Farm gate trail, Hawkesbury Vegetable Farm.

• Visit galleries, museums, country markets and wineries and so much more!

Or, you can do next to nothing staying in:

• Sunbathe on the property with or without swimmers - privacy assured (BYO sunscreen)!

• Take an outdoor shower among the trees and wildlife!

• Take a stroll in and around the property (watch out for kangaroos, goannas and wombats).

• Kayak, fish and other water sports.

• Take a nanna nap after a hearty lunch.

• Take a picnic hamper down the river.


• Exclusive use of entire 6 acre property - privacy is assured.

• Private shared river access with concrete boat ramp.

• Blankets, doonas and pillows supplied.

• Firewood, fire-starters, matches supplied).

• Well-stocked kitchen and pantry staples.

• Bathroom with hairdryer and first aid kit. Laundry with iron facilities.

• Free to air satellite television with USB port.

• DVD and CD player with a selection of discs. iPod speaker dock.

• BBQ and outdoor dining furniture, casual seating, deck chairs, umbrella.


• Food and drinks. (Only a few restaurants close by with limited opening hours).

• Bed sheets and pillowcases.

• Bath and beach towels.

• Toiletries including insect repellent, sunscreen etc.

• Any medication or other personal supplies.


Pets are welcome on the property (but not indoors). The area around the cabin is fenced to keep pets in check. But if they want to explore and run about, there is ample space to exhaust themselves. Remember to pack for your pet!


After booking, we will email you our Welcome Kit that provides you with information on how to access the property, instructions on arrival and departure, facilities and house rules, restaurants and attractions and local services.

More Details

Maria Nati
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Lower Portland, Australia

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • BYO bath towels
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Sofa bed in lounge area
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • BYO Linen/sheets and pillowcases
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • forests
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • water skiing


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Comfortable cabin ideal for couples or families - pet friendly
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews
Charmhaven NSW Australia

Just Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Just a great weekend getaway. Lovely home Warm and Friendly vibe

  • Review Submitted: 13/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect rest retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed here and both times it has been hard to leave. Unlike many other so-called retreats we have stayed at, this one feels like it has been wonderfully cared for and is inviting. Perfect if you want quiet, nature and a very comfortable and roomy place to rest.

  • Review Submitted: 15/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

A Lovely Place To Escape To

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Riverview. The cabin is equipped with everything you require for a short stay with a lovely clean and cosy feel. Its a bit further out than what we expected, but its the perfect place to 'retreat' to. If you're visiting in winter, make sure to take warm clothes, it was chilly up there.

  • Review Submitted: 09/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely break

  • 5 of 5

Love this place. Feels remote but neighbours aren't too far away. The house is spotlessly clean and the gardens are full of flower pots/fruit trees etc. It's obvious the owners love this property and really know what they're doing when it comes to hosting guests.

They've thought of everything.

Labels on all switches make life a lot easier and was pleasantly surprised to find the pantry and freezer contained tea, coffee (instant AND real), sugar, sauces, spreads, oils, and even some bread, ice cream and bacon for guests as part of a lovely pay to forward system.

The beds are comfy and the air conditioning is fantastic (much appreciated on a 41 degree day).

The fenced yard was also great for the pooches.

Only one thing - the noise from myriad speed boats on the river does carry up to house. It wasn't an issue other than being very noticeable on Australia Day (which is to be expected on our national day of boating!) but just worth noting if you're after total peace.

Would love to return. Thanks to the owners for making this such a great little getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 04/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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NSW, Australia

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

Completely enjoyed our stay,Batteries recharged,Perfect location for piece and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 27/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Second time I've stayed, won't be the last

  • 5 of 5

I've now stayed twice, seeking the comforting solitude of endless time by the fireplace (indoors and out), days spent cooking in the very well equipped kitchen and over the fire pit outside, and mornings woken up by cockatoos and wildlife in the area. Just outside mobile range, it really is such a comfortable place to feel relaxed and a tad detached from the daily grind. Maria has been exceptional in both stays making sure everything was in its place and ensuring I was fully accommodated. Can't say enough - enjoy your stay!

  • Review Submitted: 16/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Sydney Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Wisemans Inn
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Wisemans Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Wisemans Ferry Golf Club
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Windsor Station
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
M2 Richmond
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Wisemans Inn
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Hawkesbury River


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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