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Kookaburra Retreat - Berowra

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 113 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

2 B/R self contained private accommodation right on the edge of natural bushland

Kookaburra Retreat is a completely private, self contained retreat adjoining our house and located on the very edge of Aussie bushland with abundant wildlife. Kookaburras will laugh with you and possums and wallabies may visit you at night. The resident brush turkeys often parade through for a visit and Chloe, our cat, is always up to greeting guests, looking for a pat and a cuddle.

If you are visiting family or friends, attending a local wedding, attending a course or just planning a family getaway, come and experience what Kookaburra Retreat has to offer.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful bushland, wildlife at your doorstep and the serenity it provides. If you like peace and quiet, this is the place for you.

Enjoy exploring the surrounding bushland and the many bushwalking tracks which are accessible from the backyard and within the area. The Great North Walk is very close by. Stop in overnight or stay longer and enjoy the many shorter walks on offer. Do as much or as little as you want. There is so much to discover and the stars shine so much brighter away from the city lights.

Berowra Waters and Brooklyn on the Hawkesbury River are only a short drive away.

The local shopping centre and restaurants are nearby for all your other requirements.

Bus services are available from the end of the street which can take you to Berowra Railway Station or within the local area. Courtesy buses are available to the local pub and RSL Club.

Berowra Railway Station (North Shore, Northern & Western Line). Trains to the city take approximately 1 hour.

5 km off the Pacific Motorway (M1) - Berowra Exit

5 km from Berowra Waters

14 km from Hornsby Kur-ring-gai Hospital

18 km from Brooklyn

50 km from Sydney Airport (Drive, Taxi, Train or Shuttle options)

The Space:

You will have your own private "West Wing" with plenty of room. A fully equipped kitchen, dining area, lounge area, powder room with WC and verandah are downstairs with direct access to the backyard and bushland. Two bedrooms, a bathroom and balcony, all overlooking the bush are located upstairs.

All linen and towels are supplied along with soap and shampoo etc.

Kitchen: Fridge, cooktop, microwave, toaster, kettle, electric wok, cookware, dinnerware, cutlery, glassware, Breakfast cereal (2 options) and milk, tea and coffee

Dining area: Table with 6 chairs

Lounge area: Comfortable lounge, coffee table, sideboard, entertainment unit with TV, Foxtel, DVD/Blue Ray, Stereo, Free WiFi, books, games and puzzles

Verandah: Small table and chairs for that early morning cuppa or breakfast, electric BBQ

Bedroom 1: King bed, bedside tables and a walk in robe

Bedroom 2: Queen bed, bedside tables and tallboy

Upstairs balcony: Table and chairs for relaxing drinks and nibbles

Additional Guest Information:

All facilities within the retreat and backyard are available for use. In the colder months, a fire pit is available (fire restrictions dependant).

Check in: 1 pm

Checkout: 11 am

We will meet and greet guests when possible, otherwise keys will be available in the key box to enter and get settled. We are happy to assist with any requirements.

A folder is available within the retreat to assist with the many places to visit and things to do.

Off street parking is available for 1 car.

Smoking is permitted (outside only).

Please treat with respect, as though it is your own home.

Respectable noise levels are requested.

Hamper Options - Contact host for further details.

Additional Guests - Contact host to discuss. Additional charges apply upon approval.

Weddings/Functions: If you are after a location for a small wedding or function, please feel free to contact us to discuss.

More Details

Property Manager
Leah & Paul Cotter
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

Why Leah & Paul Cotter chose The Hills District

Completely private self contained retreat. Sit back, relax and enjoy the serene bushland & wildlife at your doorstep. Explore the many bushwalking tracks from the backyard & within the area. Plenty to do/see or just enjoy the tranquillity.

What makes this house unique

Quiet and peaceful. The stars shine so much brighter and all you can hear are the birds and wildlife.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in The Hills District, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 113 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • On Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • Treat with respect as though it's your own home home and consider noise levels for neighbours.
  • Smoking is permitted outside only.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Towels, soap, shampoo & conditioner provided.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Powder room facilities.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , King size bed, walk in robe, access to bathroom & balcony.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Queen size bed with access to bathroom & balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Kookaburra Retreat - Berowra
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

So peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Leah and Paul for making our wedding anniversary special, we really appreciated how well you looked after us. Kookaburra Retreat is a great place to stay, I can't think of anything more we could have wanted. Bush walks great places to eat and drink all within easy reach.

  • Review Submitted: 23/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia

Great little place.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great little place. Very clean & superior quality linens. The location is ideal & there was even a courtesy bus from the local tavern for dinner!

Would thoroughly recommend a stay if you don't want to be in the heart of Sydney.

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newcastle upon Tyne


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location. Very peaceful and enjoyable. Nothing more we could ha e needed. Thanks for having us Leah

  • Review Submitted: 03/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Sooooooo Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I came to hike the beautiful surrounding national park trails and were so pleasantly surprised by the property. It was the cleanest accommodation we have every stayed and the owner, Leah was most helpful. We'll be back. Thank you for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 27/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful and tranquil

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many Stayz places over the years and this would be one of the best places we have stayed. beautiful, tranquil and very clean and modern.

  • Review Submitted: 21/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Very Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The location is excellent, and the views of the bush from the windows were lovely. It was very clean and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 09/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Sydney International & Domestic Terminals
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Berowra Village Tavern
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Berowra Waters Ferry
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Asquith Golf Club
Nearest Train
3.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Berowra Village
Nearest Ski
524 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Mona Vale Beach or Umina Beach
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Bushwalking & Great North Walk


Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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