"Newhaven"was designed by an award winning architect to be a luxury, contemporary home.Situated on an elevated position with spectacular views over the Valley, our property lives up to its reviews and reputation. It is also home to our Whaler horses.
Our home is architecturally designed which features open plan living with a generously sized gourmet kitchen. Not only is the house air-conditioned, it also benefits from a large double sided open fire place and a seperate single fireplace. The walls of glass offers a cosy but open space to enjoy the vast Kangaroo Valley view and surrounding escarpment and waterfalls. This contemporary home offers all that you require for a peaceful, relaxed stay in the country and is just a two hour drive from Sydney.
The decks leading off from the main living space creates a perfect backdrop for alfresco dining. Enjoy your meals under our grape vine covered pergola or perhaps in the sun drenched sandstone courtyard.
The separate TV/Sitting Room with wide screen TV (pre loaded with an assortment of movies) and its own Jet Master gas fire is the ideal secluded, cosy space. This room also houses a double sofa bed and half bathroom for two extra guests.
The four bedrooms are generous in size and are separate from the living area. The master room encompasses an ensuite and its own deck to sit and enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the views. The three remaining bedrooms are situated close to their own one and a half bathrooms. A portable cot, high chair and baby bath are available on request so that even our smallest guest is fully catered for.
Our modern kitchen is fully equipped and will impress any creative chef. It includes a hot rock grill, four gas burner stove, microwave, fridge/freezer, oven and the luxury of a dishwasher, purified water tap and a Expressi capsule coffee machine (we provide a daily cup of coffee).
Interaction with guests
The owners will not be present at the property during your stay. They or their property manager are always available to assist guests when required. Guests have sole use of the entire property.
Other things to note
We do not increase our tariff for weekend stays in school holidays
We do not accept bookings for weddings or commitment ceremonies
Weekends and school holidays 2 nights - $1350 based on 6 guests
Midweek/outside school holidays 2 nights - $1050 based on 6 guests
Weekly outside school holidays - $3975 based on 6 guests
Weekly during school holidays - $4725 based on 6 guests
Easter 4 night minimum - $2700 based on 6 guests
All long weekends except Easter have a 3 night minimum.
Our “House Rules”
In order to protect the house we love and for your safety, we have a few house rules which are:
We have a VERY STRICT NO PARTY POLICY–also please respect our neighbours and keep noise to a minimum after 10pm. If guests are found to have a party, they will immediately forfeit their security /damage deposit.
Guests are not permitted to exceed the number of people staying at the property than what has previously been agreed to with the owner. If more guests stay than the number agreed on, the additional guests will be charged an accommodation fee of $50 AUD per person per night.
No smoking allowed inside the house
No pets to be brought onto the property
Any contact with our beautiful horses in the paddock are to be at your total risk – the horses are friendly but you must never walk behind them or try to ride them as they are not broken in.
No swimming or entering into our dam (Kangaroo Valley Village has a large, public swimming pool or there are the scenic “rock pools” some 15 mins drive further up Upper River Road.)
If using the wood double-sided fireplace, fire-guards must be put in place and left on at all times. Mats must be left in front of fireplace at all times.
No lighting of bonfires anywhere on the property
Chopping boards must be used on wooden bench tops
Heat resistant mats must always be used under hot pots, pans and plates
As we are connected to sceptic tanks, only toilet paper can be flushed
It is essential that no baby wipes are flushed down toilets (even if the manufacturer states on the pack that it is ok) as it blocks our drains
As we are on tank water, which is very precious to us, please consider the length of your showers.
Enjoy our books and magazines but please do not take them.
Please keep all gates shut at all times both for your safety and that of our two horses
At night, please shut the front gate at the top of the driveway to stop our neighbour’s cattle from entering
Please turn off the air conditioning units / heaters when leaving the property each day and at the end of your stay
Please drive up the pebbled driveway FORWARDS as opposed to backing up, to give your car the best traction.
Guests will be issued with two sets of keys to the house on the first day of their stay.The keys must be returned upon departure to the “lock box” situated on the left hand side on the front of the garage. Please turn the numbers after replacing the keys as this will lock the box. Failure to do so will incur the cost of replacement keys.
The owners and employees of “Newhaven” excludes liability for loss or damage to any belongings, or for death or injury sustained to the guest during their stay unless caused by negligence.
All children must be supervised by an adult at all times whilst staying at “Newhaven”
For the duration of your stay we have provided towels, bedlinen and other contents, we kindly ask you do not take them home.
We ask that you please do not take indoor furniture outside.
In winter we provide one wheel barrow load of fire wood plus firelighters. Any additional wood may be purchased from the service/petrol station in Kangaroo Valley which is open 7 days a week from 7am to 7pm.
Please close all blinds when you check-out.
All doors and windows must be closed/locked at time of check-out.
Both air conditioners must be turned off when going out and on check-out
My husband and I have spent the past few years creating a balance between country and city living. Our contemporary designed home "Newhaven" situated in the picturesque country town of Kangaroo Valley in Sydney, Australia is the perfect space to be with nature and the abundant wildlife of the country side.
Bangkok's vibrant and bustling energy and culture is the ideal contrast to our lifestyle and gives us the balance of 2 worlds. Our properties are ready and we want to share our 2 beautiful homes with the Airbnb community.
Our motto is "Live a full life everyday, and experience all that life has to offer."