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.
** Where will I be? **
Nestled in the hillside this expansive home is accessed via dry stone wall and hedgerow lined lanes leading up from Kiama.
Get away from it all with a rural escape or enjoy a beach holiday; Saddleback Grove is perfect for both. Just a 7 minute drive brings you into the centre of Kiama with its famous beaches, surf breaks, shops and markets, 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.
** Why choose Saddleback Grove? **
Ideally suited to groups of couples, multi-generational family groups and parents with older children, Saddleback Grove provides the complete package. Guests will be entertained by the outdoor spa, the games room (with pool table and ping pong) and the year round comfort of both air conditioning and the warming log fire. The property has a large vegetable garden and numerous different fruit trees; guests are welcome to harvest their own food in season during their stay.
** How is the property laid out? **
All on one level Saddleback Grove comprises 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 the longer stay.
Bedroom 1 has a king bed, reverse cycle air conditioning, built in wardrobes and ensuite with shower. Bedroom 2 has a queen bed with ceiling fan, bedroom 3 has a queen bed and bedroom 4 has a queen bed and enjoys stunning views over the Illawarra and out to sea. They share the family bathroom with sunken bath and shower over.
The garage has been completely converted into a beautiful games room and has a pool table and ping pong.
There is also a laundry with a combined washing machine and dryer.
** WiFi, Internet, Netflix or Pay TV – will I have it? **
This property provides complimentary NBN Fixed Wireless WiFi 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.
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 immaculately presented and reminiscent of an English country garden complete with bountiful veggie patch and 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. Note, the side deck with a large outdoor table and chairs is largely enclosed by the garden with limited coastal views. The front verandah has 180 degree coastal views and has a smaller dining table and an outdoor lounge seating four. 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 master bedroom and in the lounge. The lounge also has a slow combustion log fire. Bedroom 2 has a ceiling fan. Bedrooms 3 & 4 and the games room have fans. All rooms can be opened right up to take in the sea breeze. All bedrooms have electric blankets in winter and heaters for the rooms.
** 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!
** 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! Pets 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 is 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 at all times outside. Please ensure dogs remain in the property boundaries as they may scare or injure the local livestock in the neighbours surrounding fields.
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 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. They relish growing and gathering their food, support local food producers and cook with love, believing food is a source of nourishment for your body and your soul. For more information and to book in advance visit their website www.dandelionandmallow.com.au. Due to high demand for their services, please contact them when you confirm your booking (email@example.com).
Pampering – Soul Revival Spa offer mobile spa options including massage, facials, body treatments and styling. For more information and to book in advance visit 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 tank water and a septic waste system. This means that water wastage needs to be kept to a minimum and 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.
** 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.
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