Whole house
1184 ft²
Size
Kitchen
Mountain view
Garden
BBQ facilities
Washing machine

Experience World-class Service at Kookaburra Retreat

Kookaburra Retreat, is a completely private, self-contained retreat in a separate wing to the owners house, with its own kitchen, dining, lounge, bathroom and veranda downstairs that has direct access to the backyard and bush. Upstairs there are bedrooms, a bathroom and another veranda.

Guests staying at Kookaburra retreat can sit back, relax and enjoy the bush and wildlife at the properties doorstep or explore the many bush walking tracks accessible from the backyard and within the area.

The property is 19 mi from Sydney and free private parking is provided. The Entrance is 27 mi from Kookaburra Retreat, while Terrigal is 21 mi from the property. The nearest airport is Kingsford Smith Airport, 23 mi from the property.

Kookaburra Retreat has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Mar 30, 2017

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (10.0)

Breakfast Info

Continental

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Hosted by Leah & Paul Cotter

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Leah & Paul Cotter
Kookaburra Retreat is a completely private self contained retreat adjoining our house and located on the very edge of Aussie bushland with abundant wildlife. Kookaburras will laugh with you and possums and wallabies may visit you at night. The resident brush turkeys often parade through for a visit and Panna, our cat, is always up to greeting guests, looking for a pat and a cuddle. If you are visiting family or friends, attending a local wedding, attending a course or just planning a family getaway, come and experience what Kookaburra Retreat has to offer. Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful bushland setting and wildlife at your doorstep as well as the serenity it provides. If you like peace and quiet, this is the place for you. Enjoy exploring the surrounding bushland and the many bushwalking tracks which are accessible from the backyard and within the area. The Great North Walk is very close by. Stop in overnight or stay longer and enjoy the many shorter walks on offer. Do as much or as little as you want. There is so much to discover and the stars shine so much brighter away from the city lights. You will have your own private "West Wing" with plenty of room.
We love to travel and meet new people from all over the world. We try to meet and greet all our guests whenever possible, otherwise keys will be available in the key box to enter and get settled. We are happy to assist with any requirements.
Our neighbourhood is very quiet. The local shopping centre and restaurants are nearby for all your requirements. Berowra Waters and Brooklyn on the Hawkesbury River are only a short drive away. Kookaburra Retreat is about a 45 minute drive to the city or you can relax and take the train (approx. 1 hour).
Language spoken: English
What's nearby
  • Berowra Waters Marina
    1.4 miles
  • Empire Marina Bobbin Head
    4.1 miles
  • Fenwicks Marina
    5.1 miles
  • Dolphin Boatshed Marina
    5.1 miles
  • Brooklyn Marina
    5.1 miles
  • Wharf Street Marina
    5.2 miles
  • Long Island Marina
    5.3 miles
  • Sandbrook Inlet Marina
    5.4 miles
  • D’Albora Marinas Akuna Bay
    6 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Berowra Thai, Chinese, Pizza, Cafe's, Take Away's
    0.6 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Berowra Village Tavern
    0.6 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Berowra RSL
    1.9 miles
Natural Beauty
  • River Berowra Waters
    3.1 miles
  • Lake Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
    10.6 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Brooklyn
    12.4 miles
Public transit
  • Train Berowra
    1.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Kingsford Smith Airport
    22.9 miles
How to get to Kookaburra Retreat from Kingsford Smith Airport
    Taxi
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Kookaburra Retreat
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Secure parking
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Kitchen
Freedom to eat when you want
  • High chair
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Walk-in closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional bathroom
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Fold-up bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Outdoors
Sit back and relax
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Activities
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Services & Extras
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
Building Characteristics
  • Private apartment in building
  • Semi-detached
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Miscellaneous
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Kookaburra Retreat takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

2:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.

Check-out

12:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of AUD 1000 is required on arrival. That's about 697.35USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
Free
2 years old
Crib by request
Free
Extra bed by request
AUD 50 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed by request
AUD 50 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

1 crib or 1 extra bed available on request.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Cash only

This property only accepts cash payments.


Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that there is a 3% charge when you pay with an Australian credit card and a 5% charge when you pay with an International credit card.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

Please inform Kookaburra Retreat of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

The New South Wales Government has issued a mandatory code of conduct outlining the rights and obligations of people either hosting or renting accommodations on a short-term basis, including a complaints process.

License number: PID-STRA-627

A damage deposit of AUD 1000 is required on arrival. That's about 697.35USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Kookaburra Retreat

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Kookaburra Retreat by:

    • Taxi 1h
    • Car 1h
    • Train 1h

  • Check-in at Kookaburra Retreat is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Yes, Kookaburra Retreat is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Kookaburra Retreat is 2.1 miles from the center of Berowra.

  • Kookaburra Retreat can accommodate this group size:

    • 4 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Kookaburra Retreat on this page.

  • Kookaburra Retreat has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Kookaburra Retreat on this page.

  • Kookaburra Retreat offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • The prices at Kookaburra Retreat may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.