This heritage listed property dates back to 1873 and is located between Albion Park and Macquarie Pass National Park featuring:
bathroom with clawfoot bath
Perfect place to relax
This heritage listed property dates back to 1873 + is located between Albion Park and Macquarie Pass National Park, sited on a grassy ridge with panoramic views over the Tullimbar Valley (named after a local tribal leader) to the Illawarra Escarpment and Lake Illawarra.
The original owners (the Scanian family) referred to their residence as “Green Mount Villa”. In 1886 the family changed the homestead’s name to “Toongla”. This largely intact Victorian Villa is constructed of Colonial bonded brick and has a hipped iron roof with three large stuccoed chimneys. Interiors have cedar joinery, some iron ceilings and interesting fireplaces.
At the request of its owners, a Permanent Conservation Order was granted for its long term protection in 1987.
A perfect base to return to after exploring the coastal Shell Harbour region and the Southern Highlands.
The property is 15 min drive from Kiama beach.
It is the ultimate way to experience a relaxed Aussie stay.
Access to the entire home and outdoor entertaining areas and wonderful views and gardens
Interaction with Guests
You will be told where keys are to be picked up.
Peace, quiet, charm, beauty, expansive views, gardens, nature, birds
You will need a car.
Smoking is permitted in outdoor entertainment areas and not inside the house.
Fires made in fireplaces must be extinguished if sleeping or leaving property.
Animals not permitted inside the house.
We enjoyed our stay very much at this charming old house. It has lots of character and was very well equipped so that we hardly felt the need to go out for a meal. The expansive beautiful garden has gorgeous views onto the hills and you can event get a glimpse of the sea. It is a fantastic place to relax and a convenient base from which to explore the Shellharbour area and surroundings. We had a very pleasant week and would love to go back any time.
This place was fantastic. My friends and I had a wonderful time there. We didn't have many plans to see sights in the area, but we had such a nice time in the house that we just spent most of our time there. The place is very spacious and has multiple living areas so different groups could do different things (we played a lot of boardgames, so that was very conducive). I cannot recommend this place enough.
This gorgeous 1870's house was perfect for our family getaway in the Southern Highlands. The house was very clean and very comfortable with enough room for everyone. We spent afternoons outside in the spacious grounds where the kids found swings with views overlooking the Illawarra valley.
We hope to return to Toongla for a longer stay next time.
We had a glorious Easter experience, with our grown children, staying at Leslie's gracious Victorian home. The house was clean, comfortable and, with wood stacked in fireplaces, warm. The outlook over the Illawarra Escarpment is spectacular. Old hedges, roses, fruit trees, fountains and fairy lights complete the experience. Leslie had left thoughtful touches everywhere. Candles, luscious bath products and a little cellar with wines for purchase. Leslie's communication was excellent and she proved herself a person of integrity. We would love to return to Toongla one day.
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I have travelled all around the planet and I know what good hospitality feels like. I like the finer things in life and quality is an absolute must when I travel. I am a bit of a gourmand so I know all the best restaurants in town.
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I am friendly and will do whatever it takes to make your holiday a great experience.
Looking forward to our contact,
PS. I am aware that there are a few cancellations on my page but this was due to my lack of experience on how to use airbnb's new system 'instant booking'. Many hosts have had the same experience. Now I am a master and I assure you I will not jeopardize your booking.