SADDLEBACK GROVE, Kiama – 4pm Check Out Sundays (except Peak season)!
Saddleback Grove is a beautiful country home perched on a hilltop with dramatic rural and coastal views descending beneath it. Suited to the most discerning of guests this stunning property is styled and decorated to an excellent standard and features a spa with a view like no other.
Strictly NO PARTIES at this property – please. You will be evicted if this rule is broken.
Booking for peak season 2022/23 (16 Dec 2022 to 24 Jan 2023)
The changeover day for this property for the 2022/23 peak season is Saturday. When booking between mid-December and Australia Day, please select 7 night blocks that start and end on the changeover day. Otherwise the calendar may indicate that dates are not available. If in doubt, please contact The Holidays Collection and we will be happy to assist. Peak season bookings are often most easily made directly with us.
Where will I be?
4Km from Kiama on the slopes of Saddleback Mountain, this expansive home is accessed via a lane lined with heritage listed dry stone wall and hedgerows. It is surrounded by rolling green hills, reminiscent of the English countryside. So picturesque is this location, that the road is often used for filming.
Get away from it all with a rural escape or enjoy a beach holiday; Saddleback Grove is perfect for both. Just a 5 minute drive brings you into the centre of Kiama with its famous beaches, shops, markets & coastal walk, then retreat home and you'll feel a million miles away. The property is ideally situated for day trips to the surrounding areas. Gerringong is 12 mins drive and Gerroa (Seven Mile Beach), Berry, Jamberoo (including Jamberoo Action Park) and Minnamurra Falls are less than 20 mins away. Reach the Southern Highlands, Kangaroo Valley and the Illawarra Fly via picturesque back lanes in 45min. Saddleback Mountain Lookout is an hour walk uphill or a 5 minute drive.
Why choose Saddleback Grove?
Relax on the deck enjoying spectacular views, watch the dramatic sunrises over water & later the softer changing colours of sunset on the horizon. Follow the neighbour's cows as they wander past or the horses that run next door (note the neighbour's livestock are not always visible).
Ideally suited to families with older children, although girls weekends, groups of couples and multi-generational family groups will also enjoy this property. When not soaking up the expansive and ever changing views guests will be entertained by the outdoor spa, the games room (with pool table and ping pong) and the warming log fire. The property has a variety of fruit trees - which guests are welcome to harvest in season during their stay.
How is the property laid out?
All on one level Saddleback Grove is comprised of 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The lounge, dining room and kitchen all enjoy breathtaking views across the rolling hills with their charming dry stone walls and out to the open ocean. The kitchen has stone bench tops, plenty of storage, dishwasher and great facilities, ideal for a longer stay.
Bedroom 1 has a king bed, reverse cycle air conditioning, built in wardrobes and an ensuite with shower. Bedrooms 2 - 4 have queen beds and ceiling fans. They share the family bathroom.
The garage has been converted into a beautiful games room and has a pool table and ping pong as well as board games and a small collection of books.
There is also a laundry with a combined washing machine and dryer.
Wi-Fi, Internet, Netflix or Pay TV - will I have it?
This property provides complimentary NBN Fixed Wireless Wi-Fi and a password will be provided in your pre-arrival email, or will be available at the property. The smart TV in the lounge has Netflix and Apple Airplay. Recently Telstra have improved capacity in this area for rural NBN, vastly improving the reliability of NBN reception.
Please note however that neither the agency nor the owner can guarantee 100% that the Wi-Fi will work, and no compensation will be payable if problematic. If important, please therefore always have a backup plan.
What about outdoors?
The sloping acre of lawn is reminiscent of an English country garden complete with orchard trees. The vast side deck is a great entertainer and both a gas bbq and wood fired pizza oven are provided so you can cook up a storm in the evening sun. The jewel in the crown is the outdoor spa on the front veranda with views over Kiama and beyond.
The covered front verandah has 180 degree coastal views and has a dining table with bench seating for eight.
Also on the verandah is an outdoor lounge setting for four with an overhead outdoor heater. There are eight light outdoor chairs that can be moved to the garden or to the front verandah to increase outdoor lounge seating and capture the view.
Staying warm or keeping cool?!
Wall mounted reverse cycle air conditioning is provided in the master bedroom and in the lounge. The lounge also has a slow combustion wood fire.
Bedrooms 2, 3 & 4 have ceiling fans, heaters and electric blankets.
The games room has a fan. All rooms can be opened right up to take in the sea breeze.
During the cooler months there is underfloor heating in the main bathroom and heated towel rails in both bathrooms and the laundry. These operate on a timer.
There is a ceiling mounted outdoor heater above the outdoor lounge.
What about sheets, towels and other supplies?
High quality linen, pillows, blankets, duvets, and bath towels are all provided at this property. Organic soaps, shampoos etc. and septic friendly laundry and cleaning products are all provided. Please bring your favourite beach towel for the spa and the beach!
Parking for cars, boats etc.?
Private parking is available for up to 4 cars on the driveway. Cars must be parked on the driveway only.
Is my dog or cat welcome to stay?
Yes! Dogs are welcome to stay at Saddleback Grove subject to the following:
- Please do not allow wet or dirty dogs in or through the house
- Absolutely no dogs on the furniture or rugs.
- A dog bed and food bowls are provided for use during your stay.
- Please bag and dispose of doggy waste appropriately
The property is not fully secured, so we recommend that dogs are on a leash outside. Please ensure dogs remain in the property boundaries as they may scare or injure local livestock in the neighbours surrounding fields. Please also keep dogs away from any passing wildlife.
Lastly, please consider that not all guests bring dogs on holiday and we want everyone to enjoy a clean and fresh home. Please clean up dog hairs or anything else inside and out of the house before your departure - thank you!
Indulge at Saddleback Grove
In house catering - Dandelion and Mallow provide in-house catering options at Saddleback Grove from grazing platters through to a fully styled table, food and service. www.dandelionandmallow.com.au. Due to high demand please book as soon as you book Saddleback Grove.
Pampering - Soul Revival Spa offers mobile spa options including massage, facials, body treatments and styling. Book early to avoid disappointment via their website www.soulrevivalspa.com.
Both of these services operate independently of Saddleback Grove.
What are the minimum stay rules?
There is a minimum two night stay for all bookings, which changes to three nights on long weekends, four nights at Easter and seven night blocks during Peak Season. Peak season runs from mid-December to the end of January.
Are there any special Peak Season rules?
Please note that during peak season, our properties have designated changeover days to make the cleaning rosters manageable. We do not schedule arrivals on Public Holidays.
Is there any special information I should know about?
Although only 1 acre, Saddleback Grove is a rural property surrounded by farmland. As a result, the property is not on town services and relies on rainwater tank and a septic waste system. This means that water wastage needs to be kept to a minimum. Hot water is from a large off peak electric water storage tank, while there is more than enough hot water for everyone to shower, long showers may use up the hot water before it is able to reheat overnight. Only septic tank friendly products should be used or else the system gets smelly. Organic soaps, shampoos etc. and septic friendly laundry and cleaning products are provided. There is a whole house water filter between the water tank & the inside taps.
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 270 properties in Kiama, Gerringong, Gerroa, Berry, Huskisson, Vincentia, Hyams Beach and the Southern Highlands. We offer guests 24/7 customer service.
For more photos and to stay up to date with Saddleback Grove, visit their Instagram & Facebook.
STRA Permit ID: PID-STRA-19544
- Air Conditioning
- Big Screen TV
- Ceiling Fans
- Coffee Machine
- Combustion Fire
- Games Room
- Gas BBQ
- Pets Welcome
- Pizza Oven
- Pool Table
Love our stayJohn Rodd - 10th January 2022
We had a really enjoyable stay. The house is very comfortable, clean and well equiped with all the necessary essentials. We appreciated all the emergency items, backpacks, umbrellas that had been provided it was very thoughtful. The soaps, zinnia seeds also added a nice touch…….thank you.
Absolute DreamAnonymous - 4th January 2022
We loved the house! Absolute Dream! Welcoming, thoughtful gifts, local produce, love the privacy & closeness to the beach.
Amazing Stay!Anonymous - 15th November 2021
Loved every part of it, especially the attention to detail. Would love to come back!
AmazingSophie Shields - 28th May 2021
You are amazing hosts, you have thought of everything. We had an amazing stay and would 100% stay again.
Wonderful TimeSharon Oh - 21st May 2021
We had such a wonderful time here. Thank you for your kind hospitality
Very well equipped :-)Annika - 21st May 2021
Everything was great.
Amazing views and beautiful house. So much thought has gone into the home to make it a lovely stay. Beautiful fresh flowers and every cooking utensil you could need. We went to go out to a winery for a day but the views and comfort of the house meant we changed our minds. Definitely would recommend for a group 10/10!
Picture perfect. Amazing location. Thoughtful touches throughout the house. Self sufficient- you won’t want to leave the house!! We loved it!
Absolutely AmazingAnonymous - 14th May 2021
Absolutely amazing accommodation & hospitality. Thank you so much!
We celebrated my husbands Birthday at Saddleback Grove. My daughters and their children and partners joined us and we found the accommodation was perfect for a large family . The kitchen is very well stocked and perfect for entertaining a large group. We felt very welcome when we arrived as a fire had been lit in the lounge as the weather had turned cold . There were also beautiful, fresh flowers in the dining area and these touches made the house feel homely and we felt hosted rather than just being accommodated. We had no problem with hot water and everyone had hot showers as well as being able to bath the children . The views are indeed glorious and the spa was an an added bonus . We will definitely be returning to Saddleback Grove .
Beautiful place with an incredible view. Perfect for a girls weekend away!
A Fantastic Family Holiday Stay!Jennifer Basker - 6th April 2021
We enjoyed staying at your beautiful home and will miss the wonderful view.
Not only was the location breath-taking and the interior decoration beautiful, but there were also so many thoughtful additions - lots of fresh flowers, candles for ambience, fluffy towels, high quality furnishings and appliances, plenty of blankets, and an amazing spa ready to enjoy.
This property is nicer than the photos would have you believe. The views are stunning. Great place in both good and bad weather. The hosts have filled the property with loads of special touches; timed heated towel racks in the bathrooms, timed fairy lights in the rumpus room, fresh (real) milk from a local dairy, picnic rugs, day packs, semolina for making wood fired pizzas, etc. The kitchen is very well stocked. The beds are comfortable. Great location for visiting Kiama-Gerringong-Gerroa, Berry, Kangaroo Valley and local wineries and craft breweries. We were very comfortable here. And I'm very grateful that the hosts allow dogs at such a nice property. Thank you.
Absolutely amazing place to stay! Amazingly well appointed everything you need is at your fingertips. The view is so amazing you never want to leave and the spa oh my!! Beds are a little firmer than we were used to but we will still be back :)
Positive: Great view Negative: Everything was great
Beautiful place to relax and take in the view. A quick drive to the beach and shops, will be back!
Impeccable house, awesome viewsTrent Webb - 14th February 2021
What a perfect place for a weekend away. From the first moment we walked in, we loved the immaculate house and stunning views in every direction.
Amazing Place!Kevin Guanzon - 7th February 2021
Saddleback Grove is an amazing place with a fantastic views! The property had everything we needed for a relaxing weekend!
Wonderful, caring hosts. Amazing views. We will stay again
Fabulous views, beautiful well appointed house. Lots of cozy places to sit and chat. Great place for a weekend away with the girls
Amazing view and lovely house. We had a fantastic time in the spa enjoying the outlook for my 30th birthday. The house is also beautifully furnished. Highly recommend. The only issue we experienced was we had to use the same towel for the spa as we did after we showered as only 1 per guest was supplied, it wasn’t that pleasant to use a towel that smelt strongly of chlorine and was soaking wet. I would suggest bringing your own towels.
Great ViewAnonymous - 5th October 2020
Great view and beautiful lawns!
Superb views and decorated. Great unique stay
Great Stay!Tom M - 4th September 2020
Great stay with a fantastic view and wonderful facilities!! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Fantastic property in Saddleback MountainJane - 22nd May 2020
We were here for a long stay and had a fantastic time. The place was so clean when we arrived and even had some nice touches such as flowers and a bowl of Easter eggs to enjoy. It was very well stocked with everything you needed. The managers of the property were also very quick to respond if you needed anything. Only real complaint from the children was the internet quality but this was hard to judge given all the online learning and unusual usage throughout the whole area. Gorgeous views, sunsets and tranquility made it a lovely stay. Thank you
Beautiful HomeOliviaR - 4th March 2020
Beautiful home, great for a family holiday. Kept in immaculate condition.
BeautifulJodieW - 26th February 2020
We had a great long weekend at Saddleback Grove! The view is out standing and the house felt like a home - beautiful touches in every room and a kitchen you get excited to cook in! The games room kept us entertained for hour!
Excellent view and house finishesPete - 3rd February 2020
Spectacular view atop the hill. House has been preapred with all the comforts from new appliances to A/C. Suggest you confirm the Jacuzzi is ready to ues prior to booking.
GreatCarolH - 7th January 2020
Great property, really pretty. Would definitely recommend to my friends.
Fabulous location and viewsJohnR - 6th January 2020
We’ve just returned from a week at Saddleback it was a perfect house for a large family and well equipped. We loved the location and views were stunning.
Beautiful HomeDeaanaJ - 23rd December 2019
Beautiful home - we really enjoyed our stay. . . . . . .
Super private!CoreyF - 10th December 2019
The house, location, and service have been lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Super private & great hot tub!