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We are a professional couple, actively working and travelling to overseas destinations as often as we can. As our grown up kids have left home, we would like to make our home available to others.
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An amazing place. Really love it
Daniel was terrific, getting in contact with us quickly and assisting us in arranging our stay. Kookaburra Bush Retreat certainly lives up to its name. We woke to the sounds of kookaburra's and it felt like we were staying in the trees. The property was beautifully presented, and very clean and tidy. It was a real treat to stay in the property and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a destination away from the bustling aspects of Sydney but still within striking distance. It was really lovely.
Booking and pre-stay communication with Daniel was prompt and efficient. The bush setting is beautiful, lots of bird life and very picturesque. We had the top floor of the house to ourselves, with the lower half closed off. Spacious, clean with pretty much everything we needed. A bottle of wine was waiting on our arrival which was a nice touch. A few mins drive from Westfield hornsby shopping centre and the pacific highway, an excellent option if you need to stay on the north shore. Driveway to the house was narrow for navigating in and out, especially if you have a rental! The house itself still needs some reno work, and the fittings are dated and well-used but functional. Would happily stay there again and recommend. Although we didn't meet our host, he was easily contactable by sms or ph. We were welcome to use the tea, coffee, condiments etc in the kitchen and a full bottle of milk was provided. Wifi was made available.
Die Beschreibung der Unterkunft war gut und wir konnten problemlos einziehen – auch wenn wir Daniel während unseres Aufenthaltes nicht getroffen haben. Die Unterkunft war riesig mit viel Potential (sehr schön gelegen) und selbst für eine größere Gruppe (bis zu 6 Personen) gut geeignet. Eine Willkommensflasche Wein und viele Zutaten für einen Kochliebhaber breiteten ein freundliches Willkommen. In Hinsicht Sauberkeit muss man jedoch etwas flexibel sein – es wurde hier anscheinend schon öfters leidenschaftlich gekocht, und von einer Leidenschaft für Sauberkeit (wie in unserer ersten Airbnb Unterkunft) war hier nicht sehr viel zu spüren. In Summe eine positive Bewertung.
My husband and I stayed at the Kookaburra Bush Retreat for a long weekend while visiting family and home from overseas.
The house is in a lovely bush location within a quiet suburban neighbourhood. It is nice and spacious with a great layout for entertaining or family/group-friendly accommodation and it's just a couple of minutes drive from Hornsby Westfield and the Hornsby business area.
We arrived late at night after a cancelled flight to find lights were left on to welcome us in. The house was clean and tidy and there was even chocolate and some sparkling water awaiting us!
Before long, Daniel had contacted us to check that we had settled in okay.
Half of the fridge was cleared so there was space for us to use and instructions/information on the house and what was available to us was left just inside the door for easy reference.
All of the furniture and bedding was clean and comfortable and there were towels already specially folded and placed on the bed in hotel style :)
The TV set up was great - my husband is into his technology so loved this!
The house can be cold in winter, but once heated up it was lovely - you just need to plan ahead as it takes a while for the entire house to warm up.
Daniel was easy to contact from before we arrived right through to after we'd arrived home. When not contactable by phone, he let us know to contact him by email and always responded within a short time frame.
We'd definitely consider staying again.
The reservation was canceled 3 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The stay was wonderful. Lived up to expectations. It's a beautiful spot. Very quiet and had all the amenities we required. While we didn't meet Daniel, he was always contactable.
What a beautiful getaway from the city! We loved the privacy of the house and in the morning we we visited by four cockatoos and two rosellas on the balcony. The place was clean, tasteful and our host was accommodating and friendly. Loved it!
Once again an awesome stay. It just gets better and better. Chocolates on your bed and all the mod cons for a superb visit. Feels like staying with an old friend now being my I think my 4th visit. Had friends over for dinner, stylish and relaxed just like we would have at home. Quiet and laid back neighbourhood which adds to the charm. As well as many small French touches that resonate personally for me....French in laws and sons first bday being in Paris. So much a home away from home x
What a beautiful home! I was looking for a quiet place to do some writing and this house fit the bill perfectly. In the day I could sit on the balcony overlooking the bush and in the evening I could curl up next to the fire. I never met Daniel and Stephanie but they were wonderful hosts. Totally exceeded my expectations in every way :)