Huge family home with 6 bedrooms, undercover entertaining area. Your own piece of paradise.
Forest Haven Hideaway is just that - a gorgeous hideaway amongst the Forests of Watersleigh and Tapitallee near the Shoalhaven River.
20% Discount on MId Week Bookings
Forest Haven Hideaway is just that - a gorgeous hideaway amongst the Forests of Watersleigh and Tapitallee near the Shoalhaven River. The no-through-road drive in is stunning, right through the middle of Tapitallee Nature Reserve and prepares you for the beautiful natural setting including 3 heritage listed trees over 450 years old at Forest Haven Hideaway. Due to bush fire risk, there is to be no smoking anywhere on this property.
With 6 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, a games room and a huge undercover outdoor entertaining area, the Hideaway provides perfect accommodation for large family groups. Everything has been considered to help make your stay memorable and provide activities for all ages. The covered outdoor 8-person spa with skylight and bar provides relaxation and fun for all - enjoy a full view of the tall forest trees by day and the night sky and stars by night. The outdoor entertaining area looks directly over the 25 acres of forest and has BBQ, occasional chairs and two table settings, allowing the whole group to come together in celebration. The games room has a football table, air hockey, snooker/billiards/pool table and exercise equipment. There is a myriad of surprises in the games boxes - double hammocks, ball games such as tennis, frisbee, shuttle cock, cricket, Boules,yoga balls and mat with DVDs, hand-weight training with DVDs etc. One lounge room provides a large flat screen TV with DVD/VHS, Blu-ray, Apple TV and Chromecast. The other has the slow combustion wood heater as its focus and library shelves full of books and popular board games. Two dining areas inside provide seating for 8 and 6 and can be pushed together if required.
The bedrooms are clean and bright with the perfect configuration for any group. The two smaller rooms at the games room end of the house have trio bunks - perfect for kids or as family suites.The other 4 bedrooms off the hallway all have split king beds, so can be made up as a king or twin share as required by your specific group. Please advise desired configuration 2 weeks prior to staying and preferably at time of booking to ensure they are made up correctly. To top it off there are two porta cots including linen and two highchairs for any littlies.
If the grounds, large enough for a game of footy or cricket are not enough, then there are 25 acres of bush tracks to explore on the property - these are still being developed. Native fauna to be spotted includes lyrebirds, wallabies, possums, owls, wombats, goannas, echidnas and lots of native birds.
Nearby are numerous walks to stunning lookouts including gorges and the Shoalhaven River. Directly opposite the entrance to the property is the Shoalhaven Camping, Conference and Outdoor Centre, while the historic Bangalee Reserve is less than a kilometrestroll down the road. From Bangalee Reserve there are walks leading to early settler grave sites as well as a flood marker from the 1870s. There is also a jetty where you can swim or launch canoes for a paddle down the river. A further 20 km scenic drive west of Forest Haven is Riversdale which is a marvellous place for picnics with stunning views of the river. A bit further on is Bundanon, the home of late artist Arthur Boyd. Tour the home he lived in and visit his art studio as he left it. It's a great venue for a day out with picnics.
You'll need to book a week to cover of all the things to do in this very special area.
The property features:
8-person covered outdoor spa with skylight and bar
games room with football table, air hockey, snooker table and dart board
slow combustion wood heater, r/c air con wall unit in games room, ducted r/c air con throughout house and ceiling fans
board games, books, hammocks, ball games
fully equipped kitchen with electric cooktop, microwave, 2-drawer dishwasher
plasticware for use in the spa
BBQ and outdoor entertaining area
2 living areas, 2 dining tables inside
satellite TV, DVD/VHS, Blu-ray, Apple TV and Chromecast, limited Wi-Fi,
2 porta cots and 2 high chairs at the property
car port for 2 cars and plenty of parking for up to 12 more, including boats
fully equipped laundry with washer and dryer
large cleared garden for games set amongst 25 acres of forest
suitable for interest groups, such as bushwalkers, canoeists, painters, poets, writers, musicians, archery, yoga workshops, meditation andstudy groups
master bedroom, king or 2 singles made up as a king unless requested otherwise
bedroom 2, king or 2 singles made up as a king unless requested otherwise
bedroom 3, king or 2 singles made up as 2 singles unless requested otherwise
bedroom 4, king or 2 singles made up as 2 singles unless requested otherwise
bedroom 5, tribunk double with single over
bedroom 6, tribunk double with single over
100 m to Shoalhaven Camping, Conference and Outdoor Centres located opposite the entrance to Forest Haven Hideaway. Access is only granted if Forest Haven Hideaway guests are booked in conjunction with a group staying at the Conference Centre
1 km to Shoalhaven River Bangalee Reserve
2.5 km to Tapitallee Nature Reserve
6 km to Cambewarra Estate Winery
7.3 km to Cambewarra Village
7.6 km to Budgong National Park
17 km to Nowra
18 km to Cambewarra Mountain Lookout
24 km to Kangaroo Valley
25 km to Berry
30 km to Shoalhaven Heads and Seven Mile Beach
30 km to Riversdale and Bundanoon
All linen sheets and bath towels is supplied for your stay and included in the tariff. Beach towels are also included for use at the spa but are not to be taken off the property.
Wi-Fi is not guaranteed. This is a service offered as a complimentary extra. As there is no charge for this service we will attemp to fix issues as they arise, but cannot be held accountable.Availability for any booking depends on the usage or top-up beforehand, so therefore cannot be guaranteed.
There is no smoking allowed anywhere on this property due to high risk of bush fire and the presence of 3 heritage listed trees on the property.
This property is a holiday rental, it is not a principal place of residence, so there are no shared rooms. Enjoy your time in comfort and privacy.
Key/Access details will be emailed to the guest prior to arrival.
This property is approved for accommodation only. No mattresses, tents, caravans or more cars than the property accommodates are allowed. The guest limits apply at all times during the booking. Any extra guests must be approved in writing prior to the stay.
Only the guests staying at the property are permitted to be present. If you wish to have visitors in addition to booked guests, you must advise us in writing prior to your stay and ensure you receive written permission. This is not possible at all properties. If you or any other guest receives a warning regarding excess noise or excess guests, you may be asked to leave the property IMMEDIATELY with no refund of monies. Noise audible outside the property is prohibited between 10pm and 8am.
Under no circumstances are the following activities permitted at any of our properties: motorbikes, dirt bikes, quad bikes, use of firearms or air rifles, fireworks.
This property is NOT pet friendly, due to the prolific wildlife.
To ensure the comfort of our guests and the neighbours, we do not accept bookings for "Schoolies" breaks/under 21yrs groups and under no circumstances do we allow weddings or parties of any sort.
Please Note: Extra Cleaning fees will apply if the property is not left in a simliar state of which it was found.
$50 BBQ cleaning fee will be applied if the BBQ is left unclean after use.
Air Conditioning, Ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning, Wall-mounted reverse cycle air-conditioning, Baby Equipment, Bathroom, Bath Tub, Bedrooms, Boat Parking, Books, Child Friendly, Coffee Machine, Cot, Covered Outdoor Area, Crockery and Cutlery, Dining Room, Dishwasher, DVD Player, Ceiling Fans, Fireplace, Furniture Outdoor, Games Room, Games, Garden Area, Gas BBQ, Ground Floor, Hairdryer, High Chair, Hot Tub, iPod Dock, Iron and Board, Kitchen, Laundry, Linen, Long-term renters welcome, Lounge, Other BBQ, Oven, Pantry Basics, Parking, Pool Table, Porch/Deck, Refrigerator, Shower, No Smoking Rooms, Spa: -Heated, Stove, Television, Multiple TVs, Big Screen TV, Telephone, Toaster, Toys, Views, Washing Machine, Wi-Fi.
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