Saddleback Grove, Kiama
271 Saddleback Mountain Road, Kiama
Saddleback Grove, Kiama - 4pm check out Sundays and Public Holidays, 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.
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. 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.
Both of these services operate independently of Saddleback Grove.
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.
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.
About The Holidays Collection
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 - emergency calls only after hours, please.
For more photos and to stay up to date with Saddleback Grove, visit their social media pages.
STRA Permit ID: PID-STRA-19544
- Big Screen TV
- Ceiling Fan
- Clothes Dryer
- Coffee Machine
- Coffee Machine: pod machine
- Combustion Fire
- Dining Room
- Dishes and Cutlery
- Electric Heating
- Free Parking: on premises
- Free Parking: Street
- Furniture Outdoor
- Games Room
- Garden or backyard
- Hot Water
- Linen + Towels
- Living Room
- Microwave Oven
- Ocean view
- Pantry Basics
- Patio or balcony
- Pets Welcome
- Pizza Oven
- Pool Table
- Private Entrance
- Reverse Cycle: Heating/Cooling
- Smoke alarm
- Stand-alone Fan
- Table Tennis
- Washing Machine
- Water view
The Best WeekendJames McDougall - 3rd October 2023
Thank you so much for having us at Saddleback Grove, we really enjoyed the weekend! The house was really well set up, comfortable, clean and provisioned with everything you could need a few nice extras. The view is amazing, we enjoyed getting up for sunrise each day and the hot tub was another great way to relax and take it all in! We loved exploring the local area and would definitely come back, thanks again!
What a viewKeli Parkes - 23rd May 2023
We had a spectacular weekend away at Saddleback grove. Wow the view was out of this world. The spa was a treat, and it was ready to go when we arrived. The house had everything you needed and more. It was cold, so the fire heated up the house nicely. The pool table and ping pong table was fun. And we made pizzas, as the pizza oven was a hit. Can't wait to book again for my bday next year.
Amazing weekendTamara Stevens - 12th May 2023
We had such an amazing stay! All the beautiful extra little touches like fresh flowers, candles, local cheese and soaps, so so lovely. A fully equipped kitchen was so lovely to cook a beautiful dinner and having extras like picnic blankets and cheese boards etc available for spending time outside and enjoying the amazing view. We will be back! Highly recommend
Amazing weekend awayChristina Frame - 7th May 2023
We loved this place so much. It’s exactly as the photos suggest and the view is even more amazing in person if that’s possible. The place is very homely - it feels lived in which you don’t normally get in a holiday home. The kitchen is stocked with absolutely everything you’d need including cooking oils and condiments. The owners left a cute welcome gift which is always such a nice touch!
Beautiful propertyNikki Tolputt - 25th April 2023
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and enjoyed the welcome gifts, and particularly the amazing view.
Perfect holiday homePaul Van Eck - 10th April 2023
We had a wonderful stay over the Easter period. Attention to detail has been thoughtfully considered to accommodate guests comfortably. The local gifts on arrival were really appreciated. We wanted for nothing except to stay longer.
This house has everything including the stunning viewsTracey O'Brien - 18th March 2023
We had a family reunion at the property and it was perfect. Stunning almost 180 degree views, and the house had everything you could imagine wanting. So comfortable and well appointed. The fresh flowers on arrival were such a lovely touch, and there were even toiletries in case you had forgotten things. All these extra touches just added to what was an already amazing house. The pool table, board games were also a hit.
Lovely house in wonderful locationSandra Haberlin - 3rd March 2023
An extremely comfortable and well equipped property with stunning views over rolling hills and the ocean. We all loved it and would highly recommend a stay here. We'd love to come back. Thank you.
Fabulous Relaxing SettingKylie Govers - 30th January 2023
So nice to be surrounded by green hills and looking out to the coastline, and to be out of the bustle of the nearby towns. We intended to eat out more but it was so relaxing so we ate in. The kitchen is really well equipped, the essential supplies in both kitchen and bathrooms were a nice touch and appreciated. The games room was well used by the kids and the pizza oven was a hit! The house was comfortable and clean. Would definitely recommend.
Great getaway houseChristine Weston - 30th October 2022
Our family just loved the views from the home! Beautifully presented and decorated. We didn’t want to leave.
We had an amazing stay at this beautiful property!Clare Jacobs - 19th September 2022
We had an incredible long weekend at this stunning property. The view is absolutely spectacular, and there are lots of outdoor areas to enjoy it from as well as the kitchen, lounge room and bedroom. The house itself has been wonderfully renovated and is perfect for a large family or a few couples going away together. It is well stocked and has everything you need. The games room is a great addition and provided hours of entertainment. Our dog loved it too, thank you for being dog friendly!
SuperbKim Love - 26th July 2022
Absolutely stunning property with every comfort you could imagine. Spectacular views that we will definitely be back for
Perfect weekend getaway houseNick Malam - 8th July 2022
Great facilities with an amazing view of the coast Even with the bad weather we all enjoyed the place
AmazingAdam Morphett - 19th June 2022
The whole property is amazing. We’ve had the best time catching up with family here. Will definitely book again 🙌
House and location a winner!Jeff Weeden - 29th May 2022
We rented Saddleback Grove for a long weekend. It was perfect for 3 people, I would rent again for a small or larger group. We’ll set out kitchen, fireplace / tv a great place to relax at night, lots of deck options depending on time of year and prevailing winds (perfect light breeze when we were there. Both bathrooms great although the main bathroom touch of luxe is the heated floor. We’ll be back.
Beautiful propertyPaulette Alexander - 9th April 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Even though the weather wasn’t great, the view was still amazing. The house was tastefully decorated and very well equipped and there was nothing that they haven’t thought of to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. It is very peaceful and private. We’ll definitely be returning!
Amazing!!Samantha Holmes - 4th April 2022
Could not fault this house at all! Everything was so well thought of throughout the house & we had everything we needed! The views are absolutely stunning! I would most definitely stay again.
AmazingAnonymous - 22nd March 2022
Amazing set up, thoughtful gifts & beautifully clean. Thank you!
'Feel the serenity'Giselle Lees - 14th March 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our very scenic & relaxing stay at Saddleback Grove, highly recommended for families & groups of friends. The views are exceptional & with the enjoyment of the outdoor spa makes it even more special! Living area & dining areas are great & most beds are very comfortable & clean. Kitchen is superbly stocked with glassware & crockery etc. which is important when you're a big group. I look forward to my next stay very much!
Simply StunningRichard Parker - 17th February 2022
A wonderful stay at this stunning property looking directly out over Easts Beach from Saddleback Grove and the view of the coastline from Warilla down to Kiama. A fabulous place to stay with friends and family to relax and soak it all in - thank you.
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!