Red Rocks Mountain Retreat, Browns Mountain, Kangaroo Valley
642 Leebold Hill Rd, Browns Mountain, Kangaroo Valley
Red Rocks Mountain Retreat, Browns Mountain, Kangaroo Valley - 4pm check out Sundays and Public Holidays, except Peak Season
Red Rocks Mountain Retreat is a conscientiously renovated stone and timber home. It is secluded on 40 acres, nestled between Cambewarra Range nature reserve and old growth forest, with views to the South Coast. the house is designed to be environmentally sustainable by being completely off-grid! The main kitchen, dining and living area has a rustic raking ceiling design featuring striking raw timber poles and beams, polished concrete floor with large windows and doorways that draw in the view and beautiful natural light. The bathroom area features invigorating open indoor and outdoor showers with a cosy, sunken outdoor bathtub to enjoy the views.
The feature sandstone red rocks wrap around one end of the house where a flat rock landing accommodates a relaxing area to read, unwind and observe the abundant bird life.
Strictly no parties at this property - please.
Where will I be?
Red Rocks Mountain Retreat is positioned near the top of the Cambewarra range at an elevation of 590m and located 6.42km off Moss Vale Road along an unsealed gravel and dirt road that passes through the temperate rainforest, dry shrub and old growth forest of the Cambewarra Nature Reserve. [Please note the unsealed gravel and dirt road is OK for 2WD cars and an adventure in itself, however with a few undulations, we do not recommend very low clearance cars.]
Red Rocks Retreat is one on the most secluded properties in the Kangaroo Valley region, with regular sighting of echidnas, abundance of bird life and endangered rock wallabies.
From this secluded mountain location you are amongst nature, with stunning views, relaxing hikes to amazing lookouts and mountain biking throughout the mountain range. Yet, you are still close to it all with short drives to Kangaroo Valley township located within 20 mins, Berry and the South Coast, a 30-35 min from the property.
Red Rocks Trig Point lookout is a comfortable 2.4km hike/walk from Red Rocks Mountain Retreat with sensational views over Kangaroo Valley. This trail/lookout is great for twitching, hiking, and walking, and it's unlikely you'll encounter many other people while exploring. The trail/lookout is open year-round and is specular to visit at sunset.
Why choose Red Rocks Mountain Retreat?
Unique, secluded, comfortable, relaxing, warm, views, outdoor bath. At its heart Red Rocks Mountain Retreat is sustainable, simplicity at its best. The most secluded of rental properties where privacy is guaranteed. You come to Red Rocks Retreat for an off-grid experience, where you are immersed in nature, with all the modern facilities. If you really want to get away from it all, this is the property and location for you.
How is the property laid out?
Large open plan kitchen, living area with high raking ceilings and exposed timber post and beams that were originally milled from the property. The two bedrooms, bathroom and separate toilet lead off the main room.
All windows and doorways are double glazed to enhance the thermal comfort during both winter and summer. Slow combustion fireplace in the main living area and underfloor heating in the bathroom and toilet areas.
The upstairs level is a future loft style bedroom where the master bedroom will be located.
WiFi, Internet, Netflix, or Pay TV - will I have it?
Complimentary WiFi/Netflix are available and a password will be provided in your pre-arrival email. Please note that neither The Holidays Collection nor the owner can guarantee 100% that WiFi will work, and no compensation will be payable if problematic. If Wi-Fi is important, please therefore always have a backup plan.
Please note that there is no free to air TV, however commercial channels can be viewed using the apps on the TV. Streaming services are also available. Please bring your own login details to access streaming services.
What about outdoors?
Red Rocks Mountain Retreat is set on 40 acres and as it is a rural property, backing onto Cambewarra Nature Reserve. Always take care with wildlife or other dangers, please. Once you settle in, your hosts have a list of all the local attractions – those in walking distance and shorts drives.
Red Rocks Mountain Retreat has a southeast facing deck area, outdoor shower and sunken bath overlooking the south coast in the distance. To the east, is the BBQ outdoor eating area, large sandstone rocks and fire pit to relax around. To the north, another cosy fire pit surrounded by lawn.
Outside is has 2 firepit areas. Some wood is provided.
Stay warm or keeping cool?
Red Rocks Mountain Retreat is an off grid, passive heating and cooling retreat for all year-round comfort. Inside there is a wet-back slow combustion fireplace which not only provides you with the comfort of a fire, but also doubles up as a warming oven and hot water for the radiators. The insulated double-glazed windows and doors keep the house warm in winter and cool in summer. Solar powered electricity provides for the under-floor heating in the bathroom and toilet.
Cooling options include opening up the extensive windows and doors for cross ventilation to catch the breeze and ceiling fans are in the bedrooms.
What about sheets, towels and other supplies?
Red Rocks Retreat supplies high quality linen and bath towels.
Parking for cars, etc?
Red Rocks Mountain Retreat open air parking with plenty of parking area. Once you drive 6.42km down to the property, the turn off is on your left, there is a gate.
Is my dog or cat also welcome to stay?
Dogs are considered on application. Strictly no cats. All faeces to be collected. The retreat is nestled into the forest where there are many endangered species such as elusive greater gliders, quolls and rock wallabies. Our hope is that you respect and protect the wildlife.
What are the minimum stay rules?
Peak Season: Between 2 and 7 nights, depending on the property
Easter: 4 nights
Long Weekends: 3 nights
All other times: 2 nights
Are there any special Peak Season rules?
Please note that during Peak Season, our properties may have designated changeover days so as to make the cleaning rosters manageable. We also do not schedule arrivals on the Christmas, Boxing, and New Years Day public holidays.
Who will I be dealing with during my stay?
This property is professionally managed by a dedicated holiday rental agency with offices in Gerringong, Hyams Beach and Bowral. We have over 300 properties in Kiama, Gerringong, Gerroa, Berry, Huskisson, Vincentia, Hyams Beach, Kangaroo Valley and the Southern Highlands. We offer guests 24/7 customer service – emergency calls only after hours, please.
STRA Permit ID: PID-STRA-59875
- Baby Highchair
- Ceiling Fan
- Child Friendly
- Coffee Machine: Plunger
- Coffee Machine: pod machine
- Dining Room
- Dishes and Cutlery
- Fire Pit
- Free Parking: on premises
- Full Kitchen
- Fully-equipped Kitchen
- Garden or backyard
- Ground Floor
- Hot Water
- Internal Stairs
- Iron and Board
- Linen + Towels
- Living Room
- Microwave Oven
- Off-grid solar power
- Outdoor bath
- Outdoor Entertaining Area
- Pantry Basics
- Patio or balcony
- Pets Welcome
- Portable Speaker
- Private Entrance
- Shower Outdoor
- Smoke alarm
- Washing Machine
- Wildlife On Property
The perfect two-couple getawayIain W - 26th February 2024
Once you make it to Red Rocks Mountain Retreat, you won't want to leave. The view is epic, as is the space in the kitchen and living area, and it's supremely relaxing. The two bedrooms are super-comfy and you have everything you need to cook great meals and enjoy the space. We will return one day, for sure!
The perfect balance of adventure and relaxationHayley G - 29th January 2024
We had such a wonderful time at Red Rocks Mountain Retreat. The perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. The kiddos loved being in ‘the bush’ and the outdoor bathtub was a real delight. The recommendations to walk to the waterfall and the lookout were spot on. Had a brilliant time and would 1000% recommend. The house is simply stunning. Thank you for such a treat.
Such a unique and epic location!Glen A - 26th January 2024
Such a unique and epic location. Plenty of room and well cared for by devoted owners. Even though the place is truly off the grid it was great to have the creature comforts like a full kitchen, fireplace, wifi and streaming services. Would love to come back and share the place with friends and family
This has to be one of the best places to stay within the Kangaroo ValleyBen A - 16th January 2024
This has to be one of the best places to stay within the Kangaroo Valley. Whilst it’s a bit of a trek to get to, Richard and Sarah have thought of everything so you don’t have to leave the retreat. The pictures don’t do it justice, they have beautifully fitted out the place and even though it was summer we took full advantage of the fireplace as the nights were cooler. It has really good Wifi to watch Netflix, and multiple places where you can relax and read a book in peace.